Wednesday, July 31, 2013
RANDY TRAVIS UPDATE: RELEASED FROM BAYLOR HEART HOSPITAL Plano, TX (July 31, 2013) – Randy Travis has been discharged from Baylor Heart in Plano, Texas. Mr. Travis has been relocated to a physical therapy facility. “Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery,” says Travis’ fiancée Mary Davis. Official updates on Mr. Travis' condition will be made available at www.randytravis.com as his condition changes.
Friends Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves Join The 40-Plus City North American Trek Nashville, TN – July 29, 2013 – Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum has announced the first leg of their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013. The group has invited Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves to join the arena tour kicking off Nov. 8 in Southaven, MS and running through December. Fans can purchase tickets and special VIP experiences beginning Sept. 13. Visit www.ladyantebellum.com for the most updated on-sale information and www.cidentertainment.com/ladyantebellum for VIP opportunities. “We spent almost every day last year backstage writing for our album GOLDEN, so we were really focused on writing songs that would connect with the fans in these arenas. We definitely learned a lot about ourselves as live performers and the type of catalog we wanted to have so that we could go out and try to give the fans the best show they've ever experienced," explains Lady A's Charles Kelley. "All of that was the jumping off point for this tour, and now it's time to take it to the next level." 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. The shows were inspirational and critics praised the band’s “youthful exuberance and unending energy.” TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013 Dates: 11/8 Southaven, MS Landers Center 11/9 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena 11/10 Evansville, IN Ford Center 11/12 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 11/15 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena 11/16 Toledo, OH Huntington Center 11/17 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 11/19 Fargo, ND Fargodome 11/21 Rapid City, SD Rusmore Plaza Civic Center 11/22 Denver, CO Pepsi Center 11/23 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena 12/3 Springfield, MO JQH Arena 12/5 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 12/6 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 12/7 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center 12/12 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena 12/14 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center The harmony-based trio Lady Antebellum continues to reaffirm the very beginnings of Lady Antebellum by focusing on deft songwriting and fresh uses of their talents, which was at the heart of what drew them together in the first place. Since its 2006 inception, Lady A has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three times in a row and sold over 11 million albums worldwide. The trio has taken seven trips to No. one on the country radio charts, earned five Platinum singles including their recent “Downtown” and has been awarded with seven GRAMMY awards including the all-genre “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” In the end, the mix of their road experiences, songwriting and creative partnership have allowed the magic to remain - because they have kept the focus on the music. Platinum-selling artist Kip Moore’s current No. one hit “Hey Pretty Girl” is the third consecutive chart-topper off his debut album UP ALL NIGHT, which was the best selling debut album from any country artist released last year. His first No. one single, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” held the top spot on both charts for two weeks making him the first solo artist in four years to have a debut album’s first single go No. one for multiple weeks. Moore has already sold out dozens of headlining shows this year, often in just minutes and recently played his first stadium show as part of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock. Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kacey Musgraves released her debut album Same Trailer Different Park this past spring to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album debuted at No. one on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. one with a rookie release. She’s received ACM, CMT and Teen Choice Award nominations and her Top 10 single "Merry Go 'Round" was recently certified Gold and follow up single "Blowin' Smoke" is currently climbing the charts. For an updates on tour dates and ticket info, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Nashville, TN (July 31, 2013) Powerhouse vocalist Brett Eldredge celebrated the forthcoming release of his debut album, Bring You Back, at a special Nashville event last night. The Atlantic Records artist was surprised with his first RIAA Gold single for his current hit Dont Ya featured on the August 6 album release. With the single climbing to No. 4, Eldredge becomes the only artist so far this year to reach the Top 5 on Billboards Country Airplay chart for the first time. To celebrate my debut album and my first Gold single with everyone that has stood by me on this ride was an amazing night and one that I will never forget, said Eldredge. I cant believe its finally here! I wish I could personally deliver the album to each and every one of my fans. Next week Eldredge will continue the celebration of his debut album with a headlining concert on August 6 at Highline Ballroom in New York City. The following day, he will make his late night TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon followed by appearances on Live with Kelly & Michael and Today on August 9. The past few months have seen the Dont Ya singer opening for Taylor Swift on 19 dates of The RED Tour and appearing on the LP Field and Riverfront stages during CMA Fest 2013 in Nashville. This summer Eldredge can be seen throughout the country at various fairs and festivals in addition to select tour dates with Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert. Chicago Sun Times recently described the Illinois natives impressive vocals as exud[ing] a magical combination of innocence and heartiness and Billboard noted there is a touch of gravel in Eldredges voice which he presents with a commanding, soulful delivery. In addition, Warner Music Nashville President & CEO John Esposito raves, Brett is a force of nature that one is lucky enough to bump into once in a lifetime. His powerful yet intimate voice stopped me in my tracks. For further information and a list of complete tour dates please visit: www.bretteldredge.com. ###
Moore Rides Wave Of Debut Album Success With PLATINUM Sales, Sold-Out Shows, National Appearances And Critical Acclaim Nashville, TN- July 29, 2013- PLATINUM selling singer/songwriter Kip Moore's "Hey Pretty Girl" takes the top spot this week on the Mediabase country singles chart, marking his third consecutive No. one. "Hey Pretty Girl" follows the two week chart-topping smash hit "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" and "Beer Money" off UP ALL NIGHT. Moore's UP ALL NIGHT was the best selling debut album from any country artist released last year and the first country album released since 2008 to spawn three back to back No. one's making him only the third artist to do so in the chart's history. "It's wild to me that it's just been over a year since we put out my first album and we have three No. one songs," said Moore. "Writing all of these songs and seeing them come to life through the fans' eyes is humbling to say the least. The support from them and all the great people at radio has left me speechless. I'm almost done with the next album and I can't wait to let everyone hear some of these new tunes." Since the release of UP ALL NIGHT, Moore has been touring the country opening for Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert and Toby Keith in addition to headlining his own shows, sometimes selling out in minutes. From national TV appearances like TODAY, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to his first stadium slot as part of CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock and a photo spread in PEOPLE Country's "Hottest Guy's" issue, Moore has captivated a loyal following in both fans and critics. “A kind of magical cross between the songwriting talents of a Jackson Browne, the grit of a Bruce Springsteen and the twang of a Willie Nelson or Merle Haggard, Moore has taken the top spot when it comes to the title of one of country music’s most promising new stars.” Chicago Sun-Times "This guy is the real deal." Entertainment Weekly "There is fiery, urgent intensity in his voice. His lyrics vibrate with conviction and true grit. Kip Moore is a star." MusicRow "…one of the best new vocalists to come down the pike (or, in Moore's case, Interstate 75) in quite some time." Billboard This fall, Moore will join Lady Antebellum for their TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013 kicking-off Nov. 8 in Southaven, MS covering 40+ dates through December. For a full list of tour dates and more information, visit www.kipmoore.net.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Brad Paisley to Perform Broadcast Network Debut of “I Can’t Change the World” on the July 31st Episode of America’s Got Talent Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Piers Morgan Live, and Hannity Are All Part of Week of TV Appearances Nashville, TN – Three-time GRAMMY® winner Brad Paisley will make the broadcast network debut of his new single, “I Can’t Change the World,” on NBC’s hit series, America’s Got Talent, in the episode airing this Wednesday, July 31, at 8pm CT / 9pm ET. Co-written by Paisley, “I Can’t Change the World” is the third single from his acclaimed Wheelhouse album, which has already launched back-to-back #1 hits with “Southern Comfort Zone” and “Beat This Summer.” Fans can also look for Paisley on television this week with an interview tonight on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live (8pm CT / 9pm ET), followed by a performance on tonight’s edition of NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (11:35pm CT / 12:35am ET). Also, Paisley will be a featured guest on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, with the appearance taped tonight to air later this week. Paisley is currently on tour headlining his Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, with upcoming dates on www.BradPaisley.com. Brad later this week on Hannity
Album an Affectionate Salute to the Music of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard Road to Bakersfield Website Enables Fans to Picture and Post Themselves as Band Members Nashville, TN--July 30, 2013--With the release today of Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s album Bakersfield, fans are transported to one of the most glorious periods in country music history. And to heighten their listening experience, an interactive website--http://www.roadtobakersfield.com/--has been specially designed to immerse fans personally in the sights and styles of those turbulent times. Bakersfield is Gill and steel-guitarist Franklin’s tribute to the early music of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, both of whom fashioned their distinctive sounds while playing the clubs and honky tonks of Bakersfield, California. Unlike the more sedate sounds then spinning out of Nashville, West Coast country music tended to be raw, urgent, amplified and unfiltered. Gill, a 20-time Grammy winner and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Franklin, a 13-times recipient of the Academy of Country Music’s steel guitar player of the year award, grew up riveted to Owens’ and Haggard’s music. Now playing together in the superband The Time Jumpers, the two old friends decided this was the ideal time to remind the world of what it’s been missing—not by recording a sound-alike salute but by re-animating the very heart of the music with their own affectionate and reverent interpretations. Bakersfield is a perfectly matched set of five Owens and five Haggard classics. Owens is represented by “Foolin’ Around,” “He Don’t Deserve You Anymore,” “Nobody’s Fool But Yours,” “But I Do” and “Together Again,” while Haggard stands forth via “Holding Things Together,” “I Can’t Be Myself,” “Branded Man,” “The Bottle Let Me Down” and “The Fightin’ Side Of Me.” These 10 songs were originally released between 1961 and 1974, the years during which America fought a divisive war in Vietnam, witnessed the triumph of the Civil Rights movement, suffered the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, soared to the moon, experienced the British invasion, the Summer of Love and Woodstock and was battered by the humiliation and resignation of a president. But in Bakersfield—if we are to believe its music—the biggest problem was heartache, and the greatest joy was falling in love. Owens and Haggard had both these bases covered. The RoadToBakersfield.com website is filled with features to draw fans into the Bakersfield milieu. One application allows them to upload their own photos and then outfit themselves either as members of Owens’ band, the Buckaroos, or Haggard’s band, the Strangers. These sartorial adornments include bow ties, hats and belts emblazoned “Buck” and “Hag,” as well as period instruments, amplifiers and microphones. The user can then share these “amended” photos across all the social networks. Here also are videos of Gill and Franklin discussing the making of Bakersfield, background material for the media and sales links (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) for purchasing the music. The site will be updated weekly with new features. In support of Bakersfield, Gill and Franklin, along with Gill’s top-notch band are scheduled to perform in these cities: August 8 Niagara Falls ON August 9 Malone, NY August 10 Cohasset, MA August 11 Westhampton Beach, NY August 22 Halifax, Nova Scotia August 23 -24 Moncton, New Brunswick August 25 Sydney, Nova Scotia August 27 Kingston, Ontario August 28 Syracuse, NY September 6 Springfield, OH September 7 Wisconsin Dells, WI September 8 Kansas City, MO September 28 Hillsdale, MI September 29 Louisville, KY October 10 Shippensburg, PA October 11 Windsor, Ontario October 12 Zanesville, OH October 20 Niceville, FL October 24 Mesa, AZ October 25 Bakersfield, CA October 26 Turlock, CA October 27 Carmel, CA October 29 Redding, CA October 30 Santa Rosa, CA November 1 Visalia, CA November 2 Palm Desert, CA November 3 Tucson, AZ For more info visit www.vincegill.com and www.roadtobakersfield.com
