Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Astros have gone to the American League.....Tonight the in state rival The Texas Rangers... ESPN Rangers vs Astros Sunday 3/31, 8:05 PM ET at Minute Maid Park Radio: TEX: 103.3 ESPN , 1540am ESPN Deportes HOU: KBME 790, KLAT 1010 TV: TEX: ESPN, ESPN HOU: CSN, ESPN, ESPN
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Nashville, TN – On Monday, April 1, country superstar Brad Paisley will join the anchors of “Good Morning America” as a special guest, promising to add an interesting and fun dynamic to America’s currently-rated #1 morning news broadcast. The appearance precedes the April 9 release of his 8th studio album, Wheelhouse, and Building A Wheelhouse Interactive Book. Starting today online, Brad Paisley fans can embark on the Wheelhouse Scavenger Hunt at www.smarturl.it/paisleyhunt. Each day during the contest, Paisley will post via Facebook or Twitter clues to the location of a hidden icon, photo or video to be found by contest entrants. The first eligible entrant each day who locates the hidden item, returns to the promotion site and follows the prompts will win a prize. This interactive journey provides insights into the making of Paisley’s Wheelhouse and its songs. All contest participants are eligible to compete for the Wheelhouse Scavenger Hunt Grand Prize – a flyaway for the winner and a guest to a Brad Paisley concert; the experience includes a meet and greet with Paisley and ground and hotel accommodations. For complete Official Rules, visitwww.smarturl.it/paisleyhunt. Brad Paisley’s brand new single, “Beat This Summer,” is currently available instantly when you pre-order the Wheelhouse album here:http://smarturl.it/wheelhouse. After only four weeks, the song is already #17 on Billboard and #18 on Country Aircheck national airplay charts. “Beat This Summer,” co-written by Paisley, Chris DuBois and Luke Laird, is the second single from the soon-to-be-released Wheelhouse album. The lead single, “Southern Comfort Zone,” recently became the entertainer’s 21st #1 hit. Fans can pre-order Building A Wheelhouse here:http://smarturl.it/buildingawheelhouse. Created and designed specifically for the iBookstore, Building A Wheelhouse offers an in-depth look at the album, from both songwriting and production perspectives, with insights from Paisley and the collaborative team behind the making of this album.
Willie Nelson & the Wailers Band Appear on Life On A Rock Tracks Nashville, TN: Kenny Chesney may’ve just finished the most intimate album of his career, but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten his friends. The man who’s recorded with Grace Potter (“You & Tequila”), Mac McAnally (“Down The Road”), George Strait (“Shiftwork”), Joe Walsh (“Wild Ride”) and Uncle Kracker (“When the Sun Goes Down”) enlists two legends Willie Nelson and the Wailers Band for Life on a Rock, due April 30. “The spirit of this record is so much about friendship,” says the man knee deep in his No Shoes Nation Tour, which includes 19 stadiums this summer. “A lot of these songs were inspired by the people I’ve met, the lives we’ve shared and the way they inspired me. It felt kind of odd to not have some of the musical people who’ve inspired me be a part of this record… “So, I reached out to Willie – because who is more inspiring? Any chance you have to be around him, take it. You will be more for the time you share,” Chesney says. “He sang on ‘Lucky Old Sun’ with me, and Buddy Cannon and I got to produce his Moment of Forever, which is one of the things I’m proudest of in my career… and I wanted to do something different with him this time.” Something different is the Calypso under-towed “Coconut Tree,” a whimsical song about making one’s way in the island. With marimba and steel drums, the pair sound like old friends laughing and telling each other a tall one! “And the Wailers Band I’d never actually recorded with,” Chesney says of working with the iconic reggae musicians. “They came and played the CMA Awards with me one year, but we never went into the studio! And I really wanted to have that experience with Family Man and those guys, to go to Jamaica and make music and even write with them… “ “Spread The Love” is a bright reggae churner of coming together, punctuated with horns and marked by the notion of making the world better by loving one, loving all. In some ways a departure for the man who wrote 8 of the 10 songs on Life On A Rock, it feels at home with some of Chesney’s more tempo songs. With “Pirate Flag” sitting inside the Top 10 on the country singles charts, Chesney’s song to launch a summer has been moving up the chart at a lightning pace. Though a departure from the rest of Life On A Rock, the soul-seeking record takes a more reflective look at life, the people who make us who we are and those moments that we don’t even realize how precious they are until they’re gone.
