Sam Hunt will replace Lady A in Tampa Pig Jig 2022 lineup

The BBQ and music festival is set for Oct. 22.

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Sam Hunt
Champagne nights are no longer on the itinerary for Lady A band member Charles Kelley, so the band has canceled its remaining 2022 tour dates, including an appearance at this fall's philanthropic Tampa Pig Jig barbecue and music festival.

"Being on the road with our fans is our greatest joy, so it was a hard but important decision to make," the group wrote in a statement. "We are a band, but more importantly… we're family. We're proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety."

So now, Tampa Pig Jig—set for Oct. 22 at downtown Tampa's Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park—has replaced Lady A with Sam Hunt, the 37-year-old country hunk behind "Body Like A Back Road."
Kip Moore, X Ambassadors and Bahamas are still on the Tampa Pig Jig Bill, and a rep for the festival told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the show—which raises money for its nonprofit partner NephCure Kidney International—are still available. 

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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