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Dierks Bentley Releases New Single “Bourbon in Kentucky”

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Dierks Bentley‘s new single “Bourbon in Kentucky” was released to radio today! The song will officially be going for adds on June 10th.

“Bourbon In Kentucky” is the lead single from Bentley’s upcoming seventh studio album, Riser, due out this fall.

The track describes the deepest pain and depression that comes from an unbearable loss, and the lengths a person goes through to try to kill or ease that pain. Bentley began working on the album after he lost his father in June 2012.

Bentley’s intensity in “Bourbon” is matched by the haunting background vocals provided by Kacey Musgraves. He shares:

“I’ve never heard anything like ‘Bourbon’ before. I really love the angst of it. I’ve been there before where you can’t drink your way through a heartache or a broken heart. There’s such an aggressive lonesomeness in this song.”

Bentley also does not want people making assumptions about the upcoming album’s sound:

“I don’t want anyone to have any preconceived notions of what the rest of the album’s going to sound like. I’d just like this first song out there to kind of shatter any expectations.”

Dierks is currently on the road with Miranda Lambert for their Locked & Reloaded Tour.

You can STREAM “Bourbon” right now on www.Dierks.com! Just share via your Facebook or Twitter, and you’ll get to listen to the new track.

Also, check out a behind-the-scenes interview with Dierks from RollingStone.com:

Teen Choice Awards country nominees announced

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The 2013 Teen Choice Awards nominees were announced yesterday, and there’s gotta be a few smiling faces in country music. Nominees for the fan-voted award show include Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jana Kramer and MORE! See the full list of country nominees below and let us know what you think – do teen voters have good taste?

The Teen Choice Awards will air live on FOX on Sunday, August 11th. Fans aged 13 to 19 are encouraged to vote at teenchoiceawards.com twice a day for their favorites in music and entertainment. Announcements with more nominees, presenters, and show host(s) will be made shortly.

Choice Male Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Choice Female Country Artist:
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Choice Country Group:
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
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Kacey Musgraves releases Blowin’ Smoke video

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Country music fans have been paying attention to singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves. The country newcomer has begun to take over country music, and her brand new music video for “Blowin’ Smoke” will be released TODAY on her official website. The video will be able to be viewed on YouTube and other outlets on Monday.

Fans can enter the discussion about her new single by using hashtag #BlowinSmoke on Twitter. Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot will be released on her website during the weekend. The video was shot in L.A. by director Honey (Kings of Leon, Ke$ha), and is set in a local diner with Kacey as the waitress going through her day in her dead-end job.

Are you loving Kacey’s debut album like we are? Let us know what your favorite tracks are from her album by using hashtag #KeepItCountry on Twitter.

Miranda Lambert is No. 1 With “Mama’s Broken Heart”

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Miranda Lambert has a 5th number one single on her hands! She is at the top of the Country Mediabase chart this week with “Mama’s Broken Heart.”

The song is the fourth single off of her Four The Record album, and it has some familiar country names attached to it. Penned by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, and Brandy Clark, the track has seen great success as well as critical acclaim and deservingly so. In my opinion, it’s one of the best country singles this year!

Miranda and company were very excited to hear the good news! Here is what they shared via Twitter:

@mirandalambert: Thx to great fans & friends at country radio, Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & I have the number one song in country music! …. It never gets old knowing that people enjoy my music. Thanks for playing it….and buying it….and coming to see it live. #blessed

@kaceymusgraves: A morning of celebration. Proud to have the #1 song in country music w/ my loves @shanemcanally & @TheBrandyClark

@shanemcanally: Spending time this morning w/ 2 of my best friends..celebrating our #1 single..thank-you @TheBrandyClark & @KaceyMusgraves for bein’ so good

@thebrandyclark: So thankful to have met and had the chance to work with @shanemcanally and @KaceyMusgraves…..so proud of our 1st #1 together!!!!

Congratulations to Miranda on another number 1 song and also to Kacey, Shane, & Brandy!

