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EASTON CORBIN HELPS OPEN THE WONDERS OF WILDLIFE NATIONAL MUSEUM AND AQUARIUM.

Outdoor enthusiast Easton Corbin received the invitation of a lifetime to join Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris for the Grand Opening gala to open the new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri Wednesday night (September 20th). The official kickoff of WOW was  presented in honor of former president George H.W. Bush.

Corbin joined an elite list of invited guests that include leaders in music such as Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, hunting, fishing, racing, including Bill Dance and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and conservation, including former Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.

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“I was so honored to be a part of the Grand Opening of the New Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium with all of those prestigious guests,”
said Easton Corbin. “My favorite place to be is outside enjoying nature and I have a passion for wildlife and nature conservation. I love what Bass Pro Shops and Johnny Morris does to support wildlife conservation and I’m just happy to have been invited to participate in the opening of this Museum that will also help educate people and give them a little peek at the beauty of the great outdoors.”

The Bass Pro Shops closed for the day to prepare for the evening coat-and-tie gala for conservation leaders and invited guests.

A live televised concert featured Corbin, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Costner and some of country music’s biggest stars and outdoor sports enthusiasts Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, John Anderson, Chris Janson, Tracy Byrd and Craig Morgan performed for the gala crowd.

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, the great-great grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, joined dozens of hunting, fishing, racing and conservation leaders during a VIP preview tour of the massive aquarium and wildlife museum at 500 W. Sunshine St.

Along with Corbin, fishing legends Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston, and Roland and Scott Martin and other top anglers and top hunting legends Jim and Eva Shockey and racing legends Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Martin Truex Jr. and others got a sneak peek at the 350,000-square-foot aquarium and museum.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke joined Sen. Roy Blunt, Congressman Billy Long, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and many other state and local leaders during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The gala was billed as a fundraising event for Wonders of Wildlife, which is a not-for-profit charity foundation.

WOW will open to the public today, Friday, Sept. 22.


LITTLE BIG TOWN SAY THE TITLE OF THEIR UPCOMING THE BREAKERS TOUR HAS SEVERAL DIFFERENT MEANINGS.

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Little Big Town announced their new tour, The Breakers, via social media and the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, earlier this week. While their album is titled The Breaker, Little Big Town decided to name their new tour, The Breakers (plural) for a variety of reasons.

“I think it represents a lot of things. A lot of the songs – there’s songs about heartbreak, a lot of like Midland, they’re breaking through right now as new artists,” says LBT’s Phillip Sweet.

Karen Fairchild added, “…and definitely rule breakers on this tour. [laughs] Yeah, I think there’s a lot of meaning to it. When we looked at the poster that we shot with Harper, the photographer, we just looked at all of it. We were like, ‘What should the tour be called? What does it look like?’ And because we didn’t want to call it Rehab [laughter erupts], we decided to call it The Breakers.”

The highly-anticipated multi-city run begins February 8th at Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City and will visit 26 markets, including stops in Austin, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Additional stops will be announced at a later date.

The band is making their way up the country charts with their current song, “When Someone Stops Loving You,” from their album, The Breaker.


Audio / Little Big Town explain why they decided to name their upcoming tour, The Breakers.

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LBT (title of The Breakers tour) OC: (Karen) …record-breaking. :46
PHILLIP: “I think it represents a lot of things. A lot of the songs – there’s songs about heartbreak, a lot of like Midland, they’re breaking through right now as new artists.” KAREN: “…and definitely rule breakers on this tour. [laughs] Yeah, I think there’s a lot of meaning to it. When we looked at the poster that we shot with Harper, the photographer, we just looked at all of it. We were like, ‘What should the tour be called? What does it look like?’ And because we didn’t want to call it Rehab [laughter erupts], we decided to call it The Breakers.” PHILLIP: “And maybe there’s some habits we’ll try to break, but it probably won’t happen.” [laughter] JIMI: “Maybe some new habits will break through.” [laughs] KAREN: “Record-breaking.”



Audio / Little Big Town say their upcoming The Breakers Tour may be "too good of a time."

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LBT (good time on tour) OC: (Karen) …good of a time. [Jimi laughs]
JIMI: “It’s gonna be fun. Our friends are gonna be out with us and it’s going to be amazing, and I’m a little bit frightened.” KAREN: “It’s gonna be a good time, maybe too good of a time.” [Jimi laughs]

DARIUS RUCKER CELEBRATES THE NO. 1 SUCCESS OF HIS RECENT HIT ‘IF I TOLD YOU.’

Darius Rucker celebrated the chart-topping success of “If I Told You” at the new Top Golf location in Nashville on Thursday night (September 21st). Joined by songwriters Ross Copperman (“Break on Me,” “Lose My Mind,” “Drunk on Your Love,” “Don’t It”), Shane McAnally (“Leave the Night On,” “Body Like a Back Road,” “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” “Different for Girls”) and Jon Nite (“Break on Me,” “We Were Us,” “Strip It Down,” “Tip It On Back”), Darius explained why the song hit him so hard as it described his life in detail that he had to reach out to Shane to ask why he wasn’t in the writers’ room while that song was being crafted.

“I was blown away. From the opening line, I thought this is my life. I remember the first time it got to that chorus, you know, I said, ‘Stop it. Let’s cut it right now!’ And it was really a song I thought was written for me,” says Darius. “For me, ‘what if I told you about my little nothing town/the two-room house where I came from/the man that I got my name from/I don’t even know where he is now,’ when I heard that line, I thought, ‘Oh my God.’ The thing about that song is it shocked me how many people reached out to me and said, ‘This is my life.’”

Darius is currently making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “For the First Time,” which is the second release from his upcoming album, When Was the Last Time, which will be released October 20th.

You can preorder When Was the Last Time now and receive three songs instantly, including the No. 1 “If I Told You,” “For the First Time” and “Don’t.” Preorder here.

Audio / Darius Rucker and songwriter Shane McAnally, along with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, talk about how the No. 1 song “If I Told You” truly relates to people, even though it contains some very personal scenarios.

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Darius Rucker (If I Told You No. 1) OC: (Shane) …to show ‘em. :59
DARIUS: “I was blown away. From the opening line, I thought this is my life. I remember the first time it got to that chorus, you know, I said, ‘Stop it. Let’s cut it right now!’ And it was really a song I thought was written for me.” SHANE: “What’s funny is being that specific ‘cause we feel it’s about our lives too.” DARIUS: “And that was why I reached out to you, as I said for me, ‘what if I told you about my little nothing town/the two-room house where I came from/the man that I got my name from/I don’t even know where he is now,’ when I heard that line, I thought, ‘Oh my God.’ The thing about that song is it shocked me how many people reached out to me and said, ‘This is my life.’ [SHANE: “Yeah, exactly.”] So many people.” SHANE: “It is so specific, but I mean it is specific, but it’s the truth and it is how a lot of us were raised and a lot of us feel. We’re so used to like, when we fall in love with people in not showing those parts, because we really want to… [ROSS: “Save face.”] Yeah, exactly, when the truth is those are probably the things that make someone love you if you’re brave enough to show ‘em.”

 

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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LITTLE BIG TOWN PREVIEWS THE BREAKERS TOUR ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.

Little Big Town previewed their upcoming The Breakers Tour on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night (September 20th). The group announced the news of the trek, which will feature Kacey Musgraves and Midland. The highly-anticipated multi-city run begins February 8th at Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City and will visit 26 markets, including stops in Austin, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Additional stops will be announced at a later date.

Little Big Town’s making their way up the country charts with their current song, “When Someone Stops Loving You,” from their album, The Breaker.

Video / Little Big Town preview upcoming The Breakers Tour on the Tonight Show.

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DIERKS BENTLEY WRITES AND RECORDS “HOLD THE LIGHT” FOR THE UPCOMING FILM, ONLY THE BRAVE.

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The distinctive vocals of multiplatinum singer/songwriter and Arizona native Dierks Bentley resonate throughout “Hold The Light,” his first-ever song written and recorded for a motion picture. Also featuring Bon Iver’s S. Carey, “Hold the Light” is featured in Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media’s Only The Brave, in theaters nationwide October 20th. The song was written by Bentley, Carey, Joe Trapanese and Jon Randall.

 

Bentley first took action in 2013 when he organized and hosted the Country Cares Concert in Arizona, which raised more than half a million dollars for the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The new song honors and embodies the spirit of the true heroism depicted in the film and is available now at all digital retailers and streaming partners.

 

In composing the song, Bentley and Carey worked closely with Only the Brave composer Joe Trapanese.  In the collaboration, the songwriters worked Trapanese’s film theme into the music of the song, providing a seamless transition between song and score and resulting in a song that is integral to the film itself.

 

“This is at the top, if not the most meaningful experience I’ve ever been a part of,” said Bentley. “It hits me harder than any other song I’ve had a chance to be a part of. Over the last couple years I’ve met and gotten to know Brendan, the sole survivor, and my mom has met with some of the guys’ families, and it’s still unfathomable to put yourself in any of their shoes. But, our goal was to create a message of hope and love. I’m honored to have been a part of it.”

 

Joseph Kosinski, the director of the film, added, “This story resonated deeply with Dierks from the beginning – he was one of the first to raise money to support the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and his commitment has been unwavering since then. The theme comes from the score and the lyrics come from the heart, so it was a natural fit for the film.

 

S. Carey said, “Working on this song with Joe, Dierks, and the whole crew was a true honor. My brother-in-law has been a wildlands fire fighter for the last several years so I had a somewhat personal starting point for the creative process. I’m extremely thankful to be able to honor these men, these true heroes, in the form of a song in a beautiful, powerful film.”

 

For a first listen of the track exclusively on USA Today and to hear more about what it meant to Bentley, Carey and survivor Brendan McDonough to honor the sacrifice of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, visit: https://usat.ly/2fedbvs

 

To learn more about Only the Brave, see a testimonial video in which Bentley, Carey and survivor Brendan McDonough describe honoring the sacrifice of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and find out how you can support the wildland firefighter communities through The Granite Mountain Fund, go to www.OnlyTheBrave-Movie.com.

 

It’s not what stands in front of you – it’s who stands beside you. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire. The film stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, with Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, based upon the GQ Article “No Exit” by Sean Flynn, the film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Menchel, Erik Howsam, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Dawn Ostroff, and Jeremy Steckler.

 

Current CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” nominee Dierks Bentley has a “reputation as one of the hardest-working entertainers in country music” (Music Row) as “he sells out enormous tours, is a perennial favorite of format radio stations, and earns critical acclaim without compromising his artistic vision,” (Entertainment Weekly). With 17 No. One hits and more than one billion digital streams he “continues to take risks that pay off,” (USA Today) as his eighth studio album BLACK, has been hailed the “most fully-formed LP of his career,” (TIME). After making its debut at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, BLACK has garnered nominations from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards while earning three consecutive No. Ones; the gold-certified title track and the PLATINUM certified hits “Somewhere On A Beach” and “Different For Girls.” “The bluegrass picker, the love  song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and has illustrated his depth and diversity as an artist with “ferocious live performances” (Fresno Bee) throughout his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR, which claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Tours selling over 750 million tickets. For more information visit www.dierks.com.

Video / Only the Brave trailer

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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.

LITTLE BIG TOWN ANNOUNCE ‘THE BREAKERS TOUR.’

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After launching a historic sold-out year-long residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town today announced they will bring their critically-acclaimed harmonies to arenas nationwide starting Spring 2018 with The Breakers Tour. The highly-anticipated multi-city run begins February 8th at Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City and will visit 26 markets, including stops in Austin, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Additional stops will be announced at a later date. For the first-ever preview of The Breakers Tour, tune in to “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” tonight (9/20) for a very special performance by Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Midland.
Tickets for The Breakers Tour go on-sale everywhere Friday, September 22nd at 10am local time.  Two enhanced ticket experiences, the ‘Happy People’and ‘The Breaker’ experiences, will be offered throughout the tour. Additional experiences include a meet & greet with Little Big Town, a Q&A; session, exclusive merchandise, and more. To purchase tickets and for more information all ticket experiences,  visit www.LittleBigTown.com.
Little Big Town’s landmark year to date includes the release of their chart-topping album The Breaker (2/24)- which debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart-as well as the group’s fifth ACM Award win as Vocal Group of the Year. Additionally, the Multi-Platinum selling Country group was recently inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame and earned their 26th career CMA Award nomination, including nominations for Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories.
One of the most well-respected and beloved entertainers in music today, the genre-defying group has “expanded their audience beyond Tennessee” (USA Today) as well as “the definition of country music from the inside” (Newsday) since first entering the music scene more than 18 years ago. Their critically acclaimed album, The Breaker, as well as their recent headlining Ryman Residency, “Little Big Town at the Mother Church,” have garnered the reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year praise for their four-part harmonies and progressive sound that “seems to get even better with time” (Forbes).Hailed as a “21st century revival of Fleetwood Mac” (Goldderby) the group has produced hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,””Good As Gone,” and “Little White Church,” as well as their #1 singles “Pontoon,” “Tornado,” “Day Drinking,” and most recently, the history-making best-selling country single of 2015,”Girl Crush,” and this year’s multi-week #1 single, “Better Man.”

2018 Dates For The Breakers Tour:

Date

City

State

Venue

2/8

Oklahoma City

OK

Chesapeake Energy Arena

2/9

Austin

TX

Frank Erwin Center

2/10

Grand Prairie

TX

Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie

2/15

Columbus

OH

Schottenstein Center

2/16

Rosemont

IL

Allstate Arena

2/17

Toledo

OH

Huntington Center

2/22

Wilkes-Barre

PA

Mohegan Sun Arena

2/23

Uncasville

CT

Mohegan Sun

2/24

New York

NY

Radio City Music Hall

3/2

Reading*

PA

Santander Arena

3/3

Washington

DC

Anthem

3/15

Green Bay**

WI

Resch Center

3/16

Duluth*

MN

Amsoil Arena

3/17

Grand Forks

ND

Ralph Engelstad

3/22

Grand Rapids

MI

Van Andel Arena

3/23

Cedar Rapids

IA

U.S. Cellular Center

3/24

Sioux City

IA

Tyson Events Center

4/5

Minneapolis

MN

Target Center

4/6

Milwaukee

WI

BMO Harris Bradley Ctr

4/7

St. Louis

MO

Chaifetz Arena

4/19

Greensboro

NC

Greensboro Coliseum

4/20

Greenville

SC

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

4/21

Atlanta

GA

Infinite Energy Arena

*Local on sale 12pm local time.
**Local on sale 11am local time.

JORDAN DAVIS WAS BLESSED WITH SOME GOOD GENES.

Jordan Davis didn’t always have the fine beard he’s sporting these days. He just started growing it long about four years ago, and it was pretty unruly at first.

“For a little while, it was pretty wild,” Jordan says. “I started playing shows, and I…didn’t want to shave my face, but where my beard was at was not, it was not a good look. So, I just kind of started grooming it and taking care of it, and luckily, I was just blessed with some good genes in growing a beard. I’ve got to give that to my mom and my dad. Thank y’all.” He does clarify that his facial hair is due more to his dad’s side.

Jordan, who’s climbing the country charts with his debut single, “Singles You Up,” will hit the road with labelmate Kip Moore on his Plead the Fifth Tour, kicking off October 19th in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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