His album Riser comes out on the 25th, but tonight you can join Dierks on Facebook at 9/8C for a live chat and screening of his documentary of the same name. Be sure to catch him Tuesday on Good Morning America as well as Wednesday on Jimmy Fallon and Thursday on The View. Check your local listings for time and channel. And be sure to pick up a copy of Riser!
Long Island radio station 96.1 is putting together a great night of music. On March 26th, Wednesday, they are hosting their Match Up. Six country artists, three male and three female, will be paired up for live performances. Danielle Bradbury and Dustin Lynch, Kelleigh Bannen and Will Hoge and Lindsay Ell with Chuck Wicks. This will be a can't miss one night only event. Tickets and information here.
Jamie Lynn Spears kicked off this past week performing for a sold out crowd at the 5th Annual Country Music is Love's Benefit Concert benefiting City of Hope at the Listening Room in Nashville. Then, on Thursday, she performed her single "How Could I Want More" on the Bobby Bones Show. In less than 48 hours following her performance, the single broke into the iTunes Top 20 Country Songs.
You can watch her performance of the terrific single below. "How Could I Want More" is available at all digital retailers. For more information visit her official website.
Dierks Bentley is set to release his highly anticipated album, Riser, on February 25th via Capitol Nashville.
Dierks tells Rolling Stone, "The record I had originally made, my dad was alive at the time and my wife and I had two kids. Life was stabilized. And then all of a sudden my dad passed away. Then my wife got pregnant and my son was coming, which was just a whole mix of emotions for me." These life events contributed to his "most real and personal album yet."
You can listen to the album and read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-dierks-bentleys-most-personal-album-yet-stream-riser-20140220#ixzz2ttKxq8Ly
I remember being at an Eric Church show a little bit after Chief debuted as the number one Billboard album across all genres. He was elated and the high he was on could be felt throughout his entire set. One can only imagine how he is feeling now that he accomplished that feat again. His fourth studio album, The Outsiders, was the #1 Billboard album (both all genre and country) this week, selling 288,000 copies in the first week of release. This debut also surpassed his best sales week of Chief, which bowed at 145,000 units sold. The Outsiders was the biggest country debut since August of 2013 when Luke Bryan's Crash My Party debuted at #1. To read more visit here.
Rockin' Reful is a line of protein beverages that "starts with real milk and ends with real results."The company announced today that the newest addition, and first from the entertainment industry, to their team would be country music sensation, Kellie Pickler.
"I drink Rockin' Refuel's lean line of drinks because they have the perfect amount of protein that I need to refuel after a workout with fewer calories, plus they taste great," said Pickler. "Staying in shape while on the road touring isn't easy but it's essential when you're performing every night, so I make sure my tour bus is always stocked before we head out."
Pickler is the latest addition to Team Rockin' Refuel, joining football star Patrick Willis, professional basketball player Deandre Jordan, elite triathlete T.J. Tollakson and professional lacrosse player Brendan Mundorf. As a Team Rockin' Refuel member, she will be featured in a national campaign for Rockin' Refuel's lean product line, and will be partnering with fellow team members on upcoming social media activations.
For more information visit www.RockinRefuel.com
Mountain Dew® welcomes Grammy-nominated country artist Dierks Bentley to the DEW family, creating a dynamic new partnership that pairs the iconic brand's one-of-a-kind flavor and heritage as a cultural instigator with Bentley's trailblazer attitude and authentic sound.
The partnership names Mountain Dew as a tour sponsor, helping Bentley take the songs featured on his seventh studio album, "RISER," across the nation this summer for his headlining tour. The tour will include special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi.
"Fans know that they are getting something real when they listen to Dierks Bentley – he expresses who he is through his music and that's a trait that vibes really well with the Mountain Dew brand," said Greg Lyons, Vice President of Marketing, Mountain Dew. "We're so excited to welcome him into the DEW family, and know that DEW Nation will be a big supporter of his."
"I'm fired up about the tour this summer and happy to have Mountain Dew and the DEW Nation joining us out on the road," said Bentley. "DEW is a brand that encourages individuality and doing things your own way, and that's something I can definitely identify with and get behind.
Riser will be released February 25th
For more information including tour dates, visit www.dierks.com
Logan Mize announced today the 2014 Workin' and Drinkin' Tour. There are fourteen dates on the tour starting April 10th in Manhattan, Kansas and ending May 22nd in St Louis, MO. For more information visit www.loganmize.com
4/10 Manhattan, KS at Wareham Opera House with Wade Bowen
4/11 Emporia, KS at Granada Theater
4/14 Hays, KS Beach/Schmidt PAC (no cover)
4/16 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
4/17 Kearney, NE at Shooters
4/24 Ames, IA The Maintenance Shop
4/25 Minneapolis, MN at Cabooze
4/26 Omaha, NE Whiskey Tango
5/1 Columbia, MO Mojos
5/9 Chicage, IL Joe's Bar with Swon Brothers
5/10 Milwaukee, WI The Rave with Swon Brothers
5/16 Champaign, IL Fat City Bar & Grill
5/17 Woodstock, IL Niko's Red Mill Tavern
5/22 St Louis, MO Old Rock House
Boston’s Girls Guns and Glory have been making a name for themselves over the past eight years through relentless touring, the release of four albums and a slew of awards, including being the Boston Music Awards first act of its genre to win Act of the Year, and international awards (Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards). The band released their fifth album, Good Luck, on February 4, 2014 on Lonesome Day Records.
The foursome (Ward Hayden on vocals/guitar, Paul Dilley on electric and upright bass/piano, Josh Kiggans on drums/percussion, and Chris Hersch on lead guitar/banjo) found inspiration for this record from early ’50s rock ‘n’ roll icons such as Chuck Berry, and Buddy Holly as well as country greats Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Take a listen below and for more information visit their website girlsgunsandglory.com.
Country Music Hall of Fame member, Dolly Parton, will release a new album, Blue Smoke, on May 13 for Sony Music Masterworks in partnership with Dolly Records. Dolly has said "On this CD I think there are all of the colors of my life in all the areas of music that you've allowed me to dabble in through the years. You will hear my old world mountain voice on songs like 'Banks of The Ohio' and 'If I Had Wings' my tender side on songs like 'Miss You - Miss Me' and 'Unlikely Angel.' My country/bluegrass side on songs like 'Home,' 'Blue Smoke' and 'Don't Think Twice' and my funny tongue-in-cheek side on 'Lover du Jour." For more information visit here.