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NYC’s First-Ever Country Music Festival Set for 2015!

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Dierks Bentley  announced today during a press conference that they will launch the first-ever country music festival in New York City. FarmBorough is set to take place on Randall’s Island June 26-28, 2015 and will feature Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley at the top of the all-star line up.

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The first additional artists to be announced for the three-day festival include Wade Bowen, Brandy Clark, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore, Ashley Monroe, Randy Houser, The Cadillac Three and Dwight Yoakam with more to be revealed over the coming weeks. Three-day passes start at $225 (plus applicable service charges and fees) and go on-sale Thurs., Nov 6th at 10 AM EST. Fans will also have the option to upgrade to VIP three-day packages with access to Skyline Lounge featuring skyline views, private bars and more. For more information and pricing information, visit: www.farmboroughfestival.com.

FarmBorough comes from the creators of premier country music festivals Watershed, Faster Horses and Route 91 Harvest, in partnership with Founders Entertainment, the force behind the ever-popular Governors Ball Music Festival. Together they will bring an unrivaled list of country’s most popular acts to the heart of New York City, as well as highlight some undiscovered talent with the “Next From Nashville” stage.

“We’ve been dreaming about bringing a country festival to New York for a long time, and we feel like the time is right now. We have the perfect partner in Founders and the perfect location on Randall’s Island to really bring fans and artists something special,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “New York City is a global destination. Country fans from all over the world can come to the city and take advantage of all it has to offer, while enjoying three days of the best country music acts too.”

“We’re thrilled to bring our hometown of New York City its first-ever Country music festival. This has been many years in the making, and we couldn’t be more excited to launch FarmBorough in June,” said Co-founder and Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. “Brian O’Connell and his team at Live Nation are the ideal partners for this venture, and together we form a festival dream team. With Governors Ball, and now FarmBorough, New York City is host to premier, world class, music festivals.”

Luke Bryan Credits Good Genes…er Jeans for His Smooth Moves

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Last night, Luke Bryan was featured on Nightline where he spoke about his signature moves on stage and the music he sings. The moves…he gives all the credit to good jeans…Although we beg to differ… It may be good genes.


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Over the past few years, Luke has been thrown into the ‘Bro-Country’ category with Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Jason Aldean and more. He isn’t flattered by the label…In fact, it’s just the opposite.

“It really aggravates me,” Bryan said. “It’s a derogatory term, in my opinion, of what me and the people that are doing this music… Yeah do I sing about a truck and a beer on one song, but then do I sing about a completely different subject matter. I mean, listen to the whole album and don’t judge me on one song.”

I wonder if he realizes it’s not the trucks and beer that give him that label. It’s the sudden change from “We Rode in Trucks” and “Tackle Box” to truck beds and girls getting frisky over a catfish dinner that slipped him into that stereotype.

Luke Bryan Celebrates End of Tour and Releases New Music

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Luke Bryan will celebrate the wrap of his critically acclaimed “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and the release of a new single from his CMA nominated album Crash My Party in the next ten days. Luke’s 2014 10-month tour will come to a close this weekend wrapping with four sold-out shows including the Hollywood Bowl and The Forum in Los Angeles. On November 3, a sixth single, “I See You,” from Crash My Party will go to country radio. The song was written by Luke, Luke Laird and Ashley Gorley.

In additional tour news, ABC’s Nightline was on hand for Luke’s stadium show at Chicago’s Soldier Field in August and in Knoxville earlier this month for his “Farm Tour” concert. In the episode, Nightline correspondent Gloria Riviera takes an in depth look on Luke as an entertainer. The story airs Thursday, Oct. 23.

Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has sold just over 6.6 million albums, 26.4 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and placed 11 singles at No. 1. Luke’s recent No. 1 single “Roller Coaster” is the from his Crash My Party album, which has sold over two million copies with 8.1 million digital downloads and was the best-selling country album in 2013. The album contains four additional No. 1 hits including “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Crash My Party,” “Drink A Beer,” and “Play It Again.” Luke made Billboard chart history earlier this year by reaching 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.

Luke will perform on the upcoming “48th Annual CMA Awards” on Wed., Nov. 5 and is nominated for three CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for Crash My Party¬.

The 2015 winter leg of Luke’s “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” launches in February with guests Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch. Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the 2015 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is sponsoring the tour. Citi is the official credit card of the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” with Citi cardmembers having access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

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Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean & Florida Georgia Line Named CMT’s Artists of the Year

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CMT will celebrate an incredible year in the country music industry by honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban as the top country artists of 2014 in an all-new CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR, premiering LIVE from Nashville on Tuesday, December 2nd at 8:00 p.m. ET. The 90-minute special will bring together this year’s five honorees and their peers for an evening filled with star-studded performances and celebration, honoring each artist’s successes over the past year.

Urban, a first-time honoree, joins Aldean, Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Lambert, all of whom have been honored in previous years at the annual ceremony. Aldean has been named a CMT ARTIST OF THE YEAR since the award’s inception in 2010.

“Country music has never been bigger, and these five are its biggest stars of 2014,’’ said John Hamlin, SVP Music Events and Talent, CMT. “We do everything we can do to make sure this is the party of the year for them. And rightfully so. They’ve earned it.”

Over the past 12 months, all five honorees have illustrated their impact in country music through massive radio airplay, chart-topping album sales and millions of individual downloads of their current singles. Additionally, these acts have sold out concert tours and, collectively, their videos have received hundreds of millions of streams, earning them the honor of being named one of CMT’s ARTISTS OF THE YEAR.

Past artists named as CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR include Aldean, Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Cross Genres at the CMA Awards

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“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will present genre-crossing duet performances by Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor who will perform with Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert respectively. “Pretty Little Liars” actress and DMG Nashville recording artist Lucy Hale will be joining the evening as a presenter live, Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Hosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also feature superstar performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Underwood, and Keith Urban.

Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration. Within less than a year, Grande captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice—first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.

Trainor will team up with nine-time nominee and reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lambert. This dynamic duo’s performance of Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is sure to be a must see moment. Singer/songwriter Trainor has written songs for such stars as Rascal Flatts before skyrocketing to success with her international hit “All About That Bass,” which has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the past six weeks.

While Hale made her mark early on as an actress, best known for her role on the hit ABC Family drama “Pretty Little Liars,” music was always her first love. The Memphis born and bred singer’s debut album, Road Between, was released by DMG Nashville on June 3 and features her brand new single, “Lie A Little Better.” Hale will also be performing on “CMA Country Christmas,” a two-hour special airing Monday, Dec. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Winners of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of the Country Music Association. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 27 (5:00 PM/CT).

“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

For more information, please visit CMAawards.com and CMAchristmas.com.

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