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Keepin’ It Country’s Top Albums of 2013

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Although everyone on our staff loves country music, we have different tastes and don’t always agree. For this reason, we didn’t compile a comprehensive list of our favorite collective country albums of the past year. Instead, some of our staff picked their individual faves. Make sure to let us know your faves of 2013!

Jen’s Picks: 

Cassadee PopeFrame By Frame: I am admittedly one of those music lovers who listens to an album the first time and is simply incapable of forming an opinion. No matter how much I love the artist, I sit there with a blank stare after the first spin. So, in all fairness to the artist, I listen again. That was my experience with Frame By Frame. I listened the first time, and the true stand outs to me were, the already loved, “Wasting All These Tears,” “Easier to Lie,” “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” and “11.” And for me to find four songs I like in the first spin is pretty impressive. In subsequent attempts to listen to Frame By Frame, I have found myself loving every track and even using Cassadee’s debut country album to accompany me during long, tedious runs to help the time go by. Each track exemplifies Cassadee’s gorgeous vocals, versatility, and incredible range. Give it a whirl … you will be begging for more from this CRS New Face!

Kellie Pickler Spends Holidays on USO Tour

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We know Kellie Pickler is awesome, but then she does something like this and we are reminded just how awesome she truly is.

The country star spent the holidays in the Middle East with our troops on another USO tour, marking the seventh USO tour for Pickler.

Her nine-day tour was part of the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign. The campaign was launched to bring appreciation and awareness to the everyday moments that our troops and their families miss. Visit www.USOmoments.org to send a thank-you to our servicemen and women, and find out how you can help.

Pickler tweeted: “Not every Christmas do you get 2 fist bump a soldier while hanging your feet off the back of a Chinook in Afghanistan.”

Thank-you is really not enough for our troops’ service and sacrifice, but we will still say it…. THANK-YOU!

And thank-you to Kellie Pickler for spending Christmas overseas and helping to bring them some joy and a bit of home.

Kellie Pickler Records New Christmas Song

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There’s a new song to add to your Country Music Christmas collection.

Kellie Pickler has recorded the Christmas song, “The Man With The Bag.” The tune was co-written by Harold Stanley, Irving Taylor, and Dudley Brooks, and made popular by Kay Starr in the 1950s. Several artists have covered the song throughout the years, and Pickler has now given us her take on it.

“The Man With The Bag” will be available for download on November 25th! We love all things Pickler so we can’t wait. Here is the iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/the-man-with-the-bag-single/id735078454.

REVIEW: Kellie Pickler’s “The Woman I Am”

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It’s hard to believe that Kellie Pickler was once just another country singing contestant on American Idol. Since her days of trying to impress Simon Cowell and being confused by calamari, Kellie has charmed the music industry with tons of accolades, won Dancing with the Stars, crisscrossed the country on huge tours and released three successful albums.

On November 11, Pickler will release her fourth studio album, The Woman I Am. The release marks her first album with new label, Black River Entertainment. The album clings close to her musical roots of traditional country with hints of today’s hottest trends. Produced by Frank Liddell and Luke Wooten, it’s sure to appease long-time Pickler fans while also winning over a ton of new ones.

Country fans have already heard two of the album’s 13 tracks, the punchy album opener “Little Bit Gypsy” and the heartfelt closing ballad “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” In between, the album takes listeners on an impressive journey through cheating, falling in love, forgiveness and vulnerability.

Track #2, the sassy “Ring for Sale” (co-written by Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers) is a tongue-in-cheek ode to a cheating lover. This isn’t your typical woman scorned song, but tells the tale of a cheating fiancée and his resourceful ex, who plans to make a pretty penny from selling the ring. “Act right now before he finds out,” Pickler sings, “And I’ll throw in the dress for free.”

The musical journey continues with the swinging vibe of “Buzzin’” before venturing into the ballad territory with the album’s title track, “The Woman I Am.” The track, co-penned by Pickler and her husband, Kyle Jacobs, is a definite standout on the album, an ironic mix of confidence and vulnerability that laments the duality of a woman. “Sometimes I cry at night, fall to pieces with Patsy Cline,” Pickler laments, “Man, I miss songs like that, that’s just the woman I am…”

As the album continues, we fall in love with “Closer to Nowhere” before paying homage to Pickler’s spitfire of a great grandma, “Selma Drye.” Another highlight comes in the form of “I Forgive You,” as Pickler admits there’s “no whiskey to numb the pain” before coming to the realization, “Only one thing left for me to do, I forgive you.”

As the album winds down, there’s the fun and flirty “Bobbie and Clyde,” the rousing “No Cure for Crazy” and “Tough All Over,” which once again hits on Pickler’s vulnerable side. Consider this track Part 2 to “The Woman I Am.”

If you’re already a Kellie Pickler fan, this album will remind you why you fell in love with the singer. If you’ve been on the fence about Pickler in the past, this album should win you over with its diversity, touching vulnerability and true country sound.

One thing is for certain, after listening to The Woman I Am, we feel like we know Kellie Pickler for the woman she is.

Download Kellie Pickler’s, The Woman I Am, here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-woman-i-am/id725702490

 

47th Annual CMA Awards Winners

2013 CMA Awards

See below for all of the winners for the 47th Annual CMA Awards! How close were you with your predictions?

2013 CMA Awards Winners:

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift


Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big and Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
Civil Wars
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year

Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves

Album of the Year

Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’
Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go Round’
Little Big Town, ‘Pontoon’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’

Single of the Year

Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go Round’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’

Musical Event of the Year

Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’
Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Nelly), ‘Cruise’
Kelly Clarkson (Feat. Vince Gill), ‘Don’t Rush’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Jason Aldean (Feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church), ‘The Only Way I Know’

Music Video of the Year

Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Downtown’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Brent Mason
Mac McAnally

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Kellie Pickler’s “The Woman I Am” Available Nov. 11th – Preorder Now!

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One of our absolute favorite country girls, Kellie Pickler, is set to release her new album, The Woman I Am, on November 11th! The record consists of 12 new tracks, including Pickler’s current single “Little Bit Gypsy.”

You can pre-order the album now and there are a few awesome bundle packages available. There is even a KP autographed CD! Who doesn’t love that?! For more details, visit: www.kelliepicklerstore.com.

And stay tuned, Pickler fans! We may have something fun coming up for The Woman I Am release!

Kellie Pickler’s “The Woman I Am” Drops Nov. 11th

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Good news, country fans… Kellie Pickler’s upcoming album release date is set for sooner than originally expected!

Entitled The Woman I Am, the album will be released on November 11th. This marks Pickler’s fourth record and the first with her new label, Black River Entertainment.

The album also includes Picker’s current single, “Little Bit Gypsy.” The song is a special one for Kellie and she had this to share:

“I was doing an interview. And a gentleman said, ‘So, if I were to tell someone who doesn’t listen to country music and is not familiar with you to get one song off iTunes to download that kind of describes you in a nutshell, what would it be?’ I thought and then I said, ‘I don’t think I’ve written it yet, but I’m going to,’ and my husband and I wrote it that night.”

The album pre-order and special bundles were announced today! The “Pickler Packages” are available on the official website: www.kelliepickler.com. The pre-orders range in price depending on the items, and can include an autographed album, t-shirt, calendar, tote bag, etc. Make sure you check it out.

Produced by Luke Wooten and Frank Liddell, the album consists of 12 songs. Here is the track listing:

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1. “Little Bit Gypsy” (Kyle Jacobs, Tammi Kidd Hutton and Fred Wilhelm)
2. “Ring For Sale” (Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers)
3. “Buzzin’” (TJ Osborne, John Osborne and Steve Moakler)
4. “The Woman I Am” (Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs)
5. “Closer To Nowhere” (Carson Chamberlain, Wade Kirby and Phil O’Donnell)
6. “Selma Drye” (Kellie Pickler, Billy Montana and Phillip Lammonds)
7. “I Forgive You” (Busbee, Hillary Lindsey and Aimee Mayo)
8. “Bonnie And Clyde” (Kellie Pickler, Kyle Jacobs and Liz Rose)
9. “Where Did Your Love Go” (Kalisa Ewing and Rivers Rutherford)
10. “No Cure For Crazy” (Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers, Billy Montana and John Ozier)
11. “Tough All Over” (Gary Nicholson and Leslie Satcher)
12. “Someone Somewhere Tonight” (Davis Raines and Walt Wilkins)

Kellie Pickler Helps GMA Go Pink

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Kellie Pickler appeared on Good Morning America earlier today to help kick off “GMA Goes Pink” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

By her side this morning was one of Kellie’s best friends, Summer. Summer was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, and Kellie had joined her friend in shaving her head in support and solidarity. Over a year later, we are so happy that Summer is doing well now. Kellie posted on her Facebook page that Summer has a few rounds of chemotherapy left, but is cancer free! Amazing news… stay strong, Summer!

Breast Cancer awareness is a cause near and dear to my heart. My amazing mom passed away from this terrible disease in July so this is all very personal to me.

Kellie is and always has been a class act, and she has all of our respect. Thank-you Kellie and GMA for helping to bring awareness!

Watch Kellie’s GMA appearance and performance of “Someone Somewhere Tonight” below. The song will be included on her new album, The Woman I Am, which drops on November 11th.

For all of the Breast Cancer fighters and survivors out there, you are amazingly strong & keep fighting!

Kellie & Summer last year:

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Toby Keith Announces First Ever Concert Appearances in Australia

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Rob Potts Entertainment Edge, Chugg Entertainment and Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) have announced that Today Keith will be making his first ever concert appearances in Australia next year!

The Hammer Down Under Tour will kick off in March 2014. Eli Young Band and Kellie Pickler will be joining Keith on tour as special guests.

Keith will also headline the 2014 CMC Rocks the Hunter festival at the Hope Estate in NSW’s Hunter Valley.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, October 4th at 9 AM.

 

Hammer Down Under Tour Dates:

Friday, March 14
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD

Sunday, March 16
CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival, Hope Estate, Pokolbin, NSW
(Friday March 14, Saturday March 15, and Sunday March 16)
Tickets available from www.cmcrocks.com
*ON SALE NOW*

Tuesday, March 18
Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Wednesday, March 19
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC

For more information, visit: www.tobykeith.com.

Kellie Pickler’s Exclusive US Weekly Photo Shoot

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Country and denim go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that Kellie Pickler loves her jeans!

In the new US Weekly, the country sweetheart models the latest denim trends in an exclusive photo shoot.

Pickler tells US:

“I’m obsessed with jeans. I mean I grew up country! … I could never be one of those trophy wives who wears evening gowns around the house. I’m a casual kind of gal!”

 

Here are a few beautiful images from the shoot, and make sure you check out the latest issue of the magazine on stands now!

Kellie Pickler August 7, 2013 Credit: Marc Royce THIS IS HI-RES

Kellie Pickler August 7, 2013 Credit: Marc Royce THIS IS HI-RES

Kellie Pickler August 7, 2013 Credit: Marc Royce THIS IS HI-RES

Pickler’s fourth album, The Woman I Am, drops on November 12th!