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Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban & MORE Announced as CMT Awards Performers

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CMT is recruiting country’s biggest stars Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett to own the stage with never-before-seen performances live during the fan-voted “2016 CMT Music Awards” premiering Wednesday, June 8th at 8pm ET/PT live from Nashville. Special guests Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris and The Oak Ridge Boys will also perform.

The night will be filled with musical and television firsts. Blake Shelton will be joined by Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys for a loud performance of the new song “Doin’ It To A Country Song,” from Shelton’s new album “If I’m Honest.” Playing his current hit single, “Wasted Time,” Keith Urban will be joined by tourmates Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris for a showcase of his “ripCORD World Tour 2016.” Additional performers will be announced at a later date.

Tickets to the “2016 CMT Music Awards” are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.

On the heels of her historic and record-setting sixth “Video of the Year” win last year (her fourth consecutive win), reigning champ, Carrie Underwood, is set to protect her crown against powerhouse first-time nominees Chris Stapleton and Cam, who top nominations for the fan-selected “2016 CMT Music Awards.” With three nominations each, including “Video of the Year,” they will face off in top categories against superstars Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett, who each garnered two nominations.

Fans can vote now via CMT.com determine the winners for “Video of the Year”. Voting will continue until Monday, June 6th at 12:01 AM. On Wednesday, June 1st, CMT will announce a brand-new surprise awards category.

CMT’s “Concert of the Summer” Takes Fans Backstage at Jason Aldeans’s Six String Circus Tour

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From the masterminds behind the ground-breaking music series “Crossroads” and the inventive “CMT Music Awards,” the first award show that turned the power over to the fans to choose the winners, comes the first-ever “CMT Concert of the Summer,” an immersive documentation that will bring fans directly into the summer’s biggest concert event, Jason Aldean’s SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR, through their screen of choice.

The colossal two-hour music extravaganza premiering this summer features ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean along with superstars Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses, as well as surprise guests as they take the stage at Live Nation’s Country LakeShakein Chicago, Illinois.

The inaugural event aims to amplify the concert going experience with exclusive on-the-scene and behind-the-scenes access including capturing artists pre-show rituals, the adrenaline fueled moment as they anxiously await to take the stage, as well as post-show thoughts from the unique POV of both the artists and the fans. Each year, CMT will proclaim one festival or event as the year’s concert of the summer and then bring it to life across all screens (television, online and social).

“It’s always cool when you’re approached about new ways to get music to your fans,” said Aldean. “So when CMT asked about coming out to LakeShake, I was immediately into it. We’re going to slap an all-access pass on them for the day and play until they pull the plug.”

“Summer festivals live large in the culture. Fans from all walks of life make pilgrimages to celebrate the power of music,” said Brian Philips, President of CMT. “With our Concert of the Summer event, we are going to capture the definitive documentary and companion programming for this big show. We’re counting on powerhouses Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses to rock the masses. Viewers will experience the party through the eyes of both artists and fans.”

“CMT Concert of the Summer” joins the impressive ranks of existing CMT music series and events including “2016 CMT Music Awards,” premiering June 8 at 8 PM ET/PT, “2016 CMT Artist of the Year,” “CMT Crossroads,” “Hot 20 Countdown” and more.

 

Jason Aldean and Kid Rock Add Second Fenway Park Show

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Due to overwhelming demand, this year’s ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean and multi-Platinum award winner Kid Rock have announced a second stop at Boston’s Fenway Park, scheduled for Sept 10th. After fans snatched every ticket in under 90 minutes to the first show (9/9), Aldean and Kid Rock will reconvene at the home of the Red Sox with Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses and Dee Jay Silver. Tickets for the new date will be available this Friday, May 13th at 10:00A ET on JasonAldean.com and LiveNation.com.

As the first country artist to play the iconic Fenway Park and after previously smashing attendance records set by Paul McCartney and the Dave Matthews Band, the ACM Triple Crown winner who is known to “routinely fill stadiums” (Las Vegas Sun) recently released his fan-fueled single “Lights Come On” as the lead track from his upcoming seventh studio album.

Kid Rock spent last summer on the road promoting his most recent album “First Kiss.” Keeping tickets to $20 yet again, he set multiple attendance records across amphitheaters selling over 600,000 tickets over just three months of dates. Hard at work on new material, Kid Rock is playing only select shows this year and is excited to add Fenway Park shows to his belt buckle. Stay tuned to www.kidrock.com for updated news and information.

Aldean will take the new music on the road as his SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR launches May 19th in Rogers, AR with continued support from Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses and Dee Jay Silver. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.

Faster Horses Festival Announces 2nd Stage Lineup & First-Ever Official Kickoff Party

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Faster Horses Festival, dubbed Michigan’s “go-to summer bash” (Detroit Free Press), just got rowdier with the announcement of the festival’s second stage lineup, as well as the news that campers arriving on Thursday (7/14) will have the opportunity to attend the first-ever “Budweiser Campfire Kickoff” featuring LoCash as well as local artists Matt Austin, Bear Creek Brothers, Paulina Jayne and Audrey Ray. Taking place in the center of the festival’s campgrounds, the event will mark the official kickoff to the three-day, two-stage country music and camping festival, that across the weekend is set to feature performances from Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and more on July 15-17.

The fourth-annual Faster Horses Festival will also host country music’s brightest stars on the festival’s “Next From Nashville” stage as it was announced today that Kelleigh Bannen, Russell Dickerson, Brooke Eden, Haley Georgia, Ryan Hurd, LanCo, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, William Michael Morgan, Steven Lee Olsen, Mo Pitney, Jameson Rodgers, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Aubrie Sellers, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young will all take the festival’s second stage known for its eclectic lineup and showcasing emerging artists.

“Our ‘Next From Nashville’ stage has become a go-to for fans and a mainstay we’ve kept throughout our family of festivals,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “In past years some of country’s biggest stars have played the stage as a launching pad to superstardom including Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, A Thousand Horses, Cole Swindell to name a few! We’re excited to see the genre’s hottest acts hit the stage this year.”

Faster Horses Festival, which sold out last year in advance, will continue its tradition of offering fans a wide range of onsite experiences and this year will introduce a Saturday Fun Run on the speedway track dubbed Faster Humans, the Budweiser Country Club, and in-keeping with the festival’s theme, the Budweiser Clydesdales will also be on the grounds. For those looking to indulge, onsite offerings will include Down N’ Dirty Hats, Inhalation Station, Painted Pony, BootRoxx, Wallet Buckle, Henna Envy, Alex & Ani, Maui Jim Sunglasses, GoRVing and more. Fan-favorite staples will also return, including the infamous foam party, giant ferris wheel, the world’s largest inflatable water slide, as well as the opportunity to seek refreshments at the Malibu Rum Beach House®.

For more information, visit fasterhorsesfestival.com, twitter @faster_horses,  LiveNation.com and join the conversation on Twitter, #FasterHorses.

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