Jason Aldean announced that after 40+ sold out headlining shows in 2023, he'll be hitting the road again in 2024, extending his Highway Desperado Tour starting May 18th at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OK.
Produced by Live Nation, the 24-city tour extension will be making stops across the U.S. in Savannah, Philadelphia, Greenville and more before wrapping in his original hometown of Macon, GA at the new Macon Amphitheater on October 5th. (continue)
Once Kenny Chesney gets rolling, count on the 8-time Entertainer of the Year to think about how he can expand what he does on the road in new and intriguing ways. With soccer fever sweeping the nation, he decided to upgrade his plays in Cincinnati and Salt Lake City to the TQL Stadium and America First Field respectively; the move was inspired by his years of headlining Columbus, Ohio's Historic Crew Stadium.
"In a lot of ways, soccer stadiums are the best of both worlds," allows the charismatic songwriter/superstar. "You have the same kind of intimacy that you get in an amphitheater, but it's big enough you have the ability to really hit the accelerator in terms of energy, music, connecting. It's a relatively new thing for us to have soccer stadiums, but these are markets where I know there are people who aren't getting tickets - and everyone in No Shoes Nation knows how I feel about no citizen of our crew left behind." (continue)
Parmalee follows the release of their new single "Gonna Love You" with the powerful and autobiographical music video that recreates the night they were victims of an attempted robbery which left their drummer with a 5% chance of living.
Following a show in SC, brothers Matt and Scott Thomas were in their RV when two robbers entered the vehicle demanding cash. Soon after, a gunfight broke out, and though Scott fended off both intruders, he was shot three times. He was airlifted to a hospital where he spent 40 days, 10 in a coma, recovering from his injuries. (continue)
On Sunday night, multi-Platinum Country music star, Chris Janson, closed out ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" with his electrifying cover of the joyful classic tune, "Holiday Road."
The toe-tapping song, written by the legendary Lindsey Buckingham, holds cherished memories for so many, including Janson, who not only brings his signature vibrancy to the vocal but also shows off his skills at the drums on this classic that is sure to get everyone jolly for the holidays. (continue)
Kane Brown joins the legendary Elvis Presley for a one-of-a-kind duet of Presley's classic holiday hit "Blue Christmas". In celebration of the track, Brown is set to perform on NBC's all-new unprecedented special 'Christmas At Graceland,' which airs live on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and simulcast on Peacock.
The star-studded array of music's most in-demand performers will come together to celebrate the legacy of Elvis Presley and the spirit of the holiday season. In addition to Brown, Alanis Morissette, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Lainey Wilson, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone, and The War And Treaty will each pay tribute to Elvis with exclusive, one-of-a-kind performances from inside the Graceland estate. (continue)
Kenny Chesney has added a third show at Gillette Stadium to his forthcoming Sun Goes Down Tour. Here is the official announcement: Nothing says summer quite like Kenny Chesney hitting the stadiums. For many members of No Shoes Nation, those stadiums aren't just a destination, but a routing for their own summer vacations - a tradition that has made the 8-time Entertainer of the Year the only country artist on Billboard's Top 10 Touring Acts list for each of the last 14 years.
Beyond the high velocity show, Chesney has fielded some of the most fun and intriguing lineups to bring both the most loved and soon-to-be newest favorites to No Shoes Nation. He's also cross-pollinated with beyond country tourmates Grace Potter and Sammy Hagar, as well as special surprises including Dave Matthews and Steve Miller. Even those live from the parking lot broadcasts on SiriusXM's No Shoes Radio take the party to No Shoes Nation wherever they are. At a time when you'd think people would take Chesney's rite of summer as a matter of course, Gillette Stadium, where Chesney surpassed the million fans played to mark in 2018, is experiencing unprecedented demand. (continue)
Dierks Bentley has joined forces with Nashville-based beverage company WithCo Cocktails to bring their non-alcoholic cocktail mixes made of only fresh juices and real botanicals to a bigger market nationwide. The collection includes nine signature blends: Bouquet, Espresso Martini, Ellis Old Fashioned, Agave Margarita, Hey Girl, Bloody Mary, Ginger Mule, Honey Sour and Paloma and can either be paired with a spirit or with soda water for a non-alcoholic option. WithCo has consciously crafted each bottle free of preservatives, additives and concentrates. WithCo products can be purchased at Target and Sprouts stores nationwide, as well online at WithCoCocktails.com.
