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Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley To Headline Tortuga Music Festival


Also Featuring Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Chris Janson, Elle King and Many More!


Country superstars Blake Shelton, Tim McGrawand Dierks Bentley will be hitting the beach as headliners at this year’s Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, where tens of thousands of fans will enjoy the endless sun, songs, sand and surf.  After last year’s sold out festival, the one-of-a-kind music at the beach event added a third day in 2016 to accommodate an even bigger star-studded lineup of some of music’s hottest talent. Tortuga Music Festival will take place Friday, April 15, Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016 on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Tim McGraw ‘Top of The World’ – Single Review


Not even a year after releasing his album Sundown Heaven Town, Tim McGraw announced earlier this summer that he’s working on a new set of tunes, and recently announced the first single to be “Top Of The World”. The track is a mid-tempo ode to that special someone that makes you feel like you’re on the top of the world. Like many of McGraw’s songs, it uses simple, every day images to get the fact that there’s nothing in the world that makes him feel as good as his lady love. The song is flavored with soul and R&B sounds. McGraw seems to be following the newest R&B trend that is plaguing country music right now.

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Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw & Keith Urban Front 2nd Annual Route 91 Harvest!

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“Country’s Arrival In Vegas” Returns Oct. 2, 3, 4 – Tickets On Sale March 13

Live Nation, in collaboration with MGM Resorts International, announced today Route 91 Harvest Festival will return to Las Vegas for a second consecutive year October 2 – 4.  The three-day, two-stage festival, held at the MGM Resorts Village, will be headlined by country music superstars Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban as well as Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and more.  Passes go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PSTat rt91harvest.com.

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Tim McGraw ‘Diamond Rings & Old Barstools’ – Single Review

iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Tim McGraw At The iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles


With vastly contrasting singles ‘Lookin’ For That Girl’, ‘Meanwhile Back At Mama’s’ and ‘Shotgun Rider’ in his rearview mirror, Tim McGraw takes another about turn for the release of fourth single ‘Diamond Rings & Old Barstools’, a duet with little-known vocalist Catherine Dunn. There are plenty of generic, mid-tempo modern country rockers on ‘Sundown Heaven Town’, so I was pleasantly surprised they went with the creative and interesting option. After such an over-saturation of party anthems on country radio it seems the superstar acts are doing their best to release more lyrically-substantial ballads, and after ‘Meanwhile Back At Mama’s’ success last summer it’s clear Tim is taking another stab at that already-successful and much-appreciated trend.

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The 2nd Annual FTCR Awards… Nominations – Vote for your favorite!


Hey guys! It’s that time of year again, and it’s time for the second annual For The Country Record Awards! It was a huge success last year, so I thought we’d do it again this year with the addition of a third category – such excitement! As with last year, I rounded up some of the FTCR writers and a couple of industry friends to create a panel of voters – each person gave me their top 10 for Album, Song and Artist of the Year, running from November 1st, 2013 until October 31st, 2014 (seeing as we vote in November each year). I then cross-referenced their picks and we came up with a shortlist of the most voted. Now it’s your turn! You have two weeks (deadline December 19) to vote in the polls below for who you think should win. This is incredibly prestigious as the winners get a cyber high five of awesomeness (who wouldn’t want that?!) and make a cyber cake (yum).

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Billboard Chart Roundup – Week of December 13th, 2014


Album sales have shot up this week, with the records of plenty of major stars catapulting up Top Country Albums, while Garth Brooks’ ‘Man Against Machine’ remains at #1 on the chart for another week. Tim McGraw’s ‘Shotgun Rider’ takes the Hot Country Songs #1 from Carrie Underwood’s hit ‘Something In The Water’ (which moves up into the Country Airplay top 10), just as Keith Urban’s ‘Somewhere In My Car’ holds onto the radio #1 for a second week. Elsewhere, The Voice contestant Craig Wayne Boyd knocks Carrie Underwood from the top spot on Country Digital Songs with his cover of ‘I Walk The Line’, while Sam Hunt holds onto #1 on Country Streaming Songs. Finally, Maddie & Tae look set to take the Country Airplay #1 next week with ‘Girl In A Country Song’. Read on for the full top 50s of each chart, organized to make it super easy to read!

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CMA Awards 2014 Preview Series: Single of the Year


With just over a month to go until the CMA awards on November 5th, I will be doing various previews on the award nominees and potential winners. In this, the first part of the series I focus on one of the more prestigious awards – Single of the year.

The nominees are

  • Miranda Lambert – ‘Automatic’
  • Dierks Bentley – ‘Drunk On A Plane’
  • Eric Church – ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’
  • Tim McGraw feat Faith Hill – ‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’
  • Blake Shelton – ‘Mine Would Be You’

So who to choose? It is undoubtedly a strong selection, so here are a few of my own thoughts on the nominees.

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Billboard Chart Roundup – Week of October 4th, 2014


This week sees Tim McGraw’s 13th studio album, ‘Sundown Heaven Town’ debut on Top Country Albums, coming in at #1, while latest single ‘Shotgun Rider’ shoots up the singles charts. Dustin Lynch is still occupying the top spot on Country Airplay with ‘Where It’s At’ while several promotional tracks from Jason Aldean’s upcoming album ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ have leapt to respectable positions on both Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs. Also on the albums chart is George Strait’s live recording of his final concert of The Cowboy Rides Away tour, seeing a #2 bow. Finally, Cole Swindell looks set to take #1 on radio next week with his second single ‘Hope You Get Lonely Tonight’, which will follow his previous #1 ‘Chillin’ It’. Read on for more!

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