Chatting with Rodney Atkins

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Rodney Atkins will perform at the Family FUNomenon on Aug. 24 at the Frederick Fairgrounds.

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Rodney Atkins will be in Frederick Aug. 24 for the Patty Pollatos Fund fundraiser Family FUNomenon at the fairgrounds. I spoke with Rodney by phone from Nashville yesterday — where it was raining and troubles from flash floods. Rodney Atkins2







CONGRATULATIONS! Rodney is engaged to singer/songwriter Rose Falcon. That happened in June. “She’s sweet and everything good,” he said. The couple are hoping to wed this winter, he said.

Rodney is also working on his fifth studio album with the first single set to be released around Sept. 1.

You can read more of my interview with Rodney in the Aug. 22 issue of 72 Hours, inside The Frederick News-Post.

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Keith Urban will help kickoff the 94th season of NFL football on the NFL Kickoff 2013 Presented by Pepsi event. Keith will perform live from a stage floating in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Coverage of the 60-minute pre game show will air from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on NBC and NFL Network.

Keith will perform music from his upcoming new album, “Fuse,” to be released Sept. 10.

Danielle Bradbery, winner of “The Voice,” will perform the national anthem prior to kickoff of the Baltimore at Denver game that kicks off the NFL’s season on Sept. 5.

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Local country music artist Donnie Wood’s new music video, “Bad Good Ol Boy,” is about to release. You can hear Donnie and his band play at Jekyll and Hyde’s on East Street in Frederick from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 17.

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Lauren Alaina, runner-up to Scotty McCreery, on the 2011 season of “American Idol,” will take one of the stages at In The Street, which covers several blocks of North Market Street in downtown Frederick on Sept. 14. Her current single is “Barefoot and Buckwild.” You can hear it at

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WFRE presents a couple more shows — Brynn Marie in the H Lounge at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. at 8 p.m. Aug. 14.

And Maggie Rose, who is from Potomac, Md., will be at Champion Billiards Sports Cafe, 5205 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick at 8 p.m. on Sept. 7. Opening will be David Bradley.  Presale tickets are $9.99; $15 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.  For tickets, call 301-846-0089 or visit

Maggie’s new single is “Better.” Hear it and see the music video at

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Don’t forget Dakota Bradley, whose debut single “Somethin’ Like Somethin'” is out now, will be in Baker Park Sunday, Aug. 18, for the Sunday Concert Series, begins at 7 p.m. Be ready to be an “active” fan at this show! You can read about Dakota in the Aug. 15 edition of 72 Hours, inside The Frederick News-Post, and at Three Chords and the Truth, where more of my interview with Dakota will be posted.

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Brett Eldredge’s new album, “Bring You Back,” hit stores Tuesday.  It includes his hit single, “Don’t Ya.” It’s also available on iTunes.

I haven’t heard it yet, but it’s on my to-listen-to list.

Have you??

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Clint Black’s “When I Said I Do” is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and, as well as select online retailers. The exclusive album release includes three new songs along with 11 hits and heartfelt favorites. The three new songs are “Samantha,” “Only a Woman” and “She Won’t Let Go.”

Hits include the title track, “Our Kind of Love,” “Like the Rain,” “You Made Me Feel” and “That Something in My Life.”

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Carrie Underwood will release her first live DVD on Aug. 13, titled “The Blown Away Tour: LIVE.” You can enter to win a signed copy at



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