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Good Morning America Announces 2017 Summer Concert Series

Good Morning America just announced their annual Summer concert series for 2017 and they’ve got all of your favorite artists hitting the Central Park SummerStage from May to September!  All of the GMA Summer Concerts take place at Rumsey PlayField in Central Park from 7-9am every Friday during the Summer.

If you want to get the best spot for your favorite artist, we recommend arriving at the 72nd St. entrance of Rumsey PlayField before 6am since there is usually a large crowd.  Most shows are free and open to the public however The Chainsmokers will require free tickets in advance for entry.  Bebe Rexha will be performing inside the GMA Times Square studio.

Dierks Bentley’s Summer Concert will be broadcast live from one lucky GMA viewer’s rocking block party! Click HERE for more information and see how you can have Dierks perform on your block for free!  

Check out all of the GMA Summer Concert Series performers below!

May 19 – Green Day (#GreenDayOnGMA)
May 26 – Florida Georgia Line & Nelly (#FGLonGMA and #NellyOnGMA)
June 2 – Fifth Harmony (#FifthHarmonyOnGMA)
June 9 – The Chainsmokers* (#ChainsmokersOnGMA)
June 16 – The Lumineers (#LumineersOnGMA)
June 23 – Little Big Town (#LittleBigTownOnGMA)
June 30 – Bebe Rexha*(#BebeOnGMA)
July 7 – Big Sean (#BigSeanOnGMA)
July 14 – Lady Antebellum (#LadyAOnGMA)
July 21 – Zedd featuring Alessia Cara (#ZeddOnGMA and #AlessiaOnGMA)
July 28 – Imagine Dragons (#ImagineDragonsOnGMA)
August 4 – Linkin Park (#LinkinParkOnGMA)
August 11 – Bleachers (#BleachersOnGMA)
August 18 – Eric Church (#EricChurchOnGMA)
August 25 – Paramore (#ParamoreOnGMA)
September 1 – Jason Derulo (#DeruloOnGMA)
Date TBD – Dierks Bentley

Be sure to follow Good Morning America and Secret Fangirls for the latest news on all of your favorite artists!

Dierks Bentley Releases New Video For “Black”

Dierks Bentley just released the music video for his latest single “Black” featuring his beautiful wife Cassidy.  The  video focuses on Dierks and Cassidy together wandering the stunning Icelandic coast.  Dierks has talked about how this song and his new album of the same name explores the deepest parts of a relationship, and how it can bring two people even closer together.  Black just also happens to be Cassidy’s maiden name.

Watch the official video for “Black” below!

Grab a copy of Dierks’ latest studio album “Black” on iTunes or Amazon now.

Be sure to follow Dierks Bentley and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

Our Favorite Concerts of 2016

We can’t believe 2016 is almost over!   It was a year full of fangirling and lots of amazing concerts.   While it’s always hard to pick favorites, here are some of our favorite shows of 2016!

Mixtape Festival – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA – August 2016
This festival had everything – boybands,  matching camo parachute cargo pants, oversized bib overalls, harmonies that you can’t find anywhere else, and of course the best fans ever!  NKOTB just get better and better with age.  98 Degrees wore camo cargo pants and sang a TRL medley.  O-Town crushed their set (yes, they played “Liquid Dreams”) and wore overalls and tie-dye.  Paul Abdul nailed every single dance move in her first show on 25 years (and told everyone about the Total Package Tour way before it was announced).  Boyz II Men brought down the house with their beautiful harmonies.

 

Dan + Shay – Playstation Theater – New York, NY – December 2016
Dan + Shay are one of our favorite artists to see live, because they bring so much joy and energy to the stage.  The “Obsessed” Tour was their second headlining tour, in support of their new album, and they owned the stage like they had been doing this forever.  Dan + Shay are having so much fun on stage, you can’t help but join in.  The whole show is one big singalong from start to finish.

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Mariah Carey – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY – December 2016
We didn’t realize we were such big Mariah fans, until we saw her perform at the Beacon (and at Divas Live!) and fangirl cried a little.   This is our new Holiday tradition.

 

Cam – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – October 2016
We were so excited to see Cam back in NYC on her first headlining tour!  She had the coolest set of the year, and told the best stories in between songs.  Cam is such a genuine talent that we knew the world couldn’t ignore since the first time we saw her opening for Dan+Shay.  Her voice is amazing, her songwriting is super fun (listen to her song “Fireball”) and heartwarming.

