ACM Awards Top New Vocal Group nominee and AMA Award winners Gloriana will be featured on over 50 million milk containers in schools across the U.S. as part of the Milk Rocks! campaign.
The Gloriana Milk Rocks! campaign is going on now and students can enter* at www.milkrocks.com for a chance to win a $10,000 prize to use for future educational purposes from Paper Mate®, a global leader in stylish, innovative writing instruments, along with three concert tickets and meet and greet passes to an upcoming Gloriana performance.
Gloriana, who are currently on the road with Taylor Swift and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler on the FEARLESS 2010 Tour through June, recently released their single “The World Is Ours Tonight,” which charted on Mediabase and the Billboard Digital Singles charts this week.
* No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or younger and a legal resident of one of the 48 contiguous United States. Void where prohibited. Many will enter but only one will win. Ends 4/8/10. Subject to official rules posted at www.milkrocks.com. Sponsored by Milk Media, Inc.
Kenny Chesney is getting back to the recording studio now that the 3D movie is finalized and is ready for release in April.
Nashville: Though his “Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D” has provided the high-intensity performer with a unique perspective on what he does when he hits those stadium sized stages every summer and the opportunity to learn even about film and sound editing, the songwriter from East Tennessee returned to his first love this week to resume work on his next studio album. Working with long time co-producer Buddy Cannon, Chesney assembled many of the musicians who’ve helped define his sometimes tropical, sometimes pensive, always rocking kind of country.
“It felt so good to be back in the studio,” admits the man who’s won the CMA’s prestigious Album of the Year for his sextuple platinum When The Sun Goes Down. “I mean, being in the studio is always such an awesome experience… because I came to town to write songs and maybe get to sing ’em. But when you’re in the studio and you’re bringing them to life, creating the way they’re going to be heard, that’s just such a creative time – and I am blessed to work some of the very best musicians in not just Nashville, but honestly the world.”
As his “Ain’t Back Yet,” the end theme for his 3D movie – which opens nationally for a limited time release on April 21 – already in the Top 10 three weeks after being shipped, it’s obvious radio is ready for new music from the 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music and 4-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year. With some songs being held over from sessions last year and a full line-up of songs from Paul Overstreet, Casey Bethard, Matraca Berg, Guy Clark and Neil Thrasher, the three days in the studio were music to more than Chesney’s ears.
“There are so many great songs out there, it’s hard to decide what you want to do… cause you know you’re leaving some amazing stuff on the table,” explains the man who’s sold over a million tickets each of the past 8 summers, including NFL stadiums in Boston, Detroit, Seattle, Philadelphia, DC and Tampa. “The biggest challenge is trying to decide which songs take you new places without losing site of where you’ve been, to find those moments that say something about who you are – and how your fans are living life without repeating, but also not just different for the sake of different.
“I’m lucky, because not only do I write all the time, but people pitch me songs all the time, too. I get the best of all worlds, and I’m spoiled in the music that I get to hear…”
Though no firm release date has been set, look for Chesney’s next album to hit stores this fall. In the meantime, fans can pick up Greatest Hits II, which now includes the ESPN College Football anthem “This Is Our Moment” and “Ain’t Back Yet,” both added due to popular demand – and not wanting to make people wait another six months.
“The thing about my schedule,” Chesney says. “It’s meant it’s been a while since the fans had new music they can put their hands on. This was the best way to get them something fresh while taking our time and enjoying making this record. If they like it half as much as we have so far, I know this next record is something they’re gonna really love.”
Miranda Lambert is headlining her first own tour this year Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars.
Miranda picked 9 male vocalists to accompany her on tour as openers and lets just say, she knows how to pick em!!
Throughout Miranda’s tour, you will see James Otto, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Chris Young, Luke Bryan, David Nail, Randy Houser, Wade Bowen and Cross Canadian Ragweed.
“I like pink guitars and puppies so how scary can I be?” Lambert said. “Seriously, it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’ve been on tour with some great male headliners, so I thought it’s only natural that I invite some talented guys on my first official headlining tour.”
The tour starts March 18th, check out Miranda’s official website to see if she is coming to a town near you.
Voting Ends tomorrow, Friday March 12th, for the following categories. The winner in each category will be announced in mid-March and will move on to compete for Top New Artist. Head to www.VoteACM.com and put in your vote before its too late!!!
TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST OF THE YEAR *
TOP NEW VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR *
•Joey + Rory
TOP NEW VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR *
•Eli Young Band
•The Lost Trailers
The Academy of Country Music announced today that Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Jennifer Hudson, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, George Strait, and Taylor Swift will perform at the television taping of the all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: BROOKS & DUNN – THE LAST RODEO on Monday, April 19, 2010 to air Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In addition, these country music artists will join the previously announced performers Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, the best selling duo in the history of country music, will receive the Academy’s Milestone Award in recognition of their 20-year record-breaking career during the tribute concert special, ACM PRESENTS: BROOKS & DUNN – THE LAST RODEO. They will be honored for holding the record for the most wins of any artist in the Academy’s history with 26 awards in total, including three Entertainer of the Year awards. They will also be honored for holding the record for most Top Vocal Duo wins, with 15 awards, eight of which are consecutive from 2000-2007.
Brooks & Dunn have had 23 #1 hits, sold more than 30 million records, and won more than 80 major industry awards during their career. In August 2009, they announced they will retire as a duo in 2010 and embark on a final farewell tour this summer, called “The Last Rodeo.”