Capitol NashvilleGet well wishes go out to Luke Bryan, who fell off the stage during his Thursday night concert in Charlotte, NC. A fan video captures the moment Luke fell into the pit while performing a cover of the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis pop hit, “Can’t Hold Us.” He later tweeted, “I’m good. Few stitches.”
Luke plans to continue his That’s My Kind of Night tour with a two-night stand in Bristow, VA Friday and Saturday night.
Warner Music NashvilleAs Brett Eldredge watched his breakthrough hit, “Don’t Ya,” climbing the charts, he promised to go skydiving if the song went to #1. He made good on that promise when that song hit the top spot. Now he’s made a bet to go shark diving if his latest single, “Beat of the Music,” becomes his second #1 hit. That song is in the top five now, so Brett is sweating bullets about a potential trip to swim with the sharks.
“I can’t believe I actually might go shark diving,” Brett says, adding that he insists on having a cage to protect him during the dive. “They can throw all sorts of dead fish around there and let ‘em swim up to the cage for, like, five minutes and get me out of there. I need, like, 20 drinks.”
Brett never intended his bets about sky diving and shark diving to become public. He says, “I just like going to test yourself and push yourself to something that you would normally never do.”
“Beat of the Music” and “Don’t Ya” are both included on Brett’s debut album, Bring You Back, in stores now.
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockAlabama will kick off the CMA Music Festival’s nightly concerts Thursday, June 5 with a full performance at LP Field. This appearance marks Alabama’s first time performing at CMA Music Festival, formerly known as Fan Fair, in 19 years.
Luke Bryan will serve as the grand marshal for the FedEx 400 benefit Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway Sunday. The race starts at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.
Joe Nichols joins Lady Antebellum for a trio of concert dates this weekend starting Friday night in Cincinnati.
Luke Bryan takes fans to a recent Nashville concert featuring fellow Georgia musicians Cole Swindell, Jason Aldean and more in the new installment of LBTV.
CMTKacey Musgraves and Katy Perry‘s CMT Crossroads episode doesn’t premiere until June 13, but a sneak peek of their duet on Katy’s song “Roar” is now posted at People.com.
In addition to that pop hit, Kacey and Katy trade vocals on Kacey’s breakthrough single “Merry Go Round” and later hit “Follow Your Arrow.” Covers of Bonnie Raitt‘s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and Dolly Parton‘s “Here You Come Again” round out the Crossroads set list.
This installment of CMT Crossroads marks the show’s 50th episode.
Sony Music NashvilleEven though he’s taken the year off the road, Kenny Chesney is still being recognized for his achievements in the touring industry. Just this week, Billboard named Kenny the only country artist in the top 10 touring acts from 1990 to 2014, with nearly 13 million tickets sold. That puts Kenny at #9 on the list, behind the likes of the Rolling Stones, U2, and Bruce Springsteen.
Kenny has been using his time off the road to work on a new album, and fans can expect to hear those songs on the road next year. He says, “These songs are gonna rock live; but more importantly, they say a whole lot about how the fans live. I can’t wait to play ’em onstage.”
Though his record label can’t confirm anything just yet, Kenny tweeted the date 9/30/2014 earlier this week. That may indicate we can expect to hear something from him on that date. Regardless, Kenny expects to release his new album by the end of the year.
CMTRascal Flatts, Cassadee Pope and LeAnn Rimes are among the first presenters announced for the 2014 CMT Music Awards next week in Nashville. Actors Beth Behrs, Brooklyn Decker, James Van Der Beek, and Kate Walsh will also hand out trophies, along with CMT’s Broken Skull Ranch host Steve Austin.
Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban are all performing on the show, along with several of country’s other top stars. Fan voting for the 2014 CMT Music Awards is now open at CMT.com.
The 2014 CMT Music Awards broadcast live on CMT Wednesday, June 4 at 8 p.m. ET.
“Confidence, and the ability to wing it and the ability to get fancied up and pretty,” Luke says. “I love the whole girl-next-door thing, the whole thing of, you know you’re pretty but not going too far with it.”
Of course, Luke’s wife Caroline embodies all of these qualities, and she’s not asking for much from Luke in return. She just wants him to stay off his mobile phone when they have dinner at a restaurant.
Says Luke, “The best thing for me is to leave it in the car and then I know I won’t answer it. Whenever I’m like, ‘I left my phone in the car,’ she’s like, ‘Ooh — special!’ “
Luke and 51 of country’s other hottest guys are featured in the new issue of People Country, on stands Friday.
EB Media PRRandy Houser, Love and Theft, Cassadee Pope,Jon Pardi, Casey James, and Big & Rich have joined the lineup for the 2nd Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Labor Day weekend, August 29 through 31 in Panama City Beach, FL. Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley were previously announced as this year’s headliners.
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKenny Chesneytweeted the date “9.30.14,” which could mean he’s got new music coming out on that date. He’s been in the studio in the past few months working on a new album.
Angaleena Presley of Pistol Annies fame has signed a new record deal and will release her first full-length album this fall.
Sara Evans will perform on PBS’s A Capitol Fourth special July 4 at 8 p.m. ET.
Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Brothers Osborne, The Henningsens, Leah Turner and Kristian Bush will perform at the Great American Country Breakfast concert series June 5 through 8 at the Music City Center in Nashville during the CMA Music Festival. For more information, go to GACTV.com/Breakfast.
Love and Theft and Josh Thompson will headline NRA Country’s 2nd Annual Fan Club Party Thursday, June 5 at Margaritaville in Nashville. The event is free that morning and fans will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Florida Georgia Line will perform at the 2014 Miss USA pageant airing June 8 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Fans attending George Strait‘s final tour stop at AT&T Stadium in Texas on June 7 will want to check out the venue’s policy on purses and handbags. More information can be found at GeorgeStrait.com.
Dolly Parton‘s new video for “Home” is now airing on Vevo.