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Luke Bryan Repeats Success with Sold-Out Gillette Concert

Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, touted as the ‘consummate showman’ by the Boston Globe, repeated his stadium success story as he performed before a sold-out crowd at Gillette Stadium on Friday night. The Sunset Repeat Tour concert was Luke’s fourth appearance in the home of the six-time Super Bowl Champions the New England Patriots is also his most-played stadium. His career headlined stadium concerts now tally at 35.

Special moments during the show included Luke’s 2019 touring mates Cole Swindell and Jon Langston joining him onstage to perform the 1995 hit ‘Dust On the Bottle’ and the evening’s special guest Brett Young appeared with Luke to perform ‘Sweet Caroline.’ One of the night’s high points came when Patriots favorite Rob Gronkowski strolled on stage playing catch with Luke sending the stadium crowd into fever pitch cheers.

Before the concert Luke, Cole, Jon and Brett spent some time with NBC’s TODAY Show for a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to perform in one of America’s most revered stadiums and Luke’s journey to a stadium headliner. Tune in to NBC’s TODAY Show on Tuesday, July 2 to see the story. Later that week, Luke will perform on NBC’s ‘Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks® Spectacular.’

Photos: Ethan Helms

Old Dominion: ‘One Man Band’ Single Review

Much to the delight of fans, Old Dominion recently released their second single off of their highly anticipated upcoming third album. Written by Josh Osborne along with band members Matt Ramsey, Brad Tursi, and Trevor Rosen, ‘One Man Band’ is the group’s first true love song. In an interview with People Ramsey explained, “I can’t wait to hear what people think about this side of us. I don’t think our fans have heard us show the type of emotion that they will hear in ‘One Man Band.’” We must say we’re absolutely loving this romantic side of Old Dominion. We were hooked from the very first notes. The soft melody, predominantly produced by an electric guitar, provides the perfect backdrop for the genuine, heartfelt vocals.

            One of the most special things about ‘One Man Band’ is the lyrics. They’re very creative, and they act as a metaphor that compares playing music alone to being single. Ramsey sings about longing to find a significant other so he’ll have someone to accompany him on his musical journey. This can be seen in the lines, Baby we can take our own show on the road, I’ll lay down the beat, you’ll carry the tune, We’ll get tattoos and we’ll trash hotel rooms, Baby take my hand, I don’t wanna be a one man band. The sense of desperation in the lyrics is a common theme amongst much of their new music say Old Dominion. We can’t wait to hear the rest of the album when it’s released later this year.

            You can catch Old Dominion on their Make It Sweet Tour on Friday November 8th at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI.

Favorite Lyrics: I don’t wanna be a rolling stone alone, Putting miles on a run-down van

You can buy ‘One Man Band’ here.

Ladies, Please Don’t Do This.

Summer concert is upon us! Well, almost. This Friday marks the official first day of summer! And it just happens to be the same day that Luke Bryan plays at Gillette Stadium. Coincidence? We think not! What better way to kick off the summer than being at Gillette with 60,000 fellow country music fans, seeing one of the biggest stars perform!?

But ladies, let’s not do this…

Yes, a woman threw her undies at Luke.

C’mon now, that’s a tad weird, no? I mean, we get it. Nice weather, cold beer in hand, and Luke is right there shaking his ass for you (and the thousands of others in the crowd)- the mood is right. Wrong. It’s just weird for you to squat down in front of other people and take off your under garments and throw them at a married dude. I’m assuming whoever did this was wearing a skirt as if she was wearing shorts or a pants, well, the whole crowd just saw your privates. But maybe this lady just didn’t give a F… And let’s face it. If it’s hot outside, no dude wants your sweaty panties.

Behave yourselves on Friday, ladies. We love ya.

NECM’s Favorite Places to Eat in Nashville: May 2019

We just got back from a quick trip to Music City. 3 days of live music, eating and of course there was some drinking as well. During this trip, we stayed in the Broadway area of Nashville as our hotel was just a couple of blogs from Broadway and the ease of walking to places rather than relying on a Uber was nice. So where were our favorite places to eat and drink during this trip? Check it out.

