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  • George Strait Takes Up Residency in Las Vegas

    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    After hearing this clip, I feel like that will be a headline in 2016. Take a listen.
  • Great Quotes From Country Singers

    Farce the Music
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
  • MusicRowPics: Kira Isabella

    MusicRow - Nashville's Music Industry Publication - News, Songs From Music City
    Jessica Nicholson
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The haunting, socially conscious “Quarterback” marks a daring first choice to send to radio. The song [...]
  • Eric Church : The Outsiders Available on Vinyl for National Record Store Day

    ACountry | ACountry
    Jarrod Vrazel
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Eric Church's new album The Outsiders will be released on vinyl  in recognition of National Record Store Day on April 19, 2014. The vinyl package will also include an exclusive album poster. Featuring the hit “Give Me Back My Hometown,” The Outsiders debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart . Entertainment Weekly called The Outsiders “the still-rising star’s most brazen, brilliant disc yet, and the first great album of this year.” “ … this is the kind of record critics imagine Kanye keeps making: a…
  • Jerrod Niemman Floats to the Top With "Drink to That All Night"

    All Country News
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    Jerrod Niemann rolls in this week at No. 1 on Billboard's country airplay chart with his song "Drink to That All Night," terminating a 29-week climb.
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  • Eric Church : The Outsiders Available on Vinyl for National Record Store Day

    Jarrod Vrazel
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Eric Church's new album The Outsiders will be released on vinyl  in recognition of National Record Store Day on April 19, 2014. The vinyl package will also include an exclusive album poster. Featuring the hit “Give Me Back My Hometown,” The Outsiders debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart . Entertainment Weekly called The Outsiders “the still-rising star’s most brazen, brilliant disc yet, and the first great album of this year.” “ … this is the kind of record critics imagine Kanye keeps making: a…
  • Eric Church : The Outsiders World Tour

    Jarrod Vrazel
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour kicks off  September 11, 2014 in Bossier City, Louisiana.  Scheduled for 31 arena dates, the tour featuers special guest Dwight Yoakum and alternating opening acts - Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, or Halestorm.  Buy Eric Church tickets and join the party! Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in…
  • Stacy Burk : Til Your Boots Are Dirty Video

    Jarrod Vrazel
    6 Feb 2014 | 11:07 am
      Stacy Burk's Til Your Boots Are Dirty video features Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Lisa Jay of Dancin' with the Stars fame. Directed by Dave West, the video was filmed in Thousand Oaks, California at the JMJ Ranch. Dave West came up with the idea of taking a ‘city boy’ to the country and over the course of the song he gets his ‘boots dirty’ and transforms into a ‘country boy.’ West and Burk polished the idea and then brainstormed on how to find a way to have the song and specifically the video to pop through an incredibly crowded landscape. Through…
  • Robert Earl Keen Hill Country Youth Orchestras Benefit Concert

    Jarrod Vrazel
    6 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Don't miss an evening with Robert Earl Keen to benefit the Hill Country Youth Orchestras Scholarship Fund on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, Texas.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the HCYO scholarship fund. Ticket prices are $100, $50, $25, $15, with the $100 tickets including a Meet & Greet Reception with Robert Earl Keen at 6:00 pm in the Cailloux Theater Lobby.  The event will also include photos with Robert Earl Keen, live auction of an autographed guitar, silent auction, and refreshments. This year there are 106…
  • 2014 Houston Rodeo Concerts Lineup

    Jarrod Vrazel
    13 Jan 2014 | 9:18 pm
    The 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert lineup features some of music’s biggest stars.  Brad Paisley, Reba, Luke Bryan Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band anchor a star-filled lineup which includes Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes, Florida Georgia Line, Easton Corbin, The Band Perry, Usher, Selena Gomez, REO Speedwagon, Pesada, Banda MS, and Robin Thicke. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Tickets are on sale now. Watch Houston Rodeo lineup announcement 2014 Houston Rodeo Lineup Tuesday, March 4 ..... Brad Paisley Buy tickets…
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  • Randy Travis Wasn’t Ready to Hear “I Told You So”

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Randy Travis recorded quite a few country classics in the 1980s, yet I was always captivated by “I Told You So.” The moody ballad, which Travis wrote, spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1988, although it was largely unknown by modern listeners until Carrie Underwood revived it on her 2007 album, Carnival Ride. For fans who have never heard the original rendition, it’s worth a listen because you can sense the agony and hurt in Travis’ voice, as you would expect from one of country music’s most traditional singers. Meanwhile, the steel guitar sheds a tear in the chorus — and you might,…
  • Joan Osborne Branches Out in Love and Hate

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    When Joan Osborne first started playing small clubs in New York City in the early 1990s, she didn’t think she would have a hit single, much less make a career in music. Just drawing a small crowd was exciting. “People are going to pay to hear me sing?” she says. “That blew my mind.” Over time, her smoky vocals drew more and more people to hear her sing, and in 1995 she scored a massive hit with the spiritually-curious “One of Us.” Even though she never reached that height again, she has crafted an impressively diverse catalog that ranges from rock and blues to folk and jazz.
  • Melaena Cadiz Throws the Dishes in “Swinging Low”

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The melody of Melaena Cadiz’s “Swinging Low” is cheerful and bright, yet the lyrics aren’t quite as upbeat. Listen closely, and you’ll notice that somebody’s world is collapsing. “I was ruminating on past relationships that went off the rails,” Cadiz tells CMT Edge. “Where everything starts falling apart, these destructive cycles start. People start blaming each other, acting out. I remember saying and doing things I wasn’t proud of. That’s what I meant by ‘swinging low’ — unfair, low blows.” Taking a cue from recordings such as Dolly Parton’s “I…
  • Bobby Bare Jr. Handles Heartache in Undefeated

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Country Music Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare once scored an iconic country hit with a tenderly homesick tune about being “Cold and tired and all alone/500 miles away from home.” When his son, Bobby Bare Jr., sings about trying to get back home in a limping tour van, the younger Bare opts for fractured realism, leaving the listener with such indelible images as a transmission “slipping like a pigeon through a tiger’s teeth.” That’s a pretty good illustration of the contrast between the legendary father and his left-of-roots-rock, singer-songwriter son. The pigeon simile is one of…
  • Record Store Day: 10 Classic Country Collections

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Record Store Day’s seventh annual celebration of independent record stores takes place Saturday (April 19) and, once again, the event will be commemorated in style. Hundreds of unique, limited edition vinyl releases have been thought up, pressed up and will be snatched up by music fans and vinyl enthusiasts alike. Whether it’s a brand new offering or a reissue that has been out-of-print for decades, Record Store Day has a little something for everyone. While some may question the validity of vinyl in a digital delivery world, the numbers tell a different story. Last year marked the sixth…
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  • Carrie Underwood Continues Her Reign at No. 1 on Top 20

    Sarah Wyland
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. Carrie Underwood keeps her No. 1 streak alive and well, topping the Top 20 Country Countdown chart once again this week with her “Blown Away Medley!” In fact, the Top 5 videos remain unchanged this week with Hunter Hayes moving five spots to No. 7 with his latest, “Invisible.” Luke Bryan has a big debut, coming in at No. 12 with “Play It Again” and new duo Dan + Shay make their first ever countdown appearance, entering the chart at No. 20 with “19 You + Me.” Top 20 Photo Gallery » Want to re-watch some…
  • Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

    Sarah Wyland
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Carrie Underwood and Eli Young Band hang out with their idols; Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert read the tabloids; Kenny Chesney is recording new music and Charlie Daniels celebrates a milestone. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week: Photo courtesy of Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Still so hard to believe this actually happened! Love you @SherylCrow @TheBonnieRaitt @StevieNicks @EmmylouSongbird Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: Me & @mirandalambert are reading…
  • Eric Church to Release Vinyl Edition of The Outsiders for Record Store Day

    Sarah Wyland
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Eric Church photo by John Peets, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville. Eric Church will celebrate National Record Store Day on April 19 with the release of a double gatefold vinyl version of his The Outsiders album. The vinyl will also include an exclusive album poster. This marks Eric’s second vinyl project in honor of National Record Store Day. He previously released a vinyl version of his live album, Caught in the Act: Live. Eric recently announced he will launch his The Outsiders World Tour on September 11 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Dwight Yoakam will join him as a special guest, as well…
  • Take a Tour of Keith Urban’s Trailer

    Sarah Wyland
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville. Keith Urban took fans behind the scenes this week to show where he spends his downtime when he’s not performing or working on American Idol. In his latest web clip, he showed fans a row of RVs belonging to his fellow judges before making his way to his home away from home – a U-Haul cargo trailer. Inside the trailer, Keith has everything he needs. There is a place to sit, his wardrobe, snacks and of course, his guitars. He’s also got a pretty great boom box that happens to play Keith Urban hits! Watch the video below for the full tour.
  • Previously Unreleased Hank Williams Recordings Due Out May 20

    Sarah Wyland
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Hank Williams’ The Garden Spot Programs, 1950. Omnivore Records will release 24 performances from Hank Williams that have remained unheard for the last 64 years. The recordings originally aired more than six decades ago on The Garden Spot Programs, 1950. Set for release on May 20, the set follows the release of Omnivore’s collectible 10” vinyl Record Store Day EP sampler. “It’s incredible to me that we’re still finding new recordings by my dad — great ones at that,” Hank’s daughter Jett Williams said. “No one even suspected that these recordings existed. We partnered…
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  • Death toll rises in Everest avalanche

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Another Sherpa guide died in Friday's Mount Everest avalanche, bringing the death toll to 13, a Nepalese government official said Saturday.
  • Russian separatists in Ukraine defiant

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a key first step in resolving a crisis that has threatened to devolve into civil war.
  • At least 32 dead in ferry sinking

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:27 am
    Divers will attempt to recover bodies from a capsized South Korean ferry Saturday after an earlier bid to reach the compartment they're in failed.
  • Miley Cyrus tour postponed

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    The American leg of Miley Cyrus' tour is now officially over, thanks to an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic.
  • Ukraine

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a key first step in resolving a crisis that has threatened to devolve into civil war.
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  • Backtrack: Larry Cordle, “Sometimes a Man Takes a Drink”

    C.M. Wilcox
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    This review was originally published at The 9513 in February 2011. Songwriters: Larry Cordle and Amanda Martin As a cut on Trace Adkins’ well-received X in 2008, “Sometimes a Man Takes a Drink” sounded like a brawny, neotraditional album highlight. In the hands of songwriter Larry Cordle, it sounds like a certifiable country-bluegrass classic – the rare modern composition that would have been right at home on an album by George Jones or the Louvin Brothers half a century ago. In a word, it sounds timeless. Of course, Cordle has been involved in the writing of several…
  • Country Haiku #501

    Country Haiku
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Wish I could rewind And shun estrogenic foods During puberty
  • Country Haiku #500

    Country Haiku
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Dang girl, how might one Procure oneself some of that? By leering, I hope
  • Country Haiku #499

    Country Haiku
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Kids, come listen to How your Mama aroused me During our arrest
  • Country Haiku #498

    Country Haiku
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Fleeting as summer We’re Dan and Shay with a plus Blink and you’ll miss us
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Rascal Flatts: Why can't we be state GROUP?

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    They're at it again! The Rascal 'rabble-rousing' Flatts! No, but seriously, they're confused as to why they can't be named the 'state group' of Ohio. Hear their argument in the clip below.
  • George Strait Takes Up Residency in Las Vegas

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    After hearing this clip, I feel like that will be a headline in 2016. Take a listen.
  • Another celebrity crushes on T Swift

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    He's a little young for her now, but give him a few years and he'll be ready to tango! His name is Garrett Ryan, and he's in the new super scary, poop-your-pants movie, "Oculus." Hear his remarks about the superstar starting at the 3:50 mark.
  • Thomas Haden Church likes his old school

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Remember the book that came out in 2010 about a little boy's near death experience? It's been turned into a movie, and it hits theaters tomorrow. Why am I bringing this up? Because I had a chance to speak with one of the stars, Thomas Haden Church. We wrapped the conversation with my favorite question for non-country artists, "Who's your favorite country singer, and what's your favorite country song?" He's not polished up on his new country, but he surprised and impressed me with his answer! Skip to the 2:57 mark.
  • What's the opposite of bro-country?

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    From backstage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where Sheryl paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt. This clip will make you giggle. You listened, you laughed, now click this. (after you catch your breath of course)
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  • Matthew McConaughey will induct Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Coach Darrell K. Royal into ACL Hall of Fame

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am by: Patrick Ryan Alright, alright, alright! Texas native and Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will induct Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame on April 26. Double Trouble members Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans will be on-hand for the event, while Vaughan will be inducted posthumously. The inaugural induction ceremony — launched in conjunction with the PBS concert series’ 40th anniversary — will include performances from Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and…
  • Willie Nelson and Family (photographs by Andrew Shapter)

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    Thanks so much to Andrew Shapter for his beautiful, beautiful photographs. Another amazing video by Andrew Shapter and his team.
  • See Paula Nelson in Fort Collins, Colorado tonight!

