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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Nicolle Galyon From “The Voice”

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Nicolle Galyon is a study in contradiction.  She grew up in the tiny town of Sterling, Kansas, but thrives in the big city of Nashville.  She writes songs for country music, but she’s trained in classical piano.

With that said, it makes sense that country singer Nicolle would end up on rocker Adam Levine’s team on NBC’s smash singing competition “The Voice.”  As you will find out, she wouldn’t have had it any other way.

The 27-year-old moved to Nashville after graduating from high school.  She enrolled in Belmont University’s Music Business program and was focusing on a career behind the scenes in the music business.  But her undeniable talent wouldn’t let that happen.  She secretly began writing songs in her spare time.  Thanks to the urging of her friends, she entered a few of her songs into the Songwriter’s Showcase Series at Belmont.  Her success there opened up some doors, which opened up more doors, which led her to a publishing deal with Warner Music Nashville, where she has been a staff songwriter since 2007.

Several of her songs have made it onto records — including a pair by a certain American Idol alum.  But the voices singing those songs — telling her stories — weren’t hers.  That’s one of the main reasons she auditioned for “The Voice.”  She decided her love of music was greater than her fear of failure.  Score one for love.

The auditions were back in October, how hard was it to not say anything to anyone?

Lauren Alaina Sings “I Will Always Love You” in Live Chat

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Lauren Alaina took some time out of her busy schedule last night to chat with some fans via web cast put on by K102 in Minnesota. She answered fan questions via uStream before her show with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, and one of the requests from her fans was to sing part of “I Will Always Love You.” Check out Lauren singing Whitney Houston below, and see what her favorite snacks and favorite songs are, what her biggest fear is, and some other goofy chatter! There’s never a dull moment with Lauren around, that’s for sure!

CONTEST: Win An Autographed Lauren Alaina CD!

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We’re giving away another signed Wildflower CD from Lauren Alaina!

Lauren Alaina’s Wildflower CD has spawned hits such as “Like My Mother Does” and “Georgia Peaches” and now here’s your chance to win an autographed CD directly from Lauren herself for Keepin’ It Country!

Lauren is currently on tour with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan and their next tour stop is in Oklahoma City, OK on February 2nd.

The contest is open from January 28th until February 6th. See the details below on how to enter..good luck!

Luke Bryan Goes Gold

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The hits continue for Luke Bryan!

Bryan’s new single, “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” has been certified gold by the RIAA. The song is the second single from his gold album, Tailgates & Tanlines, and the follow-up to his massive platinum hit, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).”

This past week alone, the single sold 128,000 downloads and marked Bryan’s biggest digital sales week of his career. The song is also in the top 5 on the country radio charts and climbing.

Congratulations to Luke!

Bryan will be joining Jason Aldean for his My Kinda Party Tour this winter along with Lauren Alaina. You can check out his official website for tour dates.

NEW: Lauren Alaina’s “Georgia Peaches” Music Video!

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Lauren Alaina is kicking off 2012 with a video for her latest single, “Georgia Peaches.” The clip – directed by David McClister (The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum) – stars some of Alaina’s best friends, and was filmed at the Sylvan Park Melrose restaurant in Nashville.

“Making the ‘Georgia Peaches’ video was a blast,” she said, “I got to have some of my closest friends in the video, and we were laughing and having a good time throughout the night. I love that I was able to have them there.” Lauren, who grew up in the small town of Rossville, GA, added that “I’m a proud Georgia Peach!”

“Georgia Peaches” appears on Alain’a debut album, Wildflower, available in stores and online at iTunes and Amazon. For more information, including ticket details for her upcoming My Kinda Party Tour with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, visit Alaina’s official website at laurenalainaofficial.com.

Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments below!

CMT To Premiere Lauren Alaina’s “Georgia Peaches” Music Video This Friday

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Lauren Alaina fans have been waiting for this moment for quite a few weeks now! At 8a.m. ET/PT, CMT will debut Lauren Alaina’s new music video, “Georgia Peaches.” The video will be part of a 15-minute behind-the-scenes special including footage from the video shoot and an interview with Lauren.

You can catch Lauren Alaina out on tour with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan starting in January! The first stop will be on January 20th in Greenville, SC.

Trace Adkins On The State Of Country Music

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As the calendar is about to turn on a phenomenal year for Country music, it’s time to sit back and reflect a bit.

Country’s influence and impact reached far and wide this past year.  Cross-over artists like Taylor Swift and Lady A brought their music to millions of fans, many of whom may have been getting their first taste of the genre.  Country artists finished first and second on the latest season of American idol with Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina.  Then there was Blake Shelton, who brought a funny, thoughtful and sometimes surprisingly compassionate face to Country through his work on NBC’s “The Voice”.

Top 11 Country Albums Of 2011

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2011 has been quite a year for country music. We’ve seen touching, real-life singles like “Cost Of Livin’” to new party anthems like “Red Solo Cup.” There’s been albums that have broken records, and albums that have surprised fans. We’ve had all-girl groups form, and some groups losing members this year. One thing is for sure… 2011 has been a big one for country music.

We’ve put together our top eleven list of the eleven best albums released this year. Some of our picks may surprise you, so make sure to take a look and let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or right here in the comments about what you think, how you feel, and if you think we missed someone we shouldn’t have.

Keepin’ it Country’s Top 11 Albums of 2011: 

PHOTO: Joanna Smith Gets A Helping Hand From Lauren Alaina

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It’s the time of year when traveling quickly becomes a headache, and that was the case for country music singer Joanna Smith last week. After her plane was late in New York, she had to rush to make it to her show at Huntington. She made it – with only moments to spare, but didn’t have time to do her hair and makeup on her own.

That’s when American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina stepped in. Lauren curled Joanna’s hair for her, since they were both performing at the concert, and got her friend all ready to hit the stage – and on-time!

Celebrate New Years Eve In Country Style

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FOX is ready to bring back the cowboy boots and hats for New Years Eve. They’ll be airing their first-ever American Country New Years Eve Live on December 31st. The special will have performances from both New York City and Las Vegas as they count down to the New Year. The special starts at 11 pm EST and will go on until 12:30 am EST on FOX. It will be tape-delayed in other time zones.

Ring in the New Year with musical performances from Rodney Atkins and American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina, who will both take the stage to perform their latest hits. The host of the night, and additional performers, will be announced over the next few days.