"Life is too short for a bad cocktail," said Bentley. "When I first discovered WithCo during the pandemic, we kept it stocked at the house and then when we went back to work, I added it to my rider on the road too. We do a lot of entertaining, and I don't want anyone to not enjoy their drink. WithCo totally takes the guesswork out of it." (continue)
Russell Dickerson wrapped the first leg of his "Big Wheels & Back Roads" Tour last weekend, with show stopping performances and his signature charismatic stage presence to crowds in St. Petersburg, FL and Estero, FL. In Estero, FL, Dickerson performed at Hertz Arena, marking his first time headlining an arena.
The six week stint was documented on his social media, with Dickerson recapping every unforgettable moment at each show, from a touching gender reveal during the opening weekend, to bringing wife Kailey on stage to serenade her with the song she inspired, "God Gave Me A Girl," during the last show of the tour. (continue)
MerleFest, presented by Window World, has announced the initial lineup for its 36th annual event, taking place April 25-28, 2024, on the campus of Wilkes Community College. Leading the breadth of can't-miss performances this year are Grammy-winning rogue-folk ensemble Old Crow Medicine Show (celebrating both their 25th anniversary and nearly 25 years since their MerleFest debut in 2000), Red Dirt stalwarts Turnpike Troubadours, decorated blues-rock duo The Teskey Brothers, and recently reunited bluegrass sensation Nickel Creek. MerleFest favorites Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester, and more are also set to appear. Additional artists are to be announced in the coming weeks.
Committed to illuminating the profound impact of its founding legend, Doc Watson, MerleFest continues to deliver one-of-a-kind programming that pays equal homage to pioneers of the folk movement alongside fresh and burgeoning voices. Last year, the festival commemorated both its 35th year in operation and Doc's 100th birthday. Drawing over 75,000 patrons to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains each spring, MerleFest's well-attested "traditional plus" experience maintains its title as one of the most iconic musical pilgrimages of its time. (continue)
Rounding out the lineup for 'A Texas Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis' is Travis' songwriting stalwart and longtime friend, Paul Overstreet, Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, Casey Donahew, Pecos & The Rooftop's Pecos Hurley, Mike Ryan, Jon Wolfe, Texas-country legend Rosie Flores, Waylon Payne, Jolie Holliday and Sonny Burgess. The tribute show is coming to Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Texas Trust CU Theatre box office as well as AXS.com.
These remarkably talented artists join the previously announced all-star lineup of Clay Walker, Cody Jinks, Joe Nichols and Neal McCoy as well as some of Country music's hottest rising stars, War Hippies, Braxton Keith, Jacob Tolliver, Whey Jennings, Casey Chesnutt and Garrett Miles. Randy Travis' original touring band will back all of these artists on some of Travis' most enduring songs. (continue)
Ashley McBryde announces additional dates to The Devil I Know Tour Presented by Ariat, kicking off the second leg Feb. 22 in Charleston, S.C. with 30 more dates scheduled across the U.S. through June 2024. The public on sale will begin this Friday, Nov. 17 at 10am local time at AshleyMcBryde.com.
As a longtime fan of Ariat, McBryde and the brand have partnered since 2018. "It has been exciting to watch Ashley's career grow over the past five years, and we couldn't be more proud to support her headlining tour," said Susan Alcala, VP Partnership Marketing at Ariat. (continue)
Country music hit-maker, author and patriot Craig Morgan will be joined by fellow Grand Ole Opry member and multi-platinum entertainer Trace Adkins to perform "That Ain't Gonna Be Me" on Fox & Friends this Thursday, November 16. The collaboration can be found on Morgan's recently released Enlisted EP. That same evening, Morgan, who is currently an Army Reserve soldier, will have the honor of singing the national anthem as part of Fox Nation's Patriot Awards, celebrating American patriotism by honoring everyday heroes across the country who have shown dedication to our nation and the values we hold dear. The show airs live on Fox Nation starting at 7:00 pm central.
The televised performances come on the heels of Morgan and multi-genre hit-maker, CMA New Artist of the Year winner and Grammy Best New Artist nominee, Jelly Roll, performing their collaboration, "Almost Home," on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" last week during a special Veterans Day sho (continue)
Whiskey Myers announces new tour dates for 2024, kicking off March 8 in Bossier City, La. Following sold-out dates across the U.S. this year, the genre-bending band will be joined by The Red Clay Strays, Lukas Nelson + POTR and Reid Haughton on select dates. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Nov. 17 at 10am local time at WhiskeyMyers.com.
