Luke Bryan will perform on Good Morning America’s ‘Summer Concert Series’’ on Friday, July 13. Now in its fourth year, the series takes place in New York City’s Central Park with performances from some of music’s biggest artists. Fans can catch Luke’s performance between 7–9 a.m. on ABC.
“I have a big smile on my face every time I talk about being on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series,” Luke said. “Life’s good. To be a kid from Leesburg, Georgia, and to now be at the point in my career where I’m performing on Good Morning America in the heart of New York City at one of the most recognizable places in the world makes me super excited. It’s gonna be fun.
Kenny Chesney’s new album, Welcome To The Fishbowl, has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart after selling more than 193,000 units. This is Kenny’s eleventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1. The album also debuted at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Chart, beat out only by pop star Justin Bieber’s new album.
First week sales of Welcome To The Fishbowl passed first week sales of his last three albums, including the critically acclaimed Hemingway’s Whiskey which produced five No. 1 singles and a Top 5 hit. “This dramatic increase in sales is a real testament to the strength of his new music, as well as the continued momentum of his career at every level,”
Judge Grants Curb Records A Postponement In McGraw Lawsuit
A judge in Nashville has granted Curb Records a postponement in its ongoing lawsuit with Tim McGraw. It’s the latest round in a legal battle that began when Curb sued the singer for breach of contract, claiming that he delivered his album “Emotional Traffic” too soon and thereby violated a clause in his contract that says he must wait 18 months between albums. McGraw responded with a countersuit, alleging that Curb has kept him in a perpetual state of “involuntary servitude” by making him wait to release his original contracted-for albums, instead forcing the release of a series of greatest hits packages. Curb has released a total of seven different hits packages on McGraw. In November 2011 a judge ruled that McGraw was free to record with another label while awaiting the disposition of the lawsuit, effectively releasing him from his contract with Curb. The singer announced a new deal with Big Machine Records in May. Thursday’s ruling will allow Curb Records more time to discover additional evidence as to when McGraw’s new recordings were made. The label contends that until an appeal is decided, the singer is still an artist under contract to Curb Records, that Big Machine has no legal right to sign McGraw, and that any resulting recordings are actually the property of Curb Records.