Brantley Gilbert is hitting the road for The Ones That Like Me Tour with supporting acts Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips. The tour will be making a stop at the US Cellular Center on Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
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Chris Stapleton Picks Next Single
Chris Stapleton has chosen Millionaire to be the next single off his latest album From A Room: Volume 2, and it will hit radio on April 23, 2018. The song was originally written and recorded by Kevin Welch, for his 2002 album.
Chris says he loves the song, noting it’s “fun to play,” and “fun to sing.” “It’s a great melody. It’s great lyrics. It’s great everything,” he shares. “To me, that’s a great song, and I just loved it so it was time to do it.”
Source: Chris Stapleton
Kenny Chesney is Born
March 26 in Country Music History
1942: Country music producer/songwriter Larry Butler is born.
1952: Hank Williams makes an appearance on The Kate Smith Evening Hour TV show performing “Hey Good Lookin’”.
1955: Country music artist and songwriter Dean Dillon is born.
1956: Country music singer Charlotte Denise “Charly” McClain is born.
1968: Kenny Chesney is born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
1992: George Thackston pleads no contest to a charge of reckless endangerment arising out of a fatal accident.
1996: The Woman in Me album by Shania Twain sits at #1 on the Country Charts. It would go on onto become her biggest-selling recording at the time of its release, selling 4 million copies by the end of the year.
Maren Morris Weds Ryan Hurd
Maren Morris is officially a married lady. Maren tied the knot with fellow singer Ryan Hurd in Nashville over the weekend.
Maren shared a picture of their first kiss as man and wife with the caption, “my last turn home,” a reference to a Tim McGraw song she and Ryan wrote together in 2013, which was the first time they met.
The bride wore a custom gown by Nashville designer Cavanagh Baker,which was short in the front, with a detachable long train in the back. The front featured lace and crystal details, along with a very low cut out.
- ONE MORE THING! One day prior to the nuptials, Ryan released a new single “Diamonds or Twine,” which has sentimental value to the couple. “I wrote this song for you, played it for you in Michigan the night I asked you to marry me,” Ryan shared on Instagram. “Diamonds or Twine, no matter what, I’ll be wrapped around your finger. I love you, MM. Here’s to forever.”
Dolly Parton is #1 Again
March 23 in Country Music History
1870: Fiddler John Carson is born on this day in Fannin County, Georgia. Carson would later become the first “hillbilly” artist to play on the radio.
1970: Merle Haggard is #1 on the US Country Chart with The Fightin’ Side of Me.
1981: Dolly Parton is at #1 on the Country Charts with 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs.
1986: American country singer Brett Eldredge signs to Atlantic Records Nashville.
1990: Ricky Van Shelton is at #1 on the Country Charts with his third album RVS III.
2006: American singer/songwriter Cindy Walker dies at the age of 87.
Dixie Chicks ‘Fly’ to #1
March 19 in Country Music History
1961: Marty Robbins sits at #1 with Don’t Worry, his seventh Country Chart-topper.
1972: Freddie Hart and the Heartbeats are #1 on the Country Chart with My Hang-Up Is You, Hart’s second #1 on the US Country Singles Chart.
2000: Dixie Chicks fifth studio album Fly is #1 on the Country Charts.
2007: Days after an announcement that Lonestar had parted ways with longtime record label BNA Records, lead singer Richie McDonald announces plans to depart the group to embark on a solo career at the end of the year.
2010: Josh Turner is #1 on the Country Singles Chart with Why Don’t We Just Dance.
2013: Police in north Florida ticket country music singer David Allan Coe for running a red light before being struck by a tractor-trailer near downtown Ocala.
Check Out Keith Urban’s SXSW Speech
Keith Urban was a featured speaker at this year’s South by Southwest music conference. In a 75-minute discussion and Q&A session, he touched on his musical influences, his feelings about modern technology and how wife Nicole Kidman has helped him try new things.
Here are a few revelations from Urban’s chat:
- Johnny Cash made him realize he wanted to be a musician at the age of 5;
- Being married made him better at relationships;
- Speaking of being married, his wife made him less fearful of trying new things;
- Social media has its downside, it can make you too self-aware;
- Sobriety is what helped make him a superstar.
Later on that night, Urban hit the stage for an 80-minute showcase performance at Stubbs. The 16-song set mostly included hits from 2013’s “Fuse” and 2016’s “Ripcord” albums.
Urban just announced the forthcoming “Graffiti U” album, but there’s no release date.
Here are the “Graffiti U World Tour” dates – click HERE for the full listing:
- June 15 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
- June 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortage Music Center
- June 22 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
- June 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
- June 27 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
- June 29 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
- June 30 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
- July 5 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavilion
- July 6 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavilion
- July 8 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
Source: Rolling Stone
Hank Williams Records A Couple of Hits
March 16 in Country Music History
1931: Shirley Collie Nelson, country music and rockabilly singer, is born in Chillicothe, Missouri. Nelson was also known for her work as a yodeler, guitarist and songwriter. She was also the second wife of country superstar Willie Nelson. Shirley Collie Nelson died January 27, 2010 at the age of 78, due to illness.
1942: Country music singer/songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is born in Oneonta, New York. He was most famous for his hit, “Mr. Bojangles”.
1951: Hank Williams records “I Can’t Help it If I’m Still in Love with You” and “Hey, Good Lookin’” while at Castle Studio in Nashville. Also on this day, Ray Benson is born. Benson was the front man of the group Asleep at the Wheel.
Randy Travis Surprises Carrie Underwood with Grand Ole Opry Offer
March 15 in Country Music History
1927: Carl “Mister Country” Smith is born in Maynardville. Smith was the husband of June Carter (later June Carter Cash) and the father of Carlene Carter.
1970: Merle Haggard is #1 on the Country Chart with “The Fightin’ Side of Me.”
1982: Alabama are at #1 on the Country Album Chart with Mountain Music, their award-winning third studio album.
2008: Randy Travis surprises Carrie Underwood on stage of the Grand Ole Opry with an invitation to become the newest member.
2011: Lady Antebellum sit at #1 on the Country Chart with Need You Now, their second studio album.
Iowa State Fair Grandstand Tickets Go on Sale This Friday
(DES MOINES, Iowa) – Country smash duo Florida Georgia Line brings their multi-platinum sound to the Iowa State Fair on the final night of the 2018 Fair, Sunday, August 19.
Florida Georgia Line joins already announced Grandstand Acts: Casting Crowns (August 9), Reba (August 10), Old Dominion (August 12), Jim Gaffigan (August 14), Earth, Wind & Fire (August 16), and Sugarland (August 17). Tickets for Florida Georgia Line (August 19) go on sale on Friday, March 9, at 10:00 AM.
Since their breakout in 2012, Florida Georgia Line has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM, CMA, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. The top-shelf entertainers continue to crush records as the first and only country act to achieve RIAA Diamond certification: 10 million copies sold for their breakout smash, “Cruise,” which is the best-selling digital country single of all time.
Ticket prices vary depending on location of seats in the Grandstand. Tickets can be purchased at www.etix.com or by calling 800-514-3849. Please see concert maps for reserved and standing pit area seating. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission, but discounted advanced admission tickets are available at www.iowastatefair.org. The Iowa State Fair is not responsible for tickets purchased through any third party vendors; please check that you are purchasing tickets from www.etix.com.
Source: Iowa State Fair
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