|Posted by Administrator on October 4, 2013 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Jason Aldean kicks off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the announcement that his eighth annual "Concert for the Cure" will be held Fri., Oct. 25 in New Orleans, LA at his sold out 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR stop at the New Orleans Arena. Throughout the year, Aldean sets aside 50 cents of each concert ticket sold, then selects one show market in October and donates all proceeds to their local Susan G. Komen Affiliate.
"Last year the Komen New Orleans team needed a little over $1 million to meet all their needs, but they were only able to fund about half of that," said Aldean. "If we raise the half a million that we did last year in Dallas we'll be able to help these women meet their goal and provide the services the town needs. I can't wait to see an arena full of pink in support of such a great cause!"
Aldean is currently celebrating a second week atop the Billboard chart with his 12th No. one single, "Night Train." Additionally, has three nominations for the Nov. 6 CMA Awards, including his third consecutive Entertainer of the Year nod. He is also up for Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "The Only Way I Know" feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church.
For more information, please visit www.jasonaldean.com.
|Posted by Administrator on September 18, 2013 at 1:40 AM||comments (0)|
CMA Entertainer of the Year Nominee Jason Aldean is giving fans the opportunity to relive one of the biggest moments in country music this year when he releases the live concert film NIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA on Oct. 15. Filmed this past April at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium, the film captures the MULTI-PLATINUM Macon, GA native and a sold out crowd of over 66,000 fans making history with the first concert ever held “between the hedges.” A TackleBox Films production, the piece was produced by Shaun Silva, Ivan Dudensky and Don Lepore.
"That day in Athens will always be one of my proudest accomplishments," said Aldean. "I've been working my whole career to get to this point where I can go into a stadium like Sanford, which I've idolized my whole life, and leave a mark. I watch it back now to remember the details because it was all overwhelming and a pretty surreal moment for me."
Watch a trailer for the film here: http://bit.ly/1aukgOR
A pre-sale began on September 12 at www.JasonAldean.com and Walmart is offering the exclusive reveal of the cover art, also beginning today, on their Twitter page. Fans can visit www.twitter.com/walmart and Re-Tweet to Unlock the image.
The high-energy, state of the art show has an 18-song set list that showcases 10 of his No. one songs including "She's Country," "Big Green Tractor," "My Kinda Party" and "Take A Little Ride," and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes from the time Aldean and his team begin the planning stages of this show right up to the moment he takes the stage.
Also featured in the 90 minute film are personal interviews from Aldean, footage from his record-breaking Fenway Park and Wrigley Field stadium shows held in Summer 2013 as well as appearances by Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan and Ludacris as each of them join Aldean on songs they've recorded together.
TRACKLISTING FOR NIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA:
Take a Little Ride
Tattoos On This Town
When She Says Baby
Fly Over States
This Nothin' Town
Don't You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson)
Big Green Tractor
The Only Way I Know (with Luke Bryan)
Dirt Road Anthem (with Ludacris)
My Kinda Party
Additionally, it was announced this week that Aldean earned three nominations for the Nov. 6 CMA Awards, including his third consecutive Entertainer of the Year nod. He is also up for Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "The Only Way I Know" feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church.
For more information, please visit www.JasonAldean.com
|Posted by Administrator on September 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM||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
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Civil Wars
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
Florida Georgia Line
|Posted by Administrator on July 30, 2013 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
Dierks Bentley will return to host the 7th Annual ACM Honors, dedicated to the honorees and off-camera category winners of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music awards. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Tickets, priced at $40.00, will go on sale to the public at 8 a.m. PST on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. They will be available at ticketmaster.com and at the Ryman box office.
This is Bentley’s second consecutive time hosting the event, and the fourth time the ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium. The evening is sponsored in part by American Airlines, City National Bank and Spot Shot®.
Those being honored include Special Award recipients Jason Aldean, Guy Clark, Blake Shelton, Tommy Wiggins, Lady Antebellum and The Judds. Keith Whitley and Hank Williams will also be honored posthumously. The evening also recognizes winners of the MBI (musician, bandleader, instrumentalist) and Industry categories, which are not presented during the live telecast of the Academy of Country Music Awards. In addition, Dallas Davidson will be recognized as the winner of Songwriter of the Year.
|Posted by Administrator on July 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
One of country music’s most successful and influential groups of all time, ALABAMA, will release their highly anticipated new album, ALABAMA & Friends, on Tuesday, August 27 through Show Dog-Universal Music. The project is a tribute album, honoring the legendary group that helped change the face of country music.ALABAMA & Friends will feature some of country music’s hottest stars — all delivering their own unique versions of the multi-platinum-selling band’s biggest hits, including Jason Aldean (“Tennessee River”), Luke Bryan (“Love in the First Degree”), Kenny Chesney (“Lady Down on Love”), Eli Young Band (“The Closer You Get”), Florida Georgia Line (“I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)”), Jamey Johnson (“My Home’s in Alabama”), Toby Keith (“She and I”),Rascal Flatts (“Old Flame”) and Trisha Yearwood (“Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go”).
