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FGL Drops New Music Video

On Wednesday, December 4th, Florida Georgia Line reminded us all to “Always take time to count your blessings,” in their brand new music video for the track, “Blessings.

If you’re familiar with the duo’s 2019 album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, you’ll be familiar with this track. In a recent interview, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard said “We were in that place in our life of counting our blessings and being thankful and taking a second to let all the hard work soak in..  It’s funny, because we wrote that three-and-a-half years ago, and it kind of rings more true now than ever.”

The visual shows Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley’s wives and families in Florida and Nashville, along with scenes from Arizona’s Lost Dutchman State Park.

Watch the music video here.

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Lady Antebellum and Many More Drop “Now Playing” Playlists

To commemorate the end of 2019 and to emphasize TIDAL’s unparalleled connection to the artist community, the global music and entertainment streaming platform is releasing a collection of 500+ new “Now Playing” playlists curated by artists from around the world. Musicians like Alessia Cara, The Black Keys, The Chainsmokers, Lady Antebellum, Mandy Moore, Mariah Carey, Ty Dolla $ign and The Weeknd as well as rising artists like Emotional Oranges, Kash Doll and Lewis Capaldi have created playlists to gift to TIDAL members.

Members and non-members alike will be able to discover what each artist is currently listening to as well as search an interactive hub for an artist’s playlist and for specific songs featured in a “Now Playing” playlist on

To further promote music discovery, TIDAL members will have the added benefit of being matched with specific artist playlists based upon their own listening habits and can also explore the wider collection. Existing members can locate their matches on the app’s homepage or via the “Now Playing” section in the TIDAL “Explore” tab – where they can also dive into the wide breadth of playlists in-app.

“As an artist-owned platform, we have a unique relationship with the artist community,” said Lior Tibon, COO TIDAL. “We’re honored to have earned the trust of our artist-partners to share their personal playlists with TIDAL members. Exclusive offerings like this ensure fans are connecting to new music in a meaningful way and that members are truly creating a deeper connection to their favorite artists.”

To extend the holiday cheer, new customers are eligible for a special limited-time offer of 5 months of any TIDAL plan for $5.00, including HiFi, Premium, Family, Student, and Military plans through 12/31. New members can receive a playlist match upon interaction with the app.

The “Now Playing” playlist collection adds to the many ways fans can learn about their favorite artists, from TIDAL’s in-depth video content like Rap Radar and In Conversation, to the expertly curated playlists highlighting career milestones, essentials, inspirations and more.

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Jake Owen, Easton Corbin and More Slated for Private Shows at the Tournament of Champions

Diamond Resorts®, a global leader in the hospitality, vacation ownership and entertainment industries, is thrilled to announce a three-night line-up of private concerts at the upcoming Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions™ Presented by Insurance Office of America. Some of the nation’s most beloved performers including Counting Crows, Boyz II Men, Sister Hazel, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin and Jake Owen will perform as part of the tournament festivities in nightly private concerts during the week, which kicks off the LPGA Tour in January. Since 2014, the tournament has raised more than $3.5 million for charity.

The tournament will bring together top professional women golfers to play side-by-side with celebrities including NBA champion Ray Allen; Super Bowl XVIII MVP Marcus Allen; MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz; MLB Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez; Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher; NHL All Star Jeremy Roenick; celebrity chef Bobby Flay, TV personality Ben Higgins and many more.

The festivities will start on January 14 with a concert featuring chart-topping country star Colt Ford opening for the iconic group Boyz II Men. From #1 hits to having a residency in Las Vegas since 2013, these guys do not slow down. Their friendship with Colt Ford formed back in 2012 when Wanya Morris collaborated with him on his album, “Declaration Of Independence.” Colt Ford has over a billion streams and this evening is expected to be one for the ages.

On January 16, another concert event will take place with two of the most popular bands from the 1990s, Counting Crows and Sister Hazel, taking the stage. The Tournament of Champions entertainment line-up will conclude with a final concert on January 18 featuring Easton Corbin and country star Jake Owen, who was nominated for 2019 Single of the Year at the ACM Awards for “Down to the Honkytonk.”

“The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions is the ‘party on tour’ because nowhere else can you see your favorite bands perform at night after watching celebrities compete alongside top female golfers during the day,” said Mike Flaskey, CEO of Diamond Resorts and founder of the tournament. “This year’s tournament is bigger than ever and will provide a jam-packed week of unforgettable entertainment.”

The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions will be held January 16-19, 2020, at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando. Tickets to the nationally-televised tournament and concerts are available at

To date, 35 LPGA professionals have qualified to play including Brittany Lincicome, Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Inbee Park and Sung Hyun Park. Additional LPGA champions and celebrity commitments will be announced closer to the tournament date. The LPGA champions will play 72 holes of stroke play for $1.2 million in official prize money, while the sports and entertainment celebrities compete using a modified Stableford scoring format for their own $500,000 purse.

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Route 91 Survivors Are Welcomed to Jason Aldean’s ‘First Shwo Back’ in Las Vegas

On Friday, December 6th, Jason Aldean returned to Las Vegas for the first of three headlining residency shows at the Park MGM. The country singer addressed the audience with a message that referenced 2017’s tragic shooting at the city’s Route 91 Harvest Festival, where Aldean was on stage at the time of the tragedy.

“We got a lot of people in the crowd tonight who are family to us, so welcome out everybody from Route 91.. It’s good to be back here in Las Vegas. This is our first show back, and make no mistake about it tonight: we came back to blow it out for you guys tonight, all right?”​ he announced.

“Let’s finish what we started, what y’all think?” he added before moving on through his set.

Aldean’s three-night residency at the venue continues Dec. 7-8.

Later in the show, Aldean addressed a fan in a wheelchair wearing a Route 91 shirt and holding an American flag who was lifted by others in the audience. “My man,” the singer reportedly said according to Rolling Stone.

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Lollapalooza Stockholm 2020 Lineup is Here

Jam packed with all of your faves, the 2020 Lollapalooza Stockholm lineup is here. From featuring Kendrick Lamar to Pearl Jam, Post Malone, The Killers, Camila Cabello, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals and many more.

On Thursday morning, December 5th, the full roster was released for the fest and will be rolling out on four stages on June 26-28 at the picturesque Gärdet park in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden.

Friday night’s lineup will have Posty headlining, along with Ellie Goulding, Zara Larsson, Galantis, Of Monsters and Men, Rex Orange County, Zhu and Jack Bugg, while Pearl Jam and the Killers top Saturday’s list, with .Paak, Rival Sons, Mirian Bryant, Jimmy Eat World, Alec Benjamin, The Pretty Reckless and Krewella also taking the stage.

Sunday night will bring Lamar and Cabello, along with Kacey Musgraves, Felix Sandman and Banks will be there too, just to name a few. Buy your tickets here.

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