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Eric Church Offers Record Store Day Exclusive

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Available THIS Saturday, 4/19 at your local record store and then later, online at Eric’s webstore. Find your local store at

Eric Church will release a double gatefold vinyl version of his album The Outsiders on Saturday, April 19, in recognition of National Record Store Day. The vinyl package will also include an exclusive album poster. The Outsiders originally debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart when it was released earlier this year in February. The album features his top-five-and-rising hit “Give Me Back My Hometown” as well as the raucous debut title track. This is Church’s second vinyl project in honor of National Record Store Day; last year, he released a vinyl version of his live album, Caught in the Act: Live.

The Outsiders (vinyl version) track listing:
Side 1
1. “The Outsiders”
2. “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young”
3. “Cold One”
4. “Roller Coaster Ride”
Side 2
1. “Talladega”
2. “Broke Record”
3. “Like a Wrecking Ball”
4. “That’s Damn Rock & Roll”
Side 3
1. “Dark Side”
2. “Devil, Devil (Prelude: Princess of Darkness)”
Side 4
1. “Give Me Back My Hometown”
2. “The Joint”
3. “The Outsiders (Extended Version)” – bonus track
4. “Come Together” – bonus track

Eric is heading out on “The Outsiders World Tour” this fall.  CLICK HERE for a list of tour dates.

44,000 Flock to Tortuga Music Festival


Over 44,000 attendees enjoyed sun, songs, and surf at the second annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival this weekend, which took place on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Produced and promoted by HUKA Entertainment and created with the Rock the Ocean Foundation, the event, now in its second year, featured 26 of music’s biggest acts over two days. Headliners Luke Bryan and Eric Church thrilled crowds, along with Hank Williams, Jr., Train, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Sheryl Crow, Billy Currington, Slightly Stoopid, Ziggy Marley, 38 Special, Brett Eldredge, Parmalee, Cole Swindell, Brett Dennen, Delta Rae, Eric Paslay, Moon Taxi, The Revivalists, White Denim, Frankie Ballard, Chase Rice, Brothers Osborne, Blackjack Billy, Sons of Fathers, and Quaker City Night Hawks.


“We were looking to build on our amazing first year and raise the bar even higher,” says HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland. “I think the growth in attendance at this year’s event proves we did just that, and have created one of the most singular and exciting musical events of 2014.”

It was two days of amazing music, which celebrated its oceanfront setting while raising awareness of issues impacting the world’s oceans and generating support for marine research and conservation. This year’s festival included a one-of-a-kind Guy Harvey Conservation Village on site, with nearly two-dozen organizations and exhibitions providing attendees with information and tools to help protect the world’s oceans and marine resources.

“Our partners in the Guy Harvey Conservation Village shared their passion for marine conservation with festival goers by providing hands-on exhibits, including planting sea oats, tasting lion fish dishes and tracking tagged sharks in real time,” says Rock The Ocean founder Chris Stacey. “It thrills me to know that so many people learned about saving our world’s waterways while enjoying two days of great music.”

Tortuga Music Festival partner CMT brought its popular “Hot 20 Countdown” and “CMT Radio” programs to the festival. Hosts Alecia Davis and Cody Alan will share exclusive coverage from the event as well as interviews from country’s biggest superstars. “Hot 20 Countdown” will air on Saturday 4/19 and Sunday 4/20 at 11am/10am central.

Eric Church Set to Launch “The Outsiders World Tour”

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Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour will launch in North America on September 11th, 2014 with 31 arena dates being announced today. Tickets for the tour, which beings in Bossier City, Louisiana, will go on sale April 18th in select markets with additional information made available on Members of the Church Choir will have access to a pre-sale starting on April 15. Church selected Dwight Yoakam as the special guest for the entire tour. Opening the tour on different dates throughout the first leg will be rising country music duo Brothers Osborne, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark, or the hard rocking band Halestorm.

Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, and FedExForum in Memphis, among others. Church will also return to the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. where he sold more than 15,000 tickets in 2012 as part of his headlining arena tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour—which Pollstar named a Top Tour of 2012.

While The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour employed a succession of backdrops as the focus of the show, Church’s The Outsiders World Tour will use a much more high tech design and will offer fans a 360° view of the entertainer and his band.  On sale dates and ticket information for each market will be announced on The best seats on The Outsiders World Tour will once again be paperless so fans get them instead of scalpers.

A limited number of VIP tickets for each show will also be available for purchase. Each VIP ticket includes a premium ticket in the first 15 rows or in the general admission pit, an invitation to a pre-show party at The Outsiders Joint, a two song acoustic pre-show performance by Eric Church, a limited edition show poster, and a dedicated VIP concert concierge.

Fans have the chance to gain access to pre-sale tickets for each show by becoming a Standard or Premium member of the Church Choir. Join the Church Choir by visiting

The first leg of the tour will take place throughout Sept.-Dec. in the U.S. and Canada and is exclusively promoted by Louis Messina of The Messina Group/AEG Live. The dates for the first leg of The Outsiders World Tour with special guest Dwight Yoakum (#TheOutsidersLive) are as follows:

Sept. 11 | Bossier City, La. | CenturyLink Center*
Sept. 13 | St. Louis, Mo. | Scottrade Center*
Sept. 16 | Minneapolis, Minn. | Target Center*
Sept. 17 | Des Moines, Iowa | Wells Fargo Arena*
Sept. 18 | Omaha, Neb. | CenturyLink Center*
Sept. 25 | Louisville, Ky. | KFC Yum! Center*
Sept. 26 | Charleston, W.Va. | Charleston Civic Center*
Sept. 27 | Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum*
Oct. 9 | Grand Rapids, Mich. | Van Andel Arena*
Oct. 10 | Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena*
Oct. 11 | Pittsburgh, Pa. | Consol Energy Center*
Oct. 16 | Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena**
Oct. 17 | New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden**
Oct. 18 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Wells Fargo Center**
Oct. 23 | Manchester, N.H. | Verizon Wireless Arena**
Oct. 24 | Uncasville, Conn. | Mohegan Sun**
Oct. 25 | Uncasville, Conn. | Mohegan Sun**
Oct. 30 | Knoxville, Tenn. |Thompson-Boling Arena**
Oct. 31 | Memphis, Tenn.| FedExForum**
Nov. 1 | Tulsa, Okla. | BOK Center**
Nov. 13 | London, Ont. | Budweiser Gardens**
Nov. 14 | Hamilton, Ont. | FirstOntario Centre**
Nov. 15 | Ottawa, Ont. | Canadian Tire Centre**
Nov. 20 | Green Bay, Wis. | Resch Center
Nov. 21 | Peoria, Ill. | Peoria Civic Center***
Nov. 22 | Evansville, Ind. | The Ford Center***
Dec. 5 | Kansas City, Mo. | Sprint Center
Dec. 6 | Sioux Falls, S.D. | Denny Sanford Premier Center***
Dec. 11 | Atlanta, Ga. | The Arena at Gwinnett Center***
Dec. 12 | Lexington, Ky. | Rupp Arena***
Dec. 13 | Birmingham, Ala. | BJCC Arena***
All dates with special guest Dwight Yoakum
*denotes Brothers Osborne
**denotes Brandy Clark
***denotes Halestorm

Rock the Ocean’s Torguga Music Festival to be LIVE Streamed!

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There are only four short days to go until the second annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival hits the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, when headliners Eric Church & Luke Bryan and more of music’s hottest acts perform on April 12th and 13th. Fans outside of Florida who are unable to attend this year’s festival can still catch some of their favorite artist performances via live stream. Artist performances on Saturday, April 12th that will be live will be Brett Eldredge, Ziggy Marley, Slightly Stoopid and Eric Church, while artist performances on Sunday, April 13th include Brett Dennen, Sheryl Crow, 38 Special, Brantley Gilbert and Dierks Bentley.  More information on the live stream for non-Florida residents can be found at

49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards


Let’s get this party started!

  • Check out the sexy side of Kimberly Perry! The Band Perry is kicking off the ACM’s with a performance of Chainsaw.
  • You know it’s gonna be a great Awards show when Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are hosting!
  • Florida Georgia Line a little slower than usual with Stay.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE how Blake Shelton continues to support his Voice contestants.  Love us some Gwen Sebastian performing “Come a Little Closer” with Blake.   Have I mentioned we love Blake Shelton?
  • Did you vote for Brett Eldredge for ACM New Artist of the Year??? WE DID!  He’s dancing to the “Beat of the Music” tonight!  He looks so excited to be performing tonight!
  • We are a half hour into the show and it’s been all about the performances.  Gotta say I am all about the music and less about the awards these days.  What about you?
  • A little sad to know the cowboy is riding away this year.  George Strait understands what true country music is all about.  The audience gives King George a standing ovation.
  • Lee Brice performing a stripped down acoustic version of “I Drive Your Truck.”
  • Eric Church is a force to be reckoned with in country music.  He sounds fantastic performing “Give Me Back My Hometown.”
  • Justin Moore is always a fan favorite.  His performance of “Lettin’ the Night Roll” sounds great!  Really wish they would let the new artists sing a full song.
  • Blake Shelton’s second performance of the night.  What do you think of Shakira’s new duet “Medicine” with Blake?  A lot of the Twitter feedback has been negative.
  • Taylor Swift gets to give out the first award of the evening.  Your ACM Duo of the Year is….. Florida Georgia Line.
  • A country music selfie with Blake, Luke…..  Who would you want to include in your country music selfie?
  • Stevie Nicks is at the ACM Awards!!!!   AHHHH!   Lady Antebellum and Stevie sound FANTASTIC!
  • No one, I mean NO ONE plays guitar like Keith Urban.  He is mesmerizing. Still not loving his new haircut but his performance of “Even the Stars Fall for You” is my favorite of the night so far.
  • Kip Moore has a good shot at the New Artist Award tonight.  Ladies love them some Kip.
  • Bluke Lyran… performing “Play it Again” and sporting David Nail’s haircut.
  • Your ACM Best New Artist is…… Justin Moore.   Personally, I don’t think Justin should have been included in this category since he is not really a new artist but hey…I don’t make the rules.
  • Not sure how Jason Aldean’s performance of “When She Says Baby” sounds live in Las Vegas but on TV is doesn’t sound very good.
  • Blake and Luke as Daft Punk is GREAT!
  • Single Record of the Year goes to….Miranda Lambert for Mama’s Broken Heart!
  • Miranda Lambert’s new “Automatic” single is FANTASTIC!  Can’t wait to hear the new album!  Miranda pulls off a white tank top flawlessly.
  • Song of the Year Award goes to the songwriter…..It’s always a personal favorite for me.    And the award goes to…. Lee Brice for I Drive Your Truck.    This was one of my favorite songs of 2013.
  • Tim McGraw’s performing “Meanwhile Back at Mamas” looking dapper in a tux and signature black cowboy hat and being joined by his wife Faith.  I don’t know if it’s the song or something else but they aren’t as exciting as they used to be performing together.
  • I bet Mandalay Bay is getting it’s roof blown off right now with Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line performing “This is How We Roll”
  • Your ACM Male Vocalist of the Year is Jason Aldean.
  • Toby Keith sporting his red bandana for his ACM performance of “Shut Up and Hold On”
  • Your Vocal Group of the Year is….  THE BAND PERRY!
  • Hunter Hayes dares to be different with “Invisible”
  • Your ACM Female Vocalist of the Year is Miranda Lambert!
  • Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum performing the GRAMMY winning song “Wagon Wheel”  This is one of those songs you can’t help but sing along to.   Darius Rucker just pulled off a sing along at an awards show!
  • ACM Album of the Year goes to Kacey Musgraves for Same Trailer Different Park.  And apparently Eric Church really agrees with this decision based on his standing ovation.
  • Garth Brooks, George Strait and Miranda Lambert paying tribute to the legendary Merle Haggard.
  • Rascal Flatts performance of “Rewind” sounded great but it looked like they were lip syncing.  Anyone else notice that?
  • Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow are rocking “Hold On”
  • Your 2014 ACM Entertainer of the Year is KING GEORGE STRAIT!!!!!!!

Well folks, that’s the show.  Now it’s your turn to sound off!  Tell us what you thought of the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards.  Best/Worst performances.  Did your favorite artists win or lose?  Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

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