KHYI 95.3 The Range, in partnership with The City of Plano, announced this morning at Toyota’s North America headquarters the headliners and featured musicians for the 22nd annual Toyota Texas Music Revolution (TTMR). The music festival will take place this year on March 23 and 24 in Plano’s Oak Point Park and Amphitheater.
This year’s headliners include Ryan Bingham, Margo Price and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Also included in the lineup is Gary P. Nunn, The Texas Gentlemen, The O’s, Buffalo Ruckus, Austin Cunningham, Bird Dogs, Two Tons of Steel, Drew Kennedy and Jesse Dayton. More performers will be added to the lineup and released as the event nears.
KHYI has been producing the event since 1996 and moved the fest from Southfork Ranch to Plano in 2016, at the same time expanding from a one-day event to two days. This year’s event will again host two stages, with the amphitheater stage featuring only Texas-bred musicians on Friday night.
For the first ever, KHYI is leaving two spots open on Saturday’s schedule for local bands to apply to perform at the festival. Interested bands can apply until the end of January at ToyotaTMR.com.
Joshua Jones, general manager and vice president of KHYI, said, “KHYI has always prided itself for being an outlet or a platform or a medium for musicians that otherwise might not have been heard. We believe there are guys and girls and bands out there that deserve an audience and deserve to be heard. They just need a chance.”
Last year, KHYI’s signature music festival brought thousands of music lovers to the spacious green fields at Oak Point Park for two days of country, indie, Americana and folk music. Kacey Musgraves, Josh Ritter and Kiefer Sutherland headlined the festival Saturday night, while Saturday afternoon saw performances by local favorites like The O’s, Zane Williams and Castro the Band.
Friday night hosted a slew of Texas talents including Kevin Deal, Austin Cunningham, Eleven Hundred Springs, the Tejas Brothers and Max Stalling. The night finished with a rousing performance by the Range Family Band, incorporating all the nights’ acts into one big Texas music fantasy group.
KHYI is a Dallas-based radio station that prides itself on playing authentic country music and “battling Nashville for 20 years,” according to one of the radio station’s t-shirts. This year’s acts represent the best possible sampling of what listeners will hear when they turn in to 95.3 at any given time.TTMR tickets and info >