First he conquered punk festivals, then metal. Now Warped Tour and Mayhem Festival founder Kevin Lyman and his production company, 4Fini, are expanding to country. The tour, dubbed “Round-Up”, is planned for Summer 2010. Lyman explained his new venture and drew some parallels with our own scenes in an interview with ThePunkSite.com:
I worked on Down From The Mountain: Oh Brother, the soundtrack and I did a tour around that. I met all these bluegrass people who were basically punkers from the appellations [sic]. They don’t get radio; they don’t get a lot of stuff.
It was just a natural thing. A lot of people who work on my tours are from Nashville or their families are in country music. I think there’s a lot of country artists with the same mentality of Warped Tour artists back in 1995. Now there’s a lot of people out there touring and working hard and maybe I can pull a bunch of those artists together and get them to work together to play some bigger shows.
The rest of the interview is available here.