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Carrie Underwood Named To Time Magazine’s Most Influential List

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is a true success story. She’s one of the two biggest names to come from the most influential music television competition show  of all-time, American Idol. She’s a multi-platinum selling recording artist with 18 number one hits. She’s a winner of six Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards, and eleven Academy of Country Music Awards as well as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Needless to say, she is a country superstar in every sense of the word.

To add to the ever-growing list of accomplishments, Underwood was named to Time Magazine’s “Most Influential List” last week.

Fellow country star and good friend, Brad Paisley, had nothing but glowing things to say about Carrie and this new honor.

He shared: “I remember Carrie Underwood early on telling me how badly she wanted to earn her place in our industry. It was 2005, and she had just won American Idol and had her first No. 1 song. Fast-forward to 2014. Not only has she earned her place, she’s also raised the bar. She’s a prolific songwriter, a trendsetter and an Opry member. She can sing the fire out of a song and tell a joke. I’m always amazed at her comedic timing and instincts when we co-host the CMA Awards.”

And what may have been Paisley’s best compliment of all while acknowledging Underwood, he went on to say: “So many young girls want to be just like her. In that sense, I see hope for the world. If I had a daughter, nothing would make me happier than to hear her say she wanted to grow up to be like Carrie Underwood.”

Congratulations to Carrie!!

Brantley Gilbert Announces His 2014 Tour

Brantley Gilbert Tour

Brantley Gilbert took to his website today, requesting the help of his fans to announce his 2014 Let It Ride Tour (with special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay). Brantley has asked fans (and their crazy a**es) to send videos and photographs representing their cities, in order to be in the running to win a flyaway trip and meet and greet to one of Brantley’s shows.

The tour dates for the Let It Ride Tour are as follows:

3/27 – Lacrosse, WI
3/28 – Bloomington, IL
3/29 – Corinth, MS
4/10 – Greensboro, NC
4/11 – Tuscaloosa, AL
4/12 – Bossier City, LA
4/17 – Macon, GA
4/18 – Louisville, KY
4/19 – Little Rock, AR
4/24 – Stockton, CA
4/25 – Indio, CA
4/26 – Pozo, CA
5/1 – Springfield, MO
5/2 – Evansville, IN
5/3 – Live Oak, FL
5/8 – Grand Rapids, MI
5/9 – Charleston, WV
5/10 – Greenville, SC
5/15 – Omaha, NE
5/16 – Sioux Falls, SD
5/17 – Wichita, KS
5/18 – Denver, CO

Check out Brantley’s official site for details regarding the contest, and let us know where you will be seeing
Brantley in 2014!

POLLS: Break-Out Artists For 2014

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As 2013 comes to a close, we want to hear your thoughts on the break-out country artists for 2014!

Which female and male artist do you think are going to leave their mark this coming year? Vote in ours polls below and sound off in our comments.

 

 

 

Female Break-Out Artist For 2014

  • Danielle Bradbery (42%, 311 Votes)
  • Caroline Kole (25%, 187 Votes)
  • Cassadee Pope (25%, 185 Votes)
  • Ashley Monroe (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Brandy Clark (4%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 741

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Male Break-Out Artist For 2014

  • Casey James (38%, 207 Votes)
  • Thomas Rhett (25%, 138 Votes)
  • Brett Eldredge (15%, 80 Votes)
  • Brantley Gilbert (11%, 63 Votes)
  • Charlie Worsham (7%, 37 Votes)
  • Tyler Farr (4%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 550

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CRS 2014 New Faces of Country Music

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Country Radio Seminar (CRS) officials have announced which country music newcomers will show off their talents as the CRS 2014 New Faces of Country Music Show performers. The 2014 performers are Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, and Charlie Worsham — a talented crew of country stars on the rise. Each of the artists will take the stage on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Nashville Convention Center for radio programmers and key industry personnel.

This annual industry event takes place during the Country Radio Seminar, and the new artist showcase event officially closes out the three-day seminar. The New Faces Show is one of the most anticipated performances each year at CRS, as it allows these new artists the opportunity to showcase their talents to radio and industry professionals.

Congratulations to these phenomenal new artists who were selected by radio personnel to perform at this year’s CRS New Faces event! We are eager for what each of these artists has in store for us in 2014!

Trisha Yearwood Announces Tour Dates

2013 CMA Music Festival - Trisha Yearwood

There’s something in the air in the Brooks/Yearwood household and it seems to be the aroma of a good ole country concert! While Garth Brooks announced additional New Year’s shows at the Wynn Las Vegas today, Trisha Yearwood stepped forward with an even bigger announcement — a tour!

The following are the currently scheduled tour dates/locations as Trisha takes her show on the road in 2014: