• Luke Bryan Country On
  • Jordan Davis What My World Spins Around
  • Kylie Morgan If He Wanted To He Would
  • Chris Stapleton Joy Of My Life
  • Parker McCollum
  • Tyler Hubbard Dancin' In The Country
  • Jon Pardi Your Heart

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CHRISTMAS 2022: Little Big Town

The members of Little Big Town have their own traditions, but one they’ve all seemed to have adopted is Kimberly Schlapman’s annual holiday tradition.

“My favorite holiday tradition is, it’s happened every year that I can remember that I’ve been alive,” she says. “We would go over to my grandmother’s house and have Christmas over there, and everybody would come home to Mama and Daddy’s house. We’d sit down and Mama hands out everybody a gift, and we act like we don’t what it is, but we do ’cause it’s always Christmas pajamas. So, everybody opens their Christmas pajamas and goes and puts ’em on, and we come back to the living room and we sit around Daddy and he reads ‘The Christmas Story,’ and we tuck ourselves in until Santa comes.”

One of Karen Fairchild’s traditions include making candy. “Christmases at our house usually included making candy with my mother and my grandmother,” says Karen. “We did everything from potato candy to chocolate dipped peanut butter (JIMI: “That all sounds amazing.”) and fudge. My mom’s fudge recipe is amazing.” KIMBERLY: “What is potato candy?” KAREN: “It does use a potato, but it’s rolled and it has peanut butter inside.”

The Christmas holiday season for the group begins with movies and music. “One of our favorite Christmas traditions is gathering around the television to watch holiday movies,” says Karen. “And I know [for] Kimberly, it starts with [KIMBERLY: “It’s a Wonderful Life.”] It’s a Wonderful Life. Ours is holiday movies and records, like certain records have to be played in order for Jimi.”  Jimi is adamant about beginning with a certain artist. “You have to start out the season right with Elvis, a little Elvis Presley.”

A couple of years ago, Kimberly released a children’s book, A DOLLY FOR CHRISTMAS: The True Story of a Family’s Christmas Miracle.  A DOLLY FOR CHRISTMAS celebrates the season’s themes of hope, love, and family as it explores a family’s adoption process. Inspired by Schlapman’s struggle to conceive her second child and how she and her family decided to adopt, the book delves into how Schlapman’s  first daughter wrote letters to Santa Claus about her desire for a sibling until the family was actually surprised by their new baby girl, Dolly, days before Christmas. In the story, all Daisy wants for Christmas is a little brother or sister. Her parents have tried everything to make her dream come true, but nothing is working. So Daisy takes matters into her own hands, praying every day and writing a letter to Santa Claus about her one and only wish. Daisy’s parents are touched by her strong belief and grateful for her help, but as they explain, sometimes you have to wait. God will give you the perfect gift when the time is right. In this heartwarming holiday tale, Schlapman shares the true story of the Christmas when her family became whole.

 

Audio / LITTLE BIG TOWN'S KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN AND HER FAMILY HAVE THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TRADITION.

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LBT (Christmas) OC: …Santa comes. :28
“My favorite holiday tradition is, it’s happened very year that I can remember that I’ve been alive. We would go over to my grandmother’s house and have Christmas over there, and everybody would come home to Mama and Daddy’s house. We’d sit down and Mama hands out everybody a gift, and we act like we don’t what it is, but we do ’cause it’s always Christmas pajamas. So, everybody opens their Christmas pajamas and goes and puts ’em on, and we come back to the living room and we sit around Daddy and he reads The Christmas Story. And we tuck ourselves in until Santa comes.”

Audio / LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD TALKS ABOUT MAKING CANDY AT CHRISTMAS WITH HER MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER.

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LBT (Karen-candy making) OC: …peanut butter inside. :19
“Christmases at our house usually included making candy with my mother and my grandmother. We did everything from potato candy to chocolate dipped peanut butter (JIMI: “That all sounds amazing.”) and fudge. My mom’s fudge recipe is amazing.” KIMBERLY: “What is potato candy?” KAREN: “It does use a potato, but it’s rolled and it has peanut butter inside.” 

Audio / THE MEMBERS OF LITTLE BIG TOWN TALK ABOUT SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIES AND HOLIDAY SPECIALS.

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LBT (Holiday movies) OC: (Phillip) …whatever I touch. [LAUGHS] :38
KAREN: “One of our favorite Christmas traditions is gathering around the television to watch holiday movies. And I know [for] Kimberly, it starts with [KIMBERLY: “It’s a Wonderful Life.”] It’s a Wonderful Life. Ours is holiday movies and records, like certain records have to be played in order for Jimi.” JIMI: “You have to start out the season right with Elvis, a little Elvis Presley.” KAREN: “I like the Charlie Brown Christmas movie.” KIMBERLY: “It’s sweet.” KAREN: “Yeah, it is sweet.” JIMI: “I like all those classic ones like the Rudolph and what is the one with the Abominable Snowman?” KIMBERLY: “Frosty, the Snowman?” PHILLIP: [sings] “I’m Mister Heat Miser/whatever I touch…” [LAUGHS] (The song is from the Claymation special ‘A Year Without a Santa Claus.’)

CHRISTMAS 2022: Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan and his family have a few different traditions for Christmas, but one of the most enduring one for the Bryan family is dressing up in holiday PJs and having chili dogs on Christmas Eve.

“We have a pajama night and we do chili dogs on Christmas Eve, and we’ve always done that.  My mother comes up and we go shop. She makes me go shop with her, so we have to pick out all the right stuff. We have to get the proper buns, the proper wieners. It’s very important.  All beef wieners for the chili dog cooking. It’s a ritual. So, we’re eating chili dogs in pajamas, and so it’s special anytime you can come up with fun traditions and hold true to them. Yeah, so cooking chili dogs in a onesie is pretty special.”

No word on what his wife Caroline will be getting him this year, but he does say her gift a few years ago was the most meaningful — she tracked down his late brother’s truck and presented it to him one Christmas. “By far the best Christmas present I have ever gotten and will ever get was when my wife Caroline went and found my brother’s old pickup truck from 1996 that they found the VIN number and it was down in Louisiana and it was still on the road.  And her and my dad went down, they picked it up, brought it to Nashville and Christmas Eve night pulled into the driveway with it, and let’s just say that yes, the tears were flowing, and it will never be topped. I don’t know how you’ll ever top it. What an amazing moment for me and my family and it was pretty special.  And that truck is where we do our turkey hunting; it’s the turkey hunting truck. So, all my turkey hunting gear stays in there, and when the boys see me pull up in my brother’s truck, they know we’re fixing to go turkey hunting.”

Also, one of his favorite Christmas gifts as a child had wheels and a motor, as well. “My favorite Christmas gift is definitely my first Honda 50 motorcycle that I got back in 1984. It was just an amazing gift to have under the tree, and I never will forget seeing that as I walked out.”

This year, plans might be altered slightly since Luke’s wife Caroline had hip surgery recently. During the holidays, the Bryan fam usually goes to the mountains and go skiing, plus the country superstar also takes his boys out hunting.

Find audio below of him talking about the unique tradition, his most meaningful Christmas gift, his favorite Christmas movie and much more.

Luke is poised to climb to the top of the country charts with his latest single, “Country On.”

 

Audio / Luke Bryan goes over what he and his family have planned for this year.

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Luke Bryan (Christmas 2022) OC: …great holiday. 1:09
“Mainly the holidays is just (A) just kind of slowing down, being around the house, hopefully not having this crazy, crazy busy schedule. Another thing is just being with the family, obviously. We travel a little bit, but then we try not get too spread out with all the family, but bringing the family in and just having a good old-fashioned Christmas. And then obviously, I like to try to do some duck hunting and deer hunting and taking the boys into the woods, and then at some point in the holidays, we’ll always try to get a little ski trip in or something. My boys are really into going up to the mountains and doing some skiing, but we stay pretty busy. Like anything, it goes by fast, ‘cause we’re waking up every day and really enjoying the day. Yeah, Caroline is recovering from a hip surgery, so she’s a little bit more tied to being around the house, which is certainly not very comfortable for her. She likes to move around, get around a lot, so we’ll just keep some fires burning in the fireplace and just make it a great holiday.”

Audio / LUKE BRYAN TALKS ABOUT HIS FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS TRADITION.

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Luke Bryan (Bryan Christmas tradition) OC: …pretty special. :41
“We have a pajama night and we do chili dogs on Christmas Eve, and we’ve always done that.  My mother comes up and we go shop. She makes me go shop with her, so we have to pick out all the right stuff. We have to get the proper buns, the proper wieners. It’s very important.  All beef wieners for the chili dog cooking. It’s a ritual. So, we’re eating chili dogs in pajamas, and so it’s special anytime you can come up with fun traditions and hold true to them. Yeah, so cooking chili dogs in a onesie is pretty special.”

Audio / LUKE BYRAN REVEALS THE MOST MEANINGFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT HE’S EVER RECEIVED FROM HIS WIFE CAROLINE.

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Luke Bryan (Most meaningful Christmas gift) OC: …turkey hunting. :55
“By far the best Christmas present I have ever gotten and will ever get was when my wife Caroline went and found my brother’s old pickup truck from 1996 that they found the VIN number and it was down in Louisiana and it was still on the road.  And her and my dad went down, they picked it up, brought it to Nashville and Christmas Eve night pulled into the driveway with it, and let’s just say that yes, the tears were flowing, and it will never be topped. I don’t know how you’ll ever top it. What an amazing moment for me and my family and it was pretty special.  And that truck is where we do our turkey hunting; it’s the turkey hunting truck. So, all my turkey hunting gear stays in there, and when the boys see me pull up in my brother’s truck, they know we’re fixing to go turkey hunting.”

Audio / LUKE BRYAN REVEALS HIS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS GIFT AS A CHILD.

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Luke Bryan (Christmas gift) OC: …walked out. :15
“My favorite Christmas gift is definitely my first Honda 50 motorcycle that I got back in 1984. It was just an amazing gift to have under the tree, and I never will forget seeing that as I walked out.”

Audio / LUKE BRYAN TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE PART OF CHRISTMAS.

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Luke Bryan (favorite thing about Christmas) OC: …special time. :32
“My favorite part of the holidays obviously is watching the kids – watching the boys’ excitement for what they may or may not be getting and watching them tear open Christmas presents on Christmas morning. You got the fireplace going. You got Christmas music on the TV. You’ve got – you get up at 6am. You’re exhausted and you’ve got all your family there.  It doesn’t get any better than certainly waking up on Christmas mornings and just having that special time.”

Audio / LUKE BRYAN REVEALS HIS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE.

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“Hey, it’s Luke Bryan! My favorite Christmas movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

ERIC CHURCH’S CHIEF’S IS SET TO OPEN NEXT YEAR.

Exterior rendering of Chief’s, set to open in 2023 at 200 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee | Rendering Courtesy of Chief’s / AJ Capital

Eric Church, alongside real estate and hospitality entrepreneur Ben Weprin, announced the entertainer’s flagship bar, restaurant and live music venue, Chief’s, earlier this year. As construction is well underway, the co-owners tease the first detailed renderings of the six-story project set to open at 200 Broadway in 2023.

Designed to celebrate Church’s ever-expanding musical legacy while creating a downtown Nashville gathering place for all, Chief’s will feature a ticketed music venue plus additional live entertainment throughout the building and unique décor elements such as more than 3,000 concert posters from throughout the CMA Entertainer of the Year’s career papering the ground floor. Chief’s will also house a studio for live broadcasting, inclusive of Church’s Outsiders Radio SiriusXM channel, with the capability of hosting broadcasts by various media partners.

The venue also taps into Church’s Carolina roots in partnership with James Beard Award Winning Pitmaster Rodney Scott. His restaurant, Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ, will overlook downtown with its ‘Hell of a Q’ rooftop offering.

“I’ve had a blast working with Ben on the design of Chief’s,” says Church of the establishment’s stage of development. “Like everything we do with our music, the same care and consideration has gone into every detail of this place. It will be unrivaled downtown. I can’t wait to play here..”

Situated at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Broadway in historic downtown Nashville, Chief’s is designed with Church’s direct input to pay homage to chapters in his life. The property boasts character-driven design that revitalizes the former Cotton Eyed Joe building. Between the inspirational interiors and thoughtful focus on unique live performances, Chief’s will offer fans an unparalleled entertainment experience in in Music City.

PARKER MCCOLLUM SELLS-OUT FIRST HEADLINING SHOW AT ICONIC RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE.

