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Bryan at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
|Birth name||Thomas Luther Bryan|
|Born||July 17, 1976
Leesburg, Georgia, United States
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for his longtime friends from high school, performers Travis Tritt and Billy Currington, and releasing his first Spring Break album. After signing with Capitol Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee in 2007 with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, he released the album I’ll Stay Me, which included the singles “All My Friends Say,” “We Rode in Trucks,” and “Country Man.” The follow-up album Doin’ My Thing included “Do I,” which Bryan co-wrote with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, and the number one singles “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby.”
Tailgates & Tanlines, released in 2011, includes “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” and the number one singles “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” “Drunk on You,” and “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.” Bryan’s fourth album, Crash My Party, was released in August 2013 and includes the number one singles “Crash My Party,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Drink a Beer,” “Play It Again,” “Roller Coaster” and “I See You.” His fifth album, Kill the Lights, was released in August 2015 and its lead single, “Kick the Dust Up,” became his thirteenth number one hit, followed by his fourteenth number one “Strip It Down.” Bryan co-wrote all of his singles with the exception of “Drunk on You,” “Crash My Party,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Drink a Beer,” “Play It Again,” “Roller Coaster,” “Kick the Dust Up” and “Home Alone Tonight” and co-produced all four albums and one compilation album with Jeff Stevens. Bryan was the recipient of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award.To date, Bryan has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.
Life and career
Bryan was born in rural Leesburg, Georgia to LeClaire (née Watkins) and Tommy Bryan, a farmer. Shortly before Luke was going to move to at age 19, tragedy struck his family. “My older brother, Chris, was unexpectedly killed in a … car accident … I’m kind of hyperventilating talking about it. … You never truly … move beyond it.” His mother, LeClaire, had made a statement: “We knew Luke at some point would come to Nashville,” his mother said. “But … you can’t leave your family, and … I couldn’t bear the thought of him being away.”
Instead, Luke went to college at in Statesboro, Georgia, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity and graduated in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. One of Bryan’s Chapter Brothers is Cole Swindell, Georgia Southern 2005, who won the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year Award in 2015.
Bryan made it to Nashville years later in 2007, after his father told him to pack his truck to pursue a career in music. He finally gained success as a songwriter, but soon after he signed as a performer; his first big hit was “All My Friends Say”
When Luke was invited to perform at the famous Grand Ole Opry, his older sister, Kelly, organized 129 people to attend his Opry debut. A few days after his performance, his sister unexpectedly died at home for unknown reasons.Bryan said the cause remains undetermined. “My only older siblings … gone from the world, in a flash in two, two different, crazy, tragic manners, that … we’ll never know, and never understand.”
Cole Swindell – You Should Be Here
Colden Rainey “Cole” Swindell (born June 30, 1983) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Swindell has written singles for Craig Campbell, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, and Luke Bryan, and has released two albums for Warner Bros. Records Nashville. The first album has produced four singles: “Chillin’ It“, “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight“, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey“, and “Let Me See Ya Girl“, all of which have charted in the top 5 of Hot Country Songs and/or Country Airplay.
Atlantic City, NJ (August 1, 2016) – The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC revealed today that entrepreneur Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster (VH1’s “Barely Famous”), singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes will serve as celebrity judges for the “2017 Miss America Competition.” Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ABC’s and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown”) joining as co-host. Miss America airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarships.
The panel of celebrity judges will evaluate the contestants’ performances in the following categories during the live broadcast: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions. These young women will showcase their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service as they compete for the title of Miss America 2017.
“I am honored to be a judge at Miss America this year,” said Swindell. “I love a good competition and am looking forward to helping choose a winner.”
“It is an honor to meet some of the most accomplished young women in America today. It will be tough to choose just one. It helps to know – based on personal experience – that the one selected is not necessarily the best, she’s the best representative at the time of those coming from every corner of our great and diverse nation,” stated Hawkes.
Additional judges for the “2017 Miss America Competition” will be announced in the coming weeks.
Mark Cuban, owner of the 2011 World Champion Dallas Mavericks and best-selling author of How to Win at the Sport of Business, was an entrepreneur from the early age of 13, when he sold garbage bags door-to-door. Today Cuban is recognized as one of the most influential people in both the cable and sports industries. He is owner and Chairman of AXS TV (www.axs.tv), the largest independently owned and operated TV network in the U.S. He takes personal responsibility for programming AXS TV, and under his vision and leadership, it is the premier destination for live events, breaking news, and as-they-are-happening trends in the worlds of pop culture, music, fashion and entertainment. Cuban also co-owns The Landmark Theater chain, Magnolia Pictures and Magnolia Home Video, along with partner Todd Wagner. In 2005 Magnolia and Landmark Theaters pioneered a “day and date” movie release, meaning the movie was released in theaters, on TV (HDNet Movies), and on DVD all on the same day. Taking this process one step further, Cuban created the “Ultra VOD” platform, releasing movies to video-on-demand on both cable and satellite up to four weeks prior to their release in theaters. Cuban also co-founded Broadcast.com, the leading provider of multi-media and streaming on the Internet, which was sold to Yahoo! Inc. in July, 1999, and MicroSolutions, a leading national systems integrator, which was later sold to CompuServe. On January 4, 2000, Cuban purchased the Dallas Mavericks. Under his leadership, the team’s home games have become a total entertainment experience.Despite initial criticism, he added much more to the usual game-day experience options like the Mavericks ManiAACs. His successful efforts have brought a sense of pride and passion to the fans. Mark Cuban also appears on the Emmy award-winning show “Shark Tank.” The business-themed show returns to the ABC Television Network for its eighth season on Friday, September 23. A graduate of Indiana University, Cuban hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and resides in Dallas, Texas.
Aside from a successful career as a model, Sara Foster is best known for her role as the manipulative and cunning ‘Jen Clark’ on the CW’s cult series “90210.” Foster’s most recent project is “Barely Famous,” a unique, tongue-in-cheek comedy parodying reality television, in which she created, co-stars in and executive produces with her sister, Erin, for VH1. “Barely Famous” is in its second season, which premiered on June 29th. Sara and Erin, who are the daughters of David Foster, portray sisters born into the Hollywood lifestyle who are trying to navigate their careers and dating lives while maintaining perfect public images. In 2011, Foster costarred with David Cross, Sean Astin and Michael Vartan in James B. Rogers’ comedy, “Demoted.” Additionally, Foster starred opposite Cary Elwes and Gabriel Mann in the 2010 science-fiction film “Psych 9,” which was directed by Andrew Shortell, and starred as Jesse Metcalfe’s girlfriend in 2008’s comedy, “The Other End of the Line.” In 2004, Foster turned heads as the crime-fighting lesbian spy ‘Amy Bradshaw’ in Angelea Robinson’s film “D.E.B.S.” for Screen Gems. Earlier that year she made her feature film debut as the lead femme fatale in the movie adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel, “The Big Bounce.” Foster also has a string of guest starring roles on TV series such as “CSI” and “Crossing Jordan” as well as a memorable appearance playing herself having a romantic tryst with Adrian Grenier’s character, ‘Vincent Chase’ on HBO’s “Entourage.”
Cole Swindell, Platinum-selling recording artist and record-breaking five-time No. 1 hit maker, released his second album You Should Be Here and it shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums Chart and No. 3 All Genre within hours of release. Its lead single and title track held a four week run on top of Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart (tally of digital streams, radio airplay and sales) in addition to multiple weeks sitting at No. 1 on country airplay. His Gold-certified “You Should Be Here” already boasts over 50 million streams, 700,000 tracks sold and more than 24 million YouTube views. The song joins Swindell’s first four No. 1 consecutive singles as a solo artist (including Gold-certified “Let Me See Ya Girl,” along with Platinum-certified hits “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It”) from his Platinum selling self-titled debut album. In 2015 the Georgia native won the ACM New Artist of the Year, was named to Billboard’s Top New Country Artists, awarded CMA’s “Triple Play Award” for having (at least) three No. 1 songs in the past twelve months, and was the only performer to claim the title in 2015. He was nominated for CMA Awards’ “New Artist of the Year” and named Music Row’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, with celebrated songwriting credits which include not only his own five No. 1 hits but “This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line, “Get Me Some of That” by Thomas Rhett, and several songs with Luke Bryan such as his No. 1 single “Roller Coaster,” among others. He is currently touring with Florida Georgia Line’s “Dig Your Roots Tour.” This fall, Swindell will begin his headlining tour, Down Home Tour Presented by CMT, after opening for Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour. The Down Home Tour coincides with the release of his third and newest EP, Down Home Sessions III. To date, Swindell has sold over 1.4 million total album equivalents in the two years since his debut, including 4.8 million tracks sold and 330 million streams.
Sharlene Wells Hawkes was crowned Miss America in 1985 after representing her home state, Utah. Hawkes went on to be an accomplished communicator across several disciplines – from sports, to business, to the United States military. In 1987, Sharlene became one of the first women to ever sign with ESPN. There, she became an award-winning sportscaster for over 15 years, covering such events as the World Cup Soccer, the French Open and the Kentucky Derby. In 2005, Sharlene founded Remember My Service Productions, a leading publisher and producer of historical commemoratives for the Armed Forces and Veteran Service organizations. Her support of the troops has gained her notoriety, leading to her appointment by the Secretary of Defense to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Hawkes holds a masters in Organizational Communications from the University of Utah and bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
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Freedom In Our Eyes – Rock Road Rebels – Top Rock Music Videos
Many artists are quick to champion their roots in major metropolitan areas like NYC, LA, Nashville, and so on. These cities are seen as hotbeds of what’s modern and cutting edge, where the next trend is around the corner. Jacksonville, Missouri, home to Rock Road Rebels, is not one of those towns. With a 2010 census population of 151, it’s as small as small town gets. It’s true heartland, proudly located off the beaten path.
It’s also the perfect home for a band that celebrates their love of 70’s Southern Rock and Blues. Rock Road Rebels doesn’t need to study fleeting trends to define their sound because they’re expertly versed in decades of rock and roll before them. On their new single, “Freedom In Our Eyes,” they wear not just their love of classic rock, but also their undying patriotism on their sleeve.
With impeccable individual execution the guys of 3R (Shane Newbrough on vocals, Michael “Goz” Goslin on bass, Ryan Conners on guitar, and Brock Manly on drums), launch into a thunderous declaration of their love of country. They also make it known that they’re ready to go toe to toe with anyone who might consider infringement on all of ‘our’ or ‘their’ Constitutional rights.
The video begins with the band’s bus pulling up in front of the towering World War 1 monument, the Liberty Memorial, in downtown Kansas City. The words inscribed in the base of the monument read “IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY AND OUR COUNTRY.” That phrase perfectly encapsulates the spirit of “Freedom In Our Eyes,” knowing the lifestyle we are all free to live in the USA, even our rights to agree/disagree/dissent, were all earned by the sacrifice of millions before us.
Channeling the energy of their time at the monument, the band erupts into a ferocious performance for the cameras, taking turns to each showcase their incredible chops for the audience. We also get the chance to see them laying down tracks in the studio, where their chemistry and camaraderie is clearly as organic and homegrown as Main Street through downtown Jacksonville, Missouri.
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CMA AWARDS 50/50: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF AMERICA’S MUSIC
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For 50 years, the CMA Awards stage has been home to Country Music’s most iconic moments. Legends have been born. Country Music royalty has been crowned. The songs that touch the depths of our souls have become timeless.
In an all-new original “CMA Awards 50/50” video series, hosted on the CMA YouTube channel, Country Music’s biggest stars take a look back at these historical moments. Watch exclusive interviews with winners and performers of the past 50 years, plus much more to come!
Join us as we look back at the laughter, the tears, and the moments that have made Country Music America’s music, from the longest-running music awards show on television. We will take you on a journey though the past, while looking forward to the future of this music that we all love.
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