Nashville, TN – Country superstar Luke Bryan has launched an interactive online music video for his song “Just A Sip,” from his latest project, Spring Break…Here To Party. In celebration of the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country #1 album release as well as his ACM Entertainer Of The Year nomination, the video allows fans to replace frames of the video with images of themselves replicating his movements. Nearly 1300 frames have been swapped with fan images, representing over 30% of the final video. The interactive video, available at www.justasipvideo.com, allows Luke to engage and collaborate with his fans to create original online content through crowdsourcing. To join the video, fans visit the website and are directed through three easy steps to have their images included. First, they pick a frame of the video they want to replicate, followed by copying the pose using their webcam. Once they are happy with their photo, they can hit submit to have their image added. The video is continually updated with new submissions every 20 minutes. “Fans are growing and transforming the way media is created and distributed every day,” says Dawn Gates, Vice President Digital Marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville. “Luke has always been a great partner on campaigns and this time it’s rewarding to facilitate a dynamic platform that allows his fans to interact, invent, and re-invent official content.” “The best part about my job is getting to interact with my fans and this interactive video is just another fun way to do that,” says Bryan. “I hope everyone enjoys making it as much as I did!” Fans can now cast their vote for Luke Bryan to be this year’s ACM Awards Entertainer Of The Year by visiting www.VoteACM.com. Luke is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for tailgates & tanlines, and Vocal Event of the Year for "The Only Way I Know" with Jason Aldean and Eric Church. He will co-host the Awards telecast for the first time on CBS on Sunday, April 7 at 8pm ET/PT.
Mt. Juliet, TN (March 28, 2013) – Grand Ole Opry star Charlie Daniels is recovering after having a pacemaker implanted today (3-28), at a Nashville area hospital. During a doctor visit on Monday (3-25), Charlie was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia and admitted to the hospital for a series of routine tests. The tests revealed that a pacemaker was needed to regulate his heart rate. He plans to be released from the hospital on Friday (3-29). The family asks for your thoughts and prayers for Charlie as he recovers. He will spend the next two weeks at his home. Charlie recently celebrated 5 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, where he is a regular performer. “I just had not been feeling well and wanted to get checked out,” says Daniels. “I am thankful the doctors found the problem and were able to implant a pacemaker to get my heart rate regulated. I am feeling so much better and looking forward to spending Easter with my family.” Charlie’s performance at MTSU’s Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, TN, as part of the World Outreach Church Easter service, has been cancelled. Two CDB concert dates, Englewood, NJ (4-5), and Newark, OH (4-6) have been cancelled and will be re-scheduled. Charlie will resume his touring schedule with an appearance in Lynchburg, VA on April 11th and continue his tour schedule with the following dates: Verona, NY (4-12), Chester, WV (4-13), Opry (4-18), Vidalia, GA (4-20), Wilkesboro, NC (4-25), Florence, SC (4-26), Priceville, AL (4-27), Indio, CA (4-28) For more info on The Charlie Daniels Band tour dates, go to www.charliedaniels.com.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
NYC Trip to Include In Store Appearance at J&R Records (Nashville, Tennessee...) - Grammy-winning superstar Gretchen Wilson will celebrate the release of her Right On Time album with a performance of her "Still Rollin'" single on "The Today Show" on April 2, 2013. The following day, she will sign copies of the new cd at New York's popular J&R Records, 23 Park Row in Manhattan from noon to 2:00 pm. Gretchen's first album in three years, the 13-cut Right On Time hits stores nationwide on Tuesday, April 2. Fans can still hear samples of every cut and pre-order the album at iTunes and Amazon for the special price of $7.99 through Monday, April 1. Right On Time includes tracks written by Gretchen, Vicky McGehee, Kacey Musgraves, Jim Beavers, Leslie Satcher, Rachel Farley, Shane McAnally, Bekka Bramlett, Billy Burnette, Dennis Morgan and others. She will be touring heavily in support of the album with dates in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and throughout the Midwest in the coming months. For Gretchen Wilson news, tour dates, merchandise and her exclusive Club 27, visit www.GretchenWilson.com or www.facebook.com/GretchenWilson. About Gretchen Wilson: Gretchen Wilson exploded onto the country music scene in 2004 with her smash hit "Redneck Woman" and has since scored three #1 albums. The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter has won virtually every award for which she's been nominated, including trophies from the Grammys, ACM, CMA, AMA and more. Her first book, the autobiographical "Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life," landed her on the prestigious New York Times Best Seller List. In 2009, She formed her own record company, Redneck Records, and the "I'd Love To Be Your Last" single from her I Got Your Country Right Here CD, received two Grammy nominations.
Nashville, TN – Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves released her debut album Same Trailer Different Park on March 19 and this week it sits at the No. 1 position on the Billboard Country Chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with 43,496 units sold. Same Trailer Different Park was co-written by Kacey and co-produced with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. On April 7 CBS SUNDAY MORNING will air a profile on the 24-year old singer/songwriter filmed in Texas and Nashville. Later that day Kacey will attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held in Las Vegas on April 7 where she holds THREE nominations; nominations include FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Artist & Producer). She had previously received a nomination for New Female Vocalist. The critic’s response to Same Trailer Different Park has been overwhelming: “Same Trailer Different Park proves Musgraves is for real. The album showcases a songwriting voice you won’t hear anywhere else in pop: young, female, downwardly mobile, fiercely witty.” Artist to Watch «««« - Rolling Stone “Musgraves’ voice, which rides atop sturdy melodies and mostly acoustic arrangements, is pretty and clear, but usally unsentimental. Her Trailer is clearly worth hitching onto.” Album of the Week, 3 ½ Stars out of 4 - USA Today “This buzzy country singer knocks it out of the trailer park with tunes like ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ that put a fresh spin on the usual Nashville terrain.” 3 ½ Stars out of 4 - People “On her [Musgraves] confident, melodic major-label debut, Musgraves' vocals are pleasingly agile, but what Same Trailer Different Park continually showcases is her writing prowess.” Grade A- - Entertainment Weekly “Pop needs this dose of the everyday again, and Musgraves, with her unpretentious voice — which makes you utterly trust her and her commitment to bringing complicated emotions into the light — is bringing it.” - NPR “Well, country music can thank Kacey Musgraves for finding her way, through smart lyrics, arrangements free of bluster and a tone that's all her own on her debut major label release, ‘Same Trailer Different Park.’” - Associated Press “Her [Musgraves] major label debut, which moves from country waltz to roadhouse blues, from rootsy singer-songwriter narratives to irresistible country pop, follows its own relentless arrow throughout, and the result is one of the most fully-formed, arresting debuts Nashville’s seen in years.” 4.5 out of 5 Stars - American Songwriter “Her magnificent new album ‘Same Trailer, Different Park,’ contains some of the most straightforward storytelling you could ever ask of a dozen country tunes.” – Washington Post Catch Kacey on the road with Kenny Chesney on the No Shoes Nation stadium tour. For a full list of tour dates visit www.kaceymusgraves.com.
Long-time country fans rejoice! Veteran country music stars Baillie & The Boys have signed for booking representation with Brand Entertainment Agency. For reunited band members, Kathie Baillie, Michael Bonagura and Alan LeBeouf, the signing with Brand Entertainment Agency celebrates Baillie & The Boys longevity and devotion to country music. Emerging as one of the best-known bands of the late 80’s and early 90’s, Baillie & The Boys forever shaped the direction of Country Music. Blending an East Coast pop sound while keeping the traditional themes of Nashville songwriting and sometimes personal lyrics, the group became an instant success generating 10 Top-10 Billboard hits and yielding eight CMA and ACM Group/Duo of the Year nominations. "I have always been such a fan of Baillie & The Boys,” said Greg Burns, President of Brand Entertainment Agency. “I can remember when ‘Oh Heart’ first hit the airwaves," he recalls. "They have always had such a unique, heartfelt sound and an undeniable chemistry. We are excited about what is to come.” Baillie & The Boys join a quickly-growing roster that also includes Andy Griggs, Anita Cochran, Billy Dean, Jamie O’Neal, Moe Bandy, Restless Heart, Tim Rushlow, Ty Herndon, Steelheart, Sweethearts of the Rodeo and Collin Raye, to name a few.
