Archive | September, 2015

Congratulations To Sam Hunt For #1 Singles “Take Your Time” And “House Party”

Photo credit: Leslie Armstrong/Nashville Country Club

Photo credit: Leslie Armstrong/Nashville Country Club

On Wednesday, September 23rd, we had the opportunity to celebrate with Sam Hunt at The Crying Wolf in Nashville his two number one hits: “Take Your Time” and “House Party”.
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Sad Loss For Eddie Montgomery

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Eddie Montgomery, one-half of the award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry, lost his son Hunter today after an accident that had the 19-year-old on life support in a Kentucky hospital.

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Tip Tip, Hooray! Aaron Tippin Celebrates 25 Years in the Biz

2015 marks a special year for Mr. Aaron Tippin. The country music singer-songwriter is celebrating 25 years in the industry! Tippin stands on Nicki D‘s trusty Red Towel and dishes about his career milestone, fitness regimen, and delicious blackberry wine!

The “You’ve Got to Stand For Something” singer reveals, “Actually the first 10 years, I don’t even remember what happened. It was a whirlwind… There were times when it was year three or four, and I wondered if there was going to be a year five. I’m lucky to still be out here making music.”

Speaking of music, fans can enjoy both old and new tunes on Tippin’s two-disc 25th Anniversary album Aaron Tippin 25. “I’m just proud as a peacock. There are 10 of the old hits, 10 new hits, and 5 songs you probably wouldn’t expect old Aaron Tippin to do. There’s Aaron Tippin doing Frank Sinatra, which sounds like Hank Sinatra.”

The star admits that he does country music because he likes it, but it’s not the only thing he can do. This record also includes hints of bluegrass and classic rock.

When asked what his secret is to longevity in the business, Tippin shared, “I think the key to it is the fans. Every night for 25 years, I got through with the show, wiped the sweat off, got me an energy drink, and I went straight out to the front of the stage and signed autographs until the last one was signed. And I’m still doing that today.”

To further commemorate his 25 years, Tippin partnered with Stonehaus Winery (coincidentally also celebrating their 25th anniversary) to release a wine called “Aaron Tippin Country Jam“.

“I wanted something that most of my fans would appreciate and enjoy, so we’re starting out with a blackberry. And it is good, good, GOOD!”

And of course when chatting with a former bodybuilder, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t throw some fitness questions in there. Even at the age of 57, Tippin has no shame bringing the “guns” out. Look at those muscles!

Tippin swears by good old-fashioned push-ups, squats, and sit-ups. Check out the video above to find out the singer’s go-to healthy food, favorite cheat meal, and tips for staying “right and tight.”

 

In case you’re wondering whose physique in country music Tippin is impressed with, he revealed, “Aw shoot, Joe Diffie back in his day. Joe hung out in the gym quite a bit. Chad Brock… I guess nowadays I would say Tim McGraw.” One can’t argue with that, but we think it’s safe to say that Tippin is OUR fitness inspiration!

The country star certainly has a lot to celebrate in 2015. This year also marks 20 years of marriage for Tippin and wife Thea. Congrats, you lovebirds!

About Aaron Tippin
Aaron Tippin’s fame was launched in 1990 with the release of his uncompromising single, “You’ve Got to Stand For Something.”  He followed with other major hits including “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong with the Radio” and “Kiss This.”
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Music City Food + Wine Festival: Oh, What A Weekend!

Music City Food + Wine FestivalThe 3rd annual Music City Food + Wine Festival took place this past weekend on September 19th and 20th with the festival held at the beautiful Bicentennial Park.  Included with the festival was Harvest Night held at Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville on Saturday night featuring incredible live performances from Kings of Leon, Jewel, Michael MacDonald and Michelle Branch…just to name a few notables.  Sunday featured a special gospel brunch to start the day with live music from the incredible performer Robert Randolph, known as an amazing pedal steel player and singer, accompanied by a gospel choir. Continue Reading →

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Mac Davis to be Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI Country Awards

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Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, will celebrate the extraordinary songwriting career of Mac Davis by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 63rd annual BMI Country Awards. The invitation-only event, which will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville, will honor Davis and the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the previous year.

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OFF THE RECORD FASHION SHOW COMBINES MUSIC AND STYLE FOR NIGHT OF HIGH FASHION

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On the heels of New York Fashion Week in Manhattan, Nashville is gearing up for its own night of high fashion taking place Sunday, Nov. 1Off The Record, with the first round of musical guests and performers for the event being unveiled last week. The Tennessean broke the news, announcing a performance lineup that includes Big Kenny Alphin of Big & Rich, Chase BryantOld DominionThe Cadillac Three and Phil VassarBrooke Eden will be appearing at the event, and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and his wife Brittney will showcase designs from their Tribe Kelley line.

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COUNTRY SENSATION HOME FREE RELEASES THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, COUNTRY EVOLUTION, 9/18 ON COLUMBIA RECORDS

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Photo Credit: Nick DuPlessis

Columbia Records’ country quintet Home Free releases their brand new album COUNTRY EVOLUTION on 9/18 and in celebration will premiere their new music video “Seven Bridges Road” on Billboard. Following the 24-hour exclusive debut, the video will be available on the band’s YouTube channel. 

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PEOPLE MAGAZINE CALLS “DIBS” ON KELSEA BALLERINI, NAMING HER “ONE TO WATCH”

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People Magazine calls “Dibs” on Kelsea Ballerini, highlighting her in their elite “Ones to Watch” list as “The Country Sweetheart.” The issue is on newsstands beginning 9/18. The CMA double nominee (New Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year) is the only Country music artist to make the list and joins the selected crop of 26 rising stars including actors, musicians, and influencers, like Adam DeVine, Francesca Eastwood, Tori Kelly, Daisy Ridley, the cast of “Scream Queens,” and Walk the Moon. 

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SEVENTEEN TO PREMIERE CASSADEE POPE’S “I AM INVINCIBLE” VIDEO SEPTEMBER 23

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As kids and teens across the country settle into back-to-school mode, CASSADEE POPE is giving her fans a dose of confidence and inspiration with an exclusive premiere on Seventeen.com September 23 of her “I Am Invincible” music video.

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LAUREN ALAINA TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED EP OCTOBER 2

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Country music’s Lauren Alaina is set to release her self-titled EP October 2 on Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope Records. Lauren’s fans have been eagerly awaiting new music from the American Idol alum and this EP is just a taste of what is to come as she finalizes her second studio album due out next year. Lead single, “Next Boyfriend,” is already striking a chord and impacts radio Sept. 28. Preview the song at http://umgn.us/NextBF.

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