Monthly Archives: September 2011

Kid Rock’s Duet With A Pistol Annie

Pistol Annies. photo credit: Access Hollywood.

Just in case you haven’t heard the news, or track, yet, Kid Rock has recorded a duet with Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley. The “Holler Annie” recorded a new version of Kid Rock’s “Care” which is out at radio now. This is the third version of the single, which previously featured Martina McBride and Mary J. Blige for different takes on the song. Angaleena’s version is the one that made it to country radio as a single, however.

Listen to the track in a free stream on radio staiton KNUE’s website HERE. What version do you like better?

 

Surprising Cover Of The Week: Kiss From A Rose

Mustered Courage. photo credit: band's Facebook.

In 2010, a group of friends got together in Australia and wanted to make a new sound for Bluegrass; one that merged alternative Aussie music with the sound of Nashville. Mustered Courage was formed and one year later the guys have released their debut album on Laughing Outlaw Records. They’re part of what they call the “newgrass” scene – a mix of traditional sounding bluegrass music with alternative rock. Check out their cover of Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” – it’s good! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Keith Urban Performs With Russell Crowe In Vancouver

Keith Urban.

Keith Urban loves Canada.  The country music superstar just finished 11 tour dates up here, and on his final stop in Vancouver, British Columbia he brought a friend on-stage that no one was expecting: the one and only Russell Crowe. The pair covered Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” live in front of Keith’s fans on Monday night. You can watch a clip of the performance in this montage of his trip in Canada HERE on Keith Urban’s official website after the 2:15 mark.

Keith’s next stop is tomorrow night at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California for his “2011 Get Closer World Tour.”

Luke Bryan Performance to Air on SiriusXM Tonight

Luke Bryan.

SiriusXM’s Highway, Channel 59 will air a special performamce of Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour in Athens, Georgia tonight (9/30) starting at 9PM Eastern. The show will be held at the Tucker Plantation and is part of Bryan’s annual Farm Tour, which is a series of six shows on farms in which all proceeds will be donated toward an education scholarship in each city visited.

Jenny & Ashley’s New Music Video

Jenny & Ashley.

Jenny & Ashley recently debuted their brand new music video for “Indescribable” on YouTube. The duo filmed the live video while on their “Camplified” tour, where they visited over fifty summer camps and performed for the children. They sang to campers between the ages of six to seventeen and took a meet and greet picture with every one. How cool! Check out the music video below:

Julie Roberts asking for fans help on Christmas EP

Julie Roberts.

Julie Roberts is releasing a Christmas EP and she wants the fans to decide which cover to use. Fans can head over here and check out the two choices and vote for which they like best. Personally, we like the red cover the best. All fans should go vote now. And don’t forget to follow Julie at @TheJulieRoberts.

Brett Eldredge Just Can’t Behave

Brett Eldredge. photo credit: Warner Music Nashville.

In case you missed Brett Eldredge’s newest couch session on YouTube yesterday, we have it right here for you. Brett has a weekly YouTube show where he sits down on, what else, a couch and plays a song for his fans. This time he borrowed a friend’s couch for “I Can’t Behave,” a brand new song. Check it out and let us know what you think of his new song that was already featured on GAC.

Trace Adkins To Star In “The Healer”

Trace Adkins.

Looks like Trace Adkins has caught a bit of the acting bug. The musician and author can now officially add “actor” to his resume as he’s joining the cast for the movie “The Healer.” He’ll star alongside Isabelle Fuhrman, Joel Courtney, James Le Gros, Peter Bogdanovich and Natalie Dyer. They’re already filming in North Carolina for the thriller film. “The Healer” was written and is being directed by Giorgio Serafini and is being produced by Smile Production.

The movie follows the story of twins Nick and Michelle who head out on a camping adventure with their father. That’s when things go wrong and they get lost in a forest that has pretty much no escape.Trace will play the role of “The Truck Driver” who drives souls to hell, whose rig is a prison with no escape for eternity.

This isn’t Trace’s first acting gig this year, as he starred earlier this year in “The Lincoln Lawyer.” He just released his tenth studio album on Showdog-Universal “Proud To Be Here.”

Blake Shelton 2012 Tour News!

Blake Shelton. photo credit: Warner Music Nashville.

Twitter is all a-buzz this morning with Blake Shelton’s band and team bragging about tour dates being announced for the Oklahoman this weekend for 2012. Blake only has four public tour-dates left for the year, before he goes to film the second season of “The Voice” for NBC.

Stay tuned to us at Keepin’ it Country as we will post the tour dates as they become available. Who do you hope goes on tour with the Entertainer of the Year nominee next year?

BREAKING: Steel Magnolia Member Enters Rehab

Steel Magnolia.

Joshua Jones, one half of duo Steel Magnolia, has entered rehab to battle substance abuse tonight. In a message posted to fans on their official website, Josh announced the news to enter treatment for both alcohol and substance abuse. Good luck in your battle, Josh, and we wish you the best.

To all of our fans and to those whom it may concern, God has been on my heart to announce and make public that I have entered a rehabilitation and treatment facility to address issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Hundreds of thousands of people in the world struggle with these battles daily, therefore I am sincerely grateful for all thoughts and prayers at this very poignant juncture in my life and career. I would also like to thank my family, friends, record label and management team for being so supportive and having an active hand in my recovery process. Thank you and God bless. –Joshua Scott Jones

Meg performed a few shows on her own this week before the news, citing an illness for Joshua’s absence from the performances and several show cancellations. The group is scheduled to perform tomorrow night in Tulsa at 8 pm.