country music news-Florida Georgia Line – HOLY

Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.

ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

top country music bands 2016History making duo Florida Georgia Line recently became the first ever Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND (10 million copies sold) certification for their hit single “Cruise.” In their relatively short career, FGL has achieved 11 #1 hits as artists and songwriters, most recently with their first single off their third studio album, “H.O.L.Y.” Their PLATINUM certified sophomore album ANYTHING GOES (Big Machine Label Group) fueled five scorching consecutive chart-toppers – PLATINUM-certified “Anything Goes,” “Sippin’ On Fire,” “Sun Daze,” 2X PLATINUM-certified “Dirt” and the final release from the album “Confession.” The 2016 ACM Awards saw the pair take home their third consecutive honor for Vocal Duo of the Year. In addition, they have won three consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year and three consecutive CMT Artists of the Year honors, among numerous other accolades from the ACMs, AMAs, CMT and Billboard. FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and having sold over 23 million downloads and over 3.5 million albums worldwide to date. In 2015 alone, the group’s ANYTHING GOES TOUR sold an impressive 1.5 million tickets, and they have just embarked on their headlining tour, DIG YOUR ROOTS thru the end of 2016. Their highly anticipated third studio album, DIG YOUR ROOTS is slated for release later this summer (2016) and depicts an evolution in both their musical and personal journeys. FGL has given fans a taste of the new music with the lead single “H.O.L.Y.,” written by hit makers busbee, Nate Cyphert and William Larsen, and produced by the award-winning Joey Moi. The music video was shot at The Twelve Apostles, just outside of Melbourne, Australia and their wives make a cameo in the song about love’s salvation. Taking their undeniable songwriting skills to the next level and discovering new talent, FGL formed publishing company Tree Vibez Music.

Rock Music news-Freedom In Our Eyes – Rock Road Rebels -Top Rock Music Videos

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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country music awards-CMA AWARDS 50/50: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF AMERICA’S MUSIC

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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Rascal Flatts – I Like The Sound Of That

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Rascal Flatts

  • Since their musical debut in 2000, Rascal Flatts has over 22.5 million albums sold and over 28 million digital downloads and delivered 15 #1 singles to the top of the charts.

    Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 7 million concert tickets, and counting.

    The journey began when Jay and Gary, from the Columbus, Ohio, area, and Joe Don, from Picher, Oklahoma, teamed up in a club in Nashville’s Printers Alley. “We knew right away we had something special,” says Jay, “even if we were the only ones who ever got to hear it.”
    They weren’t. They quickly earned a record deal and talent, drive, and great song selection did the rest. Their list of hits constitutes one of the great bodies of work in modern country music, with “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Wish,” “Take Me There” and “Here Comes Goodbye” as just the tip of an ever-expanding iceberg. Their performances are state-of-the art, house-rocking extravaganzas, sold-out excursions into musical excitement that have included as opening acts some of this generation’s great artists, including Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean.

    Committed to giving back, they are known for their charitable work, which includes raising three million dollars for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. It’s something close to all of their hearts.

    “To give back when you’re in a position to give seems like a natural thing to do,” says Jay. “It’s our responsibility as three guys who’ve been very blessed.”

    As for the accolades, it may be Opry membership that feels best to them at present.

    “It’s one of our proudest moments in the world, being part of the Opry family,” says Gary. “We’ve been part of a lot of great things, but this is joining a wonderful family that will live on forever. It’s mind-blowing.”

    It’s a fitting tribute to a group that has brought so much to country music and its fans.

    Jay, Joe Don and Gary see their latest album as the perfect representation of all the elements that go into the music that has given them so much success.

    “Everything is in this big crock pot called Changed,” says Gary with a laugh “It’s got meat, potatoes, vegetables—all of it. It’s fun, it’s poignant, and we think the hard work that went into has really paid off. And we’re very glad to take one more big step down the road.”

    Biography from official Rascalflatts.

     

     

Country Music News-Bobby McIntyre

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Bobby McIntyre is pro Singer/Songwriter,producer and Social media marketing and website/Seo |Guru, he is also  just a family man who loves to sing and write songs. His vocal range is something to take notice of. He is able to sing Randy Travis and songs as high as greats like Steve Perry and Lou Gramm and Miljenko Matijevic. His album really does not even display his complete vocal range. Bobby can also pull off multiple styles of music from pure country, R&B,pop,hiphop to all-out power ballad rock. He is also somewhat of a social media wiz kid and helps manage select artists with their music careers, as it is a passion of his to help other great talents.

