Garth Brooks has announced the second stop on his comeback tour with Trisha Yearwood. Garth will conquer Atlanta’s Phillips Arena on September 19th…and many more dates after that if Chicago’s stint is any indication.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 8th starting at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com. There is a six-ticket limit and the cost is $71.50 per ticket. For more information, go to Ticketmaster.com/GarthBrooks or GarthBrooks.com
With just one day left of their #50kWithJasonA challenge, The Bobby Bones Show surpassed their goal by raising more than $60,000 for Susan G. Komen. The fundraiser came about during an appearance last week by two-time Academy of Country Music “Top Male Vocalist” Jason Aldean, who agreed to play a show with Bones’ band The Raging Idiots to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital if the show could raise $50,000 for Susan G. Komen.
As of this morning, The Bobby Bones Show needed to raise $15,000 to reach their goal, so Bones announced on-air that he would match any donations within the next 15 minutes. The audience came through and donated $10,000, prompting Bones to match it with a check for $10,000.
“Aldean and the Idiots has quite a ring to it,” laughed Aldean. “Seriously, I think it’s great that they were able to raise so much money for Susan G. Komen and so quickly…Country fans are the best! It’s been a long time since I’ve sat in at a club show like this…I better start thinking about what songs I can do with them.”
“Our listeners never disappoint me, and they often still surprise me with their generosity,” stated Bones. “To team up with one of Country music’s biggest stars and help two charities at the same time is awesome. We’re happy to be supporting St. Jude and Susan G. Komen. Now onto the show that Jason promised us – Jason Aldean and my band The Raging Idiots.”
Details regarding The Raging Idiots concert featuring Jason Aldean will be announced in the near future. For more information, please visit www.BobbyBones.com.
Miranda Lambert has gutted the inside of her trusty ole tour bus and transformed it into a cottage on wheels just in time for her Platinum Tour. Complete with a full size pink refrigerator, Miranda’s home away from home on wheels is soft and feminine… a quiet oasis away from the bright lights and loud noise on stage. Check out the tour she gave to USA Weekend.
This week, multi-platinum selling country artist Joe Nichols earned his sixth career chart-topper when his latest smash “Yeah” soared to #1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. Additionally, “Yeah” held the #1 position on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for its third successive week, making him only the second country artist this year to a have a three week #1 single on the chart (Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again” previously spent four weeks at #1 beginning in May 2014).
“Yeah” also spent two consecutive weeks at #1 on the Canadian Country Airplay charts. “Yeah” is the follow-up to Nichols’ recent #1 “Sunny And 75” and the second consecutive #1 single off his debut album for RED BOW RECORDS, CRICKETS.
Nichols broke yet another Billboard Country Airplay chart record two weeks ago when “Yeah” jumped from #5 to #1 and became the biggest chart leap in nearly a year (the former being Randy Houser’s “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” in August 2013 worked by Stoney Creek Records, sister label to RED BOW).
“Yeah” has now surpassed 500,000 units sold to date.
“It was almost like I dropped off the planet,” Nichols tells Rolling Stone Country in the first of a three-part series of articles on the star. “But I think things happened for a reason…that I needed that time to feel the gratitude that I feel right now. Coming from basically the bottom of my career to what I think is the top of my career right now, it’s a pretty great feeling.”
Nichols continues to tour across the U.S. on select dates of Lady Antebellum’s TAKE ME DOWNTOWN tour, as well as his own headlining dates. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit http://www.joenichols.com
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says Jason Aldean’s concert at PNC Park was a “cleaner and safer atmosphere” than other recent shows. The city’s efforts included limiting tailgating to five hours before the show and passing out recycling bags.
Luke Bryan’s June show at Heinz Field and Kenny Chesney’s concert at Heinz Field last year resulted in heaps of trash and dozens of emergency calls. City officials say ambulances took 32 people to area hospitals for the Aldean concert, mostly for intoxication. That’s a slight drop from the number transported after the Bryan concert.