Sara Evans Launching New Album "Slow Me Down" With Hometown Concert
Sara Evans' will premiere songs from her upcoming album, Slow Me Down, at a March 6 concert in her hometown of Birmingham, AL.
The show takes place at Iron City, and proceeds from the event will be split between St. Jude Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Alabama and Alabama Forever.
"I'm so excited to finally share this new music with the fans and I couldn't think of a better place to kick off my release week than in my hometown of Birmingham, AL with everyone who has welcomed my family with open arms,"
Sara says. "Having 100% of the net proceeds go to charities that are near and dear to my heart just makes the entire night even sweeter."
Tickets are available at IronCityBham.com.
Sara's new album, Slow Me Down, comes out March 11 featuring the hit title track.
Luke Bryan Announces 6th Spring Break EP
Luke Bryan will release his next spring break themed digital EP on Tuesday, March 11, 2014,
"Spring Break 6...Like We Ain't Ever."
The album contains six original songs, all co-written by Bryan.
"The songs for this project came together so fast," said Bryan.
"These special EPs all began as a way to get new music out to the fans between studio projects.
I feel like year after year, we get a little bit better at writing for this. I think with these new songs I would be proud to put them on any album we release."
1. She Get Me High
2. Like We Ain't Ever
3. Night One
4. Are You Leaving With Him
5. Good Lookin Girl
6. The Sand I Brought To The Beach
Blake Shelton Mounts Ten Times Crazier Campaign On Social Media
Pre-sales for Blake Shelton's next tour start on Tuesday, the day he'll mount a "Blake is #TenTimeCrazier!" campaign on social media.
Fans will have a chance to win two tickets to a nearby show plus a backstage meet-and-greet if they share the phrase on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr through the Thunderclap website at 8 p.m. CT on February 25.
He also plans to donate a dollar from every fan club presale ticket to ACM Lifting Lives.
The philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music works with music-related therapy and education programs and helps members facing hardships.
The Voice coach kicks off the sixth season of the NBC show on Monday, February 24, before heading out on the Ten Times Crazier tour in June.
Eric Church debuts at the top
Eric Church's "The Outsiders" is the top selling CD in the country as the disc sold 288,000 units in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
This marked the biggest selling sales week of the year for any CD.
Coy Bowles guitarist and organ player of The Zac Brown Band turns 35.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson
Dierks Bentley Partners With Mountain Dew On Riser Tour
Dierks Bentley has partnered with Mountain Dew as the official sponsor of his upcoming Riser tour.
The trek kicks off this summer, and Dierks is proud to connect his fans with the "DEW Nation."
He says, "Dew is a brand that encourages individuality and doing things your own way, and that's something I can definitely identify with and get behind."
Dierks will welcome special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi on the Riser tour.
His Riser album will be available next Tuesday.
Cole Swindell debuts
Cole Swindell released his self-titled debut with the big hit "Chillin' It."
The Georgian has enjoyed success as a songwriter, penning Craig Campbell's "Outta My Head,"
Thomas Rhett's "Get Me Some of That," co-writing the Florida Georgia Line hit "This is How We Roll" with Luke Bryan
and also writing nine songs cut by Luke Bryan.
Lucy Hale CD coming in June
Actress Lucy Hale, who is embarking on a singing career, will release her debut in June.
"Road Between" streets June 3 on DMG Nashville/Bigger Picture Group. Hale currently has a single "You Sound Good To Me," climbing the country radio charts.
Hale will make her debut on the Grand Ole Opry this Friday.
The Memphis born-and-raised 24-year old has been out on the road meeting country radio, fans
and performing during hiatus from her TV show, "Pretty Little Liars."
She was one of five winners of the reality show "American Juniors" in 2003.
Montgomery Gentry have found a new label home.
The duo, consisting of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, have just signed a deal with Blaster Records.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Tim McGraw performs.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) Krystal Keith performs.
Jason Aldean plans three-night stand in Atlanta
Jason Aldean is planning a three-night stand in Atlanta.
On Friday, Aldean sold out his May 17 show in Atlanta.
Fan demand prompted the addition of two more dates at Atlanta's Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood,
which will both go on sale at 10 a.m. eastern on Friday, Feb. 21.
Aldean's 2014 Burn It Down Tour kicks off May 1 in Roanoke, Va. and has tallied instant sellouts at baseball stadiums in Cleveland, Cincinnati and two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver.
