Archive for the ‘Country Music News’ Category

Clare Dunn Finding Her Way To The Big Stage

Posted on: July 30th, 2015 by Chris

Cat Country Close Up
July 29, 2015

Coming off her Cat Country Close Up performance at The Sandshaker last night (July 29), Clare Dunn is back to trying to find her way in country music after a false start to her music career.

A Colorado native, Clare left everything behind to pursue her dreams and has been in Nashville seven years. Her first three years were spent working her way through college, and the next three getting herself out of a bad record deal.

“It was just a bad contract. It happens to a lot of people, I was just one of them,” she says.

Now, she says she’s finally where she wants to be. She’s signed to a good deal (with MCA Records), she her debut song “Move On” out, and she’s going to tour this fall with Miranda Lambert.

Source: Taste Of Country

Miranda Lambert Working On New Music

Posted on: July 30th, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert hasn’t shied away from public appearances since her divorce from Blake Shelton was finalized and, as expected, it seems to have inspired some new music.

This past Tuesday (July 28) she played at Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Unplugged concert in Nashville and told the audience she’s been working on new music since the split.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve played like this, but I get to be up here with some of my best pals who I write with all the time,” she told the crowd (quote via Hollywood Life). “Actually, in the last two weeks, I’ve written with everybody up here.”

One of the songs she’s been working on that she performed that night was “Virginia Bluebell,”which is about a person who tries to stand tall despite being put down.

“I’ve been singing this one to myself a lot,” she admitted.

There is no word on when she’ll release new music but it would appear she has plenty of songs to choose from.

Source: Taste OF Country

Darius Rucker Releases Video For “Southern Style”

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Chris

Look for cameos from Darius Rucker’s wife, Beth, and his two children, Jack and Dani.

Read More: Darius Rucker Celebrates the South in ‘Southern Style’ Video | http://tasteofcountry.com/darius-rucker-southern-style-video/?trackback=tsmclip

Dierks Bentley Selling Nashville Home

Posted on: July 28th, 2015 by Chris

Dierks Bentley and his wife have listed their Nashville homer for sale for $1.7 million.

According to Village Real Estate, the 4,428-square-foot home was built in 1930 and pictures show a fully renovated and modernized house. The 4 bed, 4 bath home also has an eat-in kitchen, full formal dining room, fireplace and finished basement. Outside, there’s a pool, gas grill and a guest house.

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Dierks and his wife, Cassidy, bought the property in 2009 for $1.425 million.

It’s not known what the family’s plans. They have 3 kids, Evie, Jordan and Knox.

Source: Taste Of Country

Blake And Miranda Exchange Tweets

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are divorced, but they’re still on speaking terms…at least online.

Less than a week after announcing their split the two exchanged tweets focused on their friend, Ashley Monroe and her new album, ‘The Blade.’

Her response:

Earlier this week, Blake returned to work on ‘The Voice’ while Miranda made her first public appearance Wednesday night (July 22) at Ashley’s album release party in Nashville.

Find more about @ashleymonroe's album party with @mirandalambert #TheBlade at goncc.com

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Source: Taste Of Country

Dan + Shay, “Nothin’ Like You”

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 by Chris

Tim McGraw Picks Up TV Show Role

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015 by Chris

Tim McGraw’s other career, as an actor, is booming with his new TNT drama series, ‘Robbers’, now in development.

Tim will star in the show as a bad guy, but it may be a while before the series makes it to the network. Tim says, “It’s still in the workin’ stages right now. We’re still writing and stuff, but if it all comes together it’s gonna be a lot a fun.”

‘Robbers’ is based on the 2000 book of the same name by Christopher Cook. Tim will play a drifter named Ray Bob, who’s on a crime spree across Texas, and that excites Tim.

“It’s fun to play a bad guy. You get to sort of step outside yourself a little bit,” he says.

Source: ABC News

Blake Shelton Carrying Baggage After Divorce, Literally

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton returned to the set of ‘The Voice’ and brought ‘baggage’. In one of his first tweets since his divorce from Miranda Lambert he sent out:

Season 9 ‘The Voice’ starts in less than a month (Sept. 21) on NBC.

Source: Taste Of Country

Chris Young Finds Himself In The Middle Of The Blake-Miranda Divorce

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 by Chris

Chris Young is setting the record straight.

He released a statement today on Twitter regarding Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce.

Chris was the opening act for her ‘On Fire’ tour in 2012 and since the news broke about Blake and Miranda’s split (July 20) he has found his name in headlines.

Source: People

Sam Hunt Looking For Love

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 by Chris

Good news for fans who are crushing on Sam Hunt, he likes being in a relationship.

However, you must be warned because he also has a bad boy streak in him. Sam tells Cosmopolitan magazine, “My nature to be a little mischievous… At heart, I’m a relationship guy, but my adventurous side makes it hard. I hope I’ll find a balance. I want to get married, have kids one day.”

Sam is spending the summer on Lady Antebellum’s “Wheels Up Tour.”