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Zac Brown Talks Sting Rays, Music, and Vasectomies

According to Zac Brown, sting ray tastes a lot like butter… You can learn that, among other things if you listen to this interview from Broadway. He talks new music, which he plans to record this fall, co-writing with Eric Church, and getting getting snipped.

Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton & MORE Snag Teen Choice Award Nominations

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The first wave of the Teen Choice Awards nominees have been released, and Taylor Swift is definitely ahead of the pack.

Miley Cyrus
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Jake Owen
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Jana Kramer
Kacey Musgraves
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Selena Gomez
Austin Mahone
Demi Lovato
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

The Teen Choice Awards air LIVE on FOX on August 10th.  Cast your vote here.

Zac Brown Band Announces Charleston Festival Lineup


Crowned the “Best Music Concert” for three years running by Charleston City Paper readers, Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Charleston, SC’s Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12.

Yhis year’s line up is ready to raise the bar higher than last year with featured sets confirmed for:

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • Gov’t Mule
  • Blues Traveler
  • Big Head Todd and the Monsters – The Wailers
  • Old 97′s
  • Darrell Scott
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones
  • Boy & Bear
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Ashley Monroe

This year’s festival will also feature performances by members of Zac Brown Band, including:

  • Coy Bowles and the Fellowship
  • Clay Cook
  • John Hopkins & Brighter Shade

Continuing the festival’s annual tradition, Zac Brown Band will close each night with different “Super Sets” featuring special sit-in performances from other acts on the bill.

Ticket pre-sale for Zac Brown Band fan-club members begins on Tuesday, May 27 at 12pm ET. Pre-sale opens to those who have previously attended the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival on Wednesday, May 28 at 12pm ET. General sale opens on Saturday, May 31 at 10am ET. Get tickets at Blackbaud Stadium box office, by phone at 877-4-FLY-TIX, or online at

VIP ticketing options are available, including Zac Brown Band’s customized Front Porch Stage Boxes, which provide concertgoers with onstage seating and a gourmet meal prepared by a team of renowned chefs under the helm of Southern Ground Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin. Guests in the boxes are served complimentary beer, wine, liquor, and non-alcoholic drinks.

All festival attendees will have access to gourmet concessions. Last year’s stands included fare from the Southern Ground Social Club (Zac Brown’s pork-and-greens sandwich) and Zac Brown Band’s mobile kitchen “Cookie” (Hamlin’s jambalaya).

Two-day festival passes start at $149 during presale and $169 during general sale. Gates open at 12pm ET on Saturday and Sunday.

Stay tuned for more details on the full music and food lineup:

Eric Church, Luke Bryan & Jason Aldean Top List Of Most Expensive Country Music Summer Tours

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Summertime and country music are one of the best matches of weather and music, making summer the best time to enjoy a country concert. Luckily, many of country’s top stars will be hitting the road this summer and touring some of the best venues across the country. Tickets on the secondary market are in high demand for many of these concerts.

Below are the top ten country tours of the summer, by secondary market average price, according to TiqIQ.

1. Eric Church | Avg. Price: $203.11
Eric Church’s “The Outsiders” tour starts up September 11, at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. The tour comes after the release of Church’s fourth studio album under the same name. Eric Church tickets are averaging $203.11.

2. Luke Bryan | Avg. Price: $198.61
Luke Bryan is currently on his “My Kind of Night” tour. Bryan is currently on a Canadian run of dates and he’ll be making his way to the US May 24, playing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as part of the Bayou Country Superfest. Luke Bryan tickets are averaging $198.61.

3. Jason Aldean | Avg. Price: $180.99
With tour dates scheduled until October 25, Aldean has been making plenty of stops on the “Burn It Down” Tour. The most expensive date comes August 23 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at an average price of $511.43, well above the average price for Jason Aldean tickets.

4. Toby Keith | Avg. Price: $162.71
This weekend is Toby Keith’s final weekend in Canada as part of his “Shut Up and Hold On” tour. His first show in the US is in Forest City Iowa on May 25th, and Toby Keith tickets are averaging $162.71. The country music star has shows scheduled till October 18.

5. Zac Brown Band | Avg. Price: $161.99
Zac Brown Band tickets are averaging $161.99 for the remaining 41 shows. The most expensive date is June 14 at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls in Ohio with an average price of $330.73.

6. Keith Urban | Avg. Price: $160.08
Delta Country Jam 2014 is the next chance to catch Keith Urban in concert. His “Light the Fuse” tour then kicks off in Townsville, Australia June 14. Keith Urban tickets for dates in the US start July 17 with a show at Atlantic City, New Jersey.

7. Martina McBride | Avg. Price: $151.24
McBride will be playing some smaller venues across the country during the summer. The most expensive Martina McBride tickets come August 22 at the Seneca Allegany Casino with an average price of $170.45.

8. Brad Paisley | Avg. Price: $139.16
There are still three opportunities to get Brad Paisley tickets in May. Paisley is performing in Camden, NJ May 16, Burgettstown, PA May 17 and in Toronto May 18.

9. Blake Shelton | Avg. Price: $137.25
Blake Shelton has only performed once since the end of March, an appearance at the IHeart Radio Music Awards. But Blake Shelton tickets for his “Ten Times Crazier” tour are available, with his next show at the Austin360 Amphitheatre in Austin, Texas June 20.

10. Lady Antebellum | Avg. Price: $137.25
Lady Antebellum’s “Take Me #Downtown” tour is in full swing with two more performances in Texas this weekend. Lady Antebellum tickets are averaging $137.25 for their remaining shows and have dates scheduled till September 7 part of the Allegan County Fair in Allegan, Michigan. They’ll also be performing November 19-20 as part of the Carnival Live Concert Series in Cozumel, Mexico.

The average prices for both Tim McGraw tickets and Dierks Bentley tickets this summer just missed out on the top ten. In the top ten or not, these country shows are sure to be can’t miss events throughout the country over the summer.

Zac Brown Band Release Two Never Before Heard Tracks


Carhartt, America’s legendary work wear brand since 1889, announced last week a collaboration with Southern Ground Artists to release Backstage with Southern Ground Artists, a special promotional compilation in recognition of Carhartt’s 125th anniversary. Throughout the month of May, consumers can download the release for free with any purchase on or receive a free CD with any purchase at Carhartt-owned retail stores.

The compilation will include two previously-unheard live tracks from GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band and additional songs from Clay Cook, Levi Lowrey and The Wood Brothers.

Backstage with Southern Ground TRACKLIST:

Zac Brown Band – “Whiskey’s Gone (Live)”
Zac Brown Band – “Sweet Annie (Live)”
Levi Lowrey – “Picket Fences”
The Wood Brothers – “The Muse”
Clay Cook – “North Star”

 “We are continuing to honor hard-working men and women across the nation as we celebrate our 125th anniversary”, said senior vice president of marketing Tony Ambroza. “This release is the soundtrack of summer- perfect for the job site, the lake or backyard barbecue. Zac Brown and the other Southern Ground Artists are great friends of the brand and also big supporters of America’s tradespeople and craftspeople, so it was a natural collaboration for both groups.”

This year marks Carhartt’s 125th anniversary of providing dependable and rugged workwear for America’s construction workers, farmers, railroad engineers and others. Hamilton Carhartt founded the company in Detroit in 1889 when he offered railroad workers a coverall that was designed specifically for their tasks. Carhartt is recognizing its anniversary by offering monthly, commemorative items. The Southern Ground extended play album will be the commemorative item featured for the month of May.

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