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Chris Young’s Latest Single, “Lonely Eyes” Inspired by Nashville Hangout

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Chris Young admits to the occasional late night hang at Nashville’s renowned Losers Bar & Grill – but this week he’s singing about it! The single singer’s latest smash, “Lonely Eyes,” inspired by the local hangout, is impacting country radio this week, scoring the 2nd most added track with over 46 stations on board!

“Yeah, I’ve spent my fair share of time at Losers (Bar & Grill) in Nashville,” laughs Young. “As a songwriter I like to always be observing the world around me because you never know where you’ll find inspiration, and I’ve seen moments like what I sing about in ‘Lonely Eyes’ go down all the time. I’ve always said the best song wins, and the soaring melody and smart lyrics of this song grabbed me from the first time I heard it.”

Billboard Country Update recently highlighted the song in “Makin’ Tracks” and compares the storyline to forever favorites “Lucille” (Kenny Rogers), “The Chair” (George Strait) and “Drink On It” (Blake Shelton). Written by Johnny Bulford, Jason Matthews and Laura Veltz, “Lonely Eyes” watches two strangers lock eyes at a bar and imagine where the night might lead.

Early praise for the song includes:

“Chris turns the charm meter up to 10 on this throbbing roadhouse romance.” – Music Row

“Chris Young is one of the strongest male vocalists in the format right now…Young’s smooth vocals will strike a chord with all the women out there.” – All Access

“He has a brand. This traditional country song will strike a chord with fans…” – Taste of Country

“Chris Young’s 3rd single off his album A.M. is his best yet.” – Whiskey Riff

Listen below.

“Lonely Eyes” is the third single from his current album A.M.The album has already yielded the Gold certified chart-topper “Who I Am With You” and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single “Aw Naw.”


Little Big Town Join Darius Rucker to Announce CMA Awards Nominees

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Little Big Town will join CMA Award winner Darius Rucker Wednesday, Sept. 3rd in New York City for the announcement of the final nominees for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” which airs Wednesday, Nov. 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on  ABC.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the CMA Awards announcements on GMA next week,” exclaimed Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. “The CMA and GMA have always been huge supporters of this band so anything we can do to be involved is always fun for us. We are looking forward to unveiling all of the nominees with our buddy Darius.”

Country Music will take over New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd. The day begins with Rucker performing “Homegrown Honey,” the debut single from his upcoming new album to be released in early 2015. Following his performance, he will be joined by Little Big Town for the announcement of the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The announcement will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment of the top-rated, morning news program.

Following “Good Morning America,” Little Big Town and Rucker will be at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square to announce the finalists in the remaining seven categories along with the announcement of the CMA Broadcast Awards for Personality and Radio Station of the Year. There will be an additional presentation by the CMA Foundation’s Keep the Music Playing music education campaign. This event will be streamed live via CMAawards.com beginning at 10:00 AM/ET.

Nightfall brings the 10th anniversary celebration of the CMA Songwriters Series at the Best Buy Theater with Rucker and hit tunesmiths Rivers Rutherford and series host Bob DiPiero for an in-the-round presentation of the songs that have touched the lives of millions of music fans. Luke Laird, who received three CMA Awards nominations in 2013, including Song of the Year for “Pontoon,” has been added to the show, which will be streamed live via CMASongwritersSeries.com.

Tickets for the Sept. 3rd (8:00 PM/ET) CMA Songwriters Series at the Best Buy Theater are $55 plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets are General Admission. Attendees must be 21 and over unless accompanied by an adult. Tickets are on sale now at the Best Buy Box Office, AXS.com, or by calling (888) 9-AXS-TIX or (888) 929-7849, for more information please visit CMASongwritersSeries.com.

Tickets for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” go on sale to the public Saturday, Sept. 6 (10:00 AM/CT). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com; by calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville). CMA Awards information is available at CMAawards.com. Or follow the conversation on Twitter at #CMAawards.

Montgomery Gentry Hard at Work on New Music

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Montgomery Gentry is back in the studio with producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Thomas Rhett, ABC’s “Nashville”) putting the finishing touches on their brand new album and their first new music in three years. The long awaited project is expected to release on Blaster Records in early 2015. The super duo shines bright on the debut single, “Headlights,” a late night, back road party anthem, written by hit tunesmiths Wendell Mobley, Bob DiPiero, and Tony Martin. The track will be available for fans to download digitally on September 2nd.

Luke Bryan Shatters Venue Records!

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Superstar Luke Bryan played back to back shows on his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” in Cleveland, Ohio at the Blossom Music Center and in Cincinnati, Ohio at Riverbend Music Center, on August 21 & 22 and August 23 & 24 respectively, selling out all four nights.

Luke became the first country act to sell-out two nights at the Blossom Music Center in the venue’s 45-year history. He was also the first act of any genre to sell-out two nights there since New Kids On The Block performed in 1993.

In Cincinnati, Luke was the first country act to ever play two nights since the venue opened in 1984. He also sold-out both shows within 20 minutes.

Luke’s “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” will continue this weekend with another set of back-to-back plays in Indianapolis and the final stadium show of the summer set for this Sunday, August 31 at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

In addition, the tour will stop in New York City for its second sold-out show at Madison Square Garden on September 12 and he’ll be the first country concert to play Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center on September 14.

Also recently announced is Luke’s Crash My Playa musical destination concert event happening in Riviera Maya, Mexico January 23-27, 2015. Packages are on sale now at www.crashmyplaya.com.

Citi is the official credit card of the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and the Crash My Playa destination concert event with Citi cardmembers having access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program.

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Tim McGraw to Stream Unstaged Concert from NYC

Tim McGraw is pairing with Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller – but not for a movie. Bennett (Moneyball, Capote) will direct McGraw’s 9pm ET Sept. 16 concert from New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom in American Express Unstaged. The concert is on the same day McGraw’s album Sundown Heaven Town album is released and will be streamed live here.

“Bennett is such an incredibly talented director and I’m excited that we get to work together on the next ‘Unstaged,’” said McGraw. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and his work. I know with his unique, creative point of view, this will be a really special experience for me and my fans on the day my album comes out.”

This won’t be just any concert. Here are a few unique components of Unstaged:

  • Before Sept. 16, fans can visit amexunstaged.com to see McGraw telling the stories behind some of his songs.
  • If enough fans tweet using #AmexUNSTAGED leading up to and during the concert, they will unlock an encore performance. They can also vote on what that song is.
  • Throughout the live show, fans can control how they watch the show by switching between the director’s main stream and alternate points inside the venue.

Get complete details about the concert here.

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