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Dirks Bentley Releases “Say You Do” Video

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by Chris

After having fun and flyin’ high with “Drunk On A Plane”, Dierks Bentley is settling back into more serious music with “Say You Do”.

While the two start the same, with a shot of a plane, the similarities end there. With visuals of a black motorcycle, the empty cabin, feeling the piano, chopping wood and sitting alone on the bed longing for someone, hoping to hear, “say you do.”

“I think it’s pretty evident there is a hardcore yearning going on in this song, and personally, it’s something I’ve experienced in the worst of ways in past relationships,” he says of the song. “This song is about wanting something so badly even if its not good for you, just wanting that love back, which is something I think everyone can relate to at some point in their life.”

Source: Taste Of Country

Eric Church Backs Boot Line

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by Chris

The clothing line carrousel in country music continues.

Eric Church and Lucchese have teamed up to create an exclusive line of boots called These Boots by Lucchese that will be available on ‘The Outsiders World Tour’!

To create ‘These Boots’ by Lucchese, Eric visited bootmakers and designers at the Lucchese factory in El Paso and brain stormed alongside the best in the bootmaking industry. Together, they devised three women’s styles: The Carolina, The Hell On The Heart and The Wrecking Ball and three men’s styles: The Sinner, The Talladega and The Outsider.

“Lucchese approaches boot making the same way we approach our music. Handcrafted, from the heart, built with passion, one soul at a time. I’ve waited a long time for a boot that was worthy of the stories our fan’s lives have to tell. ‘These Boots’ are those boots!” says Eric.

David Nail Ready For Fall Tour Which Brings Him To Pensacola

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by Chris

Getting back into a routine after taking time off isn’t easy. Just ask David Nail, who kicked off his 22-city, headlining ‘I’m A Fire’ tour last week.

He tells People “I was starting to get used to being home. I just lay on the couch and nap.” But now that he’s back at it, couldn’t be more excited. “We’ve worked hard this year, more than I ever have,” he says.

“I still get nervous before a show. [Baseball manager] Tony La Russa told me if you stop feeling nervous before you go out there, you might as well quit.” That’s not the only advice he’s gotten. Wehn it comes to being a showman, he got some tips from some of the best: Taylor Swift, Lady Antbellum and Darius Rucker.

“The last night out with Darius he put his arm around me and said, ‘If you’ve learned anything at all from us, I hope it’s how to treat people.’”

From Lady A, he says he learned how important the small details are. “They are constantly tweaking. I had always felt like sound check was just you go out there, that sounds good, my job is done.”

As for Taylor, he says he learned to keep things simple. “When we were out with Taylor Swift I’d watch the show and all I could think was ‘Man, there’s so much room for error!’ How you’re able put 100 percent into your performance like she does, singing and walking down steps that are two feet wide and have no railing, it seems like there are too many things that could go wrong.”

That’s why his set doesn’t include any of that “Bridges, steps and ramps are a recipe for disaster for somebody like me,” he jokes. “I don’t do any tricks. I’m scared to death of heights. Sometimes I’ll look down off the stage and I’ll get freaked out. I try not to get too close to the edge.”

David plays the Pensacola Interstate Fair October 18.

Garth Blacksout Black Friday, Moves Up Album Release

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by Chris

Garth Brooks has moved up the release date for his first full studio album since 2001.

During a press conference in Atlanta today (September 19), he said the release date for the new project will be November 11. No title was given, and the only two song known to be completed for it are “People Loving People,” and “Send ‘Em on Down the Road.”

When he made the announcement of a new album this year, everyone thought it would be released on ‘Black Friday’, which has been a traditional release day for Garth in the past. Sales are expected to be huge as this time fans can download the album through his new online store, GhostTunes.

It’s not clear which, if any, physical stores will sell the album. In the past he’s had deals with Walmart, but he hasn’t made any announcement about that yet.

Fans are reminded that when you by his entire catalog off his online store, you get this upcoming release and one he’s already promised for 2015. they will download into your account when they’re released.

