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Family Man Craig Campbell Says Bye to The Stage

Posted on 29 December 2010 by editor

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Craig Campbell Debut Album

Every Tuesday night for nearly five years, “Family Man” singer Craig Campbell has performed a regular weekly gig at legendary Nashville honky-tonk The Stage.  It was on that stage that Campbell was discovered by Bigger Picture Group executives and famed producer Keith Stegall, which led to a record deal and the upcoming March 1 release of his self-titled debut album.

On Tuesday, January 4, with touring and preparation for his record release underway, Craig Campbell will play his last regular weekly set at The Stage.
“The Stage is a really special place, and it’s had a big impact on me and my music,” declares Campbell. “It’s been a training ground for my live show and trying out new songs. I was ‘discovered’ there and met (producer) Keith Stegall for the first time at The Stage. My music probably wouldn’t be what it is today without it.”

Date: Tuesday, January 4
Time: 7pm
Location: THE STAGE 412 Broadway
Cost: FREE
Other: 21 and up

CRAIG CAMPBELL: After moving from his hometown of Lyons, Georgia to Nashville in 2002 to pursue his country music dreams, Craig Campbell quickly picked up work as a keyboardist in Luke Bryan and Tracy Byrd’s bands and was later discovered playing a regular gig at legendary Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage. Campbell’s debut single, “Family Man,” is climbing the country radio charts. The song can be found on his debut digital EP, Five Spot, available now at all digital music outlets. “Family Man” will also be included on his upcoming debut album, releasing March 1. To learn more about Craig, visit and follow him on Twitter @craigcampbelltv.

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Chances Are-Country Strong

Posted on 24 December 2010 by editor

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Shania Engaged – Memoir To Come

Posted on 23 December 2010 by editor

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***UPDATE- MARRIED – story here

Shania Twain  is moving on with her life and into the future with her ex-best friends ex… it’s a kinda complicated story but not too big of a surprise after seeing Shania frolic with the boyfriend in a video she posted just over a year ago on her birthday blog. His name: Frederic Thiebaud.

US Magazine reportedly got a view of Twain’s engagement ring and locked the story (along with the spiffy cover pic).

Shania also just  announced a book deal and six part tv special called “Why Not” set for Spring 2011.  In the special it is said she “opens up about her divorce.”

Here’s a morsel from US – full story on newstands:

Twain, 45, stepped out with Thiebaud, 40, for a PDA-packed lunch at Serafina’s Fabulous Grill in NYC on Thursday with an enormous engagement ring.

“I’ve never seen Shania so happy,” a pal tells Us of the singer. Swiss-born Thiebaud, a Nestle business executive, popped the question about two months ago in Switzerland, but the couple’s road to matrimony was an exceptionally complicated one.  Thiebaud is the ex-husband of Twain’s former best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud — the woman Robert “Mutt” Lange, Twain’s husband of 14 years, abruptly left her for in May 2008. (Both Lange and Marie-Anne denied the affair.) Twain and Frederic reached out to one another in the wake of the stunning double betrayal, and were spotted vacationing together in Canada, New York City and Florida. Finally, in August 2009, Twain — who has a 9-year-old son, Eja, with Lange — came clean about their new romance.  Writing on her official website, she called Frederic “a dear friend and true gentleman…We leaned on one another through the ups and downs, taking turns holding each other up. We’ve become stronger and closer through it all.” Adds the Twain pal: “She has ended up with the love of her life.”

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Lee Brice Tops Crazy Year

Posted on 17 December 2010 by Bill West

Nashville, TN – Country music rising star Lee Brice tops the Hot Country Songs chart with Gold-certified selling single “Love Like Crazy,” as the most heard song in America by Billboard. His debut album LOVE LIKE CRAZY was released June 8th on Curb Records.

Billboard’s Year End Hot Country Song Chart (Top 10)
1. Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice

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2. Rain Is A Good Thing – Luke Bryan
3. Why Don’t We Just Dance – Josh Turner
4. All Over Me – Josh Turner
5. The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young
6. Roll With It – Easton Corbin
7. Gimmie The Girl – Joe Nichols
8. All About Tonight – Blake Shelton
9. Come Back Song – Darius Rucker
10. She Won’t Be Lonely Long – Clay Walker

While working hard on his major label debut, LOVE LIKE CRAZY, he penned hit singles for Tim McGraw’s “Still”, Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory” a song that actually entered the charts at No. 1, and Jason Aldean “Not Every Man Lives”.

