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Grammy-winning superstar Gretchen Wilson will celebrate the release of her Right On Time album with a performance of her “Still Rollin’” single on “The Today Show” on April 2, 2013. The following day, she will sign copies of the new cd at New York’s popular J&R Records, 23 Park Row in Manhattan from noon to 2:00 pm.
Gretchen’s first album in three years, the 13-cut Right On Time hits stores nationwide on Tuesday, April 2. Fans can still hear samples of every cut and pre-order the album at iTunes and Amazon for the special price of $7.99 through Monday, April 1.
Right On Time includes tracks written by Gretchen, Vicky McGehee, Kacey Musgraves, Jim Beavers, Leslie Satcher, Rachel Farley, Shane McAnally, Bekka Bramlett, Billy Burnette, Dennis Morgan and others.
She will be touring heavily in support of the album with dates in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and throughout the Midwest in the coming months.
You have probably been hearing this name more and more frequently, and I have a feeling you will continue to hear it for a long time.
The Nashville singer-songwriter made her major record label debut yesterday with her album, Same Trailer Different Park. By the way, that might be one of my favorite album titles in recent memory.
Musgraves co-produced the album with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, and co-wrote all 12 tracks. The lead single off of the album, “Merry Go ‘Round,” was recently certified gold by the RIAA for 500k downloads.
Musgraves is definitely a stand-out when it comes to songwriting. The former Nashville Star contestant has written a couple of other songs you already know. She co-penned Miranda Lambert‘s current sassy single, “Mama’s Broken Heart.” She also co-wrote the emotional track, “Undermine,” which was one of the songs featured on ABC‘s TV hit show, Nashville.
The 2013 ACM nominated singer is not afraid to speak her mind when it comes to her music, and her lyrics are as honest and real as they get. On top of that, her voice is just as genuine and honest as her songwriting which makes for the perfect mix. The highly anticipated album from the 24-year-old definitely did not disappoint. Go grab your copy from iTunes!
Continue reading for links and to watch a video of “Undermine”….
Many of the biggest artists in country music, including Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Lauren Alaina, Kacey Musgraves and more, are joining together to pay tribute to George Strait and they want YOU to join them in the “Sixty for Sixty“ movement. The campaign’s goal is to make “Give It All We Got Tonight” George Strait’s 60th #1 single, while he’s still 60 years old.
Watch the video below and become a part of modern Country music history. Join the “Sixty For Sixty” movement!
Singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves has gone to new heights with her top 10 hit single “Merry Go ‘Round.” The song has now sold over 500k digital downloads! This makes it eligible for GOLD certification from the RIAA.
Kacey will be performing the single on NBC’s Today on Tuesday, March 19. That same day, her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, is set to hit shelves. Reviews are also describing the album as some of the most straightforward storytelling that could come out of one album, with all of tracks being recognized as singalongs.
This bright young artist has been dubbed by USA Today as country music’s newest “it” girl. Be sure to preorder her upcoming album, which will come with an instant download of “Follow Your Arrow.”
As well, check out a teaser of Same Trailer Different Park and the music video for “Merry Go ‘Round.”
Here’s a performance on NBC’s TODAY Show that you won’t want to miss, country fans! Rising star Kacey Musgraves will stop by the national morning show on March 19th for a performance of her hit debut single “Merry Go ‘Round” from her upcoming “Same Trailer, Different Park” Mercury Nashville release. Her single is now a RIAA-certified GOLD single for selling more than 500,000 digital copies since its release.
It’s the perfect time to catch Kacey’s performance as her album will hit stores and iTunes the same day. Fans who pre-order her album will get an immediate download of “Follow Your Arrow” from iTunes.
Are you excited for Kacey’s album?
Mercury Records singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will release her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, on March 19th. The album is co-produced by Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and features her current single and top 15 hit “Merry Go ‘Round.” Musgraves wrote or co-wrote all tracks on the album.
About making the album, Kacey shares:
”The making of this record was such a fun and meaningful time for me. As a writer, singer and producer I learned so much throughout the whole process. I am proud and excited to present a project alongside Shane McAnally and Luke Laird that came from a very real and inspired place in my brain and heart.”
The 24-year-old Texas native has garnered massive critical acclaim with the release of “Merry Go ‘Round” and her reputation for portraying an honest and sometimes uncomfortable truth has been featured in multiple press outlets. Esquire named Musgraves as one of their “15 Music Artists to Watch” and said “This supernaturally effortless East Texan is a songwriter’s songwriter to the point where it’s going to be as fun hearing the songs that don’t wind up on the radio as the ones that do.”
