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Blake Shelton Announces Shows at Madison Square Garden, Wrigley Field And Hollywood Bowl Dates

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It’s the news that Blake Shelton fans have been waiting for! After previously announcing cities for his Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, Blake has released a full list of shows and dates. The tour will kick off in Austin, TC ox June 20th and make stops at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, California’s Hollywood Bowl and New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

The 20+ date Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, sponsored by Pepsi and promoted by Live Nation, will also feature the Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy. Full dates as follows:

 

 

Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014:
06/20/14 Austin, TX austin360 Amphitheatre
06/21/14 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
06/22/14 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
07/19/14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
08/01/14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
08/02/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
08/29/14 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
08/30/14 Orlando, FL Amway Center
09/04/14 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
09/05/14 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
09/06/14 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/11/14 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center at Fresno State
09/12/14 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/13/14 Mtn. View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/18/14 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
09/19/14 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
09/20/14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
09/25/14 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
09/26/14 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
09/27/14 Denver, CO Pepsi Arena
10/03/14 Las Vegas,NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/04/14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood

Pre-sales will begin for select shows on Feb 25th at 8pm CST, immediately following NBC’s The Voice. $1 from every fan club presale ticket will be donated to the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives Foundation through his “Blake is #TenTimesCrazier!” Thunderclap campaign.

Blake Shelton Announces Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014

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In 2013, Blake Shelton sold out theaters across America on his Ten Times Crazier 2013 Tour. Well, things are going to get even crazier this year, as Blake will hit the road on the 20+ date Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, sponsored by Pepsi. He’ll be joined on the road by The Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy. The tour will kick off in June with stops everywhere from California to New York.

“I cannot wait to get back out on the road,” said Blake. “I had so much fun playing songs from Based On A True Story… and getting to see the crowd’s reaction to those songs was unforgettable. It is one of the most validating things for an artist like me, to have people sing along to your songs…it means what I’m doing is right and no matter what I’m doing, whether it is The Voice or a TV special, absolutely nothing compares to playing live for me.”

First Announced Cities of the Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014:
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Little Rock, AR
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
Darien Center, NY
Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
Fresno, CA
Sacramento, CA
Mountain View, CA
Spokane, WA Tacoma, WA
Vancouver, BC
Boise, ID
Salt Lake City, UT
Denver, CO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA

The first opportunity for fans to buy tickets to the Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, will be through Live Nation’s Country Megaticket 2014 sales campaign, where fans can purchase multi-show country music packages at Megaticket.com beginning next week.

*On-sale information and a complete list of dates, cities, and venues will be announced shortly. Stay tuned to www.BlakeShelton.com for more info.

Texaco Country Showdown Launches

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Have you ever wanted to follow the footsteps of Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley or Garth Brooks? All three artists once competed in the Texaco Country Showdown, and the competition is returning this year thanks to KHSR in Coos Bay, OR. It’s the eighth season for “Texaco Country Showdown: America’s Largest Country Music Talent Search” and the first audition round is happening on May 10th. If you want to see if you have what it takes to be the next big name in country music, then stop by for the auditions at 7 pm PST at the Hales Center For The Performing Arts at Southwestern Community College. The auditions are open to the public and anyone is welcome to try-out for the competition by registering first.

Over 450 radio stations annually hold local events which lead up to the National Final on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The finalists that make it to the National Final will compete for the title of “Best New Act in Country Music” and  $100,000 in prizes. Past winners at local, state and national levels include Miranda, Brad, Garth, Neal McCoy and Billy Ray Cyrus. For more information, visit the Texaco Country Showdown official website.

Neal McCoy Releases New Single

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Blaster Records artist Neal McCoy is getting ready to release his second single off of his Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton produced album “Twelve.” His new single, “Shotgun Rider,” has been sent out to radio stations nationwide this week and is available for fan requests on your local radio station. His album was co-produced by Miranda, Blake and guitarist Brent Rowan.

“Shotgun Rider” was written by Dallas Davidson, Keith Anderson, Ben Hayslip, and Rhett Akins. It’s an up-tempo, feel-good song about taking a girl out for a ride in a truck and spending time together.

“No matter how far or how short the drive, it’s always better to have someone you really like,  Ridin’ Shotgun with you, than going it alone,” commented Neal McCoy about the new single.

Neal McCoy has sold over 6 million albums in his career, five number one singles, over 25 charted singles, and has had a string of top ten radio hits.

Neal McCoy Celebrating Release Of Album

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Neal McCoy is getting ready to go all-out to help celebrate the release of his first album in five years next week. “XII” will have media coverage across the United States to help get his fans ready for his first release that Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Brent Rowan have co-produced together.

His long-awaited release will be featured in a live performance on Yahoo! Music RAM Country, an intimate interview on GAC, a spread in Country Weekly, People Country, Entertainment Weekly, Dallas Morning News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, American Songwriter, Nashville Music Guide’s March Cover Story, and many more. He’ll be everywhere!

In the 21 years since Neal’s first single was released, he’s released 11 albums and 25 singles that include a string of top ten radio hits. He’s been busy ever since: completing 15 USO tours and supporting his charity, the East Texas Angels Network. He was just recently named one of the top 10 USO entertainers of all-time… quite a feat!

Neal McCoy’s New Album Out March 6th; Track Listing Now!

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Neal McCoy will be celebrating his 12th on the 6th.  That is to say he will be releasing his 12th album, appropriately entitled XII, on March 6th.

The album marks his debut for Blaster Records and is being backed by some of country’s biggest names.  It’s produced  by CMA’s reigning Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert (who had McCoy perform at their wedding), and renowned guitar-slinger, Brent Rowan.  Shelton and Lambert even contributed background vocals for the album’s lead single, “A-OK.”

“Neal is not only a friend of mine, but my hero,” commented Blake Shelton about working with McCoy on XII. “Our first priority with this album was that Neal only cut songs that he truly loved and was excited about.  That was very important to us.”  Miranda Lambert added, “It was a blast seeing Neal and Blake together…had the place laughing all the time. I think fans will hear three different artists coming together on this album with their individual takes on the music.”

Neal McCoy Gives Fans New Video

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Neal McCoy is giving his fans his new music video first for his single “A-Ok.” The happy feel-good single was produced by newlyweds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, also features backing vocals by the married couple on the track. Neal is letting his fans see his new video for the song before anyone else by logging on to his official website and submitting their e-mail address and zip code. Right now, only American zip codes are permitted.

The music video was filmed in his home-town of Longview, Texas. The Blaster Records artist was recently announced as the third nominee for the Jacksonville Walk Of Fame.

To see the music video visit Neal’s official website.

Headliners Announced For Wisconsin Country Thunder Festival

Big & Rich.

Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Jason Aldean and Toby Keith have all been announced for the Wisconsin Country Thunder festival today. The festival, which takes place July 19th to the 22nd, marks the 20th anniversary of the of the premiere camping, music and entertainment festival. The much anticipated line-up was announced this morning and we have it right here!

Headlining Thursday night is multi-platinum duo Big & Rich, who’s energetic, raucous-raising performance will be the perfect way to kick off the 4-day country music festival. Joining them on the Thursday party is new group The Farm, whose debut single “Home Sweet Home” is rising up the charts.

Georgia native Jason Aldean will headline the Friday night line-up. Steve Holy and Wade Bowen will open up for country’s latest superstar. Jason’s tour-mate Luke Bryan, another rising star, will be part of the Friday night party as well.

Blake Shelton, reigning CMA and ACM male vocalist of the year will headline the Saturday night line-up. He was named the “most versatile of contemporary country music singers” by the New York Times, and recently received a total of three GRAMMY nominations for his hit singles “Honey Bee” and “God Gave Me You” from “Red River Blue.” No openers have yet been announced for Saturday night.

Sunday brings fans a different kind of party with Toby Keith headlining. Joining Toby on the final date of the festival is Neal McCoy, Hunter Hayes, and Brantley Gilbert.  See the full festival line-up below, with additional artists to be announced in the coming months:

No Shave November Raises $35,000

No Shave November.

Congratulations goes out to everyone who participated in “No Shave November” month in Nashville. The fundraiser officially came to a close yesterday, November 30th, and brought in over $35,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

On the official close to the charity contest, The Moose Music Row in Nashville threw a “Beard Bash” to honor all participants and to crown the winners of the competition. Prizes were handed out to all finalists and “The Beard Of The Year” award was selected by a panel of celebrity judges: A Rocket To The Moon, Duane Allan and Joe Bonsall from The Oak Ridge Boys, Matt and Ryan Fleener from the Dirt Drifters, Tom Gossin from Gloriana, Casey James, Neal McCoy, The McClymonts, John Rich and even Blake Shelton.

See the full list of “No Shave November” winners below:

Neal McCoy Releasing New Single Digitally Tomorrow

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Like earlier reported on Keepin’ it Country, Neal McCoy’s first single produced by the husband-and-wife team of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will be released digitally tomorrow. “A-Ok” features the Lambert-Sheltons singing backing vocals on the track, which they co-produced along with Neal’s album. The up-beat, happy track is a catchy little tune about seeing things half-full, not half-empty.

“I think any song that says ‘It’s gonna be okay, it’s gonna be alright…’ and feels like this one does, has got to be a winner. People really want to hear, and almost need to hear, that right now…Times being the way they are, and something that makes people feel good? Well, anyone who knows me knows I’m all about that,” explains the good timin’ entertainer.

It’s been 21 years since Neal McCoy’s first single was released to country radio. He’s charted over 25 singles since then, five of which were number one hits and two received BMI Song Of The Year honors. Neal expects his new single to do even bigger things for the music veteran, who was the wedding singer for Miranda and Blake’s wedding this Summer.

“A-Ok” will be available everywhere digitally tomorrow.