Quite an eventful week! Luke Bryan plays to a record crowd in Nashville with his pal Jason Aldean, he performs with two of his musical heroes, Randy Owen from Alabama AND Lionel Richie, and he gets to make a guest appearance during Lady Antebellum‘s Nashville show.
When “You Gonna Fly” went No. 1 for two weeks, Keith Urban decided to say thanks to the staff at Capitol Records by sending a marching band into the office to play the hit without anyone knowing they were coming.
Luke Bryan’s latest Spring Break EP, Suntan City, is available beginning Tuesday (March 6th). He follows up the release with a pair of shows in Panama City Beach, Florida for his annual Spring Break concert at the Spinnaker Beach Club March 13th and 14th. He grew up a few hours from Panama City, so he and his family would make the trek to the beach quite often. “I think the beach just makes you feel good, just being out on the water, the salt air all that stuff,” says Luke. “As a boy we went [on] vacations there, and so there’s nothing like rolling the windows down and smelling the beach when you’re rolling into town.”
- Luke’s previous EP releases, which can all be found online at digital retailers, include 2009’s Spring Break…with All My Friends followed in 2010 with Spring Break 2…Hangover Edition and last year’s Spring Break 3…It’s A Shore Thing.
- Following his recent No. 1 single, “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” the Georgia native has hit the airwaves with his latest single, “Drunk on You.”
AUDIO: Luke Bryan is headed to Panama City Beach in a couple of weeks to put on a pair of shows to celebrate the release of his latest Spring Break EP, Suntan City. Even as a kid, Luke always enjoyed going to the beach.
Luke Bryan (PCB) OC: …rolling into town. :22
“I grew up three hours from Panama City. I mean I think everybody has an attraction to the water and the beach, the lake and rivers and all that stuff, and I’ve always been that way. I think the beach just makes you feel good, just being out on the water, the salt air all that stuff. So, yeah, as a boy we went [on] vacations there, and so there’s nothing like rolling the windows down and smelling the beach when you’re rolling into town.”
Lady Antebellum‘s Own the Night remains at the top of the Billboard country album chart. The collection features their current Top 10 single, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart,” as well as their two previous No. 1 singles, “Just a Kiss” and “We Owned the Night.” Luke Bryan’s tailgates & tanlines is No. 2 on the country album chart.
AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott say they spent more time working on their Own the Night CD than they did their previous outings.
Lady A (more time on OTN) OC: (Dave) …every day. :21
DAVE: “Not to sound like a cliché, but I mean we spent more time on this one than we did on the first two.” HILLARY: “Which we had more time. We definitely, we took more time off to record this album, which really was a luxury, you know? The past two we’ve had to record pretty quickly, so it was nice to have about five months to record this one.” DAVE: “So, we were in there almost every day.”
During their show in Nashville last week, Lady A surprised the crowd with a few guest performances. Sara Evans and Luke Bryan came out to share the stage and wow the crowd with Charles, Hillary and Dave. Check out the band’s latest edition of Webisode Wednesday!
In DBTV Episode 55, Dierks Bentley has a great time hanging out with some rowdy fans for the Canadian leg of the 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour. He even has a little hockey-themed fun on the side. Check it out!
Little Big Town hit the studio this week with new producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church/Wallflowers) to record their new album which will be the group’s fifth studio album.Karen, Kimberly, Jimi and Phillip will be giving fans a glimpse inside the studio and the recording process on Wednesday (February 29th) via Livestream. The band will fill fans in on exciting details about the new record beginning with a live chat at 5:45pm CST and then leave the stream open for the rest of the night. Use the link below for access to the live feed (compatible with most smartphones).
In this episode of Urban Developments, Keith Urban and his band are in the studio for the recording of ‘For You’ for the Act of Valor film.
Nashville, TN – Feb. 27, 2012 – Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s anthemic title track and current single “Home” is resonating with fans across the border as it climbs into the No. one spot on Canada’s Mediabase Country Chart this week. Though inspired by domestic struggles, the track’s relatable global message of strife, strength and optimism is unifying fans everywhere.
“Dierks may have had America in mind with ‘Home,’ but the fact it went to No. one in Canada shows that the song has universal appeal,” said EMI Music Canada’s Ron Harwood. “We are all proud of where we are from. We’ve all faced tough times recently. We all know that things can be better again. It is a song that reflects on our own past and gives hope for a bright future, regardless of where you call ‘home.’”
“The gorgeous title track tastefully expounds on American patriotism…without resorting to blatant flag waving. Bentley once again affirms he is not your run of the mill country act.” – Winnipeg Free Press
“Home” continues to strike a chord with fans in the U.S. as it also climbs through the Top five at country radio this week. Last week, Bentley wrapped the Canadian leg of his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour, which will next visit fans in Australia early next month before its 20-city U.S. spring run. For a full list of upcoming tour dates and more on the new album, visit www.dierks.com.
Keith Urban has put together a music video for the song, “For You,” which appears on the soundtrack of the film, Act of Valor. Check out the video below.
Alan Jackson broke the all-time attendance record for the San Antonio Rodeo Thursday night with nearly 17-thousand people at his show. It’s the largest crowd ever at the Rodeo!!
Alan performed his latest hit single, “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore,” from his forthcoming album, due out later this year.
AUDIO: Alan Jackson credits his fans for helping him achieve his unbelievable success.
AJ (fans) OC: …it works. :30
“You just can’t say enough about country music fans — at least mine, anyway. I’ve had fans that have to have a walker to get to the show…and some that have to have their mama carry ‘em there! I’ve got this wide range of fans. There’ll be doctors and farmers, you know? It’s just amazing how diverse the people are when I’m out there singing. One minute I feel like I’m supposed to be singing a gospel song for this lady and a drinking song for this man, and I just can’t…it’s kinda confusing! But…it works.”