Monday, July 29, 2013
SHANIA TWAIN RETURNING TO THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE FOR HER HEADLINING SHOW SHANIA: STILL THE ONE THIS OCTOBER NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO LAUNCHED EXCLUSIVELY ON SHANIATWAIN.COM NASHVILLE, TN (MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013) – International superstar and Las Vegas’ newest resident, Shania Twain will be returning to the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for her critically-acclaimed, record-breaking, award-winning show SHANIA: STILL THE ONE this October. In celebration of her upcoming return to the stage, Shania, who is one of the world’s best-selling female artists of all time, has released an exclusive behind-the-scenes video giving fans an inside look of her journey from backstage into the spotlight. To view the video click here: www.shaniatwain.com. After a four-month hiatus, Shania will begin her next run of 22 performances starting on October 15 and running through December 14. Tickets can be purchased HERE. SHANIA: STILL THE ONE is a concert celebration that takes guests on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania's life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with music, multi-sensory experiences, fashion and a few unexpected surprises. The spectacular, high-energy production is a compilation of Shania’s most celebrated hits including “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!,” “You’re Still The One,” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” and features a 13-piece band and four male dancers. SHANIA: STILL THE ONE is designed to give audiences that intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience – with no fan more than 120 feet from the magnificent stage. The high-tech production incorporates some unexpected surprises including multi-scent show projectors, a new 4D multisensory technology that has never been used before in a concert setting.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
JASON ALDEAN BREAKS ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE RECORD HELD BY GEORGE STRAIT AT FRONTIER DAYS Aldean Partners with GE and Susan G. Komen for Wyoming Women First Initiatives at the Festival Nashville, TN – July 26, 2013 – On the eighth anniversary of the release of his debut album, MULTI-PLATINUM entertainer Jason Aldean has already broken the all-time attendance record at Cheyenne's Frontier Days ahead of his show there tonight. The previous mark was held by George Strait. At current count, Aldean has sold 24,457 tickets with walk up lines wrapped around the front gate for what will be the largest concert ever held in the state of Wyoming. "It's such an unbelievable thing to even have your name uttered in the same breath as a guy like that," said Aldean. "Strait is probably the best country singer of the last century in my opinion. I can only hope for a career that lasts half as long as his...there is still no one cooler than King George!" This news comes on the eighth anniversary of Aldean’s debut album release. The self-titled disc featured smash singles “Hicktown,” “Amarillo Sky” and his first-ever No. one song “Why.” Since 2005, Aldean has gone on to sell more than eight million copies of his five studio albums, rack up 11 No. one singles and sell out stadium shows. Aldean, a long-time supporter of the fight against breast cancer, partnered with GE, Susan G. Komen and the Wyoming Women First organization at Frontier Days to help encourage women to sign up for more information on screening options in Wyoming, the state with the third-lowest screening rate in the country. He donated concert tickets, private meet and greet experiences and more to raise awareness of the GE "Mammovan" parked on site, which is a mobile screening facility especially vital in states like Wyoming where the average distance a woman has to travel for a mammogram is 70 miles. Each October, breast cancer awareness month, Aldean dubs one of his tour dates the “Concert for the Cure” and donates all profits to Susan G. Komen, raising in excess of $1 million thus far.
Friday, July 26, 2013
NASHVILLE, TN (July 26, 2013) – As a presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year, Big Machine will bring a host Country artists to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the “Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deed 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com.” Artists on the label group’s talented roster – Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Laura Bell Bundy, The Cadillac Three – and Big Machine Music writer Dustin Lynch will once again perform for Country music and racing fans alike just before the green flag is waved on Sunday (7/28). Kicking off the exciting weekend on Saturday (7/27), Laura Bell Bundy will perform the National Anthem at the start of the Nationwide Race, airing on ESPN at 4:31PM ET. As an Honorary Ganassi Team & Pit Crew Member, Cassadee Pope will be featured on the #32 car (Kyle Larson). Following the race at 7:00PM ET, Justin Moore will headline a huge concert at the Pagoda Plaza Stage with opener The Cadillac Three. SUNDAY (7/28) SCHEDULE: All times Eastern. 9:00 AM High-energy trio The Cadillac Three will start off the morning with their signature “country fuzz” sound at the Brickfest Stage. The Nashville natives (Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray and Neil Mason) have appeared on ABC’s hit drama “NASHVILLE” and their music has been featured on CBS's “CSI Miami” and two CW shows – “Vampire Diaries” and “Heart Of Dixie.” Johnston has penned songs for Superstar artists like Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. Fans at the Brickfest Stage will get a preview of the band’s new music. facebook.com/thecadillacthree Join the Twitter Q&A with Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) and Earnhardt/Ganassi driver Kyle Larson (@EGRTeams) using the hashtag #CassadeeAtNASCAR. 9:45 AM Next up on the Brickfest Stage is spunky starlet Laura Bell Bundy, who will have the crowd dancing along to “Two Step,” her first single for Big Machine Records. The Lexington, KY, native sprung into the national spotlight with prominent roles on Broadway (Legally Blonde and Wicked) and television shows (Hart of Dixie), showcasing her vocal ability, acting skill and animated personality. She is currently opening on Rascal Flatts LIVE & LOUD TOUR. laurabellbundy.com 10:30 AM Dustin Lynch‘s set at the Brickfest Stage will feature music from his #1 self-titled album, including his Top 5 debut single “Cowboys and Angels, which has sold over ONE MILLION downloads. Rolling Stone and ELLE magazines have in lauded Lynch as one of the best new acts. He is opening on Keith Urban’s LIGHT THE FUSE 2013 TOUR and has garnered American Country Award and CMT Music Award nominations. As a talented songwriter, he is has a publishing deal with Big Machine Music. dustinlynchmusic.com 11:15 AM The Brickfest Stage will culminate with Cassadee Pope (winner of NBC’s The Voice, season 3), who competed on Team Blake (Shelton) and saw three performances take #1 spot on the iTunes All-Genre Chart. The petite powerhouse will perform songs from her forthcoming album, including the debut Country single “Wasting All These Tears.” The lead single catapulted to the #1 spot on the iTunes Country Singles Chart and sold over 125,000 downloads in the first week. This summer, the Florida native is on the road with Rascal Flatts on the LIVE & LOUD TOUR. cassadeepope.com/ 11:40 AM Moving the festivities over to the Track Side Stage, Justin Moore will entertain with a mini pre-race concert. His current single “Point At You” is the fastest rising of his career and will be featured on OFF THE BEATEN PATH, which set for September 17 release. This fall, Justin will embark on a headline tour in support of the new album. Previous chart-topping hits include “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Til My Last Day” and “Small Town USA.” moorejustinmusic.com 12:55 PM Laura Bell Bundy will head trackside to sing “America The Beautiful.” 1:04 PM Cassadee Pope will kick off the race with the National Anthem, airing LIVE on ESPN. She will also serve as an Honorary Ganassi Team & Pit Crew Member with her logo featured on the #1 car (Jamie McMurray). 1:22 PM Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Race begins LIVE on ESPN. Follow @BigMachine on Twitter for exclusive photos and updates. Also check out @chipganassiracing on Instagram. ABOUT BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP: At the helm of the independent Big Machine Label Group is industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who serves as President and CEO. The conglomerate encompasses Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Reba; Platinum sensations The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line; Legendary group The Mavericks; Gold-selling artists Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore; Chart-topping act Eli Young Band as well as Hot newcomers Thomas Rhett, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Laura Bell Bundy, The Cadillac Three and Danielle Bradbery. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations. In 2012 BMLG rejuvenated its publishing arm with Big Machine Music, which has created a joint venture with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald’s Prescription Songs, allowing the two companies to co-publish songwriters and artists whose unique talents translate across genres. The label group has also forayed into racing, sponsoring the Brickyard 400 as well as back-to-back Indy500 drivers. # # #
Nashville, TN- July 24, 2013- The inaugural Faster Horses Festival drew over 20,000 fans to the rolling Irish hills of Brooklyn, MI this past weekend for the music and camping festival. "The Faster Horses crowd is dominated by high-spirited and fresh-faced twentysomethings — college kids on summer break, suburbanites from Detroit and Grand Rapids, and fans you might very well spot at next month's Jay Z - Justin Timberlake show. This is their scene, and this music — including fest headliners Bentley, Luke Bryan (Saturday) and Jason Aldean (Sunday) — is their party soundtrack." Detroit Free Press (Photo by Scott Legato)
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Justin Moore Releases New Music Video In Advance of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR Race This Sunday (7/28)
Country music singer Justin Moore, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, Armed Forces Foundation President and Executive Director Patricia Driscoll , Crown Royal Brand Director Abby Wise, Big Machine Label Group Founder and CEO Scott Borchetta and Indianapolis Motor Speedway COO Doug Boles pose with Retired Gunnery Sergeant Samuel Deeds (center), winner of Crown Royal's "Your Hero's Name Here" program, behind the replica Yard of Bricks in Erlanger, Ky. on Thursday, June 27, 2013. As winner, Deeds will receive naming rights to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, 2013. NASHVILLE, TN (July 24, 2013) -- Big Machine Records and Crown Royal have released a new JUSTIN MOORE music video in advance of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race this Sunday (7/28), where both companies are sponsors. The music video was created for “HEROES,” a special song performed by Justin and written by Greg Bates, both members of the Big Machine Label Group family. The video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1XqPaCD2dk&feature=youtu.be As previously announced, Justin surprised Gunnery Sgt. Samuel Deeds during an event in Erlanger, KY, where the US Marine was announced as the winner of the Crown Royal "Your Hero's Name Here." Each year a deserving individual is awarded naming rights to the July NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the program. Justin performed and recorded “Heroes” specifically for the Crown Royal Heroes Project. For a limited time only, fans 21 and over can download the song for free by visiting http://www.CrownHeroesSong.com. For every download redeemed between now and the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard® on July 28, 2013, Crown Royal will donate one dollar to the Armed Forces Foundation.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
NASVHILLE, TN – (July 22, 2013) – The "Ten Times Crazier" party started well before doors opened this weekend for Blake Shelton's sold-out shows. Tailgaters arrived first thing in the morning; lining up to block real estate in the parking lot and set up camp for what became an ode to their favorite reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton. Even Blake was blown away by the response of his fans saying, "I heard music playing and just figured it was beach goers but then I went outside and realized my fans had arrived earlier in the morning to tailgate. Here we are in New York and there are pickup trucks and cowboy hats filling out the parking lot at Jones Beach. That was beyond anything I had anticipated." The “Ten Times Crazier” tour is exactly that -- it is crazier than anything you might expect. In addition to performing many of his No. 1 hit singles, Blake performs some older classics and keeps his fans guessing with a couple surprises throughout the show that you have to be there to see for yourself. All three dates this past weekend sold out with over 50,000 fans in attendance and tickets for this coming weekend’s dates have topped 60,000, selling out St. Louis, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The “Ten Times Crazier” tour features special guests Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, Jana Kramer and has dates running through the fall. For a list of dates and to buy tickets, please visit: www.BlakeShelton.com/shows. Blake Shelton is CMA Awards’ reigning Entertainer of the Year and three-peat Male Vocalist of the Year. With nine consecutive No. 1 singles (fourteen overall) Blake is one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times). His infectious multi-week No.1 hit, “Honey Bee" still holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist and just off the heels of his No. 1 smash hit “Boys ‘Round Here,” the follow up single “Mine Would Be You” is impacting radio now. “To A Purist Mr. Shelton is a savvy student of tradition. To A Would-be outlaw he’s forever adding a wink. He’s a star who is only as explicit as you want him to be,” Jon Caramanica, The New York Times. Blake Shelton’s passion for country music and his commitment to mentoring his teammates from The Voice make him an incredible ambassador for country music. July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA, Blake kicks off his “Ten Times Crazier Tour.”