The Friday Five: Summer Albums

It’s Memorial Day Weekend which mean’s it’s officially Summer!  We’re looking forward to all of the outdoor concerts, BBQs, and of course some new music!  Here are some of the albums dropping this Summer we can’t wait for!

1. Canaan Smith – “Bronco” out June 23
We’ve had Canaan’s EP playing nonstop, and earlier this week we got to hear more tracks off of the album at a show in NYC.  This album is going to be GOOD.
Pre-Order a signed copy of “Bronco”

2. Kacey Musgraves – “Pageant Material” out June 23
Kacey is serving up her sophomore album in style
Pre-Order “Pageant Material”

3. Hilary Duff – “Breathe In, Breathe Out” out June 15
We’re so excited about a new album from Hilary that we too have to breathe in, breathe out and keep calm.  Fingers crossed a tour is to follow!
Pre-Order “Breathe In, Breathe Out” on Amazon

4. Thomas Rhett – Title and Date TBD
While we don’t have any official info yet, Thomas is expected to drop his new album later this Summer.  We love what we’ve heard so far, with the funky lead single “Crash and Burn” and also tracks that he’s been playing live, like “South Side” and the beautiful “Die A Happy Man.”
Buy “Crash and Burn” on iTunes

5. Cody Simpson – “Free” out June 23
This will be Cody’s first album he’s done entirely on his own, free to create the music he’s wanted to all along.  Cody and his music are pretty much the definition of a laid back Summer by the beach.
Pre-Order “Free” on iTunes

Hunter Hayes Releases New Single “21”

Hunter Hayes created a frenzy among fans when he started posting blank photos on his social media.  What did it mean?!  Had his account been hacked?  He posted 21 photos exactly, followed days later by a 2 and a 1, and a countdown page on his website.  Looking back now, it all makes perfect sense.  Hunter just dropped his new single “21,” appropriately enough, since today is May 21st!  He’s been playing the track on the Wheels Up Tour with Lady Antebellum, and it’s the perfect upbeat jam for all those shows under the stars on a warm Summer night!  Listen to “21” below, streaming exclusively on Spotify!

We’re thrilled to have new music from Hunter, and can’t wait to see him on tour (a few times) this Summer!  “21” will be available on iTunes May 26th.  Click below to see all of the Wheels Up Tour Dates!

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FarmBorough Festival Releases Full Lineup & Schedule!

We are T-minus 36 days away from FarmBorough Festival, New York’s first country music festival, and what is sure to be one of the most memorable weekends of the Summer!  The Festival just released the full lineup and schedule, so you’ll have plenty of time to plot which sets you’d like to catch.  Canaan Smith will kick off the festivities first on the Main Stage Friday afternoon, while Luke Bryan will have you singing “I Don’t Want This Night To End” when he closes the fest Sunday night.

In between, we can’t wait to catch Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, The Railers, The Cadillac Three,  Chris Stapleton, Logan Mize, Mickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae, Charlie Worsham, and more.  Visit FarmBoroughFestival.com for the full schedule and get ready for when NYC Goes Country!

FarmBorough Festival 2015
ft. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley
Randall’s Island – New York, NY
June 26 – 28th 2015
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In between sets, or when you need a break from it all, FarmBorough will have plenty of other activities!  Everything from a giant slide to an epic burger cook off, and even a beach house!  You’ll find us in the “Festival Fare” section, with some of our favorite eats from Luke’s Lobster and Handsome Hanks.

Here’s a little Dierks Bentley throwback for you!

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FOX & Friends 2015 All-American Summer Concert Series Lineup!

FOX & Friends annual Summer concert series is kicking off this week with a performance by Jerrod Niemann!  This year’s lineup includes a mix of country artists, classic rockers and some old favorites.  Make sure to tune into Fox & Friends the morning of the show, or if you’re in NYC head to 1211 Avenue of the Americas and watch the concert in person!  You’ll get to see the artist perform several songs, and get some free Famous Dave’s BBQ!  We can’t think of a better way to kick off a Summer Friday than with some free jams and BBQ!   Just make sure you arrive before 6am.  Check out the full lineup below.

