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New Taylor Never Ever Ever Video

Posted on 31 August 2012 by editor

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Keith Urban’s Fastest Girl

Posted on 30 August 2012 by editor

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Blake Shelton Hits Again

Posted on 24 August 2012 by editor

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton’s latest single, “Over,” now marks his seventh consecutive No. 1 and his 12th  No. 1 hit to date. Blake has not had a single peak outside the Top Ten since 2007. “Over” is the fourth single off Blake’s GRAMMY nominated album of the year, Red River Blue. When asked about “Over” Blake said, “Long before The Voice, the only place you could hear my voice was on Country Radio. I owe a lot of my success to the support of my fans and radio.”


Blake is also getting ready to release his first Christmas album, Cheers, It’s Christmas on October 2, 2012 on Warner Bros. Records. The album will feature several duet performances including fellow The Voice advisor Michael Bublé, long-time friend, Reba and a very special duet with his mother, Dorothy Shackleford. The album includes classic Christmas songs that have touched Blake over the years. Many of the tracks were also recorded at the famous Capitol Studios with full orchestral accompaniment.


“I wanted my Christmas record to be a classic-sounding album, bigger than any genre,” Blake said. “The recording process definitely took me out of my element and pushed me to really work through a lot of ideas. But in the end, what Scott Hendricks (producer) and I came up with is a classic Christmas record that I’m very proud of.”


The New York Times praises Blake Shelton as one of the “most versatile of contemporary country singers.” In 2012, Blake was nominated for three GRAMMY® Awards including a nod for Red River Blue as Country Album of the Year. Off the current release, “Over,” “Drink On It,” “God Gave Me You” and “Honey Bee” have all topped the charts and “Over” marks Blake’s seventh consecutive No. 1 and his twelfth to date. Red River Blue debuted at No. 1 on the SoundScan Top Current Albums chart and SoundScan Top Country Albums chart with the Associated Press calling the album “the best album of his career.” Blake’s infectious multi-week No. 1 hit, “Honey Bee” is his first ever digital Platinum single. He holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist. The single held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country chart for four weeks in a row with over 40 million in audience. No country artist has held this record in almost six years.

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Carrie Underwood Blown Away

Posted on 23 August 2012 by editor

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Aldean’s Night Train set to Depart With Take A Ride

Posted on 21 August 2012 by editor

night trainNashville, TN – Aug. 20, 2012 – MULTI-PLATINUM and award winning entertainer Jason Aldean had an easy task when he picked a name for his fifth album for Broken Bow Records, out Oct. 16.  One of its 15 songs, “Night Train,” perfectly embodied the tone of his career.  The train is moving, and it’s moving at a rapid pace.

NIGHT TRAIN’s lead single, driving country/rocker “Take A Little Ride,” sold more digital downloads in its first week than any male country artist in history.  Currently approaching the Top 10 on the Billboard country songs chart in just its fourth week, the song was Aldean’s highest chart debut to date.

“I feel really great about the songs we recorded for this album,” said Aldean.  “There are some surprises on there that might raise a few eyebrows, and there’s also some more traditional stuff too.  I don’t like being put in a box, and I think with every record, we’ve had a lot of variety…’Night Train’ is no different.  I got to do a cool uptempo song with Luke (Bryan) and Eric (Church), who’ve both been out with me over the last two years.  I love collaborations like that, and I think the fans dig it when artists get together…it keeps it interesting.”

The new album expressly builds on Aldean’s reputation for finding quality songs and for defying categorization.  It covers broad turf and is held together by Aldean’s unique voice and by his refusal to stick with one sonic or lyrical theme.  NIGHT TRAIN takes a twisting journey, transporting the listener through a variety of emotions and distinctive instrumental sounds, adding to Aldean’s reputation as an unpredictable, uncontainable hard rocking country artist.

Longtime producer Michael Knox is back for the fifth time, along with Aldean’s road band that, in a departure from country’s status quo, have played on every song he’s recorded in his career, creating the unique synergy between Aldean’s records and live show that he’s become known for.

“There’s no formula to music,” Aldean notes. “It’s meant to be experimented with. You’re supposed to try things. So I love getting in there with my guys and coming up with sounds that nobody else really uses.”


