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Eric Church, Toby Keith And Lady Antebellum With Stevie Nicks Added To Lineup Of Performers On The 49TH Annual ACM Awards

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Eric Church, Toby Keith, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks have all been added to the lineup on the 49th Annual ACM Awards, as announced by the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions.

They will be joining previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry. The ceremony, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Perry, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Keep on eye on KIC as more performers are announced in the weeks to come!

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Eric Church Releases Second Video In Cryptic Series

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A distraught young woman, given a second chance. A mysterious funeral dated back in 1995. A present day heated altercation in a garage. An angry young man taking out his frustrations on a classic car with a bat. Sound like you’re watching the latest series on prime time? Is this by David Lynch?

Nope.

That was all part of Eric Church‘s video “San Destino Rising: Movimiento De Una” which, set up his latest video “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young.” All the players are back, moving the storyline along, this time with Eric singing solemnly interspersed. This unique way of sharing the stories he tells in song on his album The Outsiders is a great way of getting fans involved in them. Says Eric:

“I love mysteries. That’s kind of where this whole video thing, when we started this teaser thing, we already had the concept for what these videos were gonna be. And we wanted it to be this big mystery, level of intrigue, that just was fun for fans that we could have this thing of trying to figure it out and looking at where clues were.”

Fans are encouraged, as the videos are released, to pay attention to the clues and characters that Eric and his team are laying down. After all, don’t we all want to know whose funeral is going on on the roadside?

“All the characters that are in that, light will be shed on them as we go through this single process and video process. Throughout this entire album, that storyline will continue to play out and the ending is quite remarkable. We’ll get to that one day.”

We are definitely looking forward to it!

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Eric Church Secures Billboard’s Top Spot with The Outsiders

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According to Nielsen SoundScan, Eric Church earned his second #1 album on the Billboard Charts with The Outsiders for the week ending February 16th. With sales of 288,000, Church marked the biggest sales week of the year and the biggest since Beyonce released her self-titled album back in December.

This is not the first time that Eric Church has debuted in the top slot. His last studio album, Chief, also debuted in Billboard’s top spot back in 2011. The Outsiders marks the biggest sales for a country album since Luke Bryan released Crash My Party back in August 2013.

Way to go, Eric!

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Eric Church To Top The Billboard Charts?

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Billboard Magazine will be officially publishing their Top 200 Albums Chart tomorrow, but speculation is already abound that Eric Church will be claiming the top spot for The Outsiders! If this happens, he’d be leading the way for country music to have the biggest sales week for an album in the past six months.

Estimates for sales are already out there, but keep an eye on KIC and we’ll make sure to post the official numbers tomorrow! Could be Eric will be nipping on the heels of Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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Eric Church’s The Outsiders Full Album Now Available In Stores, On iTunes

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Yesterday country rocker, Eric Church, released the full album The Outsiders. The Outsiders is available in CD format through his online store and the full-album digital download is available on iTunes.

Church also announced that he will be supporting the album with a quickie 2 day, 6 city, free concert mini-tour! Check here to see if your city is on the list.

Photo: Official Album Cover The Outsiders

Win Tickets to the Star-Studded Tortuga Festival

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Tortuga Music Festival, a two-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music, will be held on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 12-13, 2014. After months of anticipation, the Tortuga star-studded lineup has been completed and the artists have been announced, much to the excitement of Tortuga-goers everywhere.

This year’s incredible lineup consists of the following artists: Luke Bryan; Eric Church; Hank Williams, Jr.; Train; Dierks Bentley; Brantley Gilbert; Sheryl Crow; Billy Currington; Slightly Stoopid; Ziggy Marley; 38 Special; Brett Eldredge; Parmalee; Cole Swindell; Brett Dennen; Delta Rae; Eric Paslay; Moon Taxi; The Revivalists; White Denim; Frankie Ballard; Chase Rice; Brothers Osborne; Blackjack Billy; Sons of Fathers; and Quaker City Night Hawks.

And the best news of all … You can be there LIVE to experience these amazing artists, soaking up the sun in paradise! Tortuga is giving away two tickets to this unique event, benefiting the Rock the Ocean Foundation, to one lucky fan. To enter, all you need to do is donate or dedicate your status update on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the following message, image and #tag (bonus points if you mention the artist you are most excited to see!): “I can’t believe this lineup! Check out www.TortugaMusicFestival.com! #GetMeToTortuga” It’s that easy to get yourself one step closer to two days on the white, sandy beaches of South Florida!

Good luck to all of you who enter! We look forward to seeing you at Tortuga!

Eric Church Releases “Give Me Back My Hometown”

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Country bad-boy, Eric Church, is adding more gasoline to the flames of fans’ anticipation for the upcoming release of his new album The Outsiders, with the release of the second single “Give Me Back My Hometown“.

This wistful song, written by Church and Luke Laird, is sure to be a hit with listeners who grooved on out to “Like Jesus Does” and “Homeboy“. Simultaneously rock and country, and all signature Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown” follows quick on the heels of the highly touted first single “The Outsiders“.

“Church was already at the vanguard of contemporary country’s rock movement… Like a modern-day Lynyrd Skynyrd, Church manages to be simultaneously more rock’n’roll and good-old-boy than anyone else out there – no easy task,” Billboard Magazine wrote about this ACM and CMA award winner. And Rolling Stone named “The Outsiders” one of the “100 Best Songs of 2013″ citing “Leave it to the classic rock-loving Nashville badass to cook up the heaviest ‘country’ song in years – a radio hit that plays like some demon spawn of Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, and “Born to Be Wild.”"

The Outsiders will be Church’s fourth studio album and fourth collaboration with producer Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Little Big Town) and follows in the footsteps of Platinum-certified Chief, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts.

Big boots to fill, but “Give Me Back My Hometown” goes a long way to filling them.

To purchase “Give Me Back My Hometown” you can go to iTunes.

To pre-order The Outsiders and also exclusive Eric Church merchandise, you can go to ericchurch.com.

First Ever iHeartRadio Country Festival

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Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival. Country music’s biggest superstars will hit the stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 29, to celebrate all things country.

Straight from the heart of Austin, the music of the iHeartRadio app will come to life with an extraordinary lineup including: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen and Dan + Shay, with more to be announced. The iHeartRadio Country Festival will be hosted by nationally-syndicated country music personality Bobby Bones.

WORLD PREMIERE: Eric Church “Give Me Back My Hometown”

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Eric Church has just released his highly-anticipated new single, “Give Me Back My Hometown.” Despite somewhat tepid response to his last single “The Outsiders,” this track sounds much truer to what fans have come to love and expect from Church. On first listen, we give it 2 thumbs up!

Listen here and let us know what you think!

 

George Strait’s Star-Studded Final Show to Include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and More

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George Strait will play his final concert June 7, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The CMA Entertainer of the Year’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 will ride away with style, for a king. The show will feature an all-star lineup of guest artists (performing three songs each) including Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.

Additionally, the opening act for Strait’s final concert will be the “Kings of Texas Swing” and six-time Grammy Award-winning group, Asleep At The Wheel.

Tickets for the highly-anticipated concert will go on sale to the public Friday, December 6 at 10:00 AM CST and can be purchased via Strait’s official website here.

While this is Strait’s final concert tour, he will continue to record new music with MCA Records and will perform select dates across the country after the tour has wrapped. For more information, please visit www.georgestrait.com.