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Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Alabama to headline 2015 Iowa State Fair
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2015 Iowa State Fair Entertainment Lineup Includes Carrie Underwood, Reba, Alabama

Des Moines is kind of a drive from here, but a trip to this year's Iowa State Fair might be worth it for country music fans. The 2015 entertainment lineup includes country music stars like Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Alabama and Justin Moore. 

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Carnival at National Tom Sawyer Days
Kurt Parsons

Carnival to Bring New Rides to Hannibal During 2015 National Tom Sawyer Days

National Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal will be held for the 60th time in 2015. It was recently announced that country music's Jon Pardi will be the Friday night headliner at Tanyard Gardens. According to the Hannibal Jaycees, several upgrades and improvements are being planned for Hannibal's annual summertime festival, including bringing in different rides for the carnival.

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Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

The Best Cities in the Tri-States: Which is Your Favorite? [Poll]

I'm always seeing lists online of "the coolest cities in America" or "the best cities in America" or "the best cities to ... fill in the blank." Every time I see one of these stories, I read it. Sometimes local and regional cities make these lists. Forbes named Quincy one of the "best small places to raise a family" a few years ago. Once, Hannibal was among the "most exciting cities in Missouri." More than one Pike County city ranked among the "safest cities in Illinois." If we were to make a list of The Best Cities in the Tri-States, which city would you vote for?

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50th Academy Of Country Music Awards
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KICK-FM Announcers and Listeners Aren’t Very Good at Predicting ACM Award Winners

The ACM Awards are always fun to watch, and it's also always fun to try and predict the winners in each category. You would think that between the "professional" announcers at a country radio station, and the dedicated country music fans that listen to that radio station, those predictions should be pretty reliable, right? Wrong.

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Missouri State Fair
Kurt Parsons

Gary Allan and Justin Moore Among Country Stars Appearing This Summer at the Missouri State Fair

Not all of this summer's Missouri State Fair concerts have been announced, but there are a couple of big country shows that we do have details for. Justin Moore and Easton Corbin, and Gary Allan and the Swon Brothers are among the stars that will play in Sedalia this August. 

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Lisa and Alan Robertson
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Have Lunch With Alan and Lisa Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’

Quincy Christian School is bringing the "beardless brother" from Duck Dynasty to the Kroc Center on May 16 to speak during a school fundraiser. The school has also announced that they will host a special “New Season Luncheon” with Alan and Lisa Robertson on the same day.

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Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Josh Turner
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Some of Country’s Biggest Stars Will Be in Our Region in May

The summer concert season will be here before you know it. Some of the big summer tours will be stop in our area next month, including Kenny Chesney and Eric Church. Here is a look at some of the country stars appearing within driving distance of the Quincy/Hannibal area in May

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