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David Nail, Craig Campbell, Trick Pony to Heat Up Country Summer

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Country Summer, Northern California’s biggest country music festival, has announced six top artists added to the entertainment lineup. The two-day event, on June 13 and 14 at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif., features 11 nationally recognized country entertainers.

In addition to previously announced headliner Hunter Hayes and Joe Nichols, David Nail, Craig Campbell and Dan + Shay will perform on June 13.

On June 14, Sara Evans, Trick Pony and Dylan Scott have been added to the lineup. Darius Rucker headlines Saturday’s show; Eli Young Band and Dustin Lynch will also perform.

Collectively, Country Summer performers have won an array of Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music and Grammy awards; attained multi-platinum status with their albums; and topped the Billboard country music charts with their singles.

“From country music’s hottest sensations to up-and-coming breakout stars, the inaugural Country Summer event is going to be a colossal entertainment happening,” Alan Jacoby, executive producer of Impact Entertainment, said. “For two days and two nights, Santa Rosa will be the place to be for phenomenal country music for fans of all ages. Country Summer will be the place to be and the place to be seen.”

While Jacoby is exuberant about all of the entertainers performing at Country Summer, he is especially excited about recently reunited Trick Pony. Lead singer and local favorite Heidi Newfield is from Healdsburg, Calif., and Country Summer will be the band’s first major re-appearance in the Sonoma County area..

Daily tickets start from $49 for general admission, $79 for reserved seats. Discount two-day packages are sold out. To purchase tickets visit or call 800.514.3849 to order by phone.


Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts to Headline ACM Charity Fest


The Academy of Country Music announces the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival will be headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively, at The LINQ , Caesars Entertainment’s new open-air retail, dining and entertainment district at the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip.

The full line-up will include Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, The Cadillac Three, the three ACM New Artist of the Year nominees and more to be announced. Fans can purchase a two-day pass for both nights beginning at 10 AM PT on Friday, January 24 at

The two-day outdoor music festival will be the first-ever special event held at The LINQ. The LINQ will transform into a country music fan’s paradise during the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival. The stage for the Festival will be placed right next to the Las Vegas High Roller, the focal point of The LINQ and the world’s tallest observation wheel.

The Festival will include elements previously tied to the Academy’s lifestyle event, such as multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more to be announced. The event is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

On Friday, “Outnumber Hunger Live!” will be headlined by Rascal Flatts,and will include Thomas Rhett, The Cadillac Three as well as more to be announced. Now in its third year, Outnumber Hunger is an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities. To date, Outnumber Hunger has helped secure more than 25 million meals for Feeding America’s network of local food banks.

Saturday evening will be headlined by Keith Urban, and will include Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young and the three nominees for ACM New Artist of the Year, to be announced. The night will be presented by ACM Lifting Lives® and will benefit several military philanthropies, to be announced.

TICKET INFORMATION”  ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10 AM (PT) Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by visiting The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date. General public ticket on-sale will begin at 10 AM (PT) Friday, January 24, 2014 at

Top Country Tweets of the Week – Week of January 12th

Chase Rice

10. @ChaseRiceMusic might be in Hawaii, but he brought a little bit of home with him “Some beaches are better when u have this. Actually all beaches are. @SailorJerry

9. We’ve all had that moment in the morning like @BrettEldredge “I wish this bed had an eject button…bout the only way I’m gettin out of it”

8. Second week into 2014 and @LauraBellBundy is still set on getting fit “Today is the first day of my training program for getting in the best shape of my life by my birthday (4-10-14) #fitnessfriday #letsdothis

Joe Nichols

7. @JoeNichols needs a little reward for his workouts “43 minutes for Murph today!! This was my reward! #LoneSurvivor #Crossfit

6. After announcing their new album ‘10,000 Towns’, @EliYoungBand is going over final preparations “Full day of going over the fine print for album packaging. Minor details but nobody likes having their name misspelled…. John”

5. Don’t you hate it when you need to put clothes on? @LeAnnRimes does…“And we’re off! 2014 business begins. First meeting today was in my robe next one I must wear real clothes…bummer”

Tim McGraw

4. It’s only the second week of the year and it’s already shaping up to be the year of country! @TheTimMcGraw is going to contribute “here we are working on new music – just about ready to share #NewYearNewMcGraw

3. The first release of 2014 is @JenniferNettles’ debut solo project – I guess you could say she is excited “Ermagerd!!!! As if I weren’t excited enough, all of YOUR excitement for the album release and tour is amping me up!!  Cannot wait!!! 1/14/14”

2. The @BradPaisley Winter Tour has begun…as have the pranks and jokes “At Christmas I ran into @deejaysilver1 in the Star Wars aisle at Toys R Us. I have kids. He does not. He bought more toys than me.”

Luke Bryan

1. I wouldn’t get too close to @LukeBryanOnline this week “Battery power today.”

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Joe Nichols Has Another Baby on the Way!

Joe, Heather, & Baby Dylan Nichols

Joe Nichols made a HUGE announcement on Facebook today, and it has nuttin’ to do with music. The Nichols’ family is expanding and adding a fourth member.

The new bundle of joy will join Joe, his wife Heather, and big sister Dylan! Congrats to the happy couple!

Joe Nichols Taking a New Directions with “Sunny and 75″

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Joe Nichols just celebrated his current single, “Sunny and 75″ hitting the top spot on country charts. Written by Michael Dulaney, Jason Sellers and Paul Jenkins, ”Sunny” is the lead single from Nichols’ brand-new album Crickets. Joe tells that this song is the beginning of a new direction for him.

The energy is the first thing that struck me about ‘Sunny and 75,’” Nichols told “The song slowly builds into this screaming, almost like a Journey ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ kind of tempo. So that to me is important, because the music itself brings out emotions, not just the lyrics or how you deliver them. The music builds, and it takes you on a journey. You feel like you’re slowly and steadily moving out to the beach, and all the sudden you’re sprinting.”

“Sunny” is “a couple steps away from from anything I’ve done,” in terms of production and vocals, said Nichols. “I’ve always been more of a traditional guy, but with this album we wanted to go different, we wanted to go bigger. We wanted to keep that traditional integrity, but bring it into 2013, make it a brand new sound” — to take what he calls his “traditional core” and then “expand it.” And that, he says, is exactly what “Sunny and 75″ accomplishes.

“Sunny and 75″ is just the beginning of the ‘new road’ Joe is traveling down. He has a feeling that his next single, “Yeah” is going to be a special song for him.

Who loves Joe Nichols’ new music??

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