• ALAN JACKSON & DIERKS BENTLEY ADDED TO THE LIST OF PERFORMERS FOR THIS YEARS ‘CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL.’

    Alan Jackson and Dierks Bentley are among the artists added to the growing list of performers for the nightly concerts at LP Field during this year’s CMA Music Festival, running June 7th – 10th in downtown Nashville. They join Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert and Scotty McCreery.

    Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band were previously announced as performing on the festival’s largest stage. More acts are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.

    Tickets for CMA Music Festival are $125-$325 based on the level of seating at LP Field. They are available through at 1-800-745-3000.

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM TAKE TARGET PRACTICE! (VIDEO)

    Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood are trained snipers, thanks to tips from their instructor during their time on the shooting range at Fort Bening in Columbus, Georgia. All of this was captured during the group’s latest episode of Webisode Wednesday!

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM ONCE AGAIN “OWNS” THE BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART! (AUDIO)

    Lady Antebellum continue their reign at the top of the country album chart. Their latest collection, Own the Night, sold another 20,000 copies to hold their No. 1 spot on the country chart. “We tried to approach the record like always, like the first two. It’s all about the song. Let the song dictate it,” says Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “And when you listen to this record, there’s some very traditional-sounding songs and there’s also some much more contemporary-sounding songs. It’s whatever the song calls for.”

    Own the Night includes their previous No. 1 hits, “Just a Kiss” and “We Owned the Night,” as well as their latest Top 10 smash, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart.”

    Luke Bryan’s tailgates & tanlines, which features the hits “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and “Drunk on You,” comes in at No. 2 on the country album charts.

    AUDIO: Lady A’s Charles Kelley says the songs on their On the Night album dictate how they’re going to sound.

    Lady A (approach to OTN) OC: …calls for. :26

    “More than anything, you approach the record on how’s it gonna translate live, more than anything. Songs like ‘We Owned the Night,’ you know, when we were writing it, we thought, ‘Boy, this will be great live.’ That four on the floor and very anthemic. But we tried to approach the record like always, like the first two. It’s all about the song. Let the song dictate it. And when you listen to this record, there’s some very traditional-sounding songs and there’s also some much more contemporary-sounding songs. It’s whatever the song calls for.”

  • ERIC CHURCH IS ‘BLOWN AWAY’ BY RESPONSE TO ‘SPRINGSTEEN!’ (AUDIO)

    Eric Church is shooting up the country charts with his latest hit, “Springsteen,” and he is amazed by the response the song is getting from radio and fans alike. “This is the one that even that the friends in radio, all the friends I’ve had, that this is the song when Chief came out, number-one, across the board, said, ‘We can’t wait for ‘Springsteen,’ and they’ve responded,” says Eric of his favorite song on the album. “I’m blown away at the way it’s moving and at the way the fans are responding. You know, when they hear it played on the radio, they’re responding to that. They’re calling. They’re requesting. They’re tweeting. They’re doing all these things, and I think that just speaks to the passion they have about it.”

    • Eric will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 19th and you can win tickets on the Band Bench, which is immediately next to the stage. Click here to enter to win tickets to the show.
    • He’s currently making his way across the nation on his Blood, Sweat & Beers tour. The next stop is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Thursday (March 8th).

    AUDIO: Eric Church’s “Springsteen” is shooting up the country charts, and he says both radio and the fans responded quite positively to the song when it was released just a couple of weeks ago.

    Eric Church (radio excited about Springsteen) OC: …amount of passion. :31

    “This is the one that even that the friends in radio, all the friends I’ve had, that this is the song when Chief came out number-one, across the board, said, ‘We can’t wait for ‘Springsteen,’ and they’ve responded. You know, when we put ‘Springsteen’ out, I’m blown away at the way it’s moving and at the way the fans are responding. You know, when they hear it played on the radio, they’re responding to that. They’re calling. They’re requesting. They’re tweeting. They’re doing all these things, and I think that just speaks to the passion they have about it. It’s my favorite song [on the album], so I think it’s one that I have the same amount of passion.”

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM HELPS OREO CELEBRATE ITS 100TH BIRTHDAY WITH A SUPRISE PERFORMANCE. (VIDEO)

    Lady Antebellum helped Oreo celebrate its 100th birthday with an impromptu acoustic concert at The Grove in Los Angeles. They also sang “Happy Birthday” to one of the nation’s favorite cookies, as well. It was followed by a small flash mob doing a dance for Oreo. 

    The free show was one of seven parties staged in various cities including Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Lady A are also participating in Oreo’s Facebook promotion ” Join The Movement,” which encourages FB followers to share their favorite Oreo moment.

    Video / Flash Mob at The Grove

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  • LADY ANTEBELLUM CELEBRATES OREO’S 100TH BIRTHDAY!!!

    Lady Antebellum will sing “Happy Birthday” to Oreo cookies as the classic kids’ treat celebrates its 100th year with a flash-mob-style party today at the Grove, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Organizers say the 11 a.m. (PT) event is the flagship of seven similar spontaneous celebrations across the country where kids (big and small) will enjoy Oreo-themed games, photos with the Oreo Man and the free concert.

