Orono Ranks as One of the Best Places for Hockey Fans in the Nation
As the Stanley Cup Finals loom closer, hockey fans from all corners of the United States eagerly await the thrilling conclusion to this season's ice battles. Well, at least the corners of Florida and Nevada. With excitement building, Adam McCann from WalletHub has released a report on 2023’s best cities...
Dolly Parton’s Staggering Net Worth Revealed
Dolly Parton is country music's wealthiest woman. A new ranking of the most successful female entrepreneurs, executives and entertainers finds Parton in the Top 100. She's not a billionaire — there's just one of those who made her living in song or on stage — but she is country music's wealthiest woman, however, and it's not even close. No other country ladies make the Top 100.
Maine Could See a Month’s Worth of Rain Over the Next Few Days
If it feels like the people of Maine have been riding a weather high since a spectacular Memorial Day weekend, you'd be right. Three consecutive gorgeous days to unofficially start the summer may have messed with our minds a little. But as any good Mainer knows, when Mother Nature giveth, she may also taketh away and it appears payment may be coming due if you believe Keith Carson.
Delicious Barbecued Baby Back Ribs and Chicken at Orland Benefit
You're invited for a barbecued ribs and chicken lunch in Orland Saturday to benefit some wonderful local organizations. Nothing says summer like an old fashioned barbecue and this one sounds absolutely delicious. The fact that it also benefits several Orland-area organizations will make that food even tastier. The barbecue is planned for Saturday, June 3rd from 2 to 4 in the afternoon at the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #71 in Orland. Program 87 Lower Falls Road in Orland into your GPS and you'll have no problem finding it. Or you can just follow your nose, because the smell coming from the lodge is going to be heavenly.
Jelly Roll’s Highly Anticipated Album, ‘WHISITT CHAPEL,’ Is OUT NOW!
After dominating Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart for a record-breaking 25 consecutive weeks — ultimately breaking the record of most weeks spent at No. 1 — No. 1 hitmaker Jelly Roll is well on his way to mainstream, multi-genre stardom. Along with serving as direct support for Eric...
Ashley McBryde Announces New, ‘The Devil I Know’ Album
If the rest of Ashley McBryde's new The Devil I Know album is as raw as the song she released on Friday (June 2), her fans might need to ask for the day off work. The Devil I Know is McBryde's fourth studio album on WMN, following Lindeville from 2022.
Hey Mainers, Saturday Is National Black Bear Day
I'm not talking about the guy who sings "hot girl bummer," although, I'm sure he'll be celebrating, too. It may be June, but it’d be “bananas” not to honor National Black Bear Day in our great Pine Tree State. Acknowledged on the first Saturday in June, the day is meant to celebrate the majestic American black bear, a symbol deeply intertwined with our region's history and identity.
INTERVIEW: Brandy Clark Takes ‘A Bold Step’ on Brandi Carlile-Produced New Album
Brandy Clark wasn't looking to change producers when she started the process of making her fourth album, a self-titled record that arrived on May 19. For her two prior records, she'd worked with Jay Joyce, and been happy with the results. But when Brandi Carlile — an artist she had previously duetted with — made a striking pitch, Clark was intrigued.
20 Years Ago: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett Release ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On June 2, 2003, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett teamed up to release the pint glasses-clinking ode "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." The song appears on Jackson's Greatest Hits Volume II album; the two men had also teamed up in 1999 to cover Buffett's beloved "Margaritaville" on Jackson's covers album, Under the Influence.
Dolly Parton ‘Here You Come Again’ Songwriter Cynthia Weil Dead at 82
When Dolly Parton turned her country career toward the pop charts, she did it with a Cynthia Weil song. The legendary songwriter died on Thursday (June 1) at age 82. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and her husband Barry Mann were behind dozens of hit songs. They were a force in the 1960s, writing songs for the Ronettes, the Drifters, the Animals and more. Without a doubt, their most well-known song was "You've Lost That Loving Feeling," recorded by the Righteous Brothers.
Maine Pastor Arrested, Accused of Sexually Assaulting a 12-Year-Old Girl
According to WGME 13, a pastor in Maine has been taken into custody on allegations of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old child over the course of multiple years. The article goes on to explain that Raymond K. Chang, 36 of Maine, was taken into custody and charged with felony unlawful sexual contact and misdemeanor unlawful sexual touching that spanned two years from when the child was 12 until she was 14.
Luke Bryan Announces Special Guests for 2023 Farm Tour
Luke Bryan has revealed the lineup for his upcoming 2023 Farm Tour. Kameron Marlowe, Chayce Beckham, the Peach Pickers and DJ Rock will accompany the country superstar on five dates on his annual tour, which takes place in September in 2023. Bryan launched his first Farm Tour in 2009, and...
Right Now, The Most Expensive Property In Brewer is a Parking Lot
I'll always be a bit of a real estate voyeur. I remember when my wife and I bought our last house, she caught me online looking at house the same day. I just like to see what the insides look like more than anything. Sometimes I'll see a house that I've been driving by for years, and it'll go up for sale, so naturally I have to look and see what those folks live like, hahaha.
12 Years Ago: Shania Twain Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Twelve years ago today, on June 2, 2011, Shania Twain's celebrity status reached a new level. It was on that date that the singer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, celebrating almost two decades of success in the music industry. Twain's star was unveiled by President and...
Lonestar Have a ‘New Lease on Life’ With New Album + Tour [Interview]
Lonestar are back with a new album and a new singer, and longtime guitarist Michael Britt says the hitmakers have a "new lease on life." Singer Drew Womack joins Lonestar for their new album, Ten to 1, which features ten of the group's biggest hits in new re-recordings with the current lineup. The collection kicks off with the group's first hit, "No News," and progresses chronologically through songs including “Come Cryin’ to Me,” “Everything’s Changed,” “Amazed,” “Smile,” “What About Now,” “Tell Her,” “I’m Already There,” “My Front Porch Looking In” and “Mr. Mom.”
Jelly Roll, ‘Whitsitt Chapel’ — 13 Songs, 22 Easter Eggs [Album Review]
Jelly Roll named his Whitsitt Chapel album after the church he attended as a teenager in Antioch, Tenn. In fact, there it is on the cover. We won't count that as one of the 22 Easter eggs found throughout this different type of album review. The singer (real named Jason...
2023 Hurricane Names Are Out, and Half Look Like They’re Mainers
Luckily, we don't suffer too badly from hurricanes. Maine is lucky for a number of reasons when it comes to Nature's fury. We don't have much to speak of in the way of major earthquakes or tornadoes. We don't seem to have any poisonous snakes or large, threatening predators. We do get it pretty good in the snow department, but even that could be worse. we're no Colorado.
Randy Travis’ ‘Storms of Life': All the Songs, Ranked
Country music fans have been blessed over the past 30-plus years with some great debut albums by budding stars. Selections range from Garth Brooks and Toby Keith's opening statements to the more recent tides of change represented by Maren Morris and Luke Combs' mainstream arrivals. The standard by which those artists get judged were set in part by the June 2, 1986, release of Randy Travis' first major-label LP, Storms of Life.
Maine Law Enforcement Memorial was Vandalized, $1K Reward Offered
Maine's law enforcement community is offering a reward for information about the person(s) who vandalized their memorial wall. The Maine Law Enforcement Memorial is a granite wall that sits on State Street in Augusta, near the Maine State Capitol that honors 88 officers killed in the line of duty from departments around the state. It's a bittersweet place that combines a beautifully inscribed wall with the knowledge that too many good people have lost their lives in service to our state. They deserve respect, reverence, and honor.
37 Years Ago: Randy Travis Releases Major-Label Debut Album, ‘Storms of Life’
Thirty-seven years ago today, on June 2, 1986, Randy Travis dropped his major-label debut album. Storms of Life was released on Warner Bros. Records. Storms of Life includes a re-release of Travis' first chart-topping single, "On the Other Hand," as well as "Diggin' Up Bones" and "No Place Like Home," two additional No. 1 hits for Travis. When the label first released "On the Other Hand," it failed to chart, but after releasing "1982," which became a Top 5 hit, the label tried again, and "On the Other Hand" became Travis' very first No. 1 hit.
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