Country star, and Celebrity Apprentice champion, Trace Adkins has just released the official music video for “Watch The World End With You” It’s the fan version of his first single from his new album “Love Will…” and features GRAMMY-winner Colbie Caillat. Trace took fan-submitted videos and pictures of what they think undying love means to them – and the result is a cute, heartfelt video with everyday people.
Check out the fan version of his music video below and let us know what you think – do you recognize anyone in it?
Country artists may just be the most patriotic out of any genre of music. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that if we were to put together a list of every country song that pays tribute to the military, that we’d have a never ending playlist. With tomorrow being Memorial Day in the United States, we wanted to put together a list of country songs that can help fans remember what this holiday is all about. From artists that perform for USO troops serving overseas, to artists who have hit singles with a remembrance theme, we put together our list for a 2013 memorial day playlist. Our picks aren’t in order.
Check out our picks below and let us know what songs you’ll be listening to for the rest of the weekend.
Originally released in November 2003 as a single from his album “Shock’n Y’all.” The song was a co-write by Toby with Chuck Cannon and became a number one hit on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Chart for four weeks. It was inspired by the times Toby had met USO troops serving overseas, and he wanted to find a way to show his support for them and their families. The video was directed by Michael Salomon and filmed at an actual US Air Force Base in Edwards, California with off-duty soldiers, reservists and their families.
Show Dog Universal’s Trace Adkins has been named the Honorary Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. The Celebrity Apprentice winner will be part of the national celebration, which will air LIVE on multiple channels across the United States. The Parade starts at 2 pm EST on Monday, May 27th, 2013.
Trace was recently awarded the Crystal Cross from the American Red Cross for his fundraising for the organization during his time on the Celebrity Apprentice. By winning the reality competition, his charity of choice, which is the American Red Cross, was given $250,000 in addition to $700,000 he won throughout the show’s activities and competitions. He was given the award on Sunday night.
Trace Adkins is the first All-Star Celebrity Apprentice winner!
The live finale aired last night on NBC, and Donald Trump chose Adkins over Penn Jillette for the title after several weeks of competition.
The country star raised $1,554,072 for the American Red Cross, while the Vegas super magician raised $598,655 for Opportunity Village. Adkins now adds $250,000 to that total for being crowned the winner.
The celebrity apprentice is always fun to watch, but more importantly, the stars are all playing for charity and that’s what makes it great!
For the second year, the Grand Ole Opry is teaming up with artists, radio stations, attractions, and other partners from across the country for a high-tech Easter Egg Hunt via Twitter this Friday, March 29. Prize eggs will be hidden around the Opry’s hometown of Nashville as well as in several mystery cities across the U.S., and fans will find clues to the eggs’ hiding spots by following @opry on Twitter throughout the day Friday.
Fans will also be able to participate in a Virtual Opry Egg Hunt and enter for a chance to win a grand prize trip to Nashville by searching for virtual eggs throughout opry.com on Friday. Will you be joining in the hunt?
This year’s theme will be “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN”. The past three benefit concerts have raised a collective $1.5 million, which is directed toward the Museum’s operating expenses, caring for the collection, exhibitions, programs, and more.
Museum board president Vince Gill created All for the Hall, an artist-led fundraising initiative for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Funds raised from the concert also go toward preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs about the culture and value of country music.
“The purity in making music on your own terms – to create art in your own way – for me, is at the heart of the outlaw spirit,” said Urban. “It’s those outlaws that we celebrate this year, who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of Country music’s diversity.”
Tickets will go on sale on March1st at 10AM CST. For ticket and VIP package information, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Katie Armiger, who has become one of the biggest and brightest independent female artists in country music today, released her much anticipated fourth studio album “Fall Into Me” on Cold River Records yesterday. The rave reviews for the album, in which Katie had a hand in writing all 14 tracks, have been rolling in dubbing it her best yet. “Fall Into Me” features Katie’s current single “Better In A Black Dress,” which is her first Top 40 hit single and continues to climb the charts. Tune into GAC Daily Countdown all this week at 5pm CST (check local listings) to check out exclusive performances from Katie’s album release party in Nashville.
“Fall Into Me” is a deeply personal album for Katie that takes listeners on a journey through one of the most poignant relationships she has experienced in her young life. It is clear with every note on “Fall Into Me” that Katie has grown, not only as an artist and songwriter, but as a woman as well. Katie worked with several well-known songwriters including Blair Daly (Faith Hill, Keith Urban, and Tim McGraw), Joe West (Julianne Hough, Toby Keith, and Jimmy Wayne), Bruce Wallace (Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, and Montgomery Gentry), and Skid Mills (Saving Abel, Sister Hazel).
It’s almost that time of year! Trace Adkins will be one of many performers appearing in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 86th annual Parade will kick-off the holiday season on November 22nd at 9AM throughout the streets of Manhattan.
Trace will be joined by other performers from music, film, sports, theatre and television, including: Flo Rida, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cody Simpson, The Wanted and more. The country superstar is expected to perform his hit “Just Fishin’.”
Stirrin’ Up Sweet Sensations, the new Domino Sugar float, features a magical take on holiday baking. The centerpiece of this 26-foot tall float is the giant cookie dough bowl and cookie press that dishes out confections. Three stories above the ground a giant spoon stirs the cookie dough in an equally colossal bowl. As it travels into the cookie press, the dough drops onto the turntable and finally into the oven. The treats will be shot down a ramp to the awaiting cars of the Cookie Express train which will deliver the cookies to the children in the streets. Trace is set to add his down home flavor to the mix.
The Parade will air nationwide on NBC from 9AM-noon.
Trace Adkins just released the live music video for his anthemic new single “Tough People Do” to YouTube / VEVO this week. It’s the lead-off single from his upcoming album on Show Dog Universal Records, which has been pushed back to a 2013 date. Check out the music video below and let us know what you think about Trace’s new video:
Country star Martina McBride will be performing a rare, intimate performance at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville on Nov. 16 to celebrate the five year mark of Musicians On Call’s (MOC) committed service to Music City. Tickets are now available on the MOC website with prices starting at $75 for general admission. Limited VIP packages, which include a meet and greet with McBride, are also available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Nashville branch of MOC.
“Musicians On Call is honored and excited to have the acclaimed artist Martina McBride perform on behalf of Musicians On Call’s 5th Anniversary in Nashville,” shares MOC Director of National Expansion and Nashville Program Director, Katy Epley. “We are so grateful for Martina’s participation and support.”
“I’m proud to be able to help raise money for this amazing organization,” adds McBride. “The fact that MOC takes music, with all its healing and uplifting power, directly to the people who need it most is so touching to me.” She explains, “As musicians, all we want to do is have our music heard and used to inspire or bring a smile. MOC has figured out the perfect way to do just that.”
Since the 2007 MOC Nashville launch with a single Bedside Performance Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Nashville branch has expanded into six area healthcare facilities, offering 11 weekly Bedside Performance Programs. With the continued support of the Nashville community and artists like Trace Adkins, McBride, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, and many others, MOC Nashville will further its ability to reach patients, caregivers, and families and can expect to celebrate many more milestones to come.