In celebration of Independence Day, your Slacker curators have put together the ultimate 4th of July party mix.
On Country 4th of July, you will hear all-American summer hits like Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban, along with patriotic classics from the likes of Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, Martina McBride, Merle Haggard, Carrie Underwood and Johnny Cash.
Kelly Clarkson has been flirting with country music for the past few years and her new single, “Tie It Up” finds her extending that flirtation.
A little bit of country, a heavy dose of catchy pop hooks and that amazing voice that has won her so many fans. Kelly Clarkson definitely croons her best Southern charm with this refreshingly upbeat wedding song.
Her new album isn’t due until early 2014, but, you can hear her new song, “Tie It Up” now on demand. It is the new Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.
Slacker is heading out to Colorado for one of Country Music fans’ favorite party – Country Jam.
The 2013 Major Mortgage Country Jam marks the 22nd anniversary of Colorado’s largest music festival. This event attracts country music enthusiasts from a large region. Based just outside of Grand Junction, CO, this four-day festival includes everything from exclusive VIP tickets to General admission tickets and camping.
Headliners for Colorado’s favorite party include: Montgomery Gentry (Military Day), Pistol Annies, Gary Allan, Kid Rock, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, plus many more. Click here for the full lineup.
We are parking the Slacker Tour truck all weekend long so make sure you stop by and hang out with us. We have a cell phone charging station, sign ups for one month free Slacker Premium, tons of activities and games, swag and even chance to win a full year of Slacker Premium!
Country superstar Kenny Chesney never intended to make his new album, “Life On A Rock.” It was just the moments in his life the songwriter/singer from Luttrell, Tennessee wanted to capture for himself.
“It’s easy to let those moments go,” says the man who’s sold over a million tickets to each of his past 10 tours and sold over 30 million albums. “You get busy and let moments go. Other things come up, the moments pass…
“I probably let a 1000 of those go without capturing them. You just don’t realize how precious they are. What made me sit down and write ‘Lindy’ that day, I do not know. But when I did… Well, that’s when I saw how much of a moment a song can hold. Not necessarily for the radio, or the show, but my soul.”
Written over time, written for no one but himself, “Life On A Rock” is a handful of postcards from the life Kenny Chesney has led when he’s not being the biggest ticket-seller of the 21st century with 24 #1 hits under his belt.
Most of the breezy songs on the album focus on island life and unplugging, with a heart that exemplifies Chesney’s ability to capture the real lives of fans- from the joy, sorrow, real moments and honest connections between friends, lovers and those who have moved on.
Country legend George Jones, the king of heartbreak ballads and good time songs, died this morning at the age of 81 in Nashville. Jones, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, was a permanent presence on the country charts from the 1950s well into the 21st century.
From his rowdy take on “White Lightning” to his later signature ballad sound of “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, he scored 12 number 1 records over 5 decades. All of us at Slacker are paying tribute to “The Possum” and the legacy he left, join us here.
“My friend, the greatest singer of all time, has passed,” Brad Paisley wrote on Twitter. “To those who knew him, our lives were full. To those of you who don’t: discover him now.”
Paisley went on write a beautiful tribute to the legend:
“George Jones’ life is an example of so many wonderful things; How someone’s God-given gifts can make this a richer, better place. How one human being can overcome adversity, addiction, and life threatening obstacles time and time again. That it is not the stumble or fall that counts, but the willingness to stand again. How a keen sense of humor and a twinkle in a person’s eye can still prevail even after all of life’s hard knocks. How mistakes, missteps, and bad choices are not the end of the world if a person chooses to turn them into something good.
“And George’s life is above all the strongest example of how the love of a great woman can get a man through anything. All of this made its way beautifully into every note of the greatest voice country music will ever know and one of the greatest friends you could ever have.”
Other country music stars also took to Twitter to pay respect to what many believe was the greatest country music singer of all time.
Join us here as we pay tribute to George Jones and listen to the legacy of one of the truly great talents of our time.
Slacker’s new artist of the week is country music legend Willie Nelson. The master singer-songwriter- who is also an actor, poet, author and activist- will turn 80 years old this month, but that hasn’t slowed him down. He released a new album, Let’s Face the Music and Dance, this week, which is a collection of American standards and country classics interpreted by Willie.
Nelson’s work has spanned seven decades, starting out as a Nashville artist in the 60s where he penned tunes that have undoubtedly become American classics, such as “Crazy,” and “Night Life.” But the iconoclastic artist, who pushed the envelop as the “outlaw of country music,” and redefined the genre after moving to Austin, Texas, can do just about anything-with just about anyone.
As he puts it, “The more songs you know, the more musicians you listen to, the more writers you hear, the better equipped you are to decide where you want to go next. That’s why I want to listen to everyone and everything and then decide which way I want to go. Then, of course, I might change my mind and go in an entirely different direction. But at least I have all these options.”
Willie Nelson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and has sold more than 40 million copies of his more than 150 albums in the US alone. Last year, the 10-time Grammy winner was even honored with a permanent statue of himself in Austin- where the city credits the influencer for helping to make Austin the live music capital of the US.
On this weeks Artist of the Week station, you will hear music from his seven decades of work, his collaborations with the Highwaymen, Merle Haggard, and even Snoop Dogg. You’ll also hear his classic country influences and the many Nashville acts he influenced. Willie Nelson is one of our greatest living artists, and he is Slacker’s Artist Of The Week.