7 Ways The Windy City Smokeout Blew My Mind
Jul16

7 Ways The Windy City Smokeout Blew My Mind

It was an aptly smokin’ hot weekend in Chicago, Illinois for the Windy City Smokeout this year! The festival took place from July 12-14, 2019 at the United Center parking lot for the first time in its seven-year existence. This change of location gave the prominent festival more room to expand while maintaining its original charm which showcases the best country music, beer, and BBQ in the country set to the enchanting Chicago...

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5 Favorite Things From Country Lakeshake’s 5th Anniversary
Jun26

5 Favorite Things From Country Lakeshake’s 5th Anniversary

The fifth-annual Country Lakeshake Festival took place on Northerly Island in Chicago, Illinois from June 21-23 2019. The festival was hosted by Adam Burish of the Blackhawks and Brian O’Connell who conducted interviews from atop the mainstage in between sets. Though the weather challenged Luke Bryan’s “rain is a good thing” perspective, it was a record-breaking attendance weekend that was certainly due in...

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Top 3 Reasons To See Luke Combs #BeerNeverBrokeMyHeart Tour
Jun05

Top 3 Reasons To See Luke Combs #BeerNeverBrokeMyHeart Tour

North Carolina native and country music rebel Luke Combs has extended his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour adding new dates for summer, fall and even the first part of winter. The Sony Music superstar has made major waves lately and his hardcore fans (the bootleggers) have grown tremendously in numbers. I had the pleasure of covering this tour at Merriweather Post Pavillon in Columbia, Maryland. Check out my top three reasons why...

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Florida Georgia Line Delivered a SIRIUSly Smooth Performance at the Ryman
May31

Florida Georgia Line Delivered a SIRIUSly Smooth Performance at the Ryman

May 29, 2019, made history for BMLG recording artists, Florida Georgia Line, as it was their first ever full-length concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The show was a private, invitation-only event put on by Sirius XM Radio as a thank-you gift to their listeners. The concert was broadcasted live on Sirius XM The Highway for those who could not attend it live. The Ryman is incomparable to other venues, so it warranted a setlist...

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Brad Paisley Tour Review – Jiffy Lube Live, Virginia
Sep06

Brad Paisley Tour Review – Jiffy Lube Live, Virginia

Brad Paisley rolled into Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA. The weather was beautiful and the opening acts? Perfectly chosen! Dan Tyminski was the first opening act of the night. A Vermont native with a slight bluegrass edge, Tyminski’s down to earth demeanor shined on the big stage. A natural talent, indeed. Sony Music superstar Kane Brown had fans driving from all over to see their favorite artist perform. I noticed a number of...

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Eli Young Band and Tyler Rich Captivated Chicago in Sold-Out Show at Joe’s on Weed
Aug20

Eli Young Band and Tyler Rich Captivated Chicago in Sold-Out Show at Joe’s on Weed

Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago, Illinois, was home to another sold-out show featuring Eli Young Band headling, with Tyler Rich as the opener, on July 27, 2018. This was a stand-out night with two spunky* artists providing a night full of captivating entertainment. Tyler Rich has been named a CMT Listen Up Artist, and after watching him perform at Joe’s, I can see why. His set contained some fiery new songs, such as...

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