A member of every Hall of Fame that a singer could be in!! Jordanaire Gordon Stoker died today after a long illness...He was 88. He sang on Elvis records from nearly day one...all the Ricky Nelson hits..Patsy Cline..and amazing career....google him..you tube him...was a great guy..loved talking with him
“See You Again” Nashville, TN (March 27, 2013) - Superstar Carrie Underwood, who recently celebrated her 17th No. 1 song, will perform her brand new single “See You Again” on American Idol, Thursday, April 4. “See You Again,” as described by Billboard as “truly a taste of heaven,” was written by Carrie, Hillary Lindsey, and David Hodges, and is the fourth single off her platinum-selling album, Blown Away. American Idol will air LIVE on FOX from 8:00pm to 9:00pm EST. Since winning American Idol, Carrie has released four highly-successful albums with sales reaching over 15 million worldwide making her the best-selling American Idol winner in the US. She is also the only country music artist and American Idol winner to ever achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Carrie has produced three major concert tours, 2008’s “Carnival Ride Tour,” 2010’s “Play On Tour” and 2012’s “Blown Away Tour,” each resulting in her being named the top-ranked country female touring artist of those years. Carrie’s “Blown Away Tour” continues in 2013 through May 23. She is a six-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Follow Carrie on Twitter @carrieunderwood www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com www.carrieunderwood.fm
Monday, March 25, 2013
Nashville - (March 22, 2013) - Rascal Flatts, one of the top selling touring acts in country music today having sold over seven million concert tickets in the last 10 years, will embark on a brand new tour this summer, Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts “Live & Loud.” The 34-city run will launch on Friday, May 31 in Jones Beach, New York at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre with special guests the Band Perry and 2012’s The Voice winner Cassadee Pope. Rascal Flatts wrapped their “Changed Tour” earlier this month and ended 2012 having played before one million fans. They are the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade and with the #1 debut of their latest album, CHANGED, they have the distinction of being one of only four acts to have seven consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart during the Soundscan era. Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more. The Band Perry – comprised of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry –combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock and Soul that is rounded out by perfect three-part harmonies. The sibling trio’s latest offering “Better Dig Two,” garnered the family band a multi-week #1 and their third ascend to the top of the charts. The lead single has been certified platinum for sales of over one million copies and marks the fastest-rising of their career. They will release their sophomore album, PIONEER, on April 2. At just 23, Cassadee Pope’s unique vocals and powerful performances stole the national spotlight during Season 3 of “The Voice.” The reigning star of the NBC hit primetime show wowed from the start with offers from all four judges during the blind auditions before accepting with Team Blake (Shelton). The talented singer/songwriter has already appeared on Today, Live! With Kelly & Michael, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and performed with Train on New Year’s Eve With Carson Daily. She will release new, original music later this spring. 2013 Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts “Live & Loud” dates: 5-31 Jones Beach, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre 6-2 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 6-6 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood 6-7 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre Tampa 6-8 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 6-14 Boston, MA Comcast Center 6-15 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre 6-16 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 6-23 Grand Junction, CO Country Jam USA 6-27 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 6-28 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center 6-29 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center 7-18 Eau Claire, WI Country Jam USA 7-19 Stateline, NV Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena 7-23 Paso Robles, CA California Mid State Fair 7-25 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days 8-2 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook 8-3 Bomanville, ON Mosport Park Raceway/Boots & Hearts Festival 8-9 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena 8-10 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 8-16 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8-17 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 8-18 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center 9-5 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center 9-6 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion 9-7 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center 9-12 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion 9-13 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 9-14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 9-26 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 9-27 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion 9-28 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live 10-3 Las Cruces, NM Pam American Center/ New Mexico State University 10-4 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena *dates are subject to change Live Nation is the national tour promoter. Log on to www.rascalflatts.com or www.livenation.com for tour dates and information.
With Upcoming Performances and Appearances on The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Access Hollywood, CBS This Morning, Chelsea Lately, Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio LIVE, The Dennis Miller Show, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live! With Kelly and Michael, The Talk, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! NASHVILLE, TN – (March 22, 2013) – Blake Shelton’s new album, Based On A True Story…, which Us Weekly gives 3 ½ of 4 stars, will be available everywhere March 26th. In support of the release, Blake is set to begin a run of media dates throughout the next two weeks, culminating with a performance you will not forget at The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. Blake will begin with a performance on NBC’s The Today Show at 8amET/PT on March 26th and will be performing as part of Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio LIVE on March 27th at 7:00pmET. He will also make appearances March 28th on ABC’s Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9amET/PT and NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37amET/PT. In addition, Blake will perform at a special private acoustic album release concert in Chicago, IL on March 29th as part of US99.5’s Live Country Series at Joe’s Bar. The following week on April 2nd, fans can tune in for more performances from Blake on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pmET/PT and on April 3rd, CBS’ The Talk at 2pmET/1pmPT. Blake wraps up his appearances with his good friend Chelsea Handler to perform on E!’s Chelsea Lately on Wednesday, April 3 at 11pm ET/PT during the talk show’s hour-long milestone 1081st episode celebration. This marks their first performance on the show. Blake will additionally appear on Access Hollywood, CBS This Morning, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, The Dennis Miller Show and Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! on NPR. Based On A True Story… Track Listing Boys ‘Round Here Sure Be Cool If You Did Do You Remember Small Town Big Time Country On The Radio My Eyes Doin’ What She Likes I Still Got A Finger Mine Would Be You Lay Low Ten Times Crazier Grandaddy’s Gun ACM Awards co-host, CMA Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and three-peat Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton, is one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times). With eight consecutive No. 1 singles (thirteen overall), Blake’s infectious multi-week No.1 hit, “Honey Bee" holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist. Blake’s current hit, “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” is off his 10th studio recording available everywhere March 26th. Blake Shelton’s passion for country music and his commitment to mentoring his teammates from The Voice make him an incredible ambassador for country music. Starting July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA, you can catch Blake live on his “Ten Times Crazier Tour.” For dates visit: www.BlakeShelton.com
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
2013 Kids’ Choice Awards Winners List TELEVISION Favorite TV Show Good Luck Charlie iCarly Victorious - WINNER Wizards of Waverly Place Favorite Reality Show America’s Got Talent American Idol The Voice Wipeout – WINNER Favorite Cartoon The Fairly OddParents Phineas and Ferb SpongeBob SquarePants – WINNER Tom and Jerry Favorite TV Actor Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin) Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) – WINNER Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush) Favorite TV Actress Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) – WINNER Victoria Justice (Victorious) Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie) FILM Favorite Movie The Amazing Spider-Man The Avengers Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days The Hunger Games – WINNER Favorite Movie Actor Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows) - WINNER Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) Will Smith (Men in Black 3) Favorite Movie Actress Vanessa Hudgens (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) – WINNER Favorite Animated Movie Brave Ice Age: Continental Drift Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Wreck-It Ralph – WINNER Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Chris Rock (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania) – WINNER Ben Stiller (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) Taylor Swift (The Lorax) Favorite Male Buttkicker Robert Downey Jr. (The Avengers) Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) – WINNER Favorite Female Buttkicker Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman) – WINNER MUSIC Favorite Music Group Big Time Rush Bon Jovi Maroon 5 One Direction – WINNER Favorite Male Singer Justin Bieber – WINNER Bruno Mars Blake Shelton Usher Favorite Female Singer Adele Katy Perry – WINNER P!nk Taylor Swift Favorite Song “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen) “Gangnam Style” (PSY) “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift) “What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction) – WINNER SPORTS Favorite Male Athlete LeBron James – WINNER Michael Phelps Tim Tebow Shaun White Favorite Female Athlete Gabrielle Douglas Danica Patrick – WINNER Serena Williams Venus Williams OTHER CATEGORIES Favorite Villain Reed Alexander (iCarly) Simon Cowell (The X Factor) – WINNER Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror) Favorite Book Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Harry Potter series The Hunger Games series – WINNER Magic Tree House series Favorite Videogame Just Dance 4 – WINNER Mario Kart 7 Skylanders Giants Wii Sports Favorite App Angry Birds Fruit Ninja Minecraft Temple Run – WINNER
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Mal Moore has stepped down as athletics director at the University of Alabama. Moore, who has been hospitalized since March 11 with a pulmonary condition, will become a special assistant to UA President Judy Bonner. Moore was originally admitted to Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham, but was later transported to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Last Friday, UA sent out a news release that said Moore was “resting comfortably” and undergoing tests at the North Carolina hospital, but the school has not released any information on his condition since.
Nashville, TN – Superstar Carrie Underwood’s latest single “Two Black Cadillacs" drove straight to the No. 1 spot this week on the Mediabase country airplay charts, giving Carrie her 17th No. 1 single, and her 8th No. 1 as a songwriter. The third single off Blown Away, "Two Black Cadillacs" was written by Carrie, Josh Kear, and Hillary Lindsey, and was recently certified Gold by the RIAA. The video for "Two Black Cadillacs" was No. 1 on this weekend's GAC's Top 20 Countdown, for a total of three weeks at the top spot. Carrie's 17th No 1. comes on the heels of her performance announcement for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, where she is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year for the eighth consecutive year and Album of the Year for Blown Away. Having won a total of ten ACM Awards, Underwood is also a two-time Entertainer of the Year winner. In 2010, she was honored with the ACM Triple Crown, an award presented to an elite group of country music artists who boast wins for New Artist, Male/Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year. Blown Away made history last year by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart making Carrie only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. Blown Away also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart making Carrie only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. At the time of release Blown Away became country’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010. The first single off Blown Away, “Good Girl,” has been certified platinum and reached No. 1 on the country airplay charts, as did the title-track, “Blown Away,” which was recently recognized for 2 million sales. The videos for both songs also reached #1 on CMT’s Top 20 with “Good Girl” spending a record setting 14 weeks at No. 1. Follow Carrie on Twitter @carrieunderwood. www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com www.carrieunderwood.fm
Nashville, TN – Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves releases her debut album Same Trailer Different Park today. The anticipated album by the 24-year old is co-produced by Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. Kacey co-wrote all tracks on the album. This past Sunday Kacey was the subject of a four-page profile titled “With A Rebel Twang” in the highly regarded New York Times Magazine. Read it here. Reviews of Same Trailer Different Park are already coming in. Rolling Stone gave Kacey’s debut outing a glowing FOUR out of FOUR Star review and labeled her as an “Artist To Watch.” The iconic music magazine says “Same Trailer Different Park proves Musgraves is for real,” adding “The album showcases a songwriting voice you won’t hear anywhere else in pop: young, female, downwardly mobile, fiercely witty.” Entertainment Weekly gave the album a grade A- review and touted “On her [Musgraves] confident, melodic major-label debut, Musgraves' vocals are pleasingly agile, but what Same Trailer Different Park continually showcases is her writing prowess.” And the Washington Post exclaimed “Her magnificent new album ‘Same Trailer, Different Park,’ contains some of the most straightforward storytelling you could ever ask of a dozen country tunes. No bells, no whistles, no throwaway lyrics — just 12 pithy singalongs, often beautiful, sometimes brilliant.” With her album now in stores, Kacey will attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held in Las Vegas on April 7 where she holds THREE nominations; nominations include FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Artist & Producer). She had previously received a nomination for New Female Vocalist. Catch Kacey on the road this summer with Kenny Chesney on the No Shoes Nation stadium tour which began this past weekend in Tampa, FL. For a full list of tour dates please visit www.kaceymusgraves.com.
WYNONNA JUDD is having quite a week. On Monday (3/18), she made her debut on the season premiere of ABC-TVs “Dancing With The Stars,” where she performed a cha-cha-cha with professional partner and last season’s champion instructor Tony Dovolani. The same day, WYNONNA debuted “Something You Can’t Live Without,” the first single off her forthcoming full-length album, produced by her husband/drummer Cactus Moser and set for release this year on Curb Records. The track became available digitally via iTunes and Amazon on Tuesday, March 19. Next up for the country legend: a Friday (3/22) sit-down with “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” Today (3/20), she sat down with “Access Hollywood Live” and talked about “Dancing With The Stars” as well as the motorcycle accident her husband had last year, in which he lost a leg. (see it here: http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/wynonna-judd-opens-up-about-husband-cactus-horrific-motorcycle-accident-long-road-to-recovery/2240331111001 and here: http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/wynonna-judd-tony-dovolani-reveal-their-secret-dwts-weapon/2240352712001 Also on Monday (3/18), “Wynonna and Cactus: The Road Back” premiered on Great American Country (GAC TV). The hour long documentary tells the never-before-shared story of newlyweds WYNONNA and Cactus Moser and their journey from a fledgling crush to a devastating motorcycle accident last year that took Cactus’ leg. Through revealing interviews and exclusive home footage, this story documents a miraculous journey from the depths of despair to the triumphant stage comeback of WYNONNA’s husband and drummer. WYNONNA and Cactus have also intimately shared the details of their life post-accident in a cover story with US Weekly, on newsstands now or view it here: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/wynonna-judd-i-watched-husband-cactus-moser-almost-die-2013133 www.wynonna.com www.facebook.com/wynonnajudd twitter.com/WynonnaMusic
