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Bon Jovi Backs Rose Falcon

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Showdog-Universal’s newest artist Rose Falcon may have just released her 4-song EP “19th Avenue” today, but she’s already made a fan in a heavyweight. Bon Jovi took to his Facebook page today to sing her praises, asking his fans to check out Rose’s EP, which you can check out on iTunes here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose is a New York City native who grew up with her singer-songwriter father after losing her mother to cancer when she four years old. When she was ten, they relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and Rose began writing poetry and her own songs at only twelve years old. Now, the singer-songwriter has followed her father’s footsteps and was signed to Showdog-Universal in 2011. Her songs have been cut by Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, and fellow Showdog artist Jessie James.

Luke Bryan to Headline the DAYTONA 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show

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This year’s DAYTONA 500 Pre-Race Show, Feb 23, will play host to 2013′s ACM Entertainer of the year, Luke Bryan!

“We’re thrilled to have a talented artist such as Luke Bryan perform prior to the start of the Daytona 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “We’re expecting Luke to put on an exhilarating show that will energize our race fans as we kick off the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.”

Bryan will join a prestigious list of prior performers for this kick off Budweiser Pre-Race Show including Zac Brown Band, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Bon Jovi.

He will be performing several of his hits on pit road of the “World Center of Racing” that will be accessible to all NASCAR fans who purchase the Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access pass for the DAYTONA 500. Luke’s recently released studio album, Crash My Party, offered us the bona fide hits “Crash My Party,” “Drink a Beer” and “That’s My Kind of Night”, which are sure to make it into the show. Crash My Party has sold over a million copies and earned Bryan the much deserved honor of being named both Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and American Music Awards Favorite Country Male Artist.

Also, a special ticket package has been designed around Bryan that includes a DAYTONA 500 grandstand ticket, Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access and VIP area access to the performance. Full packages start at $164 and fans that already have race tickets can add Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access along with VIP area access for $99. To purchase tickets for the 56th annual DAYTONA 500 and Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race access, go online to daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

Photo: Official image from CMT

iHeartRadio festival to return again!

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The biggest music festival in the world is returning again this year! iHeartRadio Music Festival will once again take over the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 20th and 21st. The two-day event is put together by Clear Channel and features the top artists and performers from all genres of music, and is streamed online.

Last year’s festival featured an all-star lineup, including Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Bon Jovi, Prince, Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Lil Wayne, Swedish House Mafia, Usher, Green Day, Rihanna, P!nk, Brad Paisley, Calvin Harris, Enrique Iglesias, Mary J. Blige, Linkin Park, deadmau5 and Pitbull. More than 17 million people tuned into the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival which also generated more than 1 billion social impressions and more than 50 million text-to-win contest entries. The 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup will be announced this summer.

Who do you want to see representing country music at this year’s festival? Let us know!

 

REVIEW: Eric Church – Blood, Sweat & Beers – Ottawa, ON

Eric Church. Photo: John Peets

Say what you will about the divide in country music: whether you’re a pop-country crossover supporter, or a traditionalist country fan, you can’t deny the power that is Eric Church. He brought his Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour to Ottawa on February 16th, 2013, giving fans in the Valley their first country show of 2013. It was the first headlining date in the capital region for the rock-country superstar, who previously played in Ottawa when he opened for Dierks Bentley.

Most of Eric’s dates on the Canadian leg of his current tour were sell outs: even selling more tickets than the legendary Bon Jovi in some markets. Not bad for a pretty simple set, which didn’t even include a main video screen. He did bring plenty of pyro, smoke effects, and showed up his piano skills in his encore of the GRAMMY nominated “Springsteen.” (Read our interview with “Springsteen” co-writer Ryan Tyndell here).

Eric came to Ottawa ready to rock, and rock he did. “Y’all can kick the rest of Canada’s asses,” he announced early into his set. Whoever in the crowd wasn’t already on their feet finally got up after that.

2013 One to Watch: Rose Falcon

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Last year, we introduced a new annual feature on Keepin’ it Country – Ones to Watch. Our predictions were pretty spot on last year, with Dustin Lynch and JT Hodges quickly becoming popular with country music fans. This year it’s time for a little love for the ladies – and our first 2013 One to Watch: Rose Falcon.

