Nitty Gritty From Music City – Nov. 20th, 2014

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November 20th, 2014

I have news about a tour and a guy names Brad Paisley! One of our faves will be extending his Country Nation World Tour Presented by Kraft Cheese (side note: how fun is that sponsor? Do you think he get a ridiculous amount of cheese in his trailer before and after every show?) into 2015.  Here are the new tour dates!

2015 Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese dates are as follows:

  • January 17       WVU Coliseum                     Morgantown, WV
  • January 22       Landers Center                     Southaven, MS
  • January 23       Pensacola Civic Center        Pensacola, FL
  • January 24       Germaine Arena                   Estero, FL
  • January 29       Resch Center                       Green Bay, WI
  • January 30       U.S. Cellular Center             Cedar Rapids, IA
  • January 31       Swiftel Center                       Brookings, SD
  • February 5       Northeastern Illinois Univ.     DeKalb, IL
  • February 6       JQH Arena                            Springfield, MO
  • February 7       The Covelli Center                Youngstown, OH
  • March 5           Col. Springs World Arena     Colorado Springs, CO
  • March 6           Pan American Center            Las Cruces, NM
  • March 7           United Supermarkets Arena  Lubbock, TX

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We knew this already….Blake Shelton is a sexy guy. Right guys?

He isn’t People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2014BUT he is a runner up and that’s just as nice! Shelton is also the only musician that made the list. I’m sure 2013′s Sexiest Man Alive, Adam Levine, will be hearing about that!

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Here’s your warm and fuzzy video for the day!

I’m right there with you, kid.

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Nov. 19th, 2014

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November 19th, 2014

More news on the ACC Awards Front! Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge and Carrie Underwood will take the stage during the inaugural event in December. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. Hooray! FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will also host the show. The ACC Awards is taking the place of the American Country Awards and will air live from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, Dec. 15 at 8 PM ET on Fox.

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Round of applause for Lady Antebellum! The country group will be recognized for their humanitarian efforts by the Country Radio Broadcasters next year. The official award is called the CRS 2015 Artist Humanitarian Award, which will be presented to them on Feb. 25, 2015. Not only is the band being recognized for their 7FOR7 campaign (rebuilding a flood damaged elementary school, performing at a high school after tornadoes damaged the town and raising money for at-risk youth), but also LadyAID which was established in 2012 and raises money for kids in need through Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and myLIFEspeaks. My heroes!

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New Blake Shelton video!! Enjoy!

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Nov. 18th, 2014

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November 18th, 2014

I don’t think his issue is with the cat videos, I think it’s just with the company itself. I hope. Garth Brooks had a chat with Access Hollywood yesterday morning and was asked about his opinion on the whole Spotify debacle. I won’t give too much away, but he refers to YouTube as “the devil”. So I think he feels pretty strongly about it…

(goes to watch some cat videos…)
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I don’t need two front teeth, can’t hula hoop and I like you and all, but I don’t want you for Christmas either. What I DO want is a Christmas song from Kenny Chesney and it looks like I’m going to get what I want!

It’s his first seasonal song since 2003 and he says he loves the laid back feel of this new single, “Christmas in Blue Chair Bay”.

“It seems like there are few times of the year when you can really unplug, really just be in the moment with your family and your friends — and celebrate how great life is,” he says. “Over the last 10 years, I’ve really come to appreciate that time off and what those connections mean, and I wanted to share that feeling with my friends through music.”

Well, thanks Mr. Chesney. We’ll take it! (Available on Amazon and iTunes now)

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According to Rascal Flatts, there’s going to be a ‘riot’ in Las Vegas. A musical sort of riot, at least we can hope. The country trio announced  they will perform their first-ever residency in Las Vegas this coming February and March. The show has been deemed the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!, the run of nine shows will take place Feb. 25-March 14 at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Soooo, if you’re in the area….

Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! show dates

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Friday, Feb. 27
Saturday, Feb. 28
Wednesday, March 4
Friday, March 6
Saturday, March 7
Wednesday, March 11
Friday, March 13
Saturday, March 14

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Nov. 17th, 2014

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November 17th, 2014

Ummm…..

Dierks handled it well, changing the lyrics to “she’s puking up on a stage,” then calling for a clean-up on aisle six.