Rolling Stone gave “Merry Go ‘Round” FOUR STARS and named it one of their “50 Best Songs of 2012” while NPR named her as their “Best New Artist of 2012” and included her in the “Best Music in 2013 preview.”
Musgraves recently received her first country music award nomination for New Female Vocalist for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7. Fans can vote at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM January 21st – February 4th.
Little Big Town has invited Musgraves to open their Tornado Tour starting January 31st in Murray, KY and this summer she will join Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation stadium tour. For a full list of tour dates please visit kaceymusgraves.com.
The nominees for the “Newcomer” categories have been announced for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
The online voting will available to fans between Monday, January 21st and Monday, February 4th. The online voting for the “New Artist of the Year” award will take place from Monday, March 25th until Sunday, April 7th. The winner of this award will be announced during the live broadcast of the ACM Awards that will air on April 7th at 8PM EST.
Looks like things are finally picking up steam for talented country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves. She’s been chosen as the first-ever country artist for popular video platform VEVO’s Lift Program, starting today. She joins past LIFT artists Jessie J, Dev, One Direction and Rita Ora as emerging artists chosen by the company to spotlight.
Over the next eight weeks fans will have the opportunity to get to know Kacey through exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, video premieres and intimate live performances, all exclusive to the VEVO platform. Access Kacey Musgraves on VEVO at http://vevo.com/lift
Said VEVO’s Doug McVehil (SVP, Music Programming, Talent & Operations):
“VEVO is THE home for premium music videos from every genre. While we have focused primarily on pop, hip hop and rock artists for LIFT, we’ve always wanted to throw our support behind country artists. Kacey is a remarkable young artist and was an obvious first choice. We’re excited to work with our partners at Universal Nashville to provide her with a LIFT.”
Along with the insight into all things Kacey Musgraves online, you can also catch her out on tour. With the continued success of Kacey’s debut single “Merry Go ‘Round” (this week No. 22 on the Billboard country charts) Kacey was asked to join Little Big Town on their Tornado Tour starting January 31, 2013 with stops in Birmingham, New York, Atlantic City and Washington, DC to name a few.
Furthermore, Musgraves was asked to join the Kenny Chesney No Shoes Nation stadium tour for the summer of 2013. The No Shoes Nation tour begins March 16, 2013 in Tampa and ends August 24, 2013 in Foxboro, MA.
While the honorees themselves are still being kept top secret, CMT has announced a big list of performers for their 2012 Artists of the Year special. Performing this year will be country superstars Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Kenny Rogers, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Thompson Square, Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band and Sammy Hagar. While the station won’t announce the honorees, or even hint about who it could be, fans are encouraged to keep up-to-date in all the announcements at cmt.com.
The 90-minute special will be hosted by Rascal Flatts and “Nashville” show star Hayden Panettiere on December 8th, 2012 airing on CMT. Who do you think deserves to be honored at the third annual event?
Kenny Chesney, who’s played a country-world record 85 stadium shows in his career, makes it to over 100 with today ‘s announcement of 17 stadium dates on his ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour, which starts Saturday , March 16 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. More ‘No Shoes Nation’ tour dates will be announced in the coming months.
The Corona Light Presents Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour, starring Kenny Chesney, will feature special guest Eric Church – whose critically-acclaimed album ‘Chief’ was named ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2012 CMA Awards – as well as Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. Several tour dates will also feature the GRAMMY-Award winning Zac Brown Band, whose latest album ‘Uncaged‘ debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 (see tour dates below for details).
“I believe what we’ve created on the road is something special,” says Chesney, “the fans, myself, the band, the crew. But it’s really the fans who have given us a wonderful, unique life. What we’ve all built together is the ‘No Shoes Nation.’ There is no better name for this tour.”
‘No Shoes Nation’ marks 20 years of touring for Chesney, who Billboard declares is “The biggest ticket seller in country music and among the elite touring artists in the world,” and comes on the heels of his wildly successful 2012 ‘Brothers of the Sun ‘ Tour, which blew away more than 1.1 million fans across the country – his 10th consecutive tour to hit that ticket sale milestone.
For specific on-sale information visit tickets.kennychesney.com .
Kenny Chesney is once again teaming up with CID Entertainment to offer very special VIP packages for the 2013 tour. Guests will choose from either Sandbar or Premium Reserved seating and have access to the pre-game tailgate party featuring a buffet of Kenny’s favorite food, drinks and music. New to this year’s program is an exclusive VIP only entrance and exit for the Sandbar as well as new gift items including a Kenny Chesney “Coach’s Hoodie”, an exclusive stadium seat cushion and more. Travel packages including hotel accommodations and shuttle transportation will also be available for each date (visit cidentertainment.com/kennychesney for more information).
See the full list of tour dates below: