Mayor Walsh and Country 102.5FM to host fourth annual Country in the City

BOSTON – Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, in partnership with Country 102.5FM radio, will host the fourth annual Country in the City concert on Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. on City Hall Plaza. The concert is free and open to all.

“Now in its fourth year, Country in the City has been an overwhelming success, welcoming Eli Young Band, Granger Smith, and others. I am excited to continue the tradition this year with a special performance by Hunter Hayes,” said Mayor Walsh. “I want to thank Country 102.5 for their partnership in making this concert happen and I look forward to another successful event.”

Hunter Hayes, a Louisiana native, has achieved over 1.5 billion on-demand career streams globally and three chart-topping singles, including his 5x multi-Platinum crossover single “Wanted,” which received a GRAMMY© nomination for Best Country Solo Performance. The massive crossover hit, featured on his 2x multi-Platinum debut album Hunter Hayes, is well beyond 120 million streams on Spotify and became his first No. 1 single on the Country Airplay charts, solidifying him as the youngest solo male artist to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in over 40 years. 2019 marks the release of his latest single “Heartbreak” and his Closer To You 20-date headlining tour, which wrapped this past spring.

The concert will kick-off with an opening performance by High Valley. Brad and Curtis Rempel are the two brothers that comprise the bluegrass-infected country duo High Valley. Following the breakout success of their 2016 debut album, Dear Life, namely highlighted by the Gold-certified singles “Make You Mine” and “She’s With Me,” the duo’s first Top 10 at country radio, the group won two consecutive ACM nominations for New Vocal Duo or Group. High Valley was soon touring world with artists like Old Dominion and on their own headlining dates.

“Country 102.5 is once again thrilled to partner with Mayor Walsh to bring country music into the heart of city!” said Dawn Santolucito, Marketing Director at Country 102.5. “We are truly looking forward to having Hunter Hayes live on City Hall Plaza for a free show. We know that this is going to be an amazing show for all those who attend.”