• FATHER’S DAY 2019

    Father’s Day is Sunday (June 16th), and we have audio with many of your favorite country stars! Download the soundbites below.

    Audio / Alan Jackson allows his three daughters to live and learn.

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    AJ (parenting style) OC: …what they did.  :19
    “We try to be just not pushy hands-on parents. We let them live and be their own way. I’m not stern with them. You know, I’m funny and light, and try to give them guidance and let them live and learn their own ways. And that’s something, I think, my parents did. It was accidental, but that’s what they did.”

    Audio / Brandon Lay is celebrating his first Father’s Day as a Dad to his nine-month-old son, Ryder.

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    Brandon Lay (1st Father’s Day) OC: …the experience. :24
    “Hey y’all, this is Brandon Lay, and this year is gonna be my first Father’s Day as a Father, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. It’s something that I’ve dreamed about for a long time, and definitely having little Ryder these past nine months have changed everything. So, I have a whole new appreciation for families out there. I don’t know how everyone does it, but thankful for him and super thankful for the experience.”

    Audio / Caylee Hammack says her father is a good man.

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    Caylee Hammack (Dad) OC: …forget that. 1:19
    “My dad has this really unnerving ability to be able to build anything at all just by thinking of it. He can look at something and build it in his mind and build it by hand, and it always works. I’ve always respected him for that. He’s a very hard worker.  He’s worked every day of his life. He’s also kind, even when he doesn’t have to be. He’s the type of guy who always gives money at the light to whoever it is on the street. One of my favorite moments with my dad was when we were driving to Macon, Georgia. I was playing a show that night, and we were driving up and we saw this dog and I could tell she was a mama dog. I could tell she had babies somewhere that she was trying to nurse, and she was so skinny. And I’m a bleeding heart. I get it from my Mama, and I just start crying, and I’m like, ‘That poor dog. She’s starving trying to feed her babies.’ I thought, ‘Poor dog.” And my dad doesn’t say anything, goes up two more blocks and pulls into the McDonalds. And he goes through and he asks me if I wanted anything, and I say no. I just think he’s hungry. He goes and he buys three or four burgers, and then he goes back to that block and he drives around until we find that dog to feed it to ‘em. I just remember looking at him, being like this is what a man is; this is what a good man does, and I’ll never forget that.”

    Audio / CLARE DUNN RECALLS ONE HER FATHER’S FAVORITE GIFTS HE RECEIVED FOR FATHER’S DAY.

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    Clare Dunn (Father’s Day gift) OC: …one year. :35
    “[My Dad] loves the weather, so we gave him a weather machine one year, and that was…well, he’s a farmer so he has to watch the weather all the time. And we gave him this weather gadget-gizmo that sits on top of the horse barn and gives him his own read-out of the weather. ‘What’s the temp? What’s the pressure? What’s the humidity?’ Well, there is no humidity in Colorado, or Southeast, but I think that was probably the biggest gift. My mom, I think, she gets all the credit for that, but I think we all collectively did that for Father’s Day one year.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker says his kids would say he was a fun dad, unless they did something wrong.

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    Darius Rucker (Father’s Day) OC: …loving dad. :41
    “I think if you asked my kids what kind of Dad I was they would probably say…Dani would say that I was a fun Dad. My little daughter would say that I was a fun dad; she thinks I’m a lot of fun. I think if you caught them at the right moment they would say I was mean [laughs] because when I’m home I’m not afraid to discipline them. I’m all fun until it’s not fun anymore and then daddy’s not the fun guy. I think that they’d say that I was a fun Dad, I’m a loving Dad and I think they would say that. I’m gone so much that when I’m home, I just shower love upon my kids. I say ‘I love you’ probably fifty times a day. We hug, we kiss all the time. I’m always wanting them to know how much I love them. So I’d hope they’d say that I was a loving dad.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker says his mother made him a good father to his three children.

