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CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS AMONG THE ARTISTS PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE ICONIC LINDA RONSTADT DURING THIS YEAR’S KENNEDY CENTER HONORS.

Carrie Underwood helps pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt during this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, airing this weekend. Carrie performed “When Will I Be Loved” and “Blue Bayou,” while Trisha Yearwood sang “You’re No Good” and her huge pop duet with Aaron Neville “Don’t Know Much.”

The 42nd Annual Kennedy Honors, which was taped last week at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., will air Sunday (December 15th) at 8pm ET on CBS.

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COUNTRY SUPERSTAR ALAN JACKSON TO SHOWCASE NEW TALENT ON HIS 2020 TOUR.

Country music superstar Alan Jackson will continue his career-long tradition of showcasing new talent on tour by inviting artists from his Nashville honky-tonk, AJ’s Good Time Bar, to perform at several of his concerts for the second year in a row.

Three acts known to locals and those who visit Jackson’s self-owned venue on Music City’s famed Lower Broadway – the duos Carolina Pine and Steel Blossoms and singer-songwriter Cory Farley – will each be featured at stops on Jackson’s 2020 tour. Each night, one will take the stage prior to Jackson’s special guest Tenille Townes (on most shows; schedule below).

Jackson has a long history of giving new talent their first chances to perform in front of arena-size crowds – artists who’ve been on one of their “first big tours” with Alan include Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans, Chris Young and, more recently, Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina. The Country Music Hall of Famer has been proud to provide such talent with an opportunity to perform in front of enthusiastic and welcoming crowds over the years. The inclusion of Carolina Pine, Cory Farley and Steel Blossoms will continue that tradition, while also giving audiences a sense of the music that can be experienced nightly at AJ’s, the bar rated “No. 1 Honky-Tonk in Nashville” by Billboard.

Alan Jackson’s concerts find the country icon performing hits that have gained him legions of longtime fans, songs that continue to draw new crowds as new generations discover his music. His repertoire stands the test of time; it has impacted all sorts of artists who cite Jackson as an influence…and has earned him his place alongside music’s greatest names in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous – such enduring hits as “Here in The Real World,” “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and many more.

Tickets for Alan Jackson’s 2020 Tour are available at alanjackson.com/tour, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more. VIP Experiences are also available for many of Jackson’s 2020 shows.

ALAN JACKSON’S 2020 TOUR
More Shows to Be Added!

Friday, January 10                           Cincinnati, OH (Heritage Bank Center) ++

Saturday, January 11                      Columbia, SC (Colonial Life Arena) ++

Friday, February 14                         Atlanta, GA (State Farm Arena) ^^

Saturday, February 15                     New Orleans, LA (Smoothie King Center) ^^

Friday, February 21                         El Paso, TX (UTEP Don Haskins Center) **

Saturday, February 22                     Fort Worth, TX (Dickies Arena) **

Thursday, March 26                         Tulsa, OK (BOK Center) **

Friday, March 27                              Springfield, MO (JQH Arena) **

Saturday, April 25                            Glendale, AZ (Gila River Arena)  ## ^^

Sunday, April 26                              Indio, CA (Stagecoach Festival) <>

Thursday, July 9                              Ft. Loramie, OH (Country Concert) <>

Friday, August 7                               Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)

Friday, August 28                             Detroit, MI (Little Caesars Arena) ## ^^

Saturday, August 29                        Green Bay, WI (Resch Center) ## ^^

Friday, September 11                      Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena) ## **

Saturday, September 12                  Milwaukee, WI (Fiserv Forum) ## **

Friday, October 2                             Salt Lake City, UT (Vivint Smart Home Arena) ## ++

Saturday, October 3                        Denver, CO (Pepsi Center) ## ++

 

Tickets on sale now for all dates unless otherwise noted

Special Guest Tenille Townes on all dates (except 4/25, 9/11, 9/12 and festival events)

 

## Tickets on sale Friday, December 13

++ featuring Steel Blossoms

^^ featuring Carolina Pine

** featuring Cory Farley

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CHRISTMAS 2019 LINERS

Here are holiday liners from some UMG Nashville artists, including Adam Hambrick, Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gary Allan, George Strait, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kassi Ashton, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Parker McCollum, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, Travis Denning and more!

Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Christmas)

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“Hey everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

 

Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Happy Holidays)

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“Hey everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick. Happy Holidays.”

 

Audio / LINER AJ (Christmas)

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“Hi! This is Alan Jackson, and I’m wishing y’all a very Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Happy Holiday Season)

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“Hi! Billy Currington here, wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday Season.”

Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Christmas)

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“Hey! This is T.J., and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Christmas)

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“Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Christmas)

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“Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Christmas)

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“Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Christmas)

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“Hey! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Eric Church (Christmas)

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“Hey everybody! It’s Eric Church, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Christmas)

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“Hey! This is Gary Allan. Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER George Strait (Happy Holidays)

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“Hey everybody! This is George Strait, wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday season.”



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Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Merry Christmas)

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“Hey! This is Jon Pardi, wishing you a Merry Christmas!”

Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Christmas)

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“Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Happy Holidays)

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“Hey! I’m Josh Turner, wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season.”

Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Christmas)

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“Hey! This is Kacey Musgraves, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Christmas)

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“Hi folks, this is Keith Urban, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Holiday season)

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“Hi everyone, this is Keith Urban, wishing you and all your family the very best this holiday season.”

Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Christmas)

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“Hey guys, this is Kip Moore, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (Christmas)

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“Hey! This is Lauren Alaina, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER LBT (Christmas)

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“Hey! We’re Little Big Town, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Christmas)

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“Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Christmas)

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“Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (Christmas)

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“Hey! It’s Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”



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Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Christmas)

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“Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Christmas)

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“Hi! This is Shania Twain, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

CHRISTMAS 2019: Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan usually has a house full of family at Christmas. This year, the Georgia native will take his family where the snow is fresh and there is a chill in the air. “This year, we’re excited. We are insuring ourselves of a white Christmas. We’re going snow skiing on Christmas. So, snowmen, chestnuts roasting by an open fire, the whole Jack Frost thing, snow skiing, chapped skin, busted lips…”

The Bryan clan will probably continue their tradition of having chili dogs on Christmas Eve, as well. “We have a pajama night and we do chili dogs on Christmas Eve, and we’ve always done that.  My mother comes up and we go shop. She makes me go shop with her, so we have to pick out all the right stuff. We have to get the proper buns, the proper wieners. It’s very important.  All beef wieners for the chili dog cooking. It’s a ritual. So, we’re eating chili dogs in pajamas, and so it’s special anytime you can come up with fun traditions and hold true to them. Yeah, so cooking chili dogs in a onesie is pretty special.”

Find audio below of him talking about the unique tradition, his most meaningful Christmas gift, his favorite Christmas movie and much more.

Audio / Luke Bryan reveals his family’s plans for this year’s Christmas.

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Luke Bryan (Christmas plans 2019) OC: …busted lips. :20
“This year, we’re excited. We are insuring ourselves of a white Christmas. We’re going snow skiing on Christmas. So, snowmen, chestnuts roasting by an open fire, the whole Jack Frost thing, snow skiing, chapped skin, busted lips…”

Audio / Luke Bryan reveals his favorite Christmas gift as a child.

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Luke Bryan (Christmas gift) OC: …walked out. :15
“My favorite Christmas gift is definitely my first Honda 50 motorcycle that I got back in 1984. It was just an amazing gift to have under the tree, and I never will forget seeing that as I walked out.”

Audio / Luke Bryan talks about his family’s Christmas tradition.

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Luke Bryan (Bryan Christmas tradition) OC: …pretty special. :41
“We have a pajama night and we do chili dogs on Christmas Eve, and we’ve always done that.  My mother comes up and we go shop. She makes me go shop with her, so we have to pick out all the right stuff. We have to get the proper buns, the proper wieners. It’s very important.  All beef wieners for the chili dog cooking. It’s a ritual. So, we’re eating chili dogs in pajamas, and so it’s special anytime you can come up with fun traditions and hold true to them. Yeah, so cooking chili dogs in a onesie is pretty special.

Audio / Luke Byran REVEALS THE MOST MEANINGFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT HE’S EVER RECEIVED FROM HIS WIFE CAROLINE.

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Luke Bryan (Most meaningful Christmas gift) OC: …turkey hunting. :55
“By far the best Christmas present I have ever gotten and will ever get was when my wife Caroline went and found my brother’s old pickup truck from 1996 that they found the VIN number and it was down in Louisiana and it was still on the road.  And her and my dad went down, they picked it up, brought it to Nashville and Christmas Eve night pulled into the driveway with it, and let’s just say that yes, the tears were flowing, and it will never be topped. I don’t know how you’ll ever top it. What an amazing moment for me and my family and it was pretty special.  And that truck is where we do our turkey hunting; it’s the turkey hunting truck. So, all my turkey hunting gear stays in there, and when the boys see me pull up in my brother’s truck, they know we’re fixing to go turkey hunting.”

Audio / LUKE BRYAN TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE PART OF CHRISTMAS.

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Luke Bryan (favorite thing about Christmas) OC: …special time. :32
“My favorite part of the holidays obviously is watching the kids – watching the boys’ excitement for what they may or may not be getting and watching them tear open Christmas presents on Christmas morning. You got the fireplace going. You got Christmas music on the TV. You’ve got – you get up at 6am. You’re exhausted and you’ve got all your family there.  It doesn’t get any better than certainly waking up on Christmas mornings and just having that special time.”

Audio / Luke Bryan reveals his favorite Christmas movie.

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Luke Bryan (Christmas movie) OC: …Vacation. :06
“Hey, it’s Luke Bryan! My favorite Christmas movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Christmas)

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CHRISTMAS 2019: Keith Urban

Sometimes, Keith Urban and his family, including wife Nicole Kidman and daughters Sunday and Faith, head Down Under for the holiday, visiting family and hitting the beach, which is what he did on Christmas Day when he was a kid.

“We had great Christmases growing up. I really, really enjoyed them,” says Keith. “Mostly, we’d go to the beach, you know, ’cause there it’s summertime. Load up the station wagon and head off to the beach.”

He and his family still love to do that when they’re in Australia since it’s summer there. “We still love going to the beach at Christmas time, as long as we’re in Australia, because it’s like the Fourth of July. It’s huge. Everybody’s out. It feels very celebratory. It’s in the ‘90s. It’s crazy, but having grown up with that, it feels very natural to me. Albeit it, we still had all of the same Christmas songs, so we’re in like 90-degree heat with shorts and tank tops singing ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland,’ and I remember getting Christmas cards of like Santa on a surfboard, so that probably explains a lot.”

He says the lights, the music and getting the house decorated put him in the spirit of Christmas. “The lights going up, which was a little earlier this year because of Thanksgiving, you know, we didn’t wait,” says Keith. “We just put those puppies up, and the place looked awesome. We had the best Christmas-looking Thanksgiving ever. (laughs) So, the lights, the music, all of that, the house sort of transforming into Christmas. I love it. It’s sad when it all has to go away.”

Keith just released the first Christmas song, “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight,” which he co-wrote with Shane McAnally (see video below).

After Christmas, Keith will be getting ready for his fourth headlining gig on New Year’s Eve in Nashville.

Audio / As a kid in Australia, Keith Urban headed to the beach for Christmas. Because it's summer Down Under during the holidays, most families hang out in the surf and sun.

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Keith Urban (Christmas-beach) OC: …to the beach. :24
“I have great memories of getting up early and going and jumping on your parents’ bed and getting them up. You know, and then of course you tear open the presents and then it’s done and it’s like eight in the morning, and you’ve got all morning now to sort of wish you had more presents to open. We had great Christmases growing up. I really, really enjoyed them. Mostly, we’d go to the beach, you know, ’cause there it’s summertime. Load up the station wagon and head off to the beach.”

Audio / Keith Urban says he and his family still love going to the beach at Christmas.

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Keith Urban (still loves going to the beach at Christmas) OC: …explains a lot. :33
“Yeah, we still love going to the beach at Christmas time, as long as we’re in Australia, because it’s like the Fourth of July. It’s huge. Everybody’s out. It feels very celebratory. It’s in the ‘90s. It’s crazy, but having grown up with that, it feels very natural to me. Albeit it, we still had all of the same Christmas songs, so we’re in like 90-degree heat with shorts and tank tops singing ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland,’ and I remember getting Christmas cards of like Santa on a surfboard, so that probably explains a lot.”

Audio / Keith Urban explains what gets him in the Christmas spirit.

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Keith Urban (what gets him in the Christmas spirit) OC: …goes away. :25
“The lights going up, which was a little earlier this year because of Thanksgiving, you know, we didn’t wait. We just put those puppies up, and the place looked awesome. We had the best Christmas-looking Thanksgiving ever. (laughs) So, the lights, the music, all of that, the house sort of transforming into Christmas. I love it. It’s sad when it all has to go away.”

Audio / Keith Urban talks about a few Christmas movies he enjoys watching during the holidays.

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Keith Urban (Christmas movies) OC: …every year. :17
“I love A Christmas Story, that’s a good one, and It’s a Wonderful Life, of course. I have one of my main guitars is called Clarence, and it’s named after the angel (in It’s a Wonderful Life), and then for some reason, I swear, no matter what you’re doing flicking around the TV, but you’re gonna land on Charlie Brown (Christmas). I don’t know how that happens, but it happens every year.”

Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Christmas)

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CHRISTMAS 2019: Jon Pardi

Jon Pardi likes a good holiday movie. One of his favorite Christmas films is Bad Santa, starring Billy Bob Thornton, but for the PG crowd, it would have to be Elf.

“Bad Santa’s pretty good,” he says. “But I have to say if you’re gonna watch it with little cousins, I would have to say Elf is pretty much probably one of the funniest Christmas movies to ever be that new and beat out all of the old Christmas movies. It is definitely up there.”

This year, he’s taking his fiancée Summer, his mother, sister and Summer’s parents to Hawaii to celebrate the holidays before Christmas. “Me and (fiancée) Summer came up with the idea that well if we just invited the family, no gifts, just get your way to Hawaii, there’s no gifts, we’re just gonna go and help celebrate as a family and everybody and Christmas in Maui. So, my mom, my sister’s coming, Summer’s parents are coming, so we kinda turned it into this nice family vacation that’s over Christmas, and then we’ll fly back to Nashville and have Christmas there. So, it’s cool.”

One of his favorite memories is of his grandmother’s Christmas tree, and he attributes that to his love for Elvis and the song, “Blue Christmas.”

“One of my favorite memories of my grandmother’s tree, and I think …why I love Elvis so much, and she loved Elvis. She had an ornament and it was Elvis, and it was always on her tree. You’d go and you’d hit a button, and it’d sing ‘Blue Christmas.’ And it just went, ‘I’ll have a Blue Christmas without you.’ And I’d just always t hit it, and he’d be doing like his pose with a microphone, so yeah, ‘Blue Christmas’ and that ornament, I think that’s probably why I like Elvis so much. Hey man, I’ll have a Blue Christmas…”

Jon’s latest single, “Heartache Medication,” is closing in on the Top 5 on the country charts.

Audio / JON PARDI SAYS IF YOU’RE AN ADULT, BAD SANTA, IS A GREAT HOLIDAY MOVIE, BUT IF YOU’RE KID, ELF IS THE ONE TO BEAT.

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Jon Pardi (favorite Christmas movie) OC: …up there. :15
“Bad Santa’s pretty good. But I have to say if you’re gonna watch it with little cousins, I would have to say Elf is pretty much probably one of the funniest Christmas movies to ever be that new and beat out all of the old Christmas movies. It is definitely up there.”

Audio / Jon Pardi says getting a guitar for Christmas when he was a young boy – even though he didn’t take care of it – probably sparked his interest in making music for a living.

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Jon Pardi (guitar for Christmas) OC: …that guitar. :32
“One Christmas I got a guitar, but I was real young, so this guitar spent multiple nights in the backyard and probably got hit by a sprinkler. I was a kid. I didn’t know what to do with this thing. It was like I knew how to strum it, but I didn’t know how to take care of it. I must’ve been six or five, you know, I thought it was kind of a toy then, but it started the whole spark. So, I always kind of say, I always tell parents you just never know, if you get a little toy that’s a guitar or drum set, you never know what that’ll spark in a child’s mind. So, who would’ve know if I had never gotten that guitar.”

Audio / Jon Pardi just left for Hawaii with his fiancée, mother, sister and extended family to celebrate Christmas early. He will be back at his farm in Tennessee for the actual holiday.

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Jon Pardi (pre Christmas in Hawaii) OC: …so it’s cool. :24
“Me and (fiancée) Summer came up with the idea that well if we just invited the family, no gifts, just get your way to Hawaii, no gifts, we’re just gonna go and help celebrate as a family and everybody and Christmas in Maui. So, my mom, my sister’s coming, Summer’s parents are coming, so we kinda turned it into this nice family vacation that’s over Christmas, and then we’ll fly back to Nashville and have Christmas there. So, it’s cool.”

Audio / Jon Pardi attributes his grandmother's Christmas tree with why he love

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Jon Pardi (a favorite Christmas memory) OC: …(singing) Blue Christmas. :34
“One of my favorite memories of my grandmother’s tree, and I think maybe why I love, this is what I was thinking about this why I love Elvis so much, and she loved Elvis. She had an ornament and it was Elvis, and it was always on her tree. You’d go and you’d hit a button, and it’d sing ‘Blue Christmas.’ And it just went, ‘I’ll have a Blue Christmas without you.’ And I’d just always t hit it, and he’d be doing like his pose with a microphone, so yeah, ‘Blue Christmas’ and that ornament, I think that’s probably why I like Elvis so much. Hey man, I’ll have a Blue Christmas…”

Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Christmas)

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COUNTRY AIRCHECK NAMES LUKE BRYAN MOST HEARD ARTIST OF THE DECADE.

Four-time Entertainer of the Year, Platinum selling artist, award-winning songwriter, American Idol celebrity judge, consummate performer, these are all accomplished titles that describe Luke Bryan’s career. And now as 2019 is coming to a close, Luke is end-capping ten years of stellar career accomplishments as Country Aircheck has named him the Most-Heard Artist of the Decade. He will be the subject of Aircheck’s The Interview feature in the year-end print issue.

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Luke told Aircheck he still sees so much more ahead to do and is energized for the future. “I love being the guy a lot of people count on. I don’t wake up with anxiety about it. I wake up going, all right, let’s get after it and show the world what we’re going to do this year or this week.”

Additional decade honors include Luke being named as the first-ever recipient of the ACM’s Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party as presented to him during a recent Grand Ole Opry appearance. The ACM Album of the Decade Award recognizes an album that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors to be considered are, but are not limited to, the success at radio of singles released from album, album concept, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition. Billboard said, “it wasn’t just his star power that made Crash My Party special, as most of the album’s singles — like the poignant “Drink a Beer” and nostalgic “Roller Coaster” — were more focused on Bryan’s heartfelt croon as opposed to the party anthems that “bro country” made popular at that time.”

