Tom Mailey

Brett Eldredge getting some fishing tips from Truckee guide Matt Heron

Hurry Up and Wade: Brett Eldredge Tries Some Truckee Trout Fishing

Brett Eldredge loves himself some fishing and lately, he’s gotten way into fly fishing. So it was pretty great that he was able to…er…hook up (pun intended) with one of the Truckee region’s premiere fly […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/27/2015

Don't try pinning a label on this guy (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Big Barrel)

Bro-Country Label Has Jake Owen Annoyed

Jake Owen is one of the most frank-talking artists in country and it’s refreshing. Don’t want to hear what he’s going to say? Don’t ask him. But you should anyway, because there’s a good chance […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/14/2015

Jessie Colter and her son Shooter Jennings (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Shooter Jennings Appreciates Luke Bryan, The Man (If Not His Music)

Not everyone in Waylon Jennings’ family is upset with Luke Bryan. Last week Luke made the comment that he didn’t sing the same style of country music as Waylon or other “outlaw” artists did because […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/14/2015

(Photo by  ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Did Luke Bryan Dis Country Music Icons? An Opinion….

Luke Bryan’s been doing a bit of fishing lately, but the can of worms he opened last week had nothing to do with landing a big one. In a wide-ranging interview (read the whole thing […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–07/13/2015

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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

Daytona 500

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

(Photo by Tom Mailey)

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