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Chris Young Announces 2015 World Tour

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Chris Young is prepping his passport as he makes plans for his first shows in Germany while making his second visit to Australia and third trip to London and the UK to bring his 2015 A.M. WORLD TOUR to international audiences.

The A.M World Tour will earn new stamps in Young’s passport as he heads to Australia, with headlining shows set for Melbourne (3/11/15), Sydney (3/13/15) and a return visit to CMC Rocks The Hunter Festival in Ipswich (3/14/15). While en-route to the land down under, Chris will take top-billing at Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii for his first full concert in the Aloha State. International fans can later catch the full throttle, hit-packed show with headlining stops in London (9/14/15) and Dublin (9/17/15) before making his inaugural run in Germany for dates in Munich (9/19/15), Cologne (9/20/15) and Berlin (9/22/15). Young will kick off the Fall 2015 run of shows with a two-night stint in Switzerland for the Gstaad Festival (9/11-12/15). Additional worldwide dates are expected to announce in the coming weeks.

The 29 year-old singer made his inaugural trip to the UK and Ireland in 2013 for the CMA Songwriters Series. That same year he made his CMC Rocks The Hunter debut. In 2014 Young made another trek across the pond for shows in London, Dublin, Stavanger, Oslo, Gotteborg and Stockholm. 2015 will mark his third consecutive year to share his show with international audiences.

Get more information at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.


Sara Evans Set to Release Christmas Album

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Sara Evans will release a holiday album entitled At Christmas on November 17th. The 10-track album includes some of the most well-known and celebrated holiday songs including “Silent Night,” “Oh Holy Night,” and “Winter Wonderland,” as well as a very special rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” that features vocals from two of her daughters Olivia (12) and Audrey (10). The title track “At Christmas” is an upbeat original song written by Shane Stevens and Toby Lightman that fans are certain to fall in love with. At Christmas, produced by Mark Bright, is currently available now for pre-order exclusively through Walmart at http://smarturl.it/walmartatchristmas.

In keeping with the holiday spirit Evans is also set to be a part of the two-hour holiday special “CMA Country Christmas” set to air December 1st at 8pm EST (check local listings) onA BC.

Evans, who recently released her second single “Put My Heart Down,” from her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, is set to appear on the hit ABC drama Nashville on October 29th at 10|9c (check local listings). ). In the episode Evans, who plays herself, will perform her single “Put My Heart Down,” with one of the series’ leading men Luke Wheeler played by actor Will Chase. The duet will be available immediately following the show on iTunes. Evans also sat down with “Nashville: On The Record” to discuss her latest single “Put My Heart Down” alongside the songs writers Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff, and Elizabeth Huett and Nashville actor Will Chase. Fans can check out the great story behind the song on October 29th following the episode at http://abc.go.com/music-lounge/blogs/nashville-on-the-record. The night before the show airs Evans, who is currently on tour in support of Slow Me Down, will be a part of the sixth annual “Opry Goes Pink” as The Grand Ole Opry joins Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer October 28th where she will do a special performance of her single.

For more official Sara Evans news go to www.saraevans.com.

Lady Antebellum to Bring ‘747’ to ‘Ellen’!

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Lady Antebellum is navigating their way to the west coast this week, starting with a performance of their brand new single “Freestyle” today on The Ellen Degeneres Show (check your local listings). Friday (10/24), the group will represent country music at CBS Radio’s annual “We Can Survive” concert at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Pharrell, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Paramore, Sia, Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani.

“Freestyle” is the latest single off the group’s recently released fifth studio album 747. The new album has already spawned the PLATINUM certified multi-week chart-topping lead single, “Bartender” and follows over 11 million albums sold worldwide, nine trips to No. one on the country radio charts, six Platinum singles and seven GRAMMY awards. The trio is currently nominated for “Vocal Group Of The Year” and “Music Video Of The Year” for “Bartender” for the upcoming 48th Annual CMA Awards set to air Nov. 5th on ABC. For a full list of appearances, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Taylor Swift Says She is Proud to Have Come From the Country Music Community

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Taylor Swift says she is proud to have come from the country music community and that Nashville was the best kind of training.

“Country music teaches you to work,” Taylor says in the upcoming issue of Esquire. “You hear stories about these artists who show up four hours late to a photo shoot, and in Nashville that doesn’t happen. In Nashville, if you go four hours late to a photo shoot, everyone leaves. In Nashville, if you don’t care about radio and being kind to people who are being good to you … It’s a symbiotic relationship, and if you don’t take care of it, they won’t take care of you. I’ve never been more proud to have come from a community that’s so rooted in songwriting, so rooted in hard work and in treating people well. It was the best kind of training.”

Taylor is profiled in the November issue, out this week and is set to release 1989 on October 27th.

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.

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