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September 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Florida Georgia Line start the party at the fair | Concert review

Florida Georgia Line -- Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley -- strike a pose at the Washington State Fair Monday, Sept. 15. (Lindsey Wasson)

Florida Georgia Line — Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley — strike a pose at the Washington State Fair. (Lindsey Wasson)

There are few country bands that possess the pop flair and down-home charm needed to ignite a party the way Florida Georgia Line did Monday, Sept. 15, at the Washington State Fair.

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Comments | More in Country | Topics: "Cruise", "Here's to the Good Times", brian kelley

September 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM

UPDATE: Keith Urban’s concert at Washington State Fair rescheduled

UPDATE: Keith Urban’s concert at the Washington State Fair has been rescheduled to next year, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Ticket holders for the 2014 Keith Urban concert can hold on to their tickets, which will be honored at next year’s show or return the ticket before Oct. 31, 2014 for a refund. For more…

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September 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Country stars Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line shine in Puyallup fair music lineup

If you think no state fair is complete without elephant ears, corn dogs and country music, you’re in luck. Some of the brightest stars in the country-music constellation are set to shine on the Washington State Fair grandstand stage over the next two weeks, including Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Toby Keith. Clay Walker gets…

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Comments | More in Country, Festivals | Topics: country, lineup, puyallup fair

July 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Watershed weekend

Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum (pictured) and Jake Owen roll into the Gorge Amphitheatre this weekend for the Watershed Festival. Now in its third year, the country-music shindig has been sold-out for weeks on the strength of a solid lineup that includes Randy Houser, Kip Moore and Billy Currington, plus locals like “The Voice” contestant Austin…

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Comments | More in Country, Festivals | Topics: "Beachin'", Jake Owen, Lady Antelbellum

July 8, 2014 at 5:33 AM

The amazing Mary Sarah debuts with country all-stars | New recordings

Mary Sarah, ‘Bridges’ (Cleopatra)

It seems almost incomprehensible that an 18-year-old singer could earn the respect of some of country music’s biggest living legends, but Mary Sarah makes it seem like she’s known them for years on her debut album, “Bridges.”

Mary SarahDolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and a host of others lend their voices to some of their signature songs, but Mary Sarah’s big accomplishment in her 12-track debut is that she never lets her star-studded guests outshine her.

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Comments | More in Country | Topics: John Hiatt, Mary Sarah, Morrissey

May 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Nickel Creek keeps the fire alive | Concert preview

Nickel Creek plays the Moore Theater Saturday night.

Nickel Creek plays the Moore Theater Saturday night.

The thing about family is that there’s always unfinished business — even when it doesn’t seem like there should be.

That feels like the case with Nickel Creek, the seminal newgrass trio that hits the Moore Theater Saturday in support of “A Dotted Line,” its first album in nine years and first tour since 2007.

When Nickel Creek went on an indefinite hiatus, no one could blame Chris Thile and siblings Sara and Sean Watkins. After all, the band had been playing together since 1989, when Sara was just 8 years old and the trio was mere children growing up in sunny San Diego County.

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Comments | More in Americana, Country, Folk | Topics: moore theater, Nickel Creek

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