• COUNTRY STARS REACT TO THE HORRIFIC TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS.

    Words are still hard to come by, emotions and unfamiliar feelings are flooding our hearts and souls and trying to process the horrific tragedy at the Rt. 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night (October 1st) is still something that we can’t quite do and which will affect us the rest of our lives. The Country Music family, community, fans and friends around the world have been shaken to the core by the devastating carnage from Sunday night.

    It has taken days for me to post the following:

     

    Eric Church performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Wednesday night (October 4th) and spoke eloquently and passionately about Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas. He was one of the headliners at the Route 91 Harvest Festival and painted the picture of the fans who attended the festival. He dedicated “Why Not Me,” a song he wrote this week, to Sonny Melton, the Paris, Tennessee man who died protecting his wife from the bullets that were being sprayed into the crowd of festivalgoers. Check out the videos below.

     

    While he performed “Here On Earth” the other morning for a national radio show, he’s also healing folks by talking to them and really listening to them, as well as giving much needed blood to the American Red Cross.

    Heartbroken for all the victims and families involved in #LasVegas. Still in disbelief. I love you all

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    There are no words. Praying for all the victims and their families affected by the tragedy in Vegas.

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    Our hearts are so heavy this morning… sick to our stomachs.

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    Psalm 91/Route 91

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    Lord be near (Route 91) Psalm 91

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    …And the greatest of these is LOVE. ❤️ 1 Corinthians 13 #prayersforvegas

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    On the worst day ever. It got even worse. #nowords #prayforvegas #musicisawesome #tompettyandtheheartbreakers

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    At a loss for words over what happened in Vegas last night…My prayers are with everyone involved.

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    Audio / Before performing “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” at Monday night’s Candlelight Vigil at Nashville’s Ascend Theater, Keith Urban offered hope and prayers from his family to everyone who was affected by Sunday night’s horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.

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    Keith Urban (Candlelight Vigil) OC: …in the world. 1:23
    “I I want to firstly offer the prayers and love of my whole family to everybody affected by last night’s horrific tragedy. I started this morning by finding out about it, and being shell-shocked all morning getting my kids ready for school. And our nine-year-old, as I was driving her to school this morning, said to, ‘Dad, you seem quiet.’ I said, ‘Yeah, it was a lot of people killed last night.’ She said, ‘Did you know any of them?’ I said, ‘Not that I know of.’ Then she said, ‘Well, why are you so sad?’ I said, ‘Well, first of all, these were innocent people horrifically taken. Secondly, they’re like family.’ It’s the one thing about country music that’s always been at the center of it. It is community. It’s about community. So, I did know those people in that way, and it just really hit me. I feel very grateful for this moment tonight to be able to put some light in the world.”

     

    Audio / Before performing "Go Rest High On That Mountain" at Monday night's Candlelight Vigil in Nashville, Vince Gill gave his thoughts to the horrific events of Sunday night.

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    Vince Gill (Candlelight Vigil) OC: …innocent people. :17
    Thank you for the opportunity to come and lift up 58 families who lost somebody last night. An honor to be here as a voice for the innocent. May we never lose our voice for innocent people.”

     

    Audio / Vince Gill's wife, Amy Grant, led a prayer at Monday night's Candlelight Vigil in Nashville to honor those who lost and risked their lives Sunday night in Las Vegas.

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    Amy Grant (Candlight Vigil) OC: …each other. Amen. 2:21
    Father in Heaven, thank you for the gift of each other. Thank you that none of us is born alone or dies alone. But you go before us and beneath us and beside us and within us. Thank you for loving arms that were there to catch every fallen child, man and woman. Thank you for your presence that never leaves us. Thank you for word said over and over again, ‘Fear not.’ ‘Fear not.’ Father, in silence, we lift up, we just imagine all of the people rebuilding their lives. Broken. Grieving. And as a group, I don’t even know how to imagine lifting them all up, but I’m just picturing us almost like slinging them on our backs, lifting them up in our arms to the light of your love. We lift them up now, God, in silence. We lift up grieving spouses, God. We lift up moms and dads grieving the loss of a child, a son and a daughter. We lift up the doctors and nursing attending to the hundreds of people recovering. Give us the grace, God, every day, to see each other. To see each other. To see our differences. To see our similarities. To observe. To learn rather than judge. Fill our hearts with courage to not be afraid. To love, love, love. Thank you that you began this story that we’re all a part of, and you will finish it. And it began in love, and it will end in love. Thank you for the gift of each other. Amen.”

    Video / Eric Church performs "Why Not Me" on the Grand Ole Opry.

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    Video / Eric Church honors the victims and heroes and fans at Sunday night's horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.

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  • JOSH TURNER RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR HIS LATEST SINGLE, ‘ALL ABOUT YOU.’

    Josh Turner released the video for his latest single, “All About You,” this week. The video is a collection of several of his live shows, offering fans a peek of the South Carolina native on stage.

    If you want to see him in person, he will be in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on Friday (September 22nd) and Oklahoma City on Saturday (September 23rd).

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  • JOSH TURNER CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AS A MEMBER OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY.

    This summer, MCA Nashville’s Josh Turner hit a landmark with his 150th performance at the Grand Ole Opry. On Tuesday night, the multi-platinum-selling country star celebrated his 10th anniversary of being a member of the legendary institution. On hand was the highly-revered, longtime Opry member Bill Anderson, who also happened to host the night of Turner’s very first appearance at the famed institution over 16 years ago.

    “When I was headed back to my dressing room, Bill Anderson asked the crowd if they wanted to hear some more,” recalls Turner of his first experience on the historic show. “Bill hollered out at me and said, ‘Josh, let’s make that train a little bit longer.’  I was blown away that he called me back out to do an encore.  I didn’t know how to do an encore and I didn’t have a second song prepared so I sang ‘Long Black Train’ again.”

    Prior to his anniversary celebration, Turner was surprised by his management and his label with the news that his most-recent No. 1, “Hometown Girl,” off his current No. 1-debuting album Deep South, is now officially RIAA-certified Gold. Turner’s Opry performance included “Hometown Girl,” his Platinum-selling No. 1 hits “Would You Go with Me” and “Your Man,” his latest single playing at country radio now “All About You,” and ended with the timeless “Long Black Train.”

    Turner also releases the brand-new video for “All About You” today. The video is a compilation of live show footage giving fans a glimpse of life on the road with the soulful baritone. View HERE.

    Listen to “All About You” on Turner’s official Deep South playlist HERE.

    NOTE: For audio of Josh talking about being a member of the Opry, go here.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: LBT, Kacey, Josh, Jon

    Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves will appear on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (September 20th).

    Josh Turner’s video for “All About You” is set to be released on Thursday (September 21st).

    Little Big Town will perform on The View on Friday (September 22nd).

    Jon Pardi paddles up to CMT Hot 20 in a kayak on Saturday (September 23rd) and again Sunday (September 24th).

  • JOSH TURNER WILL CELEBRATE HIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY AS A MEMBER OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY.

    Josh Turner will celebrate his 10th anniversary of being a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday (September 19th) with an extended performance and more. He says it means a lot to him being part of such a wonderful family, even though he felt the invitation to become a part of that family came too soon in his career.

    “It was kind of surreal because I didn’t feel like I deserved the membership side of it, because I felt like I needed to pay my dues more or be older, because at the time I was actually the youngest member inducted until Carrie [Underwood] was inducted later,” says Josh. “It tends to mean more and more to me being a member there and not only that, but just what it stands for. I think they’re really still trying to keep it current and keep it fresh, but at the same time they’re trying to preserve the purity of what our genre is all about, so I’m just happy to be a part of that. There’s such diversity in the membership there at the Opry, so you can’t say, ‘Aw, it’s just one kind of artist.’ It’s not. The thing that we have in common is that we’re all dedicated to preserving country music and keeping it alive for generations to come.”

    Josh was invited by Roy Clark, and the young South Carolina native thought was he was presenting an award to the legendary performer.

    “I think looking back on it, I think it was kind of a fake award, ‘cause Roy was in on it,” he recalls. “They totally fooled me, ‘cause I was out there thinking I was going to bestow this award upon Roy Clark and then come to find out there was an induction or an invitation letter I should say, on the back of the plaque that I handed him. I don’t even know why I didn’t even see it. So, he pulls the letter out the envelope and reads it and invites me to become a member of the Opry, and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. They just turned the tables on me.’ So, it was pretty much of a surprise.”

    In June, he celebrated his 150th performance on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

    Josh has hit the airwaves with his latest song, “All About You,” the follow-up to the No. 1 “Hometown Girl.”

    Audio / Josh Turner says being a member of the Grand Ole Opry means a lot to him.

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    Josh Turner (being a member of the Opry) OC: …generations to come. 1:02
    “It means a lot. It’s hard to believe I’ve been a member there [for 10 years]. You know, when I first started out, it was kind of surreal because I didn’t feel like I deserved the membership side of it, because I felt like I needed to pay my dues more or be older, because at the time I was actually the youngest member inducted until Carrie [Underwood] was inducted later. But as I’ve seen the changes happening in the business here, it tends to mean more and more to me being a member there and not only that, but just what it stands for. I think they’re really still trying to keep it current and keep it fresh, but at the same time they’re trying to preserve the purity of what our genre is all about, so I’m just happy to be a part of that. There’s such diversity in the membership there at the Opry, so you can’t say, ‘Aw, it’s just one kind of artist.’ It’s not. The thing that we have in common is that we’re all dedicated to preserving country music and keeping it alive for generations to come.”

    Audio / Josh Turner recalls the invitation he received to join the Grand Ole Opry.

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    Josh Turner (recalls Opry invitation) OC: …part of that family. :57
    “Honestly, I thought I was there to present an award to Roy Clark, which I was…sort of. [laughs] I think looking back on it, I think it was kind of a fake award, ‘cause Roy was in on it. They totally fooled me, ‘cause I was out there thinking I was going to bestow this award upon Roy Clark and then come to find out there was an induction or an invitation letter I should say, on the back of the plaque that I handed him. I don’t even know why I didn’t even see it. So, he pulls the letter out the envelope and reads it and invites me to become a member of the Opry, and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. They just turned the tables on me.’ So, it was pretty much of a surprise. Like I say, I was just bowled over at how young I was and how early into my career it was. It seemed premature from my perspective, but I’m glad it happened and I’ve been committed to showing them that I’m dedicated to the Opry and I’m going to continue to play there and be a part of that family.”

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Shania, Sam, Carrie, LBT, Josh, Keith

    Shania Twain will perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Shania Twain on Wednesday night (August 16th).

    Shania Twain joins the cast of John Travolta’s racing movie, Trading Paint, which is currently in production, according to Variety. The film, also featuring Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight, Kill Bill, Donnie Brasco), Kevin Dunn (True Detective, Veep) and Toby Sebastian (Game of Thrones), is about a veteran race car driver and his son, a fellow driver, who overcome family and professional conflicts, balancing competition, ego, resentment and a racing nemesis to come out stronger on the other side.

    Sam Hunt and Carrie Underwood picked up trophies at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards over the weekend. Carrie took home the Choice Country Artist trophy, while Sam’s “Body Like a Back Road” was named the Choice Country Song.

    Little Big Town will perform on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday night (August 17th).

    Josh Turner’s ”Hometown Girl” has been certified gold by the RIAA for more than 500,000 digital downloads.

    Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” has been certified double platinum (for two million copies sold), while “The Fighter,” featuring Carrie Underwood, has gone gold.

  • FOURTH OF JULY 2017: AJ, BILLY, CANAAN, DARIUS, DIERKS, EASTON, ERIC, JORDAN, JOSH, KEITH, KIP, LADY A, LBT, LUKE, SAM

    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.

    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 / Canaan Smith talks about his Fourth of July memories growing up in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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    Canaan Smith (Fireworks July Fourth) OC: …kinds of stuff. :39
    “Williamsburg, Virginia has a great fireworks display. It’s one of the best in the nation, they say or something like that. We’d go to the Governor’s Palace. They have a big lawn, and we’d sit out there and lay a blanket down. This was before I was old enough to drink, but we probably tried to sneak some in anyhow. And we’d just watch the [show], you know they’d have the grand finale, which always blew my mind ‘cause just when you thought it was over, they’d start bringing out all of the tricks and it just gets crazy. We did that on a regular basis. Other times, we’d do stuff in our own yard. We had a big yard when we were growing up with a dirt track in the back, and our neighbor’s yard was equally as big, so when you put ‘em together, we had a massive area to be destructive and do whatever we wanted. So, we blew up all kinds of stuff.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker talks about what the Fourth of July means to him.

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    Darius Rucker (4th of July) 1 OC: …in the world. :24
    “The Fourth of July to me is a day to celebrate freedom. We get to travel all over the world and see a lot of stuff, and I’ve been to a lot of countries that aren’t like ours and that’s when you really appreciate the fact that you can do whatever you want. As long as you’re willing to deal with the consequences, you can do whatever you want, you know?  [I] appreciate those soldiers who died for us to be sitting here doing this, and we live in the greatest country in the world.”

    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 explains why he is so patriotic.

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    Dierks Bentley (4th of July-patriotic) OC: …all the time. :17
    “I’m extremely patriotic. I love this country, and I love the history of this country. I read books on this country. I spend my time on the road traveling physically throughout the country. The soldiers and their families are constantly on my mind. We work closely with the Wounded Warriors Project. We think about this stuff all the time.”

    Audio / Easton Corbin recalls his family’s tradition on the Fourth of July.

