As anticipated, Little Big Town‘s summertime anthem, ‘Pontoon,’ has officially been certified platinum for digital downloads exceeding one million copies sold. The tune was an instant smash for the four-piece group following its release, and it has also become the highest-charting single of their career.
Carrie Underwood has been putting in countless hours preparing for her forthcoming 2012 Blown Away Tour, which will criss-cross the U.S. starting this month. And according to the ‘Good Girl’ superstar herself, fans should expect the trek to be nothing short of amazing — even she can’t wait to see all of the puzzle pieces put together.
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of newcomer country duo Florida Georgia Line cover all the important bases in the music video for their latest, ‘Cruise’ — party scenes (complete with a paint fight finale), beautiful girls, a playful round of strip poker, and of course, live performance shots, which show any non-believers out there why they are one of the most talked about new acts in country music.
The best songs on country radio typically stem from co-writes where everybody has a good time. That was the case for Dierks Bentley‘s ‘Tip It on Back’ lyrics. Penned by Tully Kennedy (who is also the bass player in Jason Aldean‘s live and studio band, as well as co-producer of Thompson Square), Jon Nite and Ross Copperman, the tune came to life as the latest single from Bentley’s ‘Home’ album.
Recently, rumors have been whirling about George Jones‘ ‘declining’ health, which has had fans anxious to hear the latest on Possum. An official release from the singer’s camp this week confirms that the legend is “alive and well, and happy to be touring.”
Even though Eric Church recently said he would be stepping away from the spotlight in the new year, he’ll still be on the radar. As a way to thank his loyal followers for hundreds of sold-out concerts, Church will be releasing his very first live album in the beginning of 2013.
Texas artist Bart Crow is gearing up for the release of his fourth studio album, ‘Dandelion,’ in a few weeks. The new collection of tunes will include 12 original tracks which were written or co-written by Crow, as well as two cover songs.
It’s hardly been a month since Mike Eli — frontman of the Eli Young Band — became a dad, but his life has already changed drastically. The new addition to the family has also given Eli’s bandmates a taste of what life with a child is all about.
With the fall season quickly approaching, folks start putting their hearts to good use by helping the less fortunate as we enter into the holiday season. The members of Little Big Town are doing just that by partnering with ConAgra Foods to help with the company’s Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
Hunter Hayes is not only celebrating his very first Top 5 hit single this week with ‘Wanted,’ but he is also basking in the joy of having his very first platinum-selling single with the same song. ‘Wanted’ has officially sold over one million copies, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
As the world gears up for December when Shania Twain will begin her residency in Las Vegas with her Shania: Still the One series, fans have been busting out their own vocal chops, trying to win their way into the performance.
As rumors buzz on the media networks about who will be filling the shoes on ‘American Idol’ for the new judges, many country names were tossed around, including Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, the latter of which has been thisclose to confirmed.
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