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WE Fest kicks off its annual country music party this Thursday at Soo Pass Ranch, outside of Detroit Lakes, Minn. And while there's a little bit of rock 'n' roll on the bill - the southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd, there's enough country music to keep traditional and new-school country fans happy. Here's the festival's lineup of musicians.


* 2:45-3:45 p.m.: Troubadour

* 4:15-5:45 p.m.: Jerrod Niemann

* 6:15-7:45 p.m.: The Charlie Daniels Band

* 8:30-10 p.m.: Blake Shelton

* 10:45 p.m.-2:15 a.m.: Brad Paisley

* 12:15 a.m.: Lost Highway*


* 2:45-3:45 p.m.: Hitchville

* 4:15-5:15 p.m.: Sunny Sweeney

* 5:45-7:45 p.m.: Willie Nelson

* 8:30-10 p.m.: Lynyrd Skynyrd

* 10:45 p.m.-12:15 a.m.: Sugarland

* 12:15 a.m.: Hitchville*


* 2:45-3:45 p.m.: Rocket Club

* 4:15-5:45 p.m.: Easton Corbin

* 6:15-7:45 p.m.: Darius Rucker

* 8:30-10 p.m.: Miranda Lambert

* 10:45 p.m.-12:15 a.m.: Rascal Flatts

* 12:15 a.m.: Rocket Club*

*Ranch stage