GEORGE STRAIT RELEASES LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM. (AUDIO)    9/15/14

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George Strait hits stores with The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium Tuesday (September 16th). The show, which also featured special guests Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson, was performed in front of nearly 105,000 folks.

Eric Church not only performed in Dallas for the final show, but he opened up for King George a few times during the tour, and the Country Music Hall of Famer was very impressed with how he held the crowd in his hands. “Eric Church is just a great artist. He’s a great songwriter. He’s a really great performer and great songwriter. He’s got the total package,” says George. “When we did our shows together during the tour he came out and well he said I’m just going to do – I’m not going to bring my band. I’m just going to do a set just me and my guitar. And I’m going well alright. If that what he wants to do that’s fine. That’s going to be a little difficult I think to pull off because you’ve got 20,000 people there and you’re doing an hour or whatever it was he was going to do just him and his guitar. And not too many people could pull that off but he did. He pulled it off and the crowd loved it.”

However, all doesn’t seem bright and rosy between the two. The Country Music Hall of Famer is taking issue with how Eric and his wife, Catherine, bonded with his dog Jammer, and he’s not giving up the details.

“I really got to know him when we worked together and we spent some time together on the bus after those two nights. We had some drinks together, and his wife and he got involved with my dog and that’s another story,” he laughs. “We won’t go into that, but my dog is safe now. I have him home, and he’s doing alright, but he’s had to see some people, but anyway. (laughs)”

The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium features such hits as “Check Yes or No,” “The Love Bug,” “Cowboys Like Us,” “Marina Del Ray,” “Here for a Good Time,” “Murder on Music Row,” “The Chair,” “Give It All We Got Tonight” and “Ocean Front Property.”

AUDIO:George Strait (Eric Church)
AUDIO: George Strait talks about performing with Eric Church during his Cowboy Rides Away Tour, and apparently something happened on the road with his dog, Jammer, that King George would rather not talk about.

George Strait (Eric Church) OC: …good one. 1:36
“Well, Eric Church is just a great artist. He’s a great songwriter. He’s a really great performer and great songwriter. He’s got the total package. When we did our shows together during the tour he came out and well he said I’m just going to do – I’m not going to bring my band. I’m just going to do a set just me and my guitar. And I’m going well alright. If that what he wants to do that’s fine. That’s going to be a little difficult I think to pull off because you’ve got 20,000 people there and you’re doing an hour or whatever it was he was going to do just him and his guitar. And not too many people could pull that off but he did. He pulled it off and the crowd loved it. And so I didn’t know Eric very well until, I don’t know, maybe – I had heard his music for sure but I really got to know him when we worked together and we spent some time together on the bus after those two nights. We had some drinks together, and his wife and he got involved with my dog and that’s another story. (laughs) We won’t go into that, but my dog is safe now. I have him home, and he’s doing alright, but he’s had to see some people, but anyway. (laughs) So anyway, again, he’s a great artist and when he agreed to do the Dallas show, so just check that off, another good one.”

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DARIUS RUCKER WILL RELEASE HIS FIRST CHRISTMAS ALBUM, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, OCTOBER 27TH. (PRESS RELEASE)    9/15/14

 

Nashville, Tenn. – Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker will release his first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, on October 27th.  The twelve track album will include holiday classics as well as two Rucker originals, “Candy Cane Christmas” and “What God Wants For Christmas.” Also, special guest Sheryl Crow joins Darius on the holiday standard “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Darius worked with producer Frank Rogers, who produced his three solo country albums, on Home For The Holidays
 
"I am so excited to finally make a Christmas album,” shares Darius. “This has been a lifelong dream and I hope my fans enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making it."
 
In addition to recording his Christmas album, Darius has been working on his fourth solo county album to be released in early 2015.  The album’s debut single “Homegrown Honey” has just been released to Country radio and is climbing the charts.
 
Home For The Holidays Track Listing:
1.  I’ll Be Home For Christmas
2.  White Christmas
3.  Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
4.  Winter Wonderland
5.  Please Come Home For Christmas
6.  What God Wants For Christmas written by Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell
7.  Baby, It’s Cold Outside (featuring Sheryl Crow)
8.  O Come, All Ye Faithful
9.  You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
10. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12. Candy Cane Christmas written by Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers and Steve Leslie
Note: Sequence is not final.
 
For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

AUDIO:Darius Rucker (Christmas album)
AUDIO: Darius Rucker talks about recording a Christmas album in the middle of summer.

Darius Rucker (Christmas album) OC: ...in December. :34
"We wrote this great song -- me, Frank Rogers and Monty Powell wrote this song called 'What God Wants for Christmas,' and that instantly got me in the mood. I mean, it was one of those things that after we wrote it, I thought, 'That's Christmas to me' -- I wonder 'What God Wants for Christmas.'  So, once you put the headphones on...like the other day, I was doing 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' with Sheryl Crow -- we did that together -- and it was so easy to get in the Christmas spirit, because you start hearing those songs, the music, and you're in December."

 

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LUKE BRYAN TAKES OVER NEW YORK AND ADDS ANOTHER L.A. SHOW. (PRESS RELEASE)    9/15/14

  Nashville - (September 15, 2014) – Country superstar Luke Bryan took his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” to New York this past weekend, making his second appearance this year in Manhattan’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Friday night and Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena last night, selling out both concert stops.  Luke also played shows in Connecticut and New Hampshire, selling out both of those dates as well.
 
A second concert in Los Angeles was just added to the calendar at the Forum on Oct. 26, which now closes out for the tour for 2014.  Luke plays the Hollywood Bowl, for his first time, on Oct. 25.
 
During the Madison Square Garden show on Sept. 12 Luke paid homage to Sept. 11, 2001 performing an impromptu “Star-Spangled Banner” with opener Lee Brice.  The rendition left the crowd speechless through the song but chanting “U.S.A.,” “U.S.A.” when it ended.  Luke also thanked the audience, “It’s awesome to come to this amazing city and do my music.  Thank-you, New York City!”
 
Luke’s “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” continues this week with shows in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas, Texas.
 
Earlier this month Luke garnered three CMA Award nominations as Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Album for Crash My Party, which has sold over 2 million copies and 7.8 million digital tracks.  The “48th Annual CMA Awards” airs Nov. 5 from Nashville on ABC.
 
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has sold nearly 6.2 million albums, 23.1 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and placed 10 singles at No. 1.  Luke made recent Billboard chart history when he reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with “Play It Again” and “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line claiming the No. 2 spot.  Luke becomes the first artist to ever hold the two top positions since the chart began in 1990. 
 
Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.”  Miller Lite, Texaco and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are sponsors of the tour.  Citi is the official credit card of the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and the Crash My Playa destination concert event with Citi cardmembers having access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program.  
   
2014 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and “Farm Tour
9-18     San Antonio, TX          AT&T Center
9-19     Houston, TX                Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9-20     Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion
9-25     Tampa, FL                   MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9-26     Tampa, FL                   MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9-27     West Palm Beach, FL   Cruzan Amphitheatre
10-1     Knoxville, TN              Maple Lane Farms                   FARM TOUR
10-2     Auburn AL                  Ingram Farms                           FARM TOUR
10-3     Tallahassee, FL           Cross Creek Place                    FARM TOUR
10-4     Gainesville, FL            Whitehurst Cattle Farm          FARM TOUR
10-8     Statesboro, GA            Perry Field                               FARM TOUR
10-9     Athens, GA                  Meldon Farm                           FARM TOUR
10-10   Columbia, SC              Culler Farms                            FARM TOUR
10-11   Macon, GA                  Midway at Central City Park    FARM TOUR
10-16   Sacramento, CA           Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
10-17   Concord, CA               Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
10-18   Mountain View, CA     Shoreline Amphitheatre
10-23   Phoenix, AZ                Ak-Chin Pavilion
10-25   Los Angeles, CA          Hollywood Bowl
10-26   Los Angeles, CA          The Forum
1-23/27 Riviera Maya, Mexico  Crash My Playa Destination Concert Event
 
For up to date information on Luke, the tour and tickets go to www.lukebryan.com orwww.livenation.com.

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KEITH URBAN JOINS THE LIST OF PERFORMERS AT THIS YEAR'S CMA AWARDS.    9/15/14

Keith Urban has been added the list of performers for this year’s CMA Awards. He’s joined by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, along with Luke Bryan, who was previously announced as a performer on the show.

Keith is up for four trophies, including Album of the Year for Fuse and Entertainer of the Year

The 48th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 5th on ABC.

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LADY ANTEBELLUM RELEASE THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR I DID WITH YOU. (VIDEO)    9/15/14

Lady Antebellum have released the lyric video for "I Did With You," the song they wrote and recorded for the soundtrack to the Nicholas Sparks' film, The Best of Me. The movie hits theaters nationwide October 17th, while the soundtrack, which also features songs by David Nail, Eric Paslay, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes, Thompson Square and Colbie Caillat, among others, is released October 7th.

Lady A's forthcoming album, 747, is due out September 30th. It features their recent two-week No. 1 single, "Bartender."

VIDEO:Lady Antebellum lyric video I Did With You
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GEORGE STRAIT READIES NEW LIVE ALBUM FOR TUESDAY. (AUDIO)    9/12/14

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George Strait will release The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium Tuesday (September 16th). The concert, which also featured special guests Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson, was performed in front of nearly 105,000 folks. The 20-track collection features such hits as “Check Yes or No,” “The Love Bug,” “Cowboys Like Us,” “Marina Del Ray,” “Here for a Good Time,” “Murder on Music Row,” “The Chair,” “Give It All We Got Tonight” and “Ocean Front Property.”

I could just feel the energy and the support and the love from the fans. It was just unbelievable,” says the Country Music Hall of Famer. “There’s just no way to totally describe the feeling that you have when you walk out there in front of a crowd that big.”

The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium Track Listing: 

1. Check Yes Or No 
2. The Love Bug (with Vince Gill) 
3. Fool Hearted Memory (with Jason Aldean) 
4. Arkansas Dave (with Bubba Strait) 
5. Cowboys Like Us (with Eric Church) 
6. That’s What Breaking Hearts Do 
7. Marina Del Rey 
8. Here For A Good Time (with Sheryl Crow) 
9. I Can Still Make Cheyenne 
10. Jackson (with Martina McBride) 
11. A Showman’s Life (with Faith Hill) 
12. Murder On Music Row (with Alan Jackson) 
13. The Chair 
14. Give It All We Got Tonight 
15. Run (with Miranda Lambert) 
16. I'll Always Remember You 
17. Ocean Front Property (with Kenny Chesney) 
18. Troubadour 
19. All My Ex’s Live In Texas (with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, 
Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride) 
20. The Cowboy Rides Away

AUDIO:George Strait (Dallas show) 1
AUDIO: George Strait says he was a big nervous when tickets went on sale for his final show in Dallas.

George Strait (Dallas show) 1 OC: …it that way. 1:07
“You don’t know how these things are going to turn out. You put tickets on sale and you hope for the best and you see what happens. Man, when I got that call how many tickets we sold the first day I’m going like, ‘Wow, this is so cool. What great fans I have.’ And it was a heck of a night. And I said it on stage, I’ve been thinking about this show ever since we announced the Cowboy Rides Away Tour, and I really had for two years. It was just it was always on my mind it was going to end right there. And so the closer it got the more nervous I got about it and the more things we had to do to prepare for it, getting all these great artists to participate and song lists and rehearsals and figuring out how we were going to do it, the structure of the show. We went through so many different scenarios of how it could be. Finally just go like, ‘Well, we can just do it like we’ve been doing it on tour. They just come up and do their songs and we’ll work it that way.’”

