Capitol Records Street Party 5 -

“Capitol Street Party 5: Luke Bryan Takes Broadway” will take place on Wednesday, October 17 at 7pm.  The event sponsored by Wrangler, Cricket Wireless, Middle Tennessee State University and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment will be offering Hard Rock Café VIP and Ultimate VIP Experiences this year (   


As 2010 comes to a close, country music maverick Dierks Bentley capped off a daring year with three GRAMMY nominations for Best Country Album for his critically acclaimed UP ON THE RIDGE and two nominations in the Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for the album’s “Bad Angel” featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson and “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” featuring Del McCoury and Punch Brothers.

To watch a video performance of “Bad Angel” with Lambert and Johnson, click HERE.
Since announcing this Spring that his fifth Capitol Nashville studio project would be steeped in the bluegrass and roots music that moved him to become a country musician in the first place, Bentley has garnered the support of fans, media and industry peers alike. UP ON THE RIDGE has been named one of iTunes “Best Albums Of the Year” and one of Amazon’s “Top 10 Country Albums of the Year.” It also earned glowing praise from critics who said the album was “the best country recording we’ll hear in 2010” (Washington Post), “timeless” (NPR) and “shocking in its freshness” (Boston Globe). 

Bentley will close out his year UP ON THE RIDGE with a revival of his intimate Dierks Bentley and Friends pre-GRAMMY bash at the Troubador in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The last edition of this event featured surprise guests including members of Pearl Jam, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam and more. A very limited number of fan tickets will go on sale this Fri. through

CountryMusicRocks: 12 Days of Christmas!!!  Be sure to check in Every Day and enter to win some Fantastic Prizes from your Favorite Country Music Artists.

♪♫On The Tenth Day of Christmas CMR Is Giving Away – An Autographed Darius Rucker Prize Pack♫♪

Thanks to our friends at Capitol Records Nashville, Day #10 = An Autographed Darius Rucker CD Prize Pack consisting of his debut country cd Learn To Live featuring hit singles “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”, “Alright” and “It Won’t Be This Way For Long” and his recently released sophomore cd Charleston, SC 1966 featuring hit song “Come Back Song”.  For all things Darius Rucker, please visit his official site

To enter to win an Autographed Darius Rucker CD Prize Pack, simply click HERE! 

Contest Closes December 20th & Winner will be randomly chosen and notified shortly thereafter.

Good Luck & Check Back In Tomorrow As CMR Rocks the 11th Day of Christmas!!!

(L to R Standing): Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, &  Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet.

                   (L to R Seated): Eric Church, Walker Hayes, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Mike Dungan (Capitol Nashville President & CEO), Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, & Jimi Westbrook. 
 Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Capitol Records Nashville
The 44th Annual CMA Awards, billed as “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” proved to be just that for Capitol Records Nashville. Three of the label’s artists, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban, had performing slots on the nationally televised awards show, and reigning CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trio Lady Antebellum took home the trophy again this year as well as the “Single of the Year” honor for their multi-week #1 smash hit “Need You Now” from their triple PLATINUM album of the same name.
The highly-rated CMA Awards provided newly minted “Vocal Group of the Year” winners, Lady Antebellum, the opportunity to perform their new single – the epic ballad, “Hello World.” Keith Urban rocked the house with his performance of “Put You In A Song”, the lead single from his album Get Closer – which hits the streets Tuesday, November 16. Dierks Bentley added some bluegrass flavor to the night with his performance of “Up On The Ridge,” the title-track to his critically-acclaimed album released earlier this summer. 
The label celebrated the evening’s successes with a private post party at Nashville hotspot Sambuca. The event, sponsored by RC Cola ®, included both Capitol and EMI Records Nashville artists Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Walker Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Troy Olsen, Darius Rucker, and Keith Urban. 
Capitol Records Nashville is one of Country Music’s most prominent imprints, and is home to a roster of country music legends, emerging artists, and global superstars. The label is part of EMI, the world’s largest independent music company. Additional information about Capitol Records Nashville can be found on the label’s website:

Lady Antebellum (Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott & Charles Kelley) celebrate their “Vocal Group of the Year” & “Single of the Year” honors with Mike Dungan (Capitol Nashville President & CEO) at the Capitol CMA post party at Sambuca.

 Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Capitol Records Nashville
(L-R): Dierks Bentley, Walker Hayes, Keith Urban, Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet & Jimi Westbrook share a laugh at the Capitol post party.

 Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Capitol Records Nashville
(L to R): Leo Corbett (EMI Group COO), Colin Finkelstein (EMI President North America), Lady Antebellum (Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood) & Mike Dungan (Capitol Nashville President & CEO).

 Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Capitol Records Nashville