FOX & Friends 2015 All-American Summer Concert Series
May 22 – Jerrod Niemann
May 29 – O.A.R.
June 5 – Lifehouse
June 12 – Billy Currington
July 3 – Lee Greenwood
July 10 – Bret Michaels
July 17 – Kelsea Ballerini
July 24 – Blues Traveler
July 31 – Scotty McCreery
August 7 – KC & The Sunshine Band
August 14 – Alice Cooper
August 21 – Night Ranger
August 28 – Blue Oyster Cult

Watch Boyz II Men performing as part of last year’s lineup!

Be sure to follow Fox & Friends & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Canaan Smith Plays Showcase at Mercury Lounge in NYC

Country artist Canaan Smith played an intimate show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge last night. The show gave the lucky fans in the audience a preview of Canaan’s upcoming debut album, “Bronco,” out June 23rd. As if we weren’t already excited enough about his album, after hearing some of the new songs last night we are ecstatic. Canaan got the evening off to an energetic start with “Hole In A Bottle,” one of our favorite tracks off his self-titled EP. A song called “American Muscle” is guaranteed to become the next #MERICA theme song you’ll be blasting at your 4th of July picnic. It got the whole crowd rocking, with some over-enthusiastic dancers spilling their beers but no one minded because #MERICA.

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Canaan also shared the meaning behind the title of his album, “Bronco,” explaining that he wanted to share himself and who he is through his album. The album’s title track is in honor of his brother, whom Canaan lost when he was younger. He dedicated the song to him in a touching tribute, giving the audience “a few moments of peace.”

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Canaan ended the night with a singalong to his chart-climbing single “Love You Like That,” before hi-fiving everyone in the front row. We had a blast seeing the nitty gritty boy in the city for a night, and can’t wait until he’s back at the end of June for FarmBorough Festival! You can also catch him on tour with Dierks Bentley on the Sounds of Summer Tour.

Pre-order a copy of Canaan Smith’s “Bronco” now and get a signed CD booklet!

Set List
Hole In A Bottle
Two Lane Road
One Of Those
Stuck
American Muscle
Love At First
Good Kinda Bad
Jealous (Nick Jonas cover)
Mad Love
Stompin’ Grounds
Bronco
Love You Like That

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My Country 96.1 Presents A Thousand Horses At Emporium July 13!

New York’s My Country 96.1 is bringing yet another rising country artist to Long Island!  This Summer, A Thousand Horses will take a break from their opening spot on the Southern Style Tour with Darius Rucker, to perform a more intimate set at the Emporium on July 13th.   Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 21st!

We suggest getting tickets ASAP for this one!  A Thousand Horses have been climbing the charts with their hit single, “Smoke.”  Their debut album, “Southernality” is out on June 9th, and includes jams like “Trailer Trashed” and “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial.”

My Country 96.1 Presents A Thousand Horses
Emporium – Patchogue, NY
July 13th at 7pm
Buy Tickets

Pre-order a copy of “Southernality” on iTunes and watch the video for “Smoke” below!

Be sure to follow A Thousand Horses, My Country 96.1 & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Listen To Luke Bryan’s “Kick The Dust Up” From Upcoming Album “Kill The Lights” Out 8/7!

It’s shaping up to be a very good Summer for country music fans!  We’ve got new albums on the way from Kacey Musgraves, Canaan Smith, A Thousand Horses… and now Luke Bryan just announced his latest, “Kill The Lights” will be released on August 7th!   Luke also premiered his new single, the namesake of his Summer Tour, “Kick The Dust Up” today.  Listen to the track below!  We think we’ve got another contender for Song of the Summer.

Pickup a copy of the single on iTunes now!  Visit LukeBryan.com for upcoming tour dates including Dustin Lynch and Randy Houser. Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line will join in the fun on select stadium shows!

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