Nitty Gritty From Music City – Feb. 25th, 2015

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February 25th, 2015

This doesn’t need much of an explanation. Just watch…

In other words, this is essentially what went down in Blake’s head…

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Good new SNL fans!  The Zac Brown Band will make their debut on the late night sketch comedy show on March 7!

Even The host for that evening will be Chris Hemsworth.

(Runs to set DVR)

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Personally, I’ve been waiting to see if Maddie & Tae were going to be a one hit wonder with “Girl in a Country Song”. But now we have a new music video and single from them, so I guess not! And that makes me happy!

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Feb. 24th, 2015

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February 24th, 2015

If you’re a fan of Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and California, then this is your best day ever! They’ll be reviving their co-headlining tour for a short run of dates this summer.

Willie Nelson + Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas, 2015 Co-Headlining Tour Dates:

6/17 — Missoula, Mont. — Ogren Park at Allegiance Field
6/19 — Nampa, Idaho — Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
6/20 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Usana Amphitheatre
6/25 — Bend, Ore. — Les Schwab Amphitheater
7/18 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Greek Theatre
7/19 — Cosa Mesa, Calif. — Pacific Amphitheatre at OC Fair
7/21 — Paso Robles, Calif. — Vina Robles Amphitheatre
7/22 — Santa Barbara, Calif. — Santa Barbara Bowl
7/23 — Berkeley, Calif. — Greek Theatre

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Good news if you missed the Glen Campbell documentary I’ll Be Me in theaters this past fall: CNN has acquired the rights to the film and will be airing it this summer and again next fall. All to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease.

The film’s song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” which was up for Best Original Song at the Oscars, was performed by Tim McGraw. The song is Campbell’s last; he does not plan to release more music. Check out Tim’s Oscar performance below!

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

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February 19th, 2015

Welp. Now we know. Your votes decided the Top 3 ACM New Artist of the Year Nominees. The list started with 8 very talented artists: Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Dan + Shay, Cole Swindell, Sam Hunt, Chace Rice and Thomas Rhett. Drum roll please…

The Top 3 finalists for New Artist of the Year are Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Sam Hunt!

Wait…then that means…

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Look into those gorgeous eyes and apologize for not voting or him! Okay, as weird as it is for the reigning CMA New Artist of the Year to not even be in the Top 3, I still wish good luck to Thomas, Sam and Cole! Final voting for this category begins April 8th and the ACM Awards will air April 19th.

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This guys is being inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Fame!

That’s Mr. Toby Keith, if you can’t tell. The announcement came yesterday that Keith will join the ranks of musical pioneers and hit-makers honored by the prestigious group. Also among this year’s inductees are Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Braddock, pop star Cyndi Lauper, the Grateful Dead’s singer Jerry Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter, blues icon Willie Dixon and pop/rock songwriter Linda Perry.

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We now have official dates for Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour! He’ll be in Indy August 7th.

Tim McGraw 2015 Shotgun Rider Tour Dates:

6/5 – Little Rock, Ark. – Verizon Arena
6/6 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
6/11 – Wantagh, N.Y. – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
6/12 – Boston, Mass. – XFINITY Center
6/18 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Ak-Chin Pavilion
6/19 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Isleta Amphitheater
7/10 – Raleigh, N.C. – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/11 – Charlotte, N.C. – PNC Music Pavilion
7/16 – Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/18 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/19 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Farm Bureau Live
7/24 – Bonner Springs, Kan. – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/30 – Darien Center, N.Y. – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/31 – Cleveland, Ohio – Blossom Music Pavilion
8/1 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Riverbend Music Center
8/2 – Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/7 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center
8/8 – Chicago, Ill. – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9 – St. Louis, Mo. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/14 – Birmingham, Ala. – Oak Mountain Amphitheater
8/21 – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
8/22 – Tampa, Fla. – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/28 – Washington, D.C. – Jiffy Lube Live
8/29 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/30 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion
9/4 – Seattle, Wash. – White River Amphitheatre
9/5 – Portland, Ore. – Amphitheatre Northwest
9/9 – Denver, Colo. – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/10 – Denver, Colo. – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/12 – Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre
9/17 – Sacramento, Calif. – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/18 – Mountain View, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/19 – Irvine, Calif. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Feb. 18th, 2015

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February 18th, 2015

REBA NEWS! It’s my favorite kind of news.

