Steger Days of Music


The Village of Steger, Illinois, invites all to come out to Veterans Memorial Park (at 35th Street and Hopkins Street) and enjoy 4 days of fun. The event features a carnival, vendors, a variety of musical concerts, the American Warrior 5k, a parade, and fireworks.  Find out more information about this exciting event by visiting


February 2015 Top 20

  1. Big Daddy Weave – Overwhelmed
  2. MercyMe – Greater
  3. Third Day – Soul On Fire
  4. Chris Tomlin – Jesus Loves Me
  5. Matt Maher – Because He Lives
  6. Crowder – Come As You Are
  7. Jeremy Camp – He Knows
  8. Owl City with Britt Nicole – You’re Not Alone
  9. tobyMac – Beyond Me
  10. Brandon Heath – No Turning Back
  11. Ashes Remain – Here For A Reason
  12. Lauren Daigle – How Can It Be
  13. Sidewalk Prophets – Save Me Life
  14. Matthew West – Day One
  15. for King & Country – Shoulders
  16. Unspoken – Good Fight
  17. Chris August – The Maker
  18. About A Mile – Who You Say I Am
  19. Needtobreathe – Brother
  20. Danny Gokey – More Than You Think I Am

January 2015 Top 20

  1. Big Daddy Weave – Overwhelmed
  2. MercyMe – Greater
  3. Crowder – Come As You Are
  4. Chris Tomlin – Jesus Loves Me
  5. Sidewalk Prophets – Save My Life
  6. Francesca Battistelli – He Knows My Name
  7. Third Day – Soul On Fire
  8. Jeremy Camp – He Knows
  9. Matt Maher – Because He Lives
  10. Lauren Daigle – How Can It Be
  11. Colton Dixon – More of You
  12. Matthew West – Day One
  13. Brandon Heath – No Turning Back
  14. Ashes Remain – Here For A Reason
  15. Owl City feat. Britt Nicole – You’re Not Alone
  16. Lincoln Brewster – Made New
  17. Tenth Avenue North – No Man Is An Island
  18. TobyMac – Beyond Me
  19. for King & Country – Shoulders
  20. Unspoken – Good Fight

Shine.FM Top 20 2014

1. Phil Wickham – This is Amazing Grace

2. Newsboys – We Believe

3. Hillsong United – Oceans

4. Citizen Way – How Sweet The Sound

5. Big Daddy Weave – The Only Name

6. Unspoken – Start A Fire

7. Francesca Battistelli – Write Your Story

8. Danny Gokey – Hope In Front of Me

9. tobyMac – Speak Life

10. 7eventh Time Down – Just Say Jesus

11. Needtobreathe – Multiplied

12. MercyMe – Greater

13. for King & Country – Fix My Eyes

14. Crowder – I Am

15. Casting Crowns – Thrive

16. Matthew West – Do Something

17. Matt Maher – All The People Said Amen

18. JJ Weeks Band – Let Them See You

19. Sidewalk Prophets – Keep Making Me

20. Mandisa – Overcomer


Good News: Farmer Serenades Cows with Trombone Cover, Everyone Is Moo-ved

Kansas farmer Derek Klingenberg performed a cover of Lorde’s  hit, “Royals,” from his pasture-side lawn chair. The cow’s reactions could not have been better! In the first few minutes of the video, cows begin gathering together checking out their farmer’s music. By the end of the video, the cows are mooing along with the music as if they are singing the tune! Click here to see this farmer and his musical cows!


Good News: Conversion to Christianity Following Prison

Rapper Ja Rule described his recent conversion to Christianity in a radio interview last week, revealing how he embraced the faith after serving two years in prison — and admitting that he’s still figuring out how his newfound beliefs will impact his career. In the interview, listeners learned that he reconnected with God after he was offered a role in the film “I’m in Love With a Church Girl.” Ja Rule said that Carl Lentz, a pastor with an uncommon image and approach, resonated with him. Lentz has helped the rapper on his spiritual journey, encouraging him to take baby steps in his newfound faith. While he’s not planning to start making gospel records, the rapper is considering how his faith will transform his music. Click here to see the interview where Ja Rule tells all!



Good News: Hundreds of Strangers Show Up for One Boy’s Free Piano Concert

When Dylan Spoering threw a concert in his Minneapolis neighborhood on July 12, he had no idea of the audience he would end up playing for. The eight-year-old posted handmade fliers on his front lawn, advertising a “free piano concert,” complete with a helpful smiley face. While passing by on his bike, local musician Thomas Rehbein noticed the sign and decided to do something nice for the boy, whom he had never met. He created a Facebook event and encouraged his friends to join him in listening to the elementary-schooler tickle the ivories. Click here to see the turn out for this young pianist’s show!


Good News: Brooklyn Eighth-Graders Get Sony Record Deal

A trio of friends from Brooklyn, N.Y., who are not yet out of middle school have signed a record deal with Sony. Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, are the three members of the heavy metal band “Unlocking the Truth” from New York City. While other kids may be spending the summer at camp and preparing for eighth grade, these three musicians will be figuring out the logistics of their potential $1.7 million deal with Sony. “The record deal is awesome,” Jarad told ABC News. “This is something we always wanted.” Click here to listen to this up-and-coming band and hear how the three came together!

Song Writer

Good News: Ex-NFL Tight End Suffers Memory Loss, but Writes Heartwarming Song for his Family

Ben Utecht, former tight end for the Colts and Bengals, began experiencing memory loss at age 30 after a football career including five concussions. To ensure that his daughters always know he cares for them, even if his concussions rob him of much of his memory, Utecht penned and recorded a heartwarming new song titled “You Will Always Be My Girls.” Click here to read more and hear this touching song!


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