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US99’s New Phone Number

For country fans here in Chicago, there’s one phone number we all pretty much knew by heart… 312-591-US99. How many of you had it programmed into your phone? I know I did! Well, as part of what looks like a studio move, the new US99.5 studios has a new caller contest line.  So here it… Continue Reading

Home court advantage for Eldredge

Our hometown boy is coming home…just in time for the holidays. One of country music’s fastest rising stars Brett Eldredge will appear at Joe’s Bar this Friday, and in an exclusive interview with Country Music Chicago, Eldredge says an appearance at the venue was high on his list of Christmas must-haves. “Believe it or not,… Continue Reading

Bentley to Roll for Miles & Music

Dierks Bentley will be riding into town Sunday, October 9 for the “Miles and Music for Kids” Celebrity Motorcycle Ride and Concert. Since its start six years ago, the “Miles and Music for Kids” events have raised over $1.6 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. This is the first-ever Chicago stop and all proceeds from… 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

Top 11 Summer Concerts

For the months of June, July, August and September of 2011. With a little help from the mainstay country music touring acts, the summer 2011 country music concert season in Chicago is really starting to take shape.  As in years past, major acts such as Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney fill… Continue Reading

Chicago’s Country Strong

Chicago’s Country Strong

Katie Quick is Chicago’s one that’s Country Strong If you keep an eye on the Chicago country music scene, the name Katie Quick is probably no stranger to you. From her co-leading days with local band Yard Fulla Cars to her highly publicized departure to the music city almost a year ago, this Chicago native… Continue Reading

Country Music Fest wrap

Country Music Fest wrap

Beautiful weather was key for the 20th annual Chicago Country Music Festival. In addition to the unseasonably warm streak, a new Millennium Park location, retooled layout and “perfect price” proved pivotal for the success of this year’s fest. Although the ever-changing character of country music, combined with the vast opinions of what “country music” has… Continue Reading