Country music is taking over Las Vegas in April, as the ACM’s head to Sin City. While the coveted awards show will take place on April 7th, it’s the days leading up to the awards that will truly be “must-see” events!
Fremont Street is located in the heart of Las Vegas, and is only second in popularity to the infamous Las Vegas Strip. The Fremont Experience is a pedestrian mall downtown, which takes up a five-block radius and is well-known for being home to the world’s largest video screen (a whopping 1,500 feet long!). So, who can you expect to see at the Fremont Street Experience, performing on this monster screen? An incredible line-up consisting of co-headliners Gary Allan and Jake Owen, along with Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols and Sunny Sweeney!
ABC’s hit new series “Nashville” is really pumping up its country music cred. After already having country stars Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert have cameo performances on previous episodes, producers announced that Kip Moore, the legendary Vince Gill, and Pam Tillis will be part of the February 27th episode. The episode follows the birthday of character Deacon, who is played by Charles Esten.
Kip, who is a fan of the show, shares on why he hopes fans don’t think the real Nashville isn’t as dramatic:
”I don’t think that everybody believes that’s exactly how Nashville is. Tell people to lighten up a little bit. It’s TV. You gotta put the drama in there, and you gotta do stuff entertaining for people.”
Check out the preview for “Dear Brother” below. Who do you want to see appear on the show next?
Country Thunder will be rolling into Florence, Arizona from April 11th to the 14th, 2013! Who will be joining them? Just some of country’s biggest acts these days, that’s all! Artists such as Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, Kip Moore and many more (all are listed below) will be there, and you can be too! You’ll need a 4-day admission wristband in order to get into the shows and right now they’re available at a special early bird rate of only $99! But you’ll need to act on this early bird rate fast – and super fast- because tonight at 11:59pm Central, the prices goes up to $120. To order your tickets, and for other ticket details, head on over to www.countrythunder.com or call (866) 802-6418.
The nominees were just announced earlier this morning for this year’s American Country Awards. The third edition of the fan-voted award show will once again air live on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the co-hosts remain the same with Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, there is something new about the award show – the addition of the “Song Of The Year” category which will honor country music’s top songwriters of 2012. The nominees for Song of the Year are determined by the National Songwriters Association International (NSAI). The award show will air live on December 10th on FOX at 8 pm EST.
Artists leading all nominees this year are Luke Bryan with seven, and Lady Antebellum tying for second with Zac Brown Band with six nominations each. Eric Church and Taylor Swift both have five nominations each. Check out the full list of nominees below and let us know who you’ll be voting for. Fans can vote at theacas.com for their favorite artists, and make sure to tune in December 10th to see who wins!
Performers and presenters will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for that announcement too!
Kip Moore released his brand new music video for “Beer Money” this week. Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the video for his latest single from “Up All Night” right here on Keepin’ it Country. The country music newcomer is going to have a busy year – he’s hitting the road with Justin Moore on Eric Church‘s tour.
Check out his follow-up to “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” and let us know what you think:
MCA Nashville singer-songwriter Kip Moore will release his new single, “Beer Money,” on July 9.
The song is the follow-up to his gold-certified No. 1 hit, ‘Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which he will perform on NBC’s Today on July 4. The song spent two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart.
Moore had a hand in writing every song on Up All Night, his debut album, including “Beer Money,” which he co-wrote with Blair Daly and Troy Verges.
Kip Moore recently performed songs off his Billboard Top 10 Debut Album, Up All Night, at 12th & Porter in Nashville as a part of a series on VEVO and YouTube. Moore performed his hit single “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” as well as “Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money,” “Crazy One More Time,” and “Reckless.”
In the fall, Moore will be hitting the road with Eric Church on the fall segment of the Blood, Sweat, & Beers Tour, beginning September 13. For a complete tour schedule, visit KipMoore.net.
Watch Kip Moore sing his smash hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” below!
After experiencing unparalleled success with his “The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour,” which has sold over 450,000 tickets thus far in 2012, Eric Church now has more to celebrate. His newest single, “Springsteen,” from his album, “Chief,” topping the charts at Number 1. Church’s prior single, “Drink In My Hand,” marked his first career Number 1 record; both songs were co-writes for Church. In addition, “Springsteen” also officially received RIAA Platinum certification at the same time as his debut album, “Sinners Like Me,” reached Gold status.
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:
Singer-songwriter Kip Moore has first No. 1 single with “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which is sitting atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and the Mediabase/ Country Aircheck chart. “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” reached sales of 500,000 and was certified gold before the April 24 release of Moore’s debut album, Up All Night. The accompanying video has received more than 7 million views online.
It means everything to me as a writer…It’s validation that all of the years that you kept telling yourself to stick to your guns and stick to what you know, that you are on the right path and doing the right thing and doing what you are supposed to do. People called me crazy at first because we wrote four verses before we get to the chorus, but I stuck to my guns and said, ‘This is how I am supposed to write this song.’ For this to go number one and the American public to fall in love with this song, that is validation for how I like to write, and that is with no boundaries.
Fans of Moore and “Truck” can see it performed on Tuesday, May 29 on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends. They will also be able to catch him with Tim McGraw on Monday, May 28, at a special Memorial Day concert at New York City’s Beacon Theatre during Fleet Week in remembrance and gratitude for service men and women. The concert will be streamed live via YouTube and to military bases around the world.
Moore will also be at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on Saturday, June 9, on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during the free concerts at Riverside Park. He will also perform an acoustic set at LP Field during the CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts.