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Tracy Lawrence Keeps Growing Strong

When Cleveland Country Magazine first started in 1991 one of the first artists we featured as an up and coming star in Country music was Tracy Lawrence. The Arkansas-bred singer was getting a buzz around Nashville for his debut album, Sticks and Stones, which produced a #1 hit with the...Read More »


A Conversation with Eric Paslay

I was invited to sit down and talk with Eric Paslay before his performance at the House of Blues in Cleveland last November. It was an interview, but Paslay’s laid-back style made me feel like I was talking with a friend over a beer...Read More »


Eric Paslay's "Angels In This Town" Delivers Powerful Message

Sometimes in life it’s easy to forget that their are miracles happening around us everyday.  From the fireman who saves a life to the kindness of a stranger who helps someone in need. Even the smallest acts can mean the most. Eric Paslay’s latest single not...Read More »


Cam Gears Up for First Headlining Tour

Most songwriters wait years and years until they finally have a song that makes it on the charts and hopefully gets nominated for some music awards.  For Cam, that all happened with her first hit song. The singer and songwriter is gearing up for her first...Read More »


Lee Brice, Justin Moore Co-Headline American Made Tour

Lee Brice and Justin Moore, two of country music’s biggest stars, will ring in 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour kicking off January 12 in Indianapolis.  The tour will also stop in Canton, Ohio at the Canton Civic Center for a show on February 9 along with special guest...Read More »


WCOL Country Jam - September 2 & 3

The WCOL Country Jam will take place on Labor Day weekend – Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3 at the Legend Valley Music Center in Thornville, Ohio, just 30 minutes east of Columbus.

The show kicks off Friday with gates opening at 5:00pm.  Friday nights line up includes Cliff Cody,...Read More »


The WGAR Country Jam Hits with Some Misses at New Location

Well, another WGAR Country Jam is in the books.  And even though it was the 25th anniversary celebration, it was still an inaugural year of sorts with the move to Black River Landing in Lorain and with that comes a lot of changes and a lot to learn from.  The...Read More »


Tim McGraw to Play Hall of Fame Stadium

The 2016 Concert for Legends will feature music superstar Tim McGraw. He will play at the newly renovated Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Friday, August 5 at 8:00 pm to kick off an exciting weekend in Canton that celebrates the Enshrinement of the Class of 2016. The new...Read More »


Ohio State Fair presents Dolly, Kenny and many more

The Ohio State Fair welcomed nearly one million people through the gates in 2015, and this year’s entertainment line up should help them eclipse that number in 2016. The roster of stars performing during the 12-day celebration of Ohio includes Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Maddie & Tae, John Kay,  Steppenwolf...Read More »


Stars Behind The Stars to Benefit Fallen Officers in Dallas

Country music superstars didn’t hesitate to come together for Stars Behind The Stars to support the families of slain Dallas police officers. In light of the tragedy, more than fourteen artists, including Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy...Read More »


Post "Idol" Urban Brings Tour to Blossom

Brooks and Dunn saw it.

The talent of Keith Urban was evident when the iconic duo invited the singer to join them on their 2001, Neon Circus and Wild West Show!   The 23-year old New Zealand born crooner and guitarist had picked another pair of legends to emulate in his craft….Mark...Read More »


Rodney Atkins to Perform at 'Rock The Lot'

So much has changed with the songs coming out of Nashville in the past few years. Traditional country sounds have been replaced by pop country, country rap and “hick hop.” But, for Rodney Atkins it has always been about the song and lyrics striking a chord with the...Read More »


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