• LABOR DAY 2018 LINERS: Billy, Brandon, Brothers, Carrie, Clare, Darius, Eric, Jon, Jordan, Kacey, Keith, Kip, LBT, Luke, Maddie & Tae, Sam, Travis

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    LINER Billy Currington (Labor Day)
    Hey y’all! It’s Billy Currington, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Brandon Lay (Labor Day)
    Hey y’all! This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Brothers Osborne (Labor Day)
    This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Carrie Underwood (Labor Day Weekend)
    Hey everyone! I’m Carrie Underwood, hoping you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Clare Dunn (Labor Day)
    Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, and I hope you have a Happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Darius Rucker (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Darius Rucker, and I hope you have a have a happy work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Eric Church (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Eric Church, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Eric Paslay (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Eric Paslay, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Jon Pardi (Labor Day weekend)
    Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Jordan Davis (Labor Day)
    Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kacey Musgraves (Labor Day weekend)
    Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Keith Urban (Labor Day weekend)
    Hi everybody! This is Keith Urban, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kip Moore (Labor Day)
    Hey—what’s happening guys? This is Kip Moore, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

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    LINER LBT (Labor Day)
    Hi! We’re Little Big Town, hoping you have a work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Luke Bryan (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Maddie & Tae (Labor Day)
    Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae, and we’re Maddie & Tae, hoping you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Sam Hunt (Labor Day)
    Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Have a great and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Travis Denning (Labor Day)
    Hey y’all. It’s Travis Denning, hoping you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

  • BRANDON LAY IS HAVING A BLAST WITH KENNY CHESNEY ON HIS “TRIP AROUND THE SUN TOUR.”

    Brandon Lay has been electrifying crowds on Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun stadium tour. Last Saturday (August 4th), they played Detroit and this weekend (August 11th), they’re coming home to Nashville to perform at Nissan Stadium (home of the Tennessee Titans). Brandon says he’s having a great time on the road with Kenny.

    “That whole camp and whole atmosphere around that camp is just a party on wheels. And there are so many crew people that have worked with him for 20 plus years and it really is impressive just the setup and tear down aspect of it, and it takes literally a village to make it all go round,” says the Tennessee native. “But somewhere between all of that everyone is laid-back and having fun, and then it’s two hours before we even go on and people are out in the parking lot having a great time. It is easy to have fun in that kind of environment.”

    Brandon is making his way up the country charts with his song, “Yada, Yada, Yada.”

    Audio / Brandon Lay says the Kenny Chesney Trip Around the Sun stadium tour is a “party on wheels.”

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    Brandon Lay (playing stadiums on Kenny tour) OC: …environment. :33
    “It really is easier than a lot of other smaller venues and rooms because that whole camp and whole atmosphere around that camp is just a party on wheels. And there are so many crew people that have worked with him for 20 plus years and it really is impressive just the setup and tear down aspect of it, and it takes literally a village to make it all go round. But somewhere between all of that everyone is laid-back and having fun, and then it’s two hours before we even go on and people are out in the parking lot having a great time. It is easy to have fun in that kind of environment.”

  • BRANDON LAY’S “YADA YADA YADA” IS BLOWIN’ UP HIS PHONE.

    Sometimes when a song is written, it starts with a melody and the songwriters have to use “filler material.” Keith Urban has often used jibberish “lyrics” for part of a song until the actual words formed. Brandon Lay has also used temporary words to flesh out a song or two, including his latest release, “Yada, Yada, Yada.”

    “I actually just used that as a filler lyric in my voice memos in my phone because the melody came first. Sometimes the lyrics come first and sometimes the melody comes first,” says Brandon. “But I had a co-write the following week Mikey Reaves and Heather Morgan who are two of my favorite people to write with in town, and I kinda threw that out there and played them the very rudimentary work tape, and we kinda just came up with an angle for that title so we ended up calling it ‘Yada Yada Yada.’ And you know it’s not really a song lyrically that’s supposed to shake the earth, but I think it does show a different side than the debut single and that’s why we went with it.”

    Brandon is playing a few fairs and festivals before heading to Chicago’s Soldier Field as part of Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Stadium Tour this Saturday (July 28th).

    Audio / Brandon Lay talks about how he started writing his new song, "Yada, Yada, Yada."

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    Brandon Lay (Yada, Yada, Yada) OC: …went with it. :36
    “I actually just used that as a filler lyric in my voice memos in my phone because the melody came first. Sometimes the lyrics come first and sometimes the melody comes first. I had a co-write the following week Mikey Reaves and Heather Morgan who are two of my favorite people to write with in town and I just kinda threw that out there and played them the very rudimentary work tape, and we kinda just came up with an angle for that title so we ended up calling it ‘Yada Yada Yada.’ And you know it’s not really a song lyrically that’s supposed to shake the earth, but I think it does show a different side than the debut single and that’s why we went with it.”

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  • BRANDON LAY DISCOVERS WHAT’S IMPORTANT ON TOUR WITH KENNY CHESNEY.

    Brandon Lay is a student of his craft, studying every move Kenny Chesney makes on his Trip Around the Sun stadium tour.

    “It’s amazing to watch, because you know I think one of the main lessons I’ve learned already is as a new artist, it’s a little daunting sometimes to step out ‘cause there’s no way to prepare for a stage and I’ve played honky tonks and every frat party I could, but when you step out into a stadium it’s a totally different sport,” says Brandon. “One thing that I’ve noticed what he does better than anybody is he makes it an inclusive event and gives more. And I feel like for me, I’m coming out there maybe thinking too much sometimes ‘cause I’m a new guy, nobody knows too much about me so I don’t want to mess up. But what I’m founding out is more important than nailing every note or every lick is that it’s that connection. That’s something that I strive for.”

    Brandon rejoins Kenny on the road on Saturday (July 2st) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Tennessee native is currently climbing the country chart with his latest song “Yada, Yada, Yada.”

    Audio / Brandon Lay says he’s learning a lot while on tour on Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour.

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    Brandon Lay (Kenny Chesney tour) 2 OC: …strive for. :42
    “It’s amazing to watch, because you know I think one of the main lessons I’ve learned already is as a new artist, it’s a little daunting sometimes to step out ‘cause there’s no way to prepare for a stage and I’ve played honky tonks and every frat party I could, but when you step out into a stadium it’s a totally different sport. One thing that I’ve noticed what he does better than anybody is he makes it an inclusive event and gives more. And I feel like for me, I’m coming out there maybe thinking too much sometimes ‘cause I’m a new guy, nobody knows too much about me so I don’t want to mess up. But what I’m founding out is more important than nailing every note or every lick is that it’s that connection. That’s something that I strive for.”

  • BRANDON LAY IS REALIZING A DREAM COME TRUE — TO TRAVEL ON A TOUR BUS PERFORMING FOR FANS.

    Brandon Lay is kind of missing one of his favorite summer activities – being on the Tennessee River with all of his buddies. However, he is fulfilling a long-held dream of his — to travel the country on a tour bus performing for thousands of fans.

    “I feel like we’re on a vacation weekly,” says Brandon. “I told somebody the other day that when I started learning guitar, I saw a tour bus because I was always had an infatuation with tour buses, and this summer we’re fortunate enough to be on one. So, it’s a dream come true, but you know when I’m not doing that the good folks at Harley-Davidson hooked me up with a bike and they sent it down from Milwaukee. So, I’ve been on that non-stop when I’m home.”

    Brandon recently released his new single, “Yada, Yada, Yada,” which he’s performing every night on both his own shows, as well as on Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun stadium tour. Go to brandonlay.com for information on tour dates and more.

    Audio / Brandon Lay talks about some of his favorite summer activities.

