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Dan + Shay Release New Music/Viedo, “From The Ground Up”

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by Chris

Blake Fires Shots On Twitter At Tabloids

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by Chris

Blake Shelton has not had the best week. Once again the superstar has taken to Twitter to fight back against tabloid rumors.

Over the last several months he has watched tabloids push stories about a possible engagement to Gwen Stefani. He also reportedly bought a house with her and got her pregnant. She’s said to be on his next album, or they’re making an album together…every day there seems to be a new twist and Blake has let his frustration over it boil over, again.

There has been some good news. On Tuesday, he said that he’d finished tracking his upcoming album. Plus, he’ll be back for another season of ‘The Voice’ later this month.

Source: Taste Of Country

Moving Day In Nashville; Sara Evans, Scotty McCreery Among Those Looking For New Homes

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016 by Chris

After a career of nearly 20 years with Sony Nashville, Sara Evans has parted ways with the label, along with several other artists.

Others parting ways with the label include The Swon Brothers, the Henningsens and Josh Dorr.

Sara had been with Sony Music Nashville since her debut album, ‘Three Chords and the Truth’, in 1997. During that time she scored a string of number one’s including “No Place That Far,” “Born to Fly,” “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start” and “A Little Bit Stronger.”

The Swon Brothers have already moved forward with a new project, surprising fans by releasing a new EP, ‘Timeless’, on Jan. 29 via their own independent label.

Meanwhile, across the street at Mercury, Scotty McCreery has left. His artist Web page for Universal Music Group has been removed from the record company’s website.

A representative for the label confirmed the new, which Scotty echoed.

“I enjoyed being on Mercury Nashville / Interscope and I appreciate all the great people who worked hard on my behalf while I was there,” he told Taste of Country in a statement. “I am excited about what the future holds and the opportunities being presented to me.”

Source: taste Of Country

Old Dominion Rocked Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Chris

Old Dominion made their late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! They performed their hit single “Break Up With Him” and their rising song “Snapback” last night!

2016 ACM Nominee’s – Complete List

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by brent
Artist Nominees:

Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert.

Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Chris Stapleton.

Female Vocalist: Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Joey + Rory, Maddie & Tae.

Vocal Group: Eli Young Band, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band.

New Male: Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Chris Stapleton.

New Female: Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Mickey Guyton, RaeLynn.

New Vocal Duo/Group: A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion, Parmalee.

Album: I’m Comin’ Over, Chris Young; Montevallo, Sam Hunt; Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church; Tangled Up ,Thomas Rhett; Traveller, Chris Stapleton.

Single: Burning House,” Cam; “Buy Me A Boat,” Chris Janson; “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett; “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town; I’m Comin’ Over,” Chris Young; “Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt.

Video: “Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves; “Burning House,” Cam; “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town; “Mr. Misunderstood,” Eric Church; “Riser,” Dierks Bentley.

Vocal Event: ”Hangover Tonight,” Gary Allan f/Chris Stapleton; “Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan f/Karen Fairchild; “Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban f/Eric Church; “Smokin’ And Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert f/Little Big Town; “Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney w/Grace Potter.

» ACM Radio & Artist Nominees:Nominations for the 51st Annual ACM Awardsin Radio and general categories are:

Radio Nominees:

 

Small Market Personality:

  • Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, Tracy Berry, KKNU/Eugene, OR
  • Brent Lane, Candy Ruddy; WYCT/Pensacola, FL
  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, Susan Moore, KUAD/Fort Collins, CO
  • Scotty Cox, Cara Denis, KCLR/Columbia, MO
  • Sherry St. John, WXFL/Florence, AL.

Small Market Station:

  • KKNU/Eugene, OR
  • KTTS/Springfield, MO
  • WGSQ/Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL/Florence, AL
  • WYCT/Pensacola, FL

 

Luke Bryan To Have Surgery Wednesday

Posted on: February 1st, 2016 by Chris

Luke Bryan is going in for another surgery on his elbow on Wednesday (February 3), but it’s minor.

Last March he had surgery on a tendon on the outside of his elbow, which he mentioned on Twitter after he was seen leaving the hospital in a cast. This time he’s giving fans a heads up.

There are big times ahead for Luke as he will co-host the ACM Awards in April with Dierks Bentley, and is nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Meanwhile, his new song “Home Alone Tonight,” which he sung with Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, just hit No. 1, making it his 15th career chart-topper.

Source: Taste Of Country

Carrie Underwood Has A Walker!

Posted on: February 1st, 2016 by Chris

Carrie Underwood is a typical mom, when her child hits a milestone, she wants to tell everyone who will listen. She took the opportunity at her first stop on her ‘Storyteller’ tour in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday (January 30) to tell her audience her son Isaiah tried walking for the first time in their city.

“She was just leading to her next song and talking about what a big year it has been and how she thought that touring and making albums would be the best thing in her life, but she was wrong, because she had a baby,” a fan told ET.

The crowd erupted in cheers to celebrate the accomplishment — a perfectly memorable way to start her tour.

Source: Taste Of Country

Jana Kramer Welcomes Girl

Posted on: February 1st, 2016 by Chris

Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin have welcomed Jolie Rae Caussin into the family. She was born yesterday (January 31), and she says they are “so thankful for this wonderful blessing!”

People reports that Jolie Rae entered the world at 4:01PM in Nashville, weighing just over seven pounds and measuring 19 1/2 inches. She’s a first for the couple that was married in May 2015 and announced they were expecting in August.

Welcome to the world our sweet princess Jolie Rae Caussin. Momma and daddy love you so much.

A photo posted by Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) on

The last few weeks of pregnancy were a struggle for Jana, who was one of the few women who experienced morning sickness throughout her entire pregnancy.

Source: Taste Of Country

Jana Kramer Still Waiting

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by Chris

The countdown is on for Jana Kramer. Any day now, she is due to deliver her baby girl, according to her Celebrity Baby Blog at People.com, and she admits she’s getting antsy.

“Everyone warned me of this time, that the last few weeks will be the longest and it’s so true,” she shares. “I feel like the days are creeping by.” Lately, she’s been keeping busy doing anything that might bring on the start of labor, including eating pineapple, spicy food and working out with her trainer.

“My doctor says to keep doing more squats,” she tweeted. “If I do any more squats my legs are gonna fall off. #anyday.” She adds with a wink she’s also done “more fun stuff” that she can’t mention online that are said to bring on childbirth.

Source: People

Sam Hunt Will Join Carrie Underwood At Grammys

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by Chris

Sam Hunt will join Carrie Underwood for her performance at the upcoming Grammys.

While the song they will sing has not been announced, the smart money is on her new song “Heartbeat” for which, Sam provided harmonies for on her ‘Storyteller’ album.

The performance will be a Grammy first for him, but Carrie has become a regular on the show. Little Big Town is the only other country act confirmed to perform so far.

The 2016 Grammys are February 15 at 7PM CT and will be broadcast on CBS.

Source: taste Of Country