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Chicagoland Country http://chicagolandcountry.com Your #1 source for country music and culture in Chicago. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:45:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 Weekly Agenda: December 12-18th http://chicagolandcountry.com/weekly-agenda-december-12-18th/ http://chicagolandcountry.com/weekly-agenda-december-12-18th/#respond Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:45:52 +0000 http://chicagolandcountry.com/?p=5392

Monday, December 12th

  • Valentine at Bub City, 9pm

Tuesday, December 13th

  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City and Bub City Rosemont, 9pm
  • Moonshine Jam at Skooter’s Roadhouse, the singer/songwriter showcase, 8pm

Wednesday, December 14th

  • Sunny Sweeny, Brennen Leigh, Courtney Patton and Jamie Lin Wilson at Joe’s Bar, 8:30pm
  • Whiskey Wednesday with Over the Side at Bub City, 9:30pm
  • Wild Wednesday at Skooter’s Roadhouse featuring line dancing, 1/2 priced wine and $10 whiskey flights
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday, December 15th

  • Big Country Christmas at Joe’s Live featuring The Band Perry, Parmalee, Cam, and Maren Morris, 7pm
  • Kacey Musgraves at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, 8pm
  • 32 Below at Bub City, 10pm
  • Live Band Karaoke at Bub City Rosemont, 9pm
  • Country night at the Houndstooth Saloon ($1 cheeseburger sliders, $6 Bud Light pitchers, $8 Goose Island Green Line pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Friday, December 16th

  • Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen and Spencer Crandall at Joe’s Live, 7:30pm
  • 32 Below at Bub City, 10:30pm
  • Ben Mathis at Skooter’s Road House, 9pm
  • Hoosier Highway at Old Crow River North
  • Mason Rivers at Old Crow Wrigley
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Line dancing (7:30pm) and Suburban Cowboys (10pm) at Lucky Star Bar

Saturday, December 17th

  • Kane Brown and Jordan Rager at the House of Blues, 7pm
  • 32 Below at Bub City, 11pm
  • Whiskey and Harmony at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Cody Hicks at Old Crow River North
  • Hoosier Highway at Old Crow Wrigley
  • Jacob Martin Band at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Sunday, December 18th

  • LoCash at Joe’s Bar, 8pm
  • Country Sunday Funday at the Houndstooth Saloon ($7 Bud Light pitchers, $6 all 40 oz. beers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Sunday Hillbilly Brunch at the Houndstooth Saloon (Noon-3pm, $20 includes one brunch item and mimosas)
  • Southern Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar at Bub City and Bub City Rosemont, 10am-3pm
  • Sunday Country Funday at Country Club ($7 Bud Light Pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Corona Light Draft, $6 40 oz. beers)
  • Red Solo Cup Sundays at Old Crow River North ($30 for Country Style Buffet, Mimosas, Jameson, Bloody Marys and Bud Light) 1-5pm
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Weekly Agenda: November 14th-20th http://chicagolandcountry.com/weekly-agenda-november-14th-20th/ http://chicagolandcountry.com/weekly-agenda-november-14th-20th/#respond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:51:22 +0000 http://chicagolandcountry.com/?p=5389

Monday, November 14th

  • Moonshine Monday featuring line dancing lessons and $5 Ol Smoky Moonshine Cocktails at the Firewater Saloon, 7pm
  • Justin Russell at Bub City, 9pm

Tuesday, November 15th

  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City and Bub City Rosemont, 9pm
  • Moonshine Jam at Skooter’s Roadhouse, the singer/songwriter showcase, 8pm

Wednesday, November 16th

  • Turnpike Troubadours at Joe’s Live, 7:45pm
  • Whiskey Wednesday with Folk Yeah! at Bub City, 9:30pm
  • Wild Wednesday at Skooter’s Roadhouse featuring line dancing, 1/2 priced wine and $10 whiskey flights
  • Whiskey Wednesdays at Firewater Saloon featuring $5 Jim Beam cocktails and $2 Beam shots, $12.99 BBQ Rib Dinner
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday, November 17th

  • Kelsea Ballerini and Levi Hummon at Joe’s Live, 8pm
  • Shawn Lacy at Bub City, 10pm
  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City Rosemont, 9pm
  • Country night at the Houndstooth Saloon ($1 cheeseburger sliders, $6 Bud Light pitchers, $8 Goose Island Green Line pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Friday, November 18th

  • Kip Moore and Jon Pardi at the Peoria Civic Center, 8pm
  • Clayton Anderson at Joe’s Bar, 10pm
  • Shawn Lacy at Bub City, 10:30pm
  • Adam Doleac at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Cowboy Jukebox at Old Crow River North
  • Casey Muessigmann at Old Crow Wrigleyville
  • Suburban Cowboys at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Line dancing (7:30pm) and Lincoln Don’t Lie (10pm) at Lucky Star Bar

Saturday, November 19th

  • Old Dominion at Joe’s Live, 8:45pm
  • Shawn Lacy at Bub City 11pm
  • Adam Doleac at Bub City Rosemont, 11:30pm
  • Casey Muessigmann at Old Crow River North
  • Cowboy Jukebox at Old Crow Wrigleyville
  • Dani Vitany/GI GIRL at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Sunday, November 20th

  • Old Dominion at Joe’s Live, 8pm
  • Country Sunday Funday at the Houndstooth Saloon ($7 Bud Light pitchers, $6 all 40 oz. beers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Sunday Hillbilly Brunch at the Houndstooth Saloon (Noon-3pm, $20 includes one brunch item and mimosas)
  • Southern Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar at Bub City and Bub City Rosemont, 10am-3pm
  • Sunday Country Funday at Country Club ($7 Bud Light Pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Corona Light Draft, $6 40 oz. beers)
  • Red Solo Cup Sundays at Old Crow River North ($30 for Country Style Buffet, Mimosas, Jameson, Bloody Marys and Bud Light) 1-5pm
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Chicagoland Country Weekly Agenda: October 31- November http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-weekly-agenda-october-31-november/ http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-weekly-agenda-october-31-november/#respond Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:07:00 +0000 http://chicagolandcountry.com/?p=5385

Monday, October 31st

  • Moonshine Monday featuring line dancing lessons and $5 Ol Smoky Moonshine Cocktails at the Firewater Saloon, 7pm

Tuesday, November 1st

  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City Rosemont, 9pm
  • Moonshine Jam at Skooter’s Roadhouse, the singer/songwriter showcase, 8pm

Wednesday, November 2nd

  • Whiskey Wednesday featuring Judson at Bub City, 9:30pm
  • Wild Wednesday at Skooter’s Roadhouse featuring line dancing, 1/2 priced wine and $10 whiskey flights
  • Whiskey Wednesdays at Firewater Saloon featuring $5 Jim Beam cocktails and $2 Beam shots, $12.99 BBQ Rib Dinner
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday, November 3rd

  • Slamabama at Bub City, 10pm
  • October Road at Bub City Rosemont, 9:30pm
  • Country night at the Houndstooth Saloon ($1 cheeseburger sliders, $6 Bud Light pitchers, $8 Goose Island Green Line pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Whiskey Rose at Firewater Saloon, 8pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Friday, November 4th

  • Slamabama at Bub City, 10:30pm
  • October Road at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Hillbilly Rockstarz at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Line dancing (7:30pm) and Wild Daisy (10pm) at Lucky Star Bar

Saturday, November 5th

  • October Road at Bub City, 11pm
  • Slamabama at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Johnny T at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Sunday, November 6th

  • Kane Brown and Jordan Rager at Joe’s Rosemont, 7:30pm
  • Country Sunday Funday at the Houndstooth Saloon ($7 Bud Light pitchers, $6 all 40 oz. beers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Sunday Hillbilly Brunch at the Houndstooth Saloon (Noon-3pm, $20 includes one brunch item and mimosas)
  • Southern Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar featuring Over the Side at Bub City, 12pm
  • Southern Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar featuring Senn Alan Band at Bub City Rosemont, 12pm
  • Sunday Country Funday at Country Club ($7 Bud Light Pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Corona Light Draft, $6 40 oz. beers)
  • Red Solo Cup Sundays at Old Crow River North ($30 for Country Style Buffet, Mimosas, Jameson, Bloody Marys and Bud Light) 1-5pm
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Chicagoland Country Weekly Agenda: October 24-30 http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-weekly-agenda-october-24-30/ http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-weekly-agenda-october-24-30/#respond Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:32:19 +0000 http://chicagolandcountry.com/?p=5382

