Dierks Bentley hits the streets with his latest album, Home, on Tuesday (February 7th), and he’s giving you a sneak peek of “5-1-5-0,” one of the new tunes on the album.



    Dierks Bentley’s Home album is scheduled for release on February 7th, but you can get an exclusive preview of one of the songs today at CMT.com. The video features Dierks with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild on the track they recorded together for the album called “When Ya Gonna Come Around.”


    The Ryman Auditorium is a place most, if not all, musicians want to play, not only because of its great acoustics, but because of the revered building’s history. Dierks Bentley will celebrate the release of his new album, Home, with a special show on Thursday (February 2nd), while Keith Urban makes a triumphant return to the stage with an appearance during the Grand Ole Opry as the last shows on the Ryman stage before it is renovated this weekend.

    AUDIO: Dierks Bentley explains why The Ryman Auditorium holds a special place in his heart for him.

    Dierks Bentley (The Ryman) OC: …the show. :45

    “There’s certainly nobody that loves the Ryman more than me. I’m sure there’s equals in country music, but there’s no one that loves it more. I really have so much respect and awe of that building. I’ve stood in that building and I’ve been on stage and I’ve sat in the audience. I’ve been there obviously at the Opry too. There’s so many different types of music I’ve seen in there. I’ve seen everything that building can do. We all know the history of the building and what it’s supposed to do, and for me, playing downtown on lower Broadway, all those early years and late nights. I would walk along that alley and just think about where Hank Williams had stood, and the stories you hear about Willie Nelson walking across the alley to Tootsies and go drink beer and do other things, and just the history of it. It’s just an amazing building. It’s the mother church of country music and everyone talks about it and how important it is. So for me to play a show there, I don’t take it lightly…We’re really excited. It’s such a great opportunity to play there. It means the world to me to get a chance to play there. I’m really looking forward to the show.”

    AUDIO: Keith Urban returns to the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, his first show since undergoing vocal cord surgery. 

    Keith Urban (return to Opry) OC: …the third. :09

    “I didn’t have to cancel any other shows other than the Opry when I had my vocal surgery in November. So, the ones I wanted to do first was the Opry, so, we’re gonna be there on the third (of February).”


    Dierks Bentley is heading to New York City for the release of his album, Home, February 7th. He’s set to perform on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman (11:35pm ET) on Wednesday, February 8th.  Just prior to his appearance, the country star will also participate in a live webcast, performing several of his greatest hits, along with songs from the new collection. The Live on Letterman seriesat 8pm ET will be available on the LOL site and VEVO platforms. Select CBS Radio stations and Time Square’s JumboTron will also carry the concert. Radio.com‘s mobile apps will stream the show audio.

    Dierks also recently announced the 2012 dates of his Country and Cold Cans tour, with the Eli Young Band returning to the trek, along with Will Hoge and the Cadillac Black also opening select shows. “Country & Cold Cans was such a great tour last fall,” says Dierks. “It’s way too much fun to stop, and we knew we had to continue it into the spring and make another run across the U.S. when we get home from Canada and Australia. We’re even going to Alaska .. giving new meaning to cold cans. [laughs] I’m excited that EYB is coming out with us again: great dudes and they put on a killer show. I’m also a big fan of both the Cadillac Black and Will Hoge, so I’m looking forward to watching their sets every night.”

    The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre on April 13. Tickets go on sale February 10th.

    Dierks has also been tapped as a presenter, along with Miranda Lambert and Gwyneth Paltrow, during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, airing live from Los Angeles February 12th on CBS.


    Lady Antebellum had such a great time chatting with their fans during their live chat last week, they wanted to recap some of their favorite questions in today’s webisode, including their pick for the Super Bowl — New York Giants!

    Video / Lady Antebellum - Webisode Wednesday - Episode 184

  • Darius Rucker to Bring Women’s Collegiate Golf Tournament, Private Concert to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (PRWEB) February 01, 2012

    Long Cove Club announces today that, in partnership with Darius Rucker and the University of South Carolina, the inaugural year of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate sponsored by Hargray will be held March 1-4, 2012 at the Long Cove Club golf course on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Top teams from around the country will travel to the island to compete in Long Cove Club for the title. Kicking off the event will be a Darius Rucker concert at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on March 1 for players, coaches, sponsors and guests. The Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Long Cove Club will feature the best players from top universities around the country.

    “This will be a signature event on the women’s collegiate schedule,” says Staunton Oppenheimer, Tournament Chair, who goes on to say, “the membership of Long Cove Club is thrilled to play host to these top collegiate teams.” And top teams they are, joining the University of South Carolina will be: the University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of Central Florida, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, University of Texas, University of Virginia, USC-Beaufort, Coastal Carolina University, Notre Dame, Texas Christian University, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt. The teams will be housed luxury private vacation homes on Hilton Head Island during their stay, will receive gifts from Polo and Oakley, and will experience a special Darius Rucker concert being held at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. This is the first of a five year commitment from Darius Rucker, USC and Long Cove Club.

    David Loan, General Manager of Long Cove Club states, “We are very appreciative and excited that Darius Rucker and the University of South Carolina have chosen Long Cove Club to host, what promises to be, a very special tournament.” Spectators are welcome during the days of play, which will be March 2, 3 and 4 from 8am to 2pm. “Golf fans should take advantage of seeing some rising stars; these women collegiate players are the best of the best,” says Loan. Many of the recently announced 2012 U.S. Curtis Cup team members will be representing their universities at the tournament.

    The Darius Rucker concert at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina will be a private event for players, coaches, sponsors and Long Cove Club residents. “We had an overwhelming response to ticket sales within our gates,” says Loan, “in future years we hope to open ticket sales up to Alumni associations for the visiting teams and other guests.” For more information about Long Cove Club or the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, please contact Parker Harrington at 843-686-1070 or pharrington(at)longcoveclub(dot)org.

    About Long Cove Club: Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Long Cove Club has been the standard by which private residential golf communities are measured. Established in 1981, Long Cove is widely known for its world-class Pete Dye Golf Course, state of the art Tennis Center and Marina located on Broad Creek. The award winning golf course achieved 30 years as a Golf Digest Top 100 Golf Course. Long Cove Club continually receives accolades for its top amenities and natural beauty. For additional information please visit http://www.longcoveclub.org.

    About Darius Rucker: Darius Rucker is riding high with the release of his sophomore country album, Charleston, SC 1966, on Capitol Records Nashville. Rucker’s country album debut is his chart-topping 2008 release, Learn To Live – an album that produced three consecutive No. 1 singles and Top 5 smash, “History In The Making,” Rucker’s success in the country music format was recently recognized at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards when he received the Top New Artist title and again with ACM, Teen Choice, and AMA Award nominations. Charleston, SC 1966–a title which pays tribute to one of Rucker’s biggest influences, Radney Foster–includes the multiple-week #1 hit single, “Come Back Song,” and his current Top 10 single, “This.” (Retrieved January 24, 2012 from http://www.dariusrucker.com)


    Relativity Music Group to Release Soundtrack of Relativity’s Navy SEALs Action Thriller Act of Valor, Featuring Original Songs from Some of Today’s Top Recording Artists

    Pre-Order of Album Available On The iTunes® Store Now

    Soundtrack available by Capitol Records Nashville on February 21, 2012

    (Beverly Hills, Calif.) January 31, 2012– Relativity Music Group is pleased to announce the release of the soundtrack for Relativity Media’s adrenaline-fueled Navy SEAL action-thriller Act of Valor, featuring brand new original songs written and inspired by the film from today’s top recording artists including: Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd, Montgomery Gentry, and more. In theatres February 24, 2012, the Bandito Brothers’ Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood’s history, along with actors Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Jason Cottle and Nestor Serrano, in an unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking. Pre-Order of the Act of Valor album is available on the iTunes® store now. The soundtrack will be released by Relativity Music Group and distributed in music retail locations by Capitol Records Nashville on February 21st.

    The track listing includes original songs written and performed by artists including: Keith Urban (whose song “For You” is featured in the film’s end credits), Sugarland (“Guide You Home”), Lady Antebellum (“I Was Here”), Trace Adkins (“If the Sun Comes Up”), Lori McKenna (“Two Soldiers Coming Home”), Jake Owen (“The Best I Can”), Montgomery Gentry (“What It Takes”), Josh Kelley (“The Best of Me”), Hunter Hayes (“Where We Left Off”), and Wynonna Judd (“Whatever Brings You Back”). 

    Produced and directed by former Baja 1000 champion Mike “Mouse” McCoy and former stuntman Scott Waugh, and written by Kurt Johnstad (300), Act of Valor features a gripping story that takes audiences on an edge-of-their-seat journey, when a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA operative unexpectedly results in the discovery of an imminent, terrifying global threat, an elite team of highly-trained Navy SEALs must immediately embark on a heart-stopping secret operation, the outcome of which will determine the fate of us all. Act of Valor combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the-minute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure film—showcasing the skills, training and tenacity of the greatest action heroes of them all: real Navy SEALs.

    Relativity’s expansive upcoming slate includes the magical adventure comedy Mirror Mirror (in theatres March 30, 2012), starring Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Nathan Lane, and Armie Hammer. The studio just wrapped production on the comedy 21 and Over and is currently in pre-production on Nicholas Sparks’ gripping love story Safe Haven and the international espionage thriller Hunter Killer.

    For more information about Act of Valor, please visit http://www.actofvalor.com



    Nashville, TN – Jan. 31, 2012 – GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum capped off the opening weekend of their OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR sponsored by GAC on Sunday by setting an all-time venue attendance record at Bloomington, IL’s U.S. Cellular Coliseum, breaking the previous record held by superstar Kenny Chesney.  More than 32,000 fans packed arenas this weekend for the first three dates of the tour.

    “Opening weekend was more than we ever could have dreamed,” said Lady A’s Charles Kelley.  “There’s been so much anticipation and nervous excitement leading up to our first big arena tour. So much work and preparation goes into putting it together, and then you have to let go and just hope the fans show up.   They didn’t let us down!   We’re honestly blown away.”

    The OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR sponsored by GAC sold more than half a million tickets in advance of its first stop last Friday in Tulsa, OK.  The tour continues this Friday in Huntington, WV and runs through June with Darius Rucker and special guest Thompson Square.

    Additionally, Lady A recently scored five nominations for the 47th Annual ACM Awards in the categories of Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year for OWN THE NIGHT as both songwriters and producers, and Song of the Year and Video of the Year for Just A Kiss.  The show airs live from Las Vegas on CBS Sun., April 1.

    For more information and a list of tour dates, please visit www.ladyantebellum.com.


    20-City Tour Kicks Off April 13 In Los Angeles with Special Guest Eli Young Band and Will Hoge

    and The Cadillac Black in Select Markets 

    Nashville, TN – Jan. 30, 2012 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley announced today that he will bring his Country & Cold Cans Tour back to the U.S. this spring with 20 cities to be announced in the coming weeks.  Republic Nashville’s Eli Young Band will rejoin Bentley for the run, along with a combination of Will Hoge and The Cadillac Black in the opening slot. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live with tickets for the first show going on sale Fri., Feb 10.  Other dates and on-sales will roll out by market over the coming weeks.

    “Country & Cold Cans was such a great tour last fall…it’s just way too much fun to stop and we knew we had to continue it into the spring and make another run across the U.S. when we get home from Canada and Australia.  We’re even going to Alaska…giving new meaning to COLD cans,” laughed Bentley.   “I’m excited that EYB is coming out with us again…great dudes and they put on a killer show.  I’m also a big fan of both The Cadillac Black and Will Hoge, so I’m looking forward to watching their sets every night.”

    Bentley is currently gearing up for the release of his sixth studio album HOME on Feb. 7. The new album’s anthemic second single and title track received an ACM nomination for Song Of The Year last week and is pushing its way up the Top 10 of the radio charts.  Billboard noted that the song is “Maybe his strongest lyrical statement to date, the single reminds us of a late 70s Haggard track — the ultimate compliment.  The past few years have seen some of the best work of his career, and this is another example.”  The lead single “Am I The Only One” already peaked in the No. one spot and has been certified GOLD.  Bentley’s earlier albums have earned him eight No. one hits, over five million total album sales and 10 GRAMMY nominations.
    Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl,” has been certified PLATINUM with sales of over 1.4 million downloads and was named Billboard’s No. one Country Song of The Year. The band has performed the hit on Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and the ACA Awards. LIFE AT BEST made its debut at No. three on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and No. six on the Billboard 200.  It came in at No. one on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and No. two on the iTunes All Genre chart.

    Critically acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge’s seventh studio album, aptly titled NUMBER SEVEN, explores the struggles of the heart that are Hoge’s songwriting stock in trade while revealing enticing range and freshness on the sonic front. The Philadelphia Inquirer noted its “raw, impassioned power,” while the Chicago Sun-Times called it “a rich, textured album.” For the past 10 years, Hoge has maintained a rigorous touring schedule, building his fan base by playing hundreds of shows a year.  Hoge recently made his late night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    The Cadillac Black like to refer to their sound as “Country Fuzz.” It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll and a whole lot of whiskey soaked fun. On stage TCB bring a high energy show that will make your feet stomp, your beers pop and your heart skip a beat. Their debut album will be out in the spring of 2012, but has already had six songs featured in TV shows prior to its release including FOX’s “House,” CW’s “Hart of Dixie” and “Vampire Diaries.”
    For more info on the new album and for a full list of “Country & Cold Cans” dates as they roll out, visit www.dierks.com


    Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night to End” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. Not only does Luke love the story of the song that he co-wrote, but he also really digs the unusual melody of “I Don’t Want This Night to End.” “A buddy of mine kind of said it best. He said, ‘Luke, it sounds, you know, a track, it’s like The Cure or something,’” recalls Luke. “It’s probably the furthest I’ve went from a country-sounding track ever. It’s really not a country track. But then you got my old country voice on it, and that’ll simmer down the most-craziest of tracks.”

    • “I Don’t Want This Night to End” is the latest single from Luke’s gold-certified album, tailgates & tanlines.
    • He’s out on the My Kinda Party 2012 Tour with his buddy, Jason Aldean. Their next stop is Thursday (February 2nd) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    AUDIO: Luke Bryan says the melody of his latest No. 1 hit, “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” is a bit out of the norm for him.

    Luke Bryan (melody of Night) OC: …behind it. :29

    “I love the melody of [hums], I mean, all that melody is just really kind of cool there. A buddy of mine kind of said it best. He said, ‘Luke, it sounds, you know, a track, it’s like The Cure or something.’ It’s probably the furthest I’ve went from a country-sounding track ever. It’s really not a country track. But then you got my old country voice on it and that’ll simmer down the most craziest of tracks. So it’s fun to have that kind of music behind it.”