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The Cody Johnson Band; Joe’s Bar 5/2

Get to know the Cody Johnson Band, lead by Texas cowboy Cody Johnson, before they rock Joe’s Bar this weekend. Fun Facts: 1. Freshman year of high school Cody Johnson’s Ag Science teacher first encouraged him to form a band with other members of the FFA. 2. Nickname? CoJo. 3. CoJo’s hometown is Sebastopol, TX. 4. The Cody Johnson Band ...

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Derby Days; Joe’s Bar May 3rd

Joe’s Bar is bringing The Kentucky Derby to us here in Chicago May 3rd so y’all get your floppy hats ready! Not only is Joe’s the only place you can bet in Chicago but they will also have food tents, beer, a jumbotron, and live country music! Smoke ‘n Gunz will provide the country tunes and the fun is goin’ down from ...

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Interview: Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys

Hailing from the mitten-shaped state just northeast of us, Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys‘ music is as authentic as their homegrown upbringing. The 6-man band from Michigan has been together for over 5 years and trust us when we say they put on a rockin’ country show like no other. Don’t believe us? Well, see for yourself this weekend. Gunnar ...

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Joe’s Bar Concert: Craig Campbell Interview

Georgia-native Craig Campbell is returning to Chicago this week and bringing his full band and hit radio single, ‘Keep Them Kisses Comin’,’ along with him. Campbell is opening for Love and Theft this Friday (4/18) at Joe’s Bar and stopped to chat with us about his influences, goals, and family. Get to know him below! Hometown: Lyons, Georgia Label: Bigger Picture ...

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Country Life Country Music Festival in Peoria

tncountryfan / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) Hey y’all! Today is a great day becauseeee Chicagoland Country added ANOTHER festival to our list! That’s right, we have a list of all of the great country festivals that are within driving distance of us this summer. It’s awesome. Country Life Music Festival July 18-20 in Peoria, ...

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Rascal Flatts Admits to Lip Synching at ACMs

melissa_rae_dale / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) After causing quite the commotion at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, Rascal Flatts confirmed that they did in fact lip synch during their performance of “Rewind.” The trio told TMZ that lead singer Gary had lost his voice and in an effort to not disappoint fans, they decided ...

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Interview with country artist John King

John King will be opening for Colt Ford at Joe’s Bar on Friday, April, 11 and took the time to chat with us about the show and his music. Y’all get to know him below! Home State: Georgia Label: Black River Entertainment Current Single: “Tonight Tonight” Chicagoland Country: Hey John! We’re excited you are coming to Joe’s Bar! Have you ...

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2014 ACM Awards Highlights

The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards were last night. AKA the ULTIMATE Sunday Funday for avid country fans like ourselves. Hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan were hilarious as usual. Lots of corny jokes and jabs at their fellow country artists- all in good fun of course. Their pre-show tweets/photos also made it onto our ACM highlight reel. See ...

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