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Big stars for mega-ticket country concerts – Fayetteville Observer

Fayetteville Observer

Big stars for mega-ticket country concerts
Fayetteville Observer
He will be joined by Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton. Paisley has sold more than 12 million albums and won three Grammy ... Dierks Bentley, with guests Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith, June 5. Capitol Records artist Bentley released his first ...

Aaron Watson’s The Underdog Overachieves to Crown Albums Chart

Texas fave Aaron Watson rockets to the summit of Billboard’s country albums chart this week with The Underdog. How’s that for irony? Nielsen SoundScan reports the package gained first-week sales of 26,340 copies. "You lack what we all call commercial appeal, you don't have what it takes to make it here in Nashville";) Phil4:13 Read more »

Glen Campbell’s Final Music Triumph

Glen Campbell’s legions of loyal fans were disappointed when his original song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” failed to win the best song category at the recent Academy Awards. Although the honor went to John Legend and Common for “Glory,” featured in the film Selma, the song written by Campbell and producer Julian Raymond is... Read more »

Alan Jackson Celebrates 25 Years in Country

It’s been 25 years since a young Alan Jackson landed on the country scene with the release of his debut album Here in the Real World, and he’s been a star ever since. The following year, the singer would achieve his first notable breakthrough when “I’d Love You All Over Again” reached No. 1. Additionally,... Read more »

Eric Church: Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

Eric Church's Talladega Still No. 1

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Eric Church made it two weeks at No. 1 with “Talladega” on this week’s Top 20 Country CountdownCarrie Underwood and Blake Shelton with Ashley Monroe once more rounded out the Top 3, with Katie Armiger returning to the countdown with “One Night Between Friends” coming in at No. 19. Plus, host Nan Kelley chatted with Rascal Flatts about their upcoming Vegas residency.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  3. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  4. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  5. Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
  6. The Band Perry – “Gentle on My Mind”
  7. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  8. Thomas Rhett – “Make Me Wanna”
  9. Billy Currington – “Don’t It”
  10. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
  11. Jason Aldean – “Just Gettin’ Started”
  12. Lee Brice – “Drinking Class”
  13. Jake Owen – “What We Ain’t Got”
  14. Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider”
  15. Kid Rock – “First Kiss”
  16. Chase Bryant – “Take It On Back”
  17. Brantley Gilbert – “One Hell of An Amen”
  18. Lady Antebellum – “Freestyle”
  19. Katie Armiger – “One Night Between Friends”
  20. Sara Evans – “Put My Heart Down”



Rascal Flatts Kicks Off Residency in Las Vegas

Jake Owen, Brad Paisley and Trisha Yearwood Anchor Annual Sony Boat Cruise

A full spectrum of Sony Music Nashville’s artistic talent was on display for the annual Sony Boat Show during Country Radio Seminar, held last night (Feb. 26) aboard the General Jackson.

Proven hitmakers Brad Paisley, Jake Owen and Trisha Yearwood were on hand to give one-of-a-kind performances in the dinner theater setting, but the focus, as always, was Sony’s new acts, which are vying for slots on programmer playlists. And as is also tradition, there was a surprise guest, which this year turned out to be beloved power pop band Cheap Trick.

Before that, passengers were treated to performances from Chase Rice (“Ready Set Roll,” “Gonna Wanna Tonight”), Logan Mize, Cam, Steven Lee Olsen, Josh Dorr and others. With her insightful new single, “My Mistake,” Cam looked like a strong new female offering for country radio.

Country Aircheck’s Lon Helton hosted the proceedings, with Dee Jay Silver providing some interstitial mixing between bands that, strangely, included acts not part of Sony Music Nashville.

Trisha Yearwood was a standout, performing “I Remember You” and Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou” and being her very charming self. Husband Garth Brooks didn’t make an appearance. Tyler Farr also came across as ready to make the leap into stardom, playing his current single, “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” as well as his earlier release “Hello Goodbye.”

Jake Owen and Brad Paisley wrapped up the country portion of the evening, with Jake playing a new song in addition to his current single, “What We Ain’t Got,” which he called a “huge risk” to record and for programmers to play. Brad offered his new single, “Crushin’ It,” and a furious romp through Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” that segued into the opening lines of Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me.”

Guitarist Rick Nielsen, drummer Daxx Nielsen and bassist Tom Petersson picked it up from there, bringing out Robin Zander to sing the song. For good measure, they added in “Surrender,” “Dream Police” and their version of Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame,” with a little vocal assist from Cam. 

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Keith Urban, Eric Church share spotlight at Ryman – The Tennessean

The Tennessean

Keith Urban, Eric Church share spotlight at Ryman
The Tennessean
Other artists on the bill included Darius Rucker, Kip Moore, Billy Currington, Brothers Osbourne, and newcomer Mickey Guyton. But Church and Urban ... Urban said he felt like he "drew the short straw" for having to follow the Country Music Hall of Famer.
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Why Lady A Will Never Be Fleetwood Mac

At one of the many panels at this week’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Lady Antebellum had chance to share their secret for getting along. The presentation was titled “How 3 Become 1: Lady Antebellum.” And one of the biggest lessons they’ve learned in their nine years as a successful country band is how not... Read more »