Source: Taste Of Country

Blake Shelton Releases “Neon Light” Video

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Chris

Blake Shelton didn’t get gimmicky for the release of his new video for “Neon Light.” There were no deals with magazines or Websites for exclusive first rights. Instead, he chose to release it on his own through his Twitter account. 

An appropriate move too, since the video was shot at various shows on his Ten Times Crazier Tour and features many of his fans, so Blake wanted to give it to them personally.

The song will be featured on his new album, ‘Bringing Back the Sunshine’, which will be out September 30th. 

Billy Currington Playing His Own Game

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Chris

Billy Currington has always done things his own way. He lives in Georgia as opposed to Nashville and spends his down time surfing either on the east coast or in Hawaii, but he’s not worried about fitting in or being forgotten. 

“You know, Nashville definitely has a game and in the beginning I was told a lot, ‘you might want to play it to get ahead,’” he laughs. ”I never feel those kind of thoughts,” says Billy. And while he takes more time off than a lot of artists, he’s not afraid of being forgotten.

“I just live what is. Here’s where I want to be and here’s who I want to write with and I’m still connected to all these writers and I feel like they’ll always send me songs and they’ll always write with me if I wanted to. So I never feel the feeling of disconnect and the feeling of I have to do something like everybody else is doing.”

As for the recent shift in country music, he’s not worried about following it. He says he chooses music that fits his style and works for him. ”Like there seems to be a lot of beer and truck songs lately, and I just don’t feel compelled to be on that train. I just keep doing what I’m doing and it’ll work when it works and don’t when it don’t.”

Source: Country Vibe

Blake In Lip Sync Battle On ‘Tonight Show’

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Chris

If there’s one thing you can count on from Jimmy Fallon, he comes up with some good segments to get guests involved in.

He challenged Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Blake’s co-judge on The Voice, to a lip sync battle. Watch the sweet dance moves Blake added to his performance!

As Blake gets ready for the next season of ‘The Voice’ he’s on a media blitz for his new album, “Bringing Back the Sunshine” which will be out September 30.

Brett On His Shower Scene: “It Sounds More Risqué Than It Was”

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Chris

Brett Eldredge recently filmed the video for his new song, “Mean to Me” in Chicago, and the thing was filmed in black and white because, “There’s something innocent and romantic about black and white movies that I think works great with this video,” Brett says.

Rumors are true, Brett does appear in the video in a fresh-out-of-the-shower scene wearing just a towel, but says, “It sounds way more risqué than what it really is. But there is a shower scene and that’s probably the reason why I behaved on tour a lot, because I had to work out a lot and look good in a coming out of the shower scene.”

As for the song, he says it’s the kind of song “you think of when you fall in love.” Telling People magazine, “‘Mean To Me,’ really puts a girl on a pedestal that she deserves. Any girl that can deal with the craziness that men are deserves the world.”

Source: Country Vibe

Garth’s Next Stop On Tour Is…

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Chris

Garth Brooks has announced Kentucky as the next stop on his comeback tour!

After a 16-year absence from the area, Garth has chosen to play at least two dates in Lexington (he’s been adding more as shows in Chicago, Atlanta and Jacksonville sold out).

The first will be on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31 with the second on Saturday, November 1 at the Rupp Arena, which seats 23,000 and is home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM ET through TicketMaster.

Get A Taste Of Kenny Chesney’s New Album

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Chris

There’s more than “American Kids” and “Florabama” on Kenny Chesney’s next album. CMT is getting you ready for the release ‘The Big Revival’ by giving you an early listen to six of the 11 songs on it through CMT First.

Tracks available for preview are: “Drink It Up,” “Til It’s Gone,” “Wild Child” featuring Grace Potter, “Rock Bottom,” “Save It For A Rainy Day,” and “Don’t It,” which is a collaboration with Allison Krauss and Dan Tyminski.

‘The Big Revival’ hits stores this Tuesday (September 23).

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