Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt" debuted at #1 on the Country Digital Singles chart and #2 on Top Digital Songs for sales of 182,929 tracks in the first week. Additionally, "Dirt" scored the #1 spot on both the all genre Digital Songs and Country charts in Canada. The lead track from their forthcoming sophomore album on Republic Nashville shot to #1 on both the iTunes all genre and Country charts in the US and Canada, while also sitting atop the Country chart in Australia shortly after release. "Dirt" earned the highest one-week add total in Country Aircheck history with 130 stations on in the US beating Taylor Swift's previous record.
Jason Aldean is gearing up for his first set of stadium dates this weekend with back to back sold out shows at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio and Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday. These are the first of five MLB stadiums for Aldean that will also see him play Nationals Park in Washington, DC, PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia over the next two weeks. Jason says, "This stadium run is something I've been looking forward to all year. I dreamed of playing MLB stadiums since I was six in Little League and watch games at these stadiums every season. It's wild to stand on the mound during load in and watch an empty park totally come alive with our production and crazy, loud fans. These next two weeks will definitely be something I look back on with unbelievable pride and gratitude."
Turns out the three Connecticut 20 something's charged with causing a disturbance at Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion are not your average law breakers. The trio - Michael Horrigan, 29, Tristan Kading, 28, and his sister Emily Kading, 26 - pleaded not guilty this week to hurling beer bottles and shouted expletives at security officers patrolling Taylor's seaside property. According to TMZ, Tristan Kading studied chemical oceanography, graduating from MIT. He also received the Richard Montgomery Award for Achievement in Mathematics. Emily Kading is a nuclear scientist specializing in agriculture and natural resources. She's also studying to be a nuclear physicist. Both Tristan and Michael Horrigan have been given citations for heroism after saving a 12-year-old girl's life when her canoe capsized. Swift was not home at the time of the June 14 disturbance.