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GARY ALLAN’S SET YOU FREE DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART AND BILLBOARD 200

GARY ALLAN’S SET YOU FREE DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART AND BILLBOARD 200 “EVERY STORM (RUNS OUT OF RAIN)” REACHES NO. 1 ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY AIRPLAY CHART MARKING ALLAN’S FIFTH NO. 1 SONG Nashville, TN – MCA Nashville recording artist, Gary Allan returned to the top of the charts today with the release of his ninth studio album Set You Free. Selling 106,109 albums in its debut week, Set You Free currently sits in the No. 1 position on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Billboard Top 200 Pop Chart. This is Allan’s first No.1 Billboard Top 200 debut and third No. 1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Furthermore, Allan’s first single off Set You Free, the RIAA Gold certified “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain),” reached the top position on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, Mediabase/Country Aircheck and Music Row charts this week. Allan is no stranger to having a hit at radio. With “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” reaching the top position, th…

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CMA PRESENTS TRIPLE PLAY AWARDS AT ANNUAL SONGWRITERS LUNCHEON

CMA PRESENTS TRIPLE PLAY AWARDS AT ANNUAL SONGWRITERS LUNCHEON During the Luncheon, CMA Chairman Troy Tomlinson Announces $250,000 CMA Foundation Donation to Help Construct the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at the new Music City Center NASHVILLE – Third time’s the charm at the annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon with the presentation of the CMA Triple Play Awards, which honor songwriters who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period. During the event held today at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, a dozen songwriters received the three-peat trophy from CMA Board Chairman Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville. “People from all over the world recognize that Nashville is not only Music City, but the epicenter of the songwriting community,” said Tomlinson. “CMA celebrates this important membership group. The presentation of the Triple Play Awards is just another example of CMA’s commitment to honoring the creators of song.” “Nashville is …

Songwriters Hall of Fame Grows

CMA FOUNDATION DONATES $250,000 TO HELP CONSTRUCT THE NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME AT THE NEW MUSIC CITY CENTER NASHVILLE – The CMA Foundation is donating $250,000 to help construct the first-ever physical Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at the new Music City Center. The announcement was made today by CMA Board Chairman and member of The CMA Foundation Troy Tomlinson during the annual CMA Triple Play Awards and Songwriters Luncheon at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. “Songwriters are an important constituency group for the Country Music Association,” said Tomlinson. “For the CMA Foundation to see fit to honor the songwriters in order to preserve the legacy of their work and creative impact on the format, speaks to the very heart of why the CMA Foundation was created.” The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame consists of two elements. The actual Hall of Fame inside the Music City Center will feature graphic displays and artifacts as well as a state-of-the-art interactive, d…

LUKE BRYAN TO RELEASE “SPRING BREAK…HERE TO PARTY”

LUKE BRYAN TO RELEASE “SPRING BREAK…HERE TO PARTY” ON MARCH 5, 2013 Spring Break Concerts Set for March 12 & 13 in Panama City Beach, Florida at Spinnakers NASHVILLE, TN – (January 29, 2013) – Capitol Records Nashville recording artist and 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards show co-host Luke Bryan will release his next spring break themed album on March 5, 2013, SPRING BREAK...HERE TO PARTY. This CD will be available in record stores, and digitally, and will contain many of the songs released on his previous EP’s. In addition, Luke has written two original songs for the album. In promotion for the soon to be released record, Luke will take a short break from his headline tour, “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” to once again play concerts at Spinnaker’s Beach Club in Panama City, set for March 12 and 13, where over 40,000 fans flocked to the beach each day last year to see Luke perform. Spring breaking fans can also enjoy a “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” show the following day on …

Fla-Ga Line Party Time

Celebrating Florida Georgia Line's multi-week #1 smash, "Cruise," BMI and SESAC hosted a vibrant party this afternoon (1/29) at the CMA office. The room was filled with family, friends and members of the music industry community to commemorate the hot Republic Nashville duo and their co-writers Jesse Rice, Chase Rice and Joey Moi. FGL's debut single has been certified Platinum for sales of over one million copies and set the tone of their debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, which earned the highest debut album sales of 2012 for a new Country artist. The ACM New Duo/Group of the Year nominees, who are currently on tour with Luke Bryan, are already finding success with their Top 25 follow-up single, "Get Your Shine On." Visit floridageorgialine.com for tour dates and ACM fan voting information. Pictured (L-R): Front Row – BMI's Penny Everhard; Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley; co-writers Jesse Rice, Joey Moi, and Chase Rice;…

Urban Family Reunion Down Under

then they arrive.......ahhhhhhh

Playing the Opry this Weekend ..Feb 1

GRETCHEN WILSON SETS DATES FOR NEW MUSIC

"Still Rollin'" Single Sent to Radio (Nashville, Tennessee...) - After a triumphant Gang of Outlaws Tour with ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down in 2012, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/entertainer/ business executive Gretchen Wilson began recording with a vengeance and has emerged with three new albums on the schedule and a new single, "Still Rollin'" at radio (available on Play MPE.) Right On Time, a collection of 12 new songs, will hit stores April 2, 2013. "I am very excited to have so much new music coming out this year," said Gretchen. "We are already touring, and are looking forward to an incredible year with old friends, and new beginnings!" Written by Gretchen and longtime collaborator Vicky McGehee, "Still Rollin'" ships to radio this week. The single follows her hit songs "Work Hard' Play Harder" and "I'd Love To Be Your Last," which garnered two Grammy nominations. Music veteran Bob…

"Sugarfoot" Bonner of Ohio Players dead at 69

Great disco band...Fire...Love Rollercoaster...Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner has died after a battle with cancer..He was 69

Tim McGraw Coming to a TV Near You

TIM MCGRAW REVS UP FOR THE RELEASE OF TWO LANES OF FREEDOM ON FEB. 5 Coast-to-Coast Performances Include Stops at the Super Bowl in New Orleans and the USS Midway in San Diego Nashville, TN- Jan. 28, 2013--Country music super star Tim McGraw is set to release his highly anticipated Big Machine Records debut, TWO LANES OF FREEDOM, on Feb. 5 with performances kicking off on location at the Super Bowl in New Orleans on Good Morning America this Friday (Feb. 1). From New Orleans, fans can catch McGraw over the weekend on Austin City Limits (Feb. 2) and CBS Sunday Morning (Feb. 3). He heads to the West Coast for The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Feb. 5) and a special live stream Ram Country on Yahoo! performance later that night aboard the USS Midway in San Diego at 7:30 p.m. ET. He will guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Feb. 6) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Feb. 7), pay tribute to friend and MusiCares Person of the Year Bruce Springsteen (Feb. 8) and wrap up with a visit to Chelsea …

Luke Bryan on Tour

2013 Aldean !!!

Multi-platinum entertainer Jason Aldean will bring his 2013 Night Train Tour to the Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Mar 2, 2013. Special guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will open the show. After the New York concert Aldean will stop in 20 more cities with his 2013 Night Train Tour. Jason Aldean shows features Jake Owen & Thomas Rhett two of the best country music emerging artists. Jason Aldean Tickets:http://www.doremitickets.com/Concerts-Tickets/Country-Folk/Jason-Aldean-Tickets Jason Aldean Solo Dates: February 21, 2013 CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, LA February 22, 2013 Cajundome, Lafayette, LA February 23, 2013 Mississippi Coast, Biloxi, MS February 28, 2013 Mohegan Sun Arena - CT, Uncasville, CT March 1, 2013 Mohegan Sun Arena - CT, Uncasvill…

Kenny Chesney Goes Heavy Metal

“Come Over,” “The Good Stuff,” “No Shoes,” GH II Certified Nashville: Music comes, music goes, only the most empowering endures. For Kenny Chesney, that means the new year is starting not just with the platinum certification for his surging entreaty for the inevitable post-break-up hook-up “Come Over,” but platinum recognition for his Greatest Hits II and golden certifications for “The Good Stuff” and “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” from his quadruple platinum No Shoes project. “You hope when you record a song, it’s something the fans can live inside,” explains the four consecutive Academy of Country Music and four-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, “I’ve always tried to pick songs that felt true to who I am, how I’ve lived… or the people around me, and I think that since where I come from isn’t so different from anywhere else, it’s a safe bet other people have lived this stuff, too. “If people can see themselves i…

JOSH TURNER RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "FIND ME A BABY"

Touching Video Features Real Life Families from Across the Country Nashville, Tenn. – MCA recording artist Josh Turner has released the video for his new single "Find Me A Baby" at both CMT and Great American Country (GAC). The touching video features real life families and was directed by Peter Zavidil. An announcement was posted on Josh’s socials and Craigslist looking for families to be a part of the video for “Find Me A Baby,” the second single from Turner’s new album Punching Bag. Fans were asked to share their families’ special story with their submission and the responses were overwhelming from families across the country. Each family has their own unique story whether they have lost loved ones, have family serving in the military, have or were foster children, have children with special needs, have adopted internationally and domestically, have children living with the challenges of cystic fibrosis, are being raised by grandparents or are high school sw…

Exile Announces Its 50 Years In Music Tour

Event Kicks Off Jan. 29 in Kansas City, Missouri NASHVILLE – January 25, 2013 -- The band Exile will launch its 50 Years In Music tour Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Projected to extend into April 2014, the tour will highlight Exile’s enduring impact on the pop music and country music genres since its founding in Richmond, Kentucky in 1963. Like the Rolling Stones, who celebrated their 50th anniversary last year, the current edition of Exile boasts the same musicians who created the band’s biggest hits, including founding member J. P. Pennington. "The Rolling Stones music was raw and daring and their image was intimidating - everything any young rock and roll band wanted to be,” commented Pennington. “We were no exception. Fifty years in, I'd say the inspiration we draw from them now is more from a perseverance point of view. Just stay the course and something good is bound to happen!" In addition to Pennington (lead …

Danica has a BOYFRIEND!

WELLL this should get the tongues wagging even more than they have been.....Danica and Ricky Stenhouse,Jr are lovers...she confirmed it...wow...pit rumors were there but she has gone public with them...

The Inaugural COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE

Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Patty Loveless, Jo Dee Messina, Ronnie Milsap, Restless Heart and Many More To Set Sail On the Inaugural COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE 7-Day Luxury Voyage Runs January 19-26, 2014 From Ft. Lauderdale to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay Ft. Lauderdale, FL (January 24, 2013) --- The very first Country Music Cruise will launch in early 2014 and sail through the Caribbean with an incredible group of superstars and much-loved fan favorites onboard including Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Patty Loveless, Jo Dee Messina, Ronnie Milsap, and Restless Heart with television personality Lorraine Crook hosting the entire journey. The vacation of a lifetime for country music fans, the cruise will hold intimate concerts every day, exclusive events not available anywhere else, activities, comedians, world class dining, deluxe accommodations, and much more for seven luxurious days aboard …

Taylor Swift Wins Best International Artist in Spain

30th Anniversary of God Bless The USA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 23, 2013) – From times of great national tragedy to times of joyous patriotic celebration, the words of “God Bless the USA” have stood as one of our country’s most beloved anthems and the cornerstone song of those that best encompass pride in America. So much so, that CBS.com called the song, “the most recognizable patriotic song in the country.” Written by Grammy Award winning country star Lee Greenwood in 1983, the iconic song marks its 30th anniversary this year. Its life to date includes the distinction of being the only song of any genre to skyrocket up the sales charts multiple times since its original release in 1984. Radio stations and fans alike returned to the song in 1991 during the Gulf War, in 2001 following 9/11, in 2003 during the war in Iraq, and in 2009 following Hurricane Katrina. “God Bless the USA” had a resurgence in 2011, when Beyoncé recorded the song offering proceeds of the download to benefit the New York Police & Fire Widows&#…

Aerosmith & Underwood

“These dudes don’t show any signs of slowing down,” wrote Chuck Arnold about AEROSMITH in People magazine (November 2012). After a busy year that saw the band unleash its acclaimed 15th studio album MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia) and triumph with two North American legs of The Global Warming Tour on which prisoners were indeed taken, Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) are ramping up 2013 with the release of the album’s new single, “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You.” Released to radio January 21, the song is in the powerful tradition of AEROSMITH’s widescreen ballads and features TYLER duetting with Carrie Underwood. The song was produced by Marti Frederiksen and Tyler, and written by Tyler, Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer and Hamilton. The decision to ask Underwood to sing on “Can’t Stop Loving You” and enhance the country flavorings was natural. TYLER and had previously duetted on a mash-up of her hit "U…

Kenny Chesney Lets His Freak Flag Fly “Forget Everything! Be A Pirate….”

Come Aboard at the Stroke of Midnight, Jan.31 Somewhere on the Water: Maybe it’s the time of the year, the sluggish economy, the boring job or the brutal cold, but sometimes, as members of the No Shoes Nation know, you just have to let your freak flag fly. No one understands better than Kenny Chesney that need to jettison the mundane and push back against the inertia of life. And so now in the dead of winter, the 4-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year rolls out an anthem of everyday insurrection and rebellion on one’s own terms. With “Pirate Flag,” written by David Lee Murphy (“Livin’ In Fast Forward,” “Dust on the Bottle”) and new-to-town Ross Copperman, Chesney offers an anthem for everyman that says, “Where I am may be great, but don’t think I’ll ever surrender to the 9-to-5.” “No matter where you are, no matter how you live,” says Chesney, “there is that part of you that yearns to be free, to say, ‘What the hell…’ an…

LUKE BRYAN KICKS OFF “DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR” WITH SOLD-OUT WEEKEND

Nashville- (January 23, 2013) – Luke Bryan launched his headline tour, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” over the weekend with the first dates of sold-out shows in Evansville, Indiana, Huntsville, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee. The tour, which has sold-out all concerts on the first leg, will resume this weekend with shows in Estero and Orlando, Florida and features opening acts Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square. Also over the weekend, Luke’s followers on Twitter surpassed the one million mark! “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” -first leg: 1-25 Estero, FL Germain Arena 1-26 Orlando, FL Amway Center 2-7 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum 2-8 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center 2-9 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center Coliseum 2-15 Toledo, OH Huntington Center 2-16 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 2-17 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Center 2-18 Bloomingt…

Taylor Swift at Disney Photo Shoot

Katherine Webb Visits TRUMP

Country Thunder Wisconsin is SOLD OUT!

For Country Thunder Ticket-Holders, Limited Supply of Front Porch Upgrades Available Twin Lakes, WI (January 22, 2013) – A full six months before Country Thunder rolls into Twin Lakes, Wis., festival organizers are excited to announce that the festival is officially sold out. No single-day tickets will be sold. Fans who have purchased a campsite and have not yet purchased tickets, should immediately call 866-802-6418. The premiere country music and lifestyle festival, to be held in Twin Lakes, Wis., July 18-22, 2013, will feature performances by some of today’s hottest country artists, including Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Chris Young and more. For Country Thunder ticket holders, a premium experience is being made available. The Front Porch package, which includes (1) RSVD Parking Pass and (2) RSVD Standing Room Passes (standing room only, no chairs allowed), is being offered for $300 as an upgrade to your existing 4-day ticket…

Taylor Swift in Europe..TAYLOR SWIFT SCORES #1 POP HIT WITH “I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE.”

TAYLOR SWIFT SCORES #1 POP HIT WITH “I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE.” TAYLOR IS FIRST ARTIST SINCE THE BEATLES TO SPEND SIX WEEKS OR MORE AT #1 WITH THREE CONSECUTIVE STUDIO ALBUMS SALES OF RED NOW TOP 5.4 MILLION ALBUMS, INCLUDING QUADRUPLE-PLATINUM U.S. CERTIFICATION Nashville, TN – January 22, 2013 – Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift this week reaches #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart with “I Knew You Were Trouble.”, from her 5+ million-selling current album RED. Released on Big Machine Records, RED has been certified 4X Platinum in the U.S. for sales in excess of 4 million albums, and the disc’s worldwide sales total is now past 5.4 million. The single “I Knew You Were Trouble.” has sold over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone, has topped the iTunes all genres chart, and is a worldwide smash, already reaching #1 in Australia and New Zealand, and rapidly ascending Top 10 airplay charts around the globe in the UK, Canada, and territories in Europe, Asia and Africa. The pop…

LADY ANTEBELLUM UNVEILS THE LEAD SINGLE “DOWNTOWN” OFF UPCOMING FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM

Trio Makes Plans to Debut “Downtown” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Talk Nashville, TN – Jan. 22, 2013 – GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum is hitting the street with “Downtown” today, the lead single off their upcoming fourth studio album. The album’s first track is available now via Play MPE. “There's some sass to this track that makes it really fun to sing…it's definitely a roll down the windows and bob your head kind of thing,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “We thought it was a fun way to launch the next record and a fitting preview of what's to come!" Lady A will debut the track next week on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Jan. 28) and fans can catch a second performance the following week on CBS’s The Talk (Feb. 6). The group also announced this week that they will collaborate with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks for an all new CMT CROSSROADS episode set to tape next week in Los Angeles and air later this year. For a preview of “Down…

