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KMLE Country Thunder Launchfest came BACK and this year, the New KMLE @ 107.9, Country Thunder and R-Entertainment brought the BIGGEST country music party of the fall to the Valley at Wild Horse Hotel & Casino on November 15th with performances by Cassadee Pope, Lucy Hale and John King! Click here to see the performance photos!

KMLE understands your mid-year longing for Country Thunder so we created this event just so you can get your country music, beer-drinking, dirt-eating, fun-loving, cornhole-throwing fix in! Click here to see the photos from Launchfest!

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Three lucky members of the KMLE Nation had a shot at $100,000 from the KMLE’s Big Money Punchboard!  Some lucky winners also won Meet and Greet passes for The Voice Season 3 winner, Cassadee Pope, actress/singer Lucy Hale best known for her role on Pretty Little Liars, and upcoming singer/songwriter John King! Click here to see the Meet and Greet photos.

Lucy Hale Meet and Greet at Launchfest 2014-022

Of course we announced the KMLE Country Thunder 2015 Line Up!

Thursday – April 9, 2015
3:30-4:30pm – Old Dominion
5:00-6:00pm – Clare Dunn
6:30-7:30pm – The Railers
8:00-9:30pm – Dallas Smith
10:00-11:30pm – Brett Eldredge

Friday – April 10, 2015
2:30-3:00pm – TBA
3:30-4:30pm – Maddie & Tae
5:00-6:00pm – Diamond Rio
6:30-7:30pm – TBA
8:00-9:30pm – Joe Nichols
10:00-11:30pm – Big & Rich

Saturday – April 11, 2015
2:30-3:00pm – TBA
3:30-4:30pm – Jamie Lynn Spears
5:00-6:00pm – TBA
6:30-7:30pm – Phil Vassar
8:00-9:30pm – Jerrod Niemann
10:00-11:30pm – Blake Shelton

Sunday – April 12, 2015
2:30-3:30pm – Logan Mize
4:00-5:00pm – Love & Theft
5:30-6:30pm – John M Montgomery
7:00-8:30pm – Dustin Lynch
9:00-10:30pm – Luke Bryan

KMLE Country Thunder Launchfest was brought to you by:

Country Thunder

CTLogo_175Country Thunder Music Festivals is celebrating its 22nd anniversary in Arizona and 23rd anniversary in Wisconsin! Each year, the festivals are proud to boast some of the hottest names in country music, but music is only the beginning of a uniquely special experience. From the music, offered in an incredibly beautiful landscape, to the friendliest of fans, all having a great time, Country Thunder festivals are easily two of the best country music festivals in the country.


Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

whp 175 KMLE COUNTRY THUNDER LAUNCH FEST 2014Since its opening in 2009, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino showcases several unique amenities new to the valley. The Casino boasts over 1,000 slot machines and 71 Table Games. Entertainment can be enjoyed on a regular basis at Chrome Nightclub and Ovations LIVE! Showroom! Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino is located at the I-10 freeway on Wild Horse Pass Blvd (exit 162).



R-Entertainment-175Founded in 2004, and led by veterans of the entertainment and event production industries, R Entertainment Company is a national concert and events promotions organization, which markets and produces more than 200 dates of entertainment a year.


Bud Light Lime

Bud_Light_Lime_4c_175The Rita’s from Bud Light Lime- Lime A Rita, Straw Ber Rita, Mango Rita and Raz Ber Rita


Chester’s Harley Davidson

chestersHD_175Chester’s Harley Davidson can get you any motorcycle you want, GUARANTEED! Whether you are looking for Sportster, Dyna, Softail, V-Rod, Touring bike and many more. We offer a massive selection of new and used vehicles. Chester’s offers motorcycle rentals for your weekend ride, poker run or a trip out to Country Thunder Launchfest. Come join Chester’s for a special Country Thunder Launchfest Ride, which includes a ticket to the special concert, special VIP parking and much more. Plus, qualify at Chester’s Harley Davidson for tickets in their VIP skybox or free Meet and Greet passes. Visit us online at for more details.

The University of Arizona

ua logo 175 KMLE COUNTRY THUNDER LAUNCH FEST 2014The University of Arizona—Bigger Questions, Better Answers, Bear Down. Learn more at

Discount Cab

DC_logo_w175Discount Cab is proud to sponsor KMLE Country Thunder Launchfest. Don’t drive drunk! Order your cab service by PHONE at 602-200-2000, by TEXT at 777222 and send your address with city or zip, or ONLINE with either your web-enabled smartphone or on your desktop, or our iPhone and Android apps!


aamco 175 KMLE COUNTRY THUNDER LAUNCH FEST 2014Stop by any Phoenix area AAMCO store, get a FREE safety check and get a FREE pair of Country Thunder Launchfest tickets! (while supplies last) And stop by the AAMCO booth at Country Thunder Launchfest to guess the Country Thunder lineup for your chance to win a VIP Country Thunder experience!

Boot Barn

BootBarn_175Head on over to one of our three Boot Barn locations before Country Thunder Launchfest and take advantage of special incentives offers and discounts for the KMLE Nation. Located just off of Raintree and the 101 in front of Sams Club in Scottsdale, also located in Glendale and Mesa. Boot Barn America’s Largest western and work store.

Quality Bumper

QltyBmprlogo_175Looking to fix up your truck or car? Come check out Quality Bumper for their Country Thunder Launch Fest deals this month. 15% off everyone online using code “online15” or call today and mention KMLE for a special 20% discount off of everything from bed covers, bike racks, towing products and more. Quality Bumper we fit your lifestyle. Visit us online at for more details.

Tempe Camera

TempeCamera_175Nikon the cameras professionals use. Come into Tempe Camera at 606 W. University Drive to check out the Nikon current monthly specials with in house rebates. Nikon at the heart of the image.


Dirty Tequila
Dirty_tequilafnl_175Come visit the Dirty Tequila booth at KMLE Country Thunder Launch Fest and try one of our amazing “Dirty Drinks”. Dirty Tequila starts as a blue agave silver tequila, and with the addition of cinnamon and pineapple and other fruit flavors and sweeteners, including agave nectar, the result is a uniquely smooth, delicious tequila drink that will not leave your throat burning. You can sip this flavor infused tequila chilled neat, on the rocks, or mix it with your favorite tequila cocktails to give them a sweet, dirty twist. Or visit on online at

Red Cup Living
RCL-logo-185Red Cup Living is a lifestyle company that pays homage to an American party icon-a cultural staple-the famous red cup. (You know the one). We are the originators of the reusable, dishwasher safe red party cup it all started on the Founder’s front patio in Phoenix where they hold “patio parties” every Friday night. Cheers! Visit on online at

U.S. Army
army 175 KMLE COUNTRY THUNDER LAUNCH FEST 2014The U.S. Army Reserve is all about going the extra mile to build your future.
With training in high-tech careers, you get an edge in the working world. And flexible
service options mean you won’t give up your day to day life.
Covering college costs. Student loans assistance. They’re both benefits of joining the
Army Reserve. Plus you could earn an enlistment bonus of up to twenty thousand

Chrome Nightclub

CHROME_175Come experience the valley’s sizzling all-new hotspot for unbridled nightlife … Chrome Nightclub… It’s loud, live and always wild. Get ready to set the night on fire…And it all happens when you unleash your Wild Side.


Ovations LIVE! Showroom

Ovations_175The Ovations LIVE! Showroom theater seats 1,400 and features live music and comedy. Discounted concert tickets available to Players Club members. For ticket sales and information please call the box office at 1-800-WIN-GILA Ext. 7370. Box office hours are 10am to 6pm daily. And sign up today to receive valuable email and text offers for shows.


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