Author Archives: Jeff Winfield

RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

Fans are mourning Texas music legend Jerry Jeff Walker, who died Friday at the age of 78 following a battle with throat cancer. The singer/songwriter wrote the hit “Mr.Bojangles.” In addition to releasing his own music and writing songs recorded by others, Walker and his wife formed and ran independent music label Tried & True…Read more »

Ready for “Fun” new Garth music?

Ready for “Fun” new Garth music?

2020 has been anything but “FUN”, but fans of Garth Brooks are looking forward to “FUN”, the new album from Garth which will be released November 20th along with a companion release, of Triple Live Deluxe, a compilation of world tour and stadium tour performances. With the pandemic still raging on, Garth decided now is the…Read more »

Iowa High School Football playoffs start Friday

Iowa High School Football playoffs start Friday

The 2020 playoffs get underway across the state this Friday.  In Class 4A, Waterloo West battles Fort Dodge, while Cedar Falls hosts Cedar Rapids Washington.  In Class 3A, Waverly-Shell Rock will tangle with Western Dubuque.  The semi-finals and finals will once again be held at the UNI-Dome in mid-November.  Best of luck to all of…Read more »

Reba & Darius Rucker to host CMA Awards

Reba & Darius Rucker to host CMA Awards

The Country Music Association revealed this morning that Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will host “The 54th Annual CMA Awards,” on Wednesday, November 11th. The announcement was made by the two Country stars live on ABC’s Good Morning America. Reba will be making her fifth appearances as the show’s host, while Darius is hosting for…Read more »

RIP Mac Davis

RIP Mac Davis

Hank sends condolences to the family, friends and fans of singer/songwriter Mac Davis, who passed away yesterday following heart surgery He was 78. Named ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1974, the Mac charted 30 Country singles between 1970 and 1986. They include such well-known hits as “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me,” “Hooked On…Read more »

UNI Spring Football schedule released

UNI Spring Football schedule released

UNI Football opens the 2021 spring football season with a home game against Illinois State on Feb. 20 at the UNI-Dome. The game is the first of eight Missouri Valley Football Conference games slated for the Panthers. The schedule has the same home and road opponents as the previously scheduled 2020 Fall season, but the…Read more »

55th Annual ACM Awards are tonight

55th Annual ACM Awards are tonight

The ACM’s were originally scheduled for April in Las Vegas, but like so many events in 2020, have been moved to Nashville and a virtual show originating from The Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. The nominees for ACM Entertainer of the Year are: LUKE BRYAN ERIC CHURCH LUKE COMBS THOMAS…Read more »

New Music from Travis Tritt

New Music from Travis Tritt

Over three decades after having launched his extraordinary music career, one of Country music’s most notable artists, Travis Tritt, is set to release a new single Ghost Town Nation on September 25th; the first release off his highly-anticipated forthcoming album, produced by Dave Cobb. “Ghost Town Nation” is an energetic song that sends the message…Read more »

Badly needed rain for Iowa

Badly needed rain for Iowa

A quick look at the U.S. Drought monitor map released last Thursday shows more color in Iowa compared to one week ago. The Iowa DNR tracks water issues and reports expansion farther into the state and up to 90 — almost 100 percent of the state now being rated as abnormally dry or in drought. …Read more »

It’s Football Season?!

It’s Football Season?!

If 2020 was a normal year, Eastern Iowa would be getting ready for the UNI Panthers vs the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium this Saturday.  But as we know, this year has been anything but normal. UNI and the Missouri Valley Conference are planning to play an 8 game schedule in Spring of 2021.  As…Read more »