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Austin Webb Shares His Journey in EPK

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Austin Webb, with Streamsound, has released an EPK (Electronic Press it) entitled “Getting to Know Austin Web”. In it, Webb shares stories from his country music journey: from being discovered in Nashville, to his Grand Ole Opry debut, up to his current single “Slip on By” and more.

Citing such musical influences as Joe Cocker, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt; Webb’s music straddles the line between country and soul. His latest single “Slip on By” is out on country radio and a bona fide Top 20. It speaks to the bittersweet of growing older, living without regret and not letting time … slip on by.

Along with the EPK, fans of Austin Webb should also check out the official music video for “Slip on By”, as well as a behind the scenes clip from the making of the video and also a clip from his Grand Ole Opry debut.

The EPK, filmed by Glenn Sweitzer of Fresh Films, is embedded below.

Photo: Official Austin Webb Photo

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Ty Stone

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I had the chance to sit down with the very talented, and down-to-earth, Ty Stone in February. The “American Style” powerhouse singer has one of the strongest male vocals in the business as I witnessed at the Warner Music 80′s party where he performed. In our exclusive interview we discuss how he met Kid Rock, going out on tour with his friend Uncle Kracker, why he wants to work with Miranda Lambert, and who the Detroit native would love to record with if given the chance.

Get to know Ty Stone before his star rises:

 

Taylor Swift Is The Woman Of The Year

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Billboard magazine has just named it’s Woman Of The Year for 2011, and it’s none other than Taylor Swift. Taylor accepted the award today in New York City at Billboard’s Women of the Year event at Capitale. Taylor, only 21 years old, is the youngest woman to ever receive the honor from the magazine. The annual award celebrates the achievements of a female artist who raised the bar that year, and it aims to acknowledge her overall success and leadership in the music industry.

On the role models who she feels has influenced her career the most, Taylor had to say:

“I have a lot of role models. Faith Hill is a big role model. Reese Witherspoon is a role model of mine-she’s not in music, but I love everything she stands for. Shawn Colvin is a huge model for me. Her writing has been consistently great and thoughtful and wistful and beautiful. And also-[he's] not a girl-but Kris Kristofferson has been a big role model for me. When I look at people who I feel have really lived their lives and recorded their lives in music so beautifully, those are my role models. They’ve all taught me lessons just by example.”

Taylor just finished up her “Speak Now World Tour,” but she has already started announcing tour dates for next year. One of the North American dates will be at Ottawa, Canada’s “Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival,” where she will headline. Tickets for the Capital Hoedown are already on sale.

More Presenters Announced For The CMA Awards

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Another round of presenters have been announced for this year’s award show.

They include ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews, actor Josh Dallas, David Freese, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kellan Lutz, Miss Piggy, Eric Stonestreet, Emily Vancamp, and Reese Witherspoon.

Previously announced presenters include  Lauren Alaina, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, and Kellie Pickler.

The CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, November 9th at 8p (ET) on ABC.