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Announcements were made in Winnipeg yesterday regarding some of the artists who will perform at Countryfest 2018.  

Dauphin's Countryfest announced some of their feature performers for 2018!

The incredible line-up what an incredible line up for July Long weekend!  Joining Florida Georgia Line, will be Eric Church, The Road Hammers, James Barker Band, Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett, Luke Combs, Aaron Goodvin, High Valley, Paul Brandt, Emerson Drive and more to come! For more information check out www.countryfest.ca 





The gunman who fired on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday may have considered other major concerts. A law enforcement official says Stephen Paddock booked a room at a hotel in Chicago that overlooked Lollapalooza in August.

The official says there was no evidence Paddock ever came to Chicago that weekend. Authorities also say Paddock rented a high-rise condo in a building that overlooked the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas the weekend of Sept. 22nd. Lollapalooza and Life Is Beautiful featured similar lineups: Chance The Rapper, Muse, Lorde and Blink-182. Boston police say the investigation into Paddock came across a mention of Fenway Park, but they gave no details. 





Interest in Tom Petty music surged after his death on Monday. In the two days before his death, Petty sold about one-thousand albums digitally and two-thousand digital songs.

Billboard reports in the two days following his death, Petty's album sales jumped to 55-thousand album downloads and 163-thousand song downloads. His ``Greatest Hits'' album was the biggest seller, with 32-thousand sales, and ``Free Fallin''' was the most-downloaded song, with 21-thousand. Petty also had a 1,149-per cent jump in on-demand audio streams and a 351 percent jump in radio airplay. 





The University of Florida will pay tribute to Tom Petty, who once worked as a groundskeeper there. The Gators will play Petty's song ``I Won't Back Down'' at the end of the third quarter as they host L-S-U tomorrow in Gainesville.

Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin says they want to celebrate what Petty meant to music and to Gainesville. 





Listeners of Shania Twain's new album ``Now'' may notice something different about her voice. Twain has not released an album in 15 years, and in that time she suffered a vocal injury so bad she thought she may never sing again. Twain says some people say her voice is now warmer or has more character. She attributes part of that to aging and part to the injury. 





The Moody Blues say they are honoured to be considered for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They say they know it means a lot to their fans, as well as to the band.

The Zombies sum up their feelings in their hashtags:

``#TheZombiesRRHOF #3rdTimesTheCharm #ThisWillBeOurYear #RockHall2018.'' Wayne Kramer of The MC5 tells Billboard magazine their nomination is ``awkward'' because ``the people that kicked the

MC5 out of the music business are some of the same people that run the Rock Hall.'' Sixteen other acts are nominated: Bon Jovi, Eurythmics, Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead, Nina Simone, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, The J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, The Meters, The Cars, Depeche Mode, Link Wray, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Judas Priest and gospel guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The fan vote is open at the Rock Hall's website. The list of who makes the cut will be announced in December. The inductions are April 14th in Cleveland. 



(The Associated Press)

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