The College Football Playoff National Championship game between Ohio State and Oregon takes place on Monday January 12, but tomorrow night some of country’s biggest stars will take center stage in Dallas. CMT has partnered with the playoff to put together a ninety minute show from AT&T Stadium that will be broadcasted tomorrow night at 9/8 central on CMT. It’s rare that we, as fans, get to see many of country’s biggest stars on the same stage at this time of year, but that will be the case. Here’s the complete list of performers for the event:
It’s not just new artists that will be making waves in country music this year, there are also some big names artists that will be releasing new studio albums. Of course, it’s hard to say just when these artists will be dropping their new albums but nevertheless these are some of the albums we’re excited for this year.
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.
This week is highlighted by the release of Sam Hunt’s debut album Montevallo. Additionally Gretchen Wilson released a full length LP entitled Here for the Party. It’s getting close to the holiday season and that means it’s time for holiday albums. Darius Rucker and Alan Jackson both released their own albums this week. As for singles Rodney Atkins leads the way with “Eat Sleep Love You Repeat.” And of course on the less side of things Taylor Swift’s 1989 was released late Sunday night.
October 21st is highlighted by the release of Little Big Town’s new album Pain Killer. However, that wasn’t the only new country music released today Gloriana released a new single entitled “Trouble.” It’s the track they opened their live sets with for most of the summer. Billy Currington released a new single entitled “Don’t It,” the same can be said for James Otto who has a new look to go along with his new song “Somewhere Tonight.” Chuck Wicks “Saturday Afternoon” and Steve Azar “Fly” finish off the new music, as both have new singles. On a pop-country, but more pop side of things Taylor Swift released another new track entitled “Welcome to New York” off of her upcoming album 1989 due out next weekend.