• GARY ALLAN WILL KICK OFF THIS YEAR’S CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL!

    NASHVILLE – The 2015 CMA Music Festival is sure to have something for everyone with today’s announcement of performers who will take the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage. The lineup for the FREE daily concerts has something for all fans, regardless of what decade they came of age or whether they prefer whiskey-soaked ballads or sing-out-loud anthems.

    Gary Allan will launch the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage shows Thursday, June 11 (10:00 AM/CDT). The free shows will happen every day from 10:00 AM-5:30 PM during the four-day event, happening Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14, in downtown Nashville.

    “Gary is extremely popular with our fans and I can’t think of a better artist to jump-start four days of non-stop, free music,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We have an amazing lineup and when you consider that admission is free, there is no reason not to come down and enjoy everything this Festival has to offer.”

    Performers scheduled to appear on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage include Allan, Rodney Atkins, Big Smo, Craig Wayne Boyd, Kristian Bush, Jason Michael Carroll, Craig Campbell, Dan + Shay, Diamond Rio, Charles Esten, Jack Ingram, Lonestar, Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, Ashley Monroe, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Restless Heart, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Canaan Smith, Corey Smith, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Thompson Square, Tanya Tucker, Phil Vassar, Clay Walker, Aaron Watson, and Darryl Worley. Katie Armiger will perform the National Anthem on opening day.

    The official lineup was announced to CMA’s email newsletter and social media subscribers this morning, with a video directed by Ben Boutwell showing Chevrolet vehicles taking Country Music fans on road trips to downtown Nashville for the reveal. The video also featured a special appearance by Chevrolet Riverfront Stage opener Allan. Fans can follow the conversation and share their thoughts on the lineup with #ChevyCMA and view the video here.

    For upcoming talent announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Instagram.com/CMA, and sign up for CMA Exclusive, CMA’s email newsletter. Fans can also download the 2015 CMA Music Festival mobile app for iPhone  or Android to view the latest artist lineups and to plan their Festival experience.

    CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA.

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  • GARY ALLAN HITS RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE, ‘HANGOVER TONIGHT.’

    Gary Allan is starting to hit the airwaves with his new single, “Hangover Tonight,” a song he co-wrote with Chris Stapleton, Jesse Frasure and Carey Barlowe. The song is the first release from his forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album – the follow-up to the hit album, Set You Free, which included the No. 1 tune, “Every Storm Runs Out of Rain.”

    Gary is thrilled for the song to be added to stations across the country and says the feel of the song is a bit of a throwback to his youth. “[I’m] super excited about this single going to radio,” says Gary. “I feel like it’s the fourth or fifth time we’ve re-invented myself, or I have, or just trying to push myself to do different things. I feel like I’ve pushed myself into a very comfortable place for myself, because it’s kind of ‘50s and ‘60s Motown.”

    “I was in rockabilly bands my whole life, and to me, it was just a throwback to my youth writing with these guys,” he adds.

    Gary’s got a few days off before he heads to Mercedes, Texas for a show on March 13th.

    Audio / AUDIO: Gary Allan says he’s really excited for folks to hear his new single, “Hangover Tonight.”

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    Gary Allan (excited for Hangover Tonight) OC: …a lot of fun. :29
    “[I’m] super excited about this single going to radio. I feel like it’s the fourth or fifth time we’ve re-invented myself, or I have, or just trying to push myself to do different things. I feel like I’ve pushed myself into a very comfortable place for myself, because it’s kind of ‘50s and ‘60s Motown. It reminds me of when I did ‘Runaway,’ and things like that, so it was a very easy thing for me to do. I was in rockabilly bands my whole life, and to me, it was just a throwback to my youth writing with these guys. It was a lot of fun.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Hangover Tonight intro)

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  • VALENTINE’S DAY LINERS: Brothers Osborne, Canaan, Darius, David, Dierks, Church, Paslay, Gary, Strait, Jennifer, Jon, Josh, Kacey, Keith, Kelleigh, Kip, LBT, Luke, Sam

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is T.J., and I’m John, and we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, what’s up guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Valentine’s Day)

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    “What’s up y’all? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER David Nail (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is David Nail, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”


    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Eric Paslay, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is Gary Allan, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Valentine’s Day)

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    “This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jennifer Nettles (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Jennifer Nettles, hoping you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Josh Turner, and I want to wish you and your sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi, this is Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. This is Keith Urban. Make the day special for your ‘Once in a Lifetime’ love.”

    Audio / LINER Kelleigh Bannen (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Kelleigh Bannen, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s happening, everybody? This is Kip Moore. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER LBT (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

     

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day) 2

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    “Hey y’all. It’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day. Make sweet love to your other.”

     

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

  • NEW YEAR’S LINERS: Darius, David, Dierks, Easton, Church, Paslay, Gary, Jennifer, Jon, Kacey, Kelleigh, LBT, Luke, Brothers Osborne and more (AUDIO)

    Several artists have taken the time off around the holidays and will hit it hard when they return to the road in mid-January. Some artists have resolutions and some are very helpful with their own hangover cures for those who imbibe too much on New Year’s Eve.

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)
    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Audio / LINER David Nail (New Year)

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    LINER David Nail (New Year)
    “This is David Nail, wishing you a Happy New Year’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)
    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Easton Corbin (New Years)

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    LINER Easton Corbin (New Years)
    “Hey everybody! I’m Easton Corbin, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (5 Countdown)

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    LINER Eric Church (5 COUNTDOWN)
    “5-4-3-2-1…Happy New Year. This is Eric Church.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (10 Countdown)

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    LINER Eric Church (10 COUNTDOWN)
    “10-9-8-7—6-54321, Happy New Year, y’all. It’s Eric Church, and it’s time to put a drink in MY hand!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Eric Church, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Eric Paslay (Happy New Year)
    “Hi! I’m Eric Paslay, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Gary Allan (New Year)
    “Hey everybody! I’m Gary Allan. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jennifer Nettles (New Year)

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    LINER Jennifer Nettles (New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Jennifer Nettles, wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)

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    LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)
    “Hi! I’m Jon Pardi, wish you a Happy New Year!” 

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (New Year)

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    LINER Josh Turner (New Year)
    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)

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    LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (New Year)

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    LINER Keith Urban (New Year)
    “Hey everyone! This is Keith Urban. Have a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kelleigh Bannen (New Year)

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    LINER Kelleigh Bannen (New Year)
    “Hey there! It’s Kelleigh Bannen, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (New Year)

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    LINER Kip Moore (New Year)
    “It’s Kip Moore, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (New Year)

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    LINER LBT (New Year)
    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)

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    LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)
    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)

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    LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)
    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy New Year!” 

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Jennifer, Dierks, Josh, LBT, Kacey, Gary

    Jennifer Nettles is still in New York City following the announcement that she’ll make her Broadway debut as “Roxie Hart” in the Tony award-winning musical revival of Chicago. On Wednesday, she took to Instagram to post a photo of her at the official photo shoot photo shoot.

    Dierks Bentley and Josh Turner are among the featured artists on bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley‘s new album, Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow. Lee Ann WomackRobert PlantRicky Skaggs and Elvis Costello are also featured on the album, which will be available at Cracker Barrel and crackerbarrel.com January 19th.

    The members of Little Big Town are set to tour the U.K. beginning February 10th. They’ll play dates in London, Manchester, England and Glasgow, Scotland before returning to the States.

    Kacey Musgraves has begun work on her new album, the follow-up to the hugely successful and award-winning Same Trailer Different Park.

    Gary Allan is sporting a new tattoo. The California native, who’s been in the studio working on his next album, shared a photo and video of his new tattoo that he got in Las Vegas this week. The ink took 12 hours to do and is featured on the underside of his left forearm. It’s of a neck of an electric guitar held by a green female hand as a serpent encircles them both. He shared the photo as part of his #TattedTuesday where he encourages fans to share picks of tattoos his music inspired.