July 28, 2015
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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 Entertainme
07/28/2015 11:09:00am
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
07/28/2015 11:05:00am
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 Schlapm
07/28/2015 11:00:00am
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 ti
07/28/2015 06:00:00am
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 Caf&ea
07/27/2015 07:00:00pm
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.
07/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Greenroom PRJason Aldean's Saturday show with Kenny Chesney at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California attracted more than 53,000 fans. The concert marked the first time country artists have ever headlined the venue.Jason says, "Standing out there in a sea of country fans at an iconic stadium like Rose Bowl sent chills down my spine. It reminds me how lucky I am to be doing this for a living."Coming up this Friday morning, Jason plays Today's 20th Annual Summer Concert Series on NBC. He adds,
07/27/2015 02:29:00pm
CMALittle Big Town has canceled an additional three weeks of shows under doctor's orders as band member Jimi Westbrook continues to heal from vocal cord surgery.LBT released a statement saying, "We want to come back on the road to you guys at 110% and this additional time will make sure that happens! Thanks again for all of your support during this time, and for your love, patience, and excitement for us to come back! We can’t wait to see all of you."Little Big Town will return to the s
07/27/2015 01:00:00pm
Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Blake Shelton's 2012 holiday album? ANSWER: Cheers, It's Christmas.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
07/27/2015 11:00:00am
Valory Music Co. Brantley Gilbert loves being a part of the country music community, but living in the center of it all in Nashville just doesn't work for him.Brantley tells The Las Vegas Review-Journal, "You know, I tried that out, but, man, I moved back home. It wasn't that there was anything wrong with Nashville, but I knew I had people at home that would call me out and hold me accountable."Brantley and his new wife, Amber, now live in Maysville, Georgia, just 10 miles north of where Bran
07/27/2015 11:00:00am
Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock"Just Got Started Lovin' You" singer James Otto has a new EP, titled Somewhere Tonight, available at all digital outlets.Brett Eldredge premiered his new song "Just a Taste" with Entertainment Weekly. The track is included on his sophomore album, Illinois, due out September 11.Josh Turner is barely recognizable with his new beard. The new facial hair is on full display in a picture Josh posted on Twitter Friday in support of the Children's Miracle Network.Condo
07/27/2015 06:00:00am
Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton returned to the concert stage Friday night in Wisconsin for the first time since announcing his divorce from Miranda Lambert.According to fans in the audience, Blake was in good spirits for the show, which was cut short at 45 minutes due to bad weather. People reports that Blake tried to get the camera crew to show the big crowd on the screen, but it didn't work. Blake joked, "Come on, who's in charge here? This isn't my week."Copyright © 2015, ABC Ra
07/27/2015 06:00:00am
CMALuke Bryan's professional life is a roller coaster these days as he headlines his Kick the Dust Up tour and prepares to release his new album, Kill the Lights, on August 7. On the personal side, Luke manages to make time for his sons, Bo and Tate, and his nephew, Til, who is now living with Luke and his wife, Caroline. Luke and Caroline's marriage is going strong, but Luke doesn't take their relationship for granted.He says, "Well, it's something that you never can focus on enough. Someho
07/27/2015 06:00:00am
Russ Harrington/Sunshine Sachs Kacey Musgraves recently hosted the album launch party for her project, Pageant Material, at the Nashville gay club Play, but she's not the first country star to appear at a venue catering to Music City's LGBT community. It turns out Trisha Yearwood made an appearance at a benefit concert at the now-closed Nashville gay bar, The Connection, back in the '90s.That concert was staged to raise money for a gay hairdresser friend of Trisha's who was fighting cancer
07/25/2015 06:00:00am
Sony Music NashvilleChase Rice has announced the first round of dates for his upcoming JD and Jesus Tour 2015, starting this October. It's Chase's third headlining trek with stops planned for Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and New York City. The Cadillac Three will join Chase in the supporting slot. Chase is currently on the road with Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival Tour.Here are Chase's new tour dates:10/1 -- Norfolk, VA, The VorVA 10/2 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE 10/4 -- Las Vegas, NV, Route 91 H
07/24/2015 07:00:00pm