Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Rodney Atkins Scores His 2nd Consecutive #1


Rodney Atkins' "Watching You," is a tribute to his 5-year-old son, Elijah.
"I couldn't be more proud to have this song I wrote about me and my son go Number one," said Atkins. " I'm blessed with an incredible family and with the success we're having, the support of country radio and the fans - these are the best days of my life."

Elijah is also featured with Rodney in the video for the song, which currently also sits at No. 1 on the CMT Top 20 Countdown.
Meanwhile, the album,which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart and No. 3 on the all-genre Top 200, continues its strong sales, remaining in Billboard'stop 5.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul 2 Soul II is now ranked by Pollstar as the number 12 Top Grossing Tour of All Time in North America. The only acts to beat them out are the Rolling Stones, US, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney and Barbara Streisand.
"This is unbelievable," said McGraw, fresh off completion of his new studio album 'Let It Go.'" "It's not why we tour, but it's a compliment to each and everyone who helped make this show work night after night."

The tour now ranks in front of such acts as Prince, 'Nsync, Madonna, Tina Turner and the Eagles.

With scans of over 1.5 million units in 2006, Josh Turner's YOUR MAN has earned him a spot on the Top 5 Best-Selling Country Albums Of The Year list in Billboard. Turner joins a group of country superstars in the Top 5 including Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, the Dixie Chicks and Tim McGraw. Turner outsold two of his personal heroes, icon Johnny Cash and living legend Alan Jackson, along with country giants Toby Keith and Keith Urban who rounded out the Top 10.

Dierks Bentley will put the brakes on his arena tour, shedding 3 semi trucks, 2 buses, lighting rig and dozens of extra crew, to meet up with buddies Cross Canadian Ragweed for their third annual HIGH TIMES AND HANGOVERS tour in February. The nine city run throughout the Midwest and Southeast will stop in small bars and clubs with capacities ranging from 500 to 900.
"My business manager is referring to this tour as the 'how much fun can we have and how much money can we lose tour!'" joked Bentley. "Its definitely all about the music and good times. Our set will be stacked with mostly old country cover songs and a few of our hits. Staying true to the tour's name, I'm sure we'll be playing old Cash and Waylon songs well into the early morning."

Upcoming stops on the HIGH TIMES AND HANGOVERS tour include:
2/1 - Chicago, IL - Joe's Sports Bar
2/2 - South Bend, IN - Legends at Notre Dame
2/3 - Carbondale, IL - Copper Dragon
2/5 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
2/6 - Auburn AL - War Eagle Supper Club
2/7 - Albany, GA - State Theatre
2/8 - Milledgeville - Capitol City
2/9 - Statesboro, GA - Legends

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