It's that time of year we all (well, at least I do) dread. Those warm and sunny beach days are about to end and you're going to have to hide your flip flops back in the closet until next year. There truly is nothing better than listening to country music in the summertime. Home Sweet Country wanted to share with you an artist who's new single, "Flip Flops" will put a smile on your face no matter what time of year it is. Lucas Hoge has just released his brand new music video for his single "Flip Flops" (watch below). Hoge is ending his summer strong with not only releasing his new single and music video, but also by having it featured on The Highway's Facebook page. PUREFactory Naturals-Flip Flop Collection and Sandals For Your Neck are helping spread the Lucas' good vibes. Shout out to Justin Boston, the driver in the music video has just won his second ARCA race August 25.
Country star Austin Webb is becoming well known for his flawless selfies and now fans' dreams are coming true as they can "take" one with him!
Using the popular UrTurn App, fans can place their head next to Austin's to create the ultimate "Raise 'Em Up" selfie! Even better, you can show off your personal masterpiece on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Webb kicked off the campaign with his signature humor telling fans, "Y'all know I love a good selfie! Now you can take a pic with me no matter where you are! Well, maybe not underwater. Or in space. " Sorry astronauts, you'll have to wait to take your "Raise 'Em Up" selfie!
In case you missed it: critically-acclaimed duo The Secret Sisters performed their song “Iuka” on NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last Friday, Aug. 22.
The song can be found on their album Put Your Needle Down: Deluxe Edition, which is available exclusively at all 632 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and CrackerBarrel.com. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album contains 14 songs and sells for $11.99.
The Secret Sisters’ performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” can be viewed here.
Country stars have been participating in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, sharing different ways of soaking themselves for a good cause!
Arista Nashville recording artist, Ben Rue, has taken the challenge to a whole other level! During his day off in Oregon, the native took a trip to Silver Falls, where inspiration struck!
Standing under a massive, ice cold, waterfall, Ben showed his support for the cause and called to challenge 3 of his friends! See the actual waterfall below!
Ticket packages for Luke Bryan’s highly anticipatedCrash My Playa, presented by CID Presents, are now available. The exclusive four-day country concert event – including performances from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Cole Swindell – will take place in Riviera Maya on January 23 – 27, 2015. This intimate country concert experience has limited availability, and full package details and reservations can be found at www.crashmyplaya.com.
All packages for Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa include four nights / five days all-inclusive accommodations at one of the unique participating resorts, airport transfer to and from the hotel, admission to each night’s exclusive beach performances, a limited edition Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa event poster, beach bag, and beach towel. Food featuring local flavors, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available inside the venue and are included with all Crash My Playa packages. Optional themed adventures and activities that explore the riches of the Riviera Maya will also be offered – from ATV rides to zip lines through the jungle, snorkeling and SCUBA diving, tours through the ancient Mayan ruins and more!
Following a sizzling performance on the TODAY Show’s Toyota® Concert Seriesthis morning, four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes officially announced his fall headlining tour, the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, set to kick off Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Bryce Jordan Center inUniversity Park, Penn. Warner Music Nashville labelmates Dan + Shay and The Railers will join Hayes as supporting acts for the tour, which will be produced by AEG Live/The Messina Group.
During the TODAY Show performance, Hayes entertained the massive crowd gathered in the plaza with his current Top 30-and-climbing single “Tattoo” as well as the No. 1 smash hit “I Want Crazy” and moving fan favorite, “Invisible.” The multi-talented singer-songwriter surprised fans by sporting a fresh henna tattoo sleeve with emblems from each city on the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, and three henna artists circulated the crowd inking fans with the tour logo. On television, viewers across the nation also got to see the first-ever localized commercial spots for a concert tour that are synced with the popular music identification service, Shazam.
Streamsound recording artist Austin Webb will be featured in a behind-the-scenes, three-part mini-series, titled Follow. Beginning Aug. 22, the first of three weekly episodes will stream through Taste of Country and later broadcast on Your Country (AXS-TV) Aug. 24 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. CT. Each episode is under three minutes in length and follows Webb as he travels the country to perform shows and connect with fans while spotlighting his unique sense-of-humor and cheeky personality. In the series, fans will witness Webb’s dedication to his music and get to know the artist he has been influenced to become.
Webb is coming off his most recent singles, “Raise ‘Em Up” and “Slip On By,” which both received strong airplay at Country Radio. “Slip On By” reached Top 40 on the Country radio airplay charts and the video aired on CMT Pure, Great American Country (GAC), Heartland/RFD-TV, ZUUS Country and more. He is a return performer at the Grand Ole Opry and has been featured in Country Weekly as “One to Watch” and “Who’s New.”
Critically-acclaimed musical duo The Secret Sisters will perform on NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday, Aug. 22. The duo will perform the song “Iuka” from their current album Put Your Needle Down: Deluxe Edition, which is available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and CrackerBarrel.com. While The Secret Sisters have performed on “The Tonight Show” in the past when it starred Jay Leno, this will be their first time appearing on the show since Fallon was named the new host.
Country icon George Strait is offering fans a 20-track live album recorded at his momentous The Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium commemorates a night of celebration for one of the most influential figures in country music. Due in stores Sep. 16, the MCA Nashville release contains hits from throughout Strait’s remarkable 30+ year career, features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and introduces George “Bubba” Strait, Jr.
The undisputed “King of Country Music” and reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed for over 1 million fans during his two-year, record-breaking, final U.S. tour. The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium epitomizes the energy and shared emotion largely thanks to a Texas-sized crowd of nearly 105,000. Equally prevalent on the album is Strait’s sentimentality and immense gratitude for his legion of fans.
Hunter Hayes Takes Home Third Consecutive Teen Choice Award- Performing at TODAY Show & Arthur Ashe Kids Day
Multi-instrumentalist and four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes recently scored his third consecutive Choice Male Country Artist title at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, taking home the trophy amongst stiff competition that included label-mate Blake Shelton and fellow chart-topping country artists Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and Keith Urban. Although he was unable to attend the ceremony, Hayes sent a heartfelt “thank-you” video message to the fans who voted him to the top spot. Click here to watch.