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Martina McBride Announces Everlasting Tour

Martina McBride

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

Toby Keith and Fans Announce Shut Up & Hold On Tour

Toby Keith

Over the weekend, Toby Keith informed his fans via Twitter of a huge announcement coming Monday. Little did they know, the fans played a key role in the big reveal!

Keith enlisted the help of his fans in announcing his 2014 Shut Up & Hold On Tour in a YouTube video. Fans of all ages submitted videos of themselves saying, singing, dancing to, and even acting out his lyrics, “Get in, sit down, shut up, and hold on.” The clips were put together in a montage video, which Keith tweeted yesterday.

The tour, presented by Built Ford Tough, F-Series Trucks, kicks off at the end of May and continues through the end of September. With stops from coast to coast already scheduled and more dates to be announced, fans will surely be able to catch Keith in a nearby city this summer.

Check out the list of dates announced so far and keeping checking Toby Keith’s website for details and additional dates:

Legendary Bellamy Brothers Make History

Bellamy Brothers

Renowned country duo the Bellamy Brothers have just wrapped up a number of tour dates in India and Sri Lanka, including three sold out shows. After returning to the United States this week, the brothers discovered that they made history as the first country artists to tour in these countries. David and Howard Bellamy were both thrilled and humbled by this news.

“When we arrived, they told us no other country act had ever toured in these countries, which came as a bit of a surprise,” explains David Bellamy.  “Collectively, the populations of India and Sri Lanka total about 1.3 billion and we learned that these people are huge fans of our music.  We sold out every show and there are already other offers on the table for us to go back and tour again soon.  It was a very rewarding experience for us.

Jana Kramer Rehearses New Music for Spring Tour

Jana Kramer

Get ready Jana Kramer fans! Kramer has announced a number of US tour dates throughout the spring, and she’s coming to a city near you!

The tour kicks off February 27 in Pontiac, MI and continues from coast to coast throughout the season.

Fans will not only hear their favorite songs like “Why Ya Wanna” and “Whiskey,” but new songs as well – news Kramer shared on Twitter.

@kramergirl: Rehearsing with the band. Can’t wait to share all this new music with y’all!!!! Xoxoxo

Check out this list of dates to see if Jana Kramer is coming to your city and visit her website for ticket information.

Danielle Bradbery Teams Up With the Give a Note Foundation

Danielle Bradbery

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.

Craig Morgan Gives Back During The Journey Tour

Craig Morgan

Country singer Craig Morgan has always been a fan of giving back to causes close to his heart.  He has recently partnered with Kidde Fire Safety to distribute Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarms throughout Morgan’s The Journey Tour.

Kidde will donate 5,000 smoke alarms – a $125,000 value – to fire departments along the tour’s stops.  The alarms will be installed in homes in need throughout the communities.  The first batch of alarms was donated to Morgan’s hometown fire department in Dickinson, TN on Feb. 11 with the help of the Tennessee State Division of Fire Prevention and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Morgan, a spokesperson for Kidde, is thrilled to speak out for such an important cause and explains, “As a former first responder, I’ve seen the damage home fires can cause. Many home fire deaths are preventable, and I want to do what I can to help keep families safe”

Chris Rovenstine, vice president sales and marketing at Kidde, is just as excited to work with Morgan, saying, “Kidde’s mission is to help save lives, and we are pleased to work with Craig on this campaign. Dead or missing batteries are the main reasons smoke alarms don’t sound in a fire. By providing sealed-battery smoke alarms to local fire departments, we can help protect families who otherwise may not be able to replace an outdated alarm.”

In addition to Morgan’s hometown of Dickinson, fire departments in Buffalo, Columbus, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Austin, Phoenix, and San Diego will also received Kidde smoke alarms.  More departments will be added throughout the tour.

To learn more about fire prevention, visit Kidde’s website, and to stay up to date with Craig Morgan’s tour dates, check out his website.

Photo credit: Ed Rode

Jamie Tate Launches Music City Tour Video Project

Jamie Tate

Have you ever wished you could live a bit closer to Nashville?  Country artist Jamie Tate is bringing Music City to you!  Tate and hotel chain Red Roof Inn have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind video project entitled Music City Tour.

The tour, which kicks off on February 12, will make stops in 30 different cities over the course of 30 consecutive weeks.  At each stop, Tate will shoot music videos to songs that reveal the uniqueness of the location.

Tate is most excited to get fans involved throughout the tour. “My Music City Tour will take you with me while I travel around the country performing new songs and shooting some unique new videos,” she says. “These are going to be fun and will give the fans a ‘behind-the-scenes’ view of my personality.”

Not only will fans get to know Tate better through this tour, but they will also have a chance to win prizes, including paid vacations from Red Roof Inn, through her social media sites.

The folks at Red Roof Inn are just as excited about their partnership with Tate. Digital Marketing Manager Kevin Scholl says, “At Red Roof Inn we love to help our guests create their travel stories, and every story needs a great soundtrack. We are very excited to partner with Jamie Tate to not only expand the conversation about the music our guests love, but to also help them find a new song for the soundtrack of their travels.”

To follow Jamie Tate as she embarks on this unique journey, check out her Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Official Website.

Photo courtesy of Jamie Tate’s Facebook

Lady Antebellum Sells Out Boston Show

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Lady Antebellum is thrilling fans night after night on the road, and this past weekend, they took Boston “Downtown” with a sold out show at Boston’s TD Garden. The Boston Herald praised the trio, observing they were “having the time of their lives…the Nashville-based trio delivered a 90-minute, high-energy show that was chock-full of golden moments.”

Additionally, the Boston Globe had similar praise, writing, “And when their voices locked into pristine harmony on such tunes as foot-stomping opener ‘Compass,’ wistful ‘Just a Kiss,’ and propulsive ‘I Run to You’…a sold-out crowd at the TD Garden Friday night was happy to take the ride.”

This weekend, the TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR will stop in Minneapolis, MN and Grand Rapids, MI with special guests Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. For a full list of tour dates and for ticket information, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Miranda Lambert Joins Jason Aldean’s Tour

Miranda Lambert

The lineup for Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour is already on fire with special guests Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.  The sparks continue to fly with the addition of a fiery female superstar.

Miranda Lambert will join Aldean for select baseball stadium dates in Cleveland (July 18), Cincinnati (July 19), and Pittsburgh (July 26) this summer.

The stars announced the news through a series of humorous tweets.  When Aldean asked for another player for his wiffle ball team, Lambert was quick to step up to the plate.  She then graciously accepted Aldean’s invitation to play some songs while she is there as well.

The conversation ended with both artists expressing their excitement:

@Jason_Aldean: Cool. It’s official. @mirandalambert is joining us @Indians @CincinnatiReds @Pirates – More info at jasonaldean.com #BurnItDownTour

@mirandalambert: Can’t wait to party with @Jason_Aldean on the #BurnItDownTour! I’m coming for ya @Indians @CincinnatiReds @Pirates

Check out Jason’s website for a full list of dates and ticket information for the Burn It Down Tour.

Photo by Randee St. Nicholas

Lizzie Sider Embarks on Anti-Bullying Tour

Image Courtesy of MusicRow

Lizzie Sider, a fifteen-year-old budding country music star, is touring elementary and middle schools and conducting a Bully Prevention Assembly at over one hundred schools during January, February, and March of 2014, throughout the entire State of Florida.