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Brad Paisley; “I Don’t Think I’m Influencing Younger Artists”

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Chris

Brad Paisley may be one of the most successful country musicians, but he doesn’t feel like he’s leaving a lasting impression on the next generation of musicians.

He tells People, “I don’t feel like I have a legacy. I don’t think I’m influencing younger artists – they’re not trying to be me. But I don’t say that in bitterness. I say that with realism.”

He says his music hasn’t been branded as any one type of country, which has allowed him to re-invent himself. “This format has let me be a balladeer and it has let me be an up-tempo fun rocker as well. And a jokester. And I’m really honored that they don’t make me conform. I like being some sort of new artist each time.”

Surprisingly, he thinks musicians will have a better chance of becoming permanent fixture in the genre if they pay close attention to what the new blood is bringing into Nashville. “I think if you ignore the generation after yours you will be obsolete very quickly. The artists who stick around for a while are the ones who go, ‘Oh, that’s cool, never thought of that. Ought to do that.’”

Brad plays the Pensacola Bay Center Friday, January 23 with Parmalee and The Swon Brothers.

Jana Kramer Engaged!

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Chris

Jana Kramer turned 31 yesterday (December 2), and she spent the whole day celebrating with her now fiancee, Michael Caussin.

“It was a beautiful surprise,” she says of the events at the end of the night. “He was the perfect gentleman. Nervous, on one knee, and surrounded by some of the people that love us the most.”

She was previously engaged to Brantley Gilbert, and before that she was briefly married to Michael Gambino in 2004 and actor Johnathon Schaech in 2010.

Michael played tight end in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. He is currently a free agent.

They have not announced a wedding date.

Jana will be in Cat Country for the next Cat Country Close Up at Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach on December 17.

Source: Taste Of Country

Miranda And Eric Make Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Of 2014

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Chris

Miranda Lambert and Eric Church are getting recognition for their latest work. Miranda’s ‘Platinum’ album has landed in the number five spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “50 Best Albums of 2014.”

She’s praised for the way her album “smoothly balances solo-act introspection with A-list ring grabs, co-starring the likes of Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town.”

Eric’s ‘The Outsiders’ made the list at 21. In their review, they say that “in an era teeming with bro-country (Eric) made a great record by following his rock and roll rebel heart.”

U2′s ‘Songs of Innocence’ leads the list. See the whole list here.

Miranda Lambert Gets Emotional Talking About Blake

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Chris

We’re so used to seeing Miranda Lambert acting tough as nails, but last night she got a little emotional at CMT’s Artist of the Year Special. She accepted her award and started to get teary eyed talking about her “rock”, Blake Shelton.

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Highlights From Last Night’s CMA Country Christmas Special

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by Chris





Country Music Turns On Its Christmas Lights Tonight

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Chris

Jennifer Nettles hosts CMA Country Christmas tonight on WEAR-TV 3 at 7:00. Your favorite country stars perform both you favorite Christmas songs and some new, original songs they hope will be around for years to come.

Carrie Underwood, Idina Menzel, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Steven Tyler, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town, Sara Evans and Michael W Smith will all appear. The special was filmed the day after the CMA Awards in November (Nov. 6).

Blake Shelton On Country Haters: “Get Over It”

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Chris

The criticism of country music continues; particularly for what some say are predictable and not very original lyrics.

Blake Shelton is taking a defensive stance and has a message for haters. He told Norah O’Donnell on ’60 Minutes’, “Gosh dang man, I hear about it all the time, you know: ‘It’s the same subject matter over and over again,’ and, ‘All y’all sing about is pretty girls.’ I like pretty girls, and I like drinking, and I like singing about it, so get over it. That’s my take on it.”

See the rest of his ’60 Minutes’ interview here…

Pelican Drop 2015

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by brent

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What is the Pelican Drop?

The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is proud to offer Gulf Coast residents an exciting and unique celebration to ring in the new year.

Ring in the new year in Downtown Pensacola with The Pensacola Pelican Drop™, a free event unique to the Gulf Coast. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and continue until 12:30 a.m.

Throughout the evening the giant Pelican (14 feet tall, with a 20-foot wingspan) is perched above the celebration on a 100-foot platform at the intersection of Palafox and Government Streets. Although Palafox and Government Street will be closed to traffic, area restaurants will be open and additional vendors will be providing refreshments (no alcohol sales). Live performances on three outdoor stages provide ongoing entertainment throughout the evening. The popular kids’ area will be expanded this year and will feature the special kids’ countdown at 8 p.m. with confetti and the “bubble stomp.” At the stroke of midnight, the whole city celebrates as the Pelican descends amidst fireworks and more confetti.

The event is expected to be a huge hit with over 50,000 revelers in attendance.

Tips

  1. LOCATION
    Palafox Place will close down for a massive party. Street closures begin on the morning of December 31st and continue until 1 am.
  2. PARKING
    There is plenty of handicap and regular parking in the Jefferson garage as well as the local parking lots downtown.
  3. ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE BEST VIEW OF THE PELICAN DROP
    Folks begin arriving as early as 5pm on December 31 for the family friendly events. Some of the prime viewing spots will be filled by mid-evening.
  4. HIT THE BATHROOM FIRST
    There are public portable restrooms through out the event location.
  5. FOOD AND BEVERAGES
    The local bars and restaurants will be open to buy food and drinks as well as food vendors on the streets. No coolers please.
  6. BE READY FOR CROWDS
    Approximately twenty-five thousand people will end up on Palafox Place the night of New Year’s Eve.
  7. NO ANIMALS
    Only service animals allowed.
  8. BE PATIENT AND HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR
    Your feet will get stomped on. People will block your view. Someone is bound to bump into you. Keep your cool and you (& those around you) will enjoy the New Year’s Eve Pelican Drop.
  9. CONSIDER THE WEATHER
    The weather in Pensacola on New Year’s Eve can vary widely. If it’s going to rain or be bitterly cold, you might want to consider dressing for the weather, with extra layers to add as it gets later and colder. Remember for the Ball Drop in New York City the average temperature is 28 low and 42 high compared to Pensacola’s temperature of 45 low to 63 high.
  10. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PLAN TO ARRIVE HOME SAFELY.

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Carrie Underwood Taking A Break From Being Vegan

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Chris

Carrie Underwood hasn’t had any strange pregnancy cravings, but her diet is taking a turn. She says she’s taking a break from being vegan.

She’s still a vegetarian, but says, “As soon as I am not pregnant anymore I will go back to being vegan.”

“I don’t think I am craving anything too crazy,” she tells Yahoo Beauty. “I try to keep it as healthy as possible and try to take care of myself. And you know, putting good things in!”

Baby Fisher is expected in the spring and will be the first child for her and husband Mike Fisher.

Source: Taste Of Country

Sam Hunt Takes On ‘The Late Show’

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Chris

Sam Hunt took his version of country to New York last night to perform for the first time on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman.’

He performed his new song “Take Your Time,” which is a 180 from his number one hit, “Leave The Night On.” The song is a back-and-forth between R&B and soft vocals, and he used the time show his talent.

He didn’t bring an instrument to play, but he still worked the crowd in, at one point removing his mic from its stand and walking the length of the stage, using his facial expressions and hand gestures to bring emotion to the song.

Source: Taste of Country