Superstar duo Florida Georgia Line performed a mashup of their fifth consecutive Platinum-certified hit “This Is How We Roll” (featuring Luke Bryan) and 7X Platinum smash “Cruise” on Nickelodeon's first-ever Kids' Choice Sports Awards last Thursday (7/17) at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. Adding to the fun, FGL got their slime on as they launched the signature green goo into the crowd while closing out their appearance. Earlier in the week, FGL's brand new single "Dirt" piled high, landing at #1 on the Country Digital Singles chart and #2 on Top Digital Songs for sales of 182,929 tracks in the first week. The record-breaking track is from their forthcoming sophomore album on Republic Nashville slated for release this fall.
New Single Debuts at #1 Country Digital Singles Chart & #2 Top Digital Songs Selling 182,929 Tracks in First Week
Breaks Record for Highest One-Week Add Total
It’s full-steam ahead for superstar duo Florida Georgia Line whose momentum continues with a top spot debut of “Dirt” at #1 on the Country Digital Singles chart and #2 on Top Digital Songs for sales of 182,929 tracks in the first week. Additionally, “Dirt” scored the #1 spot on both the all genre Digital Songs and Country charts in Canada. The lead track from their forthcoming sophomore album on Republic Nashville shot to #1 on both the iTunes all genre and Country charts in the US and Canada, while also sitting atop the Country chart in Australia shortly after release.
Making a record-breaking splash at Country radio, “Dirt” earned the highest one-week add total in Country Aircheck history with 130 stations on in the US. In Canada, "Dirt" was the #1 Most Added song at Country on Mediabase and tied for #1 Most Added for all genres.
Inspired by the emotionally-fueled song, FGL recently launched the Dirt Campaign, partnering with the fundraising platform Omaze to benefit Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit which creates affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. The official “Dirt” music video and Entertainment Tonight’s exclusive behind-the-scenes footage bring even more life with tender lyrics like “you know you came from it and some day you’ll return to it.”
Music critics across the country have embraced FGL’s fresh sound with rave reviews:
"’Dirt’ is arguably the country duo's most sentimental — and definitely the most traditional — song to date. It connects dirt with everything from birth to death to falling in love...” ROLLING STONE
“Country music's party boys start thinking about settling down […] a plot of land tugs hard on Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley’s souls in this pensive ballad…” USA TODAY (“Song of the Week”)
“The heartfelt song is a sound unlike anything we’ve heard from the duo before, and the clip it has quite the cameo [JD Souther].” TASTE OF COUNTRY
"Florida Georgia Line sets a career-high bow on Country Airplay, as "Dirt" debuts with Hot Shot Debut stripes at No. 16 – the chart's highest launch this year." BILLBOARD
The nostalgic yet inspiring material covers new ground for FGL, who skyrocketed across genres with four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes – the PLATINUM-certified hits “Stay,” “Get Your Shine On,” "Round Here" and 7X PLATINUM “Cruise,” which broke the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Producer Joey Moi is once again at the helm of the new music, following up FGL’s 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, which has tallied over 15 million tracks sold worldwide.
The ACM Vocal Duo of the Year is slated to perform a mashup of hits at Nickelodeon’s inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports Awards this Thursday, July 17. A continual favorite among the younger crowds, FGL is nominated for Choice Country Group at the August 10 TEEN CHOICE Awards on FOX and fans ages 13-19 can vote once a day via teenchoiceawards.com. The plethora of previous industry honors includes ACA, AMA, ACM, Billboard, CMA and CMT Music Awards.
Currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean’s BURN IT DOWN Tour, FGL will host “This is How We Cruise” aboard the Norwegian Pearl in November.
Armed with two guitars and sass rarely heard from newcomers, MADDIE & TAE are shaking things up with their debut single, “Girl In A Country Song.” The first release from Dot Records will be available on iTunes tomorrow (7/15) and is already making headlines with the bold introduction that has been touted as “fantastically unapologetic” and “gutsy.”
The female duo’s gumption has garnered praise from multiple outlets with high-profile magazine The Atlantic surmising, "'Girl In A Country Song' skewers the last few years of Nashville machismo—which is a refreshing change, and smart business." With lyrics like, “we used to get a little respect, now we’re lucky if we even get to climb up in your truck keep our mouth shut and ride along. And be the girl in a country song,” it's no wonder that the track was listed as a Taste of Country Critic's Pick, which also commended the pair saying, “not since Gretchen Wilson has a female artist come out throwing punches like these.”
