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Craig Morgan Fires Back Against Criticism of Country Music



Craig Morgan
appeared on Fox News this weekend to react to a comment made about country music relating it to anti-muslim. Way to go Craig!


Will Hoge Performs CMA Songwriters Series at Tin Pan South

Photo Credit: Kayla Schoen / CMA

Photo Credit: Kayla Schoen / CMA

CMA presented a special CMA Songwriters Series featuring Pat Alger, Will Hoge, and Brandon Lay as part of Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Wednsesday at the Hard Rock Café Nashville.

Launched in 2005 at Joe’s Pub in New York City, the CMA Songwriters Series has grown to include shows in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Washington D.C. at the Library of Congress, and at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2012, the series expanded to the U.K. and Ireland; and Paris in 2013. The CMA Songwriters Series returned to the U.K. in 2015 as part of the C2C (Country to Country) Festival, which is presented in partnership with CMA.

For more information, visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

ACM Party for a Cause Line-Up Announced!!

ACM Party for a Cause

The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards that will take place on Friday, April 17 & Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington TX. The festival will feature an unprecedented lineup of country music stars and this year’s ACM Award Nominees performing across multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music. The daytime performances will take place on the Party Stage and Ram Lone Star Stage located on the North Lawn of Globe Life Park. The event will also feature interactive fan experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more.

Proceeds from ticket sales for the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music and military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

On Friday, April 17th, country music sensations Kristian Bush, Eric Paslay, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Josh Abbott Band, Montgomery Gentry, and A Thousand Horses will perform on the Party Stage, and Kelsea Ballerini, Gord Bamford, Cam, Mo Pitney, Michael Ray and Native Run will perform on the Ram Lone Star Stage.

On Saturday, April 18th, country superstars Frankie Ballard, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, The Gatlin Brothers and Maddie & Tae will perform on the Party Stage, and Chase Bryant, Kenny Foster, Dylan Scott, Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion will perform on the Ram Lone Star Stage.

A full daytime schedule and lineup is listed below.

Friday, April 17, 2015
12:30pm A Thousand Horses Party Stage
12:45pm Gord Bamford Ram Lone Star Stage
1:05pm Eric Paslay Party Stage
1:20pm Cam Ram Lone Star Stage
1:40pm Day + Shay Party Stage
2:05pm Mo Pitney Ram Lone Star Stage
2:50pm Kelsea Ballerini Ram Lone Star Stage
3:10pm Kristian Bush Party Stage
3:55pm Cole Swindell Party Stage
4:20pm Native Run Ram Lone Star Stage
4:40pm Josh Abbott Band Party Stage
5:05pm Michael Ray Ram Lone Star Stage
5:25pm Montgomery Gentry Party Stage

Saturday, April 18, 2015
12:45pm Maddie & Tae Party Stage
1:10pm Frankie Ballard Party Stage
1:35pm Sam Hunt Party Stage
2:00pm Kenny Foster Ram Lone Star Stage
2:20pm Chase Rice Party Stage
2:45pm Dylan Scott Ram Lone Star Stage
3:05pm Tyler Farr Party Stage
3:30pm Chase Bryant Ram Lone Star Stage
3:55pm Brett Eldredge Party Stage
4:15pm Old Dominion Ram Lone Star Stage
4:40pm Kip Moore Party Stage
5:00pm Brothers Osborne Ram Lone Star Stage
5:25pm The Gatlin Brothers Party Stage

After the daytime performances on the North Lawn conclude, the festival will move inside of Globe Life Park where previously announced country music icons including Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line & more will perform on the Main Stage. The evening portion event will also be taped for a two-hour special, “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets,” which will air on Friday, May 15th on CBS. Additional performers and lineup details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ticket packages including tickets for the 50TH ACM Awards show on Sunday, April 19 at AT&T Stadium are available on Ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit ACMcountry.com

Blake Shelton Releases Sexy ‘Sangria’ Music Video

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Blake Shelton’s new music video for “Sangria” is HOT HOT HOT!

“Sangria” is a passionate love song, and Blake’s music video is even more passionate.

“‘Sangria’ is one of the sexiest songs I’ve ever cut,” the 38-year-old singer said, according to ABC News Radio. “It sounds like something that came from a different time, almost like something Chris Isaak would have had on one of his records at some point. It’s just about one of those nights where you drink too much and you’re gonna end up hookin’ up with this person, it’s just inevitable. It’s not too over the top, but it’s pure sex – that’s the only way I know to describe that song.”

Parts of the video were filmed at The Ladysmith, Miranda Lambert’s new bed-and-breakfast, in the couple’s adopted hometown of Tishomingo, Okla., according to People.

You can access the full music video for Blake Shelton’s “Sangria” by signing up for a free, year-long membership to Vessel, an online video subscription service. Vessel is offering access to the videos for “Blake’s biggest fans” plus more than 100 other channels.

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