Friday, August 30, 2013

Randy Houser Gets His First Platinum Digital Single

Houser’s recent smash hit “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than one million units. This is the first Platinum digital single for Houser, who has been frequently praised by industry, critics and fans as one of Nashville’s best vocalists since he released his first album in 2008. The song spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart, and was the second consecutive No. 1 single from his album How Country Feels, following the Gold-certified title song.
“I can’t even begin to thank everyone for their support,” said Houser. “Country music fans are the greatest fans in the world!”

Houser is performing at fairs and festivals throughout the summer and fall, before hitting the road in November with Justin Moore and Josh Thompson for the “Off the Beaten Path Tour.” For tour dates and more information, visit Follow him on Facebook at and Twitter @RandyHouser.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lady Antebellum Adds 40 New 2014 Tour Dates

Previously announced guests for the 2013 run, Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves, will also continue with the group for the second leg of the tour that begins January 9th in Charleston, West Virginia and runs through April.
Lady A recently announced their 50-plus city North American TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR, which will open November 8th in Southaven, Mississippi. First tour dates begin to go on sale September 13th. Fans can visit for the most updated on-sale information for all tour dates and for VIP opportunities.

TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2014 North American Dates:

1/9  Charleston, WV  Charleston Civic Center on sale Oct 4
1/10 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena on sale Nov 15
1/11 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center on sale Oct 4
1/14 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena on sale Oct 4
1/18 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena on sale Nov 15
1/19 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena on sale Nov 8
1/30 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center on sale Nov 8
2/7 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum on sale Oct 18
2/8 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena on sale Oct 18
2/14 Bossier City, LA CenturyLInk Center on sale Dec 6
2/15 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena on sale Nov 15
2/16 Lafayette, LA Cajundome on sale Oct 18
2/20 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center on sale Oct 18
2/21 New York, NY Madison Square Garden on sale Oct 4
2/22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena on sale Nov 22
2/28 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre on sale Nov 22
3/1 London, ON Budweiser Gardens on sale Nov 22
3/6 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre on sale Nov 22
3/7 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place on sale Nov 22
3/8 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome on sale Nov 22
3/10 Vancouver, BC Pacific National Exhibition on sale Nov 22
3/12 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena on sale Oct 4
3/14 Reno, NV Lawler Events Center on sale Oct 4
3/15 Ontario, CA CBBankArena on sale Oct 4
3/16 Fresno, CA Save Mart Arena on sale Sep 27
3/18 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center on sale Oct 4
3/21 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center on sale Oct 4
3/22 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center on sale Dec 13
3/24 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center on sale Dec 13
3/25 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center on sale Nov 15
3/27 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena on sale Sep 27
3/28 Tulsa, OK BOK Center on sale Sep 20
4/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena on sale Nov 15
4/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena on sale Dec 6
4/26 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena on sale Nov 22
4/27 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena on sale Oct 18

ADDITIONAL TOUR NOTES: The tour will make a stop in Roanoke, VA at Roanoke Civic Center on Thursday, December 12th, 2013. Tickets go on sale September 13th. Cincinnati, OH, previously scheduled on December 12th, moves to Tuesday, January 14th, 2014.
Last year, Lady A hosted over one million fans across the globe in 11 countries on their first headlining world tour, which earned them Billboard Touring’s “Breakthrough Award,” CMA’s “International Artists Achievement Award” and will accept the “Jim Reeves International Award” at this fall’s ACM Honors. For updates on tour dates and ticket info, visit

Monday, August 26, 2013

Kenny Chesney Again Notches BIG Numbers

Kenny Chesney's second night at Gillette Stadium and final No Shoes Nation show took off like a bobsled, slamming through four songs including the gold certified "Pirate Flag" before he took a breath.
With an a cappella "Whatever makes you feel like a rock star" and one crashing downbeat,

Both nights, the crowd of 109,207 was on its feet, singing along with the 8-time Entertainer of the Year's two hour-plus set.

"There's energy, and then there's energy," an exhausted Chesney said, coming offstage the second night. "The fans in Boston have always been very, very special to us. These were our 10th and 11th shows at Gillette; every year, it just gets more intense."

To celebrate the milestone, the Kraft family had a Super Bowl-style banner hung permanently near an end zone to commemorate the naming of the No Shoes Nation in 2012. The blue and white vertical flag rippled in the wind as Chesney and his band blazed through a 27 song set that included guest appearances from tourmates Kasey Musgraves on "Come Over," the Eli Young Band on "Take It Easy" and Eric Church for the current single "When I See This Bar," which the Luttrell, Tennessean told the crowd, "There's a radio version but we're going to do the album version" and dedicated the final verse to his many friends who shared his coming of age in the Virgin Islands.
"It's an incredible life," Chesney says. "Looking over and seeing all those faces, it was like 'When I See This Bar' was happening right there on stage right... and having Eric sing it with me, a guy who knows what it means to punch it out in a little dive bar with nobody there, well, that's everything that song is! And everybody's been there."

Justin Moore Partners With Razorbacks (Ask If A&O&B Is Surprised!)

The Arkansas native and hit singer/songwriter will perform a free public concert on Friday Sept. 13 at the University of Arkansas, beginning at 7 p.m. Held in parking lot 56 on campus, the special event is sponsored by Razorback Athletics and will be a part of Family Weekend, which amps up the excitement for the Arkansas’ home football game against Southern Mississippi at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14. Justin will attend the game as a special guest of the University of Arkansas, cheering on his favorite team … the Razorbacks!

“I'm thrilled to marry two things that I love together, Country music and the Arkansas Razorbacks,” Justin said.  “There is no better place for me to play on a Friday night than my home state of  Arkansas  and no better place to be on a Saturday than up on the hill. “The fact that we can do both at the same time, is very cool.  Not to mention, it coincides with the album coming out. Can't wait to call the Hogs!”

“We are pleased to help kick off the University of Arkansas’ Family Weekend with a free concert by Arkansan Justin Moore,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “We appreciate Justin coming to be a part of this special weekend that brings families together for a variety of activities throughout campus. The concert will also be an opportunity for country music fans to get exclusive content from Justin. We hope fans will take advantage of this opportunity to return to campus and enjoy some great music the night before we take on Southern Mississippi.”

Justin, who was raised in Poyen and currently resides in Little Rock, will perform songs from his first two GOLD-certified albums, JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The projects include three #1 hits – “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and “Til’ My Last Day” – many of which he co-wrote from experiences in Arkansas. He will also debut new music from his upcoming album OFF THE BEATEN PATH, including his latest Top 10 “Point At You,” slated for release on 9/17. Justin will also stick around after Friday night’s concert to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans.

Further displaying some homestate pride, Justin and Razorback Athletics are teaming to offer custom merchandise. An exclusive package (limited edition CD, official Razorback branded Justin Moore t-shirt) will also be available in the tent outside of Hog Heaven at Bud Walton Arena.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

$300 Million Expanson At Dollywood

Dolly Parton, saying "our $300 million secret (a ten year plan) is out," has announced "a thrilling FireChaser Express dual-launch family coaster in 2014 and Dollywood's DreamMore Resort opening in 2015.

Follow the links below to learn all about it:

Canadian Top 40 Duo Gets The Taylor Swift Bump

It doesn't matter how long you've been in this business, it's always personally satisfying to watch an artist gain mass acceptance before your eyes and ears. And that's exactly what happened Tuesday evening inside L.A.'s cavernous Staples Center, as Tegan and Sara received what amounts to the musical Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval from none other than Taylor Swift
Midway through her ambitious show, Swift officially applied her invaluable imprimatur upon the talented Canadian sisters by bringing them out into a wildly cheering arena to perform their rapidly rising hit, "Closer." Swift joined them in an enthusiastic performance, which was conveniently captured on video and has gone viral. Take a few moments and enjoy the performance. 
The appearance was a great way for Warner Bros. to brand Tegan and Sara with a young, extremely active, very musically aware mainstream audience, and the results are already paying off -- social media immediately blew up, and "Closer" is currently No. 35* on the Mediabase Top 40 chart and climbing.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" Debuts At No. 1

With the third-largest sales week of the year, the country star's new album sold slightly fewer than 528,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 18.

It's Bryan's second No. 1, following the compilation "Spring Break… Here to Party," which also opened atop the list earlier this year.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chris Young, Released From Hospital, Ready To Hit The Road

The singer-songwriter returned home to Nashville this past weekend after being admitted last week to Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver for a dangerous bacterial infection as a result of a small cut on his leg. Chris was en route to a tour date in Montana on Tuesday, August 13th when he began to go into septic shock and was taken by ambulance to the Denver, Colorado hospital. The medical team, consisting of Dr. Anthony Canfield, Dr. Wendy Gill, and Dr. Janet Suarez, responded quickly and immediately started Young on medications to stop the infection from spreading. In addition, an emergency surgery was scheduled for shortly after midnight on August 14th where they removed the infection from Chris’s leg.

Chris is now home under his physician's care and expected to make a full recovery. As expected, his mobility is currently impacted by the surgery and his doctor has advised he wait a full week post-surgery to resume touring, and will return to the road starting with Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store” on Thursday, August 22 in Mountain View, CA. His show in Redding, CA will be rescheduled to September 8.

 “I want to thank all of my fans for their thoughts and prayers,” said Chris. “I received amazing care from Dr. Suarez, Dr. Gill and Dr. Canfield and all the I.C.U. nurses who literally saved my life,” he continued. “I’m happy to be home and can’t wait to get back out on the road.”

Chris continues to share progress updates with his fans on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic. His new single, “Aw Naw” is quickly climbing the country singles charts and is the first single from his forthcoming album, A.M. which will be released Sept. 17 on RCA Records Nashville.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Jason Aldean’s Night Train Rolls Into Darien Lake

Everyone was all aboard Saturday night as Jason Aldean’s Night Train Tour featuring Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett made a stop at Darien Lake to play to a full house. 

This combo of Jason, Jake and Thomas are everything you need in a concert, great songwriting, fun upbeat songs with a few ballads mixed in and of course, they’re not too bad on the eyes either, says WYRK's Wendy Lynn.

Florida Georgia Line Stays Grounded With The Simple Things

They have the biggest selling country single of 2013 so far with “Cruise,” they’ve got two consecutive #1 songs and their third single, “’Round Here,” is well on its way to becoming their third consecutive #1 song off their debut album and their first headlining tour is selling out just as quickly as dates go on sale. 

With all of that success accumulating, the guys say it’s their close friends and getting back to the basics that helps to keep them grounded. “When we can, we try to get away and hang out with and just kinda remember how it used to be. A lot has to do with our family as well. My cousins…I go to Alabama and hang out with them and kinda get away and stuff like that,” explains Tyler. 

He admits it’s not always easy to not get caught up in the whirlwind of their career, but he says, “Just being home for a couple of days and doing things we like to do, like ride motorcycles and riding around with our windows down and listen to music. Just doing our thing kinda keeps us grounded.”

Friday, August 16, 2013

Billboard Names George Strait 2013 Legend of Live

Strait will be honored with the Legend of Live Award at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards.

He is the first country artist to receive this award.

The only way to get tickets to the award show is to register for the 2013 Billboard Touring Conference.

And, yes, that is him on the cover of this week's issue too.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chris Young Suffers Leg Infection, Cancels Show

The singer-songwriter is in a Denver area hospital with a leg infection.  He is listed in stable condition. Tonight’s headlining show in Kalispell, MT has been cancelled as well as his performances on Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store” on Aug. 15 in Penticton, BC, Aug. 16 in Mission, BC and Aug. 17 in Brownsville, OR. He is expected to resume touring in Redding, CA on Aug. 21.

While the origin of the infection is unknown, Chris will remain in the hospital for at least the next 24 hours. Chris was en route to Kalispell, MT when the symptoms set in and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

“I’m so sorry to disappoint the fans but I didn’t even know I was sick,” said Chris. “One minute I was fine then suddenly I’m being rushed to the hospital,” he continued. “I look forward to being up and around and back on the road."

Brad And Carrie Are Back!

Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” for the sixth consecutive time in 2013. “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The popular hosts used “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” to make the announcement when the concert special aired tonight on ABC.

“Carrie and Brad are the consummate hosts,” said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors. “They have the respect of our industry, artistic credibility, critical acclaim, and a quick-witted, genuine rapport that makes them popular with our audience and the viewers at home. We are delighted to have them back as hosts for the sixth year.”

Paisley has won 14 CMA Awards since receiving the Horizon Award (now the New Artist Award) in 2000, including Entertainer of the Year (2010), Male Vocalist (2007, 2008, 2009) and Album (2006 for Time Well Wasted). He won Musical Event of the Year three times, first in 2004 with Alison Krauss for “Whiskey Lullaby,” second in 2006 for “When I Get Where I’m Going” with Dolly Parton, and a third time in 2009 for “Start a Band” with Keith Urban. He claimed the Vocal Event of the Year trophy in 2001 for “Too Country” with Bill Anderson, George Jones, and Buck Owens; and won Music Video of the Year four times, first in 2002 for “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” second in 2004 for “Whiskey Lullaby” (with Krauss), third in 2007 for “Online,” and fourth in 2008 for "Waitin' on a Woman" (featuring Andy Griffith). He is No. 5 on the list of top CMA Awards winners of all time.

Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, who has earned numerous awards and accolades, as well as being a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Since his first No. 1 single in 1999 he has placed 22 singles at the top of the charts, his most recent from his acclaimed new album, Wheelhouse, which features his new single, “I Can’t Change the World,” as well as the back-to-back No. 1 hits, “Southern Comfort Zone” and “Beat This Summer.” This is Paisley’s first self-produced project and he wrote or co-wrote all tracks on the album. Paisley’s 2012 “Virtual Reality World Tour” played to more than one million fans in the U.S. and Europe. Paisley’s 2013 tour, “Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®,” has played to more than 423,000 fans to date.

Underwood has received five CMA Awards in her career – only six other female solo artists have received more including Dolly Parton (nine), Loretta Lynn (eight), and Allison Krauss (eight). Like Tammy Wynette (1968-1970), Underwood has won three consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year trophies (2006-2008), as well as Single of the Year (2007 for “Before He Cheats”), and the Horizon Award (2006). Her 15 career CMA Awards nominations include two for Album of the Year for Carnival Ride (2008) and Play On (2010); two nominations for Music Video of the Year for “Jesus Take the Wheel” (2006) and “Before He Cheats” (2007); and Musical Event of the Year for “I Told You So” featuring Randy Travis (2009). She has been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year every year since winning in 2006 (2006-2012).

Since releasing her debut album in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 15 million albums and placed 17 No. 1 singles on the charts, eight of which she co-wrote. Her current album, Blown Away, made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making Underwood only the second Country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. The Platinum-selling Blown Away also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making her only the second Country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. Underwood’s recently wrapped “Blown Away Tour” launched in the spring of 2012 and continued through May 2013, for a total of 112 dates in 110 cities, 6 countries, and 3 continents, playing for more than 1 million fans and selling out every concert this year.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958.

Winners of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of CMA. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. The eligibility period for the 2013 CMA Awards is July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

The second ballot will be emailed to CMA members Tuesday, Aug. 20. Voting for the second ballot closes at Friday, Aug. 30 (5:00 PM/CT). The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced in September.

Winners of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible CMA members. The third and final ballot will be emailed on Thursday, Oct. 10. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 28 (5:00 PM/CT).

Ticket information for the CMA Awards will be announced later this summer with information available at Or follow the conversation on Twitter at #CMAawards.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Band Perry In All CAPS

When you listen to their latest #1 song, “DONE.,” and the conviction that Kimberly sings with, you know that it is a song about being totally over it and at the end of you rope, but in case there was any doubt about the finality of the song, the trio decided that the actual title of the song would be written in all caps, with a period at the end of it. 
“It’s a song that, well, it talks about giving and giving and someone taking, taking, and never giving back. It’s just that point where you’ve literally had all you can,” explains Reid. “So I feel like all CAPS and the period just…well, like we say, it puts a period on the situation.” Kimberly agrees, “It’s very definitive. There’s no second, what, fifth chances, after this song.”
The Band Perry new single, “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” will officially impact radio later this month.


Friday, August 9, 2013

President Obama Names Loretta Lynn Presidential Medal Recipient

2013 Marks 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Establishment of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today, President Barack Obama named sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom including the country music icon.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House later this year.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Executive Order signed by President John F. Kennedy establishing the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as the first ceremony bestowing the honor on an inaugural class of 31 recipients. Since that time, more than 500 exceptional individuals from all corners of society have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

President Obama said, “The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours. This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world. It will be my honor to present them with a token of our nation’s gratitude.”

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Two New Books On "Exile"

A second book has been released on the band Exile50 Years In Exile: The Story of a Band in Transition, a book by Eastern Kentucky University musicologist Randy Westbrook, has just been released by Acclaim Press.  This comes on the heels of another book commemorating the band's 50th Anniversary -- Eve Nicole Lemaire's Life In Exile--A Journey Home.  Lemaire's book is an insider's perspective to the band's rich history from founding, past, and current band members.

Westbrook's book analyzes every song (musicians, instruments played, recording techniques used, etc.) ever recorded by Exile, yet made interesting to non-musical readers by intertwining a detailed 50-year anthology of Exile. Also included are countless anecdotes taken from interviews with band members (past and present) and accurate accounts of how career-making decisions were made.  “The history of Exile is broad,” comments Westbrook.  “The scope of the group's influence on music in Central Kentucky and beyond is impressive.  It was a pleasure to interview 13 of the members during the research process."  

Lemaire's tribute to the band encompasses personal insights -- Lemaire is daughter of Exile member Sonny Lemaire -- highlighting the trials and tribulations that go along with being an internationally top-selling band of musicians and songwriters.  Her book also includes personal interviews with band members, along with others closely associated with the band over the years.  “Writing this book was the most rewarding experience of my life, says Lemaire.  “It was wonderful hearing all the old stories, and putting everything together in a narrative that captured their amazing story. I grew up with Exile, and I couldn't be more proud to honor them and their contribution to music.”

The release of both of these books is a testament to the impact Exile has had among music fans internationally and their depth of work in multiple formats of music.  Currently the band is on tour celebrating their 50th Anniversary.  Band members include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny Lemaire, Steve Goetzman and Marlon Hargis.

Both books are available on Amazon as well as various retail outlets.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Darius Rucker, George Canyon, High Valley and Kira Isabella Perform On CCMA Awards Show

Four additional performers join the 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast line-up.

“The CCMA Awards Broadcast is an annual celebration of country music in Canada, and we’re proud to have these fantastic performers grace our stage. This year’s show will be full of incredible moments that you’ll never see anywhere else.” said CCMA President, Don Green.  “Stay tuned, we’ll be making more announcements regarding performers leading up to the CCMA Awards Broadcast.”

With numerous CCMA Award, ECMA Award, JUNO Award nominations and wins over the past ten years George Canyon is one of the most celebrated Canadian country artists. In 2012 Canyon released his highly anticipated album Classics II and just recently wrapped up the east coast leg of his Classics II tour. When not performing for thousands of fans across North America and Europe, Canyon can be found working on his philanthropic endeavors. This year Canyon and his team have been nominated for nine CCMA Awards.

High Valley, recognized as one of Billboard Magazine’s "10 Artists To Watch In 2013", released its sophomore album Love Is A Long Road in 2012 which has since earned three Top 10 singles. The title track ‘Let It Be Me’ was Top 5 at country radio, and the corresponding video went to #1 on CMT (Canada). In 2013, the trio has earned two CCMA Awards nominations.

Since her CCMA Rising Star Award win last year, Kira Isabella has been making big waves in the Canadian country music scene. She released her first full-length album Love Me Like That late last year, toured with Carrie Underwood in the fall of 2012, and with Terri Clark this past winter. Barely 19 years old, Isabella has a decade of performing under her belt and has already released five successful singles from her debut album, including her upbeat hit ‘A Little More Work’.  In 2013 Isabella received a 2013 JUNO Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and has been nominated for two CCMA Awards IN 2013.

Having just released his third country album True Believers, Darius Rucker was recently celebrated as an inductee to the Grand Ole Opry.  Well known as the frontman for the acclaimed band, Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker has found continued success in the country music industry since his debut as a solo artist. In 2009, he earned the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association and his most recent single ‘Wagon Wheel’ reached #1 at Country Radio in Canada, and has been certified Platinum.

The CCMA previously announced 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast performances by Emerson Drive, Dallas Smith, and The Band Perry. The 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast will be celebrated live from Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, and will air on Sunday, September 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 pm ET.

Also of note today, additional floor seats to the CCMA Awards Broadcast on Sunday, September 8 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, have been released.  Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at  Ticket prices range from $34 - $90.25, plus service charges.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Craig Campbell Performs At The Country Music Hall of Fame

The event is this Friday, August 9 - 6:00P.M.-9:00P.M.

Since his discovery playing honky-tonks on Nashville’s Lower Broadway, Campbell has earned a reputation for his straightforward, neo-traditionalist country sound with singles “Family Man” and “Fish.”  

He has won songwriting awards from SESAC, been nominated for two American Country Awards, and made national TV appearances on Fox & Friends and Marie.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Carrie Underwood Hosts "After Midnight"

RadioInfo reports Carrie is the first star to guest host Premiere Networks’ syndicated radio program, hosting the show August 1 and 2.  

With the departure of longtime host Blair Garner, Premiere is opening the mic to country music superstars to guest host the show through the rest of 2013 and Underwood is the first of 20 artists who will appear on the program.  

The rest of August will be hosted by Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood and Jake Owen.  Underwood is pictured here in the studio recording her first “After Midnight” program.