Brantley Gilbert is making a very big statement with his body. He’s showing his support for the Second Amendment in a permanent way — a huge tattoo on his back that extends from his shoulders to his waistline and includes two guns and the full text of the amendment.
Brantley Instagrammed a picture of his new ink writing, “I wanted to take my support of the 2nd amendment to another level, so my boy Carl Grace came by the house and hooked me up yesterday!!!”
Brantley performs at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday (May 9th) with headliners Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean.
Kacey Musgraves’ new single, “Biscuits,” resulted from the same writing session as her critically-acclaimed single, “Follow Your Arrow.” Kacey co-wrote the song with good friends Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, and she says the experience was a blast.
“Biscuits” is the first single from Kacey’s upcoming album, due out later this year.
The singer recently announced partnerships with Lucchese Boots, with which she will be collaborating on some boot designs, and a new vodka called Zodiac Vodka, which she says is gluten-free.
Fans started lining up long before the 1 p.m. parking lot open to plant the flag of the No Shoes Nation at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, on Saturday, the first stadium show of the summer on Kenny Chesney‘s The Big Revival tour. Kenny has teamed with Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down tour for the dozen shows on the schedule.
Kenny told the crowd, “It’s an absolute honor to be here tonight and open the 49ers Stadium as the first music act. To feel your love, feel you energy . . .. We are here tonight for one reason: because you are here with us tonight! That you care about music, that you have it in your life . . .”
Kenny’s set last for two hours, with Jason returning to join him on “Summer of 69″, “Hurt So Good” and “The Only Way I Know.”
The show drew a crowd of nearly 46,000.
Kenny added, “I know it’s gonna be rockin’ any time we come to the Bay area. Maybe it’s the year away, maybe it was the full moon, but the crowd at Levi’s Stadium was one of the best crowds we’ve played to ever. They brought it hard, pushed us in the best way – and really took me and the band up with their singing, their cheering, their energy.”
Kenny kicked off his The Big Revival 2015 tour in March with two sold-out nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Tyler Farr was surprised with a a plaque to commemorate the RIAA Gold certification of “A Guy Walks Into A Bar,” the debut single from his brand new album, Suffer In Peace, during his appearance earlier this week on NBC’s Today show. Following the presentation, Tyler performed the hit song live in the studio.
Grammy Award winning rapper Nelly has decided to work on a country project. The rapper, who scored a Top Three Billboard 100 hit with “Over and Over” featuring Tim McGraw in 2004, is hoping to build on that previous success. Nelly’s manager, J. Erving, shared what the rapper was working on. He told Billboard.com, “He’s a free agent on the label side now, and is working on a country-based Heartland EP, which should be really interesting.”
The music executive added, “He may be one of the first Hip Hop artists to jump into that space in an authentic way with Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, so we think he has an opportunity to grow that base even more.”
Nelly hooked up with Florida Georgia Line for the 2012 remix of “Cruise.” The song has sold over seven million copies since its release.
Kenny Chesney celebrated his latest two Number One hits, “American Kids” and“’Til It’s Gone,” with a party in Nashville on Tuesday. The songs are his 25th and 26th Number One hits.
Kenny said, “I’ve been blessed to know some of the very best songwriters there are, starting at Acuff Rose as a kid, I learned when you can give folks their lives, people will respond. It’s an honor to be able to give songs like ‘American Kids’ and ‘’Til It’s Gone’ to the fans – and to be able to call people like Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary my friends.”
Both songs are from Kennys latest album, The Big Revival.
He plays the first stadium on his The Big Revival/Burn It Down co-headlining show with Jason Aldean on Saturday, May 2nd at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
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.