People often ask, "why are you single??" when they meet someone they think is really great. Maybe they are funny, sweet or have the perfect jaw line. Whatever the case may be, that question can sometimes be an awkward one. Here are some different things throughout the state to do, so you are not an uncomfortable third wheel.

1. Hit up Music on Main in Bozeman. If you are like me, music makes my soul happy. 

2. Grab coffee at a local coffee spot! When I was single and on the mingle, I would find some of the best conversations happen over coffee. I enjoyed Wild Joe*s Coffee Spot in downtown Bozeman! The milk based drinks use whole milk from Kalispell Kreamery.

3. Enjoy the parks! A little "me time" is so mentally important! I suggest taking the dog and hitting the road to Glacier National Park. You won't regret the views and your pup will appreciate the wind on their face.

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4. Hot Springs! Detox your mind, body and soul. Enjoy a glass of wine and relax. Check out Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in Paradise, MT.

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5. Take a cooking class. I am looking into Trovare, in Whitefish, MT. The price seems reasonable and has great star ratings. Here is their website so you can check out the classes too! www.trovaremt.com

Being the 3rd wheel no longer has to be a regular part of your life if you try some of these tips. My boyfriend doesn't live here, so there is a good chance you will run into me at some point!

5 Hottest Country Tours of Summer 2021


There’s a lot to consider when making a list of the hottest tours of summer 2021, including star power, opening acts, venues and set lists. Add to that concerns and cautions as the country begins to emerge from a pandemic and that no one has seen live music in 14 months. It’s quite likely you’re craving live music like a drug that’s just out of reach ... or you’re scared shirtless to surround yourself with 10,000 fans indoors. 

All the emotions about reengaging with the live country music community are valid. While at first it seemed September would be start-up month, several tours on this Hot List begin in July and August at outdoor venues across America. The No. 3 tour and No. 1 tour on our list are mostly indoors, but both are banking on increased safety that comes from a majority of the population having the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Once those lights go down, all of these worries will be carried away by the buzz in the air (and maybe, from your cup). Find five total professionals on this list of Hot Summer Tours, each bringing a total stage show, plus several in-demand opening acts with a proven track record of live entertainment at the highest level. There’s no fat on any of these country tours — if you stick to the tailgate through an opener’s set, you’ll truly be missing something special. 

As always, let us know who you can’t wait to see on tour in 2021 via Twitter or email