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Sam Hunt is doing it right. Hunt’s just-released debut album, ‘Montevallo,’ is the best-selling debut album from a country artist since 2011, and its lead single, ‘Leave the Night On,’ landed at No. 1 on both the Billboard and MediaBase charts and was certified Platinum. On top of ALL that, the newcomer sold out 15 markets of his first-ever headlining tour within just minutes of going on sale. So, his people are certainly looking at adding more shows to the Lipstick Graffiti Tour kicking of January 2015. Sweet!
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You may think YOU spoil your pets, and you’re probably right. But Miranda Lambert just is on a whole other playing field. Lambert, who with her husband Blake Shelton owns seven pups, spoke about her care of her dogs to People Magazine. “When I’m home, I go get them and bring them to the house,” Lambert said. “I have four that are in our house most of the time, but I looked at Blake one day and realized if I don’t give him a break from these dogs, he might go crazy.”

“I want to keep them all, but I need Blake to be good with that too, so I built them their own house outside of ours,” Lambert said. “It’s one of those pre-fab buildings from Lowe’s and we had heat and air put in it, little doggie beds and built them a fence. So they have their own place. I’ll let them know when they need to have dog time and off they go.”

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Nov. 12th, 2014

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November 12th, 2014

There can’t possibly be anymore news about Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival tour! FALSE! Each week, more and more artists are getting added to the line up! Chesney has announced  that Cole Swindell, Jake Owen and Chase Rice will join him for select dates on the tour. That, of course, is in addition to Jason Aldean, who will combine with Chesney during his Burn It Down tour,  Brantley Gilbert and Eric Church. Currently, Swindell will join Chesney for the largest bulk of the tour, appearing at 12 shows from May to August. Rice will play four shows from May to July, while Owen is only scheduled for one: May 2 at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco. Oy. My poor heart can’t take anymore of this. It’s too awesome!

If you’re in need of a better representation of who is where when, here you go!

5/2 – San Francisco, CA @ Levi’s Stadium (Aldean, Owen, Swindell)
5/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium (Church, Gilbert, Rice)
5/16 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium (Aldean, Gilbert, Swindell)
5/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field (Church, Gilbert, Rice)
6/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Georgia Dome (Church, Gilbert, Rice)
6/20 – Green Bay, WI @ Lambeau Field (Aldean, Gilbert, Swindell)
6/27 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field (Aldean, Gilbert, Swindell)
7/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field (Church, Gilbert, Rice)
7/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field (Aldean, Gilbert, Swindell)
7/25 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl (Aldean, Gilbert, Swindell)
8/1 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium (Aldean, Gilbert, Swindell)
8/8 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Aldean, Gilbert, Swindell)
8/15 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium (Aldean, Gilbert, Swindell)
8/22 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field (Church, Gilbert, Rice)
8/28-29 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium (Aldean, Gilbert, Swindell)

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The American Country Countdown Awards have revealed the nominees for their inaugural ceremony. The ACC Awards, which replace the American Country Awards, will air live from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, Dec. 15 at 8 PM ET on Fox. FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will host the show. Here are the nominees!

Artist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Randy Houser
Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist of the Year

Danielle Bradbery
Miranda Lambert
Cassadee Pope
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Group / Duo of the Year

The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band

Song of the Year

‘When She Says Baby’ — Jason Aldean
‘Beat Of The Music’ — Brett Eldredge
‘Lettin’ The Night Roll’ — Justin Moore
‘Drink To That All Night’ — Jerrod Niemann
‘Chillin’ It’ — Cole Swindell

Collaboration of the Year

‘This Is How We Roll’ — Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan
‘Small Town Throwdown’ — Brantley Gilbert feat. Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett
‘Meanwhile Back At Mama’s’ — Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill
‘My Eyes’ — Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Sebastian
‘We Were Us’ — Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year

‘Crash My Party’ — Luke Bryan
‘The Outsiders’ — Eric Church
‘Here’s To The Good Times’ — Florida Georgia Line
‘Just As I Am’ — Brantley Gilbert
‘Platinum’ — Miranda Lambert

Digital Song of the Year

‘Burnin’ It Down’ — Jason Aldean
‘Drink A Beer’ — Luke Bryan
‘Play It Again’ — Luke Bryan
‘Dirt’ — Florida Georgia Line
‘This Is How We Roll’ — Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan

Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented By Samsung Galaxy

Brett Eldredge
Tyler Farr
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell