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Hunter Hayes Covers Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

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Hunter Hayes is one of the hottest stars in Nashville today, and this month, he’s covering the latest issue of Nashville Lifestyles for their “Single in the City” issue.

In the issue, he chats about his favorite places in Nashville, including his favorite place to grab a burger, his favorite shopping locale and the place he’ll take you on a date. Regarding the latter, he says, “If I’m going to go on a date, I want to go somewhere where it looks like I’ve been there a lot, and it looks cool when you go to The Palm and everyone knows your name. Every once and awhile I’ll splurge and go there.”

And if you’re wondering what the highlight of being famous is, Hunter says, “Anything that has to do with this record and this past year. You’ve put out your first record, then comes the time where you prepare for your second record, amongst what’s happening with your first record good or bad, and you prepare for the stress and the pressure of it all…But the fun thing about all of this is that it just keeps getting more fun as we go along, as we get to the next thing. It keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.”

Blake Shelton Shares a Gift From Adam Levine

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Blake Shelton has been rather quiet since Season 5 of The Voice came to an end. Fear not! Blake is alive, well, and hasn’t changed a bit since you last heard from him. Well, strike that. He is a bit more blessed than he was before, as the Shelton/Lambert household gained another member.

In a video, Blake explained to fans that he missed being outdoors and has kept a low profile lately to enjoy some time in nature. He also promised everyone that his excessive drinker status is accurate and not just made for TV. Most importantly, Blake discussed his bromance with fellow The Voice judge, Adam Levine.

Miranda Lambert Shares Sweet Tidbit About Blake Shelton To People Magazine

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It’s no secret… We have a long-time crush on Blake Shelton that we do not see fading anytime soon.

Just when we thought we could not love Blake Shelton more, however, we read yet another super sweet thing about him. His better half, Miranda Lambert, shared with People Magazine (you can read the whole article here) this bit of info:

“He [Blake] said, ‘I have never had a problem with any way you look at any point – you are beautiful to me at any size and every size,’ ” she [Miranda] explained.

Can we get a collective “Aww!” right now?

Guys… take notes! These are the kinds of things that make us girls very happy.

We’re also taking applications for Blake Shelton clones.

Florida-Georgia Line covers Billboard Magazine

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville

A musical movement is rocking mainstream country music these days. And with their hit country song of the summer “Cruise,” which is also the biggest Billboard Hot Country Song chart-topper in 50 years, Florida Georgia Line is blurring the lines between country, rock’ n’ roll and urban.  The duo sat down with Billboard to discuss touring, writing, country music and how following their instincts landed them at the top of the charts.

Check out the cover below and read the full story on Billboard’s site:

Florida-Georgia Line are the Billboard magazine cover story.

Florida-Georgia Line are the Billboard magazine cover story.

 

About becoming a duo:

Tyler Hubbard: “From the First song we wrote together we felt we had something cool. We worked easily together, we had a lot in common, and onstage it was really natural. It was a party. We just had fun with it.”

On their songs and their sound:

Tyler Hubbard: “Getting in the studio and letting [producer] Joey [Moi] understand who we are and what we’re going after was the key. He really captured the sound that we wanted, the sound that describes who we are. Just feel good music. Songs that make you want to roll your windows down and drive fast. We wanted something that sounded huge, even the slower songs.”

On common country music themes:

Brian Kelley: Man, that’s been around for years – dirt roads, beer, trucks and girls. That is country music, and I don’t think that ever gonna change.”

About the musical movement of blending music genres currently trending in country music:

Tyler Hubbard: “We write what we want to write. It’s mixing all of it together. We’ve been really blessed that what we love to write is attractive to people right now. People are grasping onto it. It puts us in a slot to be able to get out of the box and step out o the country music boundaries a little bit, and hopefully innovate a little bit.”

Brian Kelley: “I think people are looking for something fresh and new. Our fans seem to spread the music like wildfire. That doesn’t always happen, and it’s special to us and we’re blessed to be a part of it. It’s something really cool. It’s an exciting time, and a time we both hope continues to grow.”

Kacey Musgraves talks makeup with Self Magazine

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Rising country star Kacey Musgraves has a brand new interview in Self Magazine. In the July issue she discusses makeup and her own beauty tips. She’s been performing on-stage since she was 8 years old, so we’re pretty sure she knows what she’s talking about.

One of the tips she shares is to do your eyes first so that way your eyeshadow doesn’t fall all over your foundation.

Check out the rest of her tips online on Self Magazine’s site, and don’t forget to pick up a copy! It’s on  store shelves right now.

Reba McEntire covers JetSet Magazine

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Reining country music queen, Reba McEntire, is the cover of the latest issue of Jetset Magazine. In the issue, Reba discusses Broadway, Narvel’s next big idea, her top singles, her music career, and MORE!

In the interview, she shares why she’s so thankful for the large age range in country music:

“The ages of my fans span quite a few decades, and what they like about me varies also, whether it’s the TV shows or my music. I like that.”

You can check out the entire interview on Jetset’s website right here. What do you think Reba should do next in her career?

Dean Brody named HELLO! Canada’s most beautiful

Dean Brody. photo credit: Open Road Recordings.

Congratulations to Canadian singer-songwriter Dean Brody! He’s just been named one of HELLO! Canada’s most beautiful people. He’s one of the handpicked Canadian stars for the issue, which is out on news stands today.

Dean has earned his spot on the list given his tremendous success across the country with his latest album DIRT. Raised in Jaffray, British Columbia, the singer-songwriter has become a household name in Canadian Country music. This year alone, he has been nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2013 JUNO Awards and sold out his “The Dirt Tour” across Canada. He has charted four smash hits from his sophomore album, including the Gold-selling anthem “Canadian Girls,” “It’s Friday” ft. Great Big Sea, “Bob Marley” and his latest single “Dirt,” currently the #1 Most Added Single at radio this week.

Dean begins the summer festival circuit this June, with plans to release a brand new single this August in anticipation of his upcoming third album this November 2013.

Miranda Lambert shares golden rules to marriage

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert. photo credit: Robert Evans.

Miranda Lambert has had enough of the tabloid rumors about her marriage to Blake Shelton. In an exclusive interview with US Weekly, which was sent to us, she explains why she’ll always stand by her man, and shares her golden rules to a happy marriage.

Miranda tells the magazine that even with the normal ups and downs of a marriage, divorce is NOT an option for the pair.

Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton cover the new issue of US Weekly.

Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton cover the new issue of US Weekly.

 

Here’s her golden rules for a happy marriage:

1) The twosome have promised to not spend more than two weeks apart.

2)  They don’t keep secrets.  The couple has each other’s phone passwords, so no more snooping!

3) They stay in touch. “We talk at least once a day, and we text a lot,” she says.

4) They plan downtime.  “We hang out as best friends,” she tells Us. “Me and Blake have full-on parties by ourselves, listening to music.”

5) He has to please the missus.  Lambert made demands for the pair’s L.A. rental home: “I told him he would have to get me a place with a pool and a yard for the dogs, and he did!’

Make sure to pick up a copy of US Weekly when it hits stands nationwide on Friday.

LeAnn Rimes opens up about her weight

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After questions and controversy have followed LeAnn Rimes for years, she finally opened up about her weight to a British magazine. In her interview with Fabulous, she speaks about her weight, why fans don’t need to be concerned, her self confidence, becoming a step-mother, and her treatments for anxiety and stress.

On if she has purposely tried to gain weight since fans and media became concerned, she said:

“I never tried to lose weight and I never tried to gain it. It depends on how stressed I am. I was eating a ton and couldn’t put on weight!”

But the important question: is she happy with how she looks?

“I’m secure with my body. Trust me, there are moments when I’ve stood in the mirror and gone: “Oh my God, I’m getting cellulite!” but then I stand in a different light and I’m like: “Oh, it’s not so bad now.” I have my moments, like every woman.”

Read the full interview on Fabulous’ website here and let us know what you think about her opening up.

The Band Perry Covers Billboard Magazine

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It’s been a whirlwind for years for The Band Perry, and with their forthcoming sophomore album Pioneer hitting stores on April 2, the trio shows no signs of slowing down. They’ve already had a #1 single with the album’s first track “Better Dig Two,” worked with super-producer Rick Rubin, and this week, the band covers Billboard magazine.

Read on for some excerpts from the story and be sure to pick up the issue on newsstands.

On working on the new album: ”Even more than pressure, we felt responsibility to even have the opportunity to record a second album,” Kimberly says, “because the fans making the first record such a success was in itself such a gift. The three of us felt the responsibility to dig as deep as we could, and we definitely dug deep.”

To begin the recording process, we took a road trip out to Malibu, Calif.,” Reid says, “and during that time we wrote a lot of the music along the way, including at the Grand Canyon. We wrote the song ‘Pioneer’ in Santa Fe, N.M.” They eventually made it to Malibu and met with Rubin. “Rick helped us refine the songs,” Reid says.

About working with Rick Rubin: ”Rick also opened up our minds to the spirit behind music,” Kimberly says. “He was a teacher in that area. There were times where we walked into the control room that he had tears in his eyes because the music so moved him.”

See a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot and making of the album on Billboard.com, here.