Reports out this week are indicating that country superstar Keith Urban, along with the rest of the judge panel, will no longer be a part of American Idol’s next season. Keith had left Australia’s version of The Voice to join American Idol this season. Host Ryan Seacrest will remain with the show, becoming the only original member of the cast from the first season that crowned Kelly Clarkson. The 13th season of American Idol will undergo massive changes to try and bring back in the viewers that it has been losing through the last few seasons – including ratings being down 22% this season alone.
As well as the judge changes, FOX will also change how its weekly themed nights will operate. The only thing that may be left that will still resemble American Idol will be the audition episodes. FOX is trying to bring back its core audience, which is believes is younger viewers, and they don’t think that the current judges are doing that.
Danielle Peck, chart-topping country music star, has been added to the “Angels On Earth” benefit concert for Nashville, TN resident, Theresa Lawton. Lawton sustained several traumatic injuries after she was struck by a drunk driver on her way to church on January 30, 2013.
Peck joins an already star-studded evening of music featuring Bucky Covington, Julie Roberts, Jason Crabb and Brian Nutter from Keith Urban‘s band as well as hit songwriters. Emceed by News Channel 5′s Rhori Johnston, the event is sure to be an amazing night of music all for a great cause. The evening will also include a silent auction.
For more information about Theresa and upcoming announcements regarding the event, follow the Prayers for Theresa Lawton Facebook page.
We’re very excited to announce our third artist for our brand new “Keepin’ it Country Presents” concert series with stageit! Hot independent singer-songwriter Logan Mize will be our third headliner, with tickets on-sale right now for $5 each. Logan, who our readers may be familiar with from the Blake Shelton Cruise, is one of the brightest young stars to be taking over Nashville. Logan, who is on his own record label Yellow Big Dog Music, left a football career for country music. Check out our in-depth interview with Logan last year right here.
His second album, “Nobody In Nashville,” hit forty-nine on the Billboard Country Albums Chart on its release last year. The singer-songwriter has been gaining all sorts of attention out of Nashville: with Bucky Covington and Kevin Fowler both covering and recording his songs.
Tickets are available right now at http://bit.ly/11pOiCh. Come see why Logan is one of the most talked about new stars in Nashville, and see him before he gets big – because he will. Tickets are only $5 and are limited! Make sure to get yours now before its too late – this show will sell out quickly.
Logan hits the stage on February 20th at 9 pm EST. Let us know when you get your tickets, and stay tuned for news on Logan and Keepin’ it Country. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/11pOiCh.
So what is stageit, exactly? It’s a live venue where fans can get to know their favorite artists on an intimate, personal level right from their living rooms or tour buses! Our KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY PRESENTS concerts will give country fans the chance to get to know new artists and songwriters in private, one-time-only events. Fans will be able to interact live with the artists through a chat room and tip their favorites to play their requests. Fans will also be able to win prizes directly from the artists. The unique fan experiences allow fans to see artists live right from their computers – so no need to dress up and go out!
Country artist Josh Thompson‘s tour bus was involved in an accident before his show Sunday night. His bus hit the guardrail on an Arkansas highway on his way to the show. No one was injured in the accident, and he still managed to make it on time to his show.
Josh shared the news on Twitter, saying:
“Was involved in a small bus accident this morning, everyone’s ok and we’re on a new not so broken bus headed to Little Rock.”
Logan Mize is a name that country music fans will soon be hearing a lot of. The talented singer-songwriter left behind a football career for Nashville and hasn’t regretted it since. He’s not someone who’s worried about getting his name in big lights, or becoming the next Jason Aldean… he just wants to make music that can be heard and appreciated. Spend a few seconds on his YouTube page and you’ll quickly see why his “Nobody In Nashville” record hit number forty-nine on the Billboard Country Albums Charts, and number fifteen on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart.
He’ll be joining us on the Blake Shelton Cruise in October; the largest country music live event to ever set sail. He’s one of multiple great performers announced for the cruise, and definitely one that fans need to check out. In our interview, Logan shares a few things he’ll be packing, how excited he is for the cruise, and we really get to know the singer – down to who he sees himself as an artist.
Check out our exclusive interview with Logan Mize below and get to know one of Nashville’s brightest independent stars:
Bucky Covington was recently honored at the 51st Annual International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Convention in Philadelphia, PA with a personalized fire fighter helmet. The gift came as a surprise to Covington as a thank you for his passionate work with the organization’s Charitable Foundation. Over the last year, Bucky has worked with Help The Good Guys and the IAFF Charitable Foundation to provide financial relief to injured fire fighters, hosting benefit events, visiting burn centers and burn camps and making donations from his music and merchandise sales.
On August 11th, he will appear at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, TN during the Legends Car Race. There, he will drive a custom-made Legends Racecar to benefit Help The Good Guys and the Nashville Local 140 Fire Fighter’s Relief Fund. Following the race, he’ll perform a concert all to benefit our country’s brave fire fighters.
Additionally, Bucky will be releasing his sophomore album, aptly entitled Good Guys, on September 11th. A portion of the proceeds from his first week sales will benefit the IAFF Charitable Foundation.
The video was filmed in Greensburg, Kentucky earlier this year during a record-setting heatwave in the region. The song was a co-write by Bucky with his twin brother Rocky, and Ducky Medlock, and will be featured on Bucky’s upcoming album “Good Guys,” due out September 11th.
Bucky Covington recently filmed his brand new music video for “Drinking Side of Country” with Shooter Jennings. The video, which will premiere within the next few weeks, features tons of neo-outlaw country action as the pair are up to no good, run into trouble with the law, and end up in a high-speed chase in the middle of Greensberg, Kentucky. The crazy video also features cameos by country star Kellie Pickler, 5-time WWE Champion and current TNA Impact Knockout wrestler Mickie James, and freestyle motocrosser Cowboy Kenny Bartram.
“Drinking Side Of Country” was co-written by Bucky and his twin brother Rocky with Ducky Medlock. The single was produced by Bucky, and will be on his brand new album “Good Guys” due out September 11th. Bucky’s album will also feature his hit single “I Wanna Be That Feeling,” so make sure to pick up your copy when it comes out!
Check out the picture from the set of the shoot with Bucky and Shooter. Click the image to see it full-size.
Last Friday, Bucky Covington fans got a nice little surprise at his show at WILD BILL’S in Duluth, Georgia when Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley came on stage. Charles and Hillary dropped in after their “Own The Night” tour stop at the Gwinnett Center to join Bucky in covering John Mellencamp’s “Hurts So Good” at the end of his set.
If you happened to be there, be sure to tell us about it in the comments below or on our Twitter or Facebook pages! We’d love to hear your stories!
Bucky Covington will be partying with his most-devoted fans on Wednesday, June 6, at Whiskey Bent Saloon in Nashville. Tickets to this event were a hot commodity and the party was sold-out within hours. Due to the overwhelming response, Bucky has opted to extend the party with a free, full-band show later that same night.
The sold-out fan club party will begin at 8:30pm for ticket holders and will include autographs, a fan Q&A, an acoustic performance and the opportunity to mingle with Covington. Following this intimate event, the downstairs area of Whiskey Bent will open to the public for a free, full-band performance that will start around 10:30pm.
Fans that aren’t in Nashville can get their Bucky Covington fix by listening to his new single, “I Wanna Be That Feeling,” off his forthcoming album “I’m Alright.” For more info on Bucky, check out: www.buckycovington.com.