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Christal's Country News - Thursday, March 20th

by Christal Blue posted Mar 20 2014 9:06AM

Luke Bryan’s digital EP, Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever, has debuted at number one onBillboard's Country Albums chart with more than 74,000 copies sold in its first week out. The new EP is the sixth installment of Bryan’s Spring Break series, which has sold more than 825,000 copies combined. Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever contains six original songs, all co-written by Bryan. Last week, Luke performed two spring break concerts in Panama City at Spinnaker Beach Club to a crowd of over 230,000 fans.

The Country Music Association has announced the performers for the sold out Nightly Concerts at LP Field for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, which will be held June 5-8, in downtown Nashville. This year’s festival will include performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young, and Zac Brown Band. All but one of the artists announced for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field have performed on the LP Field stage in past years. Collectively the artists in this star-studded lineup have won 80 CMA Awards and have earned an astounding 289 nominations.

Some of today's popular music may seem far removed from the country music Brad Paisley grew up listening to, but he says they're really not so different. He said, "We sang about stuff that's really hip now, Johnny Cash sang about drug abuse, and he sang about adultery and all these things that are really popular now." And Brad says country music is actually ahead of the game. He said, "Have you watched Justin Bieber lately? He is living a George Jones song! If he needed a soundtrack for what's going on with him, or Miley (Cyrus) let me know!" (Photo Credit:

The theatrical trailer for the film The Giver has been released, with Taylor Swift making a…well, swift appearance. Taylor appears in the trailer for only a split second, but it’s long enough to reveal that she went brunette for her role as the character Rosemary in the movie. Swift will star in the movie alongside Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.  The Giver is based on the 1993 children's novel by Lois Lowry. Here’s the trailer:


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