Kip Moore sounds great
Kip Moore sounds great
The other night on American Idol – Dexter came on and sang this BEAUTIFUL ballad by Brett Eldredge. I love it when a contestant sings something unexpected. A slow ballad after singing fast country tunes most of the season. I loved it when Harry noted that all of the great “front men” from famous bands – can sing the slow stuff too and sing it very well. The mark of a great singer – one who can sing any style and any speed and pull it off every time. Something that seems easy, but is very difficult. Dexter – you’ve got my vote.
Enjoy and God Bless
Having freedom and a little bit of income has done a world of good for my concert attendance record over the last couple years. Now it may be Tuesday afternoon, but my mind is still very much stuck on Saturday night in Troy, Ohio. I catch myself singing and swaying along to any song that pumped through our hearts that night.
This weekend, Billy Currington’s We Are Tonight Tour rolled through that west Ohio town, and I simply had to be there. I’ve always liked Billy, really liked opener Chase Rice, and I absolutely love Brett Eldredge.
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Sometimes, if something seems impossible, people will say “it’ll happen when pigs fly.” Early in his career, Brett Eldredge may have thought that a time or two about a successful music career as he performed before not-even-handfuls of people in the same Vegas casino where he was now set to perform as part of the Academy of Country Music Awards. Brett sat down with KNCI’s Tom Mailey of the Pat and Tom show during ACM week in Vegas, fresh from rehearsal in the arena at Mandalay Bay, and he marveled at how far he’s come.
“I played the cocktail lounge there like four or five years ago when I first started.” How many people were paying attention then? “Five. Maybe two. Sometimes zero.” But Brett hung in there, honing his skills as a singer, songwriter and performer and it paid off, with hits this past year like “Don’t Ya” and…
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Bub City and Joe’s Live present the 2nd annual Windy City Smoke Out, a 3-day a Chicago street festival, celebrating the best of Barbecue and Country music.
Tickets can be purchased at ticketweb.com starting Friday, April 18th. (Exact location TBD)
The presale is happening Wednesday, April 16th at 10am until Thursday, April 17th at 10pm. Click here and use password: SMOKEOUTUS995
Friday, July 11th–Brett Eldredge
Saturday, July 12th–Randy Rogers Band, Josh Abbott Band
Sunday, July 13th–Eli Young Band, Chase Rice, Blackjack Billy
The Country stars will appear in the “American Icons” campaign, a partnership with Macy’s and a veteran’s support initiative “Got Your 6,” which means “Got Your Back.” The ads will run starting on May 6 and will also feature Ryan Lochte, an Olympic gold medalist.
Kramer said in a story in People, “To me, an American icon is someone who follows their dreams, is a role model and never gives up and is someone you look up to.”
Starting on May 17, when shoppers donate to the “Got Your 6” endeavor, they will receive a savings pass to Macy’s. How cool is that? 100 percent of the money donated will go straight to vets coming home and military families.
-Chris Peña/CBS Radio Programming Intern
Got a call from our Illinois boy Brett Eldredge this morning! He’s coming to rock the Windy City Smokeout July 11th…
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