LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES SIXTH ANNUAL FARM TOUR. (PRESS RELEASE)    7/28/14

NASHVILLE -  (July 28, 2014) – For the sixth consecutive year country superstar Luke Bryan will launch a series of fall concerts this October known as the Farm Tour.  This year’s Farm Tour adds stops in Knoxville, Tennessee and Gainesville, Florida and is scheduled to begin on October 1 in Knoxville, Tennessee and will continue through October 11 in Macon, Georgia.  
 
Last year Luke performed for over 115,000 fans in eight Farm Tour towns breaking the previous year’s record.  A portion of the proceeds are granted for local college scholarships (“Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship”) to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays.
 
Farm Tour 2014
October 1         Knoxville, Tennessee              Maple Lane Farms
October 2         Auburn, Alabama                    Ingram Farms
October 3         Tallahassee, Florida                 Cross Creek Place
October 4         Gainesville, Florida                  Whitehurst Cattle Farm
October 8         Statesboro, Georgia                  Perry Field
October 9         Athens, Georgia                       Meldon Farm
October 10       Columbia, South Carolina        Culler Farms
October 11       Macon, Georgia                        Midway at Central City Park
(dates & cities subject to change)
 
The Farm Tour ticket presale will begin for Luke Bryan’s Fan Club, the Nut House, on July 29 at 10AM local time for Knoxville, Gainesville, Auburn and Statesboro.  The public on sale for those shows begin at 10AM on August 1.  The Nut House ticket presale for Macon, Columbia, Athens and Tallahassee will launch on August 5 at 10AM local time with the public on sale beginning at 10AM local time on August 8. 
Special VIP experiences will be available for Farm Tour 2014.  The "Harvest Time VIP Experience" includes a general admission ticket that comes with an exclusive VIP viewing area with premium view of the stage, a parking pass, access to VIP only restrooms, limited edition Farm Tour poster, private cash bar and more.  Find out more information from Luke's official VIP partner, CID Entertainment at: http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/luke-bryan-farm-tour-2014/
For additional Farm Tour 2014 information, including where to get tickets, stay tuned towww.lukebryan.com/farmtour 
Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGPwLIUk-64 to view an LBTV episode from the 2013 Farm Tour.
 
About Luke Bryan
Superstar Luke Bryan has quickly become one of Nashville’s most sought after entertainers.  His “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” is currently playing across the US and Canada, selling out all concerts to date.  This summer the tour will feature Luke’s first-ever stadium shows in four cities- Pittsburgh, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.  His previous tour performed for 1.3 million fans in 2013.  The two-time ACM co-host, who received the 2013 ACM Entertainer of The Year honor, recently celebrated the No. 1 debut of his digital EP Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever.  Combined, Luke’s six Spring Break series releases have sold nearly 900,000 copies.  
 
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has sold 6.4 million albums, 24.9 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and placed 10 singles at No. 1.  Luke’s current single “Roller Coaster” is the from his Crash My Party album, which has sold two million copies and was the best-selling country album in 2013.  The album contains four back-to-back No. 1 hits including “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Crash My Party,” “Drink A Beer,” and "Play It Again.”
 
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DIERKS BENTLEY WRAPS UP WEEKEND OF SOLD-OUT DATES ON HIS RISER TOUR. (PRESS RELEASE)    7/28/14

PHOTO: Dierks Bentley (Riser Tour photo)

Nashville, TN – July 28, 2014 – Country Music Star Dierks Bentley made an unforgettable run of 2014 RISER TOUR dates across the west coast this weekend, beginning with a capacity crowd at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater on 7/23. The tour’s biggest weekend yet also included full houses at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre and San Diego's Sleep Train Amphitheatre.  The highlight for the weekend, however, was the Grammy nominated singer's return to his hometown of Phoenix to perform for more than 17,000 fans at the Ak-Chin Pavilion.   

In total disbelief, Bentley told the enthusiastic hometown crowd, "For those of you who don't know me, you're participating in the best night of my life right now."  Bentley went on to humbly dedicate both of his GOLD certified No. one hits "I Hold On" and "Home" to his friends in the Valley and to the families of the fallen Granite Mountain Hot Shots, who perished a year ago in the Yarnell Hill Fires.

Music critics echoed the fan enthusiasm over the weekend, declaring Bentley "rose to the occasion like a pro, as though headlining Ak-Chin Pavilion is what the man was born to do.”   - Arizona Republic

"Bentley stormed the stage…his red solo cup and lively stage presence reverberated off the rocks in perfect
melody.”   - Denver Post

“High-energy and emotion-packed” - San Diego Union-Tribune

Bentley has the undeniable radio hit of the summer with "Drunk On A Plane," flying up the Top Five at radio now and continuing to sell an average of over 65,000 singles a week.  So far, his critically acclaimed and commercially successful new album RISER counts more than 1.5 million digital track sales. The 2014 RISER TOUR continues this week with upcoming stops in Mountain View, CA (7/31) and Sixes, OR (8/3). For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.


Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes

 

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CANAAN SMITH DOES LOVE LIKE THAT! (AUDIO)    7/28/14

“Love You Like That” is more than the title of the new single from singer-songwriter Canaan Smith – it’s also a collection of four words he lives by! You see, Canaan popped the question earlier this year…and he makes a point of guaranteeing that fiancee’ Christy feels loved and wanted. “I’m definitely a romantic guy,” Canaan reveals. “I have no problem buying her flowers and stuff like that, but I’d rather show her I love her [by] taking her out on a cool date somewhere, being creative.” With the growing demands of his career – which often means time on the road, away from Christy – Canaan knows that’s important. “She’s the inspiration for a lot of my songs,” he says. “I try to make sure I’m coming home as the man that she needs.”

Canaan, who first hit the charts a couple of years ago with a song called “We Got Us,” debuted this week with his new single, “Love You Like That.”

AUDIO:Canaan Smith (real romance)
AUDIO: Canaan Smith admits he can be a real romantic.

Canaan Smith (real romance) OC: ...she needs. :21

“Oh, I’m definitely a romantic guy. I just, I have no problem buying her flowers and stuff like that, but I’d rather show her I love her just with taking her out on a cool date somewhere, being creative like that and…even though she’s the inspiration for a lot of my songs, I don’t get cheesy with it, you know what I’m saying? I try to make sure I’m coming home as the man that she needs.”

 

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ERIC CHURCH IS READY TO ROLL! (AUDIO)    7/28/14

While many of us are enjoying a sunny, sultry summer, Eric Church has his eyes set on the fall, when he hits the road to play songs like “Cold One” with his band on his new The Outsiders World Tour. “I’ve never been five months out from a tour and had the anticipation that I have for this one,” Eric tells us. Part of the reason for that – Eric’s really excited to be bringing Dwight Yoakam on tour with him! “I’m a huge Dwight Yoakam fan. I grew up listening to Dwight’s music,” Eric admits. “I wish it was September right now!”

Brothers Osborne, the duo that you know from their new hit. “Rum,” will also be along for the ride this fall.

The Outsiders World Tour kicks off September 11th in Bossier City, Louisiana. It’s currently slated to run through year’s end, wrapping in mid-December in Birmingham, Alabama.

AUDIO:Eric Church (anticipating new tour)
AUDIO: Eric Church shares his excitement about hitting the road this fall with Dwight Yoakam and Brothers Osborne along for the ride. 

Eric Church (anticipating new tour) OC: …right now! :21
“This time we’re…you know, I’m bringing Dwight Yoakam, you know, back with me. I’m a huge Dwight Yoakam fan. I grew up listening to Dwight’s music. And Brothers Osborne, a new band that’s out right now that I like a lot. So…[I’m] bringing both those guys with me. And, you know, it’s going to be – I can look forward to it, you know? I’ve never…I’ve never been five months out from a tour and had the anticipation that I have for this one. I wish it was September right now!”

 

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KEITH URBAN HAS FANS RAISING 'EM UP! (VIDEO)    7/28/14

Keith Urban kicked off his Raise 'Em Up Tour last week, and on Saturday night (July 26th), he played Boston, Mass. The "Somewhere in My Car" singer sends his love and gratitude to all who came to the show!

VIDEO:Urban Chat: Video 91: Goodnight from Massachusetts!
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DAVID NAIL ANNOUNCES HIS 'I'M A FIRE' TOUR. (VIDEO, PRESS RELEASE)    7/28/14

PHOTO: David Nail

Nashville, TN – This morning Rolling Stone Country announced MCA Recording and GRAMMY-nominated artist David Nail’s upcoming Fall tour titled the I’m A Fire Tour. The I’m A Fire Tour, aptly named after the Missouri native’s third studio album released earlier this year, will take the singer/songwriter to 20+ cities including New York, Boston, Denver, New Orleans and Cleveland. Tickets for the I’m A Fire Tour go on sale August 1. Visit Nail’s website for more details on points of purchase. Opening for the I’m A Fire Tour is Show Dog-Universal Music country duo Native Run.

No stranger to the road, Nail has toured non-stop for the past year. In the fall of 2013 Nail took to the road on an extensive 30+ city headlining tour to try out his new songs that would eventually make up his 2014 album
I’m A Fire. Upon the release of I’m A Fire in March; Nail went back out with his own headlining dates of 15+ cities with additional shows with Darius Rucker (True Believers Tour) and Lady Antebellum (Take Me Downtown Tour).

"It's so much fun to open up for big acts and know that there's going to be 5, 10, or even 15,000 people out there when you play, but it's always difficult to only play for 35 minutes," Nail tells Rolling Stone Country. "I've always felt like we benefit so much more when we can really lay back and play an entire 75 to 90 minute show. We can show the range of the past three records."

VIDEO:David Nail - "I'm A Fire Tour" Igniting This Fall

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              CITY                           VENUE                                                   
9/11               Oxford, MS                 The Lyric Oxford                                          

9/12               New Orleans, LA        House of Blues                                             

9/24               Athens, GA                 Georgia Theatre                                           

9/26               Tallahassee, FL          The Moon                                                     

9/27               Orlando, FL                House of Blues                                             

10/9               Wichita, KS                 The Cotillion                                                 

10/10             Denver, CO                 Grizzly Rose                                                  

10/16             Tuscaloosa, AL          Jupiter Bar                                                    

10/17             Jacksonville, FL          Maverick’s                                                     

10/24             Columbia, MO            9th Street Summerfest                                  

10/26             Cincinnati, OH            Bogart’s                                                         

10/29             Springfield, MO          Gillioz Theatre                                              

10/30             Tulsa, OK                    Cain’s Ballroom                                            

10/31             San Antonio, TX         Aztec Theatre                                                           

11/6               Rocky Mount, VA       Harvester Performance Center                  

11/7               Sayreville, NJ              Starland Ballroom                                        

11/8               Boston, MA                House of Blues                                             

11/9               New York, NY            Irving Plaza                                                   

11/11             London, ON                London Concert Theater                            

11/13             Cleveland, OH            House of Blues                                             

11/14             Grand Rapids, MI      The Intersection                                           

11/15             Green Bay, WI           Meyer Theatre                             

More dates to be announced soon

In March, Nail released his third and most personal album to date titled
I’m A Fire. I’m A Fire, an album that Billboard calls “fiery” was produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay and Glenn Worf and spawned the No. 1 massive hit and PLATINUM certified “Whatever She’s Got.” Nail’s follow-up to the hit is his current radio single, “Kiss You Tonight.”

Follow @DavidNail on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidnail #ImAFire
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidNail

Photographer Credit – Jim Wright

PHOTO: I'm a Fire Tour poster

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LUKE BRYAN AND HIS CREW GIVE YOU MORE OUTTAKES FROM LBTV. (VIDEO)    7/25/14

Check out all the goofy shenanigans that take place backstage with Luke Bryan and his band. It's all in the latest episode of LBTV. 

