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Luke Combs has been Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

2019 just keeps getting better for Country star Luke Combs. The singer songwriter was recently invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

On Tuesday night, June 11th, the country crooner was making his sixteenth appearance on the iconic stage. Combs’ set was only two songs, which got interupted when Craig Morgan, John Conlee and Chris Janson came out to join him on stage.

“How would you like to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry?” Morgan and Janson asked in unison as Conlee stood beside them. Left speechless, Combs simply hugged all three men. with tears in his eyes.

“Since making his Opry debut a little less than three years ago, Luke has become a favorite of fans and fellow artists here at the Opry while simultaneously becoming a chart-topping bona fide country music superstar,” said Opry general manager Sally Williams in a statement. “We’ve loved every minute of his Opry visits and are thrilled to invite him to become an official part of the Opry family. Luke’s heart is filled with love and genuine appreciation for the Opry, and we are excited this will be his musical home throughout what will no doubt be a long and rewarding career full of great music.”

“Holy cow! Are you serious?” he asked as they walked off the stage. “OK. ‘Cause if you’re not serious, that’d be really mean.” Combs then fought back tears to finish his set.

Watch a snippet of Luke’s big moment here.


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Country favorite Jason Crabb and More are Coming to Vegas

The most celebrated peace rally in the U.S., “Peace Starts With Me”, is coming to Vegas! It promises to be every bit a Vegas style event including a 22-piece orchestra and Grammy award winning talent.

The Peace Starts With Me tour has been an enormous success from its inception in 2018 at Madison Square Garden with a 3,000 Voice Choir for Peace. The second stop on the tour was Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York with a 5,000 Voice Choir for Peace and Grammy award winner Yolanda Adams and Citizen Way. The third stop was in Los Angeles at the City of Refuge mega church home of Bishop Noel Jones, the spirit was high, and love and peace took over Los Angeles. The thousands in attendance were treated to a speech by the Mother of Peace Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.

The next stop is Saturday, June 22nd at 2:00pm at the MGM Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas. This rally for peace is a free event and all are welcome.

Starring Grammy award winning Gospel star Hezekiah Walker, Grammy winning Christian and Country favorite Jason Crabb, Kim Burrell, Tasha Page Lockhart and a 500 Voice Choir for Peace made up of local singers from across Nevada under the direction of Emmy Award winning producer A. Curtis Farrow. The entertainment will be rounded out by Gospel sensations Kim Burrell, Tasha Page Lockhart and a 22 piece Orchestra lead by Vegas’ own Joseph Pigee and much more. The keynote speaker will be the Mother of Peace Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon. It promises to be a powerful call for unity and peace.

This is an event you don’t want to miss. For your free tickets, go to www.peacestartswithme.com. It’s not too late to join the 500 voice Choir for Peace, go to www.peacestartswithmechoir.com or call 973-643-6262 for more information.


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Midland Announce Let It Roll 2019 Tour

The country band, Midland, has announced an upcoming fall tour in support of the release of their sophomore album, ‘Let it Roll’. The tour kicks off on the 17th of September in New York and wraps in November with stops throughout the United States as well as Australia.

The country trio’s forthcoming album will be released on August 23. The lead single, “Mr. Lonely,” is out now. “Everything we’ve learned out on the road touring On The Rocks is all right here on this album,” frontman Mark Wystrach said in a statement. “These songs are deeply personal and from the heart.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale June 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time via the band’s website.

See the complete list of dates for the band’s Let It Roll Tour below.

September 17 — New York, NY
September 20 — Oklahoma City, OK
September 25 — Honolulu, HI
September 28 — Sydney, AU
September 29 — Brisbane, AU
October 4 — Pokolbin, AU
October 6 — Melbourne, AU
October 11 — Midland, TX
October 12 — El Paso, TX
October 17 — Phoenix, AZ
October 19 — Tucson, AZ
October 24 — Clear Lake, IA
October 25 — Sioux City, IA
November 1 — Salt Lake City, UT
November 2 — Reno, NV
November 7 — Madison, WI
November 8 — Indianapolis, IN
November 9 — Fort Wayne, IN


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Dan + Shay Release New Version Of ‘Speechless’ Featuring Tori Kelly

On Thursday, June 6th, Dan + Shay released a new version of their latest chart topping hit “Speechless” with Tori Kelly. The release comes after an overwhelming response from their fans following their joint 2019 Billboard Music Awards performance of the track.

“We noticed a lot of tweets after our @bbmas performance with @torikelly asking us to record a studio version,” the duo wrote on Twitter. “Like, a lottt of tweets. We listened, and recorded a studio version.”

The updated version features Kelly’s delicate vocals on the second verse as well as harmonies throughout the song, serving as a duet between her and Dan + Shay.

Listen to Dan + Shay’s “Speechless” featuring Tori Kelly here.


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Luke Combs’ ‘The Prequel’ Out Now

Luke Combs has released his highly anticipated new five track EP, which contains five new songs co-written by Combs. The project includes the lead single “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” which he played Wednesday night at the 2019 CMT Music Awards.

In a recent interview, the country star graced the cover of the recent Country Power Players issue of Billboard magazine. “Being on the cover of Billboard for the first time, it’s awesome and it’s overwhelming, and it’s fun, it’s stressful,” Combs commented.

Listen to his recent single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart”, here.


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