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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.

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Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by Chris

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Love Him, Hate Him…Aldean’s Okay With It

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by Chris

Love his music or hate it, Jason Aldean doesn’t care. He says he wants his music to “hit a nerve, one way or another.” He tells, “I think one of the worst things people can say is…’Yeah, it’s OK.’”

The love is defiantly there as his new album, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ sold over 275K copies its first week and it’s lead song, “Burnin’ It Down” has reached number one on the music charts.

Still, his social media pages blow up with people loving and hating his style, songs and personal life decisions, something he just takes in. “A lot of times I’ll just sit there and smile at it and am like, ‘This is perfect,’” he admits. “If it doesn’t hit a nerve with people, then it’s elevator music.”

FGL’s BK Shows Off His New ‘Jagdeer’ Tattoo

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by Chris

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley has a new tattoo on his right forearm — of a jagdeer. It’s a jaguar with deer antlers.

Kristian Bush Battles Zombies In New Video

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by Chris

Kristian Bush’s video for, “Trailer Hitch,” has a timely theme, zombies. 

He tells CMT, “a zombie apocalypse” is under way, and apparently “the only thing that can save us” is his guitar and “the backbeat of this song.” 

The “undead” element to the video was inspired by the same line that sparked the song — “I’ve never seen a hearse with a trailer hitch.” Kristian says he found the lyric “kinda funny” but also “kinda true. ”You can’t take it with you when you go.”

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Blake Shelton ‘Most Crushed’ Country Star

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by Chris

Blake Shelton is not just loved by fans, he’s been named the country musician with the most celebrity crushes.

Us Magazine has an article on which country artist’s have the most admitted celebrity crushes and Blake won by a nose. With five crushing on him (not including his wife, Miranda Lambert), Blake sits at the top of the ‘Crush’ list with Aisha Tyler (actress), Hoda Kotb (from the Today show), Jessica Alba (actress), Kimberly Perry (from The Band Perry) and Reba McEntire have all admitted that he’s their crush.

Keith Urban and Tim McGraw tied for second on the list with four. Again, Keith’s wife Nicole Kidman isn’t counted in that batch. Neith is Faith Hill for Tim. Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Kathy Griffin (comedian) and Sara Evans wouldn’t mind being around Keith a bit more.

Those taking a liking to Tim include Chrissy Teigen (supermodel), Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town and Michelle Williams (actress) all getting giggly over him.

Brantley Gilbert Engaged

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by Chris

Brantley Gilbert had a surprise announcement today…he’s engaged! This morning on a radio program he said he’s marrying a girl he’s written many songs about.

“I met this little girl 10 years ago. You’ll hear her in most of my songs,” he shared. One of them, “More Than Miles” where he sangs:

“Cause that girl’s in every song I sing / She’s in every song I write / And that six string ridin’ in her seat / Won’t keep me warm tonight.”

At least once source says the song “Hell On An Angel” from his ‘Halfway to Heaven’ album is about his new fiancee. He admits “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” is one, too.

He says they dated years ago, drifted apart and recently rekindled old fires. “She was the one who got away for about five years,” he added. “I can honestly say I’ve never been happier.”

It’s the second engagement for Brantley, following a high-profile engagement to Jana Kramer that ended in 2013.

Source: Taste Of Country, Bobby Bones Show

ZBB Offers Greatest Hits By The Holidays

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by Chris

The Zac Brown Band have announced their first greatest hits album, creatively called ‘Greatest Hits So Far…’

14-songs will be packed on it including all of their 11 of their number one songs, including “Chicken Fried”, “Sweet Annie”, “As She’s Walkin’ Away” and “Jump Right In.”

In recent weeks Zac has stepped out with a new, slimmed down spiffier look that has him down about 30 pounds and no longer sporting his once trademark beanie.

Tyler Farr Stays Busy In “A Guy Walks Into a Bar” Video

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Chris

Tyler Farr is busy in the video for “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.” It shows him playing the song outside of a tunnel, then serves up drinks and breaks up a fight at a bar. And, in the end, he gets the girl.

Carrie Puts The Brakes On Motorcycle Riding

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by Chris

Carrie Underwood has dreams of being a biker mama this fall, but she’s had to put those plans on hold for now.

Earlier this year she got a motorcycle from Miranda Lambert as a ‘thank you’ gift for singing “Something Bad” with her, and Carrie promised she’d learn how to ride it. Her husband, Mike Fisher, even bought her a mini-bike to help her along, but she says those plans are on hold until after the baby comes.

“The whole pregnancy thing has kind of thrown a monkey wrench into my progress,” She tells CMT. “Mike bought me a little dirt bike to learn how to ride on first because the bike [Lambert bought] is a really big bike. It’s kind of serious, so I need some practice, and I was like, ‘OK, I guess we’ll have to take a timeout on the motorcycle lessons for a while!’”

Carrie is keeping her due date a secret saying it’s one thing as a celebrity she gets to keep secret. We’ll see (and guess) how far along she is when she co-hosts the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley on November 5.

Source: Taste Of Country