Country Thunder 2018 is in the books and now we countdown to 2019 when the biggest star in country music will headline #ct2019, Chris Stapleton.

At 9:45 p.m., right before Luke Bryan closed out this years country music festival, tens of thousands of attendees went crazy after learning next years headliner would be Chris Stapleton on July 21, 2019. This will be Stapleton's first appearance at Country Thunder - Twin Lakes.

We made a promise to the fans from day one to bring the biggest and best to this show, and we’ve really done it this time,” says Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO, Troy Vollhoffer. “Chris Stapleton is the biggest artist in country music, he’s the most requested… and we got him!

Sunday passes are $75+taxes and fees. But, there's an even better deal if you're quick.

In celebration of this epic announcement, a limited number of specially-priced, early-bird four-day passes are on sale for only $99 plus taxes and fees – get them on-site at the Info booth or at When they’re gone . . . they’re gone! Country Thunder 2019 – Be here!

Q98.5 is Rockford's only official Country Thunder station and will the full list of 2019 acts before anyone in the state line. Download Q98.5's mobile app and turn on the alerts to get all Country Thunder news first.

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