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Zac Brown Band & Eric Church Perform at Shining a Light Concert

On Friday, the Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, presented by A E Networks and iHeartMedia took place in Los Angeles. Zac Brown Band performed “Remedy” and Eric Church alongside Rhiannon Giddens, Smokey Robinson, Aloe Blacc and the Jason White Singers performed Church’s “Kill A Word.”

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Hank Williams Jr. Releases New Music Video for “Are You Ready for the Country” with Eric Church

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Hank Williams Jr. premiered his highly anticipated new music video for “Are You Ready for the Country” featuring Eric Church exclusively on CMT this weekend. The pair shot the video in Nashville at The City View Apartments parking structure with scenes focused heavily focused on the live performance with the background alternating between the vibe of country and city. Fans got a preview of what to expect during the opening of the 49th Annual CMA Awards where Hank Jr. and Eric performed the single and garnered critical acclaim with Billboard calling it “a strong opener” and RARE saying the two “rocked some faces off.”

Already been a big week for Hank Jr. who entered a select club of artists charting singles over six decades as “Are You Ready for the Country” debuted at #58 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, the Peter Zavadil directed video continues to build momentum around the legendary singer / songwriter’s lead track. His upcoming album, IT’S ABOUT TIME, is due out on Nash Icon Records January 15, 2016.

“You have no idea how excited I am about this single and my new album,” said Hank Jr. “This is my 37th album and the excitement never goes away. This is definitely my best album to date.”

Through December 1, fans have the opportunity to win the guitar Hank Jr. played during the CMA opening performance – and signed by Hank Jr. and Eric – by entering at Proving the buzz of the night has not worn off the site has been visited almost 200k times in over 90 countries.

Hank Jr.’s extremely impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six PLATINUM albums, 20 GOLD albums and 13 chart-topping albums. He has been named ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Country Thunder Announces Big Names for 2016 Lineup

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After earning the 2015 “Festival Of The Year” Award from the Academy of Country Music, fans may be wondering what Country Thunder Wisconsin could possibly do for an encore, and they have fired back with a top-notch line-up!

CT Nation is going to cruise like never before and it all happens July 21-24, 2016 within the stunning natural beauty of Twin Lakes, WI.

Joining previously announced country rebel megastar Eric Church, will be Country Music’s hottest and most consistent duo of the past decade, Florida Georgia Line, to close out Friday night, hit-maker Chris Young as Thursday night’s headliner, and the energetic and always entertaining country heartthrob, Jake Owen bringing the “real life” on Saturday.

Country Thunder strives to always bring the biggest names to CT Nation,” said Kim Blevins, Director of Marketing. “But we also want to bring music fans the best festival experience by presenting a combination of hot, up-and-coming chart climbers, veteran artists and buzz-worthy new signings.”

Multi-faceted hit-maker Thomas Rhett is set to take the stage on Sunday and his string of No. 1s make the 25-year-old Georgia native a perfect fit for the high-energy party atmosphere in Wisconsin. Rhett reached country superstar status early in 2015 with mega-smash, Tangled Up.

Going on just ahead of Florida Georgia Line on Friday night will be veteran North Carolina country quartet, Parmalee. After five albums and over a decade of hard touring, the group broke into the top-10 U.S. country charts with “Feels Like Carolina” in 2013. For others basking in the Country Thunder glow of Twin Lakes, the upward trajectory has been much quicker, but no less rewarding.

Riding the wave of their monster hit single, “Smoke,” Nashville-based, Southern Rock-influenced band, A Thousand Horses, is one of the most in-demand touring acts of the past year – and we’ve got ‘em on Sunday night!

Speaking of smokin’ . . . the future of country music will be on full display Country Thunder Wisconsin-style with young guns Chris Janson, Dallas Smith, Chase Bryant, and David Ray.

While each is a highly-anticipated addition to this year’s edition of Country Thunder Wisconsin, Janson, in particular, is riding high on the runaway success of the title cut of Buy Me A Boat, and the infectious party vibe of singlePower Of Positive Drinkin’.”

Round it out with acts such as The Bellamy Brothers, Terri Clark, Joe Diffie, Courtney Cole, The Cadillac Three, Ryan Hurd, Tucker Beathard and more, and you have a Country Thunder Music Festival experience like no other.

Currently, tickets and camping are available for the country music event of the year and can be purchased online at or by phone at 1-866-802-6418.

Other Memorable CMA Awards Performances

Besides the performance heard around the world (Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake), the only other truly memorable performances were the opening featuring Hank Williams Jr, Eric Church, Keith Urban and John Mellencamp, Eric Church debuting “Mr. Misunderstood” and our 90’s Flashback mash-up featuring Brooks & Dunn and Reba.

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