Radio Works Summer BBQ Bonanza

Radio Works Summer BBQ Bonanza

All throughout the summer, Radio Works gave away multiple backyard BBQs via the Radio Works Backyard BBQ Bonanza! Congratulations to all Backyard BBQ Bonanza winners and participants!

Now, throughout the entire month of September people can sign up to win the ultimate summer prize package: The Radio Works Backyard BBQ Bundle! All you have to do is sign up at participating business locations (listed below) or online (click the respective logos) and you're signed up to win the ultimate Backyard BBQ Bundle! Winner will be announced October 2nd, 2015!

This grand prize package includes everything you need to host your very own ultimate backyard BBQ cook-out:

What You Could Win 

Summer Backyard BBQ Bundle 

  • 10' x 10' blue tent canopy
  • Weber charcoal grill
  • Hammock with canopy
  • Patio set (four chairs, table, umbrella)
  • Cooler
  • Fire pit
  • Charcoal, lighter fluid, and lighter
  • Grilling utensils and brush
  • Picnic basket set
  • $500 in beef from the Rock/Nobles Cattlemen

Sponsor Registration Box Locations

  • Ag Builders in Windom
  • Blossom & Blooms in Lake Park 
  • Brewster Heating & Cooling in Brewster
  • BTU Heating & Cooling in Worthington 
  • Classy & Sassy in Worthington and Windom 
  • Countryside Inn in Adrian
  • Fareway in Worthington 
  • Fulda Area Credit Union in Worthington 
  • Graham Tire in Worthington 
  • GreatLIFE Golf in Worthington
  • Green Mountain Grills (sign up online HERE

  • Herman Motors in Luverne 
  • Hy-Vee in Worthington 
  • Jackson Sports in Jackson 
  • Jimmy John's (sign up online HERE)

  • Lee's Locker in Lismore 
  • Marthaler Chevy in Worthington 
  • Marthaler Ford in Worthington 
  • Noteboom RV in Sheldon 
  • Pepsi (sign up online HERE)

  • Round Lake Vineyard & Winery in Round Lake 
  • Runes Furniture in Worthington
  • Schwalbach Ace Hardware in Worthington 
  • Spartan Staffing in Worthington 
  • Sterling Cafe & Grille in Luverne 
  • Worthington Sports Center in Worthington

A few rules do apply:


  • Must be 18 years or older to be eligible to win. 
  • Employees at sponsor locations are not eligible to sign up to win at their place of work. 
  • Radio Works employees and family members are not eligible to win. 
  • Unlimited number of entries per person (however must be registered via official registration slip - no business card entries are allowed)
  • Only one winner per household.
  • Winner can only win for herself or himself. 
  • By winning, all winners automatically grant Radio Works unrestricted permission to use name, picture, and/or voice for social media, websites, on-air or otherwise promotions. 
  • All decisions made by Radio Works are final. 
  • Radio Works reserves the right to change these rules at any time without declaration.

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Billy Gardell

Billy Gardell

Don't miss Billy Gardell at the Hard Rock Casino Sioux City Thursday, September 3rd! Two different performances allow better flexibility in your schedule - Thursday at 7 p.m. and also at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale and available for both the 7:00 p.m. (click here) and 9:30 p.m. (click here) performances. 

Billy Gardell stars in the CBS Hit television series, MIKE& MOLLY as Officer Mike Biggs. MIKE & MOLLY garners approximately 13 million viewers every week.

Set to premiere this March, Billy is also the host of a new game show, MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRE’S CLUB, based on the hit board game and produced by the team behind Deal Or No Deal.

Before Mike and Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series “Lucky.” His other television credits include “Yes Dear” and “Judging Amy,” on the Network, “My Name is Earl,” “The Practice,” “Monk” and “Gary the Rat.”

He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in “Avenging Angelo,” and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s film “Bad Santa.” He also appeared in “You, Me & Dupree”, plays Umpire Haze in the baseball feature, “Undrafted” and appears in the upcoming Clint Eastwood directed film, “Jersey Boys.”

Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman.

As a standup comic, his comedy specials, "Billy Gardell: Halftime," premiered on Comedy Central and "Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs" premiered on Showtime. In addition he makes regular appearances on "NFL Today" on CBS Sports.

A native of Pittsburgh who currently lives in Los Angeles, Gardell loves Steeler football, stand-up comedy and his wife Patty, and son Will.

High-Low Jackpot

High-Low Jackpot

US95 The Hot Country Highway is giving away cash: it's the US95 High-Low Jackpot, back again for another round! (Featuring your chance to win cash just by listening to US95!)

Here's how it works: we have a secret jackpot stashed away and it's your job to guess how much is in it! All you have to do is listen for the cash cow weekdays on US95 (tune that dial to 95.1 FM). When you hear it, be caller 13 by calling 507-372-5962 or 1-800-457-5962 and guess the amount in the jackpot. We'll tell you if you're too high or if you're too low. Keep track of everyone's guesses to the penny!

It's the US95 High-Low Jackpot - your road to winning with the Hot Country Highway US95! Of course, it wouldn't be possible without our great sponsors:

Note: all standard Radio Works contest rules apply to this contest.

Chris Young

Chris Young

Chris Young is at the Hard Rock Casino Battery Park in Sioux City on Saturday, September 5th! Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $39.59 to $80.25 and are available online and at the box office. This is an all-ages concert! Don't miss Chris Young LIVE!

Chris Young has accomplished more by 29 than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist, he’s also a dynamic live performer consistently in demand, an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter with six Number Ones to his name – by the way, he wrote four of them – and a handsome charmer to boot. Now, with the release of his fourth album, A.M., the man known for his classic baritone and melt-your-heart ballads knows how to have a good time, too.

Still, when all is said and done, it only takes two words to sum up the career of Chris Young: Definitely country.

“I’ve always loved country music, and I really liked singing it as a kid,” Young remembers. “So I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do.’ I just kind of always knew.” His first record purchase was Keith Whitley’s L.A. to Miami, followed by the likes of Randy Travis, Tracy Lawrence and Brooks & Dunn. He sang so much around the house that he jokes his parents “blocked him out.” But as puberty approached, the young tenor found himself facing adversity for the first time. “I was singing all of Vince Gill’s stuff, and then my voice changed,” Young laughs. “For about a year there, I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m ruined. It’s the end of the world!’ And then I realized I could sing Randy Travis songs. It worked out well.”

That’s something of an understatement for the Murfreesboro, TN native. Blessed with parents who encouraged his art, Young soon found his way into musical theater, jazz training, and six years of classical voice, which honed his emerging baritone into something truly special. In his early teens, Young convinced his mom to drive him into Nashville so he could sit in with bands and work with local songwriters; by 16, he’d formed a band with some older guys from Middle Tennessee State University, and they started playing George Strait and Garth Brooks covers in whatever clubs would have them. “I was entirely too young to be playing in bars,” Young says. “I would have these big Xs in chunky black marker on my hands. I can’t imagine we were that good, but really, that was me enjoying the heck out of what I did.”

Everyone starts somewhere, and Young was starting to hone his craft. “People were telling me to learn to write songs,” he says. “I’d written poems and stuff, but I didn’t really know how. Which is funny, because you don’t necessarily have to know how to write a song. You just sit down and create something. You make it up.” He cut his first independent record after high school, using his own money to fund 500 or so CDs and take himself on a short tour of Florida, where he played mostly Borders bookstores. “One day, I played to three people,” Young remembers. “Two were playing chess, and the other person was reading a book. When I said, ‘Well, this will be my last song,’ the lady reading the book clapped.”

If you’re starting to think, Wow, this kid has a work ethic, you’re getting the idea. Three semesters at Nashville’s Belmont University and a short stint at MTSU taught him he wasn’t cut out for college life. Instead, he picked up more than a diploma interning for a song publishing company owned by Laura Stroud, the wife of his future producer, James Stroud. Soon after, he scored an offer for a regular weekly gig as the frontman for the house band at Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington, one of the biggest country clubs in Texas. He dropped out of college, and began earning an equivalent of a Ph.D in the honky tonks of Texas, where he played more than 150 dates a year. He was 20. “We would open for anybody who came through – Lonestar, Dwight Yoakam. That’s where I got real experience working with a band, lights, in-ear monitors, everything. I’m pretty lucky,” he admits. “When I dropped out of college and moved to Texas, my parents didn’t disown me.” He soon returned to Tennessee and landed a recording contract with RCA Nashville. “I loved that label,” Young says. “It was a heritage label that some of my favorite artists had been on. Keith Whitley. John Anderson. I think it’s where I was supposed to be.”

