• LUKE BRYAN WILL WRAP HIS “SUNSET REPEAT TOUR” AT FORD FIELD IN DETROIT FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

    Luke Bryan, who has played for millions of fans on tour in the last few years including 34 stadiums dates, announced today he will wrap his “Sunset Repeat Tour” for the fourth consecutive year at the home of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. The tour boasts three previous sold-out concerts at the football stadium and this year’s show will include rising superstar Cole Swindell, EMI/32 Bridge Entertainment recording artist Jon Langston and DJ Rock. Tickets for the October 25th show will go on sale to the public Friday, May 17th at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com.

    “I love a good family tradition and this has become one!” shared Luke. “Wrapping up my tour for the fourth time at Ford Field is seriously unbelievable.  This crowd brings so much energy and a big party and I can’t wait to get back there.”

    The “Sunset Repeat Tour” launches May 31 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the BB&T Pavilion.  Live Nation is the official promoter of the “Sunset Repeat Tour” at Ford Field.

    Citi is the official presale credit card of Luke Bryan’s “Sunset Repeat Tour at Ford Field.” As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, May 13th at 10am local time until Thursday, May 16th at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program­­­­­­­­. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com

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

     

    “Sunset Repeat Tour” 2019

    5/31/19            Philadelphia, PA          BB&T Pavilion

    6/1/19              Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

    6/2/19             Charlotte, NC               PNC Music Pavilion

    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

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

    10/25/19           Detroit, MI                Ford Field

  • CMT MUSIC AWARDS 2019: Brothers O, Carrie, Darius, Dierks, Eric, Jordan, Kacey, Keith, LBT, Luke, Maddie & Tae

    The nominations for the 2019 CMT Music Awards have been announced, and Brothers Osborne are among the leaders with three nods. The two are up for overall Video of the Year (“Burning Man” with Dierks Bentley), Duo Video of the Year (“I Don’t Remember me (Before You)”) and Collaborative Video of the Year (“Burning Man” with Dierks Bentley),

    Carrie Underwood pulls down two nods, including Video of the Year for “Cry Pretty” and Female Video of the Year for “Love Wins.” Dierks Bentley earns a pair of nods for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year for “Burning Man” with Brothers Osborne.

    Eric Church is nominated for overall Video of the Year and Male Video for “Desperate Man,” while Kacey Musgraves is also nominated for Video of the Year for “Rainbow,” as well as Female Video of the Year for “Space Cowboy.”

    Keith Urban earns a pair of nominations for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year for “Coming Home” featuring Julia Michaels.

    Luke Bryan is nominated for Male Video of the Year for “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” as well as Collaborative Video of the Year for “Straight to Hell” with pals Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and Charles Kelley.

    Little Big Town earns a nod for Group Video of the Year for “Summer Fever,” while LBT members Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman earned a nod with Gladys Knight for CMT Performance of the Year from the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year.

    Jordan Davis picks up a nomination for Breakthrough Video of the Year for his No. 1 hit, “Take It From Me,” while Maddie & Tae are nominated for Duo Video of the Year for “Friends Don’t.”

    Little Big Town will host the 2019 CMT Music Awards, which will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena June 5th at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

     

    2019 CMT Music Awards Nominees:

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    “Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood
    “Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
    “Break Up in the End,” Cole Swindell
    “Speechless,” Dan + Shay
    “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
    “Desperate Man,” Eric Church
    “Simple,” Florida Georgia Line
    “Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves
    “Good as You,” Kane Brown
    “Coming Home,” Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels
    “Miss Me More,” Kelsea Ballerini
    “She Got the Best of Me,” Luke Combs
    “Girl,” Maren Morris
    “Someone I Used to Know,” Zac Brown Band

     

    FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile
    “Love Wins,” Carrie Underwood
    “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves

    “Miss Me More,” Kelsea Ballerini
    “Girl,” Maren Morris
    “Keeper of the Flame,” Miranda Lambert
    “Closer to You,” Carly Pearce

     

    MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    “Break Up in the End,” Cole Swindell
    “Desperate Man,” Eric Church
    “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert
    “Lose It,” Kane Brown
    “Get Along,” Kenny Chesney
    “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” Luke Bryan
    “Life Changes,” Thomas Rhett

     

    DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    Brothers Osborne – “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”
    Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
    Florida Georgia Line – “Simple”
    Locash – “Feels Like A Party”
    Maddie & Tae – “Friends Don’t”
    Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

     

    GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    Eli Young Band – “Love Ain’t”
    Lanco – “Born to Love You”
    Little Big Town – “Summer Fever”
    Midland – “Burn Out”
    Old Dominion – “Hotel Key”
    Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know”

     

    BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere (At Marathon Music Works)”
    Jimmie Allen – “Best Shot”
    Jordan Davis – “Take It From Me”
    Mitchell Tenpenny – “Drunk Me”
    Morgan Wallen – “Whiskey Glasses”
    Runaway June – “Buy My Own Drinks”
    Tenille Townes – “Somebody’s Daughter”

     

    COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – “What Happens In A Small Town”
    Darius Rucker feat. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley – “Straight To Hell”
    Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”

    Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey”
    Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
    Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

     

    CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

    Boyz II Men and Brett Young – “Motownphilly (From CMT Crossroads)”
    Luke Combs and Leon Bridges – “Beautiful Crazy (From CMT Crossroads)”
    Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile – “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)”
    Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor – “Let You Be Right (From CMT Crossroads)”
    Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Gladys Knight – “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
    Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes – “Keep Me In Mind (From CMT Crossroads)”

    Audio / BROTHERS OSBORNE SAYS IT'S AN HONOR TO BE NOMINATED AT THIS YEAR'S ACM AWARDS.

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    Brothers Osborne (being nominated) OC: (TJ) …but it really is. :26
    JOHN: “One of the things I love about the country music genre is “It sounds cliché to say it’s an honor, but it really is that it’s a family. We’re all really, really close. We’re all a bunch of misfits thrown together. We’re all a little different, but we love one another and respect one another, and I’m just honored for the both of us to be a part of this awesome family.” TJ: “I will say to add on that, it sounds cliché to say it’s an honor to be nominated, but it really is.”

    Audio / BROTHERS OSBORNE’S TJ OSBORNE TALKS ABOUT THE SONG “I DON’T REMEMBER ME (BEFORE YOU).

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    Brothers Osborne (I Don’t Remember Me (Before You) 1:05
    “There was a bit of the song that was a little on the nose. I don’t – it started the first tag (sings) which was an idea Shane had. He showed up that day and goes ‘I don’t remember my life before I had my babies.’ He said, ‘I literally can’t think of who I was. I don’t remember who I was before [my] husband Michael.’ And we thought man, that is a really interesting thing. An incredible idea. I’m sure it’s been done to some extent, but I can’t really recall that subject being said that way. And so, we were all about it. We loved the idea and the concept, but when Jay [Joyce] heard it, he goes, ‘Man, I think it would be really cool to save the ‘before you’ till the end of the song and I instantly was like, ‘Man, I think that’s a killer idea.’ John and I were all about it. And so, it ends now (sings) it kind of goes in a turn around. You don’t know what the hell I’m talking about. ‘I don’t remember me,’ you keep hearing this, and then at the end is the reveal ‘I don’t remember me before you,’ which I think is great. It also made it problematic [for] the title of the song.”

    Audio / DIERKS BENTLEY TALKS ABOUT HAVING BROTHERS OSBORNE FEATURED ON HIS LATEST NO. 1 SONG, “BURNING MAN.”

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    Dierks Bentley (Bros O on Burning Man) OC: …great hang. :26
    “I’m a huge fan of those guys. They’re friends. We play in a side band together, a ‘90s country cover band called the Hot Country Knights with a K for anyone who wants to look us up. So, we’re just pals, and it’s like this song feels like something that they would sing, you know? It feels like if they’d got this one before I did, they probably would’ve cut it. It was so easy. I just called ‘em up and sent the song and got a huge ‘Yes’ back from both of them right away. They came into the studio like two days later. It was just a great hang.”

    Audio / ON THE SET OF THE VIDEO FOR “STRAIGHT TO HELL,” LUKE BRYAN TALKS ABOUT TAKING PART IN THE VOCAL COLLABORATION WITH DARIUS RUCKER, JASON ALDEAN AND LADY ANTEBELLUM’S CHARLES KELLEY.

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    Luke Bryan (STH idea) OC: …and Charles. :16
    “Darius called me up and asked me to be a part of this song. When I was in college, I’m Going ‘Straight to Hell’ was one of the biggest college anthems that there was, and I was honored to be a part of this with Darius and Jason and Charles.”

    Audio / ON THE SET OF THE VIDEO FOR “STRAIGHT TO HELL,” DARIUS RUCKER EXPLAINS HOW THE COLLABORATION ALL CAME TOGETHER.

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    Darius Rucker (STH) OC: …great day. :30
    “This is an old Drivin’ ‘N Cryin’ song. It came out in ’89 when I was just playing clubs with Hootie [& the Blowfish]. It was a big song to us. It was a big song to everybody around us. It was a big Southern song, and I always thought it was a country song. Drivin’ ‘N Cryin’ is a big rock band, and I always thought it was a country song. I wanted to cut it and Charles told me I should cut it one day, and I just started calling my friends. I called Charles. I called Jason. I called Luke, and I said, ‘Hey man, I’m doing this song.’ They all loved the song, and we got to do a video for it. This is really cool, man. It’s been a great day.”

    Audio / KACEY MUSGRAVES SAYS SHE WROTE “RAINBOW” AS A MEMO TO HERSELF, BUT SAYS IT CAN HELP PEOPLE ACTUALLY SEE THE SUN THROUGH THE CLOUDS.

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    Kacey Musgraves (Rainbow) 1 OC: …make it through. :48
    “The song ‘Rainbow’ was actually written a handful of years ago as sort of a little bit of a memo to myself. I think we can all get stuck in a mindset that things are never gonna improve or you can easily focus on kind of the bad parts of whatever you’re going through and not really realize that if you pulled your head above the water you’d see that the sun is actually shining and that everything’s actually okay. I think one of the reasons that people may relate to the song a lot is because, though it was written to myself, I think that it can take the shape of like whatever someone’s going through – whether it’s coming out and not having the support or just any kind of a situation that they don’t feel like they may make it through.”

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD SAYS SHE HOPES “LOVE WINS” SHOWS PEOPLE THEY ALL DESERVE LOVE AND RESPECT.

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    Carrie Underwood (Love Wins) 3 OC: …one another. 57
    “One of the things that I was very careful about when we were writing the song, I’m like I don’t want to make it sound too easy because it sounds so easy. ‘Let’s just all love each other and get along. Oh okay, I never thought of that. Let’s try that.’ I feel like it maybe there’s a song on the radio or somebody says something, and you have a conversation with somebody that maybe you’re like today I’m going to try seeing things from a different point of view, then you’re one step closer, even if it’s just a little step. We’re just one step closer to each other. So, I love the fact that I feel like this song is kind of saying no matter who you are, what you feel, what you think – we didn’t want it to be political. We didn’t want it to be polarizing. We wanted it just to acknowledge that we’re in a broken world. We’re all human beings. We all deserve love. We all deserve respect and we all should try to show that to one another.”

    Audio / MADDIE & TAE’S MADDIE MARLOW SAYS THE DUO’S NEW SINGLE, “FRIENDS DON’T,” IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY.

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    Maddie & Tae (Friends Don’t) OC: …likes it. [laughs] :22
    “So, the story behind our song ‘Friends Don’t’ is actually my sister’s story. My little sister back home in Texas was kind of dating this guy and they’re kind of in the friend’s zone, but they like each other, but they really didn’t know what was going on. And so, Tae and I got inspired by her story and wrote it. She kinda gets frustrated when we write songs about her, but I know she secretly likes it.” [laughs]

  • MOTHER’S DAY LINERS 2019

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing all the mother’s a very Happy Mother’s Day. Love you, Mom.”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Brandon Lay, wishing all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. Thanks, Mom.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up guys! We’re Brothers Osborne, wishing all you mothers out there a very, very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Caylee Hammack, sending this out to my mom and all the other mothers out there – I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! It’s Chrissy Metz, wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a Happy Mother’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Darius (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a Happy Mother’s Day.

    Audio / LINER Dierks (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey, y’all! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Mother’s Day) 1

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

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Jon Pardi. I want to wish all the mamas out there a very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. Love ya, Mom.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Josh Turner, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. To all you mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!”

     

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi everyone, it’s Keith Urban. Hoping all the mothers out there have a very, very Happy Mother’s Day. Love ya, Mom!”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Mother’s Day)

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    “(ALL) Hi! This is Little Big Town. (KIMBERLY) We want to wish all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day. I love ya, Mama!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, hoping all you mothers out there have a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Mother's Day)

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    “Hey everybody. I’m Maddie & I’m Tae and we’re Maddie & Tae, wishing all you mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. I love ya, Mom.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day.

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Mother’s Day)

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

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Travis Denning, wishing all the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. Love you, Mom.”

     

  • DRAFT DAY IN NASHVILLE BEGINS TODAY WITH LUKE BRYAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, KEITH URBAN, DARIUS, VINCE, LBT AND MORE.

    The NFL Draft has taken over downtown Nashville, and the entire city, including the country music industry is celebrating the Draft coming to Music City USA.

     

    You can catch Luke Bryan tonight (April 25th) for ABC’s first time prime-time coverage of the NFL Draft, live coast-to-coast from Nashville, Tennessee, on “2019 NFL Draft on ABC,” beginning at 8pm ET on ABC and via streaming.  

    “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts and ESPN’s Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit and the entire College GameDay Built by The Home Depot eight-time Emmy® Award-winning crew will headline night one of ABC’s coverage of the NFL Draft. Actor Jeremy Renner (The Avengers: End Game) will also join the crew.  Luke’s NFL Draft appearance will be a reunion for Bryan and College GameDay, as Bryan served as the show’s guest picker during the show’s 2018 season-opening episode.

    Dierks Bentley will headline a free outdoor concert on Saturday (April 27th) as part of the 2019 NFL Draft and St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon and ½ Marathon at the Draft Main Stage in downtown Nashville.

     

    Also, more than 20 Nashville-based acts representing diverse genres of music will perform during the three days of activities on the Draft Main Stage and at the NFL Draft Experience, a free admission football festival held outside Nissan Stadium.

    Tim McGraw will be the headline for the NFL Draft on Friday (April 26th) and GRAMMY-winning gospel music great CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem to help open NFL Draft activities today.

    Darius Rucker is a well-known football fan, having said there are two times of the year — “Football season and waiting for Football season.” He’s been a Miami Dolphins fan since he was five years old, and when his band decided to make a video for “Only Wanna Be With You,” he wanted former Dolphins QB Dan Marino in the video, just so he could meet him.

     

    The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 25-27 and is expected to bring in more than 300,000 people to downtown over three days, which would be an NFL Draft record.

    For a schedule of the NFL Draft, go to ABC.com  and ESPN.com. For a list of fun events and performances, go to titansonline.com.

    Audio / Darius Rucker, a professed Miami Dolphins fan since he was five, talks about how much he loves football.

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    Darius Rucker (football) OC: …football season. :20
    “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve loved football, and I love how physical it is. I love the chess match of the game. I love the speed of the game. I love college football, but for me watching pro football is better because the speed is so much more. For me, there’s two times a year, man — football season and waiting for football season.”

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    Video / Jason Fitz goes one-on-one with Nashville Legacies, as ABC/ESPN bring you an exclusive NFL Draft 2019 All Access Pass.

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  • LUKE BRYAN TO APPEAR ON ABC’S FIRST PRIME TIME COVERAGE EVER OF THE NFL DRAFT ON THE “2019 NFL DRAFT ON ABC.”

    Luke Bryan will join ABC’s first time prime-time coverage of the NFL Draft, live coast-to-coast from Nashville, Tennessee, on “2019 NFL Draft on ABC,” THURSDAY, APRIL 25th (8:00-11:30 p.m., EDT), on The ABC Television Network and via streaming.  The appearance was announced tonight on ABC’s live “American Idol” telecast from Los Angeles.
    “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts and ESPN’s Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit and the entire College GameDay Built by The Home Depot eight-time Emmy® Award-winning crew will headline night one of ABC’s coverage of the NFL Draft.
    Bryan will join the GameDay hosts on night one. His NFL Draft appearance will be a reunion for Bryan and College GameDay, as Bryan served as the show’s guest picker during the show’s 2018 season-opening episode on Saturday, Sept. 1.
    “American Idol” mentor Bobby Bones will serve as roving reporter from the streets of Nashville on both nights, sharing the enthusiasm of the city, fans’ passion and provide a behind-the-scenes look of the NFL Draft for viewers at home.  As previously announced, Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback and 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes also will be a special guest with Roberts before round 1 of the NFL Draft kicks off.
    ABC will provide differentiated coverage for Rounds 1-3 in prime time that focuses on the journey of the NFL Draft prospects, as viewers go up close and personal to understand the part their families play in their success and the hard work involved in attempting to become an NFL Draft selection. In addition, ABC broadcasts will center on the energy and excitement of the complete event, as coverage will include celebrity appearances and other nods to the host city of Nashville.
    ABC will simulcast ESPN’s telecast of Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
    Schedule:
    Thursday, April 25 (8:00-11:30 p.m. EDT): NFL Draft, Round 1 – ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
    Friday, April 26 (7:00-11:30 p.m. EDT): NFL Draft, Rounds 2 and 3 – ABC, ESPN/ESPN2, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
    Saturday, April 27 (12:00-7:00 p.m. EDT): NFL Draft, Rounds 4-7 – ABC (simulcast of ESPN telecast), ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
  • NEWS AND NOTES: Luke, Maddie & Tae, Travis, Clare, Carrie, Vince, Dierks and more

    Luke Bryan is toting some heavy metal. His song “Drunk On You” was certified five-times platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). In addition, the Georgia native’s “Light It Up” and “Most People Are Good” was certified platinum, while his “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” have been certified gold. On the album side, Luke’s What Makes You Country has been certified gold.

    Maddie & Tae, Travis Denning and Clare Dunn are scheduled to perform at the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this weekend (April 12th – 14th).

    Dierks Bentley will release the music video for his new song “Living,” on Friday.

    Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill are among the artists helping the Grand Ole Opry kick off its CMA Fest Week, beginning June 4th and running through June 8th. More artists will be unveiled in the coming weeks at opry.com.

  • LUKE BRYAN AND KEITH URBAN JOIN THE LIST OF PERFORMERS AT THIS YEAR’S ACM AWARDS.

    Luke Bryan and Keith Urban, along with Blake Shelton and Old Dominion, have been announced as the latest performers for this year’s ACM Awards. A host of presenters have also been announced, and they include Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black,Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady AntebellumMidland, Nancy O’Dell, Danica PatrickCarly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell and Wilmer Valderrama.

    They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean (ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree), Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs (ACM New Male Artist of the Year), Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid, Miranda LambertLANCO (ACM New Group of the Year), Little Big TownAshley McBryde (ACM New Female Artist of the Year), Reba McEntireMaren MorrisThomas RhettChris StapletonGeorge Strait and Carrie Underwood.

    The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

  • LUKE BRYAN WILL PERFORM HIS NEW SINGLE, “KNOCKIN’ BOOTS,” ON THIS WEEK’S ACM AWARDS.

    Luke Bryan will perform his new single “Knockin’ Boots” for the first time on television at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7th. The twice-named ACM Entertainer of the Year is nominated once again in that category in addition to a Song of the Year nomination for “Most People Are Good.” The ACM Awards will telecast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7th at 8pm PM ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Last Friday, Luke performed “Knockin’ Boots” acoustically for his fans online. Watch it HERE

    “Knockin’ Boots” was written by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite and is available at all digital retailers HERE. “Knockin’ Boots” follows Luke’s recent 22nd career #1 single “What Makes You Country,” the fourth consecutive #1 song from his What Makes You Country album.

    ABC’s American Idol is currently underway as Luke joins Katy Perry and Lionel Richie at the judges table for the second season.  After wrapping Idol in mid-May, Luke will launch his “Sunset Repeat Tour” with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston on May 31. The tour will include Luke’s third trip to Gillette Stadium having performed two shows in July 2016 as part of his “Kill The Lights Tour” and his Foxborough debut in August 2014 in front of a sold out crowd on his “That’s My Kind Of Night Tour.”

    About Luke Bryan
    Luke is a two-time Academy of Country Music and a two-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards, a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year and was named a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive years. Luke has more certified digital singles than any other country artist with 46 million tracks and 12 million albums with four Billion music streams. Luke has placed 22 singles at #1, 12 of which he co-wrote. In each of the last several years, Luke’s headline tours have performed for 1.5 million fans or more and last year headlined the most stadium shows in one year of his career, now totaling 34 stadium concerts to date. Last summer Luke opened Nashville’s only six-floor entertainment facility in the heart of Music City, LUKE’S 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK.

     

    Visit www.LukeBryan.com or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnline, Instagram and Facebook

  • ACM AWARDS 2019: Luke Bryan

    Luke Bryan goes into this year’s ACM Awards with a pair of nominations. The two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year is once again nominated for Entertainer, and he’s also up for Single of the Year for his multi-week No. 1 “Most People Are Good.” The Georgia native is very proud of both nominations.

    “I’m very, very proud to be nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the ACMs. That’s always the highlight going out there. If I’m nominated for Entertainer of the Year, it’s such a big deal for me, but to have ‘Most People Are Good” nominated, is so, so special for me for my fans and the songwriters of that song and to have the opportunity to potentially win an ACM Award is such a big deal for me. So excited.”

    Click here for more audio with Luke on his two ACM nominations.

    The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    This spring Luke, who just released his new song “Knockin’ Boots,” continues at the judges table for the second season of ABC’s American Idol and will launch his “Sunset Repeat Tour” on May 31st with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston. The tour will include Luke’s third trip to Gillette Stadium having performed two shows in July 2016 as part of his “Kill The Lights Tour” and his Foxborough debut in August 2014 in front of a sold out crowd on his “That’s My Kind Of Night Tour.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan is very excited to be nominated for two ACM Awards this year.

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    Luke Bryan (ACM 2019) OC: …so excited. :26
    “I’m very, very proud to be nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the ACMs. That’s always the highlight going out there. If I’m nominated for Entertainer of the Year, it’s such a big deal for me, but to have ‘Most People Are Good” nominated, is so, so special for me for my fans and the songwriters of that song and to have the opportunity to potentially win an ACM Award is such a big deal for me. So excited.”

  • LUKE BRYAN RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE, “KNOCKIN’ BOOTS.”

    Luke Bryan  released his new song, “Knockin’ Boots,” this morning (March 29th), and the tune has all the makings of a huge summer hit. The four-time Entertainer of the Year, who has two nominations for the upcoming ACM Awards as Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year for “Most People Are Good,” couldn’t wait to record the song, written by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite. “Knockin’ Boots” is the first of new music coming from Luke by the end of 2019. “Knockin’ Boots” is available at all digital retailers now and can be found HERE

    “From the moment I heard this song I knew I had to get in the studio and record it,” said Luke. “I just couldn’t get it out of my head.  This may be the fastest turn around I have ever done with a song.”

    Luke teased the song on his socials last night.

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    “Knockin’ Boots” follows Luke’s recent 22nd career #1 single “What Makes You Country,” the fourth consecutive #1 song from his What Makes You Country album.

    The Georgia native said he’s looking forward to playing the song on the road this summer. “This song sets the tone for my new album because it’s a different sounding song for me. The production is really, really sparse, and it really is open, and it breathes and it kinda lets me tell the story about the song,” says Luke. “The main thing about the song is it’s just fun. It’s gonna be so fun to have out for the summer tour.”

    This spring Luke continues at the judges table for the second season of ABC’s American Idol and will launch his “Sunset Repeat Tour” on May 31 with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston. The tour will include Luke’s third trip to Gillette Stadium having performed two shows in July 2016 as part of his “Kill The Lights Tour” and his Foxborough debut in August 2014 in front of a sold out crowd on his “That’s My Kind Of Night Tour.”

    Visit www.LukeBryan.com or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnline, Instagram and Facebook

     

    Audio / Luke Bryan explains what his new single, “Knockin’ Boots,” is all about – fun.

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    Luke Bryan (Knockin’ Boots) 1 OC: …significant other. :10
    “‘Knockin’ Boots’ is about dancing, fun, it feels country and it’s also about, hey, lovin’ on your significant other.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan says “Knockin’ Boots” is a different sounding tune for him and will be a big addition to his live show this summer.

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    Luke Bryan (Knockin’ Boots) 2 OC: …new album. :28
    “This song sets the tone for my new album because it’s a different sounding song for me. The production is really, really sparse, and it really is open, and it breathes and it kinda lets me tell the story about the song. The main thing about the song is it’s just fun. It’s gonna be so fun to have out for the summer tour, and certainly to be the first single off the new album, it sets the tone for the album of ‘We’re gonna have some fun on the new album.’”

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