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Luke Bryan Wraps Up Biggest Touring Year of His Career Playing for 1.7 Million Fans

Luke Bryan (photo by Lyle Waisman)

Luke Bryan (photo by Lyle Waisman)

Luke Bryan just wrapped up his That’s My Kind of Night Tour for the year, making 2014 the best touring year of his career. Luke played for 1.7 million fans this year, with 1.2 million coming out for his 77-city That’s My Kind of Night Tour.  In March his Spring Break concerts in Panama City attracted 230,000 fans, his 8-city Farm Tour drew 110,000 fans and an additional 160,000 fans attended fairs and festivals that Luke headlined.

 

“We have enjoyed seizing the moments every day on this tour,” says Luke. “We’ve played all types of shows this year.  It’s just as exciting to play for smaller capacity crowds during a 2-day run in the very northern point of Canada as it is to 60,000 screaming fans at the stadiums shows or for the beach crowds at Spring Break, or to the first time fan who may have never been to a concert until the ‘Farm Tour’ came to their small rural community.  I am so grateful to everyone on my team from my road crew to my fans that have made this year so amazing!  I’m having the time of my life.”

 

Luke has already announced plans for a winter leg of his That’s My Kind of Night Tour that will kick off on February 10th with openers Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch.  Click here for all of Luke’s upcoming tour dates.

 

Kenny Chesney Adds Brantley Gilbert to Stadium Tour Dates with Jason Aldean

Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert

Last Friday Kenny Chesney announced he would be launching The Big Revival Tour on March 26, 2014 in Nashville. Then just this week he announced that as part of the tour, he and Jason Aldean would be combining their headlining tours for a 10-city stadium tour.  Now Kenny has announced that Brantley Gilbert has been added to the stadium dates, with more special guests to be revealed in the coming weeks.

 

“When you co-headline a tour with Jason Aldean, you’ve gotta get someone who can hold their own to go in front,” says Kenny. “When I looked around, for those stadium shows that Brantley’s part of, he’s the man for the job. He knows how to reach the crowd, how to make them rock – and he’s not afraid to push the rest of us.”

 

Having taken 2014 off from touring, it gave Kenny a chance to study other artists and what they bring to their live shows and he says, “When we started looking at acts to take out in 2015, especially having been off the road this year, I wanted to make sure the people that I brought were gonna be as committed to reaching the fans in the back of the stadium as I am.”

 

Although a complete itinerary hasn’t been released yet, The Big Revival Tour is expected to visit 55 cities in 2015. You can get updates on KennyChesney.com.

Hunter Hayes Being Joined by Dan + Shay and The Railers on Tattoo (Your Name) Tour Tonight

Hunter Hayes (Photo Credit: Kristin Barlowe)

Hunter Hayes (Photo Credit: Kristin Barlowe)

Hunter Hayes kicked off his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour with a “Wild Card” Tuesday night that he added after initially announcing his tour. Tonight the original tour dates will kick off in University Park, Pennsylvania, with special guests Dan + Shay and The Railers as his opening acts.

 

“This tour is definitely going to be different than anything we’ve ever done before…and maybe anyone has ever done,” says Hunter.  “It’s a lot of firsts not only for us, but even for the fans who have seen our show before.  Every tour is all about the fans, but this one proves it. Not only are they going to be part of the show, they are the show…you’ll see what I mean!”

 

The Tattoo (Your Name) Tour will wrap up in London, Ontario Canada on December 13th. You can see a complete list of dates here.

 

Billy Currington Says New Single, “Don’t It,” Is a Prelude to Next Album

billy currington dont it

If fans want to know what’s to come next from Billy Currington, all they need to do is listen to his new single, “Don’t It,” which he just released. “This song was one of the first I cut and the sound really guides the direction of the new project,” says Billy. “Next Spring, I’ll hit the road with new music and look forward to playing it live!”

 

Billy just celebrated “We Are Tonight” becoming his ninth #1 song of his career and he says “Don’t It” feels like it could definitely be his tenth. “Don’t It” is the lead single off Billy’s next album, which he is currently working on with one producer, Dan Huff, unlike his last album, for which he used three different producers.  The new album will be out in early 2015.

Jerrod Niemann Raises over $100,000 for Free the Music USA with His Bull Named High Noon

Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann

At the beginning of 2014, Jerrod Niemann became a Back Seat Buckers Celebrity Stock Contractor, which means he took ownership of a competitive bull, which he named High Noon, after his latest album. High Noon ended up winning the 2014 Back Seat Buckers grand prize and $100,000 in prize money at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.  Jerrod’s bull also won $2,250 earlier this year after placing 4th/5th in the Springfield Invitational.  Jerrod plans to donate all of High Noon’s winnings to his non-profit organization, Free the Music USA (FTMUSA), which is dedicated to supporting music education collecting used instruments for children and teens in need.

 

“When teaming up with my friends at Back Seat Buckers to purchase a bull to compete in rodeos for charity, I was very excited,” says Jerrod.  “I was hoping we’d be able to get in there with High Noon and raise some funds for children and their opportunities to have music as a steady part of their lives, but I didn’t realize we could be blessed enough to do so well.”

 

Back Seat Buckers (BSB) is the turnkey bull ownership program created by PBR and ABBI. It allows anyone to become a stock contractor and provides complete care, housing and training for bulls during their first year of ABBI competition.