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Hit Spring Break with Luke Bryan

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What would you do for a chance to party on the beach with country cutie Luke Bryan? For this week only, you can enter to win a trip to Tortuga simply by texting TORTUGA to 31996 or by entering online at springbreak6.com/.

The latest edition of Luke’s Spring Break EP series, “Spring Break 6..Like We Ain’t Ever” is available now through digital music retailers. On his latest EP, Luke said:

“The songs for this project came together so fast. These special EP’s all began as a way to get new music out to the fans between studio projects.  I feel like year after year we get a little bit better at writing for this.  I think with these new songs I would be proud to put them on any album we release.”

Did you get your copy yet?  What’s your favorite Luke Bryan song of all time?

 

 

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

 

First Round of ACM Performers Announced

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The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced ACM Award nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry are scheduled to perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Luke Bryan To Land New EP, Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever, March 11

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Luke Bryan will be dropping a new 6-track, spring break themed EP on us come March 11! The ACM Award and Entertainer of the Year’s newest is titled Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever and will feature songs all co-written by Luke himself.

“The songs for this project came together so fast. These special EP’s all began as a way to get new music out to the fans between studio projects. I feel like year after year we get a little bit better at writing for this. I think with these new songs I would be proud to put them on any album we release.”

Along with the EP release, Luke will be playing two free concerts at Spinnaker’s Beach Club in Panama City, Florida on March 11 and 12. This will be the sixth year in a row Luke has treated spring breakers to a show and last year, he saw a two-day total of 120,000 fans! So, get there early, if you want to get up front!

The track listing for Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever is:

1. She Get Me High
2. Like We Ain’t Ever
3. Night One
4. Are You Leaving With Him
5. Good Lookin Girl
6. The Sand I Brought To The Beach

His five previous Spring Break EPs have sold over 750,000 copies and his last one debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200.

Photo: Cover Art Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever

Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore & Kip Moore Announced as ACM New Artist Nominees

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And then there were three…

Results from the first round of voting for the Academy of Country Music “New Artist of Year” are in, and the eight semi-finalists have now become three official nominees.

The ACM’s and Kohl’s Department Stores have announced that Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore are the nominees for the New Artist category.

The final round of voting will run from March 24th to April 6th.  To vote, visit: www.VoteACM.com. The winner will be announced live on the 49th Annual ACM Awards on April 6th. Country superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return with their contagious personalities and all-around charm to host the event.

Congratulations to Brett, Justin and Kip! It’s sure to be a tough race.

ACM Fan Jam to Include Luke Bryan

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The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced today that the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, will make a special performance at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, April 6, 2014. The performance is in addition to his co-hosting duties with Blake Shelton at the 49thAnnual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. 

The 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by reigning ACM New Artist of the Year, Florida Georgia Line, is a fans-only, live concert event which gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Throughout the three-hour telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, by top-tier music acts, including Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.  The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Florida Georgia Line.

Tickets for the ACM Fan Jam start at $45 and are on sale NOW by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit , like the ACMs on Facebook, or follow the ACMs on Twitter.

Win Tickets to the Star-Studded Tortuga Festival

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Tortuga Music Festival, a two-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music, will be held on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 12-13, 2014. After months of anticipation, the Tortuga star-studded lineup has been completed and the artists have been announced, much to the excitement of Tortuga-goers everywhere.

This year’s incredible lineup consists of the following artists: Luke Bryan; Eric Church; Hank Williams, Jr.; Train; Dierks Bentley; Brantley Gilbert; Sheryl Crow; Billy Currington; Slightly Stoopid; Ziggy Marley; 38 Special; Brett Eldredge; Parmalee; Cole Swindell; Brett Dennen; Delta Rae; Eric Paslay; Moon Taxi; The Revivalists; White Denim; Frankie Ballard; Chase Rice; Brothers Osborne; Blackjack Billy; Sons of Fathers; and Quaker City Night Hawks.

And the best news of all … You can be there LIVE to experience these amazing artists, soaking up the sun in paradise! Tortuga is giving away two tickets to this unique event, benefiting the Rock the Ocean Foundation, to one lucky fan. To enter, all you need to do is donate or dedicate your status update on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the following message, image and #tag (bonus points if you mention the artist you are most excited to see!): “I can’t believe this lineup! Check out www.TortugaMusicFestival.com! #GetMeToTortuga” It’s that easy to get yourself one step closer to two days on the white, sandy beaches of South Florida!

Good luck to all of you who enter! We look forward to seeing you at Tortuga!

Luke Bryan to Headline the DAYTONA 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show

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This year’s DAYTONA 500 Pre-Race Show, Feb 23, will play host to 2013’s ACM Entertainer of the year, Luke Bryan!

“We’re thrilled to have a talented artist such as Luke Bryan perform prior to the start of the Daytona 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “We’re expecting Luke to put on an exhilarating show that will energize our race fans as we kick off the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.”

Bryan will join a prestigious list of prior performers for this kick off Budweiser Pre-Race Show including Zac Brown Band, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Bon Jovi.

He will be performing several of his hits on pit road of the “World Center of Racing” that will be accessible to all NASCAR fans who purchase the Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access pass for the DAYTONA 500. Luke’s recently released studio album, Crash My Party, offered us the bona fide hits “Crash My Party,” “Drink a Beer” and “That’s My Kind of Night”, which are sure to make it into the show. Crash My Party has sold over a million copies and earned Bryan the much deserved honor of being named both Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and American Music Awards Favorite Country Male Artist.

Also, a special ticket package has been designed around Bryan that includes a DAYTONA 500 grandstand ticket, Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access and VIP area access to the performance. Full packages start at $164 and fans that already have race tickets can add Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access along with VIP area access for $99. To purchase tickets for the 56th annual DAYTONA 500 and Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race access, go online to daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

Photo: Official image from CMT

Luke Bryan Announces First-Ever Stadium Dates

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Earlier today, the ACM Entertainer of the Year announced his first-ever stadium shows as part of his That’s My Kind Of Night Tour!

The stadium dates are: June 21 in Pittsburgh, Penn. at Heinz Field; August 15 in Philadelphia, Penn. at Lincoln Financial Field; and August 31 in Chicago, Ill. at Soldier Field.

Dierks Bentley will be a special guest on two of the stadium shows while Lee Brice and Cole Swindell will open for all dates.

The first leg of the tour, which kicks off on January 16th in Ohio, is already sold-out. Tickets for the second leg will go on sale soon so stay tuned!

The press conference for the big announcement took place earlier at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and streamed online through Luke’s official website. You can still view the press conference here: www.lukebryanlive.com.

In 2013, Bryan sold-out his Dirt Road Diaries Tour playing for about 1.3 million fans. We’re sure those numbers will only continue to rise this year.

Continue reading for tour dates….

Album Review: Jon Pardi’s “Write You a Song”

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We’re sure he’s heard it before, but Jon Pardi has the perfect name for a country singer. His name may not be spelled the same as “party,” but it’s the perfect marketing tool. In fact, it’s unfortunate that the album title “My Kinda Party” was already taken by Jason Aldean because Pardi’s debut album is certainly “My Kind of Pardi.”

Pardi’s debut disc, Write You a Song, hits stores today and features the Top 25 hit “Missin’ You Crazy” and his current, chart-climbing single, “Up All Night.” It’s always the misfortune of the record buyer who purchases an entire album based on singles, only to find out that the single was the exception not the rule. This isn’t the case with Pardi whose first singles display the mood for the rest of the album.

If you’re looking for an album chock full of ballads and sweeping romantic orchestration, this isn’t the album for you. In fact it boasts only one true ballad out of the eleven tracks (ten of which Pardi co-wrote). We suspect the album’s lone ballad, “That Man,” will be a future single with its earnest yearning and ode to being a better man for the girl he loves.

When it comes to songs for a good time, Write You a Song is the perfect soundtrack for that tailgate, BBQ or day out on the lake. Even the songs about loneliness and missing someone, like “Love You From Here” and “Missin’ You Like Crazy,” are accompanied with up-tempo instrumentation that makes them seem much happier than the lyrics would suggest.

Highlights of the album include “Up All Night,” the aforementioned “That Man” and “Chasin’ Them Better Days.” The latter is an ode to an optimistic future as Pardi sings, “I’ve been waiting on sunshine, rolling with the hard times that come my way, chasin’ them better days.”

We suspect that Pardi’s debut album will endear him to those who love a good party anthem or ten of them. Watch out Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi is about to crash your party.