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First Ever iHeartRadio Country Festival

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Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival. Country music’s biggest superstars will hit the stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 29, to celebrate all things country.

Straight from the heart of Austin, the music of the iHeartRadio app will come to life with an extraordinary lineup including: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen and Dan + Shay, with more to be announced. The iHeartRadio Country Festival will be hosted by nationally-syndicated country music personality Bobby Bones.

Exclusive Interview: Lexi Luca

Lexi Luca The Voice Interview

If you flip through a photo album of Lexi Luca as a baby, or watch her family’s home movies, you will find a pint-sized, pacified performer. While Lexi’s first music video experiences might have consisted of a pacifier, a microphone, and everyone’s favorite giant purple dinosaur, little Lexi has long since progressed! Even though Lexi is tight-lipped about the best moment of her young career thus far (but she promises we can know soon!), this seventeen-year-old West Palm Beach, Florida native has had quite the musical past and, surely, is facing a bright musical future.

POLL: Best Artist of 2013

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Who do you think deserves the title of “Best Artist of 2013″? We don’t think this list of unbelievable talents could make the decision here any tougher and we know you adore them, but we need you to pick just one. Let us know which of these elite artists gets your vote for 2013.

 

 

 

Best Artist of 2013

  • Carrie Underwood (56%, 189 Votes)
  • Blake Shelton (24%, 80 Votes)
  • Luke Bryan (10%, 33 Votes)
  • Miranda Lambert (7%, 23 Votes)
  • Taylor Swift (3%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 340

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Florida Georgia Line Tops the Year-End Charts

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According to Billboard, Florida Georgia Line, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, not only topped several year-end recaps but also brought their record label, Republic Nashville, to new heights. At the close of the year, Florida Georgia Line landed in the Number 1 spot on the Hot Country Songs recap with “Cruise” and placed two more tracks in the Top 20 with “Get Your Shine On” at Number 7 and “Round Here” at Number 16. Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift round out the top five on the Hot Country Songs 2013 Recap.

Florida Georgia Line, which signed with Republic Nashville in mid-2012, also clinched the top spots on the Country Airplay Artists and Country Streaming Songs Artists recaps. Coming in behind the duo on the latter tally are, once again, the combination of Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton.

“Cruise” also ended the year in the Number 1 spot on the Country Digital Songs recap while “Get Your Shine On” places at Number 9. Darius Rucker’s remake of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” finishes at Number 2, followed by Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here” (featuring Pistol Annies), Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care” (with Taylor Swift) and Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party.”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dee Jay Silver

Dee Jay Silver

In today’s music, it is common to hear a remix of some of your favorite songs; even heartfelt power ballads have turned into dance hits with the help of some of music’s most talented DJs. And just when you thought DJ’ing couldn’t become anymore unique, enter Dee Jay Silver, the first DJ to be signed to a major Nashville record label. Dee Jay has played in premier venues in virtually every major market in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, but has ultimately found his home in Nashville. Whether he is touring with Jason Aldean and playing in sold out stadiums, performing on the American Country Awards, or remixing the work of some of country’s best known artists, Dee Jay is bringing his talents to the fans of country music in a myriad of ways. Dee Jay took some time out of his day of “bad television” while he recovered from the ACAs in Las Vegas to talk with me about his music, his favorite tour stop to date, and his future plans (which included getting back to Nashville stat!). 

Luke Bryan Sells Out Madison Square Garden Twice

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It’s an awesome time to be Luke Bryan. He has accomplished something that very few other country acts in recent memory have done: sold out New York’s Legendary Madison Square Garden twice. His January 25th show sold out in under five minutes, with the second September 12th show selling out just as fast.

“I can’t thank my fans enough for being so eager to see us play in New York City,” Luke said. “They have made my first time playing Madison Square Garden a two-time experience. I’m trying to let it all sink in but I cannot wait to get there and share my live show with them!”

Luke’s big That’s My Kind of Night tour begin January 16 in Columbus, Ohio and wraps September 12th with the second NY show. Cole Swindell and Lee Brice will open all shows. For tour dates and ticket information, visit www.lukebryan.com.

Keepin’ It Country Presents: Abbi Scott!

Abbi Scott

Our next Stageit show is upon us and it will be an absolute blast! Keepin’ It Country proudly presents … Abbi Scott! The show will take place on Sunday, December 8th, at 9:00pm EST.

Abbi Scott is a singer/songwriter who was recently deemed as a #CMChat “One to Watch.” Abbi has opened for several of country music’s hottest artists, including Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, DJ Miller, David Bradley, Dustin Lynch, and Maggie Rose.

On September 21, 2013, Abbi released her EP, Abbi Scott, which was released on iTunes. Abbi music can be described as high energy, honest, and fresh, while remaining true to her country music roots.

We are so excited to welcome Abbi to our Keepin’ It Country Presents stage!

Additionally, this show is unlike any other! The theme of Abbi’s show is “Ugly Sweaters For the Holidays” and ticket proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots, an organization that Abbi is ecstatic to assist. During the show, Abbi would love for her audience to sport some ugly sweaters and post pictures on Twitter using the hashtag #KICUglySweaters.

This is going to be a unique and fun show with a whole lot of country and some holiday spice in the mix. Don’t miss out on this fun event for a great cause!

To purchase your ticket (in support of Toys for Tots) for the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party, starring Abbi Scott, click here!

CMA Awards Favorite Moments

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Another CMA Awards night has come and gone, but certain moments left lasting impressions on our staff. If you follow us on Twitter, you know we spent the majority of the show cracking on Sheryl Crow‘s hair, Dolly Parton‘s assets, Zac Brown Band‘s beards, and Kacey Musgraves‘ b****y resting face. While those particular things set the stage for our jokes, puns, and #sarcastictweets, our staff compiled a list of our other favorite moments of the night. The following are those award show memories that are ingrained in our minds:

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!

Eric Church To Release “The Outsiders” in February 2014

Eric Church The Outsiders

Eric Church‘s latest album, The Outsiders, will be hitting shelves on February 11, 2014. Eric will perform the title track and lead single tomorrow night, November 6th, on the CMA Awards, where he is nominated for two awards, including Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year (for his song The Only Way I Know with Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean).

Additionally, beginning tomorrow, fans can pre-order an exclusive album bundle directly from ericchurch.com, which includes The Outsiders and exclusive merchandise, such as: a T-Shirt; a sticker; and/or a leather cuff bracelet. While you are on Eric’s site, you can also view a special video introducing the new single, as well as commentary regarding same.