Monday, October 24th

  • Perry Hutchins at Bub City, 9pm
  • Moonshine Monday featuring line dancing lessons and $5 Ol Smoky Moonshine Cocktails at the Firewater Saloon, 7pm

Tuesday, October 25th

  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City and Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Moonshine Jam at Skooter’s Roadhouse, the singer/songwriter showcase, 8pm

Wednesday, October 26th

  • Whiskey Wednesday featuring Rendition at Bub City, 9:30pm
  • Wild Wednesday at Skooter’s Roadhouse featuring line dancing, 1/2 priced wine and $10 whiskey flights
  • Whiskey Wednesdays at Firewater Saloon featuring $5 Jim Beam cocktails and $2 Beam shots, $12.99 BBQ Rib Dinner
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday, October 27th

  • Cam and Adam Sanders at Joe’s Bar, 8pm
  • Jerry Jacobs at Bub City, 10pm
  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City Rosemont, 9pm
  • Country night at the Houndstooth Saloon ($1 cheeseburger sliders, $6 Bud Light pitchers, $8 Goose Island Green Line pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Cowboy Jukebox at Firewater Saloon, 8pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Friday, October 28th

  • Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris at Allstate Arena, 7pm
  • Jerry Jacobs at Bub City, 10:30pm
  • Mason Rivers at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • High Noon at Skooters Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Ty Bates at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Hubie Ashcraft and The Drive at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
  • The Skallywags at Firewater Saloon, 9pm
  • Line dancing (7:30pm) and Young Guns Country Band (10pm) at Lucky Star Bar

Saturday, October 29th

  • Jerry Jacobs at Bub City, 11pm
  • Cody Webb at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Rockstar Rodeo at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Summer Son at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Hubie Ashcraft and The Drive at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Jacob Martin Band at Firewater Saloon at 10pm

Sunday, October 30th

  • Country Sunday Funday at the Houndstooth Saloon ($7 Bud Light pitchers, $6 all 40 oz. beers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Sunday Hillbilly Brunch at the Houndstooth Saloon (Noon-3pm, $20 includes one brunch item and mimosas)
  • Southern Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar featuring Ethan Bell at Bub City, 12pm
  • Southern Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar featuring The Messengers at Bub City Rosemont, 12pm
  • Sunday Country Funday at Country Club ($7 Bud Light Pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Corona Light Draft, $6 40 oz. beers)
  • Red Solo Cup Sundays at Old Crow River North ($30 for Country Style Buffet, Mimosas, Jameson, Bloody Marys and Bud Light) 1-5pm
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Chicagoland Country Weekly Agenda: October 10th-16th http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-weekly-agenda-october-10th-16th/ http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-weekly-agenda-october-10th-16th/#respond Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:04:25 +0000 http://chicagolandcountry.com/?p=5378

Monday, October 10th

  • Sunfallen at Bub City, 9pm
  • Moonshine Monday featuring line dancing lessons and $5 Ol Smoky Moonshine Cocktails at the Firewater Saloon, 7pm

Tuesday, October 11th

  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City and Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Moonshine Jam at Skooter’s Roadhouse, the singer/songwriter showcase, 8pm

Wednesday, October 12th

  • Whiskey Wednesday featuring Over the Side at Bub City, 9:30pm
  • Wild Wednesday at Skooter’s Roadhouse featuring line dancing, 1/2 priced wine and $10 whiskey flights
  • Whiskey Wednesdays at Firewater Saloon featuring $5 Jim Beam cocktails and $2 Beam shots, $12.99 BBQ Rib Dinner
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday, October 13th

  • David Nail at Joe’s Live, 7:45pm
  • 32 Below at Bub City, 10pm
  • Country night at the Houndstooth Saloon ($1 cheeseburger sliders, $6 Bud Light pitchers, $8 Goose Island Green Line pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Derringer and Rye at Firewater Saloon, 8pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Friday, October 14th

  • Sundy Best at Joe’s Live, 8:15pm
  • 32 Below at Bub City, 10:30pm
  • Jamison Road at Bub City Rosemont, 11:30pm
  • Josh Phillips at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Alan Craig at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Tanqueray Mist at Firewater Saloon, 9pm
  • Line dancing (7pm) and Jason Owen (9:30pm) at Lucky Star Bar

Saturday, October 15th

  • Tucker Beathard at Joe’s Live, 8;45pm
  • Jamison Road at Bub City, 10pm
  • 32 Below at Bub City Rosemont, 11:30pm
  • Whiskey Romance Band at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Outshyne at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Bobby McClendon at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Jason Owen at Firewater Saloon, 10pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Sunday, October 16th

  • Country Sunday Funday at the Houndstooth Saloon ($7 Bud Light pitchers, $6 all 40 oz. beers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Sunday Hillbilly Brunch at the Houndstooth Saloon (Noon-3pm, $20 includes one brunch item and mimosas)
  • Sunday Country Funday at Country Club ($7 Bud Light Pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Corona Light Draft, $6 40 oz. beers)
  • Red Solo Cup Sundays at Old Crow River North ($30 for Country Style Buffet, Mimosas, Jameson, Bloody Marys and Bud Light) 1-5pm
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Chicagoland Country Agenda: October 3-9 http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-agenda-october-3-9/ http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-agenda-october-3-9/#respond Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:51:21 +0000 http://chicagolandcountry.com/?p=5375

Monday, October 3rd

  • Scott Dubose at Bub City, 9pm Moonshine
  • Monday featuring line dancing lessons and $5 Ol Smoky Moonshine Cocktails at the Firewater Saloon, 7pm

Tuesday, October 4th

  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City and Bub City Rosemont, 10pm

Wednesday, October 5th

  • Whiskey Wednesday featuring Judson at Bub City, 9:30pm
  • Wild Wednesday at Skooter’s Roadhouse featuring line dancing, 1/2 priced wine and $10 whiskey flights
  • Whiskey Wednesdays at Firewater Saloon featuring $5 Jim Beam cocktails and $2 Beam shots, $12.99 BBQ Rib Dinner
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday, October 6th

  • Martin McDaniel at Bub City, 10pm
  • Live Band Karaoke at Bub City Rosemont, 9pm
  • Country night at the Houndstooth Saloon ($1 cheeseburger sliders, $6 Bud Light pitchers, $8 Goose Island Green Line pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Friday, October 7th

  • Dylan Scott and Drew Baldridge at Joe’s Live, 7:45pm
  • Lewis Copeland at Bub City, 10:30pm
  • Martin McDaniel at Bub City Rosemont, 11:30pm
  • Cal Stage Band at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Mason Rivers at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Summer Son at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Line dancing (7pm) and Brass Buckle Band (10pm) at Lucky Star Bar

Saturday, October 8th

  • The Grand Central at Bub City, 10pm
  • Lewis Copeland at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Cody Hicks at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Joe Hess at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Summer Son at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Sunday, October 9th

  • Country Sunday Funday at the Houndstooth Saloon ($7 Bud Light pitchers, $6 all 40 oz. beers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Sunday Hillbilly Brunch at the Houndstooth Saloon (Noon-3pm, $20 includes one brunch item and mimosas)
  • Sunday Country Funday at Country Club ($7 Bud Light Pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Corona Light Draft, $6 40 oz. beers)
  • Red Solo Cup Sundays at Old Crow River North ($30 for Country Style Buffet, Mimosas, Jameson, Bloody Marys and Bud Light) 1-5pm
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Single Review: Clayton Anderson’s ‘In the Dark’ http://chicagolandcountry.com/single-review-clayton-andersons-dark/ http://chicagolandcountry.com/single-review-clayton-andersons-dark/#respond Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:49:50 +0000 http://chicagolandcountry.com/?p=5368

A road warrior of the midwest, rising country artist Clayton Anderson has played Chicago many times, which is just one of the many reasons that we love him. A follow up to his 2014 album Right Where I Belong, Anderson has just released a new single, “In the Dark.”

Although the track hints at pop country more than his previous releases, the song spotlights the Indiana native’s signature smooth, rugged vocals. Also, the song is catchy as ever.

Listen to the upbeat, sexy track below.

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Chicagoland Country Weekly Agenda: September 26-October 2 http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-weekly-agenda-september-26-october/ http://chicagolandcountry.com/chicagoland-country-weekly-agenda-september-26-october/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:06:20 +0000 http://chicagolandcountry.com/?p=5363

Monday, September 26th

  • Valentine at Bub City, 9pm
  • Moonshine Monday featuring line dancing lessons and $5 Ol Smoky Moonshine Cocktails at the Firewater Saloon, 7pm

Tuesday, September 27th

  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City and Bub City Rosemont, 10pm

Wednesday, September 28th

  • Whiskey Wednesday featuring Rendition at Bub City, 9:30pm
  • Wild Wednesday at Skooter’s Roadhouse featuring line dancing, 1/2 priced wine and $10 whiskey flights
  • Whiskey Wednesdays at Firewater Saloon featuring $5 Jim Beam cocktails and $2 Beam shots, $12.99 BBQ Rib Dinner
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday, September 29th

  • Jerry Jacobs at Bub City, 10pm
  • Country night at the Houndstooth Saloon ($1 cheeseburger sliders, $6 Bud Light pitchers, $8 Goose Island Green Line pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Friday, September 30th

  • Bella Cain at Joe’s Live, 9:30pm
  • Chris Weaver Band at Bub City, 10:30pm
  • Jerry Jacobs at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Brian Lorente at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Hillbilly Rockstarz at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Stone Rukus at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Line dancing (7pm) and Bobby McClendon (10pm) at Lucky Star Bar

Saturday, October 1st

  • Chris Weaver Band at Bub City, 11pm
  • Jerry Jacobs at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Cort Carpenter at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Rockstar Rodeo at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Brian Lorente at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Sunday, October 2nd

  • Country Sunday Funday at the Houndstooth Saloon ($7 Bud Light pitchers, $6 all 40 oz. beers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Sunday Hillbilly Brunch at the Houndstooth Saloon (Noon-3pm, $20 includes one brunch item and mimosas)
  • Sunday Country Funday at Country Club ($7 Bud Light Pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Corona Light Draft, $6 40 oz. beers)
  • Red Solo Cup Sundays at Old Crow River North ($30 for Country Style Buffet, Mimosas, Jameson, Bloody Marys and Bud Light) 1-5pm
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9 Country Artists from Illinois and Why We Love Them http://chicagolandcountry.com/9-country-artists-that-are-from-illinois-and-why-we-love-them/ http://chicagolandcountry.com/9-country-artists-that-are-from-illinois-and-why-we-love-them/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:52:18 +0000 http://chicagolandcountry.com/?p=5353

The number 1 rookie country fan assumption? That all artists hail from the south.

Although southern themes manifest themselves quite often throughout the genre, country is a mindset and way of life, not a specific region of the country. And there sure are plenty of country folk here in our great state of Illinois.

You may be surprised to know that there are tons of chart-topping country artists that were born and raised here in the land of the Lincoln. Here’s a list of 9 of our favorites, and why we love them.

1. Brett Eldredge

Hometown: Paris, IL
Top Songs: “Don’t Ya” / “Drunk on Your Love” / “Mean to Me”
Why We Love Him: Brett, who titled his most recent album after our great state, has one of the most unique voices on country radio. He continues to release hit after hit. Also, he’s hilarious (if you don’t follow him on Snapchat, you’re missing out).

2. Alison Krauss 

Hometown: Champaign, IL
Top Songs: “When You Say Nothing At All” / “Down to the River to Pray”
Why We Love Her: This bluegrass/country legend truly has the voice of an angel. You may also remember her from Brad Paisley’s “Whiskey Lullaby.” 

3. Gretchen Wilson 

Hometown: Pocahontas, IL
Top Songs: “Redneck Woman” / “Here for the Party”
Why We Love Her: “Redneck Woman” may be one of the best country girl anthems of all time. Thanks for showing people that rednecks aren’t just born and raised in the southern states, Gretchen. 

4. The Henningsens

Hometown: Atwood, IL
Top Songs: “American Beautiful” / “I Miss You” / “Why I Farm”
Why We Love Them: The Henningsens’ tunes are pure country down to the core. Their harmonies are seamless, probably because this trio (made up of a father, daughter and son) has been singing together their whole lives. Fun fact: They co-wrote The Band Perry’s “All My Life” and “You Lie.”

5. Mo Pitney

Hometown: Cherry Valley, IL
Top Songs: “Boy & a Girl Thing” / “Country”
Why We Love Him: Mo is helping to bring traditional country back to mainstream radio. His highly-anticipated debut album, Behind this Guitar, is releasing this October. 

6. Elizabeth Lyons

Hometown: Winnetka, IL
Top Songs: “I’ve Never” / “#PartyRules” / “Luke Bryan”
Why We Love Her: If you like pop country, you will love Elizabeth, who is as sweet as they come. From Summerfest in Milwaukee to our very own Joe’s Bar, this Vanderbilt Graduate has played some of the hottest country venues. Plus, she has a song about how awesome the Midwest is (“Made in the Midwest”), which we dig. 

7. Drew Baldridge

Hometown: Patoka, IL
Top Songs: “Dance with Ya” / “Rebound” / “Burnt Toast”
Why We Love Him: After touring the country playing dive bars for many years, this road warrior is finally hitting it big. His smooth vocals and southern Illinois twang combined with his catchy lyrics make for radio-ready hits that will leave your ears craving more. Also, Drew recently made his Grand Ole Opry debut. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for this central Illinois country boy.

8. David Lee Murphy

Hometown: Herrin, IL
Top Songs: “Dust on the Bottle” / “Party Crowd”
Why We Love Him: It doesn’t get much better than belting out “Dust on the Bottle” in a country bar. Murphy has also penned hits for other artists like Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor” and Jake Owen’s “Anywhere With You.”

9. Suzy Bogguss

Hometown: Aledo, IL
Top Songs: “Someday Soon” / “Letting Go”
Why We Love Her: She helped put Illinois native country artists on the map back in the 90s and continues to tour extensively. 

 

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Monday, September 19th

  • Moonshine Monday featuring line dancing lessons and $5 Ol Smoky Moonshine Cocktails at the Firewater Saloon, 7pm

Tuesday, September 20th

  • Live band Karaoke at Bub City and Bub City Rosemont, 10pm

Wednesday, September 21st

  • Whiskey Wednesday featuring Folk Yeah! at Bub City, 9:30pm
  • Wild Wednesday at Skooter’s Roadhouse featuring line dancing, 1/2 priced wine and $10 whiskey flights
  • Whiskey Wednesdays at Firewater Saloon featuring $5 Jim Beam cocktails and $2 Beam shots, $12.99 BBQ Rib Dinner
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday, September 22nd

  • Brother’s Osborne with Smithfield at Joe’s Live, 8:15pm
  • Jake Dodds at Bub City, 10pm
  • Slamabama at Bub City Rosemont, 11:30pm
  • Country night at the Houndstooth Saloon ($1 cheeseburger sliders, $6 Bud Light pitchers, $8 Goose Island Green Line pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Friday, September 23rd

  • Josh Turner at Genesee Theater, 7:30pm
  • Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys with Bart Crow at Joe’s Live, 9:30pm
  • Walker McGuire at Bub City, 10:30pm
  • Slamabama at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Suburban Cowboy at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Summer Son at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Wes Cook Band at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Line dancing (7pm) and The Jimmy Sarr Band (10pm) at Lucky Star Bar

Saturday, September 24th

  • Charles Esten and Clare Bowden at Genesee Theater, 8pm
  • Slamabama at Bub City, 11pm
  • Walker McGuire at Bub City Rosemont, 10pm
  • Darringer&Rye at Skooter’s Roadhouse, 9pm
  • Summer Son at Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
  • Suburban Cowboy at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville
  • Line Dancing lessons (beginner & intermediate) at Saddle Up Saloon, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Sunday, September 25th

  • Country Sunday Funday at the Houndstooth Saloon ($3 Pulled Pork Walking Tacos, $7 Bud Light pitchers, $6 all 40 oz. beers, $3 Fireball, $3 Jameson)
  • Sunday Country Funday at Country Club ($7 Bud Light Pitchers, $3 Fireball, $3 Corona Light Draft, $6 40 oz. beers)
  • Southern Brunch Sunday featuring In The Stix at Bub City, 12pm
  • Southern Brunch Sunday featuring Big Shot Cowboys at Bub City Rosemont, 12pm
  • Red Solo Cup Sundays at Old Crow River North ($30 for Country Style Buffet, Mimosas, Jameson, Bloody Marys and Bud Light) 1-5pm
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