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...]

Review: Toby Keith “Hope on the Rocks”


Toby does it again and again and again and Hope on the Rocks is no exception. This is Keith's 16th studio album, he wrote or co-wrote all ten songs, and they are all country. [and all Toby] There's something so familiar about his barritone, his southern drawl, his songs about drinking, women and … [Read more...]

Channel 7 covers the Country Scene

ABC 7 Chicago Anchor Kathy Brock with reporter John Garcia (screen).

Joe's Bar, US99 and CountryMusicChicago.com received a special shout out from ABC7 Chicago reporter John Garcia during a special segment featuring the local country music scene.  The report aired on the 10PM newscast following the CMA Awards, which also aired on the same network. "Sources" … [Read more...]

Review: Taylor Swift: “Red”


In Taylor Swift's own words, this CD is about the red relationships in life. She is talking about “.....the ones that went from 0-100mph and then hit a wall and exploded”. While every listener can relate to this, devoting a whole CD of 16 songs to the same subject is not only a daunting undertaking, … [Read more...]

Catching up with Katie Armiger


CONCERT ALERT: Country music sweetheart Katie Armiger has a growing list of friends getting married and having babies, and she admits to sometimes envisioning whether that would have been her if she hadn’t packed up and headed to Nashville as a teen. And just about the moment she starts … [Read more...]