The Band Perry photo by David McClister, courtesy of Splash Public Relations.
The Band Perry, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge and Wynonna are just some of the stars participating in the 5th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp this week. The weeklong residential program is open to campers nationwide with Williams syndrome who are also talented in music. The Camp has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the Camp, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities to advance its mission of “improving the lives of individuals with Williams syndrome and their families through research, training and service.”
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Music Camp and the 5th year that ACM Lifting Lives has been involved. On Monday, campers attended a songwriting workshop with The Band Perry, crafting a song from concept to final wording. The next day, they gathered at Wildhorse Saloon to meet with The Swon Brothers and share stories about their camp experience. Continue Reading
Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
Keith Urban is looking forward to kicking off his Raise ‘Em Up Tour in July. He’s also eager to take his opening acts, Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge, on the road with him.
“I had heard Jerrod’s record as it was being done because Jimmie Lee Sloas is a friend of mine and he’s producing it, and so he sent me some tracks,” Keith said. “Literally, it was when I heard about six tracks off that record, I immediately wanted to see if he would come out and join us. And Brett, we’d already done the tour in Canada together, and he’s just an incredible singer, cool cat, he’s got a great record too, so [I’m] very happy to bring them out with us.” Continue Reading
ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore will perform via live remote at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c. The ACM Fan Jam, the fans-only, live concert event, will take place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center during and after the broadcast.
Previously announced ACM Fan Jam performers include Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. Headlined by Florida Georgia Line, the ACM Fan Jam will give country fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the ACM Awards. Throughout the telecast there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances via remote, and the party will continue after the Awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Florida Georgia Line. Tickets for the ACM Fan Jam are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. Continue Reading
Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
Keith Urban has announced he will hit the road on his Raise ‘Em Up Tour this summer. Set to kick off July 12 at the Calgary Stampede in Alberta before launching in the U.S. in Atlantic City on July 17, the tour will feature Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge as special guests. The tour will include an all-new stage production and first-time performances of music from Keith’s latest album, Fuse.
“The Raise Em Up Tour will be a complete build from the sky down,” Keith said. “New staging, new production, a lot more songs from Fuse that the fans have been requesting, a different mix of previous hits, and some rarities from past albums that we haven’t played in a while if ever! And we’ll be sharing the stage with Brett and Jerrod, both with killer new albums!” Continue Reading
l-r: Justin Moore; Suzanne Gordon, vice president of programming, Great American Country; Brett Eldredge and Kip Moore. (Photo by Ed Rode)
Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore,and Kip Moore, nominees for ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Store, gathered in Nashville to tape ACM New Artist of the Year – a new concert special premiering Monday, March 24, 8:00 p.m./ET on Great American Country. In the special, hosted by reigning ACM New Artist of the Year winners Florida Georgia Line,viewers will be treated to interviews and special performances by each nominee.
Fans can vote for the ACM New Artist category by logging on to VoteACM.com from March 24, 3:00 p.m. ET until Sunday, April 6, 8:00 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced live Continue Reading
Brett Eldredge’s 2013 album, Bring You Back. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.
Brett Eldredge has released a sand and surf-filled music video for his new single, “Beat of the Music.” It was directed by Shane Drake and filmed in Staniel Cay in the Bahamas, where Brett was inspired to write the song. Brett and his buddies enjoy all the island has to offer while running into a blonde that has stolen his attention at every turn.
“Beat of the Music” is the follow up to Brett’s first No. 1, “Don’t Ya.” Both songs are featured on his debut album, Bring You Back. Brett will spend much of the first half of the year on tour, joining Billy Currington’s We Are Tonight Tour in March, followed by Keith Urban’s Light The Fuse Tour this summer.
Watch Brett’s “Beat of the Music” music video below: Continue Reading
Billy Currington photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.
Billy Currington has announced he will hit the road in spring 2014 on his headlining We Are Tonight Tour. Kicking off March 3 at The Joint in Tulsa, Okla., Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice will join the tour as special guests.
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The tour is in support of Billy’s latest album, We Are Tonight, which hit stores in September and is his first new music in three years. It contains his latest No. 1, “Hey Girl,” as well as his new single, “We Are Tonight.” 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
Ronnie Dunn visits Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green, KY. Photo by Kyle Gustie, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media.
Ronnie Dunn donated his time and talent for the second year in a row to raise funds for southern Kentucky charities with the “Ronnie Dunn & Friends Holiday Bash Concert.” The event took place November 14 at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky and featured Brett Eldredge and Parmalee.A total of 15 charities benefited from the night.
On September 30, Ronnie traveled to the area to visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Franklin-Simpson County and Glasgow-Barren County, The Center for Courageous Kids and a local United Way program. He participated in some of the organizations’ daily activities, got to know staff members and spent one-on-one time with kids.
“The most memorable thing was meeting the kids and a lot of the recipients and people that are involved [behind the scenes],” Ronnie said. “It has to mean something, or it’s not worth doing it. It’s for me as much as for anybody else.”
Last year, Ronnie surprised guests at the Holiday Bash, a follow-up fundraising event to the concert, by presenting a check for $75,000. The Holiday Bash 2013 will take place December 6 at the National Corvette Museum. For more information on how to purchase tickets or donate items for the charity auction, visit WBKO.com.
Watch highlights from the day below: Continue Reading
Dierks Bentley photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
Dierks Bentley has called on a couple more of his famous friends to join him for his 8th Annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert. Set for Sunday, November 3 in Nashville, Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge have been added to the lineup, which already includes Jake Owen and Easton Corbin.
Benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, this year’s event will kick off CMA Awards week. Riders will begin the day with Dierks at the Harley-Davidson of Columbia for a scenic hour-long motorcycle ride ending at downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park for an afternoon of music with Dierks and his friends. Continue Reading