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Pretty Little Liar Turned Country Artist

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Lucy Hale, best known for her role as Aria Montgomery, eclectic teenage stalkee who dates her older and nerdier high school teacher on ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars,” is ready to venture out from in front of the lens and spend some time in the recording studio.

Hale, a Memphis native and “American Juniors” winner (yes, we just took you back to 2003, when Deborah Gibson made her “comeback” and the Thompson sisters from Season One of “The Voice” were cute little teeny-bopping kiddos) recently signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records and hopes to revisit her country music roots. Hale cites her influences as Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and Britney Spears. One of these things is not like the other, huh? Well, Hale explains that she grew up listening to Twain and Hill, but Spears lit a fire in Hale to pursue a musical career.

Hale is scheduled to hit the recording studio later this year with a single and album due out in 2013. Best of luck to Lucy Hale as she enters into the country music community! Something tells us she will be widely accepted by musicians and fans alike.

Saddle up, Lucy! –A

Hunter Hayes Hits Nashville

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Hunter Hayes will hit Nashville next week during CMA Music Festival for several appearances and live performances. Hunter will kick off the week on Wednesday, June 6th at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. On Thursday, June 7th at 11 am, Hunter will sign for fans at The Warner Sound booth inside the Nashville Convention Center. Following the signing, Hunter and his band will perform at 6PM at Downtown Nashville’s aVenue. Hunter has billed his nearly two-hour set list “Music City’s Most Wanted.”

On Saturday June 9th, Hunter will share the stage with country music stars Eric Church, Luke Bryan, and Faith Hill. To wrap up his week in Nashville, Sunday, June 10, Hunter will make a stop at the Martin Guitar tent on Broadway at 1:30PM. He will then head to a sold out “Coffee Break Experience” with fans later that afternoon.

If you are unable to make it to CMA Fest, have no fear. You, too, can get your fill of Hunter soon. Hunter will be featured in the upcoming new episode of CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh and Friends, starring Joe Walsh from The Eagles, accompanied by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. The artists will perform Walsh’s hits and Eagle’s classics. The show premieres on Saturday, June 23rd at 11 PM ET.

For more information and a complete rundown of Hunter Hayes’ CMA Festival activities, please visit www.HunterHayes.com. Let us know if you are heading to CMA Fest and what Hunter events you plan to attend!

Tim McGraw and an Australian Fan

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Whenever Tim McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, tour together you know it’s going to be huge. The couple recently held an arena tour in Australia together, and we have a story from one of Tim’s biggest Australian fans on what it was like to meet Tim that day. Tameka Oldham, and her nine-year-old son, Kris, had been eagerly counting down the days until the concert like most fans Down Under. Tameka sent us her story, and some pictures, of country music’s biggest couple of the last decade. Read their story below and check out their pictures from the Melbourne date back on March 20th at the Rod Laver Arena, and see how a country music superstar made a little fan’s day. Do you have a fan story you want to share? E-mail us today and you might see yourself on Keepin’ it Country!

The night started with us meeting management and heading on down to the M&G for Tim, which to our surprise, he comes walking through the door holding Faith’s hand. They both greeted us with these HUGE warm smiles. My 9-year-old son Kris’ grin was equally as big and started talking Tim’s ear off. Tim started off joking around with Kris  telling him how much he has grown since he was in his “Felt Good On My Lips” video and that Kris should stop growing so fast. He then told Kris he wasn’t happy that he was better looking than him. It was then time for the photo, Faith stepped back and said to Tim “oh no its OK I think he just wants one with you.”

The CMA Music Festival Lineup Grows Again!

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The already big CMA Music Festival just got a little bit bigger.  Today the Country Music Association announced the addition of four-time CMA Female Vocalist winner Martina McBride, the newly engaged Jake Owen and newcomer Hunter Hayes to the already star-studded festival lineup.

The performers join the previously announced Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Alan Jackson, Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

All of those artists will be performing at the nightly concerts held at Nashville’s LP Field.  There are still four-day tickets available and can be purchased at the CMA Fest site HERE.   The 2012 CMA Fest takes place June 7-10.

The Best Valentines Day Songs

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Here at Keepin’ It Country, we like to get a little festive. With Valentines Day tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to put together some of our favourite songs that celebrate love and are thus appropriate to celebrate during this time of year. We recognize some oldies (but goodies), as well as some more modern tunes. Nonetheless, it was rather hard trying to narrow down this list to just ten! Let us know how you feel about our picks!

CMA Fest Announces Second Round Of Performers

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The Country Music Association has just announced the second round of performers for the 2012 edition of CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Faith Hill, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, the Zac Brown Band and Rascal Flatts will be part of the superstar line-up in June. They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, and The Band Perry for the festival which runs June 7th through to the 10th in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. It’s the first LP Field night-time performance for Eric, and Faith will be returning for the first time since 2008.

Tickets for the festival have already been on-sale on Ticketmaster. Prices start at $115 for a four-day package to see country music’s biggest stars. A limited amount of four-day parking packages are also available through Ticketmaster while quantities last. Additional artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

VIDEO: Faith Hill Performs “Come Home” At People’s Choice

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Faith Hill made her big return to the People’s Choice Awards last night, performing her new single “Come Home” live on the award show. The four-time People’s Choice Award winner didn’t have any rust at all, her vocals just as strong as ever. Check out her performance right here and let us know what you think about Faith’s big return in 2012:

VIDEO: Faith & Tim’s New Fragrance Ad

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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are both going to have a big year this year. They’re kicking off 2012 with a brand new ad for their fragrance line “Soul 2 Soul”. Check out the video below that was just released to Facebook ten minutes ago:

 

DVR Alert: Faith & Carrie To Duet With Tony Bennett

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Country superstars Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood are set to perform with the  legendary Tony Bennett on his upcoming special on PBS that will highlight his Duets II album.

Both singers will hit the stage with Tony, with Faith performing “The Way You Look Tonight” and Carrie singing “It Had To Be You.”

Other stars that will be featured on the special include Willy Nelson, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones.

Great Performances will air Friday, January 27 at 9PM on PBS.

 

Most Anticipated Albums of 2012

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We here at Keepin’ It Country can’t wait for another year of killer country music. In preparation we’ve prepared our “Most Anticipated Albums of 2012.” Take a look to see what’s coming up in the year ahead, then sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re most looking forward to.

10. Casey James

He’s not the only American Idol alum on the list, but comes in at number ten. Casey James has made a name for himself as a true musician with great stage presence and killer guitar abilities, as anyone who saw him opening for Sugarland this past summer can attest. Shortly after Idol James sighed with Sony Music Nashville and dropped his first single, “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” this past August. Look for a full album from James in 2012!

9. Martina McBride

Fans of Tim McGraw aren’t the only ones counting down until January 17. Martina McBride fans also have something to look forward to in the form of a greatest hits collection being released through her former label, RCA Records. The release is sure to be a must have for anyone who wants all her hits all in one place. The tracklisting features 20 songs from her very first hits up through more current favorites.

Check out the rest after the jump!