Eric Church Announces Spring Dates for The Outsiders World Tour

Image Courtesy John Peets/Capitol NashvilleEric Church has announced a new round of The Outsiders World Tour dates starting March 4 in Austin, TX. He's got Brothers Osborne and The Cadillac Three in the opening slots on select shows, along with Drive-By Truckers, JD McPherson, and The Lone Bellow.

Eric's tour has proven to be a very hot seller so far. His Saturday night show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena set a new venue attendance record with more than 18,000 fans in the audience.

Here are Eric's new tour dates:

3/4 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
3/10 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
3/12 -- Albany, NY, Times Union Center
3/13 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA, Mohegan Sun Arena
3/18 -- Ft. Wayne, IN, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
3/19 -- Bloomington, IL, U.S. Cellular Coliseum
3/20 -- Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
3/21 -- Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Bank Arena
3/26 -- Tallahassee, FL, Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
3/27 -- Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena
3/28 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
4/7 -- Grand Forks, ND, Ralph Engelstad Arena
4/8 -- Winnipeg, MB (CAN), MTS Centre
4/10 -- Saskatoon, SK (CAN), SaskTel Centre
4/11 -- Calgary, AB (CAN), Scotiabank Saddledome
4/23 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
4/30  -- Boston, MA, TD Garden Arena
5/1 -- Buffalo, NY, First Niagara Center
5/2 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
5/7 -- Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
5/8 -- Columbia, MO, Mizzou Arena
6/12 -- Orange Beach, AL, Amphitheater at the Wharf
8/27 -- Syracuse, NY, New York State Fair

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Kenny Chesney’s Latest Hit, “Til It’s Gone,” Is Directed Straight to His Concert Crowds

Image Courtesy Sony/Blue ChairKenny Chesney will launch his first concert tour since 2013 on with a show in Nashville on March 26, which also happens to be Kenny's birthday. You can bet Kenny's latest hit, "Til It's Gone," will be in the set list that night. In fact, he recorded that song specifically with his concert crowds in mind.

While looking for material for his latest album, The Big Revival, Kenny was challenged by his songwriter friend, David Lee Murphy, to think about what he wanted to say to his fans when he got back onstage.

Kenny continues, "Okay, imagine me, my first night in 2015: very first show, very first night. And there I am at the edge of the stage, and here’s my audience. And I haven’t seen them in a while. What do I want to say to ’em?"

Luckily, David had co-written "Til It's Gone" with some other hit writers in Nashville, and it summed up exactly how Kenny felt about his fans.

Even though it's written about a male/female relationship, Kenny says of "Til IT's Gone," "If you take that [romantic element] away, and add thousands of people, this song fits."

Go to to check out his latest tour dates.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockKacey Musgraves co-wrote which one of Miranda Lambert's #1 hits? ANSWER: "Mama's Broken Heart."

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Eric Church Sets Attendance Record at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

Image Courtesy John Peets/CapitolEric Church set an attendance record at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Saturday night.  There were 18,411 fans in attendance, which breaks the previous venue attendance record set by The Blue Collar Comedy Tour stop in February 2006.

Eric started the show off telling the audience, "Nashville, I have expectations for you. I live here!" He continues The Outsiders World Tour with a show in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, January 14.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKacey Musgraves has added a March 26 show at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club to her 2015 tour schedule.

Condolences to country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis, whose longtime drummer, Chuck Landry, was killed in a house fire in Branson, Missouri, Thursday night.

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