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Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” Certified Platinum

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Luke Bryan added another accomplishment to his repertoire this week with his Crash My Party album reaching Platinum certification by the RIAA just six weeks after it’s release. The album, which was released on August 13, debuted at number 1 on the country chart, selling 527,783 units in its first week.

Luke’s current single, “That’s My Kinda Night” was the highest debut single of Bryan’s career, and has been the number 1 country selling single for six weeks. He is about to embark on his fifth “Farm Tour 2013,” playing eight shows in October with special guests including Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers- Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip.

Randy Houser breaks record with Runnin’ Outta Moonlight

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Congratulations to Randy Houser! He’s broken a single record with his two-week number one single “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” from his new album “How Country Feels.” It’s his second consecutive number one single on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts this week. “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” was so popular that it spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Singles Chart amassing a record audience of over 47 million (highest impressions of any song in one week since 2005). The single is his second release from the album and is the follow up to first No. 1 with album title track “How Country Feels.” Both tracks are RIAA Gold-certified, signifying more than 500,000 sold units of each hit song.

About the new record, Randy said:

“I’m so humbled by this support, and I want to thank everyone that helped us get here. I feel blessed.”

“Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” was penned by Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley, and Kelly Lovelace and was one of the last songs Houser recorded for How Country Feels.

Houser is touring throughout the summer and fall, including a stop in Austin, Texas alongside Lee Brice, Bob DiPiero and Jerrod Niemann for the CMA Songwriters Series. Houser then hits the road with Justin Moore in November for the Off The Beaten Path Tour.

Houser’s record label, Stoney Creek Records, will release the his next single later this summer, but in the meantime, his vocals are featured on the new Kristy Lee Cook single, “Wherever Love Goes.”

Keepin’ It Country Presents: Sarah Davidson

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Sarah Davidson, a Georgia native, grew up as one of six kids. So, naturally, Sarah had to find some way to stand out in her crowded Valdosta home. Fortunately, the solution came easily: the natural entertainer simply had to open her mouth and sing. Fast forward years later and Sarah is ready to share that fresh, powerful voice with the world and reenergize country music with a rare woman’s take on lighthearted, good-time music. Sarah’s next stop on her path to sharing her talents with country music? That would be our Keepin’ It Country Presents Stageit Stage on March 21st at 9:00 p.m. EST, and we could not be more honored to have her join us!

Walk-up Tickets Available For Stars for Harvest

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Country music fans wanting to go to the Stars for Second Harvest event at the Ryman on Tuesday will be able to buy special walk-up tickets at a discount price directly from the Ryman box office. This special deal is not available online or by phone, only by walking up to the ticket office. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Songwriters Dallas Davidson and Rodney Clawson will join Craig Wiseman on-stage at the acoustic show. Artists expected to appear include Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, and Vince Gill. This is a show not to be missed, and one of the few places you’ll see Vince during CMA Fest next week!

“Anytime we can give back and help feed the hungry in our community we jump at the opportunity” says Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, “We are so excited to be part of Craig’s Stars For Second Harvest Show. Hopefully we can all come together and raise a lot of money!”

This is the eighth year that Craig Wiseman will be hosting this event, but the first time its being held during CMA Fest. Tickets purchased online or over the phone are $35, and tickets bought at the Ryman box office directly are only $25. There are special VIP tickets available for contacting the Second Harvest Food Bank directly at 615-329-3491.  It’s a great event not to be missed by country fans wanting to help raise money for a good cause!

Early ACM Winners Announced

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Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs are early winners for the 47 annual Academy of Country Music! They were announced today as off-camera winners before the April 1st award show. The telecast airs live on CBS on April 1st from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at 8 pm EST. They are once against hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton for the second year in a row. Some awards were announced early due to time constraints of the live broadcast.

The following special awards, industry awards, and MBI awards will be given out in a special ACM Honors ceremony in Nashville on September 24th.

The ACM Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and are awarded when the ACM Board of Directors feels that these are clear and deserving candidates. Industry professionals are voted on by the professional members of the Academy. The MBI category is voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist category, and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager sub-category. The songwriter of the year ballot is voted on by the professional members of the Academy in the following categories; Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist, Composer, Music Publisher/SRO, Record Company, and the Producer/Engineer/Studio Manager membership.

See the full list of winners below:

NRA Country Volume 1 Now Available!

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Fresh off the press is This is NRA Country Volume 1, a unique project featuring various country artists such as Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and many others. The artists on this album compilation sing songs that speak about what NRA Country is all about, including support of our U.S. military, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family. The CD is available now exclusively through nracountry.com  and can be purchased at this LINK.  

Tracklisting:

1. Justin Moore “This is NRA Country”

2. Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive”

3. Montgomery Gentry “My Town”

4. Rodney Atkins “Cleaning This Gun”

5. Trace Adkins “More Of Us”

6. Craig Morgan “I’m Country”

7. Charlie Daniels “In America”

8. Josh Thompson “Way Out Here”

9. John Rich “Shutting Detroit Down”

10. Lee Brice “She Ain’t Right”

11. Rhett Akins & Dallas Davidson “Opening Day”

ACM Songwriter of the Year Nominees

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The Academy of Country Music have just announced their nominees for Songwriter of the Year for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees!

The nominees for Songwriter of the Year are…

Rhett Akins
Dallas Davidson
Ben Hayslip
Luke Laird
David Lee Murphy

Top 20 Singles Of 2011

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2011 has been one heck of a year for country music. We’ve seen singles from all different sides of the spectrum: from songs that make you want to get up and dance, to songs that make you want to cry. Country has always been very good at dealing with real-life issues. It’s the story songs that make country music the genre it is. It has a way of moving you, either to get up and party, or to remember what’s really going on in the world.

It was hard to narrow down the highlight songs of the year into one package, but Ted Efron and myself sat down to do just that. There might be some surprises on our list, but these are the songs that defined a genre for 2011. Take a look at our list below and let us know if you agree, disagree, or think we forgot someone we shouldn’t have. Not all of these songs are singles, some are just the best album tracks that should have been singles this year.

Craig Morgan is a “Good Ole Boy”

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Craig Morgan is set to release his first single on his new label, Black River Entertainment, this month. Titled “Good Ole Boy,” will be shipped out to radio on June 21st. Described as a country love song, the single was co-written by Rhett Atkins, Ben Hayslip and Dallas Davidson.

Craig signed with Black River Entertainment in April after amicably splitting from his label home of three years, BNA.

His album will be released sometime early 2012.

Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood to be part of Billboard Country Music Summit

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Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood are just two of the country music stars added to the guest speaker line-up for the 2011 Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville, Tennessee June 6th & 7th. Underwood will host an hour’s question and answer segment with the media and fans on her rise to fame since finishing first on American Idol, and she is expected to discuss the past, present, and future of her superstar career in both music and film.