Kenny Chesney Adds Second Show in Nashville to Launch The Big Revival Tour in March

Image Courtesy Sony Music/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has added a second show in Nashville on March 27 to launch The Big Revival tour. The first show is set for March 26. Kenny and his team added the new date due to overwhelming demand from fans before the tickets even went on sale.

The Nashville dates mark the beginning of Kenny’s first tour since 2013, and he’s relieved to find out the fans are ready to welcome him back with open arms. “When you take a year off and you’re as far into a career as I am, you don’t wanna assume they’re still as hungry for you,” Kenny says.” But I’ve also always said I never want a real fan not to be able to come to the show, so I’m glad I’m able to do two nights in Nashville.”

As for his next single, Kenny is releasing “Wild Child,” featuring Grace Potter, as the follow-up to his #1 hit, “Til It’s Gone.”



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Rascal Flatts Launching Riot Tour 2015 May 29 with Special Guest Scotty McCreery

Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts is headed out on their Riot Tour 2015 starting May 29 in St. Louis. Scotty McCreery will be coming along as the opening act. The new tour follows the Flatts’ upcoming residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Las Vegas February 25 through March 14.

Flatts band member Jay DeMarcus says of the Vegas dates, “Those shows are going to be the ultimate way to kick off our 2015 tour, where we can try new things and pretty much do whatever the hell we want.   We’re having a blast with it.”

The Riot Tour 2015 takes its name from Rascal Flatts’ latest single, “Riot,” from their album, Rewind.

Here are the Riot Tour 2015 stops.  Dates and venues are forthcoming:

Cozumel, Mexico
Atlanta, GA
Forest City, IA
St. Louis, MO
Indianapolis, IN
Hershey, PA
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington, DC
Hartford, Ct
Columbus, OH
Cadott, Wi
Dallas, TX
Pittsburgh, PA
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Holmdel, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Boston, MA
Detroit, MI
Brownsville, OR
Toronto, ON (CAN)
Cleveland, OH
Darien Center, NY
Jones Beach, NY
Cincinnati, OH
Chicago, IL
Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ
Irvine, CA
Mountain View, CA
West Palm Beach, FL
Tampa, FL


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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Eric Church‘s fan club? ANSWER: The Church Choir.


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Justin Moore Wants His Fans to Share Their Best Recipes with Him

Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Justin Moore loves to cook for his family when he’s at his house near Little Rock, Arkansas, but he’s not always sure of what to make for dinner. That’s why he is reaching out to his fans for recipes.

He says, “I do run out [of ideas] from time to time of things to do. So anybody who’s got any ideas, bring ‘em to the show and give ‘em to me or somethin’.”

Justin is enjoying the catering on Miranda Lambert‘s Certified Platinum tour this weekend with shows in South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.


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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSam Hunt will play his first show in the United Kingdom on March 9 at the Borderline in London.

Alabama will perform with the Nashville Symphony on May 12, 13 and 14, 2016 as part of the symphony’s Pops Series.


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Eric Church Tries to Freeze Time with His Latest Hit, “Talladega”

Image Courtesy John Peets/Capitol NashvilleEric Church‘s latest hit, “Talladega,” looks back on the memory of a day spent at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, but the song really isn’t about NASCAR racing at all. The lyrics capture the memory of a carefree group of teenagers setting out on an adventure together.

Eric explains, “I think that’s the most interesting thing about the song is it’s about life, and it’s about freezing life and wishing you could freeze life, and we all wish we could do that. “

Eric has had several experiences like the one he sings about in “Talladega,” and songs like this one always bring those memorable moments back to life for him.

He says, “Really what the best of music, what it does is it transports you back to that time and that place when you wish you could’ve frozen, and in a way you can, because the song does. And it takes you back to when you were that age.”

“Talladega” is the latest single from Eric’s Grammy-nominated album, The Outsiders.


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Dierks Bentley and Josh Turner Featured on New Ralph Stanley Collaborative Album

Image Courtesy Michael Wilson/EB Media PRDierks Bentley and Josh Turner are among the featured artists on bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley‘s new album, Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow. Dierks joins Ralph on the song “I Only Exist,” and Josh is featured on “We Shall Rise.”

Says Ralph, “I’ve always enjoyed singing with other artists.  Everyone who joined me on this record did a fine job.  I think this will be a project that my fans will really enjoy.” 

Lee Ann Womack, Robert Plant, Ricky Skaggs and Elvis Costello are also featured on the album. It is now available exclusively through Cracker Barrel stores and CrackerBarrel.com.



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Kenny Chesney Scores 26th #1 Hit with “Til It’s Gone”

Image Courtesy Sony Music Nashville/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has scored the 26th #1 radio airplay hit of his career with “Til It’s Gone.” The song, which tops the Billboard Country Airplay chart, is the second #1 from Kenny’s latest album, The Big Revival, and he recorded the track as a message straight to his fans.

“It’s hard to believe,” Kenny says about the success of “Til It’s Gone.” “All that music… All those songs… And here we are. 26 #1 hits is hard to get your head around, but I’m glad it could be this song — because this song is very much from me to the fans.”

Kenny will perform “Til It’s Gone” on The Big Revival tour launch March 26 in Nashville.


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Thomas Rhett Covers Bruno Mars Ballad, Reflects on Opening Weekend of Florida Georgia Line Tour

Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Thomas Rhett is showing off his souful side with a cover of Bruno Mars‘ ballad, “When I Was Your Man.” A video of the performance has been posted at RollingStone.com just as Thomas comes off his first weekend of shows opening Florida Georgia Line‘s Anything Goes tour. Thomas also covers Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk” for his finale.

He says, “I’m obsessed with Bruno Mars’ records. I’d give my right leg to be able to sing like that dude.”

As for the first shows with FGL, Thomas adds, “It was definitely a weekend for the record books. From the crowds’ energy, to playing with my buddies in FGL… it was an awesome way to kick off the New Year.”

Thomas is currently climbing the country chart with his latest hit, “Make Me Wanna.”



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Florida Georgia Line Takes Time Out to Visit Patients at Ohio Ronald McDonald House

Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line visited children at the Ronald McDonald House in Dayton, Ohio, last week while in town for their Anything Goes tour. The duo posted a picture on Twitter of themselves with two of the child patients calling the visit, “The best part of our job.”

The caption continues, “Amazing families. Glad we got to do this.”

Look for FGL to perform their latest single, “Sun Daze,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday.


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