MIRANDA LAMBERT, THE BAND PERRY TO PROVE THAT 'FASHION ROCKS'
Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry will be among the performers at the annual Fashion Rocks TV special taking place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9th. They will be joined by fellow performers Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, Kiss, Nico & Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora and Usher on the live broadcast, which will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
Fashion Rocks will air on September 9th at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. Tickets to the event go on sale at Ticketmaster on July 28th for American Express card holders and on August 1st for the general public.
Additional performers and presenters will be added to Fashion Rocks in the coming weeks.
BILLY CURRINGTON FINALLY HAS THAT ARENA SONG
Billy Currington is knocking at Number One on the country charts with his latest hit, "We Are Tonight." Fans go crazy when they hear Billy perform it during each show, and he tells us that's just the response he was hoping for when he cut it for his latest album. "When I first heard 'We Are Tonight,' my first thought was, 'Man, here's a song that I finally can take to the arenas and play and it get that arena affect.' You know, the people chanting the song and singing it back and it just be a huge moment in the show, and for a while when we were playing it while it was like in the 40s and 30s (on the charts) that wasn't happening. You know, it was peoples' first time hearing the song so it was just like, 'Yeah, it was good. Let's get to "Hey Girl"' or whatever, you know, but now that's been a hit it's right now the favorite moment in the show. I mean, it's going really great, and everything that I dreamed is starting to come true, so it's pretty nice."
Billy is currently on the road with Lady Antebellum, in addition to playing fairs and festivals around the country.
Luke Bryan is giving his thanks to the military in a special way. He and Miller Lite have teamed up to give 45 servicemen and women an all-expense-paid trip to Chicago for his show at Soldier Field on August 31st.
The party is a text-to-win event and will be available exclusively in Army and Air Force Exchange Services stores. Current or former serviceman or women who are at least 21 years of age are eligible to play to win.
Luke's That’s My Kind of Night tour stops in Atlanta tonight (Friday, July 25th) and Saturday (July 26th) for two shows with special guests Lee Brice and Cole Swindell.
BITS AND PIECES: MIRANDA LAMBERT
Miranda Lambert recently gave People.com a peek inside her girlie tour bus, which includes a pink refrigerator and shabby chic decor.
BRANTLEY GILBERT, JUSTIN MOORE TO HEADLINE AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host a star-studded lineup from the Big Machine Label Group this weekend with headliners Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and Justin Moore at the Brickfest Music Festival.
On Saturday (July 26th), The Band Perry and Justin will perform following the NASCAR Nationwide Series Indiana 250 race.
Brantley will headline the Brickfest Music Festival on Sunday (July 27th), with opening sets by Lauren Jenkins, Scotty Emerick, Drake White and A Thousand Horses.
Brantley is a big race fan, but he tells us he doesn't mind when the wheels stop. "Some of my favorite parts of racing probably shouldn’t be my favorite parts, but I do like watching wrecks. I think there’s a few of us out there . . . it’s fun and rubbin’s racin’ and they get a little bit out of control. I don’t want nobody to get hurt, but it never hurts my feelings when they get a little bit frustrated with each other and want to kind of duke it out in the pits neither. It’s all in good fun."
All Brickfest Music Festival performances are free with admission to the track for each day.
KEITH URBAN SAYS 'RAISE 'EM UP' WAS 'PERFECT TITLE' FOR TOUR
Keith Urban recently began the U.S. run of dates on his new Raise 'Em Up tour. The song is featured on Keith's Fuse CD, and he recorded it as a duet with Eric Church.
While there's no plan at this point to release "Raise 'Em Up" as a single, Keith tells us it was the perfect title for the tour. "There's such a communal, anthemic, empowering spirit to that song and it covers so many things, but I thought the essence and spirit of that song is really what playing live is all about for me. It's a sense of community, it's a sense of oneness, it's a sense of optimism and celebratory in all of its colors, I guess. The song just blew me away when I heard it. I just couldn't believe how it resonated lyrically with me -- the imagery, the strong imagery in the song and the way it felt, so it seemed like a perfect title for the tour."
This weekend, he adds Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge to the tour, which plays in New York state and Massachusetts.
WILLIE NELSON TAKES FARM AID TO RALEIGH, NC THIS FALL
Willie Nelson's annual Farm Aid concert will be held this year on September 13 at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The lineup includes both regulars and newcomers to the event, including Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, Delta Rae, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Insects vs Robots.
Tickets for Farm Aid 2014 will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 1, at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets will be available at www.livenation.com, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets range in price from $49 to $175.