Thursday, June 14, 2012 – 16:12
With approximately twenty more shows going on sale tomorrow, we wanted to take a minute to remind fans that the best seats in the house for most shows are PAPERLESS.
The good news is that paperless tickets are really helping with Eric’s efforts to get good seats to real fans at face value. As an example, the Cincinnati show went onsale last Friday. If this was a show in the first half of the tour, we would have seen 800-1000 tickets immediately for sale on StubHub for prices up to ten times face value. Instead, there are only 232 tickets on StubHub at present, and NONE of the best seats in the venue are listed for sale!! Check it out HERE
Let’s hope scalpers (“slimy sons of bitches” as Eric called them in Billboard) learn to stay away from Eric Church shows!
Paperless FAQ is HERE >>
via More on Paperless Tickets | Eric Church.
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SPEAK NOW, TREASURES FROM THE WORLD TOUR EXHIBITION TO OPEN JUNE 6
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore superstar Taylor Swift’s record-breaking world tour with the exhibition Taylor Swift: Speak Now-Treasures from the World Tour, which opens on June 6, 2012, and runs through November 4, 2012. The exhibition will include dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and props from the six-time Grammy winner‘s acclaimed 2011-12 Speak Now World Tour, which entertained more than 1.5 million fans over 111 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents.
“Taylor Swift’s Speak Now tour was one of the most successful tours in all of music, and she has been an ambassador for country music, raising awareness of our genre literally around the globe,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “We are delighted to be able to bring our visitors up close and personal with many of their favorite elements from the show, from the colorful and elaborate stage costumes and beautiful instruments, to the magnificent ‘Juliet balcony’ that Taylor entered near the conclusion of each show and ‘flew’ around the circumference of each venue.
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Big & Rich post the highest debut by a duo in the Nielsen BDS era, as “That’s Why I Pray” opens with the Hot Shot Debut, Most Increased Audience and Breaker triple crown on Country Songs.
In the 22-plus years since Billboard and Nielsen BDS pioneered technology-based radio charts, Big & Rich is only the third duo to open inside the top 30 — Brooks & Dunn’s “My Maria” arrived at No. 30 on the April 4, 1996 chart, and Sugarland debuted at No. 27 with “All I Want to Do” on the chart dated June 7, 2008. Brooks & Dunn’s track eventually spent three weeks at the summit, and Sugarland’s single led for one week.
Read more at Country Countdown: Big & Rich Make History With ‘That’s Why I Pray’ | Billboard.biz.
Kip Moore Keeps His ‘Truck’ Parked at No. 1 for a Second Consecutive Week
What’s better than having your very first No. 1 single as a singer and a songwriter? How about spending two solid weeks at the top of the charts? Well, that’s exactly what Kip Moore is experiencing this week, as ‘Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck’ claims the top slot once again on both the Billboard and Mediabase / Country Aircheck country singles charts.
The tune is the first release from Moore’s new album ‘Up All Night,’ which hit stores last month. The red-hot single helped land the album in the No. 3 position on Billboard’s Country Albums chart just a week after hitting shelves.
via Kip Moore Keeps His ‘Truck’ Parked at No. 1 for a Second Consecutive Week.
Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away Debuts At No.1 On Billboard’s Country & All-Genre Sales Charts
Underwood’s Album Makes Best First Week Country Showing of 2012
Blown Away Becomes Country’s Best-Selling Digital Album Debut Since 2010
Underwood Achieves 4th Consecutive No. 1 Billboard Country Album & 3rd Consecutive No. 1 Billboard Top 200 Chart Debuts
Superstar Carrie Underwood’s fourth album, Blown Away, makes history today by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart making her only the second country artist in the 47 year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. With more than 267,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Blown Away debuts at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart making Carrie only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1.
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