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    Brandon Lay (summer stuff) OC: …I’m home. :34
    “I love the water, and yeah I’m kinda missin’ it. That was, growing up, it was every weekend at the Tennessee River and all my buddies, I see them on Instagram and Facebook and stuff, they still go every weekend. But I can’t complain too much because I feel like we’re on a vacation weekly. I told somebody the other day that when I started learning guitar, I saw a tour bus because I was always had an infatuation with tour buses, and this summer we’re fortunate enough to be on one. So, it’s a dream come true, but you know when I’m not doing that the good folks at Harley-Davidson hooked me up with a bike and they sent it down from Milwaukee. So, I’ve been on that non-stop when I’m home.”

  • BRANDON LAY EXPERIENCES A FEW FIRSTS, INCLUDING IMPENDING FATHERHOOD AND A STADIUM TOUR WITH KENNY CHESNEY.

    Brandon Lay is making huge strides by opening for one of country music’s superstars, Kenny Chesney. It’s his first time graduating to the big stage of a stadium tour, but the firsts don’t stop there. Brandon’s wife (Nicole) is due in October, and a stadium tour with fatherhood on the horizon is making life both a blessing and a Summer he’ll never forget.

    “God’s timing is perfect because she’s due in October and the tour actually winds down in September. And I’m sure, although we have several club dates here and there, it’ll be a great time to just kinda kick back and enjoy that whole process because just like the big stadium tours, being a dad is a first too,” says Brandon. “So, I’m kinda just winging it as I go. It’s a good season though. I’ve been in Nashville just a decade and I’ve been working for this moment so I’ve been trying to prepare myself as much as I can for these kinds of opportunities and so it does feel like I’m getting an opportunity that a lot of guys don’t get so I’m just trying to soak up every minute.”

    “We started a thing the first week we kicked the tour off, the fortunate thing is she’s been able to come and travel, but we take a picture at soundcheck every week and I mean the baby bump is getting bigger and bigger,” he adds.” Life is happening fast right now and I just couldn’t be more blessed. It’s a summer to remember no doubt.”

    Brandon, who recently released his new song, “Yada Yada Yada,” will hit the stage with Kenny again on the superstar’s Trip Around the Sun Tour Saturday (July 7th) at Centurylink Field in Seattle, Washington.

    Audio / Brandon Lay is soaking up every minute of impending fatherhood and opening for Kenny Chesney on his stadium tour.

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    Brandon Lay (expectations of becoming a father) OC: …up every minute. :44
    “Everybody talks about how it changes your life for the better. To be honest, it wasn’t a real planned thing for it to be this soon, but God’s timing is perfect because she’s due in October and the tour actually winds down in September. And I’m sure, although we have several club dates here and there, it’ll be a great time to just kinda kick back and enjoy that whole process because just like the big stadium tours, being a dad is a first too. So, I’m kinda just winging it as I go! It’s a good season though. I’ve been in Nashville just a decade and I’ve been working for this moment, so I’ve been trying to prepare myself as much as I can for these kinds of opportunities and so it does feel like I’m getting an opportunity that a lot of guys don’t get so I’m just trying to soak up every minute.

    Audio / Brandon Lay is enjoying having his pregnant wife on the road with him so he can soak up every moment with her.

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    Brandon Lay (wife expecting) OC: …no doubt. :26
    “You know, Nicole, my wife, she’s, I guess it’s half-time as far as the pregnancy goes and she’s due in October, and we started a thing the first week the tour kicked off. Another fortunate thing about having a bus is she’s been able to come and travel, but we take a picture at soundcheck every week and I mean the baby bump is getting bigger and bigger. Life is happening fast right now, and I just couldn’t be more blessed. It’s a summer to remember, no doubt.”

  • FOURTH OF JULY 2018 SOUNDBITES

    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.

    Several artists will perform during Independence Day celebrations. Keith Urban will take part in the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, along  with Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Ricky Martin, which will be broadcast July 4th at 8pm ET on NBC.

    Carrie Underwood will headline the Fourth of July Hot Country Live event, launching Spotify’s new live concert series based on the streaming services Hot Country Playlist. It will take place at the Seaport’s Rooftop at Pier 17 concert venue.

    Lady Antebellum will headline the free July 4th concert in downtown Nashville. The “Let Freedom Sing” concert event will also feature performances by Chris Janson and Lucie Silvas. Following the show, there will be a 30-minute fireworks show, which is touted as one of the biggest in the country and will be synchronized to a live performance from the Nashville Symphony.

    Lauren Alaina will perform during A Capitol Fourth, an annual Independence Day special on PBS. Luke Combs will also perform. A Capitol Fourth, hosted by John Stamos, will air live from the West Lawn of the White House on July 4th at 8pm ET on PBS.

    Audio / Alan Jackson recalls one of the coolest Fourth of July memories he’s ever enjoyed.

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    AJ (fave 4th of July memory) OC: …very cool. :58
    Well, this one is hard to beat. A couple of years ago, maybe longer than that now, I had an old boat in Florida. It’s like an old antique motor yacht, and it was kind of a cool old boat. I had taken that boat, I’ve always wanted to take it up north like to New York and up in that area, up in the northeast where it’s so pretty. So, we took the boat up there and Denise and the girls, we all went up. They like going to New York City, which I don’t really care about going to the city. So, I got to stay in my boat there at the harbor tied up, which was cool anyway. So they spent time in the city a few days and then that was Fourth of July, and we went out in the Hudson River that night and they shot the fireworks off and we were anchored out in front of the Statue of Liberty and New York City was behind us, and the Statue of Liberty and the fireworks were going off sitting on that boat. That was the coolest thing and my girls still talk about that. I mean, that was the coolest thing on Fourth of July I can ever remember. I can’t top that one probably. It was emotional sitting there watching the Statue of Liberty and thinking about all that. It was very cool.”

     

    Audio / Billy Currington talks about his favorite Fourth of July memories.

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    Billy Currington (4th of July) OC: …of my life. :16
    “My best memories would be hanging out with my mom, brother and sister on the beach on Tybee Island right off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. We’d go there every year, and we’d light our own fireworks and watch the ones that they had for us. They were the best times, some of the best times of my life.”

    Audio / Brandon Lay talks about his memories of the Fourth of July growing up in Jackson, Tennessee.

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    Brandon Lay (Fourth of July) OC: …good times. :47
    “I remember everybody hanging out at my grandmother’s and we would drive down the road to a fireworks stand off the side of Highway 45 out there in Jackson [Tennessee]. Just getting the bottle rockets and Black Cats and bringing ‘em back to the house, it felt like it was an eternity before it got dark. We just kept wanting to light ‘em and our parents would tell us it ain’t time, but just how exhilarating it was to see ‘em shoot up. We’re not talking big time fireworks here, but you would’ve thought that it was. It’s funny just how you remember things, but I just remember a screen door at my grandmother’s, running in and out, in and out, in and out and four wild little cousins running around. It was good times.”

     

    Audio / Clare Dunn and her family are usually in the midst of harvesting their crops during the Fourth of July holiday, but she says it's one of her favorite memories growing up since that was when they were all together as a family.

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    Clare Dunn (Fourth of July) OC: …with your family. 1:12
    “Fourth of July is probably one of the biggest memories for me, because it’s always during harvest time. And harvest time, being a farmer, is your most important time of the year. It’s always nine-o. It’s always busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, but we always go into town, depending on what field we’re at. A lot of my memories are South Grenada, Colorado, we farm just south of that town, and we go into town and get Mexican food, a great Mexican food place called Shorty’s, and we get tostados and enchiladas and we take them back out to the field. And everybody stops for a second and we eat on the hoods or the tailgates of pickups, and we’re just all out there in the field taking a brief moment to eat dinner and then get back to cutting. And if you’re lucky you’ll see some fireworks from town. Those are some of my favorite memories growing up because you’re all out there working. You’re together, and it’s just the moment of pride, of getting the harvest in and getting to be with your family.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker enjoys setting off fireworks.

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    Darius Rucker (fireworks) OC: …off once. :15
    “Oh, I love fireworks. We had the bottle rocket fights and all that good stuff. I was the typical little crazy kid, you know. In South Carolina, it was always legal, so we shot fireworks when it was legal. We did all that sort of stuff. I almost blew my hand off once.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says the people of this country are what define America.

