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REVIEW: David Nail’s “I’m A Fire”

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When it comes to country music, there are few vocalists out there who have the power and skill of David Nail. The MCA Nashville artist released his new album, I’m A Fire, today and just like the title suggests, Nail is warm, roaring and unbridled.

The album’s title and same-name track is particularly personal to Nail. He says, “There’s so many moments on this record that make me think about the last for years that I’ve been married, and ‘I’m a Fire’ just sums it all up. It (the title track) says ‘I’ve walked through flames, come out on the other end, and the foremost reason is because of you.” It’s definitely a bright spot of the album.

Although, the album comes on the heels of its lead single “Whatever She’s Got” hitting #1, it doesn’t rely solely, or really much at all, on that formula. Although “Whatever She’s Got” was a bonafide bouncy hit, Nail shines brightest on the moodier offerings, including the Bob DiPiero, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally penned track, “Burnin’ Bed.” The tracks wraps you in immediately, with Nail mysteriously crooning “Tangled. Vodka. Midnight. Can’t stay. Taxi. Goodnight.” Another immediate standout is the slow burning ember, “The Secret,” an ode to an affair that literally goes to the grave. The track epitomizes country music at its finest. “I can’t help, but think about all that we could’ve been had you not stayed here and settled for a life with him.” Nail croons, “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, buried is the secret that was us.”

Other highlights of the album include “When They’re Gone (Lyle County),” featuring the incomparable Little Big Town on background vocals. The foursome add an incredible depth to the track that quickly elevates it from good to great. The Glen Campbell cover “Galveston” features LeAnn Womack, and like the collaboration with LBT, Womack’s vocals only elevate the track and force us to wonder where she’s been and queue up “Last Call” to play after I’m A Fire ends.

“Kiss You Tonight” is the album’s second single and although it’s decidedly less catchy than “Whatever She’s Got,” it’s still a solid track with a hint of earworminess. “I’ve been trying to do without you, but I can’t give up this fight.” Nail pleads, “Everything will be alright if I can just kiss you tonight.”

Much like Dierks Bentley‘s RISER, released last week, this album is a hyrbid of a departure combined with natural progression for David Nail. It relies more on guitar than piano and shows Nail flexing his impressive vocal chords over varied melodies, lyrics and emotions. It’s been a bit of a rough ride through bro-country music lately, but albums like I’m A Fire and RISER give us high hopes for Nashville’s most talented leading men.

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David Nail Announces Release Date & Track List For New Album

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Riding high from the RIAA Gold Certification of lead single, “Whatever She’s Got,” David Nail will release his third album, I’m A Fire, on March 4. The MCA Nashville artist worked with producers Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay and Glenn Worf.

Nail says “There’s so many moments on this record that make me think about the last four years that I’ve been married, and I’m a Fire just sums it all up.” He adds “It [the title track] says, ‘I’ve walked through flames, come out on the other end, and the foremost reason is because of you.’”

The album features 11 new tracks including “When They’re Gone (Lyle County)” featuring Little Big Town and co-written by Brett Eldredge, “Kiss You Tonight” a song that expresses the strong emotion that we all feel at some point in our lives for another, the steamy “Burnin’ Bed” (co-written by Brandy Clark) and a duet version of Glen Campbell’s “Galveston” with Lee Ann Womack.

George Strait’s Star-Studded Final Show to Include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and More

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George Strait will play his final concert June 7, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The CMA Entertainer of the Year’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 will ride away with style, for a king. The show will feature an all-star lineup of guest artists (performing three songs each) including Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.

Additionally, the opening act for Strait’s final concert will be the “Kings of Texas Swing” and six-time Grammy Award-winning group, Asleep At The Wheel.

Tickets for the highly-anticipated concert will go on sale to the public Friday, December 6 at 10:00 AM CST and can be purchased via Strait’s official website here.

While this is Strait’s final concert tour, he will continue to record new music with MCA Records and will perform select dates across the country after the tour has wrapped. For more information, please visit www.georgestrait.com.

