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Steve Richards

Back in October of 1990, I entered a contest offered on a Milwaukee radio station - "Win Your Own Hour On Our Airwaves." The contest was simple. Write them a letter & tell them why they should pick me. So, I wrote the letter and I WON, and the rest, like they say, is history! Ten days later I would have my first radio gig. Since then I have worked in radio part-time (around my full-time jobs) in Beaver Dam, WI, Appleton, WI, Tuscon, AZ, and for the past 12 years, right here in Rochester, MN. I enjoy going to concerts and supporting live music, My absolute favorite band live is ZZ - TOP, who I've seen LIVE 29 times! Also, Eric Church (23 times), Little Big Town (25 times), plus many 100's more, and many acts multiple times. If you wish just call me >>> #theConcertGuy I enjoy my gas grill, growing Hungarian heirloom peppers, playing acoustic guitar & harmonica, along with my full time job at a local, well known garden center on 2nd St. in Rochester. Working here at Quick Country (my 12th year) is a true passion, and it is still as thrilling and fun as it was on my first day in radio. Oh yeah, I am a proud papa, grand dad, and five-year Navy aviation veteran, too! LONG LIVE THE MUSIC!
photo: Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends © 2017 ~ TSM Rochester, MN
photo: Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends © 2017 ~ TSM Rochester, MN
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Minnesota Scores the Most Out-of-State Visitors to Nebraska for the Great American Eclipse 2017 [PHOTOS]

Hotel parking lots were jammed with Minnesota travelers. If you have family or friends in the 'Cornhusker State' just ask them, and they will tell you!

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photo: Country On The River WI - Chris Stapleton Team
photo: Country On The River WI - Chris Stapleton Team
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Travellers Unite at Country On The River

Life is a series of good and bad days that are strung together to help define our own life experiences. Friday August 4th, 2017 at Country On The River in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin was a good day. A VERY GOOD DAY!

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photo: Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends ~ TSM Rochester, MN
photo: Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends ~ TSM Rochester, MN
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Quick Show Review – Chris Stapleton

Not often am I lucky enough to be able to catch a 'generational talent' on back-to-back nights LIVE in concert. That was the case this past week with two Chris Stapleton performances in Duluth, MN & Prairie du Chien, WI at Country On The River, Thursday & Friday evening.

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The Woolly Bear Cometh – Is There a Tough, Early Winter in Store?

Last week we heard about a Japanese Beetle invasion, and now this week, a Woolly Bear sighting. That usually happens in late August, September, or even later in the Fall, right?       WATCH THE VIDEO!

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photo credit: Kyle Smith
photo credit: Kyle Smith
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Attention Chris Stapleton Fans – Please Vote for this Patriot, and Minnesota Vikings Fan!

Perhaps you remember this guy and his story from right here at the Quick Country Website, and the viral video that was featured on Inside Edition, Fox Sports, and other national media outlets.

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photo: Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends ~ TSM Rochester, MN
photo: Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends ~ TSM Rochester, MN
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Old-School Country Boys Still Living the Dream in Minnesota at The Zoo Amphitheater

Last Sunday night at the beautiful Weesner Family Amphitheater in Apple Valley, MN I had the distinct pleasure of being reunited with a hometown hero, a friend, and an entertaining old-school country vibe to cap off a very busy week.     

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photo: Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends ~ TSM Rochester, MN
photo: Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends ~ TSM Rochester, MN
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Eric Church Writes a New Song En Route to his Fan Club Party at CMA Fest 2017

According to some Church Choir members who were there, he wrote this song stuck in Nashville traffic on the way to CMA Fest & the annual Fan Club party on Friday.

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