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KIC Readers’ Picks – Poll Results

2013 Keepin' It Country Polls

Thank-you to all of our KIC friends and readers for voting in our recent polls!

First we asked you to pick the Best Albums of 2013, and you did not disappoint!

Scotty McCreery and Danielle Bradbery fans showed up big time to vote for their favorites. It was a back and forth between the two at first. Bradbery’s self titled debut album had the lead for quite a while, but McCreery’s See You Tonight took the lead yesterday and won with 39% of the vote. Keith Urban and his Fuse album had a very strong showing too, and his fans brought him to the third spot. Blake Shelton, Cassadee Pope, and Kellie Pickler rounded out the Top 6 and also had solid support from the fans.

Here are your Top 10 Albums of 2013:

1. Scotty McCreery – See You Tonight
2. Danielle Bradbery – Danielle Bradbery
3. Keith Urban – Fuse
4. Blake Shelton – Based On A True Story
5. Cassadee Pope – Frame By Frame
6. Kellie Pickler – The Woman I Am
7. The Band Perry – Pioneer
8. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
9. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park
10. Brad Paisley – Wheelhouse

Our next polls were male & female Break-Out Artist for 2014.

Again, Danielle Bradbery fans brought in big numbers for the Break-out Female poll. Bradbery took the early lead and held it throughout the voting period. Caroline Kole came in at number two with Cassadee Pope finishing in third. It was a fight for second and third; only two votes separated Kole and Pope in the end and was a very close race.

Our Break-Out Male poll might be the most exciting. After countless requests and tweets for Casey James, we added him to the list of voting options. We have loved James since American Idol, and think he is very talented. It is just difficult to choose artists when you have to limit the voting options, but we are so glad you spoke out and we could include him.

And you really proved yourselves! Well done, Casey fans… he won with 38% of the vote. Thomas Rhett was an early favorite and held the lead for quite some time, before James topped him. Brett Eldredge had a solid showing as well and rounded out the Top 3.

And our final poll was Best Artist of 2013. We wanted to have a limited list here, and not have endless options. Our team chose who we thought were the top 5 artists of 2013 (Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, & Taylor Swift) and asked you to make the final decision. Voting was clear from the beginning and never wavered. Carrie Underwood is your pick for Best Artist of 2013. Shelton and Bryan finished second and third respectively.

There is a trend among our winners in these recent polls… Artists from American Idol and The Voice always have some of the most loyal fan bases around. We love how dedicated you are to your artists!

Thank-you all for making our polls a success and a great amount of fun for us! We really enjoy hearing your thoughts and opinions, so we appreciate your participation.

Until next time!

Exclusive Interview: Emily Brooke


Emily Brooke (@emilybrookestar) is a normal teenager who attends school, hangs out with her friends, and does everything you would expect an adorable teenage girl to do … and more (except for homecoming! Emily skipped her homecoming this year, as someone handed her Miranda Lambert tickets the same day and “Miranda won”)! She may be young, but her talent and wisdom for the music industry far exceed her years. With several prestigious live performances under her belt, a YouTube channel that will knock your socks off, and a contestant role on a singing competition television show, there is no doubt that Emily Brooke is someone you will be hearing about for years. Mark our words!

Joel Crouse Joins Taylor Swift’s “The Red Tour”


Country newcomer and Show Dog- Universal Music recording artist, Joel Crouse, has plenty to sing about these days. His new single was recently released and it was just revealed that he has nabbed one of the most coveted gigs in music: opening for Taylor Swift.

Swift’s “The Red Tour” will kick off on March 13th in Omaha, Nebraska and will hit 47 cities with 66 shows. Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran was already listed as a special guest on this tour, and other acts include Austin Mahone, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line and Casey James.

To see what “Red” shows Joel will be playing at, click here and make sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


VIDEO: Casey James – I Got Mine (Black Keys Cover)

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Country music’s own Casey James stopped by the Big D & Bubba show for a special acoustic session and interview. In one of the moments not broadcast on-air, Casey performed a cover of one of my favorite rock bands The Black Keys.

Check out Casey’s acoustic version of “I Got Mine” below and let us know if you think he can rock:

Casey James is Flying High With US Airways

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With his “Crying On A Suitcase” soaring the singles and sales charts, singer-songwriter Casey James is featured in the November issue US Airways in-flight magazine. In the interview, Casey talks about his self-titled debut album, life on the road and travel tips from the essential items in his suitcase to passing time in the Milwaukee airport playing ping-pong.

While Casey’s fans have voted the video for “Crying On A Suitcase” Top 5 on Great American Country’s Top 20, they also have the opportunity to vote on his video for “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night,” which recently received an American Country Awards nomination for Music Video of the Year: New Artist. On the nomination, Casey said:

“It was a complete surprise, and I’m extremely excited and honored to be nominated!”