While fans of many of the recent songs in mainstream Country, the two began to ponder why "the girl" hasn't had a voice. Maddie & Tae, who penned "Girl In A Country Song" with Big Machine Music staff writer and producer Aaron Scherz, admit their cheeky yet insightful tune is “all in good fun" and a viewpoint that hasn’t really been heard before. "We don't want to bring the guys down, we just want to lift the ladies up as well," says Tae. Backing Maddie & Tae up for their light-hearted approach, CMT.com noted, "I really hope the guys whose songs are mentioned aren't offended. But if they are, let's just remember this: They started it."
The female duo is currently on their first Country radio tour to introduce "Girl In A Country Song" in advance of the July 21 impact date. The single is generating substantial buzz, even among male tastemakers like VP Programming for Clear Channel Minneapolis/Program Director of KEEY GREGG SWEDBERG, who calls the song, "a potential game-changer for the format…the future is almost limitless.”
"Meet" Maddie & Tae and follow their journey on Twitter: @MaddieandTae
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Continuing to build on an already stellar year, BRANTLEY GILBERT strikes another career high-mark with the GOLD-certification of JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.). His third studio album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart, also scored the third highest album debut of the year with over 212,000 copies sold in the first week. Brantley's latest project has already produced the Platinum-certified, #1 lead single “Bottoms Up,” whose music video has seen over 23 million views. Quickly climbing the Country airplay charts, the Top 20-and-rising follow-up, “Small Town Throwdown,” features labelmates JUSTIN MOORE and THOMAS RHETT.
Earlier this week, Brantley and his sidekick Sylo revealed dates and opening acts for the second leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR through a special video to the BG Nation. The announcement also included footage from the first part of the tour, showing fired-up performances from the multiple sold-out shows last spring. This round is set to kick off on September 19 in Austin, TX. Aaron Lewis as direct support 9/19 through 10/25 and Tyler Farr as direct support 10/30 through 12/6. Chase Bryant will be opening all dates.
LET IT RIDE TOUR dates – Second Leg: With special guest Aaron Lewis and Chase Bryant 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 (Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center) 10/17 – St. Louis, MO (Chifetz 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)
With special guest Tyler Farr and Chase Bryant 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 at Fresno State) 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)
Shows prior to the tour kickoff currently on sale are: (8/16) New York, NY; (8/22) Watertown, NY and (8/30) Pueblo, CO.
For tickets and more information visit, www.brantleygilbert.com.
The Georgia native has racked up five #1 singles, impressive album sales, multiple award show nominations from the CMA, ACM, ACA & CMT Music Awards and was named 2013 ACM Awards New Male Artist of the Year. Brantley's previous project, the PLATINUM-certified HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, produced Platinum-certified #1 hit – “Country Must Be Country Wide” and Gold-certified #1 hit “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do." As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned #1 songs “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem” for Jason Aldean as well as his own “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”
Last night (7/8), Florida Georgia Line performed their brand new single “Dirt” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch via: . Released to rave reviews, including USA Today’s “Song of the Week,” the intensely emotional track catapulted to #1 on both the iTunes all genre and Country charts in in less than 12 hours with sales of over 65,000 already in the US. The latest offering also ascended to the top on iTunes in Canada and Australia shortly after release.
“Dirt” is the lead single from the superstar duo’s sophomore album on Republic Nashville, produced by Joey Moi. Watch the official music video here. The new project is slated for release this fall and is the follow-up to their 2X Platinum debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, which has tallied over 15 million tracks sold worldwide.
Inspired by the song lyrics, FGL has launched the Dirt Campaign with fundraising platform Omaze to benefit Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit which creates affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.omaze.com/fgl.
Previously taking home ACA, AMA, ACM, Billboard, CMA and CMT Music Awards, FGL scored a TEEN CHOICE Awards nomination for Choice Country Group. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once a day via teenchoiceawards.com, with results airing August 10 at 8P ET on FOX.
FGL has skyrocketed since releasing four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the PLATINUM-certified hits “Stay,” “Get Your Shine On,” "Round Here" and 7X PLATINUM “Cruise,” making them the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving this accolade. Breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold over 7 million downloads and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan).
FGL is currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean’s BURN IT DOWN Tour and this November will host “This is How We Cruise” aboard the Norwegian Pearl.
Florida Georgia Line is taking “Dirt” nationwide today with the release of their brand new single to Country radio and digital retailers. The music video for the highly anticipated song is also set to debut across multiple broadcast and online platforms, including CMT, GAC and Vevo.
