Tag Archives: Backroad Anthem

The weekend in live music, with Yarn and more

September 4th, 2015 at 5:03 am

It may not feel like it now, but the crowds are coming. It’s a Arkansas Razorback game weekend, and thousands will invade this town. I know some out-of-towners were here already, because someone passed me in the city of Johnson … Continue reading

An alternative to the storm: Music on the Mulberry

June 24th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Backroad Anthem performs “Dixie Coast.” They’ll be part of a party on the river this weekend. Understandably, there were many upset ticketholders left in a lurch when country music festival Thunder on the Mountain, scheduled for June 26-28, was canceled. … Continue reading

Concert review: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Bud Walton Arena, June 3

June 4th, 2015 at 10:07 am

How does Lynyrd Skynyrd translate across the globe? Or, asked another but similar way, how does one of America’s most “American” rock bands translate when presented in front of the most diverse audience the band is likely to see? The … Continue reading

Announcing the Walmart Shareholders concerts

May 26th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Lynyrd Skynyrd performs “Freebird” live. Tickets to their concert on June 3 in Fayetteville were also free, if you were lucky enough to get one. Each year, Wal-Mart hosts concerts leading up to the retail giant’s Shareholders Meeting. The meeting … Continue reading

Spaghetti with a side of country music

August 5th, 2014 at 10:13 am

Contemporary country artist Granger Smith sings about, you guessed it, riding in a truck. You can take your truck, or any vehicle, to his show tonight at the Tontitown Grape Festival. Go for the spaghetti dinners. Stay for the free … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Backroad Anthem, April 17 at Powerhouse

April 17th, 2014 at 9:31 am

Country pop band Backroad Anthem, back in the area fresh off a regional tour, will open the Party on the Patio season at Powerhouse Seafood and Grill with a 7:30 p.m. show today (April 17). The outdoor Thursday night series … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Joe Nichols, April 8 at the Walton Arts Center

April 8th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Country musician Joe Nichols started his career more than a decade ago. He’s renewed it with the recent success of the song “Sunny and 75.” The Rogers-born musician will return to the area for a Tuesday night (April 8) show … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Chris Young, Oct. 3 at Riverfront Amphitheater

October 2nd, 2013 at 11:07 am

Country musician Chris Young, who just released a new album, “A.M.,” on Sept. 17, will return to the area for a free concert. Young first broke onto the scene courtesy of the “Nashville Star” televised singing competition and has since … Continue reading

How country? Easton Corbin country

August 16th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

How fast did Easton Corbin ascend the ranks of country music? His first two singles — “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” — both hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country music charts. Corbin has since … Continue reading

There’s a bunch of music at the Tontitown Grape Festival

August 5th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Collin Raye is coming to Tontitown on Aug. 10. The song above is “Little Rock.” Maybe he’ll write a song about Tontitown, too? Get it? A bunch of music? Just like a bunch of grapes? Sorry. I’ll stop. Here’s the … Continue reading