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The lineup for George Jones‘ Tribute Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena just got even bigger. In addition to an already packed lineup, it was announced today that George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire and Alabama will also be performing at the November 22nd show.
“I am thrilled and honored that so many of George’s friends are coming to what would have been his last concert, but is not a fitting tribute,” says Nancy Jones. “George loved these artists and before passing had actually wrote letters to almost all of them.”
The new list of performers will join an already star-studded lineup that includes Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, and others. All previously announced artists are currently being reconfirmed.
For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com.
Keith Urban‘s “We’re All For The Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will return for the fourth consecutive year.
The show, which will feature an all-star lineup, will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 16th, 2013. Some of the invited artists include Keith, Vince Gill, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams, Jr.
This year’s theme will be “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN”. The past three benefit concerts have raised a collective $1.5 million, which is directed toward the Museum’s operating expenses, caring for the collection, exhibitions, programs, and more.
Museum board president Vince Gill created All for the Hall, an artist-led fundraising initiative for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Funds raised from the concert also go toward preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs about the culture and value of country music.
“The purity in making music on your own terms – to create art in your own way – for me, is at the heart of the outlaw spirit,” said Urban. “It’s those outlaws that we celebrate this year, who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of Country music’s diversity.”
Tickets will go on sale on March1st at 10AM CST. For ticket and VIP package information, visit Ticketmaster.com.
When we reached out to Sean Patrick McGraw for an interview, we knew that he was ridiculously talented, but after chatting with him, we learned that he’s both ridiculously talented AND ridiculously hilarious. Read on to hear what Sean has to say about his stint on reality TV, Montgomery Gentry recording his song, “My So Called Life,” and sharing the stage with some of country’s biggest names. If that’s not enough, he also shares his candid opinions on Taylor Swift, karaoke and a little Dustin Lynch song called “Cowboys and Angels.”
Read on to meet the sarcastic, hilarious and uber-talented, Sean Patrick McGraw.
Country music duo Montgomery Gentry are taking things back to their roots with the launch of their brand new music video “So Called Life” today. The latest single off of their “Rebels On The Run” album has reunited the pair with their old sponsor Jim Beam, who premiered the music video twenty minutes ago on their Facebook page. Montgomery Gentry got their start in 1994 with Jim Beam’s Country Band Search, and that was the reason why the pair decided they had to partner up with the number one bourbon company again.
Fans interested in checking out the world premiere of “So Called Life” can visit the Jim Beam Facebook page right now before catching it anywhere else!
Montgomery Gentry are out on the road, with their next tour stop in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday night. Best of all? It’s a FREE show, so make sure to get your information and head out to see some great, free country music this weekend.
Tim McGraw‘s charity shoot is bringing in all sorts of firepower. For the first time in the organization’s history, a “Tug McGraw Foundation Celebrity Clay Shoot” will be held on Tuesday, June 5th at the Nashville Gun Club. Proceeds from the event will go directly to the foundation to assist military service members who have been affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Artists attending the first annual clay shoot include Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Craig Campbell, Troy Gentry, J.T. Hodges, Eddie Montgomery, Jon Pardi, Josh Gracin, and Brad Warren. Additional special guests are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The event will by hosted by Storme Warren.
Each team will makes its way through an award-winning 15-station sporting clay shoot at the Nashville Gun Club. Unlike trap or skeet shoots, clay shoots don’t have repeatable targets and are often unpredictable with live-quarry shooting. This shoot will feature 15 teams made up of 4 shooters, a professional, and a celebrity.
Montgomery Gentry are teaming up with Laura Bell Bundy and 98.1 The Bull in Lexington, Kentucky for a special tornado relief concert on May 9th. “The Kentucky Cares Concert” will benefit the American Red Cross, and tickets are only $20 each. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow morning at 10 am, but there is a very limited amount of space as only 1100 tickets will be available. The concert is 18 and over only, and will be held at Buster’s Billiards & Backroom in Lexington, Kentucky.
To purchase tickets go to the Ticketfly official website tomorrow morning after 10 am local time.
TV and radio personality Storme Warren has been named the NRA Country Artist of the Month for April.
Storme’s selection puts him in company with Craig Morgan, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Sunny Sweeney and Trace Adkins who have teamed up with NRA Country to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family.
Warren recently served as the emcee of the 2nd Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot in Las Vegas. His participation in that event and his love of the great outdoors make him a natural fit with NRA Country Artist of the Month promotion.
“There is nothing better than soaking up the great outdoors. I spend most of my free time either by a river with my fly rod or hiking the trails with my kids and mutts,” says Warren.
As part of the April promotion, fans can register to win an autographed Headline Country shirt. Visit the NRA Country website from now through the end of April to register to win.
We want to hear from all of you country music fans!
Next category up for our ACM Awards‘ polls is Vocal Duo Of The Year…
Who gets your vote: Love & Theft, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, or Thompson Square?
ACM Awards: Vocal Duo Of The Year
Total Voters: 280
Yesterday, we posted the New Artist poll! Did you vote?
And stay tuned, more polls will be rolling out soon!
Fresh off the press is This is NRA Country Volume 1, a unique project featuring various country artists such as Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and many others. The artists on this album compilation sing songs that speak about what NRA Country is all about, including support of our U.S. military, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family. The CD is available now exclusively through nracountry.com and can be purchased at this LINK.
1. Justin Moore “This is NRA Country”
2. Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive”
3. Montgomery Gentry “My Town”
4. Rodney Atkins “Cleaning This Gun”
5. Trace Adkins “More Of Us”
6. Craig Morgan “I’m Country”
7. Charlie Daniels “In America”
8. Josh Thompson “Way Out Here”
9. John Rich “Shutting Detroit Down”
10. Lee Brice “She Ain’t Right”
11. Rhett Akins & Dallas Davidson “Opening Day”
2011 has been quite a year for country music. We’ve seen touching, real-life singles like “Cost Of Livin’” to new party anthems like “Red Solo Cup.” There’s been albums that have broken records, and albums that have surprised fans. We’ve had all-girl groups form, and some groups losing members this year. One thing is for sure… 2011 has been a big one for country music.
We’ve put together our top eleven list of the eleven best albums released this year. Some of our picks may surprise you, so make sure to take a look and let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or right here in the comments about what you think, how you feel, and if you think we missed someone we shouldn’t have.
Keepin’ it Country’s Top 11 Albums of 2011: