Performers are constantly getting hit up to support any number of worthy causes . . . so it’s interesting to hear why JASON ALDEAN chose to do his annual Concert for the Cure.
Sadly, it started because of tragedy. He tells “People”, quote, “My best friend lost his wife to breast cancer and she was in her very early thirties. I was there. I watched it all go down.
“I watched him deal with that and her go through it and her leaving behind two daughters. That to me was sort of an eye-opener.”
It made him think about the people in his life. Quote, “I have a wife, two daughters. I have a mother, a stepmom, a sister . . . I have women in my life that are very important and to me, and it’s something I would never want to see them go through.”
Jason’s proud that he’s helped raise $2.3 million for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Quote, “I feel like we’ve accomplished something pretty special.” This year’s show is October 24th in West Palm Beach, Florida.
CHARLES KELLEY is very excited about his upcoming solo tour, which is good, because he’s not in it for the money. He says, quote, “I’m not going to make a dime. My manager said, ‘I hear you want to take two tour buses.’
“I said, ‘Yeah, there’s gonna be 12 people’ and she goes, ‘Well, you know you’re not going to make any money.’ I said, ‘I don’t care. I’m doing this to feed the soul.'”
“The Driver” tour kicks off on November 28th in Cleveland, Ohio, and runs through January 28th in Las Vegas. Newcomer MAREN MORRIS is the opener. Grab the dates at CharlesKelley.com.
The Band Perry have revealed the cover art for and title of their upcoming new album.
The sibling trio’s third studio album will be called Heart + Beat. The record’s artwork, which you can see above, features Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry, each with a yellow-painted face and a piece of the album’s name.
TBP revealed their big news on social media on Friday (Oct. 9), after teasing “HUGE+NEWS+TMRW” on Thursday night (Oct. 8).
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Steven Tyler Tells Donald Trump to Stop Using His Song at Campaign Events
Steven Tyler isn’t just asking, he’s telling Donald Trump to stop using his song during his presidential campaign events.
The Aerosmith singer has issued a cease and desist to the Republican candidate, saying his use of “Dream On” gives a false impression that Tyler and the band are connected to the campaign. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the letter is actually the second time Trump has been warned not to use the 1973 rock song. But it’s not political or personal, Tyler’s attorney, Dina LaPolt, explains.
“Steven works tirelessly with both Republicans and Democrats regarding copyright reform and his position has always been consistent regarding copyright and intellectual property,” LaPolt says. “Simply, one must get permission from the music creators. Steven wrote 100% of ‘Dream On,’ and this is about the un-authorized use of his property.”
“Steven is a registered Republican,” she adds.
The letter was sent on Saturday, and Trump had 24 hours to respond or potentially face legal action. Trump is a fan of Aerosmith, and some reports suggest Tyler may have even attended a Republican debate as a personal guest of the businessman’s.
Tyler is busy pursuing country radio airplay. His debut single “Love Is Your Name” was released in May, and an album is expected to follow in 2016.
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