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Old Dominion, Frankie Ballard Lead Windy City Smokeout Lineup

Chase Rice, Billy Currington and Corey Smith also set for Chicago's barbecue and country music festival By Andrew Leahey | February 15, 2016 Back for a fourth year, the Windy City Smokeout will bring beer, barbecue and country music — including headlining sets by Chase Rice, Old Dominion and Frankie Ballard — to downtown Chicago this ... Read More

Kandy Kane Ball packs in partygoers to collect more toys for kids

By Candace Jordan For the 13th annual Kris Kringle’s Kandy Kane Ball, dubbed the “largest private toy drive in the city,” more than 800 partygoers packed Joe’s on Weed Street in Lincoln Park on Dec. 12. Clad in cocktail attire with a requisite toy in hand for entry, guests enjoyed live entertainment by Sorry for Partying and DJ ... Read More

Blackhawks Charities announce Keith Relief charity concert

Chicago Blackhawks Charities announced today that defenseman Duncan Keith will hold a charity concert benefitting Keith Relief on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, from 6:30-10 p.m. at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street (940 W. Weed St., Chicago), featuring country music act Dustin Lynch. All proceeds will benefit Keith Relief and Ronald McDonald House Charit... Read More

‘CMT ON TOUR’ EXPANDS WITH OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY RYAN HURD

CMT World Premieres Hurd’s First Music Video “Good As You Think I Am” TODAY NASHVILLE – October 29, 2015 – CMT On Tour is expanding its fall lineup with the addition of newcomer Ryan Hurd to the bill, who co-wrote the CMA-nominated No. 1 single “Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe. Hurd kicks off the ... Read More

Cole Swindell Announces ‘Down Home Sessions’ EP and Tour

ACM New Artist of the Year switches gears from stadiums to clubs with headlining trek By Chris Parton "Chillin' It" hitmaker Cole Swindell has announced his back-to-basics Down Home Tour, a month-long string of club concerts starting November 11th at New York City's Best Buy Theatre. Running through December 19th, the trek will also serve ... Read More

CMA Songwriters Series Visits Joe’s Bar in Chicago

By Lorie Hollabaugh The Windy City got a touch of Music City magic last week when the CMA Songwriters Series brought top country tunesmiths to Joe’s Bar in Chicago Thursday night (7/30). Songwriters Jim Collins, Ryan Hurd, Brett James, and Lee Thomas Miller took the stage for the special songwriters round to share the stories behind ... Read More

Kip Moore Unleashes the 2015 Wild Ones Tour Across the US and Canada This Fall in Support of Sophomore Album

Moore’s Performance On “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock” Airs Tomorrow On ABC Nashville, TN - Aug 3, 2015 - MULTI PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore announced today that he will headline the 2015 WILD ONES TOUR beginning Oct. 8 in Bethlehem, PA and continuing on to more than 20 cities in the US and Canada through early ... Read More

Maddie & Tae Announce Headlining Tour

Breakout country duo take to the road in support of their debut album, 'Start Here' By Chris Parton Maddie & Tae — the breakout duo who skewered the bro-country trend in 2014 with "Girl in a Country Song" — have announced their first headlining tour. Calling the trek their Start Here Tour, the run kicks off October 7th in New York ... Read More

MIRANDA LAMBERT ARRIVES EARLY, STAYS LATE IN CHICAGO

MIRANDA LAMBERT ARRIVES EARLY, STAYS LATE IN CHICAGO She and Gwen Sebastian Play Surprise By Alison Bonaguro The big Kenny Chesney show at Soldier Field isn’t until Saturday (June 6). But Miranda Lambert? She got to Chicago a couple of days early, so naturally, she wanted to warm up her voice. How’d she do it? By playing a surprise ... Read More

MIGUEL PLAYS FREE SHOW AFTER NORTHWESTERN CONCERT CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

MIGUEL PLAYS FREE SHOW AFTER NORTHWESTERN CONCERT CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER By Luis Gomez Miguel and his people were scrambling to find a venue where the Grammy-winning R&B singer could perform at the last minute over the weekend. He had been scheduled to headline Northwestern’s Dillo Day at the Lakefill in Evanston Saturday, but the ... Read More