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Dustin Lynch Wants You To Put Your Phone Away

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 by Chris

Posting photos and video to social media has become second nature for many. We rarely see anyone without a phone attached to their side, but it’s something that Dustin Lynch would like to see put to the side.

“You’re trying to be a videographer the whole time. As a new artist, I love people that use the phone and spread the word online about how much fun they’re having. It’s free advertising,” he tells Billboard. But, he’d like to see the phones put aside for a couple hours.

“I would love to see someone step out and make people leave their phones at the front door. It would be incredible to see what that environment would be like,” he added. “That would be interesting.”

Blake Shelton Sues Over Tabloid Rumors

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 by Chris

In a declaration filed this week in relation to his lawsuit against In Touch, Blake Shelton denies a number of claims made by the tabloid, including that he peed on a mailbox. He also asserts that he never touches vodka before 11 o’clock in the morning.

Blake’s declaration reads: “I do not … drink vodka before 11 a.m. I am never drunk, intoxicated, or unable to perform my job on The Voice or elsewhere. I do not slur my words or stumble when I drink. I have never urinated on a mailbox in public, or otherwise.” Blake also denied that his drinking destroyed his marriage to Miranda Lambert, noting, “During our marriage, Ms. Lambert never begged, demanded, or asked me to go to rehab.”

In his declaration, Blake admits that he jokes about drinking, saying, “Drinking or comments about drinking is part of my shtick with my fans.” Blake slapped In Touch publisher Bauer Publishing Company with a $2 million lawsuit in October over the tabloid’s claims that he was heading to rehab after hitting “rock bottom.”

Carrie Underwood Shuts Down Mike-Garth Duet

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by Chris

Carrie Underwood is putting her foot down. There is no way her husband will sing a duet with Garth Brooks before she does.

During a recent interview with Country Countdown USA, she responded to a video she posted on Instagram of Mike Fisher singing “The River.” Garth responded, mentioning them doing a duet.

Carrie says that while Mike sings all the time, he often doesn’t know the words. “Sometimes I will film him, because he usually doesn’t know the words,” she explains. “But he was legit singing to ‘The River,’ so I filmed him, he noticed me, and tried to be all good.”

She says she asked her husband if she could post it, and he gave her permission. But they never expected Garth to respond.

As to his mention of a duet with Mike, Carrie says she told her husband, “You cannot sing with Garth Brooks before I do. When I was 10 years old I met Garth Brooks and said, ‘If you ever need someone to sing a duet with you, I’m your girl.’ So I’ve been waiting for that forever. And my husband who’s a hockey player is gonna sing with Garth? I don’t think so! I might cry if that happens.”Source: Taste Of Country

Fans Question Jason Aldean’s Fingernails

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by Chris

Jason Aldean recently spent time in Australia and posted this photo holding a koala… but fans kept commenting on his nails!

Wouldnt be a trip to Australia unless @_brittanylayne_ got to hold this little dude. thanks to everyone in Australia for treating us amazing this last week. See u guys soon!!!

Eric Paslay Releases “High Class” Video

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by Chris

Randy Houser’s Police Chase For A Good Cause

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by Chris

Social media reports of a police chase involving a black Pontiac and Randy Houser started popping up on yesterday afternoon (March 10).

The realistic scene showed cops chasing the car from his recent music video for “We Went” through downtown Nashville, Music Row and across a bridge connecting Nashville’s east side to downtown.

Turns out, Nashville’s Metro Police Department were in on the filming of a video that ended with Houser making a nice donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee at a church on 3rd Ave.

Source: Taste Of Country

Blake Shelton Announces Album Release Date

Posted on: March 8th, 2016 by Chris

The new song Blake Shelton released today, “Came Here To Forget,” immediately raced to the No. 1 spot on iTunes’ Country Chart. It’s the first song sent to radio from his forthcoming 12th studio album which will be called, ‘If I’m Honest’, and will be released May 20. “This is the most excited I’ve been about a new album since the release of my second record,” he said in a press release

While it may seem biographical given what’s happened in Blake’s personal life over the last year, “Came Here To Forget” was written by Craig Wiseman and Deric Ruttan, and is an intimate snapshot of a random couple’s encounter at a bar. Still, Blake says he connects with it on a personal level. “I’ve had a lot of music over the years but, I don’t think I’ve ever had a song before that’s such a direct look into my life.”

As he finishes his winter tour, Blake is coaching talent on the 10th season of NBC’s hit show, ‘The Voice.’

Listen: Blake Shelton Releases “Came Here To Forget”

Posted on: March 8th, 2016 by Chris

Blake Shelton released a new song from a new album today. “Came Here To Forget” shoots straight from the get-go about where Blake was after he split from Miranda Lambert and took interest in Gwen Stefani.

“Girl you gettin’ over him, and I’m gettin’ over her,” he sings at the start. Blake didn’t write the song but the pair who did, Craig Wiseman and Deric Ruttan, have written several Blake songs and know him well. Given what he’s said about the personal nature of his new album one can accept the story told as truth.

It’s defiantly one of his most expressive songs in the last several years.

The song will be on his next album that’s due out late spring/early summer.

Source: Taste Of Country

Chase Rice Expands Clothing Line

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by Chris

Chase Rice is expanding his clothing line to include workout attire.  His brand is called HDEU, which stands for ‘Head Down, Eyes Up’. 

Rice told “Country Weekly,” that was his motto while he was trying to recover from a football injury his junior year at the University of North Carolina.  He says it caught on with his music fans after they noticed it handwritten on his baseball hats. 

In addition to hats and t-shirts, Rice’s clothing line now includes gym-friendly hoodies, beanies, training pants for women and more.  “I wanted to make some stuff that I can wear to work out in,” he says. “For me personally, if I’m working out or playing sports with HDEU on my chest or anywhere on my body, it’s going to remind me of that mentality. If you keep that mentality, you block all the good and the bad out and just focus on your task. Literally, the only person who can stop you is you.”

Jake Owen’s Love Bus Breaks Down On Day 1

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by Chris

On the road headed towards #staugustine #jakeslovebus #americancountrylovesong

Posted by Jake Owen on Sunday, March 6, 2016

“In life there’s always going to be obstacles,” Jake Owen reminds himself in a video of his first day (March 6) on the road for his ‘Love Bus Road Trip.’

#brokedown #jakeslovebus#10milesoutsideofStAugustine#americancountrylovesong

Posted by Jake Owen on Sunday, March 6, 2016

He got it fixed though and was on his way and posted a recap video of his first day on the road…

Last week, Owen announced his ‘Love Bus Road Trip’ after buying a 1966 Volkswagen bus that he has named ‘the Love Bus’. He’ll be driving the bus from Nashville to Key West and plans to meet fans along the way. You can follow his journey and stops through the bus’ Twitter and Instagram.