Nashville News - Friday, February 7th
by Christal Blue
posted Feb 7 2014 11:49AM
Earlier this week, Garth Brooks added a fourth concert date to "The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event", which will take place in Dublin, Ireland this summer. Tickets for a 4th date went on sale yesterday morning and sold very quickly, prompting a fifth date to be added to the series of concerts in Croke Park. The tickets for the 5th date went on sale immediately and have now completely sold out as well. In all, a total of 400,000 tickets have been sold for all five concert dates in Croke Park. Brooks' concert event also marks the first time that an artist will play 5 consecutive sold out dates at Croke Park. The concerts will take place on July 25-29.
It was a big moment for Kacey Musgraves when her debut single "Merry Go 'Round" won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song recently. But before it became an award-winning tune, "Merry Go 'Round" actually helped Kacey celebrate another big moment in her life; hearing herself on radio for the first time. She says it was September 17 (2012), when the song finally came on the radio, and the big moment began to sink in for Kacey. She says that when she heard the first few licks of the song, she didn't know how it would affect her. But in the end she just couldn't contain her emotions. Kacey said, when she heard the first part of the song, she just started bawling her eyes out. She was in the car with her sister, who captured the moment on video.
Last night, Thompson Square kicked off their headlining "2014 Just Feels Good Tour" with a show in Jackson, California. Keifer and Shawna Thompson are appreciative for the opportunities they've had over the past couple of years as openers on three major tours, but they also but feel like the time is right to get out there for some headlining shows. The new headlining tour will also give the duo the opportunity to showcase more of the songs from their sophomore album Just Feels Good. T2's new tour kicks off just as their latest hit "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About" makes its way into the Top 10 on the country chart this week.
Eric Paslay has been chosen as NRA Country's Featured Artist for the month of February. The announcement comes during an exciting week for Paslay as he just released his self-titled debut album on Tuesday and topped the country chart for the first time as an artist with his single "Friday Night." NRA Country was founded on respect for the military, appreciation for the great outdoors, and a love of family and country. And these are values Eric can certainly get behind. Eric will also join NRA Country for an exclusive, free online concert and Q&A on February 18, which will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Photo Credit: www.ericpaslay.com)