Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LIVE IN NO SHOES NATION: 30 Tracks Strong


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When Kenny Chesney pulled out some tapes to listen to his last 10 years of shows, he was immediately struck by the fervor of No Shoes Nation. And the more he listened, the more he wanted to share all these moments with the people who inspire him – and took the songs to a whole other level out on the road.

“You record songs, you put’em on a record,” Chesney marvels. “You know, people think it stops there. Even when it’s on the radio, that’s really between the listener and their life. But when you have people in your life like No Shoes Nation, I’ve come to believe, we figure out what these songs really mean when we get out there on the road and sing’em together!

“So as I was listening to some of these tapes, I decided: they’re as much the people who’ve been coming out to the shows as anybody’s! I shouldn’t be the only one listening – and that sent me down a tube into all these summers out there rocking. When I told the record company how many songs, they thought I’d lost my mind… And that was before we added ‘Young,’ which really started and defined this chapter, to the list!”

Starting where Florida meets Alabama on the Gulf Coast, Live in No Shoes Nation kicks off with over 40,000 strong hearing “Flora-Bama” for the first time, then proceeds through obscure gems, massive hits and intriguing collaborations. For Chesney, it became a sonic document of all the fun, the moments, the rising and falling action of a million+ citizen place without borders: No Shoes Nation.

 “I’ve always said the energy that comes at us, it lifts us up – and really makes us take things even further. Listening, I realized we can’t take that intensity all the way in in the moment,” says the man Los Angeles Times called “the People’s Superstar” of what’s become his next project. “I wondered if everyone who’s come out to one of our shows realizes how incredible they sound; if like us, they’re so in the moment, they had no idea. They’re what makes this music special – and this, to me, was a great way to let them know it.”

With the first recording a medley with Dave Matthews from the close of 2007 Flip Flop Summer Tour, Live in No Shoes Nation pulls rarely played jewels including “I’m Alive,” “Coastal” and the deeply personal “Happy on the Hey Now,” as well as locational homages to Guy Clark with “Hemingway’s Whiskey” and Bruce Springsteen with “One Step Up.” In these quieter moments, the 2016 BMI President’s and CMA Pinnacle Award winner shows his poet’s heart.

Beyond that, there’s the high velocity good feelings that have defined Chesney’s work. Stadium shows, pop-up bar gigs, amphitheaters and the occasional beach takeover; it’s all here. As well as appearances by his friends, co-writers and tour-mates, ranging from Eric Church, Mac McAnally, David Lee Murphy, Old Dominion, Grace Potter, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band.

“No Shoes Nation not only knows no boundaries, we love all kinds of music,” Chesney allows. “It’s why Grace Potter is as loved as Eric Church, why David Lee Murphy gets the same response as Zac Brown and his guys. We love life, we love music and we all really love each other!”

TRACK LISTING
Kenny Chesney: Live in No Shoes Nation
To be released: October 27, 2017

Flora–Bama
Summertime
Big Star (with Taylor Swift)
Boston
When I See This Bar (with Eric Church)
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
Anything But Mine
Down The Road (with Mac McAnally)
Guitars And Tiki Bars
Hemingway’s Whiskey
Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (with Zac Brown Band)
I’m Alive
Save It for a Rainy Day (with Old Dominion)
Pirate Flag
Somewhere With You
I Go Back
One Step Up
American Kids
You And Tequila (with Grace Potter)
Young
There Goes My Life
Out Last Night
Dust On The Bottle (with David Lee Murphy)
Coastal
The Boys of Fall
Noise
Old Blue Chair
The Joker / Three Little Birds (with Dave Matthews)

Happy on the Hey Now

Thursday, July 27, 2017

THOMAS RHETT: New Album Title and Release Date


Thomas Rhett's new album will be titled Life Changes and will be out on September 8th. 

Thomas says, "I am and will always be a country artist. It's who I am, it's in my blood. I will always try to push boundaries because that rebellious side has been in me since I was a kid. My voice and my journey that inspired these songs is the glue that makes this album cohesive. This is where I'm at musically, and these are my stories." 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hank Williams Jr. Returns To Bloomington

For Immediate Release
Hank Williams Jr. is coming to the Grossinger Motors Arena on September 28, 2017
Click Here for all the details.

Friday, July 7, 2017

LISTEN- Tim McGraw Covers Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy"


During the Soul 2 Soul tour, Tim McGraw has been posting videos of impromptu jam sessions with some of his openers.

The latest features Tim and Charlie Worsham covering Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy." Listen to a preview below!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

AUDIO: Shania Twain Reveals Details On Now Plus Track List


Shania Twain fans should be happy to know the wait for new music is almost over. 

Her long-awaited new album, Now, will drop on September 29th. She's released the cover art and the first single, "Life's About to Get Good." Shania wrote all of the songs on the album.

The last album Shania released was Up! in 2002.

She says "Life's About to Get Good" is not the only type of song on the album.



Now Track Listing
  1. Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed
  2. Home Now
  3. Light of My Life
  4. Poor Me
  5. Who’s Gonna Be Your Girl
  6. More Fun
  7. I’m Alright
  8. Let’s Kiss and Make Up *
  9. Where Do You Think You’re Going *
  10. Roll Me on the River
  11. We Got Something They Don’t
  12. Because of You *
  13. You Can’t Buy Love
  14. Life’s About to Get Good
  15. Soldier
  16. All in All *
 * Deluxe version only

Thursday, May 25, 2017

LUKE BRYAN: Announces Dates for Farm Tour- Edinburg, IL


Luke Bryan launches his ninth Farm Tour on September 28th in Nebraska. He'll bring the show to six locations in the Midwest before wrapping on October 7th in Missouri. Jon Pardi will open the shows.
Luke awards scholarships to students in farming families in the towns he visits during the tour. 
Tickets go on sale June 2nd at 10:00 am local time. 

The 2017 Farm Tour In Illinois:

  • 10/6 - Edinburg, IL -  Ayers Family Farm

Click Here for more. Also keep listening to win Free Tickets!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Audio: RASCAL FLATTS: New Album Out Today


Rascal Flatts release their 10th studio album, Back to Us, today (Friday).

Joe Don Rooney says they chose the title of the album because the songs felt like the music they produced in their early days.

Joe Don Rooney talks about the album's title.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

LUKE BRYAN: Dates for 2018 Crash My Playa Announced


Luke Bryan's vacation concert event, Crash My Playa is coming back for a fourth year. It will be held January 17th through 20th in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

He says, “Kicking the year off on the beach with an amazing backdrop, good ol’ country music and watching the fans have the time of their life…yes, I'm in!”

Luke will headline a show on two of the four nights. Other performers will be announced soon. More details are available on the event's website

GEORGE STRAIT: Happy Birthday King George


Happy 65th birthday to "The King" George Strait