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Countryfest 2011 – Fans Waiting in Line

 

Were you waiting in line? Check out our gallery of folks waiting for the gates to open! You're having a ton of fun in line - playing cornhole, frisbee, and even line dancing! Look for yourself in the photos after the jump!

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Selena Dutcher, WGNA
Selena Dutcher, WGNA
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Countryfest Behind the Scenes: The Stage Being Built [PHOTOS]

 

We've been busy all week getting ready for Countryfest 2011 and there are hundreds of details, small and big, that have to be attended to. Our staff has been working hard as have all sorts of crews from all over the place to ma

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Countryfest at the Altamont Fairgrounds
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WGNA Countryfest Survival Guide

 

So it’s time for Countryfest and you’re wondering about all sorts of things. Fear not - we have you covered. Casey has been doing some articles on what to wear and our events page has all sorts of rules and regulations. In addition to that what else do you have to know? We present to you our WGNA Countryfest Survival Guide.

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WGNA's Countryfest
Richie Phillips, WGNA-FM
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Cowboy Hats for Countryfest

If you've been to WGNA's Countryfest in the past, you know that many people wear cowboy hats as either part of their attire or to help shade themselves from the sun.  If you've never been to Countryfest, then consider yourself notified.

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Roger Kisby, Getty Images
Roger Kisby, Getty Images
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10 America-Themed Songs for the Fourth of July

American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. ‘Yankee Doodle,’ anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as The French and Indian War.

Since then, our country has established one of the richest musical traditions in the world. Many songs even deal with America itself, from ‘God Bless America’ to ‘God Bless the USA.’

Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist.

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Disney
Disney
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Cars 2′ Cruises to Victory

As expected, Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ easily took first place at the weekend box office, netting a healthy $68 million. That’s about $8 million higher than the original ‘Cars,’ which opened to $60.1 million in 2006.

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Red White and Blue Recipes: How to Plan a Tasty Fourth of July

Our founding fathers weren’t messing around when they decided on red, white and blue. When it comes to planning a Fourth of July menu, neither should you. Three colors are more than enough to plan a five-star meal.

Below, check out some delicious recipes to help you celebrate our nation’s birthday in style.

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Via Visit Troy NY website
Via Visit Troy NY website
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Rockin On The River Concert Series Debuts This Week in Troy

If you’ve never been to the Rockin’ On The River events in Troy, you’re missing out on a great time. Every Wednesday, starting this week through August there is a free concert in the Green Island Bridge parking lot behind Brown’s Brewing Co and Ryan’s Wake. It happens rain or shine and they have a great lineup this year too! Check out the schedule and more info after the jump.

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Brian Bushner
Brian Bushner
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Why Family Matters So Much

My brother Stephen got married over the weekend and as with any wedding it was a pretty joyous event - but most of all I was so proud to see my kid brother get married. If any two people should be married, it’s him and his now wife Meredith. They have a beautiful child and  I am so lucky to finally be an uncle. The best part of the day though is getting the entire family together.

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The 5 Best Brooks & Dunn Covers on YouTube

Country singer Ronnie Dunn – one half of superduo Brooks & Dunn – talked with Taste of Country a bit last week about musicians that influenced him. Among Dunn’s more interesting recent influences: “I love Harrison’s slide guitar on ‘Something,’” the singer told Taste of Country.

Dunn has of course been impactful in his own wide-ranging way, and the wild diversity of Brooks & Dunn covers on YouTube are a pretty-great sample of his influence. Among the YouTube treasures we unearthed: a rocker girl singing a heartfelt cover of B&D’s ‘If You See Her, If You See Him’; a ukelele-toting troubadour singing his dog to sleep with ‘Neon Moon’; and a near-perfect bedroom rendition of ‘My Maria.’ Check ‘em out and more below, and don’t forget to sign up to see and meet Ronnie Dunn in Yakima, WA on July 21!

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Jason Aldean
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Scott’s Top 5 Summer Songs Of 2011 [VIDEOS]

Technically it isn't Summer until June 21st but the sun was shining today and the weather was warm and it got me in a summertime mood. It also got me thinking of all the great tunes that have been released lately that are great for this time of year! Songs that are perfect for a summer drive with the windows down or just have a summertime feel to them.

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Relaxing in the pool
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Best Places to Go Swimming in Albany – Our Top Five

As summer rolls in and you just can’t seem to crank the AC high enough, it’s always nice to know exactly the best places to go swimming . Between public pools and not-so-public swimming holes and waterfalls, here’s our list! - Oh and if you're looking for places to cool off that don't involve swimming, then check out the list our sister site Crush FM has.

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