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Jan 28

Jake Owen & Friends Raise Over $200,000 for Kids Cancer Alliance

Jake Owen & Friends Raise Over $200,000 for Kids Cancer Alliance

Back Row – (L-R) Dennis Kurtz, Paul Overstreet, Josh Osborne, Ilya Toshinsky. Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Jana Kramer, Scotty Emerick, Chris Blair and Jason Sturgeon. Front Row – (L-R) Ben Bradford, Olivia Lane and Jay Mackin.

Jake Owen along with his musical pals Frankie Ballard, Jana Kramer, Paul Overstreet, Jason Sturgeon, Ilya Toshinsky, Scotty Emerick, Josh Osborne, Ben Bradford and Olivia Lane joined together for “Concert for the Cause,” a special show held January 11 at the Ice House in Louisville, Kentucky.

Hosted by Listening Room owner Chris Blair, the concert raised over $200,000 for non-profit, Kids Cancer Alliance. Artists performed an intimate show, sharing the stories behind their songs. A live and silent auction also took place, as well as an after party with Dee Jay Silver.  Continue Reading


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Jan 21

Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert & More to Headline “Boots In The Sand”

Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert & More to Headline "Boots In The Sand"

Dierks Bentley photo by Nino Munoz, courtesy of The Green Room.

Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington and Jana Kramer are headed to Mexico for Tropical Nights Presents “Boots In The Sand.” Set for February 23-27 at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, tickets are available now.

Guests will enjoy all the features and amenities of the hotel, including its restaurants and lounges, pool bars and beachside cabanas, daytime activities and more. Fans can choose from a variety of ways to customize their experience including exclusive excursions with the artists, custom VIP upgrades, spa services, signature golf, tequila and wine tastings. Then, each night as the sun goes down, a country star will take the stage to headline a night of music. Continue Reading


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Jan 21

Enter the 7th Annual Music City Songwriting Competition

Enter the 7th Annual Music City Songwriting Competition

Jana Kramer photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Calling all songwriters! Did you make it your New Year’s Resolution to take your passion for music and songwriting more seriously? Now is your chance. The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (CVC) is accepting entries for its seventh annual Music City Songwriting Competition until February 15. Elektra Nashville recording artist, actress and songwriter Jana Kramer is serving as the honorary ambassador of the competition and will offer a mentoring session to the winner among other prizes.

The competition is open to amateur songwriters only and will accept entries now through February 15, 2014. Submission forms with completed entries can be mailed to Music City Songwriting Competition, P.O. Box 190633, Nashville, TN 37219 USA or submitted online at Submission fee for the first song is $30 USD. Each additional song is $20 USD. For more information and to enter a song, please visit

The winning songwriter will receive a $1,000 cash prize, two roundtrip Southwest Airlines® tickets to Music City (winner and one (1) guest), and spend five nights at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel downtown, with transportation provided from Nashville International Airport to hotel and return from hotel to airport. While in town, the winner will be interviewed by Storme Warren host of Great American Country’s Headline Country and “Music Row Happy Hour” on Sirius/XM Highway 59 Radio, interviewed on Great American Country TV to run in a scheduled show, a showcase session at American Songwriter office, and will have an interview featured in American Songwriter Magazine.

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Aug 15

Did Brantley Gilbert & Jana Kramer Break Up?

Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer

Jana & Brantley’s 2012 Christmas card. Photo courtesy of

Have Jana Kramer and Brantley Gilbert ended their engagement? is reporting that the couple has gone their separate ways, citing busy careers as the reason for their break up.

“They are both so busy right now,” a source told People. “They are both on the road and have to spend a lot of time apart, which isn’t ideal for any couple, let alone a couple trying to plan a wedding.” Continue Reading


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Jul 17

Love Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Must-Haves’ on the Road

Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

Brantley Gilbert is a fairly simple guy, but there are a couple of things he can’t live without when he’s on the road – his cell phone and his iPad. He uses electronics to stay in contact with his fiancée, Jana Kramer, despite the fact he isn’t the most tech-savvy person.

“We try to talk as much as we can during the day,” Brantley said. “I learned about this new thing called Skype. I’m not really a technology-type guy.” Continue Reading


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Jun 14

Jake Owen, Jerrod Niemann & More to Take Part in 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp

Jake Owen

Jake Owen photo by Jeff Lipsky, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Jake Owen, Jerrod Niemann, Love and Theft, Lauren Alaina and songwriter Dallas Davison will volunteer their time as part of the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp June 23-29 in Nashville. The camp, a partnership between ACM Lifting Lives and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, is a week-long program for individuals with Williams syndrome.

The camp has a dual purpose of allowing researchers to study Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the camp and provides scholarships to several campers, which allows the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Continue Reading


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Jun 11

Watch Jana Kramer in New Nationwide Insurance Commercial

Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer photo by Bryan Allen, courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Jana Kramer has been singing Nationwide Insurance’s “On Your Side” jingle since last summer, but she recently returned to her acting roots to play the role of the anti-thief in their current campaign, reports Country Aircheck. In the clip, she uses her ninja-like skills to replace a family’s belongings as thieves snatch them  up.

“It started with singing the jingle,” Jana said. “But now the TV ad takes a fun and creative approach to communicate how Nationwide protects its members, and I’m proud to represent the brand.”

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May 21

Jana Kramer Releases “I Hope It Rains” to Country Radio

Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer photo by Bryan Allen, courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Jana Kramer has released her new single, “I Hope It Rains,” to country radio. She recently filmed the video outside of Nashville with plans for it to be released next month. The single can be found on her self-titled debut album.

A busy summer is in the works for Jana. She’s currently on tour with Darius Rucker through June before joining Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier Tour this July, including stops in Chicago, New York’s Jones Beach and Nashville. Continue Reading


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May 21

Country Stars Offer Thoughts & Prayers for Moore, Oklahoma

Toby Keith

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


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Apr 8

Top 10 Moments from the ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 07: Musician Miranda Lambert, winner of Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year for ‘Over You’ and Female Vocalist of the Year, poses in the press room 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 Denise Truscello/WireImage)

The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is country music’s biggest party of the year and the ACM Awards didn’t disappoint! Two country legends performed together, new music was flowing from some of country’s biggest stars and one artist picked up his first-ever Entertainer of the Year trophy! In no particular order, here are our Top 10 Moments from this year’s ACM Awards:

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Luke BryanLuke Bryan had a busy night, co-hosting the ACM Awards and debuting his brand new single, “Crash My Party.” The biggest moment of the night went to him as well when he was crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year by none other than Shania Twain. It took a visibly shocked Luke several moments to pull himself together to accept his trophy.

“Thank you guys so much,” Luke said, wiping at his tears. “Fans, for doing this to me, thank you so much for making my life what it is. What I always wanted to be was just a country singer that got to ride on a tour bus and show up on a new stage and play new music every night. This is the defining moment of my life.”

Miranda Lambert – It was a good night for Miranda Lambert. She picked up three ACM Awards, including Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Over You,” a track she co-wrote with her husband, Blake Shelton, and Female Vocalist of the Year for the fourth year running.

“Last night, a huge dream of mine came true because I went from being a little girl singing in a hair brush to watching Shania Twain with Faith Hill, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson,” an emotional Miranda said as she accepted her Female Vocalist trophy. “I cried all night because I’ll never not be a fan of those beautiful women.” Continue Reading


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