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Get ready for the country music event of the year! Country Thunder Saskatchewan is back, and this time, its bigger and better than ever!

Mark your calendars for July 11, 2024, and prepare for an experience you will never forget! But wait, it gets even better!

You could win the ultimate Country Thunder Saskatchewan experience!

Picture yourself surrounded by the hottest country acts, enjoying delicious festival food, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Entering is easy! Just sign up for our VIP Club and register for this exclusive contest at vipclub.evoradio.ca. Its your chance to be front and center at the most anticipated country music event of the summer!

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Enter to Win the Ultimate Country Thunder Saskatchewan Experience! Enter To Win by Signing Up To VIP Club and Register For This Contest!! Listen TO Win on June 7, 2024 at 3:15pm CST (GMT-6) AND June 14, 2024 at 3:15pm CST (GMT-6)

Headliners: Luke Combs, Nickelback, Dallas Smith, Jackson Dean, Josh Ross, Gary Allan, Tenille Arts, Lonestar, Shenandoah, Phil Vassar, Meghan Patrick, Jake Worthington, and Lydia Sutherland!

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Our most popular experience! One weekend General Admission ticket includes: Admission to the full event, Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14 with access to our campgrounds. *Only those fans will full event admission are permitted to enter our campgrounds. A campsite must be purchased separately. Access to all stages and all performances during the full event. *Please note, the Beer Gardens are 19+ Complimentary shuttle rides from Regina and Moose Jaw, courtesy of SGI. Schedule, locations, and more information coming soon. General admission is considered lawn-style seating. You are welcome to bring your own chair or blanket, or enjoy the show from our grandstands. Kids 10 and under are welcome for free in General Admission areas when accompanied by an adult with a General Admission ticket.

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Country music star Luke Bryan took a tumble while on stage in Vancouver on Saturday night, and he and fans laughed it off.

The singer and American Idol judge was in town for the Coast City Country Festival at B.C. Place, a stop on his “Mind of a Country Boy Tour.”

Videos on social media show the fall unfold—Bryan is seen walking across the stage, when his feet suddenly go up from under him and he lands flat on his back.

It appears he slipped on a fan’s phone, as he holds it up and jokes “my lawyer will be calling” before throwing it to someone in the crowd.

Bryan then asks if anyone caught the bail on camera. An audience member passes their phone to him, and he replays the video for the crowd.

“I need some viral,” he says. “This is viral!”

Coast City Country wrapped up on Saturday, when Bryan headlined the main stage following Nickelback on Friday.




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A Saskatchewan-born country singer has plans to put out a new album this spring, describing it as “the breakup album I didn’t know I was writing.”

Tenille Arts, originally from Weyburn, posted online that her next album, titled “To Be Honest”, is set for release May 3.

Several of the tracks are already available on various music streaming platforms, including a duet with LeAnne Rimes titled “Jealous of Myself.”

“I owe you guys something real, and I owe myself something real,” Arts wrote in her announcement post. “I love you all and I cannot wait for you to hear these 14 songs.”

“To Be Honest” will be the 29-year-old’s fourth full-length album, and her first since 2021’s “Girl to Girl”, which was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the following year’s Juno Awards.




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Country music lost a cowboy, Oklahoma lost a treasured son and the U.S. military lost an ardent friend Monday when Toby Keith succumbed to an extended battle with stomach cancer. He was 62 years old.

Toby Keith passed peacefully last night ... surrounded by his family, a statement shared to his website read. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.

Keith revealed in June of 2022 that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer in the Fall of 2021 and had already undergone chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. He performed his last three concerts at Park MGMs Dolby Live in Las Vegas in December but was forced to cancel an event with CMT in January.

The Shouldve Been a Cowboy singer was born Toby Keith Covel on July 8, 1961. He broke into country music with Shouldve Been a Cowboy in 1993, and the song became his first of 20 No. 1 hits. His other chart-toppers include How Do You Like Me Now?!, As Good As I Once Was, My List and his Willie Nelson duet Beer for My Horses. But some of his biggest hits – including Red Solo Cup – never went No. 1.

