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Brad Paisley Honored By ASCAP

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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.

George Strait to Release New Single, “Give It All We Got Tonight”

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Although we’d never wish the weekend away, we’re anxiously looking forward to Monday! It was just announced that George Strait will release his brand new single on Monday, October 29, at 2PM CST. MCA Nashville will release  “Give It All We Got Tonight” to country radio on Play MPE.

The single was written  by Tim JamesPhil O’Donnell and Mark Bright and is the first from Strait’s forthcoming album.  Strait once again collaborated with longtime producer, Tony Brown, on the music.

Bid George Strait Farewell…Literally

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The King of Country, George Strait, along with CID Entertainment, is running an auction for the majority of shows on his much anticipated “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” to benefit The Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation. The winning bidders will receive a pair of front row seats and Meet & Greet passes to meet George. All proceeds benefit The Jenifer Strait Foundation.

The Jenifer Strait Memorial foundation was set up to honor the memory of Jenifer Strait, George’s daughter. The fund donates money to various children’s charities in the San Antonio and Houston areas, including The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio and St. Jude’s Ranch.

“The Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation was formed to preserve the memory of our daughter,” Strait shared when speaking about the organization. “Even though she was just a child of thirteen years, her love for younger children was amazing. It is for this reason that we chose to help others who might be in need, in her honor.”

The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will offer fans one last opportunity to take in the King of Country live. This tour is sure to be filled with all of the hits from throughout his career, as well as new music from his latest album. Martina McBride is also set to join George for the 2013 dates.

The auction is currently underway and will be open until Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Additionally, CID Entertainment is also offering two exclusive VIP packages at each stop on the tour. The packages include front row tickets, private pre-show, admission to a private exhibition of George’s memorabilia, and more. Purchasing information and additional information about the VIP packages and the auction can be found at www.cidentertainment.com/georgestrait.

George Strait Final Tour Tickets On-Sale

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Today’s the day that George Strait fan club members have been waiting for. Tickets for his final tour “The Cowboy Rides Away” go on-sale today for fan club members. General public on-sale begins on October 12th. All tickets will go on-sale at 10 am in the local venue’s time zone. Ticket prices range from $69.50 – $999 for a special VIP “The Troubadour” package which includes a pre-show party, a private tour of George’s memorabilia, front row seats, and an autographed George Strait guitar.

The MCA Nashville artist will be taking country superstar Martina McBride with him on his final tour. While this will be the last tour of the country icon, he will not be retiring – he will continue to write and record music over the next few years.

To see his complete tour schedule for “The Cowboy Rides Away” visit georgestrait.com. Will you be going to see the King of country’s last tour?

George Strait Announces Final Tour

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It’s a sad day for country music – George Strait has announced his final tour. “The Cowboy Rides Away” will take place through 2013 to 2014, and will be the last tour for the king of country music. He will record and perform at select and special times following his retirement tour – but will not be retiring. He will continue to record and write after the tour. The surprise was announced just a few minutes ago at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

The two-year tour will take George across the United States with Martina McBride as his special guest on every date. We have the list of 2013 dates, as 2014 dates are still being finalized. Fan club member pre-sales begin October 9th. See the list of 2013 dates so far below. He’s announced that Texan superstar Miranda Lambert will appear at his Houston date.

Jan. 18 – Lubbock, Texas, United Spirit Arena
Jan. 19 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jan. 25 – Salt Lake City, Utah, EnergySolutions Arena
Jan. 26 – Nampa, Idaho, Idaho Center Arena
Jan. 31 – Sacramento, Calif., Power Balance Pavilion
Feb. 1 – Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
Feb. 2 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
Feb. 15 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 16 – Grand Forks, N.D., Alerus Center
Feb. 22 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
Feb. 23 – Hartford, Conn., XL Center
March 1 – Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boling Arena
March 2 – Lexington, Ky., Rupp Arena
March 17 – Houston, Texas, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo / “RodeoHouston”
March 22 – Greenville, S.C., Bi-Lo Center
March 23 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
April 5 – Albuquerque, N.M., Pit Arena
April 6 – Las Cruces, N.M., Pan American Center
April 12 – N. Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
April 13 – New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena

GRAMMY Charity Auctions Off Music Memorabilia

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The GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions newest auction series is the “A Little Bit Country…A Little Bit Rock And Roll Auction.”  This series launched after the MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert honoring Alice In Chains vocalists Jerry Cantrell.   Bidders can bid now through June 10 on extraordinary memorabilia at www.ebay.com/grammy, with all proceeds benefitting MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.

There is be country memorabilia signed by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Rogers, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, and more!

For more inform on MusiCares or the GRAMMY Foundation, visit www.musicares.org or www.grammyfoundation.org.  To bid on the memorabilia, visit www.ebay.com/grammy.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Jason Charles Miller

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Jason Charles Miller is definitely not your ordinary urban cowboy. Rather, he represents the dark, gritty side of country music – the type of country music that should receive more acknowledgement than it does.

Regardless, this Virginia native knows his way around the entertainment industry. Although he might be most known for heading the rock band Godhead, Jason has travelled many paths throughout his life. His impressive resume includes writing, producing, voiceover recording and acting. If that wasn’t enough, Jason is busy overseeing his own recording studio, Central Command Studios.

We caught up with Jason today to talk about the release of his new single “Up To Me,” his recent signing with Render Records, how he feels about the music industry and what he has to offer.

We can promise you that this man has a mind and heart evident in both his thoughts and music that any country music fan could appreciate and love. Take a look for yourself:

George Strait Makes Number 59

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Congratulations to the King of Country Music, George Strait, on his fifty-ninth number one single this week! His latest single “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” topped the Mediabase Country Singles chart, holding back Taylor Swift just long enough to take the honor. It’s the second straight single to go number one from his new album “Here For A Good Time.”

George Strait Reschedules Show

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The king of country music has been forced to reschedule his Kansas City date with Martina McBride after suffering from a bad case of bronchitis. George Strait will return to the city on March 3rd, with Martina, and all tickets will be honored at the new date. After Martina performed her full set at the concert, George had to leave after two of his own and cancelled the rest of his performance. It was a hard decision for George, who had debated the issue a few times over with management prior to taking the stage.

The show will return on Saturday, March 6th with Martina. We hope he feels better soon!

Country Ballads Compliation Album To Be Released Jan 24th

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The world’s best-selling, multi-artist album series “NOW! That’s What I Call Music” will be trying their chances with a country music album on January 24th. They’ve put together some of country music’s biggest ballads of the last few years on a compilation album titled “NOW! That’s What I Call Country Ballads” just in time for Valentine’s Day. The album will be released both digitally and physically in stores wherever music is sold.

Some of the stars featured on the album include Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson. Some of the inclusions are interesting and may surprise some fans. See the official track listing below and make sure to let us know what you would have chosen if you had the power to make your own ultimate country music ballad album.