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Rascal Flatts to Perform National Anthem at Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

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Award-winning country group Rascal Flatts will sing the national anthem at the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The performance will take place in the midst of the band’s first-ever, nine-show residency, Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from Wednesday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, March 14.

Rascal Flatts will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of more than 100,000 race fans to kick off Nevada’s largest sports event. With eight consecutive studio albums debuting at No. 1, the trio remains the most-awarded country music group of the past decade. Since its musical debut in 2000, the group has sold more than 22.9 million albums, 30 million digital downloads and has earned more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards. In 2012, the band reached a new milestone with more than 7 million concert tickets sold.

“We’re pleased to have one of the top country music groups of the 21st century perform the national anthem for the Kobalt 400,” said Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell. “Rascal Flatts joins a long list of A-list celebrities who’ve participated in our NASCAR Weekend over the years. We look forward to the band’s upcoming residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and we can’t wait to hear Rascal Flatts perform the anthem here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8.”

The 18th annual Kobalt 400 headlines a race weekend that includes Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 6 and the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series event on Saturday, March 7. For more tickets and information on the Kobalt 400 or Las Vegas Motor Speedway, please visit www.lvms.com or call 1.800.644.4444.

The Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency marks The Joint’s first country residency since creating the concept years ago. Tickets to the shows start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.axs.com/rascalflattsvegas or by calling 1.888.9.AXS.TIX.


The Marshall Tucker Band Announces “Searchin’ For A Rainbow” Tour

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The iconic Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) is entering its 44th year on the road with nearly 50 live concert dates already on the books. Today, the MTB announced its 2015 road show, the Searchin’ For A Rainbow Tour, kicking off this week in Greensboro, North Carolina. The title of the new tour is a throwback to the band’s 1975 platinum-selling album of the same name.

“It’s looking like 2015 is shaping up to be our biggest tour schedule in years,” says MTB lead singer Doug Gray. “We’re adding new concerts to the books nearly every day and our booking agent can’t answer the calls fast enough. We are so thankful that our fans have stuck with us for over four decades and continue to pack our shows. We’re still out there Searchin’ for that Rainbow.”

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Blake Shelton Brings Big Laughs to Saturday Night Live

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Last night brought Blake Shelton to Saturday Night Live as both host and musical guest!  Did you watch??

Check out some of our favorite highlights below!   Also, make sure to catch Blake’s performances of “Neon Light” and “Boys ‘Round Here” below.

The full episode is available on nbc.com/snl and the NBC App.

CMT to Host Super Bowl After Party with Big & Rich & Chase Bryant

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For fans that couldn’t get a seat at the Big Game, CMT has partnered with Premiere Networks and Phoenix-based iHeartMedia radio station 102.5 KNIX, The Valley’s New Country Leader, for an unofficial post-game concert featuring country-rockers Big & Rich and Chase Bryant on Sunday, February 1st. Hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan, the CMT AFTER MIDNITE AFTER PARTY will follow a viewing party at Dierks Bentley’s Scottsdale restaurant, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. Tickets are on sale now at Dierkswhiskeyrow.com with a portion of the proceeds going to Notes for Notes, a non-profit organization which builds, equips and staffs after-school recording studios for youth around the country.

“No matter who wins the game, we’re going to throw down with Big & Rich, Chase and our partners, 102.5 KNIX. I hope this is the first of many After Party gigs for CMT After MidNite,” said Cody Alan, CMT Host. “I’m also honored to shed light on Notes for Notes, a meaningful charity that introduces kids to music.”

WHAT: CMT AFTER MIDNITE AFTER PARTY featuring Big & Rich and Chase Bryant
WHEN: Sunday, February 1 (doors open at 3 p.m. for ticketed patrons; post-game concert begins at approximately 10:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row (4420 N. Saddlebag Trail in Scottsdale, Arizona)
TICKETS: Tickets available now at Dierkswhiskeyrow.com. Prices start at $40, with a portion of proceeds going to the nonprofit organization, Notes for Notes

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