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The Voice contestant and friend to Keepin’ It Country, Adley Stump, released a four-track EP today, entitled Like This. Like This features four extremely different tracks, ranging from angry to sad and sassy to vulnerable. Adley explores love lost on different levels, whether it is because of a man who puts up walls and is afraid to let someone in or whether that man ended up sneaking around with someone else. As Miranda Lambert sings in Baggage Claim, “behind every woman scorned is a man who made her that way;” and if these tracks are indicative of Adley scorned, we are sorry to tell you, Adley, but we hope you stay that way!
For those of you who follow Adley Stump on Twitter and Facebook, you know she has been updating her social media pages over the last week, saying that she stole Joe Diffie‘s new Nissan and is on the run with the truck. Yesterday, Adley updated her followers, advising that Joe found her and his Nissan and that the two would be heading to their home state of Oklahoma to do something very special later that night. And special it was, indeed.
As you all will recall, in May 2013, Oklahoma City and its surrounding areas were devastated by a tornado, which claimed the lives of many. One of the victims of the storm was third grader, Antonia Candelaria, who went to elementary school like every other day and, along with six other students, never came home.
While driving around in the Nissan, Adley stopped in six cities in three different states, telling the Candelaria family’s story. Her final stop, with Joe in tow, was to meet the Candelarias and present them with a brand new, fully loaded Nissan Titan. Adley expresses her gratitude to Capital Mortgage, Nissan, and Joe Diffie, as well as her fans, for their support for making this happen for the Moore, Oklahoma family.
Thank you to Adley for taking us on her journey over the last few days and sharing with everyone her selflessness as she reached her destination. If you have learned one thing this week, let it be to always hug your loved ones before you part ways and that, despite the negativity in this world, there are more wonderful people, like Adley and Joe, out there than people who bring us down.
Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to the Candelarias and the other victims of the Oklahoma tornado. We hope the Candelaria family makes many incredible memories with their new Nissan Titan!
If you know anything about NBC The Voice alumnae, Adley Stump, it is that she is the epitome of “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.” So, what do you get when you add Adley’s fun personality, unique style, and Oklahoma roots? You get Adley’s debut single, “Like This.”
Adley’s eclectic “Like This” has the confidence and attitude of a P!nk hit, the rock ‘n’ roll feel of an Ashlee Simpson (pre-hillbilly dancing on SNL) jam, and a country twist that is incomparable to anyone else on the scene. In fact, it would not surprise us in the least if “Like This” catapulted Adley into country music stardom and served as a catalyst for the next crossover sensation! Play this song on your iPod while you exercise, belt it out when driving in your car with your windows down, or request it at a country bar … the bottom line is, if you want to dance, sing along, and have a great time, you too will love Adley’s single!
“Like This” will be available on Tuesday, July 30th, through all major distributors, including iTunes and Amazon. If you “like this” review enough to download Adley’s single next week, make sure to let us know what you think! We can’t wait to hear your reviews!
In response to the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, Oklahoma vocalist, Adley Stump from Season 2 of NBC’s “The Voice” is working with fellow native Oklahomans and Nashville songwriters to bring more attention and support for the recent tornado victims.
Without hesitation, Adley rushed into the studio to record a song that will be released May 24th to iTunes, as well as to many radio and television stations. All proceeds from the song will be donated to the Red Cross to be used to help the Oklahoma tornado victims.
“I immediately tried to figure out how I could help,” Adley says. “I think in this situation everyone just tries to figure out what they have that they can give. What I have is music, and here in Nashville there is nothing we know more than the power of a song. So when a friend from home e-mailed the song asking if I’d sing it, I knew immediately that’s how I could help. The song was perfect; I knew immediately I wanted to get in the studio with it. I hope it brings true comfort and healing for the hearts of those affected.”
Adley also intends to pull together a benefit concert in Oklahoma with other fellow Oklahoman musicians with the proceeds dedicated to the relief effort in Oklahoma. Information on this relief concert is being developed and further details will be released in the near future.
As soon as Adley agreed to sing, the Bennett family of First Oklahoma Bank provided the funds to make the project possible. The song is called “Weather the Storm” and was written by hit songwriters Bernie Nelson, Will Champlin and Adriene Smith Garrison and produced by hit songwriter/producers Philip Douglas and Greg Bieck.
Make sure to keep an eye on iTunes tomorrow so you can download Adley’s new song while helping those in need as a result of the horrific tornadoes that swept through Oklahoma. And stay tuned to Keepin’ It Country (and our social media pages) for further information on the benefit concert being planned by our friend, Adley, in support of her home state.
On Tuesday, February 5th, Adley Stump from NBC’s The Voice & Team Blake will be appearing on our Keepin’ It Country Presents Stageit stage. However, in preparation for her big Stageit show, she’ll be joining us tomorrow February 4th at 10PM EST/ 9PM CST for an exclusive Twitter chat!
To participate in this exclusive event:
- When you tweet questions, or send a message to Adley, tweet both @keepinitblog and @adleystump and include the hashtag #getstumped;
- We will streamline the questions and send them to Adley and she’ll answer them for all of Twitter to see!
Even if you don’t have any specific questions for Adley, we would still love for you to join and chat. We are looking forward to another fun Keepin’ It Country Twitter event and cannot wait to hear what Adley will share with our readers!
Then, come back on Tuesday night for our exclusive Stageit show with Adley at 10PM EST/ 9PM CST. She’ll be performing some of her faves and giving away prizes. You can grab your tickets for that event here.
It’s been a whirlwind year for Oklahoman Adley Stump. After only discovering her singing talent a little over a year ago on a dare from her sorority sisters during a choreography session, she’s found herself on the biggest singing competition on television right now. A proud member of Team Blake Shelton, she’s made it to the Battle Rounds which start Monday at 8 pm EST on NBC.
In a conference call that we were part of yesterday afternoon, Adley admitted to us that she never meant to audition for The Voice in the first place – it happened by chance! She was in need of some money and she was actually trying to figure out how to get on Jeopardy. She googled how to get on the classic game show and found a list of reality tv shows that were currently casting – which just so happened to have The Voice’s season two auditions listed.
“I found The Voice because I was, you know, a broke college student, and I thought, man, I’m broke. I need to go be on Jeopardy. So I Googled how to be on Jeopardy, and there was a list of reality shows pulled up. I found The Voice on there, and you know, I saw auditions in Nashville at the time I was interested, and I was like, “Oh, I was always wanted to go to Nashville.”
She never expected to get as far as she has so far on the show, thanking God for the change of plans in her life. Nashville, as it is for any country music singer, was a place she dreamed to get to – and when she discovered that auditions were being held in Music City, she jumped in the car and found her way:
“You know, so I hopped in the car, drove through the night, and auditioned, I know – I mean, on a whim. I didn’t expect this. I did not expect this, and you know, this is just a – you know, I was going left and God said, “No, you’re going right.” And I’m just trying to hold on and be the best version of myself to fill this role that I feel like I’ve been given to play.”
Find out if her “whim” is enough to take her to the live shows in April. She’s proudly part of Team Blake, and will be mentored by both Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert as the Battle Rounds start on Monday.
Keepin’ it Country announces first round of performers for KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY PRESENTS
Online concert series presented by Stageit to bring country music to a personal level
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January 24, 2013 – Keepin’ it Country is aiming to bring country music back to its roots by holding online, intimate concert sessions with some of today’s brightest up-and-coming acts and hit songwriters. The one-of-a-kind online series, KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY PRESENTS, will showcase what country music is known for – its stories in its songs – through performances with the artists live from their homes and tour buses. The concerts are presented by STAGEIT.COM. Each concert will be streamed live via webcam and give fans the chance to get to know their favorite new artists through a live chat and private pay-per-view events. Each event will be at a low cost and with limited tickets available.
KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY has become one of the leading and innovative country music blogs today. Already the most-read in Canada, KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY has focused on introducing country music fans to new acts they should get to know. KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY PRESENTS is another avenue the blog has created to bring country music blogging into the social media driven world today.
KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY is proud to announce the first two artists of its brand new online showcase. KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY PRESENTS will kick off on January 31st, 2013 at 9 pm EST/ 8 pm CST with independent singer-songwriter CHRIS CAVANAUGH. Chris has opened for artists like Kix Brooks, Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Thompson Square, Justin Moore, Josh Thompson, Joe Nichols, The Randy Rogers Band, and is a co-writer on Steve Holy’s “Like I’m Famous.” He gained attention of country music fans during his performances on the BLAKE SHELTON CRUISE in October 2012. Tickets are on-sale now for Chris Cavanaugh’s performance.
Additionally, KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY is announcing the addition of THE VOICE’s ADLEY STUMP as its second headliner. Adley rose to fame as a member of TEAM BLAKE SHELTON on the second season of THE VOICE, competing against RAELYNN in the Battle Rounds and earning the praise of Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. The powerful country vocalist has been busy touring and promoting her debut independent EP “LIKE A LADY,” and as part of her headlining performance with KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY PRESENTS on Feburary 5th, 2013, she will engage country fans with a live twitter chat with KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY at @keepinitblog on February 4th, 2013.
Tickets are available right now via stageit.com/keepin_it_country_presents/chris_cavanaugh/18774 for the first performance, featuring Chris Cavanaugh, on January 31st at 9 pm EST/ 8 pm CST. Additional performers, including number one hit songwriters, signed artists, and rising independent stars, will be announced in the coming weeks.
