Rock Band is going country

by: Tina -
Country music is probably the only genre of music I haven’t been able to get into personally. Nonetheless, if you are a fan, you’ll be happy to hear that the Rock Band Music Store’s latest update includes what I am told is some of the more popular artists known to conduct said genre of music.

The track pack being made available will include a range of country music – from tracks from the 80s to tracks as recent as 2 years ago, and from pop fusions to the classics. Check the list of tracks below, and read on for pricing and availability information.

· Kenny Chesney – “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”
· Montgomery Gentry – “Gone”
· Rascal Flatts – “Me and My Gang”
· Sara Evans – “Suds in the Bucket”
· Trace Adkins – “Swing”
· Willie Nelson – “On the Road Again”
GET READY TO KICK YOUR TWANG UP TO 11 AS ROCK BAND ADDS MORE COUNTRY HITS!

Cambridge, Mass. – Jan. 29, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a six pack of songs from country greats including Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts and others will be added next week to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

These artists are among the more than 390 bands currently available through the Rock Band platform. With more than 1,000 songs available, Rock Band is, without question, the industry leader in providing the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii
This Rock Band Music Store update represents some of the hottest artists in the country music genre. Kenny Chesney burst onto the scene in the early 90s and has been a staple since, with hits such as “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” from 1999’s Everywhere We Go. Montgomery Gentry, composed of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, offer their 2004 single “Gone” from their fourth album, You Do Your Thing, while country/pop crossover sensation Rascal Flatts brings one of their most successful singles, “Me and My Gang” from the 2006 album of the same title. “Suds in the Bucket” (Sara Evans’ third No. 1 song on the country charts and the third single from 2003’s Restless) and Trace Adkins’ “Swing” (a single from 2008’s Dangerous Man) are also included in this week’s additions. Rounding out the pack is Willie Nelson’s timeless travelling classic, “On the Road Again,” from 1980’s Honeysuckle Rose.

Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Feb. 2) and PlayStation 3 system (Feb. 4):

· Kenny Chesney – “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”

· Montgomery Gentry – “Gone”

· Rascal Flatts – “Me and My Gang”

· Sara Evans – “Suds in the Bucket”

· Trace Adkins – “Swing”

· Willie Nelson – “On the Road Again”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

These tracks will be available for purchase as “Going Country Pack 03,” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii.
Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$9.99, £4.99 UK, €7.99 EU (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Going Country Pack 03”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
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