That's My Kind of Night For All Country Fans
BOWMANVILLE, ON, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Republic Live, organizers of the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, announced earlier today that country superstar Luke Bryan is confirmed to headline at Boots and Hearts next summer. One of the hottest acts in any genre of music, Bryan was the most requested artist by Boots and Hearts fans, and his recent album, Crash My Party, debuted at #1, selling more than half a million copies in its first week, making it the largest sales for a Country male artist since 2004. Luke Bryan joins previously announced Boots and Hearts headliner, Blake Shelton, at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, for the 2014 country music event of the summer, taking place July 31 - August 3, 2014. Organizers are promising more exciting artists announcements for another epic Boots and Hearts next summer and are encouraging fans to purchase now as a limited supply of early bird tickets are currently on-sale for $199.99 exclusively at www.bootsandhearts.com
"Luke Bryan is on an absolute tear right now with the second highest album sales of 2013 in any genre behind Justin Timberlake, and being our fans most desired artist to see in our exit polls. It's a huge honour to have him want to be a part of Boots and Hearts this summer," said Shannon McNevan, Executive Director, Republic Live. "As reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, we know his live performance is going to be one country fans are not going to want to miss. It's going to be another amazing party this summer with Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan locked in for 2014, and a boatload of great artists still to come."
About Luke Bryan
Bryan recently debuted his Crash My Party album at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and Country sales chart, selling 528,000 copies in its first week, making it the largest sales debut for a Country male artist since 2004. It is also the third highest album to debut across all genres this year. Additionally, Luke is one of only two country artists - the other being Taylor Swift - that have sold more than a half-million copies of an album in a single week since 2008. This is Bryan's second consecutive Top 200 #1 album.
Luke's career now boasts over four million in album sales with seven #1 singles. He is the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year. Luke was named the #1 Artist of 2012 and #1 Male Artist of 2012 by Country Aircheck. Billboard named tailgates & tanlines the #2 Country Album and the #3 Country Artist Album of 2012 and claimed Luke as the #3 Top Country Artist of the Year. Also in 2012, Luke took home 11 music awards, including a record nine wins at the American Country Awards as well as his first American Music Award. This spring, Luke co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards with Blake Shelton and received the coveted Entertainer of the Year award as well as the Vocal Event award with Jason Aldean and Eric Church for "The Only Way I Know." At the CMT Music Awards in June, Luke won for Collaborative Video of the Year for "The Only Way I Know."
Last month Luke received three nominations for the 47th Annual CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Musical Event for "The Only Way I Know" with Jason Aldean and Eric Church.
Boots and Hearts is an annual country music festival event run by Republic Live taking place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario from July 31st - August 3rd, 2014 with headliners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. Boots and Hearts features 3 stages, a Family Zone, BOOMTOWN Entertainment area, Sports and Outdoor Zone, midway, market stalls, food vendors and much more. Children under 12 years of age receive free admission. Early Bird tickets are currently on-sale for $199.99 with limited quantities and are available exclusively at www.bootsandhearts.com
Image with caption: "Luke Bryan, pictured, will be joining Blake Shelton at the Boots and Hearts Music Festival at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, taking place July 31 - August 3, 2014. Organizers are encouraging fans to act quickly as a limited supply of early bird tickets are available for $199.99 at www.bootsandhearts.com (CNW Group/Republic Live 2013 Inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131106_C4676_PHOTO_EN_32975.jpg
Image with caption: "Blake Shelton, pictured, will be joined by Luke Bryan, at the Boots and Hearts Music Festival at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, taking place July 31 - August 3, 2014. Organizers are encouraging fans to act quickly as a limited supply of early bird tickets are available for $199.99 at www.bootsandhearts.com (CNW Group/Republic Live 2013 Inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131106_C4676_PHOTO_EN_32974.jpg
Video with caption: "Official Boots and Hearts 2013 After Movie". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20131106_C4676_VIDEO_EN_33043.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20131106_C4676_PHOTO_EN_33043.jpg&clientName=Republic%20Live%202013%20Inc&caption=Official%20Boots%20and%20Hearts%202013%20After%20Movie&title=REPUBLIC%20LIVE%202013%20INC%20%2D%20Luke%20Bryan%20to%20Headline%20Boots%20and%20Hearts%202014&headline=Luke%20Bryan%20to%20Headline%20Boots%20and%20Hearts%202014
SOURCE: Republic Live 2013 Inc
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