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Miranda Lambert Cancels Scranton Date

Miranda Lambert.

Due to schedule conflicts, Miranda Lambert will be unable to bring her “ON FIRE” tour to Scranton, PA this year. The concert, which was originally scheduled for July 7th, was forced to be postponed when Miranda suffered from an illness. The tour stop was to feature Little Big Town and Thomas Rhett alongside Miranda and the Pistol Annies.

Miranda is “regrettably unable to make up her performance” and apologies to her fans who were hoping to see her. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase for all tickets.

Little Big Town To Release Tornado in September

Little Big Town.

Little Big Town will finally be releasing their fifth studio album “Tornado” on September 11th. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, The Wallflowers, and Cage The Elephant). The record will feature brand new music from the group, including their smash hit summer single “Pontoon.”

The group is pretty excited about their new album put together for their fans:

“I am so excited for people to hear this new record,” Jimi Westbrook said. “We worked with Jay Joyce and he really pushed us to be in the moment. There was such an amazing energy between all of us in the studio and I think you can feel it.”

Their lead single “Pontoon” was released to country music radio back in April and is already in the top 15 of the radio airplay charts. It’s the fastest rising single of the group’s career so far, and is number one on the Soundscan Country Digital Chart for the second week in a row.

To celebrate the announcement of the release date and track listing, the group launched a brand new site at littlebigtown.com earlier this week. Read below to see the official cover art and track listing for “Tornado”:

Little Big Town Records Theme For Good Afternoon America

Little Big Town.

Country music group Little Big Town recently recorded and wrote the theme song for ABC’s brand new program “Good Afternoon America.” Their song, appropriately titled “Good Afternoon,” is featured in the opening of the program, as well as in the promo. The song was co-written by the group along with Brett Warren, Brad Warren, and Jay Joyce.

“Sometimes you get unexpected opportunities as an artist,” said Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild. “We loved getting the chance to write and record a song for such a cool show.”

“Good Afternoon America” is currently being anchored by Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, airing at 2 pm EST live from Times Square in New York City. The group will be making an appearance on the brand new program to perform “Pontoon” on Saturday, August 2nd. v

CMT Music Awards Presenters Announced


With only two days remaining until the 2012 CMT Music Awards, Nashville is brimming with excitement in anticipation of the big night.

Today, a list of presenters were announced for Wednesday’s show. The list includes: Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Ronnie Dunn, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen, and Kellie Pickler. Previously-announced performers The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan will also be on hand to present awards.

Several other presenters comprise the list, such as American Idol finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine, CMT hosts Tom Arnold and Steve Austin, 2012 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, Twilight star Ashley Greene, Tony Hawk, Denise Richards, Dax Shepard and Jordin Sparks.

The show will feature performances from some of the best in country music: Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Hank Williams Jr. and Zac Brown Band.

The show, hosted by Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell, will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena June 6th at 8PM EST on CMT and CMT.com.

We will be at the show, so be sure to check back with us as Keepin’ It Country will be up-to-date on everything related to the Awards and CMA Fest!

Katie Armiger Extends “Get Smart” Tour

Katie Armiger.

Fans of Katie Armiger who haven’t had the opportunity to check her out on tour yet are in luck. The songstress has added over twenty-five new dates to her “Get Smart Tour,” which is sponsored by Great American Country (GAC). The tour will end up hitting over fifty major cities across the U.S. with a stop at the Bud Lught Stage at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8th for CMA Music Fest.

The tour began in March and will continue through November, and has already been a great experience for Armiger. “This tour has been incredible so far getting to meet and make new fans – and it only keeps getting better,” said Katie. “No artist can ask for a better outcome from a tour than for it to be a success that dates are continually being added. Thank you to everyone for all of your support, it’s because of all of you that this tour is what it is!” 

The aptly named “Get Smart Tour” is Armiger’s first as a headliner and is hitting colleges, universities, fairs and festivals across the country. Armiger will be sure to play her hit songs including “Scream,” Kiss Me Now” and “Leaving Home,” while mixing in some new material that she’s been writing for her upcoming fourth album.

Amongst her repertoire as an acclaimed independent artist, Armiger was voted by fans as Country Weekly’s #1 hottest bachelorette. She has previously opened for the likes of Darius Rucker, Ronnie Dunn, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler, and Luke Bryan

For more information and a full list of tour dates, check out www.katiearmiger.com.

