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Party with Brad Paisley & Florida Georgia Line in Virginia

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Two of the biggest names in the entertainment world are coming to Salem, Va., for one gigantic weekend of country music in 2015. Superstars Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line will headline the Blue Ridge Music Festival May 30-31, 2015, as the event expands to two action packed days.

“This is great news for the entire region,” says Carey Harveycutter, Salem’s Director of Tourism. “We can’t wait for the festival to return to Salem Stadium, and we’re already making plans to enhance the fan experience.”

Saturday headliner Brad Paisley and Sunday headliner Florida Georgia Line will be joined by the likes of the legendary Charlie Daniels Band, Jerrod Niemann, Dustin Lynch, Colt Ford, The Swon Brothers, Clare Dunn, Chris Lane and other guests to be announced.

The one-day Blue Ridge Music festival averaged over 11,000 fans each of the past two years at Salem Stadium. The newly-expanded weekend format will give even more fans the opportunity to experience twice as many of their favorite performers in one place.

“We’re excited to come back to Salem bigger and better than ever,” states Mike Smardak, President of Outback Concerts.

Tickets for the two-day festival go on sale Monday, September 22, at 10am at the Salem Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Two-day general admission field tickets start at $99 plus additional fees. Reserved seat tickets and a limited number of VIP tickets will also be available. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, September 16 at 10am through Thursday, September 18 at 10pm through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.


Dierks Bentley Miles & Music Ticket Giveaway

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Dierks Bentley’s ninth annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and all-star concert is scheduled for Sun., Sept. 28 in Nashville, TN.   Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi  and Chris Young have been tapped as the first artists to take part in the event, which has raised over $2.5 million to date for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

Tickets are still available now on www.dierks.com BUT Country Music Tattle Tale has your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!!!!!

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Rascal Flatts Meets a Special Fan In Tampa Before Their Show

Photo: @JohnThomasWFTS

Photo: @JohnThomasWFTS

Take a look at 15-year-old Taylor Goethals story. She is battling cancer for the second time and is back in the hospital receiving chemotherapy for the fifth time since May. Because of her cancer treatments Taylor was was going to miss her favorite band’s show in Tampa. But thanks to a Facebook post by her parents and a lot of sharing, Taylor received a personal visit from Rascal Flatts.

“I connect to a lot of their songs,” Taylor said. “But their song ‘Stand’ is just my favorite song.” The song is somewhat of Taylor’s theme song. “When you’re down find the courage to get back up.”

Watch the video below of Rascal Flatts visit with Taylor.

Luke Bryan Takes Over New York with Two Sold-Out Shows and the Tour is HOT HOT HOT!

photo by Avi Gerver for MSG

photo by Avi Gerver for MSG

Country superstar Luke Bryan took his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” to New York this past weekend, making his second appearance this year in Manhattan’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Friday night and Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena last night, selling out both concert stops. Luke also played shows in Connecticut and New Hampshire, selling out both of those dates as well.

A second concert in Los Angeles was just added to the calendar at the Forum on Oct. 26, which now closes out for the tour for 2014. Luke plays the Hollywood Bowl, for his first time, on Oct. 25.

During the Madison Square Garden show on Sept. 12 Luke paid homage to Sept. 11, 2001 performing an impromptu “Star-Spangled Banner” with opener Lee Brice. The rendition left the crowd speechless through the song but chanting “U.S.A.,” “U.S.A.” when it ended. Luke also thanked the audience, “It’s awesome to come to this amazing city and do my music. Thank-you, New York City!”

Luke’s “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” continues this week with shows in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas, Texas.

Earlier this month Luke garnered three CMA Award nominations as Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Album for Crash My Party, which has sold over 2 million copies and 7.8 million digital tracks. The “48th Annual CMA Awards” airs Nov. 5 from Nashville on ABC.

Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has sold nearly 6.2 million albums, 23.1 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and placed 10 singles at No. 1. Luke made recent Billboard chart history when he reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with “Play It Again” and “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line claiming the No. 2 spot. Luke becomes the first artist to ever hold the two top positions since the chart began in 1990.

Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” Miller Lite, Texaco and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are sponsors of the tour. Citi is the official credit card of the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and the Crash My Playa destination concert event with Citi cardmembers having access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program.

Click READ MORE for 2014 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and “Farm Tour” Tour Dates

2014 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and “Farm Tour”
9-18 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
9-19 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9-20 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
9-25 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9-26 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9-27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
10-1 Knoxville, TN Maple Lane Farms FARM TOUR
10-2 Auburn AL Ingram Farms FARM TOUR
10-3 Tallahassee, FL Cross Creek Place FARM TOUR
10-4 Gainesville, FL Whitehurst Cattle Farm FARM TOUR
10-8 Statesboro, GA Perry Field FARM TOUR
10-9 Athens, GA Meldon Farm FARM TOUR
10-10 Columbia, SC Culler Farms FARM TOUR
10-11 Macon, GA Midway at Central City Park FARM TOUR
10-16 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
10-17 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
10-18 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
10-23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
10-25 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
10-26 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
1-23/27 Riviera Maya, Mexico Crash My Playa Destination Concert Event

For up to date information on Luke, the tour and tickets go to www.lukebryan.com or www.livenation.com.

Merle Haggard Runs A Safe Tour Bus

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Merle Haggard is fortunate that in all the years he’s been touring, he’s only been in one tour bus accident. He says in 1967, his bus was on a two-lane highway with a truck heading into it and people stopped in front of them. Haggard says their choice was to take the bus into a ditch or kill a bunch of people, so they headed for the ditch. The bus ended up on its side. No one was hurt, the bus wasn’t even scratched. Haggard says they never even got a thank you from the people they saved. He’s got a new, shorter bus now, which means he can do East Coast tours. He says there are a lot of overhangs in the east that would tear the roof off his other bus.

Merle, who is 77, still tours about two weeks out of every month.

 

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