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Daryle Singletary Passes

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by brent

Daryle Singletary reportedly passed early this morning of an apparent heart attack.

The news was shared by Craig Campbell on social media.

“Completely heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend Daryle Singletary this morning,” the statement reads. “He was one of the best men we’ve had the privilege to meet and work with in this business, both professionally and personally…”

Daryle  Singletary was born March 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia. He and his wife, Heather were lifelong Dogs fans.  At an early age, he sang gospel music with his cousins and brother. Later on, in high school, he began taking vocal classes as well. By the early 1990s, he had moved to Nashville, Tennessee in pursuit of a record deal.

In Nashville, he found work singing during open-mic nights at various venues, before finding work as a demo singer. One of the demos that Singletary sang was “An Old Pair of Shoes”, which Randy Travis eventually recorded. Travis recommended Singletary to his management team, who helped him sign to a recording contract with Giant Records.

Daryle was best known for his hits, “Too Much Fun”, “Let Her Lie” and “Low Expectations”. He was on tour and last played the Rodeo Club in Dadeville, AL Friday night.  In what turned out to be one his last interviews, he expressed his love of making music to pay the bills, to Mitch Sneed in the Alex City Observer.

“Every time I get on stage I can’t help think about how lucky I am to be standing up there doing something that I love the way that I do,” Singletary said in a telephone interview last week.  “We’ve been very fortunate to stay on the road, year in, year out – for 22 years now. I continue to work and continue to build a fan base…”

“There’s no magic formula. I just go out there and play the music I love and have a good time with it.  Thankfully for us, there are still a lot of people out there who want to hear traditional country music and they’ve been finding their way to our shows all over the country.”

Daryle Singletary was 46. He is survived by his wife, Heather, and four children.

 

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Posted on: February 3rd, 2018 by brent

 


Hillary Scott welcomes twins

Posted on: January 30th, 2018 by brent

Our family is thankful and proud to announce the arrival of our precious baby girls. They were born in the early hours of January 29th, 2018 and we can’t wait to share more about them in the days to come. Thank you to everyone who prayed and prayed for these little ladies, and thank you Lord for healthy babies. #twins

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Chris Young is losing sleep to… a puppy!

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 by bridget

Jason Aldean welcomes son, Memphis Aldean, in to the world!

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by Candy

So blessed today to see my little man come into the world. In a year that has been a rollercoaster ride, this is what its all about. I cant wait to see what life has in store for this kid. Memphis Aldean… 9lb 5 oz. #mamawasarockstar

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Dierks Bentley Gives Back to First Responders

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by jenna

What happened October 1, 2017 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas shook up a lot of country music stars, including Dierks Bentley. Bentley wanted to help the victims of the mass shooting. He donated blood at the Red Cross blood drive.

However, Dierks decided that wasn’t enough. He wanted to give something back to the first responders who were at the Festival. So, on Monday, October 9th, Dierks flew to Las Vegas to perform for those first responders.

Dierks went to instagram and posted pictures with this in the caption: “Thank you @UMCSN for letting me stop by and hang with y’all for a little bit”, and “Thank you for sharing your stories and your time. I needed that.”

Texas’ ACL Music Festival Offers Ticket Refunds

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 by jenna

Image result for route 91 shootingollowing the deadliest mass shooting that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas the Texas’ ACL Music Festival, held outdoors, decided to offer refunds to ticket holders for the upcoming ACL Music Festival scheduled for October 6-8th and the 13-15th.

Austin360 reports that organizers of the ACL Music Festival, which is to be held Austin’s Zilker Park, announced they would issue refunds for the festival. Despite the shooting and the offer of refunds there were only two requests for refunds as of October 3rd.

The city of Austin announced that safety of festival goers is a priority at the upcoming ACL Music Festival.

Prior to the events that unfolded at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, the Texas’  ACL festival announced that security measures would be stricter. These restrictions include the ban of e-cigarette use and only allowing certain sized bags be carried into the festival.

ACL Music Festival refunds are issued via Front Gate Tickets.

Little Big Town Picks Opening Acts for ‘The Breakers Tour’

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by jenna

Apparently if you want to go on tour with Little Big Town you just have to make music they enjoy.

Sounds too easy, but it’s really that simple. Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild told ET Online said that she “love(d) the first songs off (Midland’s) record, the traditional country sound” and thinks that Kacey (Musgraves) is a songwriter and entertainer that will “be around for a long, long, long time”.

Kacey Musgraves and Midland (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy and Mark Wystrach), joined Little Big Town to appear on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Sept. 20 in celebration the LBT’s tour announcement. All the artists took to the stage for a medley of Midland’s hit “Drinkin’ Problem,” Musgraves’ “Merry Go Round” and also performed the 1979 Electric Light Orchestra hit “Don’t Bring Me Down”.

The Breakers Tour begins February 8th in Oklahoma City and includes almost 30 cities.

He said “Yes!” to ‘American Idol’: Luke Bryan to be Second Judge

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by jenna

Country music star Keith Urban was a judge when the show went away… So obviously, it only makes sense that another country superstar would join Katy Perry on the panel, right?

With American Idol set to premiere March 2018 on ABC, the show needed to start locking in judges and picking air times. Sundays and Mondays are the days the revived show is said to be airing, and the search for judges is almost locked in too.

Luke Bryan is going to be the second judge on next year’s season of American Idol. Luke’s schedule is set to be open for American Idol auditions and hopefully this will take things to a new level in the upcoming auditions.

He will be joining Katy Perry and the returning show host Ryan Seacrest. The third and final spot has not been filled yet.

Jake Owen helps Floridians affected by Irma

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 by jenna

Jake Owen partnered with Florida governor Rick Scott to raise and donate funds to help those affected by hurricane Irma.

According to a press release, “Jake reached out to the governor to find out the best way to help people in his home state who have been affected by Hurricane Irma.”

‘Bring Back the Sunshine’ is a campaign that donates all of the raised funds through the Florida Disaster Fund to help victims in Florida.

Governor Scott said that they are “thrilled” that Jake is “lending a helping hand to Floridians in need”.

The campaign on Jake’s Instagram through a video that told fans how and where they can help.

Jake said, “Florida thrives on tourism and people visiting our state” and that “We aren’t just rebuilding homes. Together we are rebuilding jobs, schools, infrastructure,… we are rebuilding LIVES.”