Love & Theft: Make-A-Wish South Dakota

Love & Theft: Make-A-Wish South Dakota

Make-A-Wish South Dakota is hosting a social, dinner, and concert by CMA, ACM and CMT nominated country duo Love and Theft on Monday, July 21st at the Sioux Falls District. Tickets are available for (concert only) $30 -all GA, or $75 (concert and dinner/auction). A fundraiser golf tournament will be held earlier in the day.

The event is a fundraiser to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in South Dakota.

“We are really looking forward to this year’s event and hope that not only golfers, but others who are interested in Make-A-Wish and its mission will participate and come enjoy the concert by Love and Theft,” Paul Krueger, president and CEO, said. “Come help us celebrate our 30th anniversary of granting wishes to more than 1,080 kids in South Dakota.”

Golf is $2,400 for a team of four or $600 a person. The fee includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and two tickets per golfer to the evening events. The scramble begins with registration at 11:00 a.m. at Minnehaha Country Club with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. To register for golf, please call 335.8000 or complete our registration form. Registrations are due by July 7th, limited space is available.

Tickets to the evening events at The District, which include a social beginning at 5:00 p.m., dinner, auction and music by Love and Theft is $75 a person. Tickets to the concert only, which will begin at 8:30 p.m., are $30 per person. Tickets for the dinner/concert and concert only are available at the Make-A-Wish office, 1400 W. 17th St from 8:30 am.to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, at The District, 4521 West Empire Place, or online at thedistrictsf.com.  

ACM, CMA, and CMT-nominated duo Love and Theft, made up of singer/songwriters Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, first hit the scene with their hit single, “Runaway.” Their follow up, self-titled debut album from RCA Nashville, featured the award-winning duo’s platinum #1 single "Angel Eyes," and breakout hits "If You Ever Get Lonely" and fan-favorite “Amen.”

Their new single, “Night That You’ll Never Forget,” is the first single from their new album due later this year. Celebrated for the distinctive style, sparkling harmonies, and sonic depth achieved through their live recording process, Love and Theft is currently hard at work on their next album with producer Josh Leo (Alabama) and can be seen on tour throughout the country. 

We Fest 2014

We Fest 2014


US95, your concert connection, is back at it again! We want to send you to WeFest on US -- It's bottoms up at WeFest, August 7, 8, and 9th in Detroit Lakes! Sounds legit, right? But let's take it outside the box, as US95 is offering you a different kind of crazy -- giving you the chance to win FOUR SOLD OUT RESERVED TICKETS paired with the opportunity to go bottoms up with Brantley Gilbert. That's right, four meet and greets with four reserved tickets! All you have to do is take a photo of your favorite can koozie, incorporate US95 in it somehow, and send it to barry@myradioworks.net.

ALL ENTRIES receive a CD from a WeFest artist! Winner will be announced Friday, July 25th at 5:30 p.m.!

Note: Please remember to keep it appropriate.

We Fest version 32 is back for another year, bringing headliners Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band for the 2014 We Fest three-day annual country festival running August 7, 8, and 9th.

Claiming the title of "America's Best Country Music and Camping Festival," 2014 We Fest is something you're definitely not going to want to miss out on. Not only are the headliners amazing, but even supporting acts are of the highest quality, bringing the The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line and Brantley Gilbert to Detroit Lakes. 

Tickets are already on sale and going quick with several reserved and VIP selections sold out! Visit the official We Fest website to purchase your tickets!

Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope

You may know her best from "The Voice" but Cassadee Pope continues to be a bright star in the national country music spotlights. She's heading to the Sioux Falls District on Friday, August 15th!

Tickets go onsale Friday, May 9th at 10 a.m. via etix.com and range in price from $17 (GA) to $27 (VIP Balcony). VIP doors open at 7 p.m. with GA doors at 8 p.m., music slated to start at 9 a.m.

Of course, with US95 as your country concert central, stay tuned for ticket giveaways!

At just 23, Cassadee Pope’s unique vocals and powerful performances stole the national spotlight during Season 3 of “The Voice.” The reigning star of the NBC hit primetime show wowed from the start with offers from all four judges during the blind auditions before accepting with Team Blake (Shelton). Excelling throughout the competition, Pope displayed diverse musical tastes and talents, covering such songs as “Stupid Boy” (Keith Urban) and “Cry” (Faith Hill). Her version of the Country hit “Over You” (Miranda Lambert) was one of her three Voice performances that catapulted to the #1 spot on the iTunes All-Genre Chart, further proving Pope’s wide consumer appeal and vocal prowess.

Less than a week after her victory on the show, THE VOICE: THE COMPLETE SEASON 3 COLLECTION owned the #1 spot on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. The talented singer/songwriter has already appeared on TODAY, Live! with Kelly & Michael, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and performed with Train on NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH CARSON DALY.

Don't miss this fantastic show Friday, August 15th at The District!

The Outsiders World Tour

The Outsiders World Tour

Who's going to CHURCH?

Eric Church brings The Outsiders World Tour to Omaha's CenturyLink Center on Thursday, September 18th. Set to open are Brothers Osborn and Dwight Yoakam. Tickets are ON SALE and selling out quickly.

In addition, Church will bring the tour to Sioux Falls, S.D. at the new Denny Sanford Premier Center on December 6th, along with Dwight Yoakam and rockers Halestorm. Tickets have SOLD OUT with prices ranging from $39.50-$59.50 (applicable fees not included) but single seats may be available at Ticketmaster.com.

Stay tuned for additional details -- and maybe information on how you could see Eric Church, Halestorm, and Dwight Yoakam for free on US95!

Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, and FedExForum in Memphis, among others. Church will also return to the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. where he sold more than 15,000 tickets in 2012 as part of his headlining arena tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour—which Pollstar named a Top Tour of 2012.

Church’s current album, The Outsiders, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and the Billboard Country Albums Chart earlier this year, and his current hit single “Give Me Back My Hometown,” is Top 5-and-rising. “Eric Church is working on a level that few other country artists of his generation can touch,” said Ken Tucker at NPR Music in his review of the album, continuing, “Shrewd, defiant, sly and funny, Eric Church has succeeded in what he set out to do: He’s using the power he’s accrued from making hit records to make exactly the kind of album he wants, heedless of industry approval. And this is how good he is: Now he’ll go out and — through the singles he’ll release, the touring he’ll do and the videos he’ll make — probably turn this personal project into a big commercial deal. The Outsiders deserves nothing less.”

After scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from Halestorm's self-titled debut and touring steadily for two years with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others, Pennsylvania quartet Halestorm are back with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. Musically diverse and emotionally revealing, the album resonates with a newfound poignancy that takes Halestorm to a new level of creative achievement.

Upon its release, The Strange Case Of…, the second album from Atlantic Records artist Halestorm, shot to the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. The first single, “Love Bites (So Do I),” marked the first song by a female fronted group to top the active rock chart and earned the band a GRAMMY award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. The song was also the No. 1 song of 2012 on SiriusXM’s Octane. The band’s second single “Freak Like Me” also hit No. 1 on the Active Rock chart and their third single “Here’s To Us” saw incredible chart success as well. Halestorm also released their second covers EP last fall, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP, which saw the band putting their distinctive brand another eclectic collection of classic songs. In addition to releasing her own clothing and accessory line this past fall, “Scissor Happy,” frontwoman Lzzy Hale has also garnered national media attention appearing on the cover of Revolver’s “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock” issue twice. The band has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. For more information, visit www.HalestormRocks.com.

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite group of global superstars. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the Top 10, including the hits “Honky Tonk Man,” “Please, Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” and “Fast as You.” He is a 21-time nominated, 2-time GRAMMY Award winner. In celebration of his latest critically acclaimed album, 3 Pears, he received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization. In 2014, Yoakam will appear as a recurring guest star in multiple episodes of the thrilling CBS series, “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name. For more information, visit www.dwightyoakam.com.

Granger Smith

Granger Smith

Granger Smith, aka Earl Dibbles, Jr., is bringing his unique style of country music to the Sioux Falls District on Friday, August 29th! Tickets are just $12 in advance or $17 at the door -- but order yours soon, as this concert could very easily sell out!

Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show slated to start at 9 p.m. This is an all ages show!

Granger has been busy reinventing the face of traditional country music one chart-topping single at a time. By consistently providing blended hits that are well outside the realm of “typical”, Granger’s music provides a refreshing and unique variation on the growing independent country music scene.

Though he's been in the music business since he was a teenager, Granger doesn't always play by the rules, which he finds gratifying. "When I knew I wanted to be a singer-songwriter for a living, I never set out to be totally grassroots," he explains. "Probably no one does. At that time, there was a system and most people followed that system. Write a song, book a studio and musicians, play a showcase, get a record deal, get famous, request all green M&Ms."

For Granger, a mixed bag has proven more his style. "I've taken a unique path, which has been partly unplanned, but very rewarding,” he adds.

Over a decade into his career, the former Texas A&M alumn has already checked several items off his bucket list. Played by invitation at the White House? Check. Paid his respects to American soldiers? Absolutely, both through multiple tours in Iraq and Kuwait and through his annual 100-mile soldier walk. This year, he was asked to partner with The Boot Campaign to further raise awareness of our troops’ needs as they return home from combat.

The 'We Do It In A Field' hitmaker means what he sings, because he works on his own time and in his own way. He has created his own in-home studio and with every album uses his own players -- his band members -- who have essentially become his brothers when on the road. "Every album, every song, every drum beat that you've heard from me over the last 7 years has come from my home studio out of these little speakers and was edited by me until I've felt it was right to release," Granger says, ensuring that his music is authentic and from the heart.

Juggling a relentless tour schedule, he essentially never sleeps. His blood is always pumping, his mind plotting the next calculated move.

And that next move never seems to be very far away. In 2013, Granger released his 9th studio album since he hit the scene at age 19. The album "Dirt Road Driveway" debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart and has proven to be his most successful release to date expanding his audience from a regional artist to a national touring act. Dirt Road Driveway went on to become the number one selling independent country music album in total digital sales for 2013.

His game plan has been good to him so far. Granger has had 10 Top 10 singles on the Texas Music Charts including 4 Top 5's and the most recent singles “Miles and Mud Tires” and “Silverado Bench Seat” both landed at the #1 spot, the latter of which debuted on ESPN’s Sports Center. He's even successfully launched a crowd-pleasing alter-ego, "country boy" Earl Dibbles Jr. The idea was born when Granger and his brother were having some fun with a camera on their childhood ranch. "Earl represents at least half of my family, so it was easy to jump in my old truck, grab my shotgun and slip right into character," Granger admits. They could never have imagined the viral success Dibbles has become, with his own singles “The Country Boy Song” and "Country Boy Love" with music videos, TV shows on CMT and CBS Sports Network, “YEE YEE” clothing lines and legions of fans all over the globe.

It's clear that Granger is both serious and playful when it comes to his craft; he's humble enough not to take himself too seriously, but dedicated enough not to let his name slip out of mind. "Whether it was good or bad, that reality means the world to me," says of following his own path. "My team and I, we rise and fall together, but that rise feels so inspiring when we know we've created this momentum from the ground up. Everyday I'm thankful, everyday I'm excited. The world will always need new music and luckily, I can never get new music out of my head!"
- See more at: http://www.grangersmith.com/about.html#sthash.OsbRhz7r.dpuf

Radio Works 2014 Summer BBQ Bonanza

Radio Works 2014 Summer BBQ Bonanza

The Radio Works Backyard BBQ Bonanza is back! This is your opportunity to win and throw your backyard bbq celebration, feeding up to 50 people per winner! Then keep your eyes out for details on how to win our grand prize package, which includes everything you need to host your very own ultimate backyard BBQ cook-out (Details further below).

Weekly Registration Box Locations

More weekly sign-up locations to come, check back regularly

June 30 - July 5

  • Lee's Locker in Lismore
  • Fareway Foods in Worthington
  • W-2's Quality Meats in Worthington and Luverne

July 7 - July 12

  • Ben Lee's in Worthington
  • Schwalbach Ace Hardware in Worthington
  • Brewster Heating & Cooling in Brewster

July 14 - July 19

  • Buffalo Ridge Apartments in Worthington

July 21 - July 26

  • Veterinary Medical Center in Worthington, Adrian, Slayton and Sheldon
  • Worthington Ag Parts in Worthington

Of course none of this would have been possible without our sponsors

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A few rules do apply:

Rules

  • Must be 18 years or older to be eligible to win. 
  • Employees at sponsor locations are not eligible to sign up to win at their place of work. 
  • Radio Works employees and family members are not eligible to win. 
  • Unlimited number of entries per person (however must be registered via official registration slip - no business card entries are allowed)
  • Only one winner per household.
  • Winner can only win for herself or himself. 
  • Winner must be select a party location within 60 miles of Radio Works Headquarters (located at 28779 County Highway 35, Worthington, Minn.). 
  • BBQ celebrations must take place on a Monday-Thursday from July 8-Sept 6
  • All BBQs will be at 6:30 p.m. (serving time) unless an earlier time (lunch hour) is requested
  • By winning, all winners automatically grant Radio Works unrestricted permission to use name, picture, and/or voice for social media, websites, on-air or otherwise promotions. 
  • All decisions made by Radio Works are final. 
  • Radio Works reserves the right to change these rules at any time without declaration.

Get registered today!

 

Ultimate Summer BBQ Bonanza Giveaway

  • 5-piece patio set
  • Weber charcoal grill
  • FIre pit
  • Set of oversized BBQ tools
  • Tent canopy
  • 3-piece cooler set
  • $500 in beef from the Rock/Nobles Cattlemen
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal fluid
  • Utility lighter
  • BBQ seasoning combo pack
  • 5-gallon cooler with cups
  • Extendable forks for grilling
  • Grill brush
  • Picnic ware (ketchup and mustard bottles, paper plate holders)
  • Portable hammock

Contest

Fresh Thoughts Trivia

 

Fresh Thoughts Trivia is BACK on US95! Tune in Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for trivia questions with Barry Roberts in the Afternoon. Correct caller and answer receives a certificate for a free six inch sandwich from Subway!