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    Easton Corbin (Fourth of July) OC: …clown around. :28
    “Fourth of July, I remember growing up and having cookouts, and course we did the whole fireworks thing. I remember my uncle, he’d always get fireworks and bring down like from Alabama, because in Florida, you couldn’t get the bottle rockets and stuff, so he’d always go up to Alabama, ‘cause they live in Tallahassee, which was close to the [state] line. So, he would go over the line and get the good fireworks and bring ‘em down to my Grandma’s for me and my cousin, and we’d just hang out all day and shoot off fireworks and clown around.”

    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 says the Fourth of July is a great time to appreciate the rights and freedoms we have as a nation.

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    Jordan Davis (Fourth of July) 1 OC: …an American. :18
    “I think Fourth of July weekend is a special time to really sit back and be thankful for what we have – thankful to our military, thankful for family and for friends, just a time to really sit back and appreciate how great it is to be an American.”

     

    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 Baytown, Texas 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 / Kip Moore says he’s very proud of the U.S. military and can’t imagine having to do what they do to protect the United States.

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    Kip Moore (Fourth of July-soldiers) OC: …every day. :32
    “I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country that I live in, and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day, and I don’t take it for granted one bit. My grandparents were in the military, fought wars, and I’ve seen the battle that they go through, just the horror of remember things. When I start to think that I’m half-way tough, I realize how I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out and realize the things that they go through. I can’t imagine facing what those guys face every day.”

    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 d 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 / 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.”

     

     

  • JOSH TURNER CELEBRATES HIS NO. 1 HIT, ‘HOMETOWN GIRL.’

    Josh Turner was celebrated, along with songwriters Marc Beeson and Daniel Tashian, at a party in Nashville this week for the recent chart-topping success of his song “Hometown Girl.”

    Josh knew the moment he heard the song that it would be a hit, and he loves it when he’s right. “During the record making process, I was at that point I was looking for some different kinds of songs that I probably wouldn’t cut in the past because I was trying to find some ways to change my sound up and different ways to present my voice. And I felt like ‘Hometown Girl’ was just the song to do that, and I love it when I’m right.”

    The North Carolina native and father of four follows up his No. 1 hit with “All About You” from his latest album, Deep South.

    Audio / Josh Turner says his gut feeling was right on the money when he first heard “Hometown Girl.”

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    Josh Turner (HTG No. 1) OC: …when I’m right. [laughs] :51
    “‘Hometown Girl,’ when I first heard it, that melody – first of all – stuck in my head. Before I even knew what the words were, I I was humming that melody all the way home, and I’m thinking, ‘Man, this is a pretty good sign here.’ And then when I started kind of digging into the lyric, I loved what it said and I felt like it was something that my fan base could really connect with and relate to…that appealed to me. And then at the time too during the record making process, I was at that point, I was looking for some different kinds of songs that I probably wouldn’t cut in the past because I was trying to find some ways to change my sound up and different ways to present my voice. And I felt like ‘Hometown Girl’ was just the song to do that, and I love it when I’m right.” [laughs]

  • 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.”

  • JOSH TURNER CELEBRATES HIS GRANDMOTHER-IN-LAW’S 100TH BIRTHDAY.

    Josh Turner’s grandmother-in-law (his wife Jennifer’s grandmother) Lois Cunningham just celebrated her 100th birthday on June 12th with a big celebration with family and friends in attendance.

    “My grandmother-in-law, the one that is pretty famous right now for playing ‘How Great Thou Art’ spontaneously on the Grand Ole Opry stage a few years ago just turned 100 back on June 12th, and we went down there and had a bigtime shindig for her,” says Josh. “We played a lot of music and ate a lot of food, good clean fun and fellowship and we had good weather for it and everything and she was feeling good, so we had a great time.”


    You may remember Ms. Cunningham was 98 when she made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 2016 playing piano on “How Great Thou Art” during Josh’s set.

    Josh is making his way up the  country charts with his latest single, “All About You,” the follow-up to his recent No. 1 hit, “Hometown Girl.”

    Audio / Josh Turner talks about the celebration for his grandmother-in-law’s 100th birthday.

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    Josh Turner (grandmother-in-law 100) OC: …good for 100. :41
    “Yeah, my grandmother-in-law, the one that is pretty famous right now for playing ‘How Great Thou Art’ spontaneously on the Grand Ole Opry stage a few years ago just turned 100 back on June 12th, and we went down there and had a bigtime shindig for her. We played a lot of music and ate a lot of food, good clean fun and fellowship and we had good weather for it and everything and she was feeling good, so we had a great time. She was even up there playing several songs on the piano so she’s still doing pretty good for 100.”

    Video / Josh Turner's grandmother-in-law performs on the Opry

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