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Last week, America was introduced to Brandon Chase, a rising country singer from Arlington, Texas who was picked by Blake Shelton on NBC’s The Voice. We’re pretty excited to say “We knew him first” when it comes to Brandon, as we discovered him earlier this year and spoke to him about his musical aspirations. He even appeared on our StageIt and world premiered a song called “Miracle” for the fans watching live.
Having worked with Brandon, we were thrilled to discover he was going to be appearing on The Voice. In addition to being an incredible talent, he’s also one of the nicest people we’ve ever had the chance to speak with. Luckily, we were able to chat with him again after his first appearance on The Voice.
If you missed Brandon’s appearance, he sang “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes, a song he’s done many times before. “’Wanted’ is a song I’ve been doing for quite a while since it came out…and everyone’s always loved it. It’s such a great song, and the lyrics are awesome. It makes you feel good, and it’s a song I can relate to and come across as genuine.” Brandon says. “Those lyrics are truly what I want to do with my music, to make people feel wanted and special, because they are.”
“Country Music’s Biggest Night,” the 47th Annual CMA Awards, just got even bigger. The lineup of newly-added performers will include Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Alan Jackson.
Jackson and Strait will join forces to perform a tribute to the legendary George Jones, who passed away in April of this year.
The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 6 at 8pm EST on ABC.
It has been announced that the following artists are the first wave of performers who will hit the stage during the 47th Annual CMA Awards: Jason Aldean; Luke Bryan; Little Big Town; Tim McGraw; Taylor Swift; Miranda Lambert; Blake Shelton; and Keith Urban.
The awards will air live on Wednesday, November 6th, at 8:00pm EST/7:00pm CST.
*Additional performers will be announced soon*
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!
The Voice Season 4 champion and Big Machine recording artist, Danielle Bradbery, has released her first music video for her debut single, “The Heart of Dixie!”
The video was directed by Shane Drake and shot at Butterfly Hollow outside of Nashville. Bradbery’s best friends were on sight to co-star in her debut.
Danielle shared: “Shooting my first music video was an incredible experience. It matches perfectly the storytelling in the song. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”
The rising star’s first studio album is due out in November.
Bradbery stole the hearts of America last spring as part of Team Blake on The Voice. Not only did Bradbery take home the title, she also sold the most iTunes downloads in the show’s history and was the youngest contestant ever to win.
We expect to see continued success from the seventeen-year-old country powerhouse!
Watch the “The Heart of Dixie” video below:
The lineup for George Jones‘ Tribute Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena just got even bigger. In addition to an already packed lineup, it was announced today that George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire and Alabama will also be performing at the November 22nd show.
“I am thrilled and honored that so many of George’s friends are coming to what would have been his last concert, but is not a fitting tribute,” says Nancy Jones. “George loved these artists and before passing had actually wrote letters to almost all of them.”
The new list of performers will join an already star-studded lineup that includes Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, and others. All previously announced artists are currently being reconfirmed.
For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com.
It’s no secret that Kelly Clarkson has become one of country music’s biggest dabblers. She’s been nominated for tons of country awards, including for female vocalist at the last 2 CMA’s, and even won the Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” She’s BFF’s with Reba, Blake and Miranda and calls Nashville home. She’s released successful collaborations with Reba, Jason Aldean & Vince Gill, and recently rolled out her first solo country offering, “Tie It Up.” Although the flirty wedding-themed track seemed fitting to her current place in life as she preps to tie the knot, the random release left us scratching our heads as to what it meant.
Well, it looks like ol’ KC has (FINALLY!) opted to take the plunge and record an actual country album. Just this week, she told NY radio station WGNA, “We’ve almost made a whole record.”She’s also mentioned her forthcoming country album at her recent shows as part of her introduction to “Tie It Up.”
Although she may be putting her boots on, she’s not completely ready to hang up her “Since U Been Gone”-esque shoes just yet. “With Jewel and Sheryl Crow, they kinda quit pop and came over the country,” she said. “I love both.”
In addition to this almost-complete country album, Clarkson is finishing up a forthcoming pop album, and will release her first Christmas CD, Wrapped In Red, on October 29th.
The Voice returns on September 23rd! Raise your hand if you’re excited. Did you do it? Ok, good!
The original gang is back together for Season 5… Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, & CeeLo Green all return to their awesomely cool spin chairs.
NBC also just announced the teams’ advisors for this cycle. Music legend Cher will assist Blake, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder will join Adam, Ed Sheeran will work with Christina, and Miguel will team up with CeeLo.
Shelton has won the past three season of The Voice. The only other coach to take home a win is Levine for Season 1. Can Blake do it again?!
Tune into NBC on Sept. 23rd for the new season of The Voice.
And in the meantime, check out this hilarious promo:
Her name is synonymous with country music and no one is more deserving of the “Queen of Country” title.
Besides being country royalty, Reba is a star in all entertainment genres: television, Broadway, film… she does it all. Not to mention, she’s also a very successful businesswoman.
That being said, it is only fitting that Reba be honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with her very own exhibit!
As you may know, the exhibit opened earlier this month. It is entitled “Reba: All The Women I Am” and displays memorabilia from her iconic life and career. Awards, performance clothes, childhood achievements, personal possessions, photographs, videos, etc… Reba shared it all and it is on display!
The exhibit runs through June 8, 2014. This is something no fan wants to miss!
Congratulations to Reba on this honor and an incomparable career!
For more information, visit: http://countrymusichalloffame.org/current/view/reba-all-the-women-i-am
Check out the video below of The Band Perry, Kelly Clarkson (her soon-to-be daughter-in-law), and Blake Shelton sending their best wishes.
As you all know from a story we posted last week, Cassadee Pope is leaking tracks from her debut album, “Frame By Frame,” every two weeks. Now, Cassadee has released the titles of the eleven songs on her album, due out in stores on October 8th. The track list is as follows:
1. Good Times; 2. Champagne; 3. Wasting All These Tears; 4. I Wish I Could Break Your Heart; 5. Everybody Sings; 6. You Hear A Song; 7. This Car; 8. One Song Away; 9. Easier To Lie; 10. 11; 11. Proved You Wrong