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The lineup just got even bigger for the inaugural Tree Town Music festival, taking place in Forest City, Iowa this Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 & 25). While Brad Paisley and Toby Keith had already been announced as headliners, the festival announced additional performances today, including Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, David Nail, JT Hodges, Leah Turner, Sarah Darling and The Last Ride.
Brantley Gilbert took to his website today, requesting the help of his fans to announce his 2014 Let It Ride Tour (with special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay). Brantley has asked fans (and their crazy a**es) to send videos and photographs representing their cities, in order to be in the running to win a flyaway trip and meet and greet to one of Brantley’s shows.
The tour dates for the Let It Ride Tour are as follows:
3/27 – Lacrosse, WI
3/28 – Bloomington, IL
3/29 – Corinth, MS
4/10 – Greensboro, NC
4/11 – Tuscaloosa, AL
4/12 – Bossier City, LA
4/17 – Macon, GA
4/18 – Louisville, KY
4/19 – Little Rock, AR
4/24 – Stockton, CA
4/25 – Indio, CA
4/26 – Pozo, CA
5/1 – Springfield, MO
5/2 – Evansville, IN
5/3 – Live Oak, FL
5/8 – Grand Rapids, MI
5/9 – Charleston, WV
5/10 – Greenville, SC
5/15 – Omaha, NE
5/16 – Sioux Falls, SD
5/17 – Wichita, KS
5/18 – Denver, CO
Check out Brantley’s official site for details regarding the contest, and let us know where you will be seeing
Brantley in 2014!
Brantley Gilbert‘s forthcoming album is due out in early 2014 and the singer has just released the video for the album’s first-single, “Bottoms Up.” The video flashes between a Prohibition-era 1930′s type party and a modern day affair. Make sure to stick around until the end of this mini-movie music video.
According to Billboard, “Bottoms Up” marks Gilbert’s highest debuts on three Billboard song charts, his first number 1 and his best sales week on the Country Digital Songs chart.
Watch the video for “Bottoms Up” here:
Country’s resident rocker Brantley Gilbert has a pretty exciting event coming up in the fall. He’ll be performing at the 110th anniversary of Harley Davidson concert, taking place August 29th until September 1st. The festival will take place at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee. Yes – its happening over Labor Day, so why not check it out?
The 3-day event will feature over 60 artists and bands from all genres of music. Representing country is Brantley and Shooter Jennings. There are a variety of ticket packages starting at $95 each, so check out the ticket details on Harley Davidson’s site.
Will you be going to check it out? What music festivals are you planning on heading out to this year?
Country must be world wide now. The Valory Music Co’s young star Brantley Gilbert will be playing his first-ever overseas show tomorrow night in the United Kingdom. His European tour stops include London, Glasgow, and Manchester. He’s not done his adventure after those three concerts, however, as he’ll make his way to the Middle East to entertain the USO troops and their families.
It’s a big deal for Brantley, who explains why he’s so excited to take his music to the next level:
“Man you know we sing about Country being Country wide, but we are taking it to the next level this time. I’m excited to meet all of the Country fans in Europe. We will have a blast … and performing for the troops … man I couldn’t be more excited about that. I have so much respect for what our service men and women do every day. To have the chance to perform for them while they are actively serving our country couldn’t make me more proud to have this opportunity.”
Tickets are still available for his United Kingdom dates. Check out his tour dates at brantleygilbert.com and see when he’ll be taking his “Hell On Wheels” tour to a city near you in April.
Congratulations to country’s very own Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer! The pair announced their engagement earlier this week. Brantley popped the big question on Sunday night at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
In an interview with People magazine, Brantley shared:
“We could not be happier! We are so excited to share this special time with our loved ones and cannot wait to start the rest of our lives together.”
“I was so surprised! He asked my mom for permission before he proposed, which meant a lot to me.”
Jana will be heading to Kansas on Monday, February 11th to perform a special benefit concert for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets are already on-sale and are available at KDFI.com for only $15 each!
Brantley will be making his acting debut on ABC’s hit drama “Nashville” tonight. Catch the episode at 9 pm CST / 10 pm EST on ABC. Chris Young will also appear on the episode, and both country stars will play themselves, as they attend a party thrown by main character Rayna James.
ABC’s Nashville, that is. The two country music artists are slotted to make cameos on ABC’s newest smash hit musical drama as party goers at a celebratory bash thrown by fictional country music sensation, Juliette Barnes (played by Hayden Panettiere). Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young, who will appear as themselves, attend the party, which is intended to celebrate the success of Barnes’ and Rayna James’ (played by Connie Britton) duet, “Wrong Song”.
The episode featuring Brantley and Chris will air on Wednesday, January 23rd a 10:00 p.m. on ABC.
Brantley Gilbert let a pretty big secret slip during a recent radio interview. Turns out the country rocker has been dating actress-turned-singer Jana Kramer. The pair met for the first time while at the CMT Awards this past June. During an interview with Atlanta radio station WKHX’s morning show, Brantley admitted that they were a couple. Cadillac Jack, one of the morning show personalities, saw a picture of Brantley in Jana’s bunk while interviewing her on her bus last week.
After much persuasion from the show’s hosts, Brantley finally said:
“To answer your question, yes. And and I’m a very, very happy man. Yes, I am with Jana Kramer.”
Listen to the full interview here on the podcast and let us know what you think about country music’s newest couple.
Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, announced today the selection of the five finalists in The Hourly Gig contest, which invited hourly employees and job seekers to submit videos of original songs for a chance to perform at the Brantley Gilbert Innsbrook After Hours concert held at the Snagajob Pavilion in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 19, 2012. Public voting to determine the winner is open Sept. 5 – 12, 2012.
“We received about 600 video submissions from talented hourly employees and job seekers across the country performing original songs in several genres,” said Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob. “This strong response confirms that there’s a lot of undiscovered talent out there working hourly jobs while they pursue life-long passions.”
Submissions were accepted online from Aug. 16 – 29, 2012, and a judging panel comprising members of the music, entertainment and hourly employment industries selected the five finalists based on each submission’s creativity, talent and entertainment value.
The five finalists in The Hourly Gig contest are:
- Everwilde – A band whose lead singer, Dan Nicholls, is a mechanic in Richmond, Va., Everwilde describes their sound as pure country, influenced by Southern rock and blues.
- Ben Gallaher – A landscaper in Nashville, Tenn., Gallaher balances his time among his job, his studies at Belmont University and performing his country-rock songs at various local gigs.
- Jarsi Ibanez – A cashier in Weston, Fla., Ibanez’s job gives him the flexibility to continue to perform his alternative, pop songs.
- George Taylor – A flower delivery driver and cell phone salesman in Austin, Texas, Taylor describes his style as bluesy guitar and harmonica Americana.
- Emma White – An intern in Nashville, Tenn., and a student at Belmont University, White dreams of one day performing her pop-country songs on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
Public voting to determine the winner will be open Sept. 5 – 12, 2012, at noon. Votes can be cast at www.snagajob.com/hourlygig. The winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to Richmond, Va., to perform at the Sept. 19, 2012, Brantley Gilbert Innsbrook After Hours concert, held at the Snagajob Pavilion.
Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, announced today a national contest to find the best undiscovered musical talent. The Hourly Gig invites hourly employees and job seekers to submit videos of original songs that highlight their skills for a chance to perform as the opening act at the Brantley Gilbert concert at Innsbrook After Hours at the Snagajob Pavilion in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 19, 2012.
“Some of today’s biggest stars started out in hourly jobs because they offered a flexible schedule that allowed them to pursue other passions like singing or playing in a band,” said Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob. “The Hourly Gig gives hourly employees and job seekers a forum to share their musical talent and, for the winner, an opportunity to perform at one of Richmond’s largest concert venues. We’re excited to give a member of the hourly worker community a chance to break into the music industry.”
Participants can upload videos featuring original songs, which should not exceed three minutes in length, to YouTube and submit links to those videos at www.snagajob.com/hourlygig. Submissions will be accepted Aug. 16-29, 2012.
Once the submission period has closed, a panel of judges will narrow the submissions to five finalists, and public voting on the finalists will be held Sept. 5 – 12, 2012. Popular vote will determine the winner, who will receive an expenses-paid trip to Richmond, Va., to perform an opening set at the Sept. 19, 2012, Innsbrook After Hours concert, held at the Snagajob Pavilion. The concert’s headliner, Gilbert, is a country-rock singer-songwriter who has hit No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart twice, most recently in July 2012 with “You don’t know her like I do.”
The contest is open to U.S. residents, ages 14 and older who are currently working in or searching for an hourly job. Both group and solo acts are eligible.
For more information on The Hourly Gig, details on how to enter and a complete list of the contest rules, visit www.snagajob.com/hourlygig.