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar: 307 Broadway

When you think about Broadway, you really don’t think about food. It’s all about the music and the drinking. But Aldean’s breaks the mold as their food is probably the best that we’ve had on Broadway. The Bavarian Pretzel was huge and was soooo good. Make sure you get the queso to go with it! Also, the Southern Nachos were awesome if you’re a nacho person like me. Instead of tortillas, they use kettle chips and they top them with pulled pork and you’re favorite nacho toppings.

For entrees, the classic burger was unreal. A double patty burger that you literally do not need ketchup for. We also loved the Hot Chicken Sandwich (can’t go to Nashville and not get hot chicken) and the Mac & Cheese with beer pulled chicken.

Aldean’s features 6 bars throughout the building with our favorite being up on the rooftop with views of all of Broadway- probably the best view of Broadway. We’re not putting this list in any order of favorites but I can tell you for sure that Aldean’s was the best overall experience we had as far as food, drink, environment and service! Do not skip Aldean’s on your next trip to Nashville

Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink: 301 Broadway

Sharing a building and rooftop is Jason Aldean’s good friend, Luke Bryan, with Luke’s 32 Bridge. This place is massive with 9 bars, yes NINE, with all different feels. There’s live music on different floors with an outdoor lower patio at the Nut House bar. There’s a dance floor for late night fun.

But our favorite was probably up on the roof at Luke’s Sushi Bar. Yes, sushi in Nashville. Most would probably steer away from a restaurant that is nowhere near the ocean but if you’re a sushi lover, this place is for you! Try the Bridge which literally comes on a Bridge. It has multiple rolls ranging from shrimp tempura to crab and salmon.

But if you’re not a sushi person, there are other options as well. If you want something lighter, try the avocado toast. If you want something that will stick to your ribs, the burger topped with bacon AND pulled pork will fill you up! We also really enjoyed the hot chicken bites that came in a cast iron pan with dipping sauce.

FGL House: 120 3rd Ave. South

Admittedly, we stopped at FGL House for our final dinner so we had already made some unhealthy eating choices over the previous couple days. We wanted to give our body a break so we got a couple healthier options at FGL House and honestly, they didn’t disappoint!

The Hot Chicken Salad was great with the heat of the chicken being balanced with the veggies. And the Nashville Strip with the mashed potatoes was SO good and SO tender.

We also tried their version of Chicken & Waffles which is one of our favorite dishes to eat- our go to at Loretta’s in Boston. And FGL House’s version did not disappoint with a perfect waffle topped with flavorful chicken and bacon! Can never go wrong with bacon!

We really loved the vibe at FGL House. It is not directly on Broadway so it wasn’t overly loud or overly crowded. The decor was awesome with colored lighting and old fuel and oil signage that would make the American Pickers jealous. The Cruise rooftop bar was great to hang out and have a cocktail on after dinner- we recommend the Party People.

Sun Diner: 105 3rd Ave. South

After a late night of drinking- and let’s face it, you’re going to have at least one of those in Nashville- we all need a good breakfast. And Sun Diner is a must stop. The cozy diner is mostly bar service with a couple tables in the back but the bar service reminded us of our favorite diners up here where you can sit and watch your food being made. When we got here, there wasn’t a seat available, and there was a small line for seats- always a good sign!

We wanted a mimosa, but they didn’t have one to serve… they had their own version which was orange juice but instead of champagne/prosecco, with beer. We decided to try one with Blue Moon and it was actually pretty dang good! Recommend it if you’re a breakfast cocktail type of person!

For food, the Creme Brûlée French Toast was unreal! This plate is massive and so delicious. Their version of eggs benedict replaces the ham with pork belly and we were not disappointed! The breakfast wrap was huge and stuffed with eggs, bacon, hash browns and pico. But if there’s one thing to try at Sun Diner, it’s their Donut Breakfast Sandwich. Yep, we said it. Donut Breakfast Sandwich. It’s a sausage egg and cheese between 2 glazed donuts. The juxtaposition of the sweet donuts to the savory sausage was awesome. So when you’re in Nashville with a hunkering for breakfast, Sun Diner is a must!

