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Blake Shelton Picks His Celebrity Advisor For ‘The Voice’

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton will be “All About That Bass” on ‘The Voice’ next week.

E! News says he has tapped Meghan Trainor to be the celebrity advisor for his team when the show enters the battle rounds on Monday (3/9). Some of Team Blake’s previous celebrity advisors include Reba, Cher, Kelly Clarkson, The Band Perry, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town and Michael Buble.

This isn’t hios only connection to Meghan as his wife, Miranda Lambert, performed “All About That Bass” with her at last year’s CMA Awards. The song’s co-writer, Kevin Kadish also revealed recently that Miranda heard the song before Meghan had even signed a recording contract. 

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00 on NBC.

Congratulations To Carrie Underwood!

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 by Chris

Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher delivered their baby boy into the world last week. On Tuesday, March 3, the singer announced the birth of Isaiah Michael with this tweet:

This is the first child for Fisher and Underwood. The country star has been protective of most of the details.

Source: Taste Of Country

Josh Gracin Loses Half Of His Music Rights

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Chris

American Idol alum Josh Gracin, who finished in fourth place on the second season of the hit reality show, has lost half of his music rights in his divorce battle.

TMZ has gotten documents that say his ex-wife of 17 years, Ann, will receive a 50 percent stake in the 24 songs he recorded during their marriage. He’s also ordered to pay $1590 per month in alimony and $1436 per month for child support. The two have four children together.

It’s been a hard year for Josh, who’s 34, and sought help after posting what seemed to be a suicide note in August of last year. Later that month, he shared new music, apologized and indicated he was on the road to recovery.

Source: Taste Of Country

Jason Aldean Dishes On Wedding Plans

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Chris

Jason Aldean will marry his fiancée Brittany Kerr this summer and he says the ceremony is going to be “pretty small and low-key” with just some family and close friends.

Considering their relationship has been under scrutiny since they got together after being caught by the paparazzi kissing at a club in Los Angeles while Jason was still married, he says, “Everything that’s ever happened with that has been so out there and so scrutinized, so this is just something that we want to keep a little simpler and have people that are really important to us there and kind of try to enjoy it.”

He says he’s not sure if he’ll have a bachelor party before the wedding, but he says on a scale of one to ‘The Hangover’, it could get pretty crazy. “The wedding will be fun, I’ve got some characters showing up there so it will be interesting,” he laughs. 

“But The Hangover, if we really get after it, on a scale of 1 to 10, it’s going to be a 6+ for sure, especially with some of the ones that are coming.”

Source: Source: Broken Bow Record/Country Vibe

Frankie Ballard Releases Video For “Young & Crazy”

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Chris

Frankie Ballard will be at The Wharf in Orange Beach on March 21 with Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett!

Success Stories Keep Blake Focused On ‘The Voice’

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton is back for the eighth season of NBC’s The Voice. Besides Adam Levine, he’s the only coach to have appeared on all eight seasons, and he’s seen a few of his team members go on to success as country artists in their own right.

RaeLynn just had her first top 20 hit with “God Made Girls,” and The Swon Brothers are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at this April’s ACM Awards. Those success stories make it worth it for him to devote so much of his time to the show.

“Some of the most exciting things that’s happened for me in recent times is seeing artists that I’ve worked with on this show have some success, whether it’s getting a record deal, whether it’s winning an award. Whatever it is. Being nominated for awards — those are the things that keep me coming back here as a coach on The Voice,” he says.

As for how his team is shaping up this season, Blake says he has a strong team and he feels lucky to get to share his experience with this new crop of talent. “What really drives me now is to try to help someone else reach the level that they want to reach and have an opportunity for the world to hear their music and voice and about who they are as an artist. To have one little, tiny part in that for some of these artists, that’s really exciting for me.”

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Miranda Gets New Ink

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert has a tiny new tattoo. Miranda got matching eighth note tattoos with good friends and touring partners Gwen Sebastian and RaeLynn over the weekend.

I love @raelynnofficial and @gwensebastian! Inked in perfect harmony! Thank you Brookside Tattoo! #sisterink #TattoosInTulsa #certifiedplatinumtour

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Maddie & Tae Release ‘Reach For Your Dreams’ Themed Video For “Fly”

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Chris

Ashely Monroe Returns With “On To Something Good”

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by Chris

Ashley Monroe (formerly of The Pistol Annies) is giving you a unique look at her new song “On To Something Good” in a behind the scenes video shot at her recent photo shoot.

The clip, which was released on her YouTube page, is set to the song and is serving as the unofficial video for it. In it, Ashley makes a head-spinning amount of wardrobe changes as she poses at various spots around an elegant home.

“On to Something Good” is the lead single from an album that is expected to be released later this year. The song is already available at iTunes.

Brantley Gilbert’s New Ink

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by Chris

Brantley Gilbert has gotten a new tattoo, and it seems that his tattoo artist, Carl Grace, made a house call to give him new ink.

So my boy Carl Grace came by… Because it was Monday…

A photo posted by Brantley Gilbert (@brantleygilbert) on

The artist, Carl Grace, then took to his Instagram account and posted a picture of the finished work.

Done today on @brantleygilbert thanks for the hospitality brother. #ontheroad #cantbestopped

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