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Julie Reeves: ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’ comes to Huntington

January 31, 2019
Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch Dierks Bentley rolls into the Big Sandy Superstore Arena for his Riser Tour on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in downtown Huntington, W.Va.

LUKE COMBS: After hitting the road as part of Brantley Gilbert’s “The Devil Don’t Sleep” tour in 2017 and Jason Aldean’s “High Noon Neon” tour in 2018, Luke Combs will embark on his first headlining arena tour in 2019. Luke’s “Beer Never Broke My Heart” tour will kick off tonight in Birmingham, Alabama and comes to Huntington’s Big Sandy Superstore Arena Friday, Feb. 1 for a sold-out show.

As Luke told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, headlining his first arena tour is “gonna be a big change” from supporting artists like Jason or Brantley. “It’s different than anything that we’ve ever done,” says Luke. “You know, we’ve played the arenas, and I compared it to... I guess, it’s kind of like playing baseball where if we were up to bat and if we missed or struck out, you know, we had a Brantley Gilbert or a Jason Aldean over the last couple of years to come in and bat cleanup for us if we couldn’t get it done. We don’t have that luxury coming up, so I think it’s gonna be a big change. We’re adding a lot of guys to our crew. We’re adding a keyboard player to the band, which will be really interesting. We’re gonna have all the staging and all that crazy stuff, so I’m anxious to see how that turns out, and I think it’ll be really great.”

Lanco and Jameson Rodgers will serve as support on Luke’s tour.

NUMBER ONE: Dierks Bentley scored the 18th No. 1 single of his career as “Burning Man” ascended to the top spot on the Mediabase chart this week. The tune is the second single from Dierks’ 2018 album, The Mountain, to reach No. 1, following lead single, “Woman, Amen.” Penned by Bobby Pinson and Luke Dick, “Burning Man” features the Brothers Osborne. Currently, Dierks is headlining his Burning Man Tour with Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights.

NEW SINGLE: After releasing his first solo single in more that two years with “Neon Church” in October 2018, Tim McGraw is ready to ship another song to country radio. Tim will send his new single, “Thought About You,” to country radio next Monday. The anthemic tune, which was penned by Brad Warren, Brett Warren and Lee Thomas Miller, is expected to be featured on Tim’s upcoming 15th studio album due later this year.

The nostalgic new video for “Thought About You,” which was directed by JP Robinson, highlights the song’s theme of love and friendship through a series of photographs.

Julie Reeves is the midday host on Big Buck Country 101.5. Also contributing is Bill Cornwell.

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