Rose, a singer-songwriter signed to Show Dog Universal, is the writer behind Country Strong’s hauntingly beautiful “Give Into Me,” and has been named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country.  Rose, a songwriter just like her father, has been praised by the legendary Bon Jovi as a “true artist” and “an old soul in the voice of a beautiful young lady.” She recently released her single “If Love Had A Heart” to country radio, and she’s definitely one to watch out for in 2013.

In a country music world where males dominate airplay and it’s hard for a new female to break out, Rose is one you will be cheering for. With her talented writing and pretty vocals, she has what it takes to hold her own at country radio.

Check out her EPK below then read our exclusive interview with Rose. Get to know her before she takes over country – which she will:

Miranda, Taylor, Brad & Jason Aldean Join iheartradio lineup

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Country music superstars Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean are part of the biggest live concert event of the year this year in Las Vegas. The iHeartRadio Music Festival is returning this year on September 21st and 22nd at the MGM Grand. Other artists already announced include P!nk, Bon Jovi, No Doubt, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Usher, Green Day, Linkin Park, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, and Calvin Harris among others. Tickets are not yet on-sale, but for more information, including how to win tickets, visit the iHeartRadio Music Festival website.

Blake Shelton‘s hit reality competition, The Voice, is a sponsor this year so we’re guessing fans could be lucky and see something related to the show there. Are you thinking of going?

Josh Turner’s “Punching Bag” Hits Stores Today

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With over five million albums sold since the release of his debut Long Black Train, Josh Turner is ready to step back into the ring of country music with the release of his fifth album, Punching Bag. The MCA Nashville album hit stores today and features the Top-15 hit “Time is Love.”

With his deep and uniquely country voice, Josh Turner and his album are receiving rave reviews from the critics. MAVERICK magazine notes, “It’s always tough to bring something new to a musical genre, but Josh Turner has achieved that near-impossible task again and again, yet has never overlooked just where country music has come from. It’s [his] skill at taking stock of everyday situations…some of them quite mundane… and turning them into musical classics that makes him possibly the most important artist to have emerged in country music for years and years.”

Additionally, The Washington Post praises Turner’s purist approach to the music, as he sidesteps pop and stays true to his country roots.  ”These days, it seems like every male country artist wants to sound like Jon Bon Jovi fronting Def Leppard in 1985 — except for Turner, who might be the only million-seller left in Nashville making contemporary country albums without the slightest whiff of arena rock or pop.” The Associated Press echoes this sentiment, writing, “Turner once again proves he ranks among the most effective — and most hard-core country — performers of his generation.”
 
In the album’s liner notes, Turner imparts his wishes upon his listeners. “I hope my music can bring you the inspiration and motivation to keep moving forward. I hope it brings a smile to your face. I hope it makes you tap your toes. I hope it brings a happy tear to your eyes and makes you want to share your life with others around you.”

In support of Punching Bag, Turner will appear on NBC’s Today Show on Wednesday, June 13, and ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, July 11. He will also appear on PBS’ A Capitol Fourth on July 4.

Punching Bag Track Listing:
Introduction by Michael Buffer
“Punching Bag”
“Time Is Love”
“Deeper Than My Love”
“Good Problem”
“Cold Shoulder”
“Find Me A Baby” (feat. Turner’s wife and children)
“Whatcha Reckon”
“Pallbearer” (feat. Iris DeMont and Marty Stuart)
“For The Love Of God” (feat. Ricky Scaggs)
“I Was There”
“Left Hand Man”

For more information, please visit www.JoshTurner.com.

Country Artists Up For Billboard Awards

Jason Aldean. Photo Credit: Reid Long

Country music really is starting to take over pop music. Some of country music’s biggest stars have been nominated for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which take place May 20th live from Las Vegas on ABC at 8 pm EST. Some of the artists nominated include Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Scotty McCreery, Eli Young Band and The Band Perry. See the full list of country nominees, and who made the general field nominations, below.

The Voice: Team Blake Recap – Week 9

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The Voice kicked off their live shows last night!

The competition is now in full force with the fate of the contestants placed in America’s hands.

Each of the six members from Team Blake and Team Christina took the stage for a solo performance. Tonight, the votes will provide a bottom three from each team. Then, Blake and Christina will each save one contestant and two people from each team will be sent home.

Team Blake did a great job, and came out ready to win.

Continue reading for a recap and videos of their performances…

Final Round of People’s Choice Awards Nominees

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Many country artists made the final round of nominees for this year’s People’s Choice Awards.

Over 40 million votes were cast to choose the new categories, which were announced yesterday (11/08/11).