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We love weddings at Great American Country! As a new year begins, here’s a look back at some of the country stars who were engaged or married in 2014:
Jana Kramer celebrated her 31st birthday by saying “yes” to boyfriend Michael Caussin, a professional football player. Caussin gathered a group of Kramer’s family and friends to surprise Kramer with the marriage proposal.
Brantley Gilbert proposed to Amber Cochran, a schoolteacher from his hometown, in October. Gilbert calls Cochran “the one who got away” and admits that a number of his songs, including “More Than Miles” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” are about her. The couple plan to wed in June 2015.
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Jerrod Niemann and his new wife, Morgan Petek, were married on Sunday, October 12 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ceremony was held at sunset in Castillo de San Cristobal, a historic Spanish fort that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Instead of wedding gifts, the couple asked that donations be made to Niemann’s nonprofit, Free the Music USA.
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard proposed to longtime girlfriend Hayley Stommel in September. The couple got engaged during a romantic helicopter ride. Hubbard posted a photo on Instagram of the couple celebrating with champagne aboard the chopper.
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Blake Shelton makes it a fourth week at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Neon Light.” Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean round out the Top 3, while Parmalee makes their countdown debut with their new video, “Close Your Eyes.” Plus, host Nan Kelley has a sneak peek of new videos from Carrie Underwood and Kristian Bush!
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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extras, including videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:
- Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
- Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
- Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
- Cole Swindell – “Hope You Get Lonely”
- Rascal Flatts – “Payback”
- Big & Rich – “Look At You”
- Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
- Lee Ann Womack – “The Way I’m Livin’”
- RaeLynn – “God Made Girls”
- Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider” Continue Reading
Jason Aldean has released “Just Gettin’ Started” as his latest single. The track, found on his recently released Old Boots, New Dirt album, is the follow-up to “Burnin’ It Down,” which reached No. 1 on the country charts and sold more than one million copies. Written by Chris DeStefano, Rhett Akins and Ashley Gorley, the party anthem is a sharp contrast from the more sensual “Burnin’ It Down.”
“Just because I’m a country artist doesn’t mean I don’t hear things in other forms of music that I think are really cool and could work for what we’re doing here,” he said. “From the very beginning, we’ve always tried to cut great songs. Some of those songs are about promoting having a good time — driving trucks, fishing, hunting, because that’s just what we do — but I would like to think that some stuff on this album is a little deeper, too.”
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Two of the biggest touring acts in country music will collide in 2015. Kenny Chesney’s newly announced Big Revival Tour will merge with Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour for 10 stadium shows in summer 2015.
“We’ve played so many of these stadiums so many summers, I know just how hard the fans coming out can rock,” Chesney said. “There aren’t a lot of guys out there who can hit it the way Jason does, so I’m glad we’re able to bring both of our tours together for 10 nights this summer. I know what me and the guys are bringing in terms of music, and I know Jason can hang with us.”
After performances from yet-to-be-announced opening acts, Aldean will take the stage with his show with Chesney closing down the night. Aldean is up to the challenge of headlining a stadium with Kenny Chesney. Continue Reading
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Jason Aldean will keep “burning it down” into 2015. He has announced the second leg of his Burn It Down Tour, which will kick off February 12, 2015 in Greenville, S.C. The tour will hit 23 cities and feature special guests Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr.
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“We are coming off a big album release week, and we wanted to keep the momentum rolling and get this next leg of the tour announced,” Aldean said. “Cole and Tyler are two of the hottest up-and-coming artists out right now, and I really dig what they do in their live shows. They are also just great friends, so it’ll be cool to have them out and see what kind of trouble we can get into together.” Continue Reading
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Jason Aldean recently reached No. 1 for the 12th time with “Burnin’ It Down.” The song, featured on his new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, was cowritten by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, along with Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson. The song was supposed to be a hit for the duo, but the pair knew they would not be able to release it for at least another year.
“The timing was tough on it,” Tyler Hubbard told ABC News Radio. “We were listening to it one day, and I think it was B.K. that said, ‘Hey dude, I think Jason would kill this song. We should try to give it to him, and at least let him hear it.’ And next thing we know, he’s cutting it.” Continue Reading
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Jason Aldean’s ninth annual Concert for the Cure took place in Detroit, Mich., on October 11. The concert raised $660,909 for Susan G. Komen and breast cancer research. The stop was part of his headlining Burn It Down Tour.
“We always try and have a lot of fun with our Komen show each year,” Aldean said. “It isn’t just about raising money to help find a cure, it’s also about celebrating everyone who is going through treatment now and those who’ve been able to beat the disease.” Continue Reading
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Jason Aldean has been burning the charts up with his new single, “Burnin’ It Down.” The single will be featured on his sixth studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt, set to hit stores October 7. Aldean announced the album via Buzzfeed on Monday.
“That title and that song, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt,’ is about starting with a clean slate,” Aldean said. “I’m the same dude, but we’re gonna start over and hit some uncharted territory here.” Continue Reading
Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records.
Jason Aldean has been named the Top Male Country Artist by the RIAA. With more than 21.5 million RIAA Digital Single Certifications, Aldean is the most downloaded male country artist in history.
“This is such a huge honor, and one that everyone on my team earned together,” Aldean said. “I love country music, and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else… There was never a Plan B for me. I can’t thank the RIAA or country music fans enough for helping us get to this level… It’s unbelievable!” Continue Reading
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Jason Aldean has released the lead single from his upcoming sixth studio album. “Burnin’ It Down” was cowritten by Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, along with Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson.
“Sonically, this track definitely feels like something different for me and what I have typically put out as the lead single off my previous albums,” he said. “I’ve pretty much always gone with a really guitar-driven song that’s pretty in your face, and this is more of a laid-back thing with a really cool groove.”
Listen to “Burnin’ It Down” below: Continue Reading