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Clay Walker welcomes son

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Congratulations to Clay Walker and his wife, Jessica! The happy pair welcomed their baby boy Elijah Craig Walker on June 15th, coming just a day early ahead of Father’s Day this year. Their son was partially named after Clay’s father, Ernest

Clay made the big announcement on Twitter himself, saying:

“Happy Fathers Day to me:) Elijah Craig Walker..7.8 lbs…a blessing to his mama and me…born last night…God bless u Fathers.”

It’s the fifth child for the country star, who has two teenage daughters from a previous marriage. He’s now had three children with Jessica – William, 4, and Mary, 3.

DVR ALERT: Clay Walker On The Bachelor

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Curb Nashville artist Clay Walker will be appearing on ABC’s The Bachelor Monday night. He’ll be performing a private concert for Bachelor Ben Flajnik and his date in Park City, Utah during the episode. The Bachelor airs Monday on ABC at 8 pm EST  /7 pm CST.

Lineup For Free Riverfront Concerts at CMA Fest Announced

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This year’s CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss this great lineup for the Chevrolet™ Riverfront stage! The lineup for the free daily concerts is packed with more than 50 artists, from Country music legends to the brightest up-and-coming stars.

CMA Award nominees Big & Rich will kick off the festival on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 AM central time. “Big & Rich will bring a great energy to the official start of the Festival, and I know our fans will not want to miss their performance,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Those scheduled to perform at the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage include Frankie Ballard, Big & Rich, Danielle Bradbery, Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Charlie Worsham, and Wynonna.

CONTEST: Win Free Tickets to Country USA in Oshkosh, WI Courtesy of RH Labs/Forgiven!

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Buckle up, Wisconsin! Country comes to town to Oshkosh, WI this summer for the Country USA festival taking place from June 19 – 23rd and we’ve got your hookup! The festival will bring in some of today’s hottest country stars such as Keith Urban, Sugarland, The Band Perry, Thompson Square and Brad Paisley. We’ve got a handful of General Admission tickets to give away to the festival, courtesy of RH Labs/Forgiven, one of the big sponsors of this year’s festival! Some of the tickets are 5-day passes and others are one-day passes (for Tuesday only). This year’s lineup is as follows:

 

Tuesday 6/19:
3:00pm – Power Play
4:30pm – Pure Gain
6:30pm – Jared Blake
8:30pm – Thompson Square
10:00pm – The Band Perry

Wednesday 6/20:
3:00pm – Geoff Landon
4:30pm – Joe Diffie
6:30pm – John Anderson
8:30pm – John Michael Montgomery
10:00pm - Sawyer Brown

Thursday 6/21:
2:00pm – TBA
3:00pm – Lukyn Skywyrd
4:30pm – Jason Thomas
6:30pm – Jerrod Niemann
8:30pm – Phil Vassar
10:30pm - Sugarland

CMA Fan Club Parties Announced So Far

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With CMA Fest fast approaching, we will be putting together a list of announced fan club parties to help fans plan out their plans for the biggest time of the year in Nashville. CMA Fan Fest, formerly known as Fan Fair, brings country music artists back to their roots and gives fans the opportunity to meet their favorite country artists and fellow fans from across the world.

A handful of country artists have announced plans for fan club parties, however, Blake Shelton‘s fan club president has announced that he will not have time for one this year due to scheduling with The Voice and other commitments at this time. Artists that have confirmed their parties include  Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice in a joint party, Gary Allan, Montgomery Gentry, Cowboy Troy and Friends, Chris Young, Lonestar, Buddy Jewell, Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker and many more! See when you can catch these parties below:

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Tom McMillan From Tom’s Wild Life

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I was told to be prepared for all kinds of crazy in my phone interview with Tom McMillan this afternoon. The star of Tom’s Wild Life has no regrets for the funny things he says, but he’s also one of the nicest guys I’ve spoken to. Tom’s Wild Life’s second season debuts tomorrow night on GAC, a six pack of a season – only six episodes. We find out who will be joining Tom, what’s the stupidest thing Blake Shelton has ever said to him, if Miranda Lambert is a better hunter, and how old he was when he broke state law to first go hunting. Find out all that and more in our exclusive interview below.

