It's one of Oklahoma's youngest outdoor music festivals aiming for huge crowds, and the celebration is still searching for a groove. G Fest's ambition is big. Lineups feature dozens of bands and year two headliners ranged from recognizable country-leaning acts such as Blackberry Smoke and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to rockers NEEDTOBREATHE and Creedance Clearwater Revisited. There's even an EDM set geared toward a younger crowd.
In a rural school district outside of Shawnee, the Okie musician and Oklahoma Uprising frontman felt like he was a bit of an outcast. "I always felt so vulnerable trying to do something creative," Mosman told The Oklahoman. "I was playing guitar, and there was only a couple of us that did. It seemed like there was always somebody there, and this could have been totally fabricated in my mind, but it seemed like somebody was ... gonna say something bad."
Merle Haggard embodied the "Okie From Muskogee," but his son hasn't visited Muskogee yet. "It's the first time on my end," Ben Haggard told The Oklahoman. "It'll be kinda cool actually seeing the town. My bloodline has a strong connection to Oklahoma, although I'm California born and raised. ... However, I've been able to get along with people from Oklahoma. When I meet someone I like from Oklahoma, I go, 'No wonder I can get along with you so well.' There's some sort of connection between us."
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