Side note: if you get pancakes or french toast, or something that needs syrup- you’re in for a treat! Their own syrup line is fantastic. Make sure you try the Spicy Pecan flavored syrup!

Legendairy Milkshake Bar: 171 3rd Ave. North

Alright so if you have a sweet tooth, like me, this place is for you. It’s about two blocks north of Broadway, just up the street from Ole Red and a couple streets over from Printer’s Alley. We stumbled across this place after a recommendation from one of our friends and after checking out their menu, we knew we had to stop by.

Their menu has 12 signature shakes plus a Shake of the Day. You can also make your own but there’s honestly no need to with the signatures shakes they have. We decided on the Rolling in the Cookie Dough, Campfire S’mores, Death by Chocolate and Milk(shake) & Cookies.

When you sit down and they bring your shakes to your table, it can be overwhelming. These shakes are legitimate culinary masterpieces. They’re beautiful but big. You’re going to think to yourself, ‘there’s no way I can finish this.’ But once you dig in, you’re probably going to.

All of the shakes we got were awesome. Other patrons seemed to get the same ones we did but we definitely saw some other ones that we did not get. My personal favorite was the cookie dough one but the others were just as good. Nashville is hot at this time of the year. Whether you’re down there for CMA Fest or just to hang out, we recommend heading to the Legendairy Milkshake Bar for a sweet treat!

The Valentine: 312 Broadway

We stumbled upon this place when our pedal tavern made this one of the scheduled stops- thanks Country Music Crawler! When we arrived we were given a card for 2 for 1 shots- couple this deal with the shot special that we were already getting via the pedal tavern, and we got quite the deal. The shot was a blue lemon drop which was very good! And 2 of ’em for $5? Yes, please.

We enjoyed ourselves so much, that after we finished our pedal tavern, we decided to go back and drink some more and eat. Of course, we got more shots but we wanted some apps to fill our bellies. And we were thoroughly impressed with the Valentine. Yes, it was bar food but it was pretty damn good bar food. The chicken fingers were perfect- so much so that we ordered more. The chicken quesadillas were juicy. And the pretzel sticks had a great crisp to them to go with their warm queso. Add in some nachos and it’s a great little mid-afternoon snack to prolong your day on Broadway.

The Valentine doesn’t have a big artist name associated with it and it’s not one of the big name iconic establishments on Broadway but that doesn’t mean you should skip this place. We’ll definitely return when we go back to Nashville!

NECM’s WCW Spotlight: Dolly Parton

We, at New England Country Music, are continuing our series spotlighting women in country music. While the acronym WCW, standing for ‘Women Crush Wednesday,’ is often used for physical attraction, that is not the case here. This series will feature talented women who are crushing the country music scene.

Welcome to our tenth WCW article. We are marking this milestone by featuring the one and only, Dolly Parton. This seventy-three-year-old was born in a tiny, one-room house in rural Tennessee. She grew up quite poor and the fourth of twelve children, in Locust Ridge, TN. Her mother stayed home and raised the children while her father worked as a sharecropper. Mr. Parton had little education and could not read or write. Dolly spent her younger days in the church where her grandfather was the Pastor. She began singing in church when she was six years old. She took up an interest in the guitar when she was seven and she was gifted her first guitar when she was eight. A couple years later, Dolly was singing on local radio and television shows. She signed with a small record label, Goldband Records, and at the age of thirteen she recorded her first single, ‘Puppy Love.’ The day after she graduated from high school. She made the move to Music City.

Once in Nashville, Dolly Parton signed with Combine Publishing and took on songwriting. She wrote two top-ten hits: ‘Put It Off Until Tomorrow’ for Bill Phillips and ‘Fuel to the Flame’ for Skeeter Davis. When this young’un was only nineteen, she signed with Monument Records as a bubblegum pop singer and released several singles. It took some convincing, but the label eventually allowed Dolly to pursue her love of the country genre. She went on to drop her first full length album, ‘Hello, I’m Dolly.’ In 1967, Parton was asked to join Porter Wagoner on his television show. Wagoner’s label, RCA Victor, eventually signed Dolly and the pair went on to release top ten singles for the next few years. Her first solo number one single was ‘Joshua.’ Arguably her biggest hit thus far, ‘Jolene,’ dropped in 1973. She had two other singles reach top ten status in 1974, ‘I Will Always Love You,’ and ‘Love Is Like a Butterfly.’

It was about this time in her life that Parton decided to part ways with Wagoner to pursue her solo career. From the mid 1970s to the early 1980s, Parton had eight singles reach number one. In 1987, Parton’s contract with RCA was not renewed and she signed with Columbia Records. This same year she collaborated with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt to release their much-anticipated album, ‘Trio.’ ‘Trio’ went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

The early nineties brought Dolly Parton so much success when Whitney Houston recorded ‘I Will Always Love You’ and it was used as the soundtrack of the movie sensation The Bodyguard. She was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. It was then that she dropped a bluegrass-inspired album, ‘The Grass is Blue,’ which went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. In 2007, Parton started releasing albums under her own record company, Dolly Records. Some of her more recent albums include: ‘Backwoods Barbie,’ ‘Better Day,’ ‘Blue Smoke, ‘Pure & Simple,’ and ‘I Believe in You.’

This WCW has had twenty-six songs reach number one on the Billboard country chart. She has had forty-two albums reach top-10. Parton has had forty-six Grammy Award nominations, a record tied only with Beyoncé. Parton has been awarded a total of nine Grammy Awards. She has been nominated for eighteen American Music Awards, and won three. She has been nominated for thirty-nine ACM Awards and won seven. Dolly is one of only six female artists to have won the ACM Entertainer of the Year award. A title she took home in 1978. In the eighties, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Parton was inducted to the Grande Ole Opry in 1969 and she was inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986.

Over the years, Dolly Parton went on to write some classic hits including ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ ‘I Will Always Love You’ (that’s right! It’s a Dolly song, not a Whitney song), and ‘Jolene.’ Despite her modest upbringing, the sheer magnitude of what she has accomplished is overwhelming. She is absolutely a legend in the country music world. Some of Dolly’s words to live by: “You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.”

Though she is not currently touring, you can listen to many of her hit songs on iTunes.

Be sure to download one of our favorites, ‘Jolene’ on iTunes here.

You can stay connected with Dolly Pardon by following her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Stay tuned for our next installment of WCW in country music. It is set to hit our page on Wednesday May 22nd.

NECM’s WCW Spotlight: Danielle Bradbery

We, at New England Country Music, are continuing our series spotlighting women in country music. While the acronym WCW, standing for ‘Women Crush Wednesday,’ is often used for physical attraction, that is not the case here. This series will feature talented women who are crushing the country music scene.

For us New Englanders, it’s certainly starting to feel like the chilly winter weather is finally behind us. We’re happy for the warmth and even more excited to introduce to you to our next WCW, Danielle Bradbery. The twenty-two-year-old country music singer and songwriter hails from Cypress, Texas. Some of her biggest musical influences are Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and Martina McBride.

Things started heating up for Danielle Bradbery when she won The Voice in June 2013. The day after her big win, she signed a record deal with Big Machine Records. She went on to release her first, self-titled, album in November 2013. Like many a country singer to come before her, she was thrilled to make her Grande Ole Opry debut at the legendary Ryman Auditorium that very same month. Four years later, she dropped her second full length album, ‘I Don’t Believe We’ve Met.’ Not only did Bradbery write seven of the ten tracks on this record, but her first single, ‘Sway,’ debuted at Number 46 on the Billboard country chart. In August of 2018, Bradbery released the single, ‘Goodbye Summer,’ a collaboration with country sensation Thomas Rhett. In an interview with iHeart Radio, Bradbery mentioned: “‘Goodbye Summer’ was originally ‘Hello Summer’ on my second record. Thomas Rhett wrote it. We kind of made it a little bit different and make it sound like a new song, but it’s been really exciting to work with Thomas Rhett .”

You can take a peek of the video for ‘Hello Summer’ here:

Bradbery has already been on quite a few tours. She traveled with Brad Paisley on his Beat This Summer Tour in 2013. In 2014 she joined Hunter Hayes on his We’re Not Invisible Tour and Scotty McCreery on his See You Tonight Tour. In 2015, she toured with Miranda Lambert on her Platinum Tour and Brett Eldredge/Thomas Rhett on their Suits & Boots Tour. Last year she joined Thomas Rhett on his Life Changes Tour. And this year she is teaming up with Kane Brown on his Live Forever Tour.

With over 800,000 followers on her Facebook page and almost half a million followers on Instagram, a fresh sounding voice, and a style all her own, Danielle Bradbery is well on her way to becoming a big name in country music.

We’re sad to say that there are currently no New England dates on this WCW’s schedule.

Be sure to download one of our favorites, ‘Sway,’ on iTunes here.

You can stay connected with Danielle Bradbery by following her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Stay tuned for our next installment of WCW in country music. It is set to hit our page on Wednesday May 8th.

WTF Wednesday: Lil Nas X

Honestly, WTF Wednesday isn’t something we’ve ever done before and I hope it’s something we don’t have to do again but frankly I didn’t know what to name this piece. It’s really the first thing to came to mind when I saw a song called ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X debuted on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart.

Look, we get it. Country music isn’t the same that it was 10, 15, 20 years ago. We also get the music evolves. Pop isn’t the same as pop was 15 years ago. Neither is rock, or rap, or whatever. We get that artists like Kane Brown and FGL have released songs that definitely fray the lines of country and pop, even with some rap influences. This isn’t about them. This is about a song that is being billed a country song that in no way shape or form is a country song. Just because it mentions horses, a tractor, and boots, and a town road doesn’t make it a country song.

And quite frankly, what friggin’ radio station(s) are playing this song that it’s on the actual airplay charts. If you hear this shitty song on a country radio station, change the channel. This song isn’t good and it sure as hell isn’t country.

Luke Combs Is Dominating And We’re Not Complaining

Luke is easily one of the biggest stars in country music and we’re not talking about Luke Bryan. Luke Combs, ladies and gentlemen, has become one of the fastest rising artists in country music and seeing his growth in just a few years has been nothing short of beautiful crazy- pun intended. He is dominating it in the country music world and we’re loving it.

Back in 2016, we had the opportunity to chat with Luke backstage at Mohegan Sun when he was opening for Brantley Gilbert. This was before his smash debut single, ‘Hurricane,’ even touched the charts. And since then, Luke’s career and place in country music has truly skyrocketed.

His debut album, ‘This One’s For You,’ hit the top of the country albums charts. It’s also been certified Double Platinum by the RIAA and the success led to him even releasing a deluxe version. His first 5 singles released from that album have all been Number Ones. And all of them have been certified at least Platinum with ‘Beautiful Crazy’ being 2x Platinum and ‘Hurricane’ and ‘When It Rains It Pours’ being 3x Platinum. His latest single, ‘Beautiful Crazy,’ has been sitting at the top of the charts for the last 6 weeks- an unbelievable run!

Luke also has a couple awards already under his belt. He won the iHeartRadio Music Award for New Country Artist of the Year and the CMA for New Artist of the Year in 2018. A few weeks ago, he took home the iHeartRadio Music Award as Country Artist of the Year, beating out Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. He has also already announced as an ACM Award winner for New Male Artist of the Year. He is also nominated for the Male Artist of the Year this weekend, which we wouldn’t be surprised if he won.

And the dude is absolutely killing it on the road. Sold out show after sold out show. His tickets do not last. Tickets for his show at Mohegan Sun later this year sold out this morning in minutes. And he’s not just playing small venues that are easy sell outs. We’re talking about arenas of 10,000+, that’s no small feat. Especially for an artist who is considered as ‘new’ by the major award voting houses.

