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Jon Pardi played a recent KNCI gig at Ace of Spades. Great spot, but he didn't get a 25% on hats or belts. Photo by Encore Images

Jon Pardi Works Retail…?

One of country music’s hardest-working artists is Jon Pardi. Maybe it’s his blue collar, Dixon California background but Jon has been on tour almost non-stop since well before the release of his debut album last [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–15 hours ago

Josh Turner stopped into KNCI recently and played our Bud Light Lounge (Photo courtesy KNCI/Sacramento)

Josh Turner’s Life Lessons For His Sons…And FROM His Sons

Josh Turner is already an established songwriter. But last spring he added author to his resume. Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood is Josh’s take on life, and a big part of his [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/30/2014

Forget generic haunted houses like this one from Getty Images; Sacramento has some real haunted places of its own
Getty Images By: Ghislain & Marie David de Lossy

Haunted Sacramento

A new survey finds that approximately 2% of homes nationwide are … hAuNtEd. Believe it. Or not. Even though believing is a lot more fun. And if you do…?  Our region has no shortage of [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–10/28/2014

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

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