Tom Mailey

Little Big Town's Philip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimmy Westbrook (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall)

Where’d That Whistling On ‘Day Drinking’ Come From? Little Big Town’s Jimmy Westbrook Explains

A “road weary” throat led to one of the catchiest hooks currently on country radio. Who hasn’t had the whistling intro to Little Big Town‘s “Day Drinking” stuck in their head? LBT’s Jimmy Westbrook told [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/24/2014

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Brantley Gilbert Gets Help From Keith Urban, Pranked By Tim McGraw, and Engaged!

Brantley Gilbert is, in his words, “a very blessed dude” and not just because his career’s on fire. Gilbert announced his engagement earlier this week. It was something of a surprise, given his fairly recent [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/23/2014

Jon Pardi, shown here playing KNCI's Country in the Park 2013, will open with Alan Jackson next year. (Photo: Kim Stein Photography)

Dixon’s Jon Pardi Gets Gig With a Legend

When Alan Jackson first hit the country music charts in 1989, Dixon’s Jon Pardi was all of four years old. Twenty-five years later, Jackson is a legend with 34 number-one hits, and that four-year old [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/20/2014

Brittany Kerr, standing by her man, which she will do with passion, if provoked.

Jason Aldean’s Fiance Flips Out On Instagram

Sooooooo someone made the mistake of calling Jason Aldean UGLY on Instagram, which caused Jason’s fiancè Brittany Kerr to, um, sort of lose her composure. Someone posted that she thought Jason Aldean was ugly. Fine. [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/16/2014

(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Wanna Meet Luke Bryan? Get Your Shirt Together!

The sold-out Luke Bryan show is Thursday night at Sleep Train. If you’re already going and would like a chance at a pair of backstage meet and greet passes for Luke himself, your creativity can [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/15/2014

superbowl

What Country Acts Could Play the Super Bowl?

It’s official: the NFL has announced that pop mega-star Katy Perry will be this year’s halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl, edging out both Rhianna and Coldplay. Carrie Underwood’s name had been mentioned as an [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/10/2014

Maddie and Tae

Maddie and Tae, aka Baby Bop and Shania…

Can you remember your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? It wasn’t difficult for Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, aka Maddie and Tae, probably because it hasn’t been all that long since they were kids. [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/09/2014

If the baseball thing doesn't work out, Buster Posey could always be a country music consultant. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Country Giants

One of the many cool things about Major League Baseball is the walk-up song. In case you’re unfamiliar, during homestands, players get to choose what song plays as they approach the batter’s box.  It could [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/08/2014

Julie and her custom-made Hunter Pence sign (Photo: KNCI/Sacramento)

Changing Signs for Hunter Pence

When the worst thing an opposing fan can say about a player is he “…prefers baths”, he’s probably not too bad a guy. And that seems to be the case with San Francisco Giant quirky [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/07/2014

Ben Affleck: great actor, director and Red Sox fan

Ben Affleck Will Get Naked Before He Betrays Red Sox Nation

Ben Affleck has his first fully-nude scene in Gone Girl, which is out this weekend at theaters across the country. But in the making of this thriller, there was one line he absolutely would not [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/03/2014

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