Garth Brooks Will Receive Billboard Icon Award

By |2020-02-26T10:41:22-06:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Garth Brooks will soon be adding a new award to his collection! He will be present with the Billboard Icon Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Brooks will be one of only 9 artists in history to receive this award, and he will join the ranks with Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, and Mariah Carey. The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will be broadcasted live from Las Vegas on April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT time on NBC. Brooks will also be doing a live performance on the broadcast. Be sure to tune into [...]

Country Music Singer Dead After Being Hit by Car

By |2020-02-24T11:48:01-06:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Country music singer Lindsey Lagestee has died after being hit by a car. The singer was on her way to perform at a show on Valentine's Day when she was hit by a car as she was crossing the street. Lagestee, 25, was rushed to the Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, where she died of her injuries a few days later. Her death has ripped a hole in the Chicago-area country music community, as well as the Dixie Crush fanbase. Dixie Crush is a county music cover band, and they have played more than 250 shows throughout the Midwest. Lagestee's [...]

Brandy Clark’s New Music Video “Love is a Fire”

By |2020-02-17T15:00:02-06:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , |

Brandy Clark's new music video is as visually captive and illuminating as it is musically sensual and touching. Brandy Clark will be coming out with a new music album called "your life is a record" on March 6th. Love is a fire is a beautiful touch on how love can be seen as a fire. Love may be warm and beautiful, but it can be as dangerous and untamed as a fire. Brandy's voice is so soothing and is great with the slow pacing of this song as it lulls you deeper into the depths of love. - Intern Yin Tai [...]

Luke Bryan’s Emotional Performance for the Passing of his Niece

By |2020-02-14T14:58:17-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |

Country music star, Luke Bryan, gave a loving performance last night of the national anthem at Bridgestone arena. The event was for "Hockey Has Heart Congenital Defect Awareness Night" in which he sang in commemoration for his late passing niece, Sadie Brett Boyer, who had passed away in 2017 due to Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). This is when the "heart or blood vessels near the heart do not form properly before birth". Sadly, Luke Bryan's wife, Caroline Bryan was not able to be there due to having the flu. Luke gave a loving, touching performance on the ice right next to [...]

Sugarland Announces Tour Dates!

By |2020-02-12T11:37:12-06:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Sugarland's Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles are hitting the road this summer on their 'There Goes The Neighborhood' tour. The country music duo will kick off their tour on June 4 in Toronto, Ontario, and they will make additional stops in Dallas, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and more! Country music stars Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tenille Townes, and Danielle Bradbery will be joining Sugarland as well. You can find Sugarland's tour dates on their website at sugarland.com, as well as ticket information! Source: NashCountryDaily.com -Intern Amanda

This Day in Country Music History: Glen Campbell Hits No.1

By |2020-02-10T12:53:06-06:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

On February 10th, 1967 Glen Campbell's seventh studio album By The Time I Get To Phoenix hit number 1 on the U.S. Country Music Charts. The title track, written by Jimmy Webb, was originally recorded by Johnny Rivers in 1965. Although Glen's version of the song became the more popular version, hitting number 2 on the country music charts in 1968. The song also earned him two grammy's, one for Best Male Vocal Performance and one for Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance. For more country music news on this day in history, check out thisdayincountrymusic.com. Source Intern Brandon https://youtu.be/mUg5p3BncuQ

Country Music Star Kane Brown will play in NBA Celebrity-Game on All-Star Weekend

By |2020-02-07T16:33:56-06:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Country music star Kane Brown (known for "One Thing Right" and "Heaven") will be taking a detour from his country music to be playing in the NBA Celeberty Game. Kane has been selected to be a participant playing in the NBA Celebrity-Game on All-Star Weekend in Chicago. The following event can be seen on ESPN on February 14 at 7pm ET. There will also be numerous stars playing like Quavo, Chance The Rapper,  Hannibal Buress, Anthony Adams, and so much more! Stephen A. Smith and Micheal Wilbon will also be there as celebrity coaches for the two participating teams. - Intern [...]

Maddie and Tae Announces New Album

By |2020-02-05T11:11:16-06:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Country music duo Maddie and Tae have announced that they will be releasing their sophomore album, "The Wait It Feels", on Apr. 10. This album is going to be a follow-up from their debut album, "Start Here", aside from the two EPs that they released in 2019. "It has been four years since we’ve released an album," Maddie Marlow says in a statement. "For us, this is a lot more than just an album release. This sophomore album will always be a reminder that no matter the setbacks and struggles, we will come out stronger and better. We are so proud [...]

Tenille Arts Gives The Story Behind ‘Somebody Like That’

By |2020-02-03T11:53:46-06:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blogs|

Tenille Arts's 'Somebody Like That' talks about looking for an epic love that lasts a lifetime. The song reflects the longstanding relationships in her family. Arts wrote the song with Allison Veltz and Alex Kline. This song is one of the more sunniest songs on her album "Love, Heartbreak, and Everything in Between". Arts, Veltz, and Kline wanted to get away from the formula of writing break-up songs, and they wanted to write something more positive. "We were talking about getting away from [writing] breakup songs and wanting to write something positive that was uptempo and fun, but still had substance [...]

Safety Will Be a Big Topic at this Week’s Minnesota Pork Congress

By |2020-01-28T10:12:33-06:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Blogs, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The Minnesota Pork Congress is taking place in Minneapolis. JoDee Haala of New Ulm is the president of the Minnesota Pork Board. She told the Linder Farm Network safety would be one of the big topics of discussion. "Protection from foreign animal disease and foreign animal disease preparedness," said Haala. "The goal is to make a stronger pork industry. To do that we all need to step up and make a stronger pork industry." Haala says federal authorities are always on the lookout but state and local officials have to be prepared as well. "We need to work with the University [...]