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  • Bayou Country Superfest: Where will it go? Play Video

    August 4, 2016 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Since the announcement of Bayou Country Superfest not being held at Tiger Stadium for the next two years, many are questioning where it will go? Tiger Stadium will undergo off-season renovations to concession stands, bathrooms and other areas of the stadium, according to LSU Athletics. Joe... more »
  • Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 30, 2016 11:16 AM

    ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country. Obama's appearance at Arlington National Cemetery carries on a longstanding presidential tradition and comes as the U.S. struggles to end various conflicts in... more »
  • Country artists condemn LGBT laws, but labels silent

    April 13, 2016 4:20 PM

    NASHVILLE - Several country music artists and songwriters have condemned proposed laws critics say discriminate against LGBT people. But anyone looking for reaction from the record labels and production companies on Nashville's Music Row has heard only the sound of silence. New laws in North Carolina and Mississippi have drawn... more »
  • 2016 Bayou Country Superfest tickets go on sale Tuesday

    November 17, 2015 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Music fans are getting ready for one of the biggest concerts of the year. Bayou Country Superfest tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. Tickets are available through various outlets including the Bayou Country Superfest website , ticketmaster.com , all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800)-745-3000.... more »
  • Visitors in town for Miss USA see what the Red Stick has to offer Play Video

    July 10, 2015 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People from all over the country are in the Red Stick to witness which lady will walk away with the crown and be the next Miss USA. "I've always watched Miss USA since I was little and I've never been in pageants," said Sandy Kutyna, who... more »
  • Superfest finale marks the end of Baton Rouge's music weekend

    May 25, 2015 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bayou Country Superfest came to a close last night in dramatic fashion. The festival's final day had performances from Cassadee Pope, David Nail, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, and Blake Shelton. During Lambert's set heavy showers moved in, and she paused her set for a rain delay. Once... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest kicks off

    May 23, 2015 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands filled LSU's Death Valley to enjoy the first night of Bayou Country Superfest on Saturday. Country music fans were delighted with an array of performances from Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Colt Ford, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Chesney. "It's just a fun experience... more »
  • Heavy traffic around LSU for music weekend

    May 22, 2015 9:19 PM

    Interstate traffic seems to be clearing up on traffic cameras near Baton Rouge. Inside the city around Louisiana State University is where there seems to be a lot of build up. You should expect heavy traffic on Highland Road and Nicholson Drive through the weekend. Portions of Burbank Drive... more »
  • Single-day tickets on sale for Superfest

    February 5, 2015 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers announced Thursday that single-day ticket sales for Bayou Country Superfest were now open. The two-day ticket package for the May 23-24 music festival at LSU Tiger Stadium are still available, according to a Superfest press release. This year's festival will see country music stars... more »
  • Superfest stars shine bright at CMA's

    November 6, 2014 6:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bayou Country Superfest organizers released their official talent lineup for the 2015 festival Wednesday morning. That night, some of the stars coming to Baton Rouge shined bright at the Country Music Association Awards. One of the brightest last night was Miranda Lambert. She opened the night... more »
  • Two men rescued after being lost in the woods for the weekend

    August 25, 2014 10:41 PM

    CLINTON- Two men were rescued from a two-day ordeal in the woods that left one needing medical attention, deputies in East Feliciana said Monday. The department released the details a day after the rescue. The men became lost Friday and were found Sunday afternoon. Two men, a 33-year-old... more »
  • Obama's 1st visit to Indian Country as president

    June 13, 2014 2:18 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is making his first visit to Indian Country as president for an in-person look at the often bleak conditions on tribal lands. The president and first lady are scheduled to visit Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Friday during an annual event known as the... more »
  • Hotels fill quick for Bayou Country Superfest

    April 7, 2014 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge hotel vacancies are quickly disappearing for the May 23-25 weekend when country music superstars will entertain thousands at the Bayou Country Superfest. Tourism officials and event planners are hoping for record-setting attendance for the now three-day event, which drew about 70,000 last year when it... more »
  • BC Superfest now 3 days, George Strait headlining

    September 9, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - George Strait will headline the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest on May 23 as part of the final leg his "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour," which is also his final concert tour. Event organizers say the George Strait concert will include another major country superstar yet to... more »
  • Country singer Randy Travis hospitalized in Texas

    July 8, 2013 4:42 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music star Randy Travis has been hospitalized in Texas with viral cardiomyopathy. A news release from the singer's publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday in Dallas. No other details were released. The "Three Wooden Crosses" singer is listed in critical condition. Viral cardiomyopathy... more »
  • Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert at country fest

    May 24, 2013 2:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The sounds of country music take over the City of Baton Rouge as the Bayou Country Superfest brings some of the genre's biggest names to LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest. Headlining Saturday are Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Aaron Lewis, the... more »
  • George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:35 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville... more »
  • Miss. man in ricin case: 'I love my country'

    April 23, 2013 5:45 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A Mississippi man is speaking out now that charges have been dropped against him in an investigation of ricin-laced letters. Paul Kevin Curtis says he respects President Barack Obama, loves his country and that he "would never do anything to pose a threat." Curtis says this week... more »
  • Private funeral for Mindy McCready

    February 22, 2013 11:15 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country star Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. The funeral will be private. A memorial organized by friends and the music community is tentatively scheduled for March 6 at Cathedral of the Incarnation. McCready committed suicide Sunday at... more »
  • Randy Travis to enter drunken driving plea

    January 31, 2013 2:41 AM

    SHERMAN, Texas - Country music star Randy Travis is scheduled to appear in a North Texas court, where prosecutors say he is expected to plead guilty to driving while intoxicated. The hearing in state district court in Sherman would end a drunken driving case that began last summer when Travis... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »

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