103 FXD Upper Peninsula Country Music Radio – Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan Radio http://wfxd.com Country Music and U.P. News, Updates and Calendar Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Rock on: Cracker Barrel brings free nightly concerts — and rockers — to CMA Music Festival http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61242/rock-on-cracker-barrel-brings-free-nightly-concerts-and-rockers-to-cma-music-festival/ Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:32 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61242/rock-on-cracker-barrel-brings-free-nightly-concerts-and-rockers-to-cma-music-festival/ Rock on: Cracker Barrel brings free nightly concerts — and rockers — to CMA Music Festival

CMAIf you didn't score tickets to CMA Music Festival's big nightly concerts at Nashville's Nissan Stadium this year, the Country Music Association is offering you a free alternative for the first time ever.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of CMA week, the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage will take over Ascend Amphitheater on the Riverfront in Music City.

Big & Rich, Deana Carter, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys and others kick off the first night. On Friday, it's Ladies of Country night with Sara Evans, Kellie Pickler, Danielle Bradbury, Aubrie Sellers and more. Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, High Valley, ...read more

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Rock on: Cracker Barrel brings free nightly concerts — and rockers — to CMA Music Festival

By Music News Group

CMAIf you didn’t score tickets to CMA Music Festival’s big nightly concerts at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium this year, the Country Music Association is offering you a free alternative for the first time ever.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of CMA week, the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage will take over Ascend Amphitheater on the Riverfront in Music City.

Big & Rich, Deana Carter, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys and others kick off the first night. On Friday, it’s Ladies of Country night with Sara Evans, Kellie Pickler, Danielle Bradbury, Aubrie Sellers and more. Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, High Valley,       

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How you can help Weekend Warrior Brad Paisley send “Love and War” to the troops http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61244/how-you-can-help-weekend-warrior-brad-paisley-send-love-and-war-to-the-troops/ Mon, 22 May 2017 22:57:06 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61244/how-you-can-help-weekend-warrior-brad-paisley-send-love-and-war-to-the-troops/ How you can help Weekend Warrior Brad Paisley send “Love and War” to the troops

ABC/Image Group LAMemorial Day is less than a week away, and Brad Paisley is hoping you'll help him say thank you to America's men and women who serve.

From now through next Monday, for every copy of Brad's new Love and War album that's sold on his website, he'll donate another disc to a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces or a veteran.

This Saturday on tour, Brad marked Armed Services Day by calling local members of the military onstage during his performance of the record's title track, which addresses how America's military are treated once they ...read more

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How you can help Weekend Warrior Brad Paisley send “Love and War” to the troops

By Music News Group

ABC/Image Group LAMemorial Day is less than a week away, and Brad Paisley is hoping you’ll help him say thank you to America’s men and women who serve.

From now through next Monday, for every copy of Brad’s new Love and War album that’s sold on his website, he’ll donate another disc to a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces or a veteran.

This Saturday on tour, Brad marked Armed Services Day by calling local members of the military onstage during his performance of the record’s title track, which addresses how America’s military are treated once they       

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Little Big Town delivers a mother lode of special guests at the “Mother Church” http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61238/little-big-town-delivers-a-mother-lode-of-special-guests-at-the-mother-church/ Mon, 22 May 2017 21:03:07 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61238/little-big-town-delivers-a-mother-lode-of-special-guests-at-the-mother-church/ Little Big Town delivers a mother lode of special guests at the “Mother Church”

ABC RadioFans who turned out to see Little Big Town this weekend at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium got a whole lot more than they bargained for.

In addition to performing their hits and tracks from their new album The Breaker, the reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year surprised their sold-out audiences with a stellar lineup of special guests.

On Friday, bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss and pop sensation Tori Kelly took the stage, while four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and 2001 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lee Ann Womack stopped by the next night. Saturday's crowd also ...read more

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Little Big Town delivers a mother lode of special guests at the “Mother Church”

By Music News Group

ABC RadioFans who turned out to see Little Big Town this weekend at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium got a whole lot more than they bargained for.

In addition to performing their hits and tracks from their new album The Breaker, the reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year surprised their sold-out audiences with a stellar lineup of special guests.

On Friday, bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss and pop sensation Tori Kelly took the stage, while four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and 2001 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lee Ann Womack stopped by the next night. Saturday’s crowd also       

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Rascal Flatts returns to Vegas for Eight “Night(s) to Shine” in October http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61235/rascal-flatts-returns-to-vegas-for-eight-nights-to-shine-in-october/ Mon, 22 May 2017 19:00:26 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61235/rascal-flatts-returns-to-vegas-for-eight-nights-to-shine-in-october/ Rascal Flatts returns to Vegas for Eight “Night(s) to Shine” in October

BMLGRascal Flatts is headed back to Sin City for a limited-run residency this October.

The “Yours If You Want It” hitmakers will play eight shows at the 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas.

“Vegas just keeps pulling us back,” lead singer Gary LeVox says. “Our previous two residencies were such an amazing experience and opportunity to connect with our fans on a more intimate level. I think moving over to The Venetian will provide a totally different setting and fan experience that we're really excited about!”

For the past two years, the trio has played The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel ...read more

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Rascal Flatts returns to Vegas for Eight “Night(s) to Shine” in October

By Music News Group

BMLGRascal Flatts is headed back to Sin City for a limited-run residency this October.