In celebration of the release, the superstar duo officially launched the Dirt Campaign, exclusively announced on People.com earlier today, with the fundraising platform Omaze to benefit Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit which creates affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
FGL was inspired to create this movement by the emotionally fueled lyrics in “Dirt,” which director Nigel Dick vividly brings to life through tender vignettes in the music video. Watch here: http://smarturl.it/DIRTvevo.
“From day one, we knew that we wanted to make this bigger than the music and be able to give back in as many ways as we can.” says FGL’s Brian Kelley.
“We have been beyond blessed these past few years, putting down our own roots in Nashville,” adds FGL’s Tyler Hubbard. “After hearing ‘Dirt’ we knew that we wanted to help build houses with people who would not be able to on their own and we are grateful to join Habitat for Humanity in their efforts.”
Teaming up with Omaze and WarpSpeed, FGL has set out to raise at least $100,000 for this great cause through the Dirt Campaign. Fans are asked to donate when they enter for the chance to win a trip for two on FGL's "This Is How We Cruise." The 4-day cruise to paradise will set sail from Miami, Florida, on November 8, 2014. The winner will enjoy the signature ship activities, live performances by some of the hottest country artists and a private FGL serenade of “Dirt.” For various donation levels, campaign supporters will receive fun items, including autographed merchandise and much more.
TIM MCGRAW WORLD PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR "MEANWHILE BACK AT MAMA'S" (FEATURING FAITH HILL) ON GOOD MORNING AMERICAJune 25, 2014 0 Comments
Country superstar Tim McGraw's music video for his chart climbing single "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" (featuring Faith Hill) will debut tomorrow exclusively on Good Morning America. Additionally tomorrow, Entertainment Tonight will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video (check local listings).
The personal video features McGraw with his wife and platinum-selling vocalist Faith Hill and exposes the juxtaposition of their public and private lives. Highlighted with clips from their show stopping performance at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, the video integrates footage of McGraw and Hill in a relaxed setting on their family farm just outside of Nashville.
McGraw continues his Sundown Heaven Town 2014 tour this weekend with stops in Chicago, IL (6/27); St. Louis, MO (6/28) and Cincinnati, OH (6/29). His upcoming album, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN, is set to be released on Big Machine Records Sept. 16.
The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert and More Will Headline Stages at the “Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard” Weekend (July 26 & 27)
Record Label Sponsors Music-Themed Events For Fourth Consecutive Year at Historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway
NASHVILLE, TN (June 23, 2014) – With a stellar line-up of Country music's hottest artists, Big Machine will bring a unique experience to the “Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com” weekend for the fourth consecutive year. THE BAND PERRY, JUSTIN MOORE and BRANTLEY GILBERT will headline concerts throughout the Brickfest Music Festival on Saturday (7/26) and Sunday (7/27) at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Music and racing fans alike will also be introduced to talented newcomers like A THOUSAND HORSES and DRAKE WHITE during the full weekend of entertainment, which is free with track admission each day.
At last month's 2014 CMT Music Awards, Justin announced Green Beret John Wayne Walding as the namesake honoree of the 21st running of the “Crown Royal ‘Your Hero’s Name Here’ 400 at the Brickyard.” This year, Brantley will close out the festivities just before the green flag is waved to begin the big race.
More details on the full schedule for performers below will be revealed in the coming weeks:
THE BAND PERRY has ascended to dizzying heights since releasing their Platinum-certified self-titled debut album and Gold-certified PIONEER on Republic Nashville. The ACM Vocal Group of the Year's string of four #1 smashes include the 5X Platinum "If I Die Young," Platinum “Better Dig Two” and Gold “DONE.," among others. The sibling trio will join Blake Shelton on his TEN TIMES CRAZIER TOUR this summer, in addition to their own dates.
JUSTIN MOORE added a second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums Chart to his list of accolades with OFF THE BEATEN PATH (The Valory Music Co.), which has already produced two consecutive chart-toppers – “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll." The reigning ACM New Artist of the Year will hit the road with Miranda Lambert’s PLATINUM TOUR this fall.
BRANTLEY GILBERT is dominating with his chart-topping new album JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.), which marked his first #1 Billboard Country Albums debut and notched the third highest Top 200 album debut of 2014. The album has already produced the Platinum-certified #1 hit “Bottoms Up” and the Top 20-and-rising “Small Town Throwdown,” featuring labelmates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett.