Category Archives: Ellen

Brandy Clark’s “Stripes” Featured in Beats Super Bowl Commercial

If you thought you heard a familiar song on a commercial break during yesterday’s Super Bowl, you were right. Brandy Clark‘s single “Stripes” was featured in the Beats Music Super Bowl Commercial, which put a spin on the classic “The Tree Bears” fairy tale.

The commercial features Ellen DeGeneres breaking into an apartment in “The Woods” complex in hopes of finding “the perfect music to dance to.” “Stripes” was featured as “Mama Bear’s” music.

“I can’t believe it!” Clark exclaimed upon receiving the news. “I am so excited about the commercial and about representing such a cool brand like Beats, and then you throw in that the commercial is airing during the Super Bowl where my home state team is playing and it features Ellen…somebody pinch me!”

Clark added, “My brother called and said, ‘sis, did you ever think that the Broncos would be playing the Seahawks in the Super Bowl and that you would be singing in a commercial that would be played during the game?’ My brother grew up a huge Broncos fan and I have always been a big Seahawks fan. I asked if he was still pulling for the Broncos and he said, ‘oh no we’re all about the Seahawks now!’”

Watch the commercial here:

Chris Young Performs On Ellen

chris young on ellen

Chris Young has been busy promoting his new album A.M., and paid a visit to The Ellen Degeneres Show to perform his current his single “Aw Naw.” Watch the video here!

DVR Alert: Chris Young on Ellen Show

Chris Young.

Hot on the heels of a whirlwind New York media blitz in support of his new album, A.M., RCA Records artist Chris Young will head west this week to perform his current Top 10 single, “Aw Naw,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, October 2nd. This will be Young’s second appearance on the popular syndicated daytime program. For airtimes, to check local listings.

A.M. continues to receive rave reviews from the country’s toughest critics:

 “Few singers in today’s genre can match Chris as a pure vocalist, a notion that should be reinforced with A.M.” – Country Weekly

 “Young’s deep croon was tailor-made for Nashville storytelling.” – Entertainment Weekly

 “Young displays an easy charm and good-time-guyness on his fourth effort.” – People

 “Everything about A.M. screams star-making.” – Roughstock

 “One of country music’s most reliable hitmakers” – USA Today


Chris Young’s new music can be purchased wherever music is sold, including Amazon, iTunes and Walmart.

Help Us Help Maddie Again!

Last week, we posted the story of Maddie Higgins, a 6-year-old girl with terminal brain cancer who had a big wish to meet Kelly Clarkson. Our fans responded so well to that post that we wanted to keep you updated on Maddie’s situation and help to raise awareness for her fight.

Although her wish to meet Kelly hasn’t come true yet, she was able to have another wish granted, and that was to see snow. The story has been featured by the NY Daily News, CNN, the Huffington Post and more. Now we want to help Maddie get Ellen’s attention. We are posting this in conjunction with Kinsley’s Kure, an organization working to change the lives of terminal kids.
We’d love if our awesome readers help us spread this message, get #FightforMaddie trending, and grab the attention of Ellen. Help us help Maddie! Head to Twitter and start tweeting! Don’t forget to include #FightforMaddie in all of your tweets!

For more info on Maddie’s fight, visit her Facebook page. For more information on Kinsley’s Kure, follow them on Twitter. You can also get more information on Kinsley’s Kure founder and her mission to help terminal children on Twitter.

VIDEO: Kacey Musgraves performs on Ellen

Kacey Musgraves.

Rising country star Kacey Musgraves stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres show earlier today for a performance of “Blowin’ Smoke.” The singer-songwriter has released the single from her debut album “Same Trailer Different Park” to radio, so let us know if you’ve heard it yet!

Check out Kacey’s performance from today’s airing of the Ellen show. Did you get your copy of her record yet? What’s your favorite tracks?


Kacey Musgraves to perform television debut of new single

Kacey Musgraves.

Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will perform the television debut of next single “Blowin’ Smoke” on the Emmy Award-winning The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 10.  Check for your local listings for broadcast time and network.

 “Blowin’ Smoke” was shipped to radio this week and is the follow-up single to the top-10 hit “Merry Go ‘Round.” Kacey co-wrote “Blowin’ Smoke” with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird.

Kacey’s album Same Trailer Different Park was released on March 19th and hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with sales of over 43,000. This makes her the first solo female artist in five years to accomplish this feat with a debut release, and just the seventh in the 22-year Nielsen SoundScan era.

Catch Kacey this Sunday on the 48thAnnual Academy of Country Music Awards where she is nominated for FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and VIDEO OF THE YEAR (“Merry Go ‘Round”) for both artist and producer.


DVR Alert: Kellie Pickler on Ellen

kellie pickler. photo credit: Kristin Barlowe

Get your DVRs ready, country fans! The always-funny Kellie Pickler will be stopping by the Ellen DeGeneres show today! Whenever that pair gets together, something funny always happens, so make sure to tune in to catch the Black River Entertainment artist. Check your local listings to see when today’s episode airs in your area.

In other Kellie news, she’s playing a few tour dates this year. Her next stop is March 22nd in Jackson, Mississippi at the Potter Center in Jackson Community College. For a full list of tour dates, or to try and win a meet-and-greet to meet her at one of her upcoming shows, visit

Don’t forget to tune in to Dancing With The Stars this season to cheer on Kellie! She’s part of a superstar roster of celebrities competing for charity on the reality show. How do you think she’ll do?

VIDEO: Little Big Town perform Pontoon on Ellen

Little Big Town.

Little Big Town have had quite a year so far. After releasing their brand new studio album “Tornado” earlier this week, the group stopped by the Ellen show earlier today for a performance of their number one single “Pontoon.” Check out their cute reactions to being on the Ellen show after their performance, and let us know what your favorite track is from their album:

VIDEO: Simon Cowell Mad at The Voice


X Factor judge, and producer, Simon Cowell isn’t very happy this week. He has been pretty vocal lately about NBC’s decision to run a 3-night season premiere of its hit singing competition The Voice, after Simon says they agreed to let X Factor have Wednesday and Thursday. The Voice aired last night, again tonight, and will tomorrow night. Simon believes that NBC is afraid of losing viewers to X Factor after fans watch the first episode.

In an interview on the Ellen Show, Simon actually boos the Voice and says how he really feels. Watch the interview below and let us know what you think is the better show: The Voice, which features Blake Shelton, or X Factor?

VIDEO: Taylor Swift Helps Ellen’s New Promo

Taylor Swift. photo credit: Big Machine Records.

Taylor Swift has a pretty cool friend in Ellen DeGeneres. She partnered up with Ellen for a promo for Ellen’s upcoming tenth season. We aren’t going to spoil the cute video, so just check it out below and let us know what you think.