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Martina McBride Announces Everlasting Tour

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Superstar Martina McBride’s most recent album entitled Everlasting features twelve classic soul and R&B songs, to which McBride adds her own spin with her flawless voice.  Now fans will get to hear the songs live as McBride begins her Everlasting tour throughout the country this summer.

Rehearsals for the tour, which kicks off on May 8 in Salina, KS are underway, and McBride could not be more excited to share her new music with her fans.  She aims to create a show directly out of the 60’s and 70’s to accompany the classic feel of the album.

“It’s coming out exactly as I dreamed it,” she says. “It’s so much fun, and I want it to really be a visual experience for the audience as well as a musical experience. So, it’s a little bit of a throwback to Motown. We’ve got the guys all in matching suits. I’ve got a horn section for the first time — a four-piece horn section. We’ve got a three-piece background vocal section. I’ve never carried a background vocal section, so that’s a lot of fun.”

The tour is completely different than anything fans have seen from McBride or any other artist recently.  McBride explains, “I think it’s really unique and fresh, and the fact that we only get to do it for a short period of time is … I’m missing it before it even starts, so I really hope people come out and experience it because it’s gonna be really special.”

As she continues planning and rehearsing for the Everlasting Tour, McBride has even more to celebrate. Her Everlasting album went straight to number one on the Billboard charts when it was released on April 7.

Of this honor, McBride told CMT, “It’s really special and gratifying. You never know how people are going to react to it — whether they’re going to like it or not like it — so it’s always a little nerve-wracking to put any new music out. It feels good when you work so hard on a project that you really believe in and love, and people accept it.”

It’s safe to say that the memories from Martina McBride’s tour, like the songs from her latest album, will be everlasting.

For more information about the Everlasting Tour, visit McBride’s website.

Photo: Everlasting album cover

Hank Williams Jr Named As Additional Headliner To Taste Of Country Music Festival

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Hank Williams Jr has been named as a headliner for this year’s 2nd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival. This iconic performer will be hitting the stage as part of a bevvy of acts that will be on at the Hunter Mountain Resort between June 13 to 15, 2014.

Williams was announced along with artists Eric Paslay, Leah Turner, The Cadillac Three and Jamie Lynn Spears. They will be joining the previously announced list that included: headliner Brad Paisley, co-headliners Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert, and Randy Houser, Thompson Square, Craig Morgan, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice, Blackjack Billy and Gwen Sebastian.

Although a relatively new festival, only in its second year, the Taste of Country Music Festival has already become one of summer’s most highly anticipated events. The “Pretty Early” price level tickets are sold out, but y’all can take advantage, still, of the “Not So Early” pricing at www.tasteofcountryfestival.com. For a limited time, general admission tickets start at the Not So Early price of only $150.00 for a 3-day pass, and VIP packages start at $525.00 for a 3-day VIP “Outlaw Pass” with “Super Outlaw Pass” and “Ultimate Outlaw Pass” packages available as well. Information on VIP package details and pricing, hotel accommodations, mountainside camping, directions and more is available online. But, will Hank Williams Jr being announced, these tickets are not expected to last much longer!

Photo: Taste of Country Music Festival official logo

Blake Shelton Announces Shows at Madison Square Garden, Wrigley Field And Hollywood Bowl Dates

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It’s the news that Blake Shelton fans have been waiting for! After previously announcing cities for his Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, Blake has released a full list of shows and dates. The tour will kick off in Austin, TC ox June 20th and make stops at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, California’s Hollywood Bowl and New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

The 20+ date Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, sponsored by Pepsi and promoted by Live Nation, will also feature the Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy. Full dates as follows:

 

 

Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014:
06/20/14 Austin, TX austin360 Amphitheatre
06/21/14 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
06/22/14 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
07/19/14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
08/01/14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
08/02/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
08/29/14 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
08/30/14 Orlando, FL Amway Center
09/04/14 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
09/05/14 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
09/06/14 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/11/14 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center at Fresno State
09/12/14 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/13/14 Mtn. View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/18/14 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
09/19/14 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
09/20/14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
09/25/14 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
09/26/14 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
09/27/14 Denver, CO Pepsi Arena
10/03/14 Las Vegas,NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/04/14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood

Pre-sales will begin for select shows on Feb 25th at 8pm CST, immediately following NBC’s The Voice. $1 from every fan club presale ticket will be donated to the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives Foundation through his “Blake is #TenTimesCrazier!” Thunderclap campaign.

Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, David Nail & More Added to Tree Town Music Festival

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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.

 Additionally, the festival will feature Little Nashville,” a stage bringing the excitement of Nashville’s world-famous Broadway to Iowa, beer tents, a variety of food vendors, rock climbing, bounce houses and much more for the entire weekend. The fun extends to the festival’s campgrounds with flip cup competitions, golf cart taxis, food and drink vendors and more.

For more info on tickets, camping or for any of your Tree Town Music Festival, please visit: treetownfestival.com or call 877-569-7767.

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To the Troops

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The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions have announced ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To the Troops, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces, which will be broadcast Tuesday, May 20th, 9:00-11:00pm EST, on the CBS Television Network.

The special will be taped Monday, April 7th, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and feature performances by country music superstars Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry among others (to be announced) as a part of the all-star lineup for the event.

Danielle Bradbery Teams Up With the Give a Note Foundation

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Danielle Bradbery is teaming up with the Give a Note Foundation and Disney Performing Arts for the Music In Our Schools national bus tour. From March 2nd – March 8th, Danielle and representatives from the organizations will travel across America, reminding students, parents, teachers and community leaders not to forget the importance of music education.

March is National Music In Our Schools Month, and at tour stops at high schools over a one-week period, Danielle will be a special performancer at each school. Danielle will address students and perform songs from her self-titled debut album, including her hit song, “The Heart of Dixie.”

Beginning at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California on March 2nd, the tour will visit high schools in five cities:

March 3rd – Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 4th – Cypress Ranch High School near Houston, Texas
March 5th – Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
March 6th – Antioch High School near Nashville, Tennessee
March 7th – Northwest School for the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina

The tour will conclude on March 8th at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For information about the tour, real-time updates, and photographs, visit: http://giveanote.nafme.org.

Eric Church’s The Outsiders Full Album Now Available In Stores, On iTunes

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Yesterday country rocker, Eric Church, released the full album The Outsiders. The Outsiders is available in CD format through his online store and the full-album digital download is available on iTunes.

Church also announced that he will be supporting the album with a quickie 2 day, 6 city, free concert mini-tour! Check here to see if your city is on the list.

Photo: Official Album Cover The Outsiders

Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic, and Emily Brooke Take the Stage Together For One Night Only

Images courtesy of Sarah Darling, the Grand Ole Opry, Emily Brooke, and Sara Kauss

What do you get when you bring Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic, and Emily Brooke together for one night only? An evening jam-packed with incredible talent and fun, as well as the unique opportunity to see three extremely different artists team up to entertain one South Florida crowd. Sarah, Jenn, and Emily have decided to join forces with Tiki 52 (a Jupiter, Florida restaurant/bar) and Miller Lite on Wednesday night, February 26th, for a show like no other. In one show, the audience will get a well-known, long-time country artist with charted hits and television cameos galore; a country/pop artist with a collection of awards and acclaim in the United Kingdom; and an up and coming country artist who is sure to be among the next wave of young talent entering the music industry. And, as if that isn’t enough, the concert will benefit “For the Linds,” an organization created in memory of Warner Music Nashville’s Lindsay Walleman, who passed away from Sarcoma at the young age of twenty-eight. Does it get any better than this?

ACM Fan Jam to Include Luke Bryan

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The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced today that the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, will make a special performance at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, April 6, 2014. The performance is in addition to his co-hosting duties with Blake Shelton at the 49thAnnual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. 

The 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by reigning ACM New Artist of the Year, Florida Georgia Line, is a fans-only, live concert event which gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Throughout the three-hour telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, by top-tier music acts, including Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.  The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Florida Georgia Line.

Tickets for the ACM Fan Jam start at $45 and are on sale NOW by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit , like the ACMs on Facebook, or follow the ACMs on Twitter.

Win Tickets to the Star-Studded Tortuga Festival

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Tortuga Music Festival, a two-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music, will be held on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 12-13, 2014. After months of anticipation, the Tortuga star-studded lineup has been completed and the artists have been announced, much to the excitement of Tortuga-goers everywhere.

This year’s incredible lineup consists of the following artists: Luke Bryan; Eric Church; Hank Williams, Jr.; Train; Dierks Bentley; Brantley Gilbert; Sheryl Crow; Billy Currington; Slightly Stoopid; Ziggy Marley; 38 Special; Brett Eldredge; Parmalee; Cole Swindell; Brett Dennen; Delta Rae; Eric Paslay; Moon Taxi; The Revivalists; White Denim; Frankie Ballard; Chase Rice; Brothers Osborne; Blackjack Billy; Sons of Fathers; and Quaker City Night Hawks.

And the best news of all … You can be there LIVE to experience these amazing artists, soaking up the sun in paradise! Tortuga is giving away two tickets to this unique event, benefiting the Rock the Ocean Foundation, to one lucky fan. To enter, all you need to do is donate or dedicate your status update on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the following message, image and #tag (bonus points if you mention the artist you are most excited to see!): “I can’t believe this lineup! Check out www.TortugaMusicFestival.com! #GetMeToTortuga” It’s that easy to get yourself one step closer to two days on the white, sandy beaches of South Florida!

Good luck to all of you who enter! We look forward to seeing you at Tortuga!