Michael Ray's single "Kiss You In The Morning" sits atop the country chart this week, giving Michael his first #1 song. With this #1, Ray becomes the first debut male artist to have a chart-topping single since Sam Hunt did so last year, and he's also the only debut male artist to reach the chart's summit so far this year. Adding to its success, "Kiss You In The Morning" has also garnered the highest one-week total number of spins in Country Aircheck history. The song hits the top of the chart just as Ray is celebrating another milestone: the release of his self-titled debut album on Friday (8/7). Michael will continue celebrating this week when he makes his first-ever national morning television appearance with a performance of "Kiss" on ABC's Good Morning America today (8/11).
YOUNG ANNOUNCES ALBUM TITLE AND TOUR – CHRIS YOUNG
Chris Young has some exciting news: he's coming over this fall! Or at least his headlining "I'm Comin' Over Tour" is. Young announced yesterday (8/10) that his headlining trek will launch on October 22 in Savannah, Georgia, with fourteen dates set through December. Chris has also announced that special guests Eric Paslay and newcomer, Clare Dunn, will appear on select tour dates as openers. But the new tour wasn't the only news Chris shared yesterday; he also unveiled the album art and title for his forthcoming fifth studio album, I'm Comin' Over. The album cover is a picture of Chris looking off to one side with one hand in his pocket and the other holding a jacket over his shoulder.
MILE HIGH TAKEOVER – KENNY CHESNEY
Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean teamed up to co-headline a show at Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday night (8/8). The stadium sits at more than 5,000 feet above sea level, but the crowd's energy was even higher when the two tours combined for one show. There were 54,674 fans in attendance that night -- the most ever for an end zone set-up show at the iconic football stadium – and the crowd was like nothing Kenny had ever seen in that city before. To gear up for the Mile High show, Chesney spent the morning at practice with the Denver Broncos, where he took in the drills and got focused up for his sold-out show. Kenny wore a University of Tennessee t-shirt to show solidarity with his good friend and Bronco's quarterback Peyton Manning, who was at practice that day.
BIG & RICH STAR ROCKS HIS WAY TO TLC WITH 'BIG KENNY AND FAMILY'
With a style that’s part pirate, part Renaissance man, and a good bit rock and roll country boy, Kenny Alphin, aka “Big Kenny” of Big & Rich, ditched farm life in Virginia to pursue his dream of making music in Nashville. Fueled by faith, authenticity, and plenty of heart, BIG KENNY AND FAMILY follows Kenny, his wife Christiev, and their sons, Dakota, Lincoln, Christopher and Cameron, as they navigate their unordinary home life while Kenny is on a break from his whirlwind tour. The all-new one-hour special premieres Wednesday, September 2 at 10/9c on TLC. Viewers will get the chance to take a peek inside Kenny’s celebrity lifestyle and may be surprised to find that when he’s not filling stadiums and concert venues, he lives a typical life - albeit influenced by his over-the-top personality - filled with family dinners, yard work, date nights, playtime and bedtime stories.