Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hunter Hayes Goes Platinum

He recently earned Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling over 1 million copies of his current Top 5 single “Wanted.”
"I cannot believe I'm celebrating a Platinum single in the Top FIVE!” said Hunter when asked to describe this exciting success. “I've been dreaming about what this would feel like my entire life...and HUGE thanks to Country Radio's support and the BEST FANS in the WORLD, I now know that it feels better than I ever imagined. Thank you!"
“Wanted” is also Top 20 in all genres on iTunes digital chart and to date, Hunter has sold a combined total of nearly 2 million digital singles. His first single, “Storm Warning,” is nearing Gold certification as well.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Florida Georgia Line Has No Pigskin Beef

The group continues to watch their debut single, “Cruise,” move up the charts, and like many Americans, this fall they'll turn their attention to watching football. 
You would think with Tyler Hubbard being from Monroe, Georgia and Brian Kelley being from Ormond Beach, Florida, they might have a big college football rivalry between them since the Georgia Bulldogs and University of Florida Gators are fierce competitors, but Tyler says there really is no beef.  “I'm not a diehard anybody fan really, to be honest with you,” he confesses.  Of course if
he had to pick a team it would be the Georgia Bulldogs, but he says, “BK went to Florida State, so there's not much beef there.  And then you know, he hates Florida, so there's not any beef there and his second team is Georgia…” 
So Brian says, “I think it kind of makes people mad that there's no beef.”

Friday, August 24, 2012

Greg Bates: Ready For Some Football

The NFL pre-season is already underway and college football officially kicks off on August 30th, and
Greg Bates is definitely excited about it all.  “I'm such a huge sports fanatic.  I love ESPN… I grew up playing baseball and basketball and I've missed one home Titans game since they've been in Nashville.” 

Naturally with his song “Did It for the Girl” climbing up the charts and with him getting ready to go on tour with Brantley Gilbert this fall, Greg is a lot busier this year than he's ever been and he knows he'll probably miss a lot more games, but he says, “The Titans are probably my favorite football team. I'm a big Tennessee Vols fan when it comes to college.”  So he'll probably find a way to catch a few games when he‟s out on the road.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Eric Church Loves Levon

Platinum-selling Church will join some of music’s most revered musicians in celebrating the talent and legacy of the late Levon Helm at the “Love For Levon,” benefit concert at the Izod Center in Rutherford, NJ on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
"I can't possibly overstate what Levon Helm meant to my music or my life.  He was a giant.  A man among boys.  I miss him personally, but that pales in comparison to how much music will miss his presence." - Eric Church.
The event will also feature collaborations and performances by Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley, Marc Cohn, Patty Griffin, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, Lucinda Williams, My Morning Jacket, The Levon Helm Band and many more.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, August 29 at 11 a.m. EDT at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at select Ticketmaster locations. Proceeds from the concert will support Levon's estate and his Midnight Ramble concerts.

On September 13 in Amherst, MA, Church will kick-off the fall leg of his headlining arena tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour.

For more information about “Love for Levon,” please visit www.LoveforLevon.com.
Media Contacts for Eric Church
Ebie McFarland / Amanda French
Essential Broadcast Media
ebie@ebmediapr.com / amanda@ebmediapr.com

Lori Genes Christian
Capitol Records Nashville

Media Contacts for "Love For Levon"
Maureen O’Connor / Heather Lewandoski
Rogers & Cowan
310-854-8116 / 310-854-8147

The Seventh #1 For Blake

Blake Shelton’s latest single, “Over,” now marks his seventh consecutive No. 1 and his 12th  No. 1 hit to date. Blake has not had a single peak outside the Top Ten since 2007. “Over” is the fourth single off Blake’s GRAMMY nominated album of the year, Red River Blue. When asked about “Over” Blake said, “Long before The Voice, the only place you could hear my voice was on Country Radio. I owe a lot of my success to the support of my fans and radio.”

Blake is also getting ready to release his first Christmas album, Cheers, It’s Christmas on October 2, 2012 on Warner Bros. Records. The album will feature several duet performances including fellow The Voice advisor Michael BublĂ©, long-time friend, Reba and a very special duet with his mother, Dorothy Shackleford. The album includes classic Christmas songs that have touched Blake over the years. Many of the tracks were also recorded at the famous Capitol Studios with full orchestral accompaniment.
“I wanted my Christmas record to be a classic-sounding album, bigger than any genre,” Blake said. “The recording process definitely took me out of my element and pushed me to really work through a lot of ideas. But in the end, what Scott Hendricks (producer) and I came up with is a classic Christmas record that I’m very proud of.”

The New York Times praises Blake Shelton as one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers.” In 2012, Blake was nominated for three GRAMMY® Awards including a nod for Red River Blue as Country Album of the Year. Off the current release, “Over,” “Drink On It,” “God Gave Me You” and “Honey Bee” have all topped the charts and “Over” marks Blake’s seventh consecutive No. 1 and his twelfth to date. Red River Blue debuted at No. 1 on the SoundScan Top Current Albums chart and SoundScan Top Country Albums chart with the Associated Press calling the album “the best album of his career.” Blake’s infectious multi-week No. 1 hit, “Honey Bee" is his first ever digital Platinum single. He holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist. The single held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country chart for four weeks in a row with over 40 million in audience. No country artist has held this record in almost six years.

For more information, please contact Tree Paine at Warner Music Nashville
615.214.1500 / Tree.Paine@wmg.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Eat At Rascal Flatts

The Arizona Republic reports that Rascal Flatts is opening the first in a nationwide chain of restaurant-and-live music establishments at CityNorth in northeast Phoenix.

According to the Rascal Flatts Restaurant Group website, it will be a 14,000-square-foot facility that seats 163 indoors and outside.  It also will include an exhibition kitchen, raised lounge, two full-service bars to seat an additional 144 customers, state-of-the-art performance stage, green room and dressing rooms.  An additional 500 guests will be able to stand to watch performances.

Future locations will be in Washington, D.C., Columbus, Ohio; Madison, Wisc., Pittsburgh, Pa..; Raleigh, N.C.; Minneapolis; Long Island; Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa and Boston.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Colt Ford Goes Golfing With "A Few Friends"

Country artist and former PGA golfer Colt Ford has announced his First Annual Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic to be held on September 24, 2012 at the beautiful Chateau Elan located just outside of Atlanta, GA.  Proceeds will help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

“I could not think of a better way to raise money than playing golf with a group of my good buddies,” says Ford. “I really wanted to help contribute to the efforts of the amazing doctors, researches and staff at St. Jude. I am thankful for the opportunity to give back to such an outstanding organization.”
Artists joining Ford in his effort to raise much needed funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital include Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Jamey Johnson, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Jason Michael Carol, Edwin McCain, Laura Bell Bundy, Wanya Morris and Nate Morris from Boyz II Men, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus professional golfers Tommy Gainy, Brian Gay, Heath Slocum, Harris English, Brendan Todd, Hudson Swofford, Brian Harmon, Kyle Thomson, William McGirt, Tommy Biershenk, Ken Duke, Scott Brown, Boo Weekley, Matt Bettincourt, Josh Broadaway, Kris Blanks, Sean Cain and celebrities Corey Miller and Jeff Foxworthy.

Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic
is sponsored in part by Akins Ford, AO Smith, Roswell Food Group, Country Girl Cocktails, Foxworthy Outdoors, Adams Golf, Roswell Food Group, and Mr. Goodtime Moonshine.

About St. Jude:

Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life.

Media Contacts:
Average Joes Entertainment
Karen Tallier / 615-733-9983

Webster & Associates Public Relations & Marketing

Kirt Webster / 615-777-6995 x230

Sunday, August 19, 2012

David Nail To Kick Off "Small Hall Headline Fall Tour"

Having spent the last two years on tour with Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington and Gavin DeGraw, David Nail understands working the big rooms – but there’s still nothing he enjoys more than a packed club where the fans have come to hear the Grammy-nominated vocalist go deep into his own music. Sept. 6 at Cincinnati’s Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, the Kennett, Missourian kicks off a fall tour that focuses on making the music as intimate as possible for as many fans who want to come.

“I’ve been blessed with some pretty great songs, and you just can’t get them all in during a shorter set,” says the son of a high school band director. “The great thing about playing your own shows, you can play all the music you want to – and a lot of the great album cuts get to be heard, which is a lot of times what fans tell me they like the best.”

“Some of these rooms – like Joe’s in Chicago and the Royale in Boston – feel like home, because we’ve built something there and the fans feel like old friends,” Nail says. “They know the songs; they come to hear what we’re gonna do with them that night. They want to see how the songs expand, and we try to give’em an even better show each time…I can’t wait.”

Along with the various clubs, small halls and occasional festival, Nail will also hit Pittsburgh on Sept. 26 for the Country For A Cure concert to benefit the Payton Wright Foundation and Cancer & Blood Disorders Auxiliary of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Taylor and Carrie In The News

Newsday reports:  Taylor Swift, Conor Kennedy spotted kissing at the shore

Hurry up and break up with her, Mr. Kennedy.  We need lots more Taylor Swift songs.  But, then, there's this item:
Taylor Swift buys home near Kennedy family, which makes it sound pretty promising compared to her past celeb-flings, hopefully.  Click to vote pro/con for romantic happiness or more breakup songs.

The Examiner:  Carrie Underwood gives inspring performance on CBS's 'Teachers Rock'
The broadcast was near and dear to the American Idol's heart, as her mother and sisters are in the profession. The special evening celebrated the hard work, passion and dedication of some of the nation's best teachers.  In a pre-performance video package, Underwood, alongside her mother Carol, reminisced about being a student in her classroom. "You were hard on me, I thought," Underwood commented. "Cause I was your daughter in class. I was like Miss Underwood...mom...Miss Underwood."
Glamour:  A Slick Trick That Makes Legs Look More Toned (Carrie Underwood Used It Here)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

George Jones On Grand Tour 2012

The country music legend often referred to as the "the greatest living country singer" will mark the end of an era with a farewell tour for his fans titled "The Grand Tour".  After over fifty years of touring, Jones has decided he is ready to slow down and spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  
Jones:  "It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come."  As a tribute to his loyal fans he wants to tour one more year and let them know, this will be his last.
The Grand Tour will visit approximately 60 cities in 2013.  The star will perform many of his hits such as "White Lightning," "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" and "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair".

The legend also plans to record a new studio album for the fans, and Dolly Parton has been writing songs for him.  It will be an album he loves and wants to do.  There is no scheduled street date at this time.
After a brief bout with an upper respiratory infection earlier this year, Jones has returned to the road.  Fans can see him at his upcoming concerts listed here.

Media Contact:
Webster & Associates Public Relations & Marketing
Jeremy Westby / jeremy@websterpr.com / 615-777-6995 x228
Kirt Webster / kirt@websterpr.com / 615-777-6995 x230

Monday, August 13, 2012

The 31st Annual “George Strait Team Roping Classic”

The country music icon says the event will take place on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the San Antonio Rose Palace.

The GSTRC is the largest open roping event in America with over $700,000 in cash and prizes available to the participants. Last year, 545 teams from all over the country competed for the 2012 GSTRC Championship title and grand prize.

2012’s Champions Clay Tryan (header) from Billings, Montana and Patrick Smith (heeler) from Lipan, Texas were awarded custom-painted Chevrolet Silverado Duallies from Cavender Chevrolet (Boerne, TX), Strait X-treme horse trailers from Bruton Trailers, Twister saddles from Tractor Supply, Resistol Rope bags, jackets from Wrangler and Justin, and were each awarded half of the $203,800 cash payoff.

The event, which originated as a small family roping by George and his brother Buddy in 1982, is now one of the most prestigious open team roping competitions in the country and consistently attracts the biggest names in the sport each year.

Tickets for the 2013 GSTRC are $20. Online sales will open to the general public at 9 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 on George Strait’s official website, www.georgestrait.com, after which any remaining tickets can be ordered by phone beginning Wednesday, Oct.10 at 9 a.m. by calling (210) 698-0791.

