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Brad Paisley to Beat This Summer with Chris Young & Lee Brice

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On the heels of the release of his new single “Beat this Summer,” Brad Paisley has announced the first leg of his 2013 Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. The tour will hit 29 cities across the United States and Canada, starting on May 9 in St. Louis, Mo. Additionally, Brad will be joined on the road by Chris Young and Lee Brice.

“Teaming up with Brad Paisley for this tour is exciting for everyone at Cracker Barrel because he is one of the most highly-regarded modern-day entertainers, and his connection with country music fans, our brand, and our guests is such a phenomenal fit,” says Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “The tour integration itself is the largest we’ve ever launched as a brand, and we’re thrilled that the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program is helping to bring this amazing tour experience to thousands of fans.”

ACM Awards Announces ‘Newcomer’ Nominees

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The nominees for the “Newcomer” categories have been announced for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Fans will have the chance to determine the winners at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM. Each winner will then go on to compete for the overall “New Artist of the Year” award.

The online voting will available to fans between Monday, January 21st and Monday, February 4th. The online voting for the “New Artist of the Year” award will take place from Monday, March 25th until Sunday, April 7th. The winner of this award will be announced during the live broadcast of the ACM Awards that will air on April 7th at 8PM EST.

Lee Brice has fastest rising single of his career

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One of country music’s rising stars in Lee Brice is celebratating the fastest rising single of his career this week as “I Drive Your Truck” continues to be the most added country single over the past three weeks, barreling into Billboard’s Top 30 after only two weeks of airplay. The new single follows Brice’s No. one hit “Hard To Love,” which received PLATINUM certification today by the RIAA for one million single sales.

About the success of his emotional single, Lee shares:

“I can’t think of a better way to end the year than this. I’m floored by the support of my friends at country radio and my fans who continue to believe in me…can’t wait for 2013!”

Lee’s moving new single follows two consecutive PLATINUM certified No. one hits off his sophomore release HARD 2 LOVE on Curb Records, which was named one of The New York Time’s Top 10 Albums of 2012 alongside artists including Frank Ocean, Kesha and Taylor Swift. iTunes also handpicked the album as part of their Best of 2012 feature as the Top Breakthrough Country Album of the Year.

 The former college football player will wrap 2012 as the halftime entertainment at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX on New Year’s Eve. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit leebrice.com. Are you going to see Lee next year on tour?

Lineup Announced For Country Thunder Arizona

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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.

Lee Brices Takes Over Number One With Hard To Love

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CMA “New Artist of the Year” nominee Lee Brice earns a second consecutive No. one hit off his current “HARD 2 LOVE” album today as its title track takes the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts. The gold certified single follows Brice’s “A Woman Like You,” which set the pace earlier this year with Platinum certification and chart-topping status.

Lee shares how blown away he is from the support of country fans and radio:

 “I think guys like us on the road can certainly relate to being hard to love a lot of times…or just guys in general. I loved this song before it was even finished being written and am blown away that my fans and country radio supported it all the way to No. one.”
The hitmaker recently announced that he has teamed up with American Songwriter for their annual Lyric Contest as the 2013 Grand Prize “dream co-write.” The winning aspiring songwriter will win a trip to Nashville where they’ll spend the day writing with Brice. Over the contest’s more nearly thirty-year history, the magazine has offered Grand Prize co-writes with Rodney Crowell, Bobby Braddock and Chris Stapleton among other notable songwriters.
In addition to his “New Artist of the Year” CMA nomination, Brice is also currently nominated for three ACA’s for “Artist of the Year: Breakthrough” and “Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist” and “Song of the Year” for “A Woman Like You.”

Nominees for ACAs Announced

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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!

Tim McGraw, Rodney Atkins & More Go Gold!

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Blazing into the fourth quarter of 2012, Curb Records is celebrating some serious heavy metal success with a number of their top country stars striking gold and platinum status in digital sales. The latest stack of RIAA certifications adds to the decades of top awards and accolades for the label, which has just marked its 50th Anniversary as one of the industry’s leading independent music companies. The trail of gold and platinum albums for Curb dates back to 1962 when the company was founded by Mike Curb.  Clearly a visionary, Curb has continually adapted to a changing music industry.  The label looks forward to the last quarter of 2012 and into 2013 with a number of exciting new projects and releases.

The following records for Rodney Atkins, Tim McGraw, Lee Brice, Steve Holy and Hank Williams Jr. were recently certified:

RIAA Certified Platinum
Rodney Atkins   “Take  A Back Road”  1.3+ Million
Rodney Atkins “Watching You” 1.04+ Million
Rodney Atkins “Farmer’s Daughter” 1.04+ Million
Tim McGraw  “My Little Girl” 1.03+ Million

RIAA Certified Gold
Rodney Atkins “These Are My People”  533k+
Lee Brice   “Hard To Love” 567k+
Tim McGraw “I Need You” 722k+
Tim McGraw “Southern Voice”  667k
Tim McGraw  “If You’re Reading This” 651k+
Tim McGraw “Something Like That” 569k+
Tim McGraw “Last Dollar (Fly Away)” 523k+
Steve Holy “Brand New Girlfriend” 518k+
Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive”  776k+

Lee Brice Writes Clemson Football Anthem

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Country music singer-songwriter Lee Brice is one of the biggest football fans out there. When he was asked to write and record a new game-day anthem for the Clemson Tigers he jumped at the chance. He was handpicked by the organization and his new song “Orange Empire” will play as the team takes the field at their home games. The sports single is now available for fans on iTunes.

On writing the song and cheering for Clemson, Lee says:

“I remember the ride over to the stadium on the team bus. When we’d get to the top of that hill…there really is no describing the intensity and excitement. The fans were ready and insanely loud! When I sat down to write this song, I wanted to portray that feeling. Hopefully it’ll get ‘em going!”

To preview “Orange Empire” visit ESPN’s site here.

The South Carolina native wrote the song with Brian Davis and Billy Montana. In addition to the team anthem, Lee will host a concert for fans during college football’s biggest weekend on November 23rd at Littlejohn Coliseum. It’s the night before Clemson goes head-to-head against their rivals the USC Gamecocks.

Lee Brice Reacts to CMA Nomination

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It’s been a pretty big year for Lee Brice. The Curb Records artist found out this morning that he’s been nominated for the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year award. The news came as he was celebrating his third major hit “Hard To Love” which is already number fourteen on the singles charts and rising steadily. It’s the title track from his current album, and the follow-up to his number one single “A Woman Like You,”
 which was certified platinum earlier this year by the RIAA for selling more than one million copies digitally.

On his CMA Awards nomination, Lee says:

“I can’t even begin to express how good it feels to receive this nomination today. It’s an honor, especially in the company of these other hard-working artists. I just feel so blessed.”

He found out about his nomination immediately following a CMA awards press conference he was hosting in Nashville at the CMA headquarters on Music Row. He was announcing the Broadcast Personality of the Year award nominees and Radio Station of the Year Award nominees.

The 46th annual Country Music Association Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 1st on ABC. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are returning once again to co-host this year’s award show. Were you surprised by any nominations this year?

Jerrod Niemann’s Sophomore Album to Hit Stores October 2

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Fans of “Lover, Lover” hit maker Jerrod Niemann can finally rejoice. His sophomore major label album, Free the Music, will finally be hitting stores on October 2. The album has been a work in progress for two years, and features the summer hit “Shinin’ On Me.”

Niemann took his time recording the album and did so in a less-than-traditional manner. He used his live band, rather than studio musicians and also included brass wind horns throughout the record. For Jerrod, the album title is certainly telling. “Free The Music is an album where I wanted to do just that,” says Niemann. “It’s a project honoring many different layers and colors that have appeared in the country genre since recorded music began.”

The album was co-produced by Niemann and Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury producer, Dave Brainard. The album shows off his musical flare, especially on the standout track “Real Women Drink Beer,” which is a unique combo of rockabilly and reggae. He also collaborated with breezy guest vocalist Colbie Caillat on the ballad, “All About You.” 

Jerrod Kicked off CMA Festival last Monday, June 4, at his Fan Club Party with Lee Brice to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Nearly 400 fans attended the party, and both Niemann and Brice signed autographs for 10 hours to sign autographs and meet and greet each fan.

Devoted fan Drena Knorr was celebrating her birthday that night and said, “I appreciate the fact that they’re taking time to spend with everyone — that’s one of both artists’ best qualities. It’s been a really long day. All I want to do for my birthday is meet Jerrod and Lee.” She had patiently waiting in line from 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon to 11:30 p.m. that night. 
 
Niemann is currently supporting Miranda Lambert on her “On Fire” tour and will be announcing more tour dates  of his own soon. For more info and concert dates, visit www.jerrodniemannofficial.com.