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Dee Jay Silver Kicks Off New Syndicated Radio Show “The Country Club With Dee Jay Silver”

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Country radio will soon be welcoming Dee Jay Silver as a regular on the airwaves with his new syndicated show “The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver”. The RCA recording artist and mixer will use the show as a place to feature country hits and newcomers, all infused with his signature rhythms and samples from other genres.

The tone will be uptempo and modern, providing one to five hours of remixes and mash-ups. “Dee Jay Silver is a star. He’s built a very unique brand. Creating a radio show makes perfect sense. Silver will be ratings gold. We’re going to have a blast!” said Keith Kaufman who is producing and programming the show. Compass Media Networks will provide the syndication.

“I love radio!” Silver said. “Although my schedule is very hectic and I’m always on the road, whenever I’m on the radio, it feels like home. This is going to be tons of fun!”

Sounds like it, Dee Jay. We’re all looking forward to this!

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Miranda Lambert Launches New Shoe Line

Miranda Lambert

Ladies, get excited. One of our most beloved country girls now has her own shoe line!

The footwear – Miranda – by Miranda Lambert just launched last week. According to the description on her official website, “The shoes are just like Miranda – feisty, sexy, confident – and reflects what makes us love Miranda, bold beyond all expectations with just the right combination of edgy and feminine.” I think that perfectly sums up some of our favorite things about Ms. Ran.

The shoes and boots can be found at select DSW stores and online at DSW.com. They also are available at select Shoe Dept. and Shoe Dept. Encore stores, as well as online at shoedept.com and showdeptencore.com.

We here at KIC are excited about the new Miranda line! I think I need some new boots. Hey Santa, can you come back and bring me a pair?!

Congratulations to Miranda on her new venture!

Check out the footwear:

Miranda Lambert shoes

Nicole by OPI Partners with Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood inspires many things, and now she’ll be inspiring your nails. Nicole by OPI announced 14 new nail lacquers inspired by Underwood will be available for purchase in January, 2014. The collection will range from soft pastels to dark shades to fun glitters. The line will also include a signature gold textured shade called Carrie’d Away, created exclusively for Carrie.

“This is the first time Nicole by OPI has ever designed a signature shade for one of our celebrity partners! We are excited to share this news with both music and nail fans – isn’t that everyone?” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “In working closely with Carrie, we came up with 14 nail lacquers that truly encapsulate her soulful spirit and showcase different facets of her personality,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With shades as American as Apple Pie, you’ll get Carrie’d Away by her Southern Charm!”

Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Available at mass retailers, this limited edition promotion will also debut the NEW Nicole logo. For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan.

Taylor Swift is the 2013 Fragrance Celebrity of the Year

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Country superstar Taylor Swift has won a pretty unique award. She’s been named the 2013 Fragrance Celebrity of the Year with her three perfumes: Wonderstruck, Taylor, and Wonderstruck Enchanted. All perfumes are with Elizabeth Arden. She took home “Best Market Launch: Woman’s Mass,” and “Fragrance Celebrity of the Year.” She was the biggest winner of the night.

The annual award show celebrates excellence in fragrances and perfumes. Other winners included Justin Bieber’s “Girlfriend” perfume, and he had also won Consumer’s Choice for his “Girlfriend” perfume.

You can win yourself a copy of Taylor Swift’s “RED” and “RED” posters while helping Oklahoma recover from May Tornadoes in our online charity auction benefiting the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Click here to get your bid in before its too late – it ends today!

Dierks Bentley to open Whiskey Row

Dierks Bentley. Photo credit: The Greenroom PR

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will open a bar in his home state of Arizona this summer, with the grand opening of Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row set for July 4. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district, Bentley teamed up with Ryan Hibbert, Mike Troyan and Jon Wright, owners of Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) and operators of El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria for the throwback 1920’s style saloon with a modern country vibe.

It’s a pretty exciting new project for Dierks, who explains:

“Opening a bar in my hometown is something I’ve always wanted to do. These guys have spent a lot of time and put a lot of thought into really cool details that will make it the perfect place to watch a game or listen to music or just get a few drinks with friends.  I’m looking forward to helping break it in.”

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will be the first of its kind to enter Scottsdale; it will have an old school country flare with a Scottsdale twist. With warm wood surroundings, the venue features a 360-degree stage and massive 24 ft. TV. Being the most technologically advanced bar in the state, Whiskey Row boasts a state of the art HDMI video system managed by iPad technology which can control the video and sound from anywhere in the room. As an added benefit to guests, Whiskey Row will offer iPhone and USB charging stations available at the bar. Each premiere booth will feature three different beer taps and never before seen in Arizona, a liquor tap. These hi-tech taps will allow guests to pour their own beer and shots right at the table with no waiting.

The venue will serve a familiar American Gastropub Fare cuisine with a modern twist. All menu items will be made from scratch in house, using organic meats and locally farmed produce. Not only will the menu offer mouth-watering entrees but will feature sweet tooth-curbing desserts such as bourbon vanilla bean ice cream and a signature Arizona honey pecan ice cream topped on a warm apple fritter. The drink menu is just as unique with a new version of a boilermaker, which is a shot of whiskey dropped into a glass of beer. The bar is also set to offer 40 different types of whiskey. Reservations can be made by visiting the website at DierksWhiskeyRow.com and the venue will be located at 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail in Scottsdale, AZ.

Will you be making the trip to check it out? What country artist do you think should have their own bar next?

 

 

Katie Armiger joins Pastry as Brand Ambassador

Katie Arminger.

Country singer Katie Armiger has been chosen as the newest brand ambassador for Pastry, the lifestyle brand focused on producing ‘Sweet, Chic and Unique’ apparel, accessories and footwear for junior girls worldwide. Katie is the first country singer chosen to be a face of Pastry and she joins current standout celeb brand ambassadors Cody Simpson, Alli Simpson, Madison Pettis, Jessica Jarrell, MZ Bratt, Colette Carr, Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons.

About becoming part of the Pastry family, Katie said:

 “I am so honored and excited to join the Pastry family. Not only do I love the shoes, I love the message Pastry sends to young girls encouraging them to express themselves in a unique and fun way. I’m excited for the future of this new relationship and can’t wait to start promoting this terrific line.”

Cold River Recording artist Katie Armiger has charted five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Since 2009, every video she has released has been voted by fans onto GAC’s “Top 20 Countdown” including “Leaving Home,” which lodged itself in the countdown for an astonishing four-and-a-half months. Fan votes also netted her the No. 1 spot in Country Weekly’s Hottest Bachelorette issue two years in a row, as well as the No. 3 slot in the magazine’s most beautiful women in country music list. In 2012, she appeared during a pivotal date on ABC’s hit show “Bachelor Pad.” 2013 kicked off with the release of her current album, Fall Into Me, which became her highest charting album debuting at #7 on Billboard and iTunes Country Album chart on day of release. The album includes her current single, “Playin With Fire” which is at Country radio now and the recently released music video which debuted at #2 on GAC Top 20 Fan Voted Countdown.

Taylor Swift launches her own shoe line

Taylor Swift. photo credit: Big Machine Records.

Looks like the cool new thing to do in country music is to start your own shoe line. Less than three weeks after Miranda Lambert announced her own shoe line will hit stores in 2014, country’s superstar Taylor Swift announced today that she will be releasing her own next month. It’s an expansion with her project with Keds last fall, which she released a limited edition red shoe in honor of her album “Red” on Big Machine. Now Taylor will have an entire line with Keds Champion Sneakers with all sorts of fun designs – stars, animal paw prints, stripes, guitars, sunglasses, and other cute girly prints.

Fans can take a sneak peek at a few designs on the Keds site, with more to come in select Keds retailers, and online, in May. For more information, check out the official Bravegirl website here – and enter to win a cool Taylor Swift contest to meet the superstar.

Which shoe line are you more interested in? Miranda Lambert’s or Taylor Swift’s?

The Band Perry get their own Gigi Cupcakes

The Band Perry.

In true “Pioneer” fashion, The Band Perry pushes the envelope once more and has become the first recording artists to have a Gigi’s cupcake named after them. The new cupcake called, VERY PERRY CHOCOLATE CHERRY, was inspired by The Band Perry’s new music, a song in particular called “I’m A Keeper,” from the band’s iTunes Country chart topping CD, “Pioneer.”

How cool would it be to have a cupcake named after you? Kimberly Perry knew exactly what flavor it would have to be:

“When we heard that we might have a Gigi’s cupcake named after us we knew right away what the flavor would be. There is a song on our new album that has a line in it that says, ‘I’m gonna change my name to Cherry….,’ so we decided that the cupcake had to be some kind of a cherry cupcake.”

Neil added with a big smile:

“When Gigi brought the cupcakes by for uas to taste them, she provided two cherry versions for us to sample and then offer our opinions on. I really couldn’t tell after trying the first one, so I had to eat several just to make sure. You know, quality control and all.”

Reid Perry explains how the final product came to be:

“We decided to take both versions of the cherry cupcakes and combine them. What came out of that is a cherry batter cake, with chunks of cherry topped with chocolate icing, and a cherry on top. They are delicious. So delicious, that I will be running the stairs after all of our shows now!”

Gigi’s will be selling VERY PERRY CHOCOLATE CHERRY two days a week in all of their stores nationwide, but that’s not the only treat for patrons. Cupcake lovers can enjoy some great music by The Band Perry while they are visiting Gigi’s and they can purchase the new CD “Pioneer” right there in the Gigi’s store.

The Band Perry get a Gigi Cupcake.

The Band Perry get a Gigi Cupcake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s your favorite cupcake flavor? Are you going to try out The Band Perry’s new flavor?

Miranda Lambert to design own shoes

Miranda Lambert. photo credit: W magazine.

Miranda Lambert has become many things the past few years: a superstar singer-songwriter, a member of an all-girls trio, a store owner, a married woman, and a record breaker – but now she’s about to add one more thing to her resume… designer. The Texan firecracker will be designing her own line of women’s footwear for select Canadian and American retail outlets through Rich Footwear Group.  Her line will range from casual to dress shoes, sandals, and boots.

Miranda is super excited about her new venture. She shares:

“From country to rock n roll my goal is to style shoes that fit your inner outlaw… Being involved in the creative part and hands on development of my footwear brand is a dream come true.”

With the shoe line that’s expected to be available in Department Stores, Speciality Footwear and National Retail Chains across the US and Canada in early 2014, Miranda continues to hone her entrepreneurial skills. She recently celebrated the grand opening of her lifestyle retail store, “The Pink Pistol,” in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. She works tirelessly with her charity MuttNation Foundation, which has raised nearly half a million dollars for the betterment of dogs and cats.

The Grammy award winning and reigning ACM and CMA Female vocalist of the year also oversees all aspects of her career including her current “Locked & Reloaded” Tour with Dierks Bentley. All four of her albums have debuted atop Billboards Country Album Chart, the first female to achieve that feat in the 48-year history of the chart. Miranda is excited to take her unique experiences and style to a new stage with Rich Footwear.

What do you think about Miranda starting her own footwear line? Will you be checking it out when it comes out in 2014? Or would you rather have country singers stick to their music? Sound off below!

Kenny Chesney launches his own rum

Kenny Chesney.

Looks like the thing to do these days is to start your own alcohol line. Coming as no surprise to many country fans, superstar Kenny Chesney announced today that he will be launching his very own rum line, Blue Chair Bay Rum, this May. It will be available in retail stores.

About why he’s making the decision to have his very own rum, Kenny said:

“Everybody’s always expected this from me. There have been people who’ve approached us, stories that have gone around over the years. But rum is what I drink, and I always told myself: if I was going to do this, I wanted to create something I could be really proud of! Not just take a check and a piece of a company, but make the rum I truly wanted to drink.”

It’s a project that he’s been working pretty hard on for over a year. If you know Kenny, you know he never stops working at anything he’s doing, so I’m pretty sure we can expect his rum line to be fantastic.

“You know me, when I get my heart set on doing something, I will give it my complete attention. I didn’t know I was building a company or making a rum until I was waist deep, but I’m glad we did. I think anyone who enjoys rum is gonna love this.”

Toby Keith is another country superstar with his own highly sucessful alcohol line – Wild Shot Mezcal. What other country star do you think could branch off into alcohol?