Four albums and seven years later, Young looks back with some amazement. “It’s wild to think that I’ve been around that long,” he says. “People always told me, ‘Hey, the record deal isn’t the finish line.’ It’s the beginning of the work,” he says. “I probably did four full radio tours starting out, just going around saying, ‘Hey, still here… not going away…’ I think RCA saw my work ethic. They kept me around.” Ask Young today how it felt as the momentum began to turn, and he’ll say, with typical humility, “After the first hit [“Gettin' You Home (The Little Black Dress Song)”], it was like, ‘Okay, thank God I made enough money that I can buy a really small place to live.’ After the second hit [“The Man I Want To Be”], it was a mixture of validation and just relief. ‘Okay, I’m not a one hit wonder.’” Far from it: He would chart five consecutive Number One singles, co-writing four of them, and receiving plenty of Grammy, ACM, and CMA nominations along the way.

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard

Legendary Merle Haggard has been confirmed for the Minnesota State Fair entertainment the night of Labor Day, Monday, September 7th at 7:30 p.m. with a special guest to be announced at a later date!

Tickets are on sale now at $35 a pop (all reserved seating). Tickets will be available through Etix at or by calling (800) 514-3849.

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting 1.8 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota's finest agriculture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always 12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day. Visit for more information. The 2015 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 27 - Labor Day, Sept. 7.

Over the course of a remarkably prolific five-decade career, Merle Haggard has released close to 70 albums and 600 songs, 250 of which he has written himself. Some of his most memorable albums include The Fightin’ Side of Me, Someday We’ll Look Back, If We Make It Through December and A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today. Haggard was elected to the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 1977. In 1994, his wealth of artistic achievements, including 38 No. 1 hits, earned him induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Since his music career began, he has launched an incredible string of classic hits, including "Swinging Doors," "The Bottle Let Me Down," "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive," "Branded Man," "Sing Me Back Home," "Today I Started Loving You Again," "Mama Tried,” "Workin' Man Blues," "The Fightin' Side of Me," "If We Make It Through December" and "Okie From Muskogee."

David Nail

David Nail

David Nail returns to the District in Sioux Falls on Thursday, September 17th in another all-ages show! Tickets are on sale now and available online and at the District's Woodfire Grill, ranging from $25-$35 (GA and VIP).

Doors open at 7 p.m. for VIP, GA at 8 p.m., with music starting at 9 p.m.

Born and raised in Kennett, Missouri, country singer and songwriter David Nail was drawn at first to sports, particularly baseball, but found himself dreaming of a music career too, and as time went by, he put more and more of his time and energy in the direction of music. He received a few college offers to play baseball, but chose to go with music instead, and moved to Nashville. Music City was just too overwhelming the first time around, and he was back home in Missouri within a year. He tried Nashville again, this time landing a recording contract with Mercury Nashville in 2002, and recorded a self-titled album with producers Keith Stegall and John Kelton.

The first single from the project, "Memphis," brushed near the Top 50 on the Billboard country chart, and the future seemed bright. Unfortunately, Stegall departed the label in a shakeup, and the album was never released.

Frustrated, Nail turned his attention to coaching baseball, but he wasn't quite through with his music dream. Introduced by a mutual friend to producer Frank Liddell, he ended up signing a recording deal with MCA Nashville in 2007 and tracking a second album. A pair of singles from the project, "Turning Home" and "Red Light," entered the Top 20 in Billboard's country chart. The album, I'm About to Come Alive, was released in August 2009.

Nail followed this success with widespread touring before entering the studio in early 2011. He then pre-released "Let It Rain" -- which hit number 11 just before his second album, The Sound of a Million Dreams, was issued in November of 2011 -- and it eventually went on to become Nail's first country chart number one in early 2012. Next, a summer 2012 EP provided a minor hit in the shape of "Someone Like You," a cover of the Adele song, before he began to make plans for a third solo studio full-length. Ahead of the arrival of I'm a Fire came the single "Whatever She's Got," which climbed to number two on the Billboard country charts (and number one on the Billboard country airplay charts) in the fall of 2013. I'm a Fire appeared in March 2014, preceded by its second single, "Kiss You Tonight."

