Tragedy At Route 91 Harvest Music Festival

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

Jason Aldean Helps WFMS/Indianapolis Listener Land A Date For Prom

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.

Congratulations 2017 ACM Award Winners!

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ JASON ALDEAN NAMED ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR MIRANDA LAMBERT WINS FEMALE VOCALIST FOR THE EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR THOMAS RHETT WINS HIS FIRST MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD Winners have been announced for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, which aired LIVE earlier this evening on the CBS Television Network from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.  The industry named Jason Aldean as Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor. This is the second consecutive win for Aldean in this category. Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year for the eighth consecutive year, breaking her own record for consecutive wins in that category. She also won Album of the Year for The Weight of These Wings. Thomas Rhett won Male Vocalist of the Year for the first time. He was also awarded with Song of the Year for “Die a Happy Man,” winning two trophies in that category as both Artist and Songwriter. Brothers Osborne won Vocal Duo of the Year. They also previously won New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Presented by T-Mobile. Maren Morris and Jon Pardi were also previously announced winners for New Female Vocalist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and New Male Vocalist of the Year Presented by T-Mobile, respectively. Florida Georgia Line received two ACM Awards (off camera categories) for Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw and Single Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” ACM CEO Pete Fisher surprised the duo with these Awards at the ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach event on Saturday April 1st. Little Big Town won the Vocal Group of the Year award for the third consecutive year, their fourth win in that category overall. “Forever Country” received Video of the Year Presented by XFINITY and was awarded to producers Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern, Damon Whiteside and Director Joseph Kahn. The show featured an unprecedented number of duos and special collaborations: 14-time ACM Award® winner and 14- time ACM Awards® host Reba McEntire and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle performed “Back to God,” superstar duo Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performed the world television premiere of their new single “Speak To a Girl,” Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris sang “Craving You,” Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley rocked out “Flatliner,” and Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban performed their hit single “The Fighter.” Plus Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys teamed up for “God, Your Mama & Me” followed by a powerful performance of the popular “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”. Following is the list of winners in the 14 categories voted on by the membership: Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Male Vocalist of the year Thomas Rhett Female Vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert Vocal Duo of the year Brothers Osborne Vocal Group OF THE YEAR Little Big Town ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded Continue reading Congratulations 2017 ACM Award Winners!

Jason Aldean Premieres New Video For ‘Any Ol Barstool’

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WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ANY OL’ BARSTOOL”   Jason’s new music video for “Any Ol’ Barstool” is available to watch today on EW.com. “This is one of those classic Country heartache songs where the guy is trying to convince his girl that he is fine, but in reality he’s not,” said Aldean. “So, I wanted the video to relay that classic heartache scenario we’ve all been in, but with a little twist which Shaun Silva (director) is always good at.” GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF “ANY OL’ BARSTOOL” ON TIDAL   TIDAL users can watch an exclusive behind the scenes clip of the making of the “Any Ol’ Barstool” video. Visit TIDAL.com/JasonAldean and log in to your account to watch!

"OPRY GOES PINK" As Jason Aldean’s "Concert for a Cure" Returns to Nashville in Support of the Fight Against Breast Cancer Benefiting Susan G. Komen and Women Rock For The Cure

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“Opry Goes Pink” as Multi-Platinum Entertainer Jason Aldean’s “Concert for the Cure” Returns To Nashville In Support of the Fight Against Breast Cancer Benefiting Susan G. Komen® and Women Rock For The Cure™  RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean partnered with the Grand Ole Opry this evening as part of “Opry Goes Pink”, incorporating his 11th annual “Concert for the Cure” in two special Opry performances staged to fight breast cancer. The superstar flipped the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink as Aldean and others including Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Montgomery Gentry, Chris Young, surprise guest Cassadee Pope, Jeannie Seely, and Mickey Guyton performed in support of breast cancer awareness and raised funds for Women Rock for the CureTM, a Nashville-based non-profit committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer, and Susan G. Komen®’s Nashville chapter. Aldean presented a check to the Susan G. Komen® Foundation from monies raised on his 2016 SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR throughout the year, with this year’s contribution taking the grand total to over 3.3 million dollars for the fight against breast cancer. This year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year has been an avid supporter towards the fight against breast cancer since 2004 after losing a dear friend to the disease. The evening kicked off with Montgomery Gentry cutting a pink ribbon and leading a pink carpet walk into the Grand Ole Opry House for the show. Breast cancer survivors and members of their support networks were followed by fans on the carpet, all pledging to support the fight against the disease. The Opry is donating $5 from every ticket to the shows sold between the day the shows were announced and tonight to Women Rock For The Cure™. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 13. About Jason Aldean
 Jason Aldean has “earned his spot at the top of Country music over 11 years of hard touring and hard rocking” (Rolling Stone), as his new album THEY DON’T KNOW follows on the heels of each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 17 No. one hits. His “ever-rising stardom” (Billboard) reaches new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time with his seventh studio album, which includes his latest single “A Little More Summertime.” Aldean recently wrapped his 2016 SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR hosting sold-out crowds throughout the country’s biggest venues. For more information on new music and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com. About the Grand Ole Opry
 The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows through December 13.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Marking more than  nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Continue reading "OPRY GOES PINK" As Jason Aldean’s "Concert for a Cure" Returns to Nashville in Support of the Fight Against Breast Cancer Benefiting Susan G. Komen and Women Rock For The Cure

Pandora Sessions Premieres Award-Winning Country Superstar Jason Aldean

Watch Chart-topper Jason Aldean Perform 5 Songs Exclusively for Pandora   Country’s reigning ACM Entertainer of the year, who’s on track to have this week’s #1 album onBillboard’s all-genre Top 200 chart, JASON ALDEAN WHAT: Premieres his PANDORA SESSIONS,  a curated collection of exclusive live recording se ssions featuring established and emerging artists. Each session includes on demand audio tracks along with performance video. WHEN: Live now… WHERE: HERE MORE: The session, recorded live at Pandora’s Oakland headquarters, features 5 songs: A Little More Summertime,  Burn It Down, Dirt Road Anthem, Lights Come On, This Plane Don’t Go There, and a commentary from Aldean. ABOUT PANDORA Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or an ywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.

10th ACM Honors Performers + TV Airdate Announced – Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan & more!

The Academy of Country Music announced the first round of performers for the 10th Annual ACM Honors taking place on Tuesday, August 30th at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Artists including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum will take the stage to give tribute performances to the event’s previously announced honorees. For the first time ever, ACM Honors will be televised, and will make its television debut Friday, September 9th at 9pm PT/ET on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the event will be available to the general public beginning today, August 10th at 8am PT/11am ET on Ticketmaster.com. JASON ALDEAN, KELSEA BALLERINI, DIERKS BENTLEY, LUKE BRYAN, CAM, MAREN MORRIS, COLE SWINDELL, KEITH URBAN AND HOSTS LADY ANTEBELLUM TO PERFORM AT THE 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ ALDEAN TO ACCEPT PRESTIGIOUS ACM TRIPLE CROWN AWARD ACM HONORS TO MAKE ITS TELEVISION DEBUT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 9PM PT/ET ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK Hosted by Multi-ACM Award®-Winning Group Lady Antebellum, Two-Hour Special to be Taped at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, August 30 Tickets Available Beginning August 10 at 8AM PT/11AM ET at Ticketmaster.com   The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced today that music superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, honoree Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum will take the stage to perform at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public beginning Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00am CT on Ticketmaster.com. The Academy also announced that Jason Aldean, reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, will be honored with the Academy’s prestigious Triple Crown Award. This award is given to those who have won New Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, Male/Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Aldean’s Entertainer of the Year win this year made him eligible for this honor, as he was previously honored with the New Male Vocalist of the Year (2005) and Male Vocalist of the Year (2012-2014). The Triple Crown Award has been awarded to only six artists, including: Brooks & Dunn (2005), Kenny Chesney (2005), Mickey Gilley (2005), Merle Haggard (2005), Barbara Mandrell (2005) and Carrie Underwood (2009). As previously announced, the 10TH ACM Honors will honor Special Awards recipients Glen Campbell (Career Achievement Award), Crystal Gayle (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Eddie Rabbitt (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), Tanya Tucker (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Carrie Underwood (ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Keith Urban (Mae Boren Axton Award), Jeff Walker (Jim Reeves International Award, awarded posthumously), Jimmy Webb (Poet’s Award), Little Continue reading 10th ACM Honors Performers + TV Airdate Announced – Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan & more!

Jason Aldean Snubbed For 2014 CMA’s

The internet seems abuzz with shock and dismay that after years of climbing his way to the top of the charts, Jason Aldean merited not one single CMA nod. It’s actually not too surprising… the country music industry has been using awards and accolades to shape the world’s view of Nashville stars for decades. Jason’s split from his wife, then subsequent romance rumors with the younger mistress is not something the industry overlooks. In our office we call it “morality shaming” and it’s what they do to Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Leann Rimes as well as countless of other stars whose lives are less than ideal when they step off stage or out of the studio. I say as long as his tours are selling out, which according to CountryMusicOnTour, they are, then let that speak for him! We want YOU to weigh in! Do you think an artists personal life should affect their ability to earn awards?