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Eric Church Adding Double Shot of Moore

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Country rocker Eric Church is taking on a double shot of Moore for his Fall leg of the “Blood, Sweat & Beers” tour. He’s adding Justin Moore and Kip Moore as his special guests for the Fall leg which kicks off September 3rd until December 8th. Tickets for the first half of  his new dates will go on-sale June 8th. Eric’s Fall leg will include stops in Amherst, MA; Los Angeles, CA; and even Sunrise, FL.  More on-sale dates will be announced in the coming weeks, so keep checking Keepin’ it Country as we keep you updated on everything Eric Church!

In April, Eric’s tour was named number eleven on the Pollstar 2012 Worldwide Ticket Sales Chart for the first quarter, so this leg will be one that country fans won’t want to miss! His tour was one of the best attended in all music genres so far this year.

Eric will be giving back on this portion of his tour, announcing that he has partnered up with Tickets-For-Charity.com, which will give his fans the opportunity to donate part of their ticket purchase price to their favorite charity, and one of Eric’s causes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Check out the tour dates for his new leg below and let us know if you’re going out to see Eric and the Moores this Fall and Winter:

Florida Georgia Line Cruisin’ Up the Country Charts

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They may be a new name in country music, but the guys of Florida Georgia Line (FGL)  are quickly cruising up the country radio charts with their first single “Cruise.” The country rock duo’s summertime anthem has already hit the Top 50 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart, selling over 20,000 copies in just seven weeks.  

“Cruise” is featured on their new Big Loud Mountain EP “It’z Just What We Do” produced by Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Nickelback). The EP debuted at number 35 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and the EP is available at all digital retailers.

“Cruise” was written by FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley along with Joey Moi, Chase Rice and Jesse Rice and is quickly becoming a fan favorite during live shows. It has received rave reviews from critics and country radio. SiriusXM recently named the track a Highway Find and Music Row Magazine awarded the track the Discovery Award. The mag describes the song, saying, “After an a cappella intro, this takes off like a speedboat on a glassy lake. The track is rushing and wooshing, and the voices are sprightly. What more do you want? Get on board.” American Songwriter notes, “…it’s likely already attached itself into the heads of everyone who’s listened to it…” 
 
This up and coming duo will be cruising across the U.S. all summer long with the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour with Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, and Justin Moore.
  
For more information on Florida Georgia Line and tour dates, visit www.FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.

The Band Perry Helps Nascar Announce Hero’s Race

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On Saturday, country music’s newest sweethearts, The Band Perry visited Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) to join with NASCAR in announcing that the summer’s Sprint Cup Series will be named after an everyday American hero through a new partnership between Crown Royal Whisky, the IMS and BigMachineRecords.com. Under the official title, Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the race’s namesake. The race weekend will also feature performances by The Band Perry, Justin Moore, the Mavericks & Greg Bates.

The Band Perry had the privilege of announcing the five finalists who may win the opportunity to have the race named after them. They include veteran and philanthropist, Dale Beatty, ICU Nurse, Lindsey Marquez, Fire Lieutenant and EMT, Curtiss Shaver, Deputy Sheriff John Thomas & veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Brandon Veatch. The winner out of these lucky five will have their name on all race signage, apparel, TV broadcasts, as well as the opportunity to meet the country stars and attend the performances, wave the green flag to start the race and deliver the trophy to Victory Lane.

“There’s no track in the world like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and I’m thrilled that we will return as a race sponsor in 2012 for the Crown Royal presents the ‘Your Hero’s Name Here’ 400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com!” said Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group. “We will again bring our most exciting artists to the stage for a great pre-race musical experience for the fans.”

“Once again the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is excited to offer a weekend full of great racing and great music,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and CEO Jeff Belskus. “Our fans are in for a real treat when some of the best names in the Big Machine Label Group combine with Crown Royal and some of the best names in racing to provide a great day of entertainment for our fans.”

If you’d like to cast a vote for one of these incredible finalists, you can visit Facebook.com/CrownRoyal and click the “Crown Your Hero” tab. The voting will run until June 28th.

If you’d like to attend the big race, tickets start at just $30 and can be purchased online at www.imstix.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday. Children 12 and under will receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2011 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

Check out photos of the Band Perry at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway here:

Update on Justin Moore Fatal Accident

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One of Justin Moore‘s tour buses were in a fatal accident on the weekend in Illinois. While Justin was not on-board at the time of the wreck on Saturday, a victim in another vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. A car driven by Joseph Taylor had hit the bus from behind, and when he got out to inspect the damage on both vehicles, he was struck by another car and was pron0unced dead at the scene.  The traffic on Interstate 57 at Illinois Route 16 was re-routed for several hours after the accident.

Justin broke the news himself on Twitter a few hours after it had happened:

“Thankful my band and crew guys are all good. They got hit by a car this morning in their bus. Prayers go out to the guy who lost his life and his family. You never know man. You have to be prepared to meet God today, ’cause it may be your last.”

Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family, and that of Justin’s band and crew.

Man Dies After Justin Moore Bus Crash

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Our thoughts are with Justin Moore and his crew, and the family of the man involved in a crash today. One man lost his life after an accident with one of Justin’s tour buses. Justin broke the devastating news earlier today on Twitter:

@JustinColeMoore: Thankful my band and crew guys are all good. They got hit by a car this morning in their bus. Prayers go out to the guy who lost his life.

Justin followed the Tweet up with a sobering second one.

@JustinColeMoore: And his family. You never know man. You have to be prepared to meet God today, cause it may be your last.

There’s no other information available at this time. Justin and his crew escaped without injury.

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:

Justin Moore Releases Statement on Ashton Kutcher

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Just over a week since Justin Moore and Miranda Lambert had both taken to Twitter to protest Ashton Kutcher’s appearance at the Academy of Country Music Awards, Justin has released an official statement on his stance. While Miranda has chosen to stay quiet since the Twitter feud of Nashville versus Hollywood erupted, Justin has chosen to not back down – with the support of Nashville radio behind him. Justin made an appearance on Fox News over the controversy, calling Ashton’s performance “distasteful” but did invite the actor to one of his shows to try and patch things up between the two of them.

Ashton turned to Twitter to try and defend his appearance at the award show:

“I grew up idolizing the style of Highway Men, Hank, Merle, Patsy Cline, Dolly. Starting to wonder if new country just doesn’t get it.  Justin Moore calls it mocking I call it respecting your Elders. Maybe that’s old fashion. Know when to fold em brother…”

Justin has released an official statement on the matter:

“I stand by what I said about Ashton Kutcher’s appearance at the ACM’s.  I don’t know him, he may be a nice guy, but I felt like he insulted a lot of us who live and breathe country music and the lifestyle.  I’d be happy to sit down with him at some point and see just how much he knows about country music, he said he’s a big fan.  It’s just my opinion and everyone’s entitled to one.”

What do you think? Are Justin and Miranda right and was Ashton making fun of country music? Or are some people being a little too sensitive?

Storme Warren Named NRA Country’s Artist Of The Month

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TV and radio personality Storme Warren has been named the NRA Country Artist of the Month for April.

Storme’s selection puts him in company with Craig Morgan, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Sunny Sweeney and Trace Adkins who have teamed up with NRA Country to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family.

Warren recently served as the emcee of the 2nd Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot in Las Vegas.  His participation in that event and his love of the great outdoors make him a natural fit with NRA Country Artist of the Month promotion.

“There is nothing better than soaking up the great outdoors.  I spend most of my free time either by a river with my fly rod or hiking the trails with my kids and mutts,” says Warren.

As part of the April promotion, fans can register to win an autographed Headline Country shirt.  Visit the NRA Country website from now through the end of April to register to win.

CONTEST: Win A Limited Edition ACM Zinepak!

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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!

 

Blake Shelton’s Reno Show Postponed

Blake Shelton. photo credit: Warner Music Nashville.

Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton, has been forced to postpone his “Well Lit & Amplified” tour stop tonight in Reno, Nevada due to road conditions. A media advisory sent out by the Reno Events Center says that the show has been postponed to Sunday night at 7:30 pm. All tickets will be honored at the new date and time. For fans unable to make the new date, refunds will be honored at the original point of purchase.

Blake was forced to postpone the concert due to wind and weather conditions on specific routes to Nevada, according to the media release at the time of posting.

Blake’s tour features his first season The Voice finalist Dia Frampton and Justin Moore.