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Lady A Tour – Own The Night

Posted on 27 October 2011 by editor

Own The Night / Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker (both Capitol Record labelmates) head out on more dates on the Own The Night 2012 World Tour. The arena tour kicks off Jan. 27 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with Rucker and Lady A being  joined by new Broken Bow artists Thompson Square, and it will run through June 2012.

The tour will be a showcase of music from Lady A’s top selling and well reviewed Own The Night album.

Fans can purchase tickets to the first dates on sale beginning Oct. 28.

OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR DATES
1/27 Tulsa, OK
1/28 Des Moines, IA
1/29 Bloomington, IL
2/3 Huntington, WV
2/4 State College, PA
2/14 Salt Lake City, UT
2/15 Denver, CO
2/18 Dallas, TX
2/22 Nashville, TN
2/25 Detroit, MI
2/26 Evansville, IN
3/2 Bossier City, LA
3/3 Lafayette, LA
3/9 Chicago, IL
3/10 Omaha, NE
3/11 Minneapolis, MN
3/14 Saskatoon, SK
3/16 Calgary, AB
3/17 Edmonton, AB
3/19 Vancouver, BC
3/20 Seattle, WA
3/21 Eugene, OR
3/23 San Jose, CA
3/24 San Diego, CA
3/27 Los Angeles, CA
3/28 Fresno, CA
3/29 Sacramento, CA
4/5 Moline, IL
4/6 Kansas City, MO
4/7 Norman, OK
5/3 New York, NY
5/5 Worcester, MA
5/6 Hershey, PA
5/9 Birmingham, AL
5/10 Jacksonville, FL
5/11 Tampa, FL
5/12 West Palm Beach, FL
5/18 Hartford, CT
5/19 Philadelphia, PA
5/20 Columbia, MD
5/22 Augusta, GA
5/31 Cleveland, OH
6/1 Pittsburgh, PA
6/2 Bethel, NY
6/3 Rochester, NY
6/8 Raleigh, NC
6/9 Charlotte, NC
6/10 Virginia Beach, VA
6/14 Montreal, QC
6/15 Ottawa, ON
6/16 Toronto, ON
6/21 St. Louis, MO
6/22 Atlanta, GA
6/24 Cincinnati, OH
6/27 Little Rock, AR
6/28 Memphis, TN
6/29 Indianapolis, IN

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Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith

Posted on 24 October 2011 by editor

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Country Music Awards

Posted on 15 October 2011 by editor

See Who Wins 11/10 8pm

This Years CMA Awards (different from the ACM Awards) will be held in Nashville on November 9th (Televised on ABC at 8pm Eastern).  Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are set to host.

 

By Andy McCarthy

Each year, the Country Music Association, composed of country music industry professionals, presents the County Music Association Awards – more succinctly known as Country Music Awards or CMAs – to recognize excellence among the latest in country music. In 1958, the Country Music Association formed and became the first trade association for a single musical genre, with the mission to provide professional and educational resources that would contribute to advancements within the country music industry. Their first Country Music Awards banquet took place in 1967, introduced as a vehicle for furthering the organization’s mission and providing honor and recognition to outstanding contributions to the genre and the industry during the past year.

The first ceremony took place in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Municipal Auditorium, with Eddy Arnold taking home the CMA’s very first honor for Entertainer of the Year. The first two years’ banquets were not televised; 1969 was the first year that the awards ceremony was broadcast live on television for all the viewing public to see. Beginning in 1978, the awards have been broadcast live nationwide on both television and radio stations.

The twelve awards distributed each year include:

� Entertainer of the Year

� Single of the Year

� Album of the Year

� Song of the Year

� Female Vocalist of the Year

� Male Vocalist of the Year

� Vocal Group of the Year

� Vocal Duo of the Year

� Musical Event of the Year

� Musician of the Year

� Music Video of the Year

� New Artist of the Year

In order to qualify as a nominee, Music singles, albums, and videos must have been released during the given year’s eligibility period, usually from the 1st of July of the previous year through the 30th of June of the ceremony year. Country music charts harts used to determine eligibility for certain categories include Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart, Music Row Country Breakout Chart, and Country Aircheck Chart.

The voting process that determines each year’s winners involves all Country Music Association industry professional members and consists of three rounds, all supervised by Deloitte and Touche, an international accounting firm. During the first round, members may nominate a single act in each category. From those selections, the top twenty qualifiers are compiled as official nominees for the next round of voting. During the second round, members may select up to five nominees in each category – and the top five nominees selected in each category after the votes have been tabulated become the official nominees for the final ballot. During the third and final round of voting, members choose one nominee in each category as their picks for the winners.

The trophy that Country Music Award winners receive was designed in 1967, made of walnut and marble, signifying the genre’s warmth, strength, and durability, constructed to resemble a chart bullet, and decorated with a music note labeled by the caption, “Best Liked World Wide.” Since 1982, fine Italian crystal has been used in place of walnut due to the wood’s limited supply. Constructed of hand-blown crystal in Florence, Italy, then assembled in Nashville, TN by Francis & Lusky, the trophy in its finished form is now a crystal obelisk award that stands at fifteen inches tall and weighs seven and a half pounds, with the Country Music Association logo engraved on a die-struck medallion with three levels in polished bronze. After winners are announced, a satin brass nameplate displaying the name of the winner and category is added to each winner’s trophy.

The author of this article is 10 year veteran in the crystal awards and recognition gifts industry.

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Luke Bryan Here To Party

Posted on 15 October 2011 by editor

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Footloose – Blake Shelton

Posted on 08 October 2011 by editor

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Tough – Kellie Pickler

Posted on 04 October 2011 by editor

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Scotty McCreery Presents Clear As Day – Review

Posted on 03 October 2011 by editor


Scotty McCreery

When was the last time country music had a teenage boy that had a shot at making hits?   Billy Gilman din’t have a shot like Scotty McCreery, and McCreery has delivered a super easy to listen to debut album that will please Idol fan base and SHOULD be mainstream enough to deserve substantial radio play.

McCreery has already proven himself as a draw.  So much so that he’s already inked a deal to open Brad Paisley’s tour in 2012.      On Idol it was clear to show producers from early on that Scotty had a massive following and it translated to higher Idol ratings.  On the Idol arena tour there was a good degree of Scotty mania with sold out arenas after the previous year’s lackluster attendance.     As the reigning Idol winner McCreery had an extra long set list on the tour and he sold the most merch at the tables.  He’s proving himself as more than normal teen back at school too.

With his debut album, Clear As Day, McCreery combines his surprisingly rich country pipes to some quality Nashville songwriting and producing with JUST ENOUGH High School perspective.   His voice is unique too.  Perhaps more versatile than Josh Turner or Trace Adkins.   Taylor Swift has been successful providing the voice for that age group – but there has never been a charismatic boy (a jock too!) that has had this kind of shot.

Clear As Day is a sweet slice of southern life.  Obviously handpicked by Scotty, the songs revolve around girls, mama, trucks and High School.    A breath of fresh air for Nashville.

McCreery shines on flirty fun pop country nuggets like “Write Your Number On My Hand” and “You Make That Look Good” but also soars with super vocals on the current single “The Trouble With Girls.”    The songs stand up solidly next to anything on country radio.  Do radio programmers hear it or will they need to play catch up after he drops jaws with what could be blockbuster first week sales?

Clear As Day – Track List

ILove You This Big

Clear As Day / Mecury Records

 

1. Out of Summertime
2. I Love You This Big
3. Clear as Day
4. The Trouble With Girls
5. Water Tower Town
6. Walk in the Country
7. Better Than That
8. Write My Number on Your Hand
9. Dirty Dishes
10. You Make That Look Good
11. Back on the Ground
12. That Old King James

Overall Grade:  A

Don’t Miss:  “You Make That Look Good” – fun for all and sure to make his teenybopper fans swoon.  Also “Walk In The Country” an old Keith Urban and  the Ranch song gets new life.

 

 

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