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Kree Harrison To Make Opry Debut

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It has been a huge week for Kree Harrison…

The American Idol finale was this week where she finished Top 2 and runner up to Candice Glover. Her debut single “All Cried Out” is available on iTunes. Today is her birthday (Happy Birthday, Kree). And earlier, she received some amazing news… she will be making her Grand Ole Opry debut!

The debut will take place on June 4th. Joining Kree on the Opry will be American Idol judge, Keith Urban. Other previous performers announced for that night include: Rascal Flatts, Kellie Pickler, and Lennon and Maisy from ABC’s Nashville. It sounds like it will be a great show!

The humbled singer was, of course, honored by the invitation:

“I’m speechless. It has been my lifelong dream to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. I am so honored to be invited!”

Congratulations, Kree! We are very excited for you and know you will have a great career. We look forward to following along.

“All Cried Out” iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-cried-out-single/id648665235 …

Kree Harrison Heads To American Idol Finale

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Kree vs. Candice!

It’s all-female finale on American Idol this season, and the first time a lady will take the Idol crown since Jordin Sparks in 2007.

The big showdown is next week, and we are very excited because our country girl, Kree Harrison, is finale bound! After saying good-bye to Angie Miller last night, Kree will be competing for the title against Candice Glover.

Keith Urban predicted during the season that we would see Kree as a member of the Grand Ole Opry someday. I definitely think we have a future country success story on our hands.

Congratulations on making the Top 2, Kree! We’re rooting and voting for you. Good luck next week!

Check out the performance video of Kree slaying Rascal Flatts’ “Here Comes Goodbye:”

Rascal Flatts & Journey add NJ Concert

Rascal Flatts. Photo credit: Randee St Nicholas

Country superstar trio Rascal Flatts made headlines last month when they announced their Pennsylvania date with the legendary Journey. Due to popular demand of the once-in-a-lifetime show, the groups decided to add a second date in Atlantic City, New Jersey on August 4th at Boardwalk Hall.

Their first date together will be held on August 1st in Hershey, PA. The Voice winner Cassadee Pope will open both shows.

Tickets for their Atlantic City show will go-onsale through Ticketmaster this Friday, May 10th at 10 am EST.

Rascal Flatts and Journey first performed together on the 2012 CMT Music Awards when they closed the show with Journey’s megahit “Don’t Stop Believin’.”  The two groups also participated in a special edition of the critically-acclaimed CMT Crossroads series during Super Bowl XLVII in 2013.

Country stars react to George Jones’ passing

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It’s been a tragic few days for country music stars and country fans. The legendary George Jones passed away in a Nashville hospital, and country stars have reacted in shock and sadness over the loss of an icon. See what some of your favorite stars have said about the great George Jones:

 

Brad Paisley:

“George Jones’ life is an example of so many wonderful things. How someone’s God-given gifts can make this a richer, better place.  How one human being can overcome adversity, addiction, and life threatening obstacles time and time again.  That it is not the stumble or fall that counts, but the willingness to stand again. How a keen sense of humor and a twinkle in a person’s eye can still prevail even after all of life’s hard knocks.  How mistakes, missteps, and bad choices are not the end of the world if a person chooses to turn them into something good. And George’s life is above all the strongest example of how the love of a great woman can get a man through anything. All of this made its way beautifully into every note of the greatest voice country music will ever know.  And one of the greatest friends you could ever have.

We miss you already, George.

Brad”

Dolly Parton:

“My heart is absolutely broken.  George Jones was my all time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world.  My heart goes out to Nancy and all his family and friends.”

Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts:

“He was the greatest country vocalist that ever lived! Through the years we have all tried to emulate the passion in his voice, but no one can fill his shoes.”

Merle Haggard:

“The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen.” 

Easton Corbin:

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of my all time heroes, George Jones. Georges’ music was real and he was able to touch thousands through his songs. Not only was he a great singer, but he also had the ability to make you relate to every one of his songs, no matter who you are. He and his music will remain timeless in the world of country music. My thoughts and prayers are with his family through this difficult time.”