Luke is an absolute rockstar. He puts out great music. He puts on a great show. And fans recognize it. He’s the hottest name in country music and the hottest ticket in town!

So going back to our interview in 2016, where Luke told us…

“It’s been great, the live shows have been awesome and to me that’s what is most important, going out and being able to deliver a good live show is so important, and I think that the more we play, the more the people hear the music, the more requests we get, the more singing we see in the audience is just super cool to see.”

Yeah, it’s been pretty damn cool to see.

Luke has 2 shows in New England this year, 1 in Gilford, NH in June and another in Uncasville, CT in the fall. Both are SOLD OUT!

In case you haven’t seen, we’re giving away 2 tickets to his SOLD OUT show in New Hampshire PLUS 2 passes to go backstage and MEET Luke before the show at out ACM Awards Party this Sunday night! Tickets for the party can be purchased here.

NECM’s WCW Spotlight: Kelsea Ballerini

We, at New England Country Music, are continuing our series spotlighting women in country music. While the acronym WCW, standing for ‘Women Crush Wednesday,’ is often used for physical attraction, that is not the case here. This series will feature talented women who are crushing it in country music.

This week we’re featuring Kelsea Ballerini, a twenty-five-year-old country/pop singer and songwriter from Knoxville, TN. Growing up as an only child, Ballerini spent her younger days dancing at a local dance studio and singing in the church choir. When she was a little girl, she was influenced by pop sensations like Britney Spears and NSYNC. It wasn’t until later that she discovered country music and gained an appreciation for artists like Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, and Alison Krauss. Kelsea Ballerini wrote her first song when she was only twelve years old. A few years later, she moved the two and a half hours away from home, to Nashville.

When she was nineteen, Ballerini signed with Black River Entertainment. Her music career kicked off with the release of her EP, ‘Kelsea Ballerini.’ Six months later, she dropped her first full length album, ‘The First Time.’ Her debut single released from this album, ‘Love Me Like You Mean It,’ made it to Number One on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Having a debut single reach Number One was quite an accomplishment, as Carrie Underwood is the only other solo, female country artist to do so. The album’s second single, ‘Dibs,’ also reached Number One on the Country Airplay Chart. The third single to be released was ‘Peter Pan,’ and it too, reached Number One. Having three singles reach Number One was quite remarkable. In fact, Ballerini was the first female, solo country artist to do this since Wynonna Judd in 1992. And to top this off, she wrote all three of these Number One hits. That’s something not even Judd can say. In November of 2017, Ballerini released her second album, ‘Unapologetically.’ This album went on to get a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album at the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards.

Just this month, Ballerini was asked to join the Grande Ole Opry. She was singing a duet with Little Big Town, when the group cleverly changed the lyrics to ‘Girl Crush’ and surprised Ballerini, mid-song, by singing “Kelsea Ballerini – Want to join the Opry?” She’ll be formally inducted in April, making her the youngest current member of the long-time running show. She told the Associated Press: “The Grand Ole Opry, playing it was the first step. And then joining has been the next step. That’s been on the goal list ever since I played it the first time. And I guess I get to check that off now.” Here’s a little glimpse from that memorable night:

The sky is the limit for Kelsea Ballerini. Not only has she has been asked to join the Opry, she has also been chosen as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. And she has been talked about quite a bit over the years. She was named the “The Country Sweetheart” by People Magazine, “Country’s Next Queen” by Billboard Magazine, and “The Nashville It Girl” by Rolling Stone Magazine.

This “Nashville It Girl” is married to Morgan Evans, a country singer from ‘down under.’ Life on the road leads to crazy schedules and that means they are not able to kick back and relax together as often as they would like. When Kelsea Ballerini does have some free time and is home in Nashville, you might catch her at some of her favorite spots: hanging out at songwriter’s nights at The Bluebird and The Listening Room, eating sushi at Virago, shopping at the trendy boutique Posh, or grabbing a drink at Patterson House.

Kelsea Ballerini will be on the Miss Me More Tour starting in April 2019. We’re sad to say that there are currently no New England dates on the schedule.

Be sure to download ‘I Hate Love Songs’ from her album ‘Unapologetically’ on iTunes here.

You can stay connected with Kelsea Ballerini by following her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Stay tuned for our next installment of WCW in country music. It is set to hit our page on Wednesday, April 10th.

Full List of Prizes: 2019 ACM Awards Party

We’re less than 2 weeks away from NECM’s 6th Annual ACM Awards Viewing Party! Join us at Loretta’s Last Call just steps outside Fenway Park for this event. The awards will be on all of the TVs including the big screen. DJ MikeyFletch will play music during commercial breaks. Partygoers will enjoy complimentary appetizers and sweets! And we will have a silent auction and raffle with all proceeds benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital. Below is the full list of prizes, including Meet and Greet passes with your favorite artists, concert tickets, autographed guitars and much more! We hope to see you there!

DOOR PRIZE: 2 tickets to see Luke Bryan at Gillette Stadium! Everyone at the party is automatically entered to win!

Kenny Chesney autographed guitar

Guitar signed by 2018 NECM Festival lineup

Guitar signed by Kane Brown, Brown and Gray, Cam, LANCO, Stephanie Quayle, Chase Rice, Frankie Ballard, Drake White, Mitchell Tenpenny, Devin Dawson, Brett Eldredge and Michael Tyler

Guitar signed by Kane Brown

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Luke Combs in Gilford, NH

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Luke Bryan in Foxborough, MA

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Thomas Rhett in Mansfield, MA

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Thomas Rhett in Bridgeport, CT

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Old Dominion in Portland, ME

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Old Dominion in Gilford, NH

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Chase Rice in Hampton, NH

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Chris Young in Mansfield, MA

2 tickets and 2 VIP Experiences with Jason Aldean in Mansfield, MA

2 tickets and 2 VIP Experiences with Dierks Bentley in Mansfield, MA

2 Meet and Greets with Brett Young in Foxborough, MA

4 Premium Tickets to a mutually agreed upon Red Sox game at Fenway Park with VIP tour of Fenway Park

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Josh Turner in E. Providence, RI

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Billy Currington in Boston, MA

Rob Gronkowski autographed football with Patriots items

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Little Big Town in Gilford, NH

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greets with Justin Moore in Hampton, NH

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greet passes with Michael Ray in Boston, MA

2 tickets and 2 Meet and Greet passes with Ryan Hurd in Boston, MA

Blue Chair Bay Rum Engel Cooler

Lee Brice autographed guitar

Chris Stapleton autographed vinyl

Autographed CDs: Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Maren Morris, LANCO, Tim + Faith, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton and MORE!

2 tickets to see Luke Bryan in Bangor, ME

2 tickets to see Chris Stapleton in Bangor, ME

2 tickets to see George Strait and Blake Shelton in Foxborough, MA

Brothers Osborne signed poster

Jordan Davis package, including: autographed guitar, autographed hat, t-shirts, autographed album and vinyl

Warner Music Bundle, includes: Devin Dawson vinyl, Brett Eldredge bag, t-shirts, hats, mug, koozies.

Autographed ‘You Should Be Here’ lyrics, signed by Cole Swindell

2 tickets for Country 102.5 Street Party

2 tickets for Cat Country 98.1 Storyteller show featuring Kip Moore

Dierks Bentley Beer Pong Set

2 tickets for Country Night at Fenway Park (including 2 hats)

Yee Yee Package, includes autographed picture and CD by Granger Smith and autographed picture from Earl Dibbles Jr.

Dustin Lynch autographed NECM koozie

Carly Pearce package, includes autographed picture and CD, and t-shirt (XL)

Drumhead signed by 2017 NECM Festival Lineup

Hogwash ‘n Rhinestones Merch Pack

NECM Merch Pack

2 tickets to a mutually agreed upon show at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in 2019

2 tickets to a mutually agreed upon show at the South Shore Music Circus in 2019

Aaron Lewis ‘Making Country Great Again’ hat

Not a Public Figure Merch (2 winners)


This list will be updated as more prizes come in!