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.

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Jan. 14th, 2015

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January 14th, 2015

You can watch the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards airing Feb. 8 at 8 pm EST on CBS. More specifically, you can watch Eric Church on the GRAMMY Awards airing Feb. 8 at 8 pm EST on CBS. The performance line up was announced yesterday for music’s biggest award show and one of our faves is on it. Madonna will be joined by this year’s nominees Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Eric Church, along with, yes, AC/DC! This is Grande, Church and AC/DC’s debut performance at the awards.

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The Academy of Country Music has released the names of the semi-finalists in the New Artist of the Year category for the upcoming 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, and, in partnership with CMT, they’re asking for your help making the final selection.

The first round of nominees includes Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell and Dan + Shay. Go to voteacm.com and voteacm.cmt.com starting Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. ET and pick your favorite. You have until Feb. 10 to help narrow down the selection to the final three, then the final round of fan voting runs from April 8 to April 19. The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, at 7 p.m. CT on Sunday, April 19.

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How cute is she? Raelynn’s new EP “ME” is out now!

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Jan. 13th, 2015

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January 13th, 2015

It’s tour fever up in here!

Eric Church has announced more dates for his 2015 Outsiders World Tour which will feature special guests like Cadillac Three and Brothers Osbourne. Click HERE for the complete list of tour dates!

Tim McGraw has announced his Shotgun Rider Tour ’15! Joining him on this tour is Billy Currington and Chase Bryant. You can get your tickets beginning the week of Jan. 26. (That’s my birthday week sooo….COUGHgift ideaCOUGH).

Visit Tim McGraw’s website for official dates in the coming weeks. Here’s what we know so far:

Little Rock, AR
Dallas, TX
Wantagh, NY
Boston, MA
Phoenix, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
Raleigh, NC
Charlotte, NC
Toronto, ON
Hartford, CT
Holmdel, NJ
Virginia Beach, VA
Darien Center, NY
Cleveland, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Detroit, MI
Indianapolis, IN
Chicago, IL
St. Louis, MO
West Palm Beach, FL
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Denver, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Sacramento, CA
Mtn. View, CA
Irvine, CA

And next up? Dierks Bentley!

Because nothing says summer tour like jumping into a freezing cold lake… The announced cities on Bentley’s 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour are below!

Raleigh, NC
Cleveland, OH
Buffalo, NY
Lansing, MI
St. Louis, MO
Chicago, IL
Pittsburgh, PA
New York, NY
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington, DC
Schaghticoke, NY
Morristown, OH
Charlotte, NC
Birmingham, AL
Oshkosh, WI
Twin Lakes, WI
Ft. Wayne, IN
Sweet Home, OR
Merritt, BC, CA
Quincy, WA
Detroit Lakes, MN
Prairie du Chien, WI
Norfolk, NE
Denver, CO
Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
Fresno, CA
Mt. View, CA
Sacramento, CA
Corpus Christi, TX
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Cincinnati, OH
Indianapolis, IN