Friday, October 29, 2010

Brad Paisley Celebrates His 14th #1 Single "Water"


Brad Paisley had twice the reason to party Thursday afternoon, October 28th, as he gathered with friends, family and industry executives at Nashville's Watermark Restaurant to celebrate the success of his recent chart-topper, "Water". The day also marked Brad's 38th birthday.

Brad and his co-writers, Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois, were presented with plaques to commemorate the singer's 14th consecutive No. 1 single. "I always say this song was about location, location, location," said Kelley, who is Brad's neighbor."['Water'] was Brad's idea, and I was close by. That is how it started, and I'm just thankful."


"You thought I was a little nuts," Brad interjected, as he explained how he presented the song idea to Kelley. "I said, 'It's called 'Water.'' He said, 'What do you mean?' I said, 'It's about water!' He was like, 'Umm, yeah. You can drink it; it tastes good ...'"


As the laughter in the room softened, Brad spoke on a serious note about the new meaning the tune took on after the devastating floods in Nashville this past May. "You look back at the year, and 2010 will be the year of water," he noted. "To think that we released a song [called 'Water'], and then a month later, everything I tour with was under water. We had named the tour the H2O tour before all of this happened. Being able to turn it into a positive over the year for me has been great, and I wouldn't change a thing now. At the time, I thought, 'Oh my God, that song needs to be called 'Money From Heaven,' because somehow Mother Nature was listening. It's really a privilege to be a part of this year."


After posing for photos with their plaques, Brad, Kelley and Chris mingled with the party-goers, including Brad's wife,
Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

Brad's current single, "
Anything Like Me", is quickly on its way to becoming his 15th consecutive No. 1. The song was also penned by Brad and Chris, as well as Dave Turnbull.

A live version of "Water" can be found on Brad's two-disc 'Hits Alive' collection, in stores November 2nd.

GAC Hosting A Kenny Chesney Special: The Making Of "The Boys Of Fall"


GAC is hosting a special with an exclusive look behind the scenes of Kenny Chesney's documentary The Boys Of Fall.  The special includes scenes with some of the greatest NFL and college football coaches of all time, and Chesney's thoughts on how important life lessons can be learned through playing the game of football.  Watch a sneak peek HERE.

This GAC special airs on Sunday, October 31st at 8PM EST.  The Boys Of Fall Documentary will be available on DVD on November 9th, you can order your copy now by clicking HERE.

Additional air times of the GAC Special are as follows: 
November 01, 2010 12:00 AM ET
November 01, 2010 5:00 PM ET
November 03, 2010 9:00 PM ET
November 04, 2010 1:00 AM ET

Craig Campbell's New Video "Family Man"

Check out Craig Campbell's new video for current single "Family Man".

Lady Antebellum Performing The National Anthem At Game #2 Of The World Series

Lady Antebellum performed the National Anthem last night at Game #2 of the World Series


CONTEST - Win A Pair Of Tickets To Rascal Flatt's PRIVATE Show In NYC

***CONTEST CLOSED***
Congratulations Jacqueline, Tiffany & Jodi!! Enjoy the Rascal Flatts Private Performance!!

Rascal Flatts will be performing a PRIVATE Show in NYC on Thursday, November 18th at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater. Thanks to our friends at www.iheartradio.com, we have Three (3) Pairs of Tickets to give away!! 

To enter simply email us (cmr@countrymusicrocks.net) and tell us one of your favorite Rascal Flatts songs. Please also include your full name as it appears on your ID (so if chosen a winner we have your name available to submit for will call) and confirm you can attend this event. Contest closes on Friday, November 12th.  Winners will be chosen at random and notified shortly thereafter.  

*Please Note: Travel Arrangements for this event are NOT provided. Please only enter if you can attend this event. 

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Listen To Jason Aldean's New Album 'My Kinda Party' In Its Entirety


Jason Aldean's new album My Kinda Party is due to hit stores Next Week on Tuesday, November 2nd.  Jason is giving you a sneak peek listen to his album in its entirety by clicking HERE.  

Take a listen to Jason's new album & come back and tell us what your favorite song is!!

RodeoHouston Lineup Announced For 2011 Includes Brad Paisley, Sugarland & Zac Brown Band


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced four exciting superstars as part of the lineup for 2011 RodeoHouston, as well as Season Ticket and Mini-Season Ticket options.

Entertainers Schedule
Thursday, March 3 — Sugarland
Sunday, March 6 — Selena Gomez
Thursday, March 17 — Zac Brown Band
Saturday, March 19 — Brad Paisley

“All I can say is, buy your tickets now! This is just the beginning of an incredible 2011 Rodeo season,” said Skip Wagner, president of the Show. “With these great stars, action-packed rodeo events, and more stars on the way, everyone in the family is going to have a great time.”

For ticketing information including Season Tickets & Mini-Season Ticket visit www.rodeohouston.com for a Reliant Stadium seating chart and more information. The Season Ticket and Mini-Season Ticket costs also include admission to Reliant Center, Reliant Arena and the carnival.



Tune In - ABC Goes Country In November


In November, many of Country Music’s biggest talents are appearing on the ABC television network, home to “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” airing on Wednesday, November 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). 

Tune in to ABC for the following specials and appearances from your favorite country stars:

OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 10, “ROAD TO THE CMA AWARDS” (Check local listings for exacts airdates/times in your city) – “Road to the CMA Awards” is a half hour special airing on local ABC affiliates. It provides a fascinating sneak peek at “Country Music’s Biggest Night(tm).” Packed with artist interviews and highlights from past CMA Awards it features Trace Adkins, Danny Gokey, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Reba, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. “Road to the CMA Awards” offers fans an opportunity to hear and see these artists’ favorite memories from past CMA Awards, as well as find out what it was like to be nominated and perform for the first time.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, “DANCING WITH THE STARS,”(8:00-9:30 PM/ET)  – Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and multi-platinum music sensation Taylor Swift will perform on the results show 200th episode celebration. Swift is also the reigning CMA Female Vocalist, a category for which she is nominated again this year. She has won a total of six CMA Awards, including Album (in 2009 for Fearless, which also earned her a second trophy as co-producer), Music Video (in 2009 for “Love Story,” directed by Trey Fanjoy), and Horizon (2007). In 2009, she was the recipient of the annual CMA International Artist Achievement Award. Her highly anticipated third album, Speak Now, was released on Oct. 25.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, “IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH ROBIN ROBERTS: ALL ACCESS NASHVILLE,” (10:01-11:00 PM/ET) - Robin Roberts once again puts on her cowboy boots for an hour-long special which will give viewers an all-access pass into the homes and private lives of Country Music’s biggest stars. Roberts will get up close and personal with such Country superstars as Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. The special also takes viewers inside the amazing homes of some of Country Music’s biggest stars, including an exclusive tour of Kellie Pickler’s new Nashville home.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, “GOOD MORNING AMERICA,”(7:00-9:00 AM/ET) – Country superstar and co-host of “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” Brad Paisley performs live. Paisley has won 13 CMA Awards since receiving the Horizon Award in 2000, including Male Vocalist for three consecutive years (2007-2009) and Album (2006 for Time Well Wasted). He has released eight critically acclaimed studio albums, with sales of more than 11 million units. His most recent album, American Saturday Night, was ranked as Time Magazine’s 2009 No. 1 album of the year in any genre of music. His most recent No. 1 single, “Water,” was his 17th chart topper – the last 13 consecutive. Paisley’s innovative and entertaining “H2O World Tour, which consistently sells out, has been extended into 2011 and been renamed the “H2O Frozen Over Tour.” His newest album, Hits Alive, will include original studio tracks as well as live tracks from his concerts and will be released Nov. 2.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, “GOOD MORNING AMERICA,”(7:00-9:00 AM/ET)  – Country megastar and actress Reba appears live from New York City. Reba is a 2010 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, an Award she won during four consecutive years (1984-1987). She is currently tied with Martina McBride for the most wins in that category.  She has won a total of six CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year (1986).  Her upcoming album, All The Women I Am, will be released Nov. 9.   
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, “THE 44TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS,” (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) - Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Underwood and Keith Urban. In addition, special performances will feature Gwyneth Paltrow in her live Country Music singing debut, performing with Vince Gill; top nominee Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary as a recording artist; and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson. Presenters include The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, and NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon with more to be announced soon.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE,”(12:05-1:05 AM/ET) – Blake Shelton, who was recently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, performs. Shelton is nominated in four CMA Award categories, including Male Vocalist; and Single (produced by Scott Hendricks); Musical Event; and Music Video for “Hillbilly Bone,” which featured Trace Adkins and was directed by Roman White. Shelton’s latest SIX PAK, All About Tonight, is in-stores now. He will release his first greatest hits album, Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton, on Nov. 9.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, “EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION,” (8:00-9:00 PM/ET) – “Lighthouse School/Sweatt Family”- The Extreme Team returned to Nashville, Tennessee, which was devastated by the 500-year flood on May 1st of this year. At that time, news stations across the country featured footage of a school building floating down the interstate. What people didn’t know was that the Sweatt Family had been running the school since 2003 and despite extensive damage to their own facility, Brian, and his wife Barbara have spearheaded recovery efforts helping over 200 families to date. Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and LeAnn Rimes descend on the Sweatts and the school that has touched the hearts of so many and team with the show’s designers to deliver a new school to the deserving students.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, “CASTLE,” (10:00-11:00 PM/ET)- Singer and actor Lyle Lovett (“The Player,” “The Opposite of Sex”) will guest star as Agent Darryl Shafer, a larger-than-life yet shadowy government figure who plays his cards close to the vest.  In the story, after a prominent astrophysicist’s body is found in her car - the victim of explosive decompression – there can be only two possible causes: either she was killed in a decompression chamber (and the killer moved the body) or she died in the vacuum of space.  Given that the latter explanation points to something otherworldly, Castle and Beckett focus their investigation right here on Earth – only to be confronted with a succession of evidence that keeps pointing them back to the impossible: Alien Abduction. 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE,” (12:05-1:05 AM/ET) – Jason Aldean performs. His new album, My Kinda Party, will be in-stores on Nov. 2.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, “BETTER WITH YOU,” (8:30-9:00 PM/ET)  “Better With Flirting” -- Country Music superstar Reba reunites with her “Reba” TV daughter, JoAnna Garcia (“Mia"), when Reba guest stars as  a high end wedding planner who tries to upstage Mia’s pending nuptials.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29 “CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS,” (9:30-11:00 PM/ET) – Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles hosts Country’s biggest stars as they join together to celebrate the holidays! In true Christmas spirit, these artists will celebrate the season with songs and stories that are sure to warm your heart. Joined by some of their family members, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Sheryl Crow, and Sugarland will share with fans their holiday traditions and memories. “CMA Country Christmas” will tape in front of a live audience on Thursday, November 11 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.