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

July 28 - August 1

  • Marthaler Ford in Worthington
  • Worthington Sports Center in Worthington

August 4 - August 8

  • Green Mountain Grills (at their booth at the Nobles County Fair) in Worthington
  • Marthaler Chevrolet in Worthington
  • Rune's Furniture in Worthington

August 11 - August 15

  • Ag Builders in Windom
  • Fulda Area Credit Union in Worthington

August 18 - August 22

  • Noteboom Implement in Sibley

August 25 - August 29

  • First State Bank Southwest in Worthington and Rushmore
  • BTU Heating and Cooling in Worthington
  • HyVee in Worthington


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A few rules do apply:


  • 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

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!"
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Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler with special guests David Nail and Brynn Marie are slated to perform at Jackpot Junction in Morton, Minn., on Saturday, August 30th! Tickets are on sale and range from $25-$45. This is an 18+ show, starting at 7 p.m. with gates open at 6 p.m.

NOTE: This is a rain or shine event, as it will be held at an outdoor amphitheater.

Be watching and listening for chances to see this show for free on US95!

There are many ways to describe Kellie Pickler, with spunky, beautiful, talented and charismatic just scratching the surface. But there is one word that ties them all together and brings them to life. Kellie Pickler is real. Few people speak or sing so transparently from their hearts. Few can bridge life and art, story and song, so vibrantly and compellingly.

"My life is a country song," she has said on occasion, and no one who knows her or has watched her career evolve from her days as a breakout presence on American Idol would argue in the least. Over the course of three albums, hundreds of concert appearances, and a breathtaking 2013 win on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, she has earned the admiration and affection of countless fans, serving as both inspiration and role model.

Now, with the release of her latest album, her first for new label home Black River Entertainment, she takes yet another long step forward. The project reflects her continuing growth as an artist and as a person. It features the instrumental talents of many of Nashville's best musicians and songs from some of the city's most talented writers, as well as some she wrote herself and with co-writers including her husband Kyle Jacobs.

"This album is just Kellie Country," she says, and for a working definition we need look no further than what she wrote for the project.

"When I write a song," she says, "I just write about who I am and where I've been, where I am and what I'm going through, or about people who have had an impact on me."

The results here include the title track, "The Woman I Am," an honest look inside Kellie's worldview, "Bonnie and Clyde," a look at relationships with a sly nod to the well-known outlaw couple, and the truly remarkable "Selma Drye," which Kellie wrote about her pistol-packing, snuff-chewing great-grandmother.

As for the rest of the project, there is also her current single, "Little Bit Gypsy," and "No Cure For Crazy," both of which provide insights into Kyle's perspective on his wife. "Someone Somewhere Tonight" is a heartfelt and passionate look at the power of love to heal and restore us, to give us purpose in the midst of the good and bad that is the human condition, and others range from the sassy "Ring For Sale" to the poignant "I Forgive You."

All of it is as fresh and relevant as Kellie herself, while remaining rooted to the tradition she grew up loving.

Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker, well known for hits “Smile” and “Drift Away,“ transitioned from rock into the country music scene and brings his unique style to the Sioux City Anthem on Friday, September 5th! Tickets are on sale with ranges from $20.33-$63.13 (Bar GA, floor GA, VIP seats, and VIP booths available)

Be watching and listening for chances to score FREE tickets with US95!

(Note: This is a 21+ show. Must show valid photo ID to claim will call tickets.)

No matter what he does or where he goes, Uncle Kracker adheres to a simple, yet rather timeless philosophy.

“I really subscribe to this mindset of just having fun,” he affirms. “That’s what it’s always about. It’s the train that I’m forever on. The way I feel is if I’m enjoying it, it’s really worth doing.” T

hat outlook has most definitely served him well over the years. After vaulting to stardom as a charismatic presence and chief collaborator in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band, the Michigan singer, songwriter, and performer, also known as Matthew Shafer, kicked off a stunning solo career of his own.

In 2014, Uncle Kracker received a call from an old friend LAVA Records C.E.O. and founder Jason Flom. The artist recorded his new single “Endlessly”, and Flom re-signed him to LAVA to release the track.

“It was surreal,” smiles Uncle Kracker. “When we started talking again, it felt like no time had passed. It really brings me full circle to be back with Jason and doing something a little different. It’s round two with him, and I love watching him work to this day. I just thought it was cool to have somebody on the phone who knows what the fuck they’re talking about!”

Flom adds, “I have a great history with Uncle Kracker and a lot of respect for him as an artist. He’s had many major hits over the past decade, and I am excited about this next phase of his career at LAVA Records.” “Endlessly” ignites the next chapter for Uncle Kracker. With a lilting piano intro, ponderous acoustic guitars, and a countrified pop hook, the track represents every side of this diverse and dynamic artist. Everything converges on the powerhouse refrain, “Endlessly for you, I’ll always wait” as he assures, “I love that girl”. 

Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar

Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year Phil Vassar brings his hits like "Last Day of My Life" and "Just Another Day in Paradise" to the Sioux City Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 13th in a 21+ show. Tickets are on sale and range from $20.33-$63.13 (GA to VIP)

Be keeping an eye on the US95 social media sites of Twitter and Facebook for information on how you can win tickets to see Phil for FREE on US95!

Phil Vassar is as driven today as he was when he first left his Lynchburg, Virginia home to pursue – and realize – his dream of making his mark in entertainment. A career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards and the launch of his own Rodeowave Entertainment label continues to expand and evolve.

As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” New artist David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012.

For Vassar, his philosophy about songs has never changed during his time spent writing hits for himself and other artists, it’s important for a song to carry a message and make the listener feel something.

“Songs should evoke something, whether it makes you happy and puts you in a good mood, or makes you cry and feel desperation…you know, whether you’re going through a marriage, or a divorce, or you’re in love or you hate somebody, or whatever it is… songs should evoke something,” says Vassar. “And if it’s just having a drink with your friends in the hot tub, that’s just as good as any song for me! I mean, I’ve had hits with every kind of song – ballads, mid-tempos, up-tempos and silly kinds of songs.

When not on the road performing for adoring fans or at home taking care of the business that surrounds Phil Vassar, he can be found picking up his two daughters from school and spending the afternoon just being “Dad.”

King Turkey Day Entertainment

King Turkey Day Entertainment

King Turkey Day has teamed up with Fareway Foods and Radio Works to give away 75 free frozen turkeys! Listen weekdays, as Radio Works will announce three button winners daily. If your button number is called, bring your button to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce (1121 3rd Ave, Worthington) and claim your certificate for a FREE frozen turkey from King Turkey Day, Fareway Foods, and Radio Works!

If you missed the number announcement, you can always check back to any of your favorite Radio Works radio station websites for the previous days' numbers.

Yesterday's Button Numbers

For yesterday (8/28) only

  • 1806
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  • 178

KTD Button Numbers

All current KTD button numbers called, listen in numerical order

  • 36
  • 49
  • 138
  • 178
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The 75th Annual King Turkey Day Festival is slated for September 12 and 13, 2014 in Worthington, Minn. Where else can you find race teams herding their star "athletes" (wild racing turkeys) down main street? The Great Gobbler Gallop is part of Worthington, Minnesota's very own King Turkey Day festival. Of course, there's always the musical entertainment fun factor as well.

This year, the King Turkey Day Board of Directors and Radio Works are proud to present the 2014 King Turkey Day Entertainment, featuring Drake White and the Big Fire with special guest Chris Hawkey on Friday night and Hairball on Saturday! Tickets are $10 for Friday night with Hairball advance tickets $15 or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased via the link above, or, the Worthington Chamber of Commerce, the Daily Apple, or at Radio Works Headquarters.

Alabama singer/songwriter Drake White describes his sound as "country rockin' freestyle blues" with influences by Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. His song "The Simple Life" praises the things that really matter. Drake has toured with Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town and Blackberry Smoke. You can catch Drake White at the Worthington Arena on Friday, September 12th.

The Chris Hawkey brand is about to expand considerably with the release of his debut album "Chris Hawkey" and what he’s calling the “CH14 Summer” tour. Chris and his six-piece band will be hitting the road to promote the CD and its debut single, “My Kind of Crazy.” Appearances in the Twin Cities area will be followed by shows throughout the spring and summer at major-draw fairs and festivals such as Fire Fest (St. Cloud, MN), Lakes Jam (Brainerd, MN), and We Fest (Detroit Lakes, MN). Chris couldn’t be more ready. As part of Rocket Club, the singer has shared the stage with artists like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Eric Church, opening in front of thousands of country music fans. Now he’s hoping it’s his turn as a solo artist.

