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Eric Paslay Engaged

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Chris

Eric Paslay is engaged!

The “Friday Night” and “She Don’t Love You” singer and his girlfriend, Natalie Harker, got engaged on December 30, according to Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper.

Music brought them together, what else. Matalie worked at his publishing company, where she helped him land cuts like Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and Eli Young Band’s “Even if It Breaks Your Heart.” Their relationship turned into more after she left to work for another company.

“We’ve got a bunch of fun memories together. I keep joking, ‘I guess I have to keep her.’ I’d be a fool to let her go,” he says.

They are planning a wedding for this spring, and of course he’s handling the music — but he won’t be including any of his own songs, which he says would be “arrogant and awful.”

Source: Taste Of Country

The Story Behind “Raise ‘Em Up”

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Chris

Keith Urban has released a video on YouTube that gives an in depth look into his new single “Raise ‘Em Up” with Eric Church. The video shows clips of the two in the studio recording together and also features Keith and Eric talking about the song.

Keith says of Eric, “We became friends and I thought I’d like to do something with Eric.” And that collaboration soon became a reality when Keith sent him the song to see what he thought. Eric says, “It was about taking a great song and doing all we could to deliver that song, but at the same time maybe add to it and take it to a whole different level.”

“Raise ‘Em Up” is the current champion on the New Music Smackdown.

Carrie Underwood Releases “Little Toy Guns” Video

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Chris

As she awaits the arrival of her son, Carrie Underwood released the powerful video for her new song “Little Toy Guns” exclusively on her Facebook page today. The song is from her 25-song ’Greatest Hits: Decade #1′ compilation album, which came out in December.

the song is a reminder to how much children hear, and understand. It’s more than adults might think. Parents yelling and screaming impacts young ears.

Check it out…

It’s All About Intimacy For Eric Church

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by Chris

Eric Church set the arena attendance record with The Outsiders World Tour in Nashville this year, and there’s no doubt that if he wanted to, he could eventually take his tour to the next level and start adding some stadium dates to his schedule but Eric says flat out, “I’m not interested in it, honestly. I don’t want to play stadiums.” Well, kind of.

The exception to that statement is he will play with Kenny Chesney this summer on The Big Revival Tour when it hits the big stadiums for 5 shows, but otherwise Eric says, “I don’t think that’s what I want to do…Being able to feel the crowd and intimacy is very important to me. I don’t know how to do that in a stadium.”

Eric’s next performance will be on the Grammy Awards, February 8.

Tim McGraw To Sing On Oscars

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by Chris

Tim McGraw will perform Glen Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” during the Oscars in February.

The song is nominated in the “Best Original Song” category and was the last song he was able to record before losing his ability to sing. Glen was moved to a special care facility last April where he continues to undergo treatment for Alzheimer’s.

“We are thrilled that Tim McGraw will be singing ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ on Glen’s behalf at the Academy Awards,” said the Campbell family. “Glen was always a fan of his music and Tim is sure to bring great emotional depth to the performance. We can’t wait to hear it live!”

The Oscars will be handed out Sunday, February 22 and will be on ABC.

RayLynn “God Made Girls” Acoustic

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by Chris

Craig Morgan Takes Home A ‘Moose’

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Chris

Craig Morgan has added to his trophy case, but not for his music. His TV series, ‘Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors’ has won a Gold Moose Award!

The Outdoor Channel announced the winners of their 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards in Las Vegas and Craig took home Best Comedy for the fifth season of ‘All Access.’

“Every day I’m amazed by the support for this show,” he said in a release. “We’re five seasons in and hard at work on our sixth [season] and can’t put into words what it means to receive this honor. We have fun every day, and for the outdoor industry to recognize our show is just incredible.”

Morgan did double duty during the ceremony — in addition to receiving an award, he also presented one.

This isn’t his first ‘Moose’, as he’s received trophies for Best Turkey and Best Deer, plus the prestigious Humanitarian Award in 2013. That honor was given to him his work with Folds of Honor.

Source: Taste Of Country

Blake Shelton Gets ‘Straight To Netfix’ Movie Role

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton has picked up a movie role. Adam Sandler has lined up his cast for “Ridiculous 6,” which is the first film under his deal with Netflix.

Insiders say Adam will star alongside “The Voice” judge and other notable actors including “Grown Ups 2″ frat boy Taylor Lautner, three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, Will Forte among others.

The plot of the movie will put a comedic spin on ensemble westerns like “The Magnificent Seven” and Blake (who just hosted “Saturday Night Live”) is in line to play Wyatt Earp.

The movie was previously set up at both Sony and Paramount before the project moved to Netflix once Adam signed a deal to produce four movies for them. The agreement was announced in October, and more projects will be announced in the coming months.

ACM New Artist Voting Opens

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Chris

On Monday the Academy of County Music announced its nominations for the 50th ACM Awards would be postponed “due to unforeseen weather circumstances on the East Coast.” The academy had planned to make the announcements today (Tuesday) but will now release a nominee list later this week.

They did manage to get the list out for those in the first round of fan voting for ACM New Artist of the Year. The list includes Brett Eldredge, Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Dan + Shay, Kip Moore and Sam Hunt. Voting is open at VoteACM.com.

The first round of voting closes Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM ET. The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category. The 50th ACM Awards will be handed out in Dallas, TX on April 19th!

Carrie’s Baby Belly Big Enough For New Role

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by Chris

Mom-to-be Carrie Underwood is using a little ingenuity to make mealtime a little more convenient. The singer took to Twitter recently to reveal that she’s found a new use for her baby bump. Carrie shared a picture with her 4 million Twitter followers which shows her resting a bowl of snacks on her pregnant belly.