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Exclusive Interview: Meet Will Hoge

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If you don’t know the name Will Hoge yet, it’s time for us to help change that. He’s been making music for well over a decade and has garnered an impressive fan base on the merits of his often-independent releases. He’s appeared on stage at the Grand Ole Opry alongside Vince Gill, performed on GAC’s flood relief program “Music City Keep On Playin,” and has opened for the likes of Needtobreathe, Sugarland, and the Civil Wars.

However, Hoge is also the man behind the Eli Young Band‘s #1, and now Grammy-nominated, Even If It Breaks Your Heart. That track is now nominated for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and we want to send our congrats to Will and the Eli Young Band! Read on for more about Will, his influences, his experiences in the industry and his opinion on Taylor Swift!

Bamajam Adds Willie Nelson & Uncle Kracker To Lineup

Willie Nelson.

Country music legend Willie Nelson, Uncle Kracker, and group NEEDTOBREATHE to its already impressive line-up of performers for the June country music festival in Alabama. The 2012 edition of Bamajam takes place June 14th through to the 16th in Enterprise, AL with previously announced superstar performances by Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock and Tim McGraw. Even more major artists will be announced as the date gets closer!

Specially-priced 3-day tickets are available for a limited time price of $119 at bamajam2012.com and ticketfly.com. They also have a very unique ticket package that will allow fans to be one of the very rare, and very few, people on-stage during performances. Those special tickets sell for $999 each, and once they’re gone – they’re gone!

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Elenowen

Elenowen. photo credit: Monique Porter.

We had the chance to catch up with married music duo Elenowen from The Voice. They were the first group to be a part of Team Blake, but unfortunately were sent home in the battle rounds. We caught up with them to see what they’ve been up to since The Voice, working with Reba McEntire, if they still live in the basement, if Blake Shelton is still in touch with them, and what fans can expect from them the next year.

They’re part three of our “Catching Up With The Voice” feature.

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s Speak Now Tour Leaves Fans Enchanted

Taylor Swift. photo credit: Big Machine Records
 I had the pleasure of attending Taylor Swift’s sold out concert at the Staples Center on August 24. Some people are befuddled as to how this girl, who isn’t scandalous or scantily clad, could manage to sell out such a massive venue (four nights in a row, thank you very much). The answer can be answered in one word: quality.

It was clear from the moment fans stepped into the venue that the experience (and show) was going to be top quality, something especially impressive considering the top ticket price was $79.50, which is peanuts in comparison to most A-level tours. Immediately upon entering Stapes two things became very clear: Cover Girl was sponsoring this tour and girlfriend was selling a lot of merch. The merch was, for the most part, well thought out and under $30 (an ill-conceived $50 blanket being the exception). Fans had options ranging from tees (mostly $25) and glowsticks ($5) to her American Greeting Cards (lucky number 13 for $20) and, best of all, autographed CDs ($20). It’s no wonder T-Swizzle is still selling 13,000 copies a week of Speak Now.

REVIEW: Taylor Swift's Speak Now Tour Leaves Fans Enchanted

Taylor Swift. photo credit: Big Machine Records
 I had the pleasure of attending Taylor Swift’s sold out concert at the Staples Center on August 24. Some people are befuddled as to how this girl, who isn’t scandalous or scantily clad, could manage to sell out such a massive venue (four nights in a row, thank you very much). The answer can be answered in one word: quality.

It was clear from the moment fans stepped into the venue that the experience (and show) was going to be top quality, something especially impressive considering the top ticket price was $79.50, which is peanuts in comparison to most A-level tours. Immediately upon entering Stapes two things became very clear: Cover Girl was sponsoring this tour and girlfriend was selling a lot of merch. The merch was, for the most part, well thought out and under $30 (an ill-conceived $50 blanket being the exception). Fans had options ranging from tees (mostly $25) and glowsticks ($5) to her American Greeting Cards (lucky number 13 for $20) and, best of all, autographed CDs ($20). It’s no wonder T-Swizzle is still selling 13,000 copies a week of Speak Now.