Nashville News: Thursday, 5/19
Chris Janson will hit more than 100 cities this summer on his Buy Me a Boat Tour.
He says, “Performing is one of my favorite things to do. I love to be on stage and thrive on the energy from the
crowd. With more than 100 dates on the tour this summer, it's going to be in full swing. I'm looking forward to it!”
The tour launches Saturday in Baltimore.
Jason Aldean will headline CMT's first Concert of the Summer.
Jason's performance in Chicago on June 19th will be turned into a two-hour TV special, which will feature backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes moments.
The special will also feature Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses. No air date has been set. They will all be at
Blossom on Sept 23rd.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 5/18
Brad Paisley has revealed some very special collaborations on his new album.
He says, “Mick Jagger has a song on there with me that is gonna flip you out. John Fogerty and I have been writing,
and wait ’til you hear that. Timbaland, then Demi Lovato.”
The album title and release date have yet to be announced. Last week, Brad released "Without a Fight" -- his duet with Demi Lovato, which will be on the new album.
Congrats to Dierks Bentley for having the #1 song on the Mediabase chart for the second week in a row with
“Somewhere on a Beach.” Dierks’ new album “Black” comes out on May 27th and he opens the Blossom concert
season this Friday with Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard!
Nashville News: Tuesday, 5/17
Tyler Farr is sounding better than ever since recovering from throat surgery this year. He says he's singing five-and-a-half notes higher than before.
And it's a good thing -- he's got a lot on his plate, including a tour with Brad Paisley and a new album, which is being produced by Jason Aldean.
Longtime friends and former duet partners Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are going at. They hit with a playful
Twitter exchange over his new single, "Without a Fight."
Brad tweeted to Carrie, "Hey Carrie Underwood, I'm singing with Demi Lovato on my new song. Jealous?"
Without missing a beat, Carrie shot back, "As a matter of fact, I am... I've always wanted to sing with Demi Lovato!"
Nashville News: Monday, 5/16
Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert, who are touring together when Kenny's Spread the Love trek hits stadiums,
have accepted the challenge to make new fans.
Kenny says, "It makes me happiest when somebody who may not have been invested in our music -- their boyfriend or girlfriend dragged them to the show -- leaves going, 'What the heck just happened?'"
Miranda likes to look into the audience and find the person who clearly doesn't want to be there. "Trying to get the
guy who has a look on his face the whole time. I’m like, 'I’m gonna turn you!'"
They will both be at Blossom, but not together- Kenny on May 26th and Miranda on July 28th!
Florida Georgia Line‘s big musical gamble has paid off. The duo’s latest single, “H.O.L.Y.,” has reached the top of the
charts just weeks after it was released to country radio.
It is a turn in a much different direction for the pair, both musically and lyrically. The lyrics paint a romantic love in
almost spiritual terms, and in fact, “H.O.L.Y.” is an acronym for High On Loving You. The music is quite different for FGL,
too; it’s a power ballad that’s unlike anything they’ve ever released.
But people love it- “H.O.L.Y.” sits at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart this week, as well as the Country
Streaming Songs and Country Digital Songs charts. The song made an incredible jump from No. 39 to No. 1 in a