Broken Bow recording artist Jackie Lee has been around country music nearly his entire life. At just six years old he was hanging around Nashville recording studios, now some seventeen years later he’s finishing up his debut album. His first single, “She Does” is one of our favorite tracks on radio right now and Lee’s soulful vocals all but ensure a strong career ahead of him. We chatted with Lee this week about his debut single, what to expect in 2015, and what it was like to sing the National Anthem before a Green Bay Packers game earlier this year.
Brooks & Dunn are getting back together. Sort of. The duo that split in 2010 announced this morning that they will be performing alongside Reba in Las Vegas. It will be their first time performing together in over four years and that alone should make it one of the hottest tickets in music. The duo along with Reba are currently scheduled to perform six dates in late June through early July and then another six dates in December 2015. All shows will take place at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and tickets to the shows can be purchased this Friday, December 4th.
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The third annual Taste of Country Music Festival announced it’s third and final headliner this morning. Toby Keith joins Keith Urban and Tim McGraw as the main acts for the Northeast’s only camping based country music festival. Each artist will cap off a day filled with live music. Last year the festival featured performances by over twenty Nashville recording artists and promises to do the same again in 2015. “We’re not finished yet –all I can say is there are more great acts to be announced, so stay tuned,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President Live Events of Townsquare Media.
Over 40,000 people attended the second annual event a year ago, and that number figures to increase in it’s third year. The three day event is located at the foot of Hunter Mountain in eastern New York, easily accessible for anyone in New England. Tickets for the event start at $155, but will increase as more acts are added to the festival. Remember, this is the only country music festival in the Northeast. It’s an event that you definitely won’t want to miss.
Kip Moore was chosen by CMT to headline their annual tour. The Up in Smoke Tour has been hitting midsize theaters across the U.S. for the past couple of months and comes to the Northeast this weekend. He, Sam Hunt, and Charlie Worsham will stop at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on Friday and Hampton Casino Ballroom on Saturday. Here’s what to expect from each artist: Continue reading Kip Moore Brings His Up in Smoke Tour to the Northeast
Rascal Flatts’ made a couple of announcements surrounding their plans for 2015 this week. A nine night residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas was the first to be announced. The residency spans from late February into the middle of March, but the group hasn’t ruled out the possibility of adding a few additional dates.
This morning Rascal Flatts’ announced that they would once again be hitting the road next summer. The group will past American Idol winner Scotty McCreery on road with them. It’s McCreery’s first time on a major tour since 2012 when he opened a few dates for Brad Paisley. Fans can expect to catch Rascal Flatts’ and McCreery in many of the same venues they performed in a year ago, including the Xfinity Center and Xfinity Theatre in the Northeast.