Watch the Beard Folks:
When Eric Church wrote Chief, he secluded himself in a cabin and grew a beard. Well, the beard growing continues for the new album. He told the Green Bay Press Gazette "I’m going to look like Old Man River before long.
I’ve had a beard growing the entire writing process and people keep asking me how the record’s coming and I’ve told them, when I shave — when there’s no beard — the record is written. That’s what I can promise you, but until then, I’m still rocking the beard, and for me, it’s about figuring out where we go from here." He went on to say the album is a ways away and will be out possibly next year. Until then you can catch him on Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation Tour. http://ericchurch.com/tour
Luke Bryan fans helped unveil his new album title and cover today by uncovering tiles that were hiding the image. In order to do so, fans had to tweet #CrashMyParty. More than 4000 tweets were sent in 30minutes. The album, set for release August 13th will be titled.....Crash My Party. What do you think of the cover?
Little Jimmie Dickens, 92, will begin 3 weeks of short term radiation for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal cords. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Dickens said in a statement: “I can’t begin to express my sincere gratitude for the thoughts and prayers that are being sent my way. My family and I appreciate the support, and I can’t wait to return home to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in one of my favorite rhinestone suits someday soon.” He became a Grand Ole Opry member in 1948 and inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in
Dierks and his team want to know who you can't forget. They are putting together a compilation video based on the lyrics of Dierks' brand new single,
"Bourbon In Kentucky," and they want you to be in it. Record a
15-second (max) video in the highest quality you can and email
it to them via http://wetransfer.com.
These instructions come from dierks.com:
Please type this
email address in the "Friend's email" field: email@example.com
and in the message field include your full name. Make sure the email
address in the "Your email" field is one where we can reach you.
Tell us about someone that means a lot to you, whether it's a lost love,
family member, or anyone that still lingers in your life in one way or another.
Selected clips will be chosen to be featured in the video. Creativity, story and
video quality all count! All videos must be submitted by July
8th. Have questions or issues? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary Allan will be touring this Fall in a co-headlining tour with Sheryl Crow, the singer announced today. The tour will begin on September 13th at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Gary says that the two got to know one another when they did guitar pulls this year. Sheryl says "I love Gary's music. He puts on the kind of show that I like to go see, so I am thrilled to be out with him on tour and really look forward to be able to perform my new music to the country fans this fall." Gary's latest album Set You Free, topped the Billboard album charts this past February. His current single 'Pieces' is currently in the Top 20. Sheryl's first single at country radio, 'Easy', is off of her album Feels Like Home which is due in September. For more information click here.
Charlie Worsham will release his debut album on Warner Nashville on August 20th. The project is titled Rubberband and will feature guest appearances by Marty Stuart and Vince Gill (on the song 'Tools of the Trade'). The album is produced by Ryan Tyndell, one of the writers of 'Springsteen' and many other hits you know.
Charlie himself has played and written for many country artists today, including Dierks Bentley. He is an accomplished musician who first played the Grand Ole Opry when he was twelve years old.
The first single "Could It Be' is being played on Sirius XM The Highway and Nashville's WSIX among others. If you have not heard it yet, do yourself a favor and give it a listen and request it.
The track listing for the album is as follows.
1.'Could It Be'
2. 'Want Me Too'
3. 'Young To See'
4. 'Trouble Is'
6. 'How I Learned To Pray'
7. 'Tools Of The Trade'
8. 'Mississippi In July'
9. 'You Can't Break What's Broken'
10. 'Someone Like Me'
11. 'Love Don't Die Easy'
For more info: www.charlieworsham.com
Toby Keith has announced a date for his Oklahoma
Twister Relief Concert. It will take place on July 6 at the University of
Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium in Norman. Among the performers are: Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Ronnie Dunn. All seats are $25 with an 8 ticket purchase limit. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Central OK's May Tornadoes Relief Fund. For more information go to www.tobykeith.com
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