Nitty Gritty From Music City – Nov. 11th, 2014

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November 11th, 2014

Before I get into the Nitty Gritty…. Please remember to take time today to thank some of the men and women who serve for our country!

Alright, now first…a few quick things:

Garth’s new album Man Against Machine is out today!

And after the news that “Leave the Night On” goes platinum, Sam Hunt has announced his headlining tour Lipstick Grafitti which kicks off January 29th. Sadly, no Indy dates as of right now. Womp womp.

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Not only is Kenny Chesney co-headlining a tour with Jason Aldean, but Brantley Gilbert is joining them and NOW news that Eric Church will join the crew for 5 stadium shows! And guess what?! That includes a show at Lucas Oil Stadium on May 9th!

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Faith Hill is coming back to the big screen for the first time since 2004 (Stepford Wives)! Her next film is called Dixieland. It’s a crime drama where Hill plays mother to a young man who is recently released from prison. Exciting!

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Nov. 10th, 2014

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November 10th, 2014

Hurry up and listen to all the free Jason Aldean you can on Spotify! He’s following Taylor Swift’s lead and pulling his newest album Old Boots, New Dirt from Spotify soon. As far as we know, the rest of his music will stay up. He hasn’t come out and stated why, but after reading about what Taylor said about the free streaming service, I guess it makes sense to keep new music off things like Spotify.

“If I had streamed the new album, it’s impossible to try to speculate what would have happened. But all I can say is that music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment,” Swift says. “And I’m not wiling to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music. And I just don’t agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free.”

Taylor Swift

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This happened…

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Lady Antebellum and Gavin DeGraw will kick off the festivities of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 live from Nashville. The country trio and the singer-songwriter will perform live from downtown Nashville, the performances being broadcast during the show. Meanwhile, Seacrest will be on hand in New York’s Times Square with a performance from Taylor Swift. The broadcast will be five-and-a-half hours of music with a total of 38 performances. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 will air on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Oct. 30th, 2014

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October 30th, 2014

Remember that one time Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean‘s stadium tour was a thing? Well, the good news just keeps on coming! Brantley Gilbert has been added to the lineup for 15 stadium shows in 2015. The Big Revival / Burn It Down Tour hasn’t kicked off yet and Chesney isn’t even done making special guest announcements! I don’t think my poor heart can take any more wonderful news!

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Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley will headline FarmBorough, a three-day festival set to take place June 26-28, 2015, in New York! This is the first country music festival there…ever! Additional artists announced so far include Kip Moore, Dwight Yoakam, Ashley Monroe, Randy Houser, Wade Bowen, Brandy Clark, Maddie & Tae and the Cadillac Three. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 6.

 

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What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share Throwback Thursday Halloween pictures of your favorite country artists?    Enjoy!

 

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Oct. 28th, 2014

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October 28th, 2014

Quick happy birthday to Charlie Daniels and Brad Paisley!

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I have more CMA Awards news for you! It’s official. This awards show is going to rule them all! Connie Britton, Garth Brooks, Tim Tebow, Steven Tyler and Trisha Yearwood have all been announced as presenters for the big night. AND reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait will make his 24th career performance on the CMA Awards. If you’re counting, that’s more than any other artist in CMA Awards history. It all happens Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 8p on ABC!

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More like “When the Sun goes burnin’ it down”! Am I right?!  Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean will perform together on select stadium shows during their concert tours next summer! How craze-mazing is that? Chesney’s recently announced Big Revival Tour and Aldean’s ongoing Burn It Down Tour will converge at 10 stadiums, starting May 2 at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco. Check out all 10 concert dates below!

5/2 San Francisco — Levi’s Stadium
5/16 Dallas — AT&T Stadium
6/20 Green Bay, Wisconsin — Lambeau Field
6/27 Seattle — CenturyLink Field
7/18 Minneapolis — Target Field
7/25 Pasadena — Rose Bowl
8/1 Kansas City, Missouri — Arrowhead Stadium
8/8 Denver — Sports Authority Field at Mile High
8/15 East Rutherford, New Jersey — MetLife Stadium
8/28 Boston — Gillette Stadium
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I am a super sucker for covers. Especially when they involve Kelly Clarkson and/or Taylor Swift. And this cover involves BOTH!

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Oct. 27th, 2014

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October 27th, 2014

Miranda Lambert is quickly moving up the ranks and will soon be my number 1 favorite person. (For reference, she’s in the top 20.) She’s a mother to seven rescue dogs and recently donated proceeds from the Route 91 Harvest Festival benefit event Cause for the Paws to help MuttNation Foundation, which she founded with her mother. A total of $628,148 was raised from the event. All of that money will be used for MuttNation projects including the Redemption Ranch, which the first MuttNation Foundation owned and operated shelter and will be opening in Oklahoma on Nov. 22. Just makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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I’m so glad that there is a trend for really rad college courses now that I’m not in college anymore.

Well The Band Perry is jumping on board and spoke at a Master Class for aspiring musicians at Belmont University’s School of Music in Nashville. They spoke about their journey to being super cool. famous country stars and even performed a nice acoustic version of their hit, “If I Die Young”. I’m only a lot jealous.

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If you’re a fan of Luke Bryan’s signature dance moves, you may want to go see a show and experience them while you can. We all knew the day would come, but we hoped it wouldn’t be so soon. In a recent interview, Bryan said that in 10 years, he’s probably not going to be gyrating across the stage anymore. Okay fine, Luke. We’re not sad about that at all…