Last week, the band announced the lineup for their sixth annual Wiggy Thump Festival in Palestine, Texas, featuring Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Brent Cobb and Joey Greer on April 20, 2024. (continue)
Kenny Chesney knows how to throw the summer into high gear. Having spent last spring and early summer with his taking-it-to-the-roots I Go Back 2023 Tour of those arenas and markets where he rose to major headlining status, the only country artist to be on Billboard's Top 10 Touring Artists of the Last 25 Years for the past 14 years is bringing old friends and new to 18 full-scale stadiums with a few more major surprises to come.
Joining Chesney is the multiple GRAMMY-winning Zac Brown Band, enjoying their 12th CMA Group of the Year nomination; 2023 CMA Song of the Year and New Artist nominee Megan Moroney; and multiple-week No. 1 "When The Sun Goes Down" duet partner Uncle Kracker, known for his own hits "Follow Me" and "Drift Away." (continue)
21-time No. 1 hitmaker Tyler Hubbard has earned his second RIAA PLATINUM certification as a solo artist for his hit single "Dancin' In The Country." Additionally, Hubbard's debut album has passed the mark of one billion global streams.
"Dancin' In The Country" was Hubbard's second single off of his debut self-titled record in January of this year, and it was his second solo No. 1 song at country radio. He co-wrote the song with Keith Urban, Ross Copperman and Jon Nite. (continue)
Country music hit-maker, author and patriot Craig Morgan will be joined by multi-genre hitmaker and CMA Award nominee Jelly Roll to perform their collaboration, "Almost Home," from Morgan's recently released Enlisted EP, on "The Kelly Clarkson Show." Tune-in this Friday, November 10, during a special Veterans Day show for their dynamic and emotional performance.
In late July of this year, Morgan answered the call from the Army Reserve on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and re-enlisted. Morgan previously served with the Army's 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and was making a commitment to attain 20 years of service. (continue)
Christian Lopez is thrilled to announce his debut Grand Ole Opry performance set for January 27, 2024. The announcement follows the release of Lopez' deeply personal record Magdalena.
"The universe has a way of peeling back the layers to either break us down or give us clarity," says Lopez. " It was a year ago this past April that I lost my little brother to a fentanyl overdose in West Virginia, and it's been a year since I married the love of my life. I've felt love and loss that I never would've expected this early in my journey, but now as I get older, my only goal is to leave behind the purest form of what I can do and give. This album is just that.. no frills, no cowrites, no studio band, no compromises.. Just me." (continue)
Russell Dickerson has achieved his fifth career No. One single on the Country Aircheck/MediaBase chart this week with "God Gave Me A Girl." Dubbed a track that "embraces the natural femininity of a love song, offset with a touch of grit," (Billboard), "God Gave Me A Girl" tells the story of a narrator reflecting on how God led him to the love of his life after a string of heartbreaks.
Produced by Dickerson and Zach Crowell, and written by Dickerson, Crowell, Ashley Gorley and Chase McGill, the song draws inspiration from Dickerson's wife, Kailey, and his own journey to finding love. Along with releasing an acoustic version of the track, available HERE, the hitmaker dropped an emotional music video, featuring Dickerson sitting at a kitchen table as he acts as a narrator of a fictional couple's love story, showcasing the couple's humbling challenges through home video footage, wrapping up with a heartwarming ending. (continue)
The "Biggest Party in the South'' is back for 2024 and bigger and better than ever. Rock the South 2024 will continue to be a three-day festival from Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 20.
Headliners Eric Church, HARDY, and Jelly Roll will be joined by Oliver Anthony, Parker McCollum, Warren Zeiders, Big & Rich Ft. Gretchen Wilson, Priscilla Block, Flatland Cavalry and MORE throughout the three-day event. (continue)
CBS presents "WILLIE NELSON'S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION," a concert special honoring the legendary career of music icon Willie Nelson, Sunday, Dec. 17 (8:30-10:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+)*. The news was announced during Nelson's appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" last night, Thursday, Nov. 2.
The star-studded special, recorded live earlier this year across two nights before a sold-out crowd at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, celebrates Nelson's milestone 90th birthday and the 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner's contributions to popular culture and music. This historic concert event of the year features unforgettable collaborations and once-in-a-lifetime performances by Willie Nelson, Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Norah Jones, Miranda Lambert, Dave Matthews, Nelson's sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, Keith Richards, George Strait and Chris Stapleton. The special is hosted by stars Jennifer Garner, Chelsea Handler, Woody Harrelson, Ethan Hawke, Helen Mirren and Owen Wilson. (continue)