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LUKE BRYAN ANSWERS PRESSING QUESTIONS FROM HIS FANS. (VIDEO)

In the latest episode of LBTV, Luke Bryan and his band answer questions submitted by his fans. Learn what Luke’s favorite movie is, favorite ’90s sitcom, favorite athelete, weirdest autograph and what is his favorite part of the show.

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LITTLE BIG TOWN’S ‘PONTOON’ IS CERTIFIED PLATINUM! (AUDIO)

Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” Certified Platinum

 

National TV Appearances Include ABC’s Good Morning America And The Ellen DeGeneres Show Supporting September 11th “Tornado” Album Release           

  “Tornado” Available For Pre-Order Now

 Country super group Little Big Town has earned a RIAA Platinum certification for their current summer smash, “Pontoon,” the lead single from their upcoming album Tornado, in stores September 11th. The track is their fastest selling-single to date and has spent four weeks as a #1 country digital download.  Written by Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Barry Dean, “Pontoon” has received rave critical praise and has been called the “song of the summer.” 

Little Big Town is preparing for the release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album Tornado, out September 11th, with coast-to-coast television appearances, including ABC’s Good Morning America (September 10th) and a performance during the premiere week of The Ellen DeGeneres Show (September 13th).  The band will perform on the upcoming ABC Television Special “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK,” (September 17th) and will also be featured on CMT’s Unplugged Series which will premiere on CMT.com September 11th and on CMT September 18th.   

Fans anxiously awaiting the September 11th release of Tornado can now pre-order the album at www.littlebigtown.com, Amazon or iTunes.

 

 

Audio / Little Big Town react to the success of their single, “Pontoon,” which has just been certified platinum.

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LBT (Pontoon) 1 OC: …people smile. :31
JIMI: “How cool?” PHILLIP: “It’s so rewarding.” KAREN: “People like to motorboat!” [laughs] JIMI: “That’s right!” PHILLIP: “And you know, the great thing about this song too is it just makes people smile, so it’s a happy thing to celebrate this for us on a commercial level, but the mood that it creates and the party…what a great introduction to this record. And I think when people put on this album, the first four songs are gonna make you feel really good and are gonna take you on a ride. So, I’m just so, so proud of that, and I’m so glad that it’s making people smile.”​

Little Big Town react to the success of their single, “Pontoon,” which has just been certified platinum.

LBT (Pontoon) 1 OC: …people smile. :31

JIMI: “How cool?” PHILLIP: “It’s so rewarding.” KAREN: “People like to motorboat!” [laughs] JIMI: “That’s right!” PHILLIP: “And you know, the great thing about this song too is it just makes people smile, so it’s a happy thing to celebrate this for us on a commercial level, but the mood that it creates and the party…what a great introduction to this record. And I think when people put on this album, the first four songs are gonna make you feel really good and are gonna take you on a ride. So, I’m just so, so proud of that, and I’m so glad that it’s making people smile.” 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND LINERS

LINER Darius Rucker (Labor Day)
Hey! It’s Darius Rucker, and I hope you have a have a happy work-free Labor Day weekend.

LINER Eric Church (Labor Day)
Hey! It’s Eric Church, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

LINER Eric Paslay (Labor Day)
Hey! It’s Eric Paslay, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

LINER Jon Pardi (Labor Day weekend)
Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

LINER Kelleigh Bannen (Labor Day)
Hi! I’m Kelleigh Bannen, and I hope you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

LINER LBT (Labor Day)

Hi! We’re Little Big Town, hoping you have a work-free Labor Day weekend.

LINER Luke Bryan (Labor Day weekend)
Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

DARIUS RUCKER ENJOYS ‘DEFIANT’ NEW SINGLE, ‘TRUE BELIEVERS.’ (AUDIO)

Nashville, Tenn. – Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker debuted his new single “True Believers” at country radio this week. “True Believers” is the first single from Rucker’s upcoming third solo country album which is produced by Frank Rogers and will be released in early 2013.

Rucker admits that as a songwriter, the melody and the lyrics really come to him at the same time during the process. “Josh [Kear] brought the general idea of ‘True Believers’ into the writing sessions, and to me, it was so exactly what I wanted to say. It’s such a defiant song for me – the message that ‘My life works for me, whether it’s what you agree with or not’ – and it’s something I am really proud of as a singer and a writer. With this record as a whole, we wanted to do something a little different,” shares Rucker. “It’s really all about the songs, and I think ‘True Believers’ is a great sample of what’s to come from my third album.”

Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 both topped the Billboard Country album chart and produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” In 2009 Rucker was named New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards.

The track is now available on iTunes.

For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

AUDIO: Darius Rucker talks about his new single, “True Believers.”

Darius Rucker (True Believers) OC: …very disappointed. :20

“‘True Believers’ is real different. I mean, for me even singing it, you know, I’ve never sung a song like that. And it’s such a defiant song for me. It’s just a song of, ‘I’m gonna make my life work no matter what you all say or think,’ and I’ve lived my life like that for 46 years now. Singing that was awesome. When we were done with that one, I was very disappointed.”

LUKE BRYAN WILL MAKE APPEARANCES ON JIMMY FALLON AND GOOD MORNING AMERICA.

LUKE BRYAN TO APPEAR ON LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON AND
GOOD MORNING AMERICA

 Appearances Set for Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6

             Nashville- (August 28, 2012) –  Country music superstar Luke Bryan will head to the Big Apple next week to make appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America on Sept. 5th and Sept. 6th respectively.  Luke will perform his new co-written smash hit single “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” from his Platinum-selling album tailgates & tanlines. 

In addition, Luke will also be in town promoting the ABC Television Special “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock,” which Luke co-hosts with Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry.  The special
will air on Monday, Sept. 17th, 8:00-11:00 PM ET.


Luke Bryan recently scored his third consecutive Platinum single with “Drunk On You” from his
Platinum-certified album, tailgates & tanlines.  The single joins previous Platinum tracks “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and the two-week #1 hit “I Don’t Want This Night To End.”


Luke is currently on the “My Kind of Party Tour” with Jason Aldean and also headlining his own shows this summer and fall.  In October, Luke will embark on his fourth-annual “Farm Tour” 2012 with eight concerts planned through several southern states, including five in his home state of Georgia.

LITTLE BIG TOWN FANS CAN GET INTO THE ACTION!

Little Big Town has announced a new contest for fans on their website, inspired by the star-studded video getting their groove on to LBT’s hot single, “Pontoon.” The band wants their fans to make their own video to “Pontoon,” and the group’s favorite clip will win two tickets and meet-&-greet passes to a Little Big Town show of their choice.

Video / Little Big Town - Pontoon

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LADY ANTEBELLUM CALL ON A CAPELLA GROUPS TO WIN A CHANCE TO PERFORM WITH THEM.

Calling all a cappella groups! Lady Antebellum wants you to be a part of special event with them in Nashville this December. That’s right, your a cappella group could have the chance to be flown to Nashville and perform with Lady A. Start your vocal warm ups, grab a video camera and get your group together for an a cappella version of any Lady A song. Submit your video and YOUR a cappella group could be performing with Lady Antebellum! Click here for more information!

ALAN JACKSON GETS INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE! (AUDIO)

With songs like “Remember When,” “Drive (for Daddy Gene),” “Where I Come From” and “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” Alan Jackson is one of today’s most prolific songwriters, in addition to being one of the best country singers around. He has written/co-written 24 of his 35 No. 1 hits, which places him second only to Merle Haggard in country music history as artists who have written or co-written No. 1 songs they’ve also recorded. Even with all of that success, he doesn’t quite know where the inspiration originates. “I’ve never understood where a lot of the inspirations come from, or all of a sudden a line or a melody will just come out of nowhere, so you wonder where it comes from…whether it’s gonna stop or get better,” says Alan. “And I have had spells where I don’t write. I think it’s mainly what kind of mind frame you’re in.”

On Monday (August 27th), Alan hits the airwaves with his latest single, “You Go Your Way,” which is from his No. 1 album, Thirty Miles West.

AUDIO: Alan Jackson, who’s written hundreds of songs over the years, revealed that he doesn’t quite know where the inspiration for his songs comes from.

AJ (inspiration) OC; …appear somehow, yk? :31
“I’ve never understood where a lot of the inspirations come from, or all of a sudden a line or a melody will just come out of nowhere, so you wonder where it comes from…whether it’s gonna stop or get better. And I have had spells where I don’t write. I think it’s mainly what kind of mind frame you’re in – if you’re busy in your life and you’ve got a lot going on. I learned a long time ago if you’re not looking for song titles, you can’t hear ‘em or see ‘em. If I want to find something to write about, then I’ll hear a phrase or see it in a movie or on a sign, it’ll appear somehow, yk?”

JON PARDI TAKES HIS ‘PARDI’ ON THE ROAD. (VIDEO)

Jon Pardi and the boys hit the road! See behind-the-scenes footage of the “Pardi” on the road in the latest episode of the webisode series, My Name is Jon. Catch Jon trying to pawn off some tickets and meet Jon’s dad!

Video / My Name is Jon, Episode 4: Taking The Pardi on the Road

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ERIC CHURCH & DIERKS BENTLEY WILL HONOR THE LATE LEVON HELM.

Eric Church and Dierks Bentley will join some of music’s most revered musicians in celebrating the talent and legacy of the late Levon Helm at the “Love For Levon,” benefit concert at the Izod Center in Rutherford, NJ on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.  

“I can’t possibly overstate what Levon Helm meant to my music or my life.  He was a giant.  A man among boys.  I miss him personally, but that pales in comparison to how much music will miss his presence,” says Church.  

The event will also feature collaborations and performances by Gregg Allman, Marc Cohn, Patty Griffin, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, Lucinda Williams, My Morning Jacket, The Levon Helm Band and many more. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, August 29 at 11 a.m. EDT at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at select Ticketmaster locations. Proceeds from the concert will support Levon’s estate and his Midnight Ramble concerts.

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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.