Kacey Musgraves Launching “Same Tour Different Trailer” Outing September 25

Image Courtesy Kelly Christine Musgraves/SandboxKacey Musgraves launches her new tour, titled Same Tour Different Trailer, on September 25 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. The trek will hit 13 cities in the U.S. before wrapping up in Las Vegas at the Life Is Beautiful tour on October 26. Kacey just launched her run of shows opening for Katy Perry this past weekend after spending a few months opening for Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss.

“I’m so lucky to have toured on so many different sides of the musical spectrum this year with artists who are all over the map,” Kacey says, “And I’m really excited to be bringing a little piece of my world to the fans that have done so much for me.”

For the latest ticket information, go to KaceyMusgraves.com. Newcomers John & Jacob will serve as her opening acts this fall.

Here are Kacey’s new tour dates:

9/25 — Tulsa, OK, Cain’s Ballroom
9/26 — Springfield, MO, Gillioz Theatre
9/27 — Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
10/1 — Dallas, TX, Granada Theater
10/2 — Houston, TX, Warehouse Live
10/3 — Baton Rouge, LA, Varsity Theatre
10/4 — Birmingham, AL, Alabama Theatre
10/17 — Athens, GA, Georgia Theatre
10/18 — Asheville, NC, The Orange Peel
10/19 — Savannah, GA, Trustees Theatre
10/23-10/24 — New Braunfels, TX, Gruene Hall
10/26 — Las Vegas, NV, Life Is Beautiful Festival

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Lady Antebellum Headlining Nashville’s 2015 New Year’s Eve Bash

Image Courtesy Jim Wright/Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum will be ringing in 2015 with a performance in downtown Nashville. They’re headlining the Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway, complete with Nashville’s signature “Music Note Drop” at midnight.

Lady A’s Hillary Scott says, “We’re so looking forward to celebrating New Year’s this year in our hometown. It’s such a magical time of year, so getting to be home with our friends, family and all of Nashville downtown on Broadway will be such a fun way to ring in 2015!”

More than 85,000 people were on hand for the Music Note Drop last New Year’s Eve. More artists will join Lady A on the bill soon.

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Garth Brooks Meeting with Ticketmaster Today to Iron Out Ticketing Issues

Image Courtesy CMASome fans had trouble getting tickets for Garth Brooks‘ upcoming Atlanta concerts when they went on sale Friday, and Garth isn’t taking the matter lying down. His rep issued a statement Monday morning, saying, “Ticketmaster and Garth Brooks are meeting to discuss how to make the on sale for Garth shows the best they can be.”

As it stands now, Garth is playing three shows in Atlanta on September 19 and 20. His world tour kicks of with 10 shows in Chicago starting September 4. We expect a new tour city will be announced very soon.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockCountry newcomer Chase Rice had a hand in writing which one of Florida Georgia Line‘s hits? ANSWER: “Cruise.”

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Taylor Swift Mystery Ends: She’s Doing a Live Stream August 18th

ABC/Richard HarbaughAfter dropping not-so-subtle hints about an upcoming event, Taylor Swift has now ended the mystery for her fans. 

As she revealed in a Twitter posting, the singer will be doing a worldwide live stream event August 18 on Yahoo!  It’ll take place at 5 p.m. ET, and fans based in New York City can enter for a chance to attend the event in person.

As for what Taylor is going to be discussing during this event, her website describes it as “exciting news.”  It’s most likely details about her brand-new album, or perhaps the first single from that album.

Visit TaylorSwift.com for all the info, including how to host your own live stream party.

Meanwhile, there’s speculation online that Taylor’s new single is called “Polaroid.”  This is chiefly because a Polaroid camera is visible in one of the “clue” images Taylor posted, and also because, as Stereogum reports, Taylor apparently invited some top radio programmers to her apartment, and they all tweeted and Instagrammed Polaroid photos of themselves hanging with her.  Stay tuned.

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Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes Win at Teen Choice 2014

CMATaylor Swift and Hunter Hayes were among the music winners Sunday night at Teen Choice 2014 in Los Angeles.

Taylor earned the surfboard prize for Choice Female Country Artist, while Hunter won the male version of the award.

Both appeared on the two-hour Fox broadcast to present an award: Taylor in person, and Hunter via tape.

Lady Antebellum was voted Choice Country Group, while “This is How We Roll,” by Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, was selected Choice Country Song.

The other music categories were dominated by pop acts.

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Jason Aldean Says It’s Time to Stop Judging His Relationship with Brittany Kerr

Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean is asking everyone to move on and accept his relationship with his girlfriend, Brittany Kerr, whom he was photographed getting cozy with while he was still married in 2012. Now that Jason is divorced, some fans on Instagram just aren’t letting him live down the way he and Brittany first got together.

On Saturday, Jason posted a photo of himself with Brittany and the new puppy he got her.

A few fans left nasty comments on the photo, which prompted Jason to post a second picture with the words, “You know my name, not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done, not what I’ve been through.”

He went on to explain in the caption, “So sick of people judging me and @brittanylkerr over things they know nothing about. I have made mistakes but i am a better person because of it, and wouldn’t change a thing. I’m happier than i have ever been, so thank u to all the people who support us. We are happy and life goes on. It’s time to move on people.”

Jason and Brittany made their first public appearance together at the CMT Music Awards in June. According to Brittany’s Instagram account, the couple is headed to the Caribbean this week for some “much-needed” downtime.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockFlorida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and his girlfriend, Hayley, often practice yoga on the tour bus before shows.

Garth Brooks is now playing two shows at Atlanta’s Philips Arena on Friday, September 19 along with a third show on September 20.

Dustin Lynch celebrated reaching the one-million likes milestone on Facebook by treating fans to a video of himself cannonballing into a hotel pool in his street clothes.

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Brad Paisley Will Always Find a Way to Spend Time on the Water

Image Courtesy CMABrad Paisley‘s latest single, “River Bank,” was partly inspired by the time he spent on the water in his early days in Nashville. Brad didn’t have much money back then, but he had a friend with a bass boat.

Says Brad, “It was about a 16-footer. It was enough for two guys to go out on the lake. And we would meet up every day that was nice and save up, buy any kind of tackle we could afford, and just head up to the…either the Cumberland River or Percy Priest [lake].”

Brad didn’t have any family or a girlfriend during that time in his life, but he found comfort in spending time on the water.

“It was the release for me,” Brad explains. “I would work all the time, write songs all the time, and then I’d go to the river.”

“River Bank” is the lead single from Brad’s new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, coming out August 25.

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Luke Bryan Rocks Huge Crowd in New York City as Son Starts Kindergarten

Image Courtesy ABCLuke Bryan‘s Friday performance on ABC’s Good Morning America Summer Concert Series brought more fans into Central Park than any other act on the show this summer. It’s just the latest nod of approval from the Big Apple for Luke, who is playing three arena shows in the city this year between Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

ABC News Radio spoke with Luke backstage at GMA Friday about his love affair with New York City. He says, “Growing up a small-town kid from South Georgia, and to be able to come up here and connect with New Yorkers and everybody up here in this part of the U.S., it’s really, really amazing.”

Luke actually watched the fans lining up to get in to Central Park to see his show.

He adds, “You never get tired of it. It always kind of puts a little warmth in your heart, and you just feel good when you know you’ve got a lot of fans that love you.”

While Luke had a big morning performing for his fans, his thoughts were with his son Bo, who started his first day of kindergarten back home in Nashville on Friday. Luke says Bo is much more prepared for school than he was back in Georgia.

“He’s gone to pre-K stuff and stuff to kinda get going,” Luke explains. “I mean, my mother woke me up one day and says, ‘Alright, you’re going to school today.’ That didn’t go well with me.”

Luke continues his That’s My Kind of Night tour next Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

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