Category Archives: Chicago Country

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The Nashville Network returns to Chicago airwaves

TNN_Logo_2012The 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 carriage of WPVN’s TNN channel via Chicago cable outlets in the near future.

Kent Gustafson, Vice President, CEO and General Manager of Polnet Communications says, “We are excited to have the iconic TNN network on WPVN.  This is Chicago’s only country music television station and it will feature music videos, talk shows, concerts, and other exciting programming around the clock.”

TNN, originally launched as a cable network featuring country music programming, returned as a broadcast television network on November 1, 2012.  Programming is comprised of syndicated and first run programming along with digitally restored content pulled from the vaults on Music Row, creating an experience that brings delight to country music lovers of every generation.  The program lineup includes The Rick & Bubba Show, Crook and Chase, Nashville Now, The Country Vibe, Music City Tonight, Gaither Gospel Hour and Larry’s Country Diner.

 

Channel 7 covers the Country Scene

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” tell me John is quite the country fan himself.  So if you… Continue Reading

Dierks Bentley tapped for 2012 Taste

Country music star Dierks Bentley has been tapped as a headliner for the 2012 Taste of Chicago festival. Bentley, along with Lindi Ortega, are marked as headliners for the 3,000-seat pavilion at the Petrillo Music Shell, located within Grant Park. on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Entrance to the annual lakefront festival remains free, but for… Continue Reading

Rascal Flatts set for the Movie Theater

Rascal Flatts will premiere a special in-theater concert and all-access event at local movie screens on Thursday, April 5.  The feature titled, CHANGED: One Night Exclusive Theater Event will play locally here in Chicago – at select theaters – starting at 7:00 p.m. central time. This in-theater concert and all-access event will feature new music… Continue Reading

An Edge for Country

Edens Edge is bringing their unique sound to Joe’s Bar this Friday, February 17th! With one listen to the talented trio, it’s obvious they have created a sound shaped by their individual influences. Following the success of their recent single “Amen” these three young musicians from Arkansas — Hannah Blaylock, Dean Berner, and Cherrill Green… Continue Reading

Hubbard St. Honky Tonk?

Chicago restaurant power brokers RJ and Jerrod Melman have partnered up with Joe’s Bar founders, Ed Warm and Tom DiSanto, to form a new country and western bar in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The new venue, planned to open this summer, will occupy the former Frankie Z’s location at 435 N. Clark Street. A concept… Continue Reading

Country Music strikes a home run in 2012

Country Music strikes a home run in 2012

Ticket Alert:  After dodging a bunch scrutiny by the surrounding neighborhood and special approval from Chicago’s City Hall, country music power trio Rascal Flatts made history as the first country artists to play Chicago’s very own Wrigley Field. A concert that went on to sell-out with a mere 37,000 fans that cool July evening in… Continue Reading

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