It’s been a tragic few days for country music stars and country fans. The legendary George Jones passed away in a Nashville hospital, and country stars have reacted in shock and sadness over the loss of an icon. See what some of your favorite stars have said about the great George Jones:
“George Jones’ life is an example of so many wonderful things. How someone’s God-given gifts can make this a richer, better place. How one human being can overcome adversity, addiction, and life threatening obstacles time and time again. That it is not the stumble or fall that counts, but the willingness to stand again. How a keen sense of humor and a twinkle in a person’s eye can still prevail even after all of life’s hard knocks. How mistakes, missteps, and bad choices are not the end of the world if a person chooses to turn them into something good. And George’s life is above all the strongest example of how the love of a great woman can get a man through anything. All of this made its way beautifully into every note of the greatest voice country music will ever know. And one of the greatest friends you could ever have.
“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of my all time heroes, George Jones. Georges’ music was real and he was able to touch thousands through his songs. Not only was he a great singer, but he also had the ability to make you relate to every one of his songs, no matter who you are. He and his music will remain timeless in the world of country music. My thoughts and prayers are with his family through this difficult time.”
Just landed in LA. Listened to “The King Is Gone” and “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” over and over again just like always. Can’t accept it. Really REALLY bad news. We’ve lost a country music legend. And I’ve lost a hero and a friend. Goodbye George Jones…
It’s the news that Blake Shelton fans have been waiting for! The CMA Entertainer of the Year, ACM host & The Voice judge, will kick off his headlining tour July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA. The appropriately-titled “Ten Times Crazier” Tour, will feature Mercury Recording Artist, Easton Corbin & ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, Jana Kramer, as opening acts.
“My fans, country radio, friends, family, you name it — they know I love to perform. With The Voice schedule, I was not able to go out and perform as much as I wanted last year but I plan to make up for it this year,” Blake said with a devilish smirk. “This summer is going to be a blast. I want everyone at my shows to leave feeling like they got every penny’s worth of their ticket. I am going to give them every ounce of me on that stage because they deserve it. My fans are die hard country fans, they love to laugh and have a good time and I’m going to join them in what truly will be the Ten Times Crazier Tour.”
Live Nation’s 2013 Country Megaticket will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets by visiting www.Megaticket.com and signing up to receive more information about this year’s Country Megaticket in their city. General public ticket on-sale for Blake Shelton concerts will go on-sale in March. Pre-sale information, contesting, and meet & greet opportunities will be available soon to Blake’s BS’er Fan Club members via www.blakeshelton.com/bsers. BS’ers is free to join.
Mercury Records’ Easton Corbin is kicking off 2013 in a big way – releasing his brand-new single, “All Over The Road,” to radio this week. The song “All Over The Road” (written by Carson Chamberlain, Ashley Gorley and Wade Kirby) serves as the title track to Corbin’s sophomore album that released in September and is the follow-up to his No. 5 hit “Lovin’ You Is Fun.”
The title track from his album is a song that he’s pretty excited about releasing. Easton shares:
“It’s a feel-good song. It’s one of those songs that on a great day you want to roll down the windows, crank it up and have a good time.”
In September of 2012 Mercury Records released the sophomore effort by Easton Corbin titled All Over The Road. The 11-song set was produced by celebrated producer Carson Chamberlain.
The Associated Press said “Country singer Easton Corbin radiates exuberance throughout his second album” while Country Weekly exclaimed “For anyone who thinks there’s not enough ‘country’ in country music, Easton Corbin has taken both hands off the wheel for his newest release.”
Mercury Records recording artist Easton Corbin is the cover of Nashville Lifestyles November issue themed “Heroes – Meet Our City’s Most Inspiring Humanitarians.” Corbin’s feature is titled “Southern Gentleman” and has captivating photos by famed photographer Kristen Barlowe to tell the story.
One of Corbin’s current charity endeavors is the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which honors and supports our military heroes by awarding college scholarships to children of the military who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country. Corbin has partnered with Dodge and is driving a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck that will be auctioned in early 2013 with all proceeds going to the charity. On December 29 he will be participating in the Dodge Ram Jam concert in Nashville that will also contribute to the charity. For more information on Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund go to www.freedomalliance.org.
Corbin’s current single “Lovin’ You Is Fun” is number six on this week’s Billboard Country single chart. Check out his cover below and don’t forget to pick up your copy!
Mercury Records recording artist Easton Corbin‘s highly anticipated second album, titled All Over The Road, is available in stores and on iTunes today. Corbin made an appearance this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America to kick-off release day with a performance of “Lovin’ You Is Fun.” His upcoming appearances include GAC Headline Country on Thursday, September 20th and CMT Insider on Saturday, September 22nd.
In addition to the release of his new album, Easton is announcing his first-ever fan club! With the purchase of his new album, some lucky fans will win a free membership that will grant them full access to the Easton Corbin Fan Club, including the social community, exclusive behind the scenes photos & videos, presale ticketing, meet & greets, merchandise promotions and more! Head on over to eastoncorbin.com to log in and find out more information!
Today at 4pm Central, Easton will be streaming the new album plus a few of his favorites at interactive DJ site Turntable. Head to turntable.fm/turntabletuesday and log in using your Facebook or Twitter information to join!
Check out this special thank you message from Easton below:
Easton is helping to celebrate NRA Country’s love of the outdoors, the brave men and women in uniform, and love for family. He shares:
“Growing up in a small Florida town, I have such a love for the outdoors and beauty of our land. I appreciate all the freedoms we enjoy everyday including my love of making music and sharing it with the fans. When traveling throughout the United States, I ride my Harley and am spoiled by taking in the different landscapes, fresh air and wildlife. My name is Easton Corbin and I am NRA Country.”
As part of the September promotion, fans can register to win an Easton Corbin prize pack including: an autographed copy of his brand new CD, 8×10, t-shirt, hat, “Lovin’ You is Fun” vinyl single, and a limited edition hatch show print poster. Fans can also check out a behind the scenes video to get a rare glimpse of Easton in the studio making his new album.
Blake Shelton had been teasing fans all weekend over some pretty exciting news he had just received. While fans were guessing everything under the moon, he finally clarified with a Tweet – his new single “Over” is now a number one country single!
The coach from NBC’s super popular The Voice has now had every single from his record “Red River Blue” go number one on the charts. Other number one singles from the record include “Honey Bee,” “God Gave Me You,” and “Drink On It.” His album,”Red River Blue,” was recently certified gold by the RIAA for selling more than 500, 000 copies digitally since its release.
Blake recorded two more albums – one Christmas album and a brand new studio album due out 2013. His first-ever Christmas album will come out just in time for Halloween in October, and includes a duet with his third season Team Blake adviser, and Canadian, Michael Buble.
We’ll be joining Blake on the Blake Shelton Cruise this October and we want you to join us too! The Cruise embarks on a 7-night country music party from Miami, Florida with the biggest fans in country music. It’s the largest country music event to ever set sail, and will feature performances by Trace Adkins, Raelynn, Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Neal McCoy, Easton Corbin and many, many more talented acts! Blake himself will perform on two nights during the Cruise.
If you mention Keepin’ it Country with your new reservation you’ll qualify for a free gift from us on-board! For more information, or to book your cabin now, visit blakesheltoncruise.com.
Congratulations Blake! What’s your favorite Blake Shelton single of all time?
Platinum-selling country artist Billy Currington is the latest artist added to the Road To Ram Jam Concert series. He’s joining the previously announced Kellie Pickler, Easton Corbin, Brantley Gilbert, and Zac Brown Band as artists featured in the series. The Road To Ram Jam, presented by Ram Trucks, features five of today’s hottest country artists and provides fans the opportunity to win cool and exclusive prizes, like a trip for two to the invitation-only 2012 Ram Jam Concert Event December 29th in Nashville, Tennessee where all five will perform.
The series aims to bring country music fans closer than ever to their favorite artists through contests, video content, and opportunity to win collectibles like vinyl records, posters, and other merchandise through radio stations throughout the United States, and free music downloads. Fans can enter the sweepstakes to win a trip for 2 to the invitation-only concert event at RamTrucks.com/roadtoramjam or on the Ram Trucks Facebook page.
“It’s an honor to be included along with such great artists as Brantley, Kellie, Easton and Zac Brown Band. I look forward to performing with them this December in Nashville,” said Billy Currington. “Also, thank you Ram for giving me another opportunity to work with Team Rubicon. They will be the real winners in this sweepstakes.”
Billy is offering his fans a free download of his single “Swimmin’ in Sunshine” when they enter the sweepstakes above. All five artists have received a one-year lease on a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Truck. The trucks will be auctioned off in early 2013 with proceeds going towards a charity of each artists’ choice. Proceeds from Billy’s truck will benefit Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations. For more information on Team Rubicon, visit teamrubiconusa.org.
Country music fans hoping to catch Gloriana on television have a few shows to set on their DVRs. The country music trio will be stopping by Good Morning America for a performance of “(Kissed You) Goodnight” on July 30th at 8:30 am EST on ABC. Their brand new studio album, “A Thousand Miles Left Behind,” will be released the day after – on the 31st. They’ll be making a stop on Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox & Friends on August 3rd at 7:30 am EST, but check local listings to make sure you don’t miss either appearance! Fans are able to catch Gloriana live for free at their Fox & Friends outdoor concert in New York City on August 3rd. The stage will be set up outside Fox News Channel’s studio at Avenue of the Americas and 48th Street.
Their latest single “(Kissed You) Goodnight” is the fastest-rising of the group’s career. The RIAA gold certified single is currently number three on Mediabase, giving the trio the first top 5 single of their country career so far.
Fans who aren’t able to attend the group’s album release party on August 4th in Joe’s Bar, Chicago are in luck – the group will be streaming it live via Ustream. For more information on catching their internet broadcast of their release party, visit this link.