Photos: Xtreme Muzik, Nichols, Gentry, Angels

Xtreme Muzik The Tour, starring co-headliners Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich, has seen parades, gunslingers, gamblers and outlaws in addition to their thousands of fans.

The tour was the first to play the newly opened Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino and Event Center and sold out two nights that started with a parade down Main Street. Gretchen drove her own John Deere Gator in the parade, John Rich and Big Kenny were on horseback, and special guest Cowboy Troy led the high school marching band.

(L-R): Big Kenny, Cowboy Troy, Gretchen Wilson and John Rich take a bow after their second sold-out show at Deadwood Mountain Grand.

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Joe Nichols (L) and video director Potsy Ponciroli (R) share a fist bump during a break in filming.

Joe Nichols recently took over part of downtown Nashville for a video shoot, changing the ‘business as usual’ scene to bikini clad women, a tiki bar and a swimming pool as the Show Dog – Universal Music artist encouraged everyone to “Take It Off.”

The video crew enlisted the aid of a dozen plus “business men and women.” “It was a pretty warm summer day when we shot, so I don’t think it was too hard for them to step out of those business suits, and into their bathing suits,” Nichols says. The video was directed by Potsy Ponciroli with TackleBox Films, and will begin airing this week on CMT, GAC and other music video outlets. The Top 30 and climbing song is Nichols’ lead single from his new studio album, set for release this November.

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Country music duo and USO tour veterans Montgomery Gentry delivered a foot-stomping USO concert at Louisville, Kentucky’s KFC Yum! Center on July 26. The concert coincided with the National Guard’s National Volunteer Workshop and Youth Symposium, and honored troops, military families and volunteers who support them.

The concert was broadcast live to deployed troops around the world on the Pentagon Channel. The duo performed their new single, “Where I Come From,” and gave the military crowd a sneak peak at other cuts from their upcoming album set to release in October.

Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry greet Gen. Craig McKinley, Director of the National Guard Bureau before taking stage.

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(L-R): Caroline Cutbirth, Ozzie Guillen, Jennifer Wayne and Tayla Lynn

Stealing Angels sang the national anthem recently at the Minnesota Twins vs. the Chicago White Sox game, and spent a moment with White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen.

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