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Country Music is Heading to the Windy City this June!

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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: www.lakeshakefestival.com.

“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: facebook.com/windy-city-lakeshake-festival, Twitter: @LakeShakeFest Instagram: @LakeShakeFest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #LakeShakeFest.

Kicker Country Stampede Gets Bigger with Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan, Love and Theft and More!

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Travis Tritt, who is celebrating 25 years of making Country music with hits including “Country Club,” “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” “Anymore” and “Help Me Hold On,” is one of the latest additions to the star-studded Kicker Country Stampede 2015 line-up. Tritt, Craig Morgan, Love and Theft, Dallas Smith, LOCASH, Chase Bryant, Angaleena Presley, Chris Lane, Clare Dunn, Caroline Kole and the Kristina Craig Band will join previously-announced performers megastar and judge on NBC’s The Voice Blake Shelton, superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, Country music’s sweetheart Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Blackjack Billy and Sasha McVeigh on the Kicker Country Stampede main stage June 25-28 in Manhattan, Kansas.

For the second year in a row, Kicker Country Stampede is officially sold out of Premier, Preferred and Reserved Primitive campsites. For those fans who want the full Stampede experience, a very limited number of first come, first serve primitive campsites are available for $140 until Feb. 28. First come, first serve primitive campers are welcome to bring either a tent or RV. For more information on tickets and camping or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit www.countrystampede.com or call 800-795-8091.

VIP tickets are available for $530, four-day GA passes for $130, four-day, jump-the-line passes for $140, reserved seats for $260 until Feb. 28. Want to take advantage of our current pricing but don’t have the cash? Choose the EZ-Pay Plan at check out to split your payment up over five months. Use it to purchase tickets, camping or add-on options! For more information on tickets or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit www.countrystampede.com or call 800-795-8091.

Kicker Country Stampede offered a full-fan experience in 2014 with fun for attendees of any age. In addition to the main stage boasting the biggest names in country music, Steel Rodeo Tours provided non-stop, action packed freestyle motocross exhibitions. The Nashville Songwriters Association International Songwriters Tent featured established, as well as up-and-coming songwriters, including Lance Carpenter, Rob Northcutt Band, Tony Ramey and more. Kite’s Grille & Bar Tuttleville Stage once again showcased the best local talent the Midwest has to offer, including Tim Zach & The Whiskey Bent, County Road 5, Jared Daniels Band and more. Other activities included a carnival, mouth-watering vendor food, shopping, interactive exhibits and much, much more.

Follow Kicker Country Stampede on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrystampede and like them on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrystampede.

MUST SEE: Thomas Rhett Covers Bruno Mars and It’s Amazing

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ACM New Artist of the Year nominee Thomas Rhett’s swagger had fans on their feet and caught critics’ attention this weekend for the opening run of Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes Tour 2015.

“It was definitely a weekend for the record books,” said Thomas Rhett. “From the crowds’ energy, to playing with my buddies in FGL… it was an awesome way to kick off the New Year.”

Today Thomas Rhett has released an intimate cover of Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” exclusively on RollingStone.com.

“I’m obsessed with Bruno Mars’ records,” he tells Rolling Stone Country. “I’d give my right leg to be able to sing like that dude.”

The Multi-Platinum singer/songwriters’ current single “Make Me Wanna” was recently crowned Billboard’s Best Country Song of 2014 and is scaling the Top 10 at country radio. The track follows two consecutive Platinum certified No. one hits off his debut album IT GOES LIKE THIS (The Valory Music Co.). For more info and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.

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 VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, 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 VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, 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 VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com 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 VoteACM.com. 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).

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