Luke Bryan revealed details about his next album during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday (5/19). Luke announced that his forthcoming record, Kill The Lights, will be released on Friday, August 7. It has also been announced that Bryan will perform on ABC's Good Morning America on album release day, August 7, as part of their 2015 Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Kill The Lights follows Bryan's most successful album to date, Crash My Party, which produced six consecutive # 1 singles and sold over two million copies.
BRAD WILL OPEN FOR THE STONES
The Rolling Stones have announced that Brad Paisley will be a special guest artist opening their June 17 show at LP Field in Nashville. The Nashville show is part of the legendary rock group's 15-city "Zip Code Tour," which kicks off in San Diego on Sunday (5/24). But this isn't the first time Brad has teamed up with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. In June of 2013, Brad joined The Stones onstage at their concert in Philadelphia to help them perform "Dead Flowers" off their 1971 album Sticky Fingers. Aside from Music City, The Stone's North American stadium tour will also make stops in Columbus, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Detroit and Buffalo before wrapping in Quebec on July 15.
REBA GIVES AN UPDATE ON PAKE'S CONDITION
Reba has returned to Facebook to give an update on her older brother Pake's condition after he suffered a stroke last week and had to undergo a surgery to relieve pressure his brain over the weekend. Reba posted a message on her Facebook page Monday night (5/18) that said, "To give you an update on Pake, he is resting and recovering. He is still unconscious and the doctors have asked that we keep his room as quiet as possible so he can continue to rest. We appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers." Her message was accompanied by a photo of Reba with Pake and their family. Over the weekend, Reba posted a message that said Pake was currently in the intensive care unit in stable condition and recovering. She said Pake suffered the stroke on Thursday evening after having back surgery earlier that day.
PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR CMT MUSIC AWARDS
The first round of performers has been announced for the upcoming 2015 CMT Music Awards in Nashville. The star-studded lineup of performers at this year's show will include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan. The annual award show will be broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville on June 10 at 8:00 PM ET on CMT. The nominees for the 2015 CMT Music Awards were announced last week, with Underwood leading the pack once again this year with five nods. Fans can vote now via CMT.com through June 7 to determine the winners. The six finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com throughout the live telecast to determine the winner of the night's top prize.