Boot Kickin’ Mayhem

CMA Fest Delivers Epic Surprise Performances and Sold-Out Crowds

Four straight days of sold-out shows and capacity crowds, as well as surprise performances and collaborations, made the 48th annual CMA Fest one for the record books. At Nissan Stadium, Lil Nas X created one of the festival’s most talked-about moments Saturday night, joined by Billy Ray Cyrus and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban for an epic surprise performance of …

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Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Sets A New Record

“To the uninitiated, it probably sounded like dogs barking. But to me, knowing the pure joy that comes with owning a rescue dog – or eight – it was music to my ears,” said country’s favorite animal-loving superstar, Miranda Lambert, who led the mile-long MuttNation Mutt March from Nissan Stadium …

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Thomas Rhett’s ‘Center Point Road’ debuts at #1 on Billboard 200

US star Thomas Rhett has landed his 2nd Billboard 200 #1 album in a row with Center Point Road, out now via Big Machine Records. Center Point Road is the first country album to top the Billboard all-genre charts in 2019 and follows Rhett’s last album Life Changes in claiming the top spot, holding off competition from …

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Keith Urban Debuts All-New ‘GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR’

Seven countries on three continents, sold-out amphitheaters, stadiums, arenas and now this summer sees the debut of Keith Urban’s ‘GRAFFITI U World Tour,’ an all-new show at fairs and on festival grounds.  The tour, which debuted this past weekend in New York, features new music, including the reigning CMA and ACM …

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Rolling Stone Names Emily Ann Roberts One Of The 20 Best Acts of CMA Fest

All-American sweetheart, country traditionalist and talented singer/songwriter Emily Ann Roberts spent last week in Nashville among hundreds of artists and thousands of dedicated fans celebrating country music at the world-renowned CMA Fest. As part of the festivities.  The Voice season nine Team Blake finalist took to the Nashville Acoustic Corner stage in the Bridgestone …

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Big Machine Music & Brandy Clark’s All BC Music Announce Joint Publishing Venture

Big Machine Music and six-time GRAMMY®-nominee Brandy Clark’s All BC Music last night announced a joint music publishing venture at the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The fusion of established success and unbridled creativity is a solid combination of BMM’s heavyweight reputation and inspirational focus of All BC Music. An ideal space for …

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Chris Young Joins ‘Billion-Airs’ Club With Over 2 Billion Career Streams

Photo credit: Jeff Johnson Chris Young officially joined the “Billion-Airs” club as the RCA Records Nashville artist and multi-platinum entertainer was surprised onstage during his Artist of the Day play at CMA Music Fest with plaques commemorating his more than 2 Billion career streams and 12 Million singles sold. The …

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Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus And Keith Urban Bring Surprise Performance To CMA Fest

Photo Credit: Donn Jones/CMA The surprises continued on day three of CMA Fest, as Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban took the Nissan Stadium stage to perform the No. 1 song in the country, “Old Town Road.” The packed stadium erupted …

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Ryman Auditorium Plans Icon Walk For Plaza

Ryman Auditorium announced exciting plans this week for its new Icon Walk, a permanent outdoor exhibition on the historic venue’s grounds. The Icon Walk will feature a collection of detailed bronze likenesses honoring those who have made significant contributions to the historic venue and Music City. The announcement came during …

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Sheryl Crow Performs With Bonnie Raitt And Mavis Staples On Ellen

Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. Nine-time GRAMMY Award-winner Sheryl Crow performed “Live Wire” featuring Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday – watch the electric appearance here. The song is a part of THREADS, Crow’s forthcoming collaborations album slated for release August 30 via The Valory Music Co. “Mavis means so much more to me than …

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