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RASCAL FLATTS ANNOUNCE 2012 TOUR NAME CHANGE Farmers Insurance Presents “Changed Tour” Tour Launches June 15 with Little Big Town, Eli Young and Edens Edge Opening NASHVILLE – (March 30, 2012) – Rascal Flatts announced today they have re-named their 2012 tour the Farmers Insurance Presents “Changed Tour.” The tour name reflects the title of the band’s upcoming album, CHANGED, due in stores next Tuesday, April 3. The concert line-up will feature an all band set-up with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge opening as previously announced and launches in Hartford, Conn., on June 15 at the Comcast Theatre. Please check for up to date tour information. Rascal Flatts will head to Las Vegas this weekend to perform on the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1 on the CBS Television Network. After the awards the band will set out for Los Angeles and New York to promote the release of new album, CHANGED. Farmers Insurance Presents

Trace sings NAKED!

Les Paul’s Guitars and Gear Hit the Auction Block Bryan Wawzenek | 03.29.2012 An amazing collection of Les Paul’s guitars, recording gear and more are set to go up for auction later this spring. Julien’s Auctions, in partnership with the Les Paul Foundation, will be auctioning these items on June 8-9, in celebration of what would have been Les’s 97th birthday. Among the guitars featured in the auction, according to a press release: 1968 Prototype Gibson Les Paul Custom Recording Model (Est. $60-$80,000). White flat top with Bigsby tail piece and note in Paul’s handwriting, reading, “Reward this is the property of Les Paul A.K.A. Lester William Polfuss…Mahwah, New Jersey USA…” 1927 Gibson L-5 Sunburst Cremona serial number 87230 (Est. $10-$15,000) This is one of the two L-5s purchased by Les Paul, then going by the name Rhubarb Red, at Gibson in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his friend and bandmate Sunny Joe Wolverton in 1933. 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (Est. $14-$

Kenny's new cd cover

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards to Present Taylor Swift With The Big Help Award Grammy® Award-Winning Swift to be Honored for Her Work with Tornado and Flood Survivors at 2012 Kids' Choice Awards to be telecast live from Los Angeles, Saturday, March 31 LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama will make her first-ever appearance at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards to present Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift with this year's The Big Help Award in recognition of her extensive philanthropic endeavors, including her work with tornado and flood survivors in the United States. This year's Kids' Choice Awards, to be hosted by Will Smith, will be telecast live on Nickelodeon Saturday, March 31, at 8 pm (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast) from USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles, Ca. The Big Help Award recognizes individuals who take actions to better the wor

The McGraws still on their walkabout

TAYLOR SWIFT CELEBRATES 5TH CONSECUTIVE #1 SINGLE FROM SPEAK NOW ALBUM TAYLOR WRAPS 111-SHOW, 13-MONTH WORLD TOUR WITH SOLD-OUT SHOWS, RAVE REVIEWS AND STRONG SALES NASHVILLE, TN – March 22, 2012 – 6-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift is at the top of the Billboard chart this week as her single “Ours” ascends to the #1 position on the Top Country Songs chart. “Ours” is the fifth single, and fifth consecutive #1 song, from her 5x Platinum-plus Speak Now album, released in October of 2010 on Big Machine Records. The album’s previous #1 songs were “Mine,” “Back To December,” “Mean,” and “Sparks Fly.” On Sunday evening, Taylor performed the 111th and final show of her 13-month blockbuster Speak Now World Tour, playing to a capacity crowd for the third consecutive night in Auckland, New Zealand’s Vector Arena. The tour visited stadiums and arenas in 19 countries spanning four continents, with the New Zealand Herald writing of the final show, “When she came out the room exploded, and she
JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT CAN'T GET ANY BETTER... BAMAJAM 2012 ADDS WILLIE NELSON, UNCLE KRACKER AND NEEDTOBREATHE TO ALL-STAR LINE-UP Specially Priced 3-Day Tickets Available for $119 for Limited Time Enterprise, AL – Just when you think it can’t get any better, organizers announce the addition of Willie Nelson, Uncle Kracker and NEEDTOBREATHE to the impressive list of performers set to take the stage at BamaJam 2012 on Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16 in Enterprise, Alabama. These performers join previously announced stars Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson in what promises to be the premier entertainment and lifestyles event of the south. Stay tuned for even more artist announcements and a full festival schedule! Specially priced 3-day tickets are available for an early-purchase price of $119* online at, as well as through, or charge by phone at (877) 4FLYTIX or (877-435-9849). Be one of a very limited number

Kenny Chesney Pal Suspended in Landmark NFL Case

N.F.L. Suspends New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton for One Year Over Bounty Program The National Football League on Wednesday suspended New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton for a year without pay for his role in the team’s bounty program, which promised money to players if they knocked opponents out of games. The former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who is now in the same role in St. Louis, was suspended indefinitely — but for no less than a year — for his role in the program.
JAKE OWEN TO PERFORM ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO MARCH 26 Nashville, TN – RCA recording artist Jake Owen will perform his hit single “Alone with You” Monday, March 26 on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The song was just certified gold by the RIAA last week, based on sales in excess of 500,000 digital downloads to date. “I have always wanted to perform on The Tonight Show and I can’t wait to meet Jay Leno,” says Jake. “You know, aside from breaking my collarbone in January, 2012 has been an awesome year so far and it just keeps getting better and better. If everything keeps happening at this pace, this summer will be off the hook when we’re out on the Kenny and Tim ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour.” 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour Dates:
OPRY COUNTRY CLASSICS HOSTED BY LARRY GATLIN RETURNS TO RYMAN AUDITORIUM Season Kicks Off with Salutes to the Sounds of Bakersfield March 29 and the Women of Country Music April 5 Charlie Daniels Band, Loretta Lynn, Mel Tillis Among this Season’s Spotlight Artists NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (March 20, 2012) - The unforgettable songs traditional country music fans love most are set to take the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium in the return of Opry Country Classics Thursdays March 29 – May 24. Grammy-winner Larry Gatlin returns as show host each week, welcoming artists who’ll perform their own country hits as well as timeless favorites by the likes of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and more. The first show of the season helps celebrate the opening of the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country! Among those performing during the kick-off show will be Gatlin, Elizabeth Cook, Jim Lauderdale, Chuck
LADY ANTEBELLUM MAKES PLANS TO “OWN PROM NIGHT” WITH TORNADO RAVAGED HENRYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AND ITS COMMUNITY Nashville, TN – March 20, 2012 – Three weeks ago, GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum began a contest offering fans a chance to OWN THE NIGHT with a private concert at their prom this spring. After carefully reviewing each submission, the trio unanimously chose the community of Henryville, IN for their story, resilience and unity following devastating tornados earlier this month. Not only was their own submission moving, but schools across the country spontaneously submitted videos campaigning on behalf of Henryville High School to receive the special concert, including the winning submission by Silver Creek High School. For a video message reveal of the winner from Lady A, click here: To watch Silver Creek High School’s winning video submission on behalf of Henryville High School,
GEORGE STRAIT LANDS HIS 59TH NUMBER ONE SINGLE Nashville, TN – September 14, 2011 – George Strait does it again! His current single "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" off his latest CD HERE FOR A GOOD TIME lands the Number One spot this week on mediabase radio chart. This feat ironically marks his 59th career number one hit for the 59 year old country music superstar - one per year of his life! "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" written by Al Anderson and Chris Stapleton is one of the few Strait did not write with son Bubba and longtime pal Dean Dillon for this album . "You know, I’ve always thought that whether I’m writing or not, I’ve gotta pick the best songs, whether or not they’re mine," says Strait. "I’m not gonna sing ‘em just because I wrote ‘em. I’ve gotta find the best songs to make the best record I can. I think all of these songs deserve to be on the record." Here For A Good Time, debuted at Number One on the Billboard

Taylor Wraps World Tour Sunday Night in New Zealand

Tim and Faith in Aussie-land

Paisley at Houston Rodeo tonight

From Manning Mania to Spring Break Country Jimmy Carter Music City awaits the verdict. Is Peyton coming or not? This is bigger than anything I can think of that’s gone down here…stay tuned…the drama can’t build any higher… If country music was as wild as a Luke Bryan show in Panama City what a wild world this would be. Music when you a teenager should get you excited. To say the least, Luke Bryan has fans clothes falling off in some cases at Spinnaker’s where Kenny Chesney boiled the fans for several years. Beware when Luke goes into Country Girl Shake it For Me when many of the girls have downed a few drinks at the beach…whew! Eric Church’s crowd was partying hard too but not like the Bryan gang! At the pool parties really didn’t hear a lot of country this year. I did hear RED SOLO CUP to no ones surprise. Republican presidential campaigns certainly spin more than a few county tunes and their victory parties and rally’s. Brooks and Dunn Only in America still a huge favorite..

Lionel Richie on HSN in Concert tonight!!! March 16th

Brad Paisley on the road in Lexington,Ky 3/3/12

Latest Tim and Faith Promo Shot

Brad and Pal Capt Kirk

Trace is in the Sausage Biz

Luke Bryan on the Beach today at Spinnakers Panama City Beach

Spring Break 2012 Panama City

Eric Church in Panama City Beach

Bike Week 2012 Daytona Beach Florida

Even if you are not a bike...these machines are works of art!!!
ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR BRAD PAISLEY’S VIRTUAL REALITY WORLD TOUR 2012 presented by Chevrolet Special Guests The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery and Easton Corbin NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2012) After wrapping the first leg of the highly successful Virtual Reality World Tour this past weekend an additional 43 dates were announced today. Continuing on the tour will be reigning ACM and CMA New Artist of the Year and contenders for the 2012 ACM Vocal Group or Duo The Band Perry, reigning American Idol and current nominee for the 2012 ACM New Artist Scotty McCreery and Mercury Records recording artist Easton Corbin joins the tour on select dates. Live Nation is the national tour promoter. Log on to and for on-sale and current information. Virtual Reality World Tour 2012 May 18 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO May 19 Klipsch Music Center

Carrie Surprises Brad in Knoxville 3/2/12

Cover Girl Taylor Swift

Brad Paisley on the road in Lexington,Ky 3/3/12

KENNY CHESNEY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ON JUNE 19 NASHVILLE, TN – In the wake of his critically acclaimed, platinum certified Hemingway’s Whiskey, which yielded the number #1 and gold certified “The Boys of Fall,” #1 and platinum selling “Somewhere With You,” the platinum certified, CMA Award winning “You and Tequila,” the #1 single “Live A Little,” and the current single “Reality,” which sits at # 2, singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney is set to release his new album on BNA Records on June 19. The album is, as of yet, untitled. With more than 30 million albums sold, 20 million digital transactions and 22 # 1 singles, Kenny Chesney is one of the most successful recording acts in the history of country music. In addition, his live shows have become summer vacations themselves for the more than 11 million fans who have purchased tickets over the last decade. Chesney leads the Academy of Country Music pack with 9 nominations which include Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (Hemi
Vince Gill Takes on Series of High-Profile Projects Will Launch Tour of Europe in July NASHVILLE -- March 1, 2012 -- What do you get when you cross a hummingbird with a roadrunner? We don’t know, but we’re pretty sure it can’t keep up with Vince Gill. As laid back as he appears, Vince is especially busy these days, speeding from picking to performing to producing records for other people. Here are a few projects that carry his musical imprint: He will perform on the Revlon Concert for The Rainforest Fund April 3 at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in New York City on a bill that also features Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Meryl Streep, Rosanne Cash, Katharine McPhee and Bryn Terfel. Will perform on Keith Urban’s We’re All For The Hall concert April 10 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena with Urban, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Big Town, Thompson Square, Pistol Annies, Diamond