Kelsea Ballerini and Michael Ray

Kelsea Ballerini and Michael Ray

Kelsea Ballerini and Michael Ray team up for a night of country music on Friday, September 18th at the Sioux City Hard Rock Casino Anthem at 8 p.m.! Tickets start at $31.03 and are available online NOW!

Kelsea Ballerini’s breakout hit, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” is just a taste of the country-pop sound in her imaginative catalog. The Knoxville, Tennessee native has dedicated the better part of the last decade to creating inspiring music, based on her life, to motivate others to live without fear of their emotions. Due May 18th, her full-length debut, The First Time, has Kelsea’s credit behind every song. The album radiates positivity while exploring all facets of the human experience. She is a true poet, and The First Time reflects that.

Kelsea’s refreshing approach to music is rooted in a vulnerable place. Turning to songwriting to help her through her parents’ divorce, she first discovered Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy.” Captured by the lyrics and the story, Kelsea knew she had found a creative home in country music and continued to uncover strength and inspiration from artists such as Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, and the Dixie Chicks.

“Life got rocky when I was 12,” Kelsea says, “and this gift of songwriting just fell into my lap. It was literally this blessing that came at the perfect time. And for me, it’s always been that steady thing in my life that I can always go back to.”

Songwriting propelled Kelsea forward. At 15, she moved to Nashville with her mother to pursue music. Her fresh sound builds on her East Tennessee upbringing and musical influences ranging from Britney Spears to Kelly Clarkson to Frank Sinatra. Kelsea’s vision, ambition, natural talent, and genuinely positive personality became abuzz on Music Row. “I would meet with anyone that would meet with me,” Kelsea says. “I always approached meetings not expecting anything but just asking for advice. That way I never left disappointed.

When rising country singer Michael Ray made his first exploratory trip to Nashville, he got a life-changing piece of advice from an industry insider.

Go home.

“He said, ‘Don’t move. The way the music industry’s going to become, you’re not going to be able to get a record deal just doing a showcase anymore. You’ve got to bring something to the table,’” Ray said. “He said, ‘I want to you to go back to Florida, grab a band and become the biggest you can be in Florida on your own, and then I want you to come back.’ So I put a band together of friends of mine and we started to play.”

Turns out it was the best thing Ray ever did. He built a rowdy fan base tilling the same fertile Southeastern soil Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan used to start their careers and returned to Nashville three years later to claim a record deal, a publishing contract and a few unexpected opportunities along the way. Ray will soon complete the journey from tiny Eustis, Florida, to the big time with the release of his first single “Kiss You In The Morning” from his forthcoming Warner Bros. Records album due spring of 2015. He arrives with fans in the know already numbering in the thousands, the ability to sell out large clubs in presale and the promise of a future star. Scott Hendricks, Warner Music Nashville’s executive vice president of A&R and Ray’s producer, calls Ray “country with an edge.”

“Michael, he’s got it all,” said Hendricks, known for his work with Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson. “He sings well. He’s a really seasoned entertainer. Girls find him not hard to look at. He’s got the drive, the motivation, the work ethic, the right attitude going into this thing. He’s been great to work with in the studio, just getting better and better every time we’re recording. He takes it seriously, and we do have really high hopes for him.”

King Turkey Day

King Turkey Day

The 76th Annual King Turkey Day Festival is coming up September 18th and 19th in Worthington! Don't miss out on the delicious food, parade, Great Gobbler Gallop, 5K walk, 10K run, Love and Theft in concert plus more! 
Find the full schedule below or online at Note: Schedule is subject to change without notification

Thursday, September 17th

  • 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. - King Turkey Day Mixer, Pioneer Village

Friday, September 18th

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Worthington Garden Club Flower Show, Wells Fargo Bank
  • 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. - King Turkey Day Vendor Expo, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - King Turkey Day Beer Garden, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 4:00 p.m. until Dark - Giant Sandbox Treasure Hunt, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • Open at 5:00 p.m. - Food Vendors, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Inflatables, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 5:30 p.m. - Steve Gryb - The Pied Piper of Percussion Performing "The Rythym is Going to Get You", Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 6:00 p.m. - WHS Marching Band Meet the Trojans, WHS
  • 6:45 p.m. - Steve Gryb - The Pied Piper of Percussion Performing "The Rythym is Going to Get You", Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 7:00 p.m. Start - King of the Hill Horseshoe Tournament (Registration 6 p.m.), Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - PM Music (DJ), KTD Beer Garden - Nobles County Fairgrounds