The 11-song collection will also feature the band’s first new tracks in over 10 years – “All American” (written by Trey Bruce) and “That’s How I Was Raised” (written by Charley Stefl, Tony Ramey, Skip Sasser and Trent Tomlinson), which has the group teaming again with legendary producer Harold Shedd who worked closely with the group in their early years.
“It’s a storybook episode in my life and in the career of ALABAMA to have Harold on board and to see him as excited as we were after all these years,” says frontman Randy Owen.
The songs chosen for the project are among the most memorable in country music and will remind fans and the music industry alike why this Southern Rock/Country band broke so many sales records throughout their remarkable career. Their crossover appeal to country, rock and pop audiences and meteoric accomplishments set the bar high for those that have since followed.
“Our longevity is a tribute to the hard work we did in selecting songs, because it’s the songs that people remember,” says bassist Teddy Gentry.
“It’s very much an honor that they’d take part in an ALABAMA tribute,” guitarist Jeff Cook says of the acts included on the album. “We had a lot of fun working with them, and I think the finished product testifies to both the fun and the quality that went into it.”
After signing with RCA in 1980, ALABAMA soared to the top with 21 consecutive No. 1 hits, a feat that will most likely never be equaled in any genre. During their career, they have had more than 30 singles that have topped the country charts and have sold more than 73 million albums worldwide. They are one of the most celebrated groups, scoring more than 150 major industry nods, including two Grammys, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award, Entertainer of the Year awards three times from the CMA and five times from the ACM, as well as the ACM Artist of the Decade award. They have earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ®, and Multi-Platinum ® albums and were named the RIAA’s Country Group of the Century.
Earlier this year, ALABAMA launched their Back to The Bowery Tour. The highly successful tour has consistently sold out many of its previously announced dates, resulting in the addition of several new shows along the way, including an upcoming performance on November 3 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman date marks the very first time ALABAMA has performed a concert at the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets to the Ryman concert will go on sale Friday, July 26 and will be available for purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Ryman Box Office, 800-745-3000 and www.ryman.com.
For more information on ALABAMA & Friends, as well as a complete listing of tour dates, visit www.thealabamaband.com.
|Posted by Administrator on June 25, 2013 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
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Jake Owen is all over Country radio this week with his fastest rising single to date “Anywhere With You” topping both the Mediabase Country Chart and Billboard Country Chart. The catchy song has impressively logged the biggest weekly audience sum with 43.8 million impressions since the Billboard Country Airplay Chart switched to audience-based rankings in 2005. Marking his fourth consecutive #1 from the chart-topping BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT album, “Anywhere With You” has been certified GOLD by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies. The RCA Nashville project has delivered back-to-back #1’s with multi-week hits - the DOUBLE PLATINUM “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and PLATINUM “Alone With You” – along with the GOLD-certified hit “The One That Got Away” that he co-wrote.
“I’m incredibly amazed at what the Barefoot album has done,” shares Jake Owen. “To have four #1’s in a row … I’m so thankful to country radio and my fans. This wouldn’t have happened without you and I can’t wait to share new music with everyone!”
To win a chance to be right where Jake is, WSMV Channel 4 and Jammit Inc. are inviting fans to submit their best video performance of “Anywhere With You” between now and July 15. Using Jammit software, contestants record and upload videos to compete for the top band positions, bringing the best vocal and instrumental performances together into a virtual online band. Top singers, guitarists, bass players and drummers will be featured on Channel 4’s show “More At Midday” and the grand prize winners will play for Jake in Nashville. Click here for more details and submissions.
The ACA Breakthrough Artist of the Year has teamed up with producer Joey Moi for his fourth full-length studio album with the lead single expected to be released this August.
