big announcement yesterday afternoon was what most people expected that he's going to announce the first date of his "World Tour" next week and that he has signed a new record deal with Sony Music for a new album to be out quite soon and a single Garth hinted at going out at the end of this month. Under the new worldwide deal with Sony, Brooks will put out a new solo album on or about Black Friday in November through his own Pearl imprint in conjunction with Sony Music's RCA Nashville. Also, for the first time ever, Garth's catalogue of music and as well as the new studio album will be available digitally, exclusively through his website at www.GarthBrooks.com
, beginning with catalogue content in the next few weeks. (Photo Credit: www.savingcountrymusic.com
has been named the national celebrity spokesperson for The Spirit of Blue Foundation. Craig says, "Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each and every day to keep us safe. I'm honored to be joining Spirit of Blue to help bring attention to their sacrifices and how we can help protect our men and women in blue." In that capacity, Morgan will appear in a new public service announcement, perform and speak at select events across the country and will spread the word about Spirit of Blue's work as he tours.
's The Sound of Music Live!
and Blake Shelton
's show, NBC's The Voice
, are both up for Emmy Awards. The Sound of Music Live!
is up for Outstanding Special Class Program, while The Voice
is a finalist for Outstanding Reality-Competition Show. The Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers
, will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Monday, August 25. NBC will air the ceremony live from coast to coast.
Country music songwriter Dallas Davidson
was arrested in Nashville early Thursday after police were called to the Tin Roof restaurant/bar about a person "trying to fight everyone," according to a Metro Police report. When officers arrived, they found Davidson in front of the Tin Roof yelling obscenities and uttering racial and homophobic slurs. Davidson faces charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He was released on his own recognizance. Davidson's credits include Luke Bryan
's "That's My Kind Of Night," Lady Antebellum
's "We Owned the Night" and Blake Shelton
's "All About Tonight." He's also appeared on TNT's Private Lives of Nashville Wives