Tom’s Wild Life follows the crazy life of Tom McMillan and his family as they hang out with some celebrity friends, not only hunting, but traveling around the United States as well. He’s an All-American guy who loves his guns, his hunting, and his country music – so get ready to know the man behind the laughs.

Watch the preview of the new season before you read our interview and tune in tomorrow night at 9:30 pm EST. Tomorrow’s episode features Easton Corbin, Kevin Canady and Chris Tate – who look to get even with Tom on the green after he makes things difficult for them.

Tom’s Wild Life is Back on March 8th!!! – Open Season! from TrueSight on Vimeo.

2012 Artist To Watch: Jana Kramer

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Out of all of our Artists To Watch, Jana Kramer is unique.  The reason for that is that she’s already been watched – by millions each week as the character Alex Dupre on CW’s One Tree Hill.  I have to admit, I was never one of the millions, which actually makes me – and every other non-watching country music fan – her new target audience.

The 28-year-old has now signed off from the small screen and is focused solely on her singing career.  She released her first single, “Why Ya Wanna,” in record-setting style last week.  A total of 55 stations added the song to their playlists, which is the most ever for a debut artist, male or female.  (Read about her reaction to the record and more on the single here.)

One possible reason for country radio’s warm reception is that Kramer’s already proven there’s a market for her music.  Before the radio release of “Why Ya Wanna,” she had a handful of digital singles out.  Those singles have sold nearly 200,000 copies without any airplay.  Clearly, people are listening and liking what they hear – including us.  We featured her “What I Love About Your Love” earlier this month in our Video Picks of the Week.

Whitney Duncan Eliminated From Survivor

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Looks like the ride is over for Whitney Duncan‘s journey on CBS’ “Survivor” reality series. She was eliminated off the program without getting the $1 million prize. She didn’t have much of a chance, though, after her former tribe-mate back-stabbed their tribe and switched teams. Her elimination came after her team-mates were picked off one-by-one by the opposing tribe from the merge.

In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World, Whitney admits her secret marriage was doomed to fail when she went into the reality series. She admits being unhappy at home, which made falling in love on the program easier. She says that she doesn’t need to defend herself after all the tabloid reports, and that she wasn’t in a good place in her marriage.

“Well, I’m not, like I said, I’m not here to talk about my private life. That’s very private and I’ve always been so private about my private life, so you know, I’m not going to start talking about it now just because of something that’s come out. I don’t feel the need to defend myself. I was in an unhealthy and unhappy relationship and I never would have thought I would have fallen in love on Survivor. “

Fans can catch Whitney when she performs at the 22nd annual Carols By Candlelight in San Diego, California December 9th and 10th. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital. Joining Whitney at the event are fellow country singers Clay Walker, Buck Howdy, Mary James, and Eve Selis.

KILT Announces “Ten Man Jam” Lineup

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CBS Radio Country KILT/HOUSTON released the lineup for their 12th annual “Ten Man Jam”.

Performers include Darius Rucker, Alan Jackson, Clay Walker, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Eric Church, Gary Allan, Thompson Square, Jack Ingram, The Jane Dear Girls, Kevin Fowler, Josh Abbot Band, and more.

The event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th at the Verizon Wireless Theatre in Houston. Tickets are not on sale and must be won through KILT.

 

 

Easton Corbin Celebrates First Two #1 Singles

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July 13th might just be a date Easton Corbin and his team will never forget. He celebrated his first-ever double number one singles in the Nashville BMI offices yesterday. Corbin’s first two singles “I’m A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” both went number one on the Billboard charts for the first time in 17 years for a solo male country artist. The last artist to pull off this feat was Clay Walker in 1994 with “What’s It To You” and “Live Until I Die.”

“It feels great and one of the most gratifying feelings is having the fans singing along with you. It’s one of those deals where you put out a record, and as your music grows, more people get familiar with it and more and more people sing along with it and that’s what it’s about.” – Easton Corbin to Countryweekly.com

Around 100 industry guests attended the party last night in Corbin’s honor. He accepted plaques from BMI, the Country Music Association (CMA), and his label Universal Music Group. The songwriters were among the guests at the celebration.