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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Ladies First – History Will be Made at Chicago’s Country Lakeshake Festival
Feb22

Ladies First – History Will be Made at Chicago’s Country Lakeshake Festival

As one of the hottest festivals in Chicago, Country Lakeshake Festival will be bringing a brand new meaning to the phrase, “ladies first.” On Friday, June 21, 2019, Country Lakeshake Festival will make history as the first major country music festival EVER to dedicate an entire day to female artists. SAY WHAT?! In a time where females are getting controversially less radio airplay than their male counterparts, it’s...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Lewis Brice
Apr23

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Lewis Brice

“With a sound rooted at the intersection of country, rhythm, and blues, and southern rock, Lewis Brice comes at you with high-energy stories; sounds that catch the ear and make you want to move.” With a Stagecoach Festival set just weeks away, singer/songwriter Brice has been spending time on the road. His self-titled EP debuted in the Top 15 on iTunes country charts when it was released last year. After being named as one of...

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Toby Keith Celebrates First Hit With Milestone Tour
Feb23

Toby Keith Celebrates First Hit With Milestone Tour

The song that started it all comes full circle in 2018 with the Toby Keith Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV presented by Ford F-Series. Released to radio 25 years ago this month and went on to be the most played country song of that decade, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” kicked off a multi-platinum career that – appropriately since it was written solely by Keith – eventually led to his induction in the...

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The California Desert’s City of Festivals to Host Stagecoach
Feb23

The California Desert’s City of Festivals to Host Stagecoach

It all began in 2007, the year of the inaugural Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Founded by Paul Tollett, the creator of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the Festival is primarily country, but artists from folk, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country will also perform. The complete festival information is located here. For the 12th annual event, the lineup is as impressive as...

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