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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 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 4

Blake Shelton Announces Bringing Back the Sunshine Album


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Blake Shelton had a big surprise for fans on Friday. He appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show ato announce he will release his new album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, on September 30.

Shelton is taking a unique approach to his Bringing Back the Sunshine release. Typically, artists release a single before announcing a new album. As of now, Shelton has not released a single from the new project, nor has he revealed the track listing. He has, however, released the cover art, which features a water tower with “Ada,” his hometown in Oklahoma, written across it, set against a threatening sky with sun beginning to break through. Continue Reading


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Jul 30

Doobie Brothers Reveal Tribute Album Lineup

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Pictured (l-r): Patrick Simmons, Brad Paisley, Tom Johnston, Josh Leo, John McFee, and Sara Evans. Photo by Alan Poizner, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

New details have been released about the Doobie Brothers tribute album, Southbound, set for release on November 4. While the group remains tight-lipped on which of their dozens of hit songs will make the record, they have revealed which artists will appear on the record.

Acts confirmed for the project include Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Chris Young, Charlie Worsham, Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann, Amanda Rivera and Love and Theft. Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes and Dann Huff will each play guitar on project. The idea for the tribute album came from producer and songwriter David Huff.

“We were on the road, and he came and visited us,” band member Tom Johnston told Lagniappe Mobile. “He came to us with the idea, and everybody thought it would be a cool thing to do. We had never thought of that ourselves. At the same time, we didn’t know there were people in the country genre that were fans of the band. He thought it would be a really great idea for us to pair together with a bunch of big names in country music.” Continue Reading


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Jul 22

Little Big Town Joins Team Blake Shelton on The Voice

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Little Big Town has joined team Blake. The band will join Blake Shelton’s team as advisers on the upcoming seventh season of The Voice. The group isn’t shy about admitting they begged Shelton to pick them.

“We begged and begged and cornered him!” Karen Fairchild told Access Hollywood. “It’s a huge honor,” Kimberly Schlapman added. “We love the show. We have always watched it.” Continue Reading


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Jul 22

Inaugural Route 91 Harvest Festival Set for Las Vegas

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Jason Aldean at the 2014 CMA Music Festival; photo courtesy of the CMA.

Las Vegas is gearing up for its first ever country music festival. The inaugural Route 91 Harvest Festival is set for October 3-5 at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino. Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have been announced as headliners.

“It’s exciting to see the Route 91 Harvest Festival come to fruition,” Chris Baldizan, Senior Vice President of Entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said. “With an amazing lineup of talent over three days, our guests will experience country music at a unique, one-of-a-kind venue right on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. It’s great to have a partner like Live Nation who shares our passion and vision for entertainment.” Continue Reading


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Jul 5

Blake Shelton Partners With JCPenney to Support the USO

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JCPenney and Blake Shelton have expanded their partnership in support of our troops and their families through the USO. JCPenney will sponsor Blake’s Ten Times Crazier Tour where they will raise awareness and funds for the USO through a tweet-to-donate social media campaign inviting shoppers and fans to use #JCPandBlake4USO and tag @JCPenney in their social media posts. Blake has been a JCPenney Cares Ambassador since 2012.

“Our troops are out there every single day protecting our country and I’m proud to do my part with JCPenney to support and salute them for everything they do,” Blake said. “I’m just blown away by their spirit, determination and loyalty to our country, and this is just one way to say thank you to them.” Continue Reading


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Jun 27

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Justin Moore and Blake Shelton embrace; Carrie Underwood and Kip Moore spend time helping others; Brett Eldredge celebrates his parents; and Martina McBride and Blake Shelton have a couple of serious questions. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Justin Moore-Blake Shelton Bear Hug

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Justin Moore – JustinColeMoore: Can’t keep his hands off me. @blakeshelton

Taylor SwiftTaylorSwift13: When my mom says “Think you should brush the back of your hair?”, it’s really less of a question and more of a call to action.

Chris Young – ChrisYoungMusic: Saw my grandmother on my dad’s side today. She didn’t recognize me and she thought it was 1945, but she was happy… Love you grandma.

Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Back to work now after an amazing week in Haiti with @DanitasChildren Such wonderful children & staff! I miss them… Continue Reading


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Jun 20

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton celebrate Blake’s birthday, Taylor Swift introduces her newest family member, Luke Bryan sets the Miley Cyrus record straight, Kip Moore is letting go of the hate and Brad Paisley hangs out with Ludacris. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Miranda Lambert – MirandaLambert: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend in the whole world! blakeshelton I love you! (And your dimples!)

Blake Shelton's Birthday

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Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: Few things in my life have made my heart swell up like the birthday text I got from Earl Thomas Conley this morning.. #hero

Luke Bryan – LukeBryanOnline: Why is everyone asking if I’m doing a duet with miley? Not true.

Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: Meet Olivia Benson. Continue Reading


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Jun 13

Chris Young Goes Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

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Chris Young photo by Sheryl Nields, courtesy of Monarch Publicity.

Chris Young makes it two weeks straight at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Who I Am With You!” Danielle Bradbery moves into the No. 2 position after debuting at No. 5 last week with “Young in America” and Miranda Lambert rounds out the Top 3. Plus, Joe Nichols enters the countdown at No. 19 with “Yeah.”

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  2. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  3. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  4. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  5. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  6. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  7. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  8. Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  9. Rascal Flatts – “Rewind”
  10. Lee Brice – “I Don’t Dance” Continue Reading


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