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Season one’s Team Blake finalist, Dia Frampton, will be making her big return to The Voice’s stage Tuesday night. She’ll be performing her single “Don’t Kick The Chair” with Kid Cudi. Dia is pretty excited about her big return to the NBC stage, where she will be reunited with her coach, Blake Shelton, after opening for his first headlining tour earlier this year.
Dia took to Facebook to share the news with her fans first:
“This Tuesday, Kid Cudi and I just may be hanging out on The Voice. “Don’t kick the chaaaaiiiiirrrr.” Also, on tour now with The Fray. See Tour dates. Also, more dates are coming for our 1 month tour in June!!!! Tickets on sale this weekend. XOX”
It’s Dia’s first time back on The Voice since she placed second last season. Who do you think will be the last one standing from Team Blake this year?
Dia Frampton found herself with a bit of a dilemma: Two shows booked on the same night.
The double-booking wasn’t Dia’s fault. Instead, the blame belongs with Mother Nature. Bad weather postponed her scheduled March 14 show in Reno, Nevada, where she was set to open for Blake Shelton and his Well Lit & Amplified Tour. That show has now been rescheduled for this coming Sunday March 18.
Problem solved, right? Wrong. It turns out Dia had long since been scheduled to play a solo show that night at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.
So now she has two shows booked on the same night. Quite the dilemma. It’s a tough call, but one Dia is handling with complete class. Here is what she posted on her Facebook page:
Yes, Reno got rebooked on the same day of our night at the Troubadour. It looks like no matter what, we’ll be disappointing someone. I wish I could be in 2 places at once… But, the troubadour has been sold out months in advance, & I know people have bought flights & hotels for that show….fans that have supported us for years. So, I truly am sorry Reno. I know you were expecting us too. I hope we can go back there in April & make it up to you…dang snowy roads! But in a few days…I’m gonna be at the Troubadour.
I say kudos to Dia for sticking with the people who have stuck with and supported her throughout the years –even before she came to fame as the runner-up on the first season of The Voice. By taking the Troubadour, she’ll be playing to a much smaller crowd. But it will be her crowd. One that she clearly cares for, respects and appreciates.
We’ll let you know when she schedules another show for Reno. It probably won’t be with Blake, but if you live anywhere in the area, it will definitely be worth your time to see her.
Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton, has been forced to postpone his “Well Lit & Amplified” tour stop tonight in Reno, Nevada due to road conditions. A media advisory sent out by the Reno Events Center says that the show has been postponed to Sunday night at 7:30 pm. All tickets will be honored at the new date and time. For fans unable to make the new date, refunds will be honored at the original point of purchase.
Blake was forced to postpone the concert due to wind and weather conditions on specific routes to Nevada, according to the media release at the time of posting.
With the second season of The Voice in full swing, we caught up with the first season’s runner-up, Dia Frampton. Since January, she’s been opening for Blake Shelton and his “Well Lit & Amplified” tour. She’s not country, which might lead some to say she would be out of place at Blake’s show. Those people would be wrong. Very wrong.
Fact is, Frampton seems very comfortable in her shoes — or as she was Friday night at KeyArena in Seattle — out of her shoes. She performed (as she often does) barefoot. If being sans shoes isn’t a sign of comfort, then I don’t know what is!
She describes her music as “indie folk with a lemony twist.” Again, not country, but it’s catchy, clever and crowd-pleasing. It helps that it’s being delivered by Dia, who, as we all found out last year, has a certain charm and sweetness about her. She’s a little pixie with a big presence that just naturally makes people like her. When we team that with her undeniable talent, it’s easy to see why Blake tabbed her for his tour.
We are back with our “Video Picks of the Week.”
Brantley Gilbert is one of my new favorites. He’s the perfect mix of country and rock, and I love the tone of his voice and overall vibe.
Brantley was signed to Valory Music Group in 2011, and you definitely know him for his songwriting skills as well. Most notably, he has written songs for Jason Aldean and Colt Ford. He was a co-writer on “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kinda Party,” both of which were eventual mega-hits for Aldean.
