The Official Music Video For Georgia Line’s “Round Here.” Below is the official music video for Florida Georgia Line’s current single, “Round Here.” The song comes from their album, Here’s To The Good Times. The video has an interesting take on it, as we see both Tyler and Brian playing out their day in separate locations (Georgia and Florida). I’m sure the song will do well with radio and fans like their previous singles. It has a good beat, the type of song that you could calmly listened to driving down the road or rock out to with your friends. Watch the video for “Round Here” and tell us what you think!
Taylor Swift Leads In Billboard Music Award Nominations. Country Music will be represented in Las Vegas yet again, as another award show is coming up. Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and The Band Perry are all scheduled to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The show will air live Sunday, May 19 on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Country Nominees: Swift has a pretty good chance of taking at least one award home, seeing how she has 11 nominations for the night. Swift is in the running for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album, Top Streaming Song (Video) and Top Country Song. Swift is also up for the Milestone Award. Jason Aldean is up for three awards: Top Male Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Country Album. Luke Bryan also has three nominations: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Country Song. Hunter Hayes is up for Top Country Artist and Top Country Song. Carrie Underwood is nominated for Top Country Artist and Top Country Album. Lionel Richie is nominated for Top Country Album and Eric Church and Florida Georgia Line are also up for Top Country Song.
Grand Ole Opry Honors Opry Members Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins with Special Memorial Concert Tuesday March 5th. Tonight (Tuesday, March 5th) the Grand Ole Opry will be honoring the memory of three Grand Ole Opry Members, Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins on the 50th Anniversary of the plane crash that claimed their lives along with pilot and Cline’s manager, Randy Hughes. The plane crash occurred on March 5th 1963 en route from Kansas City to Nashville, TN outside Camden, TN. There were no survivors. Tonight’s concert marks the first Tuesday Night Opry of the season, and Cline, Hawkins and Copas will be honored with performances of their hit songs by Jean Shepard (spouse of Hawkins at the time of his death), Mandy Barnett, Terri Clark, John Conlee and Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys. ACM Award nominees Florida Georgia Line will also perform along with Opry group, Riders In The Sky. Country music is country music because of artists like Cline, Hawkshaw and Copas, and we salute them today.
Taylor Swift Invites Country Newbie Joel Crouse, Florida Georgia Line and more to Join her 2013 Red Tour! Taylor Swift will be kicking off her brand new 2013 RED Tour on March 13th, and she’s inviting a few more talented folks to join her on the road! Swift and her team previously announced that singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Taylor, “Everything Has Changed,” is featured on her Red album, would be joining what will no doubt be a hugely successful tour. Now though, fans are going to have extra incentive to turn out to the RED tour shows. In addition to Sheeran, Tswift will be including country music new kid, Joel Crouse, and other super popular country acts like Florida Georgia Line, Casey James and Brett Eldredge. Taylor’s Red album is easily the LEAST country of all of her releases so far, and she’s been receiving a fair amount of flack for it. So, I’m thinking that the addition of these new country artists has a lot to do with trying to stay in touch with the country music fan base. Smart move, if you ask me, and the new additions are sure to make the RED 2013 Tour a blast for fans. Not to mention, all of these guys are going to get a tremendous amount of exposure from this, and it’s well deserved. See below for details on the 13 Stadium tour stops.
Florida Georgia Line Release New Party Themed Video for Get Your Shine On. Florida Georgia Line crashed onto the country music scene with their runaway #1 hit “Cruise,” and riding their current wave of success have released the follow up single, “Get Your Shine On” from the duo’s debut album Here’s To The Good Times. With a 2013 ACM Awards nomination for Duo of the Year, and current touring dates scheduled with Luke Bryan‘s Dirt Road Diaries 2013 Tour, its easy to see that country music fans and industry folks have taken a strong liking to these two guys. With their upbeat, high energy vibe, its kind of hard not to love them. That being said though, videos like the one they have released for “Get Your Shine On,” just make me feel old. It’s “what-happens-in-Cancun-stays-in-Cancun” party vibe, from the cliche “hot chicks” FGL and their band hook up with to the extremely random cameo from two Mexican wrestlers to the non-stop water related activities and the fruity drink and beer chugging, just isn’t really something I personally can relate to. That’s not to say I can’t have a “good time”…my “good time” just looks a whole lot different. I’d say its clear FGL and their creative team are currently speaking to a pretty specific demographic within the country music fan base. So, if you’re looking forward to getting a little wild and loose on your upcoming Spring Break adventure, then you should probably put “Get Your Shine On” on your week’s playlist because this is the song for you! The duo isn’t all party party party all the time though. Other tracks featured on their debut album like “Stay” and “Dayum, Baby” give a little bit of a hint of another side of FGL that no doubt we’ll see develop over the years. Check out the album for more, and watch the video for yourself below! Watch Florida Georgia Line New Video for “Get Your Shine On.”
Luke Bryan Announces Second Leg of 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour After Selling Out First Leg! In October of last year, Luke Bryan made a huge announcement and let fans know he would be launching his first ever headlining tour the 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour! If anyone had any doubt as to whether this country singer could pack a stadium, they can doubt no more. Bryan has added a complete second leg to the tour that will run from May 17th through October 26th as he has completely sold out the originally scheduled first leg! This is really big news for a first time headliner, but we can’t say that we’re surprised (It’s no secret Luke is one of our favorites!). Bryan wants fans to know that whether you see him on the first leg or the second leg, you’re guaranteed a heck of show! “I feel like I have waited a lifetime to take my own show on the road. The band and I have a lot of exciting things in store for the fans and are eager to get it started!” -Luke Bryan Opening guests Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square who kicked of the first leg of the Dirt Road Diaries will stay on for the newly added dates! In between tour dates though, you can catch Luke co-hosting the 2013 ACM Awards with Blake Shelton! Current Luke Bryan Tours and Tickets
2013 Academy of Country Music Awards Announce Nominations for Newcomer Categories! The Academy of Country Music announced the first round of nominations for the 2013 ACM Awards earlier this week. The categories announced so far showcase country music “newcomers,” and for the fifth consecutive year fans will be able to vote for their favorite artists in these specific categories. Voting will open on Monday, January 21st, and you can vote on ACM’s official page or at GAC.com. Individual trophies will be awarded to winners in each of the categories below, and the three winners will compete for the final New Artist of the Year Award the night of the broadcast. I’m a little surprised that Thompson Square and Lee Brice haven’t graduated out of the new artist/newcomer groups yet, but all those nominated are great artists! Good luck to all of them! 2013 ACM Awards Newcomer Categories/Nominations: New Female Vocalist Jana Kramer Kacey Musgraves Sunny Sweeney New Male Vocalist Lee Brice Brantley Gilbert Hunter Hayes New Vocal Group or Duo Florida Georgia Line Love and Theft Thompson Square The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS.