COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
ALAN JACKSON: Makes History
Alan Jackson's Down Under tour has made history -- it's the fastest-selling tour by a country artist in Australia's history. Tickets for his four dates next March sold out in record time, so another show in Brisbane has been added. Alan says, "I'm a Southern man, and that's about as far south as we can go -- let's go do it!"
Martina McBride will take part in two special concerts this week starting tomorrow night in Nashville with the Grammy's Salute to Country Music honoring Loretta Lynn. Friday night she's in Vegas for David Foster's Foster and Friends concert where she'll joins a stellar line-up of stars including Donna Summer, Michael Bolton, Seal in performing the Grammy winner's hits.
Dierks Bentley has added pals Luke Bryan, Heidi Newfield and Del McCoury to the line-up of talent at his Miles and Music for Kids motorcycle ride and concert October 17th in Nashville. In addition, Laura Bell Bundy and her cast of characters will be on hand to emcee the show as well. Tickets for the event, which also includes Miranda Lambert and Jerrod Niemann, are still available through Ticketmaster.
When Sugarland started their upcoming album, The Incredible Machine, they took into careful consideration how it would sound when they performed the songs live. They approached writing the album from the perspective that less is more and trying to cram too much content or lyrics through huge concert speakers just created a "wall of noise."