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Official 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards ZinePak Available March 18

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With the ACM Awards practically around the corner, The Academy of Country Music and ZinePak paired up to release the OFFICIAL 2014 ACMS AWARDS ZINEPAK, a limited-edition package exclusively for the ACM Awards. The pack features a 120 magazine and two CS with 21 songs, as well as a ballof of this year’s ACM nominees and six collectible guitar picks. The ZinePak will be available at Walmart stores on March 18 and retails for $10.

“This year’s ACM Awards ZinePak is better than ever,” said Lisa Lee, the Academy’s senior vice president of Creative & Content Production. “Fans can find out everything they need to know about this year’s ACM Award nominees, immerse themselves in the best music of the year and even play along at home with their own ballot. It’s a must-have for any country fan.”

Artists included on the collection include Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and many more.

There were also be interviews and other exclusive content, including a look into the ACMs. ZinePak co-founder Brittany Hodak said, “We are so excited to give fans even more exclusive content in this year’s ACM Awards ZinePak through the ZinePak All Access app! By scanning specific pages, fans can watch interviews from stars like Luke Bryan, Jerrod Niemann, Eric Paslay and Blake Shelton.”

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, hosted by Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan.

See the ZinePak & full track list here: http://bit.ly/ACM14

 

Lady Antebellum Sells Out Boston Show

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Lady Antebellum is thrilling fans night after night on the road, and this past weekend, they took Boston “Downtown” with a sold out show at Boston’s TD Garden. The Boston Herald praised the trio, observing they were “having the time of their lives…the Nashville-based trio delivered a 90-minute, high-energy show that was chock-full of golden moments.”

Additionally, the Boston Globe had similar praise, writing, “And when their voices locked into pristine harmony on such tunes as foot-stomping opener ‘Compass,’ wistful ‘Just a Kiss,’ and propulsive ‘I Run to You’…a sold-out crowd at the TD Garden Friday night was happy to take the ride.”

This weekend, the TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR will stop in Minneapolis, MN and Grand Rapids, MI with special guests Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. For a full list of tour dates and for ticket information, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Dierks Bentley Reveals RISER Track List

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We’re less than one month away from the release of Dierks Bentley‘s seventh studio album, RISER. The album, hitting stores February 25, will show a more emotional side of Dierks, as its his first release since the death of his father and the birth of his first son.

The album was produced by Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora Jr., and includes a bevy of famous friends, including Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, The Cadillac Three‘s Jaren Johnston and Charlie Worsham.

“It’s important to really know the writers and musicians you work with, to hang out with them and live in the same world,” Bentley explains.  “I have such a romance with Nashville and this community. I drove across the country when I was 19 years old with a dream of just being invited to the party. It’s still wild to me that I get to work with and call so many incredibly talented people my friends.”

Sonically, the album will ring true to a Bentley concert. “It’s the sound in my head that I hear when I’m playing a live show,” said Bentley. “You have one ear monitor in, one ear out, and the crowd’s there and your voice feels really great. There’s a certain amount of gravel to it because you’re tired, but you’re all jacked up on whatever you’re drinking and adrenaline, and the crowds and the fans are there and there’s this feeling, fists in the air—it’s that thing that’s hard to transfer into a studio environment. There’s a rawness.”

RISER Track List:

1. Bourbon In Kentucky  (Hlilary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Ryan Tyndell)
** Background vocals by Kacey Musgraves
2. Say You Do  (Shane McAnally, Matt Ramsey, Trever Rosen)
3. I Hold On  (Brett James, Dierks Bentley)
4. Pretty Girls  (Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall, Dierks Bentley)
5. Here On Earth  (Ross Copperman, Ryan Tyndell, Dierks Bentley)
6. Drunk On A Plane  (Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins, Dierks Bentley)
7. Five  (Ross Copperman, Ryan Tyndell, Dierks Bentley)
8. Riser  (Travis Meadows, Steve Moakler)
9. Sounds of Summer  (Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, Adam Sanders)
10. Damn These Dreams  (Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, Dierks Bentley)
11. Back Porch  (Cary Barlowe, Jaren Johnston, Hillary Lindsey)
12. Hurt Somebody  (Matt Fleener, Shane McAnally, Mark Nesler)
** Background vocals by Chris Stapleton

RISER is available for pre-order at digital retailers beginning tomorrow.  Bentley will kick off his RISER TOUR on May 9 in Charlotte, NC. For more information on the upcoming tour and new music, visit www.dierks.com.

Lady Antebellum Extends Take Me Downtown Tour

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Great news, country fans… Lady A is extending their Take Me Downtown Tour!

With approximately 36 new dates added, that brings the trek to about 80 cities. The tour will now run throughout the summer with the next leg beginning on March 22 in Phoenix, AZ at Ak-Chin Pavilion.

