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Granger Smith Launches 2018 DON’T TREAD ON ME Tour With First Ever New York City Show At Famed Irving Plaza

Hit maker Granger Smith brought the YEE YEE Nation brand of country to the city last night during an electrifying show at New York City’s famed Irving Plaza, marking both the launch of his 2018 DON’T TREAD ON ME TOUR and his New York City full band debut show. Playing to a packed house, Smith performed a charged set of songs from his new album When The Good Guys Win, mixed with beloved tracks from previous records.  This headlining tour will take him to every corner of the US and bookends with a run of shows in Canada in April.

Smith, whose hits include the No. 1 RIAA GOLD “Backroad Song,” “If The Boot Fits” and current single “Happens Like That,” has steadily and swiftly built his career and aptly birthed an unparalleled brand. Dubbed YEE YEE Nation, his rabid and energized followers continue to show up in droves and last night was no exception. “This show is special because not only is it the first time we’ve played New York City, but because this is such a packed house,” Smith told the crowd. “It’s cool to see so many country fans in one of the greatest music cities in the world.” Digital Journal wrote, ”Granger Smith put on a high-octane live concert in the heart of New York City and gave his Manhattan fans a night of country music to remember.”

The tour launches as his latest single “Happens Like That” is set to break into the top 15 powered by fan support nationwide.  Granger Smith’s connection to his fans is unique even among the country genre.  As Smith criss-crosses the nation on this tour, he continues to call fans daily fulfilling a pledge he made to personally call everyone that bought his latest album during release week.

Over the course of his groundbreaking career, Granger Smith has amassed a massive and rabid audience now known as “YEE YEE Nation” built through heavy touring and grassroots fan engagement. He now has a social media following of over 6.5 million and over a quarter of a BILLION online video views. Flagship artist on BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 single “Backroad Song.” Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing “Backroad Song” and followed it with the Top 5 hit, “If The Boot Fits.” “Backroad Song” was one of the Top 10 Most Played country singles of 2016 according to Mediabase and has been certified RIAA GOLD. He was nominated as Best New Country Artist for the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards and was included in the 2017 crop of artists honored during the CRS “New Faces” show. Smith’s new album When The Good Guys Win, includes “Happens Like That,” the #1 Most Added at Mediabase the week of release. He is currently headlining his “Don’t Tread On Me” nationwide tour. www.grangersmith.com

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Fall Out Boy’s New Album, M A N I A, Out Now, Hits #1 In 30 Countries

Photo credit: Pamela Littky

After months of anticipation, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Chicago band Fall Out Boy release their seventh studio album M A N   I    A today on Island Records/DCD2 Records. The album is available across all DSPs NOW and has already hit #1 on iTunes in 30 countries, including the U.S, UK, Australia, Canada and France. The band also released a new music video for the track “Church” directed by Daveion Thompson – watch HERE.


Fall Out Boy will bring M A N   I    A on the road to 25+ U.S. cities beginning August 29 in Uniondale, NY with special guest Machine Gun Kelly on all dates. Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die, Against The Current, State Champs, L.I.F.T., and nothing,nowhere will each join the tour on select dates to be announced. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, January 22 at 10am local through Thursday, January 25 at 10pm local. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. local time. For complete presale details and ticket information, please visit www.ticketmaster.com. $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Fall Out Boy Fund benefiting charities throughout Chicago. Prior to the U.S. run, the band will continue their global tour with dates across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia. For a complete list of tour dates, please visit https://falloutboy.com/tour.

On September 8, Fall Out Boy will return to their hometown for a special homecoming milestone – their first-ever headline show at Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field. The band previously performed at Wrigley as MLB’s first-ever live musical performance on Opening Night in April 2015. Most recently, Fall Out Boy took over the 7th inning stretch and sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” on September 16, 2017 when the Cubs hosted the St. Louis Cardinals – a game at which Pete Wentz also had the honor of throwing the game’s ceremonial first pitch.


“I grew up going to games with my dad at Wrigley,” says Pete Wentz. “This stadium contains so much magic from being a kid…. I can’t think of somewhere closer to me to come home and play a show at in Chicago.”


The band celebrated the album’s release this week with performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and Good Morning America this morning, along with an appearance on MTV’s TRL on Wednesday. They will perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden on January 31.


