Scotty McCreery’s 2013 album, See You Tonight. Photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.
Scotty McCreery walked a neo-traditional line on his 2011 debut, Clear As Day, with a sterling sound recalling the Alan Jacksons and Clint Blacks of the country music world. Now the former American Idol champion returns October 15 with his follow-up, See You Tonight, an electric 13-song set blending those influences with the idea that things can heat up when the sun goes down.
Keith Urban photo courtesy of Facebook.com/keithurban.
Keith Urban had lots of good news to share yesterday! He enlisted his fans to help unveil the cover of his new album, Fuse, set for a September 10 release, and also revealed the answer to a pressing question – is he returning to the judge’s chair on American Idol?
To reveal the album cover, Keith encouraged fans to use the hashtag #KUFuse on their favorite social media networks, revealing the album color by color. Once enough fans had taken to social media, Keith posted the final cover on Facebook saying “Check out the cover of Fuse!” Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Kix Brooks is in Moore, Oklahoma for Healing In the Heatland while Carrie Underwood reflects on her journey and Miranda Lambert takes a shortcut. Plus, Martina McBride’s oldest daughter graduates from high school, Luke Bryan enjoys Cajun country and Kacey Musgraves has an interesting ice cream truck experience. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/KixBrooks.
Kix Brooks – KixBrooks: In Moore trying to digest it – the flags really help
Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: 8 years ago today, I won @AmericanIdol and tonight, I sang with the @RollingStones! Wow, so much has happened! #Thankful
Miranda Lambert – MirandaLambert: I just rolled the push mower through the house from the front porch to mow the back yard. Shortcuts are good sometimes. (Don’t tell Blake)
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/DierksBentley.
Dierks Bentley – DierksBentley: can’t think of a better way to spend Memorial Day #patriotscups. unbelievable vibe here. #usa Continue Reading
Keith Urban at the We’re All for the Hall benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, April 10, 2012 in Nashville. Photos by Donn Jones Photography, courtesy of Rubin Media.
Yesterday Keith Urban released “Little Bit of Everything,” the lead single from his upcoming album, through country radio and his official Keith Urban app. He will perform the song live on American Idol this Thursday, May 16, at 8/7C on FOX.
“‘Little Bit Of Everything’ conveys a sentiment that’s always felt right to me,” Keith said of the single. “I connected with that from the first time I heard it. I ‘felt it’ and I loved it.”
Lauren Alaina photo by Brian Bowen Smith, courtesy of UMG Nashville.
Lauren Alaina debuted her new single, “Barefoot And Buckwild,” during a livestream chat with fans on Monday night. Co-written by Lauran, Chris DeStefano and Jon Nite, the single is available for download at all digital retailers and will ship to country radio this week. She will perform the single on American Idol on Thursday, May 9.
“I am so excited to be releasing my new single this week,” Lauren said. “I’ve been able to really take my time with my new album and I’m happy that fans can finally hear some of what I’ve been working on! It’s always so fun to go back and see my American Idol family, and there is no better place for me to perform it for the first time than on that stage!” Continue Reading
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 10: Recording artist Jason Aldean (R) and his wife Jessica Aldean arrive at the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Us Weekly reports Jason Aldean and his wife Jessica Ussery have separated. The magazine’s announcement comes seven months after Jason was photographed kissing American Idol’s Brittney Kerr at a bar in Los Angeles. A source told Us Weekly Jason and Jessica separated in January.
“There were obvious problems before the bar kiss, but he finally left earlier this year,” the source told Us Weekly, adding that Jessica did not attend the ACM Awards with Jason earlier this month. Jason’s rep confirmed the couple is going through a tough time but declined further comment.
“I can confirm that Jason and his wife are Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Carrie Underwood returns to American Idol, Luke Bryan arrives in Vegas for his ACM Awards hosting gig and Kix Brooks sympathizes with Justin Bieber – while Jake Owen offers up relationship advice and Joe Nichols gets in a good laugh. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/carrieunderwood.
Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: It’s an #Idol overload!
Luke Bryan – LukeBryanOnline: In Vegas. Rut row
Kix Brooks – KixBrooks: I would throw a TV set through a #RitzCarlton window if they ever told me I couldn’t bring my monkey anywhere!!! sorry @justinbieber
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/kelliepickler.
Kellie Pickler – KelliePickler: May the force be with you!! #TeamKellieDerek @derekhough Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.
Carrie Underwood has sold out all 22 dates performed on her Blown Away Tour so far this year with each crowd totaling more than 10,000 fans each night. The tour broke records at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, ON, Canada as the fastest sell-out to date for the arena, as well as record-breaking attendance. The Blown Away Tour has played across the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and Australia, and will perform a total of 111 dates before wrapping on May 23 in Abbotsford, BC, Canada.
After performing in St. John, NB, Canada earlier this week, Carrie is taking a quick break from her tour to debut her new single, “See You Again,” on American Idol on April 4. She will then perform at the ACM Awards on Sunday where she is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Blown Away. Continue Reading
Casey James photo by Joseph Anthony Baker, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
Casey James will debut his new single, “The Good Life,” on American Idol April 4 at 8/7c on FOX. “The Good Life” is the third single from his self-titled debut album which includes the Top 20 hits “Crying On A Suitcase” and Let’s Don’t Call It A Night.” Carrie Underwood is also set to perform on the show that night.
“This is a dream come true,” Casey said. “To be returning to the show as an artist, to sing and play music that I wrote, co-produced and poured myself into, it doesn’t get any better for me! I think ‘The Good Life’ is such a fitting song too.” Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.
Carrie Underwood will return to American Idol on April 4 to debut her new single, “See You Again.” Her performance will air live on FOX at 8/7c. Described by Billboard as ‘truly a taste of heaven,’ the song was written by Carrie, Hillary Lindsey and David Hodges and is the fourth single from her platinum-selling Blown Away album.
“Two Black Cadillacs” recently became Carrie’s 17th No. 1 single and her 8th as a co-writer. She is currently touring the country on her Blown Away Tour with special guest Hunter Hayes. Continue Reading