The trio is excited to bring the show to more fans and give it their all every night. “The energy from the crowds on opening weekend was like a drug…it was totally intoxicating,” said Charles Kelley. “It felt so unbelievable to be back on stage together, and each night was better than the last. We’re going on to North Dakota this weekend and from now through the summer amphitheater shows, we’re going to try and raise the bar night after night.”

Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves are currently out on the road with Lady A, and will continue on for the early summer shows. A combination of Billy Currington, David Nail and Joe Nichols will open for the remainder of the new dates.

TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2014 North American Summer Dates:

Kacey Musgraves Joins Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour

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Katy Perry is adding a little country to her Prismatic Tour with the addition of Kacey Musgraves as an opening act.  Musgraves will join Perry for a number of Midwestern and Canadian dates in August.

The “Follow Your Arrow” singer shared her excitement via Twitter writing, “Ima big ol’ @katyperry fan and I CANT WAIT to join her on her #PrismaticWorldTour this summer in the US!! More deets very soon!!”

Perry was just as enthusiastic in a press conference, saying, “I’m so excited that I got to hand-select some of my favorite artists to join me on this journey.  I know you’ll love Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan & Sara as much as I do.”

The Prismatic Tour kicks off on June 22 in Raleigh, NC with Capital Cities opening through July, Musgraves in August, and Tegan & Sara finishing the tour through October.  With these varying acts, the tour is sure to provide entertainment for every music lover – country, indie, pop, and everything in between.

You can also catch Musgraves and Kip Moore opening Lady Antebellum’s Take Me Downtown Tour through April.

For all upcoming Kacey Musgraves tour dates, check out her website!

ACM ‘New Artist of the Year’ Semi-Finalists Announced

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The 49th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards airs April 6th on CBS and, as always, fans will vote and choose the winner for “New Artist Of The Year”.

The ACM and Great American Country have announced the talent-filled list of eight semi-finalists: Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, and Parmalee. With these great artists, it is sure to be a tight race.

Voting begins on Jan. 21st and runs through Feb. 4th. The three top nominees will then move on to the final voting round, which goes from March 24th until April 6th.

The winner will be announced live during the ACM broadcast this spring.

To vote, visit www.VoteACM.com or www.GACTV.com/ACM.

Keepin’ It Country’s Top Albums of 2013

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Although everyone on our staff loves country music, we have different tastes and don’t always agree. For this reason, we didn’t compile a comprehensive list of our favorite collective country albums of the past year. Instead, some of our staff picked their individual faves. Make sure to let us know your faves of 2013!

Jen’s Picks: 

Cassadee PopeFrame By Frame: I am admittedly one of those music lovers who listens to an album the first time and is simply incapable of forming an opinion. No matter how much I love the artist, I sit there with a blank stare after the first spin. So, in all fairness to the artist, I listen again. That was my experience with Frame By Frame. I listened the first time, and the true stand outs to me were, the already loved, “Wasting All These Tears,” “Easier to Lie,” “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” and “11.” And for me to find four songs I like in the first spin is pretty impressive. In subsequent attempts to listen to Frame By Frame, I have found myself loving every track and even using Cassadee’s debut country album to accompany me during long, tedious runs to help the time go by. Each track exemplifies Cassadee’s gorgeous vocals, versatility, and incredible range. Give it a whirl … you will be begging for more from this CRS New Face!

Get a Sneak Peek of Lady Antebellum’s Tour

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Lady Antebellum is hitting the road with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves beginning January 10th, and the award-winning trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood have posted a video to YouTube giving fans a sneak peek at the upcoming 2014 Take Me Downtown Tour.

Get your glimpse into Lady A’s North American tour here:

POLL: Should Kacey Musgraves Have Been Censored at the CMAs?

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CMA New Artist of the Year, Kacey Musgraves, was censored during her performance of her single, “Follow Your Arrow.” at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night. The word targeted was “joint” and it was bleeped out of the ABC television broadcast. Twitter was abuzz with whether the censorship was necessary. It seemed a bit surprising since content much more inappropriate is and was permitted to be aired. All I have to say is that if drug references were always censored from broadcast TV, some hip-hop artists may have no lyrics left to sing.

Anyway, we want to know your opinion. Do you think Musgraves’ “joint” lyric should have been censored?

 

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CMA Awards Favorite Moments

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Another CMA Awards night has come and gone, but certain moments left lasting impressions on our staff. If you follow us on Twitter, you know we spent the majority of the show cracking on Sheryl Crow‘s hair, Dolly Parton‘s assets, Zac Brown Band‘s beards, and Kacey Musgraves‘ b****y resting face. While those particular things set the stage for our jokes, puns, and #sarcastictweets, our staff compiled a list of our other favorite moments of the night. The following are those award show memories that are ingrained in our minds: