Current CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year nominees and PLATINUM-selling Maddie & Tae will unveil Part Two of their album on October 18th titled Everywhere I’m Goin’ (Mercury Nashville). Continuing to “usher in their new era” (Billboard), the new music produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells is anchored by the swaggering stomper “Bathroom Floor,” available now. Written by Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye along with Josh Kerr, the fiery new track is a resilient response to the award-winning duo’s current single “Die From A Broken Heart,” which continues to strike a deep connection, tallying over 75 MILLION global streams, helping to propel the pair as the Best Streaming Country Female Duo of ALL TIME with 686 MILLION streams worldwide. Meanwhile, “Die From A Broken Heart’s” “revealing” (PEOPLE) videos have mounted over 17.4 million views total, catapulting Maddie & Tae as the top video streaming female artist(s) on Billboard’s Top 200 Streaming Chart for current tracks for multiple weeks.Listen to “Bathroom Floor”here.The EP follows widespread praise for the album’s first part shared earlier this year, propelling critics to note, “a more sophisticated side” (Associated Press) and “their finest moment yet” (Esquire), and is a continuation of stories of love, loss and redemption. The project features the effervescent title track and “Trying On Rings,” which is a true-to-life reflection for Marlow and her fiancé. Later, the award-winning duo reunite with former tour-mate and multi-PLATINUM entertainer Dierks Bentley on a vocal firepower duet, “Lay Here With Me.” Rounding out the project, “Ain’t There Yet,” offers an honest interpretation of healing after heartbreak.“We are so excited to keep telling our story through this next collection of songs,” shared Marlow. “We are so proud to have co-written all of these songs as well. This project as a whole is super personal, but these five songs in particular take you on an even deeper dive into our lives.”“We were absolutely blown away by the reaction to the first part of the album,” added Dye. “Hearing our fans relate to our stories is something that will never get old. We can’t wait to continue to show more of our hearts and journey through this next chapter of music.”Next week, Maddie & Tae will continue to showcase “the stage confidence of a seasoned duo” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) as they resume direct support on Carrie Underwood’s The Cry Pretty Tour 360 hitting the West Coast in San Diego (9/10) and Los Angeles (9/12). The tour routes through several major cities and marquee venues through October 31st.Everywhere I’m Goin’ Tracklist1) “Everywhere I’m Goin’” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Josh Thompson/Jimmy Robbins2) “Trying On Rings” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Laura Veltz/Jimmy Robbins3) “Lay Here With Me” (feat. Dierks Bentley) Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Josh Kerr/Dave Barnes4) “Ain’t There Yet” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Dave Barnes/Ben West5) “Bathroom Floor” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/ Josh KerrAward-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone). Following the first part of their new album in April, the next installment will be released on October 18, while “the sound is identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard). Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant take down of bro-country, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road, with Carrie Underwood recently inviting the duo out as direct support on her 2019 The Cry Pretty Tour 360. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.
As her duo partner and best friend — Maddie Marlow — is getting ready to tie the knot with her longtime boyfriend/fiancé, Taylor Dye (Tae) just revealed she’s engaged to her songwriter boyfriend, Josh Kerr.
Tae announced the engagement with photos showing off her gorgeous sparkler and the moment she said “Yes!”
She writes, “(I) can’t wait to love you forever Joshua Peter Kerr ❤️ WE’RE ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!”
Maddie & Tae are getting ready to head out on the next leg of The Cry Pretty Tour 360 with Carrie Underwood and are heading up the country charts with their current song, “Die From a Broken Heart.”
Maddie & Tae just premiered the behind-the-scenes footage of their video, “Die From a Broken Heart” on People.com. The official video, which just went live a few days ago, already has close to a 1.1 million views, and when fans do a deeper dive into the BTS, they’ll soon discover just how true-to-life the actual video is for Tae Dye, one member of the duo, who suffered a heartbreak just two weeks prior to writing the tune with partner Maddie Marlow, Jonathan Singleton and Deric Ruttan. “Everyone is about to get a front-row seat to my biggest heartbreak,” says Tae, adding, “and I’m terrified.”
Director Carlos Ruiz brought the idea to the pair with Tae acting out the story of the song with Maddie as the “musical narrator.” While the clip doesn’t necessarily echo the reality of Tae’s breakup, the duo did offer up some suggestions.
“This is the most hands on we’ve ever been with a treatment,” says Maddie. “We kinda had the bones, and then we just filled in all the rest. And it was really cool because Carlos (Ruiz) was really kind to let us kind of recreate everything and kind of switch around some things and make it a little more personal. So, it was really cool to get to collaborate together and make this song come to life visually.” Click here for more audio from M&T on making the video for “Die From a Broken Heart.”
The pair has a few dates before rejoining Carrie Underwood and Runaway June on the next leg of the Cry Pretty Tour 360 September 10th in San Diego.
Maddie & Tae (DFABH hands on) OC: …to life visually. :24
MADDIE: “This is the most hands on we’ve ever been with a treatment. We kinda had the bones, and then we just filled in all the rest. And it was really cool because Carlos (Ruiz) was really kind to let us kind of recreate everything and kind of switch around some things and make it a little more personal. So, it was really cool to get to collaborate together and make this song come to life visually.”
On the heels of their “achingly poignant” (Sun-Sentinel) current single “Die From A Broken Heart” mounting over 50 MILLION streams, PLATINUM-selling duo Maddie & Tae are sharing the heart-bending official music video today at 3pm CT with a live chat and viewing on YouTube. In line with the “raw, vulnerable” (The Huffington Post) track, the video’s powerful treatment was predominately written by the award-winning duo, taking fans on a crushing journey through the demise of a young couple’s relationship with Maddie and Tae’s Taylor Dye stepping into the acting chair, while Maddie Marlow sets the scene narrating with striking vocals in the Carlos Ruiz-directed video.
“We knew that with a song like ‘Die From a Broken Heart,’ the music video needed to come from that same vulnerability and that’s exactly what we did,” Taylor Dye shared. “We went back and forth with our director Carlos Ruiz for weeks just trying to make sure we had all the tools to make this story come to life. This music video was healing for me and I hope it plays a part in someone else’s healing as well.”
“Fans can expect to see a completely different side to me,” says Taylor Dye. “I’ve never been the kind of gal who wears her heart on her sleeve, but this is the moment where I just let it all, let it all HANG OUT, BABY!”
“It’s very emotional. It’s probably the most emotional video we’ve ever filmed, and I’m just so proud,” says Maddie Marlow. “Tae just killed it. We’re getting an agent like stat, because she was so good. Yeah. I can’t wait. I hope people can feel the emotion that was put in the song and to the video.”
Maddie & Tae are next slated to appear at The 13th Annual ACM Honors on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Next month, the duo will resume as direct support on Carrie Underwood’s The Cry Pretty Tour 360 with stops at marquee venues like Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center (9.12), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (9.27) and New York City’s Madison Square Garden (10.2) and more.
Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone). Recently releasing their eagerly-awaited EP One Heart To Another, serving as a snapshot of more music to come from the duo later this year, “the sound is identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard). Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant take down of bro-country, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road, with Carrie Underwood recently inviting the duo out as direct support on her 2019 The Cry Pretty Tour 360. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.
Maddie & Tae (DFABH video) OC: (Maddie) …the video. :33
TAE: “Fans can expect to see a completely different side to me. I don’t want to give too many details away, but yeah, I definitely think, I’ve never been the kind of gal wo wears her heart on her sleeve, but this is the moment where I just let it all, let it all HANG OUT, BABY!” MADDIE: “It’s very emotional. It’s probably the most emotional video we’ve ever filmed, and I’m just so proud. Tae just killed it. We’re getting an agent like stat, because she was so good. Yeah. I can’t wait. I hope people can feel the emotion that was put in the song and to the video.”
Maddie & Tae (DFABH video emotions) OC: (Tae) …feel something. :49
MADDIE: “My role in this is kind of being the narrator and watching my best friend go through kind of like how this inspiration started for this song. So, we just both really, really dug into the like just lowest, lowest parts of our (TAE: “Heartache.”). It was tricky, ‘cause I was like I have to be really, really emotional and I feel bad all the camera guys, especially with Tae’s scenes, they’re just like, you could see their eyes welling up watching her and watching me crying.” TAE: “My parents just happened to be in town when we were shooting, so I was like, ‘When else are you gonna be in town when we’re making music videos, so you have to come,’ cause they’ve never seen it. They came and one specific scene – I’m not gonna say what it is – but it made both of my parents cry. And I walked out and my mom had a red nose and my dad’s like, ‘I wasn’t crying. I wasn’t crying.’ (MADDIE: “Awwwwww.”) And I was like, ‘Oh no.’ Well, if it makes my parents cry, hopefully it’ll makes people feel something.”
Maddie & Tae will release the emotional video for “Die From a Broken Heart” on Thursday at 4pm ET/3pm CT. Check back later for audio from the duo on the emotions that went into the clip.
