Garth Brooks photo courtesy of Nancy Seltzer & Associates.
After more than four years of sold out one-man shows inside the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas and the Great American Country special, Garth Brooks: Blame It All On My Roots – 5 Decades of Influences, Garth Brooks has announced he’ll do two nights of full band shows, also at Wynn Las Vegas. Fans can see “Garth Brooks: The Man, His Band and His Music,” on Jan. 3 and 4, 2014 at 7 and 10:30 p.m.
“I’ve been itching for the chance to bring my band to Vegas to play this room,” said Garth. “I can’t wait. Steve Wynn told me I could use the theater anytime. I asked him when I could start and his response was, ‘How about New Year’s Eve?’”
While Garth’s critically acclaimed one-man shows at Wynn Las Vegas focused on the musical influences that he credits for his own sound and becoming the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, the New Year’s Eve weekend shows will consist of the country music legend’s own repertoire of chart-topping songs accompanied by his full band.
If you missed the Great American Country special, Garth Brooks: Blame It All On My Roots – 5 Decades of Influences, or just want to see it again, tune in Saturday, December 14 at 8/7c! See a sneak peek and additional airtimes >>
Garth’s relationship with Wynn Las Vegas began in 2009 when he announced Continue Reading
THE VOICE — Episode 419B ‘Live Finale’ on June 18, 2013 — Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Blake Shelton has been the coach to beat on NBC’s The Voice, having one of his team members win three of the show’s four seasons. Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery, winners of seasons three and four respectively, have followed in Coach Blake’s country footsteps, both recently releasing debut albums. Cassadee has nothing but good things to say about her mentor.
Read our review of Cassadee Pope’s Frame By Frame >>
“He’s somebody that’s always gonna be there,” she said. “I had moments where I was really insecure. He always was there to reassure me that I was doing the right thing and as long as I was happy and doing me, that it was good. He was just there, and that’s all a coach really needs to do. They just need to pat you on the back and be there for you.”
Even though The Voice days are behind them, Blake hasn’t stopped being an influence on their careers. He stays in touch with both of them, offering advice and feedback on their music. Continue Reading
Krystal Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal.
You may know Krystal Keith as the singer of the sweet father/daughter wedding dance song, “Daddy Dance With Me,” which she wrote for her own wedding as a surprise for dad Toby Keith. Or maybe you know her from her official debut single, “Get Your Redneck On.” [Get it here!] But did you know she’s also super talented in the kitchen? Krystal’s been creating delicious meals from family recipes for years and featuring them in her blog, The Barnyard Bistro. But now she’s sharing some of them exclusively with Great American Country! Check back with us every Tuesday for a new recipe from Krystal.
Photo courtesy of Krystal Keith.
“My debut album release is quickly approaching (December 10!) and Great American Country is giving you guys the chance to preview the tracks right here!” says Krystal. “In honor of Whiskey & Lace‘s release I thought I would share my drunken version of my Nannie’s Peach Crumb Cake.
Photo courtesy of Krystal Keith.
“As I’ve mentioned before, you guys have heard many stories about my Nannie through my dad’s music. She is the supperclub-ownin’, gun-totin’, quartet-singin’ “Clancy” that has made her way into many of my dad’s most popular songs. Knowing her, she would have been happy as a clam that I spiced up her famous peach crumb cake with my go-to adult beverage.”
Photo by Krystal Keith.
2 (9oz) cans sliced peaches in heavy syrup, undrained
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 shot whiskey (or 3 Tbsp)
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup coconut
Photo by Krystal Keith.
Preheat oven to 325. Butter a cake pan and pour in peaches with syrup/liquid. Add brown sugar and whiskey, give a quick stir. Sprinkle dry yellow cake mix over peach-whiskey mixture. Pour melted butter over the cake mix and top with pecans and coconut. Continue Reading
Clockwise top left: Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Cassadee Pope, Charlie Worsham & Thomas Rhett.
Country Radio Seminar has announced Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett and Charlie Worsham will perform at the CRS 2014 New Faces of Country Music Show. Set for February 21 in downtown Nashville, the annual new artist showcase closes out the three-day seminar and is one of the most anticipated performances each year at CRS.
Dinner tickets for the 2014 New Faces show are sold out, but seating-only admission is still available to registrants on a first-come, first-serve basis until the seating only area is sold out. The $499 regular registration rate is now available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com with an on-site registration rate to be announced closer to CRS. Continue Reading
Joe Nichols’ 2013 album, Crickets. Photo courtesy of Alliance Media Relations.
