Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Brad Paisley takes his Beat This Summer Tour mates, Chris Young included, to the race track and Thompson Square gets good news about Keifer Thompson’s vocal chords. Plus, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher have a run in with the law while Kellie Pickler and Brett Eldredge have run ins with nature. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/ChrisYoungMusic.
Chris Young – ChrisYoungMusic: I wanna go fast!! Ha good times #beatthissummer
Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: Okay, @vlkcharlotte is the best gokart track I’ve ever been on. Thanks for having me and my tour mates. if we broke anything bill me.
Thompson Square – ThompsonSquare: Praise God! got great news at the doctor today. let the healing continue. your prayers are paying off. thank you
Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Ok…so, Mr. “I’m gonna start a driving school in Nashville” just got us pulled over for going 56 in a 45. Just sayin…
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/JustinColeMoore.
Justin Moore – JustinColeMoore: 3 days with alone with the girls while mom is out of town. The things you do to make them smile… Continue Reading
Chris Young photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
Chris Young recruited his fans to help spread the word about his new album, A.M., set for release on September 17. Fans submitted unique and creative clips which were compiled into a Vine video. Watch the clip HERE.
“We’ve been hard at work in the studio picking songs and recording an album that really reflects my live show,” Chris said. “Country music fans are the best and most loyal fans and so I wanted them to be the first to learn and share info about the new record.” Continue Reading
Frankie Ballard photo courtesy of Warner Music Nashville.
The first Faster Horse Festival has added Frankie Ballard, Kelleigh Bannen, The Cadillac Three, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, Will Hoge, Chris Stapleton and many more to a second stage. The artists join previously announced headliners Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan along with Kix Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Thompson Square, Chris Young, and Brett Eldredge among others.
The Faster Horses Festival will feature 2 stages, 9 campgrounds, late night jam sessions, food trucks, bonfires and more to highlight the unique summer lifestyle experience in the area.For the full line-up, ticket info and set times, visit www.fasterhorsesfestival.com. Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Kellie Pickler gets a well-deserved break while her husband Kyle Jacobs and GAC’s Storme Warren celebrate with her Mirror Ball trophy, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert reflect on Moore, Oklahoma, Brad Paisley isn’t impressed with his Nashville appearance and Chris Young mans the grill pre-show. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/kelliepickler.
Kellie Pickler – KelliePickler: After a crazy 3 months its nap time w/my 3 babies. #puppylove
Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen…it doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen. #pray
Miranda Lambert – MirandaLambert: Sometime I feel helpless. I hope that if we can bring awareness through music that we did and will continue to do so. #PrayForOklahoma
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/stormewarren.
Storme Warren – StormeWarren: @kelliepickler ‘s hubby @kylecjacobs and me with Kellie’s trophy ball. Continue Reading
Toby Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.
In the wake of the devastating tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma Monday afternoon, country stars, many of whom are from Oklahoma, are offering their thoughts and prayers. Toby Keith grew up in the town of Moore and was deeply affected by the storm.
“This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in,” he said. “I rode my bike through those neighborhoods. I have family and friends in Moore. My heart and prayers go to those that have lost so much. But Moore is strong and we will persevere. God be with you all.”
Carrie Underwood, from Checotah, Oklahoma, sent her thoughts and prayers through Twitter. “I’m thinking about and praying for my beautiful home state and the people in it tonight,” she wrote.
Reba, born and raised in McAlester, Oklahoma, also took to Twitter to offer her support. “All my prayers go out to the folks in Oklahoma dealing with these tornados. Stay safe everyone!!!!” she tweeted.
Blake Shelton, a native Oklahoman, and wife Miranda Lambert who now calls Oklahoma home, sent well wishes through Twitter. “Just landed in LA and hearing about all the tornados in Oklahoma right now… Get somewhere safe!!!” Blake tweeted. “Pray. That’s all we can do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma,” Miranda wrote. Continue Reading
Easton Corbin photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.
The 6th Annual GAC Kick-Off Breakfast, the unofficial start of CMA Music Festival, is set for Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 AM at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Easton Corbin and Eric Paslay are the first two artist announced to perform. Additional artists will be added in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the event are $45 and include music performances, autograph sessions where fans will have their photos taken by professional photographers and loaded onto an easy access website, admission to the museum and a hearty country breakfast.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10 starting at 10a ET and can be purchased HERE » Continue Reading
Brad Paisley photo by Jim Shea courtesy of Schmidt Relations.
Brad Paisley will kick off the first leg of his Best This Summer Tour this weekend with stops on St. Louis on May 9, Indianapolis on May 10 and Chicago on May 11. The tour will visit over 36 cities in the United States and Canada this summer with more dates to be added this fall. Chris Young, Lee Brice and The Henningsens will be along as special guest.
Fans can be a part of Brad’s show by downloading the free Brad Paisley Lightshop app. With technology from Wham City Lights, the app uses a phones hardware to flash colors in sync across its screen. Fans at every concert can activate the app beforehand to become a part of the interactive performance during the show. For more information or to download the app, visit http://lights.bradpaisley.com/. Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, the Grand Ole Opry, Martina McBride and Wynonna Judd pay their respects to George Jones. Plus, Taylor Swift is having one of those nights while Chris Young and Brett Eldredge contemplate pickup lines and weddings. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Brad Paisley & John Conlee photo courtesy of Twitter.com/Opry.
Grand Ole Opry – Opry: Emotional performance from @BradPaisley and we close with #AmazingGrace from John Conlee. #RememberingJones #Opry
Martina McBride – MartinaMcBride: Such a touching and beautiful service today for @gjpossum. What a privilege to be there. Wouldn’t have missed it. #RememberingJones
Wynonna – WynonnaMusic: It was an honor to show up for Nancy Jones & the family today & pay tribute to my hero. George is a national treasure.
Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Twitter.com/TaylorSwift13.
Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: It feels like one of those nights… I google nature-related questions. Continue Reading
Chris Young photo by Randee St. Nicholas, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
Chris Young and Robin Meade will each perform the National Anthem during Aaron’s Dream Weekend May 3-5 at Talladega Superspeedway. Chris will perform prior to the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race on Saturday, May 4, while Robin will perform the National Anthem before the start of Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Spring Cup Series Race on Sunday, May 5. Chris will also perform a free infield concert on Saturday night.
“We have two individuals who, with their interpretation of our National Anthem, will give an outstanding performance for our fans,” Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch said. “We’re excited to have Chris sing prior to the start of the Aaron’s 312, and can’t wait for his concert on Saturday night. Robin is not only the ultimate professional delivering the news to us nationally, but is a recording artist with a remarkable singing voice.” Continue Reading
HOLLYWOOD – DECEMBER 12: Musicians John Mayer,and Brad Paisley attend the Premiere after party of Sony Pictures’ ‘Walk Hard: The Dewy Cox Story’ on December 12, 2007 at The Social Hollywood Club, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The Academy of Country Music announced today GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter John Mayer to perform with Brad Paisley at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. In addition, country superstars Gary Allan, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and Eli Young Band have been added to present. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists. It is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS.
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