LUKE BRYAN READY TO LAUNCH FIFTH “FARM TOUR” ON OCTOBER 2 Special Guests Include Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers NASHVILLE- (September 25, 2013) – ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan is gearing up to launch his fifth “Farm Tour 2013” next week with eight shows from October 2 to October 12. Special guests performing during the tour include Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers- Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip. The “Farm Tour” 2013 concerts will be held in the following cities and locations: October 2 Statesboro, Georgia Perry’s Field October 3 Athens, Georgia Wild Winds Farms October 4 Columbia, South Carolina Culler Farms SOLD OUT October 5 Macon, Georgia Midway at Central City Park SOLD OUT October 9 Villa Rica, Georgia V-Plex October 10 Auburn, Alabama
Long Anticipated Project Arrives to Rave Reviews NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 24, 2013) Country music superstar Alan Jackson releases his first bluegrass album – appropriately titled The Bluegrass Album – today. Jackson wrote eight songs for the album, which also includes other originals and a couple of well-known standards of the genre. The album is already generating substantial talk in the music world, with Rolling Stone recognizing that “…The Bluegrass Album is a labor of love, not a vanity project for the singer.” NPR calls Jackson’s performance of the music “…openly emotional…”, while USA Today notes “…it’s the originals that make the set.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer echoes that sentiment, proclaiming “The Jackson-penned songs…go beyond mere lyric and become absolute poetry, almost to the point of a hillbilly Shakespeare,” while American Songwriter calls it “…an album that reaffirms Alan Jackson as one of our best living traditional songwriters.” And Bluegrass Today remark
GARTH BROOKS RETURNS TO WYNN LAS VEGAS FOR A LIMITED SET OF ENGAGEMENTS IN THE ENCORE THEATER Las Vegas—September 23, 2013 — Following a series of sold out performances over the summer, Wynn Las Vegas is pleased to announce the return of Garth Brooks to the Encore Theater for a special limited engagement. Garth Brooks will perform a total of eight shows in October and November. Tickets for the highly anticipated concerts will go on sale Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. PST. October Dates and Show times: Friday, Oct.18, 7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. November Dates and Show times: Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $175 (plus a $7.50 service charge and $18.25 tax to equal a total of $200.75) and will be available at www.wynnlasvegas.com or by calling 702.770.1000. About Garth Brooks Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks has sold in
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Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tops Billboard’s Boxscore With Tour Wrapped, the Numbers Add Up To A Very Big Summer New York, NY/Boston, MA: While Kenny Chesney takes a little time before starting the follow-up to his 7th Billboard all-genre Top 200 Albums debut Life On A Rock, his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour continues making news. Having topped the Boxscores for the first three weeks of August, his August 23-24 shows at Foxboro, MA’s Gillette stadium turned out to be the highest grossing shows in the world – besting Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, EarlWolf featuring Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt at Paris’ Stade de France August 22. “It’s hard to think in those terms,” Chesney says. “You know, I can only talk about the passion of my fans... and the way they come out there every year, and they sing so loud, they cheer so hard and they inspire me and the guys in ways they don’t even know! But the idea our 10th and 11th shows at Gillette Stadium were the big
Gord Bamford and Buddy Owens accept the Songwriter of the Year award they co-wrote with Ray Stephenson. “His humble and likable approach is one of his key attributes that endears him to people every time!” says respected Nashville singer/songwriter Byron Hill.
Florida Georgia Line performed for a massive crowd during TODAY’s TOYOTA CONCERT SERIES yesterday (9/2) on NBC. Live from Rockefeller Plaza, the sizzling duo kicked off Labor Day morning with a heat-raising collaboration with Nelly on the 5X PLATINUM “Cruise” Remix, which has sold over 5.5 million downloads. FGL’s Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) and Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida) closed out the set with their GOLD-certified hit “Round Here,” which is on the cusp of #1. The duo has previously garnered back-to-back, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada – breakout debut single and PLATINUM-certified follow-up “Get Your Shine On” – from their PLATINUM-certified debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES (Republic Nashville). According to SoundScan, “Cruise” is the third-best-selling Country digital song ever and recently broke the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart. The multiple ACM and CMT Music Award winners will headline the HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES