Hank Williams Jr. is headed to Snook. 

The country singer will headline Chilifest 2014 on April 5, following in the footsteps of Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen and George Jones.

Organizers announced the 11-artist lineup for this year's two-day event in front of a packed crowd at The Tap on Friday.

Cody Johnson, Roger Creager, Turnpike Troubadours and Randy Rogers Band will also perform at the concert fundraiser, which has been supporting local charities since 1991.

The concert on April 4, open only to Chilifest Teams, will feature Whiskey Myers, Band of Heathens, JB and the Moonshine Band, William Clark Green and Damn Quails.

For Chilifest Teams, groups of 15 to 35 people who may or may not participate in the chili cook-off, tickets are $50 per person, which pays for two days' admission.

For individuals wishing to attend the April 5 show, tickets are $35 until Feb. 28, when prices go up to $40. Tickets at the gate will be $45.

More than $2 million has been raised in Chilifest's 23-year history in support of organizations such as Burleson County Go Texan, Brazos Valley Boys & Girls Club, Brazos Valley Children's Museum, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, St. Jude's Hospital and more.

While Chilifest is seen as a big party, Chairman Tanner Newton said the event is much more.

"Chilifest is lots of fun, but why we keep doing this every year is because we have over 1,000 volunteers and in turn give back to organizations and help a lot of people in need," he said.

For more information, visit Chilifest.org.

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rj

"The country singer will headline Chilifest 2014 on April 5, following in the footsteps of Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen and George Jones."

That's a pretty big step down in quality.

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