This week’s pick is Brantley’s music video for his single, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” The track is the second single off of his album “Halfway To Heaven.” The album is available on iTunes!
Continue reading for our live performance and cover song video picks…
Will the first one picked be the last one standing on NBC’s The Voice? That’s a storyline country singer RaeLynn would love to see play out.
It’s been a little more than three weeks since the 17-year-old made a super splash immediately after the Super Bowl. The native of Baytown, Texas led off the show’s second season by landing a spot on Blake Shelton’s team (turning down a chance to work with Adam Levine). Blake tried to entice her to join his team by telling the teen, “I can make you a country star.” He pretty much had her from the moment he turned his chair, which was a feat in itself as she bravely chose to sing a song by her inspiration and Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert.
RaeLynn may be one of the youngest members of Team Blake, but that doesn’t mean she’s inexperienced. She’s part of a large, musically inclined family (she has seven brothers and sisters) and has been performing for most of her life. Two of her cousins are in the GRAMMY-nominated progressive worship band, “Leeland.” As for her own career, she spent a lot of time in summer school, allowing her to finish high school two years early so she could try her hand at acting. But it turned out that her life in L.A. had her leaning back toward music.
Now she’s back in the business with her eyes on the prize. That includes competing on The Voice and beyond.
We have to start by asking about your blind audition. Last season, two singers sang a Miranda Lambert song and both times Blake didn’t turn his chair. Yet, you started the whole show by singing “Hell On Heels,” her hit with the Pistol Annies. Were you confident, crazy or both?
To help celebrate the start of The Voice’s Battle Rounds next week, we have an awesome contest thanks to the first season runner up herself! Two fans will be winning an autographed copy of Dia Frampton‘s solo album “RED” and an autographed poster of the Team Blake finalist! That’s right… both the album and poster are autographed by Dia herself! Three runners up will receive an autographed poster each.
She’s currently on tour with Blake Shelton on his “Well Lit & Amplified” tour alongside Justin Moore. She released “RED” late last year, and her current single “The Broken Ones” is rising up the charts. See the music video for that single below before entering our contest:
To enter fill out the form below. You can enter once a day! Good luck! We’ll announce the winner next week.
Nicolle Galyon is a study in contradiction. She grew up in the tiny town of Sterling, Kansas, but thrives in the big city of Nashville. She writes songs for country music, but she’s trained in classical piano.
With that said, it makes sense that country singer Nicolle would end up on rocker Adam Levine’s team on NBC’s smash singing competition “The Voice.” As you will find out, she wouldn’t have had it any other way.
The 27-year-old moved to Nashville after graduating from high school. She enrolled in Belmont University’s Music Business program and was focusing on a career behind the scenes in the music business. But her undeniable talent wouldn’t let that happen. She secretly began writing songs in her spare time. Thanks to the urging of her friends, she entered a few of her songs into the Songwriter’s Showcase Series at Belmont. Her success there opened up some doors, which opened up more doors, which led her to a publishing deal with Warner Music Nashville, where she has been a staff songwriter since 2007.
Several of her songs have made it onto records — including a pair by a certain American Idol alum. But the voices singing those songs — telling her stories — weren’t hers. That’s one of the main reasons she auditioned for “The Voice.” She decided her love of music was greater than her fear of failure. Score one for love.
The auditions were back in October, how hard was it to not say anything to anyone?
Dia Frampton released her new album Red today. Dia, runner-up on The Voice, is kicking off the start of a big year with the release of this album. She is set to open for Blake Shelton, former coach on the show, on a tour that kicks off in January. Her debut single from the album, titled “The Broken Ones,” is definitely something to check out.
Dia Frampton, runner-up on NBC’s The Voice and lead singer of Meg & Dia, released her single “The Broken Ones” yesterday. Today, the artist followed up the release of the new song with a music video.
“The Broken Ones” will be featured on her upcoming album Red, set to be released on December 6th. Dia will be joining Blake Shelton, her coach on The Voice, on his upcoming tour that kicks off in January.
We were able to catch up with Dia and her sister Meg last month – click here to read the exclusive interview.
Check out Dia performing her current single from her living room: