When it comes to iconic music groups in Country Music The Oak Ridge Boys are near the top of the list. Their harmonies and songs are undeniable in the Country fans’ hearts and minds. Their song Elvira is a bit of a pop culture classic as well. They will be at the Viterbo Fine Arts […]

Every year we have a plethora of Country Music festivals to attend in the tri-states. Country Boom is right in our backyard while others are in relatively decent driving range for an overnight stay or two before heading back home. We love them! Have you ev4er talked about your absolute dream concert destination? Would it […]

We live in the age of digital awareness that seems to mandate that we record every moment of our life or at least the good outfit we are wearing. I’ve seen a lot of people miss out on the moment going on right there in front of them while they take pictures of themselves or […]

Sometimes we talk about something for long that it feels like it takes an eternity to happen. Whether we are waiting for a wedding, a special vacation, or a huge music festival that happens locally. This last weekend was Country Boom out at West Salem at the Maple Grove Venue and it feels like we […]

For the last few weeks there has been a haze over much of the area. Air quality warnings have been part of the weather reports. Why? Because smoke from wildfires in Canada has been pushed down towards the United States. It has caused hazy sights over much of the mid-west and onto the eastern seaboard. […]

The old saying, “When it rains, it pours” can really explain how bad it’s going for someone. Just one moment for a famous person can be bad enough when caught on video, but when you get to two you have to figure other minor things in their life, like stubbing their toe getting out of […]

Every summer in the tri-states we get excited for the glut of country concerts we can attend all over the states. We will travel several hundred miles and sleep in less than perfect conditions in order to have fun and listen to some great Country music. WE Fest, Summerfest, Country Fest, Country Jam, and Country […]

There are moments that change everything. Some are for the better and we see how much our lives are improved by their existence. Better health or travel or maybe just a better way to watch TV. Some though are for the worse and change not just how we live, but how we view life’s experiences. […]

Many important moments have happened at the Minnesota State Fair. Teddy Roosevelt’s famous “walk softly and carry a big stick” speech was given there. The first milking machine debuted there. The first airplane flight in Minnesota was at the fair. While this doesn’t necessarily match those moments it’s still important to acknowledge – at least […]

Russell Dickerson is not one to let his fans down no matter the situation. Last year he was at the Mighty Howard County Fair in Iowa and the weather was not exactly cooperating. There had been spurts of of heavy rain and early on with more questionable weather on the way. The fair couldn’t even […]

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