AUDIO:George Strait (Dallas show) 3
AUDIO: George Strait says he could really feel the love from the fans during the final show of his Cowboy Rides Away Tour in Dallas.

George Strait (Dallas show) 3 OC: …at this place. 1:23
“When I’m standing in the wings there and Ray Benson is reading this big introduction, I’m nervous as a cat because when the show started it was light in there. It was broad daylight and you could see everybody. (laughs) And when you walk out in front of 104,000 people, that’s scary. (laughs) But I mean once I got on stage all that went away, and I could just feel the energy and the support and the love from the fans. It was just unbelievable. And there’s just no way to totally describe the feeling that you have when you walk out there in front of a crowd that big. Not many people get to experience it. (laughs) I’m very lucky that I did, and it was so much fun, and then at the end it was sad. I almost lost it a couple of times but I didn’t want to do that and I managed not too, but it still was very sad to know that – and I did this a lot, during the two years I would walk out there and as I left the stage I’m going I may never be back here doing this again ever at this place.”

 

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KEITH URBAN SHOW AT WASHINGTON STATE FAIR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NEXT YEAR. (PRESS RELEASE)    9/12/14

Puyallup, WA – Sept. 12, 2014 –The Keith Urban concert at the Washington State Fair has been moved to next year, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. The concert was postponed due to a death in the family.  

Ticket holders for the 2014 Keith Urban concert have two options with the tickets they presently hold for the show. They are:

  1. Hold onto your 2014 tickets, as they will be the tickets you use for the Sept. 19, 2015 concert date. The concert ticket will also act as your Fair gate ticket and concert ticket. If you keep your ticket to use in 2015, you are guaranteed the same seat you selected for this year’s postponed concert.
  2. To return the ticket for a refund, go to your point of purchase. When purchased through the Fair, you will receive a full refund. This transaction must be completed by emailing boxoffice@thefair.com by Friday, October 31, 2014. Or visit the Fair box office at 9th Avenue SW and Meridian Street in person between now and the end of the 2014 Fair.

 Ticket holders may still use the Fair gate admission portion of their concert ticket to attend the 2014 Fair, which runs through Sept. 21.

The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event in September. For more info about the Sept. 5-21, 2014 Washington State Fair, visit www.thefair.com

 

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LUKE BRYAN TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE FASHION ROCKS SPECIAL. (VIDEO)    9/12/14

In the latest edition of LBTV, cameras go with Luke Bryan to this week's Fashion Rocks concert and TV special. He was was one of the special performers at the event, along with Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Kiss and many more. Luke performed "I See You," which is featured on his double platinum album, Crash My Party.

VIDEO:LBTV Thursdays 2014! Episode 32
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LUKE BRYAN PERFORMS HIS LATEST HIT, ROLLER COASTER, ON TONIGHT SHOW. (VIDEO)    9/11/14

Luke Bryan performs his latest hit, "Roller Coaster," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night (September 10th).

Luke is up for three CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year

VIDEO:Luke Bryan Roller Coaster on Tonight Show
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DAVID NAIL LAUNCHES HIS I'M A FIRE TOUR, AND HE REVEALS HIS ONE MUST-HAVE ON THE ROAD. (AUDIO)    9/11/14

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David Nail launches his I’m a Fire Tour Thursday night (September 11th) in Oxford, Mississippi, and along with the common daily items such as toothbrush, toothpaste and clothes, he also has one other thing he has to have on the road.

“I’m a big fan of the baby wipes,” reveals David. “It’s one of those things that I joke -- half my band now, that need to be clean at all times, and that’s a common thing throughout the day. You’ve got nine guys on the bus and about every other hour, you’ll hear, ‘Where’s the baby wipes? Where’s the baby wipes?’ So, I’ve got to have my own personal stash that I hide in my bag.”

David is currently climbing the country chart with his latest hit, “Kiss You Tonight.”

David Nail I’m a Fire Tour Dates:

9/11 – Oxford, Miss. – The Lyric Oxford
9/12 – New Orleans, La. – House of Blues
9/24 – Athens, Ga. – Georgia Theatre
9/26 – Tallahassee, Fla. – The Moon
9/27 – Orlando, Fla. – House of Blues
10/9 – Wichita, Kan. – The Cotillion
10/10 – Denver, Colo. – Grizzly Rose
10/16 – Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Jupiter Bar
10/17 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Maverick’s
10/24 – Columbia, Mo. – 9th Street Summerfest
10/26 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart’s
10/29 – Springfield, Mo. – Gillioz Theater
10/30 – Tulsa, Okla. – Cain’s Ballroom
10/31 – San Antonio, Texas – Aztec Theatre
11/6 – Rocky Mount, Va. – Harvester Performance Center
11/7 – Sayreville, N.J. – Starland Ballroom
11/8 – Boston, Mass. – House of Blues
11/9 – New York, N.Y. – Irving Plaza
11/11 – London, Ontario – London Concert Theater
11/13 – Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues
11/14 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Intersection
11/15 – Green Bay, Wis. – Meyer Theatre

AUDIO:David Nail (must have on the road)
AUDIO: David Nail reveals his one must-have on the road.

David Nail (must have on the road) OC: …in my bag. :24
“It’s no real secret. I’m a big fan of the baby wipes. It’s one of those things that I joke half my band now…that need to be clean at all times, and that’s a common thing throughout the day. You’ve got nine guys on the bus and about every other hour, you’ll hear, ‘Where’s the baby wipes? Where’s the baby wipes?’ So, I’ve got to have my own personal stash that I hide in my bag.”

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SCOTTY McCREERY IS 'FEELIN' IT' AT THE BEACH. (AUDIO)    9/11/14

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Scotty McCreery filmed the video for his latest hit, “Feelin’ It,” at a beach in North Carolina, a place that seemed pretty familiar to him.

We tried to incorporate some scenes and some places that I went to as a kid and all that jazz,” says Scotty. “For my videos, I like to have personal touches, otherwise they’re just another video on the channel. My second video was filmed at my high school, ‘See You Tonight’ was filmed at my college and ‘Feelin’ It’ was filmed at the beach I grew up going to, so it’s fun to look back and see those videos and have some memories there.”

Scotty, who turns 21 October 9th, takes “Feelin’ It” and other songs to Knoxville on Thursday (September 11th) and Wasbash, Indiana on Friday (September 12th).

AUDIO:Scotty McCreery (Feelin It video)
AUDIO: Scotty McCreery filmed the video for his latest hit, “Feelin’ It,” at a beach in North Carolina, which was a familiar place to him.

Scotty McCreery (Feelin It video) OC: …memories there. :29
“I had a blast filming the new video on the outer banks of North Carolina. It’s kind of the beaches I grew up going to, so we tried to incorporate some scenes and some places that I went to as a kid and all that jazz. For my videos, I like to have personal touches, otherwise they’re just another video on the channel. My second video was filmed at my high school, ‘See You Tonight’ was filmed at my college and ‘Feelin’ It’ was filmed at the beach I grew up going to,  so it’s fun to look back and see those videos and have some memories there.”

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KEITH URBAN IS 'FAITHFUL' TO HIS FANS WITH KARAOKE VIDEO. (VIDEO)    9/10/14

The Raise 'Em Up Tour may have come to a close, but Keith Urban, his band and crew, as well as opening acts Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge, are forever yours, faithfully.

VIDEO:Raise 'Em Up Tour - FAITHFULLY!!
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