Things are slowly but surely starting to open up again, and after dealing with everything the world threw at us for the past 14 months, we could all use a nice getaway.

Soundwaves is the latest addition to the already amazing Gaylord Opryland Resort experience in Nashville, and we're giving you the chance to take the family for free!

But that's not all. We're also throwing in a $250 Visa Gift Card to help cover your cost of getting there and back, along with any food and souvenirs you want to grab while you're there!

My family and I took a trip down to the resort in the summer of 2019 to check out Soundwaves, and loved it. It has great water slides, a huge wave pool featuring a huge video screen playing music videos, plus two lazy rivers, and the "Crowd Surfer," a feature that allows you to surf or ride a bodyboard on a constant flow of water. Of course, my wife and I also enjoyed the indoor and outdoor bars where we could grab a fruity drink and lounge while our teenage son and daughter did their thing. Check out the video below to see what Sound Waves has to offer, and be sure to visit their website to learn more.

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Looks great, right? Then, lets' get you down there. Between now and 11:59 P.M. ON SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH 2021, open the WKDQ app on your phone and use the "Submit Media" feature on the main menu to tell us why you listen to WKDQ for your chance to win a trip to the resort and experience Soundwaves for free! Be sure to include your name and where you're from in the Tri-State. Here are a few examples you can use:

Hi, this is <name> from <city/town>, and I love listening to ninety-nine-point-five WKDQ while I'm working at <company>.

Hi, this is <name> from <city/town>, you're in the middle of another 9 in a row for your workday on ninety-nine-point-five WKDQ.

Hi, this is <name> from <city/town>, and I love listening to ninety-nine-point-five WKDQ because <add reason>.

If you choose to use the last suggestion listed, you could say listening to us helps your workday go faster, or you love all the Country music we play, or you enjoy listening to myself and Leslie, Jess during your workday, Travis on your way home, or Evan and Amber on Taste of Country Nights every weeknight. Again, these are just idea starts. Feel free to get creative and do something completely different. All we ask is that you include your name, where you live, and 99.5 WKDQ.

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Once you've settled on what you want to say, and have run through it a time or two in your head, follow these simple steps to record your message:

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NOTE: This is the ONLY way to enter to win. So, if you don't have the app, enter your phone number in the box below to get it. Good luck!

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CONTEST ENDS AT 11:59 P.M. ON SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH 2021. All recordings become property of Townsquare Media and have the possibility of being played on the air. 

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