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Top 10 Albums of 2009

Top 10 Albums of 2009

It’s that time a year again when it seems like all of the major publications start posting their “Year in Reviews” and “Top 10 Best”.  Some are even posting “decade in review” this year. In the spirit of the season, I started scouring through the last 12 months of new albums to compile my picks… Continue Reading

Top 10 Music Videos of 2009

Top 10 Music Videos of 2009

To continue the Country Music Chicago Top 10 lists of the year, I wanted to share what I consider the best music videos of 2009. Best Music Videos Of the Year 1. Sugarland – “Keep You” I think it’s amazing how Jennifer can take off all her makeup and slash her hair and still look… Continue Reading

Word on the Street – September 28

Chicago Country Music Festival Country music stars Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson and John Rich along with a boat load of great, local artists are scheduled for the 16th Annual Chicago Country Music Festival. Returning to Grant Park this weekend, the FREE festival, organized by the City of Chicago, will feature two days of music, dancing,… Continue Reading

Top 10 Summer Concerts

Every artist, band and venue listed in this article – in my eyes – deserves an award for their hard work and commitment for keeping Chicagoland country music fans entertained. Although selecting the following concerts was a challenge because of the amazing competition, I’ve decided to share what I consider the Chicago area’s most notable… Continue Reading

Eric Church is Lollapaloozin’

Country music artist Eric Church will perform during the annual Lollapaloza Music Festival in Grant Park. According to the festival’s web site, “Eric Church may seem like the proverbial square peg squeezed into this year’s Lollapalooza lineup.” Considering other acts include Depeche Mode, Tool, The Killers, Jane’s Addiction and the Beastie Boys. We’re happy to… Continue Reading

Word on the Street – April 16

Oprah Roundup! The much anticipated “Stars of Country Music” Oprah Show aired Tuesday. Mega stars, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker and Sugarland all took the couch along side the queen of daytime TV Oprah Winfrey during the pre-recorded show from her Chicago studio. After performing his new single, “Down the Road”, Chesney answered questions about… Continue Reading

Word on the Street – April 10

ACM Awards, Rascal Flatts goes Unstoppable, Dierks Bentley in the den, Oprah Show update and new Jeffrey Steele/Jamey Johnson Chicago concert dates are this week’s word on the street. ACM Awards Country music descended on Las Vegas Sunday for the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. This year’s big winners were Carrie Underwood (Entertainer… Continue Reading

Word on the Street – April 2

Chicago’s Joe’s Bar brings it home, Sugarland-Soundstage update, Craig Morgan prepares for Summer, the ACM Awards are finally here and Rodney Adkins get’s unwrapped on And the winner is….Joe’s Bar! As Keith Urban and Sugarland were turning heads in the Windy City with their private performances, Chicago’s Joe’s Bar was making headlines of their… Continue Reading

Word on the Street – March 27

  Country music comes to Chicago for television performances, Rascal Flatts new album bears local connection and Pheasant Run’s WinterFest made a lasting impression all on Sugarland in Chicagoland The country music power duo comprised of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush formally known as, Sugarland, will join the likes Faith Hill, B.B. King and… Continue Reading