M A N   I    A Track List:

  1. Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea
  2. The Last Of The Real Ones
  4. Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)
  5. Church
  6. Heaven’s Gate
  7. Champion
  8. Sunshine Riptide feat. Burna Boy
  9. Young And Menace
  10. Bishops Knife Trick



*All dates with special guest Machine Gun Kelly unless otherwise noted

Date City Venue
Wednesday, August 29 Uniondale, NY NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Friday, August 31 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, September 1 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sunday, September 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Tuesday, September 4 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Wednesday, September 5 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Thursday, September 6 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Saturday, September 8 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field **Rise Against & Machine Gun Kelly
Sunday, September 9 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Tuesday, September 11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Wednesday, September 12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Friday, September 14 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sunday, September 16 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Friday, September 21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Saturday, September 22 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sunday, September 23 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Tuesday, September 25 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
Wednesday, September 26 Tucson, AZ Tucson Arena
Friday, September 28 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Saturday, September 29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sunday, September 30 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Tuesday, October 2 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Wednesday, October 3 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Friday, October 5 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, October 6 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Sunday, October 7 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, October 9 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Wednesday, October 10 New Orleans. LA Smoothie King Center


M A N   I    A



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Help Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Fill The Little Red Wagon On The LIVIN’ LIKE HIPPIES Tour

Miranda Lambert has found the perfect way to nurture two of her passions – music and mutts. In every community during her 24-city 2018 Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, Miranda’s 501c3 nonprofit, MuttNation Foundation, will collect dog food, treats, supplies & cash donations for a local shelter at the “Fill the Little Red Wagon” activation, located at the entrance of each venue before the show.

Photo credit: Becky Fluke

Lambert, who owns 8 rescue dogs, says, “I always try to combine my two passions which are music & mutts. I’ve gotten to meet some amazing people that run shelters in the communities where we perform, and I always love connecting with other dog-loving fans.”


Supporters can drop off their donations and sign up for a chance to win a meet and greet with the mutt-loving and celebrated superstar, presented by Live Nation & MuttNation. Check venue sites online for Little Red Wagon collection times.


1/18/2018         Greenville, SC                    Bon Secours Arena                                         Greenville Humane Society

1/19/2018         Orlando, FL                        Amway Center                                                 Pet Alliance

1/20/2018         Atlanta, GA                         Infinite Energy Arena                                   Furkids

2/1/2018           Tacoma, WA                     Tacoma Dome                                                 Humane Society

2/2/2018           Spokane, WA                     Spokane Arena                                                 SCRAPS-Spokane Country Regional Animal Protection Services

2/3/2018           Eugene, OR                        Matthew Knight Arena                                 To be announced

2/8/2018           Sacramento, CA               Golden 1 Center                                               Happy Tails

2/9/2018           Fresno, CA                          Save Mart Center at Fresno State             To be announced

2/10/2018         Los Angeles, CA                The Forum                                                         To be announced

2/15/2018         San Diego, CA                    Viejas Arena                                                      Helen Woodward Animal Shelter for SD

2/16/2018         Ontario, CA                        Citizens Business Bank Arena                    To be announced

2/17/2018         Phoenix, AZ                       Talking Stick Resort Arena                         Rockstar Rescue

3/1/2018           Knoxville, TN                    Thompson Boling Arena                              Humane Society for Knoxville

3/2/2018           Lexington, KY                   Rupp Arena                                                        Lexington Humane Society

3/3/2018           Cleveland, OH                   Wolstein Center                                               Friendship Animal Protective League of Lorain County

3/8/2018           Omaha, NE                         CenturyLink Center                                       Hearts United Animal Shelter

3/9/2018           Oklahoma City, OK         Chesapeake Energy Arena                          Second Chance Animal Shelter

3/10/2018         Little Rock, AR                 Verizon Arena                                                  Pulaski County Humane Society

3/15/2018         Des Moines, IA                  Wells Fargo Arena                                          AHeinz 57 Pet Rescue

3/16/2018         St. Louis, MO                     Scottrade Center                                             APA Adoption Center

3/17/2018         Kansas City, MO               Sprint Center                                                     Wayside Waifs

3/22/2018         Newark, NJ                        Prudential Center                                           See Spot Rescued

3/23/2018         State College, PA              Bryce Jordan Center                                      Centre County PAWS

3/24/2018         Winston-Salem, NC        Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum     Forsyth Humane Society

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 reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for eight consecutive years. Her accolades include 2 Grammy Awards, 13 (CMA) Country Music Associations Awards, and 28 (ACM) Academy of Country Music Awards as well as many other honors, including the prestigious Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony.

The Texas native released her most recent effort, a double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. She touts six studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum (2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.”  The first song released from The Weight Of These Wings, “Vice,” received multiple Grammy and ACM Award nominations. For More Information  www.Mirandalambert.com

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Keith Urban (And Fans) Announce “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” During Live Streamed Pop-Up Performance

At an unannounced pop-up show last night at Nashville’s Exit/In, GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban enlisted his fans to officially announce his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018,” and also took the opportunity to reveal that his forthcoming album will be called GRAFFITI U.  During a 2-hour surprise show, in front of a crowd of 350 lucky fans that poured out onto the streets, Urban also took time to introduce and perform with GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini, who will accompany Urban on the North American leg, as his supporting act.


It was Urban’s fans who took center stage for the tour announcement – a live streamed event that saw them during the feed, in cities across the country announcing the “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” on white poster boards –  http://smarturl.it/KU-FanVideo.