Bobby McIntyre is well on his way to a successful music career! He is starting to get some International attention with his music. Bobby has been approached by many Labels, Managers and Publishing Companies that want to work with him. It is just a matter now of finding the right team. One of Bobby’s strong points is his ability to market himself to the massive online world. He creates great online friendships with other great people and artists because he is very real and does not ignore his fans. In just over a 2 years he has built a very impressive fan base that grows every day from his strong skills in marketing. His music is starting to get some airplay worldwide also and is followed by over 150 thousand fans online now. The Bobby McIntyre Country page for Reverbnation has been ranked as high as #1 Globally on the Reverb Nation Country Charts. He also reached #1 All Genres of music globally under the singer/songwriter genre out of 4 million artists. He has sang for Rascal Flatts, Clay Walker, Tracy Lawrence, Jo Dee Messina, Chely Wright and Daryle Singletary, in front of thousands of people singing the national Athem and has been a guest on many radio shows. Bobby has written songs with some of the best song writers in the world. Bobby McIntyre’s career is now just truly starting to take off. His Debut Album, “The One” is now available to purchase on iTunes. Look for great things to come from this rising star Bobby McIntyre. To book or hire Please contact Bobby at

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Granger Smith doesn’t technically chew tobacco, but he knows how to put a good dip in. For the encore of every live show, he throws on a pair of his high-school overalls and a trucker hat, cracks open an ice-cold silver bullet, packs a dip into his lip and returns to the stage as someone else: Earl Dibbles Jr. The alter ego was just something funny he came up with, an idea spurred by boredom one day four years ago at his parents’ ranch. But country fans proved hungry for the character’s country-boy hilarity. They wanted more.

Smith took the American flag and ran with it. In fact, the singer has not-so-quietly built an empire around Earl in the form of Yee Yee Nation, a following of gun-toting, truck-driving, boot-wearing, muddy and proud rednecks. The brand has grown to include original songs by Earl Dibbles Jr., music videos, merch and even a Yee Yee Energy drink in a camo can, which will hit shelves this year.

The shows sell out in minutes. Once at the stage, fans sporting similar overalls and white tank tops shout “Yee Yee!” in anticipation. Cell phones fly up at the sound of a shotgun being loaded: the audio cue for Earl’s big entrance. The setup is so boldly different than what else is out there, it’s no wonder Smith is on the fast-track to superstardom. Sure, his alter ego was born on the fly, but it wasn’t a fluke. The Texas A&M graduate and former Corps of Cadets member has always been business smart, and the redneck patois is just another strategy. Creating Earl Dibbles Jr. was a way to set Smith apart. It worked.

“Granger always says, ‘Everybody has talent in this business, it’s just about finding the backdoor to go in if everyone is going in the front door,’” says Tyler Smith, Granger’s manager and younger brother by four years. “We’ve always strived to do things differently. If this person was doing this, we’re doing the exact opposite until something sticks.”

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Dierks Bentley – Somewhere On A Beach “country music news

Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of RISER, a project due early 2014 that stands as his most personal to date.

Written and recorded in the year following his father’s death, the album draws its title from “I’m A Riser,” a song about resilience and determination. “I’m A Riser” works as a commentary on spiritual, personal and societal recommitment, but it also applies to the competitive battlefield of the music industry. It’s particularly appropriate for an album about rejuvenation delivered by Bentley.

“Life in general has a way of knocking you down,” Bentley says. “It’s different reasons for different folks – could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that’s lived. There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments…breakthrough moments.”

Accepting change – and growing from it – is a key theme in RISER, and it’s reflected by the tone of the album, which demonstrates a new artistic depth and an extralevel of intensity for Bentley. It evolves from track to track, exuding a range of emotions, all the while impressing upon the listener that Bentley’s instinct for a hit is stronger than ever. Bentley made significant reconfigurations in his creative team to shake up his sonic texture without sacrificing his commercial drive. He re-enlisted executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr., who worked on Bentley’s first two albums; and utilized producer Ross Copperman, who co-wrote “Tip It On Back” for Bentley’s current album Home.

The new atmosphere yielded the most focused and intense vocals of Bentley’s career. Some were recorded live with the band as the musicians laid down the tracks, but others were captured in less-than-obvious locales. One track’s vocal was recorded on Bentley’s tour bus. Still others were cut at Copperman’s house with the producer literally at Bentley’s side, pushing him to some of his most emotional, and seasoned, performances.

“It’s not even really a studio,” Bentley says of Copperman’s set-up. “It’s just kind of a corner of the house he’s taken over, so there was a kind of intimacy to the vocal process. It was important to get out of the studio and sing in different places, and to do it with other people in the room. That way, you have an audience and you get a sense of what’s working, what’s not working, when it’s feeling good, not feeling good. It brings a little more emotion and energy out of your voice.”

Since making a life-altering drive with his father from Phoenix to Nashville when he was 19 years old, Bentley has forged his own path in an industry built predominantly on formula. He has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His album Home debuted at No. 1 and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 12 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.

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Luke Bryan – Strip It Down Country music news

Bio From —>http://www.billboard.com/artist/308556/luke-bryan/biography

Singer and songwriter Luke Bryan comes by his country influences naturally: he grew up in Leesburg, Georgia, a small town 100 miles from the Alabama border where his father grew peanuts and sold fertilizer for a living. Bryan helped his family work the farm when he was young, but in his early teens he developed a passion for country music, picking up his influences from his parents’ record collection, listening to the likes of George Strait, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson, and Merle Haggard. When he was 14, his folks bought him his first guitar, and a year later his playing and singing were strong enough that he started sitting in with local bands at a club featuring live country music. At 16, Bryan starting writing songs with the help of a pair of local tunesmiths who had enjoyed some success in Nashville; he planned to head to Music City to try his luck after graduating from high school until his brother died in an auto accident. Wanting to offer emotional support to his family, Bryan opted to attend Georgia Southern University instead, though he didn’t give up music. He continued writing songs, formed a band, and was playing gigs on campus or at nearby watering holes most weekends while pursuing his studies. He recorded a self-released album, which he sold at shows during this period, but was reluctant to take the plunge and devote himself to music full-time until he returned home to work in the family business after receiving his degree. Bryan’s dad, confident of his son’s talent, made him an offer: he could either move to Nashville or be fired.
In the early fall of 2001, Bryan pulled up stakes and relocated to Nashville, where his heartfelt songs of country life earned him a contract with one of the city’s many publishing houses. In his free time, Bryan continued to perform at local clubs, and after an A&R man from Capitol Records saw him perform a set of his original material, he was given a record deal. Capitol released Bryan’s first widely distributed album, I’ll Stay Me, in the summer of 2007, following it with Doin’ My Thing in 2009. Doin’ My Thing peaked at number two on the country charts — and at number six on the Top 200 — and it spawned two number one singles: “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby” (while “Do I” hit number two). Bryan returned with his third album, Tailgates & Tanlines, in the summer of 2011, its release preceded by the single “Country Girl (Shake It for Me).” That song was the first of four Top Five country singles pulled from the album: “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and “Drunk on You” both hit number one, while “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” peaked at number three. This success kept Tailgates & Tanlines in the charts well into 2012, and Bryan supported the record with steady touring.
Early in 2013, Bryan compiled his four Spring Break-themed EPs since 2009 as the album Spring Break…Here to Party; it promptly became his first number one album on the pop charts. Bryan solidified his standing in country music by winning ACM’s prestigious Entertainer of the Year award in June. That August, he released his fourth studio album, Crash My Party, which hit number one on the country charts and the pop charts. Each of the first four singles from the album — the title track, “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Drink a Beer,” and “Play It Again” — steadily climbed to number one on the country charts during 2013 and 2014. Bryan chose to close out his series of Spring Break EPs in 2015 with the release of the aptly titled Spring Break…Checkin’ Out; the collection went to number one on the Billboard country charts and three on the Billboard 200. Next up was Bryan’s fifth full-length album, Kill the Lights, which appeared in 2015 as well. Another number one hit on the Billboard 200, it saw Bryan once again working with producer Jeff Stevens (Jody Stevens was also brought aboard as a co-producer), but unlike Crash My Party, the record saw a heavy dose of originals from Luke: he received writing credits on roughly half of the album’s 13 songs. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi