Category Archives: Grammys

Billy Ray Cyrus: To Appear On Chelsea Lately on E! Tomorrow, February 13; New Singles Out Now

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Tomorrow’s Valentine’s-themed episode of “Chelsea Lately” will feature multiple Grammy nominated and winning country star, Billy Ray Cyrus. Fans can tune in at 11pm ET/PT on E! Entertainment tomorrow, February 13th, to watch.

This week also saw Cyrus drop two new singles. One being the re-imagining of his 1992 hit “Achy Breaky Heart”, featuring Hip Hop artist Buck22 and Larry King, titled “Achy Breaky Heart Pt 2″.

“It all started with Larry King… We were playing around in the studio and decided to do something fun for the 22nd anniversary of the song,” CYRUS notes of the raucous remake. “It’s so wrong, it’s right. Happy Valentine’s week…”

The other was the considerably more sombre “Hope Is Just Ahead”, a duet ballad Cyrus recorded with music legend Dionne Warwick at Jamie Foxx’s studio in LA. A portion of the proceeds of “Hope Is Just Ahead” will be donated to “Do The Write Thing-National Campaign to Stop Violence”, an organization that helps students at the ground level and tries to prevent violent behavior before it escalates.

Photo: Billy Ray Cyrus Press Photo

Hunter Hayes Debuts New Single “Invisible” At The GRAMMYS, Also Announces We’re Not Invisible Tour

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For those who tuned in to the Grammys tonight, they got a special treat when Hunter Hayes debuted his new single, “Invisible,” in a live performance. Along with the live debut, Hunter also released the new song for download to iTunes.

“Invisible” is to be the lead single off of Hunter’s new album, slated for release in May. For every download, Child Hunger Ends Here will donate one meal to Feeding America for up to 1 million meals.**

And if that weren’t news enough, Hunter Hayes also announced the dates to his upcoming We’re Not Invisible Tour. The tour will be presented in part by Child Hunger Ends Here and feature guest performances by Danielle Bradbery and Dan + Shay.

We’re Not Invisible Tour Dates:

  • March 20 Pikeville, KY
  • March 21 Huntington, WV
  • March 22 Youngstown, OH
  • March 27 Peoria, IL
  • March 28 Toledo, OH
  • April 10 Memphis, TN
  • April 11 Cape Girardeau, MO
  • April 12 Springfield, MO
  • April 17 Huntsville, AL
  • April 18 Roanoke, VA
  • April 19 Asheville, NC
  • April 23 Colorado Springs, CO
  • April 24 Salt Lake City, UT
  • May 1 Bangor, ME
  • May 2 Boston, MA
  • May 3 Uncasville, CT
  • May 29 Augusta, GA
  • May 30 Pensacola, FL
  • May 31 Estero, FL

You can listen to Hunter’s new single, “Invisible” in the following lyric video.

** For every “Invisible” song iTunes download between 1/27/14 and 4/4/14, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal (11.1¢) to Feeding America, up to 1 million meals. Valid in U.S. and Puerto Rico only.

Photo: Single Cover “Invisible” from Atlantic Records

Grammy Recap: Our Favorite Moments

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The 55th Annual Grammy’s took place on Sunday, February 10th and our favorite country artists were well-represented with performances and more. It was impossible to pick a favorite moment, so we picked a few of the best…

Taylor Swift Brings in the Clowns: We’ve never been asked to open the Grammys (or much more than our own mail), but we’d assume it’s a big responsibility that comes with a ton of pressure. With her genre-bending, Alice-in-Wonderland-themed opener, Taylor Swift set the tone for a night of unforgettable performances with her hit about never, ever, ever, EVER getting back together. Although she nabbed a Grammy in the pre-telecast for her collaboration with the Civil Wars, it was her performance that had everyone buzzing. Most notably, there was that moment when she pulled her best Madonna, suddenly acquiring a British accent. Although much has been made about what that meant, we here at Keepin’ It Country have decided it could’ve only been aimed in one direction…

POLL: Grammy – Record Of The Year

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Thank-you for voting in our Grammy polls, please keep it up! There are some battles going on right now. Make sure you check them out!

We posted the polls for all of the Grammy country categories, but we thought we would do one more for fun!

This category isn’t in the country genre but two of our own, Taylor Swift & Kelly Clarkson, are nominated for “Record of The Year.”

Who do you want to win?

Grammy - Record Of The Year

  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson (92%, 22 Votes)
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Lonely Boy - The Black Keys (0%, 0 Votes)
  • We Are Young - Fun. ft. Janelle Monae (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Somebody That I Used To Know - Goyte ft. Kimbra (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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POLL: Grammy – Best Country Album

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It’s time for our poll for the last country music category… Best Country Album!

Make sure you vote in our other Grammy polls as well, and check back later to see the results!

The Grammys air on Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST. on CBS. Good luck to all the nominees! We’ll be watching.

Grammy: Best Country Album

  • Four The Record - Miranda Lambert (68%, 23 Votes)
  • Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran - Jamey Johnson (12%, 4 Votes)
  • Uncaged - Zac Brown Band (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes (9%, 3 Votes)
  • The Time Jumpers - The Time Jumpers (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 34

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POLL: Grammy – Best Country Song

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Up next… “Best Country Song.”

I think noticeably absent from this category are Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert for their heart breaking and beautiful co-written song, “Over You.”

What do you think? Any other songs you feel were slighted a nomination in this category?

 

POLL: Grammy - Best Country Song

  • Blown Away (61%, 41 Votes)
  • Springsteen (25%, 17 Votes)
  • Cost of Livin' (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart (4%, 3 Votes)
  • So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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POLL: Grammy – Best Country Duo/Group Performance

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Hey friends!

We’re continuing with our Grammy polls…

Up now is the “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” category. Vote for your favorite!

Also, sound off in our comments section and let us know who you think was snubbed a nod.

Grammy: Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Pontoon - Little Big Town (66%, 21 Votes)
  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band (19%, 6 Votes)
  • Safe & Sound - Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars (9%, 3 Votes)
  • I Just Come Here For The Music - Don Williams ft. Alison Krauss (6%, 2 Votes)
  • On The Outskirts Of Town - The Time Jumpers (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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POLL: Grammy Best Country Solo Performance

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Music’s biggest night (and a personal favorite) is almost here… The Grammy Awards!

The show will air this Sunday, February 10th at 8 p.m. EST. on CBS.

But before the Grammys kick off, we want to hear from you! We’ll be rolling out polls for the country music categories the rest of the week.

First up… Best Country Solo Performance!

Vote and let us know who you would like to take the trophy home.

GRAMMY: Best Country Solo Performance

  • Home - Dierks Bentley (40%, 52 Votes)
  • Blown Away - Carrie Underwood (31%, 40 Votes)
  • Over - Blake Shelton (16%, 20 Votes)
  • Springsteen - Eric Church (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Wanted - Hunter Hayes (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Cost of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 129

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Carrie Underwood to perform at GRAMMY awards

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Carrie Underwood is going to continue to be a little bit everywhere, as she’s been announced as the latest performer added to the superstar line-up of the GRAMMY awards. While we aren’t sure if she’ll be performing new single “Two Black Cadillacs” or “Blown Away” at the award show, we’re confident she’ll be one of the highlights of the night.

Other performers at the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards include Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, and Rihanna among many other stars.

What song do you hope Carrie sings at the award show? The GRAMMYs air live from L.A.’s Staples Center on CBS on Sunday, February 10th at 8 pm EST.

Get Blown Away By Carrie’s 2012!

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When we caught wind of just how incredible Carrie Underwood‘s 2012 was, we were simply blown away. Not only were we amazed by the laundry list of successful moments Carrie experienced, but we were exhausted just thinking about everything Carrie accomplished in only 366 days (Leap Year, y’all … are we observant, or what?)! The following is what Carrie’s year consisted of: