Added POISON frontman BRET MICHAELS to the 2023 Carolina Country Music Festival lineup

Added POISON frontman BRET MICHAELS to the 2023 Carolina Country Music Festival lineup

According to The Sun News at Myrtle Beach Online, the Carolina Country Music Festival, taking place June 8-11 on the boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach, has added Poison frontman Bret Michaels to this year’s lineup. He will perform on the main stage alongside headliners Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen, country music duo Brooks & Dunn and Travis Tritt.

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Back in July, the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame (CPMHOF), in partnership with Michaels Entertainment Group, announced the induction of Bret Michaels as a single nominee.

Brandon Valentine (President and Founder of CPMHOF) states: “As a non-profit organization focused on music education for local youth, CPMHOF is honored to recognize Bret Michaels in a positive light. Bret has always held a special place in the hearts of the people of central Pennsylvania, and this fall he will be officially immortalized in our local Hall of Fame.”

Michaels said of his induction, “Having been born and raised in Pennsylvania, I am proud to be inducted as an individual into the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame, with Poison also being inducted on the first ballot.” The Pennsylvania people always rock my world.”

Born in Butler and raised in Mechanicsburg, Michaels and his sisters Michele and Nicole were part of a family that was integral to the central Pennsylvania community with their father, a veteran stationed at the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot, and their mother at White Hill corrective facilities. He has long spoken of his love for the state, sports teams and its people — his “Yinzers” peers.

“As the son of a veteran, my mom and dad taught me the importance of hard work through an upbringing in the working class state of Pennsylvania,” added Michaels. “I grew up with an unbroken fighting spirit that never gives up on making dreams come true. If you don’t bet on yourself, no one will.”

The Hall of Fame wanted to recognize Michaels for his outstanding individual merit and achievements as a solo musician, singer/songwriter in addition to his excellence as a reality TV producer and star, and as an entrepreneur who won Celebrity Apprentice and with brands such as PetSmart, Overstock and TheDr. Pepper Snapple Group to name a few. However, his achievements as a Type 1 diabetic extend far beyond music, as he helped pass a state bill in the California Senate on Education and Affordable Medicine for Diabetics. He also has a career-long commitment to giving back through his Life Rocks Foundation, which has twice recognized him as Humanitarian of the Year and also as a World College Radio Ambassador.

(Top Photo – Joel Barrios)