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May 13

GAC Album Review: Lady Antebellum’s Golden

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

On their fourth studio album, Nashville harmony trio Lady Antebellum takes a sly step forward with a more polished sound and a few subtle changes in their songwriting style. Golden, which is available now, propels the seven-time Grammy winners with twelve new songs willing to change things up while making sure not to take away from the group’s famous chemistry.

Co-producing the project with long-term collaborator Paul Worley (The Band Perry, Sara Evans), the members of Lady A – Hillary Scott (vocals), Charles Kelley (vocals) and Dave Haywood (guitar, vocals) – found inspiration for the new project through the moments they shared onstage during their recent Own The Night World Tour. And from an energy standpoint, Golden rides high on finely executed dramatics and an upbeat tempo.

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May 10

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Pistol Annies celebrate, Kip Moore has some fun with Florida Georgia Line’s new single, “Round Here,” Martina McBride shares a family moment and Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman dine before Keith sits in with The Rolling Stones. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Pistol Annies

Pistol Annies photo courtesy of Twitter.com/mirandalambert

Miranda LambertMirandaLambert: Yes.. That’s right folks! Pistol Annies officially have a GOLD album! What a great week! #annieup

Carrie UnderwoodCarrieUnderwood: Goodness gracious! From now on, any time I say I have good news, I’m going to have to follow it up with the hashtag #NoImNotPregnant sheesh!

Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge BoysJoeBonsall: “Walgreens “What is your relationship to Mary?” “I do whatever she says!” “Husband then?”

Kip Moore

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/KipMooreMusic

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Apr 26

Alan Jackson, Keith Urban & More Stars Remember George Jones

George Jones

George Jones photo courtesy of Webster PR.

Following the announcement of George Jones‘ death on Friday, April 26 in Nashville, many of George’s fellow country stars offered their thoughts. Visit our George Jones photo gallery for photos spanning his legendary career.

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Keith Urban tweeted, “If I’m blessed enough to make it there, I look forward to you giving me the grand tour. Rest in peace George Jones!!!!!”

Alan Jackson released this statement: “Well, heaven better get ready for some great country music. While George was known for his wild and crazy days, I’ve known him for 25 years as a friend. He had grown into a real good man. Of course, he’ll always be the greatest singer and interpreter of real country music – there’ll never be another. Like the song says, ‘You know this old world is full of singers, but just a few are chosen to tear your heart out when they sing. Imagine life without them…Who’s gonna fill their shoes.’”

Blake Shelton tweeted, “Really REALLY bad news. We’ve lost a country music legend. And I’ve lost a hero and a friend. Goodbye George Jones…”

“I believe if you ask any singer who was the greatest country music singer of all time, they would say ‘George Jones’,” said Barbara Mandrell in a statement. “He was without question and by far the BEST! I first met and worked with him when I was 13 years old; I am so very grateful that he was my friend.”

Loretta Lynn said, “It’s a sad day for country music and a great loss for those of us who knew him. I was blessed to call George my friend. He was one of the best country singers there ever was. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Nancy, and all of his family. It’s a sad, sad day.”

George Strait shared this memory: “The most special memory was when he gave me my medallion at the Hall of Fame Ceremony. He actually was the one that did the actual induction. And what a special night that was. We’re just gonna miss George so much. This came as a total shock to me. I didn’t even know that George was in the hospital. To the whole music industry, it’s gonna be a big void not having George out there. But you know, we’ve got his music — and that music will live forever. He did a lot of crazy things in his career and no matter how crazy he got, everybody still loved him because that’s just the kind of guy that George was. We’re just all gonna miss him. It’s a sad day for the music business, for sure.”

“My friend, the greatest singer of all time, has passed,” tweeted Brad Paisley. “To those who knew him, our lives were full. To those of you who don’t: discover him now.”

Brad also released this statement: “George Jones’ life is an example of so many wonderful things. How someone’s God-given gifts can make this a richer, better place.  How one human being can overcome adversity, addiction, and life threatening obstacles time and time again.  That it is not the stumble or fall that counts, but the willingness to stand again. How a keen sense of humor and a twinkle in a person’s eye can still prevail even after all of life’s hard knocks.  How mistakes, missteps, and bad choices are not the end of the world if a person chooses to turn them into something good. And George’s life is above all the strongest example of how the love of a great woman can get a man through anything. All of this made its way beautifully into every note of the greatest voice country music will ever know.  And one of the greatest friends you could ever have. We miss you already, George.”

