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…

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Oct. 23rd, 2014

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October 23rd, 2014

The CMA Awards are coming up, but don’t forget to mark the CMT’s Artist of the Year special on your calendar too! The 5th annual event is happening in Nashville, Dec. 2nd at 8p on CMT. Can you guess which five country artists will be honored? Well, don’t worry, because I’m going to tell you: Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban,Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line!  According to CMT, each artist was selected for their “impact in country music through massive radio airplay, chart-topping album sales and millions of individual downloads of their current singles.” Another fun night of awesome performances!

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Another DVR alert for you! Thanksgiving Day, join Miranda Lambert and friends for a celebration of four-legged furry rescue friends! It’s the Great American Dog-a-Thon! Hillary Swank will host the event, with Scarlett Johansson, Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Fergie, Paula Abdul, Betty White and Ke$ha all adding their voice of support for animals all over America. This is 8,000 buckets of fantastic!

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It has been nearly 12 years since Shania Twain released her last album, 2002’s Up, but in a recent interview with the Las Vegas Sun, she opened up on how her two-year Las Vegas residency helped her find the courage to release new music. So maybe a new album from her soooooon? I think we can all agree that would be pretty sweet!

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Oct. 22nd, 2014

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October 21st, 2014

Remember when Reba teased us about an announcement she had? Well, the news is here! Reba is the first artist to sign with the Nash Icon Music label! Congrats Reba! Now give us more music!

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SPORTS GAMES! The first night of the World Series kicks off tonight in Kansas City with a performance by the one and only Trisha Yearwood. She’ll sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” (of course) and she isn’t the only country artist showing up on the baseball field this week. Little Big Town, whose new album Pain Killer just came out yesterday, will sing the national anthem before Game 3 on Friday. Carlos Santana and son will do an instrumental version for Game 4. So, I wonder who will sing for the other games….hmmmm.

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FGL’s Brian Kelley is sporting a brand new tattoo on his right forearm. One word. Jagdeer.