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Swift Underwood CMA Snub – 2010 Nominees

Posted on 31 August 2010 by editor

The 44th Annual CMA Awards were announced by Justin Moore and Chris Young at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The rest of the nominations were announced this morning (in red).  The winners will be revealed during the CMA Awards telecast airing on ABC-TV Wednesday, Nov. 10 8-11pm ET. 

Entertainer Of The Year
LADY ANTEBELLUM
MIRANDA LAMBERT
BRAD PAISLEY
KEITH URBAN
ZAC BROWN BAND
 


Male Vocalist Of The Year
DIERKS BENTLEY
BRAD PAISLEY
BLAKE SHELTON
GEORGE STRAIT
KEITH URBAN 
Female Vocalist Of The Year
MIRANDA LAMBERT
MARTINA MCBRIDE
REBA MCENTIRE
TAYLOR SWIFT
CARRIE UNDERWOOD 
Album Of The Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer)
“Need You Now” by LADY ANTEBELLUM
“Play On” by CARRIE UNDERWOOD
“Revolution” by MIRANDA LAMBERT
“Twang” by GEORGE STRAIT
“Up On the Ridge” by DIERKS BENTLEY 
Musical Event Of The Year (Award goes to each Artist)
“Bad Angel” DIERKS BENTLEY featuring MIRANDA LAMBERT and JAMEY JOHNSON
“Can’t You See” ZAC BROWN BAND featuring KID ROCK
“Hillbilly Bone” BLAKE SHELTON featuring TRACE ADKINS
“I’m Alive” KENNY CHESNEY with DAVE MATTHEWS
“Till The End” ALAN JACKSON with LEE ANN WOMACK 

Song
• “A Little More Country Than That,”Easton Corbin
• “Need You Now,”Lady Antebellum
• “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
• “Toes,” Zac Brown Band
• “White Liar,” Miranda Lambert 

Single
• “A Little More Country Than That,” Easton Corbin
• “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton f/Trace Adkins
• “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
• “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
• “White Liar,” Miranda Lambert 

Video
• “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton f/Trace Adkins
• “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
• “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
• “Water,” Brad Paisley
• “White Liar,” Miranda Lambert 

Musician
• Paul Franklin
• Dann Huff
• Brent Mason
• Mac McAnally
• Randy Scruggs 

New Artist
• Luke Bryan
• Easton Corbin
• Jerrod Niemann
• Chris Young
• Zac Brown Band 

Duo
• Brooks & Dunn
• Joey+Rory
• Montgomery Gentry
• Steel Magnolia
• Sugarland 

Group
• Lady Antebellum
• Little Big Town
• Rascal Flatts
• The Band Perry
• Zac Brown Band 

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Revolution: Live Miranda DVD

Posted on 22 August 2010 by Bill West



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Revolution: Live

Miranda Lambert To Release Her First Performance DVD

Revolution: Live By Candlelight Now Available For Pre-Sale At Amazon.com, In Stores Everywhere October 12

ACM Award-winning Top Female Vocalist Miranda Lambert will release her first performance DVD, Revolution: Live By Candlelight on October 12. The six-song DVD features rare, acoustic performances of five songs from her 2010 ACM Album of the Year, Revolution, including her back-to-back #1 singles, “White Liar,” and “The House That Built Me.” As an added bonus, the DVD also features one of her favorite songs, “Love Is Looking For You,” from her Kerosene album.

Revolution: Live By Candlelight also includes exclusive, never-before-seen footage of the stories behind the songs. The DVD was filmed in an intimate setting – a dimly lit stage surrounded with candles – which actually set off the fire alarm while recording!
Miranda is set to announce this year’s CMA Award final nominees in five categories with Dierks Bentley on Wednesday, Sept. 1 live from ABC’s “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. The announcement will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment of the morning news program. That same morning, Miranda will also be appearing on NBC’s Today Show in the 10:00AM hour.

Lambert is also among the performers featured in that evening’s three-hour special “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” on ABC (airs Wednesday, Sept. 1 8:00-11:00 PM/ET). She performs her current single, “Only Prettier,” which is now beautifying the country radio charts.

Fans can pre-order their Revolution: Live By Candlelight DVD copy by clicking here.

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Turn On The Radio

Posted on 21 August 2010 by Bill West

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Hemingway’s Whiskey Deluxe

Posted on 21 August 2010 by Bill West

Kenny Chesney -Hemingway's Whiskey

Whiskey's Cover

NASHVILLE, TN – Whether it’s an up close look at his high energy live shows with the “Summer In 3-D” movie, going behind the scenes and backstage with the “Road Case” DVD Series or keeping his ticket prices affordable, giving fans more has always been important to Kenny Chesney. That continues with a double disc CD + DVD, Deluxe Edition of Hemingway’s Whiskey on September 28. The package includes two bonus tracks and an in-depth conversation with Chesney about each of the songs. Quantities of the Deluxe Edition Version will be limited.

Of the Deluxe Edition Chesney said, “Adding a few songs is kind of the same approach we take to our shows. Every record is different, every night is different. You start feeling good and you want to do 10 extra minutes, 20 extra minutes, extra 3 hours — whatever it is. This is exactly the same. We put two extra songs and conversation on the record because there are fans that have been a part of my life for a long time and really love our music and have really invested a lot emotionally. You can call it ‘going the extra mile’ or whatever. I wanted to give them something special.”

With 30 minutes of content, the DVD includes a personal thank you from Kenny to the fans and a video cut by cut on each of the 13 tracks on the Deluxe Edition. One of those cut by cut’s is an in-studio look at the recording of “You & Tequila,” the duet with indie rocker Grace Potter. “Music is so powerful and universal,” Chesney allows. “She’s from Vermont and I’m from East Tennessee and we’d never sung together before…never even met but it just clicked.”

As the lead single “The Boys of Fall,” enters the Top 10 on the dawn of football season, it’s stirring the emotions of everyone who’s ever played, loved, coached, believed in, and rooted for the game. The song is now available at all digital retailers.

With the countdown to the release of Hemingway’s Whiskey, Chesney is excited to have new music and says, “Listening to new music is a lot of fun. I buy a lot of CDs myself…I love new music. I’ve been looking forward to sharing these songs and for everyone to see and hear what we’ve been working on for so long.”

Hemingway’s Whiskey – Deluxe Edition

1. The Boys of Fall
2. Live A Little
3. Coastal
4. You And Tequila (featuring Grace Potter)
5. Seven Days
6. Small Y’all (Duet with George Jones)
7. Where I Grew Up
8. Reality
9. Round And Round
10. Somewhere With You
11. Hemingway’s Whiskey
12. Ain’t Ever Going Back Again (Bonus Track)
13. I Didn’t Get Here Alone (Bonus Track)

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CASEY JAMES HEADS FROM IDOL TO SONY

Posted on 17 August 2010 by editor



Casey James

James Heads to Sony

NASHVILLE, TN – Cool, TX native Casey James has turned his third place American Idol finish into record deal with Sony Music Nashville and 19 Recordings/BNA Records. The musician and singer/songwriter who’s been fronting the Casey James Band since 2008, had never even seen a single episode of the top rated show before auditioning in Denver and winning a golden ticket to Hollywood.

An elated James remarked, “Some dreams in life are only just that….dreams. All my life I have wanted this and now my dream has come true. Words can’t describe how thankful and blessed I am for the opportunity to give back to all those who have supported me. I’m going to work hard to make the best album possible! I want to thank my Momma for making me go to Denver. Look out! I’m Nashville bound!”

Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton says, “We at Sony Music Nashville are incredibly excited about signing Casey James. I flew to New York to see him ‘live’ with the American Idol Tour and I was blown away with his voice, guitar playing and stage presence…and so were the thousands of fans in the amphitheatre. He has honed his skills as a showman with his years of performing live on stage! I can’t wait to get him into the studio to begin recording his debut album.”

Simon Fuller, Creator of American Idol and founder of 19 Entertainment adds, “Casey is an exceptional talent and it is wonderful to see another of last year’s Idols secure a major record deal and the opportunity to fulfill many more dreams.”

James is currently on the American Idols Live! Tour 2010, and will soon be at work on his debut album, releasing next year.

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Smoke a Little Eric Church

Posted on 16 August 2010 by editor

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Thompson Square Added To Aldean Tour

Posted on 16 August 2010 by editor


Thompson Square

Thompson Square

Nashville, TN (August 13, 2010)–Stoney Creek Records’ Thompson Square will hit the road this fall with Jason Aldean, closing out his Wide Open 2010 Arena Tour.

Starting on Oct. 21 in Champaign, IL and ending on Nov. 20 in Atlanta, GA, the husband-and-wife duo will open with a full-band for a whirlwind month on tour with multi-platinum country rocker Jason Aldean. “We are so pumped about going on tour with Jason Aldean,” says Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square. “Getting to perform our music to the fans on a tour as cool as the Wide Open tour is going to be an exciting time for us. We are really looking forward to the fall.”

Thompson Square received the exciting tour news while filming their first music video for their new single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.” Directed and produced by Wes Edwards, the video was filmed on the beaches and city streets in historic St. Augustine, FL. The completed video will be released later this summer.

For more information on Thompson Square visit www.thompsonsquare.com

DATES AND VENUES WITH THOMPSON SQUARE OPENING:

10/21 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall – U of Illinois
10/22 Ft. Wayne, IN –Memorial Coliseum
10/23 Moline, IL– iWireless Center
10/28 Oklahoma City, OK –Ford Center
10/29 Springfield, MO –JQH Arena at Missouri State
11/18 Columbus, GA– Columbus Civic Center
11/19 Birmingham, AL– BJCC Arena
11/20 Atlanta, GA –Gwinnett Center

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Chesney Pours Hemingway’s Whiskey

Posted on 10 August 2010 by editor


Kenny Chesney -Hemingway's Whiskey

Whiskey's Cover

Kenny Chesney’s ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ will be released September 28th on BNA Records. Its debut single, “The Boys of Fall,” is already Top 15 at country radio, ranking among the fastest-rising singles of Chesney’s career. Co-produced by Chesney, the touching full-length eight-minute video for the song featuring football superstars including Peyton Manning and Brett Favre can now be seen on video outlets, including VEVO, CMT and GAC.

The country superstar, who has sold more than 30 million albums to date, says of the anthemic song: “I learned how to work hard on the football field. I learned how to trust people on the football field. I learned humility on the football field. I learned teamwork on the football field. And all those things apply to what you do in your life. If you learn that early on, you have a chance to be really great at something — the ability to be a great friend, a great father and a great husband.”

Other standout tracks on the album include the haunting “Somewhere With You,” a song about getting over a relationship, which Chesney says “is really tough – there’s always something to remind you of a time, a place, a memory, a feeling.” “You and Tequila,” written by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter, is a duet with big-voiced rocker Grace Potter (says Chesney, “I just fell in love with her voice”); and “Coastal” is a celebration of low-key vacationing.

Then there’s the title tune, co-written by Guy Clark, Ray Stephenson and Joe Leathers, which makes Chesney think of one of his favorite books, ‘The Old Man and the Sea,’ and about the idea of sitting down with its adventurous author for a drink. “I’d like to sit with him and talk about life, because he got through a lot in his life with some regret, but with a lot of grace too. And there’s a lesson in there for everybody.”

Watch the video for “The Boys of Fall” from Kenny Chesney’s ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ here:

http://youtube.com/kennychesney

‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ Tracklist
1. The Boys of Fall
2. Live A Little
3. Coastal
4. You And Tequila (featuring Grace Potter)
5. Seven Days
6. Small Y’all (Duet with George Jones)
7. Where I Grew Up
8. Reality
9. Round And Round
10. Somewhere With You
11. Hemingway’s Whiskey

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Nothing Like This From Rascal Flatts

Posted on 08 August 2010 by editor


Rascal Flatts Unsoppable

Rascal Flatts continues a dominance in modern country music as they announce a new deal to join Big Machine Records.   With the news comes a new single called “Why Wait” and the following fun facts:

