George Strait tweets about his ACM Entertainer of the Year win. Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/GeorgeStrait.
Following Sunday’s ACM Awards, country stars took to social media to thank their fans for their support and express their excitement over hearing their name called as a winner on the night. George Strait, who was voted ACM Entertainer of the Year by his fans, was over the moon about his win. While he usually lets his management run his Twitter account, he took over the 140 character space for one night.
“#mysecondtweetever Thank you to the fans for this honor! You mean everything to me! –g” he wrote, including a post-ACM photo. #EOTY2014 #ACMs
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Another equally excited artist was Justin Moore who picked up New Artist of the Year, the other fan voted award of the night. In a series of tweets, Justin thanked his fans and country radio.
“Wanna say another HUGE thanks to country radio for giving me a shot at success,” he wrote. “I love all of you. You are so important to us. I will never be able to repay you guys. I can’t wait to continue waving the flag for country music alongside all of you. Sincerely…JM And all you fans…you freakin rock! Anytime my fans are allowed to have their voice heard, it is heard LOUD And CLEAR! Thank you so much! Y’all are responsible for this award! Enjoy this! We did this together!” Continue Reading
Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.
Florida Georgia Line is looking forward to playing stadiums with Jason Aldean on his Burn It Down Tour. The first of five stadium shows, set for Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, sold out within minutes — getting the duo even more excited to take the stage.
“That’s gonna be our first big baseball stadium that we’ve played and we’re real excited about it,” Tyler Hubbard said. “ We grew up big fans of baseball and enjoy playing, BK played in college, and it’s still a big part of our life. So, we’re very excited about putting that many people together and having a big ‘ol party in a baseball stadium. It’s gonna be a great opportunity for us.” Continue Reading
Photo courtesy of The GreenRoom.
Jason Aldean is a Georgia native and its going to be his kind of party when his Burn It Down Tour rolls into Atlanta in May. Jason’s May 17 show at Atlanta’s Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood went on sale Friday and sold out within hours. Fan demand prompted Jason to add another two Atlanta shows to the schedule which will go on sale Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster.
Besides selling out Atlanta, Jason also sold out shows in Cleveland and Denver on Friday. His Burn It Down Tour will kick off May 1 in Roanoke, Va. The tour, set to stop in 45 cities, has already sold out baseball stadiums in Cleveland, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio and two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr are along as special guests, with Miranda Lambert joining the lineup on select stadium dates. Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Jason Aldean hangs with George Strait, Dierks Bentley shows off his new son, Knox, Jennifer Nettles releases her solo debut album and Jana Kramer visits Honduras. Plus, Carrie Underwood’s good friend and favorite baker, Ivey Childers, picks up a bottle of Carrie’s Nicole by OPI nail polish – and gets a pedicure from Carrie herself! Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/JasonAldean.
Jason Aldean – Jason_Aldean: Hangin with the one and only Mr. @GeorgeStrait at our show last week. Coolest dude ever.
Jennifer Nettles – JenniferNettles: Thank you all! All the love and positive feedback from fans, friends, colleagues and loved ones, has me feeling super grateful!! Thank you!
Kellie Pickler – KelliePickler: Contestant: Why did the dog go in the water? Judges: Why? Contestant: It didn’t want to be a hot dog. #AmericanIdol #RazzleDazzle
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/DierksBentley.
Dierks Bentley – DierksBentley: watching football with my buddy knox. he wants me to give a shout out to @LBTmusic for his new duds! @nfl #NOvsSEA Continue Reading
George Strait photo by Jill Trunnell, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media
George Strait kicked off the second leg of his final two-year The Cowboy Rides Away Tour on January 9 at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. 13,957 fans turned out for the show, breaking George’s own top two venue records for highest-grossing shows of all time at the venue.
The show contained several notable moments, including songs such as “Check Yes or No,” “The Fireman,” “You Look So Good In Love” and “The Chair.” Jason Aldean, who joined George as a special guest, returned to the stage to sing with him on “Fool Hearted Memory” and “Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her.” Continue Reading
Photo courtesy of The GreenRoom.
Jason Aldean spent the week teasing fans via Twitter that he would make a big announcement on Thursday, January 8, posting photos such as a baseball on fire and a stadium seat as clues. When it was time for the big reveal, Jason announced his 2014 Burn It Down Tour which will kick off May 1 in Ronoake, Virginia, and visit about 50 cities through the end of the year.
Jason also revealed from the MLB.com studios that he has partnered with MLB to make tour stops at baseball stadiums across the country, including Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.), Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA), PNC Park (Pittsburgh, PA) and Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati, OH). Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr will be along on the tour as special guests. Continue Reading
Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.
Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood are among the artists set to perform at the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival according to All Access. Set for March 29 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Tex., the event will be hosted by nationally-syndicated country music personality Bobby Bones. Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes and Dan + Shay are also set to perform.
“The response to our country performers at the last three iHeartRadio Music Festivals was so incredible we decided to create an entire show just for them,” Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises President John Sykes said. “It will be a country fan’s dream and a testament to the power of country music and recognition of the stature of these artists.” Continue Reading
(l-r) Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Duck Dynasty‘s Willie Robertson. Photos courtesy of BuckCommander.com.
Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan have already teamed with Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson and baseball star Adam LaRoache along with a few other pals as co-owners of Buck Commander, a hunting lifestyle business that focuses on deer hunting and apparel. Could the restaurant business be next on their resume?
According to a report on steamboatsprings-realestate.com, the four pals along with baseball players Jeff LaRoche and Andy LaRoche are opening a chophouse in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The restaurant, E3 Chophouse, located on the banks of the Yampa River near premiere skiing and mountain biking destinations, is said to have a “great menu with reasonable prices.” Continue Reading
Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Facebook.com/TaylorSwift.
Atlantic Records and The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Recordings will release the 2014 GRAMMY Nominees album on January 21. Celebrating its 20th anniversary installment, the album features 18 top-charting hits from this year’s GRAMMY-nominated artists and songwriters. Representing country music are songs from Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Kacey Musgraves and Tim McGraw.
“For more than 20 years we have been creating some incredible editions of the GRAMMY Nominees album, which again represents some of the great songs and talented artists that make up this year’s remarkable nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “We thank Atlantic Records for its collaboration on this project, which provides much needed support for the invaluable programs and initiatives our charities produce year-round. We look forward to another successful GRAMMY compilation.” Continue Reading
Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records.
Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry will headline Country Thunder Arizona. Set for April 10-13 in Florence, Arizona, the festival will also feature Sawyer Brown, Craig Morgan, Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Charlie Worsham, Will Hoge and Chad Brownlee with more acts to be announced soon.
“We feel it’s important to get the right mix of talent every year,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer. “We think we’ve gotten it right yet again. Our headliners are incredibly strong and we’ve backed them up with a good mix of hot, young talent, and classic artists who appeal to our entire demographic. We know that our fans are going to have a blast this spring!” Continue Reading