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Miranda Lambert Talks “Platinum”

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Miranda Lambert recently discussed her upcoming album, Platinum, with ABC News Radio.

Platinum is set for release on June 3rd, and the 5-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year is writing all about life as a 30-year-old girl. She shared: “I always try to make my records be about where I am right now. I’m 30 years old. I’m happily married, but I still have problems good and bad. I face everyday life as a 30-year-old girl. So, I wrote a lot about that.”

Further, she went on to provide some insight into a few tracks. “Bathroom Sink” deals with issues of body image; “Priscilla” addresses the reality of having a famous husband; and “Little Red Wagon” shows off her sense of humor that has come more to the surface thanks to her other half, Blake Shelton.

Lambert feels there is something on Platinum for everybody, and she hopes that everyone can relate. With Miranda’s track record and talent, I don’t think she has anything to worry about.

In the meantime, while we are all anxiously waiting for June 3rd, we can listen to the album’s fantastic lead single and top 10 hit, “Automatic”!

*Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Official 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards ZinePak Available March 18

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With the ACM Awards practically around the corner, The Academy of Country Music and ZinePak paired up to release the OFFICIAL 2014 ACMS AWARDS ZINEPAK, a limited-edition package exclusively for the ACM Awards. The pack features a 120 magazine and two CS with 21 songs, as well as a ballof of this year’s ACM nominees and six collectible guitar picks. The ZinePak will be available at Walmart stores on March 18 and retails for $10.

“This year’s ACM Awards ZinePak is better than ever,” said Lisa Lee, the Academy’s senior vice president of Creative & Content Production. “Fans can find out everything they need to know about this year’s ACM Award nominees, immerse themselves in the best music of the year and even play along at home with their own ballot. It’s a must-have for any country fan.”

Artists included on the collection include Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and many more.

There were also be interviews and other exclusive content, including a look into the ACMs. ZinePak co-founder Brittany Hodak said, “We are so excited to give fans even more exclusive content in this year’s ACM Awards ZinePak through the ZinePak All Access app! By scanning specific pages, fans can watch interviews from stars like Luke Bryan, Jerrod Niemann, Eric Paslay and Blake Shelton.”

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, hosted by Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan.

See the ZinePak & full track list here: http://bit.ly/ACM14

 

Dan + Shay Releasing Debut Album in April

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If you have been lucky enough to attend a live show by Dan + Shay, you know that this duo is incredibly talented and their harmonies are nothing short of heavenly. With their first single, “19 You + Me,” flying up the charts, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are ready to take on the album charts with their debut project. After seeing what these two have to offer their live audiences, we couldn’t be more excited to hear what the talented duo has in store for us!

Dan + Shay’s debut album, Where It All Began, will be released April 1st on Warner Bros. Records and will contain the following tracks:

First Round of ACM Performers Announced

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The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced ACM Award nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry are scheduled to perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Blake Shelton Announces Shows at Madison Square Garden, Wrigley Field And Hollywood Bowl Dates

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It’s the news that Blake Shelton fans have been waiting for! After previously announcing cities for his Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, Blake has released a full list of shows and dates. The tour will kick off in Austin, TC ox June 20th and make stops at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, California’s Hollywood Bowl and New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

The 20+ date Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, sponsored by Pepsi and promoted by Live Nation, will also feature the Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy. Full dates as follows:

 

 

Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014:
06/20/14 Austin, TX austin360 Amphitheatre
06/21/14 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
06/22/14 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
07/19/14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
08/01/14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
08/02/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
08/29/14 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
08/30/14 Orlando, FL Amway Center
09/04/14 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
09/05/14 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
09/06/14 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/11/14 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center at Fresno State
09/12/14 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/13/14 Mtn. View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/18/14 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
09/19/14 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
09/20/14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
09/25/14 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
09/26/14 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
09/27/14 Denver, CO Pepsi Arena
10/03/14 Las Vegas,NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/04/14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood

Pre-sales will begin for select shows on Feb 25th at 8pm CST, immediately following NBC’s The Voice. $1 from every fan club presale ticket will be donated to the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives Foundation through his “Blake is #TenTimesCrazier!” Thunderclap campaign.

WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO – Blake Shelton “Doin’ What She Likes”

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Blake Shelton is back with his new video for his new single, “Doin’ What She Likes.” The video is done in true Blake-style and we love it!

Watch here and let us know what you think!

Exclusive Interview: Catching Up with Brandon Chase

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We first had the opportunity to chat with Brandon Chase last April, long before he caught Blake Shelton‘s eye on The Voice or had legions of loyal “Chasers” eagerly anticipating his every musical move. Since our very first interview, we’ve kept our tabs on Brandon, chatting with him periodically throughout the show, and now, we can’t watch to catch you up on what the future has in store for this Texan talent.

Since leaving The Voice, the ever-humble Brandon admits that his life hasn’t changed all too much. “As soon as The Voice ended, I just kept doing exactly what I was doing beforehand – working on my craft, doing everything I can to create new music and get it out to the fans.” He says, “Through all that, I’m trying to start up a tour to travel around and meet fans in different states and whatnot that haven’t had the chance to see me live. It’s been kind of usual, just working hard and doing what I do, which is music. There’s definitely been some doors that have been opened that might not have been without The Voice being there.”

One of those doors include the opportunity to bring new music to his constantly growing and loyal fan base. He’s currently working on an album, which he describes as “higher quality and just more me,” as well as “ten times better than anything I’ve ever put out.” Brandon admits that he can’t wait for fans to hear the new tunes. “I’m extremely excited. I feel like it meets the standard of where music’s out today and it just gives me hope to be a success on radio and I just hope that people will accept it and receive it.”

Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore & Kip Moore Announced as ACM New Artist Nominees

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And then there were three…

Results from the first round of voting for the Academy of Country Music “New Artist of Year” are in, and the eight semi-finalists have now become three official nominees.

The ACM’s and Kohl’s Department Stores have announced that Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore are the nominees for the New Artist category.

The final round of voting will run from March 24th to April 6th.  To vote, visit: www.VoteACM.com. The winner will be announced live on the 49th Annual ACM Awards on April 6th. Country superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return with their contagious personalities and all-around charm to host the event.

Congratulations to Brett, Justin and Kip! It’s sure to be a tough race.

Exclusive Interview: Dave Barnes

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The name Dave Barnes is synonymous with awesome. By day, he’s an independent musician who just recently released his eighth studio album, Golden Days. By night, he’s a bit of a Nashville superhero, moonlighting as a mentor, award-winning songwriter, standup comedian, husband and new father.

We recently had the chance to chat with Dave about his new album, writing country hits, his incredible 12 year journey in the music industry and his big plans for 2014.

KIC: This is your 8th studio album – what can fans expect from Golden Days?

DB: Hopefully a subtle combination of more of what they hopefully like about what I do, while pushing the boundaries a bit musically and lyrically from what I’ve talked about and how I’ve done that before.

The Voice: Blake Shelton Enlists The Band Perry As Team Advisors

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Blake Shelton plus The Band Perry – that sounds like a powerhouse country mix!

Blake Shelton has selected upcoming tour mates The Band Perry to be advisors for his team this season on The Voice.

“Blake didn’t have to ask us twice if we wanted to mentor his team this season on The Voice,” shared The Band Perry. “It was so much fun to work with Team Blake, and after 15 years of receiving plenty of ‘constructive criticism,’ it was our turn to pay it forward. We just hope we were as helpful to Blake’s team as our own mentors have been to us through the years.”

E! News will give you an exclusive look inside rehearsals with Shelton, TBP and Team Blake tonight at 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. Make sure you tune in!

Meanwhile, Shakira and Usher are back to mix things up with Blake and Adam this season. Blake’s better half, Miranda Lambert, will be back as well but as an advisor for Team Shakira. That should make for some fun and interesting competition in the Shelton-Lambert house!

Season 6 of The Voice will kick off Monday, February 24th on NBC!