Lucas Hoge “Flip Flops” song/video just released

Country star Lucas Hoge just released his new hot summer song and video “Flip Flops” . . .

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Lucas will headline the 2014 Spring Water Festival with a hot summer show at the Spring Water Festival, Saturday, August 23 at 6 p.m.

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Singer/songwriter Lucas Hoge to headline Spring Water Festival


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Award winning country music singer/songwriter Lucas Hoge will headline the 33rd Annual Spring Water Festival coming up August 22 and 23, organizers said this week.
Hoge has recorded three country albums, a Christian EP, had songs featured on two TV shows, starred in an HBO TV series, wrote a jingle for Lipton Tea and entertained and supported military troops and their families.


Hailing from Nebraska, Hoge moved to Nashville and soon had his song “If I Only Could” featured on the Warner Brothers’ show Smallville.
His song “Give A Damn” is the theme song for the Great American Country (GAC) show Tom’s Wildlife, about an outfitting business which featured celebrity country star clients including Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton.
It was the first theme song GAC used for one of its TV shows and the music video stayed at number two in the top 25 videos on for over two weeks.

His debut album “Dirt”, received rave reviews, winning multiple music awards, including ‘Country Album of the Year’ at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, which also named Hoge as Contemporary Christian Singer/Songwriter Of The Year for “Get The Door”. He has appeared on TV with Faith Hill in the Sunday Night Football commercial campaign, with Toby Keith in his Christmas special and in a Mary Kay commercial with Danielle Peck and Jennifer Hanson.

Hoge had the leading role on the Animal Planet TV show ‘Last Chance Highway’ in 2010 where he was known as the country singer saving dogs. Hoge also penned and performed the shows theme song.
On the show he starred as himself, the singer / songwriter who has volunteered to help rescue dogs in the south and transport them north to their new forever homes.
Hoge is involved in many animal charity events and fosters kittens and dogs for local Nashville organizations.

Hoge made his debut performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN in 2011 performing with the legendary George Jones where he received a standing ovation.

He gained recognition in the Christian Country genre when he answered a woman’s dying wish and wrote a song inspired by her poem. “How Was I To Know” quickly became a favorite debuting at # 66 and climbed all the way to number two (#2).
He received his first nomination in the ICM (Inspirational Country Music Awards) as ICM’s “New Artist of The Year” 2011.
He was a presenter at the ICM Awards and was nominated for “Best Male Vocalist” 2012. His song “Have I Done Something” was the # 1 song on the Christian Country Charts for November 2012.
“Do What Makes You Feel Good” the second single off the self titled album Lucas Hoge received rave reviews.
The song topped at # 47 on Music Row, # 1 on Renegade Radio’s TOP 100 Country songs and # 1 on Power Source Magazines TOP 75 Country songs for February 2013.
Hoge penned 13 of the 16 songs on the album.

He had two songs climbing two charts in 2013, “Sharing The Journey” went to # 2 on the Inspirational Country Music Charts and Hoge was nominated in four categories in the ICM Awards: “Entertainer Of The Year”, “Male Vocalist Of The Year”, “Song Of The Year” – with “Have I Done Something” and “Video Of The Year” with “Sharing The Journey”.
“Should’ve Loved” climbed the country music charts, playing on stations across the US and hit # 27 on the Country Break Out Charts.

Hoge joined the Armed Forces Entertainment: Wrangler® National Patriot Tour in 2011. His song “Medal Of Honor” is the Wrangler® National Patriot official theme song.
Hoge is a permanent member of the tour and returns every Memorial Day week. The 2014 tour went to Alaska visiting several Coast Guard bases.

Hoge has toured Denmark, Norway, Sweden and has traveled to the Middle East where he performed for our troops. He wrote two songs, “Soldiers Creed” and “Medal Of Honor” which are featured on the Music for Our Troops CD.
He has also been involved with, which is a charity that helps military families with education scholarships.

He is the official spokesperson for Guardian Angels for a Soldiers Pet, a group that fosters animals for soldiers while they are stationed overseas.
More information on Lucas Hoge can be found at and music and videos are on YouTube.

A variety of live music will be featured during the Spring Water Festival.
The Original Out of Towners will perform on the first night of the two day festival.
The next day will be full with music beginning at 10 a.m. with Blue Sky, The Royal Scotsmen Band, Odyssey, Angela Easterling and the Beguilers and Lucas Hoge.
There will be an all day gospel stage and children’s entertainment.

The festival will also feature a 5k run, craft vendors, car show, festival food and more.
For more information, visit the festival website at

Festival Entertainment to be announced soon

The Spring Water Festival Committee will annouce entertainment for the 2014 festival soon!

SWF accepting vendor applications

Organizers of the 33rd Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting craft vendor application for the two day festival in August.

Any local vendor interested in participating in the event can pick up an application and guidelines at The Journal office or the Spring Water Festival website at

For more information on crafts contact Beth Watkins at 864-704-4502 or email

Local businesses are also invited to have a display to promote their business at the festival.

Business displays should contact Dianne Lollis at 864-847-5743 or by email at

2014 SWF Display forms

2014 SWF Display Application

2014 SWF Non-Profit (selling)

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2014 Spring Water Festival Auto Show Information

The Williamston Spring Water Festival features antique and classic autos and trucks. A variety of awards are given out to participants. The auto show is being held at the Williamston Fire Dept. again this year as a part of the 33rd Annual Spring Water Festival.

More than 150 vehicles are expected. Antique autos, street rods, customs, trucks and other special vehicles will be displayed.

The show also features the town’s restored 1936 Chevrolet Fire Engine and the Williamston Fire Department offers rides on it!

To regisgter your ride, Contact Steve Ellison at 864-844-7101 or email at

2014 Run Forms

Register Now for the 2014 Spring Water Run – Saturday August 23, 2014!

2014 Spring Water Run Form Page 1

2014 Spring Water Run Form Page 2

2014 Spring Water Run Map

2014 SWF Craft forms

2014 Spring Water Craft Vendor Guidelines

2014 Spring Water Craft Vendor Application

2014 funding remains at previous level

Williamston Town Council recently declined to increase funding for the 2014 Spring Water Festival.

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Palmetto Amusements returns to SWF


Palmetto Amusements will return with festival favorites including the Loop-o-Plane, Spinner, Circus Crawl, Berry-Go-Round and Super Swing. Friday night will be Wrist-Band-Night with unlimited rides for one price.

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