June is almost here.  That means the Taste of Country Music Fest is right around the corner and the Spiediefest/Balloon Rally at Otsiningo Park is just down the road. Also just in time is new music from some of the artists that'll be at the events.

Lets start with the "Taste of Country Music Festival" happening June 13-15th at Hunter Mountain.  Hunter Hayes has new tunes coming are way with his 'Encore' album featuring a mix of hits from his debut project and some new songs.

That'll be in stores on June 18th. It includes his new song ‘I Want Crazy,’ along with collaborations with Ashley Monroe. To see when Hunter will be playing at the Taste of Country Music Festival and to get your ticket packages go here.

Spiediefest/Ballon Rally 2013 will be at Otsiningo Park August 2nd-4th.  You can get your discount buttons at Cost Cutters, The Can Man and Weis Markets.  Buy your buttons before July 4th and you'll save 5 dollars a button.  The buttons get you into all 3 days including Saturday when the Hawk is proud to present LeAnn Rimes.

LeAnn also has a new CD coming out in June 4th called 'Spitfire,'  an album that promises to be one of her most personal projects to date.  It features collaborations with Match 20 singer Rob Thomas, guitarist Jeff Beck along with Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski.  You can still pre-order it here.

Also last years Spiediefest act, Lonestar has a new CD called 'Life as We Know it' also out on June 4th.  The first CD since Richie McDonalds rejoined the group.

So new music and exciting concerts are all here as a part of our big summer of winning with 98.1 the Hawk.