• JON PARDI’S ‘CALIFORNIA SUNRISE’ CERTIFIED GOLD.

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    Dierks Bentley and UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan surprise Jon Pardi with a Gold plaque for California Sunrise. Sacramento, Calif. Aug. 19, 2017
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    Jon Pardi’s impressive breakthrough year hit another milestone Saturday night as he celebrated his first-ever GOLD-certified album for sophomore release California Sunrise. During the Sacramento What the Hell World Tour stop, Dierks Bentley brought Pardi back on stage as the California-native may have expected, but Bentley had a surprise for his good friend and tour mate. Bentley then welcomed their label head, Universal Music Group Nashville’s Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan to join them as they presented the rising country star with a gold plaque acknowledging 500,000 sales of California Sunrise. The sold-out crowd showed their pride in the Dixon local with boisterous cheering, toasting and a lively chant of “PARDI! PARDI! PARDI!” View video HERE.

     

    An incredibly grateful Pardi shares, “That was definitely a surprise, and for it to be acknowledged in front of a hometown crowd of 18,000 in Northern California, amongst my friends and family and early supporters, made it an emotional moment. I will never forget it.”

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    Pictured (L-R): UMG Nashville’s CEO & Chairman Mike Dungan, Jon Pardi
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    Debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, California Sunrise released to overwhelming praise from press highlighting Pardi’s ability to blend together modern production and traditional soundscapes. Rolling Stone proclaims, “Traditionalism isn’t dead … and [California Sunrise] is a fine example, mixing a pronounced California twang and George Strait’s easy swing with some meaty guitar riffs,” while The Tennessean notes, “In a time when many country artists are incorporating progressive, edgy studio tricks to contemporize their sound, Jon Pardi eschewed trends and made a boot scootin’, honky-tonkin’ country album.” HITS calls the album “a triumph of gritty, honky-tonkin’, old-school country with a healthy dose of ballsy guitar rock,” with Billboard adding that California Sunrise is “loaded with attitude…[and] manages to have both a sonic edginess and a defiant grasp of country tradition.”

     

    California Sunrise features Pardi’s back-to-back No. 1 hits with the Platinum-selling “Head Over Boots” and the three-week No. 1, “Dirt On My Boots,” along with his current single climbing country radio airplay’s Top 10, “Heartache on the Dance Floor.”

     

    Pardi found his lane within the wide-open gates of the country music genre. With an invigorating energy across the album dispensed by a live seven-man band, his confident and authoritative low baritone and a blue-collar spirit, he amassed a loyal following of fans and listeners with a sound that sets him apart from the rest. In the past year, Pardi’s distinct blend landed his name on several ‘Best Of’ lists, appearances on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” and multiple CMT Music Award nominations.

     

    The reigning ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year is currently on one of the hottest tours of the summer with Bentley’s What the Hell World Tour before the road warrior heads out with Luke Bryan for next month’s Farm Tour. Next, Pardi headlines CMT On Tour Presents: Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour kicking off Oct. 12. Multiple dates are already sold out for Pardi’s headlining fall run. For a full list of tour dates, tickets and more, visit www.jonpardi.com.

     

    About Jon Pardi:

    Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi is one of country music’s fastest-rising new stars. Pardi’s sound is undeniably country, and his laid back, fun-loving approach towards life comes through in his music and his raucous live show. The California native’s charisma and authenticity strike a chord with country audiences and fellow artists alike. Pardi has toured with Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band; he was hand-picked by country legend Alan Jackson to join him on his 25th anniversary tour; he is currently on the What the Hell World Tour with Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell; and he was recently named this year’s ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year.

     

    Pardi’s latest album, California Sunrise, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and includes his very first No. 1 single, the Platinum-selling “Head Over Boots,” along with the three-week No. 1 smash “Dirt on My Boots,” and Pardi’s current Top 10 radio single, “Heartache on the Dance Floor.” The album landed on multiple “Best of the Year” lists including those from Rolling Stone, Music Aficionado, The Tennessean and NASH Country Daily. California Sunrise is the follow-up to Pardi’s highly-praised debut, Write You A Song, which also landed on several “Best of” lists including the Los Angeles Times’ Mikael Wood’s all-genre Top 10 and both Rhapsody’s and Taste of Country’s Top 10 Country Albums. Additional hits include the Top 10 RIAA Gold-certified single “Up All Night,” “When I’ve Been Drinkin,’” “What I Can’t Put Down,” and “Missin’ You Crazy.”

  • JON PARDI’S ‘LUCKY TONIGHT TOUR’ RAMPS UP WITH SOLD-OUT SHOWS.

    ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year Jon Pardi is already selling out shows on his CMT On Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour, which kicks off Oct. 12th in Birmingham, AL. With high fan-demand across the country, Pardi has sold out shows in Grand Rapids, MI and two back-to-back shows in Chicago, IL. The highly-anticipated tour includes special guests Midland and Runaway June.

    “We work so hard to give the fans an experience night after night and I’m humbled by the fact that there are sold out shows for this tour already. It’s extremely rewarding and I can’t wait to see the fans out on the road,” said Pardi.

    Pardi recently added Indianapolis, IN to the tour schedule on Saturday, Dec. 9th. Pardianimal pre-sale for the Indianapolis show is available now HERE; general on sale for the date begins this Friday at 10a.m. ET.

    Pardi’s live shows have consistently garnered praise with The Washington Post lauding him as an artist who sings “…with the workmanlike poise of a veteran and the top of his game” and Rolling Stone Country calling his shows “… energetic, sweaty affairs, with the California native simultaneously throttling his Telecaster and prowling every inch of the stage.” CMT On Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour is the third headlining tour for the unstoppable country singer/songwriter.

    Pardi’s single “Heartache On The Dance Floor” is currently Top 10-and-climbing on both Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts. The fan-favorite song follows two consecutive No. 1 singles from his album California Sunrise, which include the Platinum-selling “Head Over Boots” and Gold-selling “Dirt On My Boots.”

    For a full list of tour dates, visit www.jonpardi.com.

    ABOUT JON PARDI:

    Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi is one of country music’s fastest-rising new stars. Pardi’s sound is undeniably country, and his laid back, fun-loving approach towards life comes through in his music and his raucous live show. The California native’s charisma and authenticity strike a chord with country audiences and fellow artists alike. Pardi has toured with Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band; he was hand-picked by country legend Alan Jackson to join him on his 25th anniversary tour; he is currently on the What the Hell World Tour with Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell; and he was recently named this year’s ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year.

    Pardi’s latest album, California Sunrise, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and includes his very first No. 1 single, the Platinum-selling “Head Over Boots,” along with the three-week No. 1 smash “Dirt on My Boots,” and Pardi’s Top 10 current radio single “Heartache on the Dance Floor.” The album landed on multiple “Best of the Year” lists including those from Rolling Stone, Music Aficionado, The Tennessean and NASH Country Daily. California Sunrise is the follow-up to Pardi’s highly-praised debut, Write You A Song, which also landed on several “Best of” lists including the Los Angeles Times’ Mikael Wood’s all-genre Top 10 and both Rhapsody’s and Taste of Country’s Top 10 Country Albums. Additional hits include the Top 10 RIAA Gold-certified single “Up All Night,” “When I’ve Been Drinkin,’” “What I Can’t Put Down,” and “Missin’ You Crazy.”

  • JON PARDI REVEALS TOUR DATES FOR HIS HEADLINING CMT ON TOUR.

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    ACM New Male Vocalist Jon Pardi today announced the initial markets for CMT On Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour. Kicking off in Birmingham, Alabama October 12th, the award-winning singer/songwriter will bring his critically-acclaimed classic country with a modern twist to venues across the United States for the multi-city run that includes Chicago, Fort Worth, Grand Rapids and more. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting tomorrow, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. local time on www.jonpardi.com/tour, with tickets officially on-sale this Friday. Additional tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

    Pardi’s current hit single, “Heartache on the Dance Floor” is climbing Top 15 on the country radio airplay charts and it marks his fourth single to break the Top 15 on country radio. “Heartache on the Dance Floor” follows Pardi’s back-to-back No. 1 singles off his No. 1 album, California Sunrise. His first No.1 hit, the Platinum-selling “Head Over Boots” was followed by the three-week No. 1 smash “Dirt on My Boots.” CMT On Tour Presents “Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour” is the third headlining tour for Pardi, who is quickly becoming a household name. In addition to the singer/songwriter’s ACM win earlier this year, he was also nominated for Breakthrough and Video of the Year categories at the 2017 CMT Music Awards. The California native has also toured with country music icons including Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Alan Jackson, and is currently on the road this summer with Dierks Bentley.

    Accompanied by two rising country trios, Midland and Runaway June, “CMT On Tour” aims to shed light on new artists in the industry. “CMT On Tour” was created in 2002 and has played a role in launching up-and-comers towards superstar status. In the past, the phenomenon has featured numerous wildly successful artists, including Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Sam Hunt, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Kip Moore.

    CMT On Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour Dates:

    10/12/16 Birmingham, AL Avondale Brewing Co.
    10/13/17 Savannah, GA Grayson Stadium
    10/14/17 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe’s
    10/19/17 Houston, TX House of Blues
    10/20/17 Austin, TX Stubb’s Outdoors
    10/21/17 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas
    11/2/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
    11/3/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
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    North Myrtle Beach, SC

    House of Blues
    11/10/17 St. Paul, MN Myth
    11/11/17 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
    11/16/17 Chicago, IL Joe’s on Weed Street
    11/17/17 Rosemont, IL Joe’s Live
    11/18/17 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
    12/8/17 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection*

     

    *Indicates Jon Pardi and Runaway June only

     Additional tour dates to be announced

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks, Jon, Chris, Lauren, Easton

    Dierks Bentley and Jon Pardi will appear on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown this weekend. The cameras caught up with the tourmates backstage at the recent Faster Horses Festival. Check out what the two had to say on Saturday (July 29th) at 9am ET.

     

    Chris Stapleton is set to perform during the annual iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which runs September 22nd and 23rd. The two-day event will also feature performances by Pink, Thomas Rhett, Miley Cyrus, Kings of Leon, Harry Styles, Coldplay, Niall Horan, The Weeknd and Thirty Seconds to Mars, among others.

    Chris Stapleton, along with Lee Ann Womack, will perform in honor of the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis on August 24th for a taping for the online series Skyville Live in Nashville. The show will premiere sometime in the coming months.

    Lauren Alaina has released the lyric video for her current single, “Doin’ Fine,” the autobiographical song she wrote with busbee and Emily Shackleton. Check it out here.

    Easton Corbin, who’s making his way up the country charts with “A Girl Like You,” recently took in a New York Yankees baseball game at Yankees Stadium.

     

  • JON PARDI SAYS THE ATMOSPHERE ON DIERKS BENTLEY’S ‘WHAT THE HELL TOUR’ FEELS LIKE FAMILY.

    Jon Pardi loves being on the road with Dierks Bentley on the What the Hell Tour, which also features pal Cole Swindell, because the vibe on the road is like family. Speaking of family, the tall troubadour has also made quite an impression on Dierks’ daughters, Evie and Jordan.

