A Country Stampede fan on his way to the annual festival didn’t quite make it Wednesday afternoon. Wamego Assistant Police Chief Paul Schliffke tells KMAN emergency crews responded to the fire at Fourth and Lincoln at about four p.m. The 1989 parked Pace Arrow motor home was a complete loss, with significant damage to the near-by building, identified as the Last Stop convenience store. The owner of the motor home is identified as Walter Hale of Topeka, but the driver who parked the vehicle was William Huckaby of Lancaster. Schliffke says Huckaby indicates he parked the motor home about five feet away from the store and went into the store, as well as a neighboring building, when the fire occurred. He indicates he turned the motor home engine off but the radiator might have been a little hot. The fire began in the engine compartment. Wamego Fire, Police, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department and EMS responded. Fire extinguishers were initially used, but Wamego fire crews were
STARS TO SHINE DURING GRAND OLE OPRY ALL-AMERICAN ALL-STAR WEEK JULY 2-6 Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, And More Set For Opry Performances Free Opry Plaza Parties To Feature Flag-Waving Fun And Free Music NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2013) The stars will be shining during a week of shows and special events at the Grand Ole Opry July 2 – 6, making it an “All-American All-Star Week.” Free music and other fun on the Opry Plaza are set to complement superstar appearances and musical salutes to the red, white and blue on the Opry stage throughout the week. Alison Krauss, the most awarded female artist in the history of the Grammy® Awards, is set to mark her 20th anniversary as an Opry member on Wednesday, July 3. Joining Krauss will be bluegrass great Larry Sparks and multi-award-winner Jamey Johnson. On July 5 and 6, the Opry will host two shows each evening with country music superstar Carrie Underwood appearing both nights. Underwood will be j
NASHVILLE, Tenn . - (June 25, 2013) - Little Jimmy is going to have a little work done. Grand Ole Opry icon Jimmy Dickens, who has been absent from his beloved Opry stage for most of 2013, is set to undergo three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords beginning next week. The Opry member’s doctors expect him to make a full recovery. “I can’t begin to express my sincere gratitude for the thoughts and prayers that are being sent my way,” Dickens said. “My family and I appreciate the support, and I can’t wait to return home to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in one of my favorite rhinestone suits someday soon.” The country legend most recently surprised Opry audiences with an appearance on April 12. His most recent scheduled Opry appearance came on Dec. 22, 2012. Dickens, 92, became a Grand Ole Opry member in 1948 and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Among his enduring classics are “Take An Old Cold Tater (A
TIM MCGRAW RELEASES "SOUTHERN GIRL" AS NEW SINGLE FROM TWO LANES OF FREEDOM TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 Tour Grabs A New Gear Leaving Sold Out Amphitheatres In Rearview Mirror Nashville, TN- June 24, 2013- Country superstar Tim McGraw's "Southern Girl" is being released to radio today as the fourth single from his Big Machine Records debut, TWO LANES OF FREEDOM. The "seductively melodic" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) track has had an infectious reaction from fans on the TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 Tour, which continues to sell out venues coast to coast. "At the beginning of the tour, we threw a lot of new songs into the set list, and that's always a risky thing when an album is so brand new," said McGraw. "It didn’t take a whole weekend out there before the girls were shouting at us to play 'Southern Girl.' The song has a really cool groove to it that just gets everyone moving and sets the right tone for a perfect summ
Sea of TRASH left behind in parking lot and surroundings of Heinz Field Pittsburgh after Chesney concert June 22,2013....amazing sloppy drunks... got a lot of media attention too... 150 treat by medics..45 transported to hospitals...over 70 arrested various charges...police answer 10 large fights...some on you tube...huge drunk fest...
Nashville, TN – June 19, 2013 – On a short break from the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour dates, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is headlining some of the summer's biggest festivals with a hit-packed show that has the capacity crowds on their feet from the first notes of "Am I the Only One" at the top through the final patriotic chants of the crowd with the emotional closing song "Home." With eight years of tireless touring under his belt, Bentley has hit a new stride that's catching attention from coast to coast. "From the initial response from the crowd, he wasn't the only one who wanted to have a little fun. The Capitol recording artist continued to keep up the intensity throughout his performance, and with a long history at radio -- including ten number ones -- he was able to keep the hits coming." - Billboard "…it’s hard to imagine many country stars topping Bentley, who soon made