Currently, Jake is touring with Jason Aldean's NIGHT TRAIN TOUR with upcoming stadium shows at Fenway Park in Boston, MA (7/12 & 7/13) and Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL (7/20).
|Posted by Administrator on June 19, 2013 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
The annual Country Weekly CMA Music Fest "Kick Off Party" hosted by GAC’s Suzanne Alexander and sponsored by Boot Barn, Durango and Roper raised $13,361 for Musicians On Call (MOC) Nashville. The party, held at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville, featured country's freshest sounds from Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, Greg Bates and Chris Janson. All proceeds directly impact MOC Nashville's ongoing efforts to bring the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities in Middle Tennessee.
"We are so grateful to Country Weekly for its support of MOC during CMA Music Fest for the seventh consecutive year," exclaims MOC's Katy Epley. "The generosity displayed from the entire entertainment industry and all the artists who participate in our Bedside Performance Programs, fundraising concerts and auctions makes it possible for us to continue delivering the healing power of music to those who need it most."
The 7th Annual Online Music Auction for MOC Nashville is open now through Thursday, June 20 and features concert ticket packages, meet and greet experiences, personalized memorabilia from artists including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Peter Frampton, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and more. The auction also offers an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the sold-out Ed Sheeran intimate, acoustic performance at Hard Rock Cafe on July 8 in Nashville. Learn more at www.musiciansoncall.org/auction.
For more information on MOC's mission and Beside Performance Programs, how to volunteer and support MOC, please visit www.MusiciansOnCall.org.
|Posted by Administrator on June 5, 2013 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
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ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean will release the title track off his fifth studio album, the Platinum NIGHT TRAIN, as its fourth single tonight following a live performance on the CMT Music Awards, airing at 8:00pm ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com. The track will be available for radio at 12:01am Thursday. Aldean will also perform with GRAMMY-winning rocker Lenny Kravitz, in addition to a co-hosting the show alongside actress Kristen Bell. Aldean is nominated for three CMT Music Awards including "Video of The Year."
"Tonight's going to be a total blast," said Aldean. "I'm hosting for the first time, I get to perform with Lenny Kravitz, AND I get to debut my new single….are you kidding me? I'm going to try my best not to screw anything up and just have fun with all of it. I hope everyone tunes in!"
"Night Train" was written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney, the duo behind Aldean’s No. one singles “Fly Over States” and “Tattoos on This Town." Aldean is currently on the road for his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR, which has sold out every show so far including his Madison Square Garden debut and the first ever show at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium where he played to 66,000 fans. More sold out stadium dates on the books this year include two nights at Boston's Fenway Park (July 12 and 13) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (July 20).
For more information, visit www.jasonaldean.com.
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Jason Aldean will join forces with television and movie actress Kristen Bell Wednesday, June 5 to host the 2013 CMT Music Awards live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the network.
The duo confirmed their co-hosting duties via Twitter, yesterday, May 2.
Aldean is an 11-time CMT Award nominee and has been a CMT Artist of the Year for the last three consecutive years.
Bell is currently starring in the Showtime series House of Lies, opposite Don Cheadle, and this summer she starts shooting the Warner Brothers film Veronica Mars. Her Broadway credits include Tom Sawyer and The Crucible.
Nominations for the fan-voted CMT show will be announced Mon., May 6. Information on performers and presenters is forthcoming.
Tickets for the 12th annual show will go on sale Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. CT at all Ticketmaster outlets, or at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office by calling 615-770-2000.
Michael Dempsey will executive produce the 2013 CMT Awards alongside director Joe DeMaio. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as executive producers for CMT.
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2013 ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean swept up three 2013 Billboard Music Awards nominations this morning highlighted by the all-genre Top Male Artist alongside Justin Bieber, Drake, Bruno Mars and Flo Rida. Aldean is also a finalist for Top Country Album, a category he won last year with his Double Platinum album MY KINDA PARTY, as well as Top Country Artist.
"I'm really proud to be the guy that gets to represent our genre in that 'Top Male' category and wave that flag for country music," said Aldean. "Our genre is bigger and more diverse than ever, and it's just cool to be part of this movement that's happening right now. I've been so focused on getting the tour going this year and just making certain our first run of stadiums is everything the fans expect it to be, that this totally caught me be surprise. Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket or downloaded an album…I'll do my best to represent and make y'all proud! "
Nominations are based on album and single sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social media interactions with data tracked by Billboard, Nielsen and Next Big Sound. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 at 7pm CT on ABC.
Aldean is currently on the road for his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR which has sold out every show so far including his Madison Square Garden debut and the first ever show at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium where he played to 66,000 fans. More stadium dates on the books this year include two nights at Boston's Fenway Park (July 12 and 13) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (July 20).
For more information, visit www.jasonaldean.com