Hotels that achieve the prestigious Gold Award represent the top 10% of hotels within each Choice brand. The awards are based on a ranking system that measures guest satisfaction, product quality, room condition and cleanliness, and staff service. These properties have a proven track record of providing exceptional guest service and facilities.
Harrisonburg, VA-based band The Steel Wheels is a folk/roots music outfit with influences in Americana, blues, old-time music and bluegrass. Fronted by lead vocalist and primary songwriter Trent Wagler, the band pays tribute to past American music with its simple sound while adding its own modern textures with four-part harmonies. After releasing its debut album, Journal of a Barefoot Soldier in 2005, The Steel Wheels slowly built its fan base in the Midwest and then across the nation with its fourth studio album, Red Wing. The 2010 album earned seven Independent Music Award nominations and spawned the track "Nothing You Can't Lose," which took home the prize for Best Country Song at the IMAs as well as the Vox Pop Awards the same year.
Wynonna Judd (born Christina Claire Ciminella) is a country music singer from Ashland, Kentucky who is perhaps best known as a part of the country music duo The Judds with her sister Ashley. Although the peak of her career occurred when she was a part of the duo throughout the 1980s, Wynonna Judd went on to pursue a very successful solo career after the group disbanded in 1991. For the past few decades, Wynonna Judd has led a comfortably subdued career as a touring performer and a major female musician who still commands the respect of fans both of her solo and group work.