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Sam Moore,Joe Galante and Ronnie Milsap at Hall of Fame Inductions 2014

9th Number 1...For Lady A

Nashville, TN - Oct. 30, 2014 - Lady Antebellum and Rodney Clawson celebrated their multi-week No. one and Platinum certified "Bartender" yesterday with a Halloween themed party at the newly opened City Winery. Friends and family gathered to honor the writers for their smash hit and lead single off the trio's fifth studio album 747, which marked the ninth No. one of their career and Clawson's 15th chart-topper.

NYC gets first Country Music Festival

FIRST EVER COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR NEW YORK CITY AS FARMBOROUGH PLANTS ON RANDALL'S ISLAND IN JUNE 2015 Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley Set To Headline The New Festival – Tickets On Sale Next Week New York, NY – October 29, 2014 – Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment announced today during a press conference that they will launch the first-ever country music festival in New York City. FarmBorough is set to take place on Randall's Island June 26-28, 2015 and will feature Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley at the top of the all-star line up. The first additional artists to be announced for the three-day festival include Wade Bowen, Brandy Clark, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore, Ashley Monroe, Randy Houser, The Cadillac Three and Dwight Yoakam with more to be revealed over the coming weeks. Three-day passes start at $225 (plus applicable service charges and fees) and go on-sale Thurs., Nov 6 at 10 AM EST. Fans will also have the opti


LUKE BRYAN ACHIEVES BEST TOURING YEAR OF CAREER IN 2014 WITH 1.7 MILLION FANS “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” Wraps With 1.2 Million Fans Additional 500,000 Fans Attend Spring Break, Farm Tour and Headlined Fairs & Festivals Nashville- (October 29, 2014) – Luke Bryan achieved the best touring year of his career in 2014 with 1.7 million fans attending his concerts. Over the weekend, he wrapped his 77-city “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” playing before 1.2 million fans. This past March 230,000 fans attended his two Spring Break concerts in Panama City Beach, Florida and during the “Farm Tour” this fall another 110,000 gathered for that eight-city run while an additional 160,000 attended additional fairs & festivals Luke headlined. This brings Luke’s headline concert attendance to a grand total of 1.7 million fans in 2014, a career best! “We have enjoyed seizing the moments every day on this tour,” shared Luke. “We’ve played all types of shows this year. It’s just

Next Stop: Little Rock for Garth Brooks

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 23 YEARS... THE GARTH BROOKS WORLD TOUR with TRISHA YEARWOOD IS COMING BACK TO LITTLE ROCK!!! CONCERTS WILL BE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12th 7:00 PM AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13th 7:00 PM AT VERIZON ARENA LOS ANGELES- OCTOBER 29, 2014- For the first time in over 23 year The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is coming back to Little Rock, Arkansas! The concerts will be Friday, December 12th 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 13th 7:00 PM at Verizon Arena. Tickets will be on sale Friday, November 7th at 10:00 AM CST. There will be an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can be purchased at, or 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. Please note there will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on November 7th. Tickets will cost $73.25. About Garth Brooks Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks is now certified at 134

Taylor Swift in Wax!

Happy Birthday Charlie Daniels

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood’s “Somethin’ Bad” Becomes Somethin’ Platinum!

Smash Second Single from Lambert’s Platinum Album Is a CMA Awards Double-Nominee Nashville, TN – CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Miranda Lambert’s second single from her acclaimed album Platinum has gone from “Somethin’ Bad” to something Platinum in its own right as her smash duet with Carrie Underwood has now been officially certified as an RIAA Platinum Digital Single. A Billboard Hot Country Songs #1 single, “Somethin’ Bad” has also garnered a pair of CMA Awards nominations this year, with Lambert and Underwood up for Music Video of the Year, as well as Musical Event of the Year. Lambert’s Platinum album, featuring “Somethin’ Bad” and the chart-topping first single, “Automatic,” is available for sale here:

Here they Come !!! Kenny and Jason

Flashback: October 1978 DOLLY!!!

ANYTHING GOES Sells A Monstrous 197,105 First Week

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE SOARS TO #1 ON BOTH BILLBOARD 200 & TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHARTS Launch Fueled With Rave Reviews MEDIA ONLY: Pictured (L-R): Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard Cover Art Courtesy of Republic Nashville Nashville, TN - (October 22, 2014) – Florida Georgia Line is proving to be unstoppable with the release of their second album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville). The highly anticipated project sold a monstrous 197,105 copies in its first week, earning the superstar duo their first debut at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and Billboard Top Country Albums charts. Produced by Joey Moi, who was also at the helm of the 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, music critics nationwide are raving about FGL’s progressive sound along with the talented twosome’s impact on the genre and beyond: “…the sound of right now…" – COUNTRY WEEKLY "…you’ll want to crank it the sec­ond you leave the office." – US WEE


GARTH BROOKS BREAKS HIS LEXINGTON TICKET SALES RECORD SET AT RUPP ARENA IN 1998, HE SOLD 67,355 TICKETS, TODAY GARTH HAS SURPASSED THAT AND IS STILL SELLING!!! LOS ANGELES- OCTOBER 22, 2014- Garth Brooks has broken his Lexington ticket sales record. During May 15 - May 17, 1998, at Rupp Arena he sold 67,355 tickets. Today Garth has surpassed that and is still selling! The concerts will be at Rupp Arena on Friday, October 31st 6:30PM and 10:30PM as well as Saturday, November 1st 6:30PM and 10:30PM. There are tickets left for each show. Tickets can be purchased at, or 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. Tickets are also available at the venue box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will cost $57.55 plus $3.45 tax, a $2.00 facility fee and a $6.00 service charge, totaling $69.00.

Frankie Ballard Rocks On

Sunshine & Whiskey” Top 10 & Climbing At Country Radio Nashville, TN (October 22, 2014) – Warner Bros. Records’ Frankie Ballard kicked off his energetic LIGHT ‘EM UP TOUR on Thursday, October 16th at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN. As part of the exclusive Live Nation Ones To Watch tour with Skype, the run serves as the “Sunshine & Whiskey” singer’s first headlining trek, with stops in 19-cities between now and December. To kick off the dynamic tour, Ballard teamed up with the brand new Live Nation Channel and Yahoo Screen, which is an exclusive live music channel that can deliver one exclusive convert live stream a day, and has featured popular artists such as Lady Antebellum and Dave Matthews Band. He will continue his LIGHT ‘EM UP TOUR this weekend, with stops in Louisville, KY (10/24) and Indianapolis, IN (10/25). Known for his energetic live shows, Ballard will amp it up even further on the Florida Georgia Line 2015 ANYTHING GOES tour. He has also landed

Miranda Raises Big Bucks for the Dogs

MIRANDA LAMBERT RAISED OVER $600,000 FOR 7TH ANNUAL “CAUSE FOR THE PAWS” EVENT BENEFITTING MUTTNATION FOUNDATION MUTTNATION FOUNDATION’S FIRST OWNED AND OPERATED SHELTER, “REDEMPTION RANCH” TO OPEN NOVEMBER 22ND IN OKLAHOMA LOS ANGELES, CA --- Grammy® winner and dog ‘mother’ to seven rescue dogs, Miranda Lambert, has donated proceeds from her show at the Route 91 Harvest Festival to her 7th annual charity event, “Cause for the Paws,” to benefit her beloved MuttNation Foundation. The event brought in a total of $628,148, which is put to good use in helping furry friends all across the country. “I always have a great time in Vegas, but being able to save dogs along the way was probably the best,” Miranda said. “Getting to do what I love and help the cause that’s closest to my heart, and do it in Vegas; it doesn’t get any better. With the money raised, I am looking forward to seeing lots of dogs find loving forever homes through adoption.” The Route 91 Harvest Fes

Jane Seymour at Premiere of Glen Campbell Documentary

The Band Perry at Belmont

he Band Perry Shares Career Experiences with Belmont University Music Students During Special Master Class Nashville, TN (October 24, 2014) – 2014 CMA “Vocal Group of The Year” nominees, The Band Perry, took time out of their busy touring and recording schedule last week to give a Master Class at Belmont University’s School of Music in Nashville. With Massey Concert Hall as their backdrop, the sibling trio shared the backstory on how they started in the music industry, which included raising money for sound gear by selling homemade caramel apples door to door and traveling around the southeast to play shopping malls, campsites and restaurants. The band stressed the importance of perseverance, a strong support system, and accepting constructive criticism. They also mentioned the development of stage presence in addition to technical skills. The reigning ACM “Vocal Group of The Year” shared their strategy on how they grew “from a band to a brand,” encouraging students to find t

Garth Keeps Breaking Records

OKS CONTINUES TO BREAK RECORDS SET AT THE ST. LOUIS KIEL CENTER IN 1996, HE SOLD 58,729 TICKETS TODAY HE HAS SURPRASSED THAT AND IS STILL SELLING!!! LOS ANGELES- OCTOBER 24, 2014- Garth Brooks continues to break records. Set October 10th - October 12th, 1996, at the St. Louis Kiel Center, he sold 58,729 tickets. Today he has surpassed that number and is still selling! The concerts will be December 4th 7:30 PM, December 5th 7:00 PM, December 6th 7:00 PM and December 7th 7:00 PM at the Scottrade Center. Tickets can be purchased at, or 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. Please note there will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on October 24th, but there will be beginning tomorrow Saturday, October 25th. Tickets will cost $57.15 plus $4.85 tax, a $3.00 facility fee and a $6.00 service charge, totaling $71.00. About Garth Brooks Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the #1-selling solo artist


Seven-Time Hosts to appear on "The View" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in Advance of "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" Airing Live Nov. 5 on the ABC Television Network NASHVILLE – (October 24, 2014) - On Monday, Oct. 27, superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, hosts of "The 48th Annual CMA Awards," will make appearances on "The View" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to promote Country Music's Biggest Night™, which airs live Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. The duo, whose hosting skills have been praised year after year by fans and media, will bring their charm and comedic talents to both daytime and late night television audiences on Monday, Oct. 27. In the morning, they will visit with the cast of "The View" on the ABC Television Network (11:00 AM/ET) where Paisley will debut his current single "Perfect Storm" for the first time on national television

Beatlemania Never Dies

Swon Brothers Getting Traction..

Nashville, TN – CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees The Swon Brothers – Zach and Colton – have been performing professionally since childhood, so they felt right at home during their October 1 visit with the acclaimed PS22 Chorus of fifth-grade students from the PS22 elementary school in Staten Island, New York. Featured on Oprah, NBC Nightly News, Anderson Cooper 360° and more, the chorus has been recognized for their outstanding musical and academic accomplishments. PS22 Chorus Director Gregg Breinberg and the children spent two hours outside of normal school hours to ask questions of the Swons and rehearse a performance together of the song “Pretty Beautiful,” one highlight of the duo’s self-titled Arista Nashville debut album, releasing October 14. You can view the chorus’ performance with the Swons, as well as the duo’s reactions afterward, online at In the wake of their visit, Colton Swon shared, “It was such a great time performi

Colt Ford Releases First Live Concert DVD

Nashville, TN, October 8, 2014…..Country star Colt Ford will release his first live concert DVD on November 11, 2014: Crank It Up! Colt Ford Live at Wild Adventures. Produced by Eagle Rock Entertainment for Eagle Vision, and Average Joes Entertainment, the129-minute DVD was filmed in HD on August 2, 2014, at Wild Adventures Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Directed by Hideout Pictures’ Potsy Ponciroli, Ford and band performed an electrifying high-energy set spotlighting 20 hit tracks from over the course of his entire career. The $14.98 collectible DVD is available online and at retail outlets nationwide. An abbreviated version of the concert will also be broadcast this winter. Ford returned to his Georgia roots to deliver a kick-ass entertainment experience from start to finish. Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the concert, as well as ten episodes of Ford’s “Mr. Goodtime TV,” is also included as a special bonus accompanying the 129-minute DVD. For a sneak peek of Crank It Up! Colt

Frankie Ballard's New Ride?

Blake #1

NASHVILLE, TN –(October 8, 2014) – Blake Shelton brings sunshine to the top of the charts this week as BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE debuts at #1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard’s Top Country Album Chart with 101,000 albums sold. SUNSHINE is only the third country album to top The Billboard 200 this year. The CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee and reigning Male Vocalist debuts at #1 with only six short weeks of airplay on his hot Top 5 single, “Neon Light.” “With his third consecutive # 1 album debut, Blake continues to make magic every time he records a song,” said Warner Music Nashville President & CEO, John Esposito. “He's made another masterpiece with BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE that is resonating with fans, critics and the industry. We are so blessed to have Blake in the Warner Music Family and be a part of his historic career.” SUNSHINE finds Blake coast to coast with performances of “Neon Light” on The Today Show, Live With Kelly and Michael, The Tonight Show Featuri

NEXT Garth Brooks show!

GARTH BROOKS IS COMING TO NORTH CAROLINA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 16 YEARS THE GARTH BROOKS WORLD TOUR with TRISHA YEARWOOD IS HEADING TO GREENSBORO!!! CONCERTS WILL BE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21st 7:30 PM AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd 7:30 PM AT THE GREENSBORO COLISEUM LOS ANGELES- OCTOBER 8, 2014- Garth Brooks is coming to North Carolina for the first time in over 16 years. The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is heading to Greensboro! The concerts will be Friday, November 21st 7:30 PM and Saturday, November 22nd 7:30 PM at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets will be on sale Friday, October 17th at 10:00 AM EST. There will be an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can be purchased at, or 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. Please note there will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on October 17th. Tickets will cost $57.14 plus $3.86 tax, and a $6.00 service charge, totaling $67.

The Buckinghams cover Chicago's Make Me Smile - Tommy Scheckel Drum Cam ...


Carrie Underwood Is Making History with “Something in the Water”!

The First Single from Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 Achieves the All-Time Mediabase Record for Most Impact-Week Stations! With More than 124,000 Copies Sold, “Something in the Water” Marks Underwood’s Best-Selling First-Week Single of Her Career! Nashville, TN – Superstar Carrie Underwood is making waves and making history with her compelling new single, “Something in the Water,” the first single from her December 9 album release, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Released on Monday, September 29, “Something in the Water” has amassed more than 124,000 digital sales to date, earning the highest first-week sales tally of Underwood’s career. The sales figure also marks the best opening-week sales of any female country artist in 2014. With today as its official airplay impact date, “Something in the Water” has set the all-time record for a country single at Mediabase, achieving a massive 144 total stations on impact date. In all, the single tallies a whopping 157 first

BRAD PAISLEY’S New Music Video..Perfect Storm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2014) Brad Paisley’s music video for his current hit single, “Perfect Storm,” debuted this morning on CMT, CMT Pure, and CMT Artists App during an exclusive world premiere. Fans can now view the romantic, stormy video at A few weeks ago Paisley asked fans via Twitter and his official website to send him photos of themselves, or their special someone, wearing a tee shirt, which is a nod to the “Perfect Storm” chorus lyric “She destroys me in that tee shirt….” Photos came pouring in and 42 were selected to be highlighted in the video and several more in the background. Over this past weekend Paisley notified the fans chosen by clever Twitter messages. “Perfect Storm” was directed by Jim Shea, and produced by Mark Kalbfeld, who also directed and produced Paisley’s award winning videos “Waitin’ On A Woman” (co-produced with Peter Tilden), “Start A Band,” “When I Get Where I’m Going” and “Welcome To The Future.”


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (Oct. 3, 2014) – Critically acclaimed Grammy®-winning vocal group Little Big Town (Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook) was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry this evening by Opry member and friend Reba McEntire. The group will be formally inducted into the Opry on Fri., Oct. 17 by Opry member Vince Gill. As the group finished a three-song set with its smash “Pontoon,” McEntire appeared from the side of the stage, improvising on the song’s last few words. “I know the Grand Ole Opry is very important to y’all, because this is the first place you guys played together as a group in 1999,” McEntire began after the impromptu collaboration. “I have been asked to ask y’all, Little Big Town, would y’all like to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry?” After hugs with McEntire and between the members as well as a collective “yes” from the group, McEntire said, “Special moments like this—they’re priceless.” Speaking for the group, Fairchil


Nashville, TN – Oct. 6, 2014 – On the heels of their just-released fifth studio album 747, Multi-PLATINUM trio Lady Antebellum is dropping their brand new single “Freestyle” today. The track follows the band’s recent multi-week No. one smash “Bartender” and is now available at Country Radio. Penned by the trio and award winning writer Shane McAnally, the “welcome friskiness” (Boston Globe) and “funky track” (Arizona Daily Star) has already resonated with critics. “If I had to name one song on the entire record that is just so fun and so different that it actually scares me, it would be ‘Freestyle,’” Lady A’s Charles Kelley said. “The song conjurs up all of these vivid images—tons of pop culture—and the best part is it can be taken so many different ways. We just wanted to put a song out there about living life and having a little fun with an ‘anything goes’ type mentality.” The trio is currently nominated for CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year” for 747’s chart


Nashville, TN October 6, 2014 — John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Fame during the organization's 44th Anniversary Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony, held last night at the Music City Center. The event celebrated the musical contributions of the newest inductees through star-studded performances of some of their biggest hits. "Once again four incredibly talented songwriters have taken their rightful place as the newest members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame,” said Pat Alger, Board Chair of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation and a member of the Hall of Fame. “John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters represent the best our great songwriting community has to offer. With long fruitful careers of memorable songs, they set the highest creative standard for all of us.” Paul Craft was inducted by Hall of Fame songwriter Layng Martine, Jr. Thomas Rhett

Jimmy,Terri and Sammy

Jason Aldean and Future MRS

William Shatner,Doug Paisley and Jimmy Carter at Paisley's home bar

Garth's New CD

Taylor in Vogue

Little Big Town Next Opry Members