BackHome Fest is entering its fourth year under the guidance of Matthew Huff.
Huff is a country music artist from Mammouth Springs, AR and his heart is with his fellow Arkansans. You could see that when the tornadoes roared through Faulkner County in April. He and fellow artist, Lance Carpenter, teamed up to write the song This is Our Home. For Huff, Faulkner County was home for several years when he lived in Conway.
For the fourth year, Huff is bringing home, BackHome Fest, an event in the fields near Mammouth Springs celebrating Arkansas country music artists.
“I started BackHome Fest for two reasons: 1) To bring music to my home town of Mammoth Spring, AR. It’s a fun, loose, wide open field, tailgating, cooler filling event,” he told me by email, “and 2) To bring in my artist friends and have a stage to play on. This event epitomizes my home area…we do a lot of tailgate sittin, back road ridin’, pick up truck cruisin.”
The artist has certainly made an impact since he’s been in Nashville. Since that time, Huff has won the 2011 Nashville’s New Country Star Winner, been the 2011 George D. Hay Music Hall of Fame and Foundation Hoe-down Award Recipient, and the 2013 Artist Signal’s Top Artist for September.
In addition, Huff has had songs to land on the Music Row Breakout Chart Top 40 and Power Source Top 75 and has become one of the most popular independent country artists in the country.
Huff is tireless, working his way across the country to play anywhere he can and connect with fans.
Some of the previous artists at the BackHome Fest are Aaron Owens, Matt Stell & Deep Roots, Katy Bishop, Maybe April, Lance Carpenter, Stuart Thomas, Cheyenne Nicole, and Matthew Huff.
This year’s lineup include of some of the same artists: Matthew Huff, Riverbilly , Lance Carpenter, Katy Bishop, Cheyenne Nicole and Stuart Thomas.
While Huff puts on the concert by himself, he has sponsors: Mammoth Spring Collision, Cotham Auction, J & J Farms, Razorback Auto Sales, Hirsch, H&H Auto, Fin To Fur, Olson Precast Concrete. RP Paint & Drywall, Sunrise Honda, The Beverage Shoppe, Francour Family, Nicholson Farms, Keith’s Auto, Rockstar Passes, Crossman Printing, MIA, Inc., Panky Family, Unique Hair Designs. Riverview Motel and Wicker Auto Sales.
You can find more information about BackHome Fest and purchase tickets on his website Matthew Huff Music.
You can purchase the song on iTunes here.
Here are just a few of the lyrics from This is Our Home by Huff and Carptenter.
This is Our Home
We get up, Pick it up
All the pieces left behind
Clean it up, Build it up
Find a flag and raise it high
This is our home
This is our home