Tom Mailey

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Eric Paslay Stoked That Steven Tyler Recorded His Song

With hits like “Friday Night”, “She Don’t Love You” and “Song About A Girl” Eric Paslay has established himself as one of country music’s brightest new stars. He’s also penned some pretty big hits for […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/26/2015

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Dierks Bentley Runs Out of Gas…

…Like, literally. Dierks Bentley always has plenty in the tank when he hits the stage, but when he hits the highway? It’s a different matter.  Dierks travels with his beloved 1977 Jeep–he enjoys being able […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/25/2015

Sam Hunt rolls into Toyota Amphitheater Thursday Night with Lady A and Hunter Hayes

Charles Kelley: Sam Hunt Doesn’t Know How Big He’s Becoming

The “Wheels Up” tour featuring Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt lands at Toyota Amphitheater Thursday Night, June 25th and ladies, Sam Hunt in particular should be in pretty good shape. Charles Kelly of […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/24/2015

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Runners To Endure In 100-Mile Trek To Auburn This Weekend

One of the world’s most grueling foot races is this weekend and it’s happening in our own backyard–as long as you consider the Sierra Nevada part of your backyard (which you should). The Western States […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/22/2015

A slightly dressier Stephen Colbert than who appeared at the Songwriter's Hall of Fame ceremonies  (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)

Stephen Colbert Serenades Toby At Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Induction

Wearing a jean jacket and cowboy hat, Stephen Colbert inducted Toby Keith into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame last week, and it came as a surprise to pretty much all of us. But not Toby. […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/22/2015

Don't Worry; Blake's got it handled  (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

Blake Is As Awesome As You Think

Imagine you’re driving home in a torrential downpour, the roadway is flooded and your truck stalls out as soon as you try to drive through.  Imagine a good samaritan coming along and despite the terrible weather and dangerous […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/19/2015

LBT's Country In The Park show is re-scheduled for Sept 13th. Get well soon, Jimi!

Five Famous Concert Cancels (And One That Wasn’t)

By now you’ve heard that KNCI’s annual Country In the Park has been postponed (not canceled!) and re-scheduled for Sunday, September 13. Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town needs emergency surgery for a polyp on […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/18/2015

Little Big Town's CITP appearance Saturday will be their 2nd. Their first? 2009.

The Last Time Little Big Town Played Country In The Park…

Quick: when Little Big Town played Country in the Park back in 2009, they weren’t the headlining act. Do you know who was? Think….think….think….OK, if you answered Billy Ray Cyrus, give yourself a high-five! Yep. […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/15/2015

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I’d Like To Check You For…Gnats?

It must be incredible to play and sing surrounded by thousands of fans–but what about millions of bugs? Brad Paisley didn’t seem to mind. It must be the country boy in him. The Toyota Amphitheater […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/14/2015

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Six Country Artists Who Know Their Way Around Horses

Awhile back, when Jon Pardi Tweeted a photo of himself on a ranch getting ready to do a little calf roping, it was a reminder that the boy doesn’t just sing country music, he lives […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–06/12/2015

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