In the last few years, he has charted four hits of his own, including “She Ain’t Right,” and “Happy Endings.” His latest single, “Love Like Crazy,” peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart while his new single “Beautiful Every Time” is climbing the charts.

While Brice may be a newcomer, he is certainly no stranger to the thousands of fans who have seen his live performances. A self-described “road dog,” Brice has spent most of the past three years on the road, performing in everything from the smallest club to larger arenas, developing a strong and passionate following along the way.

“I’ve always loved the live aspect of what I do for a living,” Brice said. “It gives you the most immediate satisfaction, not to mention pure adrenalin rush. Watching this song climb the charts is sort of like that rush I feel when I perform it live. It’s that gratification that someone out there is digging what I do, and it just doesn’t get better than that.”

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Back 2 Dec – Taylor Swift

Posted on 13 December 2010 by editor

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This Is Country Music – Brad Paisley

Posted on 13 December 2010 by editor


Brad Paisley just delivered the exciting news that not only will he have a new album, called This Is Country Music, set for release on April 19th, but that beginning now, and for one week (through December 20th), you can get a bit free. Paisley’s giving away a free digital download of the title track, his new hit single, “This Is Country Music.” Anyone can go to the website — — and take it without a charge.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year wanted to do this, and he’s thrilled to be able to offer the week long download because, he says, ”This is a song about country music. It’s a song about how much this format means — and this style of music means — to people, how much it mirrors their lives. And the fact that the fans have allowed me to be able to do this for a living, it’s my gift to them.”

While on the website, you’ll also have the option to pre-order Brad’s upcoming album, in digital or physical form, at a limited-time special price. Any pre-orders on the site will also entitle you to periodic exclusive content, which might include early listens to new music or video greetings from Brad prior to the album’s April release date.

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If you miss the free download week — but don’t let that happen! — you’ll still be able to get an immediate download of the song, “This Is Country Music,” with an album pre-order. You could also buy it when it goes on sale as a digital single, beginning December 21st, at participating digital music retailers, as well as on

For anyone who takes advantage of the album pre-order, Brad says it’ll be a fun kind of pressure for him to know that fans are already committing to buy the album — while he’s still making it! But for all of us who know Brad’s music and the great albums he’s done in the past — and that little accomplishment of 18 number-one singles and 14 in a row — well, we can rest assured that when the CMA Entertainer of the Year says he’s really excited about how his new album is coming together, there’ll be another winner from Brad Paisley coming next April.

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Lady A Grammy Nominations for 2011

Posted on 02 December 2010 by editor

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Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” and Miranda Lambert continue a country streak with big nominations for the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Although the Grammys are not the biggie awards in the Country music world (CMAs have the big night) they are the industry standard and what everyone in the world looks at.

Lady Antebellum get the big Nomination for Record of the Year for Need You Now… The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will be shown live on CBS February 13th.

Best Country Song Nominations for The Breath You Take, Need You Now, and If I Die Young, House That Built Me, Free, and the little known I’d Love To Be Your Last.

Here’s a taste of the nominees with a link for the entire list below:

Album of the Year
The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Recovery, Eminem
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Record of the Year
B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars, “Nothin’ on You”
Eminem feat. Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Cee Lo Green, “F— You”/”Forget You”
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”
Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Song of the Year
“Beg Steal or Borrow,” written by Ray LaMontagne (performed by Ray LaMontagne)
“F— You”/”Forget You,” written by Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, and Bruno Mars (performed by Cee Lo Green)
“The House that Built Me,” written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin (performed by Miranda Lambert)
“Love the Way You Lie,” written by Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey, and Marshall Mathers (performed by Eminem feat. Rihanna)
“Need You Now,” written by Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott (performed by Lady Antebellum)

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Jewel, “Satisfied”
Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me”
LeAnn Rimes, “Swingin’”
Carrie Underwood, “Temporary Home”
Gretchen Wilson, “I’d Love To Be Your Last”

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