• Luke Bryan Kick the Dust Up
  • Kip Moore I'm to Blame
  • Clare Dunn Move On
  • Darius Rucker Southern Style
  • David Nail Night's On Fire
  • Sam Hunt House Party
  • Lady Antebellum Long Stretch of Love
  • Billy Currington Drinking Town with a Football Problem
  • Dierks Bentley Riser
  • Eric Church Like a Wrecking Ball

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LUKE BRYAN’S LBTV ALBUM PROMO BLOOPERS.

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SCOTTY McCREERY WILL DEBUT NEW SINGLE, ‘SOUTHERN BELLE,’ ON FOX & FRIENDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES.

NASHVILLE, TENN. – (July 29, 2015) – Platinum-selling country music sensation Scotty McCreery will rock the stage outside the FOX News Channel in New York City this Friday, July 31, when the ACM Award winner takes over the “FOX & Friends” All-American Summer Concert Series from 8:00-9:00 AM/ET (7:00-8:00 AM/CT).

During the television broadcast, McCreery will debut his highly anticipated new single, “Southern Belle,”airing live at approximately 8:50 AM/ET (7:50 AM/CT). “Southern Belle” will ship to country radio at the end of August and is the first single from his upcoming new album, due out early next year.

The full concert series will also stream live on FoxAndFriends.com/Concert, and will feature additional interview content not included on the television broadcast.

The Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope Records recording artist scored two consecutive Top 10 hits (“See You Tonight” and “Feelin’ It”) from his sophomore album See You Tonight, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. That album’s title song, co-written by the singer, was one of three singles from the “American Idol” champion that were certified Platinum by the RIAA in the same week (the other two being “The Trouble with Girls” and “I Love You This Big” from his Platinum-certified first album Clear as Day, which debuted at No. 1 on theBillboard Top 200 Albums chart). The ACM, CMT Music, ACA, and ICM Award winner is the Special Guest on the Rascal Flatts RIOT 2015 Tour this summer, and will be performing with them at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 31; Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on August 1; and the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA on Aug. 2. For more information and additional tour dates, visitwww.scottymccreery.com.  Follow McCreery onFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ERIC CHURCH EXHIBIT AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 18TH.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (July 28, 2015) – Musical road warrior Eric Church, last year’s top selling country music artist, will be honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum when he becomes the subject of their next cameo exhibition opening Sept. 18. “Eric Church: Inside the Outsider” runs through February 2016 and will spotlight the North Carolina native’s hard-hitting path from a kid with a dream to becoming a multi-Platinum-selling country rocker filling arenas, amphitheaters and stadiums. The display will include guitars, song manuscripts, stage wear, photos and more personally chosen from Church’s collection.

For those fans wanting to see and purchase unique Church memorabilia before September arrives, the acclaimed singer/songwriter will reopen his pop-up store, The Outsider’s Joint, on July 30-Aug. 1 in East Nashville. The Outsider’s Joint will also offer These Boots by Lucchese, Church’s custom boot line usually only available to VIP ticketholders. In addition, there will be a limited number of special edition posters commemorating the first Ascend Amphitheater show and Church’s regular line of tour merchandise, most available with concierge service to ship items to your home for free. Proceeds, excluding the Lucchese boots, will benefit the Chief Cares Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organized by Church and his wife Katherine that serves more than 2.5 million people around the world. The Outsider’s Joint’s first appearance during CMA Music Festival was a smash success that raised more than $20,000 for Church’s Chief Cares Fund.

The Outsider’s Joint will be located at 218 South 11thStreet in the 5 Points area of East Nashville across from the Bill Martin Grocery Store. Park at LP Field and receive a free ride to 5 Points (excluding tip) from JoyRide by calling (615) 285-9835, or use Uber code OUTSIDERS for $20 off your first ride. While there, a handful of local restaurants have special food and drink offers for those with Ascend Amphitheater tickets. The pop-up store hours are 12:00 PM-6:00 PM Thursday and Friday, and 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Saturday.

Church will christen Nashville’s new outdoor Ascend Amphitheater on July 30-31, making a rare second stop in Music City this year to perform two sold-out acoustic solo sets. He set a venue record in January when 18,411 fans crammed into Bridgestone Arena to catch The Outsiders World Tour, which is nearing one million tickets sold, has set five venue attendance records, and was ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Tours recap in April.