22 of Bryan’s 23 #1 hits have been in the last decade including his breakthrough hit ““Country Girl Shake It For Me” which was included in Billboard Magazine’s “100 Songs that Defined a Decade” list out last month. Other #1 hits include “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday,” “Play It Again” and poignant songs like “Fast,” “Drink A Beer” and “Most People Are Good,” which Music Row named Song of the Year in 2018 and Rolling Stone at its peak touted “it’s message – coming from a star on the level of Luke Bryan – is important in the country music world.”

Luke’s headline concert tours have played for over one million fans every year for the last six years with four of those reaching 1.5 million. In total Luke has performed for nearly 12 million fans in the last ten years. His 2019 “Sunset Repeat Tour” wrapped this fall with his 36th career headline stadium concert at Ford Field in Detroit and during the show Luke was presented with a new music plaque signifying his continued domination in the format with more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 54 million digital singles, 12.5 million albums and Seven billion streams. Luke has four Platinum albums, two 4x-Platinum albums, seven RIAA certified albums, 22 Platinum singles and 12 Multi-Platinum singles.

 

In this past decade Luke has presented ten Farm Tours (11 years career total), seven headline tours, six years of Spring Break shows and six Crash My Playa concert events. He was recognized as a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive times, was twice named the Entertainer of the Year by BOTH the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and was honored as a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In total Luke has won over 40 music awards including six ACM awards, six CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two CMA awards, an iHeart and a Teen Choice award and more.

KEITH URBAN TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF HIS NEW CHRISTMAS VIDEO FOR “I’LL BE YOUR SANTA TONIGHT.”

Keith Urban recently released the music video for his Christmas song, “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight.” Check out the behind-the-scenes of the making of the video below.

 

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CHRISTMAS 2019: Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina released her own version of the holiday classic, “O Holy Night,” last month. She loves Christmas music so much she’d like to release a full album of holiday songs. She has a few favorite songs that she’d have to include on the collection. “I have a few favorites. It’s like a fast favorite actually. Surprisingly is ‘Oh Santa’ by Mariah Carey. I jam to that, girl. I mean I am crazy about that song,” says Lauren. “And I also like ‘O Holy Night,’ like when I just want to really sing and kind of get in the Christmas spirit. It was my grandmother’s favorite, one of her favorites. My grandmother loved Christmas.”

When it comes to her favorite holiday movies, she can’t pinpoint just one. “Oh gosh! I have so many favorite Christmas movies, but I usually like the funny ones like The Grinch and Elf,” declares Lauren. “I don’t know. I like all of it. It’s so hard to pick. I love Christmas.”

Lauren’s favorite Christmas gift would have to be the reason for the season. When she was a little girl, she really wanted a Bible with her name on it, just like her parents had. “My favorite Christmas gift I’ve ever been given, gosh, that’s so hard to pick, but my Mom and Dad had their names on the front of their Bibles, and I was so jealous of that as a kid. So, I begged my Mom to get me a Bible that had my name on it, and she actually got this Bible that you design the whole thing yourself. And she designed this Bible for me and it had my name on it and I still have it, and it’s one of my favorite gifts I’ve ever been given.”

As for her favorite Christmas gift as a child, Lauren goes back to the time Santa Claus brought her a Barbie bicycle, and she felt like she was in charge. “My favorite Christmas memory is when I got my Barbie bike when I was six years old, and I thought I ruled the world because it had a horn and it had Barbie’s picture on it.”

Audio / Lauren Alaina talks about her favorite Christmas memory.

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Lauren Alaina (favorite Christmas moment) OC: …on it. :09
“This is Lauren Alaina, and my favorite Christmas memory is when I got my Barbie bike when I was six years old, and I thought I ruled the world because it had a horn and it had Barbie’s picture on it.”

Audio / Lauren Alaina says she can't decide on her favorite Christmas movie since there's so many from which to choose.

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Lauren Alaina (loves all Christmas movies) OC: …Christmas. :10
“Oh gosh! I have so many favorite Christmas movies, but I usually like the funny ones like The Grinch and Elf. I don’t know. I like all of it. It’s so hard to pick. I love Christmas.”

Audio / Lauren Alaina talks about her favorite Christmas songs.

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Lauren Alaina (Christmas songs) OC: …Christmas. :22
“I have a few favorites. It’s like a fast favorite actually. Surprisingly is ‘Oh Santa’ by Mariah Carey. I jam to that, girl. I mean I am crazy about that song. And I also like ‘O Holy Night,’ like when I just want to really sing and kind of get in the Christmas spirit. It was my grandmother’s favorite, one of her favorites. My grandmother loved Christmas.”

Audio / Lauren Alaina talks about her favorite Christmas gift.

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Lauren Alaina (favorite Christmas gift) OC: …been given. :28
“My favorite Christmas gift I’ve ever been given, gosh, that’s so hard to pick, but my Mom and Dad had their names on the front of their Bibles, and I was so jealous of that as a kid. So, I begged my Mom to get me a Bible that had my name on it, and she actually got this Bible that you design the whole thing yourself. And she designed this Bible for me and it had my name on it and I still have it, and it’s one of my favorite gifts I’ve ever been given.”

Audio / LAUREN ALAINA TALKS ABOUT "O HOLY NIGHT," WHICH SHE RECORDED A FEW YEARS AGO.

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Lauren Alaina (O Holy Night) OC: …of it. :24
“‘O Holy Night’ is one of my favorite Christmas songs ever; one of my favorite songs ever. I think that it’s just beautifully written. The melody and the lyrics and the meaning of the song, it’s a perfect representation of what Christmas is all about, and I love that. I am so honored that I was able to finally do a recording of it.”

Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (Christmas)

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KIP MOORE DELIVERS OVER 40 SOLD-OUT SHOWS ACROSS ROOM TO SPARE: ACOUSTIC TOUR.

Kip Moore capped off the third leg of his ROOM TO SPARE: ACOUSTIC TOUR this weekend with shows in Tucson, AZ (12/5) and Phoenix, AZ (12/6). Inviting fans to enjoy his “highly-praised” (PEOPLE) and intimate tour concept, Moore connected with audiences each night, often taking to the stage just him and his guitar for many tracks during his spontaneous and request-filled set. Rounding out at 41 total sold-out shows across the three runs, Moore took on packed houses from coast-to-coast in the U.S. and internationally with completely sold-out stints in The U.K. and Canada.

Next up, Moore will hit the road for another international trek, returning to his Australian fan base in 2020 for headlining arena dates in Melbourne, AU on 3/17 and Sydney, AU on 3/18. Moore will also headline Australia’s premiere Country music festival, CMC Rocks QLD 2020, taking place in Willowbank, AU 3/20-3/22. Moore will round out 2019 with a final show in Las Vegas, NV on 12/14 at The Chelsea at The Cosmo. For tickets and more information, visit kipmoore.net.

Moore’s latest single, “She’s Mine,” is taken from his upcoming fourth studio album, of which more details will be revealed soon, and the new music video for the single is available to watch here. The forthcoming project follows his ROOM TO SPARE: THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS EP which sparked his acoustic tour and his third studio album SLOWHEART, which garnered instant praise from critics as his “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR), as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment WeeklyRolling StoneUpRoxxBobby Bones Show and many more. SLOWHEART included Moore’s fourth No. One single and follows the critical acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album WILD ONES and his PLATINUM debut album UP ALL NIGHT that spawned three No. One hit singles. For more information, visit kipmoore.net.

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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.