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TRAVIS DENNING DOESN’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT HIS BASS PRO SHOPS HAT.

Travis Denning is rarely without his trusty Bass Pro Shops hat, especially on stage. He first discovered the comfy, classic fit of the ballcap when a friend left one at his house, and he hasn’t been without at least one ever since.

“I think when I was about 18 or 19-years-old, a friend of mine actually left a Bass Pro Shops hat at my house. I wore it for a little bit. I just loved it. Mainly, it fit my head pretty well. I have a goofy-shaped head, thanks to my folks, but it fit well, and I thought it was just so timeless looking and very cool and nobody else was really wearing ‘em at the time. So, I just wore it all the time on stage,” says Travis. “2015 at CMA Fest, I had a kid come up and he had a Bass Pro Shops hat he bought and wanted me to sign, and that was when I thought, ‘Oh, maybe this is like a thing.’ I haven’t stopped wearing ‘em since.”

 

The Georgia native, who is climbing the country charts with his latest song “After a Few,” will headline the Bass Pro Shops Night Race pre-race concert August 17th at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Audio / Travis Denning explains why he wears Bass Pro Shops hats on stage.

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Travis Denning (Bass Pro Hats) OC: …wearing ‘em since. :47
“I think when I was about 18 or 19-years-old, a friend of mine actually left a Bass Pro Shops hat at my house. I wore it for a little bit. I just loved it. Mainly, it fit my head pretty well. I have a goofy-shaped head, thanks to my folks, but it fit well, and I thought it was just so timeless looking and very cool and nobody else was really wearing ‘em at the time. So, I just wore it all the time on stage. I grew up with a Bass Pro Shops in Macon, Georgia, 20 minutes away. It was cool to go back then, and it’s still cool to go. I mean, it was such a fun place. You could get lost in it for hours, and I still shop there all the time. 2015 at CMA Fest, I had a kid come up and he had a Bass Pro Shops hat he bought and wanted me to sign, and that was when I thought, ‘Oh, maybe this is like a thing.’ I haven’t stopped wearing ‘em since.”

Video / Travis Denning Official Music Video for After a Few

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD ENJOYS THE ROLE OF MOM TO TWO BOYS.

Carrie Underwood’s life has changed since giving birth to her second son, four-month-old Jacob. Life is different on the road on The Cry Pretty Tour 360, as well as at home.

“It’s kind of crazy to think, sometimes I will literally look at my husband and be like, ‘We have two sons. We have two kids. We’ve been married for nine years and we have two children. We live on a farm.’ Life is very different with two. We kind of got out of that baby stage with Isaiah. He’s much more self-sufficient. He can brush his own teeth and put his own clothes own. He’s making decisions for himself, and then we start all over with the little squishy one [Jacob] again. It’s just kind of crazy. You forget how hard it is to be honest, but you just figure your way through it. I’m so blessed to have Isaiah, who is super helpful and super sweet, and he loves his little brother.”

Carrie wrapped the current leg of The Cry Pretty Tour 360 in Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday (June 23rd), and she’ll travel across the pond for a handful of dates in the U-K, beginning June 28th. She returns to the States for four performances at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry; two each on July 19th and 20th. The Fall leg of the trek begins September 10th in San Diego.

Carrie is heading up the country charts with her summer hit, “Southbound.”

Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about how life has changed with two boys.

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Carrie Underwood (having two boys) OC: …little brother. :44
“It’s kind of crazy to think, sometimes I will literally look at my husband and be like, ‘We have two sons. We have two kids. We’ve been married for nine years and we have two children. We live on a farm.’ Life is very different with two. We kind of got out of that baby stage with Isaiah. He’s much more self-sufficient. He can brush his own teeth and put his own clothes own. He’s making decisions for himself, and then we start all over with the little squishy one [Jacob] again. It’s just kind of crazy. You forget how hard it is to be honest, but you just figure your way through it. I’m so blessed to have Isaiah, who is super helpful and super sweet, and he loves his little brother.”