George Strait Announces 2014 Tour Dates

George Strait 2014 tour dates announced

The King of Country, George Strait, announced the final dates for his 2014 Cowboy Rides Away Tour this morning at a press conference at AT&T stadium in Dallas. The tour will begin in Lousiana in January and wrap up on a TBA date in Dallas.

Each week, a different opening act will join Strait on the road, and the list of openers include some of the biggest stars in country music, including Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert and Merle Haggard with Lee Ann Womack.

“The first leg of the tour earlier this year was very fun, but also very emotional,” Strait says. “Every city and venue holds such great memories. I’m really looking forward to seeing our fans out on the road in 2014.”

A pre-sale will begin on September 24th for Strait fan club members, and the general sale will begin on September 27th. For more information, please visit http://www.georgestrait.com.

George Strait 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Dates:

1/9 – CenturyLink – Bossier City, La.
1/10 – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, Texas
1/17 – CenturyLink Center – Omaha, Neb.
1/18 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.
1/30 – SAP Center – San Jose, Calif.
1/31 – Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, Calif.
2/1 – MGM Grand Arena – Las Vegas, Nev.
2/7 – US Airways Center – Phoenix, Ariz.
2/8 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, Calif.
2/14 – The Palace of Auburn Hills  – Auburn Hills, Mich.
2/15 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, Ohio
4/28 – Wells Fargo Arena – Philadelphia, Pa.
3/1 – Prudential Center – Newark, N.J.
3/7 – KFC Yum! Arena – Louisville, Ky.
3/8 – Allstate Arena – Chicago, Ill.
3/21 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, Tenn.
3/22 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, Ga.
4/4 – Intrust Bank Arena – Wichita, Kan.
4/5 – Pepsi Center – Denver, Colo.
4/11 – The Moda Center – Portland, Ore.
4/12 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, Wash.
4/18 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, Iowa
4/19 – BOK Arena – Tulsa, Okla.
5/23 – LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest – Baton Rouge,  La.
5/31 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Mass.
TBD – AT&T Stadium – Dallas, Texas

America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner, Chuck Wicks, Lee Ann Womack & More to Launch Tomorrow

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When NASH FM 94.7 premiered last year, New Yorkers breathed a sigh of relief as country had finally returned to the Big Apple. As the station continues to strike a chord with listeners in the Tri-State Area, Cumulus announced that “America’s Morning Show” will be hitting the air TOMORROW. June 20. The all-star cast at the helm of this endeavor includes radio veteran Blair Garner and music stars Terri Clark, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks and Lee Ann Womack.

The new morning show will begin later this month, airing weekdays from 6-10am. The show will feature country’s biggest hits and stars, as well as New York traffic and weather. The show will originate in Nashville before a studio audience, with frequent broadcasts from the NASH FM studios in Manhattan. 

No one is more excited to take on New York’s country fans than Garner. “I am thrilled to begin waking up the New York area’s Country listeners on NASH FM  94.7 with an uplifting Country start to the day,” He said. “New Yorkers are embracing NASH FM in an amazing way and I look forward to bringing the Country music lifestyle to the Big Apple straight from Nashville.”

For more information on “American’s Morning Show,” make sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the all-star cast: @blairgarner, @chuckwicks, @terriclarkmusic, @leeannwomack & @gettinsweenered.

10 songs for Mother’s Day

Carrie Underwood and her mom.

Us here at Keepin’ it Country want to wish all the moms out there a happy Mother’s Day! Just in case you’re looking for a playlist of songs to help celebrate the weekend with your Mom, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite country songs about moms. Take a listen to our list below and let us know what YOUR picks are for mother’s day.

MAMA’S SONG – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

A personal song written by Carrie herself to her mom is our first pick for our Mother’s Day playlist. The music video features Carrie and her real life mom, as pictured to the side of this post, on her wedding day as she tells her mom that she doesn’t need to worry about her daughter, because she learned from her. “Mama’s Song” was the fourth single from Carrie’s “Play On” album, which was co-written by Carrie with Luke Laird, Kara DioGuardi, and Marti Frederikson. BONUS: The video also features Carrie’s real-life husband, Mike Fisher.

 

Check out the rest of our picks below: 

PHOTOS: Loretta Lynn 50th Opry Anniversary

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The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® honored one of its most beloved members, Loretta Lynn, last night with a show celebrating her 50thOpry Anniversary. Leading up to Lynn’s closing performance, several of her friends took the stage throughout the night to honor her in words and song.

 Among those performing their own hits as well as songs popularized by the guest of honor were Lee Ann Womack (“I Know How”), Crystal Gayle (“Don’t Come Home A- Drinkin’”), Miranda Lambert (“Honky Tonk Girl”), and Pistol Annies (“Fist City”), who made their Opry debut while Lynn sat cheering the group on from the front row of the Opry House.
After Lynn took the stage and performed her hits “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” Trace Adkins joined Lynn for the Conway Twitty/Lynn duet smash “Lead Me On.” Womack, Gayle, and the Pistol Annies then all filed on stage to join their musical hero in a rousing version of her signature song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Before Lynn’s final song of the night, Johnathon Arndt of the famed Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels along with Opry vice-president and general manager Pete Fisher, presented the Opry member with a congratulatory gift of a limited Johnathon Arndt 18 KT. pink gold and diamond Swiss timepiece.  Lynn responded to the gift and to multiplest anding ovations from the crowd, saying:
“The greatest moment of my life was when they inducted me into the Grand Ole Opry. That’s a feeling you only feel once in a lifetime. And I’m glad I did.”

Check out some of the pictures from the night and let us know what your favorite album of Loretta’s is. Remember to click on the images to see them full-sized! All pictures are courtesy of the Opry / Chris Hollo.

 

(l-r) Pistol Annies, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, LeeAnn Womack.

Trace Adkins, Loretta Lynn.

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Pistol Annies Making Opry Debut for Loretta Lynn

The Pistol Annies.

A very special night is planned at the Grand Ole Opry to help celebrate Loretta Lynn‘s 50th anniversary at the Opry. Loretta, who joined the Opry on September 25th, 1962, will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, and the Pistol Annies will make their Opry debut on the special night. Also making her appearance is Loretta’s sister, Crystal Gayle.

“There is no one at the OPRY, in Country music, or on Earth, quite like Loretta Lynn,” said Opry VP/GM Pete Fisher. “Her influence as a recording artist and songwriter reaches across musical genres, cultures, and generations. She’s earned her place among America’s musical icons, and we look forward to celebrating 50 years of Opry membership with her next month.”

The show will take place on Tuesday, September 25th – her exact 50th anniversary date. Tickets are available at opry.com.

Video Picks Of The Week: February 12, 2012

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Hey country music friends…

It’s time for our “Video Picks of the Week!”

Music Video

This week’s music video is Lee Ann Womack, “I Hope You Dance.” The song was the lead single from her 2000 album of the same title, and a number one, cross-over mega hit.

One word comes to mind for me with this song… masterpiece. It is one of my favorite songs of all-time and definitely makes my top five. The lyrics and message are amazing, Womack’s voice is beautiful as always, and the video is very sweet.

“I Hope You Dance” is just one of those times in music when everything aligns together and is perfect.

 

 

Continue reading to check out our live performance and cover song video picks…

Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack featured on “Holiday Notes from Home”

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DVR Alert! Tonight at 8:30 EST/7:30 CST GAC is airing a very special program, “Holiday Notes from Home,” to honor servicemen and women and their families. While we’re always up for tuning in for a good cause, featured performers include country music favorites Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack, making this an even higher priority on our must-see TV list.

The performance itself was a way to give back to military families. Filmed in October on the Grad Ole Opry stage, the event was free to the public and priority was given to military families. Now, “Holiday Notes from Home” will are on The Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, in addition to GAC.

Tune in tonight, then let us know what you thought of the show in the comments!