• LADY ANTEBELLUM OWN THE TOP OF THE CHARTS! (AUDIO & VIDEO)

    Lady Antebellum‘s Own the Night remains at the top of the Billboard country album chart. The collection features their current Top 10 single, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart,” as well as their two previous No. 1 singles, “Just a Kiss” and “We Owned the Night.” Luke Bryan’s tailgates & tanlines is No. 2 on the country album chart.

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott say they spent more time working on their Own the Night CD than they did their previous outings.

    Lady A (more time on OTN) OC: (Dave) …every day. :21

    DAVE: “Not to sound like a cliché, but I mean we spent more time on this one than we did on the first two.” HILLARY: “Which we had more time. We definitely, we took more time off to record this album, which really was a luxury, you know? The past two we’ve had to record pretty quickly, so it was nice to have about five months to record this one.” DAVE: “So, we were in there almost every day.”

    During their show in Nashville last week, Lady A surprised the crowd with a few guest performances. Sara Evans and Luke Bryan came out to share the stage and wow the crowd with Charles, Hillary and Dave. Check out the band’s latest edition of Webisode Wednesday!

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  • DIERKS BENTLEY MIXES MUSIC AND HOCKEY IN HIS LATEST EPISODE OF DBTV. (VIDEO)

    In DBTV Episode 55, Dierks Bentley has a great time hanging out with some rowdy fans for the Canadian leg of the 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour. He even has a little hockey-themed fun on the side. Check it out!

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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN HIT THE STUDIO AND THE WEB FOR NEW ALBUM.

    Little Big Town hit the studio this week with new producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church/Wallflowers) to record their new album which will be the group’s fifth studio album.

     
    Karen, Kimberly, Jimi and Phillip will be giving fans a glimpse inside the studio and the recording process on Wednesday (February 29th) via Livestream. The band will fill fans in on exciting details about the new record beginning with a live chat at 5:45pm CST and then leave the stream open for the rest of the night. Use the link below for access to the live feed (compatible with most smartphones).
     
  • KEITH URBAN TAKES FANS IN THE STUDIO WHILE HE RECORDS ‘FOR YOU.’ (VIDEO)

    In this episode of Urban Developments, Keith Urban and his band are in the studio for the recording of ‘For You’ for the Act of Valor film.

    Video / Act of Valor Premiere Webisode

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  • DIERKS BENTLEY IS ‘HOME’ AT NO. 1 IN CANADA.

    Nashville, TN – Feb. 27, 2012 – Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s anthemic title track and current single “Home” is resonating with fans across the border as it climbs into the No. one spot on Canada’s Mediabase Country Chart this week. Though inspired by domestic struggles, the track’s relatable global message of strife, strength and optimism is unifying fans everywhere.
     
    “Dierks may have had America in mind with ‘Home,’ but the fact it went to No. one in Canada shows that the song has universal appeal,” said EMI Music Canada’s Ron Harwood.  “We are all proud of where we are from.  We’ve all faced tough times recently.  We all know that things can be better again.  It is a song that reflects on our own past and gives hope for a bright future, regardless of where you call ‘home.’”
     
    “The gorgeous title track tastefully expounds on American patriotism…without resorting to blatant flag waving. Bentley once again affirms he is not your run of the mill country act.”  – Winnipeg Free Press

    “Home” continues to strike a chord with fans in the U.S. as it also climbs through the Top five at country radio this week. Last week, Bentley wrapped the Canadian leg of his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour, which will next visit fans in Australia early next month before its 20-city U.S. spring run. For a full list of upcoming tour dates and more on the new album, visit www.dierks.com

  • KEITH URBAN RELEASES VIDEO, ‘FOR YOU.’ (VIDEO)

    Keith Urban has put together a music video for the song, “For You,” which appears on the soundtrack of the film, Act of Valor. Check out the video below.

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  • ALAN JACKSON BREAKS RODEO RECORD! (AUDIO)

    Alan Jackson broke the all-time attendance record for the San Antonio Rodeo Thursday night with nearly 17-thousand people at his show. It’s the largest crowd ever at the Rodeo!!

    Alan performed his latest hit single, “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore,” from his forthcoming album, due out later this year.

    AUDIO: Alan Jackson credits his fans for helping him achieve his unbelievable success. 

     AJ (fans) OC: …it works. :30
    “You just can’t say enough about country music fans — at least mine, anyway. I’ve had fans that have to have a walker to get to the show…and some that have to have their mama carry ‘em there! I’ve got this wide range of fans. There’ll be doctors and farmers, you know? It’s just amazing how diverse the people are when I’m out there singing. One minute I feel like I’m supposed to be singing a gospel song for this lady and a drinking song for this man, and I just can’t…it’s kinda confusing! But…it works.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY WRAPS CANADIAN TOUR WITH 1 MILLIONTH MILE ON THE ROAD! (AUDIO)

    Nashville, TN – Feb. 24, 2012 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley wrapped the Canadian leg of his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour last night in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Shortly after crossing the border on his return ‘home’ to the U.S., Bentley’s tour bus “Old Goldie” marked its one millionth mile.

    “Goldie has been my home on the road since I put out my very first single,” said Bentley. “A lot of memories have been made traveling across the country in Goldie, and I’ve been able to see every city and town three or four times.  If you look at my guitar or my boots or my truck, you know that I love old things.  I hope she makes it another million!”

     
    The eight city tour across Canada was the first official trek of 2012’s Country & Cold Cans Tour in support of Bentley’s sixth studio album “Home,” which debuted at No. 1 last week and continues to bring in massive critical acclaim. Here’s what they are saying about the Canadian leg of the tour:
     
    “He certainly has a firm grip on what it takes to be an entertainer…had the crowd on its feet (not like they ever sat down) and singing every word.”  – Calgary Sun

    “He’s an unstoppable showman.” – Edmonton Journal

    “Bentley and his ace band kept the energy up…the entire group worked the stage, with Bentley stopping
    to shake hands, run around the wings and even take a swig of beer from a fan’s cup. He may be a
    Grammy-nominated big name artist, but he comes off as an authentic artist who knows how to make his audience feel good.” – Saskatoon Star Phoenix

    Bentley will play the San Antonio Rodeo this weekend, before taking his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour to Australia and then on a 20-city U.S. spring run. For a full list of upcoming tour dates and more on the album, visit www.dierks.com.
    AUDIO: Dierks Bentley explains his mission on the road.

    Dierks (fans on the road) OC: …it’s sincere. :20

    “My biggest thing out there on the road is to make it real and not just have it be going through the motions or faking anything…I’m spending my whole day out on the road in some town, and these fans are spending their whole day to come out there and their money to come out to the show. So, I just want that experience to be as real as possible. So, when I get a chance to talk to ‘em in person, it’s just an honest discussion and it’s real and it’s sincere.”

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM HOLD PING PONG TOURNAMENT ON TOUR IN LATEST WEBISODE WEDNESDAY! (VIDEO)

    Ping Pong is an intense sport and the entire Lady A crew is very invested in the game while out on the road. After selling out the San Antonio Rodeo last weekend, there was a serious ping pong showdown backstage.

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  • KEITH URBAN’S ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE NAVY SEALS. (AUDIO)

    Keith Urban is in awe of the real-life Navy SEALS who are featured and portrayed in the film, Act of Valor, which opens nationwide on Friday (February 24th). Keith, who wrote and recorded “For You” for the movieâ��s soundtrack, feels people who see it will have a whole new respect for the SEALS. â��I think this film, particularly, when people see it will have a new insight as to what they do,â�� he says. â��The diversity, separate to their sacrifices and their honor â�� separate to that â�� their actual physical human skills are just extraordinary. 

    • Act of Valor is inspired by real life events and stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism.
    • The soundtrack, which is now in stores, also features Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Sugarland, Jake Owen, Wynonna and many others.

    Keith Urban (Navy Seals-AOV) OC: …extraordinary. :36

    “For me, and I said this to some of the SEAL guys too, you know, because they were saying thank you so much for the song and being involved in the film. I’d like to say it’s just mine and my family’s tiny little way of saying thank you for what they do. It’s really extraordinary what they do, and I think this film, particularly, when people see it will have a new insight as to what they do. The diversity, separate to their sacrifices and their honor — separate to that — their actual physical human skills are just extraordinary.