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Brandon Chase Giveaway!

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Exciting news for fans of The Voice, Brandon Chase & Keepin’ It Country!

We’ve paired up with The Chase Crew (@Chase_Crew) to host a giveaway of Brandon merch!

We’ve got a T-shirt and CD package with your name on it! It’s super simple to enter…

 

 

The following details below are requirements for the contest:

1) Follow @Chase_Crew & @KeepinitBlog on Twitter.

2) RT our tweet: “Have you read our exclusive NEW @KeepinitBlog interview with @BrandonJChase? You should! http://bit.ly/GYmpce RT to win from @Chase_Crew

3) Share this contest with your friends and family.

Additional Details:

1) You can tweet us once stating why you deserve to win using the tag #ChasersGiveawayKIC.
2) Your “follower count” will not affect your chances of winning. (0 or 1 million followers, your chances are all equal).
3) You may only win this contest ONCE. If you win a prize package this week, you are no longer eligible to win a Brandon Chase package in future weeks.

Disqualification: You will be disqualified if:

1) You spam your entry.

The winner will be chosen internally by Keepin’ It Country (@KeepinitBlog) and The Chase Crew (@Chase_Crew) & take all of the above factors into consideration.

Blake Shelton Has Strong Words for the Westboro Baptist Church

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Oh Blake, Blake, Blake…Thanks for saying what we’re all thinking. It’s no secret that the Westboro Baptist Church has made Blake Shelton its latest target and Blake isn’t taking it lying down. He recently waged war on the “church” on Twitter, but yesterday, he made his feelings all the more clear.

In this video, obtained by TMZ, Blake is captured leaving Usher’s Birthday Bash with some candid words for the hate-spewing organization. Blake says, “Westboro Baptist Church can blow me…you can quote me on that.”

Although we applaud Blake’s candor, Vince Gill still wins for this attack on the WBC.

 

Hillary Scott Introduces the First Baby Antebellum

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Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum welcomed Baby Eisele Kay with husband Chris Tyrell on July 22nd. Today, the very first Baby Antebellum was introduced to the world, via Hillary’s Twitter. She sure is cute! Congrats to the happy family!

 

Celebs Tweet the Darnedest Things!

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It’s been an active week in the Twitterverse, and at the center of the activity lie some of your favorite country artists. Let’s cut to the chase and laugh together at the best of the best that we caught over the last seven days.

When life imitates art, and art involves driving without hands, you end up in the predicament Luke Bryan ended up in this week. Luke Bryan tweeted “@LukeBryanOnline: Before y’all get out of your truck. Make sure you put it in park. Trust me.”

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Some very solid words of advice from Luke. Perhaps he, too, had his hands up while rocking in his truck…

I just saw Runner Runner and had some pleasant Justin Timberlake inspired dreams soon thereafter. Apparently I’m not the only one, based on Jennifer Nettles‘ recent tweet – “@JenniferNettles: I had a dream last night that my baby sleeping beside me yelled out ‘Ladieeees and Gentlemen: Justin Timberlaaaaaake’. ??? @jtimberlake

Not only is Justin Timberlake taking over the the music and acting world, he is taking over the dream world too. Hey, there are much worse people for your baby to introduce to you in your slumber.

Having 100,000 Twitter followers is a big deal. So, it should come as no surprise that some musicians will go through great lengths to encourage their fans to help them hit that landmark number. See Terri Clark who recently tweeted “@TerriClarkMusic: Ok so the first person to get me 100k twitter followers, gets my first born. Best hurry. My Ovaries=californiaraisinsdoingthebackstroke”

Perhaps an interesting offer, but if the kid pops out singing the way his/her mom does, it might be worth your while…

If you frequent the gym, you know there is always that character who flexes in the mirror and not-so-discretely checks himself out. Sunny Sweeney was lucky enough to spot that guy during her recent workout. Sunny tweeted “@GettinSweeney: The grunting slaps-his-stomach-in-the-mirror guy is in the gym. Yay! No.” Not long after Sunny tweeted, calling out the narcissistic gym-goer, she followed it up with “I also saw someone I knew in the gym. I hope he doesn’t think my last tweet was about him. Bahaha!!!”

Sir who Sunny knew in the gym, rest assure she was not mocking you. However, if you do, in fact, grunt and slap your stomach in the mirror, WE ARE mocking you.

Remember to send us your favorite country music celebrity tweets to us each week by including #KICcelebtweets in your tweet!

Celebs Tweet the Darnedest Things!

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If you follow us on Twitter (@keepinitblog), you know we are relatively active and love to chat with our readers. We also occasionally tweet sarcastic and comedic (at least WE think we are being comedic!) comments out to the over 32,000 people who see us in their timelines. Lucky for us, the artists we report on share our senses of humor. As such, we thought it would be fitting if we started sharing with all of you some of our favorite celebrity tweets that we come across in our timeline each week. With that being said, we would like to introduce you to our new feature, entitled Celebs Tweet the Darnedest Things!

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Tracklist for Holiday Album “Wrapped in Red”

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Kelly Clarkson took to Twitter this afternoon to tease the details of her new Christmas album before finally revealing the full track-list for her holiday offering, Wrapped In Red. She teased some details of the tracks, revealing that the album concludes with some acapella harmonizing between Clarkson, Reba & Trisha Yearwood.

The album features five original offerings, as well as some of the best holiday favorites. It may only be September, but we’re already looking forward to Christmas!

1. Wrapped in Red
2. Underneath the Tree
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. Run Run Rudolph
5. Please Come Home For Christmas (Bells Will Be Ringing)
6.  Every Christmas
7. Blue Christmas
8. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (featuring Ronnie Dunn)
9.  Winter Dreams (Brandon’s Song)
10. White Christmas
11. My Favorite Things
12. 4 Carats
13. Just For Now
14. Silent Night (featuring Reba McEntire & Trisha Yearwood)

Darius Rucker not invited to CMA Fest

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Here’s some news that might be surprising to country fans. Darius Rucker won’t be appearing at CMA Fest this year… because he wasn’t invited. Fans looking to catch a performance from the Hootie & The Blowfish frontman are in luck: he’ll be performing at the CMT Awards this year during CMA Fest week, and he’ll also be holding his annual St. Jude’s benefit show at the Wildhorse Saloon on June 3rd. His “Darius Rucker & Friends” concert is sold out.

The Grand Ole Opry member let fans know himself that he wasn’t invited this year via Twitter:

@TES112980: @dariusrucker Are you going to be at CMA Fest this year?” Not invited

 

Darius is currently promoting his latest single “Wagon Wheel,” from his new album “True Believers” which is now available at both digital and physical retailers.

Are you disappointed to find out Darius wasn’t invited to be part of CMA Fest this year?

Jason Aldean & Kristen Bell to host CMT Awards

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It’s official! Country superstar Jason Aldean will co-host this year’s CMT Video Awards alongside actress Kristen Bell. Jason actually made the announcement himself on his Twitter account @Jason_Aldean yesterday afternoon.

Through his Twitter, Jas0n said:

@IMKristenBell Lookin forward to hosting #CMTAwards with ya. now to finish my Veronica Mars marathon…”

He also jokingly posted this picture of himself in a Veronica Mars t-shirt … a television show that starred Kristen Bell.

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Jason Aldean’s Veronica Mars t-shirt he posted to Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you excited for this pairing? Who are you favorite country music award show hosts?

Blog Rodeo: Everyone Loves Country Music

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It may be hard to believe, but once upon a time, you had to trek down to a record store if you wanted to purchase new music. You’d have to buy a full album and you could only listen to the radio stations that were broadcast in your area. There was no iTunes, no iHeartradio, no Spotify. Heck, there wasn’t even a Napster. Additionally, there were no camera phones, no gossip blogs, no reality television and certainly no Twitter. It’s crazy to imagine a world without all of these things, but once upon a time, it existed.

In that world, it would be nearly impossible for a kid from New York to be exposed to country music. While the mainstream scene was full of Backstreet Boys & Britneys, cowboy hats and boots would’ve seemed out of place. That “country western” music had no place on MTV, no one cared who Shania Twain was dating, and “Amazed” by Lonestar was the most country of  country music we’d ever hear.

Fast forward less than fifteen years, and New York now has a country radio station, Taylor Swift‘s rotating boyfriends are national news & it’s no longer unusual for a country concert to sell out Madison Square Garden. Anyone anywhere in the world can go on iTunes to download that oddly catchy “merry go round song” they heard a snip of, and then they can pop on over to Spotify and stream the whole album. The world has evolved through technology, and likewise, so has country music’s role in the mainstream.

Carrie Underwood Reveals Next Single

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Fresh off the #1 success of “Two Black Cadillacs,” Carrie Underwood took to Twitter this afternoon to reveal some big news. The next single off her Grammy-winning, mega-hit album Blown Away will be “See You Again.”

Carrie excitedly tweeted:

Who wants to know what my next single will be?!?!

I’m so happy about “Two Black Cadillacs” being #1 that I want to tell you…

Ok…I am so excited to announce that, hopefully, your radios will soon be blasting “See You Again!” I hope you are as happy as I am!

“See You Again” is the fourth single off of Blown Away, and was written by Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey & David Hodges. You’ll be hearing it on your radio soon!