Kacey Musgraves added to Bonnaroo lineup

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Mercury Records’ rising newcomer Kacey Musgraves has just been added to a major festival. The singer-songwriter will represent country music at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival. She shares the stage with music heavyweights Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and country icon Dwight Yoakam. Bonnaroo takes place June 15th through to the 16th in Manchester, Tennessee. Are you planning on going?

It’s been a pretty big year for Kacey, who released her debut country album “Same Trailer, Different Park” which was a number one on its release. Her first radio single, “Merry Go ‘Round,” was certified gold a few weeks ago by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  She’s also performed on the Ellen Show, had songs featured on the hit television drama “Nashville,” and opened for some pretty big acts.

What music festivals are you planning on going to this year?

Kacey Musgraves steals second spot in UK charts

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Mercury Records singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves has taken her debut album Same Trailer Different Park to international markets with its release in the UK last Monday. Three days after its release, the album sits in the No. 2 position on the iTunes Country Chart behind Taylor Swift.

The Guardian raved about Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park, touting “Not since the emergence of Taylor Swift has there been as much buzz in the genre about a young artist’s crossover potential,”  adding “She [Musgraves] sings with an affectless detachment…and uses it to cut sharply through the lies people tell themselves.”

Kacey also announced a Record Store Day show at London’s Slipped Discs on Saturday at 4pm to celebrate the vinyl release of Same Trailer Different Park (available now on Amazon).

For more on Kacey, visit her official site at kaceymusgraves.com.

VIDEO: Kacey Musgraves performs on Ellen

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Rising country star Kacey Musgraves stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres show earlier today for a performance of “Blowin’ Smoke.” The singer-songwriter has released the single from her debut album “Same Trailer Different Park” to radio, so let us know if you’ve heard it yet!

Check out Kacey’s performance from today’s airing of the Ellen show. Did you get your copy of her record yet? What’s your favorite tracks?

 

ACM Poll: Female Vocalist of the Year

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As you know, the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards are this Sunday, April 7th at 8/7c on CBS.

Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan have hosting duties and the performance line-up is star-studded. It’s sure to be a great show. We can’t wait to tune in!

But first, we want your opinions. We’ll be rolling out polls over the next few days so grab your fellow fans and friends, and vote for your favorites!

We’re starting with the “Female Vocalist of the Year” category. Which country leading lady do you want to take home the trophy? It’s a tough one: reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert; country royalty, Martina McBride; rising star and songwriter, Kacey Musgraves; vocal powerhouse, Carrie Underwood; and singer-songwriter phenom, Taylor Swift.

ACM: Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert (64%, 2,373 Votes)
  • Carrie Underwood (29%, 1,052 Votes)
  • Martina McBride (5%, 188 Votes)
  • Taylor Swift (2%, 65 Votes)
  • Kacey Musgraves (0%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,688

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Kacey Musgraves to perform television debut of new single

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Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will perform the television debut of next single “Blowin’ Smoke” on the Emmy Award-winning The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 10.  Check for your local listings for broadcast time and network.

 “Blowin’ Smoke” was shipped to radio this week and is the follow-up single to the top-10 hit “Merry Go ‘Round.” Kacey co-wrote “Blowin’ Smoke” with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird.

Kacey’s album Same Trailer Different Park was released on March 19th and hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with sales of over 43,000. This makes her the first solo female artist in five years to accomplish this feat with a debut release, and just the seventh in the 22-year Nielsen SoundScan era.

Catch Kacey this Sunday on the 48thAnnual Academy of Country Music Awards where she is nominated for FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and VIDEO OF THE YEAR (“Merry Go ‘Round”) for both artist and producer.

 

Kacey Musgraves goes number one

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Congratulations to Kacey Musgraves and the entire team at Universal Nashville! The country newcomer is making all sorts of waves as her debut album “Same Trailer Different Park” lands at the top spot on the Soundscan Country Albums Chart and at the #2 slot on the Hot 200 Albums chart.

Kacey sold over 43,496 in her first week last week. The “Follow Your Arrow” singer-songwriter is hard at work promoting her record, and fans can see her on CBS Sunday Morning on April 7th performing tracks from her album. Check your local listings for the airtime in your area.

Did you pick up your copy of Kacey’s album? What is your favorite tracks?