About Eric Church
The Country Music Association and four-time Academy of Country Music Award winner finished 2014 as country music’s top-selling artist, with the year’s highest debut and sales of any release in the format as the critical and commercial success The Outsiders reached Platinum status, marking more than one million albums sold. Debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, The Outsiders garnered GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Album of the Year nominations and features his No.1 hits “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Talladega” as well as his current single “Like A Wrecking Ball.” The Outsiders is the follow-up to Church’s Platinum-certified Chief, named the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, and GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Album. The LP featured five Top 20 singles: “Homeboy” (certified Platinum for sales in excess of 1 million); the Top 10 “Like Jesus Does” and the Top 5 “Creepin’” (both certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000); and two No. 1 hits “Drink in My Hand” (certified Platinum) and “Springsteen” (certified Double Platinum for sales in excess of 2 million singles). Church’s 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me (2006) and his sophomore album Carolina (2009) are both RIAA Gold-certified.

For more information on the tour or tickets, visitwww.EricChurch.com.

SCOTTY McCREERY GIVES CNN A BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF HIS HOMETOWN.

NASHVILLE, TENN. – (July 28, 2015) – When “CNN Travel Insider” decided to visit Raleigh, North Carolina, the producers knew exactly the person to ask for an insider’s tour: native son Scotty McCreery. The Platinum-selling country music artist was happy to oblige, and took a brief break from the recording studio, where he has been working on his upcoming album with producer Frank Rogers, in order to show off his city. Now, viewers can learn about several of McCreery’s favorite Raleigh places when the “CNN Travel Insider” segment airs on CNN this Thursday, July 30 during the 10:00-11:00 AM/ET period. The segment will re-air on Saturday, August 1 during the 12:00-1:00 PM/ET period and Sunday, August 2 during the 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM/ET period. (Please note, breaking news could bump the “CNN Travel Insider” segment to another time period).

McCreery took the CNN crew to Pullen Park, the fifth oldest operating amusement park in the United States and the 16th oldest in the world. While there, the ACM Award winner took a ride on both the more-than-one-hundred-years-old Gustave A. Dentzel Carousel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the C.P. Huntington Miniature Train.  Later in the day the former high school baseball pitcher brought the television crew to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, spotlighting many of the state’s nationally known professional and college athletes. During the evening, the singer/songwriter gave the crew a tour of the iconic The Angus Barn restaurant, winner of more than 200 prestigious awards including 21 Wine Spectator Magazine Grand Awards.

The Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope Records recording artist is currently working on his next album. He scored two consecutive Top 10 hits (“See You Tonight” and “Feelin’ It”) from his sophomore album See You Tonight, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. That album’s title song, co-written by the singer, was one of three singles from the “American Idol” champion that were certified Platinum by the RIAA in the same week (the other two being “The Trouble with Girls” and “I Love You This Big” from his Platinum-certified first album Clear as Day, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart). The ACM, CMT Music, ACA, and ICM Award winner is the Special Guest on the Rascal Flatts RIOT 2015 Tour this summer, and will be performing with them at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 31; Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on August 1; and the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA on Aug. 2. For more information and additional tour dates, visit www.scottymccreery.com.

LITTLE BIG TOWN POSTPONES MORE DATES ON THEIR PAIN KILLER TOUR.

Little Big Town has postponed a few more dates on their 2015 Pain Killer Tour, following Jimi Westbrook’s vocal cord surgery a few weeks ago. The band posted a video to their Facebook page, which features Jimi’s mouth taped shut.

They were set to resume their tour on July 31st at the Delaware State Fair, but it has now been canceled. They’re hopeful to return touring again August 22nd in Avondale, Canada.

“We are so sad that we have missed y’all this summer. You don’t know how hard it’s been,” says LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman. “We’ve wanted to see your faces, we’ve wanted to hear your voices, and we’re very, very sorry that we haven’t been out there.”

EASTON CORBIN WILL RELEASE NEW SINGLE ON MONDAY.

Nashville, TN – JULY 23, 2015 – Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin’s new single “Yup,” from his No. 1 selling album About To Get Real, will go for official radio adds on Monday, July 27. “Yup” is the follow-up to his Top 5 hit “Baby Be My Love Song,” which he performed on NBC’s TODAY and FOX & FRIENDS during his album release week.“Yup” was written by written by Shane Minor, Phil O’Donnell and Wade Kirby. For Audio of Easton talking about ‘Yup,” click here.About To Get Real, produced by Carson Chamberlain, features 12 tracks including three co-written by Corbin. About To Get Real is the follow-up to Easton’s first two successful albums which included the No. 1 hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” as well as the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.”

