Archive for January, 2014

Miranda Lambert Draws Special Assignment At Grammys

Posted on: January 24th, 2014 by Chris

Miranda Lambert will join Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong for a tribute to Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. CBS put this picture of them rehearsing on their Instagram page.

During the annual ‘In Memoriam’ segment, the two will honor Phil, who passed away on January 3. Although not confirmed, it’s rumored they will perform The Everly Brothers hit, “When Will I Be Loved.”

Besides the new assignment, Miranda is up for a few awards including Best Country Solo Performance, a category she finds herself up against her husband, Blake Shelton.

The 2014 Grammys are Sunday night (January 26) on CBS at 7PM CT.

Billy Currington’s Underwater Adventure

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by Chris

Billy Currington is on vacation and has been posting pictures on Twitter this week. Yesterday he went diving…

‘High Noon’ Is Coming For Jerrod Niemann

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by Chris

Jerrod Niemann will release his third album, called ‘High Noon’ March 25. His latest song, “Drink to That All Night” will be on it.

Sony Music Nashville

To help spread the word he released this cool, western-style movie poster. You can get previews of it here, while also getting free downloads, playing games and watching exclusive videos.

As for the name, Jerrod says, “‘High Noon’ is a term that’s been in my mind since I was a kid. Growin’ up in Southwest Kansas, I actually lived in Dodge City…Wyatt Earp is the main street, and high noon, if you think of it, it’s always meeting your adversary at noon, and goin’ out there, walkin’ a few steps, and turn around and face what you’re most afraid of, right then and there.”

He continues, “So for me, every time any of us make a journey in our life…I just think, ‘Okay, my adversaries are party poopers, and I’m about to face that so that all of us can have a great time,’ hopefully, listening to this record.”

Source: Sony Nashville, Taste Of Country

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by Chris

23% of newlywed couples say this is the number one thing they argue about…what?
Answer: The bathroom

Kenny Chesney Goes To Court

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by Chris

Kenny Chesney only thought he could take the year off and work on music. He’s now working on a copyright lawsuit he filed in federal court this week.

It’s for a trademark logo he owns, which features a guitar leaning against a palm tree. The company he was in a merchandising agreement with (Latitude) did not get his final approval on the things it was featured on, which was in their agreement. A company called T&M Enterprises started cranking out stuff with the logo, but without permission.

Kenny asked the company to stop production of merchandise, and thought the two had come to an agreement that they could sell the rest of what thy had made, but would stop after that. That was in January 2013, and they didn’t stop.

“We believed we had an equitable settlement in place,” a statement from one of Kenny’s spokespeople said. “As time has passed, we realized that, in fact, the defendant had no intention of honoring the agreement. Regrettably, we were forced into taking further legal action. The details of our complaint are provided in the lawsuit filed in Nashville.”

Source: Taste Of Country

Real Life Events Inspired Kip Moore’s “Young Love”

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by Chris

Kip Moore sings about sneaking out and heading to the beach for a romantic rendezvous in, “Young Love”. He says that’s a story straight out of his teenage years.

Growing up in Georgia, Kip went to Panama City Beach, FL every year on summer vacation. He fell hard for a girl on one trip, and h says that’s where the story that inspired the song begins. He told ABC News, “[I] went back home and ended up sneaking out in my car and driving all the way back four hours [to Panama City Beach] to go hang out with this girl for the weekend. Told my folks I was going to a buddy’s house.”

“When you’re 16, there’s such a reckless abandonment,” he says. “You’ll do whatever to hang out with that person. You don’t think about the consequences. I feel like, as you get a little crusty when you get older, and you get jaded, you lose a little bit of that fire.”

Kip released the video for the song yesterday.

A Super Sunday For The Band Perry

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by Chris

Taylor Swift: “I Can Keep My Wits About Me”

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Chris

At 24-years-old, Taylor Swift has already sold millions of records and become a household name around the world. But even while she’s the focus of such international spotlight, she always stays true to herself and never lets the fame go to her head.

She tells Variety, “I have lot of goals, and one of them is to know when to stop. I love the sound of applause but I don’t want to become addicted to it in order to feel whole. It’s the creative part of music-making that I could never live without.”

And with so many different paths still left for her to follow in professional and personal life, she hopes to remain cognizant of who she is and why she does what she does. “As I grow older, I hope I can continue to rely on gut feelings and continue to be self-aware. Self-awareness is usually the first thing to go when people lose touch. So ideally I can keep my wits about me.”

Taylor is up for several Grammy Awards and will perform on he show Sunday night (January 26).

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Chris

Many singles say they’re finding it hard to figure out the rules of dating these days because of…what?
Answer: Texting (“USA Today) 44% of singles say they it’s made it more difficult to determine whether an outing is just a casual hang-out, or an official date because they’re so casual.  It’s the most confusing for those ages 18 to 24, who rely the most on texting to communicate. 

Brett Eldredge With A Video Prequel For “Beat Of The Music”

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Chris

Brett Eldredge has released a prequel to his music video for “Beat of the Music.” Check it out, and cast your vote for Brett for ACM New Artist of the Year here.