103 FXD Upper Peninsula Country Music Radio – Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan Radio http://wfxd.com Country Music and U.P. News, Updates and Calendar Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:00:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 The Pardi starts early: Why Jon Pardi is “Head Over Boots” for his fans http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59183/the-pardi-starts-early-why-jon-pardi-is-head-over-boots-for-his-fans/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:00:36 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59183/the-pardi-starts-early-why-jon-pardi-is-head-over-boots-for-his-fans/ The Pardi starts early: Why Jon Pardi is “Head Over Boots” for his fans

ABC/Image Group LA These days, things are pretty good for Jon Pardi. He just got his first ACM nomination, and "Dirt on My Boots" is on track to follow in the chart-topping success of his first #1, "Head over Boots."

What's even more gratifying is that fans are turning out early to see him open Dierks Bentley's What the Hell Tour.

“It's been really cool to watch that,” Jon says. “Of course, Nashville was really full, and Dierks was above the moon. He was like, 'Man it's full here!'”

Fellow performer Chase Rice put it into perspective for Jon after attending the ...read more

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The Pardi starts early: Why Jon Pardi is “Head Over Boots” for his fans

By Music News Group

ABC/Image Group LA These days, things are pretty good for Jon Pardi. He just got his first ACM nomination, and “Dirt on My Boots” is on track to follow in the chart-topping success of his first #1, “Head over Boots.”

What’s even more gratifying is that fans are turning out early to see him open Dierks Bentley‘s What the Hell Tour.

“It’s been really cool to watch that,” Jon says. “Of course, Nashville was really full, and Dierks was above the moon. He was like, ‘Man it’s full here!’”

Fellow performer Chase Rice put it into perspective for Jon after attending the       

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Nashville notes http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59181/nashville-notes-688/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:00:36 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59181/nashville-notes-688/ Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Alison Krauss' new album, Windy City, debuts at #1 on the country albums chart this week, selling more than 36,000 copies during its first week.

Kix Brooks is the subject of the latest episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather Tuesday night. You can catch the conversation at 8 p.m. ET on AXS-TV.

Martina McBride performs with rock legend John Mellencamp Tuesday on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. They'll perform John's new single, "Grandview," from his new album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, which comes out April 21.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Alison Krauss‘ new album, Windy City, debuts at #1 on the country albums chart this week, selling more than 36,000 copies during its first week.

Kix Brooks is the subject of the latest episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather Tuesday night. You can catch the conversation at 8 p.m. ET on AXS-TV.

Martina McBride performs with rock legend John Mellencamp Tuesday on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. They’ll perform John’s new single, “Grandview,” from his new album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, which comes out April 21.

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Register to Win the Heating Up Winter Giveaway On Air with Today’s Record Low Temp http://wfxd.com/featured/59069/register-to-win-the-heating-up-winter-giveaway-on-air-with-todays-record-low-temp/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:56:38 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=59069 Register to Win the Heating Up Winter Giveaway On Air with Today’s Record Low Temp Marquette, MI  –  February 28, 2017  –  It’s our Heating Up Winter Giveaway and we’re taking on-air registrations now! When you hear the queue to phone in, call us up at 361-WFXD and give the temp below! Seems like the end of February has always been kind of nice to us up here in the […]]]> Register to Win the Heating Up Winter Giveaway On Air with Today’s Record Low Temp

Marquette, MI  –  February 28, 2017  –  It’s our Heating Up Winter Giveaway and we’re taking on-air registrations now! When you hear the queue to phone in, call us up at 361-WFXD and give the temp below!

Seems like the end of February has always been kind of nice to us up here in the Upper Peninsula. According to Intellicast, the record low for February 28th in the Marquette area was only -9° in 1991!

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The Giveaway party is scheduled for April 6th, 2017 – You must be present to win.

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Dierks, Kenny, Miranda and more help Willie Nelson stage an all-star tribute to Merle Haggard http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59174/dierks-kenny-miranda-and-more-help-willie-nelson-stage-an-all-star-tribute-to-merle-haggard/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:16 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59174/dierks-kenny-miranda-and-more-help-willie-nelson-stage-an-all-star-tribute-to-merle-haggard/ Dierks, Kenny, Miranda and more help Willie Nelson stage an all-star tribute to Merle Haggard

Courtesy Blackbird PresentsWillie Nelson is partnering with Merle Haggard's family to put on an all-star tribute to his late friend and fellow legend.

"Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard" will come to life April 6 on the stage of Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. The date is significant because it's not only the one-year anniversary of the Hag's passing, it also would have been his 80th birthday.

Willie, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert and John Mellencamp lead the stellar lineup. Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, John Anderson, Connie ...read more

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Dierks, Kenny, Miranda and more help Willie Nelson stage an all-star tribute to Merle Haggard

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Courtesy Blackbird PresentsWillie Nelson is partnering with Merle Haggard‘s family to put on an all-star tribute to his late friend and fellow legend.

“Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard” will come to life April 6 on the stage of Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The date is significant because it’s not only the one-year anniversary of the Hag’s passing, it also would have been his 80th birthday.

Willie, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert and John Mellencamp lead the stellar lineup. Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, John Anderson, Connie       

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Brantley Gilbert plans to keep the devil awake this summer http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59176/brantley-gilbert-plans-to-keep-the-devil-awake-this-summer/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:15 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59176/brantley-gilbert-plans-to-keep-the-devil-awake-this-summer/ Brantley Gilbert plans to keep the devil awake this summer

Photo Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.The devil won't be getting any rest, if Brantley Gilbert has anything to say about it.

The “Weekend” hitmaker is adding a summer leg to his tour, named for his number one-selling album The Devil Don't Sleep. Once the current tour run wraps April 29 in Duluth, Minnesota, Brantley will turn his attention to festivals, fairs and amphitheaters.

“There are so many different ways to do this come warm weather,” he says, “And I like 'em all. Festivals are just a party with a whole lotta music…There's not much more real -- or ...read more

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Brantley Gilbert plans to keep the devil awake this summer

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Photo Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.The devil won’t be getting any rest, if Brantley Gilbert has anything to say about it.

The “Weekend” hitmaker is adding a summer leg to his tour, named for his number one-selling album The Devil Don’t Sleep. Once the current tour run wraps April 29 in Duluth, Minnesota, Brantley will turn his attention to festivals, fairs and amphitheaters.

“There are so many different ways to do this come warm weather,” he says, “And I like ’em all. Festivals are just a party with a whole lotta music…There’s not much more real — or       

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Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Andra Day & more: Little Big Town promises plenty of surprises during their year at the Ryman http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59162/sam-hunt-chris-stapleton-andra-day-more-little-big-town-promises-plenty-of-surprises-during-their-year-at-the-ryman/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:00:09 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59162/sam-hunt-chris-stapleton-andra-day-more-little-big-town-promises-plenty-of-surprises-during-their-year-at-the-ryman/ Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Andra Day & more: Little Big Town promises plenty of surprises during their year at the Ryman

ABC/Image Group LAThey're only two shows in, but Little Big Town is already adding more dates to their year-long residency at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.

On the heels of two-sold out performances during which they sang their new album, The Breaker, in its entirety, the band announced they'll play July 30 as well, extending their Little Big Town at the Mother Church residency to at least ten dates.

The foursome is promising once-in-a-lifetime performances during their run celebrating the 125th anniversary of the venue. Judging by the first two nights, they aim to deliver.

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Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Andra Day & more: Little Big Town promises plenty of surprises during their year at the Ryman

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ABC/Image Group LAThey’re only two shows in, but Little Big Town is already adding more dates to their year-long residency at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

On the heels of two-sold out performances during which they sang their new album, The Breaker, in its entirety, the band announced they’ll play July 30 as well, extending their Little Big Town at the Mother Church residency to at least ten dates.

The foursome is promising once-in-a-lifetime performances during their run celebrating the 125th anniversary of the venue. Judging by the first two nights, they aim to deliver.

Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton took       

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Trisha Yearwood surprises Garth Brooks with 5 million reasons he’s the Entertainer of the Year http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59159/trisha-yearwood-surprises-garth-brooks-with-5-million-reasons-hes-the-entertainer-of-the-year/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:15:52 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59159/trisha-yearwood-surprises-garth-brooks-with-5-million-reasons-hes-the-entertainer-of-the-year/ Trisha Yearwood surprises Garth Brooks with 5 million reasons he’s the Entertainer of the Year

ABC/Image Group LAIf we needed a reminder of why Garth Brooks is CMA Entertainer of the Year, we got a big one this weekend during his latest sold-out stop in Edmonton, Alberta.

Trisha Yearwood interrupted her set to alert her husband that he'd just marked a very significant milestone on their world tour. Garth and Trisha have now sold more than five million tickets across 60 cities on their ongoing trek. By comparison, it took 100 cities for the superstar to accomplish the same feat on his 1996-1998 tour.

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky congratulated Garth via video, and ...read more

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Trisha Yearwood surprises Garth Brooks with 5 million reasons he’s the Entertainer of the Year

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ABC/Image Group LAIf we needed a reminder of why Garth Brooks is CMA Entertainer of the Year, we got a big one this weekend during his latest sold-out stop in Edmonton, Alberta.

Trisha Yearwood interrupted her set to alert her husband that he’d just marked a very significant milestone on their world tour. Garth and Trisha have now sold more than five million tickets across 60 cities on their ongoing trek. By comparison, it took 100 cities for the superstar to accomplish the same feat on his 1996-1998 tour.

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky congratulated Garth via video, and       

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As a coach on “The Voice,” Blake Shelton is ready to take the gloves off, even against girlfriend Gwen Stefani http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59154/as-a-coach-on-the-voice-blake-shelton-is-ready-to-take-the-gloves-off-even-against-girlfriend-gwen-stefani/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:00:46 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/59154/as-a-coach-on-the-voice-blake-shelton-is-ready-to-take-the-gloves-off-even-against-girlfriend-gwen-stefani/ As a coach on “The Voice,” Blake Shelton is ready to take the gloves off, even against girlfriend Gwen Stefani

David Lachapelle/NBCBlake Shelton might be known as one of country's biggest jokesters, but when it comes to NBC's popular TV talent search The Voice, which returns for a 12th season Monday night, Blake takes his competitive streak very seriously.

“It's so competitive, and it gets pretty rough sometimes. I mean things are said that you go, 'Whoa! I can't believe you just said that,' but that's The Voice, it's a competition,” Blake notes.

And Blake ought to know, he's been the winning coach five times. In one of those instances he poached the final winner from his now ...read more

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As a coach on “The Voice,” Blake Shelton is ready to take the gloves off, even against girlfriend Gwen Stefani

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David Lachapelle/NBCBlake Shelton might be known as one of country’s biggest jokesters, but when it comes to NBC’s popular TV talent search The Voice, which returns for a 12th season Monday night, Blake takes his competitive streak very seriously.

“It’s so competitive, and it gets pretty rough sometimes. I mean things are said that you go, ‘Whoa! I can’t believe you just said that,’ but that’s The Voice, it’s a competition,” Blake notes.

And Blake ought to know, he’s been the winning coach five times. In one of those instances he poached the final winner from his now       

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