• LUKE BRYAN TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOR THIS YEAR’S FARM TOUR. (VIDEO)

    Get an exclusive look behind the scene so what started off as a dream for Luke Bryan, to what has now become a dream come true with Farm Tour 2013! The Georgia native — and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year — played to more than 115,000 folks on this year’s Farm Tour.

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  • LUKE BRYAN PERFORMS TWO SOLD-OUT SHOWS IN NASHVILLE, ALONG WITH SOME SPECIAL GUESTS. (PRESS RELEASE)

    Nashville – (October 19, 2013) –  Superstar and ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan kept fans on their feet during two sold-out concerts this weekend at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.  The shows were a part of Luke’s “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” which has sold-out all concerts in advance, including a five minute sell-out for both Nashville shows. Support acts this weekend included Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square on Friday and Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley tonight.

    Special guests on Friday’s show included Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum who performed with Luke on his No. 1 hit “Do I,” a song they co-wrote together.

    Also, backstage tonight Luke’s record label Capitol Nashville presented him with a Platinum plaque celebrating sales of one million albums in just six weeks on his recent release Crash My Party.  The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Country sales charts with 527,783 units sold, making it the biggest sales debut for a Country male artist since 2004 and the fourth highest album to debut across all genres this year.

    Luke’s “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” wraps next weekend, October 26 in West Palm Beach. He will launch a new tour in January 2014, “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Luke Bryan, George Strait, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Vince Gill

    Luke Bryan is among the artists being honored by CMT during their CMT Artists of the Year special. The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year will be joined by pals Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Hunter Hayes during the show, which will be broadcast December 3rd at 8pm ET.

    George Strait’s “Give It All We Got Tonight” was awarded the Platinum Digital Single award by the Recording Industry Association, while Luke Bryan earned a platinum award for his his album, Crash My Party.

    Keith Urban has been nominated for two ARIA Awards, which is Australia’s version of the illustrious Grammy Awards. He’s up for Best Male Artist and Best Austrlian Live Act. The ARIA Awards will be presented December 1st in Sydney, Australia.

    Eric Church and Vince Gill are among the artists featured in For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville. They’re joined by The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris, The Black Keys, Kris Kristofferson, Martina McBride, Marty Stuart and many others. The one-hour documentary will tell the story of the evolution of Music City “through the eyes of the musicians, songwriters, producers and artists who live and breathe the inspiration of this great city.” For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville is set to air November 3rd at 3pm ET on ABC.

  • KEITH URBAN REVEALS STAGE FOR ARENA TOUR…AND MORE! (VIDEO)

    Keith Urban reveals the stages for the arena dates on his Light the Fuse Tour 2013. He also makes mention the fact Miranda Lambert was flying in to Oklahoma City to film the video for their Top 10 hit, “We Were Us.”

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  • ‘DUCK THE HALLS: A ROBERTSON FAMILY CHRISTMAS’ IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER.

    Nashville, Tenn. – Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas which will be released on October 29 is now available for pre-order at retailers across the country. Also launched this week is a four part webisode series, A Robertson Family Christmas Story. The webisode series was shot in Nashville, Tennessee during the CMA Music Festival this past June.  Each episode focuses on members of the Robertson family competing to see who can announce the Christmas album with the largest stunt. A Robertson Family Christmas Story Part 1: Operation Willie Claus can be viewed here.  Additional episodes including Part 2: Human Snow Globe, Part 3: Si Cones and Part 4: Santa Suit Surprise can be unlocked here.

    The Robertsons will be showcasing their talents, as well as their special brand of Southern down-home sense of humor, on Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas.  Produced by Buddy Cannon, the Christmas album features performances by the Robertson family along with special guests Alison Krauss, George Strait, Josh Turner and Luke Bryan.

    The Robertsons, Louisiana’s favorite first family, don’t live in the governor’s mansion but in the backwoods, where their rags-to-riches story is still unfolding. A homegrown mom-and-pop operation, Duck Commander has become a sporting empire by fabricating top-of-the-line duck calls and decoys out of salvaged swamp wood. It’s also expanded into a line of products that includes hunting apparel, cooking products, DVDs, CDs and novelty items all bearing their brand. In 2012 A&E premiered Duck Dynasty, which features the lives of the Robertson family and their booming family business.

    Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas Track Listing:
    “Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas” (Willie Robertson)
    Written by Willie Robertson and Dallas Davidson

    “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” (Missy Robertson)
    Written by Walter Kent, Kim Gannon and Buck Ram

    “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” (Uncle Si Robertson)
    Words by Theodor S. Geisel and Music by Albert Hague

    “Christmas Cookies” (Phil Robertson and George Strait with Miss Kay)
    Written by Aaron Barker

    “Away In A Manger” (Sadie Robertson with Alison Krauss, Luke 2: 8-14 Scripture Reading by Mia)
    Arranged by Buddy Cannon, Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Korie Robertson and Missy Robertson

    “Hairy Christmas” (Willie Robertson and Luke Bryan with Phil, Uncle Si, Jase, Jep)
    Written by Chancie Neal, Jimmy Melton and Michael Mobley

    “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (Missy and Jase Robertson)
    Written by Frank Loesser

    “Duck The Halls” (Robertson Family)
    Arranged by Buddy Cannon, Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Korie Robertson and Missy Robertson

    “Camouflage And Christmas Lights” (Reed Robertson)
    Written by Michael Logen and Andrew Dorff

    “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Sadie Robertson and Robertson kids with Uncle Si)
    Written by Johnny Marks

    “Night Before Christmas” (Uncle Si Robertson)
    Written by Willie Robertson

    “Why I Love Christmas” (Missy Robertson with Josh Turner)
    Written by Josh Turner

    “Silent Night” (Robertson family)
    Arranged by Buddy Cannon, Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Korie Robertson and Missy Robertson

    Phil’s Prayer, Willie’s Closing

  • LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES ‘THAT’S MY KIND OF NIGHT TOUR.’ (PRESS RELEASE)

    Nashville – (October 17, 2013) – ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announced today a new headline tour will launch the first of 2014, “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” The tour will kick-off its first leg on January 16 in Columbus, Ohio at the Schottenstein Center and will perform eighteen shows through March 8 and will feature Lee Brice and Cole Swindell.

    Luke’s current tour, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” began this past January and has sold-out all shows in advance, including the upcoming double plays in Nashville, Tenn. and Tampa, Fla. The “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” wraps on October 26 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

    Luke is currently nominated for three CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Musical Event for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Eric Church. The show will air live on ABC on Nov.6 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Luke also has two nominations for the upcoming American Music Awards on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 24- Favorite Male Artist- Country and Favorite Album- Country.

    Luke’s career now boasts over four million in album sales with seven #1 singles. His recent album, Crash My Party, sold 527,783 units in its first week of release in mid-August, making it the largest sales debut for a Country male artist since 2004. It also topped both the Billboard 200 and Country sales charts and is the third highest album to debut across all genres this year. Additionally, Luke is one of only two country artists that have sold more than a half-million copies of an album in a single week since 2008. This is Bryan’s second consecutive Top 200 #1 album. Crash My Party has now sold over one million copies and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

    At the close of 2012, Luke was named the #1 Artist of the Year and #1 Male Artist of 2012 by Country Aircheck. Billboard named his last album, tailgates & tanlines, the #2 Country Album and the #3 Country Artist Album of 2012 and claimed Luke as the #3 Top Country Artist of the Year. Also in 2012, Luke took home 11 music awards, including a record nine wins at the American Country Awards as well as his first American Music Award. This past spring, Luke co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards with Blake Shelton and received the coveted Entertainer of the Year award as well as the Vocal Event award with Jason Aldean and Eric Church for “The Only Way I Know.”

    Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is a sponsor of the tour. Go to www.cabelas.com for more.

    2014 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour:”
    1-16 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
    1-17 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
    1-18 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
    1-23 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
    1-25 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
    1-30 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
    1-31 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
    2-6 Moline, IL iWireless Center
    2-7 Cedar Falls, IA UNI-Dome
    2-8 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
    2-13 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
    2-14 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
    2-15 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
    2-28 Fargo, ND Fargodome
    3-1 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center Arena
    3-2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Solutions Arena
    3-7 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
    3-8 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center

  • KACEY MUSGRAVES WRAPS EUROPEAN LEG OF ‘SAME TRAILER, DIFFERENT TOUR.’ (PRESS RELEASE AND AUDIO)

    NASHVILLE TN (THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013) – Singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves recently wrapped up the European leg of ‘SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT TOUR’ to rave reviews and sold-out shows throughout the eight-city run. 

    The tour, which kicked-off in Stockholdm, Sweden October 2nd and ended in London October 13th, featured sold-out performances in Norway, Glasgow and Manchester, and for her final show in London she performed at the famed Shepherd’s Bush Empire. While in the UK, Musgraves also appeared on BBC TV’s acclaimed live music show, Later With Jools Holland.

    Musgraves’ first full European tour received rave reviews from multiple press outlets including The London Evening Standard who said “Musgraves made it easy to embrace country thanks to sharp lyrics and confident, lilting vocals…the singer’s Southern charm was all her own.”

    “Follow Your Arrow” will not only be the singer’s next US single (set for release to country radio this Monday) but will also be her next single in the UK, and has already gone onto the playlist of the UK’s most listened to radio station, BBC Radio 2.

    “Finding a country artist who can connect with a British audience in a genuine and authentic way has always been a challenge,” said BBC Radio 2’s Al Booth. “The fact that Kacey Musgraves has done this, not just with the loyal UK country fan base, but also with a mainstream audience is a testimony to her exceptional talents. The maturity and depth of her songwriting has huge cross-generational and international appeal, and her abilities as a performer and vocalist transcend any musical categorization.”

    ‘SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT TOUR’ continues in the US October 26th at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.kaceymusgraves.com/events.

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves (overseas fans)

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    AUDIO: Kacey Musgraves talks about the audiences overseas.

    Kacey Musgraves (overseas fans) OC: …come over. :08
    “I feel like there’s an appreciation for American music that comes over there. They show their admiration for people that take the time to come over.”

  • LUKE BRYAN MAKES TIME TO BE IN THE WOODS. (AUDIO)

    Since hunting season began, Luke Bryan hasn’t had that much time to head out into the woods with his buddies to enjoy one of his hobbies and enjoy the fruits of his labor…especially since he’s been headlining his Dirt Road Diaries Tour, his fifth annual Farm Tour and a few private gigs, as well. However, he did grab himself his first Elk recently. “I went to Colorado, Elk hunting, and I got my first Elk ever, and I had the opportunity to do it with a bow, which was fun,” says Luke. “My hunting season is so busy right now. It’s just kind of whenever I can get out in the woods, I’ll try to get out there.”

    We’re sure the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year would probably want to post his prize inside the house, however, we’re nearly 100-percent certain his lovely wife, Caroline,” put the kibosh on that idea. “The Elk will definitely be [hung] in the barn. It won’t be in the main house, but it’ll be in the barn.”

    Luke, who’s set to kick off a two-night stand in Nashville on Friday (October 18th), is poised to take over the top stop on the country singles charts with his latest smash hit, “That’s My Kind of Night.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan (hunting)

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    AUDIO: Luke Bryan talks about his hunting experience so far this year.

    Luke Bryan (hunting 2013) OC: …right now. :20
    “I went to Colorado, Elk hunting, and I got my first Elk ever, and I had the opportunity to do it with a bow, which was fun. My hunting season is so busy right now. It’s just kind of whenever I can get out in the woods, I’ll try to get out there. It’s pretty busy right now.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan (hunting 2013-Elk)

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    AUDIO: Luke Bryan explains where he’s going to put the trophy from his first Elk.

    Luke Bryan (hunting 2013-Elk) OC: …the barn. :05
    “The Elk will definitely be [hung] in the barn. It won’t be in the main house, but it’ll be in the barn.”

  • LUKE BRYAN GIVES BACK FOR THE CHILDREN. (AUDIO)

    Luke Bryan’s success isn’t going to his head. The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year has been giving back in a BIG way. Last weekend, he wrapped his fifth annual Farm Tour, performing for 115,000 fans and raising funds for several scholarships that will be awarded to students of farming families in eight cities. That’s not all – on Wednesday night, he headlined a private concert in Augusta, Georgia where a portion of the proceeds will fund a camp program for patients at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. “I think when you partner a camp and a staff that knows how to deal with each disease, and cater to helping the child with that disease get through, I think that’s what’s special about camps like that,” says Luke.

    Bryan says that five years ago, one of his children had to be admitted into the Children’s Hospital of Georgia because of a stomach condition, so when the hospital and The Family Y called him, he said it was a no-brainer to play the show. “My wife and I, we were brand new parents. We didn’t know what we were doing and to be thrust into a situation that was that scary, you learned how special this place is, right off the bat.”

    Luke, who will kick off a two-night stand in Nashville on Friday, is poised to take over the top stop on the country singles charts with his latest smash hit, “That’s My Kind of Night.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan (giving back)

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    AUDIO: Luke Bryan says it’s important to give back.

    Luke Bryan (giving back) OC: …little bit back. :27
    “I’m lucky and blessed to have fans and just the health to get out on the road to do this day in and day out. You always hear the saying, ‘Bad things happen to good people,’ and that happens too much and too often. I think it’s easy to do charity. I think it’s easy for me, and I know life is pretty dang fragile and you gotta give back. You can’t just take all the time. You can’t keep taking and expect that to keep working for you, so you’ve got to do what you can to give a little bit back.”

  • DARIUS RUCKER THANKS THE GRAND OLE OPRY ON HIS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. (VIDEO)

    It has been exactly one year since Darius Rucker was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Today, he’s thanking everyone for their support, as well as those who’ve been inducted after him.

    Darius is currently scaling the country charts with his latest single, “Radio.”

    Video / Darius Rucker Thanks Grand Ole Opry

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