The Moment When Jason Aldean Knew

Almost 45 days after the tragedy in Las Vegas, Jason Aldean opened up in an interview with Today about what was going through his mind when he first heard the noises that didn’t belong in his live show. “I thought a speaker had blown. It just sounded like a crackling something,” Aldean said. “Then it... Read more »

Jon Pardi By The Numbers – Pollstar


Jon Pardi By The Numbers
Jon Pardi Chris Pizzello/Invision/APJon PardiAccepts the award for new male vocalist of the year at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Well, that was then and this is now. The tour is CMT's ... say they ...

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Carrie Underwood in Charge of Family Reunion

Fanily is what we’re calling the fans who make up the country music family. And Carrie Underwood may not have technically used the word “fanily,” but I know that’s what she meant when she talked with Parade about how the tragedy in Las Vegas would affect the vibe of the CMA Awards. “Every day things... Read more »

Route 91 Harvest Festival: In Memory of the 58 Lives Lost

There’s a common thread that will forever hold the 58 victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival together. Live country music. It’s the reason why nearly all of the 36 women and 22 men were there in Las Vegas on the night of the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. And today (Oct. 18), we... Read more »

Shania Twain Recalls First Drag Queen Sighting

The first time Shania Twain saw a Shania Twain drag queen, she was in Las Vegas. And she loved it. “I went to an imposter show in Las Vegas and it was incredible,” Twain told Pride Source. “You brought up the country world and maybe how that might be more conservative, but it’s funny, three... Read more »

Country Rising’s Outreach Expands for Route 91 Victims

The outreach from Nashville’s Country Rising benefit has expanded to support victims of the mass shooting at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest music festival. When the concert was announced on Sept. 29 the initial beneficiaries were victims of September’s deadly hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. Proceeds from the night will support victims through the... Read more »

Jason Aldean Has Heartfelt Words for Tulsa

Three songs in, Jason Aldean said what had to be said. After “They Don’t Know,” “The Only Way I Know,” and “Johnny Cash,” Aldean took ample time to talk about the shooting in Las Vegas and everything he’s been feeling since. Thursday night’s (Oct. 12) concert was his first since the tragedy at the Route... Read more »

How Luke Bryan Stays True to His Fans

The victims of the shooting at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest music festival were top of mind when Luke Bryan, a 2017 CMT Artist of the Year, closed his 2017 Farm Tour in Centralia, Missouri. Live onstage in front of a field full of fans on Saturday (Oct. 7), Bryan honored the 58 lives lost,... Read more »

2017 CMT Artists of the Year Will Be a Night of Hope and Healing

The 2017 CMT Artists of the Year has been transformed into a night of hope and healing following the devastating hurricanes and the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas. Forgoing formal award presentations and acceptance speeches, the night’s honorees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton... Read more »

Charles Esten Brings Country Back to Vegas

On the final night of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, thousands of fans had flocked to see their favorite country singers. And now, one week after the tragic shooting, country stars are flocking to the fans in Las Vegas. On Tuesday (Oct. 10), singer-singwriter Charles Esten (known to some as Deacon Claybourne, the star... Read more »