LEGENDARY GROUP ALABAMA KICKS-OFF "BACK TO THE BOWERY TOUR" WITH FREE FAN APPRECIATION CONCERT AT THE BOWERY® IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC ON APRIL 4 Performance marks return to historic venue where it all began 40 years ago Additional tour dates added due to overwhelming demand First ever ALABAMA & Friends cruise sets sail in October - Cabins on-sale March 20th Nashville, Tenn. March 19, 2013 ... The countdown is on until the official launch of the highly anticipated new tour by country music's most iconic group ALABAMA. But before Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook launch their 2013 Back to the Bowery Tour, they will hold a very special fan appreciation concert to relive the memories made from the very stage where it all started back in 1973. On Thursday, April 4, ALABAMA will perform at the historic Bowery in Myrtle Beach, SC in a free concert for those who have supported their career over the past 40 years. Current fan club members will have the opportunity to win their way into the intimate concert through a special lottery drawing, with the remaining standing room only capacity being available to follow on a first come, first serve basis. ALABAMA first got their musical start at the Bowery back in 1973 when the three cousins from Ft. Payne, Alabama were selected as the venue's summertime house band. From there, they went on to break records and make history as one of the most recognized and respected bands in country music. As seasoned performers, concert goers are guaranteed to enjoy a stellar show with back-to-back hits, including "Song of the South," "Love in the First Degree," "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)," and many more. The 2013 Back to the Bowery Tour officially kicks-off April 5 and 6 with two sold-out performances at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach. With more than a dozen dates previously announced, additional dates continue to be added to the tour, including Atlanta, where a second show is set for May 18 at the Fox Theatre. In addition to their new tour, the group will also set sail on their very first ALABAMA & Friends Festival at Sea cruise October 24-28, bringing many of the group's musical friends together for a floating party from Miami to the Bahamas and Great Stirrup Cay. With lots of musical entertainment planned for everyone on board, fans will not only get to meet the band and take home autographed memorabilia, but will also be treated to several one of a kind activities over the four days including all of the amenities of the Norwegian Pearl: gaming casinos, spas, exclusive dining options, bars, multiple pools, hot tubs and more. Cabins for the cruise go on sale Wednesday, March 20 and can be purchased by logging onto www.alabamafestivalatsea.com. For additional information on the tour, cruise and more, visit www.thealabamaband.com. ABOUT ALABAMA ALABAMA's career to date has resulted in 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and multi-Platinum ® albums, 43 number one singles and more than 73 million records in sales. They have received over 150 industry awards, including eight honors for Entertainer of the Year, two Grammy wins and two People's Choice Awards, as well as their very own "star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band received the Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award in 2003, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and most recently won the American Country Awards' "Greatest Hits" Award in 2011. ABOUT THE BOWERY® THE BOWERY is located 50 yards from the Atlantic Ocean in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.A. and has been entertaining millions from all over the globe since 1944, with its genuine southern hospitality. The world-famous landmark is open 7 days a week from 11:00a.m.-4:00a.m., and features cold drinks and live entertainment every night. For more information about the historic venue, visit www.TheBowery.com.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Nashville, TN – March 20, 2013 – ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Jason Aldean is giving Entertainment Tonight the exclusive first look at the new video for his current Top 20 single "1994." Entertainment Tonight will air a special behind the scenes look from the set of the video tonight and will debut the video in its entirety on www.etonline.com exclusively through the weekend. Entertainment Tonight airs on CBS. Shot in Nashville just last week and directed by Wes Edwards, Aldean called on a few friends to make cameo appearances including Luke Bryan, Hayden Panettiere, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett. In the clip, each artist hops into the “Diffieizer” – an arcade-style video booth that is a throwback to the year 1994. “It's really cool that so many of my buddies agreed to come down and have a little fun with us…this is the kind of song where you just can't take yourself too seriously,” said Aldean. “There are a lot of ridiculous dance moves, a couple mullets, some suped up cars and a lot of other really funny reminders of the mid-90's…the whole thing cracks me up." “1994” is the third single off Aldean’s PLATINUM album NIGHT TRAIN. It follows seven consecutive No. one songs for Aldean and 11 career No. ones. Additionally, Aldean will be performing on the Academy of Country Music Awards Sun., April 7, on CBS. He is nominated for three awards in the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church. For more information, visit www.jasonaldean.com.
The pictures from the accident scene look horrible...According to eye witnesses, country music singer David Allan Coe, 73, driving a Chevy Suburban, ran a red light heading east on SR40 at the intersection of North Pine and SR40 early Tuesday morning about 1:30 a.m. A Peterbilt semi truck, hauling corn and radishes, struck Coe's vehicle causing the semi truck to overturn in the intersection and both vehicles came to rest in the parking lot of the State Attorney's Office in Ocala, FL. Coe was transported to ORMC. The truck driver is listed in serious condition..Coe's manager says he is "alright"
Monday, March 18, 2013
“Blown Away Tour” Resumes in U.S. This Weekend Nashville, TN – (March 18, 2013) - Superstar Carrie Underwood continued to spread country music around the globe by taking her international “Blown Away Tour” across the pond this past week, performing shows and visiting with media in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Her sold-out dates in Dublin and Belfast were not only her debut performances, but also marked her first visit to the countries of Ireland and Northern Ireland. She wrapped up her trip in London by closing the “C2C:Country To Country” Festival at the O2 Arena last night. At the sold-out Belfast show at Waterfront Hall during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Carrie invited a couple who happen to be some of her biggest Irish fans onto the stage where the gentleman proposed to his girlfriend of 10 years. As Carrie and the teary audience looked on, his girlfriend said yes to thunderous applause from the enthusiastic crowd. In addition to the tour and promotional stops, Carrie and her band also met lots of British and Irish fans while visiting some of the local sites including the London Eye, a tour of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, a stop at the Titanic Belfast, and the oldest tavern in Belfast, White’s Tavern. Remaining 2013 “Blown Away Tour” dates: 3-21 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum 3-23 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center 3-25 Hershey, PA Giant Center 3-26 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center 3-28 Hamilton, ON Canada Copps Coliseum 3-29 Windsor, ON Canada WFCU Centre 3-30 Kingston, ON Canada K-Rock Centre 4-2 St. John, NB Canada Harbour Station 4-9 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center 4-11 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre 4-13 Lansing, MI Breslin Student Events Center 4-14 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 4-16 Greenville, SC BiLo Center 4-17 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena 4-19 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena 4-20 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 4-23 Houston, TX Toyota Center 4-25 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum 4-27 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center 4-29 Lafayette, LA Cajundome 5-1 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 5-2 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum 5-3 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 5-5 Toledo, OH Huntington Center 5-6 Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center 5-8 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center 5-10 Rockford, IL BMO Harris Bank Center 5-12 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center 5-13 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center 5-15 Winnipeg, MB Canada MTS Centre 5-17 Moose Jaw, SK Canada Mosaic Place 5-18 Edmonton, AB Canada Rexall Place 5-20 Dawson Creek, BC Canada EnCana Events Center 5-21 Prince George, BC Canada CN Centre 5-23 Abbotsford, BC Canada Abottsford Entertainment & Sports Centre ###
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Tampa, FL: They were waving pirates flags in Section 303 and 334, at the top of Raymond James Stadium when the lights came up and Kenny Chesney strode to the mic to kick off his 2013 tour in the home of the Buccaneers. For the next two-plus hours, Chesney played old songs, his brand new song and some real surprises. “We’ve been waiting to get back out here, and it felt gooood,” Chesney said. “It was our third time coming to Tampa to kick off the tour, and there’s a reason. It’s Florida… It’s warm… It’s near the ocean… and these fans are just off the chain.” They passed license plates that said “No Shoes” and “Nation,” high school yearbooks and oversized pirate flags to the stage. They sang along to “You & Tequila,” “Everybody Wants To Go Heaven,” “Anything But Mine” and “Out Last Night.” They got to see Kacey Musgraves duet with Chesney on the #1 “Come Over.” They were thrilled to hear No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem’s “On The Coast of Somewhere Beautiful” and an all-alone moment for the intimate “Old Blue Chair.” With spring training underway, ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, Philadelphia Phillies pitchers Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels, as well as Yankee Kevin Youkils and USC 4 year quarterback Matt Barkley, whose awaiting the NFL draft, joined 47,492 members of the No Shoes Nation for the start of another season on the road for the man who’s sold over a million tickets each of his past 10 tours. “We brought back some songs we’ve not done in a while, like ‘How Forever Feels,’ stripped things back a bit for ‘You & Tequila’ and even pulled out one no one in the band saw coming with ‘Old Blue Chair’,” he said of the tour’s first show. “It was as fluid as it’s ever been – and the music really took us places tonight. Trusting the music, and the fans, is a big part of it.” Joining Chesney for the first night was CMA Album of the Year winner Eric Church, who turned in a set that was as intense as it was crowd-rallying. Texas’ Academy of Country Music award winners the Eli Young Band and acclaimed newcomer Kacey Musgraves also did sets that drew out the crowd. “I think this is one of the best packages we’ve had. It’s very progressive, very music and very much about connecting with the fans. I think it’s going to be an incredible summer.” With “Pirate Flag” racing up the Country Singles chart, the singer/songwriter from Luttrell, Tennessee is getting ready to release Life On A Rock April 30.Largely written by Chesney, it is a reflective album that considers the friends we make, the mark they leave and the reasons living life to the hilt is so worth doing.