The “Yours If You Want It” hitmakers will play eight shows at the 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas.

“Vegas just keeps pulling us back,” lead singer Gary LeVox says. “Our previous two residencies were such an amazing experience and opportunity to connect with our fans on a more intimate level. I think moving over to The Venetian will provide a totally different setting and fan experience that we’re really excited about!”

For the past two years, the trio has played The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel       

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Shout-out to Gwen and the fans: Blake Shelton is “Billboard”‘s Top Country Artist http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61232/shout-out-to-gwen-and-the-fans-blake-shelton-is-billboards-top-country-artist/ Mon, 22 May 2017 17:51:28 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61232/shout-out-to-gwen-and-the-fans-blake-shelton-is-billboards-top-country-artist/ Shout-out to Gwen and the fans: Blake Shelton is “Billboard”‘s Top Country Artist

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton took home the Top Country Artist honor at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, and the Oklahoma native knows exactly whom to thank.

“I know this award is based on streaming and record sales and ticket sales and that all happens because of the fans,” he says. “So I consider this a fan-voted award and I couldn't be more thankful and happy.”

In his acceptance speech, Blake remarked he already felt like the luckiest guy in the room, since his girlfriend Gwen Stefani was with him.

Blake's next awards show appearance happens next month at ...read more

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Shout-out to Gwen and the fans: Blake Shelton is “Billboard”‘s Top Country Artist

By Music News Group

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton took home the Top Country Artist honor at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, and the Oklahoma native knows exactly whom to thank.

“I know this award is based on streaming and record sales and ticket sales and that all happens because of the fans,” he says. “So I consider this a fan-voted award and I couldn’t be more thankful and happy.”

In his acceptance speech, Blake remarked he already felt like the luckiest guy in the room, since his girlfriend Gwen Stefani was with him.

Blake’s next awards show appearance happens next month at       

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For Sentimental Reasons: Lee Brice pays tribute to his “Boy(s)” on album #4 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61229/for-sentimental-reasons-lee-brice-pays-tribute-to-his-boys-on-album-4/ Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:21 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61229/for-sentimental-reasons-lee-brice-pays-tribute-to-his-boys-on-album-4/ For Sentimental Reasons: Lee Brice pays tribute to his “Boy(s)” on album #4

ABC/Rick RowellLee Brice's self-titled fourth studio album will arrive November 3, and the soon-to-be father of three reveals there are multiple reasons he chose “Boy” as the lead single.

“First, Sara and I have two sons, Takoda and Ryker,” Lee says. “This song is a tribute to them. It's my way of saying how proud I am to be their dad.”

Takoda is nine and Ryker is three, and both are about to become big brothers.

“The second reason,” Lee goes on, “is because, coincidentally, we have a daughter on the way in a couple of weeks and we wanted to share this ...read more

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For Sentimental Reasons: Lee Brice pays tribute to his “Boy(s)” on album #4

By Music News Group

ABC/Rick RowellLee Brice‘s self-titled fourth studio album will arrive November 3, and the soon-to-be father of three reveals there are multiple reasons he chose “Boy” as the lead single.

“First, Sara and I have two sons, Takoda and Ryker,” Lee says. “This song is a tribute to them. It’s my way of saying how proud I am to be their dad.”

Takoda is nine and Ryker is three, and both are about to become big brothers.

“The second reason,” Lee goes on, “is because, coincidentally, we have a daughter on the way in a couple of weeks and we wanted to share this       

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Country star trivia http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61227/country-star-trivia-772/ Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:21 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61227/country-star-trivia-772/ Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Lee Brice co-wrote this #1 from 2011 for the Eli Young Band. Can you name it? ANSWER: "Crazy Girl."

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Comstock/Thinkstock Lee Brice co-wrote this #1 from 2011 for the Eli Young Band. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Crazy Girl.”

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“Billboard” Music Awards 2017: Florida Georgia Line tease more collaborations http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61219/billboard-music-awards-2017-florida-georgia-line-tease-more-collaborations/ Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:08 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/61219/billboard-music-awards-2017-florida-georgia-line-tease-more-collaborations/ “Billboard” Music Awards 2017: Florida Georgia Line tease more collaborations

Courtesy Dick Clark ProductionsAt the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night in Las Vegas, Florida Georgia Line won the award for Top Country Song for "H.O.L.Y." and also performed with John Legend. Performing with artists outside their genre is nothing new for FGL -- they've collaborated with Nelly, The Chainsmokers and The Backstreet Boys too. And, it seems, more collabos are coming.

Backstage, FGL's Brian Kelley told ABC Radio why their music seems to work with many different genres.

"Our influences are kinda all over, they always have been," he explained. "We try to keep an ...read more

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“Billboard” Music Awards 2017: Florida Georgia Line tease more collaborations

By Music News Group

Courtesy Dick Clark ProductionsAt the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night in Las Vegas, Florida Georgia Line won the award for Top Country Song for “H.O.L.Y.” and also performed with John Legend. Performing with artists outside their genre is nothing new for FGL — they’ve collaborated with Nelly, The Chainsmokers and The Backstreet Boys too. And, it seems, more collabos are coming.

Backstage, FGL’s Brian Kelley told ABC Radio why their music seems to work with many different genres.

“Our influences are kinda all over, they always have been,” he explained. “We try to keep an       

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