Casey will be part of the award show which airs Monday, December 10 on FOX. Fans can vote once each day for Casey at theacas.com. Voting is open until Monday, Nov. 12 for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on Friday, Dec. 7. Are you voting for Casey?

Jason Aldean, Lady A & Luke Bryan Added To ACAs

Luke Bryan.

Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town have just been announced as performers for this year’s American Country Awards on FOX. The award show will air live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on December 10th at 8 pm EST. Other stars announced to appear as presenters are Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina, Casey James, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Scotty McCreery, and Chris Young.

The two-hour live music spectacular offers country music fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists not only in traditional categories, but also in a previously unrecognized area – touring – encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.

Voting for all categories remains open until Monday, Nov. 12 at www.theacas.com. Voting for Artist of the Year continues until Friday, Dec. 7. Who are you voting for?


Nominees for ACAs Announced


The nominees were just announced earlier this morning for this year’s American Country Awards. The third edition of the fan-voted award show will once again air live on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the co-hosts remain the same with Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, there is something new about the award show – the addition of the “Song Of The Year” category which will honor country music’s top songwriters of 2012. The nominees for Song of the Year are determined by the National Songwriters Association International (NSAI). The award show will air live on December 10th on FOX at 8 pm EST.

Artists leading all nominees this year are Luke Bryan with seven, and Lady Antebellum tying for second with Zac Brown Band with six nominations each. Eric Church and Taylor Swift both have five nominations each. Check out the full list of nominees below and let us know who you’ll be voting for. Fans can vote at theacas.com for their favorite artists, and make sure to tune in December 10th to see who wins!

Performers and presenters will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for that announcement too!

Casey James Heading Out on Christmas Tour

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It might not even be Halloween yet, but some of country music’s brightest are already planning out their Holidays! Casey James will join the JB And The Moonshine Band for the Taste of Country Christmas Tour. The 11-city tour will take both acts through Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas right in the middle of the Christmas season. See the full list of tour dates below.

Tickets for the tour will go on-sale on September 28th through ticketfly.com. Let us know if you’re planning on going to any of the dates. What country star would you love to see do a Christmas tour next?

Casey’s current single “Cryin’ On A Suitcase” is out on radio now.

Casey James Takes On Dramatic Role

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Singer-songwriter Casey James debuted his brand new, and dramatic, music video for “Cryin’ On A Suitcase” this morning on his official website. While the music video is only available exclusively on his website today, it will be available on all other outlets on August 27th. The Nashville-filmed music video shows a dramatic side of Casey as he acts out the story of the single.

“This is the first opportunity I’ve had to ‘play a character’ in a video,” shares Casey. “My focus is always the music, but it was a lot of fun working outside my comfort zone. I wanted to make sure that the small amount of acting would be believable, and I feel like it is. I’m very proud of the video, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

“Cryin’ On A Suitcase” is the second single from Casey’s debut country music record. It’s currently number 29 on Country Aircheck and number 33 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart. Casey’s self-titled album made its debut at number two on Billboard Country Albums Chart on its release. He wrote or co-wrote nine of the eleven tracks on the record.

We’ll post the music video once its available on YouTube or VEVO, but make sure you check out Casey’s site to see it now and let us know what you think!

Casey James Performs in Reagan National Airport

AMERICAN IDOL: Casey James. CR: Nino Munoz/ FOX.

Singer-Songwriter Casey James teamed-up with US Airways to perform in Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport in celebration of their 30 Days for DC promotion. Casey performed an acoustic set that included his new single, “Crying On A Suitcase.” Fitting, right? The performance was held on the concourse level of National Hall.

“I can’t think of a more appropriate place to sing “Crying On A Suitcase,” said Casey.  “It’s an emotional song and who hasn’t been in that spot where your pride is coming between you and someone you love. This song is about that moment when you have to make that decision to stay or go and you make the choice to go after the one you love,” he continued. 

In addition to the performance, Casey will be the featured artist in US Airways Magazine for the month of November.  Casey’s self-titled album debuted at Number 2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart upon its release and he co-wrote 9 of the 11 tracks on the album.

The concert is part of US Airways’ month-long campaign of promotions, surprises and events that give back to the Washington, D.C. community called “30 Days for D.C.”  The campaign celebrates the airline’s expanded service from Reagan National.  The campaign kicked-off on July 7 and will last through August 5. More information and a calendar of events for the final days is available at http://www.30daysfordc.com.

You can visit http://www.CaseyJamesOfficial.com for more details.