Marie Bellet; Chicago Concerts

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)



Chicago, IL – (March 28, 2013) –Country Music singer/songwriter Marie Bellet will be coming to St. Patrick Parish (6N491 Crane Road) in St. Charles, Illinois on Saturday April 13th and Sunday April 14th, 2013 for a weekend of concerts and conversation.


A native of the Midwest, Marie has a fascinating life story to share. She is a mother to nine beautiful children and a wife to her husband Bill. Her music is unlike any other because her songs tell a story, about the simple everyday occurrences of life as a mother, wife, and friend. Most importantly, Marie’s faith shines through in everything that she does, and her testimony is very powerful.


Join Marie on Saturday April 13th (7:30-10:00pm) at the Crane Road church inside Dempsey Hall for a one-of-a-kind couple’s “Date Night.” There will be a full concert, conversation by Marie, and dancing. Wine, cheese, Hors D’Oeuvres and desserts will be provided. The cost is $10.00 per couple. We strongly suggest that couples RSVP to secure a table by emailing or by calling Sr. Betty Ann at 630-338-8041.


Following Marie’s Saturday night performance, she will return on Sunday April 14th (4:00-6:00pm) inside the Crane Road Church for a “Family Day of Fun.” Marie will bring families together through the ministry of her music and conversation. Light desserts and refreshments will follow Marie’s performance in Dempsey Hall. Free-will offerings will be taken for Sunday’s event. RSVP’s may be sent to for Sunday’s event.


For more information, you may visit  or  (Look under the “scrolling news” on the homepage for direct link.)



Christian F. Scalise  



Sr. Betty Ann Martinez, FMA


Kenny Rogers Show Review

Posted on September 10, 2012 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Country Music’s most revered icon, Kenny Rogers visited the historic Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois on Friday September 7th, 2012. Kenny performed all the hits including “Love or Something Like It,” “Lady,” The Gambler,” fan favorite “Through The Years,” “Buy Me A Rose” plus many more.


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Dolly Parton Celebrates Going Gold

Posted on August 12, 2012 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Nashville, TN (August 10, 2012)– The first-ever Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® two-disc set, An Evening With… Dolly, has earned a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold award and today Dolly got to celebrate!  The DVD/CD was RIAA certified just four weeks after its April 2 release date and its debut at #2 on Billboard’s Top DVD Music Videos Chart.


“In true Dolly fashion and always on the cutting edge, Dolly was the first to be Sound Scanned in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program, and now their first gold record,” said Dolly’s Manager/President of Dolly Records Danny Nozell.


The RIAA gold award marks a first for Cracker Barrel and the first for Dolly Records in the U.S., with previous Gold certifications in Australia and the United Kingdom.  


“I’m thrilled that so many fans are listening to my songs and taking a look behind-the-scenes of my European tour,” said Dolly.  “I had a wonderful time performing in London and I think the audience did too.  It’s exciting to be able to share my experiences with Cracker Barrel fans.  And I have to tell you, I’m even more excited that An Evening With… Dolly earned the first Gold in the Cracker Barrel exclusive music program.  That’s just icing on the cake.”

The first-ever Cracker Barrel two-disc set was the second project with Dolly Parton and is available for $11.99 exclusively at all Cracker Barrel locations and online at Barrel's John Jankowich, Danny Nozell, Dolly Parton, Cracker Barrel's Julie Craig Dolly Records publicists Jeremy Westby, Kirt Webster, Dolly Parton, Dolly's Manager Danny Nozell.

 An Evening With... Dolly CD Track Listing:

1.   Two Doors Down

2.   Jolene

3.   Coat of Many Colors

4.   Only Dreaming

5.   Little Sparrow

6.   The Grass is Blue

7.   Do I Ever Cross Your Mind

8.   Here You Come Again

9.   Islands in the Stream

10.  9 to 5

11.  I Will Always Love You

12.  Shattered Image*

       - previously unreleased live bonus track

13.  My Tennessee Mountain Home*

       - previously unreleased live bonus track


An Evening With... Dolly DVD Track Listing:

1.   Two Doors Down

2.   Jolene

3.   Backwoods Barbie

4.   Coat of Many Colors

5.   Only Dreamin’

6.   Better Get to Livin’

7.   Shinola

8.   Little Sparrow

9.   The Grass is Blue

10.  Do I Ever Cross Your Mind

11.  Here You Come Again

12.  Islands in the Stream

13.  9 to 5

14.  I Will Always Love You

15.  Jesus and Gravity



Dolly Parton Goes Gold!

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

NASHVILLE, TN (August 10th, 2012) -Country music superstar Dolly Parton celebrated a very special milestone in her storied career earlier today at her office in Nashville, TN. Dolly’s latest Cracker Barrel album, “An Evening With…Dolly” was certified Gold by marking sales of 50,000 plus copies...


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Lady Antebellum Headlines Country Thunder 2013!

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Purchase Your 2013 Tickets and Camping Before They’re Gone

Twin Lakes, WI (July 30, 2012) – Country Thunder is pleased to announce the seven-time GRAMMY-award winning trio Lady Antebellum will be included in the Country Thunder 2013 (July 18-21) line-up in Twin Lakes, Wis. The news comes a week after the conclusion of the sold-out festival where Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Brantley Gilbert and more played to a crowd of 33,268 onsite. If you missed the action in 2012 because tickets were SOLD OUT, don’t delay and get your 4-Day tickets for 2013 now for the low price of $99. Reserved (RSVD) tickets are available for purchase starting at $300 for those looking for the premium Country Thunder experience, which includes access to all four days of the festival, seating directly in front of the stage and RSVD parking close to the festival entrance. Tickets and camping are available at or call (866) 802-6418.

