99.5 WYCD Detroit's Country presents
GEORGE BIRGE wsg Payton Smith and Rob Stone
with George Birge, Payton Smith, Rob Stone
Sat 19:00 pm EST (Doors: 19:00 pm )
$15.00 - $25.00 On Sale January 05, 2024


George Birge

Nashville songwriter-artist George Birge was “Always Meant for the Solo Spotlight,” hails PEOPLE, as he supercharges the charts with his first #1 single on Country radio, “Mind On You,” also arriving on Billboard's all-genre Hot 100 list. The addictive hit is featured on his debut album, George Birge: Mind On You. Adding in fresh attitude and slow-rolling swagger, Birge tapped charlieonnafriday and Kidd G for a hot-blooded remix of the track. Also serving “Whiskey Go ‘Round (feat. RaeLynn),” Birge is mixing up a potent cocktail of Texas swagger and Music Row heat after the Austin native relocated to Nashville in 2014. Boasting over 51 MILLION streams across his catalog, American Songwriter further praises, “George Birge has a talent for taking a simple concept and turning it into an in-depth song.” Named one of Nashville Lifestyles’ “Artists You Need To Know,” he’s built a strong touring profile supporting Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Matt Stell, Gary Allan, Scotty McCreery, and more. Next up, Birge is readying to tour with Parker McCollum on select dates of the BURN IT DOWN TOUR 2024

Payton Smith

At just 23 years old, Louisiana native singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist, Payton Smith, has a lot to celebrate. Smith began releasing music in 2019; quickly amassing over 50 million streams on his debut single, “Like I Knew You Would”. Known for not only high-energy guitar slinging and smooth vocals, the CMT 2021 Listen Up artist also composed and played every string instrument on each track of his debut project.

As Taste of Country noted his “raw talent, authenticity and strong work ethic are bound to bring him country music success for many, many years” as one of 2021’s Hottest Country Artists Under 25. Music Row called Smith the 2021 Next Big Thing, while “Like I Knew You Would” charted as the number 7 song of the year on Spotify’s Hot Country.

Payton Smith signed with Combustion Masters in late 2022, releasing “Missed The Boat” in early 2023, marking a new era of music, being produced by Combustion’s Chris Farren. Smith’s debut album, What Colors Your Wild, was released on March 19th, with playlisting features on Apple’s New In County, Spotify’s New Music Friday Country and Tidal’s Country Waves, Rising: Country and Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Country.  Payton is hitting the road this summer throughout the country opening for Tracy Lawrence, Gary Allan, Lee Brice, Ashley Cooke and more. 

Rob Stone

Rob Stone of “The Rob + Holly Show” is a nationally syndicated host along with Holly Hutton on Audacy's Country stations. Rob is a multi-award nominee with nods from both the CMA's and the ACM's. He has two ACM Award wins in the category of "Major Market Personality of the Year"! He's also been a presenter on the nationally televised ACM Awards Show! 

Rob is a singer/songwriter as well and you can find his music wherever you buy or stream it. He's opened for national acts like LOCASH and Jameson Rodgers! He holds a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media from Michigan State University and is proud of his small town Michigan roots.  

One of the most rewarding parts of working in media for Rob is being able to give back. The Entertainment Industry has introduced him to several causes that have become close to his heart, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The American Red Cross and countless others. He is so appreciative and grateful to be working a dream job and is always humbled to give back in any way he can. 

Rob is a husband to his lovely wife Katie and a father to their son Emmett. Their rescue dog, Layla is also a huge part of the family and was rescued from a local shelter which they feature every week on their radio show to help animal rescue efforts.