Saturday November 30
Originally from Toronto, Canada, singer-songwriter Jesse Labelle meshes modern country music with classic country lyricism and high energy guitar playing to deliver an unforgettable performance whenever he takes the stage. Having attended high school with classmate Aubrey Graham, the two would go on to follow very different but distinct musical paths, both sharing the same penchant for hit songwriting that forges a special connection with their listeners, and an ever-commanding stage presence that keeps their fans coming back. After some success in Canada, he moved to Nashville and continued his music and touring experience which led him to opening spots for Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. Jesse was recently given the honor of inducting Class of 2018 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame member Joe Melson with a rendition of the Roy Orbison/Melson classic, "Crying." The audience of Country Music's elite including fellow performers Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Runaway June, & Brandy Clarke rose to their feet in applause. The performance also drew rave reviews from billboard, CMT and many others.