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Dierks Bentley Announces “What The Hell” Tour With Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi

Dierks Bentley just announced he is heading back out on tour in 2017, and he’s bringing Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi with him!  The “What The Hell” Tour kicks off in January at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.   This lineup sounds like a BLAST!  Cole has always praised Dierks as one of his biggest influences, and the two teamed up for one of the best songs on Cole’s new album.  We hope they’ll play “Flatliner” together on tour!

While the full run of dates are yet to be announced, Dierks did reveal the cities the tour will be hitting.  Sadly, there are no dates in the Northeast to which we say “what the hell?”  But since the tour’s official name is the “What The Hell World Tour,” we hope that more dates are to come!  Be sure to visit Dierks.com for all the info.

Dierks Bentley “What The Hell” Tour 2017
Dayton, OH
Louisville, KY
Nashville, TN
Hamilton, ON
Oshawa, ON
Ottawa, ON
London, ON
Winnipeg, MB
Saskatoon, SK
Calgary, AB
Dawson Creek, BC
Edmonton, AB
Penticton, BC
Vancouver, BC
Cedar Rapids, IA
Sioux Falls, SD
Columbus, GA
Tupelo, MS
Knoxville, TN
Billings, MT
Rapid City, SD
Fresno, CA
Reno, NV

Be sure to follow Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell & Jon Pardi for more updates!

CMT On Tour Presents Cole Swindell’s Down Home Tour 2016

Hey y’all, grab your down home crew because Cole Swindell is heading out on tour this Fall!  If you’re wondering if you should go, the only answer we have for you is that yes, you should be here, there or wherever Cole is playing!  He puts on an incredible performance and is a very talented songwriter.  Cole’s latest album, “You Should Be Here,” is one of our favorites of 2016.  He’s spent all Summer on tour with Florida Georgia Line, but sees the “Down Home” Tour as a way to connect with fans in smaller venues who have supported him along the way.

This is Cole’s 3rd annual headlining “Down Home” Tour and the first time he has teamed up with CMT On Tour, whose alumni include Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge.  As with previous tours, Cole will drop the “Down Home Sessions III” EP on October 28th, so fans will have some new music to enjoy at the show.  Check out the dates below!  Opening acts are Cole Taylor, Travis Denning and Jon Langston.

Cole Swindell Down Home Tour 2016
Presented by CMT on Tour
October 26 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
October 27 – The Cotillion Ballroom – Wichita, KS
October 29 – Dos Amigos – Odessa, TX
November 4 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
November 9 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
November 11 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
November 12 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
November 17 – The Block – Fort Walton, FL
November 18 – House of Blues – Buena Vista, FL
November 25 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
November 26 – Billy Bob’s – Fort Worth, TX
December 2 – Myth Live Event Center – St. Paul, MN
December 3 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
December 9 – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
December 10 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
December 15 – Cotton Eyed Joe’s – Knoxville, TN
December 16 – Blind Horse Saloon – Greenville, SC

Watch the video for “You Should Be Here” below and pickup a copy of Cole’s latest album on iTunes now!

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The Friday Five: Memorial Day Playlist

Summer is officially here!  Whether you’re taking a road trip, hitting the beach, or staying in watching the DCOM marathon all weekend, let’s celebrate #MERICA.  Here’s our Memorial Day Weekend playlist.

  1. Dierks Bentley – “Freedom”

2. Cole Swindell – “No Can Left Behind”

3. Dan + Shay – “Road Trippin’ 

4. Earl Dibbles Jr – “Merica”

5. Thomas Rhett – “Vacation”

Cole Swindell Celebrates “You Should Be Here” Album Release in NYC

NYC went country last night with Cole Swindell celebrating the release of his sophomore album, “You Should Be Here,” at the Gramercy Theatre.  If you’re a fan of Cole’s, of country music, or just having a good time, you should have been there.  His set was packed with hits from start to finish, including tracks from the new album and his record-breaking debut.  It was one of the most fun shows we’ve been to in a while, where we could singalong from start to finish.  The sold out crowd was ready to party, and knew all of the new songs despite the album only having been out for 2 days.

Cole got his start in Nashville as a songwriter, cutting tracks for Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and more before signing his own record deal with Warner Brothers.  He played his versions of “Get Me Some Of That” and “This Is How We Roll,” leading into his first #1 as an artist, “Chillin’ It.”

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Cole told the crowd he grew up on 90s country music, which made him fall in love with the genre.  He covered Kenny Chensey’s “Don’t Happen Twice,” which was the first song he’d ever played for an audience back in college.  He had a full circle moment getting to sing that song with Kenny on stage last year.  Cole thanked the fans throughout the show, saying that they’re the reason he is where he is and “the reason I do all of this.”  Country artists are some of the most grateful and generous artists we’ve seen and it’s because of the close connection they have with their fans.

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Highlights of his set included “Flatliner,” which Cole recorded with Dierks Bentley, and his new single “Middle of a Memory.”  Cole’s performance of the title track from the album, “You Should Be Here,” was an emotional moment.

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Cole ended the night with a 3-song encore that included a bonus track from the new album, “Hoppin’,” which you can get on iTunes.  He took the crowd to church with “No Can Left Behind,” which he said was already one of his favorites to play live.  It’s a JAM.  The track has an old-school country sound and feel, a welcome throwback in the set. Cole closed out the show with his hit “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” which was one loud singalong from start to finish.  He let the crowd take it home as he held up an American flag sourced from the front row.


Setlist

Down Home Boys
Hey Y’all
Brought To You By Beer
Up
Hope You Get Lonely Tonight
Middle of A Memory
Get Me Some Of That (Thomas Rhett)
This Is How We Roll (FGL & Luke Bryan)
Chillin’ It
Real Good Man (Tim McGraw)
Don’t Happen Twice (Kenny Chesney)
Broke Down
Stars
Let Me See Ya Girl
Flatliner
You Should Be Here
(Encore)
Hoppin’
No Can Left Behind
Ain’t Worth The Whiskey

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The Friday Five: Summer 2016 Albums

It’s finally Springtime here in NYC, which means Summer concert season is just around the corner!   There is tons of new music to look forward to also, including new albums from some of our favorite artists.  Here are the albums dropping soon that are sure to be on our Summer playlists.

1. Cole Swindell – “You Should Be Here”
due May 6th – pre-order on iTunes

2. Rooney – “Washed Away”
due May 6th – pre-order via Rooney

3. Dierks Bentley – “Black”
due May 27th – pre-order on iTunes

4. Dan + Shay – “Obsessed”
due June 3rd – pre-orders start April 29th

5. Good Charlotte – “Youth Authority”
due July 15th – pre-order on iTunes

Cole Swindell’s New Album “You Should Be Here” Due May 6th

Reigning ACM New Artist of the Year Cole Swindell just announced the release date for his much anticipated sophomore album.  “You Should Be Here” will be released on May 6th!  The album is named after Cole’s successful single of the same name, a touching song written in memory of his late father.  Watch the music video for “You Should Be Here” below and pickup a copy of the single on iTunes now!

Cole is joining Florida Georgia Line on the “Dig Your Roots” Tour all Summer long!  Stay tuned for full date and venue announcements.

Be sure to follow Cole Swindell & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Cole Swindell’s Down Home Tour Kicks Off In NYC

Cole Swindell’s second “Down Home” Tour kicked off last night at the Playstation Theater in NYC. Cole’s tour was the second country tour in as many weeks to have the first show in New York, and with good reason. (Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge’s “Suits and Boots” Tour hit Terminal 5) The country fans in NYC are crazy, passionate and excited about the music. The whole venue was singing and dancing all night long, even to the house music. Cole is the first country artist to headline the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour (alumni include Macklemore, Iggy Azalea, and Wale)

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The crowd’s energy was off the charts for the first night of tour and Cole was just as hype, making sure to give attention to the fans in the balconies, in the pit, and all the way to the fans in the back row of the venue! He encouraged fans to “get up” on each others shoulders, while many in the crowd were busy doing 12-ounce curls. Let’s get weird, y’all!

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It was one of those shows where you found yourself going “YES! THIS IS MY JAM!” for pretty much every song in the set. Cole has had 4 #1 hits from his debut album and counting, the latest being his single “Let Me See Ya Girl.” (OUR #1 JAM). Cole got his start working as a songwriter in Nashville and he’s written hits for Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett & more.

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The tour was in support of Cole’s “Down Home Sessions II” EP, which was released last week. Cole played every track off the EP, and, judging from the crowd’s reaction, even more jams to add to your playlist. The tour also gave Cole the opportunity to get up close and personal with his fans, after spending most of the year in stadiums opening for Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. Cole has definitely picked up some on stage pointers from Luke!

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a country show without a some “USA! USA!” chants, which were especially fitting for the Veterans Day show. Cole’s hit “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” was also the perfect song to end the night, as Cole told the audience he’d been “waiting to sing this song all day.” With Cole waving an American flag sourced from the front row, the entire crowd sang the last chorus for the troops. Cheers to a good country song!

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Setlist:
Down Home Boys
Hey Y’all
The Way You’re Lovin’ Me Now
Brought To You By Beer
Get Up
Hope You Get Lonely Tonight
Roller Coaster
Shuttin’ It Down
Dangerous After Dark
Blue Lights
Let Me See Ya Girl
Kiss
Ready
Get Me Some Of That
Beer In The Headlights
First Radio
Chillin’ It
This Is How We Roll
Ain’t Worth The Whiskey

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Be sure to pickup a copy of the “Down Home Sessions II” EP on iTunes now, grab your down home crew and get to one of Cole’s upcoming shows!

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