Sunday night, April 19th, marked the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, and it was nothing short of spectacular. Historically held in California (and later in Las Vegas), the ACM Awards relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas this time around, hosted by the infamous country music duo, "Bluke." Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan took the stage of the record-breaking affair, setting a new Guinness World Record for the most attended live awards show ever, clocking in at 70,252 attendees. ... [Read more]
As soon as the weather hits “sunny and 75”, Northeastern country music fans are itching to kick off the summer with Luke Bryan tickets, a Miranda Lambert concert, or Jason Aldean tour tickets. And, like most concert rituals, tailgating in the lot outside the venue is a given. Fans will post the obligatory status update to kick off the party, “It’s a smile, it’s a kiss. It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime,” in honor of Kenny Chesney. Most of the not-originally-from-the-South redneck wannabes will... [Read more]
Country duo Florida Georgia Line has been openly accepting criticism for their music, a hip-hop inspired country, or what some like to call “bro-country.” Some dismiss their style as a passing fad, that they are too immature and not enough country. The duo, made up of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, don’t mind though. They have stuck it to the critics with a new album called Anything Goes, which was released last week, and they're embracing the nay-sayers. In a recent interview with the Journal... [Read more]
The past few years has seen an explosion in the popularity of country music. In the 90's it was "alternative" music, the aughts saw the rise of hip hop as the mainstream's biggest music genre, and if the first few years of the teens hold up, this could be the decade of country music. If you need further proof, Rolling Stone just launched RollingStoneCountry.com.
Sure, there were some big country music stars in the past, but with the rise of Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert, plus a c... [Read more]
For the initiated, the Country Megaticket is like buying a season ticket for a local concert venue, but only going to see the big country music shows. [Read more]