NASHVILLE, TN – (July 6, 2015) – Fans eagerly awaiting new music from reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan don’t have much longer to wait before his fifth studio album KILL THE LIGHTS is available on Friday, August 7th. Earlier today USA Today revealed some details about the upcoming project.
KILL THE LIGHTS was produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens and contains 13 songs, six of which were co-written by Luke including the title track. The album’s first single “Kick The Dust Up” was written by Dallas Davidson, Chris Destefano and Ashley Gorley and is also the name of Luke’s 2015 tour.
Fans purchasing KILL THE LIGHTS at Target stores and at Target.com will receive an exclusive deluxe edition with three bonus tracks (all co-penned by Luke) with pre-orders available now at http://umgn.us/ktltarget.
Luke will perform on Good Morning America on album release day, Friday, August 7, as part of their 2015 Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the Summer Stage.
KILL THE LIGHTS is the follow up to Luke’s most successful album to date, Crash My Party, which contains six consecutive No. 1 singles, is certified Double Platinum and has currently sold over two million copies with eight million digital downloads.
KILL THE LIGHTS Track List:
- Kick The Dust Up (Dallas Davidson, Chris Destefano and Ashley Gorley)
- Kill The Lights (Luke Bryan, Jody Stevens and Jeff Stevens)
- Strip It Down (Luke Bryan, Jon Nite and Ross Copperman)
- Home Alone Tonight (Featuring Karen Fairchild) (Jody Stevens, Cole Taylor, Jaida Dreyer and Tommy Cecil)
- Razor Blade (Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell and Rodney Clawson)
- Fast (Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson and Luke Laird)
- Move (Luke Bryan, Michael Carter and Jay Clementi)
- Just Over (Chase McGill, Brad Tursi and Jessie Jo Dillon)
- Love It Gone (Jody Stevens and Jay Clementi)
- Way Way Back (Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley and Rodney Clawson)
- To The Moon And Back (Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Tony Lane)
- Huntin,’ Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day (Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip)
- Scarecrows (Ashley Gorley, Trevor Rosen and Shane McAnally)
14. Corner Booth (Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell and Jimmy Robbins)
15. Little Boys Grow Up And Dogs Get Old (Luke Bryan and Tony Lane)
16. Buddies (Luke Bryan and Dallas Davidson)
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, superstar Luke Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold nearly seven million albums with 27 million digital tracks from his four studio albums. He has been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association. In 2014, Luke achieved the best touring year of his career with 1.7 million fans attending his concerts. In early 2015, Luke played his first-ever shows in Europe and on May 22 the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum launched a new exhibit, “Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary.” The exhibit runs through Nov. 8, 2015.
Luke’s “Kick The Dust Up Tour” will continue through October and includes seven stadium dates, including Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville this Saturday, July 11.
Nashville, TN – July 2, 2015 – MULTI-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore is set to perform a special concert for fans on Sunday, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway as part of the 57th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Moore will perform his current chart climbing single, “I’m To Blame” live on NBCSN as part of the pre-race festivities.
Currently making stops across the country with Dierks Bentley’s 2015 Sounds Of Summer Tour and hitting some of the country’s biggest summer festivals along the way, Moore continues to make an impression on critics with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel calling out “with drinks hoisted and most of the songs loudly sung along by the fans on the bleachers, this was a party at the core” and Village Voice deeming him “the definition of laid-back country cool.”
Moore’s sophomore album, WILD ONES, is set to be released on Aug. 21. A super-sized record inspired by the grit, grind and glamour of the live shows, each track on WILD ONES was written by Moore and follows his debut album, UP ALL NIGHT, which spawned three No. One multi-platinum selling smash hits. His current single “I’m To Blame,” is steadily climbing the charts and was the second most added song during its debut week at country radio, marking Moore’s biggest first week for a new single.
Dierks Bentley premiered the video for his latest single – the title track from his album Riser – with Entertainment Weekly. The clip was from his amazing performance of the song at this year’s ACM Awards. “It was really hard for me not to get emotional that night at the ACMs in Cowboy’s Stadium,” Dierks tells EW. “I really wanted to keep the production simple and make the performance all about the arrangement and the lyrics. The reaction that night and now when we perform it on tour has already been so gratifying. People just relate to the message in that song…we’ve all lived it in one way or another.”
Dierks is currently on the road with his Sounds of Summer Tour, which makes a stop tonight in Tampa, followed by a show in West Palm Beach tomorrow (July 3rd).
Lady Antebellum has exclusively debuted the music video for their latest single “Long Stretch of Love” across CBS Radio properties today (July 2nd). Its syndicated CBS Radio premiere on all CBS country stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Sports will be followed by placement on other digital platforms including CMT, GAC and VEVO later this week.
“‘Long Stretch’ is how we’ve been opening our set each night on the road this year,” said Lady A’s Dave Haywood. “So, when we went to make this music video, we really wanted to channel the anticipation and excitement we feel listening to the crowd go nuts at that first riff. When the lights go up and the fans go crazy, our adrenaline is pumping and it totally sets the energy level for the whole night.”
Directed by TK McKamy and shot in Nashville late last month, the new video for the “the crisp, pulsating track that highlights Lady A’s knack for memorable song structure” (Billboard) reflects the band’s memorable live performance. The new single continues to leave an impression on critics nationwide, noting “from the time the group hit the stage with ‘Long Stretch of Love,’” they “showed a command and polish that, to paraphrase one of its hits, insured Lady A owned the night” (The Oakland Press) and it “could easily refer to the Nashville trio’s soaring career trajectory” (OC Register).
To watch the new video, click here:
Lady A will continue their headlining WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR on July 10th in San Diego, CA, followed by stops in Phoenix, AZ (7/11) and Albuquerque, NM (7/12). For more information and a full list of appearances, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. The holiday is commonly associated with fireworks displays, parades, barbecues and concerts. Some of your favorite country stars take time to remember their Fourth of July traditions, memories and what the holiday really means to them.
“Hey! This is Alan Jackson, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July.”
“Hey guys! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey y’all! I’m John, and I’m TJ, and we are Brothers Osbourne, wish you a very Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! What’s up guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July!”
“Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very, very happy Fourth of July!”
“Happy Birthday, America!”
“This is David Nail, wishing you a happy Fourth of July!”
“Hey! This is Easton Corbin. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey this is Eric Church, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! This is Eric Paslay, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! This is Gary Allan. Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hi, it’s Jon Pardi, wishing you a happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey everybody, Keith Urban here, wanting to wish you all a fantastic and safe summer. Enjoy the sunshine. Hopefully, you’ll get to spend some time with the ones you love, and hopefully, we’ll also get to see you out on the road.”
“Hi! This is Charles, Hillary and Dave of Lady Antebellum, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend.”
“Hey! It’s Lauren Alaina. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Fourth of July!”
“Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! This is Scotty McCreery. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”
“Hi! It’s Toby Keith, wishing you a safe Fourth of July.”
Kacey Musgraves debuted atop the country album chart with her latest album, Pageant Material. The collection sold more than 54,000 copies to land at No. 1 on the country album chart and No. 3 on the overall Billboard album chart.
While she didn’t have as much time to put together her second album, she said every song starts with her. “I really love how songs make me feel when I write them and taking things I’ve gone through and putting them in songs,” says Kacey. “So, it starts with me, and if other people like it, that’s awesome.”
Kacey launches her Country & Western Rhinestone Revue Tour August 27th in Atlanta.
Kacey Musgraves (songs start with her) OC: …that’s awesome. :32
“The second time around, it’s interesting. There’s not as much time involved, that’s one thing that’s a little difficult. But two, I just feel like just because there’s more eyes and ears now listening out there that know who I am and are listening and watching or whatever, I don’t think it should change, I don’t want it to change what I think is good. Because the truth is that these songs selfishly start to make me happy because I really love how songs make me feel when I write them and taking things I’ve gone through and putting them in songs. So, it starts with me, and if other people like it, that’s awesome.”
Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Easton Corbin explains how he ended up recording and releasing “Baby Be My Love Song.” Watch as the story transforms into a live performance on the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, TN.
Take an inside look on what it takes to put Shania Twain‘s Rock This Country Tour together, meet the band & more!
Three weeks into country music superstar Dierks Bentley’s 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR, music critics in major markets across the U.S. are applauding the PLATINUM seller as he engages capacity amphitheater crowds, delivering epic performances and “memories that will last a lifetime.”
“Yes, the crowd sings along with every word. Yes, he pulls female fans dressed as flight attendants up on the stage with him. And yes, we all wanted more.” – St. Louis Dispatch
“Bentley has had a long, steady climb to Chesney heights, which he has finally reached in the form of a headlining package tour and all its accouterments…onstage, Bentley was as exuberant as ever, roaming and high-fiving, running up to a tiny stage set in the cheap seats for a handful of songs, doing a little crowd surfing. Judging from his performance, Dierks Bentley is enjoying the view from the top.” - The Boston Globe
“Bentley lost no time engaging himself with fans…from there, it was a total country singalong party, with the audience following along to nearly every of Bentley’s dozen-year hit catalog, ranging from 2003’s ‘What Was I Thinkin” all the way to his current single, ‘Riser.’” - Yahoo!
“Cleveland has always had an affection for the Arizona-born singer-songwriter with the expressive Everyman voice…his ability to convey that kind of “I can relate” emotions are what make Dierks Bentley a special kind of performer.” - The Plain Dealer
Additionally, Bentley was the inaugural headliner at New York City’s first-ever country festival this weekend, with Rolling Stone naming him FarmBorough’s “Best of the Fest,” observing his set provides “levity to his victory lap of a performance.” Village Voice simultaneously handpicked Bentley’s set as a Top 10 highlight, noting “Bentley’s set solidified him as the artist you most want to have a beer with.”
Bentley’s 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR lands over the holiday weekend in Tampa, FL (7/2) and West Palm Beach, FL (7/3) before his performance on NBC’s annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (7/4 at 7:00P CT on NBC). For a full list of upcoming appearances and tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.