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Aug 20

Blake Shelton Releases “Neon Light”

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Blake Shelton is one of country music’s most lovable acts, well-known for his sense of humor, especially on Twitter. But in his new single, “Neon Light,” he is revealing his mean side. The tune is a revenge song about forgetting an ex over a few drinks and a potential rebound.

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Aug 19

Taylor Swift Releases ‘Shake It Off,’ Reveals New Album

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Taylor Swift debuted “Shake It Off” from her upcoming album and shared the new music video during her worldwide Yahoo live stream event on Monday. In front of a group of fans hand-picked to be in the studio, Swift revealed that she had three surprises to share. Up first was the announcement of her new single, “Shake It Off.” The song is pure pop and unlike anything Swift has recorded before.

“I’ve had to learn a pretty tough lesson in the past couple years that people can say whatever they want about at any time, and we cannot control that,” she said. “The only thing we can control is our reaction to that … You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off.”

Watch Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” video NOW! >>

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Aug 19

Wade Bowen Announces Plans to Release a New Album

Wade Bowen

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Wade Bowen has plans to release his seventh studio album this fall. While there is no release date for the project, Bowen tells Rolling Stone he is looking at dates in October. The album is the follow-up to 2012’s The Given.

“All the records I’ve done in the past have been very lyrically driven,” Bowen said. “I took more of a raw approach for this one,” he says. “It’s an album I can take to my live shows and really enhance it and have fun with it. This record has more energy in it than anything I’ve ever done, and that’s just from me trying to get in the studio and do something very different.” Continue Reading

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Aug 18

Florida Georgia Line to Release Anything Goes October 14

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.

Florida Georgia Line will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Anything Goes, on October 14. The duo announced the release of their new album live from New York City’s Central Park Friday morning, when they headlined ABC’s Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.

“Tyler and I’ve been really blessed to have an amazing team – an extended family – who push us continually to be better and think differently,” Brian Kelley said. “Whether we’re home or out on the road, we’re doing things the FGL way and it feels like with our recording, our writing, our lives … anything goes … and we can’t wait to see where it leads next. Continue Reading

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Aug 18

Blake Shelton and Elvis Featured on New Barbra Streisand Album

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Barbra Streisand’s upcoming album, Partners, will feature collaborations with several top artists, including Blake Shelton, and a virtual duet with the late Elvis Presley.

Set for release on September 16, the album will feature collaborations with artists across multiple genres. Streisand announced the project via Facebook on August 11.

“You heard it here first… My new album ‘Partners’ is coming September 16th,” she wrote. “What an extraordinary collection of talent!”

Partners will also feature collaborations with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Babyface, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder. The album is available for pre-order now. Continue Reading

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Aug 17

Sam Hunt Releases X2C Album Preview

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Sam Hunt released his X2C Album Preview EP digitally this week ahead of his full-length album, which is set to hit stores October 27. He put out the EP before his full album’s release date to give fans a preview of what’s to come.
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Aug 15

Brothers Osborne to Release Self-Titled EP on September 9

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Sibling duo Brothers Osborne will release their self-titled EP on September 9 through EMI Nashville. The release is the duo’s first and will give fans a taste of the band’s full-length album, expected out in early 2015.

The EP will feature the duo’s current single, “Rum.” The song’s video was shot in the their hometown of Deale, Maryland, and captures the life of the town’s locals using the duo’s longtime friends as main characters and extras. The Brothers Osborne will then hit the road with Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour on September 11.

Rolling Stone listed Brothers Osborne as one of “10 Artists You Need To Know.” For more information on the brother duo, visit www.brothersosborne.com.

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Aug 13

Kenny Chesney Reveals Track Listing for The Big Revival

Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney has revealed the track listing for his new album, The Big Revival, set for release on September 23. The project includes 11 tracks, including Chesney’s latest single, “American Kids,” a collaboration with Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski called “Don’t It,” and “Wild Child,” which features Grace Potter.

“There’s so much more to country than trucks, creek beds and cut-offs,” Chesney said. “That stuff is fun, but when you look at how people really dig in and work, the things they face every day, you wanna remind ’em how hardcore they really are, show ’em that and also show ’em that you know there’s more to ’em than people might think.” Continue Reading

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Aug 12

Taylor Swift Announces Worldwide Live Streaming Event

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Taylor Swift teased fans all last week with clues via social media, hinting at a big announcement coming soon. She finally revealed plans for a worldwide live video stream from New York City. The event will take place on Monday, August 18 at 5PM ET via Yahoo Screen. For her first clue, Swift posted an Instagram video showing her pressing the number 18 in an elevator. She then posted a screen shot of her phone that read “5:00” with an adorable photo of her her kitten, Olivia Benson, as the background. Her third clue was an image of Yahoo’s website. Continue Reading

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Aug 9

Luke Bryan to Release Deluxe Edition of Crash My Party

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Luke Bryan will release a deluxe edition of his double-platinum album, Crash My Party, on Tuesday, August 12th. The deluxe version was originally a Target exclusive and is now being made available to other retailers, including digital outlets. The album will include four new songs, including “Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey.” Bryan says the title reveals a lot about the song.

“We all know how rough whiskey can be on you, and obviously this guy is getting pretty burned by her,” he said. “It’s a cool, really cool song. I love the style. It’s kinda got that classic verse, and then when the chorus kicks in, it’s just big ole in your face rock, then it drops down to that cool, loping, kinda chilled-out dancing cheek-to-cheek thing. I love it top to bottom.” Continue Reading

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