Dan Whitney gave up a job he loved to do standup comedy full time 29 years ago.
“I was a bellhop at a hotel,” Whitney said. “I loved it! I like people and it was an opportunity to talk to a lot of people, interesting people. I made big bucks and had a lot of job offers.”
But comedy won.
Whitney’s character Larry the Cable Guy is one of the most recognized in standup comedy as he always wears a ball cap, a plaid flannel shirt with the sleeves torn off with jeans and talks with ... read more
Sunny Sweeney at The Blue Side Restaurant & Bar in Frederick 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Tickets start at $10, www.mdtix.com. Sunny kicks off the East Coast run of her current tour here. Her new album, “Trophy,” drops March 10.
Multi-platinum selling country music icon Clint Black will be at the Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for two shows: 9 p.m. Friday, March 31, and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1. He has topped the charts with nearly 25 No. 1 hit singles including "A Better Man," "Like the Rain," "Killin' Time," "Nothin' But the Tailights" and "When I Said I Do," which featured his wife, actor Lisa Hartman Black.
In September 2015, Black released his first new studio album in a decade, "On Purpose." ... read more
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Look out bro-country music, because bra-country is on the move. And that makes country artist Sara Evans happy.
Evans came to stardom in the 1990s, the days when the power songs of Reba McEntire, Faith Hill and even Evans defined country music. After the recent years of songs about partying, pickup trucks, beer and girls (aka bro-country) country music is slowing changing its tune with more women artists (aka bra-country) filling the airwaves again.
The timing is perfect for Evans who is ... read more
"We dig deep, we go long/ Where we come from is strong/ We are changers with the timers/ We are lovers, we are fighters/ Yeah, we came here to stay, ain't never gonna walk away .../ We are, we are, we are Never enders"
The lyrics to "Never Enders" are about never-ending love, but the song penned by Marv Green, and Richie McDonald and Dean Sams, of Lonestar, could be Lonestar's anthem.
The veteran country band of McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar and backing vocals), Keech Rainwater ... read more
Andy Timko is living on the edge.
The McDonald, Ohio, singer-songwriter is working hard to expand his fan base in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and into Maryland and Delaware. He's been to Nashville, but when the 27-year-old makes his move, he wants to be Nashville ready.
"Every single night I'm out playing I'm trying to answer that question," Timko said in a late-night phone interview from home. "We feel that pull there. We'll go down and write with people and play here and play there. ... read more
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will bring a little bit of bluegrass to the Old Line State Friday night at The Great Frederick Fair when they take the grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33 reserved track seating, $28 reserved grandstand.
The Bluegrass State native was, literally, raised on bluegrass music. His father, Hobert, gave him his first mandolin when he was 5, at age 6 he played a song with Bill Monroe, at 7 he stole the show when he played during Flatt and Scruggs concert, in ... read more
Texas-born Olivia Lane has had a packed touring schedule, and it continues through the end of the year with an East Coast tour and a West Coast tour. She returns to Frederick (she was at Baker Park July 4, 2015) for In The Street on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Second Street stage.
Olivia moved to Nashville three years ago from LA and life has been "crazy, exponentially crazy," she said. Touring, opening for country artists including Wynonna Judd, Kip Moore and Randy Houser, working with songwriters ... read more
So when word was out that Steven Tyler was going to release a country album, the skeptical probably thought, "Dream on, Dude!"
Now that "We're All Somebody from Somewhere," the title of that project, is out and, yes, it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart, I say, "Country on, Steven! and bring on the cornbread!"
I really liked the first single, "Love is Your Name," when it released and the hippy-dippy video. Eric Paslay and Lindsey Lee co-wrote this one, and it really sparks like ... read more