Saturday, September 19th

  • 6:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Worthington Farmer's Market, Ace Hardware Parking Lot
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Smokin' Gobbler Cook-Off, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 8:30 a.m. - Mayor's Brunch (Invitation Only)
  • 8:30 a.m. - YMCA 5K Family Fun Walk, Downtown - 2nd Street & 11th Avenue
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - King Turkey Day Free Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - King Turkey Day Vendor Expo, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Inflatables, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 10:00 a.m. Start - Horseshoe Tournament Doubles (9 a.m. Registration), Chautauqua Park
  • 10:00 a.m. - King Turkey Day 10K Run, Tenth Street
  • Open at 11:00 a.m. - Food Vendors, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 1:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. - King Turkey Day Beer Garden, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 1:00 p.m. - Featured Speaker - Dan Gable, 10th Street
  • 1:30 p.m. - Great Gobbler Gallop, 10th Street
  • 2:00 p.m. - Grand Parade, 10th Street
  • 3:30 p.m. - Smokin' Gobbler Cook-Off Awards Ceremony, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 4:00 p.m. until dark - Giant Sandbox Treasure Hunt, Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 4:00 p.m. until gone - Breaded Baked Pork Chop Supper, Eagles Lodge
  • 5:30 p.m. - Steve Gryb - The Pied Piper of Percussion Performing "The Rythym is Going to Get You", Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 6:45 p.m. - Steve Gryb - The Pied Piper of Percussion Performing "The Rythym is Going to Get You", Nobles County Fairgrounds
  • 7:00 p.m. - Love & Theft Concert (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), Worthington Hockey Arena, Nobles County Fairgrounds

Sunday, September 20th

  • 10:00 a.m. - YMCA King Turkey Day Volleyball Tournament, Centennial

Love & Theft

Love & Theft

King Turkey Day, Inc. and Radio Works are proud to present "Turkey Town Hoe Down" featuring country music stars Love & Theft on Saturday, September 19th at the Worthington Arena!

Tickets are on sale now and available for $15 in advance at the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, The Daily Apple, Radio Works or online. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Whiskey On My Breath—the duo’s third album—marks a significant creative statement for the two singer-songwriter-guitarists, whose resume already includes a long series of career highlights. Having already established themselves as one of country’s hottest young acts with such memorable hits as the #1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and the Top 10 hit “Runaway,” and their widely acclaimed albums World Wide Open and Love and Theft, the ACM/CMA/CMT-nominated twosome take their music to the next level on Whiskey On My Breath.

The new collection finds the pair stripping their sound down to its essence, with spare, largely acoustic arrangements that focus squarely on their impassioned performances and distinctive vocal chemistry. With Liles and Gunderson co-producing with longtime studio collaborator Josh Leo (known for his work with the likes of Alabama, Restless Heart and Lynyrd Skynyrd), Whiskey On My Breath showcases the emotional honesty of such self-penned new tunes as the introspective title track and the pointedly personal “Everybody Drives Drunk,” along with such lighter-hearted new originals as “Easy,” and “Anytime, Anywhere,” which show Love and Theft’s playful sense of humor to be fully intact. Other highlights include “Get Drunk and Make Friends,” which the artists describe as the most honky-tonk song of their career, and “Wrong Baby Wrong,” a barbed Liles cowrite originally recorded in 2009 by Martina McBride and now reworked in fine style by its co-author.

Although it’s a departure in many respects, Whiskey On My Breath won’t come as that much of a surprise to Love and Theft’s longtime fans, who’ll recognize the commitment to high-energy performances and emotionally forthright songcraft that’s been the foundation of Love and Theft’s music from the start.

Originally a trio that also included fellow singer-songwriter Brian Bandas, Love and Theft first galvanized fans in 2009 with the Top 10 hit “Runaway.” That breakthrough success set the stage for their debut album World Wide Open, which also produced the hit single “Dancing In Circles.” After a move from the Disney-affiliated Carolwood label to RCA, Stephen and Eric scored their first #1 single with “Angel Eyes,” which was featured on Love and Theft’s self-titled second album, along with the hits “Runnin’ Out of Air” and “If You Ever Get Lonely.”