1. This Nothin’ Town 
(busbee / Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley)

2. When She Says Baby
(Rhett Akins / Ben Hayslip)


3. Feel That Again
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley / Vicky McGehee)


4. Wheels Rollin
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley / Hillary Lindsey)

5. Talk
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley)


6. The Only Way I Know (with Luke Bryan and Eric Church)
(David Lee Murphy / Ben Hayslip)

 7. Take A Little Ride
(Dylan Altman / Rodney Clawson / Jim McCormick)

8. I Don’t Do Lonely Well
(Neil Thrasher / Tom Shapiro / Chuck Wicks)

9. Night Train
(Neil Thrasher / Michael Dulaney)


10. 1994
(Thomas Rhett / Luke Laird / Barry Dean)


11. Staring At The Sun
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley / Tony Martin)

12. Drink One For Me
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley / Tony Martin)

13. Black Tears
(Canaan Smith / Tyler Hubbard)

 14. Walking Away
(David Lee Murphy / Rodney Clawson)

15. Water Tower
(Jason Sellers / Paul Jenkins / Michael Dulaney)

NIGHT TRAIN follows Aldean’sprevious disc MY KINDA PARTY, the reigning CMA and Billboard Album of the Year.  Since its release in Nov. 2010 the album has sold nearly three million copies, spent 92 weeks in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and spawned five consecutive No. one hits including the first ever TRIPLE PLATINUM digital single by a male country artist, “Dirt Road Anthem,” and the three-week chart-topper “Don’t You Wanna Stay” feat. Kelly Clarkson.If his career is a runaway train, the real engine is his live show. Over the course of a single year, Aldean came into his own as a concert attraction – where he once crossed his fingers that he could sell out 6,000-seat venues, he’s moved to stadiums now.  He’s sold out each of the shows on his 2012 MY KINDA PARTY TOUR presented by State Farm®, – often in minutes at the day of on sale.   He has broken over 40 venue attendance records and the tour has gone on to sell an unparalleled 1.9 million tickets.

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Jana Kramer Why Ya Wanna Breaks Through

Posted on 20 August 2012 by editor

Jana Kramer, country’s favorite newcomer, has been signed by Nationwide Insurance to sing the company’s well-known “On Your Side” commercial jingle. Kramer’s voice will be featured in new television advertisements Nationwide launched as part of its integrated national marketing campaign, Join the Nation. The commercials debuted during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and will continue to air nationally throughout the next year.


“Nationwide is On Your Side is familiar to many people”, said Matt Jauchius, Nationwide’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. “Our new Join the Nation campaign tells the story of what our On Your Side promise truly stands for – and we’re pleased to have such a talented young artist help bring it to life.”


Kramer’s debut single, “Why Ya Wanna,” broke into the Top 10 this week and continues to build at a record pace, ranking as the highest charting female debut since Taylor Swift’s 2006 single “Tim McGraw.”  Kramer has sold over 700,000 single tracks, including almost half a million of “Why Ya Wanna.” Kramer is also the fastest climbing debut artist of this year since releasing her Elektra Nashville self-titled debut album June 5, 2012 and debuting at No. 5 on the Country Chart.
Named one of “Summers Hottest Artists” by People Country and one of the “Season’s Biggest New Names” by Billboard, Kramer is currently on Brad Paisley’s “Virtual Reality Tour” performing through the fall on the “Virtual Opry Stage.”


New York Times raved that Kramer’s “best moments are on ‘Over You by Now’ and on the outright devastating ‘When You’re Lonely,’ which seethes with the fire of early Reba McEntire, or the darker side of Dolly Parton’s oeuvre, with Ms. Kramer letting her voice bleed at the edges and drawing her vowels out and down, landing on fertile, strange ground somewhere between Faith Hill and Gary Allan.”  


Jana Kramer’s upcoming tour dates as follows:

* Indicates Brad Paisley Virtual Reality tour date


August 10 – Bethel, NY                                              Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*

August 11 – Darien Lakes, NY                                   Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center*

August 12 – Arlington, WA                                          Festival of the Rivers

August 14 – Roseburg, OR                                        Stewart Park – Music on the Half Shell

August 16 – Tulsa, OK                                                BOK Center*

August 17 – Southaven, MS                                       Snowden Grove Park & Amphitheater*

August 18 – Dallas, TX                                               Gexa Energy Pavilion*

August 19 – Brownsville, OR                                      Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival

August 24 – Raleigh, NC                                            Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek*

August 25 – Bristow, VA                                             Jiffy Lube Live*

September 13 – Virginia Beach, VA                           Farm Bureau Live*

September 14 – Charlotte, NC                                   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

September 15 – Atlanta, GA                                      Aaron’s Amphitheatre

September 27 – Jacksonville, FL                               Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

September 28 – Tampa, FL                                       GARY Amphitheatre

September 29 – Wellington, FL                                  Cruzan Amphitheater

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