    “Kids don’t necessarily get time to have kid fun anymore,” said event spokeswoman Caroline Lainio. “Those spontaneous moments of fun that people don’t have on a daily basis — that’s what Oreo wants to create.”

    Nabisco, which makes Oreos, has research to back up such a claim. The company conducted a global survey of more than 7,000 parents last year and concluded that the “spirit of childhood is at risk worldwide, as parents and kids alike yearn to be more carefree.”

    So organizers hope a few Oreos and a large glass of milk will get people dunking, splitting and licking the cookies in a few brief moments of unadulterated fun. 

    “It’s a testament to a cookie that’s so unique in its own right,” Lainio said. “It just has some special  appeal to it.”

  • KEITH URBAN TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE MUSIC VIDEO, ‘FOR YOU.’ (VIDEO)

    Keith Urban wrote and recorded “For You” for the film, Act of Valor. He recently filmed the music video for the song, and he takes fans behind-the-scenes of the flming of the clip.

    Video / Keith Urban 'For You' Music Video Behind The Scenes

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  • DIERKS BENTLEY CHRONICLES GOLDIE’S ONE-MILLIONTH MILE! (VIDEO)

    In the latest episode of DBTV, Dierks Bentley, [bus driver] Superman and the crew celebrate a million miles on the road as Goldie hits the milestone on their way “HOME” to the U.S. Here’s to another million miles!!

    Video / Dierks Bentley - DBTV - Episode 56: A Million Miles

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  • ALAN JACKSON IS QUITE THE DIVERSE ARTIST. (AUDIO)

    Alan Jackson has the ability to go from a raucous drinking song to a cry in your beer, rip-your-heart-out tune, and right back again to a fun, party song. This versatile performer, whose music has been the soundtrack to summer and helped heal a nation, enjoys the diversity of songs that make up his albums. “My albums and what I write and sing about have always been kind of from this side of country music to the other ’cause that’s what country music to me is. It’s all those things, you know,” says Alan. “It’s hurtin’ songs, cheatin’ songs, drinkin’ songs, almost religious-type songs. You know, just everything fits right in there, and that’s the way country music’s always been.” The Georgia native has hit the jackpot with his latest single, the heart-felt “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore,” which is currently making its way up the country charts.

    After breaking attendance records at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo last month, Alan heads to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on March 18th.

    Alan is scheduled to perform his latest single, “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore,” on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on March 30th.

    AUDIO: Alan Jackson, who is climbing the charts with his latest single “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore,” talks about the diversity of songs that have made up his career.

    AJ (diversity of songs) OC: …all of ‘em. :62
    “I’ve always had that mixture of songs, from love songs to heartache and family-type songs, the fun, party songs and drinkin’ songs ’cause that, I mean, I played in the bars for years, and you had to play that stuff, and I liked it, anyway. I mean, I grew up on Hank Jr.’s stuff, you know? That was ultimate party country stuff, and that’s what I loved. And so it’s just kind of…to me, I’ve always…my albums and what I write and sing about have always been kind of from this side of country music to the other ’cause that’s what country music to me is. It’s all those things, you know? It’s hurtin’ songs, cheatin’ songs, drinkin’ songs, almost religious-type songs. You know, just everything fits right in there, and that’s the way country music’s always been. I mean, Hank Williams, Sr. — he’d write a party song, then he’d write a cryin’ song, and then he’d have a gospel song out, you know? So I just think it’s all the themes that represent country music, and yes, I’ve had my share of all of ‘em.”

  • LUKE BRYAN IS ADDED TO ALL-STAR LIONEL RICHIE ACM CONCERT.

    Luke Bryan has been added to the all-star lineup scheduled to perform at the ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends — In Concert TV taping at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 2nd (the day after this year’s ACM Awards). He joins Tim McGraw, Sara Evans and Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles, as well as previously announced artists Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and The Band Perry, among other surprise guests.

    The special, which airs Friday, April 13th on CBS, is a concert event of country music collaborations with the legendary Lionel Richie, featuring duets from his upcoming album Tuskegee, out March 26th, along with solo performances. Some of Richie’s greatest hits will be performed by today’s hottest country artists including Jason Aldean (“Say You Say Me”), The Band Perry (“Penny Lover”), Luke Bryan (“Running with the Night”), Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum (“Truly”), Martina McBride (“Still”), Jennifer Nettles (“Hello”) and Rascal Flatts (“Dancing on the Ceiling”).  Duets with Richie include: “My Love” with Kenny Chesney, “Sail On” with  Tim McGraw, “Lady” with Kenny Rogers, and more surprises to be announced.

    “It has been so rewarding to have my songs embraced by country music artists,” said Lionel Richie. “Since Conway Twitty recorded ‘Three Times a Lady’ and Kenny Rogers sang ‘Lady,’ I have been welcomed into the country music family with open arms.  It’s the ultimate compliment to have country artists record and perform songs that I’ve written.  I’ve always felt right at home in country because I was raised just down the road from Nashville in Tuskegee, Alabama, where I was immersed in country, R&B, gospel and classical music. This show will be a homecoming and family reunion combined, and I’m so glad that viewers will be able to share these special moments with us. It will be a night that I will remember for the rest of my life.”

    Tickets for ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends In Concert are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster, priced at $200, $150, $100. Tickets proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, which works to improve lives through music.