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Jul 3

Luke Bryan and Eric Church’s Best Fourth of July Memories

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Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations

Eric Church and Luke Bryan may have grown up in North Carolina and Georgia, respectively, but they spent their Fourth of Julys in much the same fashion – by heading to the lake with family and friends. Luke sings about crashing parties these days, but he was – and still is when his schedule allows – the life of the Fourth of July party.

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“Some of my favorite Fourth of July memories were spent on Lake Blackshear down in Georgia with my family,” he said. “I was always kind of in charge of driving home from Tennessee and picking up all the fireworks, and my nieces and nephews always got excited when I rolled in because they knew I had all the fireworks. I miss not getting to do that as much as we used to.”

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Jul 2

Country Stars Define Patriotism

As the Fourth of July approaches, country stars are taking time to reflect on what it means to be patriotic. To them, being patriotic means show their support for our servicemen and women.

Kip Moore

Kip Moore photo by Stephen Shepherd, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

For Kip Moore, his family ties to the military help him stay humble. “I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country that I live in, and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day, and I don’t take it for granted one bit,” he said. “My grandparents were in the military, fought wars, and I’ve seen the battle that they go through, just the horror of remembering things. When I start to think that I’m halfway tough, I realize how I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out, and realize the things that they go through. I can’t imagine facing what those guys face every day.”

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Dierks Bentley‘s patriotism is tied to both his support of our military and the country he sees from the windows of his bus. “I’m extremely patriotic,” he said. “I love this country, and I love the history of this country. I read books on this country. I spend my time on the road traveling physically throughout the country. The soldiers and their families are constantly on my mind. We work closely with the Wounded Warriors Project. We think about this stuff all the time.” Continue Reading


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Jun 24

Luke Bryan Breaks Heinz Field Record

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Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

It was Luke Bryan’s kind of night in Pittsburgh on Saturday, June 21. His That’s My Kind of Night Tour stopped at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he set an all-time country record for tickets sold, playing to more than 50,000 fans. He beat records previously set by Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift.

Luke was joined by tour opening acts Lee Brice and Cole Swindell along with Dierks Bentley who was added to the bill as a special guest for the stadium show. “Just had the most unbelievable night of my life!” Luke said after the show. Continue Reading


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Jun 24

Watch Luke Bryan’s “Roller Coaster” Music Video

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Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Just as summertime officially arrives, Luke Bryan has released a beach-themed music video for his new single, “Roller Coaster.” The video was shot back in March while Luke was in Panama City Beach, Fla. for his annual Spring Break shows. It was directed by Luke’s longtime LBTV videographer, Michael Monaco. “Michael has been part of my organization for the past four years,” Luke said. “In my opinion, he did such an amazing job visually capturing these lyrics.  Also, anytime I can stand on a beach and film a video is a good day!” Watch the video below. Continue Reading


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Jun 13

Luke Bryan Goes Double Platinum with Crash My Party

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Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Luke Bryan had a lot to celebrate last week. While celebrating four back-to-back No. 1 hits, he was surprised by UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan with the news that his Crash My Party album has been certified double platinum after selling more than two million units. The album was released in August 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 528,000 copies in its first week.

Crash My Party contains the title track “Crash My Party,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” which was a double platinum-selling, three-week No. 1, “Drink A Beer,” a double platinum No. 1, and “Play It Again,” a platinum selling four-week No. 1. Continue Reading


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May 23

Will Miranda Lambert Make It Another Week at No. 1 on Top 20?

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The unofficial start of summer is here and what better way to kick off a holiday weekend than with a new episode of Top 20 Country Countdown? Host Nan Kelley will count down this week’s Top 20 videos, chosen by you!

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Miranda Lambert has made it two weeks at No. 1 with “Automatic.” Will she be able to hold on with Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Chris Young all vying for the top spot? Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out who lands at No. 1 this week!

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Plus, see some of our favorite Top 20 show highlights and photos. Take a look at the current chart to see the full Top 20 list with bonus features of your favorite artists.


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May 20

Luke Bryan Tops the Charts With “Play It Again”

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Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Luke Bryan has topped the Billboard Country Charts with his latest hit, “Play It Again.” The song marks Luke’s 10th No. 1 single. “Play It Again” is a song fans have loved from the very beginning.

“More than ever in my career have I let fan response on the road dictate a single than ‘Play It Again,’” he said. “From the day we put Crash My Party out, ‘Play It Again’ was getting downloaded more than any non-single, and when we play it live on the road, it goes over bigger than most of my prior No. 1s.” Continue Reading


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May 9

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Taylor Swift hangs with Lily Aldridge; Jake Owen celebrates his father being cancer-free, while Darius Rucker celebrates draft day; Keith Urban sings “Wagon Wheel” with friends; and Kip Moore puts on the final touches. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: Lily, giving me major Audrey Hepburn vibes, while schooling me at pool. @lilyaldridge

Jake Owen – JakeOwen: Was just filling up my gas tank and a nice fella said hello and “How’s your dad?” Meant the world to me. “Cancer-free,” I said. Felt good.

Darius Rucker – DariusRucker: (Said like the camel): u know what day it is? Hey Jim u know what day it is? Susie what day is it? U know come on u know….it’s DRAFT DAY!!!

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Apr 29

Go Behind the Scenes of Luke Bryan’s “Drink A Beer”

Go Behind the Scenes of Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer"

Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Luke Bryan’s recent No. 1 hit, “Drink A Beer,” is a special song for Luke. He performed it during November’s CMA Awards in tribute to his brother and sister, who both passed away at a young age. The song also brings about a special moment in his live shows, both for Luke and his fans.

In the latest episode of LBTV, his weekly web series, Luke discusses why it means so much to him as well as how it feels to see his fans affected by the lyrics. There is also footage from a recent show that reveals just how the crowd reacts. Watch it below! Continue Reading


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Apr 29

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops Features Soldiers & Stars

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Actors Chris O’Donnell (L) and LL Cool J attend the 2011 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Academy of Country music and dick clark products have announced additional information on the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces who performed with some of country’s biggest stars during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops. The special was taped on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will air on CBS May 20 at 9/8c, co-hosted by LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell and be in honor of the May 17 Armed Forces Day.

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry all perform in tribute to our country’s military force during the special. Continue Reading


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