103 FXD Upper Peninsula Country Music Radio - Marquette, MI - Northern Michigan Radio http://wfxd.com Country Music and U.P. News, Updates and Calendar Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Cole Swindell Visits the Inspiration for “Roller Coaster” This July 4 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41454/cole-swindell-visits-the-inspiration-for-roller-coaster-this-july-4/ http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41454/cole-swindell-visits-the-inspiration-for-roller-coaster-this-july-4/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:03 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41454/cole-swindell-visits-the-inspiration-for-roller-coaster-this-july-4/ Cole Swindell Visits the Inspiration for “Roller Coaster” This July 4

Warner Music NashvilleThis Independence Day, Cole Swindell is headed for the town that inspired the hit he co-wrote for Luke Bryan, “Roller Coaster.”

“I think I have a few days blocked off to go down to Panama City, maybe, and just relax with some friends,” Cole says. The summer hit was inspired by PCB's Miracle Strip Amusement Park, and mentions one of the city's main drags, Thomas Drive.

But after his trip to Florida's Gulf Coast, Cole is looking forward to getting back to work. “Then it's busy. Back out with [Jason] Aldean and Kenny Chesney, man. This is a big ...read more

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Cole Swindell Visits the Inspiration for “Roller Coaster” This July 4

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Warner Music NashvilleThis Independence Day, Cole Swindell is headed for the town that inspired the hit he co-wrote for Luke Bryan, “Roller Coaster.”

“I think I have a few days blocked off to go down to Panama City, maybe, and just relax with some friends,” Cole says. The summer hit was inspired by PCB’s Miracle Strip Amusement Park, and mentions one of the city’s main drags, Thomas Drive.

But after his trip to Florida’s Gulf Coast, Cole is looking forward to getting back to work. “Then it’s busy. Back out with [Jason] Aldean and Kenny Chesney, man. This is a big       

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Kacey Musgraves’ “Pageant Material” Claims the Crown, Debuts at #1 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41451/kacey-musgraves-pageant-material-claims-the-crown-debuts-at-1/ http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41451/kacey-musgraves-pageant-material-claims-the-crown-debuts-at-1/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:17:55 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41451/kacey-musgraves-pageant-material-claims-the-crown-debuts-at-1/ Kacey Musgraves’ “Pageant Material” Claims the Crown, Debuts at #1

Mercury NashvilleKacey Musgraves officially claims the crown, topping Billboard's Country Albums chart, as her second album, Pageant Material, debuts at number one. Her sophomore effort sold close to 55,000 copies during its first week, besting the 43,000 her debut moved in 2013, according to Billboard. Same Trailer Different Park bowed at number 2 on the Country Albums ranking.

The new 14-song set also emerges in third place on the all-genre album chart, outpacing Taylor Swift's 1989, which comes in at #4. Kacey kicks off her Country & Western Rhinestone Revue August 27 in Atlanta.

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Kacey Musgraves’ “Pageant Material” Claims the Crown, Debuts at #1

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Mercury NashvilleKacey Musgraves officially claims the crown, topping Billboard‘s Country Albums chart, as her second album, Pageant Material, debuts at number one. Her sophomore effort sold close to 55,000 copies during its first week, besting the 43,000 her debut moved in 2013, according to Billboard. Same Trailer Different Park bowed at number 2 on the Country Albums ranking.

The new 14-song set also emerges in third place on the all-genre album chart, outpacing Taylor Swift‘s 1989, which comes in at #4. Kacey kicks off her Country & Western Rhinestone Revue August 27 in Atlanta.

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Zac Brown Band Explores EDM with Swedish Producer Avicii http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41448/zac-brown-band-explores-edm-with-swedish-producer-avicii/ http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41448/zac-brown-band-explores-edm-with-swedish-producer-avicii/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:00:57 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41448/zac-brown-band-explores-edm-with-swedish-producer-avicii/ Zac Brown Band Explores EDM with Swedish Producer Avicii

Danny Clinch/Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLGWhat do Madonna and Zac Brown Band have in common? Both have recently collaborated with Swedish DJ and producer Avicii. Best known for his 2013 hit “Wake Me Up,” Avicii recently debuted a new song on his podcast, “Broken Arrows” featuring Zac Brown Band and calling Zac an “amazing singer” with “a really unique voice.”

While this make be Zac Brown Band's first foray into Electronic Dance Music, this isn't the first time Aviici has called on a singer from the country side of the tracks for vocals. He teamed up with Dan Tyminski ...read more

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Zac Brown Band Explores EDM with Swedish Producer Avicii

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Danny Clinch/Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLGWhat do Madonna and Zac Brown Band have in common? Both have recently collaborated with Swedish DJ and producer Avicii. Best known for his 2013 hit “Wake Me Up,” Avicii recently debuted a new song on his podcast, “Broken Arrows” featuring Zac Brown Band and calling Zac an “amazing singer” with “a really unique voice.”

While this make be Zac Brown Band’s first foray into Electronic Dance Music, this isn’t the first time Aviici has called on a singer from the country side of the tracks for vocals. He teamed up with Dan Tyminski       

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Country Star Trivia http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41445/country-star-trivia-273/ http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41445/country-star-trivia-273/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:49 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41445/country-star-trivia-273/ Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat was the band Alabama's last #1 hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart? Answer: "Reckless," in 1993.

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat was the band Alabama‘s last #1 hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart? Answer: “Reckless,” in 1993.

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Wally’s Words of Widom: Speaking your language http://wfxd.com/featured/41430/wallys-words-of-widom-speaking-your-language/ http://wfxd.com/featured/41430/wallys-words-of-widom-speaking-your-language/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:13:55 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=41430 Wally's Words of WIsdom, brought to you by Southside Automotive in Marquette Southside Automotive and Great Lakes Radio present: Wally’s Words of Wisdom. Wally from Southside knows alot about cars, and he wants to share that knowledge with you. On today’s episode, Wally talks about how Southside Automotive’s inspection rating system is layed out for anyone to understand, regardless of prior car knowledge Before your car heads […]]]> Wally's Words of WIsdom, brought to you by Southside Automotive in Marquette

Southside Automotive and Great Lakes Radio present: Wally’s Words of Wisdom. Wally from Southside knows alot about cars, and he wants to share that knowledge with you.

On today’s episode, Wally talks about how Southside Automotive’s inspection rating system is layed out for anyone to understand, regardless of prior car knowledge

Before your car heads south, head to Southside Automotive! Call to schedule your appointment at 249-9219 or visit SouthsideAutomotiveInc.com for more information.

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Nashville Notes http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41440/nashville-notes-262/ http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41440/nashville-notes-262/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:36 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41440/nashville-notes-262/ Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWynonna and Terri Clark have been added to the lineup for Charlie Daniels' 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam. Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Montgomery Gentry, Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan and more are already on the bill for the August 12 show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Proceeds go to help veterans through The Journey Home Project.

Dierks Bentley will perform two songs on Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWynonna and Terri Clark have been added to the lineup for Charlie Daniels‘ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam. Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Montgomery Gentry, Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan and more are already on the bill for the August 12 show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Proceeds go to help veterans through The Journey Home Project.

Dierks Bentley will perform two songs on Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Florida Georgia Line Looks Forward to Rare Weekend Off http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41442/florida-georgia-line-looks-forward-to-rare-weekend-off/ http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41442/florida-georgia-line-looks-forward-to-rare-weekend-off/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:34 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41442/florida-georgia-line-looks-forward-to-rare-weekend-off/ Florida Georgia Line Looks Forward to Rare Weekend Off

Jeremy Cowart/Republic NashvilleWhile most Americans will be celebrating Independence Day, this weekend will be special for the guys in Florida Georgia Line for a completely different reason: they'll be enjoying some rare time off.

“We don't really get many Friday nights when we're not playin',” Brian Kelley points out. But his leisure-time activities may not be as exciting as you'd expect.

“We did get one recently. I think my wife and I, we had a Friday night off in town like a week or two ago and I think we just got pizza and hung with ...read more

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Florida Georgia Line Looks Forward to Rare Weekend Off

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Jeremy Cowart/Republic NashvilleWhile most Americans will be celebrating Independence Day, this weekend will be special for the guys in Florida Georgia Line for a completely different reason: they’ll be enjoying some rare time off.

“We don’t really get many Friday nights when we’re not playin’,” Brian Kelley points out. But his leisure-time activities may not be as exciting as you’d expect.

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Tim McGraw Honors Veterans with Mortgage-Free Homes http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41436/tim-mcgraw-honors-veterans-with-mortgage-free-homes/ http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41436/tim-mcgraw-honors-veterans-with-mortgage-free-homes/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:22 +0000 http://wfxd.com/country-music-news/entertainment-news/41436/tim-mcgraw-honors-veterans-with-mortgage-free-homes/ Tim McGraw Honors Veterans with Mortgage-Free Homes

Nino Munoz/Big Machine RecordsAs America prepares to celebrate its independence on July 4, Tim McGraw continues to celebrate the veterans who've helped fight for the country. So far, on the Shotgun Rider 2015 Tour he's given away six mortgage-free homes to deserving soldiers, with 30 more members of the armed forces set to get new houses by the tour's end through his partnership with Chase and Operation Homefront.

“[These are] people who have given us security for a lot of years,” Tim reflects, “and we're able to do that back for them in a small ...read more

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Tim McGraw Honors Veterans with Mortgage-Free Homes

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Nino Munoz/Big Machine RecordsAs America prepares to celebrate its independence on July 4, Tim McGraw continues to celebrate the veterans who’ve helped fight for the country. So far, on the Shotgun Rider 2015 Tour he’s given away six mortgage-free homes to deserving soldiers, with 30 more members of the armed forces set to get new houses by the tour’s end through his partnership with Chase and Operation Homefront.

“[These are] people who have given us security for a lot of years,” Tim reflects, “and we’re able to do that back for them in a small       

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