Rascal Flatts still loves the vibe of bar gigs

 

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts got their start playing in small bars and clubs, and although they’ve since graduated to arenas and amphitheaters, they still remember and appreciate those early gigs.  “There’s somethin’ to be said for havin’ a little intimate crowd and bein’ able to connect with each and every person in the room,” says Jay DeMarcus.  “Unfortunately, that doesn’t pay the bills. So we have to go to larger arenas in order to do what we do. But, we do love goin’ back. Every once in a while we’ll go back to a club and sit down and do a couple sets just to remind ourselves how much we love the old days.” Rascal

Flatts is currently out on their Rewind Tour playing their arena-size hits like “Fast Cars and Freedom,” “Me and My Gang” and their current single, “Payback.”

Lady Antebellum Invites Fans to Hop Onboard 747 Early

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Lady Antebellum is inviting their fans to log onto LadyAPassport.com and create a passport to get sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes access to their new album, 747, which will be released on September 30th.  By signing up you’ll not only have access to exclusive Lady A videos and early previews of some of their new music, but you’ll also be entered to win a trip for two aboard the Carnival Cruise Live featuring Lady Antebellum, which will set sail on November 17th.

 

The grand prize will include airfare for two to Miami, a four night/five day Carnival Cruise to Cozumel and two tickets to the Lady Antebellum live show.  The deadline to enter to win the cruise is October 6th.  747, featuring “Bartender,” will be released on September 30th.

Toby Keith Opens New Kind of Restaurant in Norman, Oklahoma

Toby Keith

Toby Keith

Toby Keith has opened a new restaurant in his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma called “Big Dog Daddy’s Icehouse”  The restaurant will differ from his I Love This Bar and Grill in that it will cater more to the college crowd with an emphasis on sports, serving cold beer, burgers and whiskey with ball games on every TV.

 

They’ll also offer an interactive burger building experience.  The menus will allow customers to build their own burgers, choosing the toppings and the bread as opposed to having to pick from pre-designed burgers.  In addition they will sell Toby’s popular fried bologna sandwich and a jalapeno spam sandwich on Texas Toast.

 

It’s expected that Toby will expand the Big Dog Daddy’s Icehouse franchise to other cities.  You can learn more about the restaurant and its menu here.

Kip Moore Unveils New Song and Video Saluting Hard Working Construction Workers

Kip Moore

Kip Moore

Kip Moore has teamed up with CASE Construction Equipment to release a new video saluting the hard working men and women of the construction industry, just in time for the Labor Day weekend.  The song is called “On the Case,” and could pertain to all hard-working Americans.

 

“These folks come out to my shows after working long shifts, 50-60 hour weeks, and I never forget that,” says Kip. “They take extreme pride in the work they do. It inspires me to put on the best show I can every night, and I wanted to thank them and honor their work and commitment with something they can relate to. The lyrics for ‘On the Case’ were written to do that.”

 

As part of the video promotion, fans will be able to submit photos of themselves, their crew or their equipment at work helping to build the community for a chance to appear in a second fan cut of the “On the Case” music video.   Anyone who submits a photo will also be entered to win concert tickets for Kip’s upcoming “CMT On Tour 2014: Up in Smoke” Tour.

 

You can get more information and submit your photos through November 20th at CaseCE.com/OnTheCase.

 

 

 

Eli Young Band Turns 2nd Annual House Party into Two Parties

Eli Young Band

Eli Young Band

Eli Young Band has announced that their 2nd Annual House Party will actually be two parties at Globe Life Park in Arlington on November 8th and Minute Maid Park in Houston on November 15th.  Last year over 18,000 fans attended their House Party in Dallas and this year they’re expecting an even bigger turn out thanks to the supporting acts they have invited to perform with them at each venue.  In Dallas they’ll be joined by Gary Allan, Pat Green, popular Texas artist Cody Johnson and Maddie & Tae.  For the Houston party they’ll be bringing Thomas Rhett, Josh Abbott Band and Cody Johnson to the party.

 

Tickets for each of the two shows start at $25 and will go on sale today at TexasRangers.com/eliyoungband for the Dallas show and Ticketmaster for the Houston show.  Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets early before a price increase on the $25 ticket happens on September 15th.