Home » Archives by category » Country Music News » Entertainment News (Page 825)

Dan + Shay Makes Chart History With Debut Album, “Where It All Began”

Comments Off on Dan + Shay Makes Chart History With Debut Album, “Where It All Began”

Warner Music NashvilleNew duo Dan + Shay have made country-music history just 14 months after their first meeting. Their debut album, Where It All Began, bows at #1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart. This feat makes them the first duo to debut at #1 on that tally since SoundScan began tracking sales digitally in 1991. The project is also the highest-charting debut project released in 2014.

These impressive sales numbers mean fans are hearing their songs, and that’s music to Dan + Shay’s ears.

Shay Mooney tells ABC News Radio, “Everything kind of came together …read more

Continue reading …

Trisha Yearwood Selling Nashville-Area Home for $2.2 Million

Comments Off on Trisha Yearwood Selling Nashville-Area Home for $2.2 Million

Sunshine SachsTrisha Yearwood‘s home in Brentwood, Tennessee — just south of Nashville — is on the market for $2.2 million. As Trisha prepares to spend more time in Nashville with her husband, Garth Brooks, they’ll be living on his land north of town.

She tells The Tennessean, “It doesn’t make sense to have all of it.”

Trisha goes to on to say she hasn’t lived in the home consistently for a while, but she calls it a “safe haven” in Nashville.

“It’s a great house, and everybody that I know is like, ‘Oh, I love that …read more

Continue reading …

Toby Keith Surprised With Spirit of the USO Award in Las Vegas

Comments Off on Toby Keith Surprised With Spirit of the USO Award in Las Vegas

Show Dog/UniversalToby Keith was surprised with the Spirit of the USO Award on Monday night in Las Vegas. The presentation happened at the end of the taping for the upcoming TV special ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops.

According to The Tennessean, Toby just finished performing the final song of the night, “American Soldier,” when military personnel took the stage and made the announcement. The honor recognizes Toby for playing more than 200 shows for more than 250,000 men and women in uniform and their families in the …read more

Continue reading …

Luke Bryan Dominates “Billboard” Music Awards Nominations

Comments Off on Luke Bryan Dominates “Billboard” Music Awards Nominations

AMA/Dick Clark ProductionsLuke Bryan got quite a bit of love this morning when the Billboard Music Awards nominees were announced. He’s up for Top Male Artist against the likes of Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Bruno Mars. Luke’s album, Crash My Party, is also nominated for Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album, and Luke is nominated for Top Billboard 200 Artist.

Florida Georgia Line racked up several nods, including a mention in the overall Top Duo/Group category and the Top Country Artist category.

The Billboard Music Awards will take place in Las Vegas Sunday, May 18, and will air live on …read more

Continue reading …

Eric Church Launching The Outsiders World Tour This September with Dwight Yoakam

Comments Off on Eric Church Launching The Outsiders World Tour This September with Dwight Yoakam

CMAEric Church will launch The Outsiders World Tour September 11 in Bossier City, LA, with special guest Dwight Yoakam appearing on all dates. Newcomers Brothers Osborne and Brandy Clark will rotate in the other opening spot, along with rock act Halestorm.

This trek features a much more high-tech design than Eric’s previous tours allowing fans to experience the show in a full 360-degree view.

Tickets go on sale in select markets April 18. Go to EricChurch.com for details on VIP packages.

Here are Eric’s tour dates:

9/11 — Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center
9/13 — St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
9/16 — …read more

Continue reading …

Billy Currington Bounces Around with Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice

Comments Off on Billy Currington Bounces Around with Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice

Mercury NashvilleWhile other artists may dread hitting the road for extended periods of time, Billy Currington confesses that touring suits his nomadic lifestyle just fine.

Yeah, [I’ve] been in Hawaii a little bit, Georgia, California, Key West, Florida. I’ve just been bouncing around,” he tells ABC News Radio. “Of course, now, I’m bouncing around wherever the tour goes, so that’s basically everywhere.”

And wherever his We Are Tonight tour takes Billy, his opening acts Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice are along for the ride.

“Those guys are so cool… They’re great guys to hang with, for one thing,” Billy …read more

Continue reading …

Chris Young Conquers Europe with Brad Paisley

Comments Off on Chris Young Conquers Europe with Brad Paisley

RCA Nashville(NOTE LANGUAGE) Even though he’s toured with Brad Paisley since last summer, Chris Young says taking the Beat This Winter tour to Scandinavia last month was a particular thrill, both personally and as an artist.

“I had the best time while I was over there. Obviously, getting to go with Brad is great, ’cause from an artist’s perspective, if you go over to Europe for the first time, most of the time you’re gonna lose your a**,” he laughs. “ It’s expensive! You know, it’s hard to get flights over there and then hotel rooms …read more

Continue reading …

Kacey Musgraves to Play Outside Lands Festival with Kanye West & Tom Petty

Comments Off on Kacey Musgraves to Play Outside Lands Festival with Kanye West & Tom Petty

Credit: Kelly Christine MusgravesKacey Musgraves continues to color outside the lines, as she becomes the only country artist confirmed to play this year’s Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. She’ll take the stage alongside headliners Kanye West, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the event known as the world’s only gourmet music festival.

Outside Lands takes place August 8-10, with tickets going on sale this Thursday. Later this year, the ACM Album of the Year winner heads out for half a dozen dates opening for pop superstar …read more

Continue reading …

Ronnie Dunn Bringing “Peace Love and Country Music” to the World

Comments Off on Ronnie Dunn Bringing “Peace Love and Country Music” to the World

EB MediaRonnie Dunn brings Peace Love and Country Music to New York City on Wednesday, as he celebrates this week’s release of his new CD with a performance on ABC’s The View. He’ll perform “Country This,” one of the fourteen songs on his sophomore release as a solo artist.

The former Brooks & Dunn frontman says it was important to him that the fans be involved in creating the album. ”I put a few songs out on social media to see what people liked, or maybe what they didn’t respond to,” he adds, “and we built the album …read more

Continue reading …

Tortuga Music Festival to Stream Eric Church’s Headlining Performance

Comments Off on Tortuga Music Festival to Stream Eric Church’s Headlining Performance

John PeetsIf you can’t make it to this weekend’s Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, you can watch some of its biggest acts live, from the comfort of home.

On Saturday, you can stream Eric Church‘s headlining performance as he plays alongside Ziggy Marley and Brett Eldredge. On Sunday, you can see Sheryl Crow‘s set, as well as 38 Special, Brantley Gilbert, and Dierks Bentley.

Luke Bryan, Hank Williams Jr., Billy Currington, Eric Paslay, Cole Swindell, Frankie Ballard, Parmalee and Chase Rice are on the bill as well, but so far, there are no plans to stream their sets. You …read more

Continue reading …