Blake Shelton (via Twitter):

Just landed in LA. Listened to “The King Is Gone” and “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” over and over again just like always. Can’t accept it. Really REALLY bad news. We’ve lost a country music legend. And I’ve lost a hero and a friend. Goodbye George Jones…

Kelly Clarkson (via Twitter):

Sad to hear about George Jones passing. That man touched a lot of lives with his music. Thanks for setting the bar for the rest of us. #RIPGeorgeJones

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The Band Perry’s “Pioneer” Goes To No. 1

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The Band Perry topped the Billboard Country Chart this week with their sophomore album, Pioneer. With 129,000 units sold, the sibling trio also landed in second place on the Billboard 200 chart and were just shy of Justin Timberlake’s sales of The 20/20 Experience by 10,000 copies.

TBP were ecstatic and grateful to hear the big news as they took to Facebook & Twitter:

Wow!!! #Pioneer debuts at #1 Top Country Album AND #2 @Billboard 200!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

The album’s lead single, “Better Dig Two,” hit number one earlier this year. On track for seemingly similar success is the current single, “Done,” which jumped from 20 to 7 on the Country Digital Sales chart.

If you have not already, make sure you buy your copy of Pioneer! We promise you will not be disappointed.

TBP will also be hitting the road this summer with Rascal Flatts and Cassadee Pope. That is a show you do not want to miss! Visit www.thebandperry.com for more info and tour dates.

Congratulations to The Band Perry! We are huge fans ourselves and are very excited for them.

Rascal Flatts to co-headline concert with Journey

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Woah! Rascal Flatts will co-headline a one-night-only concert with music legend Journey in PA this August! The show, which will be held in Hershey’s Hersheypark Stadium on August 1st, will feature The Voice winner Cassadee Pope and hot country sibling trio The Band Perry as special guests.

Rascal Flatts and Journey first performed together on the 2012 CMT Music Awards when they closed the show with the megahit “Don’t Stop Believin’” and the bands also participated in the critically-acclaimed CMT Crossroads series during Super Bowl XLVII.

Rascal Flatts’ lead singer Gary LeVox shares his excitement for this special concert:

“We had a blast performing with Journey! Our respect for them as musicians deepened through the television shows we did together that talk soon lead to wanting to do more. We are very excited about this concert.”
Journey’s Neal Schon is just as excited to be teaming up with one of country’s top bands of all time. He said:
 “Our most recent performances with Rascal Flatts were awesome.  They’re great guys and great musicians, and we’re looking forward to this show.”
Rascal Flatts are the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade and with the #1 debut of their latest album, CHANGED, they have the distinction of being one of only four acts to have seven consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart during the Soundscan era.  Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts.  Rascal Flatts is also the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more.
Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. Journey was awarded the prestigious “Legend of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards in honors of the band’ssignificant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal anthem, Don’t Stop Believin’, which was honored as the top-selling digital classic rock song in history by Nielsen SoundScan. The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.
Livenation will be the promoter for the concert. We can’t wait! Are you excited for this special once-in-a-lifetime concert?

ACM Poll: Vocal Event of the Year

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Next up… “Vocal Event of the Year”! Who doesn’t love a good country collab?

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson took this award home last year for their cross-over mega-hit, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” Both are back in the category again this year, except with brand new and separate collaborations!

Who will win? Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill; Easy – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield; Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw); Let It Rain – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton; or The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church?

 

ACM: Vocal Event of the Year

  • Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson ft. Vince Gill (46%, 121 Votes)
  • The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean w/ Luke Bryan & Eric Church (31%, 83 Votes)
  • Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet w/ Tim McGraw) (15%, 40 Votes)
  • Easy – Rascal Flatts ft Natasha Bedingfield (6%, 15 Votes)
  • Let It Rain – David Nail Ft. Sarah Buxton (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 265

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Couples and Collaborations: A Look at ACM Fashion History

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The 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place this Sunday, April 7th, in Las Vegas. As we all know, the red carpet and stage fashion choices are some of the most talked about items when it comes to award shows. Back, due to popular demand, is our very own pre-award show fashion reminiscent feature! This time, we take a look at the couples and collaborations of ACMs past … and, boy, have there been some questionably horrific and unquestionably sensational choices in ACM history!