Don’t forget to watch (or set your DVRs) as Keith Urban takes over Central Park for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on Friday (August 9th). He’ll perform his latest hit, “We Were,” along with a handful of other of his tunes. All the action begins at 7am on ABC.
Maddie & Tae were so excited to be a part of the lineup for Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360, the duo prepped for months to get ready to go on the road. When they saw the massive, intricate stage set up before the first leg of the tour, they were determined to put on a great show.
“I will never forget walking into see the stage for the first time – massive! It’s so much bigger than I thought, ‘cause when we were in the rehearsal space, we had kind of taped off where we thought the stage would be and how big it would be, and people had said, ‘This is the room, but it’s gonna be bigger!’ And my mind couldn’t even comprehend how big it was gonna be and how tall,” recalls Maddie & Tae’s Tae Dye. “So, seeing it for the first time lit up and see Carrie do her thing, it was really awesome. I think that moment just really kind of made it real for us. ‘Oh, we’re direct support. We have to step it up. We have to make sure that we put on a great show and get the crowd ready for Carrie.’”
The pair, who are making their way up the country charts with their song, “Die From a Broken Heart,” have a few dates on the books before starting the next leg of The Cry Pretty Tour 360 September 10th in San Diego. You can also catch the two at this year’s ACM Honors, taking place August 21st at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium..
Maddie & Tae (Carrie set) OC: …get prepared. :36
“I will never forget walking into see the stage for the first time – massive! It’s so much bigger than I thought, ‘cause when we were in the rehearsal space, we had kind of taped off where we thought the stage would be and how big it would be, and people had said, ‘This is the room, but it’s gonna be bigger!’ And my mind couldn’t even comprehend how big it was gonna be and how tall. So, seeing it for the first time lit up and see Carrie do her thing, it was really awesome. I think that moment just really kind of made it real for us. ‘Oh, we’re direct support. We have to step it up. We have to make sure that we put on a great show and get the crowd ready for Carrie.’ So, we worked so hard for months to get prepared.”
Dierks Bentley will take a break from his Burning Man Tour to perform during NBC’s Today Show’s 2019 Citi Concert Series on Thursday (August 1st).
Keith Urban, Maddie & Tae, Barbara Mandrell, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Trisha Yearwood are among the initial list of artists announced for the 13th annual ACM Honors ceremony. The event will take place August 21st at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and will honor Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves, Rodney Crowell, Kye Fleming, Billy Joe Shaver, Gayle Holcomb and the film, A Star is Born.
George Strait and Loretta Lynn will be honored at the 2019 Nashville Songwriter Awards. King George will receive the President’s Keystone Award while the legendary Loretta will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2019 Nashville Songwriter Awards will take place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium September 17th.
Kassi Ashton will be among the singer-songwriters to perform at BMI’s fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival December 5th – 7th. The event will also feature performances by Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Natalie Hemby and Bob DiPiero.
Maddie & Tae recently wrapped the first leg of Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360, and they’re taking a little time off to re-energize and relax. The ladies are not spending time apart, however. The two will vacation together, along with their significant others (Maddie is engaged to Jonah Font, while Tae has been dating hit songwriter Josh Kerr).
“Our summer plans are going to Cabo together very soon,” says Maddie. “Yes, we are celebrating so many things – the tour, my birthday (July 7th) – and we’re getting our hunky men out and we’re doing a couple’s retreat. Wait, is that the movie? Couple’s Retreat? (TAE: “Oh my God!”) Let’s get a crazy yoga instructor. (TAE: “Yeah.”) The boys will freak out. It’ll be awesome. Omigosh. We’ll video it all.”
The duo doesn’t plan on a full itinerary while they’re in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but they will spend time relaxing and working on their tans.
“I think just turning our brain(s) off. I sometimes think whenever you’re performing in this crazy world that we live in, it’s just hectic and you’re traveling, and just staying put in one place for a week or so and just getting to turn off the brain completely. And then I feel like we’re going to be so creatively, just like, rejuvenated after that,” says Maddie.
Tae agrees, adding, “I’m going to get a real tan, so I can stop putting a fake one on.”
The ladies, who are currently making their way up the country charts with their latest song “Die From a Broken Heart,” have a handful of fairs and festivals on the books before they rejoin Carrie and Runaway June for the second leg of the Cry Pretty Tour 360 September 10th in San Diego.
Maddie & Tae (summer break 2019) OC: …video it all. (laughs) :25
MADDIE: “Our summer plans are going to Cabo together very soon. Yes, we are celebrating so many things – the tour, my birthday – and we’re getting our hunky men out and we’re doing a couple’s retreat. Wait, is that the movie? Couple’s Retreat? (TAE: “Oh my God!”) Let’s get a crazy yoga instructor. (TAE: “Yeah.”) The boys will freak out. It’ll be awesome. Omigosh. We’ll video it all.” (laughs)
Maddie & Tae (summer break 2019 plans) OC: (Maddie) …yeah. :27
MADDIE: “I think just turning our brain(s) off. I sometimes think whenever you’re performing in this crazy world that we live in, it’s just hectic and you’re traveling, and just staying put in one place for a week or so and just getting to turn off the brain completely. And then I feel like we’re going to be so creatively, just like, rejuvenated after that.” TAE: “I’m going to get a real tan, so I can stop putting a fake one on.” MADDIE: “Yes! We want to get real tans this summer.” TAE: “Tired of it (fake tan).” MADDIE: “Yeah.”
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. The holiday is commonly associated with fireworks displays, parades, barbecues and concerts. Some of your favorite country stars take time to remember their Fourth of July traditions, memories and what the holiday really means to them (see below).
Some artists will celebrate with friends and family, while others will celebrate the holiday by doing what they do best — performing for fans.
Luke Bryan has been tapped to perform during NBC’s annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, live from New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge. The coverage will air live at 8pm – 10pm ET on NBC. Maren Morris and Brad Paisley will also perform.
Keith Urban will celebrate Independence Day by performing at Provo, Utah’s America’s Freedom Festival.
Jordan Davis will be playing the 4th of July Spectacular, a free show for service men and women, at the Schofield Barracks in Oahu, Hawaii.
Kip Moore will be performing at the Greeley Independence Stampede in Greeley, Colorado.
Travis Denning is set to play the Party in the Park 4th of July Celebration in Frederick, Maryland.
Clare Dunn will perform during the Our Country 4th of July Spectacular in Norco, California.
Jon Langstonis scheduled to perform at the Red, White and Country concert in Columbus, Ohio.
Jon Pardi will perform during Fort Gordon’s Independence Celebration in Fort Gordon, Georgia on July 3rd.
Brandon Lay is set to play the Heinz Field 4th of July Celebration in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Adam Hambrick (Fourth of July) OC: …July. :11
“Fire up the grill and blow something up. Two things that are important for a good time on the Fourth of July – one (is) fire and meat. Those two things make a Happy Fourth of July.”
AJ (fave 4th of July memory) OC: …very cool. :58
Well, this one is hard to beat. A couple of years ago, maybe longer than that now, I had an old boat in Florida. It’s like an old antique motor yacht, and it was kind of a cool old boat. I had taken that boat, I’ve always wanted to take it up north like to New York and up in that area, up in the northeast where it’s so pretty. So, we took the boat up there and Denise and the girls, we all went up. They like going to New York City, which I don’t really care about going to the city. So, I got to stay in my boat there at the harbor tied up, which was cool anyway. So they spent time in the city a few days and then that was Fourth of July, and we went out in the Hudson River that night and they shot the fireworks off and we were anchored out in front of the Statue of Liberty and New York City was behind us, and the Statue of Liberty and the fireworks were going off sitting on that boat. That was the coolest thing and my girls still talk about that. I mean, that was the coolest thing on Fourth of July I can ever remember. I can’t top that one probably. It was emotional sitting there watching the Statue of Liberty and thinking about all that. It was very cool.”
Billy Currington (4th of July) OC: …of my life. :16
“My best memories would be hanging out with my mom, brother and sister on the beach on Tybee Island right off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. We’d go there every year, and we’d light our own fireworks and watch the ones that they had for us. They were the best times, some of the best times of my life.”
Brandon Lay (Fourth of July) OC: …good times. :47
“I remember everybody hanging out at my grandmother’s and we would drive down the road to a fireworks stand off the side of Highway 45 out there in Jackson [Tennessee]. Just getting the bottle rockets and Black Cats and bringing ‘em back to the house, it felt like it was an eternity before it got dark. We just kept wanting to light ‘em and our parents would tell us it ain’t time, but just how exhilarating it was to see ‘em shoot up. We’re not talking big time fireworks here, but you would’ve thought that it was. It’s funny just how you remember things, but I just remember a screen door at my grandmother’s, running in and out, in and out, in and out and four wild little cousins running around. It was good times.”
Carrie Underwood (favorite Fourth of July memory) OC: …work out. :51
“I think my favorite Fourth of July memory would be going to the fireworks stand and picking out which fireworks I wanted to do. I must’ve been like 7 or 8, and I came home and made a list of what order I wanted to do them in, because I wanted to put a show on for Mom and Dad, and of course I couldn’t wait until it was dark outside (laughs). So, I made my Mom and Dad get the lawn chairs and come out to the backyard and watch some not very dramatic fireworks at like six o’clock in the evening, but I was so proud of myself, and I was so proud of the show that I put on. So, I feel like that was a little training for what I do now – putting on shows, figuring out how it’s all going to work out.”
Clare Dunn (Fourth of July) OC: …with your family. 1:12
“Fourth of July is probably one of the biggest memories for me, because it’s always during harvest time. And harvest time, being a farmer, is your most important time of the year. It’s always nine-o. It’s always busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, but we always go into town, depending on what field we’re at. A lot of my memories are South Grenada, Colorado, we farm just south of that town, and we go into town and get Mexican food, a great Mexican food place called Shorty’s, and we get tostados and enchiladas and we take them back out to the field. And everybody stops for a second and we eat on the hoods or the tailgates of pickups, and we’re just all out there in the field taking a brief moment to eat dinner and then get back to cutting. And if you’re lucky you’ll see some fireworks from town. Those are some of my favorite memories growing up because you’re all out there working. You’re together, and it’s just the moment of pride, of getting the harvest in and getting to be with your family.”
Darius Rucker (4th of July) 1 OC: …in the world. :24
“The Fourth of July to me is a day to celebrate freedom. We get to travel all over the world and see a lot of stuff, and I’ve been to a lot of countries that aren’t like ours and that’s when you really appreciate the fact that you can do whatever you want. As long as you’re willing to deal with the consequences, you can do whatever you want, you know? [I] appreciate those soldiers who died for us to be sitting here doing this, and we live in the greatest country in the world.”
Darius Rucker (fireworks) OC: …off once. :15
“Oh, I love fireworks. We had the bottle rocket fights and all that good stuff. I was the typical little crazy kid, you know. In South Carolina, it was always legal, so we shot fireworks when it was legal. We did all that sort of stuff. I almost blew my hand off once.”
Dierks (people are America) OC: …all about. :17
“The definition of America to me, you know, getting a chance to travel across the country on a tour bus, stepping upon stages whether it be county fairs, state fairs, arenas, rock bars, the Opry stage, anywhere across the country and looking out at that crowd and seeing people. The people, to me, are what America’s all about.”
Eric Church (4th of July) OC: …freedoms. 1:17
“The Fourth of July for me, growing up we would always go to the lake, we didn’t live on the lake but we would all go to the lake. Had a buddy who had a pontoon and we would always get on the pontoon and you go out and you’d tie all the pontoons together and just have a big time. This was before, I was younger then, the adults were having more fun than we were, you know it was just to go swim in the water and shoot off fireworks. Basically, water tailgating is what it was. And then as we got older, same thing…we would just, us younger kids had our own boat and we had as much fun as the adults.”
Jon Langston (Fourth of July) OC: …either way. :17
“The Fourth of July is usually different every year. We’re usually playing shows, or we’re out on the lake or at the beach, or sometimes I’ve said, ‘I’m staying at home,’ shooting fireworks off the back porch or something. That’s probably not the safest thing, but we have a good time either way.”
Jordan Davis (Fourth of July) 2 OC: …really cool. :17
“Probably baseball games, firework shows at baseball games. We’d go to Shreveport Captains games, so yeah, we’d do that or barbecues and fireworks. I can remember being on the lake for a couple of Fourth of Julys. We’d take the boat out and we’d watch the downtown fireworks show from the boat, which was really cool.”
Josh Turner (fireworks) OC: …of money. [laughs] :20
“Yeah, we had fireworks around, especially my Daddy’s family. All the individual families had a lot of competition with each other and tried to outdo each other to try to see who had the biggest and baddest fireworks and all that. [laughs] My daddy, I think, was the smartest one. He just went out and bought maybe $25 worth of fireworks and let everybody else put on the big show, so he saved a lot of money.” [laughs]
Keith Urban (patriotism) OC: …the unity. :24
“It’s common, shared beliefs and identity. And I think at its core, it’s an incredibly strengthening, vital thing for our people to have, and it’s particularly gratifying in the midst of so much separating of ideas that it can get fractious. And it’s kind of nice that a sense of patriotism can remind everybody of the unity.”
Kip Moore (Fourth of July-soldiers) OC: …every day. :32
“I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country that I live in, and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day, and I don’t take it for granted one bit. My grandparents were in the military, fought wars, and I’ve seen the battle that they go through, just the horror of remember things. When I start to think that I’m half-way tough, I realize how I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out and realize the things that they go through. I can’t imagine facing what those guys face every day.”
LBT (military) OC: (Karen) …whenever we can. (Kimberly: “Yeah.”) :
“It’s such a huge sacrifice what these men and women do for us, and not only the ones that are serving, but the families that are left here at home. Kimberly and I met a young girl that, she’s 21 years old and she has a third baby and her husband has served multiple times overseas. She’s raising these children at home, and doing a great job and the best she can, and he’s serving his country. And he’s making a monstrous sacrifice, but so is she and so are those children, and we just can’t take it for granted. I mean, it’s just a huge commitment that they make, and what an honor. We love to be able to sing for them and entertain them and to say thank you whenever we can.” (Kimberly: “Yeah.”)
Luke Bryan (4th of July memories) OC: …we used to. :21
“Some of my favorite Fourth of July memories were spent on Lake Blackshear down in Georgia with my family. I was always kind of in charge of driving home from Tennessee and picking up all the fireworks and my nieces and nephews always got excited when I rolled in because they knew I had all the fireworks. But, it was always a great memory, and I miss not getting to do that as much as we used to.”
Maddie & Tae (Fourth of July) OC: …it’s perfect. :29
TAE: “One of my favorite Fourth of July traditions – I’d say it’s a tradition ‘cause it happens every year, but I’m not always able to make it – is that we go to my grandparents in Oklahoma, and we all line up lawn chairs right in front of their garage and we just light fireworks. We always do it far away and then we light it, and we always run back and watch the fireworks, but that’s probably one of my favorite memories.” MADDIE: “My birthday is July 7th, so I always get built-in fireworks for my birthday, and sometimes we actually celebrate it on the 4th, because there’s fireworks everywhere, so it’s perfect.”
Sam Hunt (Fourth of July) OC: …good time. :39
“My granddad on the other side of my family, he would always take a lot of pride…fireworks were actually, I’m from Georgia, and most of them were illegal, I’m pretty sure, growing up. But over in Alabama, that’s where all the firework stands were, and we only had to drive 10, 15 minutes to get to the Alabama line, so we could go get a bundle of fireworks pretty easy. But he would always take a lot of pride in going and finding all the good stuff, and coming back with a big pile. He’d have his torch out there at the end of the driveway and we’d all eat homemade ice cream and put down towels on the driveway and he’d shoot off fireworks for 30-45 minutes. Such a good time.”
Travis Denning (Fourth of July) OC: …will love. :51
“Fourth of July in Warner Robins, Georgia is an event. It’s something else. In fact, forever they’ve thrown an Independence Day concert, and back in the day, it was huge. It was the biggest thing they did all year. They would actually have the concert in the MAC (McConnell-Talbert Stadium), which was the high school football stadium that Warner Robins and Northside and Houston County shared. I mean, one year they had Wynonna play and then they had Josh Turner one year, Darius Rucker. I mean it was like a big deal, and there’d be 15,000, 20,000 people there, and I think it’s so cool that there’s a little bit of a legacy of people coming together in that town and making something happen, you know? I’ll never forget going to those shows and thinking, I was more proud of what the city had done. I was like, ‘That’s just so cool that they could put together a show like this, an event that everybody will love.”
“Hey! This is Adam Hambrick, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! This is Alan Jackson, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July.”
“Hey guys! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”
“What’s up, everybody? This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey y’all! I’m John, and I’m TJ, and we are Brothers Osborne, wish you a very Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hi! This is Carrie Underwood wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. Happy Independence Day, everybody!”
“Hey! This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a very Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very, very happy Fourth of July!”
“Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker. Happy Birthday, America!”
“Hey everybody! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing you a Happy and safe Fourth of July.
“Hey this is Eric Church, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! This is Gary Allan. Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hi, it’s Jon Pardi, wishing you a happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey everybody, Keith Urban here, wanting to wish you all a fantastic and safe summer. Enjoy the sunshine. Hopefully, you’ll get to spend some time with the ones you love, and hopefully, we’ll also get to see you out on the road.”
“Hey! It’s Lauren Alaina. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Fourth of July!”
“Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae and we’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.”
“Hey y’all! It’s Travis Denning, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”