Greenup County Native to Play Rock the Country

Greenup County Native to Play Rock the Country

Charles Romans

The Ashland Beacon

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The popular Festival Event Rock the Country will be coming to the Boyd County Fairgrounds April 19 and 20. Headliners will include Kid Rock, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, Travis Tritt, Nelly, Gavin Adcock, Elvie Shane, Sadie Bass and Dee Jay Silver. The two-day event will be open to RV and Car Camping, for those who wish to be closer to the action as Country Music Legends take the stage in a no-holds-barred music extravaganza. Information on tickets, camping, and the full lineup is available at All tickets must be purchased online, so get yours and the wristband now.


The festival will be kicked off in Boyd County by Greenup County native Kyle Fields. Fields said that his grandmother bought him a guitar when he was 13 years old, and music has been a huge part of his life since. In 2012 Fields relocated just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, but he still remembers gathering at his grandmother’s house for Sunday dinner or on holidays and listening to his uncle play guitar.

Fields shared that his preferred genre of music tends toward classic country, but he is a fan of all different types of music. “I like the fiddles and the steel guitars,” Fields said. “But, I love everything. On my phone, I have everything from Bob Marley to Metallica and George Jones.” Not only is he into classic country, but classic rock as well. Recently his wife slipped the Beatles into his music list, and he is enjoying that along with the Rolling Stones and all the other great music from that era. But the love of good music, he said, is the common thread that ties all the random genres together. “I’ve been fortunate over the years that a lot of different people have exposed me to new music because there is a lot of good stuff you might not catch otherwise.”

It was a booking agent in Nashville that got the Greenup native involved in the Rock the Country event. About six or eight months ago, Fields said the agent was talking to him about the upcoming event and asked if he would like to be involved. “I’m definitely looking forward to it. It’s going to be a good show, and the biggest crowd I’ve played in front of.“ Fields is also looking forward to coming home to play and commented on how the entire area comes together to be ‘home.’ Fields remarked, “Whenever I get to Olive Hill on I-64, I feel like I’m home.”

Fields finds joy in entertaining and songwriting; it's not only a reflection of his identity but also his favorite pastime. Fields shared, “Things are going great right now and I feel really blessed. We’ve had the opportunity to open for Clay Walker and Diamond Rio, and with Rock the Country coming up, I’m just on cloud nine right now.”

Fields is expecting a huge crowd and said that a lot of people have reached out to him to tell him they will attend. He has also seen a lot of positive buzz on social media as well. “It’s going to be a good homecoming, and I can’t wait for it,” Fields declared.

Fields is on all the social media channels and really enjoys hearing from his fans. He has music on Apple, Spotify, and Amazon and plans to be back in the studio recording soon. The journey to get to where Fields is now hasn’t always been easy, but he knew it was what he wanted to do with his life. And his advice to those hoping to make music is simple: “Keep going and don’t give up. It’s easy to get discouraged, but the payoff for keeping going is worth it.”

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