Monthly Archives: September 2011

VIDEO: Rascal Flatts Opry Invitation

Rascal Flatts & Vince Gill. photo credit: The Opry.

The Grand Ole Opry posted the moving video of Rascal Flatts’ surprise invitation by Vince Gill to become the newest members of the Opry. Watch the video, and their hilarious interaction with Vince Gill over a golfing bet, and let us know who you think should be the next to be inducted into the membership.

Lady Antebellum Make Saturday Night Live Appearance This Weekend

Lady Antebellum. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Brantley Gutierrez

Lady Antebellum are set to become the musical guest for this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. The group will perform their latest single “Just A Kiss” live on the comedy program, which will feature celebrity guest host Melissa McCarthy. You can watch their performance live at 11:35 pm EST on NBC.

What country act do you think should get the chance to host the historic program?

Justin Moore Reveals Baby’s Name

Justin Moore. photo credit: Valory Music Co.

Justin Moore and his wife Kate have chosen to reveal the name of their second child together, even though she isn’t due for another two months. In an interview with Taste of Country, the Outlaw revealed that they’re having a second little girl, and why they chose the pretty name of Kennedy Faye for their baby.

“We’re going to name her Kennedy Faye. My grandma who passed away [a few] years ago, her name was Faynette. I don’t know where Kennedy came from. My wife picked it, which is the same thing that happened with Ella.”

Kennedy is due in November. The couple already have a 20-month old daughter together, Ella Kole Moore.

Justin’s currently on tour promoting his second single from “Outlaws Like Me.” The new single “Bait A Hook” is the follow-up to his number one single “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.”

Kelly Clarkson On Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert’s Wedding

Kelly Clarkson.

Kelly Clarkson has been making the rounds for promotion for her new studio album “Stronger” out in October. On one of her interviews, Kelly brings up Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s wedding, how much fun it was, and how drunk Kelly really was on the dance floor. See the interview here:

The original American Idol winner had even more love for fellow Starstruck Entertainment client Blake Shelton when she said she’d love to audition for “The Voice.” She won the first season of American Idol. See that interview HERE on YouTube.

If you had to choose a reality singing competition to tryout for, which would you chose?

Video Premiere: Kellie Pickler – “Tough”

Kellie Pickler

Yesterday, CMT premiered Kellie’s Pickler’s music video for her single, “Tough.” The video tells the story of a girl who developed a tough skin and became a strong woman due to her life’s circumstance of growing up with an incarcerated father. The story mirrors Pickler’s real life situation.

Pickler’s new album is due out December 6th. We are very much looking forward to it!

Watch the video below and leave us your feedback!

Kenny Chesney’s iheartradio Music Festival Performance

Kenny Chesney. photo credit: iheartradio

Kenny Chesney was one of the many superstar country acts that were part of the iheartadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last weekend. The king of touring wrapped up his “Goin’ Coastal” tour this Summer, which remains one of the biggest tours of 2011, but this was the first tour date this year that he shared the spotlight with Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Kelly Clarkson. See his performance of “Somewhere With You” from his 10th platinum album “Hemingway’s Whiskey” right here thanks to a fan of Kenny’s on YouTube:

Wynonna To Play Show Oct 3rd

Wynonna Judd. photo credit: Wortman Works & Media

Wynonna Judd is one of the superstar names on the bill for the 2011 IEBA / WME music conference taking place October 3rd in Nashville, Tennessee. She’ll kick off the night with a performance at 9:45 pm for the annual industry conference with her new band, her hits, and her wit. Other artists that are part of the line-up include Lee Brice, The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann, Neal McCoy, Eric Paslay, and Tyler Farr for the 500 attendees at the War Memorial Auditorium.

“The WME lineup is a much anticipated one, and there is always something special in store for attendees,” said Tiffany Davis, IEBA Executive Director.

The IEBA is the non-profit trade organization International Entertainment Buyers Association. The group is dedicated to providing networking, artist showcasing, and promote growth in the entertainment industry. The conference goes through October 2nd to the 4th and will focus on showcasing artists of all genres, not just country music.

Ashley Monroe Gives Out New Song To Fans

Ashley Monroe. photo credit: Reid Rolls Photography.

Pistol Annies’ band member Ashley Monroe launched a new official website re-design earlier today, and to celebrate that news, she’s giving fans a free unreleased track from the songwriter! To get your free download of “Carry On”, enter your e-mail address to be added to her newsletter list and you’ll get a link to download it in your inbox. If you’d rather just stream it online for free, you can go ahead and click the play button right on her website. Make sure you get your copy and let us know if you like the Pistol Annies better as a group or all solo!

Colt Ford’s Getting Ready For Football Season

Colt Ford.

Colt Ford wants to get his fans ready for football season this year. He’s released an album for his fan-favorite “Tailgate” single which includes lyric changes to keep every college football fan happy. The record, appropriately titled “Tailgate: College Football Versions, Vol 2″ is now available on iTunes. The collection features personalized shout-outs to include the following teams: Air Force, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Brigham Young, California Golden, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, East Carolina, Fresno State, Hawaii, Houston, Idaho, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Marshall, Memphis, Nevada, New Mexico State, UNM, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Rice, San Diego State, San Jose State, South Florida, Southern Methodist, Southern Miss, Stanford, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Utah State, UTEP, Valdosta State, Washington, Washington State, West Virginia, Western Michigan and Wyoming.

Dierks Bentley Sells Out Miles & Music For Kids Benefit

Dierks Bentley. Photo credit: The Greenroom PR

Dierks Bentley might not yet have a release date for his new album, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in demand. He sold out his Chicago date for his Miles & Music For Kids benefit two weeks in advance of the October 9th date. It’s the fastest sell-out in the six year history of the event. All proceeds will go towards Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. Artists slated to attend include the Eli Young Band, Jerrod Niemann, Tyler Reeve, and Matt Mason. US99’s Lisa Dent will serve as this year’s emcee at the Chicago benefit concert.

“It’s further proof that country music fans and bikers have the biggest hearts out there,” said Bentley. “It’s always fun taking this event into new cities and raising money for the local hospitals.  We are looking forward to a big day in Chicago!”

Throughout the event’s six-year history, Dierks has raised over $1.6 million for children’s hospitals across the United States in cities like Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, Seattle and Columbus. Tickets are still available for the Nashville chapter of the event this year. Sponsors of this year’s events include Nationwide Insurance and CMT One Country.