VIDEO:LBTV Thursdays 2014! Episode 23
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LUKE BRYAN IS FEELING THE HEAT. (AUDIO)    7/25/14

No matter what part of the country you’re in, there’s no denying that summer is in full swing…complete with heat, haze and humidity. But that’s no problem for Luke Bryan (though some may argue he generates plenty of heat on his own). He’s learned that performing outdoors at this time of year can take a toll, and you have to do what’s necessary to deal with it. “You just have to hydrate onstage and be mindful,” he says, adding, “In that scenario, I worry about the fans. They’re out there drinking beer all day, and you just worry about their safety and them being hydrated.” That said, Luke’s also the first person to urge everyone to have a good time, too. “I love gettin’ out there and sweating and working,” he tells us. “I grew up in South Georgia working in the heat, and I love getting out there and flushing all the old beer from last night out.”"

Luke’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour hits Atlanta for a two-night stand this weekend, before heading to the Northeast for the first couple weeks of August.

AUDIO: Luke Bryan says a sunny, summer day can make for a great concert experience – you just have to plan accordingly!

Luke Bryan (summer heat) OC: ...being hydrated. :40
"Well, with playing, you know, really, really hot amphitheaters, you just have to try to remember throughout the day what you’re fixin’ to have to get up there and do. And, I mean, for me – I love gettin’ out there and sweating and working and…I mean, I grew up in South Georgia working in the heat, and I love getting out there and flushing all the old, you know, beer from last night out. So it’s fun for me, but you know you do have to be really careful. You just have to hydrate onstage and be mindful. You know, in that scenario, I worry about the fans ‘cause, you know, really, they’re out there drinking beer all day, and, you know, you just worry about their safety and them being hydrated.”

 

AUDIO:Luke Bryan (summer heat)
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DIERKS BENTLEY GIVES AN UPDATE ON KNOX-VILLE. (AUDIO)    7/25/14

Time sure flies – can you believe it’s already been almost 10 months since Dierks Bentley and his wife, Cassidy, welcomed their third child, son Knox? Yep – he’ll be a year-old in October! “He’s really happy,” Dierks tells us. “He’s ready to engage.” Knox is apparently very intrigued by his sisters, Evie and Jordan, too. “He’s flopping around and just wants to be hanging out with the girls and…you can tell he’s going to be active.”

Dad Dierks is pretty active right now, too. He’s in the top 10 with his latest hit, “Drunk on a Plane”…and criss-crossing the country with his Riser tour, which is on the West Coast through the end of July, then heads for the Northeast in August.

AUDIO:Dierks Bentley (Knox update)
AUDIO: Dierks Bentley gives us an update on son Knox, born last October.

Dierks Bentley (Knox update) OC: ...be active. :18
“Knox – he’s great. He’s just a little dude. Reminds me a lot of the girls at that age. He’s really happy. I mean, I can get him to smile at any moment that I want him to. He’s just…he’s ready to engage. He’s like, you know, flopping around and just wants to be hanging out with the girls and…you can tell he’s going to be active.” 

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BILLY CURRINGTON'S DREAM COMES TRUE WITH LATEST SINGLE. (AUDIO)    7/24/14

Billy Currington has had quite a few dreams come true since he began his musical journey a number of years ago. One recent hope was that his current single, “We Are Tonight,” would go over really well live, and he says the song is going over better than he thought.

“‘We Are Tonight’ is going over so good live. It’s amazing. It’s everything I envisioned. When I heard the song, I was like, ‘Now there is an anthem for the live show.’ As I grew to know the song better and better, and of course when I finally recorded it, I just started envisioning everybody chanting the ‘We Are Tonight,’ and I was always hoping and praying that this was sure going to be a single,” says Billy. “People are singing it as loud as they can, probably louder than any song that I have right now. I don’t know if it’s just ‘cause it’s current and they’re hearing it a lot, but, boy, they’re singing it loud. So, the dream came true with the song ‘We Are Tonight.’”

“We Are Tonight” is poised to take over the top spot in the coming weeks.

He’s taking his songs – and his dreams – on the road. Next stop is Thursday (July 24th) in Noblesville, Indiana with Lady Antebellum.

AUDIO:Billy Currington (We Are Tonight live)
AUDIO: Billy Currington talks about his dreams for his latest single, “We Are Tonight.”

Billy Currington (We Are Tonight live) OC: …We Are Tonight. :52
“‘We Are Tonight’ is going over so good live. It’s amazing. It’s everything I envisioned. When I heard the song, I was like, ‘Now there is an anthem for the live show.’ As I grew to know the song better and better, and of course when I finally recorded it, I just started envisioning everybody chanting the ‘We Are Tonight,’ and I was always hoping and praying that this was sure going to be a single. So, I’m so thankful it was, because now when we’re playing it, I really cannot wait to get to that part of the show – it’s pretty late in the show that we play the song, but it makes for a big deal for us. I mean, people are singing it as loud as they can, probably louder than any song that I have right now. I don’t know if it’s just ‘cause it’s current and they’re hearing it a lot, but, boy, they’re singing it loud. So, the dream came true with the song ‘We Are Tonight.’”

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NEWS AND NOTES: Lady A, Darius, LBT, David, Dierks    7/24/14

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley has teamed up with his brothers, musician Josh Kelley (“Georgia Clay,” “Amazing”) and construction worker John Kelley, for the first annual Kelley Brothers & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament and Concert. The event will take place October 27th near their hometown of Augusta, Georgia, beginning with a golf tournament at Champions Retreat Golf Club, followed by a Lady Antebellum & Friends concert that night at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion. Proceeds will benefit St Jude Children’s Hospital, The John W. Kelley M.D. Cardiovascular Endowment (in honor of their father) and other Augusta-based charities. For more information, go to TheKelleyBrothers.com.

Darius Rucker's rock band, Hootie & The Blowfish teamed up with Rock Brothers Brewing to launch a new beer, Hootie's Homegrown Ale. Five percent of sales will go to the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation to help education in their native South Carolina.

Football fans Darius Rucker, Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Young are among the stars heading up fantasy football leagues this fall, and ACM Lifting Lives is giving you a chance to get in on the action. The Academy of Country Music has partnered with CBSSports.com for a new celebrity fantasy football sweepstakes. One $5 donation to ACM Lifting Lives is good for one entry into the sweepstakes. A few lucky winners will then be invited to join the games with country stars serving as league commissioners.

David Nail will be featured on CMT Hot 20 Countdown Saturday (July 26th) at 11am ET for their Summer Concert Series. Dierks Bentley will close out the series with a performance at the Bristol Motor Speedway September 6th. Kip Moore kicked off the series last Saturday.

 

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LUKE BRYAN HAS TEAMED UP WITH MILLER LITE TO FLY SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN TO CHICAGO FOR HIS STADIUM SHOW AT SOLDIER FIELD. (PRESS RELEASE)    7/24/14

Two originals are teaming up this summer to give current and former service men and women the chance to make their summer one to remember.

Miller Lite, the beer that invented the light beer category, and Luke Bryan, the 2013 Academy of Country Music "Entertainer of the Year," will award 45 Army and Air Force service men and women with an all-expense paid trip to Chicago to attend Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" concert at Soldier Field August 31st. 

The summer text-to-win promotion will only be available in Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) stores from May through August. With more than 450 locations nationwide, AAFES provides merchandise and services to veterans and service men and women at low prices. Profits are returned to the Army and Air Force to improve the quality of life for troops and to provide a dividend to support morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) programs such as family and recreation service centers.

"We are excited to give these incredible service men and women the chance to win a truly amazing experience with Luke Bryan and Miller Lite," said Ryan Reis, Miller Lite senior director. "It's an honor and privilege for Miller Lite to give back to the heroes in our armed forces."

Although summer can turn into Miller Time for beer drinkers nationwide, only consumers 21 or older who are veterans or current service men and women are eligible to text and win this VIP experience courtesy of Miller Lite.

For information on Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" summer tour, visit LukeBryan.com. For more information and locations of AAFES stores nationwide, visit shop.aafes.com

Follow @MillerLite on Twitter and follow the conversation using #ItsMillerTime. For information about how to turn summer into Miller Time, visit www.MillerLite.com and www.Facebook.com/MillerLite.

 

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