Dierks Bentley, who is still a member of George Jones’ fan club, said he’s “heartbroken,” and tweeted, “nancy and @gjpossum had a beautiful marriage and special relationship. love you nancy. long live the possum. gonna miss my buddy. real sad.”

Vince Gill
tweeted, “There aren’t words in our language to describe the depth of his greatness. I’ll miss my kind and generous friend.”

Little Big Town said, “There will never be another George Jones. You are and always will be country music. Rest in peace. #GeorgeJones

“He had a voice that was the truth, raw and unfiltered,” said Kenny Chesney. “You cant get any realer, any more tortured or any more alive. No one can do what George Jones does, and that’s why 50 years later, he still stands out as one of the greatest singers in any genre of all time.

“We were great friends, but it was really more like a father/son relationship,” added Kenny. “He even showed up in Lexington, Kentucky two years ago to surprise me onstage for my birthday… all the way from Nashville, to surprise me and sing ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ with me, which will be one of the greatest memories of my life.”

“When I was just staring out, and I was picked to open the George Jones/Tammy Wynette Reunion Tour, I thought I’d made it,” continued Kenny. “Then one night, George asked me if I was heading home because he and Nancy had a plane, and they’d take me,” Chesney recalls. “I remember sitting there on that jet, thinking, ‘This can’t be happening…’ because he was George Jones, and I was some kid from nowhere…’ I’m sure he knew, but he was generous to kids chasing the dream, and I never forgot it.” Continue Reading

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Apr 24

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Gets Sassy on New Album

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum’s 2013 album, Golden. Photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Lady Antebellum has a lot of new coming up in the next few months. They’ll release their latest album, Golden, on May 7 and Hillary Scott and husband Chris will welcome their first child, a girl. According to the men of Lady A, Hillary being pregnant while recording the album helped her deliver some of her best vocals yet.

“I personally thought Hillary sang the best she’s ever sang on this record,” Dave Haywood said. “There’s a lot more charisma, and I think there’s a lot of excitement. Being pregnant has given her this newfound excitement and empowerment knowing that she’s bringing a new child into this world very soon.” Continue Reading

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Apr 8

Top 10 Moments from the ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 07: Musician Miranda Lambert, winner of Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year for ‘Over You’ and Female Vocalist of the Year, poses in the press room during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is country music’s biggest party of the year and the ACM Awards didn’t disappoint! Two country legends performed together, new music was flowing from some of country’s biggest stars and one artist picked up his first-ever Entertainer of the Year trophy! In no particular order, here are our Top 10 Moments from this year’s ACM Awards:

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Luke BryanLuke Bryan had a busy night, co-hosting the ACM Awards and debuting his brand new single, “Crash My Party.” The biggest moment of the night went to him as well when he was crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year by none other than Shania Twain. It took a visibly shocked Luke several moments to pull himself together to accept his trophy.

“Thank you guys so much,” Luke said, wiping at his tears. “Fans, for doing this to me, thank you so much for making my life what it is. What I always wanted to be was just a country singer that got to ride on a tour bus and show up on a new stage and play new music every night. This is the defining moment of my life.”

Miranda Lambert – It was a good night for Miranda Lambert. She picked up three ACM Awards, including Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Over You,” a track she co-wrote with her husband, Blake Shelton, and Female Vocalist of the Year for the fourth year running.

“Last night, a huge dream of mine came true because I went from being a little girl singing in a hair brush to watching Shania Twain with Faith Hill, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson,” an emotional Miranda said as she accepted her Female Vocalist trophy. “I cried all night because I’ll never not be a fan of those beautiful women.” Continue Reading

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Mar 11

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Is Having a Girl

Hillary Scott, Chris Tyrell

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott & husband Chris Tyrell were married Saturday, January 7, 2012. Photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

A baby girl is  on the way for Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, reports US Weekly. Hillary announced in December via Twitter that she and husband Chris are expecting their first child.

“We found out the day before Thanksgiving, my husband and I, and we were up at my in-laws in New York,” said Hillary. “We were very comfortable with everyone sharing in our joy very, very early, and so we have faith that this baby’s gonna be healthy and beautiful and perfect, and so let’s just let everybody in on our excitement. We’re gonna find out what it is, and it won’t be a secret. I’m not good at keeping secrets!

“I just really have faith,” she added. “I knew that everything was going to be okay, and that this baby was sent to us for a really special purpose, and it’s a huge blessing, so I’m excited.”

Since the announcement that a little one is on the way,  Hillary has been keeping fans updated on how things are progressing through her Twitter account. It seems Chris is quite the attentive father-to-be. Continue Reading

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Feb 22

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Thomas Rhett shares his “1994” shot in honor of Jason Aldean’s new singleKacey Musgraves is in the kitchen with Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman, Darius Rucker welcomes Robin Roberts back to Good Morning America, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill hang out with a Dallas Cowboy and Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys shares what it’s really like to be a musician. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week: [See more photos of country stars in 1994! >>]

Kimberly Schlapman & Kacey Musgraves

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/KaceyMusgraves.

Kacey Musgraves – KaceyMusgraves: 1st cooking show a success! Didn’t burn the house down! And Kimberly of @LBTmusic is so dern sweet! #SimplySouthern [Editor's note: The second season of Kimberly's Simply Southern premieres Saturday, March 9 at 1p|12c!]

Darius Rucker – DariusRucker:So excited and filled with joy to see Robin Roberts back on @gma. Love u Robin!!

Dolly PartonDolly_Parton: My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order. :)

Thomas Rhett

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/ThomasRhett.

Thomas Rhett – ThomasRhett: X men Velcro shoes and a mullet…That was me in 1994 @Jason_Aldean @LukeBryanOnline

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Feb 21

Country Stars Share Their “1994″ Photos in Support of Jason Aldean’s New Single

Jason Aldean

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/Jason_Aldean.

Jason Aldean’s new single, “1994,” is a fun, nostalgic look back at the year Jason was a senior in high school, Joe Diffie had a mullet, Justin Bieber was born, the OJ Simpson trial was headline news and a gallon of gas was $1.09. To celebrate the release of “1994,” Jason took to Twitter to ask fans to submit their photos from 1994. It didn’t take him long to bring his country star friends on board.

Luke Bryan was one of Jason’s first targets. Jason tweeted a school photo of himself from 1994 and asked Luke an important question. “Hey @LukeBryanOnline were ur jeans as tight in #1994 as they are now? I gotta see a pic! Here’s mine. I had a pager!”

Luke Bryan

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/LukeBryanOnline

In the name of friendship, Luke replied with an answer – and photographic evidence that he too used to wear a cowboy hat! “buddy, I’d say they aren’t as tight but they are just as cool. #1994,” he wrote. 

Jason also reached out to Keith Urban – to thank him for his support and ask for his throwback photo. “Hey @KeithUrban thanks for all the love on the new song. You’ve always had style. Show us your #1994 look!”

Keith Urban

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/KeithUrban

Keith was kind enough to reply – with a photo. “I was rockin the oversize thrift store jacket in #1994!!!!!” he tweeted.

Jason revealed some dirt on Dierks Bentley to get him to offer up a photo of his 1994 look. “I heard @DierksBentley was a big Billy Idol fan around #1994 and he had the look to match! I know the ladies would love to see that, DB!” Jason wrote. Continue Reading

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Jan 23

Listen to the New Single from Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of The Green Room.

Lady Antebellum just released their new song “Downtown,” which is the lead single off their upcoming fourth studio album.

“There’s some sass to this track that makes it really fun to sing…it’s definitely a roll down the windows and bob your head kind of thing,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “We thought it was a fun way to launch the next record and a fitting preview of what’s to come!” Continue Reading

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Jan 11

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman gets friendly with a goat while her band mate Jimi Westbrook plus Sara Evans and her husband celebrate Alabama’s BCS Championship. Meanwhile, Sarah Darling shows off how she spent New Year’s Eve and Brad Paisley deems he and his awards show co-host the fairest of them all. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Kimberly Schlapman

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/OhGussie.

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman – OhGussie: Hanging out w/ some sweet critters @NobleSprings farm today & making goat cheese for 2nd season of #simplysouthern!

Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: Congrats on the gig co-hosting the ACMs @LukeBryanOnline with @blakeshelton ! But we’re prettier. And by “we” I mean @carrieunderwood .

Taylor SwiftTaylorSwift13: Sitting here with my new People’s Choice award and Chinese food take out, watching Law and Order. Thank you for a beautiful night:)

Sara Evans & Jay Barker

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/saraevansmusic.

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