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Luke Bryan Has A New Family Member

Posted by Administrator on January 7, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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Luke Bryan teased fans on Twitter dropping hints regarding a new addition to the Bryan family before finally revealing who the lucky addition was.  It's an adorable puppy they have named "Pappy" and will call "Pap".  We think "Pap" looks quite comfortable in his new digs, what about you?

Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson Talks To Billboard About The Show, 'Duck The Halls' & Fame

Posted by Administrator on November 24, 2013 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)



Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of changes for the Robertson family of 'Duck Dynasty' fame. According to Sadie Robertson – daughter of Willie and Korie, nowhere is that any more apparent than when she and her mother make a trip to the local Walmart.


"Every time I go to Walmart, I feel like all eyes go straight to me," she admits. "There's one about ten miles from my house. You walk in, and there are TV's on display, and each of them has 'Duck Dynasty' on. Then you see things like 'Duck Dynasty' band aids. That is so weird to me, but people like it." 


People are definitely liking it these days. Ratings for the A&E series are at an all-time high, their likenesses are on a wide array of products, and their debut musical release "Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas," looks to be one of the bonafide hits of the holiday season -- currently topping Billboard's Top Country Albums chart for a third-straight week. Sadie told Billboard that the success of the album has been staggering, yet also surprising.


"Our family really doesn't sing that much in front of each other. We only thought that Missy could sing. I'm not a shy person whatsoever, but when it come to singing, I cannot do it. So, it took a lot for me to do that, but it's crazy that so many people are hearing it. The response to it has been amazing."


Fans and critics alike have been raving about the musical talents that the Robertsons display on the album. Sadie says that she feels the family was also surprised at how well the Buddy Cannon-produced project came out.


"I think we kind of impressed ourselves with it, to be honest," she said. "We sing in church and stuff, but there's a lot of people there, so you don't really hear just the family members. We would never sing in front of each other because you've got to have thick skin in our family because they will make fun of you until the day they die. We were very surprised with each other."


"Duck The Halls" features vocal guest appearances from some of the biggest stars in the format – such as Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, George Strait, and Alison Krauss, who lends her vocals to Sadie's "Away In A Manger." Recording with such an all-star line-up was a once-in-a-lifetime moment, she says.


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"It's very crazy, and actually overwhelming to think about it," she admits. "These are people that just two years ago, we were fans of. Take Luke, for instance. I remember my dad telling me that they were friends, and I was starstruck. Now, to be singing with him on an album is something that I never thought would have happened."


When asked about holiday traditions in their family, Sadie said that food definitely is one that they take a great deal of pride in. "Every Christmas, we eat at Mamaw Kay's house, and Papaw Phil and Mamaw Kay cook. But, since we eat together all the time, we have a seafood dinner for Christmas. He always cooks Crawfish Pie. I guess it's more of a Louisiana feast for Christmas dinner. Each of us draws a name, and we have to buy a present for them, and we open them up. The show does not give Mamaw Kay enough credit for how funny she is. Every Christmas, she buys some hilarious presents for the men of the family. She has a story behind each present she gets. She cracks us up."


Read the entire article at Bilboard.com

CMT Artists of the Year Honorees Announced

Posted by Administrator on October 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw will be featured this year during the CMT special, CMT Artists of the Year. The televised event will air live for the first time on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd at 8 p.m. ET.

 

Past artists named as CMT Artists of the Year include Aldean, Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

 

Colleges Receive "Luke Bryan Farm Tour" Scholarships

Posted by Administrator on October 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo: Kim Jordan / Nashville Love

 

Luke Bryan wrapped his 5th Farm Tour this past weekend, performing for 115,000 fans during the course of the eight-city run. Eight local colleges, one in each city that the Farm Tour visited, will receive a Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship, which will be given to a student from a farming family within each community.

 

Those colleges include:

 

Statesboro, Ga. – Georgia Southern University

Athens, Ga.- University of Georgia

Columbia, S.C. – University of South Carolina

Macon, Ga.- Mercer University

Villa Rica, Ga.- University of West Georgia

Auburn, Ala.- Auburn University

Tallahassee, Fla.- Florida State University

Valdosta, Ga. – Valdosta State University

 

The idea for the Farm Tour concerts was conceived as a way to give back to local farming communities, by celebrating American farmers and offering a fun escape with the outdoor shows. Farm Tour 2013 was sponsored by BMI, Cabela’s, Harveys Supermarket, Miller Lite and Texaco.

 

Luke Bryan, Little Big Town & Keith Urban Among First Performers Announced For 2013 CMA Awards

Posted by Administrator on October 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

“Country Music’s Biggest Night™” is bringing together the biggest names in Country Music with today’s announcement of performers for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards.”

 

Three-time nominee this year Jason Aldean, three-time nominee this year Luke Bryan, reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, former CMA Entertainer of the Year Tim McGraw, reigning CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton, two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift, and former CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urbanare all scheduled to perform.

