NItty Gritty From Music City – Jan 26th, 2015

Check back here every weekday for the full stories about your favorite country artists and other probably-important news from the country-sphere!

January 26th, 2015

Did you watch!? Here are a few clips for you!

What’s this? The full episode?! Enjoy!

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“Something in the Water” is officially Carrie Underwood’s longest reigning chart topping single. And she celebrated in the cutest way possible.

She tweeted that picture yesterday. She’s doing it right.

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And if I may go back to Blake Shelton for a moment…
This video combines so many of my favorite things: Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jimmy Fallon impressions and the Whisper Challenge. Happy Monday!

Nitty Gritty from Music City – Jan. 22nd, 2015

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January 22nd, 2015

2015 is already shaping up to be a pretty big year for Luke Bryan, like we had any doubts…

First, he’ll be the next country star to have an exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame called “This is Luke Bryan”. This exhibit space has previously been occupied by Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and most recently Miranda Lambert. So he’s got big show to fill….or skinny jeans…because we can be sure to see some from his wide collection of very tight jeans. ;) It will open in May and run through November. Bryan has ALSO announced his 2015 Kickin’ Up Dust Tour kicking off May 1st! Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch will join Bryan for duration of the tour, while Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett will be added to his seven stadium dates. Is it summer yet?

Luke Bryan’s Kick The Dust Up Tour 2015:

May 1 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
May 2 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
May 3 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
May 6 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
May 7 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
May 8 – Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
May 9 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 14 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Pavilion
May 15 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
May 16 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
June 4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
June 6 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
June 18 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
June 19 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
June 20 – St. Paul, MN @ TFC Bank Stadium
June 25 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
June 26 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 27 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 11 – Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt Stadium
July 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium
July 24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 30 – Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Aug. 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Aug. 26 – Salt Like City @ USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 27 – Salt Lake City @ USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – San Francisco, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
Sept. 3 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts
Sept. 4 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts
Sept. 5 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
Sept. 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sept. 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sept. 18 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
Sept. 19 – West Palm Beach, Fl @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sept. 20 – West Palm Beach, Fl @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sept. 24 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 25 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Sept. 26 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Oct. 15 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena
Oct. 16 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Oct. 17 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 18 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 22 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
Oct. 23 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Oct. 24 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Oct. 28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Oct. 29 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Oct. 30 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Center

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Miranda Lambert has been confirmed to perform on the upcoming 2015 Grammy Awards! It was announced that Lambert, along with Common and John Legend, Usher, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams, join previously-announced Eric Church, plus AC/DC, Ariana Grande, Madonna and Ed Sheeran. She’s nominated for four Grammys this year in the categories of Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for ‘Automatic,’ Best Country Duo/Group Performance for ‘Somethin’ Bad’ with Carrie Underwood and Best Country Album for ‘Platinum.’ The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday,  Feb. 8 on CBS.

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This. All the this. Set your DVRs!

Also, this is cute…

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Jan. 19th, 2015

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January 19th, 2015

Well, this could be fun! NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced Friday (Jan. 16) that the network just closed a deal to develop a series of TV movies based on Parton’s songs, stories and life. Miss Dolly will produce. Greenblatt also noted that Parton could have an on-screen role and the movies will likely stand on their own and not be a series of films.

“We’re going to try and create uplifting movies the entire family can enjoy together,” Greenblatt told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, noting that he sees that as a “pretty untapped” genre on television right now.

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Here’s another nugget of tour news for you. Lee Brice and Chris Young will be joining forces for a joint co-headlining tour this winter. The two country singers will kick off the tour on Jan. 22 in Syracuse, N.Y., with Brothers Osborne.  It’s kind of a shorter tour, only hitting 9 cities. Closest stop to Indy will be in Bloomington, IL!

Complete dates for the tour below.

