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Jun 29

Luke Bryan to Perform on GMA’s Summer Concert Series

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Luke Bryan will perform on Good Morning America’s ‘Summer Concert Series’’ on Friday, July 13. Now in its fourth year, the series takes place in New York City’s Central Park with performances from some of music’s biggest artists. Fans can catch Luke’s performance between 7-9 a.m. on ABC.

“I have a big smile on my face every time I talk about being on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series,” Luke said. “Life’s good. To be a kid from Leesburg, Georgia, and to now be at the point in my career where I’m performing on Good Morning America in the heart of New York City at one of the most recognizable places in the world makes me super excited. It’s gonna be fun.”

The concert is free and open to the public. Fans who want to catch Luke’s performance in person are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m. For more information on how to attend, visit gmaconcerts.com. Continue Reading

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Jun 26

Luke Bryan Celebrates “Drunk On You” Reaching No. 1 with Live Video

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Luke Bryan’s latest single, “Drunk On You,” just became his fifth No. 1 single. To celebrate and thank his fans and country radio for their support, Luke released a live video of him performing the hit. Directed by Michael Monaco, the video is a montage of footage from Luke’s shows on Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party Tour and his own headlining dates.

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Jun 22

Carrie Underwood Keeps No. 1 Streak Alive on Top 20

Nan Kelley hanging out with Kenny Chesney behind the scenes of his Brothers of the Sun Tour rehearsals in May.

This week GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown featured part two of Nan Kelley’s interview with Kenny Chesney, taped at rehearsals for his Brothers of the Sun Tour. If you missed Friday night’s premiere, check the schedule for re-airs throughout the weekend! Full schedule »

See photos from the Brothers of the Sun Tour »

On the charts this week, the Top 3 videos remain unchanged for another week as Carrie Underwood hangs on to the top spot with “Good Girl.” Kenny Chesney’s steamy new video, “Come Over,” debuts on the chart at No. 13 with the latest from Lee Brice, “Hard To Love,” making its countdown debut at No. 20.

This Week’s Chart:

1. Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”
2. Luke Bryan – “Drunk On You
3. Chris Young – “Neon”
4. Little Big Town – “Pontoon”
5. Josh Turner – “Time Is Love”
6. Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
7. Kelly Clarkson – “Mr. Know It All”
8. Thompson Square – “Glass”
9. Eric Church – “Springsteen”
10. Bucky Covington – “I Wanna Be That Feeling”
11. Jason Aldean – “Fly Over States”
12. Dierks Bentley – “5-1-5-0”
13. Kenny Chesney – “Come Over”
14. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw – “Feel Like A Rock Star”
15. Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
16. Jana Kramer – “Why Ya Wanna”
17. Rascal Flatts – “Banjo”
18. Big & Rich – “That’s Why I Pray”
19. Rodney Atkins – “He’s Mine”
20. Lee Brice – “Hard To Love”

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GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown premieres every Friday night at 8/7c with re-airs throughout the weekend. Click here for a complete schedule.

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Jun 15

Big & Rich, Luke Bryan & More to Volunteer for 3rd Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp

Big & Rich photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Lauren Alaina, Brett Eldredge and Jana Kramer will participate in the 3rd Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp June 18-22 in Nashville. ACM Lifting lives has once again partnered with the Vanderbilt Kennedy center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities for the camp. Singer/songwriter David Lee Murphy and producer Paul Worley have also volunteered their time to work with the special-needs campers throughout the week.

The week-long residential camp program is open to individuals with developmental disabilities who are talented in music. The camp also allows researchers to study Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the camp and provides scholarships to several campers. Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session as well as other music-oriented activities, ending with a live performance with Big & Rich at the Grand Ole Opry.

“As an ACM Board member, I’ve always been proud of the work that Lifting Lives has done – they truly lift lives through music – it is something we all aspire to do,” John Rich said. “We are honored we get to be a part of the Campers special night as they share their talent with the Opry audience and lift lives,” Big Kenny added.

Brett Eldredge and David Lee Murphy will kick things off June 18 with a songwriter workshop with the campers. On June 20, the campers will have the opportunity to record with Luke Bryan and Paul Workley and that evening, they’ll have dinner and sing karaoke with Lauren Alaina. The next evening they’ll enjoy a campsite cookout with Jana Kramer before Friday’s live performance at the Opry with Big & Rich. Continue Reading

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Jun 12

Top 10 Photos from the CMA Music Festival

Country music fans from all over the country – and the world! – descended upon Nashville last week for the CMA Music Festival. The four-day event (and the days leading up to it) gave fans up close and personal access to their favorite country stars, providing them with over 200 hours of music and countless meet-and-greet opportunities. In no particular order, here are 10 of our favorite photos from the week of the CMA Music Festival! Click on the image to see the full-size photo — and click HERE to see all of our CMA Music Festival photos!

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley performs at LP Field in Downtown Nashville on Sunday, June 10 during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Photo courtesy of the CMA.

Dierks Bentley took the stage at LP Field during the Nightly Concerts on Sunday, the final night of the festival. It was Dierks’ first performance since his father, Leon Bentley, passed away on June 1.

Faith Hill

Faith Hill performs at LP Field in Downtown Nashville on Saturday, June 9 during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Photo courtesy of the CMA.

Faith Hill returned to CMA Music Festival for the first time since 2008. She took the stage on Saturday night during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field and debuted some of the new music she’s been working on.

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Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan at The Lodge at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 10, 2012. Photo by Keely Marie Scott.

Luke Bryan spent time signing autographs at The Lodge presented by GAC, HGTV, DIY and Travel Channel. The Lodge featured autograph signings, performances and more.

Kip Moore

Kip Moore at The Lodge during CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 8, 2012. Photo by Sara Kauss Photography.

Kip Moore was among the artists who performed on GAC’s Living Country Stage at The Lodge. Other performers included Love and Theft, Casey James and Kix Brooks, among others.

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David Nail & Carrie Underwood

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Carrie Underwood (R) keeps her eyes on David Nail at second base during City of Hope’s 22nd annual Celebrity Softball Challenge during CMA Fest on June 9, 2012 in Nashville . (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City of Hope)

One of the highlights of CMA Music Festival is always the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge, pitting Blair Garner’s After Midnite Team against the Grand Ole Opry Team. David Nail and Carrie Underwood faced off on second base just before David broke his finger.

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Jun 6

Luke Bryan Scores Third Consecutive Platinum Single

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Luke Bryan has picked up his third consecutive platinum single with his latest hit, “Drunk On You.” Certified platinum by the RIAA, the single joins previously platinum-certified singles “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and “I Don’t Want This Night To End.” Luke, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift are the only three country artists to have three consecutive platinum-selling tracks on their current albums.

This week, Luke is trying out his hosting skills as the co-host of ABC’s ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock’ alongside The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry. The special is being filmed during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival in Nashville this week and will air on Monday, September 17 at 8/7 p.m. CT on ABC.  Luke himself will perform at LP Field on June 9 during CMA Music Festival.

Fans will also be able to catch Luke signing autographs at The Lodge, hosted by GAC, HGTV and DIY on June 10, the final day of CMA Music Festival. See The Lodge’s full schedule >>   Continue Reading

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Jun 4

Luke Bryan and Kimberly Perry to Host ABC’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Luke Bryan and The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry will team up to host ABC’s ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock.’ The concert special will be filmed at the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival which takes place June 7-10. The special will air on ABC on September 17 at 8/7 p.m. CT.

“We have so much fun playing at CMA Music Festival,” Luke said. “The entire town of Nashville turns into one big party and performing at LP Field becomes one of the best shows we play all year.”

“CMA Music Fest is special to The Band Perry because we love spending time with our fans,” Kimberly said. “We are excited to be a part of ABC’s coverage of the four-day event, co-hosting the television special.”

This is the eighth time ABC will broadcast CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock. Artists appearing in the television special have not yet been announced.

The current lineups for the Nightly Concerts are as follows in alphabetical order:

Thursday, June 7: Jason Aldean, Glen Campbell, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band. National Anthem performed by the Nashville School of Arts Chamber Choir (under the direction of Walter Bitner)

Acoustic performances – Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina Continue Reading

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Jun 3

Miranda Lambert, Eric Church & More Featured on Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 5

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert photo by Randee St. Nicholas, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 5 will be released by Universal Music Group Nashville on June 12. The compilation album will include 18 songs from artists including Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley.

In total, the album will hold 15 No. 1 singles and three additional hits. The previous four volumes have debuted in the Top 3 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart. Fans will be able to purchase the album wherever music is sold.

Track Listing:

1. Toby Keith                                                “Red Solo Cup”
2. Eric Church                                              “Drink In My Hand”
3. Luke Bryan                                               “I Don’t Want This Night To End”
4. Jake Owen                                                “Alone With You”
5. Blake Shelton                                           “God Gave Me You”
6. Lionel Richie w/ Jennifer Nettles     “Hello”
7. Lady Antebellum                                     “Just A Kiss”
8. Eli Young Band                                       “Crazy Girl”
9. Taylor Swift                                               “Sparks Fly”
10. Miranda Lambert                                   “Baggage Claim” Continue Reading

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Jun 1

Carrie Underwood Back at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

The theme of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown this week is new!  New videos by Jana Kramer and Rodney Atkins made their countdown debuts and Thompson Square’s latest, “Glass,” got a bit of a makeover, going from black and white to color.

Host Nan Kelley counted down this week’s Top 20 videos, chosen by your votes, and also revealed why Kelly Clarkson’s boyfriend is hurting her creativity. If you missed Friday night’s premiere, check the schedule for re-airs throughout the weekend! Full schedule »

On the chart this week, Carrie Underwood is back at No. 1 with “Good Girl,” swapping places with Hunter Hayes who falls to No. 2 with “Wanted.” The Farm holds steady at No. 3 while Miranda Lambert and Thompson Square round out the Top 5. Chris Youngs “Neon” inches up a few spots to No. 11 and Kip Moore returns to the chart with “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” at No. 15.

This Week’s Chart:

1. Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”
2. Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
3. The Farm – “Home Sweet Home”
4. Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
5. Thompson Square – “Glass”
6. Luke Bryan – “Drunk On You”
7. Keith Urban – “For You”
8. Kelly Clarkson – “Mr. Know It All”
9. Eric Church – “Springsteen”
10. Josh Turner – “Time Is Love”
11. Chris Young – “Neon”
12. Lady Antebellum – “Dancin’ Away With My Heart”
13. Jana Kramer – “Why Ya Wanna”
14. Jason Aldean – “Fly Over States”
15. Kip Moore – “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck”
16. Bucky Covington – “I Wanna Be That Feeling”
17. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw – “Feel Like A Rock Star”
18. Lionel Richie with Shania Twain – “Endless Love”
19. Rodney Atkins – “He’s Mine”
20. Rascal Flatts – “Banjo”

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GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown premieres every Friday night at 8/7c with re-airs throughout the weekend. Click here for a complete schedule.

 

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May 31

Katie Armiger Extends Get Smart Tour Sponsored by GAC

Katie Amiger photo courtesy of Cold River Records.

Katie Armiger has added more than 25 dates to her Get Smart Tour, sponsored by GAC. The almost 50-date tour will make stops in major cities including Grand Rapids, Springfield and Peoria, IL and run through November. The tour kicked off in March and Katie is planning a special stop at CMA Music Festival June 8 to perform at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza.

“This tour has been incredible so far getting to meet and make new fans – and it only keeps getting better,” Katie said. “No artist can ask for a better outcome from a tour than for it to be a success that dates are continually being added. Thank you to everyone for all of your support, it’s because of all of you that this tour is what it is!”

The Get Smart Tour is making stops at colleges, universities and major fairs and festivals across the country. During her set, Katie performs her hit singles like “Scream,” “Kiss Me Now,” “Leaving Home,” “Best Song Ever” and “I Do, But Do I” and is also testing out some of the tunes she’s working on for a new album. Before headlining her own tour, Katie has spent time opening for the likes of Darius Rucker, Ronnie Dunn, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler and Luke Bryan. Continue Reading

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