Category Archives: ABC

Jason Aldean’s Big Announcement

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Those of you who follow Jason Aldean and/or Keepin’ It Country on Twitter know that Aldean has been teasing a big announcement as of late. To get fans excited for this big announcement, ten photograph clues were placed on Aldean’s social media pages. Buzz stirred and guesses were free flying, as many began to deduce that Aldean would be taking his 2014 tour back into baseball stadiums across North America.

As it turns out, those fans who synthesized the clues (such as Dustin Diamond, a baseball, and stadium seating) and determined Aldean is performing in stadiums again were correct! On today’s installment of Good Morning America, Aldean announced that he has formed a partnership with Major League Baseball in connection with his 2014 Burn It Down Tour (with special guests Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr). Though the stadium dates have yet to be announced, Aldean’s website released several other tour dates for 2014, which will, presumably, lead up to the stadium portion of the tour.

Click here to see the currently released tour dates on Aldean’s site. Keep checking back here or on our social media, as we will continue to release the Burn It Down Tour information.

Review: Lucy Hale’s “You Sound Good To Me”

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Admittedly, I remember little Lucy Hale, the American Junior contestant. I distinctly recall watching the show, being amazed by Lucy’s chops, and being thrilled when she was one of the lucky kids named to the American Juniors group.

Fast forward ten years and Lucy is not only a well-known actress, but an up-and-coming country artist currently making her way on to the scene. Lucy’s first attempt at country music comes in the form of a single, entitled “You Sound Good To Me.”

Lucy, a Tennessee native, envelopes her country roots in this radio-friendly tune with an extremely catchy hook. The lyrics cleverly describe sounds that are pleasant to Lucy’s ears, which she compares to the feeling she gets when she thinks of her love interest. Lucy’s single shares the giddiness of a couple, whom you envision skipping through a field of flowers toward one another, which can only make hopeful listeners smile, dance, and sing along.

“You Sound Good To Me” is a memorable song for Lucy right out the gate, with mass radio appeal and an upbeat melody that country music fans will surely embrace. Download “You Sound Good To Me” on iTunes today, and don’t forget to catch the video premiere on ABC Family tonight!

Lucy Hale’s Video to Premiere on ABC Family

Lucy Hale You Sound Good To Me

January 7th will be a big day for Pretty Little Liar, Lucy Hale. Not only will Lucy’s debut country single, “You Sound Good to Me,” be released and available for purchase, but the corresponding video for the single will be premiered. Lucy took to Twitter today to share the exciting news with fans:

@LucyHale: Jan 7 is a great day. My single is releasing AND u can catch the world premiere of my music video for “you sound good to me” on abc fam!!

January 7th is also the day that Pretty Little Liars makes its return to ABC Family for its Winter Premiere. Make sure to tune in for the first episode of what is sure to be another nail-biting season, and keep an eye out for Lucy’s country video debut!

Kelly Clarkson Films Guest Appearance on ABC’S “Nashville”

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Kelly Clarkson has sure been busy lately. Between getting married, releasing her brilliant Christmas album, Wrapped In Red, appearing at the CMA Awards and erm, getting busy (TMI Alert!), it’s amazing she has time for anything else. However, Clarkson paid a visit to music-city’s most famous residents yesterday to tape a guest spot on ABC’s hit show, Nashville.

Speaking to extra from the TV set, Clarkson revealed, “This is just me being a part of a show. I’m really a big fan. I’m playing me, so there’s not as much pressure.”

She also spoke candidly about her recent marriage and her much buzzed about appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Next Round of Performers Added for 47th Annual CMA Awards

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“Country Music’s Biggest Night,” the 47th Annual CMA Awards, just got even bigger. The lineup of newly-added performers will include Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Alan Jackson.

Jackson and Strait will join forces  to perform a tribute to the legendary George Jones, who passed away in April of this year.

Other previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift.

The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 6 at 8pm EST on ABC.

