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Christal's Country News - Monday, February 24th

by Christal Blue posted Feb 24 2014 10:40AM
Blake Shelton has announced the show dates for his "Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014," and this year's trek boast stops at some of the most iconic venues across the country. The tour will kick off on June 20 and will make stops at iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Wrigley Field in Chicago. In addition, Shelton is donating $1 from every fan club presale ticket sold to the Academy of Country Music's Lifting Lives Foundation through his "Blake is #TenTimesCrazier!" Thunderclap campaign. Fans who buy tickets in support of this cause will be automatically entered to win 2 tickets and a backstage meet & greet with Shelton at a nearby show.

Lucy Hale was scheduled to make her Grand Ole Opry on Friday night, but had to cancel her planned appearance due to illness. Lucy says that performing on the Grand Ole Opry has been "a lifelong dream" of hers, but she was forced to postpone the date after battling flu symptoms all week. Lucy's Opry debut will be rescheduled to a later date. This news comes on the heels of Hale's announcement last week that her debut album, Road Between, will be released on June 3 of this year. Before falling ill last week, Lucy was in the middle of a two-month long promo tour in support of her single, "You Sound Good To Me," meeting with country radio, fans, and playing multiple performances across the country. (Photo credit:

When Cole Swindell was deciding which song to release as his debut single, he wanted make sure that the tune would grab everyone's attention. And when Swindell released "Chillin' It" as his debut single, people definitely took notice of him.  With the release of his new self-titled debut album just last week, fans finally have a chance to hear more of his music. The new album has everything from fun live concert tunes to songs about heartbreak, and Swindell assures that every song on the record is 100 percent Cole. He says, "I'm just a normal guy from south Georgia living in Nashville, living the dream as they say, but I've been through all that stuff on my album and so that's what I wanted to do."

The list of performers at the inaugural Tree Town Music Festival has grown with the addition of Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, David Nail, JT Hodges, Leah Turner, Sarah Darling and The Last Ride to the all-star line-up. The newly added performers will join Brad Paisley and Toby Keith, who were previously announced as the headliners at the two day festival. The Tree Town Music Festival will take place in Forest City, Iowa on May 24 and 25 in the scenic Heritage Park. In addition to the top musical acts slated to perform there, the Tree Town Music Festival will also feature "Little Nashville," a stage bringing the excitement of Nashville's world-famous Broadway to Iowa.
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