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Dierks Bentley’s “Somewhere On A Beach” Remains #1 on Hot Country

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Dierks Bentley’s “Somewhere On A Beach” leads the Hot Country Songs chart for a second week.   The lead “Black” single earns a second consecutive week atop the all-encompassing Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It concurrently rises to #2 on Country Airplay, holds at #2 on Country Digital Songs, and rises to #3 on Country Streaming Songs.

Tim McGraw’s “Humble And Kind,” which retains its Country Digital Songs crown, holds at #2 on Hot Country Songs. Chris Young & Cassadee Pope’s “Think Of You” follows at #3 on the all-encompassing chart.

Up three places — and making its first Top 5 appearance — Old Dominion’s “Snapback” earns #4 on Hot Country. Thomas Rhett’s former multi-week #1 “Die A Happy Man” stays at #5 and also remains the leader on Country Streaming Songs.

Florida Georgia Line’s “Confession,” which leads the Country Airplay songs chart, is at a peak of #7 on Hot Country.

Tim McGraw Joins Narus Health’s Board Of Director

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Tim McGraw has joined the board of a new company called Narus Health, a new venture launched by entrepreneur Michael Burcham. The company helps terminally ill patients develop a plan for end of life care.

“When I learned of Narus Health’s patient-focused approach, helping people with serious illness live their lives, it struck a chord,” McGraw said in a statement.

“I remember all the decisions my dad had to make along the way, and the support system he needed throughout his journey.”

“When you are facing a serious illness, you need a dedicated team to ride alongside you. People who will listen, provide support and guidance for you and your family, and give you a voice in your health care decisions. That’s the kind of care everyone deserves, and it’s why I’m partnering with Narus Health,” he added.

McGraw and Narus are expected to unveil more details on the company in the coming months.

Tortuga Music Festival Sets Record Attendance at the Beach

photo credit: Tortuga Music Festival

photo credit: Tortuga Music Festival

HUKA Entertainment announced today a record year for the fourth annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, held over the weekend at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Nearly 90,000 fans flocked to the beach for three days of performances from superstars Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley, along with Sam Hunt, Elle King, Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kelsea Ballerini and 25 more musical acts!

What began as country music’s first large-scale festival on the beach, primarily attended by local fans, has grown to become the world’s dominant destination location event, drawing attendees from 47 states and 16 countries to Tortuga.

“HUKA is honored to produce large-scale, destination-location festivals – it’s the fierce loyalty of our Tortuga fans who allow us to raise the bar each year,” said HUKA Entertainment CEO, Evan Harrison.

A.J. Niland, HUKA Entertainment Chief Experience Officer adds, “with the fan response to this year’s enhancements like more shade, art installations, and better flow, my mind is already racing with innovative surprises for next year.”

Expanding to a third day in 2016 proved to be a massive win for Tortuga Music Festival, which has quickly become a permanent fixture within the extremely competitive music festival landscape. Plans are already underway for Tortuga’s 5th anniversary celebration, with more details to be revealed soon.

Dierks Bentley, Reba, Willie Nelson, and More Honor Living Legend Kris Kristofferson

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When the Nashville music community comes together to honor an icon like Kris Kristofferson, talent bursts at the seams to be part of the event. The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson featured more than 20 of country music’s finest artists performing songs that he has written over the past 50 years, while 79-year-old Kristofferson watched from the side of the stage with his wife, Lisa.

Actor W. Earl Brown hosted the event, sharing stories about Kristofferson’s life throughout the night. Other celebrities who shared their memories and accolades by video messages were the iconic singer/actress Barbra Streisand and actor Ethan Hawke. Nashville mayor Megan Barry also proclaimed March 16, 2016 as “Kris Kristofferson Day.”

Larry Gatlin, Jessi Alexander, and Jon Randall kicked off the concert with a performance of a song appropriately called “Kristofferson,” which also appears on Tim McGraw’s “Let It Go” album.

The rest of the show featured songs that Kristofferson has penned for himself and others, such as the legendary “Me and Bobby McGee,” performed this night by Reba McEntire.

Jennifer Nettles’ powerhouse vocals resonated throughout Bridgestone Arena with her rendition of “Worth Fighting For,” garnering the night’s first standing ovation.

Other memorable moments included Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson, singing the classic hit “For the Good Times.” The duo’s sharp contrast in vocal traits made for a hauntingly poignant performance.

Darius Rucker kicked up the tempo with his take on “Under the Gun” and Dierks Bentley brought in the Travelin’ McCourys for a bluegrass rendition of “From the Bottle to the Bottom.”

And when you thought the night couldn’t get any better, Willie Nelson came on stage. Kristofferson joined him to perform the iconic “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down.” The duo is often remembered for being part of the Highwaymen, along with Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Waylon’s son Shooter, along with Jamey Johnson, joined Kristofferson and Nelson on stage to perform “Highwayman.”

The show concluded with all of the guest artists collaborating on one of Kristofferson’s biggest hits as an artist, “Why Me.”
Produced by Blackbird Events, the concert was recorded for future distribution. Stay tuned for more information about how you can watch it!

Set list
• Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall, Larry Gatlin: Kristofferson [recorded by Tim McGraw]
• Jack Ingram: Jesus Was a Capricorn
• Jessi Colter: The Captive
• Buddy Miller: Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends
• Martina McBride: Here Comes That Rainbow Again
• Ryan Bingham: The Taker
• LeeAnn Womack: Nobody Wins
• Jennifer Nettles: Worth Fighting For
• Roseanne Cash: Loving Her Was Easier
• Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell: Chase the Feeling
• Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson: The Pilgrim – Chapter 33
• Dierks Bentley, The Travelin’ McCourys: From the Bottle to the Bottom
• Lady Antebellum: Help Me Make it Through the Night
• Darius Rucker: Under the Gun
• Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson: For the Good Times
• Alison Krauss: Casey’s Last Ride
• Hank Williams Jr.: If You Don’t Like Hank Williams
• Reba: Me and Bobby McGee
• Willie Nelson: Living Legend
• Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson: Sunday Morning Coming Down
• Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson: Highwayman
• ALL: Why Me

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