There really is no place in America that celebrates Independence Day the way that Butte, Montana does.  Find another place that gets things rocking and rolling around lunchtime.  On the 3rd of July.  Butte has been doing that for years and with the opening of the Original Mineyard as a public recreation and concert area things are only getting bigger and better Uptown on the third as another major Country artist has been booked for a pre-fireworks concert.  A few years back we got Lanco.  This year, Bill Fisher and Railway Productions are proud to announce an even bigger pre-4th headliner and it's Rodney Atkins.

Rodney Atkins performs at Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center on August 08, 2020 in Ventura, California. Photo: Getty Images
Rodney Atkins performs at Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center on August 08, 2020 in Ventura, California. Photo: Getty Images
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Atkins had his first hit single in 2003 with "Honesty (Write Me a List)" but broke through in a big way in 2006 with a pair of chart-toppers in "Watching You" and "If You're Going Through Hell".

Atkins followed up his success with another pair of number-ones in 2007 with "Cleaning This Gun (Come On In)" and "Farmer's Daughter".

Other top ten hits of Atkins' career include "These Are My People", "It's America", "Take a Back Road" and "Just Wanna Rock and Roll"

Atkins' performance will conclude as the 2014 Town Pump July 3rd Fireworks Show begins giving concert goers a prime spot to enjoy both shows with beverages and food trucks on site and within easy reach.

Tickets for the show are available online now and if you have any questions, please call the Butte Depot at (406) 782-2102.

Old School NASCAR Car Logos That Are Still Cool

It is pretty common for NASCAR rides to switch designs from week to week, but back in the 90's, when the cars had to be actually painted, versus wrapped like today, rides stuck with designs for weeks at a time.

Some of these paint jobs never would see the light of day in today's world, we run down some forgotten ones and some classic NASCAR sponsor paint jobs.

Gallery Credit: Wood

Five Things You Must See When Visiting Butte, Montana

Butte, Montana is a history buff's dream. With a history of being a rough-and-tumble mining camp, Butte is home to one of the largest Historic Districts in the nation and a has some fascinating things to see whether you're visiting for a day or for the season.

Gallery Credit: Tommy O, Townsquare Media

Know Your Butte History: Standing Mine Headframes

Dozens of mine headframes used to dot the Butte hill but most have since been torn down or swallowed by the Pit. Here are the ones that still tower proudly over our town.

Gallery Credit: Tommy O, Townsquare Media