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Brad Paisley Releases Track List and Sneak Previews of New Album

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Brad Paisley had some fun over the weekend, much to his record label’s dismay, leaking details and clips from his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, which won’t officially be released until August 25th.  Most of Brad’s unauthorized song leaks were removed from the internet by his record label for legal reasons, but they finally agreed to let People.com keep a clip of a song called “Crushin’ It” on their web site, along with some of Brad’s “going rogue” tweets.

 

Brad co-produced his new album, and checking out the track list, it shows that he wrote or co-wrote 13 of the 14 songs on the album.  You can pre-order Moonshine in the Trunk now here.

 

Moonshine in the Trunk track listing:  

 

1. Crushin’ It

Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace/Lee Thomas Miller (ASCAP)/(BMI)

 

2. River Bank

Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace (ASCAP)/(BMI)

 

3. Perfect Storm

Brad Paisley/Lee Thomas Miller (ASCAP)/(BMI)

 

4. High Life

Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Brent Anderson/Kelley Lovelace (ASCAP)

 

5. Moonshine in the Trunk

Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Brent Anderson (ASCAP)

 

6. Shattered Glass

Brad Paisley (ASCAP)

 

7. Limes

Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace/Lee Thomas Miller (ASCAP)/(BMI)

 

8. You Shouldn’t Have To

Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace/Tim Owens (ASCAP)

 

9. 4WP (feat. Brad Paisley)

Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Brent Anderson (ASCAP)

 

10. Cover Girl

Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Brent Anderson (ASCAP)

 

11. Gone Green

Kenny Lewis (ASCAP)

 

12. JFK 1962

Brad Paisley (ASCAP)

 

13. American Flag on the Moon

Brad Paisley (ASCAP)

 

14. Country Nation

Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace (ASCAP)

Jake Owen Tapped as Host for 8th Annual ACM Honors Next Month in Nashville

ACM honors

The 8th Annual ACM Honors will be hosted by Jake Owen on Tuesday, September 9th at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.  The awards recognize the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were held back in April in Las Vegas.

 

Among those who will be honored on September 9th are Toby Keith and Ronnie Milsap, who will receive the Career Achievement Award and Carrie Underwood, who has been chosen to receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.  Plus Rascal Flatts will be one of the recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.

 

Tickets for the ACM Honors go on sale this morning at 10am CT through Ticketmaster.  More artists who will participate in the ceremony will be announced soon.  You can see a complete list of honorees below.

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Career Achievement Award – Toby Keith and Ronnie Milsap

Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award – Bob Beckham

Crystal Milestone Award – Merle Haggard

Gene Weed Special Achievement Award – Carrie Underwood

Jim Reeves International Award – Steve Buchanan and Rascal Flatts

Mae Boren Axton Award – Paul Moore

Poet’s Award – Jack Clement (awarded posthumously), Dean Dillon, Kris Kristofferson, and Buck Owens (awarded posthumously)

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS

CASINO OF THE YEAR:   

Small Capacity – Mohegan Sun Wolf Den – Uncasville, CT

Medium Capacity – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

 

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR:           Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, TX

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR : 

Small Capacity – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX

Medium Capacity – Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN

Large Capacity – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

 

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Nicole More – Neste Event Marketing

 

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR:            Brian O’Connell – Live Nation

 

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS (FORMERLY THE MBI AWARDS)

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:         Michael Rhodes

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR:             Shannon Forrest

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR:   Rob McNelley

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Charlie Judge

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Bryan Sutton

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Paul Franklin

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: Justin Niebank

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:             Dann Huff

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Shane McAnally

Sam Hunt Releasing Album Preview to Digital Retailers

sam hunt EP

Sam Hunt’s debut single, “Leave the Night  On” is about to break into the top 20 and fans have been begging for more music from him, so he will release a four-song album preview called X2C to all digital retailers on August 12th.  He’s hoping that will tide fans over until he releases his full-length studio album on October 27th.

 

“I can’t wait to share a few early tracks from the album,” says Sam. “We’ve been having so much fun with the music out on the road and I’m excited to get this music out to our fans.”

 

Sam has had great success as a songwriter, having written Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over,” Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” and “We Are Tonight” for Billy Currington.  He also wrote or co-wrote every song on X2C and his upcoming debut album.  This fall he will join Kip Moore and Charlie Worsham on CMT On Tour: Kip Moore Up In Smoke, which kicks off September 25th and will visit 21 cities.

 

X2C Track Listing:

1. Leave The Night On (Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

2. Ex To See (Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey)

3. House Party (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers)

4. Breakup In A Small Town (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally)

Dierks Bentley Headed to Bristol for Wednesday Night Post-Race Concert

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley will headline a full-length, post-race concert at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 20th.  His performance will follow the running of the Bush’s Beans 150 Whelen Modified race and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200.  Part of Dierks’ performance will be filmed by CMT for their upcoming Mountain Dew CMT Summer Concert finale.

 

Fans who purchase a $30 ticket will have access to both races and the Dierks Bentley concert on August 20th.  You can purchase tickets and get more details here.

Jake Owen Feels Like Fans Have Finally Figured Out His Identity in Country Music

Jake Owen

Jake Owen

Jake Owen is currently out on his beach-themed Days of Gold Tour, and he just celebrated “Beachin’” becoming his latest #1 song and he says, “It feels so great to finally be an artist where I feel like people see me for my brand.  They kind of know what I’m giving them now, as opposed to just being like, okay, they like my song but they don’t really know who it is that I am.”

 

Jake says thanks to songs like “Beachin,” “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “The One That Got Away” he’s been able to establish his brand and now people realize, ‘Oh yeah, this is the guy from Florida.  It’s what he does,’ and he says, “It feels good because I finally feel at home.  I feel like me.  I don’t feel like I’m putting anything on.  I feel like I can just be me and I think that makes me feel really comfortable.”

 

Jake is changing things up a little with his next single, “What We Ain’t Got,” which is a bit of a heart breaker about a guy who lost the love of his life.