The Academy of Country Music and CBS today announced the launch of two new performances in the “ACM Sessions” online concert series. “ACM Sessions” with Justin Moore and Brett Eldredge are now available on-demand exclusively on CBS.com and CBS Audience Network partner sites. “ACM Sessions” feature some of country music’s biggest stars and rising talent performing their hits and participating in Q&A sessions hosted by the Academy of Country Music's Lisa Lee. The performances were taped in front of a live audience at the legendary live music venue The Stage on Broadway in Nashville. “’ACM Sessions’ brings fans regular access to the country music superstars we feature annually
during the ‘Academy of Country Music Awards,’” said Marc DeBevoise, EVP and GM,
Entertainment, Sports and News, CBS Interactive.
Fans can watch “ACM Sessions” on-demand on CBS.com. Justin Moore’s performance is available at:
and Brett Eldredge's performance can be seen here:
Additionally, the show is available on-demand through CBS properties and select
CBS Audience Network partners.
As a fan of both ZBB and Dave Grohl, this is super exciting! On December 10, 2013, Zac Brown Band will release The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 on Zac's own Southern Ground Artists label via iTunes.
The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 features the first studio recording of "Day for the Dead" the song which the band performed with Grohl on this year's CMAs and has since earned praise as a "knockout" (AJC), that "rocked" (Vulture) and that "showcases some instrumental adventurousness that flirts with the ominous" (OC Register). Other songs on the release include "The Muse," a song written by The Wood Brothers who are also signed to Southern Ground Artists, "All Alright" and "Let It Rain."
"Dave is a musical genius," said ZBB frontman Zac Brown. "It's been amazing to play with him on stage and get to spend time working with him in the studio. We are excited for fans to hear the music we've been able to create together."
The new release marks Zac Brown Band's first collection of songs recorded at the Southern Ground Studios in Nashville. In addition to the traditional Zac Brown Band lineup of Zac Brown, John Driskell Hopkins, Jimmy De Martini, Coy Bowles, Chris Fryar, Clay Cook and Daniel de los Reyes, the recordings also feature guest performances by Oteill Burbridge on bass and Grohl on drums.
The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 available exclusively on iTunes December 10, 2013.
Ryman Auditorium, partnering with Nissan, is set
to launch a new web series, “Backstage at the Ryman.” The series will feature artists sharing stories about playing the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.“Nissan is a proud partner of Ryman Auditorium and is pleased to present this
Backstage web series,” said Jon Brancheau, Nissan’s VP of
Marketing. "We’re certain that these videos will resonate with both existing fans of the artists and those who simply value diverse perspectives on this historic venue.”
The series will launch November 26th with Kenny Rogers. New episodes will be released via the Ryman's YouTube Channel.
Upcoming episodes will include Old Crow Medicine Show, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Jason Isbell & others.
Platinum-selling country singer-songwriter Scotty McCreery will launch his new See You Tonight Tour in January. The tour, named for his current album, will feature songs from See You Tonight, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and received rave reviews from critics.
From Scotty's website: McCreery wrote five songs on his new album, which was released in October, and he’s eager to perform them live. “It’scool to be able to sing the songs for
people that I wrote because they came from my heart,” he says. “This tour will capture more of who I am than anything I have ever done.”
The tour will include stops around the United States as well as potential stops abroad since he has an international following. He’s very excited about performing at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 18.
"It has been a dream of mine to play the Ryman,” he says. “It is the mother
church of country music and it is a true honor.”
The album’s debut single and title track, “See You Tonight,” is approaching the country charts’ Top 20. He is nominated for Breakthrough Artist at the American Country Awards, which will air live on Fox on Dec. 10.
