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Adley Stump and Joe Diffie Honor Oklahoma Tornado Victim’s Family

Adley Stump Joe Diffie Nissan Giveaway

For those of you who follow Adley Stump on Twitter and Facebook, you know she has been updating her social media pages over the last week, saying that she stole Joe Diffie‘s new Nissan and is on the run with the truck. Yesterday, Adley updated her followers, advising that Joe found her and his Nissan and that the two would be heading to their home state of Oklahoma to do something very special later that night. And special it was, indeed.

As you all will recall, in May 2013, Oklahoma City and its surrounding areas were devastated by a tornado, which claimed the lives of many. One of the victims of the storm was third grader, Antonia Candelaria, who went to elementary school like every other day and, along with six other students, never came home.

While driving around in the Nissan, Adley stopped in six cities in three different states, telling the Candelaria family’s story. Her final stop, with Joe in tow, was to meet the Candelarias and present them with a brand new, fully loaded Nissan Titan. Adley expresses her gratitude to Capital Mortgage, Nissan, and Joe Diffie, as well as her fans, for their support for making this happen for the Moore, Oklahoma family.

Thank you to Adley for taking us on her journey over the last few days and sharing with everyone her selflessness as she reached her destination. If you have learned one thing this week, let it be to always hug your loved ones before you part ways and that, despite the negativity in this world, there are more wonderful people, like Adley and Joe, out there than people who bring us down.

Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to the Candelarias and the other victims of the Oklahoma tornado. We hope the Candelaria family makes many incredible memories with their new Nissan Titan!

Jana Kramer Added to All-Star Kicker Country Stampede Line Up


Kicker Country Stampede, to be held June 26-29 in Manhattan, Kansas, is delighted to announce that all camping & reserved seating is officially sold out for the first time in the 19-year history of the festival. Festival organizers recently surveyed the grounds and added an additional 200+ camping sites, which sold out immediately upon releasing them to the public.

“What a milestone!  We want to thank the fans for their continued support throughout the years!” said Wayne Rouse, general manager of Kicker Country Stampede. “For the first time, the demand for camping has exceeded the supply! However, we want as many fans to have the opportunity to experience Stampede as possible, so we are looking into ways to accommodate even more folks in future years!”

Country’s fastest rising female star Jana Kramer has been added to the star-studded line-up, which includes Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Young, Easton Corbin, Lee Brice, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Charlie Worsham, Tyler Farr, Joe Diffie, Will Hoge, Jon Pardi, 6 Degrees West, The Railers and Logan Mize.

The last day to purchase four-day tickets for $145 and VIP tickets for $565 is Wednesday, June 25. There are a very limited number of VIP tickets remaining, so get yours now before it’s too late! For more information on tickets or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit or call 800-795-8091.

Tate Stevens’ album hits number 4 on Billboard

Tate Stevens.

The self-titled debut album from FOX’s The X Factor Season 2 winner and Syco Music/RCA Nashville recording artist Tate Stevens has debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart this week. The album, produced by Blake Chancey, features his current single, “Power Of A Love Song.” Stevens co-wrote three songs on the album, which also features such acclaimed songwriters as Carson Chamberlain, Dallas Davidson, Drew Davis, Joe Diffie, Ashley Gorley, Ben Hayslip, Wade Kirby, Shane Minor, David Lee Murphy, and Rivers Rutherford, among others.

About the success of the album, Tate said:

“I am so proud of this album and so excited that music fans have chosen to spend their hard-earned money to buy it. It has been my life-long goal to record an album that people would enjoy, and to see it debut at No. 4 is truly a dream come true. I am a blessed man and so thankful for all my fans.”