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KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY is an independent country music blog with writers from across North America, delivering the latest news from Nashville on today’s hottest stars and highlighting new talent. Excerpts from KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY’s interviews have appeared in various major news media outlets, including a national chain of radio stations, PEOPLE magazine, Country Weekly, US Weekly, The Tennessean, and have gone viral. KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY focuses on introducing country music fans to new, hot talent they may not have heard about yet and that deserves to be heard. It is the leading country music blog in Canada, and one of the top ten in the United States.
KEEPIN’ it Country was founded by two owners, Jessica Crans and Lydia Picknell, for a love of country music and as a way to share that love. The entertainment brand has amassed a loyal social media following in under two years, including over 20,000 Twitter followers and a social media reach of 2.9 million in one night during the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast.
Several alumni from NBC’s “The Voice” will be sharing the stage in Franklin, Tennessee this weekend at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant! Scheduled to perform are the following acts:
Cherie Oakley – Season 1 (Team Christina)
Patrick Thomas – Season 1 (Team Blake)
Adley Stump – Season 2 (Team Blake)
Jordan Rager – Season 2 (Team Blake)
Nicole Johnson – Season 3 (Team Blake)
Rudy Parris – Season 3 (Team Blake)
2Steel Girls – Season 3 (Team Blake)
Cecelia Westbrook – Season 3 (Team Christina)
Jessica Cayne – Season 3
While all the tables for the event are sold out, there is still a waiting list. If you are in the Franklin, Tennessee area, contact Puckett’s to have your name placed on the list. If you are unable to obtain entry, have no fear — the show will be streamed live online on Puckett’s website, as well as singer, Nicole Johnson’s Ustream. Make sure you tune in on Saturday night, January 12 at 8:00 p.m. CST to watch alumni from “The Voice” and friend of the site, Cherie Oakley, as they come together to bring their talents to Tennessee!
RaeLynn keeps racking up the “firsts” for Team Blake on this season of NBC’s smash singing competition The Voice. She was the first singer selected by Blake Shelton for his team. Now she’s the first singer Blake picked as a winner in the Battle Rounds.
The 17-year-old was matched with Adley Stump for her Battle Round. The pairing brought together two different types of singers: The powerful voice of Adley vs the more stylish singing RaeLynn. Coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green picked Adley as the winner, while Adam Levine went with RaeLynn. In the end the decision was Blake’s and he went with RaeLynn, taking style over power.
Clearly, Blake sees something special about RaeLynn. But will the viewing audience feel the same way when it comes time to vote? We’ll all have to stay tuned for the answer to that question.
In the meantime, we caught up with the talented Texan to get her thoughts on meeting Miranda Lambert, her Battle Round with Adley, preparing for the live shows and a product endorsement she could really sink her teeth into.
Did you honestly have no idea that you were going to be working with Miranda?
The Twitter world was all up in arms this week over the first two members of Team Blake going to the live shows. Fans on Twitter took notice that both RaeLynn and Jordis were coached by the wife of Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert. The two eliminated artists – Adley Stump and Brian Fuente, were both coached by Kelly Clarkson. During a teleconference yesterday, RaeLynn admits that she feels that having Miranda as her adviser during the first Battle Round episode that aired on Monday didn’t give her the edge over Adley.
“You know, I don’t think I did because Adley’s just as amazing as – I mean all of us on this show are – we’re all amazing. I think it was awesome that he brought in my inspiration to work with me and that such a blessing. But I don’t think it gave me -it made me more confident to have, you know, Miranda behind me and have her mentoring me. Knowing she was behind me made me 10 times more excited to do the battle, but I don’t think it really gave me an edge because she got mentored by Kelly Clarkson who she absolutely adores. So I think it was, you know, we both did amazing. I love Adley and Adley is so amazing and Adley’s going to great things.”
RaeLynn also says that her friends have nicknamed her the “Little Miranda,” and explains how Miranda is such an inspiration to the singer:
“You know, me and Miranda are a lot alike. I’ve had lots of girls message me on Twitter and call me little Miranda and it’s really funny because she’s inspired me so much. I think me and Miranda are very similar in a lot of ways because we’re both really country. I can’t be anything but country. I can’t sing anything but country. I mean my whole team laughs at me when I talk, but it’s awesome because they love me, but, it’s just me and Miranda are a lot alike in a lot of ways but our voices are a little different. I think my voice is more of an old country sound but, you know, she’s inspired me and I love her rock country sound and that’s what I ultimately want to be. I think we do sound similar but we’re very different also so it’s really cool.”
RaeLynn has advanced to the live rounds which start in April. She’ll be up for fan votes to decide which team has the best voice in America. See who else makes the final Team Blake for the live rounds next week when The Voice airs on NBC at 8 pm EST.