Country Throwdown 2012 Tour Featuring Gary Allan, Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins and More! Details have been released for the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour, and we over at CMNB are excited! This year’s tour will be headlined by Gary Allan, and it will also include Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney and Eric Paslay!! The tour will kick off on May 18th on Gulfport, MS, and tickets are already available for purchase for select dates. Stay tuned for more details to come!
Gary Allan Kicks-Off 2011 CMA Music Festival. Gary Allan will be performing on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage in the first round of daily performances at the 2011 CMA Music Festival, Thursday June 9th at 10am. Interestingly, this will mark Allan’s first appearance at the Festival since 2006. The daily concerts on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage are intended to highlight country talent from the past, present and future (rising stars!). This year’s CMA Fest will be held from June 9th-12th in downtown Nashville, and tickets are still available! For more ticket info click here. Gary Allan will also be participating in the NASCAR Rev’d Up concert and festival sponsored by Sprint along with singer-song writer Josh Kelly. This is a free concert, and it will be held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. on May 18th at 7:30pm. You can find more details here.
Gary Allan cancels December Dates to schedule throat surgery. Gary Allan will be missing a few dates in December as he goes under the knife to remove a polyp from his throat. We wish him a speedy recovery and plenty of yummy jello!
Check out this new Gary Allan video, “Get Off on the Pain.” Country Music Photo Gallery
George’s Majestic lounge in Fayetteville, Arkansas, known as the “King of Dickson Street since 1927,” has been nominated for the ACM’s nightclub of the year. George’s Majestic Lounge is the oldest and longest-running club and live music venue in Arkansas, and is located at 519 West Dickson Street Fayetteville, Ar. The historic venue hosts national touring acts ranging across all genres almost every night of the week. Besides being a favorite music venue for nearby students of Northern Arkansas University, George’s is now gaining national fame after receiving a nomination for the ACM’s nightclub of the year. The 45th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 8:00 PM live ET on the CBS Television Network. Dates for upcoming shows at George’s Majestic lounge: Gary Allan reschedules his May 27th date at the AMP to Friday, August 13th. Tickets on sale soon. Blue Oyster Cult with The Georgia Satellites on-sale May 22nd. Cross Canadian Ragweed with Reckless Kelly on-sale soon for September 3rd.Country Music Photo Gallery
Gary Allan wants to celebrate his performance at this Saturday’s Professional Bull Riding Iron Cowboy Invitational, by partnering with PBR to fly one dedicated fan to Las Vegas! For details, and to enter, visit http://garypbrsweeps.com/Country Music Photo Gallery
Gary Allan encourages bullriding fans to Get Off On The Pain, as he kicks off this year’s PBR Cowboy Invitational and showcases tracks from his upcoming release! Gary Allan will be performing exclusive and never before released music from his upcoming album at the 2010 Dickies Iron Cowboy Invitational, Allan’s album, “Get Off On The Pain” will be in stores and online March 9th. The 2010 Dickies Iron Cowboy Invitational presented by WinStar World Casino is considered the biggest one day event in PBR history. In addition to this monumental show in Arlington, Texas, Gary Allan has also signed on to be the sound of this season’s PBR experience leading up to the March 9th album release, including playing music from the new album playing during PBR events and assorted contests (VIP tickets to an upcoming PBR event, Gary Allan VIP prize packs, CD’s, and much more!). PBR and Gary Allan fans will also have the chance to enter to win the trip of a lifetime to the 2010 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.Country Music Photo Gallery
Toby Keith established his own record company, Show Dog Nashville, in September 2005, and that’s created a unique situation in which Toby will be releasing three full albums this year. One of them is intended to fulfill an obligation to his former label. It will end up a little similar to Garth Brooks‘ The Ultimate Hits package, bolstered by a retrospective of his career through ’05. “I’m giving them one [new] single, and then they’re going to put on every hit song that we had from ’93, ‘Should’ve Been A Cowboy‘ on up to ‘As Good As I Once Was,’” Toby tells Neil Haislop’s Nashville IQ. “That’ll be out in the spring.” Also coming in 2008 are two albums on Show Dog: a new studio album and the soundtrack to the movie “Beer For My Horses“. Country newcomer, Chuck Wicks joins Brad Paisley for his Bonfires And Amplifiers Tour which kicked off in Denver last night. “I am so excited to be on the road with Brad Paisley, and I know that I will learn so much from him,” said Wicks. “To go from playing for small audiences to opening an arena show in such a short time is incredible. I don’t know what to expect, but I expect great things.” Wicks single, “Stealing Cinderella,” is currently a top 15 hit and continues to climb the country music charts. It was the fastest rising single from a debut artist in 2007. Gary Allan‘s new album, “Living Hard” is received well by fans worldwide. The positive reviews are flooding in, like this one from “As Long As You’re Looking Back tells the listener to move forward, don’t dwell on the past. If you can’t quit reliving the past, you don’t have much of a future, getting your heart broke is not the end of the world, there is more out there. “Wrecking Ball” reminds me of a Lynyrd Skynyrd song, it has the southern rock feel, great song to dance to, try to stay in your seat and not tap your foot to the beat. Talks about a woman that just catches his eye and that is it, he is putty in her hands, he knows she isn’t good for him, but just can’t help himself.” People.com reports that country music superstar Tim McGraw joined former Saturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon in an impromptu, late-night, sing-a-long. The pair reportedly took over the mostly empty lounge around 1 a.m., and, with a female friend pounding away on the piano, sang their way through such standards as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and Willie Nelson‘s “Always on My Mind.” The only audience was a booth of four women, but the singing duo, standing on opposite sides of the piano, belted out lyrics, as laughter flooded into the hotel lobby. When asked about the noise by a curious hotel patron, the desk clerk reportedly apologized, saying, “Jimmy Fallon and Tim McGraw singing together … Only at the Beverly Hills Hotel.”Country Music Photo Gallery