Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
Keith Urban is looking forward to kicking off his Raise ‘Em Up Tour in July. He’s also eager to take his opening acts, Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge, on the road with him.
“I had heard Jerrod’s record as it was being done because Jimmie Lee Sloas is a friend of mine and he’s producing it, and so he sent me some tracks,” Keith said. “Literally, it was when I heard about six tracks off that record, I immediately wanted to see if he would come out and join us. And Brett, we’d already done the tour in Canada together, and he’s just an incredible singer, cool cat, he’s got a great record too, so [I’m] very happy to bring them out with us.” Continue Reading
Eric Church photo by John Peets, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville.
Eric Church has announced he will kick off his The Outsiders World Tour on September 11 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Tickets for the tour will go on sale April 18 in select markets with members of Eric’s fan cub, the Church Choir, having access to a pre-sale starting April 15. Dwight Yoakam will join Eric on tour with Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark and rock band Halestorm joining for select dates.
Eric will visit venues including Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, and FedExForum in Memphis, among others, stopping at a total of 31 venues. He will also return to the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina where he sold more than 15,000 tickets in 2012 as part of his The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. Continue Reading
Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.
Florida Georgia Line has announced they will kick off their headlining This Is How We Roll Summer Series 2014 Tour on May 20 in Springdale, Arizona. The tour will feature special guest Nelly and opening act Chris Lane and stop at select baseball stadiums across the country.
“Last year we played the ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky and it was an epic night,” Brian Kelley said. “We thought how fun would it be to hit several of these and bring the good times to the field!” Continue Reading
Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
Keith Urban has announced he will hit the road on his Raise ‘Em Up Tour this summer. Set to kick off July 12 at the Calgary Stampede in Alberta before launching in the U.S. in Atlantic City on July 17, the tour will feature Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge as special guests. The tour will include an all-new stage production and first-time performances of music from Keith’s latest album, Fuse.
“The Raise Em Up Tour will be a complete build from the sky down,” Keith said. “New staging, new production, a lot more songs from Fuse that the fans have been requesting, a different mix of previous hits, and some rarities from past albums that we haven’t played in a while if ever! And we’ll be sharing the stage with Brett and Jerrod, both with killer new albums!” Continue Reading
George Strait photo by Jill Trunnell, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media
George Strait is currently in the middle of final leg of his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. While he still has a few months to go before wrapping his tour and is enjoying traveling the country to play for his fans one last time, he sees a tropical vacation in his future.
“I’m going somewhere,” he said. “I don’t know where, but I’m going somewhere to celebrate. I haven’t been to Hawaii in years, so I would love to see it again and try to find my old house over there and all that stuff. And I want to go back to scope the Army barracks and see all the old spots where I used to hang out. I’m gonna do a lot of things.” Continue Reading
Chris Young photo by Sheryl Nields, courtesy of Monarch Publicity.
Chris Young is packing his bags for another trip across the pond following his first visit to the UK and Ireland in early 2013 for the CMA Songwriters Series. He will perform back-to-back dates at the C2C Music Festival, taking the stage in Dublin, Ireland on March 15 and London on March 16. He will then join Brad Paisley for the international leg of his Beat This Winter Tour, visiting Norway and Sweden.
“Last year we had some lost luggage issues to start off the trip, so I’m really hoping my bags make it with me this time,” Chris said. “I’m really excited to be returning to Europe! It’s so great to see so many fans in other countries and always cool to see them singing along with my songs, even if it hasn’t been a single.” Continue Reading
Justin Moore photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.
Justin Moore is in the middle of his Off The Beaten Path Tour, his second headlining tour. Things are going well on the road, even though the pre-show jitters haven’t gone away entirely.
“I’m a little more comfortable with it this time, but at the same time we were a little nervous,” he said. “I think anytime you go out and do something of this magnitude you’re a little nervous. We really stepped up the production quality and the number of people we’re taking out with us, and all that stuff. Playing bigger rooms. It’s been great. I think the majority of them have sold out, which is always a good thing.” Continue Reading
Darius Rucker gives Nan Kelley a golf lesson on Top 20 Country Countdown. Photo courtesy of Great American Country staff.
Top 20 Country Countdown and host Nan Kelley are heading to Charleston, South Carolina to meet up with Darius Rucker on his True Believers Tour. Nan will catch up with Darius in his hometown as well as chat with Darius’ special guests Eli Young Band and David Nail to talk about the tour, their music and more! Plus, Nan and Darius will hit the links where Darius, a golf enthusiast, will give Nan a few tips.
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Last week Carrie Underwood returned to No. 1 with her “Blown Away Medley.” Will she remain in the top spot this week with Katie Armiger and Keith Urban aiming for No. 1? Tune in tonight at 8/7c to find out! Check the full schedule » Continue Reading
Danielle Bradbery’s 2013 debut album. Photo courtesy of BMLG.
Danielle Bradbery is enjoying her time as a special guest on Brad Paisley’s Beat This Winter Tour. Joining Brad has been a surreal experience for Danielle.
“I remember listening to [his] songs a long time ago and being the biggest fan and just wanting to meet him, being a regular fan,” says Danielle. “And now he’s asking, ‘Come on tour with me?’ It’s crazy!” Continue Reading
Ralph Stanley photo courtesy of Morris Public Relations.
Ralph Stanley will celebrate his 87th birthday with a performance at Nashville’s Station Inn on Thursday, February 27. The show is part of his The Man of Constant Sorrow Tour: The Dr.’s Farewell Tour. Ralph’s band, The Clinch Mountain Boys, will accompany him.
Ralph will turn 87 on February 25, a week after Rebel Records released his new album, Side by Side, a 14-song collection of new and traditional songs recorded with his son, Ralph Stanley II. Ralph will play at the Grand Ole Opry February 28 and March 1, where he has the distinction of being the first member inducted into the Opry in the 21st century. Continue Reading