Home » Entries posted by (Page 25)
Entries posted by

Academy of Country MusicJake Owen returns at the host of the Annual ACM Honors Tuesday, September 1 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Jason Aldean, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Roy Clark and Restless Heart are slated to perform, and Kelsea Ballerini and The Swon Brothers are among the presenters.

Look for more stars to be added to the 9th Annual ACM Honors lineup soon. The event recognizes the ACM Awards winners not presented on camera during the nationwide telecast in the spring. Tickets for the ACM Honors go on sale to the general public Friday, July 31 through Ticketmaster.

Copyright …read more

Continue reading …

Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert is using her position at the reigning ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year to help up-and-coming women get a head start in the music business. The Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund will provide $40,000 in scholarship money to outstanding female students at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.

“I am so excited to establish this scholarship fund at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business,” Miranda says. “To encourage and empower women to achieve their goals is why I am …read more

Continue reading …

Sony LegacyThe 30th Annual Farm Aid concert will take place September 19 in Chicago. Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson leads the bill along with Farm Aid board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Kacey Musgraves will perform, too.

Willie helped start Farm Aid in 1985 as a response to the farm crisis. He says, “Thirty years later, in Chicago, we’ll bring together so many of the people — farmers, eaters, advocates and activists — who have made the progress of the Good Food Movement possible.”

Farm Aid will be held at FirstMeritBank Pavilion …read more

Continue reading …

John Russell/CMAMiranda Lambert‘s latest single, “Smokin’ and Drinkin’,” would probably have ended up on Little Big Town‘s latest album Pain Killer if Miranda hadn’t found the song first. Once Miranda found out LBT wanted the song, she just invited them to sing the song with her for her album, Platinum.

Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet, “I’m just really thankful it happened. I love the sound of it. It takes you back and it’s a feel-good groove. And I love it.”

Phillip’s band mate Kimberly Schlapman says of Miranda, “We love that girl. We always wanted to do something together.”

“Smokin’ and …read more

Continue reading …

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is Blake Shelton‘s middle name? ANSWER: Tollison.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

…read more

Continue reading …

Nashville Notes

No Comment

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTanya Tucker will perform the national anthem prior to the Bojangles’ Southern 500 NASCAR race on September 6 in Darlington, South Carolina.

Blake Shelton has released “Gonna” as the latest single from his current album, Bringing Back the Sunshine.

Randy Houser‘s new video, “We Went,” premieres this Saturday morning on CMT Hot 20 Countdown.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

#WeWent Music Video Premiere coming Saturday on @CMT!

A video posted by Randy Houser (@randyhouser) on Jul 27, 2015 at 1:44pm PDT


…read more

Continue reading …

Nashville Notes

No Comment

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTanya Tucker will perform the national anthem prior to the Bojangles’ Southern 500 NASCAR race on September 6 in Darlington, South Carolina.

Blake Shelton has released “Gonna” as the latest single from his current album, Bringing Back the Sunshine.

Randy Houser‘s new video, “We Went,” premieres this Saturday morning on CMT Hot 20 Countdown.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

#WeWent Music Video Premiere coming Saturday on @CMT!

A video posted by Randy Houser (@randyhouser) on Jul 27, 2015 at 1:44pm PDT


…read more

Continue reading …

Warner Music NashvilleCountry newcomer Michael Ray‘s debut hit, “Kiss You in the Morning,” leaves a lot to the imagination between the last two lines of the chorus — “I wanna kiss you with the neon light in your eyes glowing/Then I wanna kiss you in the morning.” While it’s obvious where this romantic night is leading, Michael thinks there’s at least one stop before the couple in the song heads home.

“There was a 3 a.m. Waffle House visit for sure,” Michael tells ABC Radio. “That’s the time where you’re recapping the night, you …read more

Continue reading …

Warner Music NashvilleAshley Monroe is going on the road this fall in support of her new album, The Blade. The Blade Tour will kick off October 1 in Macon, Georgia and continue in New York, Chicago, Nashville and Washington, D.C.

Tickets go on sale this Friday morning. Go to AshleyMonroe.com for details.

Here are Ashley’s The Blade Tour dates:

10/1 — Macon, GA, Cox Capitol Theatre
10/27 — New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
10/29 — Washington, D.C., Sixth & I
10/30 — Wilmington, DE, World Café Live
11/13 — Springfield, IL, Boondocks
11/14 — Chicago, IL, SPACE
11/19 — Decatur, …read more

Continue reading …

EMI/ACRAlan Jackson scores his 14th #1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart with Angels and Alcohol. The set sold more than 45,000 copies in its first week. That’s enough for a #3 finish on the overall Billboard 200 albums tally.

Angels and Alcohol features Alan’s latest single, “Jim and Jack and Hank.”

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

…read more

Continue reading …