moonshine in the trunk

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The rumors are true. Taylor Swift is no longer country. It can be argued that she never really was country but she had a fan base and a following of country music fans. With this new  release Shake it Off from her new CD 1989, its' obvious that she has gone to the pop genre. This is good for her, … [Read more...]

Robin Williams

“The good they always die young". Whatever trivial things are in your life, LET THEM GO. Life is too short, enjoy, live, laugh, love and stop sweating the small stuff. Enjoy life while we can. RIP Robin Williams, you were so loved and will be remembered always. … [Read more...]

CMA music festival August 5, 2014

Airing on the heels of the announcement of the Civil Wars break up(the music world will suffer from this one;there has not been a duo this good since Simon and Garfunkel) this particular CMA music festival show offered not only some very excellent performances but some food for thought. This show … [Read more...]

Iconic Nashville Hatch Show Print exhibit in Chicago

Hatch Show Print

If you have ever managed to make it down to Nashville, specifically to the Country Music Hall and Fame Museum, you probably couldn't help but notice a layer of vintage show posters covering the walls on the third floor exhibit space. These posters are not only historical in the sense of the … [Read more...]

John Corbett: “Leaving Nothin’ Behind”


Eileen's Blog: This is a second album for the established TV and movie actor, John Corbett (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City, My Big Fat Greek Wedding). Although, Corbett's music is quite foreign to me, my initial reaction was quite a wow. This man sounds like he was born to sing country. … [Read more...]

Review: Holly Williams “The Highway”

Music Review Holly Williams

Eileen's Blog: The Highway is the country songwriter/singers' first self-released album on her husband's (Chris Coleman) label.  Produced by Charlie Peacock (Grammy award winner and producer of the Civil Wars) the granddaughter of Hank Williams Sr. and daughter of Hank Williams Jr. wrote or … [Read more...]

Neal McCoy, Bullriders set for Sears Centre


The Professional Championship Bullriders returns to Chicago for the World Tour Finale VII at the Sears Centre Arena February 1 & 2, 2013, and country star Neal McCoy is set for a stage show to the fans following the first night of competition. The world's best bull riders will battle the … [Read more...]

The Nashville Network returns to Chicago airwaves


The Nashville Network (TNN) announced today that it will syndicate locally, over-the-air, on WPVN-Chicago 24.3. WPVN began broadcasting TNN’s programming over-the-air on channel 24.3 last Friday when its new transmitter came online atop the Trump International Hotel and Tower.  TNN anticipates … [Read more...]

Kickin’ it with Country Christmas Albums

Blake Shelton Cheers Its Christmas

Blake Shelton's Cheers, Its' Christmas was released in October of this year. He has some help singing these wonderful songs such as Michael Buble, Reba, his wife Miranda Lambert, his mom Dorothy Shackelford, and Xenia from the hit show The Voice.   There is the usual Blue Christmas … [Read more...]