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It’s Treats (For Your Ears) From Garth Brooks Today

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Chris

Photo: RCA Nashville

Garth Brooks is offering you a sneak preview of his new album, ‘Man Against Machine’, today (Friday, Oct. 31) on GhostTunes.

Garth talks a bit about each song and a piece of the song follows for each of the albums 14 songs. The album will be released November 17.

To listen, click here.

Blake Shelton, Country’s 800 Pound Gorilla

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by Chris

Blake Shelton is a heavyweight in music, and not just country music. He is the very first country artist to top the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

On the strength of his new album, ‘Bringing Back the Sunshine’, which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 Album chart. Then, with help from sales and radio airplay (which his how the list is determined), he hit the top spot on the chart, – a first for a country artist.

Florida Georgia Line followed a couple of weeks later with ‘Anything Goes’ and it looks like Taylor Swift will earn that honor this week with her new album, ’1989,’ which is a pop album even though she says she’s not done making country music.

Source: Taste of Country

Luke Bryan Has Monster Year

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by Chris

Luke Bryan achieved the best touring year of his career in 2014 with 1.7 million fans attending his concerts. Over the weekend, he wrapped his 77-city “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” playing before 1.2 million fans.

Luke says, “We have enjoyed seizing the moments every day on this tour. We’ve played all types of shows this year. It’s just as exciting to play for smaller capacity crowds during a 2-day run in the very northern point of Canada as it is to 60,000 screaming fans at the stadiums shows or for the beach crowds at Spring Break, or to the first time fan who may have never been to a concert until the ‘Farm Tour’ came to their small rural community. I am so grateful to everyone on my team from my road crew to my fans that have made this year so amazing! I’m having the time of my life.”

Luke is up for 2 CMA Awards on Wednesday night including Entertainer of the Year!

Lady Antebelum Releases “Freestyle” Video

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by Chris

Lady Antebellum is taking you on a fun trip through New York City in the video for their new song, ‘Freestyle.’

The shoot features comedian/dancer Nathan Barnatt playing his alter ego, Keith Apicary, whose, dance moves steal the show.

Luke Bryan To New Orleans For Mardi Gras

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by Chris

Luke Bryan has been announced as the musical headliner for the 2015 Krewe of Endymion Extravaganza in New Orleans.

The parade is set for Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14. He will headline the musical part of the festivities at the Carnival Ball at the Superdome.

“Luke Bryan is so popular right now, the ladies love him and the parade is on Valentine’s Day, so I think he’ll do well,” says Ed Muniz, Krewe Captain for the Endymion Super Krewe.

2 Heavyweights Collide Next Summer

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by Chris

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean will join forces for ten stadium concerts starting May 2 in San Francisco. Both artists will maintain individual tours as well. Special guests for the stadium shows will be announced in the future. the dates for the “mega-shows” are…
May 2: San Francisco – Levi’s Stadium
May 16: Dallas – AT&T Stadium
June 20: Green Bay, Wisconsin – Lambeau Field
June 27: Seattle – CenturyLink Field
July 18: Minneapolis – Target Field
July 25: Pasadena, California – Rose Bowl
Aug. 1: Kansas City, Missouri – Arrowhead Stadium
Aug. 8: Denver – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Aug. 15: E. Rutherford, New Jersey – MetLife Stadium
Aug. 28: Boston – Gillette Stadium

George Strait Never Said ‘Goodbye’

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by Chris

Even though he said ‘farewell’ earlier this year, he never said ‘goodbye. George Strait will hit the stage at next Wednesday’s CMA Awards .

The performance will be his 24th, which is more than any artist in history.

George is also looking to take hardware home again, as he’s the reigning Entertainer of the Year and snagging it again wouldn’t come as a surprise to many, given that he’s already won it three times.

The 2014 CMA Awards are Wednesday, November 5 on WEAR, ABC Channel 3.

Aaron Lewis apologizes for messing up the National Anthem

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by brent

Kenny Chesney Announces 2015 Tour

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 by Chris

After staying off the road for the last year Kenny Chesney is headed back on tour next year.

“I made a conscious choice to take the year off the road because I knew that I — the record that I had in mind that I wanted to make, I knew I couldn’t just mail that in,” he said this morning in an interview with ‘Good Morning America’s’ Robin Roberts. “I couldn’t do it balancing both worlds of being on the road and trying to be creative in the studio.”

The resulting album was ‘The Big Revival’ which has already given fans the number on hit “American Kids” and has a second song on the radio called “‘Til It’s Gone.”.

“The title alone really did hit straight to the heart to how I felt in this year off, in the studio, and making this music that I — that I really hope that will…rattle the audience’s cage,” he said.

As for his excitement to return to the road, Kenny said “I get asked a lot, you know, ‘What do you miss the most–this year? What’s the one thing that you can’t really live without?’ It’s the first note of every night. That’s the thing that’s anticipated the most by us as a band and as a road family, it’s the shared moment, that first time you see each other. And that’s my favorite part of the night. And that’s what I’ve missed the most and what I’m looking forward to the most about 2015.”

The tour will be called ‘The Big Revival Tour’, is expected to launch in March and will stop in about 55 cities. A full schedule is expected to be released in the next few weeks.

Dan + Shay “Show Off” On The Today Show

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by Chris

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