Keith Urban To Headline Sturgis Buffalo Chip in 2019!

Keith Urban at Sturgis 2019

Country music megastar and Entertainer of the Year nominee Keith Urban is already making plans for 2019, and so far they’re looking rowdy and road-ready! Our friends at Sturgis Buffalo Chip have announced Urban as the first major headliner for the 2019 rally and festival. Continue reading

Chevrolet Signs On As Presenting Sponsor Debuting The All-New 2019 Silverado

Chevrolet Signs On As Presenting Sponsor Debuting The All-New 2019 Silverado! Tail gate Fest is excited to announce its debut on September first, two thousand eighteen. This one-of-a-kind event will take place outside of The Forum, boasting an impressive first-year line up including Toby Keith, Nelly, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Jana Kramer, Eric Paslay, Parmalee and David Nail. The festival is the first of its kind and marks LA’s first country music festival.

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Carrie Underwood Dives Deep on Tour Details

Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty 360

CAPITOL NASHVILLE’s CARRIE UNDERWOOD has unveiled plans for a 2019 tour, “THE CRY PRETTY TOUR 360.” Joining UNDERWOOD on the road will be WHEELHOUSE RECORDS trio RUNAWAY JUNE and MERCURY NASHVILLE duo MADDIE & TAE. Tickets will go on sale next FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th at CountryMusicOnTour.com. “THE CRY PRETTY TOUR 360” will be in support of UNDERWOOD’s album, “Cry Pretty,” which is set to release FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th. Why the delay in touring? UNDERWOOD made another surprise announcement this morning during a video she shared to FACEBOOK. Find out her bundle of great news in the video here:

PEDIGREE Foundation to Host a Special Evening with LeAnn Rimes on October 11th

BBQ, Boots & Bling “Pawty” will Commemorate 10-Year Anniversary PEDIGREE Foundation will commemorate its 10-Year Anniversary with a special event celebration to honor a decade of giving back to shelters and rescues in the U.S. PEDIGREE Foundation Pawty: BBQ, Boots, & Bling will be held on Thursday, October 11th at Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN) with special music by Grammy award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes. SiriusXM’s The Highway host, Storme Warren, will serve as the emcee for the “Pawty.” The event will raise funds to benefit PEDIGREE Foundation grants program that supports organizations that help dogs in need find loving homes. The Pawty will feature a cocktail reception, delicious BBQ buffet dinner, a silent and LIVE auction with a chance to win fabulous trips and autographed celebrity memorabilia. After dinner, attendees will enjoy an exclusive night of music with multi-platinum selling artist LeAnn Rimes, who skyrocketed into stardom with her breakout country hit “Blue” in 1996. Rimes just released her new Re-Imagined EP on June 20 and will be seen in a new Hallmark Original movie, “It’s Christmas, Eve” this holiday season. “I’m a huge animal lover and I am proud to be a part of PEDIGREE Foundation fundraising event,” said LeAnn Rimes. “I always enjoy performing in Nashville and I look forward to being able to raise much-needed funds to help rescue dogs across the country through this amazing non-profit.” Top event sponsors include Dollar General, Hallmark Channel and Transcontinental Packaging. PEDIGREE Foundation was established in 2008 by dog lovers with a passionate belief that every dog deserves a loving home. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation of Mars Petcare that supports shelters and rescue organizations, as well as encouraging people to ADOPT, VOLUNTEER, and DONATE. Since 2008, the foundation has contributed more than $6.7 million through 5,000 grants to shelters and rescues across the country, supporting Mars Petcare’s purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. “PEDIGREE Foundation, through our volunteers and generous donors have been making a difference in the lives of dogs in need for the last ten years,” said Bo Segers, President of PEDIGREE Foundation. “We’re excited to be celebrating a decade of finding needy dogs forever homes and to shine the spotlight on the important work our shelter and rescue partners are doing to get more dogs adopted. The Pawty is going to be an outstanding event and we’re thankful to have fellow dog lovers, LeAnn Rimes and Storme Warren, as part of the evening celebration.” Other event sponsors include Atlantic Packaging, DDB Worldwide and Silgan. Tickets to the Pawty event will go on sale to the public later this summer. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, updates and how to donate to the cause, please visit PEDIGREE Foundation at www.PedigreeFoundation.org. About PEDIGREE Foundation Formed in 2008 by the makers of PEDIGREE® food for dogs, PEDIGREE Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs in need find loving homes by supporting the good work of shelters and dog rescue organizations Continue reading

Watch Now: Sugarland “Babe” Live From The Today Show

Sugarland Bigger Album Release

Sugarland is celebrating the release of their brand new album “Bigger” in a very big way, with appearances on television, at the CMT Music Awards, and Nashville’s annual pilgrimage event, CMA Fest as well as on their “Still the Same” 2018 tour! Check out this hot performance of their latest hit “Babe“, co-written by Taylor Swift live from The Today Show!   Get Sugarland’s BIGGER album starting today, and visit our friends at CountryMusicOnTour.com for tickets to see Sugarland LIVE!

Your THURSDAY CMA Fest 2018 Guide!

CMAFest Thursday 2018

It’s going to be a hot and partly-cloudy high of 92 in Nashville today as you make your way from stage to booth to fan experience at the opening of the 2018 CMA fest. We’ve rounded up the daily artist showcases from each of our major label friends to help you make the most of your Fan Fair experience. Pack the sunscreen, a hand fan, and hydrate because you’re in for one hot weekend!

CMA Fest: Go For The Music, Leave With A Puppy!

Muttnation Adoption Drive at 2018 CMAFest

For the third consecutive year, Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation will be entertaining CMA Fest fans with Music City’s cutest canines, all available for adoption to caring, qualified families. Partnering with Nashville Humane Association, MuttNation will have adorable adoptablesavailable each day from 11-3pm at the MuttNation rig located inside the Music City Center. Bev Lambert, Miranda’s mom and co-founder of MuttNation Foundation, will be on-site to have photos taken with each adopting family. With MuttNation’s support, more than 100 shelter dogs have been rescued by country music fans at CMA Fest over the past two years. “MuttNation’s mission is to promote the adoption of shelter pets, spay & neuter, and to let everyone know why these things are so important. Since country music fans are the most passionate people out there, CMA Fest is a great place to accomplish these goals,” said Lambert, who has 8 rescue dogs. “And it’s the world’s best feeling when you make the perfect match between a rescue and a new owner, knowing it’s creating such an incredible bond that will grow deeper and stronger every day. It just fills my heart with happiness to be part of something so special.” When asked how you can tell when you’ve found the right dog, Miranda told the crowd of more than 1000 MuttNation “citizens” gathered during CMA Fest last year, that “your dog will come to you.” As she was speaking, Bandit walked up to Fran & Mark Anziano and, from that moment on, has been part of their family. Keep an eye on MuttNation socials to see advance pictures of some of this year’s adoptable dogs photographed with Bev and Miranda: instagram.com/muttnation; twitter.com/muttnation;facebook.com/muttnation Another feature at the booth will be a one-of-a-kind MuttNation branded Epiphone guitar signed by Miranda, available via online rafflethroughCrowdRise at this link: www.crowdrise.com/muttnationguitar There will also be great MuttNation merchandise and the MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert pet collection by Petmate, proceeds from sales of both benefit MuttNation Foundation. Petmate is also offering all CMA Fest fans a 25% discount for online purchases over $4.99. Use Code CMAFEST on Petmate.com anytime from June 6-12. About MuttNation Foundation Founded by Miranda and her mom, Bev Lambert, in 2009, MuttNation is a donation-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the adoption of shelter pets, advance spay & neuter and educate the public about the benefits of these actions. MuttNation also works with transport partners to assist and relocate animals under threat of euthanasia and during times of natural disaster. With a goal of finding a forever home for every shelter animal, MuttNation supports animal rescues across the country, hosts adoption events throughout the year, provides positive reinforcement for the shelter adoption experience, works to raise awareness for its causes and develops and implements initiatives to further its mission-driven goals.  www.muttnation.com About Miranda Lambert Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is the most decorated artist in ACM history as well as the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for Continue reading

Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett To Headline Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

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EMI NASHVILLE’s ERIC CHURCH, BMLG RECORDS’ FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, and VALORY MUSIC CO.’s THOMAS RHETT have been slated to headline this year’s PEPSI GULF COAST JAM taking place FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st through SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd in PANAMA CITY BEACH. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are available to purchase now at CountryMusicOnTour.com “Last year was absolutely amazing, and we’re beyond excited about our headliners and can’t wait to get our entire lineup out there for this year,” said PEPSI GULF COAST JAM Exec. Producer RENDY LOVELADY. “We’re proud to have built this into the biggest Country music festival in the SOUTHEAST, and we love showing off our fourth headliner – the beautiful beaches of PANAMA CITY BEACH.”

ACM Teams With Stagecoach Festival For Fan Giveaways

ACM Award News on Country Music News Blog

The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) and STAGECOACH FESTIVAL have teamed up to provide Country music fans with the chance to win passes to this year’s FESTIVAL — set for FRIDAY, APRIL 27th through SUNDAY, APRIL 29th — and next year’s “ACM AWARDS.” Interactive fan activation points will be featured at select ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE events happening FRIDAY, APRIL 13th through SUNDAY, APRIL 15th in LAS VEGAS, leading up to SUNDAY’s (4/15) “53RD ANNUAL ACM AWARDS.” The ACM will also take over STAGECOACH’s INSTAGRAM account for a portion of “ACM AWARDS” weekend to give fans a behind-the-scenes peek at the AWARDS. “I am beyond excited about teaming up with the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC,” said Dir./STAGECOACH FESTIVAL STACY VEE. “Our organizations share a passion for creating quality events and opportunities for artists and fans alike.” Added ACM SVP/Events & Partnerships ERICK LONG, “The ACM is thrilled to collaborate with SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’s preeminent Country music festival, STAGECOACH. It seemed like a logical, natural fit to bring together these two WEST COAST forces to create additional opportunities for our Country music fans.”