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After the release of Carrie Underwood’s newest album “Storyteller” Underwood dropped some Major news. Carrie released the schedule for her upcoming tour that is set to kick off on January 30th. Carrie said the shows will feature a round stage, so that she will feel like everyone is a part of the show.

 

Jan. 30: Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena)

Feb. 1: Duluth, Georgia (Infinite Energy Arena)
Feb. 3: Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Coliseum)
Feb. 5: Louisville, Kentucky (KFC Yum! Center)
Feb. 17: (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (CONSOL Energy Center)
Feb. 20: Hampton, Virginia (Hampton Coliseum)
Feb. 22: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Wells Fargo Center)
Feb. 23: Boston, Massachusetts (TD Garden)
Feb. 25: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)

March 11: Glasgow, Scotland (Country to Country Festival/Clyde Auditorium)
March 12: London, England (Country to Country Festival/O2 Arena)
March 13: Dublin, Ireland (Country to Country Festival/3 Arena)
March 17: Youngstown, Ohio (Covelli Centre)
March 19: Allentown, Pennsylvania (PPL Center)
March 22: Auburn Hills, Michigan (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
March 24: St. Louis, Missouri (Chaifetz Arena)
March 26: Lincoln, Nebraska (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
March 29: Colorado Springs, Colorado (Broadmoor World Arena)
March 30: Denver, Colorado (Pepsi Center)

April 1: Las Vegas, Nevada (ACM Party for a Cause Festival)
April 5: Fresno, California (Save Mart Center)
April 8: Reno, Nevada (Reno Events Center)
April 10: Oakland, California (Oracle Arena)
April 12: Stockton, California (Stockton Arena)
April 14: Phoenix, Arizona (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
April 16: Las Cruces, New Mexico (Pan American Center)
April 18: San Antonio, Texas (AT&T Center)
April 19: Houston, Texas (Toyota Center)
April 22: Bossier City, Louisiana (CenturyLink Center)
April 24: Lafayette, Louisiana (Cajundome)
April 27: Tulsa, Oklahoma (BOK Center)
April 28: N. Little Rock, Arkansas (Verizon Arena)
April 30: Indio, California (Stagecoach Festival)

May 3: Madison, Wisconsin (Kohl Center)
May 5: Green Bay, Wisconsin (Resch Center)
May 7: Grand Forks, North Dakota (Ralph Engelstad Arena)
May 10: Casper, Wyoming (Casper Events Center)
May 12: Billings, Montana (Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark)
May 15: Kansas City, Missouri (Sprint Center)
May 17: Rosemont, Illinois (Allstate Arena)
May 18: Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)
May 24: Buffalo, New York (First Niagara Center)
May 27: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Canadian Tire Centre)
May 28: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Air Canada Centre)
May 30: London, Ontario, Canada (Budweiser Gardens)

 


 

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Chris Janson made a splash this summer with his hit “Buy me a Boat” which gave every country lover a song to tap their foot to in-between trips out to the lake. In honor of Janson’s upcoming debut album (releasing Oct. 30th) we wanted to take a trip back to those summer nights when you too were wishing to be out on the lake.

 


 

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With the CMA Awards rapidly approaching hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley give us a look at their blooper real. The CMA’s have been hosted by the duo for the last several years and are always prepared to give us a good entertaining night of laughter, entertainment, and most of all this year’s hottest country music stars! Tune in to ABC on November 4th to watch this all unfold.


What’s on your Country Music playlist this Halloween? We’ve got some rather chilling and odd songs to add to the mix.

10. Goodbye Earl – The Dixie Chicks

9. Better Dig Two – The Band Perry

8. When The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash

7. Midnight In Montgomery – Alan Jackson

6. Ghostriders In The Sky – Johnny Cash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5HRSmLlaiA

5. Women’s Prison – Loretta Lynn

4. (Pardon Me) I’ve Got Someone To Kill – Johnny Paycheck

3. Creepin’ – Eric Church

2. Jeannie’s Afraid of The Dark – Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY8O5ErJpng

1. It’s a Monster’s Holiday – Buck Owens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aJnRvWq_XI

 

It’s August, and it seems like everyone is already looking forward to fall. Don’t get me wrong, fall is great, but if you’re like me, you aren’t ready to let go of summer yet. So while everyone else is telling you to bust out the hoodies and pumpkin spice lattes, here’s [NUMBER] things you absolutely MUST check off that summer bucket list before it’s too late!

1. Swim in something that isn’t a pool.

It may not be reasonable for some of us to get all the way to a beach to swim in the ocean, but everyone is bound to be at least within a few hours of a lake, pond, creek, quarry, or some natural body of water. Throw caution to the wind and dive right in! (Well, okay, first check how deep it is, then dive at your own risk). With sweltering August temps, late summer is the perfect time to finally check this off your list.

Or, you could try a make-shift pool!

Okay, so you won’t really be able to swim, but this still seems way fun! All you need is a truck, a tarp, and a hose. Then you can add chairs and umbrellas and beverages at your discretion.

2. Stargaze from the bed of a truck.

While we’re on the subject, if you haven’t done this yet this summer, do it. Get as far away from civilization as you can. Bring blankets, pillows, and a special someone. Roll the windows down and blast country music on the way there, but then take a moment to take in the vastness of the stars in silence. Have a deep conversation about your futures, fears, favorite memories – anything. There’s just something about being outside at night in the summer, and if you haven’t had that yet this summer, you need to!

3. Go to a country music festival.

Sure, Stagecoach and Country Jam already happened, but festival season is far from over! There’s still time to experience this crucial summer event.

Lockn Festival in Virginia is September 4-7, and features Willie Nelson, The Allman Brothers, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, among others. Tickets are still available on their site, and start at $109.

Ramble Jam in Minnesota is September 12-13, with headliners Chase Rice on Friday and Josh Thompson on Saturday. You can still get advance tickets for $49 through August 13th on their site!

Americana Music Festival in Nashville, TN is September 17-21, featuring Greensky Bluegrass, The Avett Brothers, and many others. Tickets are pretty steep starting at $365, but hey, it’s Nashville.

4. Go on a road trip.

A road trip doesn’t have to be a huge, week-long, cross-country adventure. You can get the same thrill and fun in an overnight trip. Here’s how:

  1. Choose your destination. Find a city or spot about a 4-6 hour drive from your starting point. Look for concerts or shows in the area, or just choose a place with great nightlife.
  2. Book a motel. You’ll only need it for the night, so go as cheap as you can. Cram all your friends into one room. Heck, you could even sleep in your car. Remember, it’s not about comfort, it’s about the story.
  3. Pack. Put a toothbrush and a change of clothes in a backpack. Bring snacks, a cooler full of drinks, and some music.
  4. Be spontaneous. Leave in the morning so you have all day to get there. Then, if you see something you like, go for it. Photo ops, scenic routes, and anything with “World’s Largest” make for great memories. Use your phones as cameras, but nothing else. Facebook can wait, you’re on a road trip, dang it!
  5. Share. Split the cost of gas, the motel, snacks, and tickets, and take turns driving. It turns out a one-day road trip can actually be pretty feasible, and super fun.

5. Spend a day doing nothing.

For just one day, live like a cat. Move only from nap to nap, just following a sun beam. Have food brought to you, if you can. You may start to feel that nagging feeling of needing to do something, but you can push through it. Whatever you do, do it aimlessly: listen to music, browse Pinterest, read a magazine. Whatever else you need to do can wait a day. Your body will thank you for the relaxation.

Have you done any of these? Is there anything else everyone should do this summer? Let us know in the comments!

What do you get when you cross classic country with a free spirit? Fringe boots! This style staple is way cute, and surprisingly versatile.

Miley Cyrus (when she was still country) rocks her fringe boots with a casual and comfy outfit: denim cutoffs, white tee, brown jacket, hobo bag, statement necklace, and long-hair-don’t-care.


Go a little tougher with dark jeans, brown leather jacket, and a low ponytail.


Rock a tight dress with a loose shawl or kimono, statement necklace, and loose wavy hair.


Highlight the boots with simple black leggings and a longer tank top, then add simple but emphatic accessories.


Dare to go all white to contrast with your boots.


Pair with a short, simple dress.


A light, sheer, oversize sweater goes great with dark skinny jeans.


 

Dierks Bentley is adorable. Sometimes he hangs out with other adorable things. Things like…

His dog, Jake.

Nice try, Jake.


Miranda Lambert.

She’s really more beautiful than cute, anyway.


His son, Knox.

Look at those huge earmuffs! Dierks looks so cute in them!


His daughters, Evie and Jordan.

Cutest 5K ever. Mostly because of Dierks Bentley.


Terri Clark AND a puppy.

The double team isn’t very fair, but Bentley is still the winner.


Luke Bryan.

Well, Dierks, you can’t win every time.