- Rascal Flatts will release their 7th album “Nothing Like This” on November 16th
- The debut single “Why Wait” is currently #34 BB and #46 MB on the radio charts
- “Unstoppable” the 6th CD is currently #29 on the Top 75 Country Albums Chart with over 1,249,000 units sold to date
- To date Rascal Flatts has sold over 17.74 million digital singles and more than 19.85 million albums in the U.S. alone
- Rascal Flatts have scored 11 #1 singles and have more titles in the 100 Songs of the Decade than any other group in the format
- Rascal Flatts has been awarded nearly 40 trophies from the ACMs, AMAs, Country Music Association, People’s Choice Awards and more
- The band is currently out on their headline “Nothing Like This” tour

Rascal

Rascal Flatts: One of Country Music’s Succesful Groups

By J Kim

Rascal Flatts is a country music group made up of Gary LeVox (lead vocalist), Jay DeMarcus (bassist), and Joe Don Rooney (electric guitarist). Upon getting a record deal with Lyric Street Records, the group released their first album, Rascal Flatts, which would climb up to the #3 spot on the U.S. country albums chart.

The group’s next album, Melt, would peak at #5 on the U.S. albums charts and #1 on the U.S. country albums charts. Rascal Flatts, next two albums, Feels Like Today and Me and My Gang, both debuted at #1 on both the U.S. general and country music charts.

In 2003, the Rascal Flatts would find themselves waist deep in controversy, stemming from their controversial music video for “I Melt”, off of their Melt album. Some fans objected to the music video, which contained brief nudity of model Christina Auria in some sensual scenes with group member, Rooney.

While such a music video would hardly cause a stir on MTV or VH1, being showcased on the more conservative CMT and Great American Country music channels, the video inevitably brought the group much notoriety. The Melt album would garner the Rascal Flatts their first No. 1 country single, “These Days”.

In 2005, the group performed their hit single Bless the Broken Road live with contestant Carrie Underwood, on the popular television program American Idol. That same song was nominated for three Grammy awards including Song of the Year, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Country Song. The group would take home the Grammy award for Best Country Song.

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Mine From Taylor Swift

Posted on 07 August 2010 by editor


Swift's Mine

Taylor's 3rd Album

This week Taylor Swift released “Mine” the first single from her highly anticipated album “Speak Now.”

Within hours the single vaulted to the top of the iTunes music charts.    You’ll have to wait until 10/25/10  for the full album.

Mine

While you wait here are some fun facts about Tay Tay.
- Taylor Swift’s sophomore CD “Fearless” is currently #6 on the Top 75 Country Albums Chart with over 5,950,700 units sold to date
- Taylor Swift’s sophomore CD “Fearless” has accumulated more than 14.834 million individual track digital downloads
- To date Taylor Swift has sold over 28.76 million digital singles and more than 11.81 million albums in the U.S. alone

Swift Single Art

- The first single titled “Mine” was released to Country radio and iTunes early on Wednesday 8/4
- The single reached #1 overall on iTunes and Top 35 at radio within 6 hours of being released!
- The music video for “Mine” will premiere worldwide on MTV/CMT networks August 27th
- Taylor’s “Fifteen” is the only country nomination at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards – Best Female Video of the Year
- Swift received four 2010 Grammy Awards including Album, Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Female Vocal
- Swift was named 2009 Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards and picked up the additional Pop/Rock Female, Country Female, AC Artist and Country album awards
- Swift was the youngest artist in the 43-year history of the CMA’s to be awarded CMA Entertainer of the Year in 2009; also earning Female Vocalist, Album, Music Video and International Artist Achievement awards
- Taylor Swift’s dominated the 2009 Billboard Music Awards winning the categories of Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Radio Song of the Year, AC Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Country Album
- Taylor’s Fearless North American Tour sold out arenas and stadiums in 32 cities and 26 states in the US and Canada

- The third album from Taylor Swift titled “Speak Now” will be released October 25th.

Today Was a Fairytale – Single – Taylor Swift

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