 

Hosted for the sixth consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Nominated this year for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” with Aldean and Church, Bryan has seven career CMA Awards nominations. He was first nominated in 2010 for New Artist of the Year and has been a presence at the CMA Awards every year since. This marks his first nomination for the night’s highest honor, CMA Entertainer of the Year.

 

Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town is nominated in that category again, as well as for Album of the Year for Tornado, and Music Video of the Year for the album’s title track. In addition to their win last year for Vocal Group of the Year, their song “Pontoon” was named Single of the Year.

 

Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Urban is also nominated for Single, Musical Event, and Music Video of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” with McGraw and Swift. Urban has been named Male Vocalist of the Year three times (2004-2006) and is a six-time CMA Award winner with 29 career CMA Awards nominations.

 

Winners of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of the Country Music Association. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. The third and final ballot will be emailed to CMA members Thursday. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 28 (5:00 PM/CT).

 

 

Luke Bryan's Farm Tour Brought The Party To Wild Wind Farm In Stephens, Ga

Posted by Administrator on October 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Photo:  Kim Jordan / Nashville Love 


Luke Bryan once again proved why he is deserving of the reigning ACM Entertainer Of The Year title this past Thursday, Oct. 3, In Stephens, Ga. On day two of his fifth annual Farm Tour, Bryan played to a sold out crowd of 17,000 people. Fans came early and stayed late, really late if you account for the traffic jam getting out of there!!


 The 2013 “Farm Tour” kicked off on October 2 in Statesboro, Georgia and will wrap on Saturday, October 12 in Valdosta, Georgia. Almost every date thus far has sold out. In 2012, the “Farm Tour” played for 100,000 fans, doubling the previous year’s attendance record. Eight scholarships were given to students from a farming family within the communities the tour played last year and the “Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship” will continue in 2013. The idea for the “Farm Tour” concerts came from Bryan as a way to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and lifting up the American Farmer and offering a fun escape with the outdoor shows.



Photo: Kim Jordan / Nashville Love


Gates opened at 5:00pm and DJ Rock took the stage almost immediately to entertain the crowd as they continued to pour in. He kept everyone singing along and having a good time playing a great mix of country, rap, dance and re-mixes.



Photo: Kim Jordan / Nashville Love


First up in the opening acts was newcomer Chancie Neal. This girl has got a set of lungs and a superb stage presence. She recorded and co-wrote a song for the hit television show, Duck Dynasty, titled "Ducks In A Row" and it was a crowd favorite when she performed it. It's a fun catchy tune and Chancie's voice is perfect for it. I would describe Neal as a bit of a Miranda Lambert / Gretchen Wilson mix with some Pistol Annies thrown in for good measure. Her sound is as great live as it is recorded and I'm looking forward to seeing lots more from her. Find out more about Chancie on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.



Photo: Kim Jordan / Nashville Love


Georgia native Cole Swindell was next up and he was as excited to see the fans as they were to see him. Swindell is known by many from his years behind Bryan's merch but has since been signed as both a songwriter and an artist and currently has his first single out on radio. That single, "Chillin' It" had the entire crowd dancing, smiling and singing along. Another favorite that he sang was "Brought To You By Beer". Swindell left no part of the stage untouched as he performed one of the most energetic sets I've seen.  On the songwriting side he has three songs on Luke Bryan's latest cd, 'Crash My Party'. For more on Cole Swindell, find him on Twitter and Facebook.



Photo: Kim Jordan / Nashville Love


Last to take the stage before the headliner was the award winning songwriting trio from South Georgia, The Peach Pickers, made up of Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip and Dallas Davidson. These guys have written some of country music's greatest hits over the years and gave the crowd a treat by performing many of them during their set. They announced when they hit the stage that this was the "sing along portion of the Farm Tour" and they were mighty correct! Just a few of the songs they performed were "Point At You" (Justin Moore), "All About Tonight" (Blake Shelton), "Hey Girl" (Billy Currington), "Honey Bee" (Blake Shelton), and "Parking Lot Party" (Lee Brice). They were incredible and aside from their great songwriting abilities, they put on one heck of a show. I would go just to see them play anytime, anyday. And......I must mention that the Dallas Davidson side show was quite entertaining as well.  Check them out at their official website, on Twitter and Facebook.  Individually, you can find Davidson on his official website, Twitter and Facebook; Akins is on Twitter and Facebook and Hayslip is on Facebook and Twitter.  



Photo: Kim Jordan / Nashville Love


 Luke Bryan took the stage around 9:30 and the crowd went wild. He appeared from underneath the back of the stage singing "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" and for a solid two hours, Bryan performed hit after hit. Among the songs on the setlist: "Country Man", "Rain Is A Good Thing", "Play It Again" and the title track from his latest cd, "Crash My Party". In typical Luke "style" he sang a few covers as well, with the dance moves to go along mixed in: Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby's Got Back" and "Young Wild & Free" (Snoop Dog / Wiz Khalifa). I was glad to see that he still is covering Metallica's "Enter Sandman" in his live show as well. Always been one of my personal faves to hear him sing live and shows his musical diversity. Bryan kept the energy of the audience high throughout the entire show and showed off his love for the Georgia Bulldogs when he donned a UGA football jersey and even started calling the Dawgs during one song. Most of his time performing was spent at the end of the catwalk that went out into a "T". Luke definitely knows how to put on one of the best live shows you will ever go to and it is always a "party" to go to one of his live shows. If you haven't been to one of his Farm Tour shows yet, there are still a few shows that haven't sold out for next weekend when the tour will come to an end until next year's Farm Tour.


Check out our entire gallery of photos from the show.  

 

 

Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" Is Certified Platinum

Posted by Administrator on October 3, 2013 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s official, Luke Bryan is a country music superstar. And while he admits that sometimes his rising fame means fans will go through his trash, it also means he sells a lot of albums. ‘Crash My Party’ has been certified Platinum by the RIAA just six weeks after being released on Aug. 13.

 

After a huge start, debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and country sales charts, Bryan’s album marked the biggest sales debut for a country male artist since 2004, when Tim McGraw‘s ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ was released.

 

It’s no surprise that Bryan’s fourth studio album ‘Crash My Party’ has gone Platinum, as it was the third highest album to debut across all genres this year. And it’s still holding strong — the album’s title track recently set a Billboard record as the largest one-week audience since 2005.

 

Plus, Bryan’s newest single ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ is also the highest-debuting single of his career and has been the No. 1 selling country single for six consecutive weeks. Not bad!

 

The singer will be able to celebrate his album’s incredible success on his fifth annual Farm Tour 2013, which kicks off Wednesday and has eight shows in ten days.

 

With over four million in album sales and seven No. 1 singles, it seems that there’s no stopping Bryan. He’s the current Entertainer of the Year, and will soon find out if he’ll continue his reign at the 2013 CMA Awards, where he is nominated for three awards, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Musical Event.

 

Dierks Bentley Adds To All-Star "Miles & Music" Lineup Set For November 3!

Posted by Administrator on September 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has added Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge to the all-star lineup of artists at his 8th annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert on Sun., Nov. 3 in Nashville, TN. Tickets for the family-friendly event are available now through www.Ticketmaster.com.

 

Benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, this year’s event kicks off CMA week and includes previously announced special guests Jake Owen and Easton Corbin. Riders will begin the day with Bentley at the Harley-Davidson of Columbia for a scenic hour-long motorcycle ride ending at downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park for a music-filled afternoon.

 

Fans can purchase a combo ticket for the ride and concert for $50 or individual concert tickets for $30. Special VIP packages are also available. All proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. For more ticket info, visit www.dierks.com.

 

CMA nominations announced

Posted by Administrator on September 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Nominations for the 47th annual Country Music Association awards were announced Tuesday (Sept. 10) morning. The show, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air on ABC on Nov. 6.


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift


FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood


MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban


VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band


VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square


SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
“Merry Go ‘Round” – Kacey Musgraves
“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker


ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Based on a True Story” – Blake Shelton
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood
“Red” – Taylor Swift
“Same Trailer Different Park” – Kacey Musgraves
“Tornado” – Little Big Town


SONG OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“I Drive Your Truck” -Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves
“Merry Go ‘Round” – Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally
“Pontoon” – Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Barry Dean
“Wagon Wheel” – Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor


MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR(Award goes to each artist)
“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton (featuring Pistol Annies)
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line (with Nelly)
“Don’t Rush” – Kelly Clarkson (featuring Vince Gill)
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw (with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban)
“The Only Way I Know” – Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church


MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Sam Bush (Mandolin)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Brent Mason (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)


MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood
“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies
“Downtown” – Lady Antebellum
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
“Tornado” – Little Big Town


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves

 

Luke Bryan Brings 6 Year Old Kylee on Stage (Video)

Posted by Administrator on September 7, 2013 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)


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Country superstar Luke Bryan had a special guest recently during his performance of "Someone Else Calling You Baby" at a show on his "Dirt Road Diaries" tour.  As he began to sing, six year old Kylee caught his eye and he picked her up and brought her on stage with him to perform for the crowd of 15,000.  And... she did not disappoint.  She knew every word of the song and there were definitely no signs of stage fright.  According to local radio station 103.7, Kylee "kept up with every lyric of the song when Bryan . . . gave her the microphone."


 

"Y'all give it up for Kylee!" Bryan said before asking her, "Can I sign you to a record deal tonight? Are you cool with that?" "Yeah!" she quickly responded.


Who knows, we may see her on the big stage again one day as the heaadliner?



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