New performer announced for GIE+EXPO 2014

A second headline act has been announced for the free concert series at the Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) and Hardscape North America (HNA) in Louisville, Ky. Jamie Lynn Spears will perform Thursday, Oct. 23, at the downtown entertainment complex, Fourth Street Live! Spears will take the Nissan Commercial Vehicles stage at 7:30 p.m., and The Crashers will follow at 9 p.m. Thursday night’s entertainment is sponsored by Synchrony Financial.

Jamie Lynn Spears
At 23 years old, Jamie Lynn is already a seasoned entertainment veteran. After five years focused on raising her daughter, the Kentwood, La., native is back in the spotlight with a sound and style that truly captures her Southern roots. Her official music debut comes in the form of country ballad “How Could I Want More.” The intensely personal lyrics — mixed with a simple song production — portray Jamie Lynn, the younger sister of Britney Spears, as wise beyond her years.

“How Could I Want More” was written by Spears, along with Nashville songwriter Rivers Rutherford, who has also collaborated with Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Montgomery Gentry. Jamie Lynn’s experiences with Rivers and other Nashville writers, including Chris Tompkins, Liz Rose, Lisa Carver and Luke Laird, made for a master class in songwriting. Jamie Lynn learned about how to bring her stories to life through music and became a part of a community that helped her figure out the kind of artist she wanted to be. The experiences paid off as Jamie Lynn now has more than 100 songs in her catalogue.

Her first single already has critical acclaim and cultural heat. It was named a Taste of Country Critic’s Pick, and her journey has been covered by such outlets as E!, Entertainment Tonight, BuzzFeed, MTV, CMT and more.

GIE+EXPO Concert Schedule
Wednesday, October 22
Opening act: Jeni Carr & TwangTown, 7:30 p.m.
Headliner: Montgomery Gentry, 9 p.m.

Thursday, October 23
1st headliner: Jamie Lynn Spears, 7:30 p.m.
2nd headliner: The Crashers, 9 p.m.

Friday, October 24
Opening act: Josh Logan, 7:30 p.m.
Headliner: Olivia Henken, 9 p.m.

For more information & registration

GIE+EXPO’s 2014 dates are Wednesday, Oct. 22 (Dealer Day), and Oct. 23-24 for all industry participants. The annual event is sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (OPEI), Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). HNA is sponsored by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI).

For information and online registration, go to Other contact points: Facebook,, Twitter @GIE_EXPO and (800) 558-8767/(812) 949-9200.


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