This morning at 12:01 Eric Church released his new single, "The Outsiders." Have you heard it? DO you love it? Let us know what you think.
Dallas Smith, who hails from Canada, has signed with Big Loud Mountain. His song "Tippin Point" is currently being played on Sirius XM as a Highway Find. The song was written by the boys in Florida Georgia along with Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three). He is currently on tour with FGL on the "Here's To The Good Times Tour." For more information visit www.dallassmithmusic.com
Luke Bryan announced a new 2014 headlining tour Thats My Kinda Night with dates beginning in January going through March. The tour will kickoff in Columbus OH on January 16th. Lee Brice and personal favorite Cole Swindell will open the shows. NY area fans will be happy to see he is playing Madison Square Garden on January 25th. For a full list of dates and information visit http://www.lukebryan.com/tour.html
CMA New Artist of the Year nominee Kip Moore has announced headlining dates for his BURN THE WHOLE WORLD DOWN Tour kicking off November 15 in Jacksonville, FL & going through December 14 with Drake White & Joey Hyde opening on select dates. Select tickets go on sale this Fri., Oct. 18. For more info. visit www.kipmoore.net.
We like to consider ourselves fans of Eric Church's music. It's been about two and a half years since he released new music, now it looks like the wait will soon be over. In true Eric fashion, he released a video today teasing what's to come. The music is rock, the setting is a prison & Eric seems to be a leader. Spray painting the CHIEF logo, sans Von Dutch cap, fist in the air....too much hype? Possibly. Eric is to reveal what's to come on October 22nd, we'll wait and see if it lives up to the hype.
We are not just jumping on this bandwagon. We have been sharing our love of all things Will Hoge since day one (which really hasn't been that long for this blog, but we have liked his music for years). Never Give In, his latest record, will be released tomorrow October 15th.
Will Hoge is country and rock and blues and all out fantastic. His records are those rare gems where you really don't skip any songs. If you want to get started on his music, get this cd tomorrow, but then work backwards to Number Seven, The Wreckage & Blackbird On A Lonely Wire (for starters). His current single "Strong" is receiving country radio love and can be heard in the new Chevy commercials.
Then (local peeps) get thyself to The Bell House in Brooklyn on October 16th to see the man and his band live. There is nothing quite like a Will Hoge show: massive energy, great music, great muscianship. Its a show that you wont forget. For more information visit www.willhoge.com
‘Never Give In’ Track Listing:
1. A Different Man
2. Goodbye Ain’t Always Gone
3. Never Give In
4. This Time Around
5. Still Got You on My Mind
6. Home Is Where the Heart Breaks
7. Daddy Was a Gambling Man
8. Pale September
9. Bad Old Days
10. Damn Spotlight
Blackberry Smoke, a fantastic Southern Country/Rock band, has announced their 2014 Fire In The Hole Tour. The tour spans the entire US from January to April. For the line up of dates, VIP info and on sale info click here.
Congratulations to Dierks Bentley, his wife Cassidy and their family. On Wednesday night, the family welcomed their latest addition, a son they named Knox. He joins big sisters Evie and Jordan. He weighed 6lb 12oz. Dierks tweeted the news:
“Well … our boy Knox is here! About to have the best tasting cold beer of my life! So proud of my wife. She rocked it. Crazy stuff. #beerme.”
Dierks wraps up the Locked & Reloaded Tour with Miranda Lambert this weekend.
The American Music Awards will be held live on ABC on November 24th at 8pmEST. On Thursday the nominations were announced and some of your favorite country artists may have made the cut. See the country noms below & for a complete list visit here.
Artist of The Year
Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Rihanna, Justin Timberlake
New Artist of The Year
FGL, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Philip Philips
Single of The Year
FGL featuring Nelly--Cruise
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz Thrift Shop
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell & T.I. Blurred Lines
Favorite Male Artist Country
Favorite Female Artist Country
Favorite Band/Duo/Group Country
The Band Perry
Favorite Album Country
Luke Bryan Crash My Party
Taylor Swift Red
FGL Here's To The Good Times