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Country Music Festivals

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Check out the dates and lineups for this year's country music festivals.

2014 Headliners
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Eric Church Announces 2014 World Tour

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Eric Church and his band of rebels will be crisscrossing North America this year.

The country singer has just announced dates his 2014 Outsiders World Tour. It begins on September 11th in Bossier City, Louisiana, and winds up December 13 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Included are stopovers in New York City's Madison Square Garden and the great state of Ontario. They're apparently sort of serious about this being a "world tour."

Check out the complete tour dates below:

9/11 - Bossier City, La. - CenturyLink Center*
9/13 - St. Louis, Mo. - Scottrade Center*
9/16 - Minneapolis, Minn. - Target Center*
9/17 - Des Moines, Iowa - Wells Fargo Arena*
9/18 - Omaha, Neb. - CenturyLink Center*
9/25 - Louisville, Ky. - KFC Yum! Center*
9/26 - Charleston, W.Va. - Charleston Civic Center*
9/27 - Greensboro, N.C. - Greensboro Coliseum*
10/9 - Grand Rapids, Mich. - Van Andel Arena*
10/10 - Cleveland, Ohio - Quicken Loans Arena*
10/11 - Pittsburgh, Pa. - Consol Energy Center*
10/16 - Charlottesville, Va. - John Paul Jones Arena**
10/17 - New York, N.Y. - Madison Square Garden**
10/18 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Wells Fargo Center**
10/23 - Manchester, N.H. - Verizon Wireless Arena**
10/24 - Uncasville, Conn. - Mohegan Sun**
10/25 - Uncasville, Conn. - Mohegan Sun**
10/30 - Knoxville, Tenn. - Thompson-Boling Arena**
10/31 - Memphis, Tenn.- FedExForum**
11/1 - Tulsa, Okla. - BOK Center**
11/13 - London, Ont. - Budweiser Gardens**
11/14 - Hamilton, Ont. - FirstOntario Centre**
11/15 - Ottawa, Ont. - Canadian Tire Centre**
11/20 - Green Bay, Wis. - Resch Center
11/21 - Peoria, Ill. - Peoria Civic Center***
11/22 - Evansville, Ind. - The Ford Center***
12/5 - Kansas City, Mo. - Sprint Center
12/6 - Sioux Falls, S.D. - Denny Sanford Premier Center***
12/11 - Atlanta, Ga. - The Arena at Gwinnett Center***
12/12 - Lexington, Ky. - Rupp Arena***
12/13 - Birmingham, Ala. - BJCC Arena***

* opener: Brothers Osborne
**opener: Brandy Clark
***opener: Halestorm

Image courtesy of Rick Diamond / Getty Images

Rascall Flatts Lip Sync and Suffer the Consequences

Wednesday April 9, 2014

What's so wrong with lip-syncing at the ACM Awards? A lot if you listen to Rascall Flatts fans. Or, should I say, former Rascall Flatts fans?

"Seriously? If you're going to lip sync, at least be good at it. HORRIBLE! Rascal Flatts is ridiculous" - Katherine

"@rascalflatts the only act to lip sync. Pathetic!" - Ryan Jobe

Rascall Flatts' response to the ire? Relax: Singer Gary Levox had lost his voice, and the show had to go on. Right?

After having performed several shows earlier in the week, Gary lost his voice. So instead of canceling our commitment to do the show, we made a last minute decision to lip-sync. We've never done it before, and obviously we're not very good at it. We look forward to singing live again in the very near future!

Watch the complete "performance" here

What do you think about the controversy? Did the boys pull a Milli-Vanilli or is this a mountain made out of a pre-recorded mole-hill? Explore your sympathy or anger in the comments section below.

Read more: Biggest Scandals in Country Music History

Miranda Lambert Releases Tracklist for 'Platinum'

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Miranda Lambert has released the track list for her upcoming album Platinum. And with a name like that, no one's going to accuse her of having low self-confidence!

The new record is set to drop June 3, and surprisingly doesn't feature an appearance from hubby Blake Shelton.

Trouble in paradise? Let's hope not.

Check out the full track list below:

  1. "Girls"
  2. "Platinum"
  3. "Little Red Wagon"
  4. "Smokin' and Drinkin'" featuring Little Big Town
  5. "Priscilla"
  6. "Automatic"
  7. "Bathroom Sink"
  8. "Old Sh!t"
  9. "All That's Left," feat. The Time Jumpers
  10. "Gravity Is a B**ch"
  11. "Babies Makin' Babies"
  12. "Somethin' Bad" duet with Carrie Underwood
  13. "Holding On to You"
  14. "Two Rings Shy"
  15. "Hard Staying Sober"
  16. "Another Sunday in the South"

Image courtesy of RCA Nashville Records

Brantley Gilbert Tops the Charts With 'Bottoms Up'

Thursday March 6, 2014

brantley gilbertBrantley Gilbert lowered his tailgate at #1 with his tailgate romance "Bottoms Up."

Dierks Bentley's new album enters the charts at #1.

Frankie Ballard falls... and gets back up.

Read all about it in this week's country music charts.

Image courtesy of Valory Music Co.

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