• SHANIA TWAIN PERFORMS ON THE TONIGHT SHOW AND ANNOUNCES A NEW TOUR FOR 2018.

    Shania Twain performs “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night (August 16th). She also announced a new tour for 2018. Pre-order the tour bundle at to access pre-sale tickets beginning at 10am on Tuesday (August 22nd) and regular tickets go on sale August 25th. Shania’s new album, Now, will be released September 29th.

     

     

    Video / Shania Twain performs on The Tonight Show

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  • 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.”

  • BILLY CURRINGTON’S ‘DO I MAKE YOU WANNA’ SCORES THREE-WEEK NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD.

    Billy Currington’s latest single “Do I Make You Wanna” has topped Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for three consecutive weeks. Following his previous two-week No. 1 hit “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” Currington’s latest achievement makes him the only country artist to land back-to-back multi-week No. 1 singles in the past year (Aug. 2016 – Aug. 2017). He is one of six artists to mark this accomplishment in the past four years (Aug. 2013 – Aug. 2017), alongside Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton. Additionally, Currington is the fourth artist this year to notch a three-week No. 1 single, joining the ranks of Jon Pardi, Sam Hunt and Blake Shelton.

    Written by Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, and Jerry Flowers, “Do I Make You Wanna” is the fourth single off Currington’s latest album, Summer Forever, and marks his 12th No. 1 single of his career. “The mellow, sincere country groove” (Taste of Country) meshes perfectly with the country star’s signature smooth, laid-back style. Fans can catch Currington on the road headlining his Stay Up ‘Til The Sun tour.

    For more information on Billy Currington, “Do I Make You Wanna,” tour dates, and more, visit http://www.billycurrington.com/

    Audio / Billy Currington talks about the feel of “Do I Make You Wanna.”

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    Billy Currington (Do I Make You Wanna) 2 OC: …record it. :24
    “It just felt good. The lyrical content is written so perfect. It’s a question. ‘Do I make you wanna dance real slow/do I make you wanna go fly down a two-lane road/am I that guy/am I the one that’s making you happy ‘cause I wanna know/do I make you wanna.’ It just spoke to me. I became a big fan. I listened to it over and over, so I had to record it.”


    Audio / Billy Currington talks about “Do I Make You Wanna,” featured on his album, Summer Forever.

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    Billy Currington (Do I Make You Wanna) OC: …number ones. :42
    “‘Do I Make You Wanna’ was recorded, actually, it was one of the first three songs that was recorded. It was ‘Don’t It,’ ‘Do I Make You Wanna’ and a song called ‘Soundtrack.’ And those three were recorded and sent in for the first single. You know, we had to pick a song out of those three songs. ‘Do I Make You Wanna’ was a strong contender [for first single] for me and I think other people at the label. It’s just got that laid-back thing, and easy to sing and just a really, really cool song. A cool vibe, that’s definitely what I’d say about this. It’s got that vibe. The writers aren’t too bad either. [laughs] They’ve had quite a few number-ones.”

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  • KIP MOORE TEAMS UP WITH INTERNATIONAL SKATEBOARD CHAMPION TONY HAWK.

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    Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore has teamed up with international skateboarding champion Tony Hawk, announcing MUSIC CITY SKATE JAM PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON,” set to take place at Music City Walk Of Fame Park in Nashville September 10th.  With a shared outlook running through Moore’s “Kip’s Kids Fund” and Hawk’s “Tony Hawk Foundation” with the goal of benefiting and empowering youth, the family-friendly event will raise funds for both initiatives. The fun-stacked day will also offer a skate demo by Hawk as well as performances by red-hot newcomer Jordan Davis, Dee Jay Silver keeping the party going and will close out with a set by Moore. Tickets are available now here, and media interested in covering the event should reach out to: courtney@thegreenroompr.com.
    “I think what’s always driven me at my core, throughout my career, was to one day have the capability to make a major impact in inner cities around the country,” said Moore. “I was never a true skater, but always admired the brotherhood of the skating community. Having a chance to team up with a guy like Tony, who’s so respected for all he does, is beyond what I could’ve imagined. I’m super stoked to combine what we do, as we both share similar visions.”
    “The Music City Skate Jam is the first event of its kind, bringing skateboarding and country music together,” said Hawk. “I’m excited to show Nashville an unprecedented display of talent, including some of the world’s best skaters and Kip Moore himself.”
    “Harley-Davidson has always been passionate about supporting programs that benefit our nation’s youth,” said James Newton, Head of US Events for Harley-Davidson. “Partnering with Kip’s Kids Fund and Tony Hawk Foundation on this unique event was a perfect fit.”

    About Kip Moore And “Kip’s Kids Fund:”
    Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently announced that his upcoming third studio album on MCA Nashville, SLOWHEART will be released on Sept. 8. Co-written by Moore, his current Top 15 single and the lead track “More Girls Like You,” is the fastest rising single of his career so far and is receiving praise from critics such as Entertainment Weeklydeclaring he “has made a name for himself weaving vignettes of Southern, blue-collar life and love into rollicking country anthems.” The release of “More Girls Like You” follows the acclaim that surrounded his sophomore album WILD ONES heralded as “an impressively singular release from Music Row” by The Guardian. Moore first turned heads with his debut album UP ALL NIGHT which was certified GOLD by the RIAA and spawned three No. One hit singles including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck. Moore’s “Comeback Kid Skatepark Project” raising funds for “Kip’s Kids Fund” was born as a passion project, with the goal of finding an outlet to showcase Moore’s love for the alternative sports lifestyle, and his desire to help inner city children. Phase one cities of the project included building and developing skateparks in Nashville, TN; Boston, MA; San Marcos, TX; Cincinnati, OH and Annapolis, MD. The “Comeback Kid Skatepark Project” is the first initiative of “Kip’s Kids Fund,” a donor-advised fund through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) focused on youth and teens. As a result, the “Kip’s Kid Fund” provides alternative outlets for youth to engage in healthy habits and physical activities like skateboarding, in addition to the traditional sports offerings where they live. For more information visit: http://www.kipmoore.net. 
     
    About Tony Hawk Foundation:
    A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. THF promotes and provides technical assistance and funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States that promote healthy, active lifestyles, and to International programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding. Domestically, the foundation’s Skatepark Grant program has awarded over $5.7-million to 588 communities in all 50 states. The foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks. The foundation’s International Program has provided financial and technical support to assist youth through the Skateistan educational programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa (www.skateistan.org). The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. For more information or to make a donation, visit the foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also visit THF on facebook and Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation, and on Twitter @THF.

    Audio / Kip Moore explains what he most admires about skateboarding icon Tony Hawk.

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    Kip Moore (Tony Hawk) OC: …the same. :33
    “It’s not so much is what amazing athlete Tony Hawk’s been, but the person he’s been when you’ve watched all of his philanthropy work and who he’s been as a human being, as a dad and a husband. I look up to who the human Tony Hawk is. So, yeah, we share the same passions as far as wanting to do something powerful you know in the inner-city. So, I just felt like he was the guy to team up with, and I’m humbled that he wants to do the same.”

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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.

  • KEITH URBAN GIVES THANKS FOR ALL OF THE SUPPORT OF HIS ‘RIPCORD’ ALBUM.

    Keith Urban thanks fans, country radio, Carrie Underwood and many more for their support of his most recent No. 1 song, “The Fighter,” and for the overall appreciation for his album, Ripcord. See the video below.

     

     

  • SAM HUNT’S FANS INSPIRE HIM TO WORK HARDER ON NEW MUSIC.

    Sam Hunt is still flying high at the top of the charts with “Body Like a Back Road,” which was just certified double platinum by the RIAA.

    He’s overwhelmed by the excitement fans have shown him over the song that has dominated 2017 thus far, as well as the anticipation they’re feeling about future new music, which he says inspires him to be a better songwriter and artist.

    “It’s flattering to know that people are anxiously awaiting new music,” says Sam. “Part of the reason I take more care with the writing process and the recording process and making sure the songs are right is because there’s an expectation that they have and I want to meet that with the new music. And I work really hard on the songs and in the studio to try to make sure that I’m not just ever phoning it in…As I’m writing the songs, I always appreciate that anticipation. It always inspires me to work even harder to make sure the songs are ready and right when I put ‘em out.”

    Sam takes his 15 in a 30 Tour to Los Angeles for a two-night stand on Tuesday (August 15th) and Wednesday (August 16th).

    Audio / Sam Hunt says his fans' excitement over new music has inspired him to work harder on new music.

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    Sam Hunt (fans expectations for new music) OC: …put ‘em out. :35
    “It’s flattering to know that people are anxiously awaiting new music. Part of the reason I take more care with the writing process and the recording process and making sure the songs are right is because there’s an expectation that they have and I want to meet that with the new music. And I work really hard on the songs and in the studio to try to make sure that I’m not just ever phoning it in, and I always, as I’m writing the songs, I always appreciate that anticipation. It always inspires me to work even harder to make sure the songs are ready and right when I put ‘em out.”

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  • LADY ANTEBELLUM TAKES THEIR ‘YOU LOOK GOOD TOUR’ TO BOSTON AND WELCOMES A SPECIAL GUEST IN NEW JERSEY.

    The members of Lady Antebellum have been crisscrossing the country with their You Look Good World Tour, and every night is special for them. Here they are preparing for the show, their singalong audience and fun antics surrounding their stop in Boston over the weekend.

    Also, on Friday night, Kevin Jonas joined the trio on stage for their hit, “Lookin’ for a Good Time,” in Holmdel, New Jersey.

    Lady Antebellum is climbing the country charts with their latest hit, “You Look Good.”

     

  • SHANIA TWAIN TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE VIDEO FOR ‘LIFE’S ABOUT TO GET GOOD.’

    Shania Twain recently released the video for her single, “Life’s About to Get Good,” which was shot in the Dominican Republic. She takes fans behind-the-scenes of the “hectic” video shoot in the clip below.

    “Life’s About to Get Good” is from her upcoming album, Now, which is available September 29th.

    Pre-order now http://umgn.us/NOWStandardPreorder
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  • LUKE BRYAN TAKES TIME TO DO A LITTLE FISHIN’ IN WYOMING.

    Luke Bryan recently took time off from his Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day to do exactly what his song says…He took his boys — Bo, Tate and nephew Til — as well as his own Daddy, friends Jay Clementi and his sons, Christian and Brody (CB30), and a few other friends and family trout fishing in the wilds of Wyoming in the latest episode of LBTV. Check out the gorgeous day and the fun they all had below.

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