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Jim Eckenrode took this amazing photo of Paula Nelson. Thanks, Jim! Lucky Coloradans, Paula Nelson and the band are back by popular demand, and tonight they play in Fort Collins at The Boot. Come on out, a bunch of us are driving up from the south, it is going to be fun. To find out where else the band is playing in Colorado, visit their website:
  • Scooterville

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Don’t forget to visit Scooterville, next time you are at a Willie Nelson and Family show.  As if you could!  They have the greatest collection of Willie Nelson merchandise (cds, books, shirts, posters, pins, license plates, bandannas, hats, and so much more) than anywhere else in the world.  This data is from my own personal study, but they have unique things that you can never find anywhere on line or off line or underground.  And they always keep getting new things, too.  Word to the wise, shop before the show, or after the opening act, because Scooterville has special posters…
  • Waylon Payne in new movie, “The Identical” (Coming to a theater near you this summer!)

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    Last night, Raelyn Nelson was one of Waylon Payne’s guests at the Nashville Film Festival’s premiere of the new movie he is in: “The Identical.” Identical twin brothers (both played by Blake Rayne) are separated at birth during the Great Depression. Their parents (Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew) just cannot afford to give them both a life beyond poverty, so one is adopted by loving family. Despite their very different upbringings, the boys’ shared passion for music causes their lives to unknowingly intersect as they experience a powerful and mysterious connection often…
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  • Eric Church Announces 2014 World Tour

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Eric Church and his band of rebels will be crisscrossing North America this year. The country singer has just announced dates his 2014 Outsiders World Tour. It begins on September 11th in Bossier City, Louisiana, and winds up December 13 in Birmingham, Alabama....Read Full Post
  • Rascall Flatts Lip Sync and Suffer the Consequences

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    What's so wrong with lip-syncing at the ACM Awards? A lot if you listen to Rascall Flatts fans. Or, should I say, former Rascall Flatts fans? "Seriously? If you're going to lip sync, at least be good at it. HORRIBLE! Rascal Flatts is ridiculous" - Katherine...Read Full Post
  • Miranda Lambert Releases Tracklist for 'Platinum'

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Miranda Lambert has released the track list for her upcoming album Platinum. And with a name like that, no one's going to accuse her of having low self-confidence! The new record is set to drop June 3, and surprisingly doesn't feature an appearance from hubby Blake Shelton....Read Full Post
  • Brantley Gilbert Tops the Charts With 'Bottoms Up'

    6 Mar 2014 | 11:55 am
    Brantley Gilbert lowered his tailgate at #1 with his tailgate romance "Bottoms Up." Dierks Bentley's new album enters the charts at #1. Frankie Ballard ...Read Full Post
  • Cole Swindell's Hit Single 'Chillin' It'

    25 Feb 2014 | 11:20 am
    Cole Swindell topped the country charts this week with "Chillin' It." (The song is about relaxing, not the recommended preparation before serving a bottle of white wine.) Swindell, the studio-crafted love child of Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, dropped his debut album last week....Read Full Post
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  • Listen to Our Weekly Podcast!

    Nathan Bernier
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    KUT Weekend brings you our favorite stories from the KUT newsroom. Updated Fridays!Subscribe in iTunesSubscribe via RSSSubscribe via SoundcloudSubscribe in Stitcher
  • Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    When Regitze Visby, a tourist visiting San Francisco from Denmark, searched for accommodations for her trip and saw she could stay at one of the famed "painted ladies" on Alamo Square through Airbnb, she took it.At $135 a night, "it was a good deal," she says.But does she know if she's paying a transient occupancy tax or a hotel tax? "I have no idea," she says.Visby would know if she were staying in a hotel. It's 14 percent per room.
  • Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    This post was updated at 6 p.m. ET.The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The additional time was given "based on the uncertainty created" by an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska, according to a State Department statement.In February, a Nebraska judge struck down a 2012 law that allowed part of the pipeline to run through the state.
  • Coleman Hawkins and The Art of Failure

    Rebecca McInroy
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Saxophone great Coleman Hawkins helped to establish jazz as a stand-alone art form, separate from the popular swing music of the day.With his originality, lyricism, and a keen sense for the latest trends, Hawkins' work was the foundation for bebop and the most expressive jazz ballads.And yet, what is the price for a creative who expresses his art?
  • Anti-Corruption Unit Chief: No Davis Docs Passed to FBI

