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Country music legend Alan Jackson released the brand-new music video for his single “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore” earlier this week. The video, directed by Steven Goldman, was shot at Coney Island in New York City. The video is already in rotation on both CMT and GAC.
The single is already out at country music radio right now. Watch the music video below and let us know what your favorite Alan Jackson song of all-time is:
The world’s best-selling, multi-artist album series “NOW! That’s What I Call Music” will be trying their chances with a country music album on January 24th. They’ve put together some of country music’s biggest ballads of the last few years on a compilation album titled “NOW! That’s What I Call Country Ballads” just in time for Valentine’s Day. The album will be released both digitally and physically in stores wherever music is sold.
Some of the stars featured on the album include Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson. Some of the inclusions are interesting and may surprise some fans. See the official track listing below and make sure to let us know what you would have chosen if you had the power to make your own ultimate country music ballad album.
Kellie Pickler, The Band Perry, Alan Jackson, Phil Vassar, Thompson Square and the Eli Young Band have been officially added to the Arizona Country Thunder line-up for next year. They join previously announced headliners Big & Rich, Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley.
The 4-day pass to the festival is only $120 and, new this year, AZ Country Thunder is giving fans the opportunity to get even closer to their favorite acts by making available GA RSVD seating with pricing starting at $200 – $375. New to this year is the hotel and ticket packages as well. To purchase your tickets, visit countrythunder.com.
The new line-up is now:
Thursday – Main Stage
4:00-5:00pm Wade Bowen
5:30-6:30pm Eli Young Band
7:00-8:30pm Craig Morgan
9:00-10:30pm Dierks Bentley
Friday – Main Stage
2:30-3:30pm Steve Holy
4:00-5:00pm Sawyer Brown
5:30-6:30pm Kellie Pickler
7:00-8:30pm Jake Owen
9:00-10:30pm Big & Rich
Saturday – Main Stage
2:30-3:30pm The Farm
4:00-5:00pm Neal McCoy
5:30-6:30pm Joe Nichols
7:00-8:30pm Thompson Square
9:00-10:30pm Blake Shelton
Sunday – Main Stage
4:00-5:00pm Brett Eldredge
5:30-6:30pm Phil Vassar
7:00-8:30pm The Band Perry
9:00-10:30pm Alan Jackson
The host of Premiere Radio Networks’ “After Midnite With Blair Garner“ will be releasing an album featuring the country music stars he’s had on his syndicated program over the last few years. “Beyond The Hits: 20 Years From Country’s Top Stars” will be available January 10th from Blair’s production company Tripower.
“It’s no understatement to say I am a fan of country music,” said Blair. “Not just a fan of the artists, but a fan of everyone involved: the songwriters, musicians, producers, all of it. Obviously not all the songs get the spotlight of being a single; it just doesn’t work that way. Because of that I think some songs may not get their fair share of attention. Beyond The Hits looks to change that. We want fans to realize the sheer depth and brilliance of these artists. Every cut on Beyond could have been, in my opinion, a number one. I’m just lucky to be the guy to bring them to light.”
The album will be available for $9.99 on iTunes on January 10th. A portion of purchases will go towards various charities he supports in the United States.
Reba McEntire presented both Alan Jackson and Kix Brooks their respective stars on Nashville’s Walk of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday, November 7th.
Jackson said, “When I think about driving down Music Row 20 years ago with a paper sack full of songs, I never could ever imagine standing in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame in the heart of Nashville, the heart of country music and having ‘em put my name down on this concrete.”
Kix, just as humbled, told the crowd, “I don’t know necessarily if I deserve [a star], but I gotta tell you, I’m really proud of it.”
CBS Radio Country KILT/HOUSTON released the lineup for their 12th annual “Ten Man Jam”.
Performers include Darius Rucker, Alan Jackson, Clay Walker, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Eric Church, Gary Allan, Thompson Square, Jack Ingram, The Jane Dear Girls, Kevin Fowler, Josh Abbot Band, and more.
The event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th at the Verizon Wireless Theatre in Houston. Tickets are not on sale and must be won through KILT.
Kix Brooks & Alan Jackson have been announced as the latest inductees into the Music City Hall of Fame. They will join fellow inductees Les Paul, Dan Miller, Manuel, Dr. Bobby Jones, and Dottie Rambo on the November 6th ceremony. They will be honored with a public ceremony at noon on November 6th at the unveiling of the sidewalk markers near the Walk of Fame Park in Nashville. The ceremony is sponsored by GAC and free to attend.
This group of inductees will round out the walk of fame to 58 stars in Music Mile.
Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and songwriters John Bettis, Thom Schuyler, and Allen Shamblin were the five inductees into the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame last night at the 41st anniversary of the Hall Of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony. The event was held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
Garth was inducted by manager Bob Doyle and Hall of Fame songwriter and producer Allen Reynolds. Five of Garth’s songwriting buddies performed a medley of his hits including “The Thunder Rolls,” If Tomorrow Never Comes,” “We Shall Be Free,” “The River,” and, “When You Come Back To Me Again.”
Alan was inducted by Capitol Nashville boss Mike Dungan. The Wrights performed a medley of Alan’s greatest hits including “Good Time,” “Remember When,” “Chattahoochie,” “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” and, “Here In The Real World.” Taylor Swift then took the stage to perform “Where Were You.”
John Bettis was inducted by songwriter Michael Clarke, with Brett James and Wayne Kirkpatrick performing a medley of his hit songs. Lynn Anderson joined the set with a performance of “Top Of The World.” Thom Schuyler was inducted by Don Schultz. Fred Knoblich, Tony Arata, and Jelly Roll Johnson performed Thom’s songs including “16th Avenue” performed by Lacy J Dalton. Allen Shamblin was inducted by songwriter Mike Reed, with Lionel Cartright performing a mix of Allen’s songs. Wynonna came onstage for the finale performance of the medley for Allen with “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”
The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” also received recognition at the ceremony, winning “Song Of The Year” honors for lead singer, and songwriter, Kimberly Perry. Chris DuBois was once again named “Songwriter of the year,” and Taylor Swift won “Songwriter/Artist Of The Year” for the fourth straight year.
The NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) also named its “10 songs I wish I had written” at the ceremony. Check them out below:
The winning town of the Alan Jackson concert has been announced, and it’s a real small town of less than 500 residents. Mineral, VA has been named as the location of Eventful Inc.’s Alan Jackson contest. The contest gave towns and cities across North America a chance to get Alan to play in their towns by voting online to have him there. The small town, which was the victim of an August 23rd earthquake that measured a 5.8 magnitude, got more than 31,000 votes in the contest.
Now the hard part: trying to find a venue for the concert. Organizers are debating between Walton Park and the Louisa County High School football stadium to host the 1,000 to 3,000 fans expected to attend the concert. No date has yet been announced, but should be soon in the following days.
Showdog-Universal’s top dog, Toby Keith, is the richest man in country music according to Forbes magazine. He even beat out cross-over superstar Taylor Swift, who is close behind in second. Who knew? Toby finally returned to the top spot after being beat out two years in a row, thanks to the combination of his touring, I Love This Bar & Grill, Wild Shot mezcal line, and his tenth year of sponsorship with Ford. He made $50 million while Taylor made $45 million. Brad Paisley came in third place with $40 million.
Other country music celebrities with loaded wallets include Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, and Sugarland.
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