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Aug 16

Jerrod Niemann to Launch Get Your Buzz Back Tour

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Jerrod Niemann photo by Jeremy Cowart, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media.

Jerrod Niemann has announced he will wrap up 2014 by launching his 15 city Get Your Buzz Back Tour. The tour kicks off October 24 in Myrtle Beach and will feature Chris Lane as special guest.
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Aug 15

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Reclaim No. 1 on Top 20

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Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Somethin’ Bad,” knocking Scotty McCreery to No. 2 with “Feelin’ It.” Danielle Bradbery rounds out the Top 3 with “Young in America,” while new videos from Maddie & Tae and Dan + Shay make their Top 20 debuts.

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  6. Haley & Michaels“Just Another Love Song”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  8. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  9. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
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Aug 15

Brothers Osborne to Release Self-Titled EP on September 9

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Sibling duo Brothers Osborne will release their self-titled EP on September 9 through EMI Nashville. The release is the duo’s first and will give fans a taste of the band’s full-length album, expected out in early 2015.

The EP will feature the duo’s current single, “Rum.” The song’s video was shot in the their hometown of Deale, Maryland, and captures the life of the town’s locals using the duo’s longtime friends as main characters and extras. The Brothers Osborne will then hit the road with Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour on September 11.

Rolling Stone listed Brothers Osborne as one of “10 Artists You Need To Know.” For more information on the brother duo, visit www.brothersosborne.com.

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Aug 14

Rascal Flatts Chooses Opening Acts Very Carefully

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Rascal Flatts photo courtesy of BMLG.

Rascal Flatts is currently headlining their Rewind Tour with special guests Sheryl Crow and Gloriana. For the band, picking the right opening acts is a crucial part of any tour. They look for an act that is talented, but also one that has potential.

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Aug 14

Darius Rucker and Charlie Daniels to Take Part in SEC Storied

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Charlie Daniels photo courtesy of Webster & Associates.

Charlie Daniels and Darius Rucker will join other singers, actors and athletes in SEC Storied. The documentary series will air on the new SEC Network, which launches on DISH Network and DIRECTV August 14. “The Stars Are Aligned” episode of the documentary series will feature 14 celebrities sharing their pasts, with each star representing a different college in the Southeastern Conference.

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Aug 14

Dierks Bentley Announces Second Leg of RISER Tour

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Dierks Bentley photo by Nino Munoz, courtesy of The GreenRoom.

Dierks Bentley has announced the second leg of his 2014 RISER Tour. The 20-city run kicks off October 2 in Stockton, Calif., and features Randy Houser and Eric Paslay for the U.S. dates, with Houser and Canadian country artist Tim Hicks joining Bentley for Canadian tour dates.

“It’s going to be tough to top this summer, but every night I get more excited and don’t want this run to end,” Bentley said. “I’m just living in the moment as much as I can and taking it all in… It really has been the best summer of my life. I’m looking forward to having Randy, Eric and Tim out on the road for the next leg. All three of them are crazy talented.” Continue Reading

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Aug 13

Kenny Chesney Reveals Track Listing for The Big Revival

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney has revealed the track listing for his new album, The Big Revival, set for release on September 23. The project includes 11 tracks, including Chesney’s latest single, “American Kids,” a collaboration with Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski called “Don’t It,” and “Wild Child,” which features Grace Potter.

“There’s so much more to country than trucks, creek beds and cut-offs,” Chesney said. “That stuff is fun, but when you look at how people really dig in and work, the things they face every day, you wanna remind ’em how hardcore they really are, show ’em that and also show ’em that you know there’s more to ’em than people might think.” 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 13

Trisha Yearwood Talks Family Dinners with Woman’s Day

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Trisha Yearwood photo courtesy of Food Network.

Trisha Yearwood is nearly as well known for her cooking as she is her singing. On her Food Network show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, she shows off some of her favorite recipes, including healthy meals for her family. She graces the cover of the new issue of Woman’s Day to discuss how she and husband Garth Brooks manage a healthy routine with their busy schedule and raising three daughters.

“First of all, we’re musicians, so there’s no ‘routine,’” she told the magazine. “All those years of three girls and their activities? Even with only one still at home, there are a million things going on every night. Taylor and August are in college now, but they live nearby, and if I send out a text that says, ‘Hey, it’s veggie night,’ they’ll show up. They know it means I’m roasting all their favorite vegetables and probably serving a meat loaf, too.” Continue Reading

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Aug 13

LogHead My Home Giveaway

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You’ve seen the furniture in their store and on the show. Now, we’re giving you a chance to win an original, custom LogHeads bedroom suite! Great American Country teamed up with Rocky Top Log Furniture to create a four-piece furniture set exclusively for our fans.

Tommy and Gwen Mitchell are the dynamic duo behind Rocky Top Log Furniture. Hailing from Lancaster, Kentucky, Tommy creates unique log furniture and homes while Gwen keeps the business running. Watch new episodes of LogHeads on Wednesdays at 9/8c to see their newest (and sometimes stressful) projects.

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Four-piece bedroom suite designed by Tommy Mitchell of LogHeads

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