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Country Stars Talk About Mother’s Day

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Country stars took to Twitter today to express their love and gratitude for all the moms out there, especially their own.  See what they had to say below!

@OfficialJackson: Hope all you moms have had a happy Mother’s Day!

@blakeshelton: Happy Mothers Day momma!!!!! I love you…

@CartersChord: Happy Mother’s Day to our lovely mom @carterrobertson! And to all you other mamas out there, hope you feel very celebrated today!

@davidnail: For all of us Mommy Boy’s out there, Happy Mothers Day!

@EliYoungBand: Happy mothers day to our moms and all you great moms out there!

@FrankieBallard: How can you not love my Mom?

@HillaryScottLA: Happy Mother’s Day @lindadavismusic!!! I’m the luckiest daughter in the world to have you as my mama!

@HunterHayes: Happy mothers day to all the moms out there. Especially MY mom, the best AND coolest one. ;)

@kramergirl: The strongest lady I know. If I’m half the mother she is I’ll be okay! Happy mothers day to all the moms out

@katiearmiger: Happy Mother’s Day to all of those amazing moms out there!

@KeithUrban: Happy Mother’s Day!

@kristianbush: Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, without whom we would really be nowhere.

@Lauren_Alaina: Happy mothers day @Kristytara (: tell y’alls momma thanks for everything she does for you and play her my song “like my mother does” (; muah

@martinamcbride: Thanks for all the Mother’s Day wishes! Hope it’s a special day for all you moms!

@reba: Red Velvet cupcakes for Mother’s Day w @Shelbilly.

‏@taylorswift13: Celebrating this Mother’s Day, reflecting back on past matching velvet holiday ensembles.

@thompsonsquare: happy mothers day!!!!

We here at Keepin’ It Country hope all you moms out there had a great Mother’s Day!


EXCLUSIVE: Carter’s Chord On “Love A Little Bigger”

Carter's Chord photo credit: Russ Harrington

It’s one thing to talk about making the world a better place to live.  It’s another thing to actually do it.   The members of Carter’s Chord, through actions and their song “Love A Little Bigger,” are making a difference and hope to inspire others to do the same.

Sisters Becky Robertson, Emily Fortney and Joanna Ott have partnered with international humanitarian organization World Vision.  It’s through that organization that they’ve been sponsoring a little girl in the Dominican Republic.

The siblings recently took a trip to Central America to not only meet their sponsored child, but also to get a feel for the work that World Vision does.  While there they took the opportunity to shoot the video for “Love A Little Bigger.”   The words to the song are inspiring, but when coupled with the honest, real-life people and places shot during the trio’s trip, they are even more impactful.

The Show Dog-Universal Music artists say their work on “Love A Little Bigger” has been extremely rewarding and the favorite thing they’ve done as a group.  If they sound proud of the song and the video it’s because they are and they have every right to be.   They are providing a positive message that aims to inspire action on both grand and small scales.

We caught up with Carter’s Chord to find out more about the video, the complete story behind it and what they and others can do to make an everyday difference.

Carter’s Chord Sets Premiere For “Love A Little Bigger” Video


Carter’s Chord is aiming to inspire people to live up to the title of their upcoming video “Love A Little Bigger.”  The video makes its world premiere exclusively on VEVO this coming Monday, April 16.  The Show Dog-Universal Music group will follow the premiere with a live chat on Tuesday, April 17 to talk about the video.  The chat will be available on their Facebook page and their Ustream channel.

Carter’s Chord consists of siblings Becky Robertson, Emily Fortney and  Joanna Ott.  They recently took a trip to the Dominican Republic to shoot their music video in conjunction with international humanitarian organization World Vision.

The song, written by Emily, was inspired by a trip the group took to Guatemala where they experienced first-hand the poverty people in that area were living in.  “When we made the trip to Guatemala in 2009, we were struck by the amazing need for love that exists in this world,” says Emily.  “After returning home, I sat down one afternoon and wrote this song.  As artists, our hope for the world is that we all learn to ‘Love A Little Bigger’.

VIDEO: Sh*t Country Singers/Songwriters Say

You can find a video on YouTube these days for just about anything with the title “Sh*t _______ say.” Carter’s Chord decided to have some fun and make up their own version for country singers/songwriters.  Check it out in the video below!

Nothing Compares to Carter’s Chord


The Carter’s Chord girls picked a song out of a hat to cover this week on their official YouTube channel. Fans submitted songs they wanted to hear the trio cover, and Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares To You” was the winning song choice. It’s an interesting version of the song, which is just as pretty in the original version. Once again, the girls highlight their harmony that only a sister group can do so perfectly.

Check out the countrified version under the “read more” tag and let us know what you think!

Carter’s Chord to Make NYC Debut with Joan Osborne


Toby Keith’s all-girls trio, Carter’s Chord, have a big New York City performance coming up in August. They’ve been booked to perform at City Winery along side Joan Osborne. The Showdog-Universal group will play on August 4th as Osborne’s special guests. Osborne is taking up a Summer residency for 2011 with City Winery, and invited the women to join her for one night.

Tickets start as low as $40 for a bar stool, and go all the way to $60 for a seat at a VIP table. Seating starts at 5 pm with the show beginning at 8pm. For ticket information see the official website for the event HERE.

REVIEW: Carter’s Chord – Wild Together


Carter’s Chord is just not your average sister group. With an almost-perfect harmony between Joanna, Becky and Emily Roberston; it’s no wonder country music is made up of so many family bands. Part of Toby Keith’s Showdog-Universal label, the girls had Keith produce their second six-song EP, “Wild Together.”

They aren’t brand new to the industry; as youngsters they traveled with their parents , who were part of the late Outlaw legend Waylon Jenning’s touring band. While they had an early start to road life, the sisters first met Keith when they recorded on his “Beer For My Horses,” before being signed to his label.

On Wild Together, the girls co-wrote each of the six songs on the album.   Their first album was unfortunately highly unmemorable, the girls have found their style and comfort zone this time around on their EP. The sisters have had problems in the past finding songs that fit their mold and mesh with who they were, but Wild Together comes off as believable and as an honest effort by the Robertson girls. Instead of playing a part and trying to make the listener believe it, they found songs that showcased who they were and what messages they were trying to say. What’s most appealing is the lyrics of the songs, and how ‘grown up’ they seem compared to many songs that are topping the country singles charts today.

Steel Magnolia joins CW’s Fashion Show Lineup


Steel Magnolia and Joe Nichols are the latest acts added on to the Country Weekly Fashion Show lineup. The event is part of the Musician’s on Call program, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in America. Both Steel Magnolia and Nichols will perform at the event, while other country stars will walk the catwalk. Hosted by Suzanne Alexander, the full list of participants is below the cut.  You can catch this special event in Nashville on June 7th. Tickets are available on ticketmaster.com.