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Country Music is Heading to the Windy City this June!


Live Nation Entertainment revealed plans today to launch Chicago’s first major country music festival.  Windy City LakeShake will take place at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 19-21.  Country music heavyweights Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley will headline the festival set against the iconic backdrop of Chicago’s city skyline.

With the festival’s scenic setting of Northerly Island offering a weekend retreat for fans, additional artists slated to play include Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Randy Houser, Maddie and Tae, Ashley Monroe, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Thomas Rhett and Canaan Smith with more to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Windy City LakeShake will join Live Nation’s premier country music festival family that includes Watershed, Faster Horses, Route 91 Harvest, FarmBorough, the recently announced Delaware Junction and will host two stages including the festival group’s trademark “Next From Nashville” stage, showcasing emerging country music acts.  Three day passes start at $199.50 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Mon., Feb 2nd at 10am CT.  Fans will also have the opportunity to upgrade to VIP passes which will allow fans access to elevated viewing, shaded reserved seating, exclusive cash bars, upgraded food selection and more.  For more information visit:

“Being a native Chicagoan, it has been a dream of mine to present a world class country music festival in my hometown,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation Entertainment.  “The backdrop of the beautiful skyline of Chicago, and the coolness of being right on the lake shore will enhance the incredible artists we have lined up for year one.  No one has more fun than Chicago’s music fans, and I am sure that LakeShake will be one for the ages.”

Follow further Windy City LakeShake updates on Facebook:, Twitter: @LakeShakeFest Instagram: @LakeShakeFest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #LakeShakeFest.

ACM New Artist of the Year Nominees Announced!!

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The Academy of Country Music and CMT announced a new partnership that – for the first time ever – will bring the fan voting for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards newcomer category to and, beginning Tuesday, January 27th. This marks the seventh consecutive year that fans will vote to determine the nominees for the newcomer category, and is the inaugural Academy and CMT partnership for the interactive fan voting experience.

In addition, the Academy and CMT announced the NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR semi-finalists, including:

Brett Eldredge
Tyler Farr
Sam Hunt
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice
Cole Swindell
Dan + Shay

“We take pride in uncovering the best new artists in country music,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. “The Academy’s New Artist category represents the best in our format, and we’re thrilled to partner with them on fan-voting.”

The ACM professional membership voted to determine the eight (8) semi-finalists. The final three (3) nominees for the ACM New Artist of the Year Award will be determined via the first round fan vote at and, combined with the ACM professional membership vote. The final three (3) nominees will then compete for the trophy, with a final round of combined fan and ACM professional membership vote to determine the winner. The winner will be revealed on the LIVE telecast of the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th5 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS.

The first round of fan voting for New Artist of the Year will begin at and on Tuesday, January 27 at 1:00 PM ET, and will close Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM ET.The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at The final round of fan voting begins April 8th and will close on April 19th.

As part of the new partnership, CMT will produce two television specials highlighting this year’s nominees for New Artist of the Year, with the first special featuring all eight semi-finalists scheduled to air in conjunction with fan-voting (dates/times to be announced).

American Country Countdown Award Winners

American Country Countdown Award

• Jason Aldean

• Luke Bryan

• Miranda Lambert

• Florida Georgia Line

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to the Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s]
• “Beat of The Music” – Brett Eldredge; Songwriters: Brett Eldredge, Ross Copperman, Heather Morgan; Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville

• Kip Moore

• “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• “The Outsiders” – Eric Church; Producer: Jay Joyce; Record Label: EMI Nashville

• “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan

• Kenny Chesney

• Reba

Kip Moore Wraps Sold-Out Tour & Announces More Dates For 2015!

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Kip Moore wrapped his headlining CMT On Tour: Up In Smoke this past weekend, marking the end of a triumphant run with multiple sold-out shows including stops in Asheville, NC, Athens, GA, Boston, MA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Charlotte, NC, Chattanooga, TN, Chicago, IL, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN, New York, NY and Tampa, FL. The impressive run also garnered rave reviews and huge fan demand with more headlining dates lined up for next year.

“No one left disappointed. In the end, everyone wanted Moore.” – Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘“Kip Moore is a country music contender” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A man of conviction… carving his own niche in country music” – Chicago Sun Times

“Bursting onto the stage… Kip Moore is the new bad boy of country” – Cedar Rapids Gazette

“[Moore] possesses a commanding voice and solid stage presence… a foreshadowing of the future of country music” – Country Weekly

The relentless road warrior will launch into 2015 with more headlining dates kicking off in Missoula, MT on Jan. 27th. Tickets go on sale this Fri., Dec. 5th. In addition, Moore will also take his first trip overseas as part of Country to Country, Europe’s biggest country music festival, playing dates in Dublin, IE (3/7) and London, UK (3/8).

Moore is currently nominated for “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year” at this year’s inaugural American Country Countdown Awards airing live on FOX Dec. 15. Fans can vote for Moore now via twitter by including Kip’s twitter handle @KipMooreMusic and the hashtags #ACCAwards and #BreakthroughArtist in a tweet until voting closes on Dec. 10. For more information, visit

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