Monday, March 31, 2014

Florida Georgia Line’s “This Is How We Roll” Is A Motto For Their Life

As the weather is finally starting to look more like spring, and things are starting to warm up, Florida Georgia Line’s latest single, “This Is How We Roll,” is the perfect song to crank up and have a good time. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley consider the song a bit of a motto for their life, and Tyler says, “That song just kinda describes who we are, what we’re doin’ at this stage of our life and just how blessed we are and how amazing each night is that, get to play music and write with for awesome fans. So, it feels like a big song and we’re just excited and blessed to have Luke (Bryan) on it and hopefully it’ll be a good one for us. We’re excited and love playin’ it every night, and the fans seems to like it.”

Florida Georgia Line is currently out on tour with Jason Aldean, and they’ll be launching their own headlining tour this summer in ballparks across the country.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Luke Bryan Says It's Gonna Be A Fun Time At This Year's ACM Awards

The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, returns to the stage at the MGM Grand triumphant, as he goes into the ACM Awards with three nominations (Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for Crash My Party) and his second year as co-host of the show. He says he’s really excited about all of his nominations.
“[I’m] very, very excited. Entertainer of the Year nominee – that’s amazing. Album and Male Vocalist – I’m very, very excited about that. It’s gonna be another busy ACM fun [time], me and Blake hosting, and nothing’s better than going out there and having some amazing nominations, and I want to thank my fans for making that happen, and everybody at the ACMs.”
In the midst of show rehearsals, interviews and soundchecking for his ACM performances, Luke is also co-hosting the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event with Justin Moore.

Luke is currently soaring up the country chart with his latest single, “Play It Again.”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's Time To VOTE!

YOU can help decide who takes home two very important trophies at the 49th ACM Awards on April 6th! Fan voting for ACM Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year is now open

CLICK HERE to help YOUR favorite artist take home a shiny ACM Award. Remember, they can't do it without YOU! 

And then don’t forget to tune in to the ACM Awards on CBS, Sunday, April 6th at 8pm to see if your artist wins!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Las Vegas Goes Country

#JustAsIAm + Brantley Gilbert Twitter Plan

Gilbert is calling on his loyal BG Nation – and beyond – to help reveal the cover image of his forthcoming album on The Valory Music Co.

An interactive campaign launches at and across social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Using the hashtag #JustAsIAm fans will “shoot out” pieces of a diamond plate, ultimately revealing the final artwork

More album details, including release date and tracklist, will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Trisha To CMT: "We're Moving To Nashville"

When Trisha Yearwood told Alison Bonaguro that she and Garth Brooks were moving back to Nashville, it all made perfect sense. This is a sure sign of an almost-empty nest: moving somewhere else.

"I have loved living in Oklahoma," Yearwood told me when she was in Chicago on Sunday (March 16). "It's been a great place to raise our girls, and the thing I'll miss the most is that I've made some of the best friends I'll ever have. But we'll always be best friends."

Because Brooks' youngest daughter will be leaving for college this fall, that means that their Oklahoma nest will be officially empty. So Yearwood told me that means she and Brooks are ready for the next chapter.

"Garth and I have always sort of been gypsies. If you do this for a living, home for us is really just where we are together," she said. So now they will hang their hats in Nashville, and Yearwood is looking forward to it.

"There's an energy about Nashville that I love and I miss. And it's so awesome right now. It has a new energy that's so cool," Yearwood said. "And it makes sense because it's been a bit of a challenge to not live there and to have to fly in and out for work."

But she wouldn't trade her years in Oklahoma for anything. That's where she and Brooks lived in order to be close to his three daughters from his first marriage.

"It's been the right thing to be at home. But Garth and I both feel like the job of being home every day and going to every soccer practice, that job is coming to an end for us. And so it's time for us to do the next thing," she said, "and we're excited for whatever's next for us."

Monday, March 17, 2014

Jon Pardi Celebrates His First RIAA Gold-Certified Single

The Capitol Nashville recording artist's  “Up All Night” was also the up-and-coming star’s first Top 10 single and the launch pad for his debut album, Write You A Song. 

“I still can’t believe we’ve surpassed 500,000!” an enthusiastic Pardi exclaims.  “I just want to say ‘thank you’ to country radio for taking a chance on this song.”

Pardi just wrapped up a tour with Thomas Rhett and played Luke Bryan’s Spring Break event in Panama City Beach, Fla. He will join Dierks Bentley on the RISER Tour this summer, as well as headline several of his own dates.

Pardi’s new single “What I Can’t Put Down” impacts country radio today.

