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Feb 21

Country Stars Share Their “1994″ Photos in Support of Jason Aldean’s New Single

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Jason Aldean’s new single, “1994,” is a fun, nostalgic look back at the year Jason was a senior in high school, Joe Diffie had a mullet, Justin Bieber was born, the OJ Simpson trial was headline news and a gallon of gas was $1.09. To celebrate the release of “1994,” Jason took to Twitter to ask fans to submit their photos from 1994. It didn’t take him long to bring his country star friends on board.

Luke Bryan was one of Jason’s first targets. Jason tweeted a school photo of himself from 1994 and asked Luke an important question. “Hey @LukeBryanOnline were ur jeans as tight in #1994 as they are now? I gotta see a pic! Here’s mine. I had a pager!”

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In the name of friendship, Luke replied with an answer – and photographic evidence that he too used to wear a cowboy hat! “buddy, I’d say they aren’t as tight but they are just as cool. #1994,” he wrote. 

Jason also reached out to Keith Urban – to thank him for his support and ask for his throwback photo. “Hey @KeithUrban thanks for all the love on the new song. You’ve always had style. Show us your #1994 look!”

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Keith was kind enough to reply – with a photo. “I was rockin the oversize thrift store jacket in #1994!!!!!” he tweeted.

Jason revealed some dirt on Dierks Bentley to get him to offer up a photo of his 1994 look. “I heard @DierksBentley was a big Billy Idol fan around #1994 and he had the look to match! I know the ladies would love to see that, DB!” Jason wrote. Continue Reading


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Feb 27

GAC Album Review: Act of Valor – The Album (Soundtrack)

Act Of Valor Soundtrack

The Act Of Valor Soundtrack is available in stores now.

The film Act of Valor, currently in theaters, is the fictional story of a Navy SEAL team working to recover a kidnapped CIA operative. Like other Hollywood action films, the movie showcases adrenaline-pumping combat scenes along with other elements like modern battlefield technology. Unlike other Hollywood films, Act of Valor also features true-to-life, active-duty Navy SEALs.

To complement the film, Relativity Media released the official soundtrack, Act of Valor: The Album. Top country artists including Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Jake Owen and others appear on the record with songs they wrote for the film. Two elements about this project are particularly alluring. First, this soundtrack is less a collection of previously released music picked to match a film, and more a set of songs that were written for and inspired by the movie. Second, the majority of songs on this album were written by the artists that perform them, providing an even deeper look at the feelings and thoughts these artists have about war. Continue Reading


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Oct 18

Neal McCoy’s New Single “A-Ok” Released for Digital Download

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Neal McCoy released his new single, “A-Ok,” for download at all digital retailers today. The first single from his upcoming album, XII, produced by Blake Shelton,  Miranda Lambert and Brent Rowan, “A-Ok” is the song Neal had been searching for.

“Everybody wants to find that song that hits the sweet spot, which is pretty much them, but everybody else, too,” he said. “I think I finally found that song!” Continue Reading


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Oct 11

Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Produce New Neal McCoy CD

Neal McCoy

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Neal McCoy has been a busy man! In the next three months, Neal will release two new projects. In November, DPTV Media will release a concert CD and DVD collaboration that pairs Neal with Les Brown Jr. and his Band of Renown. Music of Your Life with Les Brown Jr. and His Band of Renown, Starring Neal McCoy, and Special Guests Charley Pride and Janie Fricke will be released November 8 and will include a 13-song CD and 21-song DVD.

In January, Neal will release an album called XII. Produced by Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Brent Rowan, this will be Neal’s 12th studio album and his first on his new label home, Blaster Records. His first single from the album, “A-OK,” written by Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Brett Eldredge, will be released this month.

“My DPTV project with Les Brown gave me the opportunity to do something I always wanted to do, sing with horns and a Big Band,” Neal said. “And I’d like to do more of that. Having Miranda and Blake involved in ‘XII’, the first project at my new label, Blaster Records, is huge for me. Not only do they have great vision, but they know when to have fun and when to get serious along with being fantastic musicians. I’m so excited about everything that’s coming up.” Continue Reading


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