Archive for the ‘Country Music News’ Category

Blake And Luke Get Thrown Out Of AT&T Stadium In ACM Promo

Posted on: March 11th, 2015 by Chris

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton will host the 2015 ACM Awards live from AT&T Stadium in Texas, that is if they’re allowed back inside. In a new promo, they get in a little trouble for high-fiving on the 50 yard line.

The 50th ACM Awards will be handed out April 19 on CBS!

New Trailer For ‘Tomorrowland’ With Tim McGraw

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by Chris

Tim McGraw’s role in the new Disney movie ‘Tomorrowland’ may not be huge, but the movie is getting a lot of attention.

Tagged a family adventure flick, it follows the story of a former boy genius (George Clooney) and curious teenage girl Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) who are on a mission to unearth the secrets of an unknown place and save the world in the process. Their goal is to uncover the mystery of a place known as Tomorrowland, which exists somewhere in time and space.

Tim plays the role of Casey’s father.

“There’s not much I can say about it because I read the script, I acted in the movie and I still don’t understand it,” he tells Rolling Stone jokingly. “It’s a huge production; there’s a lot going on. All the stuff I hear back, it’s going to be spectacular.”

Blake Shelton Makes Surprise Appearance At Miranda’s OKC Concert

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Chris

With Miranda Lambert on tour and Blake Shelton busy with ‘The Voice’, it’s hard for the two to be together right now. That changed this weekend at Miranda’s show in Oklahoma City as Blake crashed the party and sang “God Gave Me You” with her.

Brad Paisley Jams With Fan At Concert

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Chris

Brad Paisley made good on a promise he made to a young musician by inviting him onstage to jam at a concert in Colorado Springs.

Blaze has been playing professionally since he was 12. His lightning-fast picking incorporates elements from classic blues to metal and classic rock, but in recent years he has become a fan of country music and, specifically, Brad Paisley. He set his sights on getting to jam with Brad and he wrote and recorded a song called “Brad Paisley” that is based around the line, “I wanna jam with Brad Paisley.”

He posted it online on January 20, and the very next day Brad responded to his offer on Twitter:

Brad kept his word and when he visited Colorado Springs this past Thursday (March 5) he made good on his promise:

Source: Taste Of Country

Watch: ZBB On SNL

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Chris

Zac Brown Band made their first appearance as the musical guest on this past Saturday’s episode of Saturday Night Live (March 7). They performed two songs from their upcoming album, ‘Jekyll + Hyde’ including their new song “Homegrown”:

And a song they recorded with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden called “Heavy Is the Head”:

Zac Brown Band will play the Hangout Music Fest, May 15 in Gulf Shores, AL. ‘Jekyll + Hyde’ will be released on April 28.

Jake Owen Does It Again

Posted on: March 6th, 2015 by Chris

Jake Owen shocked fans last fall when he chopped off his long hair which has been one of his defining characteristics but, he promised it wouldn’t be long before he grew it out again.

But he put a halt to that today, tweeting this picture…

In a post on Facebook, he says he got tired of people “hating on” him for the in-between look.

Source: Taste Of Country

Cole Swindell Salutes Troops In “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” Video

Posted on: March 6th, 2015 by Chris

Cole Swindell released the video for his new song “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and he’s included a tribute to soldiers overseas and brought one of his friends in to be in the spotlight, his fraternity brother Kyle Davis, who served five tours with U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan.

“It was cool to have Kyle and some of his actual team members in the video—we want to do anything we can to make them feel involved and let them know that we appreciate them, letting us do what we love while they’re out doing that stuff,” he tells Entertainment Weekly.

Kyle appears when Cole cuts the music and really does raise a glass for a long lost buddy, bringing the soldier on stage for a toast that the crowd (sourced from a twitter invitation from the artist to come help him film the video at a bar in Nashville) goes crazy for. :We wanted the live feel because this is the biggest song I play live. It just shows you the power of that song.”

Cole plays The Block in Ft. Walton Beach on March 19!

Luke Bryan’s Ode To His Spring Break Shows

Posted on: March 6th, 2015 by Chris

Luke Bryan’s “Spring Breakdown” video is an ode to the Spring Break shows he’s performed over the last six years in Panama City and a way to say goodbye.

“My fans have been so wonderful to embrace these special Spring Break albums over the last seven years. We’ve created a lot of amazing memories writing these songs and performing them at the beach shows in Florida,” he says, adding, “Those concerts are among the most enjoyable of my career!”

His final Spring Break shows March 11 and 12, 2015 at the Spinnaker Beach Club.

Source: Taste Of Country

Legal Battle Ensues Over Glen Campbell’s Care

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Chris

The older children of Glen Campbell are trying to wrestle control of his care away from his wife as he continues to battle Alzheimer’s disease.

The Associated Press says his two oldest, Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell, filed a petition in January, asking a judge in Nashville to appoint conservators and a guardian to protect their father’s interests. They claim his wife of 32 years, Kim, is keeping him “secluded from the rest of the family,” and that they have been “prohibited from participating in his care and/or treatment.”

The petition is sealed, but a copy sent to the Associated Press accuses Kim of not providing her husband with appropriate amenities, not visiting him regularly, has possibly mishandled his finances and that none of his 8 children are on the list of people allowed to visit.

Kim referred the AP’s questions to her attorney, Bill Harbison, who declined comment, citing the fact that the petition is under seal from a judge.

Source: Taste Of Country

New Album Release And Summer Tour For Zac Brown Band

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Chris

Southern Ground

Zac Brown Band have released details on their upcoming album, as well as a full slate of dates for a summer tour.

The band will release ‘Jekyll + Hyde’ on April 28. It’s their first album since their self-owned Southern Ground label signed new deals with John Varvatos Records, Big Machine Label Group and Republic Records to help promote and distribute them.

They say it’s a step in a new musical direction and features appearances by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell (“Heavy Is the Head”) and collaborations with Sara Bareilles, and Americana artist Jason Isbell is featured on “Dress Blues,” which is a tribute to military members who have been killed in the line of duty. The first song from the album, “Homegrown,” is currently a hit on Cat Country.

They have also announced a run of summer shows that kicks off May 1 in Nashville and includes dates at Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Citi Field, as well as festival dates that will bring them to The Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores May 16.

You can hear more of their new music this weekend as they make their debut as the musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Saturday (March 7).

Source: Taste Of Country