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Bobby Bones Raises Big Bucks for St. Jude’s with the Help of Jason Aldean

Photo credit for all photos: Crystal K. Martel Photography

Photo credit for all photos: Crystal K. Martel Photography

On Tuesday, November 18th, Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots played a special charity concert to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Two-time Academy of Country Music “Top Male Vocalist” Jason Aldean crashed the show held at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, helping raise more than $60,000 for the hospital. In addition, Country music singer/songwriter/guitarist Lindsay Ell performed with The Raging Idiots, and St. Jude patient Caleb served as guest announcer for the evening.

During a recent interview on The Bobby Bones Show, Aldean agreed to play a charity show with the band if they could raise $50,000 for Susan G. Komen. The program used any and all means to reach their goal – from putting Lunchbox in a room with a snake, to offering shirtless pictures of the guys to generate donations from listeners.

In the last three weeks alone, The Bobby Bones Show has raised more than $210,000 for St. Jude. With the help of listeners and the Country music industry, the program made a donation last week of over $150,000 in honor of co-host Amy’s mother Judy, who recently passed away from cancer. In the past 18 months, The Raging Idiots have raised more than $750,000 for various charities.

Jason Aldean, Eric Church & Carrie Underwood Added to ACC Country Awards

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Country music heavyweights Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood, along with country’s newest star Brett Eldredge, will join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert on the inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, airing LIVE from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, Dec.15th (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Additionally, this star-studded group of performers are all finalists on the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, including Aldean, with four nods; Eldredge, with two; and Underwood and Church, with one each.

Hosted by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and will honor country music’s biggest stars based on album sales and radio airplay. Presenters to be announced soon. Tickets to the event are on sale at TheACCAwards.com/tickets.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year category, presented by Samsung GALAXY®, is the only fan-voted category. Fan voting begins on Nov. 24 and continues through Dec. 10. Fans can vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards.
AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS finalists and winners, other than Breakthrough Artist of the Year, are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 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.

Jason Aldean Is “Just Gettin’ Started” With New Single!

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On the heels of a No. one album debut, two-time ACM “Male Vocalist of the Year” Jason Aldean is releasing “Just Gettin’ Started” as the latest single off his sixth studio album OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT. The track officially goes for adds today with 70 stations already on board. Known for his driving beats and big guitar sound, the song “stands out as new territory” (Rolling Stone) and follows his two-chart, multi-week No. one smash hit and the fastest selling country single of 2014 “Burnin’ It Down.”

“When we released the lead single from this album, I think everybody was scratching their heads a little bit and wondering what the rest of the songs would sound like,” Aldean said. “This is a great follow-up to ‘Burnin’ It Down’ because it’s probably more familiar to those fans who love that bigger rock guitar sound we do a lot. This will be a fun one to put in the set list, and I love the lyric, ‘already having the time of our lives, but we’re just gettin’ started.’ It sets the tone for a great night out at a concert!”

The stadium headliner has taken 14 trips to No. one and recently marked 10 million in career album sales. The career benchmark follows the announcement of the second leg of his previously sold out BURN IT DOWN TOUR, which will kick off in Feb. 2015 for the 23-city run. Each of Aldean’s albums has been certified PLATINUM and he has been officially recognized as the top digital male country artist in history with over 21.5 million in digital sales. For more information including a full list of tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.

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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Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Sell 110,000 Tickets in Only 12 Minutes

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The tradition continues in New England for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as they have sold out two nights at Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium — ten months in advance – in just under a dozen minutes. These latest sellouts mark Chesney’s 12th and 13th play sold out play at Gillette Stadium, birthplace of the No Shoes Nation.

“Let’s do it, Boston!” said Aldean.   “When we first started talking about doing stadiums together next summer, Kenny and I circled Foxboro on the map and made it top priority.  It’s going to be a long winter waiting on this one!”

“Boston… You guys knock me out!” Chesney said when reached with the news. “Your passion for life, music and rocking inspires me more than you even know. I can’t believe it’s gonna be ten months ‘til I get there. But hearing this, man, I’m gonna be so ready when I get there.”

Chesney has always had a special love affair with Boston. He created the Spread the Love Fund to aid the amputee survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, as well as helping sell out Farm Aid when it was outside Boston. The years of multiple Gillette Stadium shows created enough talk amongst his camp the No Shoes Nation was named there, commemorated with a Super Bowl-style banner, which hangs in the end zone.

For Aldean, Boston fans hit a grand slam for the superstar last summer when he sold out two nights at the iconic Fenway Park in just minutes with the Boston Globe noting the show was “a barn burner…professional, polished…full of big beats and brawny riffs.”  That same year, Aldean and his smoking five-piece band also performed at the Boston Strong concert to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings alongside Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffet.

Chesney, a 4-time Country Music Association and 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, is the only country artist in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years; impressive given headlining began in 2002. Deemed “The King of the Road” by The Wall Street Journal, his summer concerts are legend.

Reigning ACM “Male Vocalist Of The Year” Aldean has one of the year’s top selling albums in all genres with his latest release Old Boots, New Dirt.  He is also known for high intensity shows, sense of true grit and songs that capture the way his fans genuinely live their lives. The triple-platinum seller and country music’s most downloaded male artist in history has extended his Burning It Down Tour into 2015 with 23 dates, starting in Greenville, South Carolina February 12.

Academy of Country Music Top New Artist Brantley Gilbert, who has hit #1 with “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Bottoms Up,” will bring his own brew to Foxoboro – as well as fellow songwriter/emerging artist Cole Swindell who hit #1 with both “Chillin’ It” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight.”

 

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