Image Courtesy CMATheBand Perry received some hometown love last week from the Greene County Partnership. According to the Tennessee's Greeneville Sun, the sibling trio was honored with the 2014 Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association Pinnacle Award in recognition of their Pioneer album launch event in Greeneville in March 2013.
The band performed for a huge crowd at the event, which required government cooperation on the state, regional and local level. The event took place on the Saturday night before Easter, so Greeneville's Public Works Department had to toil late into the night to clean up the downtown area before church services the next morning.
Image Courtesy Red Bow RecordsJoe Nichols is on track to score his second consecutive #1 hit from his album Crickets with the mid-tempo track "Yeah." It's the follow-up to his most recent chart-topper, "Sunny and 75," and Joe thinks there are plenty more hits from Crickets waiting in the wings.
He tells Canada's Regina Leader Post, "It certainly was part of the plan to have back-to-back hits and try to keep having hits, but with this album I think with can go eight singles deep — there’s just that many songs that are made for country radio."
Joe will perform several of those hits at his show in North Myrtle Beach, SC later this week.
Photo Credit: Sarah BarlowTaylor Swift filmed her role in the movie The Giver quite some time ago, but she recently go to see the finished product -- and boy, did she like it.
"Just saw a screening of The Giver. Honestly, I can't believe I got to be a part of something so poignant and beautiful. My head is spinning," she tweeted. As previously reported, Taylor plays the small but crucial role of Rosemary in the movie, based on the popular 1993 young adult novel of the same name. Her co-stars include Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
You'll be able to see Taylor walk the red carpet at the premiere of the movie on August 11 at a theater near you. The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event will be available at 250 select theaters nationwide, and tickets are available now. During the presentation, which begins at 7 p.m. local time, you'll not only be able to see all the action, but you'll also be able to interact with the stars, including Taylor, as they speak directly to the theater audiences from the red carpet.
Image Courtesy Chris Hollo/Schmidt RelationsGarth Brooks is announcing the first stop on his upcoming world tour on Monday, to a man in Georgia named Andy Roberts.
Andy went to see Garth in Las Vegas in January and asked the singer during the show's Q&A session where he would kick off his world tour. Garth joked that the Vegas shows were the first stop on the world tour, but Andy wasn't happy with that answer. Seeing the disappointment on the guy's face, Garth told Andy to leave his name and number with the show's staff.
During his live-streamed press conference Thursday, Garth told reporters he'll call Andy Monday and tell him where the trek is launching. Garth says, "What Andy chooses to do with that information is up to him."
Andy was shocked to hear Garth mention his name during the press conference. He's now reactivated the Twitter account for his commercial janitorial company, @TFMAndy, and plans to use it to reveal the tour city on Monday.
Andy tells USA Today, "I know everybody wants to know. I want to do it in the coolest way I can."
Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert's latest album, Just as I Am, has been certified gold for sales of 500,000 copies. The news comes as Brantley announces the second leg of his Let It Ride tour, starting September 19 with special guests Tyler Farr and Aaron Lewis on select dates. Newcomer Chase Bryant will open all shows.
Brantley made the tour announcement in a video posted on his website. The clip features footage from the first leg of his trek as well as a special appearance from his sleepy dog, Sylo.
Here are Brantley's new tour dates:
9/19 -- Austin, TX, Cedar Park Center 9/20 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center 9/26 -- State College, PA, Bryce Jordan Center 9/27 -- Worcester, MA, DCU Center 9/28 -- Bangor, ME, Cross Insurance Center 10/9 -- Cincinnati, OH, US Bank Arena 10/10 -- Southaven, MS, Landers Center 10/11 -- Jackson, MS, MS Coliseum 10/16 -- Madison, WI, Alliant Energy Center 10/17 -- St. Louis, MO, Chaifetz Arena 10/18 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center 10/23 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena 10/24 -- Cape Girardeau, MO, Show Me Center 10/25 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 10/30 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena 10/31 -- Savannah, GA, Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena 11/1 -- Norfolk, VA, The Ted Constant Convocation Center 11/20 -- Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center 11/21 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center 11/22 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center 12/4 -- Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena 12/5 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 12/6 -- Pikeville, KY, Eastern Kentucky Expo Center