    Aman Batheja, Texas Tribune & Jay Root, Texas Tribune
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    The agency charged with prosecuting state public corruption cases wrapped up an investigation into state Sen. Wendy Davis last year without finding any issues worth pursuing, its director said, and did not uncover anything it believed it should refer to the FBI.The Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorneys Office closed an investigation into a complaint made against Davis’ law firm last year. The Dallas Morning News reported Friday that documents related to Davis’ legal work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI…
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  • Vary Your Pitches

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    As you coach and encourage talent in critique sessions it’s important to avoid a routine. Different ways to do it:1.  Set by set.  If the team is missing some of the basics, this can be like watching the game films.  It’s painful to watch that play where you missed your assignment and cost a win, but it has tremendous impact and can be sure that everyone who talks on the air is aware of what you expect to hear from them.  What percentage of the breaks passes the “who cares” test?2.  Overview.  This doesn’t involve listening to an air check.  Show…
  • If You Want Your Talent To Prep

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Prep For Every Meeting With Them.Go to every critique with one or two strengths you appreciate in the talent, with ideas for ways they can stress therm even more,If you feel they have weaknesses to work on, think carefully about how to achieve buy-in before you drop them directly.Even if you start with two or three strengths and effusive praise, most likely the one thing they’re going to remember from the session is this negative.Think of talking about any shortcomings as pieces of dynamite and be prepared to do first aid if someone gets injured when you bring them up.Some people require a…
  • You Can’t Manage Time

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    .. but you can work to prevent it from managing YOU.Do a weekly priority plan each Sunday evening.  Make appointments with yourself during the coming well to be sure you complete these tasks.  If it will take 45 minutes, slot in an hour for it.Create two file folders, one with your name on it and the other your boss’ name.  Give the one with your name on it to your boss and show him the one with his name on it.Save all discussion items for each other in the folders and plan two meetings a week where you go through both folders together as quickly as possible.  This way,…
  • Give Your Team A Bonus

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    I know.  No budget. There are things any leader can do using barter and very little budget that improve morale and improve the attitude of everyone.1.  Pre-book dinner with all personalities with limo transport to and from the restaurant2.  A public meeting with the entire staff or even at an event where the audience is present to award trophies to air staff and other employees for their achievements.3.  Snail mail a letter to their home thanking them for all they do when someone does something truly outstanding. That way, their whole family will know you appreciate their…
  • Can You Spot The One Who "Get's It"?

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    Some people have a way of making themselves the center of events and others seem more comfortable playing the background.Take a fast look at this photo from Country Aircheck weekly. Where do your eyes go?  Which personalities do you want to identify?Small wonder the ACM judges liked Bobby Bones' entry in spite of how new the team is to country radio.  Clearly what they learned doing CHR in Austin is paying off in their new format home.Some people stand in front of the remote booth engaging listeners directly, while others prefer to hide behind the station banner.Most of us try to…
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  • RECORD-BREAKING DUO FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ENLISTS FRIENDS FOR “THIS IS HOW WE CRUISE”; Four-Day Cruise to Include Multi-Platinum Superstar Nelly, Hot Newcomer Thomas Rhett & More; Current Single “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan Certified GOLD and

    Country Music News
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    NASHVILLE, TN – (March 27, 2014) – Award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line, in partnership with Sixthman Ltd., announced the first ever “This is How We Cruise” music festival at sea, and they are bringing along their friends multi-platinum superstar Nelly, hot newcomer Thomas Rhett, Colt Ford, The Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith and Chris Lane. Artists will perform on multiple stages throughout the ship as well as host activities, intimate fan experiences and live on-stage collaborations aboard the Norwegian Pearl from November 8-12. The four-day musical cruise will set sail from…
  • Jesse Whitley Honors His Father’s Memory with Return of Keith Whitley’s Homecoming Concert on May 9, 2014

    Country Music News
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    The concert will feature performances by Jesse Whitley and guests, Stephen Cochran and Bryan Moffitt, and will be held in Sandy Hook, Ky. (Nashville, Tenn – April 1, 2014) – Jesse Keith Whitley, the son of country music icon, Keith Whitley, is bringing back the Keith Whitley Homecoming Concert to honor his father’s memory on May 9, 2014 in Sandy Hook, Ky. May 9, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of Keith Whitley, who was 34-years-old at the time of his death. When Keith first achieved major success in the early 1980s, he began returning each year to his hometown of Sandy…
  • iHeartRadio Music Award Finalists!

