Billy Currington Tries to Work Out His Tour Schedule So He Experiences Summer Year-Round

Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleBilly Currington has named his new album Summer Forever, and that title sums up Billy's approach to touring, too. While some artists brave the harsh winter months to play for fans suffering from cabin fever, Billy tells ABC Radio, "I don't do that anymore! I don't tour no Canada in no February! I'm in Hawaii in February."

Billy had to start his 2015 tour a little earlier, so he did play a few arena shows with snow on the ground outside this year.

"It was cold, and it affects me," Billy admits. "I mean, there's a heater going on the bus, my skin's drying out, I'm having to drink tons more water."

Since Billy prefers to be outdoors most of the time, he felt cooped up having to stay on his tour bus or inside the arena due to the cold.

He adds, "I don't want to cry about it, but I have to adapt to get out there. But I'm always dying for the spring when I'm on the mainland."

Billy has a sweet gig playing The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 29. His new album, Summer Forever, is due out June 2 featuring his latest hit, "Don't It."

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Scotty McCreery Reacts to the End of “American Idol”

Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleScotty McCreery's country career took off after he won American Idol in 2011. Now that the show is coming to an end after next year's 15th season, Scotty says he's grateful to Idol's producers, judges and viewers for giving him his big break.

Scotty tells The Tennessean,"American Idol has been a dominant force in our pop culture for almost a decade and a half, but all good things must come to an end."

The first installment of American Idol's two-night finale of the current, 14th season airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.

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Justin Moore Adjusts to Being a Seasoned Veteran on the Road

Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Justin Moore released his debut single just seven years ago, but he's already starting to hear from new acts who have drawn on his music for inspiration. At just 31 years old, Justin's adjusting to being the seasoned veteran on tours with up-and-coming country singers.

Speaking of influencing other young musicians, Justin tells Billboard, "I don't think that any of us start out to be that. We still think of ourselves as looking up to whoever we did. But it definitely makes you feel good and is humbling to hear that kind of stuff."

Justin is taking the entire "elder statesman" role in stride, though.  He says with a laugh, "I asked my wife, 'When did I get to be the old guy?"

Look for Justin to release new music very soon.

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Cabela’s Kenny Kampout!


GRAND OPENING of the most anticipated store in East Idaho! Cabela’s in Ammon Thursday, May 14th! 8am-10am! Get your camo on and join The Hawk and check out the Kenny Kamper from Smith RV! We will be giving away a Kenny Kamper Key during the Grand Opening! Free prizes, t-shirts and stickers! Also get in […]

Eric Church Reveals Which George Strait Song Affects Him the Most

Image Courtesy CMAEric Church learned a lot watching George Strait end his touring career with The Cowboy Rides Away tour last year. Eric opened several shows on the trek, and the song that affected him the most at every concert was the Strait hit "Troubadour." The song talks about a singer still feeling young and vital even though they don't have much longer in the spotlight.

Eric tells Rolling Stone, "It was an emotional thing for me, seeing him wrap up his career the way he wanted to. I think about this song a lot when I'm on stages. Will I be on this stage again? There'll be a time when I won't be. My day will come too."

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockCole Swindell and Luke Bryan both graduated from which college? ANSWER: Georgia Southern University.

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