Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 Read More

New Country Albums Out Today

Blake Shelton is out with his 11th studio album today (September 30/14.)  Blake says “Bring Back The Sunshine” is a return of sorts to the beginning of his coutnry music career.   The album’s cover, which features a black and white photo of a water tower, pays homage to his hometown of Ada, Oklahoma. Album […]


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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 Read More

New Country Albums

Kenny Chesney adds another album to his collection with The Big Revival is stores today (September 23rd, 2014). Kenny is saying the music on ‘The Big Revival’ was influenced by his time away from touring in the last year. While he kept an eye on country radio while making The Big Revival, he made sure […]


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Thursday, September 18th, 2014 Read More

Loss of a Country Legend

Country music has lost a legend.  George Hamilton IV passed away yesterday (Sept 17/14) at the age of 77.  He was admitted to St. Thomas hospital after suffering a heart over the weekend. He was known as the “International Ambassador of Country Music” and was a familiar face both on the Grand Old Oprey stage and […]


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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 Read More

New Albums Out Today

Tim McGraw’s Sundown Heaven Town. The album has the latest single release Meanwhile Back at Mama’s. … Tim produced the album with Byron Gallimore, who has produced all of his albums. … There is a 13-track standard edition, and an 18-track deluxe edition.   More at iTunes here.   George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away. […]


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Monday, September 8th, 2014 Read More

Congratulations to 2014 CCMA Winners

2014 CCMA Awards Show proves that Country rocks in EdmontonJoin the celebration: CCMAawardsSeptember 7, 2014 (Edmonton, AB) – The 2014 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Awards Show, hosted by Jann Arden and Rick Mercer, celebrated eight CCMA Award categories in a televised ceremony, live from Rexall Place in Edmonton. The 2014 CCMA Awards Show was […]


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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 Read More

Wow – Check Out This Plowing Match Creation

The Inernational Plowing Match and Rural Expo comes to Ivy September 16th – 20th.  There is something for everyone including this maze.   Labyrinths and mazes date back in history to the earliest civilizations. A labyrinth is a uni-directional, meandering but purposeful path, often used as a tool for prayer or meditation. They provide the […]


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Friday, August 1st, 2014 Read More

You Listen We Listen

  Your ears are very important to you and to us. We want to give you a chance to tell us about some of the songs your ears are exposed to on KICX 106. We’re inviting you and fellow listeners to participate right now in our online music scoring of some of the songs in […]


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Friday, August 1st, 2014 Read More

Highlighting The Gems of Barrie Business

Do you know any outstanding Greater Barrie area businesses? Nominate Your Associates, Your Peers, or Your Favourite Employer online at http://www.barriechamber.com/awards Preparations for the 12th Annual Barrie Business Awards Gala are underway & the organizing committee is asking for YOUR help in finding Barrie’s best & brightest companies. NOMINATION DEADLINE: August 11th, 2014 – 11:59pm […]


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Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Read More

Bailing on Social Media

I came across a blog titled “How To Use Social Media So You Feel More Connected.”  The blog had some great suggestions, but a few jumped out at me.  Some of the points mentioned are exactly why at times, I often feel like bailing out of social media. Social media is a great way to […]


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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 Read More

CCMA Nomination Announced

On the heels of a successful year, Brett Kissel leads the pack with a total of eight nominations, including: Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Interactive Artist of the Year, Record Producer of the Year and Album Design of the Year.   […]


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