Maggie Rose Teams Up With Country Weekly To Be Country Throwdown Correspondent. Maggie Rose has signed up to be Country Weekly’s correspondent for the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour. Five installments of behind the scenes footage with Maggie Rose will be featured on the popular magazine’s website bringing fans an inside look of what goes on during the tour. Fans can view the exclusive videos at www.countryweekly.com. “This is my first tour and I am so excited to be out on the road performing and meeting fans. I am thrilled to show everyone how cool this tour is and bring the scoop to Country Weekly readers.” -Rose Previously known as Margaret Durante, the hot new country star now known as Maggie Rose, has shipped her new single, “I Ain’t Your Mama,” to radio. Produced by the legendary James Stroud and written by Judson Spence and Candy Cameron, Maggie Rose delivers powerful vocals with her playful lyrics. You can listen to the single now and learn more about Maggie at www.maggierosemusic.com To view the first behind the scenes “Throwdown” click HERE.
Country Throwdown 2012 Tour Featuring Gary Allan, Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins and More! Details have been released for the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour, and we over at CMNB are excited! This year’s tour will be headlined by Gary Allan, and it will also include Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney and Eric Paslay!! The tour will kick off on May 18th on Gulfport, MS, and tickets are already available for purchase for select dates. Stay tuned for more details to come!
Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour Hits Eufaula Oklahoma For A Party At The Cove! If anyone knows how to throw a party it is Willie Nelson and his friends! This summer that rowdy bunch was Willie, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Jack Ingram, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) & Promise of the Real, Drake White, Caitlyn Smith, Erin Enderlin, Adam Hood, Dani Flowers, Brent Cobb, Tyler Reeve, and Austin Lucas. The 2nd Annual Country Throwdown Tour was little over a month, starting May 28 in Philadelphia and ending tonight, July 4, in Fort Worth. I was lucky enough to get my country fix in Eufaula, Ok on July 2 after an awesome day at the lake! I regret to say I missed a couple performers, I’m very sad about it and have made it my mission to catch them the next chance I get. My only excuse is I was trying to find Willie on the lake! I spent the 4th of July weekend with a lifelong friend and her family on the water. As we were leaving the marina around noon, we got word that Willie was just there, the same dock as us! I tried and I tried to see those braids catching some sun on a boat all afternoon but unfortunately was unsuccessful. Once we made it to the amphitheater I realized we had missed Lee Brice, heartbroken I held my chin up in excitement for the artists I was soon to see. My group caught the tail end of Brantley Gilbert’s show on the side stage as we were walking in and was pleasantly surprised in the very small window of time (I’m talking minutes) until the next performer, Randy Houser, took the main stage. He started off with his hit “Boots On” and never dropped his energy until after his last song “Whistlin’ Dixie“! In between “stage” performer was a group of songwriters from the “Bluebird Cafe Stage“. They were an awesome addition to the day, keeping live music flowing at all times. I really enjoyed Caitlyn Smith’s “Hank Drank” and the good-timing-party-having attitudes of Brent Cobb, Tyler Reeve, and Adam Hood! Jack Ingram, who only toured June 30 through July 3, seemed to have a different look, but the same voice! He had the crowd going with songs like “Love You“, “Barbie Doll“, and “Barefoot And Crazy“. Jamey Johnson was the last performer before Willie and he put on one hell of a show! He was joined on stage a couple different times, once with Lucas Nelson, once with Dani Flowers, and once with three little girls to sing his song “In Color“. Another treat he had for the Oklahoma crowd was his cover of Don Williams’ “Tulsa Time“! Once the legend took the stage all bets were off! Nelson had the cove roaring with excitement as he famously opened with his classic “Whiskey River“. It seemed like he never took a breath, flowing from one song to another, “Mammas Continue reading
The Country Throwdown Tour has canceled four stops this summer due to low ticket sales. The 2010 Country Throwdown Tour featuring Montgomery Gentry, The Lost Trailers, Jamey Johnson, Eric Church, Little Big Town, and Jack Ingram, has fallen victim to what tour organizers refer to as the industry’s tendency to self-cannibalize their market. With too many summer concert festivals overlapping each other, the tour has failed to meet acceptable ticket sales to support the following dates: The canceled shows are June 9 in Houston, June 10 in Dallas, June 17 in San Diego and June 18 in Phoenix. The Bakersfield, Cal. date, originally set for June 16, was moved to Friday, June 18. Tickets from the Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Phoenix shows will be honored at all other Throwdown tour dates. Otherwise fans are able to get a refund for their tickets at their original point of purchase. Tour Producer Kevin Lyman, said, “After many attempts to keep these shows, we’re regretfully unable to bring Throwdown to these four markets.” “Low tickets sales and too many shows competing with one another” caused the cancellation, according to Lyman. “We are trying to bring a festival style tour with 21 artists, at a reasonable and fair ticket price (average ticket cost $31), but because most markets are currently flooded with shows, we end up cannibalizing one another and someone ends up with lower ticket sales.” “As a result, we can’t afford to keep the show on the road for all of its intended dates. It’s a first year tour and we expected year one to be full of key lessons, so that next year – and there will be a next year – is even better.”
The Country Throwdown Tour will begin May 13th and run through June 20th. Fans and music lovers got a sneak peak of what to expect during the Country Throwdown Tour at the Bluebird Cafe last Wednesday in Nashville. Eight talented singer/songwriters are featured on this tour: Ashley Ray Brad Tursi Dave Pahanish Jedd Hughes Sarah Buxton Walker Hayes Heather Morgan. They will be playing in the Bluebird Café Tent during the entire Throwdown Tour. These artists will perform an intimate “In the Round”-type sets in the Bluebird Café Tent throughout the day, as well as play nightly on a specially designed stage. Headliners for this tour are: Montgomery Gentry Jamey Johnson Little Big Town Jack Ingram. Additional artists scheduled to appear are Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove, Lost Trailers, Ryan Bingham and Emily West, with more artists to be announced.Country Music Photo Gallery