Eighteen-year-old Lauren Alaina is ready to exercise her newfound independence.
The first step? Moving out of her home state of Georgia and on to Nashville.
The American Idol alum said, "I’m 18 and still attached to my mama’s hip, but if I’m going to take this career seriously and want the things that I want to happen, I gotta be where it is."
Alaina has already toured with country stars like Jason Aldean and Sugarland. She was also named "New Artist of the Year" at the American Country Awards.
Florida Georgia Line has announced the dates for their Here's to the Good Times Tour.
“We can’t wait to give our fans what they have been asking for all year,” Tyler Hubbard says. “It is unreal, and the first night of the tour can’t get here fast enough!”
Tickets are already selling fast: Their first-announced show in Lexington, Kentucky, sold out in only 23 minutes. The tour starts on October 3 in Brookings, South Dakota and finishes up at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington on December 14.
Florida Georgia Line 2013 Here’s to the Good Times Tour Dates:
10/3 – Brookings, S.D. – Swiftel Center
10/4 – Mankato, Minn. – Verizon Wireless Center
10/5 – Fargo, N.D. – Scheels Arena
10/6 – Bismarck, N.D. – Bismarck Civic Center
10/10 – Murray, Ky. – CFSB Center
10/11 – Muncie, Ind. – Emens Auditorium
10/12 – Champaign, Ill. – Assembly Hall
10/13 – Bowling Green, Ohio – Stroh Center
10/16 – Springfield, Mo. – O’ Reilly Center
10/19 – Lexington, Ky. – Whitaker Bank Ballpark (Sold out)
10/23 – Carrollton, Ga. – The Coliseum/Univ. of W. GA
10/31 – Chicago, Ill. – Sears Center Area
11/1 – St. Louis, Mo. – Chaifetz Arena
11/2 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – US Cellular Center
11/3 – Milwaukee, Wis. – Eagles Ballroom
11/7 – Florence, S.C. – Florence Civic Center
11/8 – Knoxville, Tenn. – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
11/9 – Greenville, S.C. – BiLo Center
11/15 – New York, N.Y. – Best Buy Theater
11/16 – Upper Darby, Penn. – Tower Theater
11/17 – Reading, Penn. – Eagle Theater
11/21 – Huntington, W.V. – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
11/22 – Salem, Va. – Salem Civic Center
11/23 – Greensboro, N.C. – Greensboro Coliseum
11/29 – Ft. Worth, Texas – Billy Bob’s Texas
11/30 – Belton, Texas – Bell County Expo Center
12/1 – Austin, Texas – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
12/6 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Club Nokia LA Live
12/11 – Fresno, Calif. – Save Mart Center
12/12 – Reno, Nev. – Reno Events Center
12/13 – Eugene, Ore. – Matthew Knight Arena
12/14 – Kent, Wash. – ShoWare Center
Tim McGraw will debut his new music video for “Southern Girl” on July 23, at 3pm HERE on WSIX.com!
McGraw’s fans are a big part if this video, because the singer and his team turned their cameras on the crowd. “They really helped us capture the fun summer groove of this song,” McGraw said.
He also said it was appropriate that the song premiere through radio stations, because “they have been such a huge part of making this tour blow up and be so special."
All 6,000 tickets for Dierks Bentley’s upcoming Country Cares Concert in Arizona sold out within a day of going on sale last Friday.
The benefit will help raise money for the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the wildfires from the singer's home state.
“Country fans are the best, and when their friends need help, they show up,” says Bentley. “This is my hometown, and I feel a huge pull to go back and be there with them and do what I can to help.”
The Band Perry, Randy Houser and David Nail will join Bentley at Tim’s Toyota Center on July 22 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Following her stadium show in New Jersey last weekend, Taylor Swift told Rolling Stone backstage that she is already looking ahead to her next album, the follow-up to last year's Red.
"The floodgates just opened the last couple weeks," she said of the songwriting process. She said she already has a list of artists she wants to work with on her next LP.
But Swift is not looking to repeat Red, despite its huge success. She said she's entering an experimental phase: "...If you're willing to become a different version of yourself, you can really go anywhere with it."
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