Nail one down David!

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Concert Alert: For David Nail, his drive into country music fandom had been nothing but a caution light. Nail’s first formidable release into country radio hit back in May of 2009 with “Redlight”, off the album “I’m About To Come Alive”, which garnered the Missouri native a spot in the top 10 on … [Read more...]

Keep on lovin’ with Steel Magnolia

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Concert Alert: It's been awhile since Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Lindsey graced our television screens to compete in the CMT series, Can You Duet?. While here in Chicago, we've had a few opportunities to catch the duo, better known as Steel Magnolia, in the Windy City, a lot has happened … [Read more...]

All adds up for Country Thunder

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Festival Alert: Country Thunder rumbles in the near future with a mega lineup and major fun. When it comes to summer country music festivals, there’s no competition for Country Thunder. A stellar four-day lineup of some of the biggest names in modern country music combined with all of the … [Read more...]

Blood Tickets

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GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE FOR THE CHANCE TO SEE BRAD & BLAKE IN CONCERT! Do you have a little country in your blood? Join LifeSource and US99.5 for their Country Music Blood Drives on Saturday, July 23, at four suburban Chicago locations. Donate blood for the chance to win lawn tickets to see … [Read more...]

A country Kennedy?

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For local artist Annie Kennedy, music and performing have been synchronous since she was a child. Performing in school, the church choir and even the lead role in, coincidentally, the musical of the same first name in middle school, this west suburban soon-to-be country star is aiming at building on … [Read more...]

Acquired Taste

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Join the movement to help revive the Chicago Country Music Festival and catch some free country music this Friday! As we prepare for the upcoming country music day at the annual Taste of Chicago festival, one can’t help to think about the days gone past. In early 2011, the once independent Chicago … [Read more...]

No rest at Country Fest!

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Country Fest might have what one would consider a generic name for a country music festival but its lineup leaves no shame. With headliners like Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum, this four-day festival pars-up with the best of the Wisconsin-based fests. Now in … [Read more...]

Katie Quick: “Valley Between Love”

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Katie Quick to debut new album May 10; celebrate its release at Joe’s Bar on May 14. This former Chicago Public Schools teacher turned Nashville recording artist, Katie Quick, is no stranger to Country Music Chicago. From her early days playing for Yard Fulla Cars here in Chicagoland, to her … [Read more...]

Bentley bound for downtown

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While Dierks Bentley is no stranger to Chicago and Joe’s Bar definitely not known for it’s rap concerts, there’s something a little different with this concert. The north side country music venue, known for hosting some of the biggest names in the business, is packin’ up the crew for a night … [Read more...]

2011 Wisconsin Country Fests

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Mark your calendars! The summer Wisconsin country music festival season is quickly encroaching upon us. To ensure the most bang-for-your-buck, purchase your tickets and camping packages soon to take advantage of the early-bird discounts. Here's a summery of what's headed to our favorite backyard … [Read more...]