Dustin Lynch’s brand new album, Where It's At, is the Number One-selling Country album on the Nielsen Soundscan Digital Album Chart this week. At the same time, the project is the sixth highest-selling digital album across all genres. In the week since it’s release, Where It's At has surpassed 500,000 streams on Spotify.
The album's title track also sits in the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Digital Songs chart this week.
Dustin said, "Wow I am blown away! Thank you Country Radio and all of my friends and fans that crank our music up to 11. I can’t wait to see y'all at a show soon. We WILL celebrate."
In other Dustin news, he recently got to meet one of his musical idols, Garth Brooks, but Dustin wasn't exactly playing it cool. He told Country Countdown USA, "I think that’s the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life, and I’m not even talking to (Garth), he’s just sitting behind me, and I’m trying to eat my prime rib and I can’t even chew I’m so nervous."
MIRANDA LAMBERT WRAPS UP TOUR WITH FIRST SHOW IN HAWAII
Miranda Lambert plays the last show on her Platinum tour on Saturday (September 20th) in a vacation destination -- Honolulu, Hawaii! The singer tells us this is a first for her, and by the way, it's is no coincidence. "That’s my last state! I’ve never played Hawaii; it’s my 50th state to play. My whole career I played in 49 states. I think I finished off the 49th in Rhode Island a couple years ago. (laughs) I was like, ‘We gotta play Rhode Island! Somebody book us in Rhode Island!’ (laughs) But, it’s just, I feel like . . . I’ve never been to Hawaii, first of all, and I’ve never played there, so, might as well kill two birds with one stone. We’ll work and go on vacation." (laughs)
Miranda will perform at the Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas on October 4th. The lineup also includes Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Josh Thompson and Ashley Monroe.
Kenny Chesney’s new album, The Big Revival, hits retail outlets on Tuesday (September 23rd) and he'll be making the media rounds to promote it. That day, he'll kick things off with a performance on NBC's Today show, followed by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (September 24th), The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (September 26th), Conan on September 29th and ABC's The Talk on October 2nd.
Kenny said, "Normally I don’t get geared up for this much television, but this record makes me want to get out and talk about it. Starting with ‘American Kids,’ all of the songs on here say so much about how the people who see their lives in my music commit to their lives – it’s a lot like showing their home videos on network TV! I’m gonna be sick of talking about me, but not this record; The Big Revival is a whole other kinda record for me."
"American Kids," The Big Revival’s lead single, has already spent two weeks at Number One on the Country airplay charts.
LUKE BRYAN ADDS FRIENDS TO 'FARM TOUR'
Luke Bryan is bringing some of his friends to perform on his sixth annual Farm Tour shows this fall. Cole Swindell, The Peach Pickers (songwriters Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip), Chancie Neal and DJ Rock will join the tour as it stops in eight southern towns beginning on October 1st.
Luke tells us the Farm tour shows reach back to his early days of wanting to be an entertainer. "The only way I could create a show was just get an old tractor barn and on a hay wagon and play a show, so I always told myself if I ever had the opportunity to do shows on a farm at a pretty high level, so four years ago I started the Farm tour and picked a couple farms and locations that we thought would be really cool and we always kind of incorporated it with college towns." to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays.
Blake Shelton joined his fellow The Voice coach Gwen Stefani on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week for a Lip Sync Battle. Blake's performance even included a little tap dancing.
Brett Eldredge has released a new video to go along with his current single, "Mean To Me." The singer appears shirtless in the sultry clip. Brett co-wrote the song, telling People magazine, "(The song) really puts a girl on a pedestal that she deserves. Any girl that can deal with the craziness that men are deserves the world."
KENNY ROGERS SITS DOWN FOR 'THE BIG INTERVIEW' WITH DAN RATHER
Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers sits down with veteran newsman Dan Rather for an in-depth interview to discuss his five-plus decade career on AXS TV’s The Big Interview, airing on Tuesday (September 24th) at 8 p.m. ET.
The hour-long interview was filmed on stage at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to commemorate the opening of the career-spanning exhibit, Kenny Rogers: Through The Years.
Kenny's latest album, You Can’t Make Old Friends, became his 22nd Top 10 Country album. The title track, a duet with Dolly Parton, has earned GRAMMY and most recently, CMA Awards nominations. The CMA Awards will take place in Nashville on November 5th.