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Race fans didn’t actually get rained out this past Saturday at the track, more like weathered out; creating conditions that canceled racing at Sands Speedway. Misting precipitation and fog created conditions that caused officials to cancel racing. Any amount of moisture on the race surface with drivers using slick tires on the rear axle would […]

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Atlantic Records country star Brett Eldredge has announced the details for his forthcoming debut solo album ‘Bring You Back. The singer-songwriter revealed the covert art, track listing and release date for the collection, for which he wrote 11 of the 12 songs. Atlantic Records plans to release ‘Bring You Back’ on Aug. 6. Eldredge worked […]

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Veterans’ Appreciation Has Good Turnout Despite Shaky Weather

Sands Speedway had a big car turnout this past weekend despite the shaky weather for Saturday and the track showed their appreciation for area veterans by allowing free admission! Sands conducts heat races, semi-feature, feature races and a dash during Saturday’s activities. The drivers racing this year are providing more competitive, door to door racing […]

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Daniel de los Reyes, percussionist with country band, Zac Brown Band, recently was awarded Modern Drummer’s 2013 Reader’s Poll Percussionist of the Year! Reyes is a third generation drummer/percussionist of Puerto Rican/Cuban/American decent. WFXD regularly plays songs from the three time Grammy winning band but I would have never guessed the Daniel and ZBB’s drummer […]

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Last year, Eli Young Band performed at the UP State Fair and had a great time and turn out. This year, the band will be having a summer to remember since they have signed on to perform with Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour! Think of it while you check this snap shot from Chesney’s […]

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 Sands Speedway has set this week’s racing action in appreciation for our area veterans. This Saturday, June 15th, all veterans can get in to watch racing at the track for only $5. If you are a veteran & a senior – you get in for FREE! Last weekend’s featured Super Stock race finished door to […]

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The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the latest stamp in its Music Icon series this week in Nashville: a stunning portrait of Johnny Cash. In a musical ceremony at the famed Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday (June 5), Johnny’s son, John Carter Cash, welcomed an all-star roster of country artists to honor his dad in song. Among […]

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The 2nd Annual Tug McGraw Foundation Celebrity Sporting Clay Pro-Am raised approximately $50,000thanks to the help of Kix Brooks, Troy Gentry ofMontgomery Gentry, Randy Houser, Craig Campbell and Keith Anderson just to name a few.  The event raised approximately $50,000 to benefit the foundation’s efforts to improve the lives of military service members who have […]

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Country icon George Strait loses father, John Byron Strait, on June 4, 2013. From George’s website the following was released:   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Tuesday, June 04, 2013) – After nearly one month of hospitalization, John Byron Strait (age 91), passed away earlier today, Tuesday, June 4. Father to iconic country music superstar George Strait, John […]

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I have been to several football and baseball games in professional stadiums and the volume of people these places seat are amazing! Sitting in the stadium, it is overwhelming to comprehend performing on a stage as a musician before thousands of cheering fans! Well, Kenny Chesney enjoys the best of both worlds by performing and […]

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