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    Dierks (people are America) OC: …all about. :17
    “The definition of America to me, you know, getting a chance to travel across the country on a tour bus, stepping upon stages whether it be county fairs, state fairs, arenas, rock bars, the Opry stage, anywhere across the country and looking out at that crowd and seeing people. The people, to me, are what America’s all about.”

    Audio / Eric Church recalls his family activities on the Fourth of July holiday.

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    Eric Church (4th of July) OC: …freedoms. 1:17
    “The Fourth of July for me, growing up we would always go to the lake, we didn’t live on the lake but we would all go to the lake. Had a buddy who had a pontoon and we would always get on the pontoon and you go out and you’d tie all the pontoons together and just have a big time. This was before, I was younger then, the adults were having more fun than we were, you know it was just to go swim in the water and shoot off fireworks. Basically, water tailgating is what it was. And then as we got older, same thing…we would just, us younger kids had our own boat and we had as much fun as the adults.”

    Audio / Jordan Davis talks about some of his favorite childhood Fourth of July memories.

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    Jordan Davis (Fourth of July) 2 OC: …really cool. :17
    “Probably baseball games, firework shows at baseball games. We’d go to Shreveport Captains games, so yeah, we’d do that or barbecues and fireworks. I can remember being on the lake for a couple of Fourth of Julys. We’d take the boat out and we’d watch the downtown fireworks show from the boat, which was really cool.”

    Audio / Josh Turner, who will perform in Demorest, Georgia on Independence Day, talks about the fireworks “wars” his family would have when he was growing up.

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    Josh Turner (fireworks) OC: …of money. [laughs] :20
    “Yeah, we had fireworks around, especially my Daddy’s family. All the individual families had a lot of competition with each other and tried to outdo each other to try to see who had the biggest and baddest fireworks and all that. [laughs] My daddy, I think, was the smartest one. He just went out and bought maybe $25 worth of fireworks and let everybody else put on the big show, so he saved a lot of money.” [laughs]

    Audio / Keith Urban recalls coming over to America for the first time.

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    Keith Urban (coming to America 1st time) OC: …as I could. :39
    “1989 was the first year I came to the States, and it had always been my goal, but I had no plan on how to get here. It was just a case of keep playing, keep getting better at what you do, and then hopefully, somehow, some way I’ll end up over here. The guy who was managing me at the time, we just planned a trip over here – it was actually for the New Music Seminar in New York. And we came over for that, and then we did a trip down to Nashville, and I was shopping my little demo around. I think I humored everybody more than anything else [laughs] with my tragic, ill-fitting demo for the time. So, I left there, but I was just so committed to coming back as quick as I could.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott talks about her favorite Fourth of July memories.

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    Lady A (4th of July-Hillary) OC: …on my hand. :29
    “For many, many years in a row, we would be up at the lake for Fourth of July, and having those memories of being on the boat and going tubing and skiing and enjoying being out in the summertime, great weather on the water. But, then for me, Fourth of July was when [husband] Chris [Tyrell] proposed. So, I got proposed to on July 2nd up at the lake, the same lake I grew up going to, and so that’s probably the biggest highlight of Fourth of July to me – getting a rock on my hand.”

    Audio / Every year, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood celebrates his birthday along with America’s big day.

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    Lady A (Fourth of July-Dave) OC: …and America. :45
    “July fourth is always, for me, my birthday week. My birthday is July 5th so we grew up going on family trips to the beach. We would always go to Hilton Head, South Carolina and always take trips for my birthday, so that’s always a fun time of the year…watch fireworks. I think my best memory would be my birthday party when I was 9 or 10 years old. We went to the batting cages and I remember I was swinging so hard, it was 100 degrees outside, I was swinging in the batting cage and ended up passing out right there in the batting cage. You’re trying so hard to hit the ball, you’re a kid and you really don’t realize how much water you should be drinking and [CHARLES: “Dave was that kid.”] I was that kid who was on the ground in the batting cage, people fanning and pouring water all over my face. Happy Birthday to me and America.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild talks about the big sacrifices the military AND their families make to keep this country free.

