• Kip Moore Last Shot
  • Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty
  • Lady Antebellum Heart Break
  • Brothers Osborne  Shoot Me Straight
  • Eric Paslay Young Forever
  • Travis Denning David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs
  • Darius Rucker Straight to Hell</br>

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KIP MOORE ANNOUNCES NEW ‘AFTER THE SUNBURN TOUR’ WITH JORDAN DAVIS AND OTHERS.

Kip Moore revealed he will hit the road this fall for a string of headlining dates across the country as part of his AFTER THE SUNBURN TOUR. The impressive trek will kick off in Silver Springs, MD on 9/20 and will make stops in major cities including Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City and more, as Moore’s fervent live fanbase continues to grow as “its the way he expresses what’s on his mind that draws sold-out audiences around the world” (CMT.) Moore has invited a combination of special guests including Jordan Davis, Jillian Jacqueline, The Wild Feathers and Caroline Jones to join him across the dates, assembling one of the most stacked lineups this fall. Live Nation is the official tour promoter of AFTER THE SUNBURN Tour. Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning Friday July, 20 at kipmoore.net.

“Anyone who knows me, knows that the live show means everything to us,” said Moore. “It’s where we get to thank our die-hard fans that show up to every show year after year, and it’s also where we get to lay all of our cards out on the table and win over new fans. I’m excited to get out to some cities we haven’t played a full show at in a while and with all the awesome acts we have joining us, it’s going to be a hell of a fall!”

AFTER THE SUNBURN TOUR DATES:

9/20/2018               Silver Springs, MD               The Fillmore Silver Spring**
9/21/2018               New York, NY                       Hammerstein Ballroom**
9/22/2018               Huntington, NY                     The Paramount****
9/28/2018               Birmingham, AL                    Avondale Brewing Co.***
10/4/2018               Fargo, ND                             Scheels Arena*
10/5/2018               Sioux Falls, SD                     The District*
10/6/2018               Madison, WI                          The Sylvee*
10/18/2018             Raleigh, NC                           The Ritz*
10/20/2018             Chattanooga, TN                   The Signal*
10/25/2018             Denver, CO                            The Fillmore Auditorium*
10/26/2018             Salt Lake City, UT                  The Complex*
10/27/2018             Reno, NV                               Grand Theatre @ The Grand Sierra Resort*
10/30/2018             Paso Robles, CA                   Vina Robles Amphitheater*
11/1/2018               Anaheim, CA                          House of Blues*
11/2/2018               Los Angeles, CA                    The Wiltern*
11/3/2018               San Diego, CA                       House of Blues*
11/5/2018               San Francisco, CA                 The Regency*
11/8/2018               Spokane, WA                         Fox Theater*
11/9/2018               Eugene, OR                           Hult Center for Performing Arts*
11/10/2018             Seattle, WA                            Paramount Theatre*
11/17/2018             Nashville, TN                         War Memorial Auditorium*

*Dates with Jordan Davis, Jillian Jacqueline // **Dates with The Wild Feathers, Caroline Jones
***Dates with The Wild Feathers, Jillian Jacqueline // ****Dates with The Wild Feathers

Kip Moore’s current single “Last Shot” is the second taken from his revered third studio album SLOWHEART and follows his fourth No. One hit “More Girls Like You.”

JORDAN DAVIS IS PROUD OF LATEST SONG, “TAKE IT FROM ME.”

Jordan Davis’ current song, “Take It From Me,” kicks off his debut album, Home State, for a reason.

“That was one that is at number one for a reason. I feel like when it came to kicking the record off there was not a better song than ‘Take It From Me’ that did it,” says the Louisiana native. “I feel like we wrote that song very well, and then you know as far as production-wise, I think that that’s a great introduction to what Home State is, and yeah, I’m very, very proud of that one.”

Jordan “takes” his music to Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday, followed by a performance at the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan on Friday (July 20th).

Audio / Jordan Davis said there is a reason why “Take It From Me” is the first song on his debut album, Home State.

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Jordan Davis (Take It From Me) 2 OC: …of that one. :24
“That was one that is at number one for a reason. I feel like when it came to kicking the record off there was not a better song than ‘Take It From Me’ that did it. I feel like we wrote that song very well, and then you know as far as production-wise, I think that that’s a great introduction to what Home State is, and yeah, I’m very, very proud of that one.”

Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Take It From Me) 2

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BRANDON LAY DISCOVERS WHAT’S IMPORTANT ON TOUR WITH KENNY CHESNEY.

Brandon Lay is a student of his craft, studying every move Kenny Chesney makes on his Trip Around the Sun stadium tour.

“It’s amazing to watch, because you know I think one of the main lessons I’ve learned already is as a new artist, it’s a little daunting sometimes to step out ‘cause there’s no way to prepare for a stage and I’ve played honky tonks and every frat party I could, but when you step out into a stadium it’s a totally different sport,” says Brandon. “One thing that I’ve noticed what he does better than anybody is he makes it an inclusive event and gives more. And I feel like for me, I’m coming out there maybe thinking too much sometimes ‘cause I’m a new guy, nobody knows too much about me so I don’t want to mess up. But what I’m founding out is more important than nailing every note or every lick is that it’s that connection. That’s something that I strive for.”

Brandon rejoins Kenny on the road on Saturday (July 2st) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Tennessee native is currently climbing the country chart with his latest song “Yada, Yada, Yada.”

Audio / Brandon Lay says he’s learning a lot while on tour on Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour.

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Brandon Lay (Kenny Chesney tour) 2 OC: …strive for. :42
“It’s amazing to watch, because you know I think one of the main lessons I’ve learned already is as a new artist, it’s a little daunting sometimes to step out ‘cause there’s no way to prepare for a stage and I’ve played honky tonks and every frat party I could, but when you step out into a stadium it’s a totally different sport. One thing that I’ve noticed what he does better than anybody is he makes it an inclusive event and gives more. And I feel like for me, I’m coming out there maybe thinking too much sometimes ‘cause I’m a new guy, nobody knows too much about me so I don’t want to mess up. But what I’m founding out is more important than nailing every note or every lick is that it’s that connection. That’s something that I strive for.”

DARIUS RUCKER SCORES A HOLE-IN-ONE!

Darius Rucker just scored his fourth hole-in-one on Friday (July 13th). He was playing at Old Natchez Golf Course in Franklin, Tennessee.

Golf is one of Darius’ favorite pastimes and passions, which he began when he was just 14 years old, when a friend’s father invited him to go along with them to the golf course to play a round. He’s been hooked ever since.

Getting outside and playing against a course are the reasons why he enjoys playing golf. “First of all, I love being outside. I get outside so little, you know, really when you look at the whole thing. I just love me against the course. I love that.”

Last year, the avid golfer began a monthly radio show called On Par with Darius Rucker, which airs on the SiriusXM’s PGA Tour Radio channel.

Darius is climbing the country charts with his all-star collaboration, “Straight to Hell,” featuring Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean.

The South Carolina native will embark on his co-headline Summer Plays On Tour with pals Lady Antebellum on Thursday (July 19th) in Toronto.

Audio / Darius Rucker gives a few reasons why he loves playing golf.

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Darius Rucker (Golf) OC: …love that. :09
“First of all, I love being outside. I get outside so little, you know, really when you look at the whole thing. I just love me against the course. I love that.”

 

ERIC CHURCH WILL DEBUT THE VIDEO FOR HIS NEW SONG, “DESPERATE MAN,” ON MONDAY.

Eric Church, a two-time CMA Album of the Year winner, has a well-known reputation for always bringing his music to the people. With 2015’s Mr. Misunderstood, he went as far as overnighting fans copies of his surprise release. So this time around, after announcing new music is coming in a video message speaking directly to fans yesterday, Church is set to exclusively debut the “Desperate Man” music video via Amazon Music in the U.S. on Monday, July 16 ahead of his forthcoming October 5 Desperate Man album release.

The cinematic and high-flying video directed by Reid Long and John Peets captures Church executing his mission to fight for what’s right. Ray Wylie Hubbard, who co-wrote “Desperate Man” with Church, guests in the video. For its release, Amazon Music, a service that has supported Church’s music and provides a strong connection to his fans on a global scale, offered to premiere the music video for the title track “Desperate Man.”

“Excitement for new music from my favorite artists is a feeling I can remember from my formative years. The unknown and the possibilities of the anticipation are one of the true joys of music,” shares the North Carolina native. “Well, even though how we discover songs from our favorite performers may have evolved, the feeling remains the same.”

The music video for Church’s “Desperate Man” will be live for 48 hours exclusively at www.amazon.com/adlp/ericchurchdesperateman starting Monday, July 16 at 12:01am PT/2:01a.m. CT/3:01am ET.

Beginning today (July 13th), fans can also stream the single on Amazon Music.

SHANIA TWAIN NOMINATED FOR A PAIR OF CCMA AWARDS.

Shania Twain has been nominated for a pair of CCMA Awards for Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, as well as Female Artist of the Year. The 2018 CCMA Award Show, which will be hosted by Shania, will broadcast live from Hamilton, Ontario September 9th at 8pm ET on CBC and cbcmusic.ca/ccmas.

Shania is currently making her way across the U.S. with her NOW! Tour. This weekend, she’ll play shows in Brooklyn, New York (July 14th) and Washington, DC (July 15th).

LADY ANTEBELLUM PROFILED ON NBC’S SUNDAY TODAY.

Before hitting the road for the first time in 2018, journalist Willie Geist will sit down with seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum for NBC’s Sunday TODAY (July 15th) at 7:00a CT  from tour rehearsals in Nashville. Before embarking on the SUMMER PLAYS ON TOUR , Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley extensively reflect on their whirlwind, decade-long career including the ups and downs that have come along with their record-breaking success. While discussing Lady A’s chart-topping radio hits, critical acclaim, award show accolades and growing families, Geist will take fans behind-the-scenes of what preparation is like for a major amphitheater tour.

Fueled with anticipation for the joint headlining tour with Darius Rucker kicking off next Thursday (July 19th) in Toronto, ON, the friendship-fueled run  will continue through the summer with opener Russell Dickerson. Lady A’s pulsating Top 15 single “Heart Break,” serves as the title-track off their No. One selling sixth studio album and follows more than 18 million album units sold. The multi-PLATINUM selling band has earned ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMYs, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

KACEY MUSGRAVES RELEASES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “HIGH HORSE.”

Kacey Musgraves releases the video for her crossover single “High Horse.” Directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Halsey), the video features Kacey escaping from her 9-to-5-inspired workplace, daydreaming about telling off her self-satisfied coworkers. Watch “High Horse” here: http://smarturl.it/KMhighhorsevideo

Featured on Kacey’s recent #1 album Golden Hour, “High Horse” has received rave reviews, with Billboard proclaiming it “pure Studio 54-meets-barnyard bliss” on their list of the best songs of 2018 so far. The FADER declares the “sparkly disco-country banger is a song for all seasons, but deserves to be the Song of the Summer by sheer virtue of versatility,” and Rolling Stone pronounces “’High Horse’ bears the hallmarks of Musgraves’ songwriting, with sharp wordplay, double entendres, and a perfectly executed put-down.”

Kacey is currently on tour with Harry Styles, wrapping up this weekend with 2 nights at LA’s The Forum. Kacey will kick off her headlining Oh, What A World: Tour this fall. For a full list of announced dates, visit http://www.kaceymusgraves.com/tour.

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KEITH URBAN SET TO RELEASE VINYL VERSION OF “GRAFFITI U.”

Keith Urban’s latest release, Graffiti U, will be released on vinyl July 27th, along with two of his previous releases – Be Here and Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing.

The “U” in the title of Keith’s current album came about quite creatively and organically. “Graffiti came, and I didn’t like the word on its own. It felt like it needed one more thing, and I thought, ‘Well, it’s for the audience. It’s for the listener. That’s what I do this for.’ It’s what every artist does it for, because…I said the other day, ‘If an album played in the forest, would anyone ever hear it?’ [laughs] So, the audience is key. The listener is the other half of it. And I thought ‘You! It’s You are the audience.’ So, Graffiti You felt really good, and when I wrote it down, I thought, ‘Well, it shouldn’t be Y-O-U. It should be just the letter U to really personalize it.’”

Keith, who’s sitting inside the Top 5 on the country charts with “Coming Home,” will take his Graffiti U World Tour to Salt Lake City on Friday (July 13th), Denver on Saturday (July 14th) and Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday (July 15th).

Audio / Keith Urban explains why he added the letter ‘U’ to the title of his new album, Graffiti U.

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Keith Urban (Graffiti U name) 2 OC: …personalize it. :34
“So, Graffiti came, and I didn’t like the word on its own. It felt like it needed one more thing, and I thought, ‘Well, it’s for the audience. It’s for the listener. That’s what I do this for.’ It’s what every artist does it for, because…I said the other day, ‘If an album played in the forest, would anyone ever hear it?’ [laughs] So, the audience is key. The listener is the other half of it. And I thought ‘You! It’s You are the audience.’ So, Graffiti You felt really good, and when I wrote it down, I thought, ‘Well, it shouldn’t be Y-O-U. It should be just the letter U to really personalize it.’”

ERIC CHURCH ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND NEW SINGLE, “DESPERATE MAN,” DIRECTLY TO HIS FANS.

In a video message speaking directly to his fans (view HERE), 2x CMA Album of the Year winner Eric Church told his faithful Church Choir [Church’s official fan club] earlier this morning: “It’s been a while; I just want to say I have missed you. I have good news…the album is done, and we are back. It’s called Desperate Man and the first single is called ‘Desperate Man,’” with the Choir having access to listen first through their login today.

Church continues, “Just like last time – just like Mr. Misunderstood – if you’re in the Church Choir, on October 5th you’re going to get the album,” as Church renegotiated his record deal with EMI Nashville leading into Desperate Man to include his fans.

“Desperate Man,” Church’s first single off the new album, will be made available everywhere tomorrow, Friday, July 13. Co-written by Church with Texas musician Ray Wylie Hubbard (who Church namechecks in his 2015 “Mr. Misunderstood”), “Desperate Man” sees Church again collaborating with producer Jay Joyce. ­­­
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Many may recall in 2015, Church stunned industry and fans alike with the surprise release of Mr. Misunderstood, giving it away to his fans first without interviews, hype or promotion. Church Choir members spoke directly to local television on how they received the record, being the first to confirm its existence. Church said then, “Everyone is so focused on your first week. But I am more concerned with week 80 than week one.” Mr. Misunderstood went on to win CMA Awards’ Album of the Year in 2016 and reached RIAA-Platinum certification earlier this year.

Never satisfied with the status quo, Church constantly challenges himself as an artist and is applying that same philosophy to the Choir changing it to make it better and even more inclusive. Membership tiers are simplified to two options: paid and free. Members of the Choir will also be in control of what music and bundles they receive upon signing up and at renewal. Members who annual renew or auto-renew, and new fans who sign up will now receive an album of their choice from Church’s catalog – in addition to all the benefits paid members currently receive including access to purchase pre-sale tickets, chances for meet and greets, opportunities to attend Church Choir events and much more.  The free tier of Church Choir membership includes access to the online community, email updates and special offers.

By-passing the gatekeepers and speaking directly to the fans is fundamental to Church’s success and he is proving it once again with reconfiguring the Church Choir in advance of the release of Desperate Man.

Church concludes the video message saying, “I look forward to seeing you on the road… I’m very proud of this album. See you soon.”

Stay tuned to EricChurch.com for more information.

WATCH: Eric Church speaks to the Church Choir directly via video address to announce his new album, Desperate Man, is set for an October 5 release. Church Choir can hear its first single/title track now by logging in at EricChurch.com. Church Choir Membership includes the album.

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