The longtime partners agree that their potent musical chemistry is a reflection of their personal rapport. “The thing about us,” Eric asserts,” is that we really are best friends, and that’s helped to get us through the tougher times. At the same time, though, we’re different enough personality-wise that the combination works. Stephen’s naturally a more social person than I am, and I’m a little more introverted. He tends to see the best in every person and every situation, and I’m kind of the opposite. My songwriting’s different from his, and when we’re in the studio, his approach is different from mine. The way we play guitar is different. The way we arrange songs is different. But our differences come together to make something that each of us couldn’t do on his own.”

The pair’s second-nature chemistry led them both to agree that the occasion of their third album called for the bold musical statement that Whiskey On My Breath would ultimately become.

“In some ways, we’ve played it safe in the past, and I think we’re over that now,” Stephen observes. “It’s easy to fall into that when you’re working in the Nashville system and trying to please everybody. But eventually you come around and realize that you need to be true to yourself. I don’t mind that songs like ‘Whiskey On My Breath’ and ‘Everybody Drives Drunk’ may be a little controversial, because they’re honest, and I think that they’ll make people think about how they feel about life.”

“Those songs are both really personal for us,” Eric notes. “They show a side of us that’s legitimately us, and how we’ve grown up and matured in the time that we’ve been in this business. But there are plenty of songs on this album that are just good, fun songs, and that’s still a side of us too.”

Indeed, Whiskey On My Breath makes it apparent how far the duo—who’ve both become husbands and fathers in the six years since they began their recording career—have traveled, and demonstrates that they’re in for the long haul.

“We feel more strongly about this record than anything we’ve ever done,” Eric concludes. “Whatever happens, we’ve made a record that we both love and that we can both stand behind, and that’s a great feeling.”

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, will be extending her ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour into the Fall of 2015, due to overwhelming fan demand, including a second stop at the Minneapolis Target Center on Saturday, September 26th at 7:30 p.m.!

Tickets are on sale now!

Additionally, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets through Front Of The Line for the Canadian shows only before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 am local through Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 pm local. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages also will be available. Theses offers can include premium reserved tickets, access to Shania Twain’s preshow VIP sound check, exclusive merchandise and much more. A $1.00 donation from each ticket purchased will go to the Shania Kids Can Foundation. Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will be the special guest for most fall dates. 

This will be her first North American tour in more than 11 years, and the now 67 date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Presented by AEG Live, ROCK THIS COUNTRY will give fans one last chance to see Shania perform her extensive catalog of iconic hits in a brand new production. The fall leg kicks off in North America on September 12 in Spokane, WA, stopping in Portland, Columbus, and Albany. Additional Canadian dates include two nights in Calgary, as well as Quebec City, with the final show set for Toronto.

“This is a celebration tour. It’s party time! The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours,” said Twain. “It’s a Shania they’ve never seen before. A lot of years have gone by and I’ve got a lot more to share.”

Beloved by millions worldwide, Shania has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries with over 75 million albums sold, and 17 top 10 singles. Three of Shania’s albums (The Woman In Me, Come On Over, Up! ) reached Diamond certification, making her the only artist to have three consecutive albums sell more than 10 million copies in the US.

Rising to fame with her debut album Shania Twain (1993), Shania became a worldwide phenomenon with the release of Come On Over (1997), which became the best-selling country album of all time, and the best-selling album released by a female artist. Most recently, Shania performed 105 shows during her two-year Las Vegas residency, Shania: Still The One, beginning on December 1, 2012 at The Colosseum at Ceasars Palace and wrapping in December of 2014. The show garnered rave reviews throughout its tenure.

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell is heading to The District on Thursday, October 1st at 9 p.m. in an all-ages show! VIP doors open at 7 p.m., GA doors at 8 p.m.!

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 21st at 10 a.m. and will be available via The District’s Woodfire Grill or online at

Growing up in rural Lyons, Georgia, singer/songwriter Craig Campbell learned one important lesson from the ZZ Top records his mother favored: “Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp-dressed man.”

That’s one reason Campbell is always impeccably well tailored on stage, and at industry awards shows and events. But he says there’s an even more important reason: respect. For Campbell, caring enough to wear a pressed, button-down shirt and black cowboy hat when he performs is a show of respect for his fans, for the successful career he considers himself blessed to have, and most of all for the country music genre itself. It’s also a credit to his no nonsense, “yes, m’am/no, sir” upbringing, which made Campbell into the Southern gentleman he is today.

That respect is amply evident on Campbell’s new EP, “Outta My Head,” a five song set that solidifies Campbell’s standing as country music’s hippest neo-traditionalist, a niche he’d already begun to carve out with his critically-acclaimed, self-titled 2011 debut album. The EP offers fans an impressive taste of the sophomore album he’s working on with producers Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) and Matt Rovey (CCMA Album Of The Year Producer) for release in early 2013, which includes tracks penned by Campbell as well as some of Nashville’s other elite songwriters.

Colt Ford

Colt Ford

Colt Ford is at the Hard Rock Casino Sioux City Anthem on Saturday, October 3rd in a 21+ concert! Tickets start at $31.03 and are on sale now!

With his groundbreaking blend of country music and hip-hop rhythms, Ford is a cultural force who is ready to go from cult status to a household name, from the mud trucker events where he started to arena stages, where he’ll next be seen sharing the bill with Toby Keith on his “Shut Up and Hold On” summer tour, where thousands of red solo cups will be raised in celebration.

The follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping Declaration of Independence, which remained on the Billboard Country Album chart for more than 58 weeks, Thanks for Listening features collaborations with such pals as Keith Urban (“She’s Like”), Duck Dynasty’s Boss Hog, Willie Robertson (“Cut ‘Em All”), Jerrod Niemann (“Crickets”), Randy Houser (“Washed in the Mud”), Justin Moore (“Farm Life”), Chase Rice (the first single, “The High Life”), Lee Brice (“Sip It Slow”), Walker Hayes (“Dirty Side”) and Daniel Lee (the title track).

“I think it’s the best record I’ve ever done,” admits Ford in a rare moment when he drops his characteristic humility. “It’s got a lot of the different elements that I do well, and I push myself on some other things. The idea is to try to grow as an artist and still be who you are, and not completely forget to give the fans that made you what they like. I’ve never been more excited by new music than this.”

From the unabashed rock ‘n’ roll kick of “Crank It Up” (where he sings all the vocal parts in a tour de force) and the country/rap hybrid of “Cut ‘Em All” to the celebration of “The High Life,” his description of a typical weekend in the country, complete with a description of a biscuit and fried chicken dinner, and his own candid self-assessment in “Workin’ On,” Thanks for Listeningis a celebration of the things near and dear to Colt Ford’s heart – America, country music, hard work, celebrating life with family and friends and simply having a damn good time in the process.



The Pain Killer Tour

The Pain Killer Tour

Little Big Town is expanding their "Pain Killer Tour" to reach the Brookings Swiftel Center on Saturday, October 24th! Tickets are on sale NOW!

Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m. Join the Facebook event!

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Grammy award-winning country group Little Big Town--consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, and Kimberly Schlapman--have already hit over 50 markets on this highly-successful headlining tour. “Girl Crush” is currently Top 20 on the country radio charts and #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart for the third consecutive week, raking in total sales of over 700k to date.

The band offers a unique VIP experience for fans; allowing fans to choose from two limited packages including meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and more.

For more information on VIP packages and pre-sale tickets, visit Tickets available at the Swiftel Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or online at For more information about the Swiftel Center, please visit or call (605) 692-7539.


2016 Adrian Legion Post Raffle

2016 Adrian Legion Post Raffle

Join in on the fun and enter the 2016 Adrian Legion Post raffle! Anyone 18+ is eligible to purchase (and win!) raffle tickets (calendars) priced at $25 apiece. Raffle prizes are printed on the back of the calendar, and a complete list of all prizes is available upon request.

Calendars are available at the Adrian Glass, Adrian Hardware, Big Orv's, Kunkel's Auto Repair, Rustic Razor, Voss Lumber, Worthington Ace Hardware, Wilmont Oil Company, the Lake Benton Legion, and at the Valley Springs Bar. Contact any Adrian Legion member of Adrian Sons of American Legion member for sales of the 2016 Calendar Raffle. Find out what you could win below (click to enlarge)! Winners will be listed below after they have been notified!


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