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Jul 22

Little Big Town Joins Team Blake Shelton on The Voice

Little Big Town

Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

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

Jason Aldean

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

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

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

Justin Moore and Blake Shelton photo courtesy of Twitter.com/JustinColeMoore

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

Blake Shelton photo courtesy of instagram.com/mirandalambert.

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

Chris Young

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.”

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

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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Jun 7

CMA Fest: Junk Gypsies and Farm Kings Host Friday Night Concert

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert‘s good friends, Amie and Jolie Sikes, appeared throughout Friday night’s concert at LP Field to introduce artists and promote season two of Junk Gypsies. Helping the sisters with introductions were Farm Kings brothers Dan and Pete King. Concertgoers caught sneak peeks of the Junk Gypsies’ and Farm Kings‘ upcoming premieres on Great American Country.

The Junk Gypsies and Farm Kings at CMA Fest 2014

Photo by Matt Blair

The Junk Gypsies introduced Miranda Lambert, for whom the Gypsies designed the Pistol Annies logo. The Shelton-Sikes relationship goes deeper than that, though. Blake and Miranda hired the Sikes sisters to design a funky, boho wedding reception in 2011.

Dan and Pete King joined the Sikes sisters and Storme Warren, host of Headline Country and The Collection, to open the show and introduce the evening performers. Later in the night, Dan and Pete gave fans an exclusive look at their new season, starting in August.

Sister network HGTV’s Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, also made appearances to promote the new season of their show, airing June 8 on HGTV.

The new season of Junk Gypsies premieres Thursday, June 12 at 9/8c. Plus, enter for your chance to win $5,000 in our weekly Watch & Win giveaway throughout the month of June, and tune in to the Farm Kings season four premiere on August 14.

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Jun 6

Chris Young Takes Over At No. 1 on Top 20

Chris Young

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

Chris Young has taken over the top spot on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Who I Am With You,” knocking Miranda Lambert down to No. 2 with “Automatic” after she spent the last four weeks at No. 1. Danielle Bradery makes a big debut, coming in at No. 5 with her latest video, “American Young,” and Haley & Michaels moves up to No. 15 with “Just Another Love Song.”

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

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. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  4. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  5. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  6. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  7. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  8. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  9. Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  10. Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane” Continue Reading

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Jun 4

CMA Fest: Junk Gypsies and Farm Kings to Make Special Appearances

The stars of Great American Country’s hit series Junk Gypsies and Farm Kings will co-host the CMA Festival’s Friday night concert at LP Field. Performers will include Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry and Eric Church.

Junk Gypsies, Season 2

Amie and Jolie Sikes

Farm Kings Dan and Pete and Junk Gypsies Amie and Jolie Sikes will also join our guests at the CMA Fest Great American Country Breakfast Series to introduce performers and discuss upcoming premieres of their respective shows. The King brothers will be at AT&T Fan Fair X and the HGTV Lodge on Friday, followed by the Sikes sisters on Saturday. 

Social Media Maven Jessica Northey will host the morning concert series. Her weekly #CMchat features celebrity Q&A sessions, Facebook and Twitter discussions and Google+ hangouts. Forbes gave Northey the No. 3 spot on its list of Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers.

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May 30

Miranda Lambert Goes Four Straight Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Miranda Lambert goes four straight weeks at No. 1 with “Automatic” on Top 20 Country Countdown. Chris Young makes it another week at No. 2 while Blake Shelton moves up to round out the Top 3. The countdown is full of new music videos this week, with new clips from The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen and Haley and Michaelsall making their countdown debut.

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

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. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  2. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  4. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  5. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  6. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  7. Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  8. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  9. Rascal Flatts – “Rewind”
  10. Tim McGraw – “Lookin’ For That Girl” Continue Reading

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