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Garth Brooks Ready To Lip Sync At ACMs

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Chris

Garth Brooks says he may lip sync his performance at the ACM Awards this Sunday (April 19). He’s worried that five nights in Portland (shows wrap Thursday night) may steal his voice, so he had to have a backup plan.

“Just in case we have to lip sync, we taped a performance that was solely for the awards show,” he says.

“It’s a once in a lifetime performance,” as the performance marks a return to the ACM stage for him. He’s also up for Entertainer of the Year category. Fans can vote for the winner up until the award is handed out at VoteACM.com.

Lip syncing, while still criticized on social media after, doesn’t hold the stigma it once did. Last year Rascal Flatts were criticized when they admitted to lip syncing after the show ended. Garth is among the few to admit to even having thoughts about it before a show.

Source: Taste Of Country

Miranda Lambert, “There’s Room For Everyone.”

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert doesn’t see why there can’t be a little bit of everything in country music.

The hot topic the last few years has been the “bro-country” debate. How long will it be around? Do the artists who specialize in it have a future in country music? Plus, it has lent to several artists going out on artistic limbs to try and stand out, like Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett.

Leading up to Sunday’s 50th ACM Awards, the leading nominee, Miranda Lambert, wonders why there can’t be room for everyone.

“I don’t know where ‘bro-country’ came from or what it really means, but a lot of those guys are my buddies and I ­support their music,” she told Billboard recently. “Within ­country there are lots of styles: stone-cold country, like Brandy Clark, and there’s Florida Georgia Line with what they do, which is completely different and bringing a whole new audience. There’s room for everyone.”

One thing’s for sure, all styles will be on display at the ACM Awards this Sunday night from Dallas.

Source: Taste Of Country

Darius Rucker Scores Touchdown In South Carolina’s Spring Game

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by Chris

Darius Riucker makes no secret about it, he’s a huge South Carolina fan. He was at the football team’s spring game, and scored a touchdown. Of course, he was chilling out in the end zone, wide open.

Next Women Of Country Tour Coming To Ft. Walton Beach

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by Chris

Kelsea Ballerini and Jana Kramer have teamed up with CMT and will head out on a month-long tour that will bring them to Cat Country.

The CMT Next Women of Country tour, which kicks off April 30 in Michigan, will stop at 10 cities overall, including a stop at The Swamp in Ft. Walton Beach on May 15! This is the first time that a CMT tour has been headlined primarily by women.

“I’m beyond excited to be a part of the first Next Women of Country tour. I’m a big advocate for us girls sticking together and encouraging each other,” Says Jana.”

Kelsea adds, “My first summer in Nashville, I was 15 and didn’t have a driver’s license yet, so I spent it at home, writing songs and watching music videos on CMT. That was a way I knew I could learn and feel like I was growing. Since then it’s been a dream of mine to have a music video on CMT. To now have that and for me to be a part of the CMT Next Women of Country tour is a huge honor.”

Jason Aldean Latest Star To Be Hit With Object On Stage

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by Chris

A fan trying to get Jason Aldean’s attention is lucky he’s not in jail after throwing a cup of beer at him at a concert in Kansas last night (Thursday, April 9).

The cup hit Jason in the head and, according to the Wichita Eagle, the man told police he was only trying to tell him that a friend had gotten engaged during the show. He wanted Jason to acknowledge the engagement onstage, so he tossed his cup of beer at him. The report also says the unidentified man had been drinking.

“It took everything I had not to go kick that guy’s teeth in,” Jason said during a break in the show.

This is the third such incident in the last 12 months that has involved fans throwing objects at singers. In October Dustin Lynch was hit in the head with a full can in Niceville, FL which resulting in stitches. And, a couple of weeks ago during his spring shows in Panama City Beach, FL someone threw an object at Luke Bryan.

Taylor Swift’s Mom Has Cancer

Posted on: April 9th, 2015 by Chris

Taylor Swift has revealed that her mother, Andrea, is battling cancer.

She made the announcement on Tumblr, saying, “I’m writing to you with an update I wish I wasn’t giving you, but i’’s important and I’m used to sharing important events in my life with you.”

She says she asked her mom to see a doctor this past Christmas, “to ease some worries”, and it ended with a cancer diagnosis.

Andrea has been instrumental in supporting her daughter during her rise to superstardom, and remains involved in every aspect of her career.

Taylor added, “She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle… Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about.”

Source: Taste Of Country

Garth On Raising His Daughters

Posted on: April 9th, 2015 by Chris

Garth Brooks is on the cover of People magazine’s newest issue, which will be on newsstands tomorrow (4/10).

In the magazine’s exclusive interview, Garth talks about retiring from music in 2000 to raise his daughters as well as his return to the road all these years later. While it certainly takes a lot of effort for him to travel across the country on massive world tour with wife Trisha Yearwood, he doesn’t see the trek as a job. “This is not work. I just love to see people having a good time.”

Garth loves performing for fans every night, but he wouldn’t take back any of the years he spent away from the road with his three daughters, Taylor, 22, August, 20, and Allie, 18. “People said, ‘How could you walk away from music?’ But being a dad – there’s nothing that can touch that.” 

All of his children have left home, and like any father, he is facing empty nest syndrome. “I am in the period now where I think I pray more than I ever have in my life, because for some reason when they were under my roof, I felt like I might have had some control, you know?”

Kristian Bush Talks State Fair Stage Collapse And Divorce

Posted on: April 9th, 2015 by Chris

Kristian Bush’s first solo album, ’Southern Gravity’, was released this week, and while this record has a happy, upbeat vibe, he says it also comes from a place when a lot of sadness was weighing on him. The sadness he felt stems from the 2011 stage collapse at Sugarland’s concert at the Indiana State Fair, which left seven people dead and nearly 100 injured.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Country, Kristian opened up about the stage collapse for the first time, saying it is finally time for him to talk about it. “One of the reasons why I thought it was important to talk about this story for the first time, was so that people understand what this album is. It’s one thing to listen to it and hear it as sunshine. It’s another thing to listen to it and hear it as sunshine into a cave. It’s been dark in there for a long time.”

He also talked about his silence about it. “I wasn’t able to contact anyone who got hurt. There was nobody to call, nobody to talk to. Legally, no one knew what to do. They said, ‘Look, you’ve got to be quiet.’ So that’s what I did. This literally might be the first time I’ve talked to a person I’m not related to about it.”

He also openly revealed for the first time that he is divorced from Jill, an event in his life that happened less than three months after the stage collapse. The divorce wasn’t highly publicized because they asked the court to seal it, which Kristian says he is forever grateful for but is talking about as he feels it’s important to understanding the record. “I’ve got to tell you the story so you can understand the record.”

In other words, the new album gave Kristian an outlet to channel his feelings. He shares, “It felt like I didn’t have to be as quiet as I was feeling. I couldn’t tell people what I was going through, but I could sing it to them.”

Little Big Town Goes B&W For “Girl Crush” Video

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by Chris

Kip Moore Releases “I’m To Blame” Video

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by Chris

The video for Kip Moore’s new song “I’m To Blame” is out. In the video, Kip and his crew don tacky tuxedos and completely disrupt a wedding, with Moore and the bride running off together in the end.

Kip says he actually came up with the concept for the new video himself. He shares, “I was picturing those terrible powder blue old school tuxedos. The idea started there and we really wanted to have some fun with it, I try not to take myself too seriously all the time!”

The song is from Kip’s upcoming second album, due out later this year.