Stevens is sure to celebrate his album’s debut tonight (May 1) when he performs at Renegades in West Palm Beach, Fla., and tomorrow (May 2) when he performs at Joyland in Bradenton, Fla. For additional tour dates, visit

Sammy Kershaw’s Louisiana Home Has Fire

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Country artist Sammy Kershaw had a scary moment last week when his Louisiana home caught on fire. The fire, which started in the kitchen, was put under control but his home still suffered smoke damage. There were no injuries in the accident.

Sammy is thankful that everyone made it out okay. He knows that things could have ended differently:

“You’ve got to count your blessings … every one of them.  This could have been so much worse.  The guardian angel that GOD assigned to me is always working overtime.”

The fire started when Sammy was grabbing some of his homemade Cajun spices to give to a friend, when he accidentally dropped over the knobs for the burners. It’s believed that there was some sort of flammable material on the stove top, which ignited. Sammy luckily installed a Fire Alarm earlier this year, and his home is close enough to the Fire Department that it was quickly put out.

Sammy is out on the “Roots & Boots Tour” with Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin.

Blog Rodeo: Everyone Loves Country Music


It may be hard to believe, but once upon a time, you had to trek down to a record store if you wanted to purchase new music. You’d have to buy a full album and you could only listen to the radio stations that were broadcast in your area. There was no iTunes, no iHeartradio, no Spotify. Heck, there wasn’t even a Napster. Additionally, there were no camera phones, no gossip blogs, no reality television and certainly no Twitter. It’s crazy to imagine a world without all of these things, but once upon a time, it existed.

In that world, it would be nearly impossible for a kid from New York to be exposed to country music. While the mainstream scene was full of Backstreet Boys & Britneys, cowboy hats and boots would’ve seemed out of place. That “country western” music had no place on MTV, no one cared who Shania Twain was dating, and “Amazed” by Lonestar was the most country of  country music we’d ever hear.

Fast forward less than fifteen years, and New York now has a country radio station, Taylor Swift‘s rotating boyfriends are national news & it’s no longer unusual for a country concert to sell out Madison Square Garden. Anyone anywhere in the world can go on iTunes to download that oddly catchy “merry go round song” they heard a snip of, and then they can pop on over to Spotify and stream the whole album. The world has evolved through technology, and likewise, so has country music’s role in the mainstream.

Jason Aldean taking fans back to 90’s

Jason Aldean. photo credit: James Minchin III

Platinum selling entertainer Jason Aldean will give country radio a dose of nostalgia unlike anything heard before when he releases his next single, “1994,” available on Play MPE today.

“1994” embraces hip-hop elements and takes listeners on a fun journey through the year Aldean was a senior in high school, Justin Bieber was born, OJ Simpson’s white Bronco sped across the nation’s TV screens and a gallon of gas only cost $1.09. When Aldean first heard the demo of the song, written by Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Thomas Rhett, he nearly fell out of his chair laughing and knew it was something totally different that he wanted to take a crack at recording for the record.

About the reactions he’s been getting about the single, he shared:

“I love that this song gets such a reaction from people. Country music in the mid-90’s was a big influence on my career, and I played all the songs that are referenced in ’94 back in my club days. Joe Diffie was rocking a sick mullet, and he was hotter than ever…just putting out monster hit after monster hit. It totally takes me back to those days, and it makes me smile every time I hear it.”

Critics prove that the song’s unique approach is well-received, with the Associated Press praising Aldean’s risk-taking by saying, “As much as Aldean has tested the conventions of country music in recent years, nothing comes close to the nerve it took to cut ‘1994’.” Additionally, Billboard labels it “the most downright fun country song to emerge this year” and claims that it “represents the blending of hip-hop to country like no other song before it.”

Aldean will debut “1994” next Tues. on TODAY (2/26) and on Wed. on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2/27). While in NYC, he’ll also perform at the All for the Hall New York show at the Best Buy Theatre where he will join Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and more in raising money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and at his first-ever show at Madison Square Garden, which sold out a few weeks ago in less than 10 minutes.

