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Win Eric Church Tickets From NRA Country!

Eric Church. photo credit: Jeff Mintline.

Want to win your way to see Eric Church live in concert? NRA Country is giving country music fans the chance to see one of country music’s hottest tours this year in Nashville on May 5th, 2012. To enter, all you need to do is visit the official NRA Country contest page and fill in your information and you’re in to win! Eric is bringing his “Blood, Sweat & Beers” tour to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and one lucky fan will win their way to see him and special guests Brantley Gilbert and Blackberry Smoke.

You can get an extra entry every time someone you refer someone to the contest and they use your name! Good luck!

Brantley Gilbert Goes Gold!

Brantley Gilbert. photo credit: Strut Entertainment.

Congratulations to Brantley Gilbert and the team at the Valory Music Co, as his “Halfway To Heaven Deluxe” album has just been certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies. The album did debut at number two when it was released in September. Brantley’s first release from the album, “Country Must Be Country Wide,” was also previously certified gold.

“Man, to have ‘Heaven’ go gold means a lot to me. I never thought my first major release would sell 500,000 copies. Thanks so much to the BG Nation and all ya’ll who bought a copy,” said Gilbert.

Brantley’s second single from the album, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” is currently climbing the singles charts. It’s sitting pretty in the top 15. He’s out on tour with Eric Church on the “Blood, Sweat & Beers” tour, with their next stop tomorrow night in Mansfield, PA.

The CMA Music Festival Lineup Grows Again!


The already big CMA Music Festival just got a little bit bigger.  Today the Country Music Association announced the addition of four-time CMA Female Vocalist winner Martina McBride, the newly engaged Jake Owen and newcomer Hunter Hayes to the already star-studded festival lineup.

The performers join the previously announced Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Alan Jackson, Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

All of those artists will be performing at the nightly concerts held at Nashville’s LP Field.  There are still four-day tickets available and can be purchased at the CMA Fest site HERE.   The 2012 CMA Fest takes place June 7-10.

ACM Voting Deadlines!


ACM Weekend is finally here, so that means time is running out for fans to get their votes in!

This year fans are able to vote in two categories: New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.  Voting for both categories is taking place at www.voteacm.com.

The nominees for New Artist of the Year are Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery.  Voting in this category will remain open until the start of the live broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards.  That means the deadline for this category is tomorrow night at 8pm ET.

The nominees for Entertainer of the Year are:  Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.  Voting in this category will close during the third hour of the live broadcast.  That means tomorrow sometime after 10pm ET.

There’s still time, so let your voice be heard!  Then we’ll all find out who the winners are tomorrow night when the Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (CBS, 8pm ET and delayed on the West Coast).

POLL: ACM Awards – New Artist Of The Year

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One of country music’s biggest nights is almost here!

The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place this Sunday, April 1st at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will air on CBS at 8/7c with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton back for hosting duties.

We can’t wait to watch, but first we want to hear from you! We will be rolling out polls for the various categories. Please vote and let us know who you want to go home winners.

First up… New Artist of the Year. Who is your pick: Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, or Scotty McCreery?

ACM Awards: New Artist Of The Year

  • Scotty McCreery (51%, 41 Votes)
  • Brantley Gilbert (31%, 25 Votes)
  • Hunter Hayes (18%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 80

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Scotty McCreery To Perform New Single This Thursday On American Idol

Scotty McCreery.

Scotty McCreery returns to American Idol this Thursday, March 29, to perform his new single, “Water Tower Town.”  The single will be released to country radio stations on Thursday as well.

Scotty, who won Season 10 of American Idol, recently recorded “Please Remember Me” as the “goodbye song” for Idol’s Season 11.  The song is played after a contestant is eliminated and video highlights of the contestant’s experiences on Idol are shown.  But this will be Scotty’s first appearance on American Idol since winning the competition in May.  Naturally, he’s thrilled about the reunion with his American Idol family.

That was my launching pad and what gave me my platform to do what I am doing now,” he says. “I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and spending some one-on-one time with the contestants. I can’t wait to give them some advice and the ins-and-outs of the competition that I learned last season.”

The homecoming will be even more special with the performance of “Water Tower Town” because the song reflects his life in Garner, N.C.

Will Cat Napping Catch Taylor Swift Some ACM Votes?

