Dierks Bentley Excited to Experience Crowd Reaction to New #1 Song on Summer Tour

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley just scored his latest #1 with his song “Say You Do” reaching the top of the Billboard Country Singles chart.  “The fan reaction to ‘Say You Do’ has been incredible,” says Dierks.  “I mean, we just started playing it towards the end [of the Riser Tour], you could already tell it had that stuff that really connects with the audience.”

 

Now that it’s #1 and the fans are much more familiar with the song, Dierks is looking forward to performing it every night on his Sounds of Summer Tour.  He says, “To see how it’s changed and how the fans are reacting to it –  I’ve had a little taste of that with a few shows we’ve done – just one-offs.  But getting back out there on the Sounds of Summer Tour and see what’s happened to this song is going to be a huge surprise for us, something we’re really looking forward to.”

 

The Sounds of Summer Tour with Dierks, Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith will kick off on June 5th in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Faith Hill to Perform “Girl Crush” with Little Big Town

Little Big Town (Photo Credit: Matthew Welch)

Little Big Town (Photo Credit: Matthew Welch)

When Little Big Town performs their latest single, “Girl Crush,” on the Billboard Music Awards, Faith Hill will join Karen Fairchild on lead vocals.  So far the song has sold over 630,000 copies, including almost 110,000 copies the week they performed the song on the ACM Awards.

 

The Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas, May 17th at 8pm ET/7pm CT, on ABC.

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Playing First of 12 Co-Headlining Shows This Weekend in San Francisco

kenny and jason tour

This weekend Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean will team up at San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium for the first of 12 co-headlining stadium shows they’ll be playing this summer.  Kenny says, “There is nothing I love more than playing stadiums.  The energy and the size of the stage lets me get close to so many more people – and that is a feeling unlike any other. To be able to join up with Jason for these shows this summer, I think it’s the kind of night people won’t forget.”

 

Jason agrees that it’s all about giving the fans a one-of-a-kind experience.  He says, “Kenny can go do that stuff without me, I can go that without him, that’s not really what it’s about.  It’s about obviously being something for the fans that’s gonna be really special and something that doesn’t come along every day.”

 

In fact, when the idea to do some co-headlining dates with Kenny was first brought up to Jason, he liked the fact that it would only be a dozen shows because he says, “To me that makes it more of an event, more so than just you throwin’ a bunch of shows in there and doing it all year.  It’s like this is only gonna happen a few times, so you’ve only got a few chances to check this out.”

 

Jason can’t remember whose idea it was originally for him and Kenny to play some shows together.  He says, “I don’t know who gets credit for that, but I don’t necessarily think I was the one that came up with that idea at all.  I’d like to take credit for it, but it wasn’t me.”

 

You can see a complete list of their co-headlining stadium shows below.

 

Kenny Chesney/Jason Aldean co-headlining shows:

5/2       San Francisco, CA @ Levi’s Stadium

5/16     Arlington, TX @ AT & T Stadium

6/20     Green Bay, WI @ Lambeau Field

6/27     Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field

7/18     Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field

7/19     Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field

7/25     Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl

8/1       Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium

8/13     Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC

8/15     East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium

8/28     Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium

8/29     Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium

Lady Antebellum Launching Hit-Packed Wheels Up Tour Tonight with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt, Hunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum

Sam Hunt, Hunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum is kicking off their Wheels Up Tour tonight in Lubbock, Texas and Dave Haywood says, “I think this is our absolute No. 1 favorite tour – favorite production, favorite staging and lighting.”  Besides the production, Dave says, “I just think we’re at a point now in our career to put together a set list that’s really all pretty much radio singles, and, that’s a real special moment for us. It’s fun to also have one or two kind of album cuts for a lot of the super fans and big fans out there. But, what’s great is to be at a point to have this many singles to pack into a show.”

 

Lady Antebellum’s Wheels Up Tour will continue through the fall with Sam Hunt and Hunter Hayes, opening, and Kelsea Ballerini joining the tour for a few dates as well.  You can see a complete list of their tour dates here.

 

Zac Brown Band Promises Special Guests and Their Entire New Album on Opening Night of Jekyll + Hyde Tour

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band is kicking off their Jekyll + Hyde Tour, in support of their brand new album, tonight in Nashville.  Some artists consider performing in Nashville a bit intimidating since it’s Music City and the home of the country music business, but Zac doesn’t find it intimidating. He says, “Some of the people there are kind of discerning and there’s some pretty amazing music that goes around Nashville so you’ve got to bring it. I mean there’s some people that play in little bars and clubs in Nashville that are honestly way better than a lot of the headliners that I’ve seen.”

 

Those attending the show can expect to see some special guests and to hear a lot of new music.  In fact, Zac says, “We are gonna be playing the new album from front to back. We’re playing every song on the new album at the show and then a few of our old songs. But it’s primarily getting to show everybody this new stuff that we made.”

 

You can see all of the dates for Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde Tour here.