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The King of Country Music, George Strait, released his brand new album “Love is Everything” to digital and physical music retailers today. The record features his current lead-off hit single “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight.”
Check out a preview of George’s album below in a video with The King himself, and let us know if you’re going to be picking up your copy today.
The King of Country Music is releasing a brand new album! George Strait‘s “Love Is Everything” will hit physical and digital music retailers on May 14th. It’s the 40th record from the country legend, which will be released on his longtime home at MCA Nashville.
“Love Is Everything” will feature 13 tracks, including the top 15-and-still-climbing single “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight,” and four songs co-written by George himself, and his son, Bubba Strait, and Dean Dillion. His current single is on track to become George’s 60th number one single of his career, and fans wanting to help him get his 60th can visit sixtyforsixty.com, use hashtag #60for60 and request the single at your local radio station. The movement is aiming to get George his 60th number one before his 61st birthday on May 18th.
In the midst of his two-year final U.S. tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, Strait recently set an all-time attendance record at Reliant Center when he closed out this year’s Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, performing to a crowd of 80,020 fans. The tour has so far sold out 16 of 16 venues played. Were you one of the lucky few to score tickets to his farewell tour?
Are you going to pick up George Strait’s brand new album? What is your all-time favorite George Strait song?
The 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place this Sunday, April 7th, in Las Vegas. As we all know, the red carpet and stage fashion choices are some of the most talked about items when it comes to award shows. Back, due to popular demand, is our very own pre-award show fashion reminiscent feature! This time, we take a look at the couples and collaborations of ACMs past … and, boy, have there been some questionably horrific and unquestionably sensational choices in ACM history!
Yesterday we were part of a teleconference with CBS and Academy of Country Music producers for the upcoming ACM awards this weekend. We got to know quite a few exciting secrets for the award show this weekend, and of course we couldn’t wait to tell our fans and readers on Twitter! If you’re following us on Twitter (@keepinitblog) you will have already heard these really cool performances, but we are recapping them now so everyone can keep track of what might be the most-fun Academy of Country Music Award show ever.
Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to the ACMs this year because of budgetary reasons, so we’ll be live-tweeting them from home along with you! Make sure you join us Sunday afternoon for our exclusive KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY PRESENTS… Jason Charles Miller stageit show at 3 pm EST, before the ACMs kick off live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at 8 pm EST. Use hashtag #KIC to join in our fun!
Jewel will perform a special Lifting Lives segment with a mash-up of her hit single “Hands Clean” and “Fill A Heart,” an original song by singer-songwriter Tori Kelly.
Hunter Hayes will get two pretty cool performances – he’ll be debuting his new single “I Want Crazy” with Stevie Wonder, and will mix in one of Stevie’s big hits. Hunter will return later in the show with Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley live from the ACM Fan Jam. How did Stevie and Hunter get together? Turns out Hunter covers Stevie’s songs on tour, and Stevie discovered them and became a fan of Hunter.
Luke Bryan will be debuting a brand new single “Crash My Party” during the award show..
Reba will introduce a very special duet performance from Garth Brooks and George Strait who will be paying tribute to the late Dick Clark. It’s going to be a pretty emotional performance, so make sure you tune in for this one.
Do you have any questions about the ACMs? We’ll answer what we can on Facebook and Twitter!
In exciting ACM news, The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced that George Strait and Garth Brooks will perform together for the first time ever to pay tribute to Dick Clark. Strait & Brooks are the two most recent recipients of the ACM Artist of the Decade Award. The ACM Artist of the Decade Award will be renamed the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award, in honor of the iconic figure and longtime producer of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The show will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 at 8PM EST on CBS.
“Dick helped make country music accessible to a larger fan base and his efforts will not be forgotten. Garth and I were so grateful when we each received the ACM Artist of the Decade Award, so it’s only fitting that we’ll be honoring him with this tribute performance at the ACMs,” said George Strait.
Garth added, “I commend the Academy on naming the ACM Artist of the Decade Award after Dick Clark. Although there is no award the entertainment industry has that can match the magnitude of the star Dick Clark was, and still is, it is an honor to get to be a part of the Academy’s tribute to him. There may be others who have contributed as much to the music industry, but there is definitely no one that has contributed more than Dick Clark. He was music’s best friend, and a dear friend to me.”
Previous recipients of the ACM Artist of the Decade Award include Strait in 2009, Brooks in 1998, Alabama in 1988, Loretta Lynn in 1979 and Marty Robbins in 1969. The ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award is an Academy honor bestowed on a country music artist only once every decade.
The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards announced today that superstars Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town will perform on the April 7th show.
George Strait is in San Antonio this weekend for the final day of competition at his 31st Annual George Strait Team Roping Classic, so it’s only appropriate that the King of Country celebrates another career milestone in the city today— San Antonio’s Alamodome announced their fastest and largest sell-out of over 72,000 tickets sold in just six minutes as part of his final two-year tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.
The tour stop will take place on June 1, 2013 and will mark Strait’s eighth performance at the venue since he opened the facility that is affectionately referred to as, “The house they [the city] built for George.”
Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour placed No. 1 on Pollstar’s Concert Pulse last week, averaging $1.4 million in gross sales per show, topping Justin Bieber, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Dave Matthews Band, and The Who (top 5 respectively).
trait is currently working on a forthcoming album slated for release late spring. The album will feature his current single, “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight,” which is Top 15 and climbing. The single could mark Strait’s 60th No. 1 on longtime label, MCA Records Nashville. Fans are encouraged to visit sixtyforsixty.com to help spread the news.
The tour will continue next weekend with a record-breaking stop of over 77,000 in attendance at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Check out The King of Country Music’s upcoming tour dates below and make sure to let us know if you’ll be going!
The Academy of Country Music announced the first round of performers today for the 48th Annual ACM Awards, and the line-up is already a great one with some of our favorites!
Set to take the stage that night are: Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and The Band Perry.
The big event will take place on Sunday, April 7th. With Shelton & Bryan hosting this year, the show will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
We can’t wait!
More performers will be announced in the upcoming weeks so check back with us for updates!
It’s the eve of the release of “Wasted on Love,” the first single from country piano-man Josh Charles. The song will be released via Downhome Records/ THC: Music/Ingrooves/Fontana, and is Charles’s first single since 2011′s critically-acclaimed “Life Ain’t Fair.” In addition to releasing his single this month, Josh recently went to Nashville, where he recorded with Grammy Award winner, Toby Wright and he’ll be backed by Blake Shelton‘s touring band, Rob Byus, Tracy Broussard, Kevin Post and Beau Tackett.
We discussed his background, who he’d LOVE to duet with, country music in NYC, his oddest job (hint: I’ve fallen and I can’t get up) and more! Plus, what’s it like to open for Blake Shelton? Read on to find out!
Last night, to kick off Country Music Association (“CMA”) Awards week, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”) recognized the most successful songwriters of 2012 during an awards ceremony at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. During the ceremony, Brad Paisley received one of the biggest nods of the evening, being named ASCAP’s Songwriter/Artist of the Year. Brad was honored for his hit songs “Camouflage,” “Old Alabama,” and “Remind Me.”
Ben Hayslip was awarded Songwriter of the Year for his co-writing efforts on Blake Shelton‘s “Honey Bee,” Luke Bryan‘s “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” Martina McBride‘s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” and Craig Morgan‘s “This Ole Boy.” Other honors also went to Dierks Bentley, David Nail, and Darius Rucker. And, as a surprise, the King of Country, George Strait, showed up to pick up an award as well.