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Craponne Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary

CRAPONNE ON ARZON, FRANCE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) –Craponne Festival, the biggest festival in France, and one of the biggest in Europe with an attendance of 25,000, is celebrating 20 years on July 27-29.

“This is a non-profit festival," says longtime festival producer Georges Carrier, "and we are all volunteers. Trisha Walker-Cunningham buys the Nashville artists ,and I buy the Austin acts with the help of Gary Hartman, PHD, unless they are managed out of Nashville. She and I have worked together for most of these 20 years and it is truly a great partnership.”

The festival is broadcast by RTL, Europe's biggest radio station, and is also covered by television. The Cherryholmes, Trent Wolman, Joe ely, Rhett Akins and The Derailers are among the performers.

The Craponne Festival also now has its own 24/7 Internet country music radio station, Radio Country Club or, which launced three months ago, and is the only full time country music French radio station on the web. Since its launch, there have been more than one million hits.

–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen