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by Christal Blue posted Oct 1 2014 8:53AM

When tours end in country music the touring headliner likes to get gifts for the tour openers to say "Thanks" for sharing the road. So, when Dierks Bentley's first leg of his "Riser Tour" came to a close recently, Dierks gifted drone cameras to tour mates Chris Young, Jon Pardi and Chase Rice. The iPad-controlled drones can fly over crowds and take videos and pictures during shows. Rice tweeted, "Got a badass drone for our last night of tour thanks to @DierksBentley. Thanks bro, been the best summer of my life." Bentley replied saying, "I'm confident in your flying skills @ChrisYoungMusic too. @JonPardi?!..I give his 3 days."

Kenny Rogers has announced his 33rd Christmas tour – "Christmas & Hits Through The Years with Special Guest Linda Davis," which launches in launches this November. Rogers generates a fun, family-friendly atmosphere annually with his Christmas & Hits shows, which have become a holiday tradition.

On Monday (9/29) morning, Lady Antebellum popped up in Miami, Florida on their way to New York City and surprised South Miami Elementary Expressive Arts Center teacher Vivian Gonzales. The trio snuck into the music teacher's classroom and surprised her with an instrument donation for the school with the help of friends at Little Kids Rock. Lady A also invited Gonzales and her husband on an all-expense paid vacation to New York City to attend the group's album release show at Gramercy Theatre. Gonzales was nominated by her husband who describes her as a "a great wife, an amazing mom and a phenomenal music teacher" who "spends her days, nights and weekends coming up with lessons to engage every student she has in the world of music, and change their lives forever."

The Swon Brothers celebrated National Coffee Day with Eight O'Clock Coffee and Friends at the Central Perk Coffee Shop in SoHo on Monday. The Swon Brothers performed their hit single "Later On" along with other songs from their self-titled debut album available October 14. The crowd enjoyed the new music along with free cups of Eight O'Clock Coffee in honor of National Coffee Day and the 20th Anniversary of the hit TV show Friends debut.


by Christal Blue posted Sep 30 2014 6:42AM

Jason Aldean's single "Burnin' It Down" has officially been certified platinum by the RIAA in only 9 weeks, making it the fastest selling single of 2014. Additionally, it has been at number one on theBillboard Hot Country Singles since its release. In advance of the October 7 release of his sixth studio album Old Boots, New DirtAldean will perform the hit song on The Ellen Degeneres Showtomorrow (10/1).  

More performers have been added to the lineup for the 48th Annual CMA Awards airing live on ABC on November 5. Not only are they hosting for the seventh consecutive year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will each perform during the three-hour live broadcast. Also added to the performing list are Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry. Previously announced performers include Entertainer nominees Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban. photos via itunes.com

 

 

Love and Theft are proud to team up with CMT to launch a special fan-engaging "Night That You’ll Never Forget" Sweepstakes, in conjunction with the duo’s upcoming action-packed performance at the historic Gramercy Theatre in New York City, New York on October 30. Having launched earlier this month and running through October 8, the sweepstakes offers one lucky winner and a guest the opportunity to sing onstage with Love and Theft, two tickets to the Gramercy Theatre performance, two roundtrip coach airfare tickets to NYC, two-night hotel accommodations, artist meet and greets and an exclusive merchandise package. Photos Via bing.com

 

 

Back in June, Chris Young injured his hand while cooking dinner and had to cancel his CMA Fest appearance as a result and of course had to stop playing guitar in his shows for a while after. Now, Young is back on the guitar, but has learned to love singing without it, he says, "The first time I picked a guitar up it just sounded like someone was killing a goose. So, it's slowly worked its way back in to where it sounds like someone playing guitar.” 

by Christal Blue posted Sep 29 2014 11:43AM
 
 

Carrie Underwood appeared on NBC’s Today show Friday morning, where she announced that on December 9, she’ll be releasing her very first hits collection, titled Greatest Hits: 


Decade #1. Carrie’s album — with a final track listing to be announced — will pull from her 18 number-one hits and also include new material, which kicks off with today's release of the first single, a song that she co-wrote called "Something in the Water."


Photo Credit: via directlyrics.com

 






















While playing his concert in Louisville, Kentucky last week, 
Eric Church announced in a roundabout way that he and his wife Katherine are expecting their second child.

Church launched into"Sinners Like Me," and sang a slight lyric change in the second portion of the song. Where he normally sings, "Give my dad a grandson," he sang instead, "Give my dad another grandson." Eric and his wife already have one son, Boone McCoy, born back in 2011 and now a rep confirms that the Church family is growing by one. No due date was mentioned. 

 
 


Lady Antebellum
 is gearing up for the release of its fifth studio album, 747, in stores tomorrow. The trio will kick-off the week with a three song performance on NBC's Today (9/30) followed by an intimate performance at the Gramercy Theater that night for a Yahoo! live stream event starting at 8 PM ET. The band will also stop at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (10/1) to perform their hit single "Bartender." Photo Credit: via theboot.com

 


The Swon Brothers – Zach and Colton – are heading to New York City for a return performance on NBC's Today show on October 13. The appearance comes one day prior to the release of the duo’s self-titled Arista Nashville album, featuring their Top-15-and-climbing debut single, "Later On." The S
wons will also be in the Big Apple to play songs from their new album today (9/29) to kick-off Nashville’s New Music in New York. In celebration of the Grand Ole Opry’s birthday and Country Music Month, both in October, the Opry and Southwest Airlines are returning to New York City for a second annual series of free acoustic performances at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park. As part of the experience, the artists will travel to Manhattan with the Opry’s signature microphone stand and a replica of the famed circle of wood from center stage at the Opry House. 

Photo Credit: via freeconcert.com
 

 

by Christal Blue posted Sep 24 2014 9:02AM

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard proposed to longtime girlfriend Hayley Stommel on Monday (9/21). Hubbard and Stommel went on a helicopter ride over Nashville Monday night and that's where Tyler popped the questions to which she quickly said "Yes." Hubbard and his new bride-to-be both posted photos of the event on their Instagram accounts. No word yet on when the pending nuptials will be. Stommel is a 26-year-old Idaho native.  The two have been dating since last December. (Photo Credit:  www.people.com )

Scotty McCreery has extended his "See You Tonight Tour" into the fall, with special guest Danielle Bradbery and will bring it to Toyota Oakdale in Wallingford, Connecticut, on Thursday, December 4, for a special 12.14 Foundation Benefit Concert. McCreery serves as a National Goodwill Ambassador for the Newtown -based foundation. In conjunction with this show and Live Nation Concerts, McCreery will also host a VIP pre-show party to benefit the foundation as well. Since the 2012 shooting tragedy which devastated the town and shocked the nation, McCreery has made multiple visits to Newtown to meet with families there.

Kip Moore is kicking off his headlining "CMT On Tour 2014: Up In Smoke" tomorrow (9/25) with a sold-out show at New York's Best Buy Theatre. Advance sell outs are stacking up including the stops in Nashville, Boston, Minneapolis and a two night stand in Chicago. Kip will hit over 20 cities through November and is bringing newcomers Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt along for the ride.

Little Big Town’s sixth-studio album Pain Killer is available for pre-order now at all digital retailers.  Pain Killer, which features current hit single "Day Drinking," is set for release on October 21. When purchased through iTunes or Amazon, buyers will receive "Day Drinking" as an instant download. The band is also releasing The "Pain Killer" Game on their website on LittleBigTown.com fans can unlock 90 seconds of each track from the new album when completing levels by killing viruses with color-coded pill capsules thrown by the members of LBT.

by Christal Blue posted Sep 22 2014 12:20PM
On Friday (9/19), during a press conference before he kicked of his Atlanta, Georgia shows, Garth Brooks confirmed that his upcoming all original album will be available on November 11. The album will be released on Pearl/RCA Nashville and will feature his current single, "People Loving People." Fans can pre-order the album at garthbrooks.com and ghosttunes.com.  In addition to the album, fans can order an additional mega bundle including all eight iconic studio albums digitally updated, the new double live 25th Anniversary Edition featuring 30 songs along with 30 videos, an instant download of the new single, "People Loving People" and the bonus track, "Send ‘Em On Down The Road."
 
Zac Brown tells Billboard this week that his Southern Ground Artists record label has three new label partnerships. The label has been independent for the last year, but Brown announced new partnerships with Universal’s John Varvatos Records, Big Machine Label Group and Republic Records. The deal will include all of the artists signed to Southern Ground Artists, as well as future Zac Brown Band albums.

Kenny Rogers talks about him and Dolly Parton's first CMA nomination since the 1980's for Musical Event of the Year for their duet, "You Can’t Make Old Friends." He says, "Whether we win or not, it was an event for me being back together with my good friend. I have great respect for everyone in this category, and there’s no way you can lose being in that group." Other nominees in the category include Vince Gill and Paul Franklin's "Bakersfield", Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s "Meanwhile Back at Mama’s," "Somethin’ Bad" from Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood and Lambert and Keith Urban on "We Were Us."  The 48th annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 5 at 8 PM ET on ABC. (Photo Credit:  www.theboot.com )

Aaron Lewis is safe after a private charter jet he was a passenger on was disabled, causing a flight cancellation. After filming a segment for his TV show On The Road for the Sportsman’s Channel, an error caused the Cessna to veer off the taxiway and become stuck in mud, prohibiting the safe continuation of the flight. Lewis said, "I'm so glad that we are safe; however, I am really sorry that the fans in Tulsa were disappointed and let down with me not making tonight’s show. I promise I’ll be back to Tulsa soon."
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