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Country Music is Heading to the Windy City this June!

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Live Nation Entertainment revealed plans today to launch Chicago’s first major country music festival.  Windy City LakeShake will take place at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 19-21.  Country music heavyweights Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley will headline the festival set against the iconic backdrop of Chicago’s city skyline.

With the festival’s scenic setting of Northerly Island offering a weekend retreat for fans, additional artists slated to play include Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Randy Houser, Maddie and Tae, Ashley Monroe, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Thomas Rhett and Canaan Smith with more to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Windy City LakeShake will join Live Nation’s premier country music festival family that includes Watershed, Faster Horses, Route 91 Harvest, FarmBorough, the recently announced Delaware Junction and will host two stages including the festival group’s trademark “Next From Nashville” stage, showcasing emerging country music acts.  Three day passes start at $199.50 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Mon., Feb 2nd at 10am CT.  Fans will also have the opportunity to upgrade to VIP passes which will allow fans access to elevated viewing, shaded reserved seating, exclusive cash bars, upgraded food selection and more.  For more information visit: www.lakeshakefestival.com.

“Being a native Chicagoan, it has been a dream of mine to present a world class country music festival in my hometown,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation Entertainment.  “The backdrop of the beautiful skyline of Chicago, and the coolness of being right on the lake shore will enhance the incredible artists we have lined up for year one.  No one has more fun than Chicago’s music fans, and I am sure that LakeShake will be one for the ages.”

Follow further Windy City LakeShake updates on Facebook: facebook.com/windy-city-lakeshake-festival, Twitter: @LakeShakeFest Instagram: @LakeShakeFest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #LakeShakeFest.

Top Country Tweets of the Week January 19th-24th

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  1. @DierksBentley ·  congrats to @blakeshelton #BlakeOnSNL… he killed it! …wonder if my jake is actually a wishing boot too?! Hmmmm

brad paisley tweet

  1. @BradPaisley ·  Phew. My fanny pack just barely made the cut here…#kisscountrychilicookoff
  1. @blakeshelton ·  And also i now have the power to go down on myself!!!!
  1. @mirandalambert · Happy @nbcsnl day @blakeshelton! You were made for this. One of the funniest people in the world. And a true entertainer. I (heart) you BS!
  1. @chuckwicksmusic ·  Mud fest at the Dog Park today..

5.@bretteldredge  ·  Red bull was a bad choice….I feel like a flying squirrel

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  1. @martinamcbride ·  My breakfast view. #stthomas #countrymusiccruise http://instagram.com/p/yI6lrJk5qZ/

the band perry tweet

  1. @thebandperry ·  Lost our Scout today. Sleep well old friend.
  1. @CharlieDaniels ·  The world is awash with false prophets and anybody who portrays Jesus as anything less than the Son of God is one Guard your heart.

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  1. @carrieunderwood ·  Pregnancy perk: using my belly as a tabletop for my snacks! Nom nom nom…

Dierks Bentley Becomes Big Rhythm Doug in Hot Country Knights

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It turns out Dierks Bentley is more than just a talented singer/songwriters/airplane pilot. He’s also the man beneath the killer rug, otherwise known as Douglas “Big Rhythm Doug” Douglason in the 90’s cover band, Hot Country Knights. He told People about his alter-ego.

I have a little alter ego,” Bentley, 39, recently told PEOPLE. “I’m working on a little something something with my guys in the band. It’s a little side project – a little bit of a ’90s country cover band. We specialize in ’90s country, which was a great era in country music.”

The band’s facebook page goes into great details about their career goals ( Play the Wildhorse Saloon on a Saturday nite), influences (Tracy Lawrence, Brooks & Dunn, Joe Diffie, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Diamond Rio, Little Texas, John Michael Montgomery, Mark Chestnut, Dwight Yoakam, Sawyer Brown, Restless Heart, Travis Tritt, Shenandoah, Neal McCoy, Blackhawk), interests (walker texas ranger, tnn, bread sticks, white rain, cigars, hand lotion, wranglers, bolo ties, belt buckles, whiskey, chicken wings, panama city, lower broadway, pontiacs), and detailed bios of each band member, which you really must read on your own and laugh til tears roll down your faces.

Fingers crossed that Hot Country Knights makes a few Nashville tour stops before making the big time.

Dierks and his band aren’t the first to have a alter ego. Of course Garth Brooks had the strange Chris Gaines (probably strange because he was dead serious about it) and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood are members of Dick Fantastic and the Fabulous Fourskins.

The Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits of 2014 Are…….

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“American Kids” and “Bartender” topped the list of Country dance favorites in 2014, according to the Marco Club Connection’s 11th annual ranking of Country dance club songs.

The Nashville-based company surveys a panel of nearly 250 club owners, DJs and dance instructors from across the country to compile its rankings every December. Overall votes by the panel determine each song’s placement on the list.

Propelled by the success of line dances for “American Kids” and “Bartender,” choreographed by well-known choreographers Randy Pelletier and Donna Manning, 2014 saw great success for Chesney and Lady A.

2014 saw continued growth in dance-oriented, up-tempo Country singles, with hits like Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane” and Jerrod Niemann’s “Donkey” making a lasting impression within the Country line-dance community.

The results of the 2014 Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits are:

  1. American Kids – Kenny Chesney
  2. Bartender – Lady Antebellum
  3. We Are Tonight – Billy Currington
  4. Drunk on a Plane – Dierks Bentley
  5. Holy Cowgirl – J. Michael Harter
  6. Riverbank – Brad Paisley
  7. Crank It Up – Colt Ford
  8. Donkey – Jerrod Niemann
  9. Day Drinking – Little Big Town
  10. 10. Buzzin’ – Blake Shelton feat. RaeLynn

A complete archive of Marco Club Connection’s Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits can be viewed at www.MarcoClubConnection.com

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