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    Darius Rucker (mother’s qualities makes him a great father) OC: …my mom. :45
    “She had a lot great qualities, but she was always, family was first for her. She was always a rock and making sure she took care of us and making sure we had things we needed to have to survive – food and clothes and a home – and seeing that and seeing how hard she worked and all the things she did just really made me the father that I am today. I mean, I’m so crazy and hands-on with my kids. I think it all comes from watching my mom have to struggle so much to support us. And so now, I don’t want me or my wife to ever have to struggle, and I don’t want my kids to ever want or wonder where I am or where there mom is. I want them to always know where we are and always be taken care of, and that all comes from my mom.”

     

    Audio / Dierks Bentley enjoys being both dad – to daughters Evie and Jordan and son Knox – and country music performer.

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    Dierks Bentley (dad & performer) OC: …to do both. :28
    “When I get home, it’s a totally different reality that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. Just hanging with my girls and doing the things we do and seeing life through their eyes, it’s incredible. It takes a man to do it. It’s not a boys’ game. It takes a man to do it. I love the juxtaposition to be able to be that man and to also go on the road and act like I’m 13 years old and play video games all afternoon waiting for the fans to show up. So, it’s really a blessing to be able to do both.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley, the father of three, is very grateful to his own dad for turning him on to country music as a kid.

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    Dierks (Father’s Day) OC: …that’s for sure. :10
    “My dad was my biggest influence in country music because my dad loved country radio. So, we always drove around listening to country radio and George Strait, Hank Williams and Randy Travis and all these guys, so. Without him, I wouldn’t be doing this, that’s for sure.”

    Audio / Eric Church describes his father and the qualities he admires in him.

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    Eric Church (Father’s Day) OC: …always admired. :29
    “My dad is a, I’m trying to find the right words to describe him. My dad is a great guy, honest guy, very call it like he sees it, which is where I get a lot of that. No BS. I’m gonna tell you how I feel whether you like it or not. I’m that guy, I’m me…My dad’s that way, so I get a lot of that from him. There’s also an honesty and an integrity that my dad carries himself with that I’ve always admired. I think the both of them combined, and they’ve been married for I think 40 years, to be together that long in this day and time is a feat in itself.”

    Audio / Jon Langston looks up to his father and hopes to become just like him.

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    Jon Langston (Father’s Day) OC: …just fine. :16
    “My Dad has been my hero all my life. He’s the man I want to be one day when I grow up. I’m thankful for all he’s done for me and the sacrifices he’s made for our family. If I’m half the man he is one day, I’ll be just fine.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE QUALITIES OF HIS DAD.

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    Jordan Davis (Father’s Day) OC: …my music. :45
    “The thing I love most about my Dad is just his overall love of life. He’s a guy that’s worked hard and is now at a point where he can enjoy it, and he’s living every day to the fullest. That’s something that I’m very thankful that I’ve seen my Dad do and something to learn from. So, that’s probably my favorite quality about the old man, and just the hard work too. My dad ran a furniture business in Shreveport for a long time with his Dad. It was great to grow up and see a guy work hard and helped his Dad build a business from the ground up to a very successful business, and that’s something that I even try to carry over into my music.”

    Audio / PROUD DAD OF FOUR (HAMPTON, COLBY, MARION, HAWKE), JOSH TURNER TALKS ABOUT HOW HIS THREE OLDEST SONS ARE LEARNING THE FAMILY TRADE.

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    Josh Turner (Father’s Day) OC: …one of ‘em.  1:05
    “As far as talent and potential, my oldest three, especially, they could do anything they wanted to do if they put their mind to it and their heart was there. My oldest [Hampton] is incredible at playing mandolin. Colby, we kind of noticed him turn the corner lately with the fiddle, and Marion is actually playing a ukulele that’s tuned like the top four strings on a guitar, so in essence, he’s learning how to play guitar. They’ve just kind of started incorporating some singing into some playing, so they’re starting the whole singing and playing at the same time kind of thing, and not only that, they’re even learning to play songs together on their individual instruments. So, it’s amazing to see how much they can learn in such a short amount of time. It makes me realize how much I missed out on when I was that age, ‘cause I did take some music lessons growing up and everything, but I think they feed off of each other honestly. I think that’s why they’re getting so good is because they’re all doing it, not just one of ‘em.”

     

    Audio / Keith Urban – father to daughters Sunday and Faith -- says there are a number of things that are at the top of the list of being a dad.

