The Carolina Country Music Fest is set to take the Myrtle Beach area by storm when it begins its three-day celebration on June 5, 2015.

But who says the party can't start earlier? Certainly not us!

In celebration of this inaugural, beach-front country concert, CCMF is hosting the Kick-Off Concert on June 4.

It features headliner Sam Hunt, a former University of Alabama at Birmingham football star who know is known the nation over as one of country music's true up-and-comers.

Hunt's debut album, "Montevallo," topped three of Billboard's country's charts.

And he's not just penning songs for himself. Hunt has also written a bevy of hits for such country stars as Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Billy Currington. His songwriting talents even netted him a 2015 Grammy nomination.

OK, is it possible to get even more excited for the first weekend of June here in the Myrtle Beach area? Probably not!

If you have already purchased tickets for CCMF, or will be buying a three-day pass before April 25, you will receive free admission to the kick-off concert. Single tickets for the June 4 show are $39.

Myrtle Beach area residents are eligible for a local's discount of $19 per ticket with an ID as proof of address. These tickets can be purchased at Carolina Country Bar, located at 300 Ninth Ave. North in Myrtle Beach.

So, there you have. Three days of beautiful shores and cool tunes has just been turned into four. We wouldn't have the summer any other way.