Medicine Stone: Oklahoma’s Premier Outdoor Red Dirt Music Event
Aug03

Medicine Stone: Oklahoma’s Premier Outdoor Red Dirt Music Event

Within the Americana landscape lives a slew of alternative sub-genres including the Red Dirt music sound, a unique genre made of motley sounds cultivated out of Oklahoma soil. There are many artists cited as the founding forefathers of the sound like Jimmy LaFave, Robert Earl Keen, Bob Childers and Tom Skinner, but it was a band called The Great Divide that brought the sound to a national audience when they signed to Atlantic Records...

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Country Lakeshake 2017: Surprises And Memorable Moments
Jul05

Country Lakeshake 2017: Surprises And Memorable Moments

One of the most anticipated festivals in Chicago, Country Lakeshake, was back for its third time at First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, June 23-25. Lakeshake presents a continuous stretch of country music, social experiences, beautiful city weather and cool Lake Michigan breezes, all amidst a breath-taking backdrop of the Chicago skyline. Check out these surprises and memorable moments from this year’s fest! Canadian duo,...

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Taste of Joliet Country Night Satisfied Appetites For Music
Jun30

Taste of Joliet Country Night Satisfied Appetites For Music

On June 24, the Taste of Joliet, a three-day festival located in the southwest suburb of Chicago, held their country music night on ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium. Reaching crowds over the years an average of 10,000, the country night’s lineup is always highly anticipated, and this year’s crowd attendance was record-breaking. The Taste of Joliet has gained widespread circulation in the area (even expanding out to surrounding...

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99.5 WYCD Hoedown 2016
Aug15

99.5 WYCD Hoedown 2016

With three different stages set up to accommodate 14 different artists, the 99.5 WYCD Hoedown was rocking again this year bringing thousands of fans to the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, MI.  The music, food and sunny weather kept fans busy from the opening acts beginning at 2 pm until the final headliner was done well past 10 pm. Michigan natives Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys kicked off the afternoon on the Nashville in the...

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7 Things I Learned at Windy City Smokeout 2016
Jul27

7 Things I Learned at Windy City Smokeout 2016

The weather was beautiful, the air smelled of “BBQ and cookies” (as stated by country artist and Sunday’s performer, Maren Morris) and the Windy City Smokeout was a sizzling success. It’s quite a task to narrow down and highlight three days’ worth of unforgettable moments at a festival of craft beer, top notch BBQ joints, and an astounding country music lineup, but here are 7 things I learned at the Windy City Smokeout 2016. –...

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