Media Contacts:
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC
Ebie McFarland / Leigh Parr
(615) 327-3259
ebie@ebmediapr.com / leigh@ebmediapr.com

On Sale Today: McGraw + Hill + Venice + Las Vegas

Collectively, they've sold 70 million albums, won eight Grammy Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 14 American Music Awards, seven People’s Choice Awards and 26 Academy of Country Music Awards.  

Last week, at a live "town-hall" press conference, The Venetian® Las Vegas announced the biggest musical event in its history – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill “Soul2Soul.”  This limited engagement, which opens on Dec. 7 and covers 10 weekends through April 2013, will take place in the 1,815-seat Venetian Theater.  Tickets for the general public will go on sale today, Aug. 13. “Soul2Soul” at The Venetian will mark the first time in six years that McGraw and Hill have performed together in the United States.

“Soul2Soul” will feature an all-new production with innovative lighting and set design technologies that were synonymous with the “Soul2Soul” concerts.  The Venetian Theater will also be modified to accommodate this new production.  These “Soul2Soul” concerts will include many of the no. 1 hits that have made them, both in their own right, two of the most significant entertainers of our generation. 
“We are creating a show that will be completely different from what we've done before - and might ever do again," said Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. "In arenas and stadiums, you're always faced with the challenge of finding ways to make people feel closer to the action, no matter where they might be sitting. Now everyone will be close, so it opens up all kinds of creative possibilities and we're looking forward to exploring those so that we can really give our fans something truly special."
Tickets go on sale to the general public (Aug. 13) at 10 a.m. Performances are scheduled for 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8; 14, 15; Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 2013; Feb. 1, 2, 15, 16, 22, 23, March 1,2; April 12, 13, 26 and 27. 
Members of The Venetian’s loyalty program, Grazie, as well as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s official fan communities and Clear Channel subscribers were able to purchase advance tickets through the pre-sale starting last Wednesday. 
Ticket prices are $95.50, $175.50 and $255.50 and $295.50 inclusive of tax.  A limited number of VIP Packages – including preferred seating in the first two rows, a complimentary pre-fixe dinner at a select resort restaurant, two complimentary drinks at the show, a merchandise credit and more – will be available for $1,000, inclusive of tax. Performance dates and times are subject to change.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mel Tillis Turns 80

Tillis celebrated his 8th decade of life last Wednesday with a private party held at Honky Tonk Central, located on Broadway in the heart of Nashville.

About 400 of Tillis' closest friends packed the party including daughter Pam Tillis, Charley Pride, Lorrie Morgan, Bobby Bare, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Alabama's Jeff Cook, Eddie Raven, Jimmy C. Newman, Ira Dean, Meghan Linsey of Steel Magnolia, Bobby Goldsboro, Williams & Ree, Scotty Emerick, comedian Lonnie Shorr, former Dallas Cowboys football coach Barry Switzer, producers Buddy Cannon and Harold Shedd, GAC Headline Country host Storme Warren and many more.

Tillis and his band, the Statesiders, treated partygoers to a live performance, prompting Pam Tillis, Charley Pride, Jeff Cook and others to join the country music legend onstage.

Throughout his monstrous career, Mel Tillis has recorded more than 60 albums, has had 35 Top Ten singles, was named the Country Music Association's coveted Entertainer of the Year, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and holds country music's highest honor as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.  He has written over 1,000 songs, 600 of which have been recorded by major artists.  Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) named Tillis Songwriter of the Decade for two decades.  In February of 2012 President Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts.

Mel Tillis Media Contact:  Absolute Publicity, Inc., Don Murry Grubbs / don@absolutepublicity.com

Friday, August 10, 2012

Jana Kramer Is "On Your Side" Too

Newcomer Jana has been signed by Nationwide Insurance to sing the company’s well-known “On Your Side” commercial jingle. Kramer’s voice will be featured in new television advertisements Nationwide launched as part of its integrated national marketing campaign, Join the Nation. The commercials debuted during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and will continue to air nationally throughout the next year.
“Nationwide is On Your Side is familiar to many people", said Matt Jauchius, Nationwide’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. “Our new Join the Nation campaign tells the story of what our On Your Side promise truly stands for – and we’re pleased to have such a talented young artist help bring it to life."

