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The Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum’s All For The Hall Fundraiser Returns To Los Angeles On March 4

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On March 4th, the Nokia Theater will host the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall fundraiser, making it the first time this event has been held in Los Angeles in three years.

“California, with its rich country music history, has proven to be a supremely appropriate and welcoming location for this event,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “In fact, some of the state’s contributions to our genre are the subject of our very popular limited-engagement exhibition, The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country, whose run we’ve extended through the end of 2014. Los Angeles has always given our All for the Hall event a very warm welcome, and we look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in March.”

This year’s fundraiser will be hosted by actress/singer/film producer Rita Wilson, and feature performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. Joining them will be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Heart and Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz.

Hunter Hayes Celebrates First No. 1 Album With ‘Encore’

on July 22, 2012 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

The talented and ever adorable, Hunter Hayes, has his first number one album with Hunter Hayes [Encore]!

Encore is a re-release of his self-titled debut album and sits at the top of the Billboard Country Chart this week.

The album features eight new or re-recorded songs as well as collaborations with Jason Mraz and Ashley Monroe. The album also includes Hayes’ current single “I Want Crazy”, which is quickly approaching the top of the charts. The single sold 100,000 copies just last week alone, and was number one on the iTunes singles chart after his performance on The Voice last week.

The Grammy nominated singer will be hitting the road for his CMT On Tour: Let’s Be Crazy tour this fall. Monroe will be joining Hayes as the opening act, and the tour will kick off in Knoxville, TN on October 10th.

Congratulations, Hunter, on your number one album!

For tickets and more information visit: HunterHayes.com and CMTonTour.com.

What Country (and Non-Country) Songs Kelly Clarkson Should Cover Next

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Kelly Clarkson has become a genre-defying queen of cover songs lately, throwing a new random offering into each of her live shows. While we love pretty much everything she does, we’re naturally more drawn to her country covers. Here are just a few suggestions that we’d love to hear from Kelly.
 
1. Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks – At a recent concert, Kelly tackled “Wide Open Spaces,” and although we totally dug it, “Not Ready to Make Nice” is the Chicks’ classic that we’re DYING to hear KC take on. It’s got that power and grit that we know Kelly would sound incredible with.

The Voice: Team Blake Recap – Week 8

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And there you have it…

The Voice‘s battle rounds are now complete, and six members from each team are moving on to the live shows.

As we already know, Team Blake consists of RaeLynn, Jordis, Charlotte Sometimes, Erin Willett, Jermaine Paul… and tonight Naia Kete was added to the group!

Coach Blake Shelton paired Naia up against country boy, Jordan Rager. The amazingly talented Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert were there once again to help mentor the team.

For the battle, Naia and Jordan performed Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours.” As the coaches pointed out, we have seen better from both contestants and their full skills were not on display this round. When it was time for Blake to make a decision, he decided to advance Naia to the live shows.

Continue reading to check out video of the battle…

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s Speak Now Tour Leaves Fans Enchanted

Taylor Swift. photo credit: Big Machine Records
 I had the pleasure of attending Taylor Swift’s sold out concert at the Staples Center on August 24. Some people are befuddled as to how this girl, who isn’t scandalous or scantily clad, could manage to sell out such a massive venue (four nights in a row, thank you very much). The answer can be answered in one word: quality.

It was clear from the moment fans stepped into the venue that the experience (and show) was going to be top quality, something especially impressive considering the top ticket price was $79.50, which is peanuts in comparison to most A-level tours. Immediately upon entering Stapes two things became very clear: Cover Girl was sponsoring this tour and girlfriend was selling a lot of merch. The merch was, for the most part, well thought out and under $30 (an ill-conceived $50 blanket being the exception). Fans had options ranging from tees (mostly $25) and glowsticks ($5) to her American Greeting Cards (lucky number 13 for $20) and, best of all, autographed CDs ($20). It’s no wonder T-Swizzle is still selling 13,000 copies a week of Speak Now.

REVIEW: Taylor Swift's Speak Now Tour Leaves Fans Enchanted

Taylor Swift. photo credit: Big Machine Records
 I had the pleasure of attending Taylor Swift’s sold out concert at the Staples Center on August 24. Some people are befuddled as to how this girl, who isn’t scandalous or scantily clad, could manage to sell out such a massive venue (four nights in a row, thank you very much). The answer can be answered in one word: quality.

It was clear from the moment fans stepped into the venue that the experience (and show) was going to be top quality, something especially impressive considering the top ticket price was $79.50, which is peanuts in comparison to most A-level tours. Immediately upon entering Stapes two things became very clear: Cover Girl was sponsoring this tour and girlfriend was selling a lot of merch. The merch was, for the most part, well thought out and under $30 (an ill-conceived $50 blanket being the exception). Fans had options ranging from tees (mostly $25) and glowsticks ($5) to her American Greeting Cards (lucky number 13 for $20) and, best of all, autographed CDs ($20). It’s no wonder T-Swizzle is still selling 13,000 copies a week of Speak Now.