About Easton Corbin
“Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.” –American Songwriter

With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Mercury Nashville’s Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. He became the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1 with his unapologetic traditional sound in the spirit of Alan Jackson and George Strait, but with a vocal twist that only Easton can deliver. A devotee of Alan, George and Keith Whitley, Easton is the genre’s biggest torchbearer for the neo-traditional movement. Easton’s third album About To Get Real features his top 5 single “Baby Be My Love Song.”

About To Get Real
is available now: http://umgn.us/AboutToGetReal
For more information on Easton Corbin go www.EastonCorbin.com    

CLARE DUNN IS FEATURED ON ONE OF THE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR’S HIT SONGS.

Clare Dunn has hit the airwaves with her single, “Move On,” but it’s not the first time she’s been on the radio. She sang background vocals on a certain superstar’s hit song a few years ago while she was still in college.

“I was writing a lot at the time with Jeff Stephens, who is Luke [Bryan’s] producer,” Clare recalls. “Jeff and I had been working together and then one day he just said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this song that I’m working on with Luke, and maybe you want to sing a part? You want to sing backup?’ And I said, ‘Sure! Tell me where to be and what time to be there.’ I showed up to the studio a couple of days later and sang the song.”

The Colorado native wasn’t sure if her vocals made Luke’s smash “Country Girl [Shake It For Me],” until she heard it on the radio.

“Me and my sister were in her pickup cruising down the road. She’d picked me up from the airport and we were in the Oklahoma Panhandle somewhere, and she was flipping through the radio stations. And I heard about two seconds of it, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute. I know that song.’ I said, ‘Tayla, go back.’ So, she put it back on the station, and right then, the chorus kicked in and I heard myself,” she says. “I was like, ‘WWHaat?!’ And so that was the first time I heard myself on the radio, and I was like, ‘I know that voice! Wait a minute! That’s me! They kept my part! Ahhhh!’ So, I knew then that they kept it.” [laughs]

Clare is set to tour with Miranda Lambert on her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour this fall.

Audio / Newcomer Clare Dunn talks about singing background vocals on one of Luke Bryan’s songs.

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Clare Dunn (Country Girl) 1 OC: …my business. :39
“I was still in college, and I was writing a lot at the time with Jeff Stephens, who is Luke’s producer. Jeff and I had been working together and then one day he just said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this song that I’m working on with Luke, and maybe you want to sing a part? You want to sing backup?’ And I said, ‘Sure! Tell me where to be and what time to be there.’ I showed up to the studio a couple of days later and sang the song. Any time you’re making a record, you don’t know necessarily what’s going to be kept, what’s not going to be kept, and that’s just the way it can go sometimes. So, I sang the part and I didn’t think much about it, and I left the studio and went about my business.”



Audio / Clare Dunn reveals the first time she heard herself on the radio was singing background vocals on Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl [Shake It For Me].”

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Clare Dunn (Country Girl) 2 OC: …kept it. [laughs] :40
“A couple months later, I had flown into Oklahoma City. I was going home to visit my family, and it was just released. Me and my sister were in her pickup cruising down the road. She’d picked me up from the airport and we were in the Oklahoma Panhandle somewhere, and she was flipping through the radio stations. And I heard about two seconds of it, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute. I know that song.’ I said, ‘Tayla, go back.’ So, she put it back on the station, and right then, the chorus kicked in and I heard myself. I was like, ‘WWHaat?’ And so that was the first time I heard myself on the radio, and I was like, ‘I know that voice! Wait a minute! That’s me! They kept my part! Ahhhh!’ So, I knew then that they kept it.” [laughs]

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TICKETS TO THE FALL LEG OF DARIUS RUCKER’S SOUTHERN STYLE TOUR GO ON SALE BEGINNING FRIDAY.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (July 21, 2015) – Three-time GRAMMY Award winner and the man the Star Tribune dubbed “the best male singer in country music,” Darius Rucker, recently announced the fall leg of his Southern Style Tour. Tickets to the first date in Chicago, Ill. on October 8 will go on sale this Friday, July 24. Over 15 more stops planned for the fall of 2015 will go on sale in the coming weeks.

The second leg of the Southern Style Tour begins October 8 and will run through Thanksgiving. Rucker will bring David Nail and A Thousand Horses out on the road with him. Critics have said “the chillest dude in Nashville” (Rolling Stone) has had the ability to “defy expectations” (Asbury Park Press) on the tour.

More than 400,000 fans have turned out to catch the rocking, raucous show, which has featured rising stars Brett Eldredge and A Thousand Horses. The summer run is on track to reach 700,000 tickets sold by summer’s end.

Rolling Stone recently debuted Rucker’s video for new single “Southern Style” last week. The video, directed by Peter Zavadil and produced by Jennifer Rothlein, features Rucker performing around his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. “Southern Style” is the second single from his Capitol Records Nashville album of the same name, which was Rucker’s fourth No. 1 country LP. Lead single “Homegrown Honey” recently reached No. 1 as well, giving him seven chart-topping songs.

For more information about Rucker and to buy tickets, visitwww.DariusRucker.com and follow @DariusRucker on Twitter.

Fall show dates:
October 8 | Chicago, Ill.
October 9 | Dayton, Ohio
October 10 | Youngstown, Ohio*
October 15 | Topeka, Kan.
October 16 | Lincoln, Neb.
October 17 | Sioux City, Iowa
October 22 | Syracuse, N.Y.*
October 23 | Albany, N.Y.*
October 24 | Uncasville, Conn.*
November 1 | Indianapolis, Ind.
November 10 | Greensboro, N.C.
November 12 | Bemidji, Minn.
November 13 | Green Bay, Wis.
November 14 | Moline, Ill.
November 19 | Grand Rapids, Mich.
November 20 | Toledo, Ohio
*A Thousand Hoses will not be appearing on these dates

About Darius Rucker
Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker released his fourth No. 1 country album Southern Style on March 31, 2015, the same week lead single “Homegrown Honey” became his seventh No. 1 hit. Rucker’s first three albums – Learn To Live, Charleston, SC 1966 and True Believers – produced six No. 1 singles, including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” His 2013 No. 1 “Wagon Wheel” won a GRAMMY Award, stayed atop the charts for two weeks and was nominated for Song of the Year at the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards. In 2009, Rucker was named New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards. He achieved a personal goal and childhood dream when he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 16, 2012.

EASTON CORBIN SAYS ‘YUP’ TO NEW SINGLE.

Easton Corbin has released his new single, “Yup,” from his latest album About to Get Real. The song is the follow-up to his hit, “Baby Be My Love Song.”

“Yup” was one of three songs that Easton went back into the studio to record for the album, nearly a year after he thought he was finished.

“I’ve known about that song for about two years. It’s one of those songs that had to grow on me. When I heard it, and I was like, ‘Eh, I ain’t so sure about that.’ And the more and more I listened to it, I found myself thinking, looking back and saying, ‘Man, I remember that song ‘Yup.’ I want to hear that again.’ I’d go back through my emails and find it, and I’d have my manager send it to me a couple of times. I just kept listening to it, and it started growing on me,” says Easton. “I was like, ‘You know? Come to think of it, everybody, everybody goes through this, especially guys, or girls.’ It’s like, ‘Hey, I’ve got to work in the morning,’ but a pretty girl catches your eye, and it’s like, ‘Maybe I’ll stay here for a little longer.’”

Look for Easton to perform “Yup,” when he performs in Park City, Utah on Thursday.

Audio / Easton Corbin talks about the song, “Yup.”

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Easton Corbin (Yup) OC: …here, so… :55
“‘Yup’ is another song that we went out and found after the fact, and it’s funny, I say we went out and found after the fact, actually I’ve known about that song for about two years. It’s one of those songs that had to grow on me. When I heard it, and I was like, ‘Eh, I ain’t so sure about that.’ And the more and more I listened to it, I found myself thinking, looking back and saying, ‘Man, I remember that song ‘Yup.’ I want to hear that again.’ I’d go back through my emails and find it, and I’d have my manager send it to me a couple of times. I just kept listening to it, and it started growing on me. I was like, ‘You know? Come to think of it, everybody, everybody goes through this, especially guys, or girls.’ It’s like, ‘Hey, I’ve got to work in the morning,’ but a pretty girl catches your eye, and it’s like, ‘Maybe I’ll stay here for a little longer.’ One hour turns into two and then it turns into closing time, and one round turns into three, five and you know it’s gonna hurt tomorrow, but it’s like, ‘Hey, I’m here, so…”

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SAM HUNT JOINS TAYLOR SWIFT ON STAGE TO PERFORM HIS NO. 1 HIT ‘TAKE YOUR TIME.’

Sam Hunt surprised the crowd at Soldier Field during Taylor Swift’s show on Sunday (July 19th) to perform his No. 1 hit, “Take Your Time.” The international superstar invited Sam to join her during her 1989 World Tour.

Video / Sam Hunt joins Taylor Swift on stage in Chicago

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  • Alan Jackson with WUSN/Chicago’s Jeff Kapugi and Marci Braun, as well as UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan and Steve Hodges.