Hairball is the world's ultimate "80's Rock" impersonation act. Seasoned rock stars, Haiball band members take pride and passion in their recreation of the most influential acts in rock history. The lights, the sounds and the performance will have you wondering if this isn't the real deal! Hairball consists of two vocalists Bobby Jensen and Kris Voxx, guitarist Happy, bassist Shawn "Sports" Pop and drummer Colt Python, all of whom are dedicated rockstars.

Days of Gold Tour

Days of Gold Tour

Jake Owen is bringing the Days of Gold Tour to the Mankato Verizon Wireless Center on Friday, October 17th, with special guests the Eli Young Band and The Cadillac Three!

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, August 29 at 10 a.m. sharp! Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by calling 800-745-3000. All reserved seats are $25. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m.!

For chart-topping vocalist Jake Owen, 2013 was filled with golden times; earning his fifth consecutive No. 1 with “Beachin’,” drawing a crowd of over 20,000 for a Nashville summer block party, releasing his new album DAYS OF GOLD, crossing over one million Twitter followers and touring with Jason Aldean. This spring Jake will celebrate with his fans on his second major nationwide headline run – JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014 presented by Discover Boating - as officially announced from the ESPN tailgate party stage at the BCS National Championship January 6th.

The DAYS OF GOLD TOUR presented by Discover Boating will go through October and wrap in Jake’s hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. The 55-city plus tour features openers Eli Young Band (select dates), Parmalee (select dates), and The Cadillac Three.

“I love throwing parties! This tour is one big party and everyone is invited,” shares Jake. “I’ve been lucky enough to be on the road and learn from incredible artists like Chesney, McGraw, and Aldean. I’m really proud of this tour and can’t wait for the fans to see what’s in store.”

“Ain’t no party like a Jake Owen party,” raves Country Weekly on the singer’s live show. Jake Owen’s No. 1 single, “Beachin’”, along with the hit single “Days of Gold,” is featured on his current album DAYS OF GOLD, available everywhere now.

Since releasing the chart-topping album, BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT, Jake Owen has emerged as one of country music’s leading vocalists. The gold-certified RCA Nashville project delivered four consecutive No. 1 hit singles, including the multi-week chart-toppers; the DOUBLE PLATINUM title track and PLATINUM “Alone with You,” and GOLD-certified hits “The One That Got Away” and “Anywhere with You.” His energetic live show and captivating songs have landed him coveted opening slots with Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and his first headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, which made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the annual nationwide tour.

For on sale dates and more, visit, on Facebook at, and follow him on Twitter @jakeowen.

Riser Tour

Riser Tour

Dierks Bentley has announced a second leg of his 2014 Riser Tour, with a scheduled stop at the Brookings Swiftel Center on Saturday, October 25th along with special guests Randy Houser and Cassadee Pope

Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, August 22nd at 10 a.m. to the general public but we want you to win tickets before you can buy them! Enter via our Twitter giveaway NOW -- winners drawn Thursday, August 21st! Tickets will range from $29.75-44.75 (reserved and GA pit) when they do go on sale, and can be purchased via, at the Swiftel Center Box Office, and via phone at 800-745-3000.  Don't miss the Riser Tour with Dierks, Randy, and Cassadee!

Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of RISER, a project due early 2014 that stands as his most personal to date.

Written and recorded in the year following his father’s death, the album draws its title from “I’m A Riser,” a song about resilience and determination.

“I’m A Riser” works as a commentary on spiritual, personal and societal recommitment, but it also applies to the competitive battlefield of the music industry. It’s particularly appropriate for an album about rejuvenation delivered by Bentley.

“Life in general has a way of knocking you down,” Bentley says. “It’s different reasons for different folks – could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that’s lived. There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments…breakthrough moments.”

US95 gives a big shoutout and congratulations to Dierks on scoring his 12th number one hit with "Drunk on a plane," the latest single in his RISER album.

Accepting change – and growing from it – is a key theme in RISER, and it’s reflected by the tone of the album, which demonstrates a new artistic depth and an extralevel of intensity for Bentley. It evolves from track to track, exuding a range of emotions, all the while impressing upon the listener that Bentley’s instinct for a hit is stronger than ever. Bentley made significant reconfigurations in his creative team to shake up his sonic texture without sacrificing his commercial drive. He re-enlisted executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr., who worked on Bentley’s first two albums; and utilized producer Ross Copperman, who co-wrote “Tip It On Back” for Bentley’s current album Home. 

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

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

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

Gary Allan

Gary Allan

Gary Allan returns to the Midwest on Sunday, September 14th at the Clay County Fair! He brings with him special guest Jerrod Niemann to the U.S. Cellular Grandstand, kicking off at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now ranging from $25-$35 (reserved bleacher, reserved grandstand, stage front). Get yours today!

Fans who have followed Gary Allan throughout his 17-year recording career will enjoy the gritty, gravelly edge to his performance at the Clay County Fair. In his career he has registered four #1 singles – “Man To Man,” “Tough Little Boys,” “Nothing On But The Radio” and “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)”– in addition to such trademark hits such as “Watching Airplanes,” the lonely “Best I Ever Had” and the swaggering “Right Where I Need To Be.” Allan’s amassed seven gold albums in the process – three of them certified platinum.

In 2010 Jerrod Niemann exploded onto the scene with his chart-topping major-label debut, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The album included the #1 smash hit, “Lover, Lover,” and the follow-up Top 5 single, “What Do You Want.” Niemann has also written songs for and with such artists as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Lee Brice. His latest album, High Noon, will be released March 25 and is sure to hits the mark after the immediate response to the album’s debut single, “Drink to That All Night.”

Sawyer Brown

Sawyer Brown

More country music at the Clay County Fair U.S. Cellular Grandstand, with Sawyer Brown and Aaron Tippin hitting the stage. This night of country music will also feature a salute to America’s veterans on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Stage front seating is sold out, but tickets are still available for reserved bleacher and grandstand (20 and $28, respectively) and can be purchased here.

Sawyer Brown took America by storm 30 years ago with their performance and victory on “Star Search.” Since then, the group has had 27 hits on country’s top 20 chart and two #1 hits with “Some Girls Do” and “Thank God for You.” With so many hit songs, Sawyer Brown can vary their set list from night to night and show to show providing the audience with a memorable night of country music hits.

Aaron Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open in 1990 with his uncompromising “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.” His honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience with more than 30 charted singles on the Billboard chart. Following the 9/11 attacks, Tippin recorded the song “Where the Stars and Stripes and The Eagle Fly” to remind people what it means to be an American. He has since journeyed to Iraq and Afghanistan to perform the troops.

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes

Known as the CMA Best New Artist of 2012, Hunter Hayes returns to the Midwest with a stop at the Clay County Fair on Sunday, September 7th at 7:30 p.m., with special guest Kelsey K.

Tickets are still available with reserved bleachers at $35, reserved grandstand $40, and stage front at $50.

Hunter Hayes earned his award because of his intense, single-minded dedication to his music. That laser-like focus resulted in an album that still is the talk of the country-music community, Hunter Hayes. He wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, co-produced it, sang all the vocals, and played all of the 30-some instruments heard on the record.

The barn-burning “Storm Warning” became the collection’s debut Gold Single. His gripping ballad “Wanted” soared to No. 1 and is quickly nearing Double Platinum status. A 2013 re-issue, Encore, included the Top 5 single “I Want Crazy.” His second album Storyline is anticipated for release this May, and includes the current hit racing up the charts “Invisible.”

Kelsey K is not only a little fireball of energy, a talented songwriter and guitarist, she is also a natural born performer and has captured the hearts of audiences at over 250 live acoustic and band performances in the past three years. Kelsey has a vibrant, powerfully expressive sound with a country cry that gives goosebumps and touches emotions in those who hear her. Her budding career includes shows opening for country stars Toby Keith and Jerrod Niemann.

PBR Bull Riding

PBR Bull Riding

The Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour is where dreams of riding on national television on the PBR Built Ford Tough Series begin, and they're coming to the Minneapolis Target Cneter on Saturday, September 20th!

Tickets are on sale via AXS and range from $18 to $128. If you choose the $125 ticket option, it includes access to The Corral Party, a pre-show activity on the arena floor that includes rider autographs, the opportunity to get up close to the bulls, and get on the back of the bucking chutes. Customers will be contacted via email approximately one (1) week prior to the event with details on the Corral Party.

Note: The original date was on Friday, October 4th and has since been changed to Saturday, September 20th. All tickets purchased for the October 4 performance will be honored at the rescheduled date. Any ticket purchased on or before June 11 is eligible for a refund if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date. Deadline for refunds is September 1. For information on refunds, please contact 888.9.AXS.TIX (888.929.7849)

Along with showcasing the top elite and up-and-coming riders, the PBR Velocity Tour provides a great opportunity for more fans, in additional cities, to experience all the action the PBR has to offer. The PBR Velocity Tour will bring all the high-energy sound, lighting, special effects and entertaining bull riding action that fans witness on the PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series.


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!