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Tim McGraw & Faith Hill to Perform at CMA Awards

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw.

Country music’s original super-couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will finally be performing again at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on November 1st. Faith will perform her latest single “American Heart” during the broadcast, and Tim will preview a new song from his upcoming untitled album with Big Machine Records. They’ll later join Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum in a special tribute to country legend Willie Nelson during the award show.

Faith and Tim will be taking residency in Las Vegas with a special Soul 2 Soul stay at the Venetian. Their Vegas shows kick off December 7th. It’s the biggest musical event in the Venetian’s history, but it is limited so make sure you find a way to see their shows before its too late! Their shows will go on for ten weekends starting this December and ending April 26th.

Who else do you want to see perform at the CMAs this year? Are you going to be tuning in?

REVIEW: Nashville – Sometimes Good Intentions Don’t Come Across So Well


This seemed to be the theme of the second episode of the show that has created quite a buzz, ABC’s Nashville. The second episode began with Hayden Panettiere‘s character, Juliette Barnes, taking over the streets of Nashville, literally, as she filmed a music video that has Laura Bell Bundy “Giddy On Up” style choreography, mixed with the naughtiness of Christina Aguilera back in her “Dirrty” days. And, of course, stuck in the traffic caused by Juliette is Rayna Jaymes, former country starlet who is trying to breathe new life back into a career that her record label believes is dwindling. Naturally, seeing the young vixen create such a stir is a point of contention for Rayna, as she still tries to work through the abominable idea her record label suggested — that she open for a songstress that, age-wise, she could have given birth to herself.

Nominees for ACAs Announced


The nominees were just announced earlier this morning for this year’s American Country Awards. The third edition of the fan-voted award show will once again air live on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the co-hosts remain the same with Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, there is something new about the award show – the addition of the “Song Of The Year” category which will honor country music’s top songwriters of 2012. The nominees for Song of the Year are determined by the National Songwriters Association International (NSAI). The award show will air live on December 10th on FOX at 8 pm EST.

Artists leading all nominees this year are Luke Bryan with seven, and Lady Antebellum tying for second with Zac Brown Band with six nominations each. Eric Church and Taylor Swift both have five nominations each. Check out the full list of nominees below and let us know who you’ll be voting for. Fans can vote at theacas.com for their favorite artists, and make sure to tune in December 10th to see who wins!

Performers and presenters will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for that announcement too!

Curb Records Releases Statement on Appeal Ruling

Tim McGraw.

Curb Records released a statement today regarding the ruling of the appeal case of the record label against superstar Tim McGraw. See what they said and let us know what you think:

The fundamental issue in this case is whether Tim McGraw fully performed under his contract with Curb Records. That issue has yet to be ruled on by any court, and will be the subject of a full trial on the merits scheduled for later this year. As to that fundamental issue, however, the Court of Appeals in its ruling yesterday reiterated the earlier sentiment expressed by the trial court that Curb Records has shown some likelihood of success on its breach of contract claims, and that Curb Records will be entitled to seek to recover compensatory damages from Mr. McGraw at the upcoming trial.

The only legal effect of the ruling by the Court of Appeals yesterday was to affirm the trial court’s earlier decision that one of the remedies requested by Curb Records against Mr. McGraw, injunctive relief (i.e., a ruling by the court preventing Mr. McGraw from recording elsewhere until he had fully performed under his recording agreement with Curb Records), was not appropriate under the particular facts and circumstances of this case. We respectfully disagree with today’s ruling by the Court of Appeals on that issue, and we intend to continue to pursue this issue, including through the further appeals process as appropriate, in light of the significance of the underlying principles involved.

Those principles include our belief that contracts must be enforced as written, and in particular that exclusive personal services agreements with individuals, such as Mr. McGraw, who possess unique and extraordinary talent, must be subject to enforcement by injunctive relief. This is particularly true in the music industry, where companies invest millions of dollars based on the enforceability of such exclusivity provisions. As such, the principles involved are material not just to Curb Records, but to the viability of the music industry in Tennessee as a whole, as well as all other industries that contract with such unique and extraordinary talents.

Tim McGraw, Rodney Atkins & More Go Gold!

Tim McGraw.

Blazing into the fourth quarter of 2012, Curb Records is celebrating some serious heavy metal success with a number of their top country stars striking gold and platinum status in digital sales. The latest stack of RIAA certifications adds to the decades of top awards and accolades for the label, which has just marked its 50th Anniversary as one of the industry’s leading independent music companies. The trail of gold and platinum albums for Curb dates back to 1962 when the company was founded by Mike Curb.  Clearly a visionary, Curb has continually adapted to a changing music industry.  The label looks forward to the last quarter of 2012 and into 2013 with a number of exciting new projects and releases.

