Keys to the Cabin

Keys to the Cabin

Ice Fishing just went to a whole new level as Radio Works brings you "Keys to the Cabin"! This is a Salem ice cabin featuring:

  • Cedar paneled interior
  • Table
  • Cooktop stove
  • Bathroom
  • Beds
  • Digital TV antenna
  • Full AM/FM radio
  • CD/DVD entertainment package
  • Covered holes

You can buy this Salem ice cabin from Coates RV for over $18,000. BUT WAIT! Radio Works is giving it away! Listen weekdays for the Radio Works ice auger. When you hear it, be the correct caller and you can win a key AND a chance to unlock the cabin at our grand finale on Saturday, December 13th at the Hickory Lodge in Worthington!

To better your chances of getting a key, join us at any of our live remote broadcasts where your odds are great. Come to the live broadcast location at the designated time and simply register; we draw for a key at each and every remote! To find out where we will be next, and for full contest rules, see below. It's the Keys to the Cabin from your Radio Works stations US95 The Hot Country Highway and 93.5 Rock It FM! 


Live Remote Broadcast Locations

  • October 10 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Marthaler Ford in Worthington
  • October 16 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Hy-Vee in Worthington
  • October 17 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Papik Motors in Luverne
  • October 22 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Ben Lee's Cafe in Worthington
  • October 23 (3 to 5 p.m.) - Graham Tire in Worthington
  • October 28 (11 to 1 p.m. - Tri-State Rental in Worthington
  • October 31 (2 to 4 p.m.) - Fulda Area Credit Union in Worthington
  • November 4 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Scholtes Motors in Worthington
  • November 6 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Ani-Logics Outdoors in Worthington
  • November 7 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Marthaler Chevy in Worthington
  • November 11 (12 to 2 p.m.) - Deb's Day Spa in Worthington
  • November 12 (3 to 5 p.m.) - Stag Clothiers in Worthington
  • November 13 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Worthington Sports Center in Worthington
  • November 14 (3 to 5 p.m.) - Defries Collision in Windom
  • November 17 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Buffalo Ridge Apartments in Worthington
  • November 18 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Schwalbach Hardware in Worthington
  • November 19 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Fareway in Worthington
  • November 20 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Sterling Drug in Worthington
  • November 21 (6 to 8 p.m.) - Billy's Bar and Grill in Ellsworth
  • November 24 (11 to 1 p.m.) - IDEAS Computers in Worthington
  • November 25 (11 to 1 p.m.) - United Farmers Co-Op in Rushmore
  • November 26 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Shed Chill & Grill in Lakefield
  • November 29 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Adrian Hardware in Adrian
  • November 29 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Round Lake Sportsman Club in Round Lake
  • December 1 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Worthington Ag Parts in Worthington
  • December 2 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Ag Builders in Windom
  • December 3 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Dalon Diamonds in Worthington
  • December 4 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Jackson Sports in Jackson
  • December 5 (11:30 to 1:30 p.m.) - Friendly Dental in Worthington
  • December 8 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Southwest Hearing Technologies in Worthington
  • December 9 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Culligan in Worthington
  • December 10 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Minnesota West in Worthington
  • December 11 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Mick's Repair in Worthington
  • December 11 (5 to 7 p.m.) - Johnny's Pub in Lake Park
  • December 12 (11 to 1 p.m.) - Brewster Heating & Cooling in Brewster
  • December 12 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Cooperative Energy in Sibley
  • December 13 (5 to 7 p.m.) - Hickory Lodge in Worthington GRAND FINALE

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Official Contest Rules

  1. You must be at least 18-years-old to qualifty to participate.
  2. Limit of only one (1) qualifier per household.
  3. Participant cannot qualify for anyone but himself/herself.
  4. Participant cannot sign up for anyone but himself/herself at live broadcasts. Note: limit one (1) entry per person per remote.
  5. Participant cannot call-in for anyone but himself/herself.
  6. Participating sponsor or sponsor’s employees and their immediate family may not participate at their live broadcast event.
  7. Radio Works employees or immediate family may not participate.
  8. In order to be eligible to win, qualifiers must be present at finale event at the Hickory Lodge on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Keys are NOT transferable.
  9. In all events, there shall be only one “Keys to the Cabin” grand prize available to be awarded.
  10. Winner assumes all responsibilities of winning including all state, local, federal and other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees.
  11. Radio Works shall determine process for qualifying from time to time.
  12. By participating, all participants grant Radio Works unrestricted permission to use all participants’ name, picture or voice in promotions for websites, on-air or otherwise.
  13. All decisions made by station are final.
  14. Radio Works reserves the right to change these rules at any time without notification.

Riser Tour

Riser Tour

Dierks Bentley has announced a second leg of his 2014 Riser Tour, with a scheduled stop at the Brookings Swiftel Center on Saturday, October 25th along with special guests Randy Houser and Cassadee Pope

Tickets range from $29.75-44.75 (reserved and GA pit), and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com, at the Swiftel Center Box Office, and via phone at 800-745-3000.  Don't miss the Riser Tour with Dierks, Randy, and Cassadee!

Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of RISER, a project due early 2014 that stands as his most personal to date.

Written and recorded in the year following his father’s death, the album draws its title from “I’m A Riser,” a song about resilience and determination.

“I’m A Riser” works as a commentary on spiritual, personal and societal recommitment, but it also applies to the competitive battlefield of the music industry. It’s particularly appropriate for an album about rejuvenation delivered by Bentley.

“Life in general has a way of knocking you down,” Bentley says. “It’s different reasons for different folks – could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that’s lived. There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments…breakthrough moments.”

US95 gives a big shoutout and congratulations to Dierks on scoring his 12th number one hit with "Drunk on a plane," the latest single in his RISER album.

Accepting change – and growing from it – is a key theme in RISER, and it’s reflected by the tone of the album, which demonstrates a new artistic depth and an extralevel of intensity for Bentley. It evolves from track to track, exuding a range of emotions, all the while impressing upon the listener that Bentley’s instinct for a hit is stronger than ever. Bentley made significant reconfigurations in his creative team to shake up his sonic texture without sacrificing his commercial drive. He re-enlisted executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr., who worked on Bentley’s first two albums; and utilized producer Ross Copperman, who co-wrote “Tip It On Back” for Bentley’s current album Home. 

Rodney Carrington

Rodney Carrington

Guaranteed to be a gut-busting good time, Rodney Carrington heads to the Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, IA on Friday, October 24th. Tickets start at $49 (not including online ticketing fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. with the laughs starting at 8 p.m.! Find additional details here.

Note: This is a 21+ show

Rodney Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies. Morning Wood has been certified gold and Greatest Hits has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Rodney starred in his own TV sitcom Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer for My Horses.

In 2011 Rodney partnered with the ACA (American Country Awards) by presenting at their awards show and hosting the American Country New Year’s Eve Live show on Fox. According to Pollstar, Rodney has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 4 or 5 the last several years. Rodney regularly performs to sold out crowds across the U.S. and Canada.

Williams & Ree

Williams & Ree

Williams and Ree, the self-professed “Indian and White Guy,” round out the weekend of comedy at the Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, Iowa on Saturday, October 25th. Tickets start at $20 and are available online and at the Grand Falls Casino Gift Shop. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show slated for an 8 p.m. start.

Note: Must be 21+

Williams and Ree, the self-professed “Indian and White Guy,” have been entertaining audiences around the world with their unique and irreverent comedy/musical style for over three decades.

Bruce Williams and Terry Ree have established themselves as proven headliners at fairs, festivals, arenas, and casino venues. They continuously refresh and reinvent themselves show after show by incorporating topical and observational humor “dripped from the headlines.”

Williams and Ree have the added “wow” factor of being terrifically talented musicians and singers as well. Numerous television, radio, and commercial appearances have cemented their relationship with their fan base, promoters, and marketing directors. The sheer longevity of this dynamic duo has allowed them to attain legendary status and point up the fact that they are truly America’s favorite comedy team!

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

Justin Moore hits the stage at Tyson Events Center on Sunday, October 26th! Joined by special guest Thomas Rhett and opening act Jordan Rager, Justin’s Off The Beaten Path Tour is sure to leave fan’s wanting more. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12th and are available at Tyson Event Center Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

ABOUT JUSTIN MOORE: ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore added a second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums Chart to his list of accolades with OFF THE BEATEN PATH (The Valory Music Co.), which has already produced Justin's fourth and fifth #1 hits - "Point At You" and "Lettin' The Night Roll." Combined with his previous GOLD-certified albums - JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME - he has sold over 6.3 million digital downloads.

Justin recorded "Home Sweet Home" for the upcoming NASHVILLE OUTLAWS: A TRIBUTE TO MÖTLEY CRÜE, in stores August 19. The track features Mötley Crüe frontman, Vince Neil. Justin has appeared on NBC's The Voice Finale and The Queen Latifah Show while his music has been featured on the ABC hit drama "NASHVILLE," Hannity & Colmes and NFL Rewind. Additionally, publications such as The Washington Post, People Country, Billboard and USA Today have profiled the talented singer/songwriter. Justin continues his OFF THE BEATEN PATH tour this fall with Thomas Rhett and new artist Jordan Rager. moorejustinmusic.com.

ABOUT THOMAS RHETT: His first single, “Something To Do With My Hands,” reveals Thomas Rhett as a solid country guy with a distinct urban streak. Other tracks from his debut show someone who’s clever enough to rhyme “Ryman” with “diamond,” who mulls chatting with Jesus over beer, who throws AC/DC hard-rock chants and Coolio hip-hop phrasing into songs that are otherwise country.
It’s as if Roger Miller had been reincarnated and gone on a songwriting retreat in the hood.

“Country, rock and hip-hop were what I was raised on,” Thomas Rhett says. “It’s a strange combination, but it all leaks into what I write.”

Thus, Thomas Rhett mixes burning slide guitar, Southern drawl and Little Feat-ish rhythms in “Whatcha Got In That Cup”; redneck lyrics, crunchy chords and a reference to hard-core rapper DMX in “All-American Middle Class White Boy”; and a magnetic brew of Robert Johnson blues, Appalachian harmonica and Common hip-hop phrasing in “Front Porch Junkie.”

ABOUT JORDAN RAGER: 20 year old Jordan Rager is a singer/songwriter from Loganville, Georgia. Music is his passion. His appearance on the NBC smash television show "The Voice" thrust him on to the national spotlight. He was selected to be on Team Blake Shelton, who described Jordan as a "sure-fire country star in the making." Also in 2012 he released an independent cd entitled "Burning Gasoline," which included 12 original songs, many of which have been played on Backyard Country on Atlanta's 94.9 The Bull.

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group


Experience the Phenomenon returning to Sioux City by popular demand! The Blue Man Group heads to the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre October 27-28th at 7:30 p.m. for both shows.

Get your BLUE MAN GROUP tickets early on the pre-sale (click here) from now until 10pm Thursday, September 11th, and entering the password "DRUMS"!

Blue Man Group is best know for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as "One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages and cultures. Blue Man Group is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.

Parmalee

Parmalee

Parmalee returns the country genre to the Sioux City Hard Rock Casino on Saturday, November 1st within the Anthem! Tickets are on sale NOW ranging from $20.33 to $63.13 (GA to VIP).

Note: this is a 21+ show

Parmalee recently made history when its multi-week #1 smash “Carolina” became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Parmalee was also the first multi-member Country act to garner a #1 single on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts since Florida Georgia Line. “Carolina” was recently certified GOLD (for over 500,000 in sales) by the RIAA.

Parmalee’s debut country album, FEELS LIKE CAROLINA, has earned critical praise from People, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, Billboard and more. A 2014 semi-finalist for the Academy of Country Music’s coveted “New Artist of the Year” award, Parmalee recently joined one of country’s leading male vocalists, Jake Owen, on his Days Of Gold Tour as the band’s new single, “Close Your Eyes” climbs the country radio charts.

Up All Night Tour

Up All Night Tour

The "Up All Night" Tour featuring Jon Pardi and special guest Joey Hyde heads to the Minneapolis Mill CIty Nights on Saturday, November 15th! Doors open at 8 p.m. with music at 9 p.m. Cost is $20 in advance or $22 at the door, with tickets available online (in advance). Note: This is an 18+ show

Want to go on US95? Be watching and listening for chances to win tickets! 

The name Jon Pardi may be familiar, largely stemming from his hit single "Up All Night" with his most recent single "What I Can't Put Down" impacting radio today! 

"All I ever wanted to do coming to Nashville was to write rowdy, in-your-face, straight country music," says Jon Pardi, "and that's what this album is."

Pardi’s high-energy approach, perfected on stages throughout his native California, has its stamp all over his Capitol Records Nashville debut. Just as importantly, that energy is applied to music rooted in songwriting legend Harlan Howard's adage that country is three chords and the truth.

"If you can take a piece of life and put it in a song," says Pardi, "it's going to be a good song—especially if it's from the heart."

Life and love, truth and energy wind their way all through his debut album, which showcases a young artist who is clearly no ordinary newcomer. Few artists hit stride as quickly and as forcefully as he has, and his fellow artists have been among the first to take note.

"People ask me who I'd like to open up for," he says with a smile, "but I’ve been lucky enough to have opened for several artists I look up to."

It's a list that includes Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan and Luke Bryan, artists who appreciate the kind of influences Pardi brings to the table—echoes of the crisp Bakersfield sound of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, hints of the driving beat of Waylon Jennings and the excitement of Jerry Lee Lewis. He brings all of it together and puts his unique stamp on it, topping it off with just a bit of swagger that gives a little edge to his undeniable appeal.

Like his heroes, Pardi is a longtime road warrior, a veteran of four-set shows and constant travel, someone who brings a wealth of experience to bear every time he steps in front of a microphone. He has gone on tour with kindred spirit and labelmate Eric Church, and earned a slot on the Austin City Limits Festival, one of the country world's most prestigious venues. His on-stage charisma and accessibility, his polished yet raucous sound, and his well-crafted and infectious songs earn him new fans wherever he goes.

The territory he covers on the CD—road life and the ups and downs of romance—has been the subject matter of many country classics through the decades, but Pardi, whose gift is a feel for atmosphere and an eye for detail, makes it all fresh and gives the project his indelible stamp. 

The name Joey Hyde may also ring a bell, stemming from his hit single "Get It On" which has been climbing the charts since it debuted.

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Joey Hyde grew up listening to his dad's record collection. His early influences were such bands as Led Zepplin, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, and Pink Floyd, which led him to a love of the guitar. Later on, he found himself appreciating the songs of Merle Haggard and Tom Petty, which led him to a love of songwriting. He came to Nashville to start school at Belmont in 2006, but spent most of his time playing the honkytonks on lower Broadway, and across the Southeast.

It wasn't long before he hit the road playing guitar across the country for a few artists including Broken Bow Records' James Wesley. After a couple years on the road, he realized he wanted to be the front man and focus on his own artist career, which has been proving successful.

Casey Donahew Band

Casey Donahew Band

Red dirt country heads to the Sioux Falls District on Friday, November 21st with the Casey Donahew Band! Tickets go on sale Friday, September 26th at 10 a.m. via online (etix.com, thedistrictsf.com), and at the District Woodfire Grill. Cost per ticket ranges from $14-17. Doors open at 8 p.m. with music at 9 p.m.! 

Though he seems like a born natural when it comes to performing, Casey Donahew actually fell into music gradually. He grew up on a farm the first few years of his life and quickly grew to love riding and team roping, a sport he still enjoys today. His grandfather, who loved to play and sing, gave Casey his first guitar growing up, but it wasn’t until college at Texas A&M that he first began to teach himself to play and really focused on writing songs. A big fan of 80’s and 90’s country, Casey had always admired the storytelling in the songs of that period, and when a wild-eyed Oklahoma boy named Garth Brooks began swinging from the rafters and employing all sorts of crazy, rock show antics during his concerts, Casey was immediately hooked.

And though his dream may soon grow much, much larger than a double wide, and reach heights even he couldn’t have imagined, Casey is quite content with all he’s accomplished thus far in this little career that could. “I don’t see anyone coming to make a deal where we’re gonna change what we do. I’m not sure how far we have left to go, hopefully forever, but you know nothing lasts forever, so I’m always mindful of that and prepared that one day this ride could be over. And I’m pretty proud of everything we’ve accomplished. I hope there’s more, but if it were over tomorrow, I could look at my wife and say I was really proud of everything we’ve accomplished. I’m really excited about this record. I think the songs on here are great, and are a big step forward, and the fans, whatever their expectations are, I hope we blow em away!”

 

The Outsiders World Tour

The Outsiders World Tour

Who's going to CHURCH?

Eric Church brings The Outsiders World Tour to Omaha's CenturyLink Center on Thursday, September 18th. Set to open are Brothers Osborn and Dwight Yoakam. Tickets are ON SALE and selling out quickly.

In addition, Church will bring the tour to Sioux Falls, S.D. at the new Denny Sanford Premier Center on December 6th, along with Dwight Yoakam and rockers Halestorm. Tickets have SOLD OUT with prices ranging from $39.50-$59.50 (applicable fees not included) but single seats may be available at Ticketmaster.com.

Stay tuned for additional details -- and maybe information on how you could see Eric Church, Halestorm, and Dwight Yoakam for free on US95!

Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, and FedExForum in Memphis, among others. Church will also return to the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. where he sold more than 15,000 tickets in 2012 as part of his headlining arena tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour—which Pollstar named a Top Tour of 2012.

Church’s current album, The Outsiders, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and the Billboard Country Albums Chart earlier this year, and his current hit single “Give Me Back My Hometown,” is Top 5-and-rising. “Eric Church is working on a level that few other country artists of his generation can touch,” said Ken Tucker at NPR Music in his review of the album, continuing, “Shrewd, defiant, sly and funny, Eric Church has succeeded in what he set out to do: He’s using the power he’s accrued from making hit records to make exactly the kind of album he wants, heedless of industry approval. And this is how good he is: Now he’ll go out and — through the singles he’ll release, the touring he’ll do and the videos he’ll make — probably turn this personal project into a big commercial deal. The Outsiders deserves nothing less.”

After scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from Halestorm's self-titled debut and touring steadily for two years with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others, Pennsylvania quartet Halestorm are back with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. Musically diverse and emotionally revealing, the album resonates with a newfound poignancy that takes Halestorm to a new level of creative achievement.

Upon its release, The Strange Case Of…, the second album from Atlantic Records artist Halestorm, shot to the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. The first single, “Love Bites (So Do I),” marked the first song by a female fronted group to top the active rock chart and earned the band a GRAMMY award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. The song was also the No. 1 song of 2012 on SiriusXM’s Octane. The band’s second single “Freak Like Me” also hit No. 1 on the Active Rock chart and their third single “Here’s To Us” saw incredible chart success as well. Halestorm also released their second covers EP last fall, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP, which saw the band putting their distinctive brand another eclectic collection of classic songs. In addition to releasing her own clothing and accessory line this past fall, “Scissor Happy,” frontwoman Lzzy Hale has also garnered national media attention appearing on the cover of Revolver’s “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock” issue twice. The band has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. For more information, visit www.HalestormRocks.com.

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite group of global superstars. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the Top 10, including the hits “Honky Tonk Man,” “Please, Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” and “Fast as You.” He is a 21-time nominated, 2-time GRAMMY Award winner. In celebration of his latest critically acclaimed album, 3 Pears, he received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization. In 2014, Yoakam will appear as a recurring guest star in multiple episodes of the thrilling CBS series, “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name. For more information, visit www.dwightyoakam.com.

Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson

Country artist Josh Thompson returns to the Sioux Falls District on Thursday, December 11th. This is an all ages show! Tickets are on sale and available online at The District website as well as through Etix and at the District's Woodfire Grill, ranging from $18-$25 (floor, VIP balcony respectively).

VIP doors open at 7 p.m., with GA doors at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. Watch and listen for chances to win tickets with US95!

With a growing list of hits to his credit, Show Dog Universal recording artist Josh Thompson has defined his place in country music with the simple formula of being who he is: the embodiment of whatever-it-takes, hard-working, blue-collar grit. From his songwriting that ran throughout his Top 10 debut album, Way Out Here, to the dynamic live shows that have earned him opening slots for such established headliners as Dierks Bentley and CMA Entertainer of the Year winner Brad Paisley, Josh Thompson's passionate performances and tireless work ethic have made him the epitome of the musical road warrior, playing nearly 250 shows in 2010 alone.

His debut album, Way Out Here, established Josh as a formidable young talent, launching a trio of hits including "Won't Be Lonely Long"; the Top 15 title track "Way Out Here"; and the Top 10 first single, "Beer on the Table."

Josh comes by his music's heartland, blue-collar work & party themes with an everyman's insight of an everyman who's been there. Born in Milwaukee and raised in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Thompson was working alongside his father in the concrete business at the age of 12, and the trade was often how Josh was paying the bills well into his twenties as his focus shifted to music.

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson

Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary "Keepin It Country" tour to the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD on May 2, 2015! Tickets go on sale this Saturday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Swiftel Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com (DL: http://www.alanjackson.com/tour.html?dc_id=4722). Joining Jackson on the tour, is rising artist Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark!

As always, US95 is your country concert connection -- stay tuned for chances to win tickets!

Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans as well as legions of new fans who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today like the tour’s special guests Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous including his massive debut hit, “Here In The Real World” to “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” the summertime party-anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time,” and many, many more.

Jackson’s tour is an extension of the already year-long 25th anniversary celebration which kicked off this summer with the opening of his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, which will run through March 2015. This month the multi-platinum selling Grammy winner is also playing two record-breaking sold out shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater making him the first simultaneous artist-in-residence and major museum exhibit subject.

Alan Jackson has been steadfast in his love for traditional music while enjoying major chart success. Since signing his record deal in June 1989, he has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling country artists of all-time. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard #1s). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.

California native and Capitol Records rising country star Jon Pardi released his debut album, Write You A Song, on Jan. 14, 2014. The release features his Gold-certified Top 10 tune “Up All Night,” along with hits “What I Can’t Put Down,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and his brand new “When I’ve Been Drinkin.’” Pardi has a laid back, fun-loving approach towards life and it comes through in his music and his raucous live show. His charisma and authenticity strike a chord with county audiences, as he wins over fans one-by-one and show-by-show.

Pardi’s sound is undeniably country — paying homage to some of his musical heroes such as Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Alan Jackson. Discovering his ability for performance back at the tender age of three when he sang ALABAMA, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams, Jr. karaoke with his grandmother, Pardi has since shared the stage with Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and many more of today’s hottest country artists. For additional information, visit www.JonPardi.com.

Brandy Clark’s debut album, 12 Stories, was named the best album of 2013 in any genre by New York Magazine’s Jody Rosen, New York Post’s Michaelangelo Matos, NPR’s Ann Powers, Slate, and Boston Globe’s Sara Rodman. The album was the No. 2 record for Fresh Air’s Ken Tucker and a top 10 choice for Los Angeles Times’ Randall Roberts and The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones, among many others. She earned two 2014 CMA nominations (one for New Artist of the Year, the other for Song of the Year for co-writing Kacey Musgraves’ hit “Follow Your Arrow” with Musgraves and Shane McAnally), won the 2014 Music Row Breakthrough Artist Award, and toured with Eric Church and Jennifer Nettles. She also opened for Loretta Lynn at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. When reviewing 12 Stories, Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “This is the country debut of the year.” Rolling Stone’s Will Hermes noted, “Her debut is all airtight craftsmanship, sly wit and precise detailing that treats mainstream style like artisanal fast food.” New York Magazine’s Rosen remarked, “She’s a brisk, vivid, witty storyteller; her tunes unfold in old-fashioned weepers and chugging honkytonk, with fiddles, pedal steel, and vocal harmonies driving home the punch lines and pathos,” while NPR’s Powers called her “A storyteller of the highest caliber.” Hitfix’s Melinda Newman wrote that Clark was “the best new artist country radio isn’t playing” and that 12 Stories “made almost every music critics’ best of 2013 list for its heart, wit, smart wordplay, and Clark’s expressive vocals.”

Clark was nominated for her first GRAMMY Award earlier this year for Best Country Song for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” (a song she co-wrote with McAnally and Musgraves) which Miranda Lambert took to No. 1. That song also earned Clark her first CMA and ACM nominations, both for Song of the Year. She also wrote The Band Perry’s No. 1 hit “Better Dig Two” with McAnally and Trevor Rosen. Other artists to record her songs include Sheryl Crow, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, and more. For more information visit www.brandyclarkmusic.com.

We Fest 2015

We Fest 2015

WeFest 2015 is back and stronger for another year, featuring headliners Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert in Detroit Lakes, Minn., August 6-8, 2015! Now Rascal FlattsDierks BentleyHank Williams JR., and Jake Owen join the party for the 33rd annual celebration.

Stay tuned, as additional headlining artists will be announced as WeFest approaches. 

Tickets are on sale and many sections are already SOLD OUT so reserve yours today!


Since it’s inception in 1983, the WE Fest has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation. Twice nominated for the Country Music Association’s prestigious Best Special Event award, the WE Fest is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding events of its kind in the nation.

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Fresh Thoughts Trivia

 

Fresh Thoughts Trivia is BACK on US95! Tune in Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for trivia questions with Barry Roberts in the Afternoon. Correct caller and answer receives a certificate for a free six inch sandwich from Subway!