Tim McGraw will soon be hitting the road with his Shotgun Rider tour, which includes arenas and amphitheaters. Along the way, Tim will perform at a few fairs and festivals as well, but you will not find him enjoying the midway.
Tim tells us that amusement rides are definitely not something he enjoys. “I don’t know what it is, I can’t ride amusement rides. I actually, we were in Paris and got on that Ferris wheel they had in Paris for a while. I literally froze with fear, I couldn’t move. It’s somethin’ were to happen to my kids I couldn’t have done it.”
Tim is climbing the charts with his latest single, “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,” featuring his cousin, Catherine Dunn.
The Shotgun Rider tour kicks off on June 5th in Little Rock, Arkansas.
In addition to being his CMA Awards co-host, Brad Paisley has tapped Carrie Underwood to collaborate with him musically several times. Their latest pairing is featured on Brad’s Moonshine In The Trunk CD and it’s called “High Life.”
Brad performed his latest single, “Crushin’ It,” during Sunday night’s ACM Awards. The song is the third single from Moonshine In The Trunk.
Brett Eldredge has released the video for his brand new single, “Lose My Mind,” which arrives at country radio this week. Brett co-wrote the song, and in the video he can’t get a certain woman out of his mind.
Brett said, “I’ve had experiences like this. Sometimes the groove of a song might tell you what path you’re going down. All the sudden this wacky groove starts leading you to weird places. And I remembered this girl I was talking to for a while, and I couldn’t think about anything else in the whole world but this girl.”
“Lose My Mind” is available at iTunes and all digital music outlets. It’s the debut release from Brett’s upcoming album, set for release this fall.
Brett joins Darius Rucker’s Southern Style tour beginning on May 14th in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Kenny Chesney has launched No Shoes TV, a quick-hit round-up of the best moments at this year’s The Big Revival tour’s major stadiums shows. Correspondent Deanna Kay – who kicks the series off at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena — will catch up with the No Shoes Nation in the parking lot, on the road, in the stands and anywhere she thinks there’s a moment to capture.
Kenny said, “I’ve always said there is so much more to these shows and this tour than what happens onstage. The No Shoes Nation are the most passionate music lovers I’ve ever seen. When you get out amongst them, you can’t help but get swept up. And I wanted to give the people who can’t be there a chance to get the feel for the whole day . . . because some of what happens, you’ll never get a regular TV network to make part of a concert special.”
Veteran reporter Kay has been capturing the fan pre-game action as part of ESPN Music’s “College Game Day” for years, as well as interviewing celebrities for ESPN Music’s “Game Time with Deanna Kay.” Her work has also been part of VH-1’s Big Morning Buzz. Kay said, “My dream job is to be an on-camera host mixing sports, music and social media. I want to make people smile, be informative and fun.”
Kay will also be a ticket source. During tour stops, she will hide tickets, leaving clues via social media (@NoShoesNation on Twitter/Instagram, as well as No Shoes Nation’s Facebook page) to give fans the opportunity to have scavenger hunt fun and get upgraded, as well as rewarding people with the best stories some of the coveted wristbands for the GA area down front.
Kenny’s The Big Revival tour rolls on to Albany, NY on Thursday, April 23rd.
Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton‘s behind the scenes prep for the 2015 ACM Awards made it into the latest edition of Luke Bryan TV. The two will host the ACM Awards on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Easton Corbin will release his third album, called About to Get Real, on June 30th. Easton made the announcement via Twitter’s new live video streaming app, Periscope, marking the first time a country artist has used the app for this purpose. The singer has recorded 11 new tracks for the project.
Easton said, “When deciding on an album title, About to Get Real just says it all for me. When country fans listen to this album, I want them to take away that even though the music mixes the modern with the classic, it’s entirely real. Like the music of my heroes, it’s the real deal.”
The brand new video for Easton’s Top 15 and climbing single, “Baby Be My Love Song,” premiered yesterday on VEVO. The clip was shot at Pinewood Social in Nashville.