Alabama had two sold out shows at the Ryman earlier this month. From what we heard, they were fantastic. Now GAC will air highlights from one of those shows in the TV special
"Alabama & Friends," which will be premiering next Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8pm CST on Great American Country. The special will include appearances by Jason Aldean, FGL, Eli Young Band & Jamey Johnson.
(November 18th, 2013 - Toronto, ON)- Gord Bamford continues to raise the bar with his first ever #1 Country Radio single for the song “When Your Lips Are So Close”, the debut track from his 6th studio album (his second on Sony Music Canada) Country Junkie. BDS and Mediabase Canada both confirmed the single reaching the top spot on their respective Country Radio charts for the week ending November 17th. Out of the gate “When Your Lips Are So Close”, co-written by Bamford, Byron Hill and Brent Baxter,
locked up “the panel in the first week at radio and in doing so became the #1 Most Added Overall at Country radio that week.” It marked the first time in several years that a single debuted so strongly.
Country Junkie, released on October 8th, 2013 debuted at #1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Country sales chart and #14 on the top 200 overall chart.
In September, Gord Bamford dominated the 2013 Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton, Alberta
taking home 5 awards from his 7 nominations in the following categories: Album of the Year (presented by
Walmart), Single of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Record Producer(s) of the
You can read our review of the single on our Reviews page. Check back for a review of the full album soon!
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Join Keith on his Facebook page FRIDAY, TODAY,
night, November 15th for an exclusive Facebook Chat and the World Premiere of the "We Were Us" music video!
To join in the chat, simply visit Keith's
Official Facebook Page at 7:30PM eastern and post your
question as a comment below Keith's post of the official music video. Keith will personally respond to comments before taking the stage at Mohegan Sun on the Light The Fuse Tour later that night!
Recently, we had the chance to sit and chat with newcomer JJ Lawhorn. We will have our talk with him posted shortly. Until then, take a look and listen to "Sittin' On A Tailgate," his video that has over 674,000 views on you Tube.
Eric Church HQ today announced overseas date for the country rebel, which means probably no US dates til late Spring. At least we have February 11th to look forward to. See the dates below. For more information go to www.ericchurch.com
Monday 24th Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday 25th Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Thursday 27th ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
Saturday 1st The Ritz, Manchester, UK
Sunday 2nd O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Tuesday 4th Milkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
Wednesday 5th Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
Thursday 7th Docks Music Hall, Hamburg, Germany
Saturday 8th (TBD), Munich, Germany
Monday 10th KB, Malmo, Sweden
Tuesday 11th Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden
Wednesday 12th Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
Carrie Underwood is the latest country artist to get the cartoon treatment. Fame: The Carrie Underwood Story will be released November 13th. The comic will be released by Bluewater Productions and will be about her life. It is a story of "faith, determination and inspiration." The comic will be 32 pages in length and feature a cover by Nelson Hernandez. For more information click here.
Bobby Bones, morning host on Nashville's WSIX interviewed many country artists during CMA Awards week. Click the link below to watch his interview with Eric Church and others including Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry & Kacey Musgraves. http://news.iheart.com/go/awards/cma2013/index.html?mid=23938464
Country Music's JT Hodges will star in a new made-for-television holiday movie. The artist who has already caught the eye of Music City Nashville,
award-winning producers, the ACM’s and People Magazine will debut his acting skills in the Hallmark Channel Original Holiday movie, “Finding Christmas” which premieres on the network on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 8pm EST. In conjunction with the network television movie, JT Hodges will also release a modern country take on the classic holiday song “Joy to the World” on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 via iTunes. The movie is part of Hallmark Channel’s popular “Countdown to Christmas” programming campaign.
From JT Hodges website: Joining JT Hodges in the cast are Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica” “The
Firm”), Mark Lutz (“Ghost Whisperer”) and Cristina Rosato (“Perfect Plan”). “Finding Christmas” is about single mother Ryan (Helfer) who has just given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan’s brother Owen (Hodges), also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps his home in their small North Carolina town with New York City adman Sean (played by Lutz). Ryan feels an instant spark with her new neighbor, but Sean, who signed up for the temporary home swap after a proposal gone wrong, is out of his comfort zone in his new rural surroundings. He quickly discovers the magic involved with taking chances and starts opening up to romantic possibilities around free-spirited Ryan.
"I've always loved performance art period. It was choir and musicals in High School and then on to theatre and television studies in College. I’ve always been passionate about cinema, as a viewer and an actor. Names like Paul Newman, Robin Williams, Oliver Stone and Steven Spielberg will always have my praise,”
said JT Hodges. “Being able to work on this movie with Hallmark Channel was an amazing experience and opportunity for me. I'm very thankful and excited that all of my fans now get to see another side of my artistry."
While JT Hodges’ first love remains his music, acting has always been a part of creative pursuits. Following in the footsteps of musicians and actors such as Tim McGraw and Kris Kristofferson, JT’s debut in the network original movie is an opportunity that gave him the chance to show his diverse creative abilities to audiences nationwide.
JT will release new music in February of 2014. For more information visit http://jthodges.com/home
courtesy of Billboard.com
This morning on GMA, two CMA Awards were announced early: Musical Event of the Year and Video of the Year and as we predicted, "Highway Don't Care" walked away with both awards. Congratulations to the artists. Remember to tune into the CMA Awards tonight on ABC at 8ET.
The parade that many Americans have on their televisions on Turkey Day, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, held here in NYC, announced artists who would be performing during the parade. The country artists that will be on hand to celebrate the parade's 87th year include Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Kellie Pickler and Carrie Underwood, who along with the cast of the Sound of Music will give audiences a preview of what's to come when that live broadcast airs. Fans of Duck Dynasty will be happy to hear they too will be in attendance. For more information visit:
Hitting All The Right Notes
The Musical Divide
Key Music News
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