The following records for Rodney Atkins, Tim McGraw, Lee Brice, Steve Holy and Hank Williams Jr. were recently certified:

RIAA Certified Platinum
Rodney Atkins   “Take  A Back Road”  1.3+ Million
Rodney Atkins “Watching You” 1.04+ Million
Rodney Atkins “Farmer’s Daughter” 1.04+ Million
Tim McGraw  “My Little Girl” 1.03+ Million

RIAA Certified Gold
Rodney Atkins “These Are My People”  533k+
Lee Brice   “Hard To Love” 567k+
Tim McGraw “I Need You” 722k+
Tim McGraw “Southern Voice”  667k
Tim McGraw  “If You’re Reading This” 651k+
Tim McGraw “Something Like That” 569k+
Tim McGraw “Last Dollar (Fly Away)” 523k+
Steve Holy “Brand New Girlfriend” 518k+
Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive”  776k+

VIDEO: Tim McGraw – Truck Yeah (preview)

Tim McGraw.

Country music mega-star Tim McGraw released a preview of his new music video for “Truck Yeah” earlier this week. Check out the teaser for the video and let us know what you think of Tim’s new single with Big Machine Records. Are you digging it?

Preparing For a Hurricane? Download These Storm Savvy Songs!

This post is aimed at (primarily) my fellow Floridians as they anticipate and prepare for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac. All of you who have been through one of these dreaded storms know that when the electricity goes out, it can be days (sometimes weeks) before it is restored. We at Keepin’ It Country thought it would be fun to give you some last minute storm savvy tunes to load on to your iPods. Hey, if you can’t avoid Isaac, welcome him with open arms … and great weather-related music!

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Make History

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw.

When country music superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw teamed up for the “Brothers Of The Sun Tour,” fans everywhere knew it was going to be huge. They’ve sold over one million tickets for this tour alone a few weeks back, and have sold-out nearly every date on their stadium tour so far.The pair have once again made history during their stop at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, where their show became the largest ticketed event ever in New Jersey or New York City history.

“The excitement and buzz for this show was through the roof since the day it was announced,” said Interim Metlife Stadium Pres. Ron Vandeveen. “We couldn’t imagine how last year’s ‘Goin’ Coastal‘ show could be topped, but this truly was the biggest country show we’ve ever seen.”

With the tour starting to wind down with only a handful of shows left, Kenny addressed the New Jersey crowd:

“I want to thank you for having us back, and thank you for letting us be a part of your summer. After tonight we only have four shows left, and we’re gonna take this night with us all winter.”

Tim will be heading to Vegas with his wife, Faith Hill, in December for a special engagement of shows for Soul2Soul at the Venetian. It’s the first time Tim and Faith have performed together on American soil in six years. Will you be going?

Tim McGraw Inducted Into Louisiana Hall of Fame

Tim McGraw.

Congratulations to country music superstar Tim McGraw! He was surprised mid-concert on Friday night in New Orleans by Louisiana Music Hall of Fame president Mike Shepherd with an induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. During Tim’s performance at the New Orleans Superdome, Mike walked on-stage with a special plaque commemorating Tim’s induction. See the picture of the surprise below:


Tim is a Delhi, Louisiana native and was chosen for the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame for his contributions to the state’s musical heritage as an artist.

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Bring Soul2Soul to Vegas!

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw.

Country music’s super-couple in Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are bringing the biggest musical event ever to the Venetian Las Vegas this December. “Soul2Soul Las Vegas” will be the first time in six years that the husband-and-wife have performed together in the United States. Their special engagement will feature a brand new production with innovative lighting and stage techniques for the pair. Their shows start December 7th for 10 weekends through to April 2013 at the 1, 815-seat Venetian Theater.

“We are creating a show that will be completely different from what we’ve done before – and might ever do again,” said Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. “In arenas and stadiums, you’re always faced with the challenge of finding ways to make people feel closer to the action, no matter where they might be sitting. Now everyone will be close, so it opens up all kinds of creative possibilities and we’re looking forward to exploring those so that we can really give our fans something truly special.”

Members of The Venetian’s loyalty program, Grazie, as well as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s official fan communities and Clear Channel subscribers will be able to purchase advance tickets through the pre-sale starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Performances are scheduled for 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8; 14, 15; Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 2013; Feb. 1, 2, 15, 16, 22, 23, March 1,2; April 12, 13, 26 and 27.
Ticket prices are $95.50, $175.50 and $255.50 and $295.50 inclusive of tax.  A limited number of VIP Packages – including preferred seating in the first two rows, a complimentary pre-fixe dinner at a select resort restaurant, two complimentary drinks at the show, a merchandise credit and more – will be available for $1,000, inclusive of tax. Performance dates and times are subject to change. Tickets are available for purchase at any Venetian | Palazzo Box Office, online at venetian.com or by phone at 702-414-9000.