Sunny Sweeney BMLG
Sunny Sweeney, who just joined Thirty Tigers, is working on a new album and she wants you to help. She wrote on pledgemusic.com
I’m excited to share the news news – It is time for me to make my next album.
I’m teaming up with Thirty Tigers; new songs, new music, new approach … I
can’t wait for everyone to hear what I’ve been up to.
Pledging will get you a digital download of the album as soon as its ready-
before anyone else. Plus there’s a range of perks from getting weekly updates,
merchandise, exclusive visits to the studio, parties to come to … you can even
play or sing on the album.
As an added bonus, a portion of every dollar raised will go to an amazing charity, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Northeast Texas, an organization that’s very near and dear to my heart. So Pledge away and let’s do some great things here! I can’t wait to make this album with you. It’s going to be a blast- let’s do this!
So far she has reached 14% of her goal. Depending on the amount you pledge, you can get cool perks like a hat, access to a diary, tshirt package and even a phone call form Sunny. This is a terrific artist who is not only a terrifc singer songwriter but incredibly sassy and funny as well . To read more click here.
CMA Fest is one of the biggest events of the year in the country music world. If you were lucky enough to attend you saw some amazing performances....and some not so...Lenny Kravitz anyone?? If you couldn't make it, never fear, select performances will air on ABC on CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock on Monday August 12th at 8pm EST. The show will be hosted by Little Big Town. Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Eric Church are just some of the artists you will see. For a full list of performers click here.
We all know by now that Luke Bryan will release his 4th studio album on August 13th and it will be titled Crash My Party. There will be a special edition of the album with four bonus tracks available at Target stores. The additional songs are titled "What Is It With You," "Sunburnt Lips," "Better Than My Heart" and "Your Mama Should've Named You Whiskey." You can watch a special behind the scenes video above.
The newest single off of Darius Rucker's True Believer's album is "Radio". Darius will be in NYC on July 11th to debut the single on the fourth hour of the Today show. He will also perform the song on the Late Show with David Letterman the same day. "Radio" officially impacts country radio on July 22nd. Check your local listings for time and channel. Find out more about Darius here.
Dierks Bentley announced he will headline the Country Cares benefit concert to be held July 22nd in Prescott Valley, AZ. On June 30th an elite team of 19 firefighters known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots all perished while fighting a wildfire. Every dollar that will come in during the benefit will go towards the families of those 19 men. Dierks Bentley, who hails from Arizona, spoke with KMLE (one of the organizers of the event).
“This is a really important thing that I feel strongly about. And I’m honored to get a chance to be a part of this concert. We’re going to honor the memory of these guys and start spreading some good will among the community. And try to raise as much money as possible to help out these families and get them on the road toward a better place.” Tickets for the event go on sale Friday the 12th. For more information click here.
Randy Travis from dallasnews.com
Randy Travis, 54, was admitted to a Texas hospital on Sunday due to complications from viral cardiomyopathy. We are hoping for a quick recovery for Mr. Travis. Read more from CNN.
Florida Georgia announced on Friday that they would be headlining their first tour titled the "Here's To The Good Times" Tour. The tour will begin on October 3rd and end on December 14th. The band has released only one stop so far: Lexington KY. The remainder of the dates will be announced July 15th. Colt Ford will be out with them as well as Dallas Smith and Tyler Farr on select dates. For more information visit their Facebook page.
Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation has raised more than $400,000 so far in 2013 for animals in need. She said in a statement "I feel so blessed to be able to continue the work of MuttNation Foundation in aiding and assisting animals in need. Aside from music, this is my biggest passion in life, and I find it so rewarding to help
end animal suffering and homelessness.” Miranda continues to be personally involved in the foundation including headlining the Cause for the Paws benefit concert. to learn more about the foundation click here.
Congratulations to one of my all time favorites, Brad Paisley on "Beat This Summer" becoming his 22nd #1 single! Also congrats are in order for the writers of the song: Luke Laird and Chris DuBois. Rolling Stone just named the song as one of the best summer songs actually about summer. You can watch the video here.