Kramer’s debut single, “Why Ya Wanna,” broke into the Top 10 this week and continues to build at a record pace, ranking as the highest charting female debut since Taylor Swift’s 2006 single “Tim McGraw.”  Kramer has sold over 700,000 single tracks, including almost half a million of “Why Ya Wanna.” Kramer is also the fastest climbing debut artist of this year since releasing her Elektra Nashville self-titled debut album June 5, 2012 and debuting at No. 5 on the Country Chart.

Named one of “Summers Hottest Artists” by People Country and one of the “Season’s Biggest New Names” by Billboard, Kramer is currently on Brad Paisley’s “Virtual Reality Tour” performing through the fall on the “Virtual Opry Stage.”

Press Contact: Nikki Herceg / WMN Publicity / 615 214 1446 /Nikki.Herceg@wmg.com

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Chris Young
(click to watch it)  obviously calls 'em as he sees 'em, as his electioneering for CMA Male Vocalist of 2012 (click for fill awards info) demonstrates, on video and in color.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Taylor Swift Announces Live Webcast

Taylor will be talking to fans around the world live online on Monday, August 13th!

She will talk directly to fans and answer questions in real time. You can submit questions into the live social chat during the webcast using your YouTube account.

The webcast will be live across the world starting at 7:00pm ET on August 13 on YouTube.com/TaylorSwift or YouTube.com/Presents.

Get more Taylor Swift news and stay up-to-date at http://www.TaylorSwift.com

Happy 50th Birthday Curb Records

Curb Records was founded in 1963 by Mike Curb while attending California State University as a student, remains intact.  At the half-century mark as a creative brand, Curb’s presence eclipses history as the longest operating record label with the same ownership.  Accumulated accolades include:

     432 #1 Records
  • 323 singles
  • 109 albums
     1,514 Top Ten Records
  • 1,102 singles
  • 412 albums
     4,518 Charted Records
  • 3,231 singles
  • 1,287 albums
Today, Mike Curb is one of the most prominent figures in the music/entertainment world and presides over his own independent record label that is recognized as one of the most successful in music industry history.

If Curb has a magic formula for success, it might be captured in the portrait of its artistic family. Throughout the early years, Curb scored success with artists as diverse as the Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt), Eric Burdon & War, Sammy Davis Jr., the Osmond Family, (including Donny & Marie), Lou Rawls, Exile, the Righteous Brothers, Solomon Burke, Gloria Gaynor, the Hondells, the Arrows (featuring Davie Allan), Debby Boone, Shaun Cassidy, Roy Orbison, the Electric Flag (featuring Buddy Miles and Mike Bloomfield), the Sylvers and the Four Seasons.

In 1969, Curb merged his young label with MGM Records and became the President of MGM.  Under his reign, he boosted MGM’s war chests with a litany of hits, some of which he produced.  His signings brought a new emphasis on Nashville based artists including Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, Hank Williams Jr., Don Gibson, Mel Tillis, Ray Stevens, and Eddy Arnold. Curb also served as president of Verve Records, the historic jazz label, and scored a coup by signing superstar Tony Bennett.  During the same period, Mike Curb went on to receive the Billboard Overall Producer of the Year Award, and he acquired the highly coveted BMI Award for writing Hank Williams Jr’s first #1 single, “All For The Love Of Sunshine”.  He also won the BMI Award for composing the theme song to Clint Eastwood’s motion picture, Kelly’s Heroes - “Burning Bridges” which was a worldwide hit by the Mike Curb Congregation.

In the 80’s, Curb Records signed such emerging artists as Lyle Lovett, The Judds, Don & Phil Everly, Sawyer Brown, Chris Hillman’s Desert Rose Band, Jeffrey Steele’s band Boy Howdy, The Bellamy Brothers, Ronnie McDowell, Hal Ketchum and The Righteous Brothers who delivered the triple platinum selling album and single “Unchained Melody.”

Throughout the 90’s, Curb Records continued to establish ground as an independent force to be reckoned with.  The label surprised many with the meteoric launch of superstar Tim McGraw, whose album Not A Moment Too Soon went on to become one of McGraw’s top selling albums to date.  All told, Curb Records has sold over 40 million units and produced over ninety seven billion impressions at radio with Tim McGraw’s music.  By 1997, Curb was Billboard’s #1 country label in four major categories for albums and singles and recognized as the overall #1 country label in the industry according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Additional milestones for Curb in the 90’s included the signing of teenage superstar LeAnn Rimes whose single “Blue,” became an industry phenomenon who crossed multiple genres.  Rimes’ “How Do I Live,’ co-produced by Mike Curb and written by Diane Warren, earned the label a Billboard Award for the longest running record of the 20th Century on Billboard’s Top Hot 100 chart.  Curb also co-produced LeAnn Rimes’ “You Light Up My Life” which became the first album to debut #1 on Billboard’s pop, country, and contemporary Christian charts.  Co-published by Curb’s publishing division, “You Light Up My Life” won both an Academy Award and a Grammy.  This credit brought further honors to the Curb Publishing division—a side of the indie giant too often overlooked.  Curb’s publishing interests have scored more than 100 ASCAP, BMI and SESAC award winning songs including the first record in Billboard history to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart – Garth Brooks “More Than A Memory”.  History was in the making when Curb published and released Lee Brice’s record, “Love Like Crazy” which was Billboard’s #1 record of the year in 2010 and the longest running song in the history of the Billboard chart.  Curb recently co-published “Crazy Girl” by The Eli Young band which was the 2012 ACM Song Of The Year and Billboard’s most played song of 2011.

At the launch of the 21st century Curb Records had established one of the strongest country rosters in Nashville.  Superstar artists such as Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Jo Dee Messina, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna, Lyle Lovett, Clay Walker, Trick Pony, and Rodney Atkins were consistently pushing out hit product.  In 2001, and for the first time in the history of music business, Curb Records became the first independent label to be named Billboard’s Country Music Label of the Year.

In 2012, this their 50th Anniversary, label success on the scoreboard already includes:

Breaking Lee Brice as one of the most exciting new artists in country music in recent memory. His Hard 2 Love album debuted with a trifecta as the #1 Digital Country Album, #2 Billboard Country Album and Billboard’s #5 best selling album on the Top 200 Chart across all genres.  The album has already scored a #1 single and a platinum certification for its lead single, “A Woman Like You”.

Rodney Atkins’ has produced his 7th number one record with the title track to his current album, Take A Back Road.

Curb’s January 2012 release of Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic, debuted as Billboard’s #1 Country album and the single “Better Than I Used To Be” became McGraw’s historic 100th Top 5 record on the Billboard charts.

Curb Records has achieved over 300 number one records on the Billboard chart and Mike Curb recently received a star on both the Music City Walk of Fame and the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Band Perry Hole Up In The Basement

TBP have been working on their next album and they admit one of the biggest challenges in the beginning was trying to write for the it.
Reid explains, “The most creative place for us is actually at home in East Tennessee, down in the basement where we do a lot of our rehearsing with just the three of us.  And a lot of those rehearsals will turn actually into songwriting sessions with one of us starting to play an idea and the other two falling in and that's usually how we write 'em."  But over the last year they haven't had a lot of time to be at home and Reid says, “That's actually been the hardest part about touring:  finding time to be creative.”
Fortunately they've been able to adjust and find new places to be creative, like on their tour bus.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Jennifer Nettles Makes People Babybumpwatch

"The mama-to-be debuted her baby belly on stage last Sunday as Sugarland performed at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla."

People:  The singer, 37, and husband Justin Miller are expecting their first child in November.

Earlier this month, Nettles and partner J Rome took it all the way to the top on Duets, winning the reality competition‘s first season.

To see the "bump" (cute sun suit) photo in People from Getty images, click here.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Trace Adkins On Arby's Cups

Have a drink and possibly win a VIP Concert Experience with Trace Adkins, the Grammy Nominated and Country Music Award Winning star.

We'll fly the winner and three friends to see Trace live, where they'll watch his show from backstage and have an exclusive meet and greet with him.

That should quench your thirst for great music and entertainment too!