The CW50 Street Team goes country for the 2014 Downtown Hoedown. Street team members Jen and Krystle put on their cowboy boots and hats to celebrate country style. Held on the grounds outside of Comerica Park, the event brought together people from all over the city and suburbs with a common love for country music.

Musical acts performed on one of three stages at the event. Fans could see country superstars such as Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, and The Band Perry on the main stage. Local musicians such as Matt Austin, John Maison, and Justine Blaze also wowed adoring country fans. The event had an array of southern foods, fun, and booths selling country essentials, including cowboy hats, boots, and t-shirts.

As fans gathered in front of the stages to listen to the bands, many began to line dance and show off their best two-step. “Country music is just good dancing music”, said country music fan Emily Keeling. The Street Team’s Jen Buhaj talked with several country fanatics about their love of country music. When asked why country is the best music ever, Teri Davis quickly replied “Because it’s from the soul and heart… and it’s just down to earth.”

While the Hoedown is known for bringing together some of the best country bands to rock out in Detroit, some fans love the Hoedown because of the southern style. Alisha McMurphy and Chris Lanyear attend the Downtown Hoedown every year and love dressing for the occasion. When asked about the best part of country music, they replied “Cowboy boots, hats, and the buckles.”

The CW50 Street Team can’t wait to party with y’all at next year’s Downtown Hoedown! Yee haw!!!!


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