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Dierks Bentley – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – May 2016
We had just caught the opening night of Dierks’ big “Somewhere On A Beach” Tour at PNC Bank Arts Center a couple of weeks prior.  It was amazing to see Dierks again in such an intimate venue.  His “Last Call Ball,” in celebration of the release of his new album, “Black,” was a writers round with his collaborators.  Each took a turn telling the story behind the song and performing songs from the album and other hits they had written.   Did we mention we got to be approx 5 feet away from Dierks for this show?

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Rooney – Webster Hall – New York, NY – October 2016
We are SO EXCITED that Rooney is back and on tour. Their new album, “Washed Away,”  was one of our favorites of the year, and we got to see them live 2 times in 2016!  The show in October at Webster Hall was our favorite, mostly because Robert asked everyone to come in Halloween costumes and the band dressed as vampires.   Good music + Halloween = happy fangirls.

Jake Miller – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – October 2016
Jake definitely had a good thing going at Highline Ballroom.  His “Overnight” EP release show was one big party from start to finish.  Jake blessed NYC with an early bit of news about his “Overnight Tour” at this show and we’re so glad he’s coming back in 2017 because we need more Jake in our lives!! His voice keeps getting better and better and let’s face it – he’s so good with his fans that there’s no way we can’t love him just as much back!

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MAX – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY – February 2016
Speaking of Jake Miller, we caught his upcoming “Overnight” Tour mate, MAX, at the Beacon Theatre opening for R5.   He is insanely talented,   and we were blown away by his live performance.  We’ve had his album on repeat ever since.  If you’re going to see Jake this Winter, make sure you get there early to catch MAX’s set!

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Kacey Musgraves – Town Hall – New York, NY – December 2016
We were stoked that Kacey’s Christmas tour had a stop in NYC!  It was just as sparkly and fun as you would imagine.   Can we make this a Holiday tradition, too?

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Good Charlotte – Webster Hall – New York, NY – April 2016
*FANGIRL SCREAMING*   Okay, now that we’ve had some time (alright like 8 months) to process this show, we still can’t believe just how incredibly grateful the guys of Good Charlotte are for their fans to come back after a long hiatus and still care about the little boys from Waldorf and their dumb punk music.  We grew up listening to GC, their lyrics are melodies are ingrained and practically tattooed on our brains.  When a band truly takes the time to acknowledge how awesome their fans are and to be so good to their fans, heck yeah we’ll keep coming back for more.  This show was wild from start to finish with the crowd singing literally every single word to every single song – even deep cuts and new tracks.

Moose Blood – Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY – July 2016
These guys really know how to put on a show!  Just before their sophomore album, “Blush” came out, Moose Blood put on a wild and crazy club show in NYC’s Studio at Webster Hall.  The show was completely sold out and we can bet that people from the other rooms of Webster Hall were coming downstairs to see what all the ruckus was about. What they found were four boys from Kent and about 300 fans screaming the words, all of us having the best night of our lives!  This show also took us about 6 months to process how amazing these guys are.

 

Dolly Parton – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY – June 2016
This was the first concert we went to at the newly renovated Forest Hills Stadium.  As huge tennis and music fangirls, just being there was exciting!   And Dolly was incredible.  She has such a gift for storytelling and performing, and the crowd was having a blast.

Hunter Hayes – Pennysaver Ampitheater – Selden, NY – August 2016
We sadly only got to see Hunter once this year, but he blew us away as always.   He played some amazing new songs, which he released later in the year.  Fingers crossed we’ll be seeing more of Hunter in 2017!

 

Weezer – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY – June 2017
Weezer has been on our concert bucket list for ages, and we finally got the chance to see them over the Summer!  And they did not disappoint.

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Housing Works Writers Round – New York, NY – August 2017
This was one of the coolest shows we went to this year.  Housing Works hosted a benefit concert, a Nashville songwriters round.   Walker Hayes, Drake White, Sean McAnally, Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Brad Tursi each took turns playing stripped down versions of the many hits they had written.

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!

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”

Dierks Bentley Kicks Off “Somewhere On A Beach Tour” in Holmdel, NJ

Summer concert season is officially here!  Dierks Bentley got the season off to a rocking start last night when the first stop on the “Somewhere On A Beach” Tour hit the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ.  He set a very high standard for the rest of the shows we’ll go to this Summer.  It was a high energy show from start to finish, and his 90 minute set seemed to fly by!  Dierks gets an A+ in fan interaction, constantly hi-fiving and pausing for selfies during the set without missing a beat.

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We got an exclusive first listen of Dierks’ new album, “Black,” in his mobile listening tour bus.  (yes, we fangirled hard at getting to be on an actual tour bus).  If you’re a black card member you can get on the bus too!  You can pre-order the album and get a card at the show if you don’t have one already.  We pre-ordered “Black” without hearing a single track from the album, knowing it would be awesome, and it even exceeded our expectations.

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Opening acts Tucker Beathard, Cam, and Randy Houser set the tone for the evening with their lively sets.  Cam’s set showed the range of her music, from fun tracks like “Go Get ‘Em Cam!” and “Country Ain’t Never Been Pretty,”  to her emotional hit “Burning House” and new single “Mayday.”  The singalong and cheering during Randy’s performance of “Like A Cowboy” was one of the loudest and craziest we’ve ever heard.  New Jersey country fans, we are proud.

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On to the main event:  DIERKS!!   He encouraged the crowd to tip it on back and get a little sideways, free and easy.   The crowd was certainly there to get their good time on.  His set included hits from all of his albums along with new material from “Black.”  Some die hard fans (ourselves included) already knew the words to the new tracks like “What The Hell Did I Say” and even the title track which was as steamy live as the brand new video!

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One of the more emotional moments during the show came during “I Hold On,” which is in memory of Dierks’ father.  As the crowd loudly sang along, he told them that was always his favorite part of the night.  Later, Dierks decided to get a little closer to the audience and jumped from the stage into the middle of the crowd to make his way to a stage in the back.  He was joined by Cam and Randy for “Take It Easy.”  From the main stage to the B stage, Dierks’ knows how to get every single part of the crowd involved and  keep them entertained even if he’s not right in front of them.

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We almost don’t want to ruin it for you, so maybe stop reading this if you’re going to the tour.  During the encore Captain Dierks came out on an actual Dude Air plane.  Cam and Randy joined him on stage one last time, before members of the crew ran out, some in their Riser flight attendant outfits.  After the show, Dierks stayed on stage and signed anything people handed or tossed to him for a good 10 minutes as “Wanted Dead or Alive” was pumping through the venue. As if we didn’t love him enough already.   Check out the dates for the “Somewhere On A Beach” tour HERE and get your tickets now!

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Setlist:
Up On The Ridge
Free And Easy (Down The Road I Go)
Tip It On Back
Am I The Only One
5-1-5-0
Say You Do
Lot Of Leavin’ Left To Do
What The Hell Did I Say
I Hold On
Every Mile A Memory
Black
Feel That Fire
Take It Easy (cover)
Freedom
Somewhere On A Beach
What Was I Thinkin’
Sideways
Drunk On A Plane

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TODAY Show Reveals 2016 Summer Concert Series Lineup

The TODAY Show just announced the lineup for it’s annual Summer Concert Series, and it is STACKED.  Dierks Bentley, Shawn Mendes, DNCE & more will all hit the Rockefeller Center stage this Summer. If you’re in NYC, you can watch the show in person!   Head over to the TODAY Show concert site for all the info.  We suggest showing up no later than 5am as there is usually a crowd.  Also make sure you sign up for the mailing list so you can get info on the Fan Pass.  A Fan Pass is awesome and gets you first entry into the show.  All concerts take place from 7am to 9am and most likely you’ll get to watch the artist soundcheck as well!

TODAY Show 2016 Summer Concert Series Lineup
May 20 – Puff Daddy & The Family, #PuffDaddyTODAY
May 27 – Dierks Bentley, #DierksTODAY
May 30 – Fifth Harmony, #5HTODAY
June 3 – Luke Bryan, #LukeBryanTODAY
June 10 – Nick Jonas, #NickJonasTODAY
June 17 – Charlie Puth, #CharliePuthTODAY
June 21 – Meghan Trainor, #MeghanTODAY
June 23 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, #MackAndRyanTODAY
July 1 – Rachel Platten, #RachelPlattenTODAY
July 8 – Shawn Mendes, #ShawnMendesTODAY
July 22 – Celine Dion, #CelineTODAY
August 5 – Blake Shelton, #BlakeTODAY
August 11 – The Band Perry, Live in Rio, #TheBandPerryTODAY
August 26 – Jessica Simpson, #JessicaSimpsonTODAY
August 29 – DNCE, #DNCEToday
September 2 – Alicia Keys, #AliciaKeysTODAY

Watch Andy Grammer perform “Honey I’m Good” as part of last year’s lineup.

Be sure to follow The TODAY Show & Secret Fangirls for more updates!