Cities are still being added to the tour, so visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com for the latest
updates. Below are tour stops that can be currently announced:
Jan. 24 – Ashland, KY – Paramount Arts Center
Jan. 25 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum (WGH WinterFest)
Feb. 15 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s
Feb. 18 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
March 1 – Orlando, FL – Sea World
March 12 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
May 16-17 – Harris, MI – Island Resort Casino
We kinda love this band. Whatever you want to call their music, it is just definitely good stuff. Their new single "The South," which gets some vocal assist from Dierks, Mike Eli and FGL, went to radio today with 22 stations adding the song. You can check out our review here. For more information visit the link: http://www.bigmachinelabelgroup.com/artist/The_Cadillac_Three
Today Florida Georgia Line released their Here's To The Good Times: This Is How We Roll album. Additionally, there is also a limited edition of the deluxe re-issue available at Target stores that included two additional songs. Tonight (11/25), FGL will appear on E!’s Chelsea Lately then head back to NYC for appearances on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (11/27) and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade(11/28). Finally, they will perform their current Top 10 single "Stay" on ABC’s Good Morning America (11/29). For more information www.floridageorgialine.com
courtesy of mlb.com
You have two chances to see Eli Young Band in NYC next week, both on December 5th. At 6pm they will play a FREE show at the MLB fan Cave on the corner of 4th and Broadway. The first 200 fans will get in free, but you must arrive early. Then later that night, they will head over to Terminal 5 to play a show with opener Eric Paslay. For more information on both events, click below.
MLB FanCave~ http://mlb.mlb.com/fancave/blog.jsp?content=article&content_id=63954702#fbid=Fya8zmYSPU5
Terminal 5 Tickets~http://www.terminal5nyc.com/event/376703-eli-young-band-new-york/
EMI Records Nashville will release Eric Paslay's self titled debut album on February 4, 2014. the album will contain 11 tracks including 'Friday Night.'
The complete track listing from www.ericpaslay.com
1. “Keep On Fallin’” (Written by Eric Paslay, Matt Nolan and Skip Black)
2. “Friday Night” (Written by Eric Paslay, Rose Falcon and Rob Crosby)
3. “Less Than Whole” (Written by Eric Paslay and Kenny
4. “Country Side Of Heaven” (Written by Eric Paslay,
Dylan Altman and Shane McAnally)
5. “Never Really Wanted” (Written by Eric Paslay and Walt Aldridge)
6. “Here Comes Love” (Written by Eric Paslay and Anthony Cappolino)
7. “Like A Song” (Written by Eric Paslay and Jason Delkou)
8. “Good With Wine” (Written by Eric Paslay, Jessi Alexander and Gordie Sampson)
9. “She Don’t Love You” (Written by Eric Paslay and Jennifer Wayne)10. “Song About A Girl” (Written by Eric Paslay, Jessi Alexander and Gordie Sampson)
11. “Deep As It Is Wide” (Written by Eric Paslay)
Toby Keith will voice OKC Thunder: Heart Of The City, a 30-minute film about the Oklahoma City Thunder's efforts in Keith's home town of Moore, OK after a tornado struck in May. Toby will share personal stories of the impact on his family members in the area. The piece will air on NBA TV Friday (11/22) at 7pm.
Exciting news for FGL fans (including us). Today, they announced in partnership with Sixthman Ltd., the first ever “This is How We Cruise” music festival at sea, setting sail on the Norwegian Pearl November 8-12, 2014.
This exciting four-day musical cruise experience will set sail from Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s Private Island in the Bahamas.
This all-new cruise event was inspired by their chart-topping, multi-platinum hit “Cruise,” and the title of their deluxe album, “Here’s To The Good Times...This is How We Roll” releasing on 11/25. Guests sailing on board the “This Is How We Cruise” will enjoy two live performances by FGL, and all guests will receive a photo with them and have a chance to attend a Q&A session with them on the last day of the cruise.
In addition to FGL, a talented lineup of additional artists will also perform live shows on board throughout the four-day event. Artists will perform on multiple stages throughout the ship as well as host activities, intimate fan experiences and live on-stage collaborations.
Pre-sale sign-ups for the “This is How We Cruise,” begin November 20, 2013. Guests wishing to sail on board this exciting event can reserve their spot on board for as little as $150.00 down, based on double occupancy rates. This highly anticipated event goes on sale to the general public in January of 2014. For additional information about the event, visit www.fglcruise.com or call