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Nino Munoz
Lady Antebellum Ready To Kick Off 'You Look Good' Tour Tonight

After taking time to pursue solo projects last year, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood are back together to tour as Lady Antebellum once again. Their new You Look Good World tour kicks off tonight (Friday, May 26th) in Bakersfield, California with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young.

Charles tells us: "I think the thing that we’re looking forward to the most is just performing this new material. One of the most fun nights we’ve had in recent memory is performing ‘You Look Good’ at the ACM Awards. You know, we plan on bringing out a little horn section out with us. Ever since that performance, it just really electrified us and can’t wait to play all the hits for the fans too, and we’ll have a brand-new production. (We) just can’t wait for it."

The trio will release their new album, Heart Break, on June 9th.

Courtesy of UMG Nashville
Luke Bryan Announces 2017 Farm Tour Dates

Luke Bryan's ninth annual Farm Tour is set to run from September 28th in Lincoln, NE to October 7th where it wraps up in Centralia, MO. Since the tour’s inception in 2009, Luke has awarded 50 college scholarships to a local student from a farming family within the communities the tour has played. A total of more than 100,000 fans have gathered on the farms each year. Luke will be joined by Jon Pardi at each stop with additional talent to be announced later. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 2nd at 10am local time.

Luke tells us why he enjoys this tour so much: "You know, I'll do a big stadium and 45,000 people and people are like, 'Why do you wanna go play for 15,000?' I'm like; it's not about playing for a number. It's about playing for an environment and a setting and a situation for me. That's my enjoyment." .

Delaney Royer
Florida Georgia Line Set FGL House Grand Opening In Time For CMA Music Fest

Florida Georgia Line has been working hard on their new downtown Nashville establishment, called FGL House, and it turns out it will be open in time for CMA Music Festival. The duo have scheduled the grand opening on June 5th, with doors opening to the public at 7 p.m. CT. FGL House is a four-story entertainment venue, restaurant and bar.

VIP membership packages are available at fglhouse.com/vip or at the FGL House front desk. Membership allows you and a guest to skip the lines outside and "cruise" right up to the bar with no waiting and no cover charge (exclusions apply). Members will also receive a special edition T-shirt, and at $100 annually or $250 for a lifetime pass, only a limited amount of VIP memberships are available. FGL Lifers – the duo’s new fan club – will receive a 20% discount on FGL House membership.

FGL will perform during CMA Music Festival on June 10th on the main stage at Nissan Stadium.

Little Big Town Launch 4 Cellars Wine Next Month

Little Big Town members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook are launching their own wine, 4 Cellars, as a tribute to family, friends and fans with Washington state’s Browne Family Vineyards and its Proprietor Andrew Browne. The wine will be available exclusively online and served in select Tennessee restaurants beginning on June 1st. 4 Cellars is available by signing up as an exclusive wine club member online at fourcellars.com.

In each of the quarterly shipments, 4 Cellars Club and VIP members will receive bottles of 4 Cellars wine and exclusive merchandise curated by the band. Memberships range between $100-200 per quarterly shipment. The first club shipment includes the debut of the band’s first two wines, 4 Cellars 2015 Chardonnay and 4 Cellars 2014 Red Blend, both of which come from Washington state’s famed Columbia Valley. It will also include a 4 Cellars 24K Gold corkscrew and a vinyl copy of the album of The Breaker. For 4 Cellars VIP Club Members, the vinyl copy of the album will be signed by the members of Little Big Town.

Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group
Brantley Gilbert On Memorial Day: 'It's Heavy On My Heart'

Brantley Gilbert says that Memorial Day is a holiday that's taken very seriously by his family back home in Georgia. The singer tells us: "Yeah, Memorial Day's coming up. That day is definitely heavy on my heart. It's the day to remember those who laid down the ultimate sacrifice for us and for our country. Trying to embrace that concept is almost impossible but . . . My mom's side of the family is a military family. That was actually an option or an idea for me when I was kinda in limbo what I was gonna do with my life. But I've got some cousins that have been over in Iraq and Afghanistan. My cousin Josh actually lost his best friend in Kirkuk City, Iraq, so I know that day's heavy for him. And it is for all the members of my family that have been in the military. It definitely means a lot to me, not just because my family's involved in it, because of what our military stands for. I'm a huge supporter, to say the least. Definitely, support for the troops is definitely right up there on top of our priority list."

Brantley will be spending Memorial Day at home with his wife and other family members. His The Devil Don't Sleep tour is on a brief hiatus until June 2nd when it resumes in Tampa, FL with Luke Combs and Tyler Farr.

Courtesy of GreenRoom PR
Dierks Bentley Remembers 'Courageous Men And Women' On Memorial Day

Dierks Bentley's dad, Leon, served in WWII and was one of the fortunate ones that did come home from the war. On this Memorial Day, as we remember those who didn't make it home, Dierks talks about the sacrifices of the brave men and women of the military. He tells us: "These soldiers, they’re gone for months and years at a time – they’re doing 12 to 15 to 18 months — and they have family back home. That, in itself, is such a huge sacrifice, and that’s just the beginning of it. That’s just scratching the surface of what these guys are doing every day – preparing for battle, actually being in battle, being wounded in battle, sometimes dying in battle. So, this country obviously, we would not exist without those courageous men and women." .

Courtesy of Sony Nashville
Bits And Pieces: Luke Combs & More!

Luke Combs joins NPR Music’s First Listen for an exclusive advance stream of his debut album, This One's For You, in its entirety one week before its June 2nd release. His debut single, "Hurricane," topped both Billboard and Mediabase charts for two consecutive weeks, making Luke the first debut Country artist with a multi-week No. 1 since Florida Georgia Line’s "Cruise" and first new solo male to accomplish the feat in nine years.

The Grand Ole Opry will honor the music of the legendary Don Williams on Tuesday night’s Opry (May 30th) celebrating today's (Friday, May 26th) release of Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams. Tuesday night’s Opry will feature performances by Opry member Alison Krauss, John Prine, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires, all of whom appear on the album honoring the man known as the "Gentle Giant." Others on Tuesday’s show are Opry members Darius Rucker and Bill Anderson.

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