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2016 Promises To Be Busy For Blake

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton is gearing up for a busy 2016.A day after announcing he’ll be returning for season 10 of ‘The Voice’, he announced today (October 8) that he’s hitting the road on a tour.

Alright, time to let the cat outta the bag…I’m going back out on tour next year! We kick off Feb 18th in Cincinnati. And…

Posted by Blake Shelton on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks, with the exception of his Nashville show. Tickets for it will go on sale October 17 at 10AM CT. Ticket prices range from $29.75 – $69.75 per seat.

“Man, I’m just so excited about 2016,” he said in a press release. “We’ve got a new album coming and I can’t wait to get back out on the road and play some new music for my fans. As an artist, my favorite thing to do is go on the road and play shows. I’ve missed it, and it’s gonna be like old times. So y’all get ready to party, ’cause Blake Shelton is comin to see ya’!”

Blake Shelton 2016 Tour Dates:

Feb. 18 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ U.S. Bank Arena
Feb. 19 — Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 20 — Detroit, Mich. @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Feb. 25 — Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Feb. 27 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Scottrade Center
March 3 — Memphis, Tenn. @ FedEx Forum
March 4 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
March 17 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ First Niagara Center
March 18 — Wilkes-Barre, Pa. @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
March 19 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Consol Energy Center
April 17 — Tortuga Music Festival
June 18 — Country Jam 2016
Aug. 27 — Backporch Revival

Source: Taste Of Country

The Opry Gets Their First Look At William Michael Morgan

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by Chris

William Michael Morgan recently made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry and he didn’t disappoint!

The 21-year-old performed his debut song, “I Met a Girl,” and brought a hint of days gone by to the hallowed stage.

The traditional sounding song being sung by guy in a cowboy hat, starched shirt, blazer and jeans is something the Opry doesn’t see much from the younger artists who play there. But, the song is very modern in the sense it was written by progressive country star Sam Hunt, along with Old Dominion’s Trevor Rosen and Shane McAnally.

Source: Taste Of Country/Warner Music Nashville

Luke Bryan Releases “Strip It Down” Video

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by Chris

Luke Bryan decided to take a secondary role in the video to his new song, “Strip It Down.”

He’s seen sitting at a piano in his own barn, playing the song on a piano. The main players are two guys, one city boy and one country boy making plans on trading places for the evening, taking their significant others to experience the romance of the opposite setting they’re used to.

Source: Taste Of Country

Blake Shelton Re-Ups For Season 10

Posted on: October 7th, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton might as well have an apartment on set of ‘The Voice.’ He has signed on to return for Season 10 which will start in February 2016.

Season 10 will have a different look to it as one of his co-coaches will be shaken up a bit, as Christina Aguilera will return, replacing Gwen Stefani.

Source: Taste Of Country

Jason Aldean Tour Truck Rolls In Canada

Posted on: October 6th, 2015 by Chris

Jason Aldean and his band had finished a show in Kamloops, B.C. Canada on Monday and were heading to Prince George, B.C. for a show this morning, when the driver of semi truck that carrying tour equipment lost control and rolled on the side of a highway.

According to a post on Jason’s page, the show has been moved to tomorrow (Wednesday) Night:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Jason Aldean Burn It Down Tour show scheduled for tonight (10/6) has been moved to tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7th. More details here:

Posted by Jason Aldean on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

No injuries were reported.

Dierks Bentley Pranks Maddie & Tae

Posted on: October 6th, 2015 by Chris

Tour pranks are nothing new to veterans of the circuit. But, Maddie & Tae are finding out what it’s like to be the newbies on Dierks Bentley’s tour…

Chief And Bocephus Will Open CMA Awards

Posted on: October 5th, 2015 by Chris

Eric Church and Hank Williams Jr. will cover a Waylon Jennings song to kick off 2015 CMA Awards!

The two will sing “Are You Ready for the Country,” which was originally recorded by Neil Young that Waylon recorded in 1976. The show’s executive producer says it will set up everything that will happen during the three hour broadcast.

Eric is up for five awards, including Entertainer of the Year. It’s his first nomination in the night’s biggest category.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be back to co-host the 2015 CMA Awards are November 4 and will start at 7:00 on WEAR, ABC-3..

Dierks Bentley Celebrates Opry Anniversary With Jake

Posted on: October 5th, 2015 by Chris

Dierks Bentley celebrated a career milestone last week toasting his tenth anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and he did it with his best friend, his dog Jake.

10-years ago Jake was at his induction. “He was here with me 10 years ago,” he told the crowd. “I was driving away this afternoon and I thought ‘I’ve got to bring Jake back out.’”

Dierks was presented with a special print from fellow Opry member Bill Anderson. “The Opry is my home,” he said during the presentation. “This means the world to me tonight. We’ve been on the road so much of the past ten years it’s good to be home.”

Dierks’ 10-year anniversary performance was the kick off to the 90th birthday celebration at the Grand Ole Opry.

It has been an honor to have this guy in our family for the past decade. Here's to many more! Happy 10th Opry Anniversary @dierksbentley! #Opry #anniversary #10years #jake

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Luke Bryan Shows Love For Homecoming Queen Niece

Posted on: October 2nd, 2015 by Chris

Luke Bryan is a proud dad and uncle, and that was evident September 25 after he got a message saying his niece had won homecoming queen, while he was on stage. He broke protocol mid-show to tell the audience in Raleigh, NC, about the exciting news.

Miranda Lambert Expands Her Furry Family

Posted on: October 2nd, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert makes no secret that she she loves dogs. She’s adopted several through the years and has her MuttNation Foundation, but now she’s added a stray cat to the family…

"Play me a song Curtis Loew Curtis Loew" ….When your friend @harps226 comes to visit and says "oh by the way I picked up a stray kitten on the highway in Arkansas and it's in the garage". And then she smile's this innocent smile. Guess who has a kitten now? @muttnationfoundation #friendsthatrescue #curtisloewcat #cateyes #ohlordy

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