Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jennifer Nettles Is A "Guest Mom"

Nettles is the guest editor of the August issue of Momtastic, and as part of her duties, she reveals her list of mom-essentials for babies.

The  singer’s and husband Justin Miller’s son Magnus Hamilton Miller turns 2 in December.

Some of her necessities include zip up onesies and sleepers ("The zipper makes it very easy for quick diaper changes. Especially for those in the middle of the night."), a Boppy pillow ("great for breastfeeding support and also good for laying baby on and around as he/she develops into sitting up."), Fisher Price swing ("Magnus loved this thing! Consequently, so did we!") and a Bumboo Floor Seat ("Magnus loved being able to feel independent and 'sit up' before he could do it on his own.").

Monday, August 25, 2014

Florida Georgia Line Remembers Where They Came From With “Dirt”

FGL’s latest single is definitely different from their hits like “Cruise” and “This Is How We Roll,” but Tyler Hubbard says that was part of the appeal of the song. “We’ve done the party songs, we’ve done the upbeat fun stuff, and this is just a song that everybody can relate to. People young or people older, everybody kinda has that place in their life that’s home and that they have a special spot in their heart for. So I think that’s the kinda thing we’re tryin’ to capture with this song.”

The guys knew the song was one they wanted to record the first time they heard it. Tyler says, “When we first heard ‘Dirt’, I mean, we were blown away. It was one of those songs, you kinda get done listenin’ you have chill bumps on your arms, and you’re just like, wow, I can really relate to that. So, it his us hard the first time we heard it.”

They also like the message of the song. “(It’s) just kind of a little reminder of the importance of where you came from,” says Tyler, “where you grew up, and just in general where you live now and whatever that area is for you in your life.”

Friday, August 22, 2014

Luke Bryan’s "Crash My Playa" Tix Now Available

The exclusive four-day country concert event – including performances from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Cole Swindell – will take place in Riviera Maya on January 23 – 27, 2015. This intimate country concert experience has limited availability, and full package details and reservations can be found at www.crashmyplaya.com


All packages for Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa include four nights / five days all-inclusive accommodations at one of the unique participating resorts, airport transfer to and from the hotel, admission to each night’s exclusive beach performances, a limited edition Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa event poster, beach bag, and beach towel. Food featuring local flavors, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available inside the venue and are included with all Crash My Playa packages.  Optional themed adventures and activities that explore the riches of the Riviera Maya will also be offered – from ATV rides to zip lines through the jungle, snorkeling and SCUBA diving, tours through the ancient Mayan ruins and more.

Guests from each resort will receive complimentary ground transportation to and from the Crash My Playa performance area each evening, including two full Luke Bryan shows on January 24 & 26, Florida Georgia Line performing on January 25, and Cole Swindell’s concert on January 23. Other special guests, including Kelleigh Bannen, Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, DJ Rock and Chris Stapleton will also be in attendance for the musical destination event and all-inclusive Caribbean vacation experience. 

LINE-UP BREAKDOWN:

January 23: Cole Swindell featuring Dustin Lynch
January 24: Luke Bryan featuring Kelleigh Bannen
January 25: Florida Georgia Line featuring Eric Paslay
January 26: Luke Bryan featuring Chris Stapleton 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dierks Bentley Drunk On A Plane

The Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter has landed at the No. one spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts this week with country music's biggest summer hit “Drunk On A Plane.” It is the second consecutive No. 1 hit off his critically acclaimed album RISER on Capitol Records Nashville and the 12th of his career as both a singer and a songwriter.

“I think I knew even back when we were in the studio making this album that we were on to something special, but once you let it fly out into the world, you just never know what will happen,” said Bentley. "First, 'I Hold On' came out and really hit people in an emotional, personal way, and I was totally blown away by all the stories I heard and how impactful some of those lyrics were for a lot of people. And now, the reaction to 'Drunk' has just been crazy…two VERY different songs that the fans have taken and made their own. I'm just trying to live in every minute and soak it all in.  In the few quiet minutes I've got, I spend a lot of time thinking about how grateful I am to be here doing this and how many people have supported me and my music. The guys in radio are first on that list…I'm beyond thankful for those relationships. 12 No. ones…crazy!"

Rolling Stone also recently included the track as one of the "10 Best Country Songs of 2014 So Far,” calling it the “best sing-along of summer.”  And E! handpicked Bentley’s infectious track to represent country music on their "2014 Official Songs of Summer" list alongside hits by Beyonce, Sam Smith and Ariana Grande.  Since takeoff, the track's hilarious music video debuted on FUNNY OR DIE and went on to score the most votes for "funny" of any music video in the web site's history.

After a summer of capacity crowds in amphitheaters across the country, Bentley will wrap the first leg of his headlining 2014 RISER TOUR in Nashville, TN with his ninth annual "Miles & Music for Kids” on Sept. 28. The tour has now officially been extended with an additional 20-plus dates through the end of the year.  For ticket information and a full list of upcoming tour dates, please visit www.dierks.com.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hunter Hayes On TODAY Show Concert Series Friday

Multi-instrumentalist and four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes recently scored his third consecutive Choice Male Country Artist title at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, taking home the trophy amongst stiff competition that included label-mate Blake Shelton and fellow chart-topping country artists Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and Keith Urban. Although he was unable to attend the ceremony, Hayes sent a heartfelt “thank-you” video message to the fans who voted him to the top spot. Click here to watch.

The Teen Choice Award comes at a prime time for Hayes, who is gearing up to perform on the TODAY Show as part of its Toyota® Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 22. Hayes will perform three songs, including his current single “Tattoo” and the poignant lead single “Invisible” from his most recent album Storyline, as well as the No. 1 smash hit from Hayes’ debut album, “I Want Crazy.” Hayes is a co-writer on all three songs and co-produced both Storyline and Hunter Hayes along with Dann Huff.

Click here to watch the official music video for “Tattoo.”

Following his TODAY Show appearance, Hayes will also headline Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in Flushing, N.Y. on Saturday, Aug. 23.  The event is the largest single-day, grassroots tennis and entertainment event in the world and takes place each year the Saturday before the U.S. Open. Proceeds from Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day benefit the USTA Foundation, which helps fund the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network. For more information, visit www.arthurashe.org.

Hayes just completed the international leg of his promotional tour for Storyline and is currently headlining dates across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.HunterHayes.com or connect on Twitter and Facebook @HunterHayes.

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