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    Keith Urban (Father’s Day) OC: …experience that. :36
    “The first thing is probably just having someone call you dad. I’m like, ‘Omigosh! I’m her dad! That’s amazing.’ That’s probably the first thing to me. I don’t know, I mean, the different personalities that our two daughters have, that’s amazing. It’s such a long list I think. I always say…I think for the people that haven’t had kids – which I hadn’t for a long, long time. I didn’t have kids ‘til later on, and being around it is not the same as having them, you know? I realize that it’s not something that can be explained until you actually sort of have it, so I’m glad I got to experience that.”

    Audio / Kip Moore talks about his late father’s influence on his music career, and how he’d play classics on their fishing trips.

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    Kip Moore (Father’s Day-dad’s influence) OC: …of us singin’ ‘em. :29
    “He would just play all those classic records – Little River Band, Jackson Brown, Springsteen, Seeger, Willie Nelson, the Red-Headed Stranger, Kristofferson, Sam Cook – like classic music. He’d be singing the songs and telling us why it was such good music. And I looked up to him so much, that’s the music I gravitated towards and that’s what I continue to listen to. Whenever I think about those old fishing trips, that’s what I think about is on the way down there, him singing those songs and all of us singin’ ‘em.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about learning and teaching life lessons.

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    Luke Bryan (Father’s Day-life lessons) OC: …live by that. :46
    “Well, my dad was, I always just go back to the life lessons that always started either in a fishing boat or hunting somewhere, and that’s why I’ve always kind of been a champion of those types of behaviors certainly with your boys and your children because you get to spend time and hand down values. My dad was always big on just hard work and being good to people and a handshake is the contract. A handshake is your bond, your word. His famous saying always was, ‘Do something right the first time and you won’t have to go back and do it over again.’ I won’t say I batted a thousand perfectly on that, but I’ve kind of tried to live by that.”

    Audio / MADDIE MARLOW TALKS ABOUT HER FATHER’S FAVORITE GIFT SHE’S EVER GIVEN HIM FOR FATHER’S DAY.

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    Maddie & Tae (Father’s Day) OC: …for Father’s Day. :26
    “So, for Father’s Day, I made my Dad – I think it was right before I moved to Nashville – I made my Dad this little photo book where it had like his quotes that have stuck with me my whole life and then some pictures, and it was really funky. It looks horrible. It’s not put together, but that’s one of his favorite gifts that he’s ever gotten, and I cherish that ugly photo book thing that I made for him for Father’s Day.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt says his father taught him a lot about being a man and knowing the right thing.

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    Sam Hunt (Father’s Day) OC: …he’s great. :27
    “I’m obviously biased about my parents, but I’ve been around a lot of great men of integrity, but he is by far the best man that I know. He’s just taught me so much about being a man, doing the right thing, knowing the difference between right and wrong. And even though I don’t always follow his lead, I definitely know better because of him, and that means a whole lot to me. I was just really fortunate to have him as a dad, and he’s great.”

    Audio / Travis Denning says his father is his best friend.

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    Travis Denning (Father’s Day) OC: …for sure. :43
    “My dad – I call him ‘Diamond Dave’ and a lot of other people do too. Honestly, I don’t know if I drink more with anybody else more than my Dad. I think a super cool thing now is getting older and knowing that I’m starting to get more and more sustained as a human that it’s like my parents get to be friends now with me and my sister, which is such a cool thing. And so, yeah, me and my Dad – we love music and we love heavy metal and we love all that. We get to go to concerts and football games and drink beer and just enjoy that cool part of a father and a son and a mother and a son where now we get to be friends and it’s really cool. My Dad is my best friend, for sure.”

    Audio / Vince Gill says "kindness" is the one quality he hopes he's taught his children. He also says when his grandchildren come over, he shuts out the rest of the world to focus on them.

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    Vince Gill (Father’s Day) OC: …feels like. :40
    “Kindness-hopefully make them kind, and it’s what we got. We’ve got five great kids and a couple of grandkids. Those grandkids are the complete light of my life. They just show up, and the rest of the world can kiss my you-know-what. (laughs) I say, ‘We’re gonna go swing in the backyard. We’re gonna wrestle on the bed. We’re gonna eat those goldfish,’ and nothing else kind of seems to matter. And I think what I love seeing more than anything is for my kid to finally understand what it means to love. And it’s awesome to see my kid finally get it, what that unconditional love really looks like and feels like.”

  • FATHER’S DAY LINERS 2019

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey Everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Father's Day)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Brandon Lay, wishing all you Fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Father's Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. For all you Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Gary Allan, and I want to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Father's Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Father’s Day)

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    “Jon Pardi here. Happy Father’s Day to all you father’s out there.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Father's Day) beer

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    “Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, wishing all the fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you,  Senior.  Insert beer can opening sample (sound effect). (laughs)

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you all a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Josh Turner, and I just want to wish all you father’s out there a Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everyone! It’s Keith Urban, wishing all you Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Lauren Alaina. Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Father’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Little Big Town, wishing all you father’s a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Father's Day)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing all the Fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you, Dad.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Maddie and I’m Tae, wishing all you fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Sam Hunt. To all you Fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Father’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy Father’s Day.”

  • LUKE BRYAN KICKS THE DUST UP ON OPENING WEEKEND OF HIS SUNSET REPEAT TOUR.

    Luke Bryan, a four-time Entertainer of the Year and touted as one of the most energetic and charismatic performers in country music today who has played for millions of fans on tour in the last few years including headlining 34 stadiums concerts, celebrated the opening weekend of his “Sunset Repeat Tour” with 50,000 fans. The tour, which is being hailed as one of the best summer tours of the season, launched in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday night and also features a few of Luke’s buddies -rising superstar Cole Swindell, EMI/32 Bridge Entertainment recording artist Jon Langston and DJ Rock.

    This week before heading back out on the “Sunset Repeat Tour” for three additional shows, Luke will perform his new smash single “Knockin’ Boots” on the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday (June 5th) and will also close out the 2019 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium when he returns to Nashville on Sunday, June 9th.

     

    “Sunset Repeat Tour” 2019

    6/6/19             Hershey, PA                Hersheypark Stadium

    6/7/19             Burgettstown, PA         KeyBank Pavilion

    6/8/19             Cincinnati, OH             Riverbend Music Center

    6/13/19            Phoenix, AZ                Ak-Chin Pavilion

    6/14/19            Albuquerque, NM        Isleta Amphitheater

    6/21/19            Foxborough, MA         Gillette Stadium ****

    7/11/19            Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Arts Center

    7/12/19            Canandaigua, NY        CMAC

    7/13/19            Wantagh, NY               Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

    7/14/19            Wantagh, NY               Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater **

    7/19/19            Orange Beach, AL       The Wharf Amphitheater

    7/20/19            Orange Beach, AL       The Wharf Amphitheater

    7/21/19            Brandon, MS               Brandon Amphitheater

    7/25/19            Birmingham, AL          Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

    7/26/19            Atlanta, GA                 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

    8/1/19             Jacksonville, FL           Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

    8/2/19             Tampa, FL                   MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

    8/3/19             West Palm Beach, FL   Coral Sky Amphitheatre

    8/8/19             Bangor, ME                 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

    8/10/19            Moncton, NB               Magnetic Hill ***

    8/17/19            St. Louis, MO              Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

    8/18/19            Indianapolis, IN           Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

    8/22/19            Fresno, CA                  Save Mart Center

    8/23/19            Sacramento, CA           Toyota Amphitheatre

    8/24/19            Mountain View, CA     Shoreline Amphitheatre

    8/25/19            Lake Tahoe, NV          Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys*

    9/5/19              Toronto, ON                Budweiser Stage*

    9/7/19              Holmdel, NJ                PNC Bank Arts Center

    9/8/19             Virginia Beach, VA     Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

    9/12/19            Bethel, NY                   Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

    9/14/19            Cleveland, OH             Blossom Music Center

    10/10/19           Memphis                   Fed Ex Forum

    10/12/19           Raleigh, NC              Coastal Credit Union Music Park

    10/25/19           Detroit, MI                Ford Field

    *Cole does not appear

    ** Dylan Scott (no Cole)

    ***Kelsea Ballerini (no Cole)

    ****Brett Young will also appear with Cole and Jon Langston

     

    Click HERE for Luke’s “Sunset Repeat Tour” playlist.

  • CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

    It’s that time of the year again! The 2019 CMA Music Festival is kicking off this week in Nashville, and the stars are coming out to perform and hangout with their fans. You can find out where your favorite artists are playing, if go to cmafest.com here.

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s TJ Osborne says they used to dream about playing CMA Music Fest and Nissan Stadium.

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    Brothers Osborne (CMA Music Fest-Nissan Stadium) OC: …their shoes. :40
    TJ: “When we first came to Nashville, we had dreams of playing, like ‘Oh my God, are we ever gonna play there?’ And it never even crosses your mind – you’re not playing the stadium. It’s just not happening. And now to circle around and to be playing here, it’s wild. The feeling of it is not lost on us, even the slightest. It’s hard to really, honestly put it into words. It’s literally every kid’s dream, even if you don’t become a musician, you still dream about being on that stage. And we used to come, when we would come, it was Fan Fair, and we would see artists performing on these stages and be like, ‘Gah, we’d just give anything to be in their shoes.”

    Audio / CHRIS STAPLETON SAYS IT’S “REMARKABLE” PEOPLE COME TO NASHVILLE FOR A WEEK TO CELEBRATE COUNTRY MUSIC.

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    Chris Stapleton (CMA Music Fest) OC: …It’s great. :20
    “It’s a weird thing, you know, like I can’t think of any other word, other than that I live down the street, so just gonna drive down to the football stadium and play for 25 minutes, you know. Yeah, it’s a remarkable thing to get to be a part of a mass of people who wanna listen to music. It’s great.”



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  • LUKE BRYAN CELEBRATES THE AMERICAN FARMER WITH HIS 11TH ANNUAL FARM TOUR.

     

    As four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan preps final details for his “Sunset Repeat Tour” that launches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the BB&T Pavilion this Friday (May 31st), today he is announcing more touring plans for this fall. His eleventh consecutive FARM TOUR is set to play in the harvest fields of six never-before played farms from September 26th to October 5th where Luke will set up stages in the fields of local farmers across those states.

    “The idea behind this tour is to bring full production concerts to small towns that would not see larger scale shows,” shared Luke. “Growing up in rural Georgia we had to drive to larger cities to see concerts. It is so exciting to watch each of these shows being built like a small city in itself in the empty pasture land of these farms. We can feel the pride from the people in these towns as well as the farmers and it takes everyone coming together to pull them off!!”

    Tickets for “Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2019” are on sale June 6 at 10AM local time at www.lukebryan.com/FarmTour. Presale tickets for Luke’s Fan Club (the Nut House) and fan App are also available beginning June 3 athttps://www.lukebryan.com/all-access-pass

    Bayer is proud to continue their #HeresToTheFarmer campaign. For every hashtag share, Bayer will donate a meal to a hungry American through Feeding America®.  Over the past few years, close to 3 million meals have been donated and over $180,000 went to area food banks and local farmers in each of the tour cities. Visit Bayer.us/en/HeresToTheFarmer to learn more.

    “Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2019”

    9/26      Marshall, WI                  Statz Bros. Farm

    9/27      Richland, MI                  Stafford Farms

    9/28      Pleasantville, OH           Miller Family Farms

    10/3      Louisburg, KS               MC Farms

    10/4      Douglass, KS                Flying B Ranch

    10/5      Norman, OK                 Adkins Farm

     

    The tour is sponsored by Bayer, Sweet Leaf Tea, TRACKER OFF ROAD, Citi and Monster Energy.

    Citi is the official presale credit card of FARM TOUR. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning June 3 at 10AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program­­­­­­­­. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

    More 100,000 fans have attended the tour each year since its inception in 2009. Luke will continue giving back to the farmers by awarding college scholarships to students from farming families who are attending the local college or university near the tour stops. To date, more than 60 scholarships have been granted.

    Luke has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer Harvest Time VIP Experiences throughout the 2019 FARM TOUR. VIP Experiences include a ticket, VIP viewing area access, private restrooms, and merchandise gifts. To view the FARM TOUR VIP Experience details, please visit https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/luke-bryan-farm-tour.

    To listen to Luke’s Farm Tour playlist go http://strm.to/FarmTour2019

    Luke is currently making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “Knockin’ Boots.”

    Audio / LUKE BRYAN SAYS HE LOVES GIVING SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FARMING AND AGRICULTURE.

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    Luke Bryan (education on farming) OC: …roots. :34
    “Anytime we can take a step to help facilitate dreams and agriculture and be smarter in how the food’s being made and being safer and stuff like that, the awareness of that can never be undermined….If I can educate some people on it and that can be my platform, I think I’ll always, the farmers out there and the people in that world will appreciate and they’ll know I’ve kinda stayed true to my roots.”

  • LUKE BRYAN KICKS OFF HIS NEW SUNSET REPEAT TOUR WITH PALS COLE SWINDELL AND JON LANGSTON.

    Luke Bryan kicks off his “Sunset Repeat Tour” Friday (May 31st) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia at the BB&T Pavilion. “Sunset Repeat Tour” special guests are multi-platinum singer/songwriter Cole Swindell and EMI/32 Bridge Entertainment recording artist Jon LangstonDJ Rock will also appear on all dates.

    Luke is thrilled to have his buddy Cole out on the road with him. ” Cole certainly can go headline his own stuff and navigate his own world and all that, but the first thing I felt like if I was gonna have another summer and another opportunity to have Cole, this was kind of my last chance at it,” he says. “So, yeah, when he agreed to sign on, I was super excited and I’m truly just excited for the hang.”

    Luke signed Langston to his own 32 Bridge Entertainment record label (under Universal Music Group), and he cannot wait for his fans to check him out on tour.  “My ties to (Jon) Langston and having him sign to my record label with Universal, I mean, it makes sense,” he says. “I love the opportunity to get him out there with us and when he’s got questions, answer the questions, and we can kinda look after him and make sure he learns the things he needs to learn and forget some of my bad habits or something. That’s the thing – it felt like the right thing. It feels like the right time, and I’m excited for certainly my fans to get to know Jon better.”

    In each of the last several years, Luke’s headline tours have performed for 1.5 million fans or more. In 2018, Luke played the most stadium dates in one year and has played 34 career stadium concerts to date.

    Citi is the official presale credit card of the “Sunset Repeat Tour.” As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

    Click HERE for Luke’s “Sunset Repeat Tour” playlist.

    “Sunset Repeat Tour” Dates:

    DATE CITY VENUE
    5/31/2019 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
    6/1/2019 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
    6/2/2019 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
    6/6/2019 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
    6/7/2019 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
    6/8/2019 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
    6/13/2019 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
    6/14/2019 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
    7/11/2019 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
    7/13/2019 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
    7/19/2019 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater
    7/20/2019 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater
    7/21/2019 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater
    7/25/2019 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
    7/26/2019 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
    8/17/2019 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    8/18/2019 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
    8/22/2019 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
    8/23/2019 Sacramento, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
    8/24/2019 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
    9/5/19 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage *
    9/7/19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
    9/8/19 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
    9/12/19 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
    9/14/19 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
    10/12/19 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park

    *Cole Swindell does not appear

    Audio / Luke Bryan said he felt like this was the last chance to have his buddy Cole Swindell tour with him.

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    Luke Bryan (Sunset Repeat Tour – Cole) OC: …for the hang. :42
    “It’s funny because every year it seems like when you’re a headliner the opening acts get gobbled up year after year and I didn’t want any of that to happen. I wanted to be like right off the bat see if Cole wanted to do it. Cole certainly can go headline his own stuff and navigate his own world and all that, but the first thing I felt like if I was gonna have another summer and another opportunity to have Cole, this was kind of my last chance at it. So, yeah, when he agreed to sign on, I was super excited and I’m truly just excited for the hang.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about taking newcomer Jon Langston on the road with him, especially since he's signed to Luke's label through Universal Music Group.

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    Luke Bryan (Sunset Repeat Tour – Jon) OC: …Jon better. :36
    “My ties to (Jon) Langston and having him sign to my record label with Universal, I mean, it makes sense. I love the opportunity to get him out there with us and when he’s got questions, answer the questions, and we can kinda look after him and make sure he learns the things he needs to learn and forget some of my bad habits or something. That’s the thing – it felt like the right thing. It feels like the right time, and I’m excited for certainly my fans to get to know Jon better.”

     

  • MEMORIAL DAY LINERS 2019

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Memorial Day)

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    “Hi! I’m Adam Hambrick. Take time to remember our fallen heroes this Memorial Day Weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey guys, I’m Billy Currington. I just wanted to say thank you to all our servicemen and women and their daily service to our country.”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Brandon Lay taking time to remember all of our fallen heroes on this Memorial Day weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Memorial Day) 2

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    “Hey! What’s up guys? We’re Brothers Osborne. We just wanted to send our thanks to all you service men and women and the ones who’ve gone before you for sacrificing time with your families, sacrificing your own needs and even sacrificing your lives so we can be free to do what we want to do. It means more than you’ll ever know.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Memorial Day)

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    “Hi Everyone! This is Carrie Underwood, please take time to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice during this Memorial Day Weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Dierks Bentley. I just want to say thank you to the men and women in uniform on this day and every day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Memorial Day)

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    “Hi! I’m Jon Langston. Take time to remember our fallen heroes during this Memorial Day weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Memorial Day Weekend)

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    “Hey! It’s Jon Pardi. Please take the time to remember our fallen heroes this Memorial Day Weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey-I’m Jordan Davis, taking time to remember all of our fallen heroes on this Memorial Day weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (thanks to military)

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    “Hey! This is Josh Turner. I just wanted to say thank you to all of our servicemen and women for what you do around the world.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Memorial Day)

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    “Hi everyone, this is Keith Urban. Now please take time to remember all those who sacrificed their lives during this Memorial Day Weekend.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Memorial Day)

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    “Hi! This is Little Big Town, take time to remember our fallen heroes during this Memorial Day Weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Memorial Day-fallen heroes)

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    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan. Please take time to remember our fallen heroes this Memorial Day.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey everybody—I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae, and we’re Maddie and Tae. Take time to remember our fallen heroes during this Memorial Day weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Memorial Day)

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    “Hey y’all—it’s Travis Denning. Take time to remember our fallen heroes during this Memorial Day weekend.”

  • LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES CRASH MY PLAYA 2020.

    After FIVE consecutive sold-out years, platinum selling superstar and American Idol judge Luke Bryan, along with CID Presents, announces the CRASH MY PLAYA 2020 destination event taking place January 22-25, 2020 in the Riviera Cancun region of Mexico. The Caribbean beach vacation will be the biggest event yet and will feature Luke headlining two nights during the all-inclusive concert vacation. Jason Aldean will be making his debut Crash My Playa appearance headlining one of the four nightly concerts. An additional headliner and all special guests will be announced soon.
    “I’m so appreciative that the fans have shown up and supported this destination concert weekend,” shared Luke. “To have one of my best friends Jason join us this year means it’s about to be epic!”
    “We are so excited to introduce you to our new home, the Moon Palace,” said CID CEO, Dan Berkowitz. “We are so grateful to the Crash My Playa community for the five years of magic we’ve created together, and with our new home comes new opportunities to take it to the next level for year six. We will see you on the beach at the Moon Palace!”
    CRASH MY PLAYA 2020 public on sale is Wednesday, May 22nd at 1pm ET at  www.crashmyplaya.com. Previous Crash My Playa guests and Citi® cardmembers, the official presale credit card for Crash My Playa, will have access to purchase all-inclusive packages during the Citi presale Monday, May 20th at 1PM ET until Wednesday, May 22nd at Noon ET through Citi’s Private Pass Program at  www.citientertainment.com. Members of Luke’s fan club and Luke’s fan app will have access to pre-sale packages on Tuesday, May 21 at 1PM ET via a personalized code at www.crashmyplaya.com.
    CRASH MY PLAYA 2020 will be hosted at a new location, The Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort in Riviera Cancun, Mexico. From sun-up to sun-down, the resort sizzles with energy and is ranked amongst the best on TripAdvisor. This oceanfront sanctuary offers a vibrant spectrum of magnificent rooms, all-inclusive food and drink, 24-hour concierge service, relaxing pools, on-site restaurants, and bars, as well as plenty of activities on both land and sea, including offsite adventures to Isla Mujeres, Chichen Itza, and Rio Secreto. Packages will be available at both The Moon Palace as well as the more luxurious section of the resort – The Grand at The Moon Palace – for those looking for five-star accommodations.  This spectacular property allows all “Playa Crashers” to stay at one resort for the first time promising for an even more curated experience throughout the weekend which every attendee can participate in, including the legendary pool parties.
    For more information about CRASH MY PLAYA 2020 and how to book all-inclusive packages as well as payment plan details, please visit: www.crashmyplaya.com.

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about his friend Jason Aldean joining him for the sixth installment of Crash My Playa.

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    Luke Bryan (Crash My Playa 6) OC: …be a part of it. :52
    “Crash My Playa is the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done in my career. To get to go mid to late January down in Mexico, get a good suntan on and go sing your music and just have a big onstage party. The past couple of years, I have called my buddy Jason Aldean, and he, I think he’s been having children. He’s been doing stuff like that, and finally he’s got a window where he’s gonna make it this year, and I’m excited to hang with him down at the beach. The beauty of having Jason is the night he’s on stage, I can crash the stage and vice versa. He and I can play some old songs he and I used to play when we were on tour together there. So, it’ll be real, real organic and authentic up there, and it’s just gonna be fun hanging with Jason in Mexico, and I’m so glad he signed on to be a part of it.”

  • LUKE BRYAN, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND JON PARDI WILL ALL PERFORM ON THE ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ FINALE THIS SUNDAY.

    Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Jon Pardi will all perform on Sunday night’s season finale of American Idol. Luke is set to perform “Knockin’ Boots,” his latest single, and he’ll perform with AI contestant Laci Kaye Booth.

    Carrie returns to the show, which made her a winner in Season four, and she’ll sing her latest song, “Southbound,” while Jon Pardi teams up with finalist Laine Hardy to perform his latest hit, “Night Shift,” as well as his previous chart-topper “Dirt on My Boots.”

    Fellow A.I. judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry will also perform, as well as Adam Lambert, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kool & the Gang, Montell Jordan and rock band Weezer.

    The American Idol finale will air Sunday (May 19th) at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about going through year two of his role as a judge on ABC's "American Idol."

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    Luke Bryan (American Idol 2 finale) OC: …potential of year three. 1:00
    “I think as we got into the first year and America really started watching what we were doing and then now, just the talent level this year has been amazing. I mean, our Top 10 was really, really something special to watch. Every person that’s went home in the Top 10 has been a dagger to the heart. I think we’ve really set forth what our show is about now. It’s about uplifting this talent, bringing ‘em, encouraging them, and just making sure that when they walk in the doors of Idol, we’re gonna give ‘em great feedback and we’re gonna look after ‘em and treat ‘em as good as we can. Tat’s the main thing. Me, Lionel and Katy, we have to enjoy our role, we have to enjoy interacting together, and it’s so fun being up there with them in the trenches and stressing with them about who’s going through to the next round and stuff like that. So, I’m loving the show and looking forward to the potential of year three

     

  • LUKE BRYAN TO PERFORM ON AMERICAN IDOL FINALE ON SUNDAY.

     

    Country music superstar and American Idol judge Luke Bryan is set to perform on the season 2 finale of ABC’s American Idol this Sunday, May 19th.  He’ll sing with Idol contestant Laci Kaye Booth and Luke will also perform his new single “Knockin’ Boots.”

    On March 29 Luke livestreamed an acoustic performance of the “Knockin’ Boots” from his home on his Facebook page. The video was one of the most-viewed clips by a musician in its first seven days of release, racking up 1.7 million views (currently 2.8 million) landing it at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos chart.
    “Knockin’ Boots” was written by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite and is available at all digital retailers HERE. The song follows Luke’s recent 22nd career #1 single “What Makes You Country,” the fourth consecutive #1 song from his What Makes You Country album.
    After the American Idol finale Luke will launch his “Sunset Repeat Tour” on May 31st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the BB&T Pavilion. The tour, which will also feature Cole Swindell and Jon Langston, will run through October and it was recently announced the schedule will include two stadiums dates- Gillette Stadium on June 21st and wrapping up the tour in Detroit at Ford Field on October 25th.