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‘The Voice’ Losing One For Season 8

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by Chris

Blake Shelton has been confirmed to return to his chair for the upcoming eighth season of ‘The Voice.’

The hit reality singing competition announced the news on Twitter yesterday:

Not coming back is Gwen Stefani, who will step aside as Christina Aguilera returns from maternity leave.

Season 8 starts filming early next year.

Kenny Releases Live “Til It’s Gone” Video

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Chris

Kenny Chesney has released a live video for his latest single, “Til It’s Gone,” taken from his show at the Georgia Theater in Athens that was filmed for ‘CMT Instant Jam’ special.

Fewer than 1,000 people were in the audience for the show, so Kenny is glad to share the performance on a larger scale. Kenny says, “If you think about what the song says, it’s very much a one-on-one piece of communicating. It’s about hanging on to the one who matters to you.  For me, it’s talking straight to those hardcore fans who’ve been there — and saying ‘no matter where or what, I’m in this as long as you hang on.’”

Trisha Shows Off Her Gift From ‘Rocky’

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Chris

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Trisha Yearwood unveiled the album cover for her new album, ‘PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit’ with a personal message on Facebook yesterday.

The album includes her first new material in seven years, including “PrizeFighter,” which she recorded with Kelly Clarkson, saying “I’m excited for you to be the first to see the PrizeFighter cd cover. The song ‘PrizeFighter’ describes for me the fight we all fight, whatever it is. It’s the courage to get up every day and give it your best shot, no matter the odds. For me, I learned that strength from my mama, Gwen. She went toe to toe with breast cancer, and though she lost her battle, she fought every step of the way with grace, dignity, humor, and love. She’s my prizefighter.”

the album will feature five other new songs as well as ten hits, including “She’s in Love With the Boy,” “XXX’s and OOO’s,” and “How Do I Live.”

As part of the post she also shared the album cover, which shows her in a glowing gown and tiara, with a pair of boxing gloves draped over her shoulder, which were given to her by none other than ‘Rocky’ himself. They were a gift from Sylvester Stallone, and he wore them while filming ‘Rocky V.’

The new album will be out November 17.

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Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Chris

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Brett Eldredge Named ‘One To Watch’

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Chris

Brett Eldredge is one of People magazine’s “Ones to Watch”. The recognition is in connection with People‘s 40th Birthday issue.

His blurb says, “The country singer wasn’t always the lively performer he is nowadays. “When I was on stage, I used to get so freaked out that I just wouldn’t even look up,” he says. “Now I’m jumping off the stage into the crowd, and the ladies are sticking dollar bills in my pocket.”

The “Ones to Watch” list recognizes the entertainment industry’s hottest rising stars. “All About That Bass” singer Meghan Trainor and stars from the new show ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ were among the other celebrities recognized.

Jerrod Niemann Is A Married Man

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Chris

The buzz in country music is one of congratulations to Jerrod Niemann and Morgan Petek who were married in Puerto Rico on yesterday (October 12).

According to People, they exchanged “I dos” in a cliff-side, in a sunset ceremony overlooking the ocean.

The two were engaged roughly a year, with Jerrod popping the question last October in New Orleans. His initial plan was to propose on a carriage ride, but she didn’t want to wait in line. So, he did it in Jackson Square, by asking a stranger, “Would you be kind enough to take our picture? I think we might be getting engaged.”

In the days leading up to the big day, the two had a lot of requests from fans about gifts, which they respectfully declined, and asked for donations be made to his ‘Free the Music USA’ charity, that provides kids in need with instruments.

Jerrod’s new song, “Buzz Back Girl” is playing on The Cat.

No Surprises This Time For FGL

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by Chris

Florida Georgia Line has found some of their biggest success teaming up with other artists like Nelly on the “Cruise” remix and Luke Bryan on “This Is How We Roll.” So, it’s a little surprising to see no special guests on the track listing for their new album, ‘Anything Goes.’

Tyler Hubbard tells ABC News, “Things just didn’t quite work out to collaborate right now with anybody.” They say they could always add one to a track at a later date. At the same time, they say they aren’t looking to add a big name to a song just to create a buzz.

“You gotta let that happen organically,” Tyler adds. “Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, you know. We’ll see what happens down the road. Right now, it’s just B.K. and myself.” As for that album title, Brian Kelley says they took an “anything goes” approach in the studio this time around.

“Anything Goes for us, is taking chances musically. Taking chances doing things with our voices. Taking chances with what we do with our music.”

‘Anything Goes’ will be out this Tuesday, October 14th.

Eric Church: It’s About Life, Not NASCAR

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by Chris

Eric Church knows his new song, “Talladega” bring images of NASCAR to his fans minds, he wants them to know it has nothing to do with it.

“That is nothing more than the avenue through which the commentary took place. It’s really about life,” he tells Billboard.

“NASCAR was as hot as any sport back in the ’90s, and it was a thing where a group of your buddies go take stuff, tents, camp out, stay a few days, walk back and forth to the track,” he recalls. “We actually lost the damn car, you know; you’re so far away. I can’t tell you who won the race, but I could tell you all the experiences we had in a two- or three-day period.”

“Talladega” is the current champion in the New Music Smackdown, weeknights at 8:00 on The Cat.

Source: The Boot

Aldean “Just Gettin’ Started” On Tonight Show

Posted on: October 8th, 2014 by Chris

Jason Aldean performed his song “Just Gettin’ Started” from his new album ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night.

Jason says the song is somewhat of an unofficial ode to where he is personally and professionally these days. Check it out:

Tyler Farr Has Bar Stories

Posted on: October 8th, 2014 by Chris

Tyler Farr isn’t afraid to throw a few back and share some stories of some of his “most dangerous” drinking buddies. “Some of these stories, I would love to get into detail about,” he tells Rolling Stone. “But, I would put myself at risk along with every one of my friends. TMZ would be parked outside of my house.”

Jason Aldean: “We became good friends. He’s the kind of guy that when you mix me and him together — he drinks tequila, I drink whiskey — tequila and whiskey together equals bad. It’s fun as hell, don’t get me wrong, but it’s like fire and gasoline.” (Aldean’s response: “That sounds about right… Fire and gasoline, that’s pretty dead on.”)

Lee Brice: “I think Lee wears the crown. The last time I was [in Vegas], I was on my way to my room and ran into him and Jerrod Niemann…. It was going to be a 2:00 a.m. bedtime curfew, and it ended up being a 5:00 a.m. bedtime curfew. And then we had a Cabela’s’ archery tournament the next day. When your hands are shaking profusely, it doesn’t enhance your performance.”

Randy Houser: “Randy can hold his own, don’t let him fool you.”

Jerrod Niemann: “I remember back in the days of playing the honky tonks in Nashville and Niemann literally bringing moonshine into the bar. My dad happened to be in town and before I knew it, me and Dad are drinking moonshine inside a bar in Nashville. I thought, all right, they haven’t thrown us out yet.”