Jennifer Nettles Set to Host CMA Christmas

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Once again, some of country music’s biggest names are teaming up to bring us CMA Country Christmas, which tapes in front of a live audience Friday, November 8th, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Jennifer Nettles will host this special, which airs this holiday season on ABC, for the fourth year.

“It’s really a joy for me to get to host CMA Country Christmas,” Nettles said. “I have so much fun doing it! I love the holiday season, and for me to get to be a part of this show for the fourth year in a row is a really big honor. What I love about doing this gig is that it’s the closest I’ve gotten to the old classic television variety shows. It is entertainment that everybody in the family can find fun, and I hope it’s something that keeps happening for years and years and years.”

Scheduled to join Jennifer and celebrate the season with songs and stories are: Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, and Michael W. Smith.

“The taping for CMA Country Christmas is a jump-start for the holiday season and has become a family tradition for many Nashville residents,” said CMA Board President, Ed Hardy. “Adding to the celebration is our A Gift for All toy drive, which provides new toys for homeless children, shining a spotlight on a worthy endeavor in a way that reflects the values and heart of our artists, the industry, and this city.”

Audience members are being encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the taping to help underprivileged Nashville area children enjoy their holiday season. Generosity, a Nashville-based, non-profit group, will have volunteers at Bridgestone Arena to collect the toys for distribution to homeless families. Volunteers from Generosity will start accepting toys on November 8th at 1:00 PM at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza. ***A ticket for the show is not necessary to donate a toy to the cause.***

Tickets for CMA Country Christmas are on sale now and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 745-3000, or by visiting the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

For updates and further information, visit CMAchristmas.com.

DVR Alert: Carrie Underwood..almost everywhere

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Be prepared to catch Carrie Underwood almost everywhere on your televisions next week. She’ll be making a major TV blitz to promote her brand new live concert DVD “The Blown Away Tour: Live.”

She’ll kick off her appearances Monday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. Later that night on ABC, she’ll be part of the broadcast of “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock,” which was taped back in June in downtown Nashville, Tennessee during the music festival.

On Tuesday, she’ll make a guest appearance on “LIVE! With Kelly and Michael.” Check local listings for airtime of that morning talk show in your area.

Carrie’s DVD features 100 minutes of live footage from her Blown Away World Tour. She played to over one million fans during her 112-show, 110-city tour around the world.

Check out a preview of her DVD below and let us know if you’ll be getting a copy:

Dierks Bentley to co-host The View on Friday

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Dierks Bentley will be bringing some country to ABC’s The View panel this Friday. He’ll be co-hosting the show starting at 10 am EST. He’ll be debuting a brand new single from his upcoming album “Riser” during the broadcast.

He’s already released his new single “Bourbon in Kentucky” to country radio. The single features guest vocals by rising country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves.

Are you excited for brand new music from Dierks later this year?

Sneak Peek of Kellie Pickler’s New Music Video to Air on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tomorrow

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ABC’S Good Morning America will feature a special sneak peek at Kellie Pickler‘s music video for “Someone Somewhere Tonight” tomorrow morning, Wednesday, July 3rd. The video clip will air during the 8:30AM segment in all time zones. The video will co-star Pickler’s Dancing with the Stars partner, Derek Hough. Once the sneak peek airs on television, the full video will be available on www.GoodMorningAmerica.com for 24 hours.

The music video was directed by Roman White and shot in Tennessee. “Someone Somewhere Tonight” is the first single from Pickler’s upcoming album on Black River Entertainment. The song was written by Walt Wilkins and Davis Raines, and produced by Frank Liddell and Luke Wooten.

For more information, visit www.KelliePickler.com. Follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KelliePickler and on Twitter @KelliePickler.

Little Big Town to host CMA Music Festival Special

Little Big Town.

Rising star country group Little Big Town have a pretty big job ahead of them. They’ll be the hosts for this year’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock television special on ABC. There is no exact airtime or airdate for the special, but it will be aired on ABC this August.

The television special features live performances recorded at this year’s CMA Fest by the top names in the industry in front of thousands of fans at LP Field in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Watch the video announcement of this year’s hosts below. Are you going this year?