Troy Olsen sits on a stool in Tucson Electric Park's makeshift
green room, fielding a reporter's questions as a photographer
clicks away. His manager huddles across the room with a rep from
his record label.
By a show of hands, nearly a third of the audience at the
sold-out performance of Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings Symphony"
at the Tucson Music Hall in 2008 had never been to a symphony
concert before that night.
Excitement is building for the 16th annual Country Thunder USA
next week. Can you say Tim McGraw? Alan Jackson? How about cheaper
beer? Yeah, that's what we're talking about. New owners Brian
Andrews and Troy Vollhoffer are bringing in a stronger lineup and
creating an overall bigger and bet…