Joe Nichols has topped the charts with his latest single, “Sunny and 75.” The song is the lead track from Joe’s new album, Crickets, and marks his fifth No. 1 single. It is also his debut single for his new record label, Red Bow.
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“Whether it’s your first No. 1 record or your 50th, seeing your song at the top of the charts never gets old,” Joe said. “Thanks to the incredible team at Red Bow, everyone at country radio and my incredible fans for making ‘Sunny And 75’ my fifth No. 1 song. God is good.” Continue Reading
Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.
Fresh off his big win for Favorite Male Artist, Country, at the American Music Awards, Luke Bryan stopped by The Ellen Show to chat with pal Ellen DeGeneres about performing on the AMAs and a viral video featuring Luke’s more risqué dance moves. He also shared his secret for standing out in front of music’s biggest stars.
“Anytime you’re playing in front of Justin Timberlake and Gaga and all of these people that are just worldwide superstars and you’ve got ‘ol country bumpkin Luke Bryan up there, I’m like ‘I’m gonna have to shake it a little extra,’” he said.
Watch the hilarious video below – and find out what really happened to Luke’s truck! Continue Reading
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 07: Hosts Luke Bryan (L) and Blake Shelton speak onstage during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Dynamic duo Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will once again co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, produced by dick clark productions and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show airs Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS. This year will be Blake’s fourth consecutive time and Luke’s second time hosting the Awards telecast. The superstars are familiar faces at the ACMs, as Blake is a four-time ACM winner and Luke is the reigning Entertainer of the Year.
Reigning New Artist and New Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line will host the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, April 6, 2014. This live remote location gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual ACM Awards. Throughout the three-hour telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, by Florida Georgia Line and other top-tier music acts. The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Continue Reading
Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.
Alan Jackson returns to No. 1 on on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Blue Ridge Mountain Song,” bumping Scotty McCreery to No. 2 with “See You Tonight.” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert have a big debut with “We Were Us,” coming in at No. 3, while Parmalee jumps into the Top 10 with “Carolina.” Jake Owen also makes his countdown debut at No. 20 with his latest video, “Days of Gold.”
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Plus, host Nan Kelley invited viewers into her Nashville kitchen to talk about all things holiday! And back in the studio, she was joined by Sara Evans, who stopped by to talk about her new single, “Slow Me Down,” and its emotional music video.
Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos, photos and more! You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes, and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.
This Week’s Chart:
- Alan Jackson – “Blue Ridge Mountain Song”
- Scotty McCreery – “See You Tonight”
- Keith Urban w/Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
- Danielle Bradbery – “The Heart of Dixie”
- Kenny Rogers w/Dolly Parton – “You Can’t Make Old Friends”
- Parmalee – “Carolina”
- Luke Bryan – “That’s My Kind of Night”
- Sara Evans – “Slow Me Down”
- Miranda Lambert – “All Kinds of Kinds”
- The Band Perry – “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” Continue Reading
Sara Evans and Nan Kelley on the set of Top 20 Country Countdown. Photo courtesy of Great American Country Staff.
Heat up those Thanksgiving leftovers and tune in to Top 20 Country Countdown! Host Nan Kelley is inviting viewers into her Nashville kitchen to talk about all things holiday. And back in the studio, she is joined by Sara Evans, who drops in to talk about her new single, “Slow Me Down,” and its emotional music video.
Top 20 Photo Gallery »
Alan Jackson and Scotty McCreery have been taking turns in the No. 1 spot over the last few weeks with Scotty’s “See You Tonight” topping the chart last week. Will he make it two weeks in a row or will Alan’s “Blue Ridge Mountain Song” return to No. 1? Tune in tonight at 8/7c for this week’s Top 20 videos, chosen by you! Check the full schedule » Continue Reading
Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
Keith Urban’s “We Were Us,” featuring Miranda Lambert, has topped the country charts. It marks Keith’s 16th No. 1 and is the first male/female duet to reach the top spot in more than two years. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley’s “Remind Me” was the last duet to do so.
“We Were Us” is featured on Keith’s Fuse album which hit stores earlier this year and debuted atop the Billboard Top 200. It was the first time a male country artist debuted in the top position in the United States, Canada and Australia at the same time. The “We Were Us” music video, released last week, has already topped 600,000 views on YouTube. Watch the “We Were Us” music video >> Continue Reading