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Brantley Gilbert & Justin Moore Pull Music From Spotify

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Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore are joining the ranks with Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean, pulling music from the popular streaming service Spotify.

Gilbert’s most recent album, ‘Just as I Am,’ and Moore’s latest, ‘Off the Beaten Path,’ are no longer available for streaming on Spotify, leaving just one single for listeners to consume as a teaser. According to Rollingstone, the Big Machine labelmates are taking a stand for fair compensation.

What do you think about artists pulling their music from streaming services?

The “American Country Countdown Awards” Nominees Are….

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The American Country Countdown Awards, based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” which has recognized the best in country radio for more than 40 years, today announced the inaugural event’s finalists. Country megastar Luke Bryan dominates the list with seven nods, followed closely by superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, with six. Florida Georgia Line and Kix Brooks made the announcement on Cumulus radio’s nationally syndicated show, “America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner.”

The American Country Countdown Awards will air live from Nashville’s Music City Center Monday, Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX and feature performances by finalists Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will host the live music celebration. Additional performers, special award recipients and presenters will be announced.

Additional multiple category finalists include Jason Aldean, with four nods, and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who are tied with three. Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell each were named finalists in two categories.

American Country Countdown Awards finalists are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from November 1, 2013-October 31, 2014. The Finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung GALAXY® category is the only fan-voted category. Fan voting begins on November 24 and continues through December 10. Fans will vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards. For more information, please visit TheACCAwards.com.

Tickets are now on sale at www.TheACCAwards.com/tickets

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Brantley Gilbert Heading on Stadium Tour with Chesney and Aldean

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Earlier this week, Kenny Chesney revealed the first details surrounding the biggest tour of his career — one that would change from market to market to reflect the hardest-hitting bill for each city. Anticipation hit a record high with the news that Jason Aldean would unite with Chesney for a 10-city stadium jaunt –merging his Burn It Down Tour with The Big Revival Tour. There are very few acts who could match the velocity Aldean is known to bring, so for that very reason Chesney tapped Brantley Gilbert to add to the pairing with more on-sale information and special guests will be revealed over the coming weeks.

“When you co-headline a tour with Jason Aldean, you’ve gotta get someone who can hold their own to go in front,” Chesney says. “When I looked around, for those stadium shows that Brantley’s part of, he’s the man for the job. He knows how to reach the crowd, how to make them rock – and he’s not afraid to push the rest of us.”

Gilbert has had three #1s on his own – “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Bottoms Up” – as well as co-writing Aldean’s CMA Song of the Year nominated “Dirt Road Anthem” and sole writer of “My Kind of Party.” He has mined platinum with Halfway To Heaven and gold with his recent #1, Just As I Am, and is the Academy of Country Music’s reigning Top New Artist.

“As a fan, when I go to a show, I want the music to hit me in the chest and make me feel something all night long,” says Chesney, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4 consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year. “I want to have the time of my life, for the fans to hit every possible emotion – and make me feel everything humanly possible. When we started looking at acts to take out in 2015, especially having been off the road this year, I wanted to make sure the people that I brought were gonna be as committed to reaching the fans in the back of the stadium as I am.”

Chesney, whose The Big Revival marked his 13th No. 1 Country Album debut, already topped the Billboard Country Songs chart for two weeks with “American Kids” — and “Til It’s Gone,” the follow-up, is currently at No. 17 with a bullet.

Chesney’s 55-date The Big Revival Tour is slated to kick-off on his birthday, March 26, in Nashville. Having staged “a stadium show on the beach” with his 40,000+ Flora-Bama-Jama free show in August, the man The Wall Street Journal called “The King of The Road” is ready to get out there and see how far he can push his always high energy concerts.

Brantley Gilbert is Engaged!

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Brantley Gilbert is off the market. The singer revealed his engagement to “the girl that got away,” this morning on The Bobby Bones Show.

“I met this little girl 10 years ago.You’ll hear her in most of my songs,” he says. ““She was the one who got away for about five years,” the singer adds. “I can honestly say I’ve never been happier.”

The school teacher was the subject of many of Brantley’s songs, including “More than Miles.” The couple plan to get married next June.

Brantley Gilbert Credits Keith Urban for Helping Him Get Sober

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Brantley Gilbert is three years in to a new and sober life, and even though the road wasn’t easy, he credits Keith Urban for encouraging him during some dark times. He spoke highly of the fellow country artist with Lon Helton on Country Countdown USA.

Keith’s actually been a really good dude to me. When I was making changes in my life, I was down and out, I was even in the hospital, and he showed up and spent several hours with me one day out of nowhere, just encouraging me, because I had a lot of worries about doing my job. Looking back, I was thinking, since I was 15 years old, I’d been sneaking beers, I hadn’t been sober for a lot of these things, I was nervous about writing, performing, and doing my job like I used to. He told me, ‘Man it’s a whole new world. It’s different but you’re gonna have a lot more fun with it.’ He was just uplifting and reassuring, he’s one of those guys when you meet him, you know he has a good soul. He has an awesome heart and is an awesome dude. That was a pretty impressive thing to me. You meet people in the business, and wonder how compassionate they are. But he showed up out of the blue, and I hardly knew the guy. I’ll never forget that as long as I live, and I’m indebted to him now. For somebody of that stature to take that kind of time.”

Keith has been very open about his struggles with drugs and alcohol, but after entering rehab seven years ago, he’s well beyond the other side, and in a better place.

It’s refreshing to see these guys help each other through the hard times, and encourage them to take the better path…not always the popular.

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