“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for GRAFFITI U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” said Urban.  “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating and I loved having our fans included in the announcement of the tour because it’s their tour too.”


The 58-city tour will kick off on June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will include 10 shows in Canada (supporting act TBA) as well as visits to cities in Nevada, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas that Urban has yet to headline.  Urban’s shows have become concert events that electrify.  They’re unexpected, if not unpredictable, and have been hailed by media around the world as a “concert experience not to be missed.” The tour will feature many of Urban’s 23 #1 songs, as well as brand new songs that have never been performed live and an all-new concert production that promises to be as spectacular as never before.


“I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart filled artistry,” says Ballerini. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”


Ballerini continues her record-breaking momentum with acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY (Black River Entertainment) featuring Top 10 single “Legends.” Regarded as her “grown-up statement” (Rolling Stone), the album follows her history-making GOLD debut THE FIRST TIME that delivered three consecutive #1, PLATINUM-certified smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” “Dibs” – making her the only female artist in Country music to achieve this accolade. Praised by The New York Times as an “elegant songwriter,” Ballerini was most recently honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award and ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award.




Fri Jun 15                               St. Louis, MO                        Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sat Jun 16                             Indianapolis, IN                   Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Fri Jun 22                               Clarkston, MI                       DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sat Jun 23                             Pittsburgh, PA                      KeyBank Pavilion

Wed Jun 27                           Saratoga Springs, NY         Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Fri Jun 29                               Toronto, ON                         Budweiser Stage

Sat Jun 30                             Toronto, ON                         Budweiser Stage

Thu Jul 5                                Gilford, NH                           Bank of NH Pavilion

Fri Jul 6                                  Gilford, NH                           Bank of NH Pavilion

Sun Jul 8                                Canandaigua, NY                CMAC

Fri Jul 13                                Salt Lake City, UT                USANA Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 14                               Denver, CO                           Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Sun Jul 15                              Albuquerque, NM               Isleta Amphitheater

Fri Jul 20                                Mountain View, CA            Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 21                               Lake Tahoe, NV                   Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Sun Jul 22                              Lake Tahoe, NV                   Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Fri Jul 27                                Raleigh, NC                           Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sat Jul 28                               Charlotte, NC                       PNC Music Pavilion

Sun Jul 29                              Alpharetta, GA                    Verizon Amphitheatre

Fri Aug 3                                Philadelphia, PA                  BB&T Pavilion

Sat Aug 4                              Mansfield, MA                     Xfinity Center

Sun Aug 5                              Bangor, ME                          Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Fri Aug 10                             Cleveland, OH                      Blossom Music Center

Sat Aug 11                            Bristow, VA                          Jiffy Lube Live

Sun Aug 12                           Virginia Beach, VA              Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Wed Aug 15                         Rogers, AR                            Walmart AMP*

Fri Aug 17                             Kansas City, MO                  Sprint Center

Sat Aug 18                            Chicago, IL                            Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sun Aug 19                           Cincinnati, OH                      Riverbend Music Center

Fri Aug 24                             Nashville, TN                        Bridgestone Arena

Sat Aug 25                            Orange Beach, AL               The Wharf Amphitheater

Sun Aug 26                           Tuscaloosa, AL                     Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Fri Sept 7                               Uncasville, CT                       Mohegan Sun Arena

Sat Sept 8                             Uncasville, CT                       Mohegan Sun Arena

Fri Sept 14                            Ottawa, ON                          Canadian Tire Centre*

Sat Sept 15                           London, ON                          Budweiser Gardens*

Wed Sept 19                        Winnipeg, MB                      Bell MTS Place*

Fri Sept 21                            Saskatoon, SK                       SaskTel Centre*

Sat Sept 22                           Edmonton, AB                     Rogers Place*

Sun Sept 23                          Calgary, AB                           ScotiaBank Saddledome*

Tue Sept 25                          Vancouver, BC                     Rogers Arena*

Thu Sept 27                          Eugene, OR                          Matthew Knight Arena

Fri Sept 28                            Boise, ID                                Taco Bell Arena

Sat Sept 29                           Missoula, MT                       Adams Center

Thu Oct 4                              Phoenix, AZ                          Ak-Chin Pavilion

Fri Oct 5                                Laughlin, NV                         Laughlin Event Center

Fri Oct 12                              Peoria, IL                               Peoria Civic Center

Sat Oct 13                             Minneapolis, MN                Target Center

Sun Oct 14                            Grand Forks, ND                  Ralph Engelstad Arena

Thu Oct 18                            Toledo, OH                           Huntington Center

Fri Oct 19                              Grand Rapids, MI                Van Andel Arena

Sat Oct 20                             Louisville, KY                         KFC Yum! Center

Wed Oct 24                          Youngstown, OH                 Covelli Centre

Thu Oct 25                            Hershey, PA                          Giant Center

Sat Oct 27                             Brooklyn, NY                        Barclays Center

Sun Oct 28                            Charlottesville, VA              John Paul Jones Arena

Thu Nov 1                             Little Rock, AR                     Verizon Arena

Fri Nov 2                                New Orleans, LA                 Smoothie King Center

Sat Nov 3                              Dallas, TX                              American Airlines Center

* Supporting performer to be announced



For more official Keith Urban news and information go to www.keithurban.net.

