After many weeks of fan voting, Cold River Records’ Drew Baldridge has made it into the Top Five for the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Competition. Final round of voting has begun and the winner will be announced on July 3, 2017.

The Patoka, Illinois native was told of the exciting news after a busy week of CMA Music Festival activities that included the CMT Music Awards, a sold-out fan appreciation “Drew Crew” breakfast, a packed performance on the CMA Music Festival’s Chevrolet Park stage, countless interviews and daily booth signings, plus headlining the Carlyle Lake 50th Anniversary Celebration in Carlyle, IL this past Saturday (6/10) to a crowd of over 5,000.

“What an exciting time it has been in my career lately,” says Baldridge. “This week was a whirlwind and I had so much fun meeting and spending time with all of my fans that have supported my music and celebrated my dream with me along the way.  I appreciate all the votes and hope to get the change to perform with so many artists I respect at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this September.”

To vote for Baldridge, fans can visit by logging in with an email address or social media account. When voting use #RisingStar and #DrewBaldridge. Voters can do so up to 50 times per day. The winner will open the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 22, 2017.

Baldridge is performing throughout the summer at major festivals and fairs including Country Lake Shake, Faster Horses Festival and 2017 Route 91 Harvest.  Fans can catch him Tuesday, June 13, performing in Nashville, TN at The Grand Ole Opry.  To purchase tickets visit

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