Lady Antebellum debited a new single today during their FB chat with fans. They announced "Compass" would be included on a new deluxe edition of their album Golden which will be available November 12th. The single is available for download October 1st. I really like the new song, take a listen to it above.
Tyler Farr releases his Redneck Crazy record today! The album contains 11 songs including his hit single "Redneck Crazy." You can purchase the album at digital retailers. And be sure to visit www.tylerfarr.com
Dierks Bentley's 9th annual Miles & Music for Kids a charity motorcycle ride and concert just got a touch bigger today. Both Brett Eldredge and Luke Bryan have been announced as performers at Riverfront Park on November 3rd. Tickets are still available, but I'm pretty sure they will sell out very fast now, so get yours before they are gone www.dierks.com
Striking Matches are Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis from Philadelphia and Georgia respectively. They have had 3 of their songs performed on the tv show Nashville, played the Opry 16 times (so far), opened for Hunter Hayes & Ashley Monroe and were finalists at the O Awards. Their current single "Trouble Is As Trouble Does" is a terrific tune about, falling in love with the bad boy. Give them a listen and visit their website to learn more about them www.strikingmatches.com
www.hitfix.com Jennifer Nettles
The CMA announced their line up for this year's Country Christmas. The show will again be hosted by Jennifer Nettles (I like her, I really do, but they need to switch it up). This is the 4th year for the special and will include guests Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Kellie Pickler and more. It will tape at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on October 8th. For more information click here.
Congratulations to Lee Brice and his wife Sara. Lee announced via twitter that they are expecting baby #2, a boy. The due date was unannounced as of yet. The couple already are parents to a 4yo son Takoda.
Rachel Farley photo from americansongwriter.com
Rachel Farley has been singing since she was 13years old. With a much more mature sounding voice than her 18years suggest she is releasing a new single "Midnight Road." This young woman who has opened for Brantley Gilbert & Jason Aldean showcases powerful vocals on this tune about where a relationship is headed. To watch the lyric video click here. For our review of the single, head on over to www.gotcountryonline.com
Jerrod Niemann's new single "Drink To That All Night" is officially available on Monday September 30th. But you can hear it now and have Jerrod serve you a drink of your choosing in this clever video. The song may not be country, but it's catchy!
Luke Bryan will launch Farm Tour 2013 next week. The dates of the tour are from October 2nd to October 12th. The shows will feature Cole Swindell, The Peach Pickers and Chancie Neal. The tour berates and gives back to farming communities. The dates are as follows:
Oct. 2 Statesboro, Ga.-Perry’s Field
Oct. 3 Athens, Ga.-Wild Winds Farms
Oct. 4 Columbia, S.C.-Culler Farms
Oct. 5 Macon, Ga.-Midway at Central City Park
Oct. 9 Villa Rica, Ga.-V-Plex
Oct. 10 Auburn, Ala.-Ingram Farms
Oct. 11 Tallahassee, Fla.-Tallahassee Automobile Museum
Oct 12Valdosta, Ga.-Valdosta Wake Compound
**October 4 and 5 are sold out.
This week there is a heck of a lot of country in NYC!
9/18 Dierks Bentley and his band will perform "I Hold On" live on the Americas Got Talent finale which broadcasts from radio City Music Hall. What I wouldn't give to be a part of that audience! Oh, Luke Bryan is performing too.
9/18 AND 9/19 Willie Nelson is at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester
9/19 Kacey Musgraves with special guest Brandy Clark will be at the Bowery Ballroom (perhaps my favorite venue in all of NYC). If you don't get yourself to this show, you maybe should re-think that decision.
9/20 Justin Moore is at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square with special guest Drake White. Another no brainer decision of whether to go or not. Justin has grown so much live, you really need to check him out. And Drake White....get ready to see a dynamic stage performer.
9/20 Jamey Johnson is at The Chance in Poughkeepsie
9/21 Chris Young at Starland Ballroom in NJ
9/23 Randy Houser with Ashley Monroe at the Emporium on Long Island