Local Artist Guide

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Chicago Country Music Artist and Band Guide:

Alphabetical order by band name or artist’s first name.

A|B|C|D|E|G|H|J|K|L|M|N|P|R|S|T|W|Y|Z

 

Amanda Hentsch, New Lenox

Annie Kennedy, Woodridge

Current City: Nashville, TN

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Back Country Roads, Maple Park

 

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Brian Lavender & The Whiskey Bent, Sycamore

 

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Brushfire Band, Normal

 

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Buckly Road Band, Libertyville

 

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Chasin’ Mason Band, Muskego, WI

 

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Country Doctors, Chicago

 

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Country Sky Band, Chicago

 

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Cross County Junction, Milwaukee-Area

 

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Diamondback, Chicago

The country crooners of Chicago’s Carol’s Pub.

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Easy Louise, Chicago

Catch’em at the Sundance Saloon

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Erin Edmister and the Three Tons, Chicago

 

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Gin Palace Jesters, Chicago

 

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Grimm Taylor, Chicago

 

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Haymarket Country, Chicago

 

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The Henhouse Prowlers, Chicago

Bluegrass

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The Hillbilly Rockstarz, Chicago

 

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The Hoyle Brothers, Chicago

Catch ‘em at the Empty Bottle on Fridays at 5PM!

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Jason & The Haymakers, Bourbonnais

New album due out soon!

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Jason Benefield, Westmont

 

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Jin & Tonic, Chicago

 

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Joe Powers Band, Fox Lake

 

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Julie Kaylin, Wood Dale


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Kampfire Kowboys, St. Charles

 

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Katie Quick, Evergreen Park

Current City: Nashville, TN

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Kimberly Wolff, McHenry

Current City: Nashville, TN

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KJ Smith, Plainfield

Alt-Country mix

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Laine Daniels, Bolingbrook

Nashville recording artist

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Lucky Town, Aurora

 

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Megan Nicole, Valparaiso


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Natasha Thompson, Park Forest

 

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PennyMae Dixon Band, Rockford

 

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Petty Cash, Chicago

 

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Prairie Station, Chicago

 

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Roadhouse Prophets, Cary

 

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Rural Route One, Fox Lake

Fronted by Mandy Z!

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Ryan Ideus & Feudin Hillbillys, Champaign

 

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Scott DuBose, Palos Heights

“This Ain’t your father’s country”

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Slamabama, Chicago

 

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Slim Pickins Band, Chicago

 

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The Smokin’ Gunz, Schaumburg

 

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Southern Heritage, Rockford

 

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Suburban Cowboys, North Suburbs

 

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The August, North Suburbs

Americana group now recording in Nashville.

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The True Historians, Chicago

 

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The Tiki Cowboys, Chicago

 

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Tim Ring, Marengo

 

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Weepin’ Willows, Chicago

Chicago’s only Patsy Cline cover band!

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White Saddle Band, Chicago

“Laying the riffs since like 1986!”

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Windy City Country, Chicago

Fronted by Pamela Rose

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Zach DuBois, Elkhart, IN

 

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