Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert to Kick Off CMA Awards Day on Good Morning America

Keith Urban (Photo Credit: Courtesy PFA Media)

Keith Urban (Photo Credit: Courtesy PFA Media)

The celebration leading up to the 48th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville just got bigger with the announcement that Keith Urban will be performing live from outside the Bridgestone Arena on Good Morning America, on the morning of the awards, November 5th.  Afterward, Keith will stick around to film a performance with Miranda Lambert that will air that night during the broadcast of the awards.

 

During the Good Morning America broadcast, Miranda will join chief meteorologist Ginger Zee and GMA contributor Tim Tebow, who will be reporting live from Nashville.  While Tim is in town he will also be a correspondent on the CMA Awards red carpet and he’ll present an award during the live broadcast.  In addition, winners in two CMA Awards categories – CMA Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year – will be announced on Good Morning America.

 

The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for a seventh consecutive year, live from Nashville, on November 5th at 8pm ET/7pm CT, on ABC.

Florida Georgia Line Throwing Anything Goes Tailgate Party Today with Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and More

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line will be in Jacksonville, Florida today for the massive Anything Goes Tailgate 2014 Concert, that will not only celebrate the release of their #1 album, but will also kick off Georgia-Florida weekend. Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, Clare Dunn, John King and Michael Ray will also be part of the celebration at the forty-acre riverfront property, the Shipyards.

 

FGL’s album was #1 the week it debuted, and it has held onto the #1 spot for a second consecutive week on the Billboard Country Albums chart, followed by Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt and Little Big Town’s brand new album, Pain Killer.

Brad Paisley Will Make His Winning Picks This Weekend on ESPN’s College Gameday

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley will pay a visit to ESPN’s College GameDay tomorrow, when he stops by the show, which will be broadcasting from Morgantown, W.Va., on the campus of West Virginia University. Brad will join host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard for their winning picks segment.  The three-hour show will start at 9am ET on ESPN, and then Brad’s beloved Mountaineers will take on TCU in the 3:30pm game on ABC.

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.