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    LBT (military) OC: (Karen) …whenever we can. (Kimberly: “Yeah.”) :22
    “It’s such a huge sacrifice what these men and women do for us, and not only the ones that are serving, but the families that are left here at home. I mean, it’s just a huge commitment that they make, and what an honor. We love to be able to sing for them and entertain them and to say thank you whenever we can.” (Kimberly: “Yeah.”)

    Audio / Luke Bryan recalls one of his favorite Fourth of July memories.

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    Luke Bryan (4th of July memories) OC: …we used to. :21
    “Some of my favorite Fourth of July memories were spent on Lake Blackshear down in Georgia with my family. I was always kind of in charge of driving home from Tennessee and picking up all the fireworks and my nieces and nephews always got excited when I rolled in because they knew I had all the fireworks. But, it was always a great memory, and I miss not getting to do that as much as we used to.”

    Audio / Maddie & Tae talk about their Fourth of July traditions.

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    Maddie & Tae (Fourth of July) OC: …it’s perfect. :29
    TAE: “One of my favorite Fourth of July traditions – I’d say it’s a tradition ‘cause it happens every year, but I’m not always able to make it – is that we go to my grandparents in Oklahoma, and we all line up lawn chairs right in front of their garage and we just light fireworks. We always do it far away and then we light it, and we always run back and watch the fireworks, but that’s probably one of my favorite memories.” MADDIE: “My birthday is July 7th, so I always get built-in fireworks for my birthday, and sometimes we actually celebrate it on the 4th, because there’s fireworks everywhere, so it’s perfect.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt talks about what he and his family did over the Fourth of July holiday when he was growing up in Georgia.

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    Sam Hunt (Fourth of July) OC: …good time. :39
    “My granddad on the other side of my family, he would always take a lot of pride…fireworks were actually, I’m from Georgia, and most of them were illegal, I’m pretty sure, growing up. But over in Alabama, that’s where all the firework stands were, and we only had to drive 10, 15 minutes to get to the Alabama line, so we could go get a bundle of fireworks pretty easy. But he would always take a lot of pride in going and finding all the good stuff, and coming back with a  big pile. He’d have his torch out there at the end of the driveway and we’d all eat homemade ice cream and put down towels on the driveway and he’d shoot off fireworks for 30-45 minutes. Such a good time.”

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about the Fourth of July events his hometown of Warner Robins, Georgia would throw every year.

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    Travis Denning (Fourth of July) OC: …will love. :51
    “Fourth of July in Warner Robins, Georgia is an event. It’s something else. In fact, forever they’ve thrown an Independence Day concert, and back in the day, it was huge. It was the biggest thing they did all year. They would actually have the concert in the MAC (McConnell-Talbert Stadium), which was the high school football stadium that Warner Robins and Northside and Houston County shared. I mean, one year they had Wynonna play and then they had Josh Turner one year, Darius Rucker. I mean it was like a big deal, and there’d be 15,000, 20,000 people there, and I think it’s so cool that there’s a little bit of a legacy of people coming together in that town and making something happen, you know? I’ll never forget going to those shows and thinking, I was more proud of what the city had done. I was like, ‘That’s just so cool that they could put together a show like this, an event that everybody will love.”

     

  • BRANDON LAY SAYS OPENING FOR KENNY CHESNEY IS LIKE ‘CHRISTMAS MORNING.’

    Brandon Lay has been opening shows for Kenny Chesney on his Trip Around the Sun stadium tour, and he says it’s pretty exciting to be on the road with someone he grew up idolizing.

    “It’s like Christmas morning every Saturday. It’s crazy,” says Brandon. “Obviously growing up a Kenny fan, just to be on the tour was a very surreal moment hearing that he dug what I did and thought I’d be a good way to kick off his tour. So, definitely not a role that me and my band take lightly, and it’s just been, we’re not even halfway through the tour yet, but it’s already been such an education. I’m just trying to soak it up and enjoy it.”