Videos of the Week – May 30th


It’s that time of the week again where we here at Keepin’ it Country start browsing through YouTube to find three of our favorite videos to share with our readers this week. Our Videos of the Week segment includes three videos, one music video of the week, one cover of the week by a favorite artist, and one live performance of the week. Check out our picks for the week of May 30th and share your favorites with us and you might see them on next week’s edition!


Gloriana(Kissed You) Goodnight

This has been a song stuck in my head since Warner Music played it for us at the CRS Luncheon with Faith Hill back in February. It’s one of those music videos that actually follows the story of the song, and it flows pretty nicely. It’s a pretty song with the perfect video production, and for that it’s our video pick of the week for music video. Check out “(Kissed You) Goodnight” and let us know what you think:


See our picks for live performance of the week and cover of the week below:

Little Big Town Releasing Pontoon Video Friday

Little Big Town.

Country music group Little Big Town will be releasing their brand new music video for their groovy little summer single “Pontoon” on Friday on People.com. The video, which will feature Premier Pontoons, was filmed out on Percy Priest Lake near Nashville, Tennessee. The shoot included three pontoons from Premier’s line, which was used to transport the band, crew, and team before and after the shoot. The group then headed out on a pontoon for a sunset cruise when filming wrapped up.

“We’re so pleased to see Premier’s pontoons showcased in such a different way,” says Premier president Bob Menne. “It’s great to have pontooning recognized in today’s pop culture as a relaxing, fun and youthful activity. And what better way to show it than in a music video just in time for summer.”

After fans see the pontoons featured in Friday’s music video release, they might want one of their own. Little Big Town is teaming up with iHeartradio to giveaway a pontoon after the single’s release to iTunes.

Cruisin’ With Blake Shelton Playlist

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With the days getting warmer and the date getting closer, us here at Keepin’ it Country got together to put together a list of our favorite beach-flavored tunes for the Blake Shelton Cruise. We’ll be aboard the biggest live country music event ever to set sail, and we want to help our fellow country music fans get ready for the party of the year!

The 7-night cruise leaves Miami on October 14th, then returns on October 21st after 7-nights at sea. You’ll visit San Juan, Tortola, Nassau, and St. Thomas over those fantastic seven nights. Not only will we be on-board, but so will some of the biggest stars in country music… Blake Shelton will perform twice during the cruise, and he’s bringing along some friends to perform and party with too. There’s so many great performers announced so far that it would take all day to list them here, so visit blakesheltoncruise.com to book your cabin or for more information on the country music party of the year. If you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your cabin you’ll receive a free gift from us on-board!

Take a look at our ultimate Blake Shelton Cruise playlist below, which we’ll be playing on our iPods as we board the beautiful Norwegian Pearl in October.  Leave us your suggestions and maybe your favorites might make our Cruise playlist part 2 at a later date.

Little Big Town To Host Ride For A Cure


Country group Little Big Town will host the 2012 Ride For A Cure for the sixth consecutive time. The event, taking place on Sunday, June 10th in Nashville, donates proceeds to the T.J. Martell Foundation.

Registration for the ride will commence at 8AM (CT) at Mickey Roo’s in the Kroger Independence Square parking lot in Franklin, TN. The ride will finish up at the Harley Davidson store in Columbia, TN.

At 12PM (CT), post-ride festivities will begin. There will be performances from some of country’s hottest artists, including Lauren Alaina, Dean Alexander, Love and Theft, and Little Big Town. In addition, there will be a live auction.

So far, over $260,000 has been raised for the T.J. Martell Foundation since the Ride began. Check out www.nashvillerideforacure.com to find out how you can buy tickets and get involved with such a great cause!

Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town Added To CMA Fest LP Field Lineup


CMA Fest has announced the addition of two more big names to the lineup for LP Field:  Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town.

Lambert, a three-time winner of the ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, has been added to the lineup for Thursday, June 7.

Little Big Town will take to the LP Field stage on Saturday, June 9.

The CMA has also announced the singers selected to perform the national anthem before the start of each night’s concerts.  They are:  Nashville School of the Arts Madrigal Singers (June 7), The Oak Ridge Boys (June 8),  Julie Roberts (June 9) and Sarah Darling (June 10).

The 2012 CMA Fest takes place June 7-10 in Nashville.  Select tickets are still available.  For more information visit the CMA Fest website HERE.