A view of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during the 2011 CMA Music Festival. Photo by Bennett Farkas, courtesy of the CMA.
Tickets for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival are officially sold out six weeks in advance of the June 6-9 festival. With high demand for four-day ticket packages, single night tickets will not be available for LP Field concerts.
“Tickets to LP Field sold faster than ever, but the good news for our fans is if you didn’t get a ticket for LP Field there are nine other entertainment and music stages, plus special events, and activities throughout downtown Nashville to enjoy,” Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said. “And with the expansion of our autograph signings, concerts, and family events into the new Music City Center – which we have dubbed Fan Fair X – local and regional residents have affordable, easy access to great entertainment with hundreds of our most popular artists.” Continue Reading
Zac Brown Band photo by Cole Cassell, courtesy of Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records.
Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival will return to Nashville’s Riverfront Park on September 27-28 with an all-star lineup. ZBB will perform along with special sit-in performances by Kenny Chesney, John Fogerty, Jason Mraz and more. Also on the lineup are Willie Nelson & The Family Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, The Head and The Heart and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with more artists to be announced.
In addition to two evenings of music, the festival will offer fans a selection of food from some of the world’s best chefs. Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. CST at www.southerngroundfestival.com. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive VIP Lounge Tickets and Front Porch Stage Tickets as well. Continue Reading
Photo courtesy of PFA Media.
The Ram Truck brand wrapped up its Road to the Ram Jam all-star country music series, raising $181,731 for charities with the auction of each participating artist’s Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck. The series ended with Easton Corbin’s truck raising $37,101 for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country through college scholarships for their children.
As a part of the Road to the Ram Jam series, five artists, Kellie Pickler, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington, Zac Brown Band and Easton Corbin, received a one-year lease on a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck. The trucks were auctioned off beginning in late January, with all proceeds benefiting a charity of each artist’s choice. Continue Reading
Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.
Stagecoach Country Music Festival is set to return to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California April 26-28. Forty-five acts will take the stage, including Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and Connie Smith. Besides music, there are also several family-friendly events and plenty of food options.
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Fans attending the festival will have the chance to learn leather crafting and jewelry making with Vintage Bruja Designs, meet Charlee, the only talking horse in captivity, play games with the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council and enjoy a petting zoo, among many other activities. Continue Reading
Alan Jackson’s 2013 album, Precious Memories, Volume II.
Alan Jackson’s 2006 Gospel album Precious Memories was originally intended as a private Christmas gift for his mother. However, at the urging of friends and family, he released the collection and immediately found that it resonated profoundly with the public. Precious Memories went on to sell more than a million copies in the US alone, and now seven years later, Alan has made a second volume available with 11 new recordings.
For Precious Memories Vol. II, which is in stores now, Alan looked to the original list of song choices that made up Vol. I. “Denise [Alan's wife] and I had made a list of 30 to 40 songs to do for that first album,” Alan says in a press release. “We had so many that we didn’t get to, I thought we’d go in and do a few more just the same way – heartfelt and simple.”
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Reba hosts Fight Night, Blake Shelton isn’t happy with a Team Adam Levine member during The Voice season premiere, Zac Brown Band lets America know the future while touring Australia and Jo Dee Messina is mistaken for a Nashville star. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/reba.
Reba – Reba: Fun time tonight at Muhammad Ali’s big Fight Night Benefit with Narvel and @RitaWilson!!! We missed you @Tomhanks!!!
Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: Does anyone else feel robbed that Judith didn’t make @adamlevine light himself on fire like he said he would? #bunchacrap #VoicePremiere
Zac Brown Band – ZacBrownBand: Dear America. You’ll love Thursday. We already partook. Carpe Diem. Carpe Noctem.
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/KaceyMusgraves.
Kacey Musgraves – KaceyMusgraves: Got to spend some time with my old guitar teacher (John DeFoore) today. Felt good. Continue Reading
Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
Kenny Chesney is known for bringing some of country’s brightest stars along on his summer tours and this year is no exception. Newcomer Kacey Musgraves and Eli Young Band are along for the ride while Eric Church will also take the stage on 16 of the 19 stadium concerts and Zac Brown Band will join for the remaining three stadium shows, including a co-headlining show in their hometown of Atlanta.
“Every year, I try to seek out music I think my fans are going to respond to,” Kenny said. “Maybe turn ’em onto something new like Kacey or get ’em deeper into something they know, but should know a little more like the Eli Young Band. “Plus, to have Eric Church, who I think is the most exciting new guy out there, and Zac Brown Band, when we can get them back out with us, is a pretty great day of music. It’s the kind of thing I’d go see — and I get to hear it every night.” Continue Reading
Miranda Lambert performs at LP Field in Downtown Nashville on Thursday, June 7 during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Photo courtesy of the CMA.
CMA Music Festival has announced the lineup of artists scheduled to appear during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field in Nashville June 6-9. In addition to previously announced performers Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town, 14 more artists have been added.
Gary Allan, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Eric Church and Brad Paisley have all been added to the lineup of the ultimate country music fan experience. Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood on the set of her video for “Two Black Cadillacs.” Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
Carrie Underwood returns to the top spot on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown this week with “Two Black Cadillacs” while last week’s No. 1, Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck,” falls to No. 9. Blake Shelton moves up eight spots to No. 3 with his latest, “Sure Be Cool If You Did” and Eric Church makes his countdown debut with “Like Jesus Does.”
Plus, Thompson Square dropped by to host Top 20 and talk about their new single, “If I Didn’t Have You,” as well as their upcoming album Just Feels Good which hits stores May 26.
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This Week’s Chart:
- Carrie Underwood – “Two Black Cadillacs”
- Don Williams w/Keith Urban – “Imagine That”
- Blake Shelton – “Sure Be Cool If You Did”
- Kelly Clarkson w/ Vince Gill – “Don’t Rush”
- Gary Allan – “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)”
- The Band Perry – “Better Dig Two”
- Little Big Town – “Tornado”
- Toby Keith – “Hope On The Rocks”
- Lee Brice – “I Drive Your Truck”
- Josh Turner – “Find Me A Baby”
- Tim McGraw – “One of Those Nights”
- Hunter Hayes – “Somebody’s Heartbreak”
- Jana Kramer – “Whiskey”
- Brad Paisley – “Southern Comfort Zone”
- Eric Church – “Like Jesus Does”
- Jason Aldean w/Luke Bryan, Eric Church – “That’s The Only Way I Know”
- Zac Brown Band – “Goodbye In Her Eyes”
- Gloriana – “Can’t Shake You”
- Train with Ashley Monroe – “Bruises”
- Rascal Flatts – “Changed”
Photo courtesy of PFA Media.
Here’s how you can own Zac Brown’s truck! Ram Truck brand is continuing its Road to the Ram Jam country music series by holding the fourth of five charity auctions where each participating artist will auction off their 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck to benefit a charity of their choice. Fans can bid on Zac’s truck now through March 15.
All proceeds from Zac’s auction will benefit Camp Southern Ground, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide cutting-edge programs for children of diverse abilities and backgrounds, including those affected by neurobehavioral disorders and learning difficulties. For more information on the charity auction and to bid on Zac’s truck, visit www.ebay.com/roadtoramjam.
“Camp Southern Ground will bring together children of diverse abilities and backgrounds, including those affected by developmental disorders and learning difficulties, in a state of the art summer camp and research facility, ” Zac said. ”The proceeds from this truck go to help us make a difference in the lives of many children and their families. Thanks to RAM for all of the charitable donations that they make.” Continue Reading