All posts in February 2018

Jake Owen on Making an Old Song New

Jake Owen wasn’t even one year old when John (Cougar) Mellencamp released “Jack & Diane” in 1982. But that is kind of the acid test of a great rock song, right? It stands the test of time and can be rearranged and reimagined for decades to come. And that’s what Owen has done with his... Read more »

Kip Moore Looks Forward to Building a Friendship With Luke Bryan on What Makes You Country Tour – The Boot


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Kip Moore Looks Forward to Building a Friendship With Luke Bryan on What Makes You Country Tour
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Luke Bryan is headed out on the road, with Kip Moore and the Cadillac Three along for the ride as the opening acts for the first leg of his What Makes You Country Tour. They're all excited to travel and play together, but are the artists personal ...

GQ Names 15 Sultans of Twang

Alan Jackson in Levi’s and a Stetson hat, Chris Stapleton in a Manuel jacket and a Wrangler shirt, and Vince Gill in a Versace coat worth $29,825. Those are our favorite three of the 15 country and Americana artists that the men’s magazine GQ has decked out for the Spring 2018 issue. The photo spread... Read more »

Colorado’s Country Jam rolls out daily lineup for 2018 with Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and more – The Know


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Colorado's Country Jam rolls out daily lineup for 2018 with Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and more
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This year's headliners are Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, and Brett Eldredge. They'll be joined by Big & Rich, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore and many more. You can see the full lineup to the festival, which comes to Jam Ranch on ...

Brad Paisley’s One Backstage Worry

When Brad Paisley was in Chicago on Saturday night (Feb. 24), about halfway through the extension of his Weekend Warrior tour, I sat down with him to talk about what it’s like playing shows nearly every night for nearly 20 years. One of the first tours he joined after signing his record deal was Alan... Read more »

Florida Georgia Line and Tennessee Titans Team Up for Free Concert

When players with NFL’s Tennessee Titans unveil their new uniforms for the team’s 20th season, they will do so to free live music by Florida Georgia Line. The big reveal for the 2018-2019 uniforms will happen on April 4 at 7 p.m. right before FGL’s free street party performance on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. The stage... Read more »

Deadwood Mountain Grand scores rising country star Michael Ray – Watertown Public Opinion


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Deadwood Mountain Grand scores rising country star Michael Ray
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After years on the road as a support act, opening for some of the most popular acts in the format including Rucker, Sam Hunt, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore, the singer/songwriter and performer just wrapped his headlining “Think A Little Less” tour ...

Scotty McCreery Scores First No. 1 with “Five More Minutes”

Scotty McCreery admits there was a time when he thought his song “Five More Minutes” would never see the light of day. After writing it in 2015 with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell and a 40-week climb up Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, this week the gold-selling power ballad is the American Idol champion’s first No.... Read more »

Country Jam 2018 Daily Lineups, Single-Day Ticket Details Revealed – The Boot


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Country Jam 2018 Daily Lineups, Single-Day Ticket Details Revealed
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Already have your tickets for Country Jam 2018 and excited to know who you'll get to see when? Still looking for a reason to go? Daily lineups for the annual festival, as well as details on single-day tickets, have been announced. Those headed to all ...

Miranda Lambert Grants Almost $200,000 to Shelters

The Mutts Across America recipients are in, and their collective tails are probably wagging today; because Miranda Lambert has just given 50 animal shelters across the country $3,000-$5,000 each. In total, Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation just granted $189,000. And since starting the program, Lambert and her mom Bev have shared $775,000 with 200 shelters. “I am... Read more »