Parker McCollum, has made a name for himself by being a committed road-warrior that leaves it all on the stage for the fans that made it all possible. Recently, McCollum announced his upcoming 2023 tour dates and has already sold-out his first headlining show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on August 10th. The 9,500 seat venue has housed legendary musicians from all genres for a truly one-of-a-kind concert experience.  

“It is such an honor to sell out Red Rocks as my first headline show there the day it went on sale,” says McCollum. “It’s such a bucket list venue and so many greats have performed on that stage. Really looking forward to this one and can’t wait to put our mark on Red Rocks.”

 

Tour Dates:

February 2, 2023 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
February 3, 2023 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 4, 2023 Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J. Brady Music Center *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 9, 2023 Minneapolis, MN The Amory *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 10, 2023 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 11, 2023 Fargo, ND FARGODOME *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 16, 2023 Coralville, IA Xtream Arena *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 17, 2023 Ralston, NE Liberty First Credit Union Arena *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 18, 2023 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 23, 2023 Tallahassee, FL Donald Tucker Civic Center *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 24, 2023 Baton Rouge, LA Raising Cane’s River Center Arena *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 25, 2023 Bossier City, LA Brookshire Grocery Arena *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
April 13, 2023 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center *with Larry Fleet
April 14. 2023 Albuquerque, NM Rio Rancho Event Center *with Larry Fleet
May 8, 2023 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre *with Larry Fleet
June 3, 2023 Wilmington, NC Live Oak Bank Pavilion *with Jackson Dean
June 9, 2023 Midland, TX La Hacienda Event Center *with Larry Fleet
June 10, 2023 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion *with Larry Fleet
June 24, 2023 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheatre at White River State Park *with Kameron Marlowe
June 29, 2023 Saint Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre *with Larry Fleet
July 14, 2023 Huntsville, AL The Orion Amphitheatre *with Flatland Cavalry
July 23, 2023 Modesto, CA The Fruit Yard *with Larry Fleet
July 29, 2023 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre *with Jackson Dean
August 10, 2023 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre *with Randy Rogers Band
August 17, 2023 Buffalo, NY ARTPARK *with Larry Fleet
August 19, 2023 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheatre at Lakeview *with Larry Fleet

 

One song Parker will definitely have in his set list on tour is his latest single, “Handle On You.”

CHRISTMAS 2022: Priscilla Block

Priscilla Block is one of five children, and she says her favorite Christmas gift was one Santa Claus brought to all of the kids.

“My favorite Christmas gift as a kid was the day we got a trampoline. Omigosh. It was so exciting,” says Priscilla. “Santa had it set up outside, and I don’t think we finished unwrapping our presents. We were so excited to get out on that trampoline. We slept on the trampoline that night. We had so many sleepovers growing up on our trampoline, and that was the best Christmas present ever.”

The North Carolina native says her family just hangs out all day on Christmas Day after opening gifts and eating breakfast. “During Christmas, my mom gets all the cereal that we love. We do breakfast bagels. Every single Christmas, we’ll have breakfast bagels. And usually we’ll just have leftovers all day. We eat all day long for Christmas, and it’s great. We stay in our jammies. We don’t do a whole fancy dinner. We just eat whatever’s in the house and watch movies all day. It’s fun.”

Audio / Priscilla Block remembers her favorite Christmas gift as a child.

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Priscilla Block (favorite Christmas gift) OC: …present ever. :25
“My favorite Christmas gift as a kid was the day we got a trampoline. Omigosh. It was so exciting. Santa had it set up outside, and I don’t think we finished unwrapping our presents. We were so excited to get out on that trampoline. We slept on the trampoline that night. We had so many sleepovers growing up on our trampoline, and that was the best Christmas present ever.”

Audio / Priscilla Block talks about her favorite Christmas traditions.

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Priscilla Block (Christmas tradition) OC: …it’s fun. :28
“During Christmas, my mom gets all the cereal that we love. We do breakfast bagels. Every single Christmas, we’ll have breakfast bagels. And usually we’ll just have leftovers all day. We eat all day long for Christmas, and it’s great. We stay in our jammies. We don’t do a whole fancy dinner. We just eat whatever’s in the house and watch movies all day. It’s fun.”

NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, The War & Treaty, Mickey Guyton

Just a reminder to catch ABC’s Superstar: Reba McEntire and a whole slew of famous faces, including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Dolly Parton, Nick Jonas, Wynonna Judd, Lainey Wilson and more paying tribute to the singer, actor, entrepreneur and all-around Superstar on Thursday (December 8th) beginning at 10pm ET on ABC.

 

Also in Reba McEntire news, a premiere date has been set for her Lifetime TV movie, The Hammer. She stars as a traveling judge who takes over a district in Nevada and helps to solve a murder AND clear her sister’s name. Reba’s boyfriend, Rex Linn, who also stars with her in ABC’s Big Sky: Deadly Trails, is featured in the TV show, as well as one of her best friends, Melissa Peterman. Reba McEntire’s The Hammer will air January 7th at 8pm ET on Lifetime.

 

 

Darius Rucker has released the lyric video for his version of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” from his 2014 Christmas album, Home For The Holidays.

 

 

The War and Treaty will perform during the ABC special, CMA Country Christmas, Thursday (December 8th) beginning at 9pm ET/8pm CT. The special also features performances by host Carly Pearce,  Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion and Scotty McCreery, among others.

 

Mickey Guyton is set to perform “I Still Pray” on The Tamron Hall Show on Thursday (December 8th) on ABC (check local listings for time).

 

PARKER MCCOLLUM ROUNDS OUT 2022 WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS LATEST TRACK “STONED” OUT NOW.

Parker McCollum, is closing out 2022 with his latest release, “Stoned,” out now. The solemnly reflective track, written by McCollum, Brett James, and Mark Holman, explores the universal emotions of loneliness, uncertainty, and misunderstanding, and how we often find ways to self-medicate our feelings.

“I was going to save this song to be released with the album but, after the fans demanded it be released sooner, I decided to go ahead and give it to them. This song says so much while saying so little, which is exactly how I like it to be. I hope they love it!” – Parker McCollum

In addition to the release of “Stoned,” tickets for all of Parker’s announced 2023 tour dates are available now. Joining the highly-touted road-warrior next year is an impressive group of rising County artists including Corey Kent, Catie Offerman, Larry Fleet, Jackson Dean, Flatland Cavalry, and Texas staple, the Randy Rogers Band. Co-produced by Live Nation and Emporium Presents, the upcoming tour will feature fan-favorite tunes and Parker’s biggest hits – including No. 1 songs “To Be Loved By You” and “Pretty Heart,” plus current chart climbing single “Handle On You” – as he gears up for another explosive year on-stage performing for the fans that make it all possible.

Parker’s current single, “Handle On You” is making its way up the country charts.

Tour Dates:

February 2, 2023 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
February 3, 2023 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 4, 2023 Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J. Brady Music Center *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 9, 2023 Minneapolis, MN The Amory *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 10, 2023 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 11, 2023 Fargo, ND FARGODOME *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 16, 2023 Coralville, IA Xtream Arena *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 17, 2023 Ralston, NE Liberty First Credit Union Arena *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 18, 2023 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 23, 2023 Tallahassee, FL Donald Tucker Civic Center *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 24, 2023 Baton Rouge, LA Raising Cane’s River Center Arena *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
February 25, 2023 Bossier City, LA Brookshire Grocery Arena *with Corey Kent & Catie Offerman
April 13, 2023 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center *with Larry Fleet
April 14. 2023 Albuquerque, NM Rio Rancho Event Center *with Larry Fleet
May 8, 2023 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre *with Larry Fleet
June 3, 2023 Wilmington, NC Live Oak Bank Pavilion *with Jackson Dean
June 9, 2023 Midland, TX La Hacienda Event Center *with Larry Fleet
June 10, 2023 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion *with Larry Fleet
June 24, 2023 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheatre at White River State Park *with Kameron Marlowe
June 29, 2023 Saint Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre *with Larry Fleet
July 14, 2023 Huntsville, AL The Orion Amphitheatre *with Flatland Cavalry
July 23, 2023 Modesto, CA The Fruit Yard *with Larry Fleet
July 29, 2023 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre *with Jackson Dean
August 10, 2023 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre *with Randy Rogers Band
August 17, 2023 Buffalo, NY ARTPARK *with Larry Fleet
August 19, 2023 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheatre at Lakeview *with Larry Fleet

Recently announced, Parker will be joining Morgan Wallen as support for select dates on his upcoming One Night At A Time World Tour. Parker will join the following performance dates:

May 20, 2023 East Rutherford, NJ Metlife Stadium
June 2, 2023 Atlanta, GA Truist Park
June 23, 2023 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
July 7, 2023 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
August 18, 2023 Boston, MA Fenway Park
August 26, 2023 Washington, DC Nationals Park

Tickets for all of Parker’s upcoming tour dates are available here.
*General on-sale tickets for headlining shows are available on December 2nd at 10:00am Local Time.

KIP MOORE RETURNS TO THE U.K. AND EUROPE FOR HEADLINING SHOWS IN 2023.

Kip Moore announced a string of headlining shows in The U.K. and Europe slated for 2023 today. Moore whose electric live show “draws sold-out audiences around the world” (CMT) will return to major cities across the pond, as well as play some cities for the first time, kicking off in Hamburg, DE on 5/13. Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 9th at 10am GMT at kipmoore.net.

As part of the international trek Moore will also headline the inaugural Country and Americana festival, Highways, taking place at London’s historic and iconic Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, May 20. The evening’s stacked lineup also includes Morgan Wade who Moore recently collaborated with on his track “If I Was Your Lover,” as well as Jackson Dean and Stephen Wilson Jr.. Tickets go on sale 10am GMT on Friday, December 9 at LiveNation.co.uk and RoyalAlbertHall.com.

“We’ve made it a big priority of ours to keep coming back to The U.K. and Europe over the years. We feel a very genuine connection with the fans there and I’m looking forward to playing some new cities for the first time too,” shared Moore. “To get to headline Royal Albert Hall and launch Highways festival is a true bucket list moment for me. Royal Albert Hall is so legendary, I feel very grateful to get to play there.”

KIP MOORE LIVE: OFFICIAL 2023 UK AND EUROPEAN DATES:

5/13            Hamburg, DE – Grosse Freiheit 36
5/14            Cologne, DE – Die Kantine
5/17            Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg/ The Max
5/19            Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute Birmingham
5/20            London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
5/21            Leeds, UK – O2 Leeds Academy
5/24            Gateshead, UK – Sage-Gateshead
5/25            Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester
5/26            Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
5/27            Belfast, UK – Botanic Gardens

Known as “one of country’s more thoughtful artists” (Billboard), Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore has toured the world earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting, consistently selling out headlining shows internationally with huge followings in The U.S, The U.K, Europe, Australia and Canada. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail, with “a bit more Southern rock than traditional country… to be a Kip Moore fan suddenly became a marker of your having a certain refinement in your country-music taste” (Chicago Tribune). Moore first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically-praised albums and two gritty EPs that landed Moore on multiple “Best Of” lists. Moore recently garnered resounding acclaim for his fourth studio album, WILD WORLD. The set, co-written and co-produced by Moore, was spotlighted by critics as “especially vital; occasionally, even rare,” (Esquire). For more information visit kipmoore.net, and follow Moore on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

LUKE BRYAN RETURNED TO HIS LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY THIS WEEK.

Luke Bryan returned to his Las Vegas residency at Resorts World Theatre this week, where he’s set for several more shows through December 10th. The five-time Entertainer of the Year says he loves every single aspect of performing for fans during his Las Vegas residency.

“Well, Vegas is just fun. I mean, everybody that’s in Vegas, they’re there to have a good time,” he says. “They’re there to make the most of their good time. When I’m out on stage, you can see people partying and you can see people just out there enjoying Vegas.  And with me, that room is a little more intimate and I can sit at the piano and really connect with the fans and make the show, it can be big at times, and it can be really intimate and very like, almost like you’re in my living room. I mean, I love every aspect of playing for the fans in Vegas.”

After his four-day Crash My Playa festival in January (January 19th – 22nd), he’ll return to his residency beginning February 1st. Click here to find more tour information.

Luke is closing in on the top of the country charts with his latest hit, “Country On.”

 

 

Audio / Luke Bryan says he enjoys every aspect of performing for the fans during his Las Vegas residency.

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Luke Bryan (Vegas return) OC: …fans in Vegas. :31
“Well, Vegas is just fun. I mean, everybody that’s in Vegas, they’re there to have a good time. They’re there to make the most of their good time. When I’m out on stage, you can see people partying and you can see people just out there enjoying Vegas.  And with me, that room is a little more intimate and I can sit at the piano and really connect with the fans and make the show, it can be big at times, and it can be really intimate and very like, almost like you’re in my living room. I mean, I love every aspect of playing for the fans in Vegas.”

CHRISTMAS 2022: Travis Denning

Travis Denning grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia with his parents and sister. One of the family’s Christmas traditions was to open presents on Christmas Eve, which actually gives them more time to spend together.

“My favorite Christmas tradition is we always open presents the night before and used to, I always thought it was ‘cause me and my sister ragged on my parents until they let us. But now the older I get, and to me it really does make a difference. I wake up on Christmas Day and think about what it really means instead,” says Travis. “My parents always do a big breakfast; mimosas on Christmas morning. It’s just such a great family affair, and I just think ultimately in opening presents on Christmas Eve versus Christmas Day, we get to spend time reflecting on what it really means.”

What Christmas means to Travis goes beyond exchanging gifts. “The older I got, as cliché as it sounds, I mean it really isn’t about the gifts. It’s more about drinking some whiskey with dad while the little nephew or whatever open presents or my little cousins,” he says. “It turns into sentimental things and what matters. For me one year, that was a shotgun and then it was a, just a Stranger Things coffee mug that my mom got me, which I drink [out of] every morning. Those things that are just more like, ‘Hey-I thought about you and I put a lot of you in this gift,’ you know, and that’s what I love about it.”

The Georgia native says his favorite Christmas memory and favorite Christmas gift were both musical. “My favorite holiday memory as a child was when I got my first guitar for a million obvious reasons, but I felt like I finally got something I was really passionate about and dove head-first into it.”

“I think the best gift I’ve ever received during the holidays to this day is still probably the mandolin my dad got me when I was 19 years old,” he says. “It was just super awesome, and I’d been wanting one for a while, and it was a really touching and special gift.”

When Travis is celebrating the holidays, he is dancing around to “Jingle Bell Rock” or Kacey Musgraves‘ A Very Kacey Christmas album.

Audio / TRAVIS DENNING EXPLAINS WHAT HE LOVES ABOUT CHRISTMAS.

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Travis Denning (Christmas) OC: …love about it. :47
“You know, my parents, they took it very seriously. I mean, we had four Christmas trees up in the house all over the place. The older I got, as cliché as it sounds, I mean it really isn’t about the gifts. It’s more about drinking some whiskey with dad while the little nephew or whatever open presents or my little cousins. It turns into sentimental things and what matters. For me one year, that was a shotgun and then it was a, just a Stranger Things coffee mug that my mom got me, which I drink [out of] every morning. Those things that are just more like, ‘Hey-I thought about you and I put a lot of you in this gift,’ you know, and that’s what I love about it.”

Audio / TRAVIS DENNING TALKS ABOUT HIS CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS.

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Travis Denning (Christmas tradition) OC: …it really means. :41
“My favorite Christmas tradition is we always open presents the night before and used to, I always thought it was ‘cause me and my sister ragged on my parents until they let us. But now the older I get, and to me it really does make a difference. I wake up on Christmas Day and think about what it really means instead. Now I think about it all the times anyways. I think about the birth of my Savior, and it’s like it just makes Christmas morning awesome. My parents always do a big breakfast – mimosas on Christmas morning. It’s just such a great family affair, and I just think ultimately in opening presents on Christmas Eve versus Christmas Day, we get to spend time reflecting on what it really means.”

Audio / TRAVIS DENNING RECALLS HIS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS GIFT.

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Travis Denning (favorite Christmas gift) OC: …special gift. :14
“I think the best gift I’ve ever received during the holidays to this day i s still probably the mandolin my dad got me when I was 19 years old. It was just super awesome, and I’d been wanting one for a while, and it was a really touching and special gift.”

Audio / TRAVIS DENNING SAYS HE LOVES “JINGLE BELL ROCK” AND “ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE,” AS WELL AS KACEY MUSGRAVES’ A VERY KACEY CHRISTMAS.

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Travis Denning (Christmas songs) OC: …Christmas music. :21
“I love hearing singers that I love sing Christmas music. That’s what makes it for me. I mean, I’ll sing ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ on karaoke in the middle of August. I love that song that much, and ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree?’ I love it. I’ve listened to Kacey Musgraves’ Christmas record a thousand times. It’s so good. So, yeah, I’m very pro-Christmas music.”

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