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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:
The Dirt Drifters released their brand new music video for their single “Always A Reason.” The video was directed by Andi Zack and features behind-the-scenes footage of members Matt Fleener, Jeff Middleton, Ryan Fleener, Jeremy Little and Nick Diamond as they get ready for a show. Check it out below:
Do you want to win yourself a copy of Warner Brothers Nashville’s The Dirt Drifters “This Is My Blood”? Two lucky readers could win their debut album on the label from us here at Keepin’ it Country Blog. To enter, click on the “Read more” button and fill out the form. The contest begins immediately until Sunday evening at 6 pm EST. We will announce the winner on Monday. Only one entry per person, but the sweepstakes is open everywhere except where prohibited. Good luck!
Don’t forget to read our exclusive interview with the band last week HERE.
“This Is My Blood” is available everywhere right now, so don’t forget to get a copy or two for your friends and family!
Congratulations go out to Brad L & Ray A, our two winners of the Dirt Drifters contest. Congratulations boys!
We had the chance to speak over the phone with The Dirt Drifters last week after the physical copy of debut album on Warner Brothers was released. The boys are giving away 30,000 copies of “This Is My Blood” for their fans… for free! We asked Matt Fleener and Jeff Middleton about this, as well as what it was like walking into the studio and seeing the legendary Willie Nelson working on one of their own tracks for the album and turning “into schoolgirls,” Snuggies, and much more… check it out under the “Read more” button and let us know what you think of their album!
From the king George Strait to today’s crossover stars Lady Antebellum, there’s a lot of album choices this week for country fans to go out and get. Let us know which album you’re rushing out to purchase this week and stay tuned for our reviews. Albums released this week include:
Bill Anderson – Songwriter
Brantley Gilbert – Halfway to Heaven (Deluxe)
The Dirt Drifters – This Is My Blood* released digitally earlier in year
George Strait – Icon (greatest hits)
The Gourds – Old Mad Joy
Hank Williams – The Legend Begins
Kenny Vaughan – V
Lady Antebellum – Own The Night
Reckless Kelly – Good Luck & True Love
Steve Holy – Love Don’t Run
Terri Clark – Roots And Wings * released digitally earlier in year
To see the album covers and the full track listings for each album, click the “read more” tag. Be sure to let us know which of these you’re looking forward to today, or already downloaded from iTunes!
Don’t forget to enter our contest to win yourself a copy of “Own The Night”!
The Dirt Drifters have decided that they’ll be giving their fans even MORE free music! As part of their “Give Blood” campaign which included giving out 30,000 copies of their new album for free, the band will be giving out one free song a month to members of their official mailing list! Pretty cool. To sign up and get your free songs, click HERE.
The group also released the second episode of their “Kovert Karaoke” webisodes on YouTube. This time it includes an impromptu, and hilarious, version of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer.” See that video right here!
Looking for a way to keep yourselves amused on a long road trip? Or just have nothing better to do? Warner Brothers Nashville recording artists The Dirt Drifters have you covered. The game, called Kovert Karaoke, is pretty simple but pretty fun. Here’s the rules from lead guitar player Ryan Fleener:
STEP 1: You get your iPod and pick out a song.
STEP 2: You put the headphones on a buddies head!! (They don’t get to pick the song or know what’s coming.)
STEP 3: That person has to sing that song to the best of his or her ability and as loud as possible!
STEP 4: Sit back and laugh your butt off!! We haven’t laughed this much in forever!!
The band shows you how to do it in the first episode of Kovert Karaoke. I’m not going to spoil it for you, but it’s pretty good.
Warner Music Group’s The Dirt Drifters will be giving away 30,000 copies of their debut album “This is My Blood” on their upcoming tour dates. Starting today, fans can receive two copies of the album in hopes that they will keep one and share the other copy with a friend. The copies are packaged together.
“For us it is all about the music and we want to get it out there. We are not asking for anything in return. If you like what you hear, then tear it and pass it along.” – Lead guitarist Matt Fleener
For more information on the Dirt Drifters, visit their official website HERE. Who would you give your extra copy to?