Country Music’s Third Biggest Debut-Week for Album Sales This Year
Shelton’s 12th Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 23, 2019) –Blake Shelton puts an exclamation mark on the end of an incredible decade of success with Fully Loaded: God’s Country debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The album also cements the title of third biggest debut-week sales total for a country album this year. Additionally, the album has already amassed more than 350,000 album equivalent units to date.
18 Amphitheater Shows, Starting May 7 in West Palm Beach
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 17, 2019) – For Kenny Chesney, the Chillaxification Tour is as much a state of mind as it is over two hours of high-energy songs that have defined the lives of No Shoes Nation. With 22 stadium shows already announced, the only country artist to land in Pollstar’s “Top 20 Touring Artists of the Decade” is also going to dial things back for 18 amphitheater shows with his good friend Michael Franti & Spearhead.
LUKE COMBS WRAPS 2019 TOUR WITH TWO SOLD-OUT SHOWS AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA
WILL PERFORM DURING TOMORROW NIGHT’S SEASON FINALE OF “THE VOICE”
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET DEBUTS AT NO 1 ON BILLBOARD 200
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs wrapped his massive “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour” this past weekend with two sold-out shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Following the landmark performances, The Tennessean
declared Combs “country music’s newest giant,” while The Boot asserted, “Combs’ Nashville concerts showed that his superstar trajectory is still only at its beginning.” In addition to openers Morgan Wallen and Jameson Rodgers, the Nashville shows also featured special guest performances from Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban and Old Crow Medicine Show. In celebration of the tour, fans can now experience one of Combs’ shows on-demand through MelodyVR.
INGRID ANDRESS JOINING DAN + SHAY THE (ARENA) TOUR IN 2020
Selected to Perform at the Prestigious CRS New Faces of Country Music Showcase
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 13, 2019) – After sold out shows in major U.S. and overseas markets on her own headlining Lady Like Tour this year, Ingrid Andress is sharing more exciting news about her touring schedule in 2020. The Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic Records breakout is set to join label-mates Dan + Shay for their massive North American arena tour next spring. Andress will kick off her Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tourdates with back-to-back nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in March, continuing on to visit cities like Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago and more through April (full list of dates below).
GRAMMY-NOMINATED THOMAS RHETT ACCELERATES INTO 2020 WITH THECENTER POINT ROAD TOUR
Headlining Run Features Cole Swindell and HARDY
Multi-PLATINUM Entertainer Performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Last Night Ahead of 42nd Kennedy Center Honors (12/15)
Nashville, TN - December 12, 2019 - As GRAMMY-nominated Thomas Rhett continuously “ups the ante” (Vulture), he concludes a whirlwind 2019 today announcing his headlining THE CENTER POINT ROAD TOUR with special guests Cole Swindell and HARDY. The reigning ACM Awards Male Artist of the Year will bring CENTER POINT ROAD (The Valory Music Co.) to cities across North America beginning with back-to-back shows in Gilford, NH on May 29. Live Nation is the official tour promoter and fans can first purchase tickets beginning Fri., Jan. 24, 2020 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com. Stay tuned for more information.
Following the release of his record-shattering No. 1 album What You See Is What You Getand multiple wins at the 2019 CMA Awards, country superstar Luke Combs unveils 'Luke Combs: The Writer's Cut' - a new EP and accompanying original short film available today only on Apple Music.
DUSTIN LYNCH REVEALS FULL TULLAHOMA TRACK LIST AND ALBUM ART
Pre-Orders for Power-Packed Concept LP Begin TODAY
Get the Brooding Album Opener “Momma’s House” Instantly
Nashville, Tenn. (December 6, 2019) – With anticipation building toward DUSTIN LYNCH’s bold self-portrait of a fourth album, TULLAHOMA (out January 17), the Broken Bow Records star is today revealing more of the big picture.
“HELL RIGHT” BLAKE SHELTON WILL PERFORM THIS WEEK AND NEXT
ON THE VOICE, ELLEN, THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
Triple Television Appearances Culminate in
Fully Loaded: God’s Country Release This Friday, Dec. 13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 9, 2019) – Country superstar Blake Shelton readies himself for a television triple-headerleading up to and following Friday’s launch of his brand new album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. The CMA Award-winner and GRAMMY nominee will perform his latest hit “Hell Right” tomorrow at 9pm/8c on The Voice alongside Trace Adkins followed by Ellen on release day (click HERE for local listings). He will wrap the celebration next Tuesday, December 17 on The Kelly Clarkson Show (click HERE for local listings).