    “I love Dierks Bentley, being on tour with Dierks Bentley. He’s awesome. His girls are always excited to see me. His little girls are always like, ‘Hey, Jooooonnnn!’ They’re always excited to see me, which is super cute. They tried roping again. I brought the dummy out there for them, and it was a lot of fun,” says Jon. “Dierks does a great job of keeping everybody like they’re family, even from his crew, his truck drivers to the catering people to the opening acts, so he does a really good job, and I’ve always admired that about him. And having Cole Swindell out there with us, it’s just a bunch of friends on the road living the dream.”

    Jon, who is making his way up the country charts with his Top 20 hit “Heartache on the Dance Floor,” will meet back up with Dierks and Cole as the What the Hell Tour returns to the road Thursday (July 13th) in Jacksonville, Florida. Check jonpardi.com for more information on tour dates, news and appearances.

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about how much he enjoys being on the road with Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell.

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    Jon Pardi (Dierks Bentley tour – progress) OC: …lot of fun. :34
    “I love Dierks Bentley, being on tour with Dierks Bentley. He’s awesome. His girls are always excited to see me. His little girls are always like, ‘Hey, Jooooonnnn!’ They’re always excited to see me, which is super cute. They tried roping again. I brought the dummy out there for them, and it was a lot of fun. We have a lot of fun on tour. Dierks does a great job of keeping everybody like they’re family, even from his crew, his truck drivers to the catering people to the opening acts, so he does a really good job, and I’ve always admired that about him. And having Cole Swindell out there with us, it’s just a bunch of friends on the road living the dream. So, it’s a lot of fun.”

    Video / Jon Pardi Heartache on the Dance Floor

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  • FOURTH OF JULY LINERS 2017

    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 Bros Osborne (Fourth of July)

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

     

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! What’s up guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a safe and 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 Easton Corbin (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Easton Corbin. Have a safe and happy 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 Keith Urban (summer)

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    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.”

    Audio / LINER Lady A (4th of July)

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    “Hi! This is Charles, Hillary and Dave of Lady Antebellum, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend.”

    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 Mickey Guyton (4th 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 Toby Keith (Fourth of July)

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    “Hi! It’s Toby Keith, wishing you a safe Fourth of July.”

  • JON PARDI PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR ‘HEARTACHE ON THE DANCE FLOOR.’

    Jon Pardi premiered the video for his latest single, “Heartache on the Dance Floor,” on CMT’s Hot 20 over the weekend. The clip, which was shot in Venice Beach, California, features hot dogs, the beach, dancing and much more, and Jon is really excited for fans to see the video.

    “Shooting the video for ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor’ was awesome. We were out in Venice Beach, California. There’s a lot of crazy people out there [laughs], but it was a lot of fun,” says Jon. “It was beautiful. It was great weather, and we got to explain the story of ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor,’ and it’s kind of a dream sequence where you kinda fall asleep where you dream about the girl on the dance floor and the party. It’s a lot of fun, and there’s a lot of cool coloring in there, a really cool car I drive around. It’s a different video, but it’s kind of grungy in a way and it’s really beachy, kinda cool California style, so that’s why I was really excited about it.”

    Director Carlos Ruiz was at the helm of the video, and it’s not the first time he’s worked with Jon. “ Carlos Ruiz…did the ‘Dirt on My Boots’ video and he also did this one. We work really good together. We’re buddies, and it’s been fun [to work with him again].”

    Jon is currently making his way around the country on Dierks Bentley’s What the Hell Tour. This weekend, they make their way to Jones Beach (New York), Pittsburgh and Charlotte (North Carolina).

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about the video for his latest single, “Heartache on the Dance Floor.”

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    Jon Pardi (Heartache on the Dance Floor) OC: …video. :53
    “Shooting the video for ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor’ was awesome. We were out in Venice Beach, California. There’s a lot of crazy people out there [laughs], but it was a lot of fun.  It was beautiful. It was great weather, and we got to explain the story of ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor,’ and it’s kind of a dream sequence where you kinda fall asleep where you dream about the girl on the dance floor and the party. It’s a lot of fun, and there’s a lot of cool coloring in there, a really cool car I drive around. It’s a different video, but it’s kind of grungy in a way and it’s really beachy, kinda cool California style, so that’s why I was really excited about it. Carlos Ruiz, Carlos, Carlos Ruiz – he is from Colombia – he did the ‘Dirt on My Boots’ video and he also did this one. We work really good together. We’re buddies, and it’s been fun. So, I’m really excited for people to see the ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor’ video.”

    Video / Jon Pardi Heartache on the Dance Floor video

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Jon, Chris, Lady A

    Jon Pardi’s video for his new single, “Heartache On the Dance Floor,” will premiere during CMT’s Hot 20 on Saturday (June 17th). The clip was shot in Venice Beach (California).

    Lady Antebellum will perform during NBC’s annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City. Brad Paisley is also scheduled to perform.

    Chris Stapleton’s From A Room, Volume 1 is the first 2017 released country album to be certified gold for more than 500,000 copies sold.

     

  • FATHER’S DAY LINERS 2017

    Father’s Day is Sunday (June 18th), and we have liners with many of your favorite country stars! Check them out and download below.

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up, guys? I’m Canaan Smith. Happy Father’s Day, Pops!”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Easton Corbin (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Easton Corbin. Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Paslay. To all you father’s out there, Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Gary Allan, and I want to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Happy Father’s Day)

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    “Jon Pardi here. Happy Father’s Day to all you father’s out there.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Josh Turner, and I just want to wish all you father’s out there a Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everyone! It’s Keith Urban, wishing all you Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Lady A (Father’s Day)

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    “What’s up all you Dads out there? It’s Lady Antebellum, and we just wanted to wish you all a good, Happy Father’s Day. Thanks for being great dads. Hope you get pampered and you don’t have to barbecue. And we hope you get some good ties this year.” [Hillary laughs]

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Lauren Alaina. Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Father’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Little Big Town, wishing all you father’s a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Sam Hunt. To all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Father’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Vince Gill (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! It’s Vince, and I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day. Wish mine was still around.”

  • LUKE BRYAN TEAMS WITH JASON DERULO; JON PARDI AND LAUREN ALAINA WILL PERFORM AT THIS YEAR’S CMT MUSIC AWARDS.

    CMT announced today that after teaming up for a legendary “CMT Crossroads” event, Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan are set to reunite at the “2017 CMT Music Awards.” Rock icon Peter Frampton and all-star country duo Brothers Osborne will perform together for the first time anywhere live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 7th at 8:00pm ET/PT.

     

    CMT also revealed an impressive list of country’s hottest new talent to perform on the Firestone Stage.  They include “Breakthrough Video of the Year” nominees Brett Young, Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina, “Group Video of the Year” nominee Midland, as well as chart-topper Chris Lane.

     

    Guitarist Derek Trucks, a former member of the Allman Brothers Band and bandleader of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, will be joining the previously announced celebration of the life of Gregg Allman. Country superstars Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley will perform in honor of Allman’s everlasting impact on American music.

     

    They join a growing list of performers including a first time television performance by The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line, a duet from country legends Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, a historic collaboration from Earth, Wind & Fire and Lady Antebellum, not to mention superstar performances from Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett.  Presenters to be announced later this week.

     

    For the first time ever, the “CMT Music Awards” Red Carpet Special will stream live on Facebook at 7:00pm ET/PT on Wednesday, June 7. Hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan and Katie Cook, the star-studded, action-packed pre-show will be based around fan questions. To submit a question for your favorite artist, log into CMT’s Facebook and hashtag #CMTAwards.

     

    Follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.

     

    Last year’s CMT Music Awards once again exceeded expectations, attracting nearly 4 million fans, its biggest to date, across a three network simulcast (CMT, TV Land and Nick@Nite) up +20% from the prior year. The awards also lit up social media with #CMTawards trending worldwide for 5 hours to rank as the #1 Series/Special on Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings for the day.