    Brandon, who just released his new single “Yada Yada Yada,” will make a stop at the Country Stampede in Manhattan, Kansas on Thursday (June 21st) before joining back up with Kenny at Chase Field in Phoenix on Saturday (June 23rd).

    Audio / Brandon Lay talks about how much he’s enjoying being on the Kenny Chesney tour.

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    Brandon Lay (Kenny Chesney tour) 1 OC: …fortunate. :36
    “It’s like Christmas morning every Saturday. It’s crazy. Obviously growing up a Kenny fan, just to be on the tour was a very surreal moment hearing that he dug what I did and thought I’d be a good way to kick off his tour. So, definitely not a role that me and my band take lightly, and it’s just been, we’re not even halfway through the tour yet, but it’s already been such an education. I’m just trying to soak it up and enjoy it and obviously, it’s been a platform for fans of new country music and people that enjoy the discovery process, it’s been the absolute platform for that, so we’re very fortunate.”

    Audio / Brandon Lay (can't wait to see you at the show tonight)

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  • FOURTH OF JULY 2018 LINERS

     

    Audio / LINER AJ (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Alan Jackson, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (4th of July)

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    “Hey guys! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Fourth of July)

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    “What’s up, everybody? This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Bros Osborne (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all! I’m John, and I’m TJ, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a very Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a very Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Darius (4th of July)

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    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very, very happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Darius (Happy Birthday, America)

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    “Happy Birthday, America!”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (4th of July)

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    Hey everybody! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing you a Happy and safe Fourth of July.

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (4th of July)

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    “Hey this is Eric Church, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Paslay, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Gary Allan. Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (4th of July)

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    “Hi, it’s Jon Pardi, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (4th of July)

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    “Hey! It’s Lauren Alaina. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (4th of July)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae and we’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a  safe and happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all! It’s Travis Denning, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

  • BRANDON LAY’S NEW SINGLE ‘YADA YADA YADA’ IS THE NO. 1 MOST ADDED SONG AT COUNTRY RADIO THIS WEEK.

    EMI Records Nashville singer-songwriter Brandon Lay’s new single “Yada Yada Yada” is the No. 1 most-added song at Country radio. Rolling Stone describes the song as “a breezy, unruffled look at the way young love makes nonsense of all other concerns.” The Jackson, Tenn. Native co-wrote his new laid-back tune with Heather Morgan and Mikey Reaves. Additionally, Brandon released the lyric video for “Yada Yada Yada” this past Sunday, and recorded a stripped-down performance of the song in the greenroom of Nashville’s famed Marathon Music Works, which can be viewed HERE.

    Brandon shares his inspiration behind the song, “’Yada Yada Yada’ is a song I wrote with Mikey Reaves and Heather Morgan.  I had the melody in my head one day as I was driving home from a gig but I didn’t have any lyrics yet, so I was just humming yada yada yada as dummy lyrics (into my phone). A few days later I was in a writing room with the voice memo and Mikey and Heather thought that would make a pretty good title in itself so we went with it.  It’s a fun tune that I hope people will enjoy.” Watch Brandon tell the story behind the song HERE.

    Brandon is currently on the road with Kenny Chesney performing on all 19 shows of Kenny’s Trip Around The Sun stadium tour. The remaining shows are listed as follows:

    June 23                        Chase Field                                                      Phoenix, Ariz.
    June 30                        Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium Denver, Colo.
    July 7                          Centurylink Field                                             Seattle, Wash.
    July 14                        Arrowhead Stadium                                         Kansas City, Mo.
    July 21                        Busch Stadium                                                 Saint Louis, Mo.
    July 28                        Soldier Field                                                    Chicago, Ill.
    August 4                     Ford Field                                                        Detroit, Mich.
    August 11                   Nissan Stadium                                                Nashville, Tenn.
    August 18                   MetLife Stadium                                              East Rutherford, N.J.
    August 24                   Gillette Stadium                                               Foxboro, Mass.
    August 25                   Gillette Stadium                                               Foxboro, Mass.

    Check out the lyric video below.

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