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Sep 16

Luke Bryan Will Kick Off Farm Tour 2014 on October 1

Luke Bryan Kicks off Farm Tour

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Luke Bryan will kick off his sixth annual Farm Tour in Knoxville, Tenn., on October 1. The tour will hit several farm towns throughout the southeast before wrapping October 11 in Macon, Ga. As in previous years, a portion of proceeds will go to local college scholarships for students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays.

Last year, Bryan’s Farm Tour played for more than 115,000 fans in eight Farm Tour towns, breaking the previous year’s record. The “Harvest Time VIP Experience” will be available on the tour. The package includes a general admission ticket, a VIP viewing area, a parking pass, access to VIP-only restrooms, limited edition Farm Tour poster, private cash bar and more.
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Sep 4

Country Stars React to CMA Awards Nominations

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Little Big Town and Darius Rucker announced this year’s CMA Awards nominees on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. (Photo courtesy of CMA World, Heidi Gutman / ABC)

The nominees for the 48th Annual CMA Awards have been announced! Miranda Lambert leads the nominations with nine nods, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year title, which pits her against husband Blake Shelton, along with George Strait, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Country stars are reacting to the good news.

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Reigning Entertainer of the Year George Strait received another nomination in the category this year. “It’s a great honor to be nominated for CMA Entertainer of the Year,” he said.“It’s been an incredible year, and this just puts the icing on the cake!”

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Dierks Bentley is up for five CMA Awards, including Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He took to social media to celebrate the good news. “Wow y’all. 5 #cmaaward?! much gratitude for our fans and friends in the biz. I never take time to celebrate these things. going to tonight!” he posted on Facebook.

Keith Urban picked up four award nominations, including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Urban has won Male Vocalist three times, from 2004-2006, but wasn’t able to accept his last win in person.

“This morning, I was just thinking the last time I won that was 2006, and I was in rehab and I couldn’t be present to receive it, which I don’t really have any adjectives for how that felt not being able to be here to receive that award,” he said. “Now, fast-forward eight years and be at this place in my life and get that nomination this morning, I was right back there in that moment with deep, mixed feelings, mixed feelings of how devastating and emotional and chaotic everything was then and how living life a different way the last eight years to land at a different place is extraordinary.” Continue Reading

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Aug 13

Luke Bryan Sets Gillette Stadium Record

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

Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour at Boston’s Gillette Stadium on Sunday set the all-time record for a single day country concert in the history of the field. Over 60,000 fans were on hand for the show, which also featured Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Lee Brice.

Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour runs through the end of October, with two additional stadium dates on the schedule. On August 15, the tour will stop at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and in Chicago on August 31 at Soldier Field. Additionally, Bryan will return to New York City for his second sold-out show at Madison Square Garden on September 12. He will be the first country concert to play Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center on September 14. Continue Reading

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Aug 9

Luke Bryan to Release Deluxe Edition of Crash My Party

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

Luke Bryan will release a deluxe edition of his double-platinum album, Crash My Party, on Tuesday, August 12th. The deluxe version was originally a Target exclusive and is now being made available to other retailers, including digital outlets. The album will include four new songs, including “Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey.” Bryan says the title reveals a lot about the song.

“We all know how rough whiskey can be on you, and obviously this guy is getting pretty burned by her,” he said. “It’s a cool, really cool song. I love the style. It’s kinda got that classic verse, and then when the chorus kicks in, it’s just big ole in your face rock, then it drops down to that cool, loping, kinda chilled-out dancing cheek-to-cheek thing. I love it top to bottom.” Continue Reading

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Jul 30

Luke Bryan Announces Farm Tour 2014

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

Luke Bryan has announced his sixth annual Farm Tour. This year’s tour will kick off in Knoxville, Tenn., on October 1 and wrap October 11 in Macon, Ga. As in previous years, a portion of proceeds will go to local college scholarships for students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays.

Last year, Bryan’s Farm Tour played for more than 115,000 fans in eight Farm Tour towns, breaking the previous year’s record. Special VIP experiences will be available for Farm Tour 2014.  The “Harvest Time VIP Experience” includes a general admission ticket which includes a VIP viewing area, a parking pass, access to VIP-only restrooms, limited edition Farm Tour poster, private cash bar and more. Continue Reading

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Jul 28

Luke Bryan Partners With Miller Lite to Bring Servicemen and Women to Chicago Show

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

Luke Bryan has teamed up with Miller Lite to bring 45 Army and Air Force servicemen and women to the Chicago stop on his That’s My Kind of Night Tour on August 31 at Soldier Field, all expenses paid. The text-to-win promotion will only be available in Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) stores from May through August.

“We are excited to give these incredible servicemen and -women the chance to win a truly amazing experience with Luke Bryan and Miller Lite,” Ryan Reis, Miller Lite senior director, said. “It’s an honor and privilege for Miller Lite to give back to the heroes in our armed forces.” Continue Reading

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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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