In the news:
A country-style holiday show in Tacoma
Seattle country-music station KKWF 100.7 “The Wolf” presents its annual Hometown Holiday show in Tacoma Friday. Headliners include Rodney Atkins (“Watching You,” “Take a Back Road”); eclectic traditionalist Jerrod Niemann; country’s favorite new locket couple (“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?”) Thompson Square (shown here); and the million-selling Little Big Town, whose new album, “Tornado,” is making waves. The Hometown Holiday show takes place at 8 p.m. Friday at the Bicentennial Pavilion at the Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma; sold out (253-238-8000 or www.seattlewolf.com).
Paul de Barros, Seattle Times music critic