We know now that her new album will be released April 17th! Love Somebody has 12 tracks, and there will be a Target exclusive where fans can get two extra tracks with their album purchase.

Love Somebody Tracklist

1. “Going Out Like That” (Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Jason Sellers)
2. “Enough” featuring Jennifer Nettles (Kelly Archer, Aaron Scherz, Emily Shackelton)
3. “She Got Drunk Last Night” (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally)
4. “Livin’ Ain’t Killed Me Yet” (Tommy Lee James, Laura Veltz)
5. “That’s When I Knew” (Jim Collins, Ashley Gorley)
6. “I’ll Go On” (Ella Mae Bowen, Tommy Lee James)
7. “Until They Don’t Love You” (Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne)
8. “Promise Me Love” (Nicole Fernandez, Jason Miller, Susan Ruth)
9. “Just Like Them Horses” (Liz Hengber, Tommy Lee James)
10. “Love Somebody” (Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
11. “Love Land” (Tom Douglas, Rachel Thibodeau)
12. “Pray For Peace” (Reba McEntire)

Target Exclusive Tracks

13. “Whatever Way It Hurts The Least” (Brandy Clark, Tommy Lee James, Josh Osborne)
14. “More Than Just Her Last Name” (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

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Since Brad Paisley is a father to two boys of his own, you might think he’d have some parenting tips for his good friend Carrie Underwood. As it turns out, you’d be wrong.

“I have no clue what to tell her,” Paisley admits to CMT. “I’ve gotten a few of texts from Carrie … like, ‘Who’s your pediatrician?’ And, ‘How do you do that?’ Or, ‘What’s this?’”

Aw. They’re cute. :)

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Country stars are dedicated to their fans, and singer-songwriter Lee Brice is no exception. Brice is battling the cold and snow while traveling from his Westbury, New York, show to his next stop in Independence, Missouri. Not even tight quarters and a broken bus will stop him.

 

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Feb. 17th, 2015

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February 17th, 2015

If you have not seen the prank war videos between Dierks Bentley and Kip Moore, click here. Of course, you gather from the latest video from Kip, he has a new single coming out “I’m To Blame”. Now we have the lyric video! Enjoy! (And hopefully we’ll see many more prank war videos down the road since those guys are going on tour together!)

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Pop star Christina Aguilera is going country … sort of. The singer will be a multi-episode guest star on the ABC country music drama Nashville this spring.

Aguilera, who is also a coach on The Voice with Blake Shelton, has been cast as pop superstar Jade St. John, according to People. Her character has been working nonstop since her break into stardom a decade ago, and when she arrives in Music City for a two-night stand at Bridgestone Arena, it becomes clear that her real dream is to record a country album. Unfortunately, her label wants her to stay committed to her pop role.

Plenty of country stars have appeared in past episodes of Nashville, including Sara Evans who sang the show’s praises after her role, and Trisha Yearwood, who played herself. Florida Georgia Line performed live on the show’s season premiere last fall, and Luke Bryan has also made a cameo, just to name a few.

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Toby Keith is going out on Tour again this summer! No Indy shows, but based on what I heard about his last visit to Indy, I don’t think most people are too upset about it…

Here are the 2015 Toby Keith “Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour” presented by Ford F-Series:

5/29/15 – Mt. View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

5/30/15 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

5/31/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

6/14/15 – Hunter, NY – Taste of Country Music Festival

6/19/15 – Vineland, CO – Bands in the Backyard

6/20/15 – Sheridan, WY – Big Horn Country USA

6/28/15 – Cadott, WI – Country Fest

6/30/15 – Moose Jaw, SK (Canada) – Mosaic Place

7/01/15 – Calgary, AB (Canada) – Cowboy’s Stampede Tent

7/10/15 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre

7/11/15 – Darien Lake, NY – Darien Lake PAC

7/17/15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

7/19/15 – Chillecothe, IL – 2015 Country Life Music Festival

7/23/15 – Monticello, IA – Great Jones County Fair

7/24/15 – Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Frontier Days

7/25/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

7/30/15 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31/15 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

8/01/15 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

8/02/15 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre

8/07/15 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

8/08/15 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live

8/09/15 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center

8/14/15 – Boston, MA – XFINITY Center

8/21/15 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

8/22/15 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

9/05/15 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

9/25/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

9/26/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion