So. This is one of my New Year's resolutions--aims--goals--what-have-you: spend some time getting reacquainted with my city.
A few years back, I tried being a from-town tourist, but too much life got in the way, between my day job, freelancing, and family responsibilities that often took me OUT of town! Now I'm a bit more settled, and thought that instead of just hitting the touristy spots this year (although I will do some of that), that I'll just be more open-eyed to what's around me as I go ... read more
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
By: Kendall K Tiffany
TransIT Services of Frederick County has partnered with Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL) for the second year to introduce the “Wandering Book” program beginning August 22nd. The program is a development of the Maryland Humanities Council’s One Maryland One Book program which encourages all Maryland residents to read the same book and bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book.
The 2016 ... read more
Not only has it been WAAAAYYYY too long since I last posted, it's also been literally a long time since I got a good look at Frederick! I see on my drive through to and from work that quite a few things have changed...most notable to me has been the expansion of the Carroll Creek Linear Park beyond the Delaplaine center. So pretty!
Over the next several weeks I will return here with musings about all the things that seem fresh in Frederick. Most of them are probably old news to you, but they are ... read more
By: Kendall K Tiffany, Community Relations Manager, TransIT Services of Frederick County
As Frederick County residents’ age, movement and mobility around the County may change. To ensure the senior population is mobile, TransIT Services of Frederick County has multiple programs available.
The first program available to seniors in Frederick County is TransIT-plus. TransIT-plus is the County’s curb-to-curb, demand-response service, designated to meet the specialized ... 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