Top Five Places To Live if You Want To Work In Music In this crazy world of self-quarantine and social distancing a lot of us have had the rare opportunity to sit back and really consider whether we are living our dreams or just working to live. If you are one of the many who took this time to really explore your musical talent and refine your instrumental skills, then you may have some big ideas about what you’re going to do when the restrictions life and you become free to move about the country.
BROKEN BOW RECORDS’ JASON ALDEAN is set to open JASON ALDEAN’S KITCHEN + ROOFTOP BAR in JUNE. The space will be located in the middle of downtown NASHVILLE on Lower Broadway and will feature a dining area, six bars, a menu of SOUTHERN food created by Chef TOMASZ WOSIAK, live music, and more. “It’s pretty cool to finally have my own spot downtown where people can go and have a good time,” said ALDEAN. “We’ve been working on this for a while, and I’m looking forward to having everyone in town for CMA MUSIC FEST help break it in.”
Just in time for the weekend, Jason Aldean hits us with a heartwrenching love anthem in his new track “I’ll Wait For you“. Give it a listen and let us know what you think! You can catch Jason Aldean on the road this summer with special guests Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina on his High Noon Neon tour! Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations!
With the holidays fast approaching everybody’s been so busy getting last minute errands run gifts bought and parties planned that following the latest country music news has been put on the back burner. I’m here today to give you a recap of what you may have missed in the last week. On Friday Jason Aldean and wife Brittany welcome their new baby boy into the world. The proud parents were quickly sharing pictures of baby Memphis all over social media with Brittany posting a beautiful shot of him on Instagram. Country Radio Seminar officials have announced the CRS 2018 new faces of country music performers. Those performers are Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Midland, Carly Pearce, and Michael Ray. These up-and-coming acts will perform as part of the closing ceremony for the country radio seminar, co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The seminar closes February 7th, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. For those still following Taylor Swift, it’s officially been announced that she is adding Australian tour dates to her Reputation tour routes. Details for those dates are to follow. Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Florida Georgia Line are now scheduled to headline the Country LakeShake festival in 2018. The festival will be held at Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island outside of Chicago next June. The three-day event will run from Friday, June 22nd thru Sunday, June 24th. Additional artist performing during the Country LakeShake will include Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Cole Swindell, Russell Dickerson, Jillian Jacqueline, Chris Lane, Tracy Lawrence, Jackie Lee, LoCash, RaeLynn, Runaway June, and Dylan Scott. Tickets go on sale next Friday and will be available at countrymusicontour.com. And there you have it, all the headlines you may have missed over the weekend in country music news. Stay tuned next Monday for your next weekend recap.
SUNDAY night’s (11/12) “COUNTRY RISING” concert in NASHVILLE, benefiting hurricane relief efforts and victims of the LAS VEGAS shootings, raised more than $4 million, according to organizers. The evening featured Country’s biggest stars, such as GEORGE STRAIT, JASON ALDEAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, SAM HUNT, LADY ANTEBELLUM, CHRIS STAPLETON, REBA MCENTIRE, MARTINA MCBRIDE, and KEITH URBAN, among others. Additionally, recently crowned CMA Entertainer Of The Year GARTH BROOKS sent a video greeting from his show in SPOKANE, WA announcing he’d donated proceeds from the concert to the relief effort. The fundraising effort continues, with fans able to give by texting “NASHVILLE” to 41010, donating online here, or purchasing concert merchandise here. All proceeds raised will go toward the COUNTRY RISING fund of THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
CMT will honor victims of the recent devastating hurricanes, and the SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st mass shooting in LAS VEGAS, by transforming its “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” special into a night of hope and healing. The eighth-annual special will air live from NASHVILLE’s SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18th at p (ET). CHRIS STAPLETON, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, JASON ALDEAN, KEITH URBAN, and LUKE BRYAN will be honored during the show, and will be joined by ANDRA DAY, LEE ANN WOMACK and LITTLE BIG TOWN, who will open the show with a performance of “Rise Up.” Additionally, DAY, LITTLE BIG TOWN and COMMON will perform “Stand For Something.” “Given the devastation of Hurricanes HARVEY, IRMA, and MARIA, and the mass shootings in LAS VEGAS, we feel a commitment to our fans to address all of the tragedies not in one somber and solemn moment or segment, but rather devote the entire evening to uplifting the fans through high-spirited music,” said CMT/TV LAND GM FRANK TANKI. “Both ‘Rise Up’ and ‘Stand Up for Something’ are inspirational anthems that perfectly sum the message for the evening. The special has always been a place where artists from different genres can stand side-by-side, and now more than ever, we want to showcase the power of unity and resilience through music.” CMT says this year’s ceremony will forgo the formal presentations of awards and speeches in favor of heartfelt messages from the honorees directly to their fans. In addition, CMT has assembled the entertainment community to share messages of hope and healing. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
As reported on every major news network in the nation, a terrible shooting tragedy occurred last night in Las Vegas, Nevada during Jason Aldean‘s set at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. Our hearts are broken at the massive loss of life, the horrendous experience of those injured and impacted by this tragedy. One disturbed man’s act of violence has scarred us all. We are immensely proud of the bravery and skill with which everyday citizens, emergency first respondents, and law enforcement worked together to minimize casualties and ensure the health and safety of so many people. We at CountryMusicNewsBlog.com and CountryMusicOnTour.com will be closing our offices temporarily to spend time with our families and try to find some light in this terrible darkness. Love each other. Find ways to show it. ~ Shauna “WhiskeyChick” Castorena Save Save
CUMULUS Country WFMS/INDIANAPOLIS used their time with BROKEN BOW RECORDS artist JASON ALDEAN just before the “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” to ask a favor — not for the station, but for a young listener. The WFMS crew asked ALDEAN to assist a local high school junior with his “promposal,” and ALDEAN happily obliged. “We asked the Entertainer Of The Year for a favor at the ACM broadcast, and JASON delivered,” WFMS morning co-host DEB told ALL ACCESS. “More importantly, ASHLEY said yes!” See ALDEAN’s video promposal from GRIFFIN to ASHLEY here.