• CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY LINERS 2017: AJ, Billy, Brothers O, Canaan, Clare, Darius, David, Dierks, Easton, Church, Paslay, Gary, Strait, Pardi, Josh, Kacey, Keith, Kip, Lady A, Lauren, LBT Luke, Sam, Shania, TBP, Toby, etc.

    Holiday liners from UMG Nashville artists, including Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brothers Osborne, Canaan Smith, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Gary Allan, George Strait, Jon Pardi, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, The Band Perry, Toby Keith and many more!


    Audio / LINER AJ (Christmas)


    “Hi! This is Alan Jackson, and I’m wishing y’all a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Happy Holiday Season)


    “Hi! Billy Currington here, wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday Season.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Christmas)


    “Hey! This is T.J., and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Christmas)


    “Hey! What’s up guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Christmas)


    “Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Christmas)


    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER David Nail (Christmas)


    “Hey! This is David Nail, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Christmas)


    “Hey! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy Holidays)


    “Hey everybody! It’s Dierks Bentley, wishing you a very Happy Holiday season.”

    Audio / LINER Easton Corbin (Happy Holidays)


    “Hey everybody! This is Easton Corbin, wishing you and your family a Happy Holidays.”


    Audio / LINER Easton Corbin (Merry Christmas)


    “Hey everybody! This is Easton Corbin, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Christmas)


    “Hey everybody! It’s Eric Church, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Christmas)


    “Hi! I’m Eric Paslay. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Christmas)


    “Hey! This is Gary Allan. Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Happy Holidays)


    “Hey everybody! This is George Strait, wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday season.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Merry Christmas)


    “Hey! This is Jon Pardi, wishing you a Merry Christmas!”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Happy Holidays)


    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner, wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Christmas)


    “Hey! This is Kacey Musgraves, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Christmas)


    “Hi folks, this is Keith Urban, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Holiday season)


    “Hi everyone, this is Keith Urban, wishing you and all your family the very best this holiday season.”

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    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Happy Holidays)


    “Hey y’all, it’s Kip Moore. Happy Holidays!”

    Audio / LINER Lady A (Christmas)


    “Hey everybody! We’re Lady Antebellum, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Lady A (Happy Holidays)


    “Hey everybody! We are Lady Antebellum. Happy Holidays.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (Christmas)


    “Hey! This is Lauren Alaina, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Christmas)


    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Happy Holidays)


    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Holidays!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Christmas)


    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Happy Holidays)


    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan. Happy Holidays!”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (Christmas)


    “Hey! It’s Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

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    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Happy Holidays)


    “Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Happy Holidays!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Christmas)


    “Hi, this is Shania Twain, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

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    Audio / LINER Toby Keith (politically correct holiday liner)


    “Hey! It’s Toby Keith with the gift of politically correctness. Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah, or Bah Humbug. Whatever way you celebrate, I hope it’s a good one.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Easton, Church, Lady A, Jon, David, Canaan

    Don’t forget to tune in to see Easton Corbin as he appears in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as it makes its way down the streets of New York City on Thanksgiving Day (November 24th). He’ll be on the Colonel’s Roadtrip to NYC by Kentucky Fried Chicken float and will perform. He’ll then return to Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller Tour on Saturday (November 26th) in Las Vegas. Other country singers featured during the Macy’s parade include Brett Eldredge, Kelsea Ballerini and Maddie & Tae.

    Eric Church will play the half-time show as the Dallas Cowboys play host to the Washington Redskins game Thanksgiving Day on Fox, kicking off the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.

    The members of Lady Antebellum have been working hard in the studio getting ready for their next album.

    Jon Pardi and Chase Rice have kicked off their Thanksgiving week by hunting together in Montana.

    David Nail is back home in Missouri for the Thanksgiving holidays. When we say home, we really mean home. He and his wife are sleeping in his childhood room at his parents’ house.

    Canaan Smith has been touring with The Shires overseas for over a week, and he’s still at it. The trek has 14 more dates and is set to stop in Cardiff, Cambridge, Manchester, Glasgow, York and Liverpool before wrapping on December 11th in London.


     ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Jon Pardi has been added to the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Participating clubs have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music. Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio will host Pardi for this club benefit show on December 31st, with guests Midland opening the show. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/2eGSVor.

    Jon Pardi is one of country music’s fastest-rising newcomers. Pardi’s latest album, California Sunrise, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and has already landed on multiple “Best of the Year” lists including those from Rolling StoneMusic Aficionado, The Tennessean and NASH Country Daily. The album features Pardi’s Platinum-selling No. 1 hit “Head Over Boots” along with his current radio single, “Dirt On My Boots.” Pardi’s sound is undeniably country, and his laid back, fun-loving approach towards life comes through in his music and his raucous live show.

    Sold-out ACM Lifting Lives Club shows have already taken place this year at Bluebird in Bloomington, IN; Boondocks in Springfield, IL; CMAC Events in Canandaigua, NY; Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte, NC; Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH; Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL; Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL; Midnight Rodeo in Springfield, MO and Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas, NV featuring, Frankie Ballard, The Cadillac Three, Russell Dickerson, Chris Young & Cassadee Pope, Eli Young Band, LOCASH, Montgomery Gentry, Old Dominion, Parmalee, The Swon Brothers and A Thousand Horses.

    About ACM Lifting Lives®
    ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Chris, Keith, Jon, Eric

    Chris Stapleton is among the latest list of performers set for Wednesday night’s (November 2nd) CMA Awards. Chris has five nominations, including Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Music Video (for “Fire Away”), Single (for “Nobody to Blame”) and Musical Event of the Year with wife Morgane Stapleton for “You Are My Sunshine.” The 50th Annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 2nd at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Keith Urban will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night (November 1st). The show airs at 11:35p ET on ABC.

    Keith Urban’s “The Fighter,” featuring Carrie Underrwood, is nominated for Song of the Year at this year’s ARIA Awards. The trophies will be handed out November 23rd in Sydney, Australia.

    Jon Pardi and his band and crew dressed up as the cast of characters from Toy Story. Guess who Jon dressed up as? Yup-Woody!

    Eric Paslay performed his song “Angels in This Town” on NBC’s Today show earlier this week.


    Video / Jon Pardi Halloween

    Video / Eric Paslay Angels in This Town on Today.


    Jon Pardi celebrated his long-awaited first No. 1 single, “Head Over Boots,” with a party at BMI in Nashville on Tuesday (October 25th). The California native co-wrote the tune with Luke Laird, who was celebrating his 22nd chart-topper.

    “We’ve been working at it for a while now, and it’s been a great path to here. It’s even more exciting and just awesome in general to come here with a second record, first No. 1, you got a fan base and finally you can say, ’Boom! We did it!’ Just kinda keep marching, but it’s definitely going to another level, which is good.”

    Jon’s co-writer, Luke Laird, said he sought Jon out to write with him. “I was such a huge fan of his first record, I actually seeked him out, tried to get my wife Beth, I’m like, ‘Can you find out a way I cann write with Jon Pardi?’ (JON: “Which is awesome.”) I was just a fan, but when Jon sits down with a guitar, just what he does naturally is already so unique. It’s like so country like you’ve heard it before, like you’ve never heard it before, and when I’m trying to work with artists, that’s what I look for,” says Luke. “I just loved that we could just write a straight-ahead country song and not worried about having to do all sorts of tricks and whatever. It was just completely authentic to who Jon is as an artist and it was just him being himself, and I was just fortunate enough to be along for the ride.”

    Jon is currently making his way up the country charts with the follow-up, “Dirt on My Boots.”

    Audio / Prior to his No. 1 party in Nashville, Jon Pardi talks about having his first chart-topper with “Head Over Boots.”


    Jon Pardi (#1 party) OC: …changed there, you know? :32
    “We’ve been working at it for a while now, and it’s been a great path to here. It’s even more exciting and just awesome in general to come here with a second record, first No. 1, you got a fan base and finally you can say, ’Boom! We did it!’ Just kinda keep marching, but it’s definitely going to another level, which is good. My life is still writing songs and playing shows every weekend, so not much has changed there, you know?”

