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Country Thunder strikes again

Country Thunder strikes again

COUNTRY FESTIVAL ALERT: One of summer’s hottest country festivals will roll into South Central Wisconsin starting Thursday, July 22. Country Thunder USA, a Stateline favorite for 17 years, strikes again with improved festival design, extended music format and a stellar music lineup. In 2009, with headliners such as Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw, it seemed… Continue Reading

Paisley’s big splash

Paisley’s big splash

Country Concert Alert: Typically, when concert goers set out for a country concert, getting soaked is something to avoid but when country music star Brad Paisley returns to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on Friday, he’s hoping to make a big splash. With the help of Darius Rucker, Justin Moore and a bit of Mother… Continue Reading

Ribfest counts on Country

LeAnn Rimes, Charlie Daniels Band, Jason Michael Carroll, Julianne Hough are set for the annual West Suburban Fourth of July fest. While country music isn’t the only genre of music set for this year’s Ribfest, it appears that festival organizers are counting on country fans to parlay this year’s Fourth of July festivities. Booked artists… Continue Reading

Tim to take on Tinley

Country Concert Alert: From the silver screen to the concert scene, Tim McGraw has it covered. It’s no shock that Tim McGraw seems to be taking a liking to his recent success in the Hollywood scene. With his recent acting credit in the Academy Award nominated film, “The Blind Side” and other recent cameos in… Continue Reading

Throwdown Rundown

Throwdown Rundown

The Country Throwdown Tour will roll into the Tinley Park this Saturday to kick-off the summertime mega-concert series at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. Featuring major touring acts like Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Eric Church, Little Big Town and Heidi Newfield, the tour boasts over nine hours of live music on three stages. Although overlapping… Continue Reading

Mega Ticket Mania

TICKET ALERT: While Rascal Flatts might not be bringing their 2010 tour on Wrigley Field – as they did in 2009 – the Flatts Boys along with headliners Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith and Montgomery Gentry are all, at some point, “swinging by” one of Chicagoland’s more traditional country music confines… Continue Reading

This ain’t no bull…

CONCERT ALERT: There probably isn’t anything wilder than this eight second ride! The Professional Championship Bullriders Tour is rolling into town on Friday, February 5 and they’ve recruited country music star Jake Owen to celebrate the series World Tour Finale IV. While Owen’s current radio hit, “Eight Second Ride” isn’t referring to this type of… Continue Reading

September Concerts

As summer wraps up, September continues to add Chicago’s summer country music concert season. David Nail with the Carter Twins Friday, September 4, 2009 – 8:30PM Joe’s Bar*, 940 W. Weed St, Chicago $8 – Randy Travis Friday, September 4, 2009 – 8PM Paramount Theatre – 23 East Galena Blvd, Aurora $49 – $64… Continue Reading