By Dan Hyman
At first, Eric Church couldn't explain it. And yet every time the North Carolina-based country artist came to play a show in Chicago in the early days, typically at Joe's Bar in Lincoln Park, fans would show up in droves.
"For us it was the heart of our fan base," the singer, who now regularly packs arenas ...
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 ...