thunder106.com http://thunder106.com Jersey's Rockin' Country Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:00:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ty Herndon, Andy Griggs and Jamie O’Neal Announce 2015 Tour http://thunder106.com/2014/11/26/ty-herndon-andy-griggs-and-jamie-oneal-announce-2015-tour/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/26/ty-herndon-andy-griggs-and-jamie-oneal-announce-2015-tour/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:00:51 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2903 Read More]]> Ty Herndon, Andy Griggs and Jamie O’Neal have announced they will be hitting the road together in 2015 for a joint tour.

“The first time the three of us did a show together, I wondered how in the world this would ever work,” Herndon recalls. “At first we did separate shows, but as time went on, we started doing our shows together. The crowd seemed to love the fact that they got all these hits in one two-hour show.”

The trio launched the tour with a performance at Charlie Daniels & Friends Christmas 4 Kids concert, which was held Nov. 24 at the Ryman Auditorium. Future dates have not been announced yet.

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Randy Houser Surprises Veteran With VIP Trip & Groceries http://thunder106.com/2014/11/26/randy-houser-surprises-veteran-with-vip-trip-groceries/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/26/randy-houser-surprises-veteran-with-vip-trip-groceries/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:00:01 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2898 Read More]]> Randy Houser had some big surprises for a military family at a concert in Baltimore last weekend.

The singer was performing at Royal Farms Arena when he brought Air Force Staff Sergeant Christopher Solso and his wife, Clare, backstage beforehand. Houser and Giant Food presented the couple with a year’s worth of free groceries on behalf of Eckrich.

“As a regional supermarket chain that operates in a market where many military bases are located, one of Giant’s core pillars of community outreach involves supporting our service members and their families,” Jamie Miller, manager of public and community relations for Giant Food, says in a press release. “We’re proud to partner with Eckrich and Randy Houser to support those who give so much for our country.”

The Solso family will also receive an all-expenses paid getaway to Tucson, Ariz., where they will enjoy a VIP experience at Houser’s Dec. 14 concert and visit the site where he filmed his video for ‘Like a Cowboy.’ Houser even presented the couple with an autographed guitar.

This is all part of Houser’s work with Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit which provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

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Little Big Town Strikes Gold With ‘Day Drinking’ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/little-big-town-strikes-gold-with-day-drinking/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/little-big-town-strikes-gold-with-day-drinking/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:07:05 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2894 Read More]]> Congratulations to Little Big Town. The band’s latest single, “Day Drinking,” the lead single from their album, Pain Killer has struck gold.

This is the first time the group’s Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook have been co-writers on a #1 hit.

The song has been certified gold for 500,000 downloads and streams.

Next up, the band is releasing single “Girl Crush”, set to hit airwaves December 15th.

#DayDrinking is officially #1 at country radio!

]]> http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/little-big-town-strikes-gold-with-day-drinking/feed/ 0 Sheryl Crow Auctions Clothes For Charity http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/sheryl-crow-auctions-clothes-for-charity/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/sheryl-crow-auctions-clothes-for-charity/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:52:27 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2888 Read More]]> Sheryl Crow is auctioning her clothes in an online auction, with proceeds benefiting Feeding America, a cause she is passionate about.

“When I was living in Los Angeles, I started working with Feeding America on a campaign,” Crow tells People magazine. ”It’s not necessarily about writing a check, it’s about showing up and volunteering. After having volunteered in Nashville, you see the kind of people who come into the food bank. It’s not just homeless people, it’s moms who are struggling to feed their kids; it’s people who are out of work. It’s a really necessary entity for a lot of people who are just trying to make ends meet.”

The 52-year-old is auctioning off several items she’s worn in the past, including a pair of gently used Ralph Lauren gardening boots and a black-and-white Fendi bag.

Crow’s auction will run through Dec. 11. You can find all of her items here: http://www.ebay.com/rpp/charityshop/Sheryl-Crow/.

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http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/sheryl-crow-auctions-clothes-for-charity/feed/ 0 Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan To Headline Mardi Gras Parades http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/dierks-bentley-luke-bryan-to-headline-mardi-gras-parades/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/dierks-bentley-luke-bryan-to-headline-mardi-gras-parades/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:45:39 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2884 Read More]]> Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan will be bringing country to Mardi Gras next year. The singers are both set to headline a parade in New Orleans, La.

Bryan has been announced as the musical headliner for the 2015 Endymion Extravaganza, which will take place on Valentine’s Day.

Meanwhile, Bentley will headline the 2015 Orpheuscapade, set to take place two days later on February 16th at the annual Lundi Gras Celebration. His performance will include a first-ever, more interactive, high tech experience. He will also be joined by an 11-piece show band, No Limits, and We Raymond & the Soul Factory.

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Kenny Chesney To Receive Groundbreaker Award At Country Countdown Awards http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/kenny-chesney-to-receive-groundbreaker-award-at-country-countdown-awards/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/25/kenny-chesney-to-receive-groundbreaker-award-at-country-countdown-awards/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:37:38 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2879 Read More]]> Congratulations to Kenny Chesney! The singer will receive the first-ever Groundbreaker Award at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards.

“The Groundbreaker Award recognizes how Kenny has revolutionized the live music experience for country fans,” explains Mark Bracco, Dick Clark Productions’ executive vice president of programming and development. “He is a true groundbreaker, moving country music into new directions with his pioneering, record-breaking tours that have propelled him into one of the very biggest live performing artists in America. Kenny is the perfect recipient for our very first show.”

The American Country Countdown Awards hosted by Florida Georgia Line will air live from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, December 15th at 8 PM ET on Fox.

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Jennifer Nettles To Host Georgia 4-H Gala http://thunder106.com/2014/11/24/jennifer-nettles-to-host-georgia-4-h-gala/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/24/jennifer-nettles-to-host-georgia-4-h-gala/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:31:25 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2874 Read More]]> Jennifer Nettles has been named the honorary chair and host of the 2015 Georgia 4-H Gala.

The Georgia native says the 4-H state performing arts program was instrumental in helping her develop her own skills on stage. Nettles, who earned the title of Master 4-H’er, the highest award offered by 4-H, for her performing arts talents, also served as a 4-H camp counselor and as a district and state 4-H officer.

“I credit 4-H with not only life skills but, definitely, in Clovers and Company, the skills of performing, the amount of time I got to perform, performing in an ensemble, being able to perform with different voices and really learn about being on the stage in a different way than I ever had,” Nettles says. “I’m thrilled to celebrate this incredibly diverse program that continues to shape the lives of thousands of young people in this state and abroad.”

The event to benefit Georgia 4-H takes place August 8th, 2015 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.

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Lee Ann Womack To Sing National Anthem At Thanksgiving Day Football Game http://thunder106.com/2014/11/24/lee-ann-womack-to-sing-national-anthem-at-thanksgiving-day-football-game/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/24/lee-ann-womack-to-sing-national-anthem-at-thanksgiving-day-football-game/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:24:18 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2870 Read More]]> Lee Ann Womack is set to perform the National Anthem at AT&T Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles Thanksgiving Day game.

“Growing up, Thanksgiving and football were always part of the tradition,” Womack told reports. “When you think of those things that are such a part of Thanksgiving in Texas, but really everywhere, watching that Cowboys game with your family is a big part of the day!”

Womack recently released her first full-length album in seven years, “The Way I’m Livin’.

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Easton Corbin Gives Back To The FFA http://thunder106.com/2014/11/24/easton-corbin-gives-back-to-the-ffa/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/24/easton-corbin-gives-back-to-the-ffa/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:12:34 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2865 Read More]]> Easton Corbin has been spending the last year working with the National FFA Organization, Ram Trucks, and their Next Crop Initiative’s “The Year of the Farmer” celebration. He has spent the year traveling through rural America to meet and raise money for the local FFA chapters around the country.

Ram Trucks kicked off the “Year of the Farmer” in February with the debut of their Super Bowl commercial, “Farmer,” which has more than 16 million views on YouTube. For every one million views the video received, Ram pledged to donate $100,000, for a maximum donation of $1 million. The video reached 10 million views within a few days.

A $1 million check was presented to the National FFA Foundation, on behalf of Ram Trucks, by Corbin and Ram Trucks President and CEO Reid Bigland during the first session of the 86th National FFA Convention and Expo, held in Louisville, Ky.

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]]> http://thunder106.com/2014/11/24/easton-corbin-gives-back-to-the-ffa/feed/ 0 Luke Bryan Takes Home Favorite Male Country Artist At American Music Awards http://thunder106.com/2014/11/24/luke-bryan-takes-home-favorite-male-country-artist-at-american-music-awards/ http://thunder106.com/2014/11/24/luke-bryan-takes-home-favorite-male-country-artist-at-american-music-awards/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:57:07 +0000 http://thunder106.com/?p=2857 Read More]]> The 2014 American Music Awards were this past weekend at the Nokia Theatre L.A. on Sunday (November 23) in Los Angeles.

Winners in the country categories included Luke Bryan (Favorite Male Artist), Carrie Underwood (Favorite Female Artist), Florida Georgia Line (Favorite Band, Duo, or Group), and Brantley Gilbert (Favorite Country Album).

In between the handful of country wins, there were nonstop pop performances. Garth Brooks brought in some country as he performed “People Loving People” live from his show in North Carolina.

Check out the list of country winners and nominees:

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan 

Blake Shelton

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

Eli Young Band

Florida Georgia Line

Lady Antebellum

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Garth Brooks “Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”

Eric Church “The Outsiders”

Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am” 

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