KACEY MUSGRAVES' 'KEEP IT TO YOURSELF' WAS A DIFFICULT SONG TO WRITE. (AUDIO)    4/18/14

Kacey Musgraves has hit the airwaves with her latest single, “Keep It To Yourself,” from her album, Same Trailer Different Park. She says the song was a bit difficult to write.

“I was going through a bit of a personal down moment and a break-up, and self- discipline has never been something that I’ve been very good at. So, when this song talks about keeping it to yourself, it’s just about knowing and wanting to know how that person feels about you like in a situation, but just knowing that it’s not good for you anymore and that you literally have to be the strong person and say, “Don’t tell me, because it’s just going to rope me back in,’” says Kacey. “It’s going to create that cycle again, I feel like that’s something that a lot of people go through and it’s about getting over that hump; that hard part where you’re just going to die because this person’s not there anymore so literally you just have to be like, ‘If you have feelings for me, just put them on a shelf,’ like I don’t want to hear about them.”

Kacey, who is in Los Angeles to tape the latest installment of CMT Crossroads with Katy Perry, is featured in Elle magazine’s Women in Music issue, alongside Angel Haze, Lily Allen, Neneh Cherry, Ariana Grande and Cher, among others.

AUDIO:Kacey Musgraves (Keep It To Yourself)
AUDIO: Kacey Musgraves talks about the song, “Keep It To Yourself,” from her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park.

Kacey Musgraves (Keep It To Yourself) OC: …have to do. :58
“‘Keep It To Yourself’ is a song that was kind of hard to write. I was going through a bit of a personal down moment and a break-up, and self- discipline has never been something that I’ve been very good at. So when this song talks about keeping it to yourself, it’s just about knowing and wanting to know how that person feels about you like in a situation, but just knowing that it’s not good for you anymore and that you literally have to be the strong person and say, “Don’t tell me, because it’s just going to rope me back in.’ It’s going to create that cycle again, I feel like that’s something that a lot of people go through and it’s about getting over that hump; that hard part where you’re just going to die because this person’s not there anymore so literally you just have to be like, ‘If you have feelings for me, just put them on a shelf,’ like I don’t want to hear about them. It’s hard. It’s about feeling comfortable too. Nobody wants to feel naked or uncomfortable, and removing yourself out of situation that you know is probably not right is really hard, but it’s something that you just have to do.”

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BILLY CURRINGTON GOES BACK TO HIS YOUNGER YEARS WITH 'WE ARE TONIGHT.' (AUDIO)    4/18/14

Billy Currington is making the touring season count with his own headlining We Are Tonight trek, as well as taking up residency with Lady Antebellum on their Take Me Downtown Tour. One of the staples of his setlist is his latest single and title track of his current album, “We Are Tonight,” which he says reminds him of his summers growing up.

“Just a young vibe, the innocence, the Friday nights, and it made me think of football games and the summer rolling down the window, driving down the beach boulevard,” says Billy. “Everything that the song states, took me back to my younger years.”

Billy will be in Dothan, Alabama Thursday (April 24th), Raleigh, North Carolina April 25th and Charlotte, North Carolina April 26th.

AUDIO:Billy Currington (We Are Tonight) 2
AUDIO: Billy Currington says his single, “We Are Tonight,” reminds him of his childhood summers.

Billy Currington (We Are Tonight) 2 OC: …perfect for it. :35
“Just a young vibe, the innocence, the Friday nights, and it made me think of football games and the summer rolling down the window, driving down the beach boulevard, everything that the song states took me back to my younger years. Also, it’s really amped-up energy, amped-up production in that song, and I thought, ‘Man, this would be great, ‘cause I would love for something like this to be a single ‘cause I definitely want to play it in the arenas and football stadiums.’ And that song would [be] perfect for it.”

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GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH LUKE BRYAN AS HE GOES BACK HOME FOR A PHOTO SHOOT. (VIDEO)    4/18/14

Luke Bryan goes home to Leesburg, Georgia for a photo shoot for Parade Magazine. Check out all the behind-the-scenes action in the latest episode of LBTV.

VIDEO:LBTV Thursdays 2014! Episode 11
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DARIUS RUCKER JOINS DAN RATHER TO TALK ABOUT HIS MUSIC AND THE THEME OF FAMILY THAT STREAMS THROUGHOUT IT. (VIDEO CLIP)    4/17/14

2014 GRAMMY® award winner Darius Rucker sits down with legendary newsman Dan Rather on AXS TV's The Big Interview Monday, April 21 at 8pET | 5pPT.

In this clip, Rucker reflects on his critical success and popularity in the country music community and talks about the importance of family themes to his music.

VIDEO:Darius Rucker Joins Dan Rather on AXS TV's 'The Big Interview,'
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'LISTEN UP' TO DAVID NAIL! (VIDEO)    4/17/14
VIDEO:David Nail performing Kiss You Tonight on CMT Listen Up
VIDEO:David Nail performing Whatever She's Got on CMT Listen Up
VIDEO:David Nail performs The Secret on CMT Listen Up
VIDEO:David Nail performing Counting Cars on CMT Listen Up.
VIDEO:David Nail interview with CMT Listen Up's Samantha Stephens
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ERIC CHURCH WILL RELEASE A VINYL VERSION OF HIS ALBUM, 'THE OUTSIDERS,' FOR RECORD STORE DAY.    4/17/14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 17, 2014 – EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Church will release a double gatefold vinyl version of his album The Outsiders on Saturday, April 19th, in recognition of National Record Store Day. The vinyl package will also include an exclusive album poster. The Outsiders originally debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart when it was released earlier this year in February. The album features his top-five-and-rising hit “Give Me Back My Hometown,” as well as the raucous debut title track. This is Church’s second vinyl project in honor of National Record Store Day; last year, he released a vinyl version of his live album, Caught in the Act: Live

The Outsiders (vinyl version) track listing:

Side 1

1.  “The Outsiders”

2.  “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young”

3.  “Cold One”

4.  “Roller Coaster Ride”

Side 2

1.  “Talladega”

2.  “Broke Record”

3.  “Like a Wrecking Ball”

4.  “That’s Damn Rock & Roll”

Side 3

1.  “Dark Side”

2.  “Devil, Devil (Prelude: Princess of Darkness)”

Side 4

1.  “Give Me Back My Hometown”

2.  “The Joint”

3.  “The Outsiders (Extended Version)” – bonus track

4.  “Come Together” – bonus track

Entertainment Weekly called The Outsiders “the still-rising star’s most brazen, brilliant disc yet, and the first great album of this year.” “ … this is the kind of record critics imagine Kanye keeps making: a freakish statement of confidence and power from an artist in full command of his gifts,” said Spin Magazine, before continuing, “Church can turn from consummate studio pro to unruly rebel rouser on a midnight-train-whine-thin dime. Nashville has the deepest grab-bag in contemporary pop right now, but nothing else comes together like Eric Church in the wild.” People just named The Outsiders one of 2014’s Ten Best Albums of the Year (so far).  

Church recently announced the launch of The Outsiders World Tour, beginning on Sept. 11 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Special guest for the entire tour is Dwight Yoakam, with Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, and Halestorm alternating as opening act. The first tour dates will go on sale this Friday, Apr. 18, with more on-sale dates to be announced soon. For tour updates and more information or to purchase The Outsiders on vinyl, visit www.EricChurch.com.

AUDIO:Eric Church (working in producer's new studio)
AUDIO: Eric Church recorded his first three albums in producer Jay Joyce’s basement, so he was a little skeptical when Jay bought an old church in East Nashville and transformed it into a recording studio, which is where he recorded The Outsiders.

Eric Church (working in producer’s new studio) OC: …the process. :41
“I was nervous about it because there was so much energy in his house; that’s where we started, and it was tough for me until I walked in here. What I realized is that this room provided a new start, a new environment, and not that there was a target, but there was a lot of expectation after the success of Chief. And what this room really allowed me to do, it was definitely a turning of the page. It was new scenery, it was new energy, it was a new situation. I got more out of it maybe than anybody, because I was able to feel that difference between what that record was and what this record is, and I think it really helped. At least mentally for me, it really helped the process.”

 

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LADY ANTEBELLUM AND KIP MOORE EXCHANGE GIFTS ON HIS LAST NIGHT ON TOUR. (VIDEO)    4/16/14

The members of Lady Antebellum and Kip Moore exchange gifts on his last night on the Take Me Downtown Tour. Check out what they received during the latest installment of Webisode Wednesday.

VIDEO:Webisode Wednesday - Episode 291 - Lady Antebellum
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NEWS AND NOTES: Easton, Lady A, Kacey    4/15/14

Easton Corbin will premiere the video for his latest single, “Clockwork,” on People.com Wednesday (April 16th).

Lady Antebellum have teamed up with New Zealand winemaker, Brancott Estate, as the official wine sponsor of their Take Me Downtown Tour. 

Kacey Musgraves has been tapped as the only country artist for The Outside Lands Festival, which takes place August 8th-10th at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. She’ll be joined at the event by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kanye West, among others.

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GEORGE STRAIT GETTING READY TO WRAP UP 'THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY TOUR.' (AUDIO)    4/15/14

George Strait, who just picked up the ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year, says he made the right decision when he chose not to tour anymore after The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. While he’ll perform a few shows here and there, he says he won’t launch another massive tour after he wraps up his current trek at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with an all-star lineup of Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Sheryl Crow, Lee Ann Womack and others.

It’s been a great two years of touring. We probably got about 10 more things to do this year, and then we’re done for a while," says King George. "I’ll probably take a year off and maybe do a record, and then I’m gonna do a few dates after that…here and there."

George, who is currently climbing the charts with his latest single, “I Got a Car,” will perform in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday (April 18th) and Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday (April 19th).

AUDIO:George Strait (immediate future plans)
AUDIO: Backstage at the ACM Awards, George Strait says he made the right decision to retire from touring, and gives an update on his immediate future plans.

George Strait (immediate future plans) OC: …tour, though. :22
“I really think I made the right choice. I really do. It’s been a great two years of touring. We probably got about 10 more things to do this year, and then we’re done for a while. I’ll probably take a year off and maybe do a record, and then I’m gonna do a few dates after that…here and there. So, it’s been a great tour, though.”

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DIERKS BENTLEY ENJOYS HIS OWN FAN MOMENTS BACKSTAGE AT THE ACM AWARDS. (VIDEO)    4/15/14

Dierks Bentley performed "I Hold On" with Sheryl Crow on this year's ACM Awards, and his cameras captured some moments backstage, including getting signatures from Garth Brooks and Merle Haggard on his acoustic guitar. Check out the action in the latest episode of DBTV.

VIDEO:DBTV Episode 127: ACM Awards
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KACEY MUSGRAVES IS A 'MAJOR' FAN OF KATY PERRY. (AUDIO)    4/15/14

Kacey Musgraves has developed an incredible friendship and working relationship with pop superstar Katy Perry (“Firework,” “Roar”). The pair have written a few songs together, they’ll be on tour together later this year, and more recently, it was announced they will be starring in a new installment of the CMT Crossroads series. Kacey couldn’t be “more excited” to collaborate with Katy.

“Since I heard Katy’s music, I have been a major, major fan. I mean, she’s one of my favorite artists, probably of all time,” says Kacey. “I just love all of the whimsical qualities that she has, but at the core, I feel like she’s just truly a songwriter. I think that’s cool, ‘cause I think the songwriting is the most important thing, and also I do love some fireworks myself, a la light-up boots, light-up suits, neon cactus. But Katy heard my music, and she has given it so much light and so much support. It started with ‘Merry Go ‘Round,’ and she brought a lot of people my way, and I was just so thankful for that. She kind of maintained a relationship with me and brought me out to write with her a little bit, and it’s just been a really fun, cool relationship.”

The episode of CMT Crossroads, taping this month in Los Angeles, will air June 13th at 10pm ET on CMT.

Kacey, who picked up the ACM Award for Album of the Year (Same Trailer Different Park) last week, has hit the airwaves with her latest single, “Keep It To Yourself.”

AUDIO:Kacey Musgraves (Katy Perry relationship)
AUDIO: Kacey Musgraves talks about how she and pop superstar Katy Perry became friends and colleagues.

Kacey Musgraves (Katy Perry relationship) OC: …more excited. :57
“Since I heard Katy’s music, I have been a major, major fan. I mean, she’s one of my favorite artists, probably of all time. I just, I really respect her. I mean, I just love all of the whimsical qualities that she has, but at the core, I feel like she’s just truly a songwriter. I think that’s cool, ‘cause I think the songwriting is the most important thing, and also I do love some fireworks myself, a la light-up boots, light-up suits, neon cactus. But Katy heard my music, and she has given it so much light and so much support. It started with ‘Merry Go ‘Round,’ and she brought a lot of people my way, and I was just so thankful for that. She kind of maintained a relationship with me and brought me out to write with her a little bit, and it’s just been a really fun, cool relationship. And then the opportunity to, not only go on tour with her on her Prismatic World Tour came along, but the amazing Crossroads opportunity, and I could not be more excited.”

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KIP MOORE RELEASES NEW SINGLE, 'DIRT ROAD.' (PRESS RELEASE AND VIDEO)    4/15/14

Nashville, TN- April 15, 2014- MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Kip Moore is releasing "Dirt Road," from his upcoming sophomore album.  The track is available at all digital retailers today and was written by Moore along with close friends Westin Davis and Dan Couch (Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" and "Hey Pretty Girl"). Highlighted by Moore's smoky voice, the song features a surging tempo and vibrating guitars encompassing of the road warrior's signature rock vibe.  

"The groove of this song is something that really grabbed me,"  said Moore.  "I actually worked it up with the band on the road and we played it live that same night.  We did that with a lot of the new songs and in a way the live crowds helped shape this album because of that."

To preview the track, click here: http://www.thegreenroompr.com/kipmoore.html

Moore, "one of Nashville's breakout stars…" (Washington Post), will continue to treat fans to previews of what is to come with the new album on the road this summer as he picks up with Tim McGraw on his SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN Tour on May 8.   Moore's debut album UP ALL NIGHT became the best selling debut album from any solo male country artist released in 2012 and 2013, and produced three back-to-back No. one singles with the PLATINUM-selling "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck," "Beer Money" and "Hey Pretty Girl." 

 

VIDEO:Kip Moore The Story Behind 'Dirt Road'
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