Sarah Davidson is setting herself up to be a breakout artist of 2014 with the release of her self-titled EP.
The EP, recorded in Nashville under the helm of producers Brian Kolb (Jerrod Niemann) and Dino Paredes (The Avett Brothers and Johnny Cash), is a 5-reflection of Davidson’s personal and professional growth over the last several years. “I want to put out music through my albums that tells a story, that is authentic to what my life is. Just basically living my life open and putting out music that parallels that.” says Davidson. The EP showcases Davidson’s broad range of musical style: from the audio come on of the debut single “Drink You Up”, to the poignant ballad “Get Out” and the breezy ode to youth “Ride Around”; there is sure to be something to appeal to every fan of country music.
Backed by the Suretone label and bolstered by being featured on TNT’s new unscripted drama Private Lives of Nashville Wives (debuting Feb 24 at 10/9 CT), as not only one of the stories they follow through the drama, but also penning and singing the series theme song “Bright Lights, Big City”, Davidson is sure to be poised for stardom.
Earlier today, the nominations for the 2013 CMT Music Awards were revealed. With Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert leading with four nominations each, as well as Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Rascal Flatts following with three a piece, the show is sure to be a good one! Fan voting is now available at www.cmt.com through Sunday, June 2nd at midnight EST.
The show, which will be hosted by Jason and actress Kristen Bell, will air LIVE from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, June 5th at 8PM EST.
When you think country music, you typically envision open fields, farms, little green tractors, cowboy boots, and ten-gallon hats. When you think Kenny Chesney, you think all of those things – plus a little blue chair. Now take all of those things and add in the warm, beautiful beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a great cause and you have the incredibly exciting inaugural Tortuga Music Festival!
Kenny Chesney, along with pop, rock, and other country artists (20+ artists, mind you) you will be participating in Rock the Ocean’s first ever beach concert event on April 13-14. The artists will perform on three stages, each of which is directly on the beach. The lineup includes Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, The Avett Brothers, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Gary Allan, Jake Owen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Clark, Jr., Eli Young Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Grace Potter, Kip Moore, Gloriana, G. Love & Special Sauce, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mac McAnally, The Wailers, Sister Hazel, Dangermuffin, Rayland Baxter, and The Bright Light Social Hour.
Country super-trio The Band Perry have teamed up with MLB for a special webisode of MLB Fan Cave. The siblings recorded an exclusive interview and performance for the baseball league’s fan site. The feature was launched over the weekend, with the group performing fan favorites “You Lie” and “Independence” from their self-titled debut record as well as hit singles “All Your Life” and “If I Die Young.” During the interview, they reveal details on their upcoming sophomore album on Big Machine Records.
The MLBFanCave.com Concert Series has featured top artists Nas, Jason Aldean, The Script, The Fray, OneRepublic, Far East Movement, The Avett Brothersand many more. Footage from past performances plus an upcoming performance schedule can be found at MLBFanCave.com.
CMT Artists of the Year 2011 will air tomorrow night, December 13th at 9/8c. Hosted by Rob Lowe, the 90-minute special will honor five country music superstars – Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, and Taylor Swift. The event will include performances by the honorees themselves as well as some of their fellow artists such as Gavin DeGraw, The All-American Rejects, Joe Walsh and The Avett Brothers. There will also be live and video appearances by musical and celebrity friends including Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Ellen DeGeneres, Matthew McConaughey, Lionel Richie, William Shatner, Jeff Gordon, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.
It should be a great show. Set your DVRs!
Meanwhile, check out some previews from the event.
Lady Antebellum performing “Dancin’ Away With My Heart”:
Gavin DeGraw performing Kenny Chesney’s hit, “Somewhere With You”:
CMT has announced the performers and presenters for their 90-minute Artists Of The Year special airing on CMT on December 13th. The special will honor Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley on December 13 at 9 pm EST. It will be taped at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Special performers and presenters announced for the special include the All-American Rejects, The Avett Brothers, Ellen DeGeneres, Gavin Degraw, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, Chef Stephanie Izard, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Miranda Lambert, Matthew McConaughey, Lionel Richie, Carrie Underwood, Joe Walsh, and Hank Williams Jr. Addtional appearances may be announced in the coming days.
It’s been a few months since Dia Frampton was named the runner-up of NBC’s first season of “The Voice.” The Team Blake Shelton finalist was just shy of first place by less than 2% between herself and Javier. We caught up with Dia, and her equally as talented and lovely sister Meg, to get all the details on their lives after The Voice, the new album, robots, why people on the internet are mean, if Meg would ever consider trying out for a new season of “The Voice,” and if it’ll be Dia Frampton or Meg & Dia touring with Blake Shelton on his 2012 “Well Lit & Amplified” tour starting in January. See if your questions made the cut below.
Dia also reveals to us her new album release date and title, her single, and the details on a song she recorded with Blake Shelton.