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When it comes to having your dreams come true, Taylor Swift holds the title.  Heck, maybe winning that title is even something she dreamed about.  Now it appears the dreams-to-reality thing is being passed to her pet!

Well, not really.  But Taylor is having a bit of fun with it.  The superstar is using Meredith, her cute little kitten, to help get the word out about fan voting for the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, for which she is nominated.  Earlier she posted a video in which she explained the voting to Meredith and now she’s posted the below pic in which it appears the feline is dreaming of more trophies for Taylor:

Brantley Gilbert Added To Road to Ram Series

Brantley Gilbert. photo credit: Strut Entertainment.

The Valory Music Co’s Brantley Gilbert has been added to the growing line-up for the special all-star Road to Ram concert series. He joins the previously announced Kellie Pickler to the series and sweepstakes. The Road to Ram Jam, presented by Ram Trucks, features five of country music’s brightest stars and provides fans with the opportunity to win prizes including a trip for two to the invitation-only 2012 Ram Jam concert event in Nashville, Tennessee in December. All five artists will perform at the special concert. The last three artists of the five will be announced as the date gets closer.

“Teaming up with Ram for the Road to the Ram Jam was a no brainer – it’s a great way to reach out to the BG Nation and beyond with some amazing and very cool content. And I get to bring my band to town and rock out at the 2012 Ram Jam with some other great artists,” said Gilbert. “You know the best part is we get to auction off my truck at the end of the year and donate the money to IAVA. How awesome is that? I get to drive an awesome truck and help out with a great cause to support our Troops and Veterans.”

Brantley is giving fans the chance to download his new single “Kick It In The Sticks” after entering the sweepstakes to attend the 2012 Road to Ram Jam. Brantley, as part of the Road to Ram Jam artists, will receive a one-year lease on a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Truck. The truck, along with the other four artists’ trucks, will be auctioned off in 2013 with all proceeds going towards a charity of the artist’s choice. Brantley has chosen to give proceeds of the 2013 auction to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). IAVA is the United States’ largest non-profit dedicated to supporting the 2.4 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.

Check out Brantley with his new Ram Truck below:

Toby Keith Kicking It Into Overdrive For New Tour

Toby Keith.

Looks like Toby Keith fans will soon proceed to party in their cities wit the man himself. Toby has announced a brand new North American tour to help get the party going with his fans across the United States and Canada. “Toby Keith: Live In Over Drive Tour” kicks off June 14th in Salt Lake City, Utah with Brantley Gilbert. The tour is sponsored by Ford F-Series. Check out the full list of tour dates, so far, below.

Toby has been one of the largest live draws for nearly a decade. The tour, which continues through to September 22nd in Boston, MA, won’t be an exception to that rule. Toby is as hot as he’s ever been in his career, nominated for three Academy of Country Music Awards for his party anthem “Red Solo Cup.”  It’s that song that was named the “official Spring Break anthem” by Ryan Seacrest last week on his radio show during an interview with Toby. Toby will be performing at the ACM Awards on April 1st live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Brantley will help bring the tour to another level. At just 27 years old, he’s already found his place among country music’s elite. He found himself nominated for the Country Music Association’s Song Of The Year last year, and he’s up for the ACM New Artist Of The Year at the April 1st award show. His sophomore project, “Halfway To Heaven Deluxe,” debuted at number two on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. He’ll be opening for Toby on the tour.


CONTEST: Win A Limited Edition ACM Zinepak!


With fan-voting opening up today for the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year, we want to help get fans into the ACM spirit by giving our readers the chance to win one of two limited edition ACM Zinepaks. These super-cool collectables features hit songs by the Entertainer of the Year nominees, the New Artist of the Year nominees, and some of today’s top country artists. Not only that, but fans will also receive a guitar-shaped magnet to proudly display their country music pride and a special 120-page magazine featuring exclusive interviews and features on your favorite country music artists.

It’s easy to enter – just use the form below for your chance to win the 20-song CD and the 120-page magazine. The ‘Zinepak is available now at Walmart stores across the United States, and online at Walmart.com. Last year’s first edition was a huge hit – placing #19 on the Billboard Album Charts and selling over 30,000 copies. Don’t miss your chance to get this special edition before it’s too late!

The ‘Zinepak features songs from artists like Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Dustin Lynch, Jason Aldean and many more. Check out the full track listing below and get your entries in to the drawing! Make sure to visit everyday to get your bonus entries in! Good luck!