THE COWBOY BEAT!
Country coming back strong in Connecticut and NY State
by Alan Kohn
In the 90's, country music and dancing was huge in Connecticut. 92.5 WWYZ ruled the airwaves. Garth, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Reba, Trisha Yearwood, and a bunch of young and upcoming artists popped up everywhere. Locally, country dance establishments were opening up throughout Connecticut. El Torito, Ellery's, Illusions, Cadillac Ranch, Bootscooters, Pinecrest Country Club, the Terrace Club, Boppers, the Longhorn, Two Steps, The Fireside Inn, Actors Colony, the Golden Spur, etc.
But toward the the of the 90's, places started dwindling and going out of business. Nashville wasn't producing sales. Things were now going downward.
In Connecticut, Cadillac Ranch and Illusions remained as the other establishments closed.
But, as music and trends change, along comes an influx of new country artists, led by Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Lady A and other youngsters. This was all held together by Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Country was now thriving again.
Now in the summer of 2011, new country establishments are opening once again. Coyote Maverick's in Danbury, Mustang Sally's in Milford, along with Cadillac Ranch and Illusions, plus 1 day a week places. Dancing is once again making a comeback in Connecticut.
On the radio front, Kicks 105.5 in Brookfield is doing very well, and along with 92.5 WWYZ, Connecticut is in good hands.
A "Premier" Professional DJ/Entertainer
With background in radio and as an events coordinator, music journalist, and program director, Alan Kohn has the skills to DJ almost any event.
After moving to Connecticut in 1980 Alan started K & K Entertainment in 1983. As the owner of a multi-DJ operation Alan had as many as 20 DJs working for K & K in nightclubs and for private events.
K & K had the privilege to work for stars such as Meg Ryan, Ted Danson, and Michael Douglass and Alan's country newspaper, "The Cowboy Beat" interviewed stars such as Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, and Tim McGraw.
Alan left Connecticut in 1997 and worked as DJ and program director at Denim & Diamonds before starting Premier Entertainment in 1999. This year Premier Entertainment celebrates 11 years and is one of New York's most sought after DJ Companies.
Is happily married to Lika, lives in Danbury, CT and has two pugs.
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