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]
According to the 2015 calendar, it's officially Spring, but according to the New England weather, Mother Nature is in no rush to dismiss the freezing cold temps and bring in the warm, radiant sunshine. The newly extended hours of sunlight has me pumped for t-shirt and flip-flop weather -- sunny days to roll down the windows and drive around scenic back roads blasting country music from the radio. One of my personal favorite artists to play is Luke Bryan, because not only is he talented, but he i... [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]
The CMA’s are coming up on November 5th! For the non-country-music fans out there, it’s short for the Country Music Association Awards, which is one of several award ceremonies each year that present country musicians with prizes for their successes. The award categories are: Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, New Artist, Vocal Group, Vocal Duo, Album, Single, Song, Musical Event, and Music Video. I have broken down the biggest category, Entertainer, to give some predictions of who m... [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]
1. George Strait
George Strait joined the U.S. Army in 1971, and was later honorably discharged. He then landed a role in a terrorist action film called "The Soldier" in 1982.
2. Tim McGraw
One of Tim McGraw's favorite past times is quail hunting.
3. Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton designed his own tattoo on his arm, and thinks it's one of the crappiest out there. The images of deer tracks are usually mistaken for ladybugs.
4. Toby Keith
Toby Keith's real last name is actually Covel.
5. Luke Br... [Read more]
I never really used to listen to country music, but in the last couple years it began to grow on me, and now it’s practically the only station I listen to in the car. I’ve heard countless people describe it as a bunch of singing about “my tractor”, “my pickup truck” or “my dead dog”, but country music has definitely evolved from what it used to be. Nowadays, it seems to have more of a “pop” feel to it, relatable lyrics, and I can’t help but dance or sing along. It’s the perfect kind of warm weat... [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]
With nearly 15,000 voters weighing in over a spirited Concert Madness Tournament the final results are in and Jason Aldean has completed his Cinderella run all the way to a National Championship Title. It looks like the Concert Madness was Aldean's type of party, as he steamrolled over some of the biggest names in the biz en-route to his incredible championship game win over Coldplay. A total of 14,820 of you voted over the month-long tournament, with Aldean garnering a total of 2,186 votes over... [Read more]