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Carrie Underwood to Release “Blown Away” as Next Single


Carrie Underwood has consistently blown fans away with her new hit album, Blown Away, and will be releasing the album’s title track as her next single. The song will officially impact country radio on July 9, but has already become a fan-favorite, due  to Carrie’s performances of the song on national television. It was penned by Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, who also wrote Underwood’s smash “Before He Cheats.”

Aside from being a favorite amongst fans, “Blown Away” has received rave reviews from critics. Billboard writes, “Mark Bright’s brooding, atmospheric production and Underwood’s bold performance elevate this cinematic tune to an instant classic. When the girl shuts herself in the storm cellar, leaving her alcoholic father passed out on the couch in the path of a twister, you can almost feel the wind.”

Additionally, Carrie’s record label, Arista Nashville, will be promoting the new video in a unique way, by offering country radio the chance to win a Private World Premiere of the “Blown Away” music video. The prize will include a “red carpet” event for the station’s listeners, including an appearance by Underwood.

The video was directed by Randee St. Nicholas and produced by Brandon Bonfiglio. It is sure to wow fans, and the trailer can be viewed at: http://smarturl.it/blownawaytrailer.

Gloriana Releasing Their Sophomore Album July 31

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Country music trio, Gloriana, will be releasing their second album on July 31, 2012. The group’s sophomore album, entitled “A Thousand Miles Left Behind,” contains eleven tracks – all of which were co-written by the Gloriana members. Also a prevalent writer on the album is Matt Serletic, a GRAMMY Award winning producer and owner of Emblem Music Group. Co-writing credits are also given to Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, James Slater, Danny Myrick, Stephanie Bentley, and more.

With their current single at #15 on the Billboard Country Singles chart, Gloriana is eager to release their next project, which will be “honest and come from a place that’s real.” The trio explains that the new album feels like them and exemplifies where the group is now and where they want to be in the future. “A Thousand Miles Left Behind” will consist of a mix of up-tempo songs and heartfelt tunes.

For more information on Gloriana, you can visit their official site www.gloriana.com. Make sure to let us here at Keepin’ It Country know how much you love “A Thousand Miles Left Behind” when you pick up your copy on July 31st!


Lady Antebellum Dancing Away With New Single

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Reining CMA and ACM Vocal Group of The Year Lady Antebellum have released their third single off of their new album “Own The Night.” Their new single “Dancing Away With My Heart” has been sent to radio today.

It’s a reunion for the group with songwriter Josh Kear who wrote their super-smash “Need You Now.”

“This song is definitely about looking back on a really special night that you shared with someone, but I also think there’s a timelessness about it,” explains Hillary Scott.  “No matter how long it’s been or what the other person is doing now, you will always imagine them to be ’18 and beautiful and dancin’ away with my heart’…that mental picture never changes because that night was magical.  I love how romantic that is!”
Lady Antebellum will head to Good Morning America to perform their latest number one single, and tour name inspiration, “We Owned The Night” on Wednesday morning. They’ll perform their new single on LIVE! With Kelly on Thursday morning on ABC.
They’ll round out the week with the last weekend of the fall leg of their “Own The Night” tour. Special guests Thompson Square and Darius Rucker will join the trio for the second leg in early 2012.