Category Archives: Fox

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dee Jay Silver

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In today’s music, it is common to hear a remix of some of your favorite songs; even heartfelt power ballads have turned into dance hits with the help of some of music’s most talented DJs. And just when you thought DJ’ing couldn’t become anymore unique, enter Dee Jay Silver, the first DJ to be signed to a major Nashville record label. Dee Jay has played in premier venues in virtually every major market in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, but has ultimately found his home in Nashville. Whether he is touring with Jason Aldean and playing in sold out stadiums, performing on the American Country Awards, or remixing the work of some of country’s best known artists, Dee Jay is bringing his talents to the fans of country music in a myriad of ways. Dee Jay took some time out of his day of “bad television” while he recovered from the ACAs in Las Vegas to talk with me about his music, his favorite tour stop to date, and his future plans (which included getting back to Nashville stat!). 

DVR Alert: Thompson Square on All-American Concert Series

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Don’t forget to tune in this Friday when Thompson Square takes over Fox & Friends’ for their All-American Summer Concert series. Fans who can’t make it to New York City for their free headlining outdoor performance can catch it live on Fox News starting at 8 am EST on Friday, August 23rd on Fox News Channel.

The duo will perform “Glass,” “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?,” and their current single “If I Didn’t Have You.”

Will you be tuning in?

Sarah Darling To Perform “Home To Me” September 22 On Fox & Friends

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Black River Entertainment’s Sarah Darling will be heading to the big apple this week for her September 22 debut on Fox & FriendsSarah will perform twice during the broadcast, one of which will be her upcoming single, “Home To Me.” Sarah’s interview and performances will air live on the Fox News Channel at 8:10 am EST and continue on the After The Show Show, immediately following the broadcast on foxnews.com.

The August 21st digital release of  “Home To Me” was the best selling digital single by a new female artist since Lauren Alaina, American Idol season ten runner-up, released “Like My Mother Does” as her debut single in May of 2011.

“Home To Me” was written by Caitlyn Smith & Bobby Hamrick and is a breezy mid-tempo track that takes the listener on a lyrical journey comparing her love interest to the beauty of America’s landscape as she finds “home” in that person.

Currently playing on SiriusXM’s The Highway, “Home To Me” will be released to radio this fall and is the lead single from Sarah’s upcoming album with producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Rascal Flatts).  Sarah Darling fans can purchase “Home To Me” on iTunes and view the lyric video on YouTube.

VIDEO: Simon Cowell Mad at The Voice

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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?

DVR Alert: Rodney Atkins On Fox & Friends

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Curb Records artist Rodney Atkins will be appearing on tomorrow morning’s episode of Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel. The country music star is the finale to the “All American Summer Concert Series” for the station. He’ll be performing his hit single “Take A Back Road” and his brand new current single “I Just Wanna Rock And Roll” during his time in the 8 am EST hour.

In other Rodney news, his hit single “Cleaning This Gun” has been featured in the number one movie in America, “The Bourne Legacy.” The single, which was originally released in 2006 as the fourth single off of his “If You’re Going Through Hell” album. Pretty cool! In case you need a reminder of that single,  listen/watch to the video below:

DVR Alert: Thompson Square On Fox & Friends

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Husband-and-wife duo Thompson Square will be performing their brand new single “Glass” live on the Fox & Friends All American Concert Series this Friday, July 6th from 6 am to 9 am EST on Fox News Channel. The special concert will be held at the Fox News Studios on Avenue of the Americas in downtown New York City. It’s a free show and fans are encouraged to show up to the studios early to make sure they are able to watch the duo’s live show!

Other country stars participating in the Fox News American Concert Series this Summer include Craig Morgan, Gloriana, and Rodney Atkins.

Nominees For The Teen Choice Awards Announced

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Some of our very own country starts are among the list of nominees announced today for The 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

Lady Antebellum is nominated for Choice Music Group alongside Selena Gomez & The Scene, Gym Class Heroes, LMFAO and The Wanted. Taylor Swift is nominated in the Choice Single by a Female Artist for her song “Eyes Open” and Choice Female Artist.

Blake Shelton is up for Choice Male Artist against Justin Bieber, Drake, Bruno Mars and Pitbull.

Nominees for the Country categories are as follows:

DVR Alert: Craig Morgan to Headline Fox & Friends Concert

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Country music star Craig Morgan has just been announced as the headlining act for the July 13th broadcast of Fox & Friends “All-American Summer Concert Series” in New York City on July 13th. In the free, open-to-the-public concert, fans will be able to catch his title track from his album “This Ole Boy” along with some of his biggest hits from the last few years. The stage will be set-up outside the Fox News studios on Avenue of the Americas and 48th Street starting at 7:30 am that Friday morning.

DVR Alert: Phil Vassar To Perform New Single on Fox

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Rodeowave’s Phil Vassar will be performing his new single “Don’t Miss Your Life” on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning. He’ll also be joining hit songwriters Al Anderson, Craig Wiseman, and host Bob DiPiero tomorrow at the CMA Songwriter Series at the Joe’s Pub in New York City.

Phil wrote “Don’t Miss Your Life” after a conversation with an older gentleman on a recent flight. The gentleman’s job required constant travel all over the United States, and made a comment about how much growing up he missed of his daughters’. He told Phil not to fall into the same trap, and the song was born.

“I started looking at pictures of my girls on my phone and realized I wasn’t in any of them,” said Phil. “That’s where this song came from.”

For a look at his new music video, check out his behind-the-scenes video posted on philvassar.com. “Don’t Miss Your Life” is out on radio right now, so let us know if you hear it!

The X Factor Auditions Start

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Simon Cowell brought his version of reality singing competitions to the United States last year, and auditions for the second season of “The X Factor” began yesterday already. Fox is using state-of-the-art MyStudio HD Recording Studios in the Westfield Culver City Mall in Los Angeles, California, and at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Other auditions are also underway at other MyStudio locations in Honolulu, Phoenix, Nashville and New Jersey.

“We wanted to give everyone the opportunity to audition and MyStudio booths are another way for us to do this. These booths are studio quality, and we are going to be moving them to lots of cities across America over the next few weeks. You can find a list of all the cities where the studios will be on The X Factor website: www.thexfactorusa.com,” said Simon Cowell.

 

The program is expanding its audition process this year to help find the best undiscovered talent in America. They’re out to find even more singers than any other reality tv program, both solo artists and groups, with its partnership with MyStudio. Auditions are open to anyone 12 years of age or older, and will be able to record a capella versions of their chosen audition songs in the studio and share with producers why they’re the act that deserves the $5 million recording contract prize this season. MyStudio engineers are available at every audition to help make sure the track goes smoothly.

The finalists from the MyStudio auditions will go directly to auditioning in front of the judges on camera for the second season. The contestants will perform at this stage in front of Simon Cowell and his fellow judges, as well as a live audience in the thousands.

Last season, Drew was one of the lucky MyStudio finalists that made it all the way to the live rounds and landed on Team Simon.  She was a top three finalist for the girls team.

Simon will return with L.A. Reid as judges for the new season. New judges, who are replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger will be announced at a later date.

See the full list of audition cities below. Are you planning on auditioning, or are you encouraging a friend to go?