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Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker Unite For 2018 Tour

Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning and current nominees Lady Antebellum and three-time GRAMMY award-winner Darius Rucker announced today that they will head out on the road together for their co-headlining SUMMER PLAYS ON TOUR, kicking off on July 19 in Toronto, ON. The trio and Rucker share a long-time friendship and touring history, setting the tone for a fun-filled stint across the country and Canada, for which special guest Russell Dickerson has been invited to join.  With dozens of No. one hits between them the tour offers a playlist-worthy night for fans which will also include spontaneous collaborations throughout the evening. Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 26 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com and additional dates will continue to rollout over the coming weeks. Live Nation is the national tour promoter.  Citi® is the official credit card of the SUMMER PLAYS ON TOUR.  Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi® Private Pass, Citi’s Entertainment Access Program.  For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com
“For us as a band, being out on the road together is where it all comes to life,” said Charles Kelley.  “Darius is one of our closest friends, and so we just feel really excited to get to share this tour and those memories on and off stage with him. There’s no doubt that it’s going to be a total blast and we’re thrilled to have Russell out with us too this summer – we’re already brainstorming ways to shake things up and make each night all about just being in the moment.”
“Reuniting this summer and heading back out on the road with my friends Lady Antebellum feels like a home away from home,” said Rucker. “It’s going to be an incredible summer, and I can’t wait to see y’all out there!”
7/19/18    Toronto, ON                    Budweiser Stage
7/20/18    Cleveland, OH                Blossom Music Center
7/21/18    Darien Center, NY*         Darien Lake Amphitheater
7/26/18    Bethel, NY                       Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/27/18    Gilford, NH                      Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/28/18    Hartford, CT                    XFINITY Theatre
8/2/18      Columbia, MD**              Merriweather Post Pavilion 
8/3/18      Holmdel, NJ                    P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
8/4/18      Wantagh, NY                  Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/16/18    Mountain View, CA         Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/17/18    Sacramento, CA             Toyota Amphitheatre
8/19/18    Seattle, WA                     White River Amphitheatre
8/23/18    Phoenix, AZ                    Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/24/18    Irvine, CA                        FivePoint Amphitheater
8/25/18    San Diego, CA                Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/6/18      Cincinnati, OH                Riverbend Music Center
9/7/18      Clarkston, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/8/18      Pittsburgh, PA                 KeyBank Pavilion
9/13/18    St. Louis, MO                  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/14/18    Indianapolis, IN               Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
9/15/18    Chicago, IL                      Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/20/18    Virginia Beach, VA          Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/21/18    Philadelphia, PA              BB&T Pavilion
9/22/18    Mansfield, MA                 Xfinity Center
9/27/18    Alpharetta, GA*               Verizon Amphitheatre
9/28/18    Tampa, FL                       MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/29/18    West Palm Beach, FL     Coral Sky Amphitheatre.
10/4/18    Raleigh, NC                    Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
10/5/18    Charlotte, NC                  PNC Music Pavilion
10/6/18    Bristow, VA                     Jiffy Lube Live

*Lady Antebellum only
**I.M.P Concerts show

Currently nominated for GRAMMY “Best Country Album” and “Best Country Duo/Group Performance,” Lady Antebellum recently released the title track from their No. One selling album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville). The new single from the multi-PLATINUM trio provides “a bedrock for the entire record” (Paste) as “Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence” (NPR) with “a touch of darkness and a clever play on words” (Rolling Stone). HEART BREAK follows more than 18 million album units, nine No. 1 hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMYs, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Rucker first attained multi-Platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released five consecutive chart-topping albums and earned a whole new legion of fans. Rucker’s Platinum-certified debut country album Learn To Live and follow-up album Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles, “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” In 2012, he achieved a lifelong dream when he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and won his third career GRAMMY award in 2014 for his 4x Platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his True Believers album. Southern Style, his fourth studio country album, includes No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. His latest album on Capitol Nashville, When Was The Last Time features Rucker’s eighth No. 1 on country radio, “If I Told You.” The album’s second single, “For The First Time,” is currently Top 25 and climbing the country charts. 

Breakout country artist and People Magazine’s “One to Watch,” Nashville-based Russell Dickerson continues to overtake airwaves and arenas with his Top 5 GOLD single “Yours,” repeatedly called the “biggest love song of the year,” off his debut album by the same name. The “hypnotic” (CMT) crooner kicks off what promises to be his landmark year as Billboard’s No.1_Emerging_Artist, a Spotify RISE artist and CMT’s 18 for 2018. With a deep appreciation for and responsibility to his loyal fan following, Dickerson understands the importance of real connectivity, spending as much time as he can on the road in front of the people who made him the #1 country pre-order for weeks (2017 saw tour billings that included Thomas Rhett’s “Home Team” Tour and Florida Georgia Line’s “Smooth” tour, and finished with his first headlining tour). His EP premiered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker Chart and No. 2 on iTunes Country chart, with “Yours” clocking over 100 million streams to date. The singer and songwriter is the launch artist on Triple Tigers Records, a joint venture with Sony Music. Dickerson’s “Blue Tacoma” was also recently featured in the tenth installment of the “X-Men” film franchise, “Logan”. @russelled | www.russelldickerson.com

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“Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour” Opening Weekend SOLD OUT!

Photo credit: Jeff Johnson

Platinum-selling country music star Chris Young kicked off the opening weekend of his “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” with three back-to-back SOLD OUT headlining shows in Indianapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis! Chris played a 90-minute, hit-packed set, with the St. Louis Post Dispatch declaring “when it’s 20 degrees outside with a cold wind whipping…the act fans are going to hear needs to deliver…country singer Chris Young did that better than the post office, FedEx and Amazon combined.”

Proclaimed “a headliner…capable of stirring an audience in ways very few in country music can” (Taste of Country) and a performer who “seems so comfortable on stage that fans felt like they could be hanging out with him in a bar or even a living room while he breaks into oh-so-satisfying song” (St. Louis Post Dispatch), the Grammy-nominated singer welcomed his Sony Music Nashville label mates Kane Brown and LANCO as special guests for the first leg of the tour. Go behind the scenes at http://smarturl.it/lswtrecap1. The tour travels to Cincinnati, Grand Rapids and Chicago later this week for another string of sold-out arena shows.

Photo credit Jeff Johnson

Photo credit Jeff Johnson

Tickets and VIP packages for the “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” promoted by AEG Presents and Concerts West, can be purchased at ChrisYoungCountry.com.

As the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, Young released his highly anticipated seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, late last year. The record became his second consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. The title track, currently at #5 Mediabase / #6 Billboard and climbing on the country radio charts, is certified GOLD by the RIAA, marking the 32-year old Grammy nominated singer/songwriter’s 17th Gold/Platinum certification. On March 9, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will unveil the exhibition American Currents: The Music of 2017, including memorabilia from Chris’ noteworthy year.
Photo credit Jeff Johnson
ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG:  Recently inducted as the newest member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young achieved another milestone in 2017 with the release of Losing Sleep, his second consecutive studio album to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. At the age of 32 the RCA Records artist has seven albums to his credit, including the Platinum-certified Neon and 2015’s Gold-certified I’m Comin’ Over, which earned multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scored three consecutive chart-topping singles. A prolific creator, Losing Sleep is Chris’s third project in less than two years.

Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Chris has quickly become an international ambassador for country music, performing to packed houses around the world including the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his nine chart-toppers — including “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,” — and seventeen Gold/Platinum certified projects, he’ll headline the Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour, with more than 30 arena and amphitheater dates beginning in January.

For a full list of tour dates and more information, visit chrisyoungcountry.com.


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Anderson East’s “Encore” Out Today

Anderson East’s highly anticipated new album, Encore, is out today on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (stream/purchase HERE).

In celebration of the release, East performed his #1 single, “All On My Mind,” on this morning’s “TODAY” show (watch HERE), while, earlier this week, he performed “Girlfriend” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (watch HERE).

Last night, East kicked off his “Encore World Tour 2018” with a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The extensive tour will span throughout the year and includes a sold out show tonight at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg and two sold out shows next weekend at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley among many others. All tickets are on sale now. See below for complete details.

Widespread critical praise for Encore

“…an often lustrous revisiting of raucous Southern soul, rousingly delivered and pinpoint precise. He has a voice full of extremely careful scrape and crunch, but his howls never feel unhinged.”—The New York Times

“…drawing inspiration from the sophistication of Donny Hathaway’s compositions and arrangements, the grandness of Van Morrison’s Caledonia Soul Orchestra and the dashing song interpretation of Joe Cocker.”—NPR Music

“…highlights an exciting singer-songwriter effortlessly able to blend elements of rock, blues, country and soul. East sounds both deeply classic and yet fresh…East’s voice is a thing of wonder, marbled like a slab of beef that’s been drenched in bourbon.”—Associated Press

“…this remains a sharp, soul-drenched, organically based set that solidifies the R&B roots at the heart of East’s talents…The songs are terrific, East sells them with his gritty, committed vocals and Encore is poised to push the talented singer-songwriter over the top and into the mainstream.”—American Songwriter

“One of Nashville’s most promising new talents.”—Billboard

Encore was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio along with additional production at House of Blues and Farmland Studio. The album features eleven songs, including “All On My Mind,” “King For A Day” and “Girlfriend” as well as renditions of songs by Ted Hawkins and Willie Nelson.

photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins

The release of Encore culminates a breakout series of years for East following his widely praised debut album, Delilah. In addition to the “TODAY” show and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, East has previously performed on “Ellen,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “CBS This Morning Saturday” and Daryl Hall’s “Live from Daryl’s House” and has lent his talents to several notable projects. He’s been featured on Dave Cobb’s Southern Family compilation, contributed a song to Brandi Carlile’s Cover Stories LP and crafted the original song “What Would It Take” for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.


1. King For A Day (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton)

2. This Too Shall Last (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere)

3. House Is A Building (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere)

4. Sorry You’re Sick (Ted Hawkins)

5. If You Keep Leaving Me (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Aaron Raitiere)

6. Girlfriend (Anderson East, Dave Cobb, Aaron Raitiere, Tim Bergling)

7. Surrender (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere, Adam Hood)

8. All On My Mind (Anderson East, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Aaron Raitiere)

9. Without You (Anderson East, Steve McEwan)

10. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (Willie Nelson)

11. Cabinet Door (Anderson East, Jillia Jackson)


January 12—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)

January 19—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley (SOLD OUT)

January 20—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley (SOLD OUT)

January 24—London, U.K.—Omera (SOLD OUT)

January 26—Berlin, Germany—Musik & Frieden (Schwarzes Zimmer)

January 27—Hamburg, Germany—Nochtspeicher

January 28—Worpswede, Germany—Music Hall

January 30—Stockholm, Sweden—Kägelbanan Södra Teatern

February 8—Dallas, TX—Trees

February 9—Austin, TX—The Parish (SOLD OUT)

February 10—Houston, TX—Studio at Warehouse Live

February 13—Jackson, MS—Duling Hall

February 15—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West

February 16—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre

February 17—Birmingham, AL—Iron City Birmingham (SOLD OUT)

March 1—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre

March 2—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore

March 2-4—Phoenix, AZ—M3F Fest 2018

March 3—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up

March 6—Crystal Bay, NV—Crystal Bay Club Casino

March 7—Sacramento, CA—Harlow’s

March 9—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall

March 10—Seattle, WA—Neumos

March 11—Vancouver, BC—Imperial

March 13—Boise, ID—The Olympic

March 14—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room

March 16—Denver, CO—Gothic Theatre

March 17—Fort Collins, CO—Washington’s

March 18—Mountain Village, CO—Club Red, Telluride Conference Center

March 20—Kansas City, MO—The Madrid Theatre

March 21—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note

April 3—South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground

April 5—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club

April 6—Washington, DC—9:30 Club

April 7—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts

April 10—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern

April 11—Syracuse, NY—Westcott Theater

April 13—Columbus, OH—A&R Music Bar

April 14—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom

April 15—Cincinnati, OH—20th Century Theater

April 17—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall

April 18—Asheville, NC—Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall

April 20—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall

April 21—Charlotte, NC—The Underground

April 22—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre

April 24—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater

April 26—Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre

April 27—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theater

April 28—Chattanooga, TN—Revelry Room

May 11—Louisville, KY—Headliner’s Music Hall

May 12—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue

May 13—Detroit, MI—The Shelter

May 15—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre

May 17—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Café

May 18—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall

May 20—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Festival 2018

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Rascal Flatts Return To The Road This Summer With Dynamic Back To Us Tour Including Special Guests Dan + Shay & Carly Pearce

Known as one of the hottest-selling touring acts with over 10 million tickets sold, superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts revealed today that they will hit the road this summer for their headlining BACK TO US TOUR kicking off in Hartford, CT.

Groundbreakers within the genre themselves, as well as established tastemakers where “the road has been where the band has done some of their most inspiring work over the years” (Billboard) encouraging and helping break artists following in their footsteps, the trio has invited chart-toppers Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce to join them this summer.  The stacked headlining tour has been highly anticipated by fans excited to hear the group’s 17 career No. 1s and more, following their successful sold-out residency in Las Vegas last year. Fans can purchase tickets beginning January 26 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com. Live Nation is the national tour promoter.

“I can’t describe how much we are looking forward to the tour this summer!” said Gary LeVox. “We’ve been lucky enough to be in a position to tour consistently throughout our career, and last year felt like the perfect time to reset as we focused on the release of our 10th album. Coming back this year and with our friends Dan + Shay, who are some of the best guys around, as well as Carly who had an amazing year last year, makes it all the more exciting! It’s going to be an awesome time for us and the fans!”


Hartford, CT
Mansfield, MA
Alpharetta, GA
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Virginia Beach, VA
Holmdel, NJ
Bristow, VA
Wantagh, NY
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
St. Louis, MO
Cincinnati, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Chicago, IL
Toronto, ON
Cleveland, OH
Clarkston, MI
Dallas, TX
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
Irvine, CA
Sacramento, CA

A force to be reckoned with in any genre, ‪Rascal Flatts recently released their tenth studio album, BACK TO US (Big Machine Records), heralded by Rolling Stone as “the band is returning to their sweet spot,” as well as back-to-back chart-topping singles “Yours If You Want It” and “I Like The Sound Of That.”  Time and success have only put the trio closer to their core on BACK TO US, their LP that’s both a return to form and a proclamation of everything that this trio has come to represent over nearly two decades. And that’s expert musicianship, razor sharp vocals and songs that have shaped lives, loves and the genre of country music itself. Known as the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 34.3 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. For more information visit www.rascalflatts.com.

ABOUT DAN + SHAY: Dan + Shay’s sophomore album Obsessed, featuring their most recent No. 1 single, “How Not To,” debuted earlier this year and follows their 2014 Where It All Began, which made them the first new country duo in SoundScan recorded history to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. The album included the Platinum-certified debut single, “19 You + Me” and their first No. 1 single, “Nothin’ Like You,” which earned RIAA Gold certification. Their first single off Obsessed, “From The Ground Up” also earned RIAA Platinum certification and marked their second to hit the top of the charts. They have earned four consecutive nominations for both ACM Vocal Duo of the Year and CMA’s Vocal Duo of the Year award as well as nods for an American Country Countdown Awards, CMT Awards, and Radio Disney Music Awards. In 2017 Dan + Shay headlined their Obsessed Tour and joined Thomas Rhett for several dates on his Home Team Tour. For more information and tour dates, please visit DanAndShay.com and follow @DanandShay on Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT CARLY PEARCE: With her GOLD-certified No. 1 “Every Little Thing,” Kentucky native Carly Pearce scored the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015 and joined an elite group of only three women to accomplish this feat in the past 12 years. Carly’s textured vocals and emotive songwriting prowess are emphasized on the Big Machine Records album recorded with sought-after producer busbee, which Uproxx hailed “the best country debut of 2017” and features the blockbuster title track plus new single “Hide the Wine.” Back-to-back chart-toppers on SiriusXM’s The Highway helped solidify Carly in their Class of 2017. The CMT Next Women of Country alum was named to multiple 2017 Ones To Watch Lists as People touted her “the new voice of Country,” and Brett Young invited her on a sold-out run. The new year continues the trajectory, landing Carly to the esteemed 2018 CRS New Faces and Pandora Artist to Watch as well as dates with Blake Shelton’s COUNTRY MUSIC FREAKS, Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES and Rascal Flatts’ BACK TO US tours. For tour dates and more, visit CarlyPearce.com and follow along at FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Sugarland Announces Still The Same Tour

Award-winning Country duo Sugarland announced today their highly-anticipated return to the stage with the STILL THE SAME 2018 Tour, beginning this Spring in the US. With numerous Grammy, ACM and CMA Awards, chart-topping hits and MULTI-PLATINUM sales, the pair’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will bring their new live show to 48 cities, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Nashville. The first leg of the tour will feature opening acts Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen, while Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell will accompany the pair for the second half.

“We are thrilled to head back out on the road together as this has been a long time coming for the both of us!” said Nettles. “And to have Brandy, Clare, Frankie and Lindsay join us will make our return really special.”

“Can’t wait to get back out there and share our new music with the best fans on earth!” Bush continued. “It will be great to hear everyone singing the old favorites along with us all summer.”

Tickets for the STILL THE SAME 2018 Tour will go on sale starting Friday, January 12 at 10:00am local time. Beginning today fans in select cities will have the opportunity to purchase VIP packages which include the opportunity to meet Sugarland, attend a pre-show VIP sound check, access to exclusive tour lithographs and more.

Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams. Their critical and mainstream appeal has been magnified with countless industry accolades over the course of their career. The hitmakers recently released “Still The Same,” their first new music in seven years, aptly setting the tone for their joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville; this summer’s tour shares its name. This rejuvenation of their musical vision remains true to the authentic sound and emotive songwriting that has made Sugarland one of the most popular Country music duos of all time.
May 4 / Choctaw Grand Theatre / Durant, OK
May 25 / James Brown Arena / Augusta, GA*
May 26 / PNC Arena / Raleigh, NC*
May 27 / Country 500 Festival / Daytona Beach, FL*
May 31 / Gila River Arena / Phoenix, AZ*
Jun 1 / Honda Center / Anaheim, CA*
Jun 2 / San Diego County Fair / Del Mar, CA*
Jun 7 / accesso ShoWare Center / Kent, WA*
Jun 8 / Spokane Arena / Spokane WA*
Jun 9 / MODA Center / Portland, OR*
Jun 12 / Santa Barbara Bowl / Santa Barbara, CA*
Jun 14 / Greek Theatre / Los Angeles, CA*
Jun 15 / Rabobank Arena / Bakersfield, CA*
Jun 16 / Mandalay Bay / Las Vegas, NV*
Jun 21 / Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre / Denver, CO*
Jun 22 / Rushmore Plaza Civic Center / Rapid City, SD*
Jun 23 / Bismarck Event Center / Bismarck, ND*
Jun 28 / CenturyLink Center Omaha / Omaha, NE*
Jun 29 / TaxSlayer Center / Moline, IL*
Jun 30 / Chaifetz Arena / St. Louis, MO*
Jul 6 / Fallsview Casino / Niagara Fall, ONT***
Jul 7 / Fallsview Casino / Niagara Falls, ONT***
Jul 8 / Turning Stone Resort / Verona, NY***
Jul 12 / Schottenstein Center / Columbus, OH*
Jul 13 / Covelli Centre / Youngstown, OH*
Jul 14 / Merriweather Post Pavilion / Columbia, MD*
Jul 19 / BOK Center / Tulsa, OK**
Jul 20 / Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie / Grand Prairie, TX**
Jul 21 / Smart Financial Centre / Sugar Land, TX**
Jul 26 / Pensacola Bay Center / Pensacola, FL**
Jul 27 / Von Braun Center / Huntsville, AL**
Jul 28 / KFC Yum Center / Louisville, KY**
Aug 2 / Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, TN**
Aug 3 / Infinite Energy Arena / Atlanta, GA**
Aug 4 / Bon Secours Wellness Arena / Greenville, SC**
Aug 9 / Huntington Center / Toledo, OH**
Aug 10 / Van Andel Arena / Grand Rapids, MI**
Aug 11 / Resch Center / Green Bay, WI**
Aug 16 / Denny Sanford PREMIER Center / Sioux Falls, SD**
Aug 17 / Iowa State Fair / Des Moines, IA**
Aug 18 / INTRUST Bank Arena / Wichita, KS**
Aug 23 / Ravinia Festival / Chicago, IL**
Aug 24 / Minnesota State Fair / St. Paul, MN**
Aug 25 / Nebraska State Fair / Grand Island, NE****
Aug 30 / Mohegan Sun Arena / Uncasville, CT**
Aug 31 / Allentown Fair/ Allentown, PA**
Sep 1 / Bank of NH Pavillion / Gilford, NH**
Sep 7 / DCU Center / Worcester, MA**
Sep 8 / Prudential Center / Newark, NJ***with Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen
**with Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell
***with Brandy Clark only
****with Frankie Ballard only

For additional pre-sale information and public on-sale information in your area, please visit http://SugarlandMusic.com.
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Jordan Davis Reveals Plans For First Headlining “White Wine And Whiskey” Tour

MCA Nashville’s hot newcomer Jordan Davis announces today his first headlining WHITE WINE AND WHISKEY TOUR kicking off in West Peoria, IL on February 2. The tour will hit several additional markets including Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta and Nashville with more dates to be announced soon. Fans can purchase tickets beginning this Friday, January 12 at www.jordandavisofficial.com


2018 looks to be an exciting year for Jordan as he was recently named an “Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone, CMT, Billboard, Shazam, Pandora, Amazon and more. On the WHITE WINE AND WHISKEY TOUR, fans can expect to hear Jordan’s Top 25 single “Singles You Up” in addition to the previously-released tracks “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot” and “Take It From Me.”


Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Jordan has made a strong impression on critics and audiences alike with his classic lyric-writing melded with tech-tinged production. After graduating from LSU in 2012 with a degree in Resource Conservation, Jordan moved to Nashville and honed his songwriting craft influenced by his love of lyrically-driven songwriters and genre-defying musicality.


Joining Jordan on tour is Big Loud Records rising star Jillian Jacqueline, whose debut single “Reasons” is set to climb the Country charts after garnering 12 million Spotify streams and skyrocketing into the platform’s Viral 50 USA list. Her recently released EP SIDE A, produced by Tofer Brown, was met with critical acclaim for her new school, no-holds-barred storytelling and top-notch vocals. The inaugural Country artist named to Vevo’s elite dscvr Artists to Watch list, Jacqueline has been chosen as one of CMT’s Listen Up “18 for 2018” while claiming a spot as an emerging artist on lists by Pandora, AXS, Rolling Stone and more.




Feb. 2                    West Peoria, IL

Feb. 3                    Sioux City, IA

Feb. 16                  Mount Laurel, NJ

Feb. 17                  Asbury Park, NJ

Feb. 18                  Uncasville, CT

Feb. 23                  Dallas, TX

Mar. 1                    Cleveland, OH

Mar. 2                    Grand Rapids, MI

Mar. 3                    Detroit, MI

Mar. 20                 Decatur, GA

Mar. 21                 Nashville, TN*

Mar. 22                 St. Louis, MO

*Show Opener TBD

For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.jordandavisofficial.com 

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