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Word on the Street – Nov. 24

Word on the Street – Nov. 24

Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray bring home the CMA

A belated congratulations to US99.5’s very own Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray [Stevens] and the rest of the WUSN morning crew for their 44th Annual Country Music Association win for Broadcast Personalities of the Year in a Major Market. The duo accepted their award during a special pre-telecast ceremony emceed by artist Rodney Adkins. Former Chicagoan and host of the CMT Country Countdown USA host, Lon Helton, picked up his fifth CMA Award for National Broadcast Personality of Year. Congrats to all of the winners and nominees.  For a fill list of winners, visit

All I want for Christmas is Jennifer Nettles!

Well, I just might be in luck. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles will host the inaugural CMA Country Christmas on Monday, Nov. 29 at 8:30 p.m. CST on the ABC (WLS ABC 7 Local). The holiday special will feature stories and performances from Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Reba, LeAnn Rimes and Darius Rucker.  See video preview below.

Julie Kaylin releases “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Mamma”

On Veterans Day, local artist and songwriter Julie Kaylin released a new single, “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Mama”. The song – inspired by the bravery of our troops, the love between a mother and her son, the emotions family experiences when someone close to them goes to war – is aimed at supporting the troops and their families. All profits from downloads, “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Mama”, will be donated to Soldiers’ Angels.

“As the lyrics of ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Mama’ closely parallel the ‘May no soldier go unloved’ motto of Soldiers’ Angels,” Kaylin said. “I feel that donating to the Soldiers’ Angels is a great way for my music to help support the men and women who serve our country and honor their valor, as well as their family members’ courage.”

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Joe’s Bar turns to country again in 2011.

Mark your calendars because Joe’s Bar has yet another country-filled concert calendar starting in 2011.

On Jan. 7, Mercury recording artist Easton Corbin will kick it off a “little more country than that” with his rescheduled performance. Former Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman Cody Canada will debut his solo show on Jan. 14 with local super-group Jason & The Haymakers opening.

Milwaukee bred “Beer on the TableJosh Thompson is set for Jan. 15 and Illinois’ favorite Texan, Pat Green will finish up the month on Jan. 29.

The love continues in February. Phil Vassar will hit the North side nightclub on Feb. 18. Head over to the Concert Calendar for ticket info and times.

Swift start for 2011

Just off the release of her third studio album, “Speak Now”, country music superstar Taylor Swift has announced the dates for her 2011 “Speak Now” World Tour. Chicago makes the cut with dates set for Aug. 9 and 10. Venue and ticket information to be announced.

Watch the CMA Country Christmas TV Spot:


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

Illinois to celebrate Pat Green Day

CHICAGO – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will pronounce today as “Pat Green Day” in honor of the country music star, Pat Green. Joined by Quinn and US99 morning show co-host Lisa Dent, Green, 37, performed at Joe’s Bar on Thursday for the venue’s “Tex Fest.” Green will perform a second show tonight at the North Side venue. A… Continue Reading

Tex Fest with Pat Green

Concert Alert: Chicago’s favorite Irish-Texan is headed back to Joe’s Bar. Pat Green is set for a two night, “Tex Fest 2009,” special on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21. Opening for Green includes the bands Halfway to Hazard on Thursday and Love and Theft on Friday. According to the venue, tickets for Thursday’s… Continue Reading

August 2009 Concerts

Blake Shelton and Jamey Johnson Saturday, August 1 – 8PM Lake County Fair – 1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake $10 – Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band Saturday, August 8 – 8PM & Sat, Aug 15 – 8PM Toyota Park – 7000 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview $29 – $129 – Ticketmaster Bucky Covington… Continue Reading

Grand Slam Weekend

Concert Alert: From the Stateline to the pitcher’s line, mid-July brings Chicago area country music fans an all-star lineup of country music concerts. As the busiest week in Chicago’s country music scene, area concerts range from country music mega group, Rascal Flatts playing at Wrigley Field to local talent like The Hoyle Brothers and Springfield’s… Continue Reading

July 09 Concerts

July 09 Concerts

Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd Summerfest 2009 is about to wrap things up but you still have a chance to catch Kenny Chesney with Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum – Friday, July 3 – 7:30PM – $25 – $70 – Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sunday, July… Continue Reading

Concerts | February & March 2009

Country Music Concerts in Chicago for February and March 2009. February 2009 Rascal Flatts with Jessica Simpson Assembly Hall | Champaign Friday, February 6, 2009 | 8pm |$50 – $70 | Ticketmaster Luke Bryan with Wade Bowen Joe’s Bar* | Chicago Friday, February 6, 2009 | 9pm | $10 | Ticketmaster Randy Rogers Band Joe’s… Continue Reading

Country Music Fans Won’t be Disappointed this Winter

A “mega” festival and major country music concerts will bust the recession blues. Like most Chicagoans, you’re probably staying home this winter. Fortunately, Chicago has a recession busting lineup of country music events. Winterfest: Mega Winterfest at Pheasant Run, St. Charles, is just around the corner. AStar Promotions and Pheasant Run are bringing a truckload… Continue Reading