Video / Carrie Underwood Southbound Music Video

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JON PARDI RELEASES “AIN’T ALWAYS THE COWBOY” FROM HIS UPCOMING ALBUM…THE CALIFORNIA NATIVE WILL RELEASE ONE SONG EACH MONTH UNTIL HIS ALBUM IS OUT IN OCTOBER.

Jon Pardi has released the song, “Ain’t Always the Cowboy,” which is from his upcoming album, Heartache Medication, which will be available September 27th.

“It was just such an anthem for girls and guys, or for the girls trying to do her own things,” says Jon about “Ain’t Always the Cowboy.” “It’s kind of a leaving song, but a happy leaving song. It’s about going out to chase her dreams, be independent or do her thing. He ain’t mad about it, and I thought that was a really cool outlook of a song and melody; just everything about it was awesome.”

Jon is putting out a new song once a month until the album is out. Jon’s current single, “Heartache Medication,” is climbing the country charts and is also the title of his headlining tour this fall, which kicks off with a SOLD-OUT two-night stand at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on October 1st.

Audio / Jon Pardi talks about the song, "Ain't Always the Cowboy."

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Jon Pardi (Ain’t Always the Cowboy) OC: …great one. :29 [NOTE: quality isn’t the best, but…]
“‘Ain’t Always the Cowboy’ was a song I heard that Josh Thompson and Brendan Cooney wrote, and it was just such an anthem for girls and guys, or for the girls trying to do her own things. It’s kind of a leaving song, but a happy leaving song. It’s about going out to chase her dreams, be independent or do her thing. He ain’t mad about it, and I thought that was a really cool outlook of a song and melody; just everything about it was awesome. It’s a great one.”

ADAM HAMBRICK TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES AS HE RECENT MADE HIS GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT.

Adam Hambrick recently made his debut on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. For the singer-songwriter-performer, it was a very emotional and bittersweet day. The Opry filmed behind-the-scenes with Adam as he stepped on that famed historic stage for the first time. Check it out below.

 

 

For information on tour dates, go to adamhambrick.com.

 

 

NEWS AND NOTES: Shania, Kacey, Carrie, Keith, Luke, Chris and more

Shania Twain appears on ABC’s Strahan & Sara on Thursday (June 20th) to talk about her Las Vegas Residency, as well as the new movie she is filming.

Kacey Musgraves is nominated for two awards at this year’s Teen Choice Awards. She’s up for Choice Country Artist and Choice Country Song for “Rainbow.” Voting continues through June 25th, with the show airing August 11th at 8pm ET on FOX.

Carrie Underwood is featured on the cover of the new issue of People Magazine. Along with being named at the top of the 100 best things in America, she also talks about family, faith and some of the personal pain and trauma she experienced over the last couple of years. The issue hits newsstands on Friday (June 21st).

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 returns as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament for the fourth year. The 33rd annual golf outing, which will benefit the United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee organization, will take place August 19th at the Old Natchez Country Club in Nashville.

Chris Stapleton has given his talents to Ed Sheeran’s new album, No. 6 Collaborations Project. He teamed up with the pop superstar and Bruno Mars for a song titled “Blow” for the project, due July 12th. Also appearing on the project are Khalid, Cardi B, Eminem, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Camila Cabello, among others.

 

CLARE DUNN RELEASES THE LIVE VIDEO FOR HER SONG, “MY LOVE.”

Clare Dunn has released a live music video for her song, “My Love,” which you can check out below. The song is available at all digital and streaming services now.

 

 

JORDAN DAVIS RELEASES THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR HIS LATEST SONG, “SLOW DANCE IN A PARKING LOT.”

Jordan Davis has released the lyric video for his latest smash hit, “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot.” The song, which he co-wrote with Lonnie Lee Fowler, is from his Home State album.

 

Find out where Jordan will be performing right here.

TRAVIS DENNING SET TO HEADLINE PRE-RACE CONCERT A THE BASS PRO SHOPS NIGHT RACE AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY.

Travis Denning has been tapped to headline the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race pre-race concert August 17th. Known for sporting his signature Bass Pro hat for his performances, Travis will hit the stage prior to NASCAR driver introductions for America’s Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

“I’ve always loved watching races at Bristol because it’s in your face, up close and as personal as it gets. It’s unreal to think that I’ll actually be playing at Bristol Motor Speedway,” said Denning.  “I’m ready to get on down to East Tennessee and help get the pre-race festivities started with all the fans at America’s Night Race.”

Travis is currently climbing the country charts with his latest song, “After a Few.”

SHANIA TWAIN RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS WITH A NEW RESIDENCY.

Shania Twain is set to return to Las Vegas for a residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino’s Zappos Theater.

Titled “Let’s Go!,” the residency will open in December, followed by dates in March 2020, May 2020 and June 2020. The shows will include several of her hits as well as numerous visual components.

 

Shania will also feature some audience participation during her new show. “It (will be) like a giant nightclub,” she says. “I’m actually going to put a dance floor on the stage so there’ll be some fun audience participation.”

 

Tickets will go on sale Friday (June 21st) at 10am PT.

Dates for Let’s Go!

 

December: 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18
March 2020: 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28
May 2020: 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30
June 2020: 3, 5, 6

JON LANGSTON RELEASES NEW SINGLE “NOW YOU KNOW.”

Rising country artist and Georgia native Jon Langston released his new single Now You Knowtoday, shipping to country radio June 24. The rock-infused country anthem, penned by Langston, Brad Clawson, and Brock Berryhill, gives listeners a glimpse into Langston’s southern roots. Langston is the first artist signed under Luke Bryan’s new label, 32 Bridge Entertainment, and is worked in conjunction with EMI Records Nashville. On his new label home, Langston released his major label debut single “When It Comes To Loving You” which reached No. 1 on the all-genre iTunes Chart, and followed it shortly after with the release of fan favorite, “Dance Tonight.” Since then, Langston’s catalog has accumulated over 392 million streams to date.

Earlier this year, Langston performed at Crash My Playa, Stagecoach, and wrapped up his headlining Prob’ly At A Bar Tour which included multiple sold-out nights. Langston was invited to join Luke Bryan on the road for his Sunset Repeat Tour, which kicked off in Philadelphia on May 31, and will tour with the country music superstar through the Fall. Additionally, Langston will perform in Nashville at Marathon Music Works on August 30. Langston’s upcoming tour dates on the Sunset Repeat Tour are listed below.

Sunset Repeat Tour 2019 

6/14/19            Albuquerque, NM                    Isleta Amphitheater

6/21/19            Foxborough, MA                     Gillette Stadium

7/11/19            Saratoga Springs, NY              Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/12/19            Canandaigua, NY                    CMAC

7/13/19            Wantagh, NY                           Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

7/14/19            Wantagh, NY                            Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

7/19/19            Orange Beach, AL                    The Wharf Amphitheater

7/20/19            Orange Beach, AL                    The Wharf Amphitheater

7/21/19            Brandon, MS                            Brandon Amphitheater

7/25/19            Birmingham, AL                      Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

7/26/19            Atlanta, GA                              Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

8/1/19              Jacksonville, FL                       Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

8/2/19              Tampa, FL                                MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

8/3/19              West Palm Beach, FL               Coral Sky Amphitheatre

8/8/19              Bangor, ME                              Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

8/17/19            St. Louis, MO                           Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

8/18/19            Indianapolis, IN                        Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

8/22/19            Fresno, CA                                Save Mart Center

8/23/19            Sacramento, CA                       Toyota Amphitheatre

8/24/19            Mountain View, CA                 Shoreline Amphitheatre

8/25/19            Lake Tahoe, NV                       Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

8/30/19            Nashville, TN                            Marathon Music Works*

9/5/19              Toronto, ON                             Budweiser Stage

9/7/19              Holmdel, NJ                              PNC Bank Arts Center

9/8/19              Virginia Beach, VA                  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

9/12/19            Bethel, NY                                Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

9/14/19            Cleveland, OH                          Blossom Music Center

10/10/19           Memphis, TN                            FedEx Forum

10/12/19          Raleigh, NC                              Coastal Credit Union Music Park

10/25/19          Detroit, MI                                Ford Field

 

*Not part of the Sunset Repeat Tour

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  • Alan Jackson with WUSN/Chicago’s Jeff Kapugi and Marci Braun, as well as UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan and Steve Hodges.