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Music - July 23, 2018
Morgan Wallen talks his fast rise to country fame and his "Tennessee Waterslide"
OnMilwaukee had the chance to sit down with Morgan Wallen during Country Thunder in Twin Lakes to learn a little more about the one of the freshest faces in country music today.
Music - July 23, 2018
Luke Bryan brings Country Thunder to an electric, high-energy close
I'm not gonna lie: day four of Country Thunder is always a blast, but it's one of those blasts where you feel like you've been through the wringer. That said, day four left the other three in the dust.
Music - July 22, 2018
Toby Keith powers through a muddy Country Thunder day 3 with patriotism
It has come to feel like it's not a successful Country Thunder experience if there's not at least a little mud. So even before Toby Keith hit the stage Saturday night, no matter what else happened from there, we had a successful day.
Festival Guide - July 21, 2018
Dierks Bentley and day two of Country Thunder fight off frightful weather
Just before Dierks Bentley took the stage, it began to rain - again. Never a full torrential downpour, but a decently steady rain. But in absolutely no way did it dampen anyone's spirits. And Bentley embraced it and didn't give in to it.
Music - July 21, 2018
Ashley McBryde talks the state of country and fan-girling over Reba
I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde before her Country Thunder set to ask her a few questions about where she's been and where's she's going.
Music - July 20, 2018
Sam Hunt and company start Country Thunder with a stellar day one show
From terrific opening acts to Sam Hunt's headliner-worthy show and Mother Nature stealing the show near the end, day one of Country Thunder roared into Wisconsin with style and song.
Music - July 18, 2018
Country Thunder storms into Wisconsin this weekend
Country Thunder rolls into Twin Lakes on Thursday afternoon and runs through Sunday night, packing a whopping 36 different acts between the Main Stage and the Boathouse Cabana. Here's everything you need to know before they play the first note.
Festival Guide - July 8, 2018
After a surprise Amp appearance, Hunter Hayes owned his own stage Saturday night
"I'm so grateful you're here. God bless you for showing up!" Hunter Hayes shouted out to the crowd at the BMO Harris Pavilion on Saturday night at Summerfest. A lot of artists give shout-outs to the crowd, but Hunter Hayes made gratefulness one of the themes of the night.
Festival Guide - July 7, 2018
Blake Shelton comes alive for his Amp headlining return
With a troupe of incredibly talented musicians, crazy lights, lots of drinking - and drinking songs - and a surprise appearance by Hunter Hayes, Shelton's 2018 Summerfest appearance brought the house down.
Festival Guide - July 6, 2018
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit manage to outdo themselves at Summerfest
When Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit were in Milwaukee at the end of January, I thought there was no way an Isbell show could get any better. Man, was I wrong. Seriously wrong. Because on Thursday night at the BMO Harris Pavilion, it was fantastic.
Festival Guide - June 30, 2018
Billy Currington beats the heat at Summerfest
Billy Currington is an artist who never gets old. And as long as he keeps coming to Wisconsin, I'll keep heading out to his concerts - even in the nasty heat, like Friday night at Summerfest.
Festival Guide - June 28, 2018
Walker Hayes, Kane Brown open up Summerfest with an emotional night of country
Thanks to up-and-coming country stars Walker Hayes and Kane Brown, the opening night of Summerfest at the brand-spanking new U.S. Cellular Connection Stage with FM 106.1 was a complete smash.
Music - May 17, 2018
MKE Band Camp: Joe Nichols at The Rave
Head to The Rave on Friday, May 18, to catch country artist Joe Nichols ("Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off") for what looks to be a killer show. Here's everything you need to know going into the show!
Music - May 6, 2018
Buffalo Gospel's Anodyne album release show brought down the house
Saturday night was an epic celebration: a completely sold-out house at Anodyne Coffee Roasting, guest appearances and all of it anchored by Buffalo Gospel's traditional, original and incredible country music.
Music - May 5, 2018
MKE Band Camp: Buffalo Gospel at Anodyne
Join Buffalo Gospel on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. as it returns to Anodyne Coffee Roasting in Walker's Point to celebrate the release of its sophomore album, "On the First Bell." Here's everything you need to know heading into the show.
Music - May 4, 2018
6 questions for Milwaukee country band Buffalo Gospel
Buffalo Gospel will celebrate the release of its latest album, "On the First Bell," on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. at Anodyne Coffee Roasting. Before then, however, OnMilwaukee got to chat with the band about its latest work.
Music - April 27, 2018
Former "Idol" finalist Casey James keeps carving his own path
Like a lot of "American Idol" contestants who make it into the top 10 but don't win, people tend to lose track of where they're going. I lost track of Casey James - but I found him Thursday night at the The Fire Pit.
Music - April 26, 2018
MKE Band Camp: Kenny Chesney at Miller Park
On Saturday, April 28, take me out to the ballgame - not for the Brewers but for one of the first big concerts of the summer(ish) season, as Miller Park will host country star Kenny Chesney. Here's everything you need to know before heading in.
Music - April 25, 2018
MKE Band Camp: Casey James and Jay Matthes at The Fire Pit
MKE Band Camp gives you the quick 411 on upcoming concerts coming to the 414. This edition: Casey James and Jay Matthes at The Fire Pit Sports Bar and Grill at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on Thursday night.
Music - April 7, 2018
Little Big Town makes memories in the Bradley Center's final country show
If the goal was to tear the roof off the BMO Harris Bradley Center and make everyone there remember the venue's final country concert forever, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Midland did just that.
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