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Apr 17

Taylor Swift Sells Out Shanghai Show in One Minute

Taylor Swift Sells Out Shanghai Show in One Minute

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Taylor Swift has set yet another record. She sold out Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena in one minute, making it the fastest ticket on-sale in Chinese history. After announcing that she will take her RED Tour to Asia this summer to meet fan demand, the seven Asian dates sold out in record speeds.

The RED Tour features two stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, numerous costume changes and changing sets. Taylor moves around the venue to give every audience member a great seat and a chance to see her up close and personal, playing electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar. The set list includes Taylor’s biggest hits, songs from her Red album and fan favorites. Continue Reading

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Apr 11

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Lauren Alaina posts a “Transformation Tuesday” featuring Carrie Underwood; Taylor Swift bakes cookies with Olympian Gracie Gold; The Band Perry apologizes to Sheryl Crow; and Luke Bryan and wife Caroline post a poolside selfie. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Lauren Alaina & Carrie Underwood

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/Lauren_Alaina.

Lauren Alaina – Lauren_Alaina: How about this for a #TransformationTuesday lol. I’ve always loved miss @carrieunderwood

Sheryl Crow – SherylCrow: Overall a great night at the #ACMs. Whew! I’m tired! Still picking confetti out of my hair! @ACMawards

The Band Perry – TheBandPerry: Sorry @SherylCrow!!! We love you! xxkP

 

Kip Moore climbs a rock wall in Las Vegas

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/KipMooreMusic.

Kip MooreKipMooreMusic: my Vegas high… Thanks red rock gym Continue Reading

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Apr 2

Keith Urban Knew “Highway Don’t Care” Would Do Well

Keith Urban

Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Keith Urban has no less than six nominations at Sunday’s ACM Awards. Three of those nods are for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift. The song, which features Keith on guitar, is up for Vocal Event, Music Video and Single of the Year.

“When I got the call from Tim about playing a solo on ‘Highway Don’t Care,’ that’s just one of those magical little moments, you know?” Keith said. “When I heard the song I went, ‘God, this is a great song,’ and I heard it before Taylor was on it. The first time I heard the whole thing completed was on the radio, and it sounded amazing. I just thought, ‘Gosh, I think this song’s gonna do really well.’” Continue Reading

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Mar 11

Taylor Swift & Kenny Chesney Top Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers List

Taylor Swift & Kenny Chesney Top Billboard's Top 40 Money Makers List

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Two of country music’s biggest superstars have topped Billboard’s annual Top 40 Money Makers list. Taylor Swift takes the crown as the highest, earning $39,699,575.60 in 2013 while Kenny Chesney comes in at No. 2, racking up $32,956,240.70 last year. Billboard used data supplied by Nielsen SoundScan to calculate earnings from touring, recorded-music sales, publishing royalties and revenue from digital music and video streaming.

While Taylor can report strong earnings on everything from music sales to branding and sponsorship, touring was where she padded her bank account last year. The North American leg of her international Red Tour made an estimated $30 million, not counting integrated sponsorships and retail booth revenue which is estimated to have brought in an additional $10 million gross. Continue Reading

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Mar 4

Danielle Bradbery Gets Career Advice from Taylor Swift

Danielle Bradbery Gets Career Advice from Taylor Swift

Danielle Bradbery’s 2013 debut album. Photo courtesy of BMLG.

Danielle Bradbery had never stepped foot on a stage before auditioning for NBC’s The Voice. She has been learning from the best since being crowned the show’s season four winner and signing with her label, Big Machine Records. There are three artists in particular that have been more than willing to give her advice, including The Voice coach Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and label mate Taylor Swift.

“I got to be face to face with Taylor,” said Danielle. “She knew I was on a radio tour at the time, and still am, but she goes, ‘I knew how that was and I started young like you, and the more it goes on, the more you’re gonna see you’re gonna have so much fun with everything.’ She was just [saying] ‘Don’t give up, it’s gonna get more and more fun.’ It was really awesome getting to hear that from her.” Continue Reading

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Feb 28

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Blake Shelton and Usher have a moment while watching The Voice, Brad Paisley plays Nashville, Taylor Swift has a beach day with Lorde, and Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett might be living out Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane” song from his new album. Plus, Little Big Town encounters King George! Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Little Big Town with George Strait

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/littlebigtown.

Little Big Town – LittleBigTown: Freaking out. @GeorgeStrait #cowboyridesaway

Usher – Usher: Maybe we should rotate your chairs @adamlevine & @blakeshelton so you can be closer together #Meant2Be

Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: .@usher I put that request in 5 seasons ago… I think they separate us for a reason #CantSeparateLove #SexiestManAlive

 

Carrie Underwood & Danielle Bradbery

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/DBradbery.

Danielle Bradbery – DBradbery: There are moments that you’ll embrace for the rest of your life and this was one of them, such a blessing  Continue Reading

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Feb 21

Taylor Swift Adds Japan Date to Asian Leg of RED Tour

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Taylor Swift has added a Tokyo, Japan date to the Southeast Asia leg of her RED Tour. Kicking off in Tokyo on June 1, the tour will travel through Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The RED Tour spent much of 2013 covering North America, Australia and New Zealand, and recently wrapped a run of sold out shows in London and Berlin.

The RED Tour features two stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, numerous costume changes and changing sets. Taylor moves around the venue to give every audience member a great seat and a chance to see her up close and personal, playing electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar. The set list includes Taylor’s biggest hits, songs from her Red album and fan favorites. Continue Reading

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Feb 14

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Taylor Swift gets a haircut while Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes have hair concerns of their own, Darius Rucker has a frosty meet and greet and Billy Currington is lost in Bangkok. Plus, Brad Paisley “meets” Sarah Michelle Gellar! Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Taylor Swift debuts her new haircut

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/taylorswift13.

Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: London, I could never thank you enough. See you next time! PS: short hair, don’t care. (!!!)

Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Well, it’s official. I have morphed into my mother…Today I cut my own hair. #WhatsTheWorstThatCouldHappen

Martina McBride – MartinaMcBride: The day gets considerably easier when you make a choice to just put on a hat…

Darius Rucker in Hershey, PA

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/dariusrucker.

Darius Rucker – DariusRucker: Hershey PA meet and greet Continue Reading

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Feb 14

Taylor Swift’s RED Tour Is Headed for Southeast Asia

Taylor Swift's RED Tour Is Headed for Southeast Asia

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Taylor Swift’s RED Tour is headed to Southeast Asia. In a response to fan demand, Taylor will perform in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore in June. The RED Tour spent much of 2013 covering North America, Australia and New Zealand, and just this week, wrapped a run of sold out shows in London and Berlin.

The RED Tour is quite a production. It features two stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, numerous costume changes and changing sets. Taylor moves around the venue to give every audience member a great seat and a chance to see her up close and personal, playing electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar. The set list includes Taylor’s biggest hits, songs from her Red album and fan favorites. Continue Reading

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Feb 7

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, The Band Perry checks in from their pre-game performance at the Super Bowl, Little Big Town changes their Twitter handle, Miranda Lambert draws on superhero powers before hitting the stage and Dierks Bentley’s little girl is growing up. Plus, Sara Evans celebrates her birthday! Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

The Band Perry at the 2014 Super Bowl

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/thebandperry.

The Band Perry – TheBandPerry: Reid came prepared. I think that’s Reid. – np

Little Big Town – LittleBigTown: We are officially @littlebigtown , R.I.P @LBTmusic

Taylor SwiftTaylorSwift13: First night in London and @edsheeran came out to surprise the crowd with ‘Lego House’. Earth-shattering screams ensued. What a lad. #redtour

Miranda Lambert's Batman socks

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/mirandalambert.

Miranda Lambert – MirandaLambert: I think these are perfect for the George Strait show tonight… Batman and The King! What more could a girl want? Continue Reading

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