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DSU plans double feature for Labor Day weekend

June 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

It might not be a double-wide trailer, but the Dickinson State University Foundation has announced plans for a double feature over Labor Day weekend that should have fans of bull riding and country music very excited. Continue Reading

Trace Adkins brings his Songs & Stories Tour to the Fritz Saturday night

March 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Trace Adkins” and “intimate evening of music and stories” are two things that don’t usually appear in the same sentence. Yet, that’s just what the country star is promising for his Saturday night concert at Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

N.D. Winter Show, marking 75th year, starts Tuesday

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Winter Show, in Valley City, N.D. features agriculture shows and exhibits, a rodeo and other events, including a performance by country music singer Craig Morgan. Continue Reading

Fed appeals court: Roger Miller’s widow lacks rights to hit ‘King of the Road,’ others

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Watch Roger Miller 1965 performance of “King of the Road” at bottom of articleThe songs include “Dang Me,” ‘Chug-A-Lug” and “You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd.” The decision struck down a lower court’s ruling in widow Mary Miller’s favor that awarded her a little more than $900,000 in damages. It’s not clear whether she will appeal. Continue Reading

Country star Trace Adkins will play the Fritz March 17

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Country music star Trace Adkins and his Songs & Stories Tour, performances described as “intimate evenings” in some of “America’s most beautiful theaters,” will come to the Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks on March 17. Continue Reading

Obama turns East Room into country music palace for night

November 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama turned the White House into a country music hall on Monday, inviting an array of country stars for a concert that gave voice “to the emotions of everyday life.” Continue Reading

Sugarland: ‘We are all changed’ by collapse

October 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Country duo Sugarland delivered a rousing show Friday night for a packed house of fans some of whom were injured in a deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in August after singer Jennifer Nettles told the crowd the tragedy had changed them all. Continue Reading

Are you ready for Hank Williams Jr.’s follow-up? Country singer records tune knocking ‘Fox & Friends,’ ESPN

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hank Williams Jr. has cut new song “I’ll Keep My …,” calling out “Fox & Friends” and ESPN after an interview last week on the Fox News talk show led to the end of his association with the sports network and “Monday Night Football,” long home to his “Are you ready for some football?” theme.
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Zac Brown Band to play Target Center; Daltry concert moved to Oct. 4

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Multi-platinum country stars the Zac Brown Band will return to Minnesota on Sunday, Nov. 20, to headline the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Continue Reading

Roseau native builds country music career in Nashville

August 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Kari Nelson is an undeniably talented fiddler and an incredibly focused musician in a beautiful package. She’s gone from performing in Nashville honky tonks to touring with country star John Rich. But she’s learned that her career can turn on a dime. Continue Reading