Got to Love Bill Photobombing Kelly Clarkson

Brad Paisley Playing at Presidential Inaugural Tonight

Ceremonial swearing-in Capitol Hill, 11:20 a.m. EST The order of the program: Marine BandS.Musical selections: The U.; Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.Y. 22, Staten Island, N.S.Musical selections: P.Y. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Call to order and welcoming remarks: Sen.Invocation: Myrlie Evers-WilliamsMusical selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle ChoirOath of office administered to Vice President Biden: Associate Justice Sonia SotomayorMusical selection: James TaylorOath of office administered to President Obama: Chief Justice John RobertsInaugural address: President ObamaMusical selection: Kelly ClarksonPoem: Richard Blanco John's Church, Washington Luis Leon of St.Benediction: the Rev.The National Anthem: BeyoncéInaugural Parade Parade Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue, 2:35 p.m. EST The Obamas and Bidens participate in a parade featuring floats and vehicles representing about 60 groups. The Commander in Chief's Inaugural Ball Washington…

Yawn..I was a Packer and Falcon Fan:(

The Bieber Blows through Nashville

George Strait begins the Goodbye

Luke Bryan Wants MORE!

LUKE BRYAN SELLS OUT FIRST LEG OF “DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR” TOUR LAUNCHES TONIGHT SECOND LEG BEGINS MAY 17 Nashville- (January 17, 2013) – Luke Bryan’s cache as a seasoned performer has long been recognized by his growing legion of fans and has recently captured the attention of the music community. His ability to draw great crowds to his concerts became evident today as it was announced the first leg of shows on his headline tour, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” have all sold-out! The current 21-city run has now been extended with a second leg beginning May 17 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square are special guests on both legs. “I feel like I have waited a lifetime to take my own show on the road,” shared Luke. “The band and I have a lot of exciting things in store for the fans and are eager to get it started!” Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.” Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter …

650 AM WSM CELEBRATES EDDIE STUBBS’ 30TH RADIO ANNIVERSARY WITH LIVE SHOW FROM COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2013) 650 AM WSM marked the 30 radio anniversary of long- time evening show host and Country Radio Hall of Famer Eddie Stubbs this past Monday night with a star-packed evening of music and celebration at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The live show aired on 650 AM and WSMOnline.com, and was presented by long- running WSM clients Springer Mountain Farms, the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Visit http://www.wsmonline.com/watch-listen/intimateevening/ to access the special on-air content. WSM morning man and fellow Country Radio Hall of Famer Bill Cody hosted the event that featured performances and speeches from Country Music Hall of Fame members Bill Anderson, Ray Price, and Jean Shepard, along with Josh Turner, Ronnie Milsap, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Dailey & Vincent, Gene Watson, Riders In The Sky, Duane & Norah Lee Allen, Cheryl White, Bobby Wright, Larry Stephenson, contemporary singer/songwriters Shawn …

JASON ALDEAN SELLS OUT FIRST-EVER MADISON SQUARE GARDEN SHOW IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES

"Take A Little Ride” Earns PLATINUM Certification Nashville, TN – Jan. 18, 2013 – Award-winning entertainer Jason Aldean added Madison Square Garden to the list of iconic venues to sell out in just minutes on his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR. Every ticket to his first-ever show at the New York City staple was picked up this morning for the March 2 stop. Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will open the tour which also includes sold out shows at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium (4/13), a two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park (7/12 and 7/13) and Chicago’s Wrigley Field (7/20). "I think people underestimate country music's popularity in New York City," said Aldean. "The Garden is one of those places every artist dreams of playing. I am blown away that my show sold out that quickly...it makes me even more excited to hit rehearsals this month and get the Night Train tour on the road. I can't wait to see you, New York!" Additionally, Aldean has rec…

Rare sight in Tuscaloosa

KENNY CHESNEY SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ON APRIL 30

NASHVILLE, TN – Kenny Chesney will add a new album to his impressive discography with the release of his yet untitled, new album on Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville Records label on April 30. “It's gonna be an amazing summer and I'm really excited to bring some new music to No Shoes Nation,” said Chesney. With preparation well under way for the kick off of his ’No Shoes Nation’ Tour on March 16 in Tampa, Fl, Chesney and NSN will celebrate a summer of music, friends and good times. “The fans are the foundation of 'No Shoes Nation,’” Chesney said. "They built it from the ground up, and they built it with heart, passion and the love of life and music, and I can't wait to feel that connection again throughout the summer of 2013.” “The biggest ticket seller in country music and among the elite touring artists in the world” (Billboard), Chesney will have performed 101 stadium concerts after this summer's tour. He is a CMT and AMA Artist of the Year, a four-t…

BLAKE SHELTON TO EMBARK ON MAJOR U.S. HEADLINING TOUR ON JULY 19, 2013

BLAKE SHELTON TO EMBARK ON MAJOR U.S. HEADLINING TOUR ON JULY 19, 2013 EASTON CORBIN AND JANA KRAMER TO SUPPORT “TEN TIMES CRAZIER” TOUR Nashville, Tenn. – CMA Entertainer of the Year and Grammy nominee, Blake Shelton will embark on a headlining tour of the U.S. beginning July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA. The Ten Times Crazier Tour, which features special guest Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, Jana Kramer, will criss-cross the country this summer. Live Nation’s 2013 Country Megaticket is the first opportunity for fans to purchase tickets by visiting www.Megaticket.com and signing up to receive more information about this year’s Country Megaticket in their city. General public ticket on-sale for Blake Shelton concerts will go on-sale in March. Pre-sale information, contesting, and meet & greet opportunities will be available soon to Blake’s BS’er Fan Club members via www.blakeshelton.com/bsers. BS’ers is free to join. For …

The Henningsens Race Into The Top 30 With “American Beautiful”

First Group To Reach The Top 30 With Debut Single In Only 4 Weeks Nashville, TN – New trio, The Henningsens continue to make history as their debut single, “American Beautiful,” races into the Top 30 this week on Country Aircheck’s airplay chart making them the first group to reach the Top 30 with their debut single in only 4 weeks. Upon its release, “American Beautiful,” broke numerous records when they received 77 combined Country Aircheck and Billboard radio adds. Their add total gave them the most first-week adds of any debut single in Country Aircheck history while also giving the trio the highest impact-week add total for a group since 1999. The stunning single also received the most out-of-the-box adds in recent Mediabase history and ties Gretchen Wilson’s 2004 Sony debut “Redneck Woman.” “American Beautiful,” co-written by the trio and Brett Beavers, is the title track from their forthcoming debut Arista Nashville album to be released this summer. The single is a…

RASCAL FLATTS LAUNCH “CHANGED TOUR” WITH 25,000 FANS DURING SOLD-OUT WEEKEND

NASHVILLE – (January 16, 2013) – Rascal Flatts kicked off their Farmers Insurance Presents "Changed Tour” over the weekend performing for 25,000 fans with sold-out crowds in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Moline, Illinois and Springfield, Missouri. This year’s tour features The Band Perry and Kristen Kelly as opening guests. Rascal Flatts wrapped touring in December of 2012 having played before 1 million fans and hitting a new career milestone with over 7 million concert tickets sold. Rascal Flatts is the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade and with the #1 debut of their latest album, CHANGED, they have the distinction of being one of only four acts to have seven consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart during the Soundscan era. Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the m…

Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” Music Video Confirmed To World Premiere On Entertainment Tonight and VEVO Wednesday, January 23

Nashville, TN – 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville recording artist Carrie Underwood’s latest music video, “Two Black Cadillacs,” will make its broadcast and online debut on Entertainment Tonight and VEVO on Wednesday, January 23. Immediately following ET’s “Two Black Cadillacs” premiere feature, the music video may be viewed on VEVO.com, VEVO mobile apps as well as ET Online. Entertainment Tonight will reveal exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the set of Underwood’s video shoot (check local listings for airtime). Directed by P.R. Brown and produced by Steve Lamar for LAMAR BROTHERS, the dramatic thriller “Two Black Cadillacs” was filmed in the Nashville area. The single is already an airplay hit as it races up country charts, and is currently #11 in Country Aircheck and #13 in Billboard. “Two Black Cadillacs” was written by Underwood, Josh Kear and Hillary Lindsey, and is the third release from Carrie’s platinum-selling Blown Away album. Chill and thrill seekers can watch …

TIM MCGRAW ACCELERATES INTO 2013 WITH THE 30 CITY "TWO LANES OF FREEDOM TOUR"

McGraw Launches First-Ever "Fanticipation" Program With Tumblr In Each Market Debut Big Machine Records Album "Two Lanes Of Freedom" Set For Release On Feb 5 Nashville, TN- Jan. 15, 2013- Country Music Icon Tim McGraw announced today that his TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 TOUR, presented by Pennzoil, will crank up this summer in Birmingham, AL on May 2 and continue on to 30 cities through July. The U.S. trek, will also feature emerging artists Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft. McGraw has partnered with Tumblr to create the "Fanticipation" program which will allow fans, for the first time ever, to announce through Tumblr when tickets will be available in their own hometown. Beginning in early February, McGraw will call a fan in each market who is selected to participate in "Fanticipation" and personally tip them off, so they can share the information with their friends and other McGraw fans first. For more information on &qu…