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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan has added a winter leg to his That’s My Kind of Night tour, kicking off February, 10, 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI. Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch are in the supporting slots. Tickets for this run of show go on sale this Saturday. Check LukeBryan.com for ticket information.

In other Luke news, his Farm Tour 2014 wrapped up this weekend after playing to more than 110,000 fans in eight cities. Ticket proceeds are granted to colleges in each city to give scholarships to students from local farming areas.

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw has gone on record saying he’d be happy with any song from his latest album, Sundown Heaven Town, being released to country radio. He’s following up the album’s first hit, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” with the new single, “Shotgun Rider,” but Tim would prefer there be no singles from this album at all.

He explains, “If I had my way it’d be one of those albums that you could turn in and just say, there’s not a single. Every station could play whatever song they want. I wish there …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockBrantley Gilbert often carries his dog on the road with him. What’s his pup’s name? ANSWER: Sylo.

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGloriana is back with a brand-new single, “Trouble,” hitting the airwaves soon.

Florida Georgia Line has announced a performance at the Grand Ole Opry on April 14, 2015.

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleFans of close sibling harmonies will find a lot to love about The Swon Brothers‘ just-released debut album.

Zach and Colton Swon started blending their voices together as kids singing a medley of Everly Brothers songs, including “Bye Bye Love” and “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” with their family’s band. Those duet performances earned them a spot on NBC’s The Voice, which led them to sign a major label record deal in Nashville. While recording the album, the brothers made sure the songs allowed them to sing together as …read more

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Image Courtesy Kevin Mazur/WireImage/ABCGarth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba, Kacey Musgraves, Ronnie Dunn and Nashville‘s Charles Esten will join Kelly Clarkson for a special Christmas show in Nashville on December 20. Billed as “Miracle on Broadway,” the concert will take place at the Bridgestone Arena with proceeds going to several charitable organizations in Middle Tennessee.

Hayley Williams of Paramore and “All About that Bass” singer Meghan Trainor will perform, too. Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 18. Go to KellyClarkson.com for more details.

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge was honored as one of People magazine’s Ones to Watch at a party in Los Angeles last week, but he admits rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s elite in-crowd is intimidating.

“You’re never cool enough,” Brett tells People. “You know, it’s like you just keep trying. A lot of people don’t know your name or anything, but it’s all right. You just keep making music and maybe one day everybody will know your name.”

Brett adds that he plans to “keep dreaming” and “having fun” making music. He’s up for …read more

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Image Courtesy Danny Clinch/Blue Chair/SonyKenny Chesney has released a live video for his latest single, “Til It’s Gone,” taken from his intimate show at the Georgia Theater in Athens film for CMT Instant Jam. Fewer than 1,000 people were in the audience for that show, so Kenny is glad to share this performance with his fans on a larger scale.

Kenny says, “If you think about what the song says, it’s very much a one-on-one piece of communicating. It’s about hanging on to the one who matters to you. For me, it’s talking …read more

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Image Courtesy Loreen Sarkis/Getty ImagesJason Aldean‘s ninth annual Concert for the Cure raised big bucks for Susan G. Komen in their ongoing fight against breast cancer. The Saturday night show in Detroit pulled in more than $660,000 for the cause. Jason presented the donation check to officials from Susan G. Komen onstage that night.

In addition to raising all that money, Jason welcomed rock legend Bob Seger for a visit backstage Saturday night. He posted a picture of the two of them on Instagram.

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Image Courtesy CMAEric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Kacey Musgraves have joined the performers’ lineup for the 48th Annual CMA Awards. They join Entertainer of the Year nominees Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban on the bill, along with Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, and The Band Perry.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will once again co-host the CMA Awards in addition to turning in performances of their own. The 48th Annual CMA Awards broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

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