Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDarius Rucker‘s album, True Believers, had been certified gold for sales of 500,000 copies.

Long before he won the Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey got his start playing the bad guy in Trisha Yearwood‘s 1992 video for “Walkaway Joe.”

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Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan’s “This Is How We Roll” Video Premiering on “Good Morning America”

Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line‘s new video with Luke Bryan, “This Is How We Roll,” premieres Friday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. The guys traveled to the desert outside San Diego, CA to film the clip, which features intense cameos from FGL’s daredevil friends Travis Pastrana and The Nitro Circus. The weather and a few other factors led to a great shoot for the guys.

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard says, “Anything out in California when it’s 75 degrees and we got dirt bikes and big trucks and girls and stuff like that involved, man, it’s gonna be a good time. So, we had a lot of fun with it.”

Luke had to fly straight from his show at Madison Square Garden in New York to San Diego for the video shoot.

Luke says, “I’m excited to be on it with them. I love what they’re doing musically. It’s so young, fresh. And to be a part of it with them is really awesome.”

“This Is How We Roll” is included on the deluxe edition of Florida Georgia Line’s album, Here’s to the Good Times…This Is How We Roll.

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Toby Keith Launching Shut Up and Hold On Tour May 25

Show Dog/UniversalToby Keith launches his Shut Up and Hold On tour May 25 with special guests Colt Ford and his daughter, Krystal Keith. The trek runs all summer long through a September 27 show in Philadelphia. Premium seats are available at TicketsforCharity.com with the proceeds going to help those in need.

Here are Toby’s tour dates:

5/25 — Forest City, IA, Tree Town Music Festival
5/30 — San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater
5/31 — Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheater
6/1 — Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/13 — Burlington, IA, Burlington Steamboat Days
6/14 — Winstead, MN, Winstock Music Festival
6/28 — Washington, D.C., Jiffy Lube Live
6/29 — Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
7/12 — St. Louis, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/13 — Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/19 — Tooele, UT, Tooele County Fairgrounds
7/25 — Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Center
7/26 — Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
7/27 — Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center
8/1 — Bowmanville, ON (CAN), Boots and Hearts Festival
8/8 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
8/9 — Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
8/23 — Lima, OH, Allen County Fair
9/13 — Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center
9/27 — Philadelphia, PA, Susquehanna Bank Center

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Five Newcomers Added to CMT Next Women of Country Campaign

Bigger PictureCMT’s Next Women of Country campaign continues with Lucy Hale, Angaleena Presley, Lindsay Ell, Natalie Stovall and the Drive, and Nikki Lane joining the initiative. Kacey Musgraves, Ashley Monroe, Brandy Clark and Cassadee Pope are among the women previously featured as CMT’s Next Women of Country.

For more on the artists featured in the campaign, go to NextWomen.CMT.com.

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New Duo Dan + Shay Launch Warehouse Sessions Video Series

Warner Music NashvilleNew duo Dan + Shay have launched the Warehouse Sessions video series as they ramp up to release their debut album, Where It All Began, on April 1. The first clip features the guys singing an acoustic version of “What You Do to Me,” which will appear on the debut project.

Dan + Shay are climbing the country chart fast with their debut hit, “19 You + Me.” They’re also up for Vocal Duo of the Year at the ACM Awards on April 6.

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Eric Church Continues Mysterious Video Series with “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young” Clip

EMI NashvilleEric Church‘s new video for “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young” continues the mysterious storyline he established in the “Give Me Back My Hometown” clip. A third installment in the series, titled “San Destino Rising: Movimiento De Una,” helps flesh out the narrative, which will continue through the life of Eric’s latest album, The Outsiders.

Go to EricChurch.com to see all of the videos in chronological order.

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Blake, Luke, Jason, Miranda, Keith and Strait Performing on ACM Awards Next Month

ACMACM Awards co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan have signed on to perform on next month’s show. Nominees Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Keith Urban, and The Band Perry are also set to take the stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  

Florida Georgia Line has already been announced to headline this year’s 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam during the show at Mandalay Bay. The 49th Annual ACM Awards broadcast live on CBS April 6 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Kip Moore Signs On with CASE Construction Equipment to Help Out the Working Man

MCA NashvilleKip Moore has teamed up with CASE Construction Equipment to give back to communities as part of CASE’s Dire States infrastructure development program. Kip will be the face of the company’s efforts to develop and improve parks and educational facilities around the country.

Kip feels CASE Construction Equipment fits right in with his music’s reflection of the American working class. He says, “[They're] not pretentious. Not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get in the trenches, to deliver what really matters to people. It’s an honor for me to work with good people like that and especially those who give back to the community.”     

For more information on this program, go to DireStates.com.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhich member of Florida Georgia Line hails from Ormond Beach, FL? ANSWER: Brian Kelley.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Band Perry will perform on the Grand Ole Opry April 19 in Nashville.

A sneak peek at Hunter Hayes‘ new video, “Invisible,” will air on ABC’s Good Morning America on March 12. The entire clip will then air on CMT, MTV, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and HunterHayes.CMT.com later that day.

Keith Urban will head out on the Raise ‘Em Up tour this summer with special guests Brett Eldredge and Jerrod Niemann. Go to KeithUrban.net for tour dates.

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