Tim McGraw Reveals More about Forthcoming Album, Sundown Heaven Town

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Tim McGraw is still seven weeks away from releasing his new Sundown Heaven Town album, but he’s started giving fans more insight about the album, including the cover, which he released on Facebook yesterday.  He also revealed there will be a 13-song standard edition of the album and an 18-song deluxe version, including a duet with Kid Rock.

 

As for the music, Tim says, “This album is very encompassing of everything that I’ve done in my career.  I think it’s a good microcosm of what my 20 or so years in music have been, in a lot of ways.  You can certainly hear parts of my career throughout all of these songs, as well as the future and where my music is headed.”

 

Sundown Heaven Town is available for pre-order now on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and TimMcGraw.com.  Tim says he chose that title because, “To me, the title of the album is all about that time where you stop doing what you have to do, and start doing what you want to do.”

 

For more information and some behind-the-scenes content about the album, visit SundownCountdown.com.


SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN TRACK LIST: 

1. Overrated 

2. City Lights

3. Shotgun Rider 

4. Dust 

5. Diamond Rings and Old Barstools (with Catherine Dunn)

6. Words Are Medicine 

7. Sick Of Me 

8. Meanwhile Back At Mama’s (featuring Faith Hill)

9. Keep On Truckin’ 

10. Last Turn Home

11. Portland, Maine 

12. Lookin’ For That Girl  

13. Still On The Line 

 

DELUXE TRACKS

14. Kids Today

15. Lincoln Continentals and Cadillacs (duet with Kid Rock)

16. The View

17. I’m Feelin’ You

18. Black Jacket

Luke Bryan Announces Sixth Annual Farm Tour

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Luke Bryan has announced his 6th Annual Farm Tour will visit eight cities and towns during the first two weeks of October, in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.  Every year Luke organizes the tour with the intent of donating a portion of the proceeds from each show for local college scholarships for students from a farming family.

 

You can get ticket pre-sale and on-sale information for Luke Bryan’s 2014 Farm Tour here.  You can also find out about VIP Experiences that will be available for the tour.

 

Farm Tour 2014

October 1         Knoxville, Tennessee              Maple Lane Farms

October 2         Auburn, Alabama                    Ingram Farms

October 3         Tallahassee, Florida                 Cross Creek Place

October 4         Gainesville, Florida                  Whitehurst Cattle Farm

October 8         Statesboro, Georgia                  Perry Field

October 9         Athens, Georgia                       Meldon Farm

October 10       Columbia, South Carolina        Culler Farms

October 11       Macon, Georgia                        Midway at Central City Park

 

(dates & cities subject to change)

Brad Paisley Has Been Leaking His New Album Online Against His Record Label’s Wishes

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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley’s new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, won’t be released until August 26th, but over the weekend Brad hopped on Twitter and said he was “going rogue” by releasing an unauthorized YouTube video with a clip of each song from the album.  He explained, “The label doesn’t know I’m doing this. Seriously. But I made a Moonshine Preview teaser. Don’t tell. Better listen to this while you can. I bet the label tries to pull it down. Clock’s ticking.”

 

As he expected, his label did get the video taken down and Brad shared screenshots of the e-mails he was receiving from heads of the label begging him to stop leaking the album.  He joked, “I’m going to detention. Breakfast club!!! Here I come.”

 

Brad explained his decision to go against his label and release teasers of his new music by saying, “I really do love my record label. Especially for puttin’ up with my $h@t. But I love ya’ll even more. Ha! Priorities.”

 

Brad said his label truly didn’t know that he was going to start leaking new music, but he also didn’t plan to stop.  On Monday morning he got a copy of a remixed version of “River Bank,” featuring Colt Ford, to the nationally syndicated Bobby Bones Show and didn’t tell them not to play it … so they did.

 

As of last night Brad still found some of the links to his unauthorized releases were active.  You can access them here.

Toby Keith Tops Forbes List of Highest Earning Country Stars Again

Toby Keith

Toby Keith

Toby Keith is once again the top earner in country music over the last year, according to Forbes magazine’s newly published list of the highest paid country artists. Toby raked in $65 million through his music, touring and all his sponsorship details and business ventures. Taylor Swift was right on his heels in 2nd place with $64 million in earnings. Rounding out the top five are Kenny Chesney with earnings of $44 million, Jason Aldean with $37 million and Luke Bryan with $34 million.

 

You can read more about the top earning artists in country music, according to Forbes, here.

 

Miranda Lambert Enjoys Life on the Road with Her “Cottage on Wheels” and Wanda the Airstream

 

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert is touring the country with her Platinum Tour, and she’s doing it in style in a newly renovated tour bus with a companion Airstream trailer she’s nicknamed Wanda.  Miranda tells USA Today she had the bus for about two years before they gutted it just prior to this new tour.  She describes the new interior as “shabby chic” and “pretty girly,” which may be why she and Blake Shelton ride on his bus whenever they’re out on the road together.  But more often than not, if they’re both on tour, their buses pass each other in the night on the highway.  Miranda says, “We don’t stop, but our drivers know.”

 

Miranda’s 1954 Airstream trailer, affectionately known as Wanda (after her grandmother, Wanda Corker), is kind of like the hang out spot when the buses are parked.  The trailer has a bar and is decorated with a giant crown on the top of the trailer. Miranda says, “It’s got cool chairs and beanbags and a pink, glittery couch — a real good sound system.”  She laughs and says, “We’ve had her rocking some nights. She’s seen a lot of drunk artists.”

 

Miranda’s Platinum Tour will keep her out on the road through the end of September.  You can see a complete list of her tour dates here.