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Superstars Rascal Flatts & Keith Urban To Headline Two-Day ACM Party For A Cause® Festival

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The Academy of Country Music has announced the headliners and full lineup for their 2nd Annual Party For A Cause® Festival. Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban were named the festival’s headliners, taking the main stage on Friday, April 4th, and Saturday, April 5th, respectively.

This year’s star-studded lineup also includes Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, and The Cadillac Three. Joining them, will be the three ACM New Artist of the Year nominees and many more to be announced.

This year’s Party For A Cause® Festival will be hosted by Outnumber Hunger and ACM Lifting Lives and held at Caesars Entertainment’s The LINQ. The festival will be the first ever special event to be held in this open-air lifestyle complex at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Over the two days, The LINQ will transform into a country-lover’s playground with elements already tied to this ACM event, such as: multiple stages to hold ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more activities to be announced as the Festival approaches!

“We are thrilled to kick off the first of many large-scale concerts and events at The LINQ with the Academy of Country Music,” said Jon Gray, vice president and general manager of The LINQ. Caesars Entertainment has always been an industry leader in presenting top-of-the-line entertainment experiences in Las Vegas, and our space at The LINQ offers many new opportunities for us to continue to raise the bar of the city’s entertainment landscape.”

The Party For A Cause® Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS.

“The Academy is honored to have Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban headline two separate nights of incredible music during The Week Vegas Goes Country®” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “Fans nationwide plan their vacations around ACM events, and they will be blown away by The LINQ and all that Caesars has put into the property. We’re privileged to be the first event in this very special space.”

Keith Urban Adds Light The Fuse Tour Dates

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Fans can catch Keith Urban on his Light The Fuse Tour in Canada, Australia, and now the US this year!  Urban has just added a number of new US dates from July through September with stops in Boston, Sacramento, and everywhere in between.

For ticket information as well as a complete list of tour dates, visit the Tour Page of Urban’s website.

 

 

Keith Urban’s latest Light The Fuse Tour 2014 dates:

Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert Release “We Were Us” Music Video

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You take Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, give them a duet, and you get a dream collaboration.

Written by Nicolle Galyon, Jimmy Robbins, and Jon Nite, “We Were Us” is one of the best songs out right now and we love it.

The duet seems to be years in the making. Lambert opened for Urban on his tour back in 2005 when she was just starting out. Since then, Urban has been waiting for the perfect song to sing with Lambert. “We Were Us” was it.

“When I heard ‘We Were Us,’ it was instant,” Urban told People magazine. “I had two thoughts. The first [was] ”This is that song’ and the second – ‘Man, I sure hope she says yes!’ ”

The “We Were Us” music video premiered on Friday evening via Urban’s Facebook page. The video was filmed in front of a live audience at Edna’s neighborhood bar in Oklahoma City. Check it out below!

Keith Urban reveals cover art for Fuse

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Country fans who have been waiting for new music from Keith Urban are going to be a little bit happier today. He revealed the official cover art for his brand new album “Fuse” due out on September 10th on Capitol Nashville. “Fuse” will feature twelve brand new tracks from Keith, including his current single “Little Bit of Everything.”

About his new record, Keith shared:

“These songs just connected with me, whether for their energy or for what they were saying or just for the fact that they made me feel good. All of them have merit and even though we recorded a lot of songs, slowly this particular group started to come together.”

Check out the cover below and let us know what you think – are you excited? He will be revealing new information on his album each week on his official website, so make sure to keep checking back!

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The official cover art for Keith Urban’s new album Fuse.

 

 

Keith Urban to Return to American Idol

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Amidst much speculation about the judging panel, it has been confirmed that Keith Urban will be returning to American Idol next season. He will be the only judge returning from last season, as Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj will not be coming back.

According to the Tennessean, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed Urban’s return this afternoon, praising the country crooner and his appeal to the show’s fans. Reilly says the goal will refocus the show’s attention on the contestants, rather than the judges.

Video: Keith Urban Performs New Single on American Idol

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Keith Urban was pulling double duty on American Idol tonight. Our country judge took the stage during the finale to perform his new single, “Little Bit Of Everything” and he sounded great! Check out the video below to watch the performance.

Urban joined the Idol panel this season, and while there have been rumors that the show is cleaning house, there is no official word yet on Urban’s status.

People.com reported that at a press conference on Wednesday, the country superstar stated that he wanted to return as a judge next year:

“I would. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day, and that’s a rarity.”

We would love to see KU back at the judges’ table for Season 13! We hope Idol leaves the decision up to him. While Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj will not be returning to the panel, there is no official word yet on Mariah Carey.


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Keith Urban will not return to American Idol

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Reports out this week are indicating that country superstar Keith Urban, along with the rest of the judge panel, will no longer be a part of American Idol’s next season. Keith had left Australia’s version of The Voice to join American Idol this season. Host Ryan Seacrest will remain with the show, becoming the only original member of the cast from the first season that crowned Kelly Clarkson. The 13th season of American Idol will undergo massive changes to try and bring back in the viewers that it has been losing through the last few seasons – including ratings being down 22% this season alone.

As well as the judge changes, FOX will also change how its weekly themed nights will operate. The only thing that may be left that will still resemble American Idol will be the audition episodes. FOX is trying to bring back its core audience, which is believes is younger viewers, and they don’t think that the current judges are doing that.

The show has kick started the careers of country stars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Casey James, Danny Gokey, Bucky Covington, Josh Gracin, and Kristy Lee Cook, among others. Who is your favorite American Idol star?

DVR Alert: Keith Urban to perform on Idol tonight

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Just after announcing that Oklahoman superstar Carrie Underwood will be performing on American Idol next week, Idol producers announced this morning that current Judge and superstar Keith Urban will perform TONIGHT on the hit reality program. Tonight’s episode starts at 8 pm EST on FOX.

Keith, who has been probably the best Judge on their panel this year, broke the news via Twitter:

“Psyched to play TOMORROW night on #IDOL… I hope RANDY and the girls put me through !!! -KU”

Are you excited for Keith’s performance tonight? How do you think he’s done so far this season?

Keith Urban & John Fogarty Record Song

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John Fogerty is currently working on his upcoming album Wrote A Song For Everyone. This album features singers John loves singing his songs. One such song, “Almost Saturday Night,” is a meaningful and personal song to John, which prompted him to ask Keith Urban to join him on the track for the album.

“Almost Saturday Night” was written by John during what he calls “a really dark time.” Yet, the country star was able to craft this cheerful song during this period. Keith lends his instrumental talent to the track on both the guitar and the banjo. John noted that Keith “is an incredible monster musician, probably the greatest musician on this record.”

Keith was equally excited about the opportunity, having this to say about John:

“There’s nothing like being in the studio, you’ve got your headphones on, and suddenly there’s John’s voice. That was a real magical moment for me.”

The talent both artists have to offer is sure to make this song a hit. Be sure to watch the video below to gain a sneak peek into the creation of “Almost Saturday Night.”

Wrote A Song For Everyone is set to be released on May 28th. You can pre-order the album here, on iTunes or Amazon.

Keith Urban’s BIG Announcement

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Keith Urban fans have been waiting patiently all weekend since the superstar released a teaser video announcing a big announcement to come Monday morning.

So, what is the big news? Keith has announced the second leg of his Light The Fuse Tour 2013, featuring Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch!

Originally, the tour consisted of dates across the U.S. throughout the summer months and into the fall. Now, Keith is planning to hit even more stops across America right into December.

Presale begins April 2nd, with public tickets on sale shortly after on April 5th.

For all your Keith Urban tour information, visit www.keithurban.net/tour-2013.