Florida Georgia Line made a pitstop on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform their hit single “H.O.L.Y.” and play a game of musical beers.
Between the fan-packed walls of St. Louis’ Vintage Vinyl to the roaring crowd at the nights’ amphitheater show, Esquire profiles Dierks Bentley’s unparalleled career. The inside look celebrates the release of Bentley’s No. One and critically acclaimed album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville) on vinyl before his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR stop, ultimately revealing that the “attention to detail has dominated Bentley’s career and made him one of country’s most relatable stars.”
“Nineteen-year-old me never thought I’d be playing at this level, and doing all this with my family,” he says. “Success came really late in some ways for me, but I’m so thankful it did because it’s all so much more meaningful now, with them. They can remember some of it. I probably won’t—I don’t remember ten years ago, let alone five years ago,” he laughs.
“I try to just keep present in the moment I’m in,” he says. “This moment is very good and I’m so thankful I’m here.
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Known for “traveling his own path,” Esquire uncovers how Bentley continues “balancing robust record sales and heavy radio play with acclaim from even those critics who had seemed allergic to Nashville’s output in the past.”
Bentley’s 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR has extended the run with additional arena dates through the end of October with Randy Houser. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com
Since beginning his career, RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean has continued to find new ways to raise awareness for breast cancer research, and for the first time in his career he partners with the Grand Ole Opry and incorporates his 11th annual “Concert for the Cure” as part of the eighth annual “Opry Goes Pink,” the annual special performance staged to fight breast cancer. In addition to the multi-platinum superstar flipping the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the Grand Ole Opry’s two shows on Tuesday, October 25, Aldean will take the stage to perform along with other favorites and raise awareness and funds for Women Rock for the Cure™ and Susan G. Komen®’s Nashville Chapter. A host of artists joining Aldean for the Opry shows will be announced soon.
“Finding a cure for breast cancer is something I’ll continue to fight for the rest of my life,” said Aldean. “Bringing the show back to Nashville this year as part of a special Opry performance where I will have so many friends and family in the crowd will be a good reminder of why we need to continue to fight this terrible disease.”
This year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year has been an avid supporter towards the fight against breast cancer since 2004, after losing a dear friend to the disease. Aldean continues to donate a portion of each ticket sale towards his longstanding partner, Susan G. Komen, while also honoring one breast cancer survivor and guest during his 2016 SIX STRING CIRCUS, with a VIP backstage meet-and-greet experience.
“Both Jason Aldean and the Opry have been working for several years now to fight breast cancer,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. “We’re excited that the ACM’s Entertainer of the Year and the Opry are joining forces this year to make what we know will be a bigger impact than ever.”
Aldean will take the stage that night to present a check to the Susan G. Komen Foundation from monies raised on his tour throughout the year. Additionally, beginning today, when fans order tickets to the night’s shows, $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Women Rock For The Cure™. Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 13.
Having logged thousands of miles on the fair and festival circuit this summer and countless hours in the studio fine-tuning new music for his much-anticipated forthcoming studio album, Chase Rice is set to perform his new single, “Everybody We Know Does,” for the first time on national television during his Today debut next Tuesday, Aug. 30th. The “massive sing-along,” which Taste of Country observes was “recorded with the fans in mind,” is also the inspiration and eponym for Rice’s fifth headlining tour, which officially kicks off in September. With a long history of supporting fellow singer/songwriters and building his live show around an eclectic blend of artists, Rice tapped country music newcomers Ryan Hurd and Lacy Cavalier to join him as support on the Everybody We Know Does Tour this fall.
“This tour is all about bringing people together and appreciating where we come from, whether it’s Seattle, Washington or Akron, Ohio or Buford, Georgia. Whether you’re from a big city or a small town; east coast, west coast or anywhere in between, we’re all part of this same great country and we all have a story about what makes us who we are,” said Rice. “Music is one of the best ways I know to share those stories and experiences, and I’m excited not only to play some of my new music live, but also to have two really creative artists in Ryan and Lacy with me on the road to add their own unique sounds and styles to the mix. We’re going to have a good time!”
Viewers can tune in to NBC’s Today on August 30th to catch Rice’s performance of “Everybody We Know Does.” Upcoming dates for the Everybody We Know Does Tour are as follows, with more to be announced: