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Country Music Covers Mötley Crüe

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Legendary rock band, Mötley Crüe, announced today that they are heading out on their final tour and entering retirement. In honor of the iconic group, Big Machine Records has decided to release a Mötley Crüe tribute with some of the record label’s country music superstars covering classic songs. Among the artists already confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album are LeAnn Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band and Cassadee Pope. More artists will be unveiled as the album nears a release date this summer.

For more information on Mötley Crüe’s final tour, visit Big Machine Records’ website by clicking here.

5th Annual “Opry Goes Pink”

Opry Goes Pink

It’s a very special night for a very important cause.

The Grand Ole Opry is joining Women Rock For The Cure for their 5th Annual “Opry Goes Pink” event. Each year, an artist is chosen to flip the switch to turn the Opry’s signature barn backdrop pink. This year, LeAnn Rimes has that honor.

The special night will take place on October 22nd. Joining Rimes to perform that evening are Amy Grant, Pam Tillis, Mandisa, Natalie Grant, and Lorrie Morgan. Activities honoring survivors and in memoriam of those lost will also take place throughout the event.

Five dollars for every ticket sold go to Women Rock For The Cure to benefit breast cancer awareness.

Women certainly do rock and we will rock for a cure!

For more information and tickets, visit: http://www.opry.com/.


LeAnn Rimes releases Spitfire

LeAnn Rimes.

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter LeAnn Rimes’ new album, SPITFIRE, is now available. The physical CD is available only at Walmart and features an exclusive live track of “Borrowed”. 

She’ll be making television appearances on Chelsea Lately tonight, June 5, 2013 and upcoming appearances on GMA, FOX News, EXTRA, The Wendy Williams Show, The View and The Talk.

Did you pick up your copy of LeAnn’s new album? What do you think?

LeAnn Rimes announces Spitfire release date

LeAnn Rimes.

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter LeAnn Rimes is releasing her new album, SPITFIRE, on June 4, 2013. Rimes, who co-wrote nine of the songs on her newest offering, says:

“This album is a peek into my world; who I am, what I’ve gone through, what my emotions are. It’s an intimate conversation between me and whoever’s listening. I hope I’m saying things that are hard for others to express. It certainly took me a lot of work to get to this point. And it’s still easier to sing these thoughts than it is to say them out loud. The intimacy in my music is just beginning.”

SPITFIRE is co-produced by Darrell Brown, LeAnn’s longtime friend, whom she calls her “writing soul mate”. Rimes speaks of this album as a “journey” and says there were several memorable moments along the way from having multi-Grammy award-winning engineer, Al Schmitt (Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones) mix several songs to having Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminsky sing background vocals on “What Have I Done?”. After ten years of trying to write or record with Rob Thomas, the planets aligned as Rob added an undeniable groove to “Gasoline and Matches”, which also features the legendary signature guitar styling’s of Jeff Beck, whom LeAnn previously worked with on a Barbra Streisand tribute at the Grammys to benefit MusiCares.

The physical CD will launch exclusively at Walmart and is currently available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/Spitfire1. Check out the official cover and track listing for her new album below and let us know if you’ll be getting your copy on June 4th:

LeAnn Rimes opens up about her weight

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After questions and controversy have followed LeAnn Rimes for years, she finally opened up about her weight to a British magazine. In her interview with Fabulous, she speaks about her weight, why fans don’t need to be concerned, her self confidence, becoming a step-mother, and her treatments for anxiety and stress.

On if she has purposely tried to gain weight since fans and media became concerned, she said:

“I never tried to lose weight and I never tried to gain it. It depends on how stressed I am. I was eating a ton and couldn’t put on weight!”

But the important question: is she happy with how she looks?

“I’m secure with my body. Trust me, there are moments when I’ve stood in the mirror and gone: “Oh my God, I’m getting cellulite!” but then I stand in a different light and I’m like: “Oh, it’s not so bad now.” I have my moments, like every woman.”

Read the full interview on Fabulous’ website here and let us know what you think about her opening up.

CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH: Kelly Clarkson v. Clive Davis


As you have likely heard, Clive Davis used nineteen pages of his memoir to share “stories” about Kelly Clarkson and his “experiences” working with her during her time under his wing. Mind you, we use the words “stories” and “experiences” loosely here, as Kelly rebutted the allegations Clive made in his book, explaining that his recollection contained “lapses and misinformation”.

You probably know that Clive Davis is a huge music mogul (and egomaniac?) who has been credited for many artists’ careers, including  Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Christina Aguilera, Carlos Santana, Jennifer Hudson, and the late great Whitney Houston. Clive has also been credited for his hand in Kelly’s career, before she parted ways after some artistic differences. Kelly, as you very well are aware, won Season 1 of American Idol and was catapulted into fame, never allowing anybody to change her or tell her there was something she could not do. And, not surprisingly at all, Kelly’s hunches have never served her wrong, as she continues to be a hitmaking, album selling, touring, award-winning artist over ten years after we first met her on the Idol stage.

Several artists have spoken out since yesterday when Clive’s memoir was released and Kelly spoke up about his “memories” of their encounters and working relationship. Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, and Chely Wright have all declared their membership on Team Kelly. So, we ask you — whose team are you on (Team Kelly or Team Clive) and which musicians have you seen vocalize where their loyalties lie? Help us figure out who will win this celebrity death match! Our money is on our girl, Kelly!

Here are just a few of our fave country celeb tweets:

@martinamcbride @kelly_clarkson YOU GO GIRL!!!!! Love it.

@chelywright: I just listened to @Kelly_Clarkson sing the Anthem again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfu… She’s IT! I believe her account over Clive’s any day

@JenniferNettles: @kelly_clarkson You could sing the phone book and it would be brilliant! Proud of you for speaking your truth. Solidarity sistah!

@LynnAshow (Lynn Anderson)
Team @kelly_clarkson ! “Because of you” was a beautiful song and u continue to compose and use those huge pipes to the top of the charts.

@blairgarner KELLY IS A ROCKSTAR RT @kelly_clarkson: Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false info about me http://say.ly/GLO5cY7

@leannrimes @blairgarner @kelly_clarkson love this girl!

@chantalkreviaz @kelly_clarkson loving your courage and truth!!! wow…inspired. xx chantal http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/19/dont-mess-with-texas-kelly-clarkson-has-a-few-words-for-clive-davis/

And just to be fair, here are some of our faves that support Clive:





And that’s that!



DVR Alert: LeAnn Rimes on Entertainment Tonight

LeAnn Rimes.

Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes will be on “Entertainment Tonight” TONIGHT where she will talk about her new album, SPITFIRE due out April 30, 2013.

Continuing on with her media stops, LeAnn will perform her new single, “Borrowed”, the following Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!

 “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs on ABC at 11:30 PM ET.

Curb Records has made the tracks “What Have I Done,” and her new single, “Borrowed”, both from the forthcoming SPITFIRE album, available now on iTunes.

Are you excited for LeAnn’s new album? Will you be picking it up in stores this April?

DVR Alert: LeAnn Rimes debuting new single on Tonight Show

LeAnn Rimes.

This should be a good early Christmas treat! Country star LeAnn Rimes will debut her single “Borrowed” for the first time on late night television on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The latest single from her upcoming album “Spitfire,” is available now on iTunes for fans not wanting to wait until late tonight to hear the new music.

She’ll be heading over to the X Factor tomorrow night to perform on the finale alongside Little Big Town and country contestant Tate Stevens, so make sure you tune into that as well!

Are you excited for LeAnn’s new album in 2013?

Recap: The Voice: Episode 2 – Meet Harry Potter & The Music Man

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I’ll blame it on technical difficulties, but I may or may not have missed most of the first episode of “The Voice.” I just assumed (and you know what happens when you assume…) that my DVR would record the show, but alas, that wasn’t the case. I’ll be attempting to catch a repeat sometime soon, but, on to episode two!
Luckily for slackers like me, we get a brief recap of the first episode and I learn that each judge – Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine & Blake Shelton – will get teams of 16! Holy cow, what is this, pee-wee soccer?! They each grabbed two contestants in the season premiere, including a guy who sings “Listen” better than Beyonce and a bunch of other random people who sing, cry and have REALLY sad histories. 

Our first contestant tonight is 22-year-old Brooklynite, Adriana Louise. I can tell immediately by her tight dress and judges’-chair-matching lipstick that she’s going to garner a creepy CeeLo smile. She wails through Jessie J‘s “Domino,” and all of the judges turn around. CeeLo makes some weird comments about a wedding, but it’s Christina’s finger-wiggling and debut CD (the first Adriana ever bought) that convince her to join “Team XTina.” 

LeAnn Rimes Enters Treatment

LeAnn Rimes.

In what came as a surprise to most country music fans this morning, LeAnn Rimes has voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility one day after celebrating her 30th birthday. The “Spitfire” singer is trying to learn better stress coping mechanisms as she returns to her singing career with her new single out in December. In a statement to People magazine, her representative denies that it’s for drugs, alcohol or an eating disorder.

“LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress,” her rep Marcel Pariseau tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.  “While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”

LeAnn herself released a statement addressing why she feels it was so important to check herself in now rather than later:

“This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be,” she says.  “All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you know what? I’m hoping they’re not going to affect me as much,” she adds. “I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”

Read the article on People magazine’s site here. She’ll be heading out on a fall tour this year, releasing her new single, and a brand new album will hit stores in 2013. We’re hoping we see a lot more of the “Spitfire” star this year and wish her a quick recovery!