Rascal Flatts launch brand new Summer tour

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Rascal Flatts, one of the top selling touring acts in country music today having sold over seven million concert tickets in the last 10 years, will embark on a brand new tour this summer, Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts “Live & Loud.” The 34-city run will launch on Friday, May 31 in Jones Beach, New York at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre with special guests The Band Perry and 2012’s The Voice winner Cassadee Pope.

Rascal Flatts wrapped their “Changed Tour” earlier this month and ended 2012 having played before one million fans.  They are the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade and with the #1 debut of their latest album, CHANGED, they have the distinction of being one of only four acts to have seven consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart during the Soundscan era.  Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts.  Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more.

The Band Perry – comprised of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry –combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock and Soul that is rounded out by perfect three-part harmonies. The sibling trio’s latest offering “Better Dig Two,” garnered the family band a multi-week #1 and their third ascend to the top of the charts. The lead single has been certified platinum for sales of over one million copies and marks the fastest-rising of their career. They will release their sophomore album, PIONEER, on April 2.
At just 23, Cassadee Pope’s unique vocals and powerful performances stole the national spotlight during Season 3 of “The Voice.”  The reigning star of the NBC hit primetime show wowed from the start with offers from all four judges during the blind auditions before accepting with Team Blake (Shelton). The talented singer/songwriter has already appeared on Today, Live! With Kelly & Michael, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and performed with Train on New Year’s Eve With Carson Daily. She will release new, original music later this spring.
2013 Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts “Live & Loud” dates:
5-31     Jones Beach, NY         Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
6-2       Holmdel, NJ                PNC Bank Arts Center
6-6       Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6-7       Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre Tampa
6-8       West Palm Beach, FL  Cruzan Amphitheatre
6-14     Boston, MA                 Comcast Center
6-15     Hartford, CT                Comcast Theatre
6-16     Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6-23     Grand Junction, CO     Country Jam USA
6-27     Detroit, MI                   DTE Energy Music Theatre
6-28     Cleveland, OH             Blossom Music Center
6-29     Indianapolis, IN           Klipsch Music Center
7-18     Eau Claire, WI             Country Jam USA
7-19     Stateline, NV               Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
7-23     Paso Robles, CA          California Mid State Fair
7-25     Cheyenne, WY            Cheyenne Frontier Days
8-2       Gilford, NH                  Meadowbrook
8-3       Bomanville, ON           Mosport Park Raceway/Boots & Hearts Festival
8-9       Wichita, KS                 INTRUST Bank Arena
8-10     Tulsa, OK                    BOK Center
8-16     St. Louis, MO              Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8-17     Chicago, IL                  First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8-18     Sioux City, IA              Tyson Events Center
9-5       Cincinnati, OH             Riverbend Music Center
9-6       Pittsburgh, PA              First Niagara Pavilion
9-7       Darien Center, NY       Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
9-12     Phoenix, AZ                 Desert Sky Pavilion
9-13     San Diego, CA             Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9-14     Irvine, CA                    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9-26     Virginia Beach, VA     Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
9-27     Raleigh, NC                 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
9-28     Washington, DC          Jiffy Lube Live
10-3     Las Cruces, NM           Pam American Center/ New Mexico State University
10-4     Lubbock, TX               United Spirit Arena
*dates are subject to change

The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” Certified Platinum

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It must be tough being The Band Perry these days. They’ve got a prime touring gig with Rascal Flatts, a multi-week #1 hit and a forthcoming album, Pioneer. Additionally, it was just announced that “Better Dig Two” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, for sales over one million copies. The song is both the first single off their hotly-anticipated new album, as well as the fastest-rising song of their career.

As they prepare to release Pioneer on April 2, the talented trio recently revealed their album tracklisting.