Rascal Flatts Has Teamed with CITI for a Unique Album Launch Party to Benefit Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

rascal flatts rewind CDRascal Flatts has teamed up with Citi for an Album Release Party for their upcoming Rewind album, which is being released on May 13th.  The exclusive event will take place in Los Angeles on the day of the album released and will include an acoustic set from Rascal Flatts, with each song being paired with wine based on the tempo and lyrics.  100% of the ticket sales from the event will be donated to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.


Only CITI card holders can purchase $75 tickets to this unique event through citiprivatepass.com.

Chris Young Chosen as Country Music’s Hottest Bachelor by Country Weekly Readers

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Chris Young

The readers of Country Weekly have spoken and have chosen Chris Young as country music’s Hottest Bachelor for 2014.  Other single guys who made the list behind Chris, based on fan votes, include Dwight Yoakam, Gary Allan, Brantley Gilbert and Scotty McCreery.


Country Weekly felt the readers made a good choice, describing Chris as “The whole package! Breathtakingly handsome, incredibly talented, rib-ticklingly funny, disarmingly charming, not to mention intelligent, warm, family-oriented, focused and grounded.”


You can see the full list of the Top 10 Hottest Bachelors in country music in the April 28th issue of Country Weekly, which is on stands now, with happily married Keith Urban on the cover.

George Strait to Play One Extra Date Before The Cowboy Rides Away

george strait tour logoGeorge Strait is in the final stretch of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, but he’s announced he’ll make one more stop before it’s all said and done, in Hidalgo, Texas.  George added the June 5th date, with tickets going on sale at 10am on Friday, May 2nd.  The final dates for tour and George’s special guests for each stop are as follows:


May 23, 2014 Tiger Stadium│Baton Rouge, La.

*Bayou Country Superfest


May 31, 2014 Gillette Stadium│Foxborough, Mass.

*With special guests Tim McGraw and Faith Hill


June 5, 2014  State Farm Arena│Hidalgo, Texas


June 7, 2014  AT&T Stadium│Arlington, Texas

*With special guests Jason Aldean, Asleep At The Wheel, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, and Martina McBride

Craig Morgan to Host 8th Annual Charity Event July 20th in Dickson, Tennessee


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Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan has announced he will host his 8th Annual Charity Event on Sunday, July 20 in his hometown of Dickson, Tennessee.  The event will include a celebrity off-road trail ride and outdoor concert and will benefit the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation, with a primary goal of assisting foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. 


In addition to some of Craig’s country music friends, the celebrity event will also include several of motocross’ top celebrities and competitors, who will sign autographs prior to the event and participate in a group trail ride and lunch. In addition to an outdoor concert later that night, a live and silent auction will also take place with all proceeds benefitting the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation.   Both events are open to the public. Event tickets will go on sale May 9 at CraigMorgan.com. Celebrity participants for both events will be announced in the coming weeks.

A Shoe Line Could be Just the Beginning of Miranda Lambert’s Merchandise Empire


Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert launched her own line of shoes, Miranda by Miranda Lambert back in December and she says it’s all about using her music as a foundation for building other businesses, including her footwear and her Pink Pistol stores.  She tells Women’s Wear Daily this was the right time for the shoes because she is not touring as much at the moment, so she’s had time to dedicate to designing and promoting the shoes.


The one guideline she had for herself when starting the show line was “keep it simple.”  Miranda says, “You can’t get crazy with design because you need something for everybody. I learned that with buying for my store, especially at the beginning. You have to keep it a little neutral or you’ll paint yourself into a corner. Another huge part of any business is finding the right people — [those who] have the same vision and are excited about the project. Negative energy affects us all so quickly, so you need positive energy to push each other and get stuff done.”


The shoe line could be just the beginning.  Looking ahead, Miranda says, “We’re starting with shoes and would love to have handbags or belts. But we need a strong foundation in the beginning with boots and shoes.”  First she wants to improve upon the shoe line and she says, “I want people to wear the shoes and have to buy another pair because they’ve worn the shoes so much. There are definitely possibilities, though.”