The 45-city tour includes Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr and special guest Miranda Lambert on select stadium dates.
Blake Shelton Releases 'Doin' What She Likes' Video
Blake Shelton has released the video for his latest single, 'Doin' What She Likes,'
"Doin' What She Likes' is the fourth single from his No. 1 'Based On a True Story...' album.
Shelton will perform the song on his Ten Times Crazier 2014 Tour which will kick off in June in Austin, Texas.
Danielle Bradbery pushes education
Danielle Bradbery will push music in a week-long tour across the U.S. in early March.
Teaming with Give a Note Foundation and Disney Performing Arts Bradberry, at 17 the youngest-ever winner of The Voice, will be on the Music In Our Schools national bus tour.
From March 2-8, they will travel across America, telling students, parents, teachers and community leaders about the importance of music education.
Garth Brooks Prevails In Lawsuit
A Nashville jury has sided with Garth Brooks in a dispute he had with a former employee over $226,000.
A federal jury in Nashville reached a verdict Thursday. Brooks' California movie and TV production company, Red Stokes Entertainment, sued Lisa Sanderson claiming she failed to repay a $226,000 loan.
Sanderson, the former CEO of the production company, says the money was a gift. She testified that she and Brooks were once so close that they were like family. She also claimed that Brooks owed her a pension after the firm closed in 2010. The jury foreman says Sanderson should have had documentation about the pension. Afterward, Sanderson told the judge that she did not have the money to repay Brooks.
Bryan White turns 40.
Larry the Cable Guy turns 51
<p>Taylor Swift plans to tour southeast Asia<br />Taylor Swift is now set on conquering southeast Asia.<br />The singer announced five shows for June.<br />Swift spent much of 2013 headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas in North America, Australia and New Zealand on The Red Tour.<br />This week, she finished a run of sold-out shows in London and Berlin.</p>
<p>Carlene Carter new music<br />Carlene Carter's first album of new recordings this decade, "Carter Girl," will be out April 8 on Rounder Records.<br />All 12 songs were written, at least in part, by a Carter family member.<br />The album revisits both classic Carter Family songs and originals that relate to Carter's connection with her musical and family roots.<br />This is Carlene Carter's first disc since "Stronger" in 2008.</p>
<p>Luke Bryan and FGL lead Billboard charts<br />Luke Bryan stayed first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Feb. 22 with "Drink a Beer."<br />On the Country Albums chart, Florida Georgia Line reclaimed the top spot with "Here's to the Good Times"<br />from Kacey Musgraves "Same Trailer Different Park," which fell to fifth.</p>
<p>Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, and Cole Swindell are coming to Soldier Field in Chicago<br />Sunday, August 31st.<br />Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.com</p>
Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area Ice Fishing began Saturday, December 14th.
Fisherman can access the lake from the Headquarters Area or Filbert Lane.
Morman Hill/Bird House Point will not be opened until 8 am local time on Jan 6th.
There There is no such thing as safe ice, conditions change constantly.
It is up to the individual to monitor ice conditions for their own safety.
Fishing may be suspended due to ice conditions at anytime.
The lake is 99% frozen at its present state.
Lake level is now at normal pool. So far the oxygen levels in the lake appear to be adequate. No fish kill predicted and NO limits will be lifted.
Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The bluegill has five to nine vertical bars on its sides, a black opercle flat (ear) with no margin and a dark spot at the rear of it's dorsal fin.
Bait: beemoths, crickets, worms
Bluegill fishing has been slower through the ice lately.
Some limits being taken. Most anglers favor early morning or late evening.
More anglers are fishing the standing vegitation structure and open water.
Majority of fisherman are fishing the front of the lake.
Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The Black crappie has seven to eight dorsal spines, as well as some random blotches on it's sides.
Bait: jigs/small spinners/ live bait
Depth: 2 to 5 feet
Anglers are reporting catching only a few crappie here and there.
Jigs, spinners, and live bait are often used.
Crappie are often found in open water structure and around open water vegetation.
Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. On the largemouth bass, the upper jaw extends beyond back of eye, differentiating the fish from the smallmouth bass. The largemouth bass commonly reached six pounds.
Bait: variety of lures
Bass fishing has been good through the ice.
Most guys using tip ups are reporting catching a lot of bass.
Many bass being caught are in the 13 - 17 inch size class, under the legal size limit of 18".