The guys from Old Dominion will be in The Aloha State this week to help ring in the New Year:
(Brad Tursi) "We're going to be in Hawaii." (Geoff Sprung) "This is our first New Year's on the road together I feel like maybe ever?" (Matthew Ramsey) "Ever. We have somehow managed to never play a show on New Year's Eve." (Brad) "Which we're still not doing." (Matthew) "Which we're still not doing, but we are playing a show on the third or fourth in Hawaii. So we will all be in the tropics."
From the mountains of Iceland to the surf of Costa Rica to the beaches of Australia, Kip Moore has spanned the globe. Take a quick scan through Kip's Instagram, and you might end up with his viewpoint from Northern Ireland or Hawaii.
The native of south Georgia attributes his globetrotting with opening his mind. As Kip recently told the titular host of The Blair Garner Show, "travel" could be the cure to the world's divisiveness.
"I think about how divisiveness this world is right now in every sense of the word, from being open to how you live your life, whether it be religions, politics, who you want to date, sexuality, everything," says Kip. "Once you get out and you start to really travel, you realize how the same we all are, no matter our different preferences in life, and how most people just want to have joy and take care of each other. The people that are negative are the loud ones, so we hear their voices a lot, but for the most part, we're all so similar. I'll go and travel places where I can't even speak the same language, but we can have a conversation without even speaking the same language and we're having laughter . . . If we all got out and experienced the world for what it was, we'd all be so much more accepting of each other, and I think we'd be a lot less divisive."
Kip recently gave fans their first taste of new music from his upcoming fourth studio album with the release of lead single "She's Mine." Kip produced the new single, which he co-penned with Dan Couch and Scott Stepakoff.
Thomas Rhett will be staying busy this spring and summer on his headlining Center Point Road Tour, which takes its name from TR's 2019 album.
The 26-date tour will kick off with back-to-back shows in Gilford, N.H., on May 29 and 30, making additional stops in Cincinnati, Boise, St. Louis, Philadelphia and more. Cole Swindell and Hardy will serve as support.
Tickets go on sale on Jan. 24 for select cities.
Center Point Road Tour
May 29 | Bank of NH Pavilion | Gilford, NH*
May 30 | Bank of NH Pavilion | Gilford, NH*
June 5 | Ruoff Music Center | Indianapolis, IN
June 6 | Blossom Music Center | Cuyahoga Falls, OH
June 7 | Riverbend Music Center | Cincinnati, OH
June 11 | St. Joseph?s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview | Syracuse, NY
June 12 | KeyBank Pavilion | Burgettstown, PA
June 19 | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre | Tampa, FL
June 20 | Coral Sky Amphitheater | West Palm Beach, FL
July 9 | PNC Music Pavilion | Charlotte, NC
July 10 | Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek | Raleigh, NC
July 11 | PNC Bank Arts Center | Holmdel, NJ
July 16 | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre | Birmingham, AL
July 17 | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre | St. Louis, MO
July 23 | USANA Amphitheater | Salt Lake City, UT
July 24 | Idaho Center Amphitheater | Boise, ID
July 30 | Toyota Amphitheatre | Sacramento, CA
July 31 |Shoreline Amphitheatre | Mtn. View, CA
Aug. 7 | Ak|Chin Pavilion | Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 8 | Isleta Amphitheater | Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 21 | Darling's Waterfront Pavilion | Bangor, ME
Aug. 22 | Xfinity Theatre | Hartford, CT
Aug. 23 | CMAC | Canandaigua, NY
Aug. 27 | Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater | Wantagh, NY
Aug. 28 | BB&T Pavilion | Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 29 | Jiffy Lube Live | Bristow, VA
The Recording Academy announced that John Prine will be one of the recipients of its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording.
Additional 2020 honorees include Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Public Enemy and Sister Rosetta Tharpe
A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held on April 18 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
John is a two-time Grammy winner, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member, PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient, and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and many others.
Dustin Lynch helped raise more than $36,000 for his hometown of Tullahoma, during his sixth annual Dustin Lynch & Friends Benefit Concert on December 17th. The annual show at Tullahoma High School, which featured performances by Dustin, Hunter Phelps, Jon Nite and Rodney Clawson, will benefit local charities Isaiah 117 House, the Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center and Toys for Tots.
Dustin will follow-up his 2017 album, Current Mood, with the release of his fourth studio album, Tullahoma, on January 17th. The new project takes its name from Dustin's Tennessee hometown, which is about 80 miles southeast of Nashville.
Blake Shelton scored his seventh #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week with the debut of Fully Loaded: God's Country. The new album moved 96,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music, which was good enough for #2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
The 12-song offering features five new tunes--including "God's Country," "Hell Right" and a duet with Gwen Stefain on "Nobody But You"--with seven previously recorded hits, including "Came Here to Forget" and "I Lived It." The new album aligns titularly with past compilations, Loaded (2010) and Reloaded (2015).
"You never know when all of this is gonna fade away," said Blake. "So thank God for the fans who continually support my music and inspire me to keep the party going! Also want to thank the songwriters who trusted me with their music. This album wouldn't exist without them."
Nashville police have arrested homicide suspect Michael Mosley after a days-long search in connection to the fatal stabbing of two men Saturday in Nashville's Midtown neighborhood.
Mosley, 23, is facing two counts of criminal homicide and one attempted homicide charge in connection to the assaults. Mosley was captured on Wednesday in Cheatham County. MNPD said he would be booked into Davidson County custody later on Wednesday.
Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, were fatally stabbed Dec. 21 at The Dogwood, a bar on Division Street. Another man, identified by police as a 21-year-old University of Tennessee student from Franklin, survived the stabbing with injuries to his eye and arm and was recovering this week.
Beathard was the brother of country musician Tucker Beathard (Pictured) and son of country music songwriter Casey Beathard.
The fatal attack started as an argument "over an unwanted advancement made by a man toward a woman in the bar," said a statement from Nashville police. The woman was a friend of the victims, MNPD spokesperson Don Aaron said.
A 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of Willie Nelson is center stage of an annual holiday tradition in Huddleston, Virginia.
For the past eight years, Huddleston native Beth Bays has debuted a new hay bale creation in late November or early December at her farm on Tolers Ferry Road. Past creations include characters from "The Wizard of Oz;" a drummer bear; a cow; an elephant; the Virginia Tech Hokie bird; and characters from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
However, this year's creation is "Will-Hay Nelson".
And even though Will-Hay Nelson is not holiday themed, many people have come and taken their family Christmas photo with the sculpture.
Country singer Cam and husband Adam Weaver welcomed their baby girl into the world on Thursday, December 19th.
The couple named their bundle of joy Lucy Marvel Weaver. Cam wrote she was "breech at 39wks, a next-day c-section (ouch) & here we are... three of us now."
Cam and Weaver tied the knot during an intimate desert ceremony in Joshua Tree, California, in September 2016.