While Dierks Bentley has spent his share of New Year's Eves inebriated, he also admits to having an early bedtime when the holiday rolls around...
"Some of my best New Year's - it doesn't make for great radio - but some of my best New Year's have been just like actually hearing fireworks go off while I'm in bed, [laughs] and know I'm gonna wake up the next morning for the first day of the New Year feeling great, feeling recharged and I'm ready to go and go into the New Year feeling good as opposed to going into it with a giant Jagerbomb hangover, which I've done many, many times."
You can ring in the New Year in Nashville with a free show featuring Keith Urban, Brett Young, Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and Fisk Jubilee Singers
The free event--dubbed the Jack Daniel?s Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville--will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (approximately one mile from the heart of downtown). This will be the fourth year that Keith headlines the event.
Gates will open at 4pm CT on December 31st, followed by the raising of the Music Note (Nashville's equivalent to NYC's ball drop) to kick off the live music. The event will include the traditional Music Note Drop and accompanying fireworks display to ring in the New Year against the backdrop of the iconic State Capitol building and unique view of the Nashville skyline.
The Nashville show will be featured on NBC's New Year's Eve national broadcast from Times Square in New York, with hosts Carson Daly, Chrissy Teigen and Leslie Jones.
When Maren Morris thinks about her resolutions for the New Year, being a loving wife to Ryan Hurd is at the top of the list...
"I wanna be a good wife and a good listener...a good partner in music as well. Like, I feel like we've always been each other's ear with songs so I wanna continue to like...He helps so much with like counseling me on songs and I feel like I do the same for him. So, I'd like to continue doing that."
Tim McGraw will headline two acoustic concerts in Havana, Cuba, as part of a four-day musical/cultural festival, Tim McGraw: One of Those Havana Nights, which is set for May 23-27.
One of Tim's acoustic concerts will be exclusive to an intimate group at the Teatro Bellas Artes, while the second concert is open to the public at Havana's Teatro Mella. The concerts will also feature support from some of Cuba's most beloved musicians and bands, including Carlos Varela, Traditionales De Los 50, and Los Van Van.
The festival will also include visits to Cuban museums and cultural institutions, historical architectural tours, rumba and salsa dance parties, and rum and cigar tastings.
"I feel honored that I get to share my music with the Cuban people," says Tim. "What an incredible opportunity. For me, music transcends language. There is a heart and soul to music that all people understand on some level. Cubans have such an intimate relationship with music, I'm happy we'll get to share that together."
Registration for the festival begins on December 5th.
Longtime fan-favorite Mark Wills will be the newest addition to the Grand Ole Opry.
Mark was invited by Vince Gill to join the venerable organization during his performance on Dec. 21.
Vince surprised Mark with the invitation, saying, "We at the Opry would like to ask you to become the next member of the Grand Ole Opry. This boy has been the greatest supporter and proponent of what the Opry stands for."
After hearing the news, Mark dropped to his knees before rising to his feet and saying through tears, "I would love to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry."
Mark, whose formal Opry induction will take place on Jan. 11, has earned eight Top 10 hits since launching his career in 1996, including "19 Something," "Wish You Were Here" and "Don't Laugh at Me."
From The Staff & Management of Radio 7 Media (WKSR & WLX)...Merry Christmas !!!
After publicly confirming their romance in July, Michael Ray and Carly Pearce have announced their engagement.
Michael got down on one knee and asked Carly to marry him during their vacation in Tulum, Mexico, on Dec. 19.
Michael and Carly have both shared messages on social media regarding the happy occasion. Congrats to the happy couple.
Garth Brooks has sold over 100,000 tickets for his upcoming concerts at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis and tickets are still selling for the Friday, May 3rd concert!
The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is returning to the Twin Cities after four and a half years. The first concert is Saturday, May 4th, 7:00 PM and is sold out.
On Friday, May 14th, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton asked Garth Brooks to perform a second concert at U.S. Bank Stadium, after the hour long sell out left upwards of 50,000 still waiting to buy tickets.
This past Monday morning on a conference call with Governor Dayton and local press in Minneapolis, Garth agreed to a second show!
Tickets will cost $75.77 plus a $2.70 facility fee, a service charge of $7.25 and a $9.23 tax for a total of $94.95.
Darius Rucker will reassemble one of the most prolific bands of the 1990s--Hootie & the Blowfish--for a 44-date headlining tour in 2019.
Darius and his crew--Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld--announced the new trek, dubbed the Group Therapy Tour, on Today on Dec. 3. The tour will kick off on May 30 in Virginia Beach, Va., and make additional stops in Atlanta, L.A., Houston, New York City, Detroit, Nashville and more. The Barenaked Ladies will serve as direct support.
Tickets are on sale now.
Hootie & the Blowfish?s 1994 debut album, Cracked Rear View, is one of the Top 10 best-selling albums of all time, according to the RIAA.
Group Therapy Tour
May 30 | Virginia Beach, Va. | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
May 31 | Raleigh, N.C. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 1 | Atlanta, Ga. | Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 6 | Orange Beach, Ala. | The Wharf
June 7 | Tampa, Fla. | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 8 | West Palm Beach, Fla. | Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 13 | Austin, Texas | Austin360 Amphitheater
June 14 | Houston, Texas | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 15 | Dallas, Texas | Dos Equis Pavilion
June 19 | Phoenix, Ariz. | Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 21 | Chula Vista, Calif. | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 22 | Las Vegas, Nev. | T-Mobile Arena
June 23 | Irvine, Calif. | FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance
June 25 | Los Angeles, Calif. | Hollywood Bowl
June 28 | Wheatland, Calif. | Toyota Amphitheatre
June 29 | Mountain View, Calif. | Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 11 | Englewood, Colo. | Fiddler?s Green Amphitheatre
July 13 | Maryland Heights, Mo. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 14 | Rogers, Ark. | Walmart AMP
July 19 | Monticello, Iowa | Great Jones County Fair
July 20 | Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center
July 21 | Burgettstown, Penn. | KeyBank Pavilion
July 26 | Cleveland, Ohio | Blossom Music Center
July 27 | Bristow, Va. | Jiffy Lube Live
July 28 | Camden, N.J. | BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 2 | Guilford, N.H. | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 3 | Mansfield, Mass. | Xfinity Center
Aug. 4 | Saratoga Springs, N.Y. | Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 8 | Columbia, Md. | Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 9 | Canandaigua, N.Y. | Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Aug. 10 | New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
Aug. 16 | Detroit, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 17 | Noblesville, Ind. | Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 18 | Des Moines, Iowa | Iowa State Fair
Aug. 22 | St. Paul, Minn. | Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 23 | East Troy, Wis. | Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 24 | Tinley Park, Ill. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 | Toronto, Ont. | Budweiser Stage
Aug. 30 | Hershey, Penn. | Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 31 | Hartford, Conn. | XFINITY Theatre
Sept. | 5 Charlotte, N.C. | PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. | 6 Birmingham, Ala. | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sept. | 7 Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
Sept. | 13 Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena
Big & Rich's John Rich hosted a holiday gathering at his home that raised more than $187,000 for Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or have been disabled while on active duty in the U.S. armed forces.
John's "Holidays and Heroes" event included a silent auction and recognition of honored military members. John presented the check for $187,435 to Folds of Honor on behalf of his Redneck Riviera Whiskey, which donates a percentage of every sale to Folds of Honor.
To date, John and his Redneck Riviera brand have provided 37 scholarships through Folds of Honor.