The 2013 NIGHT TRAIN tour kicks off this Thurs. with a sold out first weekend and continues on to 24 cities through May. Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will open for Aldean on the tour which also includes sold out stadium shows at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium (4/13), two shows at Boston’s Fenway Park (7/12 and 7/13) and Chicago’s Wrigley Field (7/20).

X Factor Winner Tate Stevens to be featured at GRAMMY awards

Tate Stevens.

Belton, Missouri native Tate Stevens captivated viewers worldwide on FOX’s The X Factor Season 2 with his emotive and powerful country vocal performances—never placing less than second throughout the entire competition. Now, from appearances on one star-studded stage to the next, Stevens will unveil a first look of his debut music video for the song “Holler If You’re With Me,” at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST. The new music video will debut during the GRAMMY broadcast complements of The X Factor sponsor Pepsi, as part of the grand prize awarded to Stevens in addition to his $5 million recording contract with Syco Music/RCA Nashville. Additionally, the song, “Holler If You’re With Me,” will be available for download on iTunes beginning Tuesday, February 5.

Starting out the competition as a 37-year-old blue collar construction worker with humble roots and a seemingly far-fetched dream of becoming a country music superstar, Stevens’ recent win on The X Factor proved to the world that in fact, dreams do come true.

Tate shares:

“Things are moving very fast since the finale of X Factor, and we’re already laying down tracks for my new album that will be out this spring. I truly feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity.”

Viewers of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards can expect the new video “Holler If You’re With Me” to be what Stevens calls “a feel good anthem song,” and the accompanying video to encompass the picturesque scenery of Simi Valley, Calif.

“Having chased this dream for nearly a decade, I was certainly familiar with the concept of a music video, but I had no idea what to expect. In spite of the 50 mph winds, everyone on the set had a great time. It’s a party song and so it was only fitting that we threw a party! I’m sure more than a few folks watching the GRAMMYs at home can relate.”

As spring approaches, Stevens is gearing up for the release of his debut country album, which he says will have an overall upbeat, feel-good tone. A true singer’s singer and songwriter, he plans to write many of the songs on the record, teaming up with Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Shane Minor and David Lee Murphy. Renowned Nashville producer, Blake Chancey, will produce the record.

Included in his co-writes for the album, Stevens recently collaborated with his long-time idol, country singer/songwriter Joe Diffie.

“The moment I sat down in that room with Joe it hit me – this is my life now, this is my chance to follow in the path of my heroes and make my own unique mark on the genre – and that’s exactly what I plan to do.”

Make sure to tune in February 10th to see Tate’s first-ever country music video! Are you excited for the latest reality show winner?

Josh Thompson’s Bus Involved in Accident

Josh Thompson. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Christian Lantry

Country artist Josh Thompson‘s tour bus was involved in an accident before his show Sunday night. His bus hit the guardrail on an Arkansas highway on his way to the show. No one was injured in the accident, and he still managed to make it on time to his show.

Josh shared the news on Twitter, saying:

“Was involved in a small bus accident this morning, everyone’s ok and we’re on a new not so broken bus headed to Little Rock.”

Josh’s bus is the latest of multiple bus incidents in 2012 with country artists. Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Joe Diffie, and Chris Young‘s buses have all caught on fire; while Bucky Covington and Justin Moore‘s buses have been involved in accidents.

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


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

Burns & Poe Member’s Charity Golf Tournament For Daughter

Burns & Poe.

Burns & Poe member Keith Burns has announced plans to hold a charity golf tournament on Monday, October 24th for his 18 year-old daughter Savannah who is battling leukemia. The tournament will be held at the Ravenwood Country Golf Club Course in Hermitage, Tennessee at 8 am CST.

The tournament will also have a silent auction and an acoustic show at Dan McGuinness at 3:30 pm CST in Nashville. Performers include Joe Diffie, Dave Innis of Restless Heart, Julie Roberts, Ty Brown, Burnie Nelson and many more friends of Keith.