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Kenny Chesney Drops “Save It For A Rainy Day”

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Having gone three-for-three with No. 1 singles from The Big Revival, Kenny Chesney knew he wanted his next single to do some very specific things. After the multi-week, GRAMMY-nominated “American Kids” – with its double hook and three different rhythms, the rocking invitation to live completely “Til It’s Gone” and his female positive ballad “Wild Child” – featuring Grace Potter, the focus was life-affirming reality embodied with summer’s freewheeling feeling.

“It’s a hard choice,” says the songwriter and 8-time Entertainer of the Year, “because there’s a lot songs on this record I think would sound great on the radio, that speak to the No Shoes Nation…. But ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’ we can all use. The idea is, why lose another beautiful day over something out of our control? Whatever it is, a girlfriend leaving, a crummy boss, something else, the reality is pretty simple: they don’t care that they’re ruining your day. And they’re not, you are! It’s your choice how you’re going to feel… a lot more than any of us realize.”

“Save It For A Rainy Day,” written by Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey and Brad Tursi, is a mid-tempo picking up where trouble recedes. Its chiming acoustic guitar and a loping beat is vintage Chesney, whose warm-voiced, intimate, yet resolved. After confessing, “I was stuck in a habit of wondering what happened/ Too busy taking all the blame” and a B-3 swirls up from the mix, he assesses the larger reality: “The sun’s too bright, the sky’s too blue/ beer’s too cold to be thinking about you/ Gonna take this heartbreak and tuck it away/ Save it for a rainy day…”

“We all go through stuff,” Chesney laughs. “And you know, you can get so caught up in what I did wrong, or trying to take the blame, and you start missing out on everything else… We all make mistakes, we all screw up, but we’re also – I think most of us – good people trying to do right, and have some fun while we’re here! Friends, family, the moments, that’s the stuff that’s so easy to miss, and this song makes it so easy to figure out.”

Chesney sold over a million tickets before ever playing the first note on his current The Big Revival 2015 Tour – and with 22 stadiums over the summer, it may well be the only Country Artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years biggest tour ever. Breaking his own attendance records in Pittsburgh and Green Bay, as well as gearing up for two night at Minneapolis’ Target Field July 18-19 and Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium August 28-29, the crowd connection has gone to a whole new level, prompting The Dallas Morning News to tag him, “Two parts Mick Jagger, one part Bruce Springsteen, one part Billy Graham.”

With shows at Cleveland’s Q on July 9th and a massive play at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field — being documented for a special report on an upcoming Good Morning America – July 11th, Chesney isn’t saving anything for a rainy day! He will be the first country act to headline Pasadena’s Rose Bowl July 25th, as well as Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High August 8th, East Rutherford, NJ’s Met Life Stadium August 15th and Detroit’s Ford Field August 22nd.

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49th CMA Awards to Air November 4th!!!

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Balloting for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” began today. “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” airs live Wednesday, Nov. 4th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC  from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The 2015 CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. The eligibility period for the 2015 CMA Awards is July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced in early September. ABC’s “Good Morning America” announced the airdate Friday, and additionally announced that Steven Tyler will appear on Wednesday, Sept. 9th to announce multiple categories of the final nominees live on that morning’s broadcast. Tyler recently released his debut Country single, “Love Is Your Name,” currently working its way up Country radio charts.

For more information about the 2015 CMA Awards please visit CMAawards.com.

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Jennifer Nettles Launches Jewelry Line

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Jennifer Nettles can add Jewelry Designer to her list of talents. The singer launched her American West Jewelry Line on QVC this weekend.

American West jewelry embodies the landscape, legend, lifestyle & lore of this region with artisan-inspired styles. Designed in collaboration with Grammy®, CMA & ACM award-winner Jennifer Nettles, this American West collection reflects her eclectic & boho-chic style. Each piece features combinations of sterling silver, brass, leather & suede with vibrant gemstones.

You can purchase items from Jennifer’s line on the QVC Website here.

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Luke Bryan Releases ‘Kill the Lights’ Tracklisting

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Luke Bryan‘s Kill the Lights album hits stores August 7th and it looks like Bro-Country lovers are going to be pretty excited…at least by the looks of the writing credits from the tracklisting. Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip along with Cole Swindell all make an appearance in the writing credits.

The song I’m most excited to hear, “Home Alone Tonight,” features Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild. I guess I’m hoping for a deep “Do I”-esque song with a bit more depth than a dixie cup or pick-up truck bed can provide. My fingers are crossed, but I’m not holding my breath.

As a long-time Luke Bryan fan, I’ve watched a steady decline in the quality of Luke’s music over the past three albums. I’m hoping that eventually we’ll see some redemption, and start releasing songs that reflect his life and age…

Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights Track Listing:

1. “Kick the Dust Up” (Dallas Davidson, Chris Destefano, Ashley Gorley)
2. “Kill the Lights” (Luke Bryan, Jody Stevens, Jeff Stevens)
3. “Strip It Down” (Bryan, Jon Nite, Je. Stevens)
4. “Home Alone Tonight” (Feat. Karen Fairchild) (Jo. Stevens, Cole Taylor, Jaida Dreyer, Tommy Cecil)
5. “Razor Blade” (Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell, Rodney Clawson)
6. “Fast” (Bryan, Clawson, Luke Laird)
7. “Move” (Bryan, Michael Carter, Jay Clementi)
8. “Just Over” (Chase McGill, Brad Tursi, Jessie Jo Dillon)
9. “Love It Gone” (Jo. Stevens, Clementi)
10. “Way Way Back” (Bryan, Gorley, Clawson)
11. “To the Moon and Back” (Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Tony Lane)
12. “Huntin, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” (Bryan, Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip)
13. “Scarecrows” (Gorley, Trevor Rosen, Shane McAnally)

Target Exclusive Tracks:

1. “Corner Booth” (Bryan, Cole Swindell, Jimmy Robbins)
2. “Little Boys Grow Up and Dogs Get Old” (Bryan, Lane)
3. “Buddies” (Bryan, Davidson)

Read More: Luke Bryan Reveals ‘Kill the Lights’ Track Listing | http://tasteofcountry.com/luke-bryan-kill-the-lights-track-listing/?trackback=tsmclip

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