Danielle Bradbery Admits She Is Addicted To Starbucks

Danielle has been incredibly busy lately, having just celebrated her first top 15 single with “The Heart of Dixie,” wrapping up the Brad Paisley Beat This Winter Tour and getting ready to hit the road with Hunter Hayes for his We’re Not Invisible Tour. One way she’s able to keep up with the hectic pace of her schedule is lots of Starbucks.

Bradbury admits, “I’ve gotten really addicted to Starbucks.” She says it started when she was on The Voice, where they had an on-set Starbucks store. “I was constantly there,” says Danielle, “and if anybody wanted to find me, you could find me at Starbucks.”

Since leaving The Voice, her addiction has continued and although she’s tried to change up her routine, Danielle says she’s pretty much a creature of habit. “Every time I go to Starbucks I try to change it up, and I usually get that Iced Green Tea Latte which normal people would be like, ‘That looks like it tastes bad,’ but it doesn’t, it’s all green and stuff like that, but yeah, Starbucks is probably what keeps me awake too.”

The We’re Not Invisible Tour featuring Danielle with Hunter Hayes will kick off on March 20th.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Hunter Hayes' 24 Hour Road Race To End Child Hunger"

The multiple GRAMMY-nominee and ConAgra Foods have teamed up to end child hunger while attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period

Hunter will kick off the "Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger", brought to you in part by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program, Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America in New York City. He is attempting to break the record (currently eight shows in 24 hours set by the Flaming Lips who broke the previous record made by Jay-Z) by playing 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours. VIP packages for the “24 Hour Road Race” are on sale now. Hunter recently debuted his music video on Good Morning America for his current single, “Invisible” featured on his new album Storyline being released May 6 on Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville.

Hunter recently spoke with the New York Times to talk about how important this program is to him and why he got involved. Hayes, who has been working with ConAgra on Child Hunger Ends Here since 2012 said he “was astonished by the statistics” from Feeding America that more than one in five American children “aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. Awareness is key with something like this, but just as important is that everyone can pitch in to make this story a better story — and how easy it is for us to help.”

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keith Urban Kicks Off New Tour In Canada

“The Raise Em Up Tour will be a complete build from the sky down,” said Urban. “New staging, new production, a lot more songs from FUSE that the fans have been requesting, a different mix of previous hits, and some rarities from past albums that we haven't played in a while if ever!! And we'll be sharing the stage with Brett (Eldredge) and Jerrod (Niemann) both with killer new albums!!!!!”

The “Raise ‘Em Up” Tour kicks off on July 12th in Canada at the Calgary Stampede and will debut in the United States on Thursday, July 17th.  The 21-city Summer Tour crosses the country with concerts in cities including Boston, Hartford, St. Louis, Atlanta, Denver, and Sacramento before its close at the Washington State Fair on September 13th.

The six-time 2014 Academy of Country Music nominee, who will perform on the show on April 6th, has been in Los Angeles filming the 13th season of American Idol.  He will headline The iTunes Music Festival in Austin this Saturday, March 15th.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Luke Bryan Wears His Panama (City Spring Break) Hat

Luke Bryan returns to Panama City, Florida to put on his annual Spring Break concert at the Spinnaker Beach Club on Tuesday (March 11th) and Wednesday (March 12th). He’ll perform songs from his new Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever EP, as well as from last year’s full Spring Break album, Here to Party, and probably a slew of his No. 1 hits. Luke loves performing for the scores of kids having a good time on the beach away from mid-terms and all-night study sessions during Spring Break, and he says watching them takes him back to his own fun-filled days in Panama City.

“Everybody down there is all wrapped up in the time of their life,” says Luke. “I revert back to how much fun I had in those years and those days. I think there’s just the energy coming off of everybody of being young – young and wild and free, I guess. So, it’s pretty amazing to be down there and get to play some music and have fun.”

Mel Tillis Recovering Following Nashville Heart Surgery

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis is recovering in Nashville following heart surgery.

Today, Tillis' daughter Pam Tillis released the following statement on the health status of the music legend:

"Over the weekend, Daddy required a routine heart procedure.  He's doing fantastic and is expected to make a full recovery.  In typical Mel Tillis fashion, he's already cutting up and cracking jokes with the nurses. 

Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated."

Fans are encouraged to visit for updates on Tillis and upcoming tour dates.

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 including Kenny Rogers (“Ruby, Don’t You Take Your Love To Town”), George Strait (“Thoughts Of A Fool”), and Ricky Skaggs (“Honey, Open That Door”).  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.
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