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Country music fans will arrive in Jackson County, Michigan for the Faster Horses Festival in July to find the village has a brand new, and wildly fitting, name: “Faster Horses,” Michigan.

JTV News| June 12th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray

The Brooklyn Village Council unanimously approved a request on Monday, June 10th rename the village “Faster Horses,” Michigan for honorary purposes. Village Manager Jae Guetschow confirmed that the renaming is only going to be temporary during a telephone interview with JTV.

The vote was 5-0, as two of the seven council members were absent from the meeting. The 2019 Faster Horses lineup includes Keith Urban, Toby Keith and Zac Brown Band. This is the seventh year for the festival at Michigan International Speedway, which was named “Festival of the Year” last month by the Academy of Country Music.

Take a look at “Faster Horses,” Michigan:

Guetschow confirmed to JTV the renaming will be official between July 18th and the 21st. Live Nation, the group that organizes Faster Horses, plans to raise a big banner, reading “Faster Horses, Michigan,” over M-50 in downtown Brooklyn.

For more local sports news and information, you can connect with JTV on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. This article was written by JTV’s Gabriel Schray, based on information provided by Village Manager Jae Guetschow. He is in his fifth year covering Jackson Area sports and news for JTV. You can connect with Gabriel on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well.

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