Jan. 22 – Syracuse, NY @ War Memorial At Oncenter
Jan. 23 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
Feb. 6 – Jonesboro, AR @ ASU Convocation Center
Feb. 7 – Corbin, KY @ The Arena
Feb. 19 – Independence, MO @ Independence Events Center
Feb. 20 – Bloomington, IL @ U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Feb. 21 – La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center Arena
Mar. 7 – Kahului, HI @ Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar. 8 – Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Concert Hall

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And just to quickly point out something that you may have missed from one of my blogs from last week. Miranda Lambert kicked off her Certified Platinum Tour last week with a surprise show in Nashville. Go back and check out those pics and videos. You’ll notice that Mrs. Shelton is no longer sporting her platinum blonde hair. I think it’s still blonde, it’s just a little more brunette-y than it was. Hmmmm…. Welcome to the dark side, Miranda! :)

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Jan. 15th, 2015

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January 15th, 2015

The power of social media plus the sassy fun that is Miranda Lambert. Put those things together and you get a FREE impromptu showing of her Certified Platinum Tour in Nashville! If YOU want to catch the show, she’s in Evansville tonight at the Ford Center with Justin Moore and Raelynn. Here are some pics and videos taken at the Nashville show…

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He took a year off from touring and now he’s back! And thank goodness, because he’s also teaming up with Eric Church and Jason Aldean to bring The Big Revival Tour to the next level.

Of course we all know that Kenny and Eric will be in Indy at Lucas Oil Stadium on May 9th (you have your tickets already, right?), but allllll of the other dates and cities have been finalized for the tour and here they are!

Kenny Chesney’s 2015 The Big Revival Tour dates and cities:

March 26 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
March 27 – Surprise tba
March 28 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
April 8 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
April 9 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena At The BJCC
April 11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Tortuga Music Festival
April 16 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
April 17 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
April 23 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
April 24-25 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Center
April 29 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
May 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
May 6 – Saint Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
May 7 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
May 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium
May 14 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
May 16 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
May 21 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
May 22 – Houston, TX @ BBVA Compass Stadium
May 23 – Baton Rouge, LA @ BCS Superfest
May 27 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 28 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
May 30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
June 4 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
June 6 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
June 11 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
June 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
June 14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Country Superfest
June 18 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Ctr.
June 20 – Green Bay, WI @ Lambeau Field
June 21 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Country Superfest
June 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Ambleside
June 27 – Seattle, WA @ Century Link Field
July 8 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
July 9 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
July 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
July 16 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 18-19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
July 22 – Lake Tahoe, CA @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
July 23 – Fresno, CA @ SaveMart Center
July 25 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
July 29 – Southaven, MS @ Snowden Grove
July 30 – Rogers, AR @ Arkansas Music Pavilion
August 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
August 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
August 8 – Denver, CO @ SA Field at Mile High
August 13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
August 15 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Metlife Stadium
August 19 – Ottawa, ONT @ Canadian Tire Center
August 20 – tba
August 22 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
August 28-29 – Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium

That’s what I call a tour! Oy!

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And right when I thought that I found a story that WASN’T about tour-bonanza that’s going on right now… In addition to a new album (Southern Style), Darius Rucker will launch his Southern Style Tour on May 14 in Holmdel, N.J., with over 30 dates on the trek. Rucker will stop through Tampa, Philadelphia, Charlotte and Virginia Beach with openers Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne and A Thousand Horses along for the trek.

The cities for the first leg of Darius Rucker’s Southern Style Tour are below. Dates and venues are unknown.

Holmdel, N. J.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Alpharetta, Ga. +
Tampa, Fla.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Scranton, Pa.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Detroit, Mich. +
Toronto, Ontario +
Dallas, Texas
Houston, Texas
St. Louis, Mo.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Gilford, N.H. *+
Mansfield, Mass. +
Wantaugh, N.Y.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Denver, Colo. +
Albuquerque, N.M.
Mountain View, Calif.
Irvine, Calif. +
Chula Vista, Calif. +
Cleveland, Ohio
Darien Lake, N.Y.
Columbia, Md. +
Raleigh, N.C.
Charlotte, N.C.
Virginia Beach, Va.