    Audio / Jon Pardi says it’s fun to have a hit song.


    Jon Pardi (#1 party) 2 OC: …Over Boots. :22
    “It’s a good feeling to know as a songwriter that you kinda had that vision and it came true, and I think when you’re a songwriter, you really try to work at that and you can see it live. After everything is all said and done, it’s really fun. There’s a connection when people are dancing and laughing and singing, and that definitely happens with ‘Head Over Boots.’”

    Audio / Songwriter Luke Laird talks about writing “Head Over Boots” with Jon Pardi.


    Luke Laird (Head Over Boots) OC: …for the ride. 1:07
    “Jon literally came in, sat down, started playing that shuffle groove, had the title, sang the first few lines, so I was like the lucky guy in the room that day. From the first time I heard Jon – I was such a huge fan of his first record, I actually seeked him out, tried to get my wife Beth, I’m like, ‘Can you find out a way I cann write with Jon Pardi?’ (JON: “Which is awesome.”) I was just a fan, but when Jon sits down with a guitar, just what he does naturally is already so unique. It’s like so country like you’ve heard it before, like you’ve never heard it before, and when I’m trying to work with artists, that’s what I look. But as far as this song, when we were writing, I honestly just dug back into me being a fan of 90s country music, and I just  loved that we could just write a straight-ahead country song and not worried about having to do all sorts of tricks and whatever. It was just completely authentic to who Jon is as an artist and it was just him being himself, and I was just fortunate enough to be along for the ride.

  • HALLOWEEN 2016

    Halloween is Monday, and the holiday has some of your favorite country stars getting into costumes and recalling memories of Halloweens past.

    Audio / Billy Currington reminisces about his childhood Halloween memories.


    Billy Currington (Halloween) OC: …Halloween. :17
    “You know, when I was a kid, I loved the trick and the treat. I loved dressing up. I was always wanting to be Dracula. That was my favorite guy. But, of course, who doesn’t love going door-to-door and getting these buckets of candy? [laughs] So, love, love Halloween.”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s TJ and John Osborne talk about dressing up like zombies for Halloween.


    Brothers Osborne (zombie costume) OC: (John) …was so fun! :29
    TJ: “Literally, you can dress up like a zombie and drag your foot behind you all day and make weird noises, and everyone finds that completely acceptable.” [laughs] JOHN: “One year I dressed up as a ‘90s redneck zombie with a mullet wig and an Alan Jackson denim coat. I never once broke character. That’s part of the thing — you can actually not break character and get away with it. And everywhere I went, even when I ordered a drink, I ordered it like a zombie that was falling apart. [laughs] It was so fun!”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne (Halloween candy) OC: (John) …go stale. [laughs] :34


    TJ: “I would say, Snickers, Baby Ruth, Kit Kat and Reese’s too.” JOHN: “I always hated those houses that would give you bad candy, though. You’re like, ‘C’mon. Step it up.’ Spend the extra dollar on a bag, you know?” TJ: “A house when we were growing up used to give out whole candy bars. It was the best. You were like, ‘That house – that’s the honey hole of candy.’” JOHN: “I love it, and I love like at the end, like three or four days after Halloween you would see what candy was left, and it was always like those crappy cheap candies, and they would just go stale.” [laughs]

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne talks about carving pumpkins with their dad when they were growing up.


    Brothers Osborne (carving pumpkins) OC: …or something. :25
    “With our dad every year, we would go looking for pumpkins, and we would all get our own pumpkin to carve, and he would buy the biggest pumpkin that they had. It was huge. I mean, it was way too big for any one person, but he would love carving. He’s kind of an artsy guy. He was a great drawer and stuff, and he would carve the most terrifying, vicious looking, scary pumpkin you’d ever seen in your life, and it would be massive. It would be like on a 50-pound pumpkin or something.”

    Audio / Canaan Smith says his Halloweens of today have changed dramatically since he was a child.


