There is more new music coming your way, country fans…
Toby Keith‘s upcoming album, Drinks After Work, is set for release on October 29th!
The album will be available in both 10-track standard and 13-track deluxe editions. Keith once again took the reigns as sole producer as well as lead songwriter. Longtime collaborators Scotty Emerick, Bobby Pinson and Rivers Rutherford co-wrote several tracks.
The deluxe edition includes a tribute to Keith’s bandleader, Chuck Goff, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. The song is titled, “Chuckie’s Gone” and the album is also dedicated to Goff.
The liner notes read:
This album is dedicated in memory of Chuck Goff, our longtime bandleader-bass player. He will live on forever in our thoughts and in our performances. We miss ya, Shmudlo.
The lead single, “Drinks After Work,” is currently working the charts.
Today, the country duo released their second album, Just Feels Good.
Just Feels Good is the follow-up to their self-titled debut album, which contained the number one platinum-selling smash, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.” Their debut record garnered them several awards including the CMA for Vocal Duo of the Year and ACM for Top Vocal Duo.
Just Feels Good includes their current single, “If I Didn’t Have You.” The song was a Top 20 hit on U.S. Billboard Country Songs chart and a Top 10 charter with U.S. Billboard Country Airplay.
1. Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About
2. Here We Go Again
3. You Don’t Get Lucky
4. That’s So Me and You
5. I Can’t Outrun You
6. Testing the Water
7. For the Life of Me
8. If I Didn’t Have You
9. Here’s to Being Here
10. Just Feels Good
11. Maybe It’s You
13. Home Is You
The husband and wife team are making the promo rounds this week. Below is the list of their stops.
-Joe’s Bar on Weed Street – Chicago, IL – 8:30pm CT
-Livestream Sessions (http://new.livestream.com/livestreamsessions/ThompsonSquare) – 4:00pm EST
-GAC Headline Country
-Fox & Friends 6:00 AM EST
-Verizon Wireless @VZWMusic Takeover – 11:00 AM EST
-PBR Bar at Xfinity Live! – Philadelphia, PA
-CMT Hot 20 Countdown – 11:30 AM EST
-Hard Rock – Boston – Country 102.5 VIP Club member Private CD Listening Party
It’s no secret that we here at Keepin’ It Country love Blake Shelton. Needless to say, we are pumped that album release day for Based On A True Story is here.
The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year is having quite a busy week. Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice kicked off last night, his new album drops today, and a whirlwind round of promo appearances begins.
Plus, the album’s lead single “Sure Be Cool If You Did” marked its third consecutive week at number one last Tuesday. That’s an impressive 13 number ones for Mr. Shelton!
1. Boys Bound Here (Feat. Pistol Annies And Friends)
2. Sure Be Cool If You Did
3. Do You Remember
4. Small Town Big Time
5. Country On The Radio
6. My Eyes (Feat. Gwen Sebastian)
7. Doin What She Likes
8. I Still Got A Finger
9. Mine Would Be You
10. Lay Low
11. Ten Times Crazier
12. Granddadys Gun
You can catch Blake everywhere the next couple of weeks. Here is a list of press stops:
3-26 – The Today Show (NBC)
3-27 - Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Live
3-28 – Live! With Kelly & Michael (ABC) and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
3-29 – Special Private Concert - US 99.5’s Live Country Series at Joe’s Bar in Chicago
4-2 – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC)
4-3 – The Talk (CBS) and Chelsea Lately (E!)
4-7 – Co-hosting the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (CBS)
Based On A True Story is available everywhere. Congrats to Blake on another album release!
Today marks the release of Taylor Swift‘s fourth album, “Red.” To celebrate this event, Clear Channel Radio will be airing an album release party, hosted by Ryan Seacrest (check your local listings for what time this event will air). The radio special will include songs and clips from Taylor’s new album, as well as an exclusive interview. Taylor will also share personal stories and her influences behind the tracks which make up the highly-anticipated “Red.”
Clear Channel is also instituting an “Artist Integration Program,” which will allow Taylor’s fans to access exclusive extended versions of interviews online, complete with video content and instant access to download a copy of “Red.” As if Clear Channel isn’t already bringing enough Taylor excitement to her fans, now through November 9th, fans can enter for their chance to win a “24-Hour Dream Life” contest. One lucky fan will be selected to bring three of his or her friends on a private jet for a behind the scenes tour of Taylor’s new show, front row seats at two tour stops, and backstage meet and greet passes with Taylor. The winner will also receive a signed guitar. Tune into any Clear Channel radio station every hour, every day for the keyword to text so you can be entered into the contest.
Clearly there is no better time than now to be a Taylor Swift fan, and Clear Channel has kicked it into overdrive to make sure the fans never forget this album release. Enjoy your day, Taylor fans, and congratulations to Taylor on what is sure to be another record-breaking hit album!
Country music trio, Gloriana, will be releasing their second album on July 31, 2012. The group’s sophomore album, entitled “A Thousand Miles Left Behind,” contains eleven tracks – all of which were co-written by the Gloriana members. Also a prevalent writer on the album is Matt Serletic, a GRAMMY Award winning producer and owner of Emblem Music Group. Co-writing credits are also given to Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, James Slater, Danny Myrick, Stephanie Bentley, and more.
With their current single at #15 on the Billboard Country Singles chart, Gloriana is eager to release their next project, which will be “honest and come from a place that’s real.” The trio explains that the new album feels like them and exemplifies where the group is now and where they want to be in the future. “A Thousand Miles Left Behind” will consist of a mix of up-tempo songs and heartfelt tunes.
For more information on Gloriana, you can visit their official site www.gloriana.com. Make sure to let us here at Keepin’ It Country know how much you love “A Thousand Miles Left Behind” when you pick up your copy on July 31st!
As you know, it has been quite a struggle for Tim McGraw to release his upcoming album, Emotional Traffic.
After a legal battle with Curb Records, a Nashville court freed McGraw from his contract and permitted him to sign elsewhere. Since the decision, the label has been releasing singles to radio and finally set a date for the album.
Last month, it was reported that the album would drop on January 17th. However, Emotional Traffic is now being pushed back another week and is expected to be released on January 24th.
Josh Gracin is set to release his third album, Redemption, on November 8th. The country singer first gained acknowledgment as a fourth place finalist on the second season of American Idol back in 2003.
Gracin wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on the new album. Redemption includes his top-20 Adult Contemporary hit, “Long Way To Go.” One of the tracks, titled “Catastrophe,” was co-written by fellow American Idol Season 2 alum and winner, Ruben Studdard. The only track on the record that Gracin did not help pen is his cover of the John Mayer song, “Edge of Desire.”