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by admin // Wednesday, February 29, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

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Reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Sugarland will launch their sixth consecutive headlining tour entitled "In The Hands of the Fans" this April.

The tour will rely solely on fan interaction and requests to determine the set list played in each city. Specific guidelines and instructions coming soon on www.sugarland.com.

"This year's tour is based around the concept of putting the show into the hands of the fans," said Nettles. "THEY will make the requests that will help form the set list and guide the show. Through texts, handwritten signs, the Internet (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), phone calls made during the show and selections directly from the stage, the fans will become the conductors as well as the audience. If it's one of our records or if we've played it on stage, it is it fair game."

Here are the "In The Hands of the Fans" tour dates/markets:

4/5                        Toledo, OH                       

4/6                        Youngstown, OH

4/10                       Niagara, ON

4/11                       Niagara, ON

4/13                       Pikeville, KY

4/14                       Louisville, KY

4/19                       Thackerville, OK

4/20                       Thackerville, OK

4/21                       Mississippi State, MS

4/26                       Virginia Beach, VA

4/27                       Charlotte, NC

4/28                       Raleigh, NC

5/25                       Rancho Mirage, CA

5/31                       San Diego, CA

6/1                         Mountain Valley, CA

6/21                       Oshkosh, WI

6/22                       Cadott, WI

6/23                       Chicago, IL

7/21                       Harrington, DE

7/22                       Bristow, VA

7/27                       Tampa, FL

7/28                       Valdosta, GA

7/29                       West Palm Beach, FL

8/3                         Cincinnati, OH

8/10                       Sturgis, SD

8/17                       Brownsville, OR

8/18                       Stateline, NV

by admin // Monday, February 27, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Capitol Nashville's country foursome Little Big Town will be hitting the studio this week with new producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church/Wallflowers) to record their new album which will be the group's fifth studio album.

Karen, Kimberly, Jimi and Phillip will be giving fans a glimpse inside the studio and the recording process this Wednesday via Livestream.

The band will fill fans in on the exciting details about the new record beginning with a live chat at 5:45pm CST and then leave the stream open for the rest of the night.

Use the link below for access to the live feed (compatible with most smartphones).

by admin // Wednesday, February 15, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Some of country music's biggest stars have been brought together on the brand new album, This Is NRA Country Vol. 1.

The compilation is available now exclusively through nracountry.com and can be purchased HERE.

This Is NRA Country Vol. 1
is a unique project that features various artists including Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore and many more, singing songs that speak to the heart of what NRA Country is all about, including support of our U.S. military, appreciation for the great outdoors and love of family.

Here's the list tracking/sequence:

1. Justin Moore - "This Is NRA Country"
2. Hank Williams Jr. - "A Country Boy Can Survive"
3. Montgomery Gentry - "My Town"
4. Rodney Atkins - "Cleaning This Gun"
5. Trace Adkins - "More Of Us"
6. Craig Morgan - "I'm Country"
7. Charlie Daniels - "In America"
8. Josh Thompson - "Way Out Here"
9. John Rich - "Shutting Detroit Down"
10. Lee Brice - "She Ain't Right"
11. Rhett Akins & Dallas Davidson - "Opening Day"

by admin // Wednesday, February 15, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Award winning singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley takes the No. 1 position this week on Billboard's Country Albums chart with his sixth studio album Home, marking Bentley's fourth career debut in the top spot.

The new album's poignant second single and title track also continues to climb the Top Five at radio and has already spawned the rowdy chart-topper "Am I The Only One."

Music critics across the country are weighing in with glowing reviews of Home, all focused around one central theme - Bentley's unique sound that combines his distinctive gravely vocals with a modern blend of acoustic and electric instruments. Entertainment Weekly awarded that sound with an A.

Here are more rave reviews Bentley has been getting from the media:

"Bentley has always been a big-picture guy, looking to pull together the different kinds of music he loves. On what may be his most cohesive album, he combines rustic sounds of crisp banjo and mandolin with a surging beat that falls between U2 and Waylon Jennings." - USA Today

"Bentley always utilizes banjo, fiddle, mandolin and especially dobro in his music, but with a modern beat and energy that, along with his distinctive voice, gives him a compelling sound of his own." - Associated Press

"Dierks Bentley's new album is his most assured...like an actor playing a role, great country singers inhabit their songs and make them sound like they're living it all right before your ears. When it works, it feels Oscar-worthy...Dierks Bentley is a great country singer." - Washington Post

"Dierks Bentley has recorded what is undoubtedly the finest album of his career." - CMT

Bentley will perform a song off the new album today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and is set for the first show of his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour tonight in Vancouver, BC Canada. For a list of upcoming appearances and tour dates in Canada, Australia and the US, visit www.dierks.com.