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Bayou Country Superfest with Parish County Line | Music Photography by Jordan Hefler

Bayou Country Superfest | Country Music Photographer | Festival Photographer | Parish County Line | Jordan Hefler

I’ve been familiar with Bayou Country Superfest as a local country music festival in Baton Rouge ever since I went to college at LSU- the festival usually takes place in Tiger Stadium and I see photos from all of my friends on Facebook every year. I may not be as well versed in the country scene as I am in the rock/hip hop world, but when you live in Louisiana country music kind of comes along with the territory. The few country artists I actually listen to seem to always be the ones that end up at BCSF, so I’ve honestly always wanted to go!

I was honored to document my friends in Parish County Line throughout the second day of BCSF 2019. They work really hard and honestly, they dominate the local country music scene. Getting to be the only local band on the bill for this nationally recognized festival was a huge deal and a very cool opportunity for everyone involved. Due to media restrictions, I was not able to photograph anything else at BCSF besides their set, but I still had a great time hanging out with everyone in the pit afterwards for Brett Young, Kane Brown, and my personal country favorite, Jason Aldean. Since Parish County Line is so well connected, I even briefly got to meet Brett Young, recent American Idol winner Laine Hardy, and recent The Voice runner up Gyth Rigdon (both who are Louisiana natives!)

It was pretty surreal photographing music in Tiger Stadium, a very very large place and where I’ve been to so many LSU football games. Getting to look out at the crowd in a stadium setting from the stage was really crazy! See my favorite shots below from the day, and contact me if you’re interested in having music or festival photography coverage in the future!

Bayou Country Superfest | Country Music Photographer | Festival Photographer | Parish County Line | Jordan Hefler

Mason Ramsey | Music Photography by Jordan Hefler

Mason Ramsey | Music Photography by Jordan Hefler

Sooo everyone remember that video of the boy yodeling in Wal-Mart that went viral last year?! I’ve been heavily invested in what Mason Ramsey has been up to since his life got turned upside down and went on the Ellen Show, performed at the Grand Ole Opry, and even Coachella. Mason is so so so talented (and also hilarious- his naivety at 12 years old + his personality/social media brand KILLS ME!!!) and I saw he was coming to the Texas Club here in Baton Rouge. I shot the show for Stitched Sound but I also was able to meet his marketing team and snag some shots of him from backstage as well.

When I walked into the green room, Mason was eating lots and lots of beignets (I think he said like 20?) and chugging a Red Bull. I knew immediately that he was your average 12 year old boy- but with almost 2 million followers on Instagram and a microphone. I fell in love with his stage performance (his voice is so spot on) and was able to chat with him for a second after the show. He likes to eat ice cubes and also likes that Baton Rouge has go-carts. I feel like we’d be friends if we were the same age. When I showed him my photos of him on my camera and said goodbye, he gave me a big ole’ hug and it was the sweetest thing. I hope to see great things from him in the future (I’m sure we will) and am so happy with the photos I was able to create.

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Mason Ramsey | Music Photographer, Jordan Hefler