Coastal Country Jam

Photo by Jason Fenmore / www.OHDAGYO.com

This year festival season in Southern California kicked off with a uniquely West Coast experience. Coastal Country Jam is a music festival held right on the sand at Huntington State Beach and this year they had a stellar line up including headliners Chase Rice, Jake Owen, and Tim McGraw. The festival had more than just great music though and also included carnival rides and other activities plus beach lounging areas to enjoy the sunny California day. Otter Pops set up a beach shack with free popsicles to beat the heat and the food market had every kind of BBQ imaginable as well as some other festival favorites like pizza and street tacos. The Ferris wheel offered panoramic views of the beach and stage during the day for guests to enjoy.

The day kicked off with a performance from rising star Brennley Brown who sang some of her own songs as well as classics like Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”. She spoke to Hollywood Glam after the performance in an interview and shared her favorite styles as well as some of her musical inspirations.

The day continued with performances from Mason Ramsay “the yodel kid” and then Dylan Scott. Scott gave a fun and upbeat performance mixing some pop favorites into his set with his own songs. Next up was Chase Rice.

Hollywood Glam spoke to Chase Rice before the festival for an exclusive interview and he was looking forward to the stellar line up and beach party atmosphere. Onstage he told the crowd how excited he was to be there saying, “I’ve been sick for 6 days and this is the first drink I’ve had and it feels good!”

He got the crowd excited for the rest of the night and he was looking forward to Tim McGraw’s performance later on as well. He sang his hit song “Eyes on You” for the crowd and got everyone singing along. Then he decided to give a special shoutout to the SoCal crowd and played the song “California Love” throwing a challenge out to the crowd. He invited anyone who knew the lyrics up on stage to sing along with him and pulled one girl who volunteered up on stage!

He gave a second girl a chance as well and then joked with the audience saying, “I can’t believe you guys don’t know the lyrics to this song!”

He closed out his show with some of his early hits that had fans going crazy and even signed a young fan’s boot!

Next Jake Owen took the stage and got the crowd feeling some serious beach vibes with his hit song “Beachin” and in signature Jake Owen style he went out into the crowd and got everyone singing along. Finally as the sun was setting Tim Mcgraw came out and closed out the night with a great performance and had fans going wild. He sang classics like “Something Like That” “Where the Green Grass Grows” and “Live Like You Were Dyin” as well as some of his newer music. He ended his performance saying, “I’m not from California but tonight it sure feels like I am!”

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