    Canaan Smith (Halloween) OC: …cornfields. :37
    “I grew up in a Christian family. We went to a private Christian school for a while, so they didn’t allow us to celebrate Halloween like I do now. We did what was called a Hallelujah Party instead, and you still dress up and still get all the candy, but  you go to the high school gym. You play games, you just do, like cornhole and the dunking booth and all kinds of stuff and win prizes, but it was nothing ever scary. I think they had like rules about what outfits you could and couldn’t wear. But now I just love freaking myself out and going to, I love going to haunted houses and haunted cornfields.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker loves Halloween, especially because it’s his kids’ favorite holiday.


    Darius (Halloween) OC: …I’m into. :06
    “Halloween’s big for me, because the kids love it. It’s my kids’ favorite holiday, so anything they’re into, I’m into.”

    Audio / David Nail talks about his favorite part of Halloween.


    David Nail (favorite part of Halloween) OC: …it better. :14

    “My favorite thing about Halloween was just the excitement about picking out your costume and talking to your friends and fighting over if you’re going to be this or if they stole the idea from you and if you can do the idea better.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about the Halloweens of his childhood.


    Dierks Bentley (Halloween) OC: … …around home. [laughs]  :23
    “Oh, when I was a kid, I was all into fireworks. Growing up in Arizona, we couldn’t get ’em, so we’d have ’em shipped in illegally. I still remember the name of the guy we’d call. His name was Joe, and he’d bring in, ship ’em in a package with no writing on ’em. We were all about M-80s in the mailboxes and bottle rocket wars. To me, as a kid, Halloween was fireworks, was blowing up stuff around home. [laughs]”

    Audio / Easton Corbin says one of his favorite costumes as a kid was made by his grandmother.


    Easton Corbin (Halloween) OC: …pretty warm. :26

    “My grandma made a werewolf outfit for me, and I wore that one year. She got this fake hair and glued it to sweatpants and a sweatshirt. That was a hot outfit. I mean, it got pretty warm.”

    Audio / Eric Church recalls his favorite Halloween costume.


    Eric Church (Halloween) OC: …Franklin Street. 1:18
    “My favorite Halloween costume really came, I remember when I got a little older my first year of college, there’s this thing they do every year in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Halloween on Franklin Street. We drove down from Boone, North Carolina. I had a bunch of friends that went to University of North Carolina, and we didn’t have costumes and didn’t realize until we were on the way that we had to have costumes. So, we stopped at a costume place in Greensboro, North Carolina. It’s Halloween, so there’s a run on everything and couldn’t find anything. And we end up getting sent around, driving  around town. We end up finding this hole in the wall place, but they had the full costume, Sesame Street outfits. The real deal. The real ones [with] feathers and fur. We were Elmo, Cookie Monster and I was Big Bird, and the Big Bird was the actual Big Bird. It’s about 7-foot-4, and yiou looked out of the body and then you had these straps that went on since the head was a lot higher. There’s a lot of beer involved in Franklin Street, so we get down there and as the night went on, my straps broke, so the head would pivot. And so, I would be walking one way and the head would be facing the other, and it just became this funny…I didn’t know the head was on backwards. I had no idea. I see out of the body, so I’m just kinda walking around and people were talking to my ass-end. [laughs] The whole time peiople’d come up and start talking and go, ‘Hey, turn around.’ And I’d turn around, and they’d go, ‘No turn around.’ It was a mess. That year, there was no other Big Bird on Franklin Street.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about his favorite Halloween costumes as a child.


    Jon Pardi (Halloween) 1 OC: …the Superman. :15
    “Man, I went through phases of costumes – the Superman costume, then it was a ninja, then I was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle one year. I remember rockin’ the Superman.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley reveals one costume he’s always wanted to wear on Halloween.


    Lady A (Charles costume) OC: …an apple. :19
    CHARLES: “I want to be a banana. I think there’s something so funny and understated about a banana, especially when you’re 6’6” and like your little head’s popping through and you’re a banana.” DAVE: “Do they make ‘em your size?” CHARLES: “I’ve been known to sew a thing or two.” HILLARY: “That’s really random.” CHARLES: “I know. I’ve always wanted to dress up like something, just kind of funny like a banana or an apple.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood recalls one of his most embarrassing Halloween costumes.


    Lady A (Dave Haywood costume memory) OC: …50 feet. :20
    “I was a die (1/2 of a pair of dice) for Halloween. I had a big cardboard box that I had painted white and had the polka dots and stuff. And I remember I was walking up this hill to go to this hill and literally fell back down the entire hill [laughter], rolling in this giant cardboard box that I couldn’t do anything about, because I rolled down about 50-feet.” 

    Audio / Luke Bryan says you can tell a lot about your neighbors from what kind of Halloween candy they hand out.


    Luke Bryan (Halloween) OC: …your teeth. :21
    “You can find out a lot about your neighbors by what kind of candy they put out. So, well, like full bars of Snickers bars, that’s what, and Reese’s cups, [but] the old chocolate popcorn ball of stuff, that’s no good either, like Dots – you get Dots one time of year and they pull your teeth.”


    Jon Pardi has the No. 1 most-added record with 52 first-week stations playing his new single “Dirt On My Boots.” “Dirt On My Boots” follows Pardi’s recent No. 1 radio smash, “Head Over Boots,” the lead single off his No. 1-debuting album, California Sunrise. “Head Over Boots” is the No. 1 most-Shazamed country song of 2016 and with sales and its streaming equivalent topping 1 million, the tune is now Pardi’s first RIAA-certified Platinum single.

    Pardi is also the first ever country artist tapped for premiere performance series, VEVO Presents. Filmed at a roping arena in Tejas, Texas, Pardi provided a one-of-a-kind concert experience for fans and performed a five-song set including new single, “Dirt On My Boots.” Previously featured VEVO Presents artists include Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Bastille, The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding. View Pardi’s live set HERE.

    Pardi is currently crossing the country in support of California Sunrise, which has already been named one of Rolling Stone’s 25 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2016, NASH Country Daily’s 16 Best Albums of 2016 and The Tennessean’s 16 Best Nashville Albums of 2016 (all genre).  This month, Pardi heads out with Kip Moore on the Me and My Kind Tour.

    To listen to “Dirt On My Boots” and more songs that inspired California Sunrise, click HERE or use the playlist embed code found HERE. For more information, images, music and tour dates, please visit www.JonPardi.com.

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about his new single, “Dirt on My Boots.”


    Jon Pardi (Dirt on My Boots) OC: …that track. :31
    “I saw my 22 year old self getting off a tractor and going to take a shower and putting his work boots back on and going and hanging out with a girl and having a good time dancing or something. And I really connected to the lyrics of it. It’s very country lyrics. It has tractors. It has cutting a rug. My favorite [line] — ‘I can get cleaned up, but I can only get so fancy,’ and I loved it. It was a great written country lyric, and I really think we made it more of a traditional feel with a modern flare to it, and I was really proud of that track.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Dirt on My Boots)

  • NEWS AND NOTES: The Band Perry, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley

    The Band Perry will perform their single, “Comeback Kid,” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (October 10th).

    The Band Perry are set to perform at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship November 20th. Before the race begins at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, the trio will perform a live show. The championship race will be broadcast on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 2:30pm ET.

    Chris Stapleton’s Traveller album has been certified double-platinum for two-million albums by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

    Luke Bryan’s “Strip It Down” and “Kick the Dust Up” and Jon Pardi’s “Head Over Boots” have been certified platinum by the RIAA. Dierks Bentley’s “Different for Girls” featuring Elle King goes gold.



    Dierks Bentley has announced his 2017 What the Hell Tour, and he’s taking along his buddies Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell.

    Dierks will take the first leg to 23 cities through April in both the U.S. and Canada, making a notable stop its first weekend with a career-first for him – headlining Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena January 21st.

    Pre-sale tickets for select dates including Nashville go on sale tomorrow (10/4), with the first public on-sales scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 7 at www.dierks.com and www.livenation.com.

    “Coming off the electricity and emotion of two nights at Red Rocks last week, it felt right to just go ahead and announce plans for next year and keep this thing rolling,” said Dierks. “There’s a song on my album called ‘What The Hell Did I Say’ and it seemed like an appropriate title for a tour with Cole and Pardi. I have a feeling I’ll be asking myself that question the morning after many of our shows and late night hangs because you really don’t know what will happen when the three of us get together. There has been a lot of drunk calls and texts between all of us over the last year trying to make this tour happen, and I’m excited we were able to pull it off.”

    The What the Hell Tour is set to kick off in Dayton, Ohio January 19th.

    Dierks, who recently hit No. 1 with “Different For Girls,” has four CMA nominations, including Male Vocalist, Album of the Year for Black, Musical Event for “Different for Girls” with Elle King and Music Video of the Year for “Somewhere on a Beach.”

    The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 2nd at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.

    In the meantime, Dierks has extended his Somewhere on a Beach Tour 2016 with dates through October 29th with opening acts Randy Houser and Drake White. Cam finished up her run with Dierks a couple of weeks ago.


    Dayton, OH

    Louisville, KY

    Nashville, TN

    Hamilton, ON

    Oshawa, ON

    Ottawa, ON

    London, ON

    Winnipeg, MB

    Saskatoon, SK

    Calgary, AB

    Dawson Creek, BC

    Edmonton, AB

    Penticton, BC

    Vancouver, BC

    Cedar Rapids, IA

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Columbus, GA

    Tupelo, MS

    Knoxville, TN

    Billings, MT

    Rapid City, SD

    Fresno, CA

    Reno, NV
    *Support may vary, check local listings

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says a tour coming to an end is similar to graduating high school and leaving your group of friends.


    Dierks Bentley (wrapping up 2016 tour) OC: …summer vacation. :31
    “It’s always sad. It kinda feels like high school coming to an end when you’ve got a great group of people like I have. It starts within my own camp. The guys in my band and my crew, everyone really goes out there wanting the summer to feel great, not just for the audience, but also for us. It’s our summer on the road…it’s our summer too, so we wanna have a lot of fun. We work really hard to create a fun atmosphere backstage for us and all of our crew. And then obviously, the guys that tour with us – having Randy [Houser] out there and Cam and Tucker [Beathard] – want to really make it feel like summer break, summer vacation.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about wrapping his 2016 tour and how he’ll miss his opening acts Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard.


    Dierks Bentley (wrapping up 2016 tour) 2 OC: …like crazy. :51
    “I think when I first stepped on the road this summer I realized it’s like, gosh, this is like summer camp for us. It’s so fun getting to see the same people day in and day out and having stories to talk about the next morning from the night before of the crazy stuff that happened on stage or if there’s a little party that went on after the show. It’s just been so fun. And for me to have the songs stacking up the way they have been and the hits piling up, and to have new material to go out there and sing every summer and some summers have multiple songs come out while we’re on the road, makes it exciting, keeps it fresh for us; it feels like we’re really building something great. It’ll be sad when it’s over. We’re rockin’ so hard, it’ll probably come to an end when it needs to, ‘cause it’s gotta recoup a little bit to get ready for 2017. But, we’ll miss Randy and miss Cam and Tucker like crazy.”

    Video / Dierks Bentley Tour announcement


    Jon Pardi‘s new single, “Dirt on My Boots,” is featured in the trailer for part two of season one of the Netflix show, The Ranch, starring Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Debra Winger and Danny Masterson. The show, which initially premiered in April, takes place on the Iron River Ranch in Colorado, is about a former semi-pro football player (Kutcher) who returns home to help run the family business with his brother (Masterson) and father (Elliott). The new episodes will be released October 7th.

    COOL NOTE: Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) and Lukas Nelson (son of Willie Nelson) sing the theme song to the show — “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.” Waylon and Willie recorded the song for their 1978 duet album, and it went to No. 1 on the country charts.

    Jon is headed out on the road with Kip Moore on the Me and My Kind Tour kicking off Friday (September 30th) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    Video / The Ranch Netflix show preview with "Dirt on My Boots"