This year's Corn and Apple entertainment headliners have been officially announced.

Manitoba-born Kendra Kay will kick off Friday night at the annual Morden summer festival. Raised in a small Manitoba town, Kay stays true to her roots with songs inspired by traditional country music. Known for her powerhouse vocals, Kay was also the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Association Fan’s Choice Award winner and the 2019 Canadian Independent Music Video of the Year Award winner for ‘Best Country Video’. 

Manitoba's Kendra Kay

Ryan Langdon performs on Friday night's stage as well. In a release, Langdon says country music is engrained in his DNA. "I sang as a kid and loved all the genres, but I always had that country sound. Even when I did other types of material, friends would say, ‘Man, I don’t know if you’re trying, but you sound like a country singer.’ It was just my voice."

Finally, longtime hit-maker and Canadian legend Charlie Major will cap off the night Friday with two decades of experience headlining tours. Major has also shared the stage with ZZ Top, sold nearly half a million records in Canada alone and won 3 Juno Awards and 7 CCMA’s.

Saturday kicks off with the modern R&B of Roman Clarke, followed by Vancouver-based band, The Matinee.

Rounding out the night is one of Canada's top five selling bands of all time, Trooper.

Trooper's ten studio albums have earned multiple gold and platinum awards and their 6 time Platinum greatest hits album, Hot Shots, continues to be one of Universal Music Canada's best selling catalogue CDs.

Main Stage Chairperson with the Corn and Apple Festival Jocelyn Durant explains they aim to create a wide variety of musical styles that still blend well together. "You have to have some kind of flow," she says.

Durant adds the annual festival has earned a great reputation among performers.

"Morden has a very, very high respect level amongst musicians, just because of the level of talent that we have had here," she says. "We work hard backstage to make sure they are treated to the whole red carpet... so we are going to keep that up."

The Morden Corn and Apple Festival takes place August 23-25.

"The Corn and Apple has a very good reputation in the music world. And one that we work hard to maintain," organizers say