Lady Antebellum's truth is in the music. But the alchemy which forged this seven time Grammy award winning trio extends beyond its signature vocal blend and heartfelt songwriting gifts. With a self-titled double platinum debut album and triple platinum second effort—Need You Now—it's easy to applaud their amazing achievements, but equally significant is the underlying importance of the group's shared heartbeat.


Lady A’s record breaking third disc OWN THE NIGHT debuted at the No. one position on Billboard’s Top 200 chart in October 2011, becoming the biggest first week debut by a country artist last year. The album has already produced two No. one singles—“Just A Kiss” and “We Owned The Night”.  The band has now tallied six No. one hits since its debut in 2007.  The current single, “Wanted You More”, is now being played on country radio stations and is making its ascent up the charts.  The trio’s previous two albums, “Lady Antebellum” and “Need You Now”, have sold over six million albums across the globe, spawned four No. one hits, scored six GRAMMYs and over a dozen other award show trophies.


Part of the challenge of a new album is translating it into a live show. Lady A kicked off their headlining OWN THE NIGHT tour last fall in the US and extended it into 2012 with dates scheduled across the globe. The tour has become one of country music’s top selling tours, constantly breaking attendance records and selling out arenas in advance.


Little Big Town Releases New Album "Tornado" on 9/11

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

NASHVILLE TN (Wednesday, July 18, 2012)- Grammy-nominated country group Little Big Town will release their fifth studio album entitled Tornado September 11, 2012.  The album was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Jay Joyce (Wallflowers/Eric Church/Cage The Elephant) and features hit single “Pontoon.” 

"I am so excited for people to hear this new record,” said Jimi Westbrook. “We worked with Jay Joyce and he really pushed us to be in the moment. There was such an amazing energy between all of us in the studio and I think you can feel it." 

The album’s lead single “Pontoon” was released to radio in April and is currently Top 15 on Billboard’s country radio chart.  This has been Little Big Town’s fasting rising single to date. “Pontoon” is #1 on the Soundscan Digital Country chart for the second week in a row and has sold over 520,000 tracks in only eight weeks. The official music video has been viewed over 1.7 million times. 

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Country Thunder Sells Out

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Twin Lakes, WI (July 17, 2012) – With only a few short days to go, Country Thunder is ready to roll into Wisconsin and kick up some serious dust. Festival organizers are pleased to announce Country Thunder is a complete sellout! The premier country music festival, to be held in Twin Lakes, Wis., this weekend (July 19-22), will feature performances by some of today’s hottest country artists, including Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Steve Holy, Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Wade Bowen and more. Country Thunder 2013 renewals currently available. Visit or call (866) 802-6418 to reserve tickets today.


Currently, Kenosha County is under dangerous fire conditions therefore until further notice, OPEN FIRES ARE BANNED. *Propane grills are currently still allowed, but not charcoal. Fireworks or careless use of smoking materials at Country Thunder is strictly prohibited. Please pack accordingly.


Country Thunder is also excited to have Lake Geneva Hotels and The Brat Stop in Kenosha, Wis., on board. They will be providing patrons with a shuttle service to and from festival grounds.  Shuttle service from the Lake Geneva Hotels is available only through a hotel stay combo package. The Brat Stop in Kenosha will be offering a shuttle service twice a day for $20 round trip. For scheduling and purchasing information as well as a list of nearby hotels, visit and go to the information tab.


Kick off your cowboy boots and strap on your dancing shoes for Electric Thunder, a new attraction for patrons featuring electric music brought to you Friday, Saturday and Sunday night by DJ Du from 10:30pm to 2am. Don’t miss Electro Country Shine Thursday night from 10:30pm to 2am. Electro Country Shine is a private after party, but a limited amount of passes will be available day of show only, no advance passes will be sold. In addition, this year’s festival boasts asling shot thrill ride and over 50 food and merchandise vendors


Campers can load in starting Wednesday, July 18th at 9am and gates will close promptly at 10pm. Front gate hours are Thursday-Sunday 9am-10pm CST.


Country Thunder Main Stage Line-Up:

Thursday, July 19

            5:30 --  6:30 PM          Sara Jean Kelley

            7:00 –  8:30 PM          THE FARM

            9:00 -- 10:30 PM         Big & Rich with Special Guests Cowboy Troy & Bradley Gaskin


Friday, July 20

            1:00 –  2:00 PM          The Roys

            2:30 –  3:30 PM          The McClymonts

            4:00 –  5:00 PM          Wade Bowen

            5:30 –  6:30 PM          Steve Holy

            7:00 –  8:30 PM          Luke Bryan

            9:00 – 10:30 PM         Jason Aldean


Saturday, July 21

            1:00 – 2:00 PM           Matt Stillwell

            2:30 – 3:30 PM           Casey James

            4:00 – 5:00 PM           Aaron Lewis

            5:30 – 6:30 PM           Easton Corbin

            7:00 – 8:30 PM           Dwight Yoakam

            9:00 – 10:30 PM         Blake Shelton


Sunday, July 22

            1:00 – 2:00 PM           Charlie Worsham

            2:30 – 3:30 PM           Thomas Rhett

            4:00 – 5:00 PM           Hunter Hayes

            5:30 – 6:30 PM           Neal McCoy

            7:00 – 8:00 PM           Brantley Gilbert

            8:30 – 10:30 PM         Toby Keith


LeAnn Rimes Interview

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We are pleased to offer our latest interview with country music superstar, LeAnn Rimes. In our exclusive in-depth chat, LeAnn opens up about the judgmental gossip toward her personal life, brand new album “Lady & Gentlemen,” her desire to start a family of her own, the pros and cons of being a child star, a very special message to her fans and much more!



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