DAN + SHAY’S “10,000 HOURS” IS FASTEST COUNTRY SONG TO REACH ONE MILLION U.S. EQUIVALENTS THIS YEAR
Global Impacting Track Certified Platinum in Canada, Gold in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand, The Netherlands
Duo Nominated for Two GRAMMY Awards; Performing at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball, ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and the NHL Winter Classic
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 10, 2019) – GRAMMY Award-winning duo and current nominees Dan + Shay mark their ninth RIAA certification in 2019 alone with their Gold single “10,000 Hours.” Already certified Platinum in Canada, the smash hit is covering the globe with Gold certifications in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Featuring superstar Justin Bieber, the song is Top 10 and climbing at country radio, Top 15 at pop radio, Top 10 at Hot AC, Top 20 at AC and has earned nearly 475 million global streams and over one million U.S. track equivalents.
BLAKE SHELTON AND GWEN STEFANI TEAM UP FOR “NOBODY BUT YOU”
ON FULLY LOADED: GOD’S COUNTRY, DUE DEC. 13
Shelton to Celebrate Album Release with “Hell Right” Performance on Ellen
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 4, 2019) – They may play friendly rivals on The Voice, but Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani take it to a more heartfelt place on their new song “Nobody But You.” The tender duet is one of the five new tracks on Shelton’s upcoming album Fully Loaded: God’s Country, due December 13. Written by Nashville heavy-hitters Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, the song reflects on a life bettered by a loving relationship.
LUKE COMBS’ WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 WITH RECORD-SETTING WEEK
“EVEN THOUGH I’M LEAVING” NO. 1 AT COUNTRY RADIO THIS WEEK—SEVENTH-CONSECUTIVE CHART-TOPPER
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get debuts this week at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with 172,000 equivalent units sold. It is also a global No. 1 album, topping charts in Canada, Australia and the U.K. Out now via River House Artists/ Columbia Nashville (stream/purchase here
), the record enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams. It also achieved the biggest first week of album streams for a country artist ever on Apple Music within its first two days of release and was the first country album ever to hit No. 1 on the platform’s U.S. overall albums chart, while also setting a new global record for first-week streams for a country album at Spotify and the Amazon Music record for more first-week streams than any other country album debut.
JASON ALDEAN THROWS DOWN FOR NEW ALBUM
WITH “9 AT 9” SPECIAL DURING
BIGGEST BAR-HOPPING NIGHT OF THE YEAR, NOV. 27
Over 100 Bar Louie Locations and Independent Bars Across the U.S. to Premiere the Concert Event In-House Celebrating Aldean’s New Album 9, Out This Friday
Fans Across The Globe Can Tune-In Via LiveXLive and YouTube
NASHVILLE, TN - Nov. 18, 2019 - ACM “Artist of the Decade” Jason Aldean will celebrate the release of his highly anticipated album 9, out this Friday, Nov. 22 on the biggest bar night of the year Thanksgiving Eve, for the first-of-its-kind concert event, “9 at 9” on Nov. 27th. Aldean has partnered with over 100 Bar Louie neighborhood locations exclusively presenting the event in their markets. Additionally, dozens of independently owned bars across the country will feature the special 9-song performance airing at 9:00P local time, filmed from Jason Aldean’s Restaurant + Rooftop Bar in Nashville, TN and distributed in partnership with Promo Only. Fans will have the chance to hear the "ambitious textures" (New York Times) behind Aldean’s new music, including his Top 15 and climbing single “We Back,” as well as some of his biggest hits.
Featuring its 3-hour telecast of “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” ABC dominated Wednesday night, ranking #1 all 6 half-hours of primetime with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC beat its nearest competition by 4.3 million viewers (11.3 million vs. 7.0 million – NBC) and by 82% in Adults 18-49 (2.0/9 vs. 1.1/5 – Fox).
Hitting new season highs on the night, ABC drew its largest Wednesday audience in 2 years and delivered its highest Adult 18-49 rating on the night in 1 year with entertainment programming – since 11/8/17 and 11/14/18, respectively.