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“We’re All For The Hall” Announcement


Keith Urban‘s “We’re All For The Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will return for the fourth consecutive year.

The show, which will feature an all-star lineup, will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 16th, 2013. Some of the invited artists include Keith, Vince Gill, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley GilbertKid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams, Jr.

This year’s theme will be “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN”. The past three benefit concerts have raised a collective $1.5 million, which is directed toward the Museum’s operating expenses, caring for the collection, exhibitions, programs, and more.

Museum board president Vince Gill created All for the Hall, an artist-led fundraising initiative for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Funds raised from the concert also go toward preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs about the culture and value of country music.

“The purity in making music on your own terms – to create art in your own way – for me, is at the heart of the outlaw spirit,” said Urban.  “It’s those outlaws that we celebrate this year, who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of Country music’s diversity.”

Tickets will go on sale on March1st at 10AM CST. For ticket and VIP package information, visit Ticketmaster.com.

Tim McGraw’s New Album Release


Country megastar, Tim McGraw‘s, highly anticipated Big Machine Records’ debut, Two Lanes of Freedom, is set to drop on February 5th. The multi-Grammy Award winner will be busy promoting his big release with coast to coast performances. McGraw will be kicking off this promo run by performing on location at the Super Bowl in New Orleans, which will air on Good Morning America on February 1st.

Schedule of Appearances:

Feb. 2nd – Austin City Limits
Feb. 3rd – CBS Sunday Morning
Feb. 5th – The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Feb. 5th – Ram Country on Yahooo! (Special live stream aboard the USS Midway in San Diego)
Feb. 6th – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Feb. 7th – Jimmy Kimmel Live
Feb. 8th – MusiCares Person of the Year – Bruce Springsteen tribute
Feb. 11th – Chelsea Lately

McGraw will also be hitting the road for his Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 Tour on May 2nd and will play 30 cities on the trek. The tour will also feature Brantley Gilbert and Love & Theft.

For more information and tour dates, check out: www.timmcgraw.com.

Brantley Gilbert & Jana Kramer Engaged!

Jana Kramer & Brantley Gilbert.

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.”

Jana added:

“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.

ACM Awards Announces ‘Newcomer’ Nominees


The nominees for the “Newcomer” categories have been announced for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Fans will have the chance to determine the winners at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM. Each winner will then go on to compete for the overall “New Artist of the Year” award.

The online voting will available to fans between Monday, January 21st and Monday, February 4th. The online voting for the “New Artist of the Year” award will take place from Monday, March 25th until Sunday, April 7th. The winner of this award will be announced during the live broadcast of the ACM Awards that will air on April 7th at 8PM EST.

DVR Alert: Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young Head to Nashville


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.

Lineup Announced For Country Thunder Arizona


Country Thunder will be rolling into Florence, Arizona from April 11th to the 14th, 2013! Who will be joining them? Just some of country’s biggest acts these days, that’s all! Artists such as Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, Kip Moore and many more (all are listed below) will be there, and you can be too! You’ll need a 4-day admission wristband in order to get into the shows and right now they’re available at a special early bird rate of only $99! But you’ll need to act on this early bird rate fast – and super fast- because tonight at 11:59pm Central, the prices goes up to $120. To order your tickets, and for other ticket details, head on over to www.countrythunder.com or call (866) 802-6418.

Brantley Gilbert Dating Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer & Brantley Gilbert.

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.

Top 5 Finalists Chosen For Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert. photo credit: Strut Entertainment.

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.

Want to Open For Brantley Gilbert?

Brantley Gilbert. photo credit: Strut Entertainment.

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.

Dierks Bentley Revving Up For “Miles & Music for Kids”


Dierks Bentley announced earlier today that the seventh annual “Miles & Music for Kids” will be held on Sunday, October 14th in Nashville, TN. Since 2006, the celebrity motorcycle ride and concert combo has seen twelve events in seven US cities. Thus far, two million dollars has been raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

“I really want to blow Miles & Music out this year and make it bigger than ever,” said Bentley.  “We’ve had the chance to help a lot of communities across the country, but the heart and soul of this event is in downtown Nashville with Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the artists and friends who come out and help us raise money. It’s my favorite thing we do all year.”

Beginning at Harley-Davidson of Columbia (1616 Harley Davidson Blvd., Columbia, TN), the event will consist of a one-hour scenic ride that will finish up at downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park. The fun doesn’t stop there: after the show, Dierks will hold a concert with special guests Sheryl Crow, Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert, The Cadillac Black and Craig Campbell. More artists will be added to the lineup in the next few weeks.

Fans can purchase tickets for the ride, concert and commemorative T-shirt for $50. Those looking to attend the concert only can purchase tickets for $20.  Special VIP packages are also available.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 17th at 10:00A CT through TicketMaster. For more ticket info, visit www.dierks.com.