The musical match-up between Levi Lowrey and Clay Cook returns! Clay vs. Levi: Round 2 is heading to the east coast for the entire month of April! It's a night of music and comedy that you do not want to miss.
Get all of the tour dates and ticket info here and check out the video below to see what you can expect.
4/4 > Pitman's Freight Room > Laconia, NH
4/5 > Great Scott > Boston, MA (TWO SHOWS*)
*Click here for times
4/7 > Joe's Pub > New York, NY
4/8 > World Cafe Live > Philadelphia, PA
4/9 > Jammin' Java > Washington, DC
4/10 > The Southern Cafe & Music Hall > Charlottesville, VA
4/11 > Harvester Performance Center > Roanoke, VA (LEVI ONLY**)
**An Intimate Evening With Levi Lowrey
4/12 > The Evening Muse > Charlotte, NC
4/13 > The Grey Eagle > Asheville, NC
4/15 > The Basement > Nashville, TN
4/16 > Rhythm & Brews > Chattanooga, TN
4/17 > Red Clay Theatre > Duluth, GA
4/18 > Southern Ground Social Club > Senoia, GA
4/19 > Workplay Theater > Birmingham, AL
5/3 > Harvester Performance Center > Roanoke, VA
Levi Lowrey's self titled album, released in February, is available at all digital retailers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mar. 31, 2014 – Critically-acclaimed country music singer/songwriter and Black River Entertainment recording artist Kellie Pickler will guest host ABC Television’s “The Chew” on Tuesday, Apr. 1, which airs at 12:00 PM (noon) EDT / 11:00 AM CDT. With the woman The New York Times playfully described as having a “five-alarm personality” in control, all sorts of fiesty fun is bound to break out on the show.
“I always look forward to learning a few new things in the kitchen at 'The Chew'," said Pickler. "And, I’ll be on the show on April Fool’s Day, so who knows what mischievousness we’ll cook up!"
Pickler first appeared on “The Chew” in 2012 and has been eager to return to the top-rated daytime show and its audience of more than 3.165 million viewers. As part of her role as guest host, Pickler will be on camera throughout the show, chatting with the other hosts, cooking in the kitchen, interacting with the audience, and of course, talking about her new album, The Woman I Am, which Rolling Stone gave 3.5 stars and Engine 145 wrote “affirms her status as an authentic personality and, more importantly, an intelligent picker of songs.”
Pickler, who just returned from touring Australia, can currently be heard on country radio with her new single, “Closer to Nowhere.” For tour schedules and more information, visit www.KelliePickler.com.
Follow her on Facebook www.Facebook.com/KelliePickler and on Twitter @KelliePickler.
Trouble was by far one of the best albums of 2013. Now the Randy Rogers Band returns with Homemade Tamales Live at Floore's due on April 15th. The album is a double disc cd PLUS a live concert dvd with bonus content. In addition to the songs you know and love, the record contains new singles,"Satellite" and "She's Gonna Run."
For more information and to pre-order visit here.
Track listing is as follows:
2. Trouble Knows My Name
4. Buy Myself a Chancd
5. Tonight's Not the Night (for Goodbye)
6. Better Off Wrong
7. Speak to the Devil
8. Flash Flood
9. This Time Around
10. If I Had Another Heart
11. Last Last Chance
12. One More Goodbye
13. Goodbye Lonely
14. Somebody Take Me Home
1. Ten Miles Deep
2. Kiss Me In The Dark
3. Too Late for Goodbye
4. In My Arms Instead
6. Can't Slow Down
7. Like It Used To Be
8. I've Been Looking for You So Long
9. They Call it the Hill Country
10. Down and Out
12. She's Gonna Run
Well, I guess there will be no more singles from Brad Paisley's Wheelhouse (an album which I really liked a lot). On March 27th, Brad teased us with a new song "River Bank." From the 36 second snippet below, it sounds like a good one!
Encino, CA (March 26, 2014) – During the past three months, club shows around the country have collectively raised more than $36,000 for ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. Shows featuring Josh Abbott, Wade Bowen, Kristian Bush, Tyler Farr, Kyle Park, Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Josh Thompson, Randy Rogers Band and The Swon Brothers donated a portion of ticket sales to ACM Lifting Lives, which will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.
Clubs included Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, TX, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, TX, Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA, Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte, NC, Denim& Diamonds in Mesa, AZ and Wichita Falls, TX, Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL and Rockin Rodeo in Midland, TX.
“We are so thankful to have the support of the venues and country music artists who participated in this effort and provided nights of great live music to benefit ACM Lifting Lives,” said Ed Warm, ACM board member and co-owner of Joe’s Bar in Chicago, who played a part in helping to develop the fundraiser.
"As we look toward the future, the board set a goal this year to grow ACM Lifting Lives as a recognizable name and to promote what we do as an organization on a national level,” said ACM Lifting Lives Manager Hannah Martin. “We couldn't be more proud of the success of these club benefit shows and with the continued support of club owners and artists across the country we are hopeful that this will be an annual initiative to spread our mission for years to come!"
As part of the initiative, fans who attended were encouraged to take a photo of their ticket and tweet it tagging @ACMAwards, using #ACMLiftingLivesBenefit. One lucky fan won a trip to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV via the Twitter contest.
For more information visit here.
The Turnpike Troubadours are a band widely known on the Texas/RedDirt music scene. Their music combines Folk, Country, Cajun and Bluegrass into life stories of love, humor and sadness. Their latest album, Goodbye Normal Street, was released in 2012. They are bringing their live show to Irving Plaza in NYC on July 17th. Supporting them will be American Aquarium. We have our tickets. To get yours visit here.
Watch and listen to "Every Girl" below.
