Luke Bryan's Spring Break Crowd Nearly Doubles This Year
Luke Bryan is seeing his audience grow in a big way. The country star performed his annual Spring Break concerts in
Fans who weren't able to attend Luke's Spring Break concerts in person will still get a chance to see some of the action. Highlights from Wednesday's show will be featured on GAC's "Headline Country" on March 20th, while CMT taped the March 29th episode of "Hot 20 Countdown" at Tuesday's concert.
Eli Young Band, David Nail Log Best Chart Entries, Sales
The Eli Young Band has their first chart-topping album. The group's latest studio effort, "10,000 Towns," is opening at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with first week sales of 36-thousand. That figure also reflects the Eli Young Band's best sales week to date. Their previous best was with the arrival of their last release, 2011's "Life At Best," which entered the chart at number three with sales of 35-thousand.
David Nail is also marking a career best chart debut and sales week. His latest set, "I'm A Fire," sold 23-thousand copies to land at number three on the Country Albums list, behind Eric Church's "The Outsiders." Nail's previous best was with his last album, 2011's "The Sound of a Million Dreams," which opened at number eight with 13-thousand in sales.
Taylor Swift Makes Humorous Appeal For ACM Votes
Taylor Swift is using some humor -- and her cat Meredith -- in an effort to win votes for the upcoming
Viewers then see Meredith's paw swiping
Toby Keith Making Australian Concert Debut
Toby Keith fans in
Keith's concerts will feature opening sets from the Eli Young Band and Kellie Pickler -- who'll also be playing her first-ever dates in
Country Stars Playing International Festivals This Weekend
American country stars are scattered across the globe this weekend. Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, and the Dixie Chicks are on the other side of the Atlantic to launch the Country2Country festival Friday in
Meanwhile, Craig Campbell and Jim Lauderdale have gone in the opposite direction. They're among the opening day performers for the CMC Rocks the Hunter festival in Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Gretchen Wilson is the day two headliner for the Australian concert event, while
Keith Urban, Willie Nelson Closing Out iTunes Festival This Weekend
Keith Urban is among the many stars who'll be at South By Southwest this weekend. The country star says he and his band are excited to be performing at the event.
Urban is headlining the iTunes Festival's country music night on Saturday. Willie Nelson is also on board for the show along with country newcomer Mickey Guyton, who just released her debut EP. Fans who can't be in
Country Stars Playing Opry House 40th Anniversary Show Saturday
That first Opry House show included a spontaneous yo-yo lesson, with Acuff attempting to teach Nixon how to use the toy. To commemorate the moment an "Opry House Yo-Yo-A-Thon" will take place in the
Rascal Flatts Worked Hard To Find Songs For New Album
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus admits the group put some extra effort into choosing material for their upcoming album. He explains that the country music scene is changing, and band members agreed they should adapt to the times. But Jay adds that they also had to remain true to themselves.
Rascal Flatts' new album, "Rewind," is due in stores on May 13th. But the group is giving fans a taste of what's to come with their "Rewind" EP. The four-track disc features the band's current single, "Rewind," and the new song "Dancing On My Grave," along with their 2010 chart-topper "Why Wait" and their 2012 top ten hit "Come Wake Me Up." Rascal Flatts' "Rewind" EP is available now exclusively from Walmart.
Sara Evans Praises Guest Performers On New CD
Sara Evans' new album, "Slow Me Down," features a couple of special guests. The country star jokes about how she generously gave one singer an opportunity to advance his career by recording with her.
In addition to Vince Gill, Evans teams up with Gavin DeGraw on "Not Over You." Sara says she asked Gavin to sing harmony on the track, but "he did that and more," explaining that he "sang all over it and completely turned it into a duet." She adds that "Not Over You," which Gavin also wrote, is probably her favorite song on the album. Evans' "Slow Me Down" is in stores now.
Florida Georgia Line is pleased with their latest video. The duo's Tyler Hubbard says they really enjoyed making the clip for "This Is How We Roll," in part because they shot it with Luke Bryan, who's featured on the song.
But Hubbard admits it would have been tough for this video shoot to be dull. The clip, which they filmed just outside of
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Today In Country Music History
Today in 1968, Elvis Presley's 26th movie, "Stay Away, Joe" had its premiere.
Today in 1992, about 40-thousand people attended Farm Aid 5 at Texas Stadium in
Today in 1992, the single "Straight Tequila Night" became John Anderson's first number one hit in nine years.
Today in 1998, Grand Ole Opry president Bob Whittaker surprised Diamond Rio with an invitation to become members of the Opry. On the same night, Jo Dee Messina made her Opry debut. Her mother, sister, and brother were among those in the audience.
Today in 1998, The "Nokia Presents The George Strait Chevy Truck Country Music Festival" -- George's inaugural stadium tour -- opened to a sell-out crowd of about 56-thousand people.
Today in 2002, Toby Keith kicked off his first major headlining tour in
Today in 2002, the soundtrack to the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" reached the top slot on the pop album charts, just two weeks after the project snagged four Grammy awards.
Today in 2004, Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley were in
Today in 2006, Big & Rich were guests on the fourth season premier of "Nashville Star." The fourth year of the USA Networks show was hosted by Wynonna and Cowboy Troy. Phil Vassar and movie industry exec Anatasia Brown provided feedback and commentary during each episode. Chris Young emerged as the winner.
Today in 2006, Trace Adkins became a spokesman for IdleAir Technologies to promote the company's products to long-haul truck drivers.
Today in 2006, new releases included SHeDAISY's album "Fortuneteller's Melody" and Danielle Peck's self-titled debut CD.
Today in 2007, Rascal Flatts had to scrap their appearance at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo because band member Gary LeVox was ill. Jack Ingram, Joe Nichols, and Clay Walker stepped in as last-minute replacements.
Today in 2013, Grand Ole Opry star Jack Greene passed away at his
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