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2015 Headliners – Kari & Billy

Whitetail Ridge

Can’t Find Peace


Coming to you all the way from Music City, Nashville, TN Kari & Billy are a husband and wife, fiddle and guitar, country music duo with a chemistry and charisma comparable to Johnny and June! After experiencing some personal success in the music industry, Kari & Billy have been touring together for the last four years, weaving their unique talents together to form something truly special!

Kari Nelson-Arnold is a fiddle player and singer. After moving to Nashville from Roseau, MN in 2006 Kari toured with artists, playing fiddle and singing background vocals, including John Rich, Big $ Rich, Steel Magnolia’s, Trace Adkins, and Gretchen Wilson! She appeared on the finale of Celebrity Apprentice with John Rich and on ESPN for College Game Day with Big $ Rich. She was also a part of five different music videos featured on CMT and GAC.

Singer/songwriter Billy Arnold who also plays guitar and harmonica was born at Macdill Air force Base in Tampa, FL and grew up in Mulberry, FL. It wasn’t until he was an adult that Billy pursued his ability to sing and began to tour as a professional singer, songwriter and musician. After moving to Nashville, Billy recorded an all self-written, self-produced album and released the single, “To Get To You” along with a music video which received well over a million views putting in the top 1% of all videos submitted to YouTube! He was also featured in Country Music Weekly the worlds only globally recognized country music magazine.

In 2011 Kari & Billy formed a duo and they recorded their debut album “Whole Lotta Love” . Their first single “Play Me A Fiddle Song” was released to radio in the summer of 2013 and reached #78 on the country music charts earning the duo the title of officially charted artists.

Since becoming a duo Kari & Billy have opened for several national touring acts including Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, Kelli Pickler, Montgomery Gentry, Pat Green, Rodney Atkins, Brett Eldredge, Scotty McCreery and Collin Raye!

Their tour schedule has included shows all across the country from The Alaska State Fair to the Georgia National Fair, the Dodge City Roundup in Kansas to the Florida Strawberry Festival and the Hebron Harvest Fair in Connecticut to The South Carolina State Fair and many more!

Their second single “Are You Ready for the Weekend” was released to radio in Kari & Billy Bio-Valentines Show 2/4/15, 5:04 PM 2014 and was featured on Music Row’s Country Breakout Chart!

Most recently, Billy wrote and the duo recorded and produced fourteen original songs, including the theme song, for the nationally acclaimed and award winning TV show, “Drury Outdoors”. All outdoor enthusiasts can see Kari & Billy and their music featured weekly on the Outdoor Channel on the new series, “Thirteen” sponsored by Under Amour.

Kari & Billy, together with their professional band of Nashville musicians will feature high energy fiddle songs and harmonica licks that will get you on your feet and pure country vocals that will touch your heart! They bring a mix of crowd favorites and classics along with some brand new music and original songs.

Their love of music and performing produces a chemistry on stage that is contagious and unforgettable!