Singer/songwriter Brandy Clark will debut her music video for her song “Get High” on PerezHilton.com today, March 27, at 3:00 PM/PDT. The video was directed by Becky Fluke. The song is from Clark's highly-acclaimed album, 12 Stories.
Hilton has written about Clark several times on his well-read blog, referring to her as “our favorite new country singer since Kacey Musgraves!” On various posts he has enthusiastically written, “This fierce and fiercely talented woman is helping to change country music! Elevating the genre! The women are taking over and we love it! Clark makes music that is confessional and country but approaching it from a smarter place. She's analyzing and criticizing while celebrating and paying respect. And she is most definitely NOT singing about pickup trucks!!! And her melodies… oh are they sweet!”
Clark is currently touring with Jennifer Nettles. This week, the tour visits California, where they will perform in San Jose at the San Jose Civic Center on Mar. 27; in Bakersfield at the Majestic Fox Theater on Mar. 28; and in Los Angeles at The Wiltern on Mar. 29.
For tour dates and more information on Clark, visit www.brandyclarkmusic.com.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2014) – George Strait rode into Music City’s Bridgestone Arena Friday on stop 16 of 26 on his two-year record-breaking The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, presented by Quicken Loans with special guest Sheryl Crow. The crowd, a raucous 16,652, welcomed the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee with overwhelming applause as he opened his nearly two-hour and 30+ song set with the Top 5 hit “The Fireman” – not even one of his 60 No. 1 singles.
Crow, who joined Strait for Saturday's Atlanta, Ga. show, too, accompanied Strait during his set on the hits “Here For A Good Time” and “When Did You Stop Loving Me.” Then, as an unannounced surprise to the crowd, Eric Church joined Strait halfway through the set for “Cowboys Like Us.” Upon exit, Strait said, “Eric Church, everybody – we’ll see you in Dallas!” referring to Strait’s tour finale on June 7 at AT&T Stadium.
As if that was not enough—being that it was Nashville—Kenny Chesney sauntered on stage to accompany Strait for the 1983 hit “Amarillo By Morning.”
Earlier in the evening, UMG Nashville President Mike Dungan presented Strait, who is a 33-plus year veteran of the label MCA Nashville, with an RIAA Certified Platinum Plaque for his 60th No. 1 single, “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight” from his latest album, Love Is Everything, which features his current Top 40-and-climbing single “I Got A Car.”
Remaining 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour dates are as follows:
April 4, 2014 INTRUST Bank Arena│Wichita, Kan.
*With special guests Lee Ann Womack and Merle Haggard
April 5, 2014 Pepsi Center│Denver, Colo.
*With special guests Lee Ann Womack and Merle Haggard
April 11, 2014 Moda Center│Portland, Ore.
*With special guest Chris Young
April 12, 2014 Tacoma Dome│Tacoma, Wash.
*With special guest Chris Young
April 18, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena│Des Moines, Iowa
*With special guest Ronnie Dunn
April 19, 2014 BOK Center│Tulsa, Okla.
*With special guest Ronnie Dunn
May 23, 2014 Tiger Stadium│Baton Rouge, La.
*Bayou Country Superfest
May 31, 2014 Gillette Stadium│Foxborough, Mass.
*With special guests Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
June 7, 2014 AT&T Stadium│Arlington, Texas
*With special guests Jason Aldean, Asleep At The Wheel, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack
For more information on Strait’s forthcoming new music and Quicken Loans Presents George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014, please visit www.georgestrait.com
Country music's favorite charmer, JT Hodges, released new music today to Sirius XM's The Highway. His new track "Lay It Down," which was written by Busbee, Liz Rose and Eric Paslay, is also available for download at iTunes TODAY.
With lyrics like, "You're my engine, I'm your steam...girl you know just what that means" listeners are immediately drawn in and wanting to hear more. Pair these lyrics with a rockin’ beat and a sexy, intriguing melody, and music fans will want to lay it down wherever they go.
"I'm all about making music that makes you wanna move, get your head noddin' and put you in a mood,” says Hodges. “This new record is loaded with that sentiment, and this song kicks it all off. So y'all crank it up nice and loud!"
Hodges will also be laying it down LIVE this spring on tour! You can see all dates HERE.
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Country singer/songwriter Brandy Clark made her debut performance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday, Mar. 24, performing “Stripes” from her critically-acclaimed album, 12 Stories.
You can view the performance HERE.
“Performing on ‘Ellen’ was a bucket list item for me, and I was thrilled to be there,” said Clark. “I appreciate her support of new artists and music from all genres, and hope to have the opportunity to return to her show some day.”
Clark is currently touring with Jennifer Nettles, and will perform at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this Saturday, Mar. 29. In an interview with journalist Tricia Despres for Country Weekly, headliner Nettles had this to say about Clark: “[Brandy] feels to me as someone country music needs right now. It’s been a joy watching the audience realize that they know her and her music, but I also just love that she is coming out with us now to support her own music. I have been a fan of hers for a long time. She is the real deal.”
Journalist Melinda Newman recently interviewed Clark for Hitfix.com, writing, “Clark’s clear, silky voice carries the tales of people that you either recognize yourself or your neighbor in they are so richly drawn and cinematic in their detail. There’s a realness to the characters.” Earlier this year, Hitfix named Clark “one of 5 country artists to watch.”
In addition to writing and performing her own songs, Clark also writes for other artists. Miranda Lambert took her song “Mama’s Broken Heart” to No. 1, as did The Band Perry with “Better Dig Two.” She’s also had songs recorded by Sheryl Crow, Reba, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, and frequent collaborator, Kacey Musgraves.
For tour dates and more information visit www.brandyclarkmusic.com.