LIVE: KSON CountryFest

The KSON CountryFest kicked up dirt at Lakeside Rodeo Grounds on June 6 with Montgomery Gentry headlining and Casey James and others opening.

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Country duo Montgomery Gentry headlined the KSON CountryFest at Lakeside Rodeo Grounds on June 6.
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The festival kicked up dirt in East County with openers Casey James, Lauren Alaina and Jackie Lee joining the bill.
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This wasn't American Idol finalist Casey James' first rodeo.
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Montgomery Gentry are Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry (pictured, left to right).
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The two have been playing together since 1999.
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Montgomery Gentry's music has a noted Southern rock sound.
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They've collaborated with the likes of Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith, the Allman Brothers Band and others.
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Prolific in their early years, the duo released six albums in their first decade as a group -- plus a greatest hits package.
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Off those albums, five separate singles have topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
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Another 10 songs broke the top 10 on the same chart.
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By 2009, just 10 years after forming, Montgomery Gentry were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
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Recognize that mug beneath the curtain of hair? Casey James was the third-place finalist on American Idol in season nine.
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