    Shauna Castorena
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    While the iHeartRadio Music Awards cover all genres, it seems country music was pretty light in the fan submissions in this year’s list of award finalists, with only one mention outside of the country music category. Taylor Swift fans (Labeled “Swifties) were nominated as Best Fan Army, while COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR finalists include: “Highway Don’t Care” Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift “Boys ‘Round Here” Blake Shelton “That’s My Kind of Night” Luke Bryan “Mine Would Be You” Blake Shelton “It Goes Like…
  • Jarrod Niemann’s High Noon is a Lowdown Good Time!

    Shauna Castorena
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:53 am
    Yesterday I was tuned into SiriusXM and caught a brief interview with Jarrod Niemann on The Highway where he discusses the inspiration behind the album “High Noon“. He pointed out that he wrote the whole album out of a frustration with the winter that never seemed to end. I couldn’t agree with that statement more! Spring is finally here, bonfires are lighting and those winter blues are finally lifting, so let’s raise a cup and sing along with Jarrod! Here’s the first track off that album “Drink to that all night”
  • Official 2014 CMAFest LineUp and Schedule!

    Shauna Castorena
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    Nashville’s BIGGEST festival is coming back THIS June 5th-8th and it looks like it’s going to be one heck of a party. The CMA team has released the official CMAFest Schedule with a complete daily performer lineup, and we’ve got all your details right here on! CMAFest lineup in LP Field*: Thursday June 5, 2014 Brantley Gilbert Dierks Bentley Luke Bryan Rascal Flatts Tim McGraw Friday June 6, 2014 Blake Shelton Eric Church Jason Aldean Miranda Lambert The Band Perry Saturday June 7, 2014 Chris Young Darius Rucker Florida Georgia Line Keith Urban Little…
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  • ACM 2014 POLLS

    Jeanna D.
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Hey KIC fans… As you know the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards air this Sunday, April 6th at 8/7c. It’s one of the best musical events of the year, and with the Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan tag team hosting again, you definitely do not want to miss it! But before Blake & Luke (#Bluke) announce the winners and Las Vegas is rockin’ with performances from our favorite country artists, we want to hear your picks. Vote below in our ACM polls!     Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
  • JT Hodges Releases New Track “Lay It Down”

    Jessica Crans
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Country charmer JT Hodges has some new music to share! JT’s new single ”Lay It Down” has been released on iTunes and is now available for purchase. Written by Busbee, Liz Rose and Eric Paslay, this song has a rockin’ beat and a sexy, intriguing melody that will definitely make you want to get out of your seat! “I’m all about making music that makes you wanna move, get your head noddin’ and put you in a mood,” says Hodges.  “This new record is loaded with that sentiment, and this song kicks it all off. So y’all crank it up nice and…
  • VIDEO: Carissa Leigh Premieres Video For “Bad Boy”

    Jessica Crans
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:03 pm
    In her debut single, Carissa Leigh shares what all women really want in a guy. She was inspired when talking with men about what women look for in a man.  ”A woman wants a nice guy, but not really. They really want …the bad boy! And as far as guys? Well, every boy wants to be a little bit bad inside!” The talented Kristin Barlowe, who has worked with artists such as Jason Aldean, Love and Theft, and Little Big Town, directed the video, which was filmed here in Nashville. The video is about – you guessed it – casting the hottest, baddest men in Nashville! Check…
  • Hit Spring Break with Luke Bryan

    Lydia Picknell
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:50 am
    What would you do for a chance to party on the beach with country cutie Luke Bryan? For this week only, you can enter to win a trip to Tortuga simply by texting TORTUGA to 31996 or by entering online at The latest edition of Luke’s Spring Break EP series, “Spring Break 6..Like We Ain’t Ever” is available now through digital music retailers. On his latest EP, Luke said: “The songs for this project came together so fast. These special EP’s all began as a way to get new music out to the fans between studio projects.  I feel like year after year we…
  • Jessie James welcomes first baby

    Lydia Picknell
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:17 am
    Congratuations to country singer Jessie James! She welcomed her first baby with NFL star Eric Decker this week. Vivianne Rose Decker was born 8 lbs 2oz and 20 inches long with a full set of hair yesterday early in the morning. Mother and daughter are doing well and are very happy.   Jessie James released this picture on Instagram before the birth of her daughter.   The “When You Say My Name” singer has been busy with her reality show “Eric & Jessie: Game On!,” with the second season premiere airing on March 30th on E! at 10 pm EST / 9 pm CST. Related…
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