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Less Taste for Country?

Less Taste for Country?

The Chicago Tribune reports that city officials are considering reducing the amount of days for the annual Taste of Chicago festival.  The future of music acts the annual summer food festival is already on the chopping block and with the potential of less days, the opportunity for country music to keep its one-day showcase during… Continue Reading

Statement on tragedy in Indy

Today, we continue to mourn the loss of our fellow country music fans that tragically lost their lives caused by the collapse of a temporary stage set at the Indiana State Fair. On behalf of the entire country music community we serve, our sincere heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and… Continue Reading

Ray Ray to Stay Stay

Rambin’ Ray Stevens to stay with WUSN for 3-more years. Breaking News: CHICAGO – US99.5 Chicago’s morning co-host Ramblin’ Ray Stevens has just inked a continuing three-year contract extension deal with CBS Radio.  Stevens, along with co-host Lisa Dent, garnered the show a Country Music Association Award for Broadcast Personalities of the Year in a… Continue Reading

All adds up for Country Thunder

All adds up for Country Thunder

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 qualities of the great outdoors, it’s a… Continue Reading

Acquired Taste

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 Country Music Festival… Continue Reading

Cheeseburgers in Pieradise

Country music’s favorite island hopper just opened a whole new set of doors here in Chicago. Literally. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar & Grill, the entertainer’s signature restaurant and bar chain, officially opened today in at Navy Pier. At 10 a.m., pier and restaurant officials cut the ribbon and downed a sacramental giant margarita in Buffett’s… Continue Reading

No rest at Country Fest!

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 it’s 25th year, this Cadott, Wisconsin-based festival feature… Continue Reading