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Kenny Chesney Plays Another Free Show Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Chris

It turns out that Kenny Chesney’s show at the Flora-Bama last month wasn’t the only show he’s playing this year. He made a lot of University of Georgia students happy when he played a surprise, free show in Athens this past weekend.

The crowd of about 500 packed into the Georgia Theatre Saturday night (August 30) for an “unannounced” show that was taped as part of CMT’s new “Instant Jam” show, that will highlight live performances and surprise shows.

Kenny’s crew put posters up in downtown Athens on Friday announcing the show, and like his beach show, wristbands were gone in minutes.

The show will air September 27, just days after his new album, ‘The Big Revival’ is released. Kenny’s Flora-Bama show was taped for another CMT special that will air later in the year.

Source: Taste Of Country

Kip Moore Releases “On The Case” For Blue Collar Workers

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Chris

Over the Labor Day weekend Kip Moore teamed up with CASE Construction Equipment for the release of a video saluting construction workers.

He says, “These folks come out to my shows after working long shifts, 50-60 hour weeks, and I never forget that. They take extreme pride in the work they do. It inspires me to put on the best show I can every night, and I wanted to thank them and honor their work and commitment with something they can relate to. The lyrics for ‘On the Case’ were written to do that.”

He’s also having a contest for fans in the construction field to submit pictures of themselves and their crews working together to help build communities. All submissions will have a chance to appear in a second video for the song. You can find out more about that here.

Jason Aldean Turns To Internet For New Album News

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Chris

If his new song “Burnin’ It Down” is a sign of things to come, Jason Aldean is going to push the boundaries of country music when his new album ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ comes out.

Jason, who’s not known for being active online before releasing new music, like Taylor Swift or Brad Paisley, is trying that approach this time making the announcement through BuzzFeed.

Jason is promising a new sound on the album saying, “In the last couple of years, it feels like everything I’ve done has been on blast, personally and professionally. That title and that song, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt,’ is about starting with a clean slate. I’m the same dude, but we’re gonna start over and hit some uncharted territory here.”

That territory includes mixing classic country with R&B, Southern rock, and even a little pop.

“For me, [Old Boots, New Dirt] just seemed like a fitting title to put on this album that we made during all this madness,” he says about the events of the last 2 years that involved a cheating scandal, and divorce from his wife of almost 12 years in 2013.

And, his involvement with BuzzFeed didn’t end with last night’s announcement. He’s got soemthing else planned for tonight…

‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ will be out October 7.

Carrie Underwood’s Big Announcement On Labor Day!

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by Chris

On Labor Day, Carrie Underwood has announced that she is pregnant! She took to Instagram to make the announcement with a little help…

Blake & Miranda Tell Vegas To Keep Their Million

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by Chris

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have turned down a $1 million offer to perform one weekend in Las Vegas, possibly at Caesars Palace where Celine Dion is a regular but takes breaks.

TMZ says the deal was for one weekend, 3 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars, but when they countered at $1.25 million, Ceaser’s walked away.

The site also claims Robin Williams and Mariah Carey also turned down similar offers, in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

If they don’t book and act, 4,300 seats will sit empty, which is unheard of in Vegas.

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Luke Bryan Has Stage Issues Again

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by Chris

They need to put lights at the edges of Luke Bryan’s stage. He fell off another one, Saturday night in Indianapolis.

This is not the first time he’s taken a spill while performing this year. In February he took a tumble in Greensboro, NC and during May’s show in Charlotte, NC he needed stitches after taking a hard fall. Maybe the stage is cursed.

The year started off with a bad sign in Kentucky, when his portable stage collapsed, injuring four workers.

FGL Want You To Hear Their New Song

Posted on: August 30th, 2014 by Chris

Tyler and Brian debuted their new song “Anything Goes” the other night in Missouri. It’s the title track from their upcoming album, which will be out October 14 and includes their current hit “Dirt”.

FGLHL83 – Maryland Heights, MO (STL Day 2) Anything Goes from Florida Georgia Line on Vimeo.

Brad Paisley Perorms On GMA

Posted on: August 30th, 2014 by Chris

Brad Paisley closed out the “GMA” Summer Concert Series yesterday with “River Bank”, the first song off his new album ‘Moonshine In The Trunk’.

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Hunter Hayes Performs “Tattoo” At The Opry

Posted on: August 30th, 2014 by Chris

Hunter Hayes performs “Tattoo” live at the Grand Ole Opry.

Jake Takes His Little Girl Fishing

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by Chris

We already knew Jake Owen’s little Pearl is the light of his life and adorable, and this just drives it home.

Jake was taking his favorite girl on a daddy-daughter fishing trip, and judging by her excitement and personality, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

Source: Taste Of Country