Florida Strawberry Festival

This appeared on HULIQ.com - December 8, 2008

The website of the Florida strawberry festival just announced that Jessica Simpson will perform at the festival and is on of the latest additions to the festival music.

Tampa Bay actually praises the organizers of this year's Florida Strawberry Festival. "Kudos to the Florida Strawberry Festival. Its recent focus on adding a bit of diversity to its annual country concert lineup has been welcome, but the addition of Kool & the Gang to the 2009 lineup is the best move yet. I wonder if Kool has ever had a strawberry shortcake."

However, preparing such a diverse and good festival this year makes the price of the ticket at the Florida Strawberry Festival a bit more expensive. One member in The Ledger comments by writing "They are having to pay more and more each year, and that is why Ms Swift will bring $45 a ticket for a reserved seat. Mr Foxworthy, $35. And, the best seats are taken by volunteers and poo-bahs. For those unlike us, Jessica Simpson is a bargain at $30 each. And don't forget parking and festival admission."

Connie Smith: Revered as one of country music's queens, Connie Smith powerfully committed to home, family and living life. Her 50+ catalogue of albums includes such hits as “I’ll Come Runnin’”, “You’ve Got Me Right Where You Want Me” (both of which she wrote), “Where is My Castle,” “Ribbon of Darkness,” “the Hurtin’s all Over” and “I Don’t Wanna Talk it Over Anymore”.

Marty Stuart: This country music singer is known for his eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk and traditional country music. He's a born again Christian and records both Country and Gospel music. Since the passing of his friend and former father-in-law Johnny Cash he now know for wearing wears black suits on stage in his honor. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992, he married Connie Smith in 1997. In November of this year, he launched a 30-minute TV show, The Marty Stuart Show, airing Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. on cable's RFD-TV. Each episode will feature traditional country music by Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, as well as his wife, Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith, and guests.

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