Tuesday, September 23, 2014

St Jude Party at The Opry

GRAND OLE OPRY CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY OF COUNTRY CARES FOR ST. JUDE KIDS® NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2014) – The Grand Ole Opry® celebrated the 25th anniversary of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® during a special show this evening. Performers included Charlie Daniels Band, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio from ABC’s Nashville, Bill Anderson, Eric Paslay, Randy Owen, Maddie and Tae (making their Opry debut), and Brad Paisley, who performed some of his hits and new music from MOONSHINE IN THE TRUNK. During the show, photos and videos of special moments from 25 years of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® played on the Opry’s signature barn screen and Opry guest announcer Audrey Stanger, a nine-year old St. Jude patient, was surprised on stage by Charlie Daniels with a dozen roses and an autographed guitar. A portion of the proceeds from tickets sold for tonight’s show will be donated to Country Cares for St. Jude Kids®. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program began in 1989, after Randy Owen, lead singer of the music group Alabama, met St. Jude founder Danny Thomas. Since its inception, Country Cares has become one of the most successful radio fundraising events in the nation. Thanks to the support of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. About Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been actively involved in radio event fundraising for 25 years, raising national awareness and more than $500 million to help St. Jude fight childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Every year, approximately 1,000 country music industry leaders gather in Memphis every January for the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® program to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. About the Grand Ole Opry The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through December 9. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating 89 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, opry.com, and the Opry’s mobile app. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com

Kip Moore Gets Headliner Tour

CMA "NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR" NOMINEE KIP MOORE IGNITES HEADLINING CMT ON TOUR 2014 : UP IN SMOKE WITH SOLD-OUT SHOWS Moore Sparks Momentum For Tour With New Songs On Live EP SOUNDCHECK – Available TODAY Nashville, TN – September 23, 2014 - Platinum Selling singer/songwriter Kip Moore is kicking off his headlining CMT On Tour 2014 : Up In Smoke this Thursday (9/25) with a sold-out show at New York's Best Buy Theatre. Advance sell outs are stacking up including the stops in Nashville, Boston, Minneapolis and a two night stand in Chicago. Moore will hit over 20 cities through November and is bringing newcomers Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt along for the ride. "We've been working toward this moment for a long time," says Moore. "To headline our own tour has been the ultimate goal for us. What we do on stage best describes who I am as an artist. I'm floored that dates are already sold-out. We've been working hard to make sure that the fans get their money's worth and we're going to put everything we have on stage every single night to do just that." To build anticipation for the tour, the MCA Nashville artist has released a live streaming EP, SOUNDCHECK, which is available via the Spotify CMT ON TOUR stream and here. The EP features five live tracks, including Moore’s smash No. one hit single “Beer Money,” and the never released songs “Heart’s Desire,” "Come And Get It," "Hang A While" and "Lipstick," all of which Moore recorded during a rehearsal session in Nashville. Additionally, CMT is exclusively debuting a music video for "Heart's Desire" today on-air and at KipMoore.CMT.com, which was captured during the recording of the live EP. Moore's live show has consistently garnered attention with Washington Post heralding him as "one of Nashville's breakout stars," St Louis Post Dispatch calling his set "fast-paced and high energy" and San Diego Union-Tribune noting he "is the most promising member in a growing group of up-and-coming male country rockers." For a full list of dates and ticket information, visit: www.kipmoore.net.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Coming Home To Your Dog Is Reason Enough To Never Drink And Drive

AARON LEWIS SAFE AFTER CHARTER JET AIRCRAFT VEERS OFF TAXIWAY AND GETS STUCK IN MUD

WARTON, TX (September 20, 2014) – Aaron Lewis is safe after a private charter jet he was a passenger on was disabled today, causing a flight cancellation. After filming a segment for his TV show ‘On The Road’ for the Sportsman’s Channel, an error caused the Cessna Citation V jet to veer off the taxiway and become stuck in mud, prohibiting the safe continuation of the flight. Aaron was set to depart from Warton, Texas, Saturday afternoon at 1pm. Aaron and the television crew were tracking teal duck for his reality hunting show. After the shoot, the flight was to depart for Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Lewis was scheduled to appear tonight at the BOK Center after Brian Davis and Chase Bryant as direct support to Brantley Gilbert on the ‘Let It Ride’ tour. “I’m so glad that we are safe; however, I am really sorry that the fans in Tulsa were disappointed and let down with me not making tonight’s show. I promise I’ll be back to Tulsa soon,” said Lewis. About Aaron Lewis: Aaron Lewis's 2011 first solo release, Town Line, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart. The first single from that release, "Country Boy," featured the late George Jones and Charlie Daniels and has been certified Gold. It earned Lewis multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music Award nominations, while the accompanying video has been streamed over eighteen million times to date. Lewis completed a run of dates as the headlining act on the J├Ągermeister Country Tour, performing a majority of the songs from The Road. The album was released by Blaster Records via Warner Music Nashville in late 2012. As the front man for the multi-platinum selling band Staind, Lewis is the songwriter and voice behind the most-played rock song of the past decade, "It's Been Awhile," in addition to three other #1 hits and eight Top-Ten singles.

R.I.P. Titan Great Rob Bironas...

Aldean Cover of Billboard

Monday, September 15, 2014

Luke Takes New York

Nashville - (September 15, 2014) – Country superstar Luke Bryan took his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” to New York this past weekend, making his second appearance this year in Manhattan’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Friday night and Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena last night, selling out both concert stops. Luke also played shows in Connecticut and New Hampshire, selling out both of those dates as well. A second concert in Los Angeles was just added to the calendar at the Forum on Oct. 26, which now closes out for the tour for 2014. Luke plays the Hollywood Bowl, for his first time, on Oct. 25. During the Madison Square Garden show on Sept. 12 Luke paid homage to Sept. 11, 2001 performing an impromptu “Star-Spangled Banner” with opener Lee Brice. The rendition left the crowd speechless through the song but chanting “U.S.A.,” “U.S.A.” when it ended. Luke also thanked the audience, “It’s awesome to come to this amazing city and do my music. Thank-you, New York City!” Luke’s “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” continues this week with shows in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas, Texas. Earlier this month Luke garnered three CMA Award nominations as Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Album for Crash My Party, which has sold over 2 million copies and 7.8 million digital tracks. The “48th Annual CMA Awards” airs Nov. 5 from Nashville on ABC. Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has sold nearly 6.2 million albums, 23.1 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and placed 10 singles at No. 1. Luke made recent Billboard chart history when he reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with “Play It Again” and “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line claiming the No. 2 spot. Luke becomes the first artist to ever hold the two top positions since the chart began in 1990. Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” Miller Lite, Texaco and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are sponsors of the tour. Citi is the official credit card of the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and the Crash My Playa destination concert event with Citi cardmembers having access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program. 2014 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and “Farm Tour” 9-18 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 9-19 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 9-20 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 9-25 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 9-26 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 9-27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 10-1 Knoxville, TN Maple Lane Farms FARM TOUR 10-2 Auburn AL Ingram Farms FARM TOUR 10-3 Tallahassee, FL Cross Creek Place FARM TOUR 10-4 Gainesville, FL Whitehurst Cattle Farm FARM TOUR 10-8 Statesboro, GA Perry Field FARM TOUR 10-9 Athens, GA Meldon Farm FARM TOUR 10-10 Columbia, SC Culler Farms FARM TOUR 10-11 Macon, GA Midway at Central City Park FARM TOUR 10-16 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre 10-17 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord 10-18 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10-23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 10-25 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl 10-26 Los Angeles, CA The Forum 1-23/27 Riviera Maya, Mexico Crash My Playa Destination Concert Event For up to date information on Luke, the tour and tickets go to www.lukebryan.com or www.livenation.com.

TIM MCGRAW’S SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN LIGHTS UP STORES TOMORROW

McGraw To Perform On Good Morning America, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The View and American Express Unstaged This Week Nashville, TN - Sept. 15, 2014 - Country music icon Tim McGraw is set to release his second Big Machine Records album, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN, tomorrow, Sept. 16, with a blazing release week schedule filled with national TV appearances, live performances and more. With USA Today already affirming that the album, “continues McGraw’s winning streak,” release day will kick off at sunrise with a performance on Good Morning America (9/16). Later that night, McGraw will team up with award-winning director Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote) for the music series American Express Unstaged at Hammerstein Ballroom. The concert will be live streamed at amexunstaged.com at 9PM ET. The next day, he'll head to The View (9/17) followed by a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that same day. McGraw will round out the week at the SiriusXM studios as part of a special edition of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series (9/18). From start to finish, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN tips its hat to the traditions of country music, then tosses some new ingredients into the mix while "balancing authentic country atmosphere with pop polish" (Boston Globe). The result is a melting pot of everything Tim McGraw does best. It's a country album for 2014, anchored by a fondness for the genre and the desire to push it into uncharted territory. Co-produced by McGraw and Byron Gallimore, with whom he has collaborated on all twelve of his previous multi-platinum chart topping albums, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN marks his thirteenth career studio album and second on Big Machine Records. To help bring the celebration coast to coast, McGraw will be providing Southwest Airlines® passengers FREE WIFI on all evening flights to Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 16. Starting tomorrow, fans can enter to win a VIP trip for two to meet McGraw and see him perform at a private event in Los Angeles at www.southwest.com/sundownheaventown. The three time GRAMMY award-winning entertainer has accumulated 35 No. one's, 54 Top 10 hits, sold over 40 million albums, 14 CMA's, 15 ACM's, 10 AMA's and countless other honors. He is currently up for two CMA Awards including "Single of the Year" and "Musical Event of the Year" for "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" (featuring Faith Hill). His current single, "Shotgun Rider" is impacting radio now. For more information, please visit www.timmcgraw.com.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Luke Breaks Records

Nashville - (September 2, 2014) – Superstar Luke Bryan wrapped up the last of four stadium dates Sunday night at Soldier Field in Chicago, performing for a combined total of 225,000 fans. Luke also sets the record at Soldier Field as the best-selling country concert held in the historic venue. Luke also played another set of back-to-back dates this past weekend on his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” in Indianapolis, Indiana at Klipsch Music Center on Friday and Saturday, selling out both those concerts as well. The next tour stops are Manchester, New Hampshire on Sept. 11, Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sept. 12, Hartford, Connecticut on Sept. 13 and back to New York to be the first country artist to play the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, Sept. 14. This fall Luke will launch his sixth consecutive “Farm Tour” on October 1 with eight concerts planned in the southeast, wrapping October 11. A portion of the proceeds are granted for local college scholarships (“Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship”) to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays. Also recently announced is Luke’s Crash My Playa musical destination concert event happening in Riviera Maya, Mexico January 23-27, 2015. Packages are on sale now at www.crashmyplaya.com Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has sold nearly 6.2 million albums, 23.1 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and placed 10 singles at No. 1. Luke made recent Billboard chart history when he reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with “Play It Again” and “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line claiming the No. 2 spot. Luke becomes the first artist to ever hold the two top positions since the chart began in 1990. Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” Miller Lite, Texaco and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are sponsors of the tour. Citi is the official credit card of the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and the Crash My Playa destination concert event with Citi cardmembers having access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program. 2014 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and “Farm Tour” 9-11 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 9-12 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden 9-13 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theater 9-14 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center 9-18 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 9-19 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 9-20 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 9-25 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 9-26 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 9-27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 10-1 Knoxville, TN Maple Lane Farms FARM TOUR 10-2 Auburn AL Ingram Farms FARM TOUR 10-3 Tallahassee, FL Cross Creek Place FARM TOUR 10-4 Gainesville, FL Whitehurst Cattle Farm FARM TOUR 10-8 Statesboro, GA Perry Field FARM TOUR 10-9 Athens, GA Meldon Farm FARM TOUR 10-10 Columbia, SC Culler Farms FARM TOUR 10-11 Macon, GA Midway at Central City Park FARM TOUR 10-16 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre 10-17 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord 10-18 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10-23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 10-25 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl 1-23/27 Riviera Maya, Mexico Crash My Playa Destination Concert Event

Monday, September 1, 2014