With almost 200,000 tickets sold in only nine dates, Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier” tour is living up to its name. While standing on the stage after sound check in Chicago, Blake looked up and pointed to the very back where the pavilion sits and recalled “When I opened for George Strait, I remember going up there and watching him perform. I’m excited to be performing in front of 27,000 people tonight but I’m not gonna lie – I’m a little nervous.”
Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier” tour is gearing up for three more shows this weekend in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Chicago with ticket sales topping 60,000. Check out just a few of the rave reviews from some of the cities Blake has visited so far.
“He put that charisma on display before a rollicking and sold-out horde on Friday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with a “Ten Times Crazier” tour that proved he’s a headliner well-worth his top billing... (There’s a reason he’s country music’s reigning male vocalist and entertainer of the year.)” - Amanda St. Amand, STL Today
Pictured L-R: Front Row: Co-writer/producer Chris DeStefano, Camille Alston, Brett Eldredge, Chris Stacey (SVP Promotion, WMN), co-writer Ashley Gorley, Lou Ramirez (Regional Promo Mgr – SW, WMN). Back Row: Josh Van Valkenburg (Dir. A&R, EMI Music Publishing), Rob Baker (RLB Artist Management, LLC), Peter Strickland (EVP & GM, WMN), Scott Hendricks (Sr. VP A&R, WMN), Kevin Herring (VP National Promotion, WMN) and
Chad Schultz (National Dir. Radio Interactive Mktg., WMN)
Nine-time GRAMMY award-winner Sheryl Crow’s highly anticipated brand new album, Feels Like Home, is available for pre-order today and is due out September 10th* on Warner Bros. Records. The album features her hit single, “Easy,” which is currently Top 20 and climbing. “Writing the songs for this album, after 20 years of writing songs, felt so great because I am still doing what I love, but I’m learning and stretching at the same time,” said Crow of working on the first country record of her career.
Infectious New Single Is #1 Most Added Across Radio This Week
It’s a helluva week for Warner Bros. Records’ guitar slinger Frankie Ballard with the release of his brand new single “Helluva Life” to country radio. Impacting just in time for summer, the infectious song is the #1 most added at country radio nationwide with an impressive 57 first week stations already on board. “Helluva Life” is now available at iTunes.
Multiple GRAMMY nominated and platinum-selling country star Hunter Hayes will be making his first trip overseas to Japan this summer with full performances at Tower Records Shibuya and Tower Records Osaka. He will also be joining Jason Mraz for a special performance at Studio Coast in Tokyo, August 26. Hunter’s deluxe edition release Hunter Hayes (Encore) remains Top 5 on the sales charts while his current single “I Want Crazy” is nearing No. 1. He will be heading out on his headline tour, CMT on Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour starting October 10th in Knoxville, Tenn.
Highly anticipated new singer-songwriter, Cole Swindell, is set to release his debut single “Chillin’ It” on Warner Bros. Records, which is available for download at iTunes now, and will impact radio August 19. "Chillin' It" is infectious and groove-laden, with a laid-back summertime charm that perfectly captures Swindell himself and is currently the number one most played song at Sirius XM for 3 weeks running. Independent radio airplay and social media quickly turned it into a sensation that has sold 140,000 copies.
The "Ten Times Crazier" party started well before doors opened this weekend for Blake Shelton's sold-out shows. Tailgaters arrived first thing in the morning; lining up to block real estate in the parking lot and set up camp for what became an ode to their favorite reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton. Even Blake was blown away by the response of his fans saying, "I heard music playing and just figured it was beach goers but then I went outside and realized my fans had arrived earlier in the morning to tailgate.
Congratulations to Jimmy Fallon, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer and Blake Shelton on their nominations for a Teen Choice Award and also Blake’s Emmy Award nomination for The Voice. Please see the list below for all WMN artists nominated and click here for a full list of Teen Choice Award nominees and here for Emmy Award nominees.
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