Keith was known for his passionate support of the U.S. military and made frequent trips to war zones to play for the troops. Post 9/11, he released his defiant, fist-pumping Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue, which also became a No. 1 hit.

Keith described himself to CNN as a third-generation Democrat but maintained there was nothing political about supporting the troops.

President Trump awarded Keith the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government, in 2021.

The 64 singers other honors include two CMA Awards and 12 ACM Awards, including ACM Entertainer of the Year in 2003 and 2004 and special ACM Awards, including the Tex Ritter Film Award (2009), Career Achievement Award (2014), Poets Award (2017) and Merle Haggard Spirit Award (2021). He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2021. Throughout his career, Keith was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, and BMI honored him in 2022 with its prestigious Icon Award.

He performed at the 2023 Peoples Choice Country Awards in September and went viral with his Dont Let The Old Man In. Clint Eastwood inspired Keith to write the song in 2018, and it was featured in Eastwoods movie The Mule. Keith told The Tennessean then that writing it is one of my favorite things I ever did in my life.

2023 marked Keiths 30th year in country music – but worked toward country music success much longer than that.

Country Aircheck reported Keith received his first guitar when he was 8 years old. As he got older, the singer occasionally worked at his grandmothers Billie Garners Supper Club in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he occasionally performed. He worked in the oil fields when he graduated high school and formed his Easy Money Band when he was 20. In the early 80s, Keith played semi-professional football for the Oklahoma City Drillers, and by the mid-80s, his band was popular on the honky-tonk circuit in Oklahoma and Texas.

Famed producer Harold Shedd heard about Keith and signed him to Mercury Records. His debut album produced four chart-toppers, including Shouldve Been a Cowboy. He hopped among record labels for years before founding Show Dog Nashville in 2005. In 2009, Show Dog merged with Universal South but went independent again six years later.

Keith was known as a philanthropist. In addition to his work with the military, he headed up a benefit concert to aid his fellow Oklahomans who were devastated by a tornado in 2013 and used his Toby Keith Foundation to build and fund the OK Kids Korral, a no-cost home for children and their families battling cancer in Oklahoma.

When someone I know passes away, I usually think of two things: my own mortality and what I learned from this person, said Garth Brooks, a fellow Oklahoman who played Keiths 2013 benefit concert. What I learned from Toby is what I hope I am able to do when its my turn to wear those shoes. He was ALWAYS Toby...all the way up to his passing.

Keith opened a chain of Toby Keiths I Love This Bar & Grill restaurants and grew his business to include a clothing line and alcohol brands. In 2013, Forbes featured Keith on the cover with the caption, Country Musics $500 Million Man.

Another of Keiths fellow Oklahomans, Carrie Underwood wrote: Saddle up the horses, Jesus, cause a true blue COWBOY just made his ride up to heaven!!! Introduce him to all the Okies and sign that boy up for the choir! Were gonna miss you, Toby, but my heart has no doubt that you are standing in the presence of our King right now!!! See you again someday, friend.

Keith is survived by his wife, Tricia, three children, Shelley, Krystal, and Stelen, his mother, and two siblings.




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Thirty No. 1 songs, a hit television show, five Entertainer of the Year wins, a sold-out record-breaking Las Vegas residency, more than 14 million concert tickets sold and 22 billion streams are impressive drops in the deep ocean of accolades Luke Bryan has worked decades to accomplish.

Bryan, an affable, tender-hearted, devoted father and husband, moved to Nashville from his native Georgia to chase his country music dreams. Within six years, he co-wrote his first country chart-topper – Good Directions for Billy Currington. His debut album, Ill Stay Me, was released in 2007, but he didnt nab his first No. 1 as an artist until Do I in 2009.

When I moved to Nashville, I moved for all the right reasons --  just because I loved country music and I loved being on stage, Bryan said. From the second I got here … it just felt like Id finally found the place for me to be. I never really looked back. Then to kickstart the whole process and to have dreams of writing number ones and performing number ones and being an artist to present day, you look at that, and its kind of hard to wrap your head around.

Bryan, who recently wrapped his two-year Las Vegas residency at Resorts World in Las Vegas, will return as a judge alongside Lionel Richie and Katy Perry to American Idol on February 18.

Being on television is something Bryan admits hes had to get used to.

Im comfortable with all of that now, he said. I think my first year at American Idol, there was a lot of things I need to get comfortable with. Now Im comfortable with Idol and doing the TV spots and the commercials and some of the fun acting bits, and Im comfortable letting my emotions out on TV. I keep having anxiety about the crowds not showing up at the concerts, but all of our numbers (in 2023) touring-wise have been 20 – 30 percent better than ever.

While Bryan is among the most successful artists in country music history, his ride to the top wasnt smooth or a sure thing. His debut single, All My Friends Say, made it to the Top 5 on country radio. He followed it up with We Rode In Trucks in 2007, and he was convinced the song was a hit. We Rode In Trucks collapsed at No. 35.

It was probably the darkest artist headspace Ive ever been in because I thought We Rode In Trucks was going to propel my career onto a fast track, he said. I was pretty upset about it.

His third single, Country Man, was a Top 10 hit, but when he turned the next batch of songs into the record label, they were rejected.

 I had a lot of bad news, Bryan said, remembering he was on his tour bus in a sour mood. At some point, I just kind of told myself, Dont be like that. I have my down days, and sometimes I get a little mad … but thats neither here nor there. For the most part, I think I just love doing this. I didnt ask to be born to do it, but I think I was born to do it.

Bryans first No. 1 song, Do I, launched his years-long chain of hit songs. Nashvilles country music community recently gathered to celebrate the singers 30 chart-toppers, and the evening included Bryans idols and friends performing some of his hits for him. Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott of Lady A were there, as were Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Shenandoahs Marty Raybon and more.

Bryan wrote Do I with Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady A, and Scott sang background vocals on the song.

Luke, we love you, Scott said. Thank you for years of friendship and letting me sing harmony on your first No. 1 song.

Bentley, tongue-in-cheek, wasnt as kind to Bryan – but had the room rolling in laughter with a comedic roast. Bentley insinuated Bryan was old because the other artists in the genre who have also garnered 30 No. 1 songs include George Strait, Ronnie Milsap and Conway Twitty.

I only got 22 No. 1 songs, Im young, Bentley quipped. Luke can say (stuff) that if I said, Id get arrested on the spot. If I said some of the stuff he said, Id probably lose my record deal. Based on how slow my current single is going, maybe I already have. That was funny.

Then Bentley said he would sing Play It Again in a mans key in G because he cant sing as high as Bryan. Bentley comedically forgot many of the songs lyrics.

Bryans other chart-toppers include Drunk On You, Crash My Party, Drink A Beer, Most People Are Good, Down To One and more.

Its an astounding accomplishment to record 30 No. 1 songs; few artists will ever accomplish that, said Cindy Mabe, Chair and CEO of Universal Music Group Nashville. But the truth is that beyond hitting the top of the charts, Luke Bryan … changed the course of country music. He gave his heart, his lifestyle, his musical infusion, powerful charisma, and Elvis-like moves, and he forever changed the sound and reached for a new era in country music. Luke has always known who he was and who he represented, and you can find that in each of these No. 1 songs. Perhaps Lukes biggest gift of all is to teach us that even through trauma and heartbreak, we have to remember to enjoy life and each moment because you never know when it will be your last.

The singers sons are 13 and 15, and his nephew is 22. Bryan wants to balance his songs between light-hearted and mature to ensure they have depth but still appeal to younger audiences.

Im grounded more than ever in what I need to say as an artist, certainly for the rest of my career, Bryan said. I really feel blessed that I can still, after all this time, have a tangible role as being somebody high up in the business. At the end of the day … when Im on stage, I love every second of it. I still love connecting with the fans, and I still love hearing great songs.




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