Downtown Hoedown

Fans sing 'Happy Birthday' to Chris Young at Downtown Hoedown (Kurt Wolff/CBS Local)

Fans Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ To Chris Young – ‘That’s A First For Me’

Chris Young turned 27 years old today. And during his performance in Detroit this past weekend, he got a nice gift from his fans. Smack in the middle of his set Sunday afternoon at the […]


Miranda Lambert at the Downtown Hoedown (Photo by Steve Wiseman/99.5 WYCD)

Miranda Lambert Brings ‘Gunpowder And Lead’ – And Kid Rock – To Hoedown’s Closing Night

“Whiskey already? I love this town!” declared Miranda Lambert from the stage on day three of the WYCD Downtown Hoedown. During her very first song, “Fastest Girl in Town,” someone tossed a flask on stage, […]


Kip Moore (Photo by Kurt Wolff/CBS Local)

Kip Moore’s Early Music Inspiration Came From A Meager Year In ‘Paradise’

He loves surfing, old pick-up trucks and baseball and his latest super hit “Something About A Truck” made number one on the Billboard charts two weeks in a row, but there is much more to […]


Dierks Bentley at Downtown Hoedown (Photo By Steve Wiseman / 99.5 WYCD)

Dierks Bentley Pays Tribute To His Father During Rousing, Moving Downtown Hoedown Set

It was the sound of letting go–the powerful feeling of a human being who has felt loss, yet was now ready to step back into the world and cut loose. Dierks Bentley, who lost his […]


Hunter Hayes (Steve Wiseman/99.5 WYCD)

The Justin Bieber Of Country Music, Hunter Hayes Says ‘Wanted’ Was A ‘Dream Checklist’

Just a little over a year ago, a then 19 year old Hunter Hayes was on a radio tour promoting his debut album  release, Storm Warning. Today Downtown Hoedown artist Hunter Hayes has headlined for […]


Dustin Lynch (Kurt Wolff/CBS Local)

Dustin Lynch Says ‘Cowboys And Angels’ Is ‘Changing My Life’

Twenty-seven-year-old Tennessee native Dustin Lynch is set to release his self-titled debut album this summer (August 21 on Broken Bow), and the centerpiece of that release will be a single he’s been working the past […]


2012 Downtown Hoedown Friday

Josh Gracin, Hunter Hayes, Edens Edge, More Pack Downtown Detroit For Day One Of 30th Anniversary Hoedown

Veterans of the WYCD Downtown Hoedown were thrilled yesterday. It was only the first day of a jam-packed three-day festival, sponsored by RAM Truck Brand, but already, the 30th-anniversary incarnation of the annual country music extravaganza, […]


Chris Young (Photo by Kurt Wolff/CBS Local)

Chris Young To Celebrate Birthday Early Where ‘Fans Get The Presents!’

With or without the hat, Chris Young, is more than ready to make a big return to the Motor City at 99.5 WYCD’s Downtown Hoedown, sponsored by Ram Truck Brand.  WYCD’s Jack Shell spoke with […]


Dierks Bentley on Good Morning America (Photo by Steve Wiseman)

Dierks Bentley Loses His Father, Cancels Nashville Show, But Hoedown Appearance Still On

As many country fans know by now, Leon Bentley, father of singer Dierks Bentley, passed away this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. He was age 88. Due to the tragic news, Dierks announced that he was […]


Downtown Hoedown Headliners

Downtown Hoedown Artist Schedule

The 30th Anniversary of the WYCD Downtown Hoedown is three days of fantastic entertainment by over 40 artists on three stages, to be held on June 8th, 9th and 10th, on the grounds surrounding Comerica […]