This weekend features three country shows. Phil Vassar performs tonight, Friday, at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Mass. The show begins at 8 and tickets for the event can be found here. Country fans have two options for live country music on Saturday. Martina McBride will bring her Everlasting Tour to the Lynn Auditorium, tickets still available here. The weekend is highlighted by Dierks Bentley’s Riser Tour. He brings along Randy Houser and Eric Paslay for what should be a rockin’ night of country music at Mohegan Sun. There are still some seats available from the venue which can be purchased here.
As much as country music has become about partying, girls, and drinking beer it’s days like these when the genres’ roots shine through. Before it was about all that, country music was about family, doing what’s right, and honoring those that have served. Nowadays songs with those messages are few and far between. Artists such as Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, and Justin Moore stand apart when it comes to such music. Both Moore and Gilbert have singles on radio now honoring those who have served. Justin Moore’s “This Kind of Town” includes the line, “Tie a yellow ribbon on a tree to say thank you,” a sentiment to a common southern gesture to show support for the troops. Moore’s “One Hell of an Amen” opens with a verse honoring a man who’s died in battle, “Preacher said he died too young, over there totin’ that gun, for Uncle Sam and our freedom.” Country music needs more songs with these messages. So on Veteran’s Day it’s important to remember to thank those who have given their lives for this country.
Country radio is coming to central Massachusetts for the first time in over 20 years. WORC 98.9 will no longer play classic hits and will instead switch to country music. It’s a change that the station expects to be very successful.
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New York City will get it’s own country music festival for the first time in 2015. The festival being dubbed as Farmborough will span three days, June 26 through 28 on Randalls Island. The festival will be headlined by three of country music’s biggest stars, Dierks Bentley Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley. The decision for a country fest in NYC has been coming over the past few years as the genre continues to get more popular. Recently Madison Square Garden has hosted sold out shows from Eric Church, Blake Shelton, and Luke Bryan. Tickets for the three day event will be sold in passes. A pass will get ticketholders into all three days of the event and go on sale on November 6th for $225.
Florida Georgia Line released a second new track off of their upcoming album Anything Goes. The track, entitled “Sun Daze” talks about what the duo likes to do on their typical day off. Whether it’s hanging out, getting high, or cruising around in various means of transportation listeners can tell any day is a good day with Florida Georgia Line. Check out the music video:
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