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Dan + Shay = Where it All Began Tour

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Critically acclaimed breakout duo Dan + Shay have announced plans to launch the new leg of their “Where It All Began Tour” beginning in February 2015. Tickets for select dates go on sale this Friday, December 5th with presales starting this Wednesday (Dec. 3) and continuing Thursday (Dec. 4).

In addition, fans can sign up now to win 2 VIP seats to any show across the country here. Dan + Shay kicked off the holiday season performing their latest single “Show You Off” at the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® last week, followed by a performance of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on ABC’s CMA Country Christmas last night. Dan + Shay will also make an appearance on CBS’ “Home for the Holidays” later this month, which is set to air December 19th at 8/7c. The CMA and ACM Award nominees just revealed a special holiday video for “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” exclusively to fans as a “thank you” for all their support throughout the year.

Impressively debuting at No. 1 with their album Where It All Began on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, the pair became the only duo in SoundScan reported history to claim the top spot on the Country Albums Chart upon release of their first album.

With almost 750,000 copies sold of their RIAA Gold certified debut hit single “19 You + Me,” Dan + Shay have sold over 1 million total tracks including their current single, “Show You Off,” which continues to climb the country radio charts.

Dan + Shay’s “Where It All Began Tour” 2015 dates with special guest Canaan Smith are below. Stay tuned to DanAndShay.com in the coming days for the release of additional “Where It All Began Tour” 2015 dates.

For more info please visit: Dan + Shay’s Official Website / Follow: @DanAndShay / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

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Lady Antebellum Gives Fans the Ultimate Experience with Carnival Live Concert

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Country Music Tattle Tale set sail with Carnival Cruise Lines last week on their biggest and newest ship in their fleet, Carnival Breeze, to welcome country music superstars Lady Antebellum to their Carnival Live Concert Series.

The Carnival Live Concert Series allows guests to indulge in all of the amenities, fun and excitement of a Carnival Cruise with the added benefit to purchase tickets to see some of their favorite artists in a small and intimate theater setting. The Lady Antebellum show proved to be the ultimate experience for fans of all ages. Lady Antbellum turned the 1,349-seat Ovation Theater on board the Carnival Breeze into one of their big stage arena shows belting out both new and old hits. They also serenaded the audience with their version of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s song, “Islands in the Stream.”

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Taking advantage of the small and intimate theater Charles Kelly found himself in the middle of hundreds of fans giving high fives and taking selfies.   He also found a cute young lady who he knew just had to meet Hillary. The young fan found herself on stage jumping up and down all while giving Hillary hugs.

This was our second Carnival Live concert, Martina McBride performed earlier this year, and I just have to say…..if you see that one of your favorite artists will be performing with Carnival run to book your tickets now!  Arena and stadium concerts are great but there is nothing better than seeing your favorite artist in a small, intimate setting where you feel as if they are singing directly to you. The Carnival Live Concert series can give you this experience.

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Here is how you can get on board a Carnival Cruise for a Carnival Live Concert.

It’s really that easy!

Tickets to the shows cost between $35 and $60 per guest (depending on the band), and VIP tickets are $125–250 per guest. As a VIP, you’ll get some of the best seats to the show, a laminated commemorative VIP pass… plus an exclusive meet-and-greet with the band, including an opportunity for a photo.

There’s no will-call line to wait in, either — tickets will be delivered to your stateroom during your cruise. Seat selections are not assigned, and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Click here to see all of our pictures from Lady Antebellum’s show aboard the Carnival Breeze, and click here to get more info on upcoming Carnival LIVE shows!  Upcoming shows will include Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts with more to be announced very soon!

Country Music Tattle Tale would like to thank Carnival Cruise Lines and the entire crew of the Carnival Breeze for a wonderful week!

Little Big Town Inducted As Newest Member of Grand Ole Opry

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

The critically acclaimed Grammy®-winning vocal group Little Big Town (Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook) was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry this evening by Opry members Little Jimmy Dickens and Vince Gill. The group had been invited to join the Opry on Oct. 3 by Opry member and friend Reba McEntire. The night marked a major milestone for the group whose first-ever public performance together was on the Opry in 1999.

The group opened its set with a performance of its hit “Bring it On Home,” hearkening back to its Opry debut. On that night, as the members recalled backstage, they had been accompanied by only a borrowed guitar. After the group’s performance of the smash “Boondocks,” Dickens and Gill took the stage along with Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher to present the group with its Opry Member Award.

“The word ‘family’ really means something out here. It really does,” Gill said to the group. “You’ll make friends like I have with this man right here,” he continued, nodding to Dickens. “You’ll be so be blessed by the friends you’ll make out here, and they’ll last your entire life. Welcome to the family, and remember to come here as often as you can.”

After the group shared its thanks to the Opry, family members, friends, and others who’d helped make its Opry dream come true, the members invited Gill to join them on their final song of the night, the Kris Kristofferson classic “Why Me.”

“Welcome them home!” Gill cheered before a standing ovation sold out audience.

Backstage, group members reflected on having grown up with the Opry and on its importance to their music. “This feels like the biggest moment of our lives and our career,” Schlapman said.

“I’m so excited about sharing this moment with the band,” Fairchild added. “We’ve been through the highest of highs together, and this is sure to be the highest. This is as good as it gets.”

Sweet reflected on everyone at the Opry having embraced the group over the years. “It feels like home,” he said. “It’s family.”

“There’s nothing like walking those halls backstage,” added Westbrook, later sharing amazement with the other members that the group’s name would be added to the Opry Member Gallery at the Opry House backstage entrance.

 

Luke Bryan Extends “That’s My Kind of Night Tour”

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photo by Jim Wright

Luke Bryan will extend his highly successful “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” with a winter leg in early 2015. The 2014 tour has produced sell outs in each market it’s played including four sold-out stadium shows with crowds of 225,000 fans, two sold-out concerts in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, a string of double-play dates that broke venue attendance records and he became the debut country act to play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch will open the 2015 winter leg. Ticket on sales begin this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10am for the Louisville, Kentucky date.

Over the weekend, Luke wrapped his sixth annual “Farm Tour” performing for over 110,000 fans during the eight city run. A portion of the ticket proceeds are granted for local college scholarships (“Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship”) to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays. The 2014 “Farm Tour” was sponsored by 5-hour ENERGY®, Texaco, Cabela’s, Miller Lite, and AT&T U-verse®.

2015 “That’s My Kind of Night” Tour:
2-10 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
2-11 Evansville, IN Ford Center
2-12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
2-14 New Orleans, LA Endymion Extravaganza *
2-18 Estero, FL Germain Arena
2-21 Orlando, FL Amway Center
*not TMKON Tour

Luke will perform on the upcoming “48th Annual CMA Awards” on Wed., Nov. 5 and is nominated for three CMA Awards- Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for Crash My Party¬.

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