Luke Bryan and Eric Church head to Kicker Country Stampede in Kansas

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The Kicker Country Stampede is proud to announce CMA Entertainer of the
Year nominee and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year winner LUKE
BRYAN and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nominee and reigning ACM Album
of the Year winner ERIC CHURCH are set as Friday and Saturday
night headliners, respectively.

“Country Stampede has become a lifestyle event, not
just for the music, but for the overall experience which includes activities
taking place in the campground,” says Country Stampede General Manager Wayne
Rouse. “2014 is going to be a party! We have announced new radio partners and
have the hottest acts in country music set to perform and we are looking forward
to having the biggest year since we started.” 

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Eric Church Band Golf Tournament Raises Over $100,000 for MuisCares (from the mailbag)

The Eric Church Band's 2nd Annual "Put A Club In My Hand" private, invitation only 18-hole scramble golf tournament for music business professionals, fellow artists, musicians and tour staff took…

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Chart Roundup – Week of June 22nd, 2013

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This week, the Billboard country charts have been more
static than usual. In fact, Hot Country Songs’ top 5 is exactly the same, highlighting the key players and their consistent
selling. As per usual Florida Georgia Line are at the top, ‘Cruise’ at #1 on
Hot Country Songs and #1 on Country Digital Songs. ‘Get Your Shine On’ is not
too far behind, at #9 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and their
third single ‘Round Here’ has begun its ascent on the Country Airplay top 30,
this week at #29. ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ has risen to #3 on Top Country
Albums once more.

Again, Blake Shelton’s ‘Boys Round Here’ (featuring Pistol
Annies and friends) is FGL’s strongest contender. At #2 on Hot Country Songs
and Country Airplay, and #3 on Country Digital Songs, the recent release of a
celebrity remix is bound to push the track to #1 next week. If that weren’t
enough, Blake’s latest album ‘Based On A True Story…’ holds onto the #1 spot on
Top Country Albums. Not too far behind him is Darius Rucker, whose album ‘True
Believers’ is at #2, while the big hit ‘Wagon Wheel’ remains at #3 on Hot
Country Songs, #6 on Country Airplay, and #4 on Country Digital Songs.

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CMA Fest 2013 – Nightly Concerts at LP Field – Recap: Miranda Lambert, Eric Church Impress

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This past week (June 6-9), fans from all over the world made the sojourning trip to Nashville for the annual CMA Music Festival. As part of the jam packed week, there were nightly concerts at LP Field. Everyone from Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert to Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan took to the summer stage to perform their latest and greatest hits, as well as surprise collaborations along the way. There was a nice jumble of various musical influences and something for every kind of Country music fan.

This year's event was my first experience (of many more to come). I was impressed with everyone and their unabashed nature with which they attacked their sets and interacted with the glowing fans.

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Chart Roundup – Week of June 15th, 2013

It’ll be an achievement indeed when a song knocks Florida Georgia Line off the top spot; yet again their smash hit ‘Cruise’ (featuring Nelly) is at #1 on Hot Country…

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