Win Tickets to See Eric Church and James Otto at BottleRock Napa Valley

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4/29: Winners have been contacted by email. In its second year, Napa Valley's BottleRock Music Festival is under new ownership with an impressive array of "the absolute best music, wine, food and beer the world has to offer." This time around, that includes such country acts as Eric Church, James Otto, and Robert Earl Keen. Scheduled for the long weekend of May 30 through June 1 at the Napa Expo, BottleRock Napa Valley has ticket options ranging from single-day general admission passes to … [Read more...]

Win Tickets to Jennifer Nettles in San Jose on March 27

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Sugarland member and vocal dynamo Jennifer Nettles is bringing her solo That Girl Tour to San Jose's City National Civic on March 27. Since this is the tour's only Northern California stop and Nettles is bringing along site favorite Brandy Clark as an opener, we want to make sure you're there for the fun. So we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show. Entering to win is a simple two-step process: 1) Make sure you're signed up to our local list to receive monthly concert roundups by … [Read more...]

Win Tickets to Reckless Kelly’s “Livers of Steel Tour”

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It's always a treat when true blue Texas country-rock makes it out as far west as California. Luckily for us, Reckless Kelly are bringing Micky & the Motorcars and Wade Bowen along with them on a fairly extensive swing through the western United States starting this week, from Seattle on August 12 on down to New Mexico on August 22. They're calling it the Livers of Steel Tour, and the dates are below. 08/12/13 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's - 6:30pm 08/13/13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom - … [Read more...]

The Bakersfield Giveaway Summer Surprise


The promise of three copies of Bakersfield, the new album by Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, from our friends at EMG and MCA Nashville resulted in some 40+ contest entries discussing the ins and outs of Buck and Merle. After a random drawing, I'm pleased to announce that the winners of those three copies are LongLiveTraditionalCountry, Lori, and Karen. In the course of running the giveaway, though, something else happened: I was contacted by a certain Vince Gill fan who, emulating the … [Read more...]

Up for Grabs: Three Copies of Bakersfield, the New Project from Vince Gill and Paul Franklin


Fans of classic country in the Bakersfield vein will be heartened by the July 30 release of Vince Gill and steel guitarist Paul Franklin's aptly-titled tribute album, Bakersfield. In anticipation of next Tuesday, our friends at MCA Nashville and EMG have provided us with copies of the album for THREE lucky readers. Before we get to the contest, though, let's talk a little about the project. Split evenly between covers of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens (find the full track list below), this … [Read more...]

Album Giveaway: Win a Copy of the John D. Hale Band’s More Than I Can Handle

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In late September, we tipped you off to a new album from Missouri's John D. Hale Band titled More Than I Can Handle. In our favorable review of the album, we wrote: Hale originals like the title track and excellent “Desperate People” bristle with real, lived-in detail; in the latter, the first-person narrator summarizes himself as a well-meaning “desperate man with a mind like a loaded gun,” a characterization that serves as a kind of coda for [the album] as a whole. Self-penned slices of life … [Read more...]

Win a Signed Copy of Easton Corbin’s All Over the Road

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The second album from Easton Corbin, All Over the Road, is in stores today. In the event that you've already blown through your monthly music allowance - or if you just like cool signed stuff - we have one autographed copy of the new album up for grabs. To enter, simply comment with a made-up story about the first time you heard "Lovin' You Is Fun." Creativity and humor encouraged, but won't improve your chances... unless you're somehow able to make a random number generator laugh. Be sure to … [Read more...]