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Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert to Pay Tribute to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

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It’s no secret that Blake Shelton takes pride in his Oklahoma roots, and with the recent tragic tornadoes that ripped through the state, it’s only fitting for the famous Okie to pay tribute.

According to Entertainment Weekly, on tonight’s episode of The Voice, Blake will be joined by Miranda Lambert to perform a duet that’s “close to their hearts.” The tribute will take place at the top of the show, which begins at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.

Trace Adkins Wins All-Star Celebrity Apprentice

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Trace Adkins is the first All-Star Celebrity Apprentice winner!

The live finale aired last night on NBC, and Donald Trump chose Adkins over Penn Jillette for the title after several weeks of competition.

The country star raised $1,554,072 for the American Red Cross, while the Vegas super magician raised $598,655 for Opportunity Village. Adkins now adds $250,000 to that total for being crowned the winner.

The celebrity apprentice is always fun to watch, but more importantly, the stars are all playing for charity and that’s what makes it great!

You’re hired, Trace Adkins. Congratulations!

Blake Shelton is Keepin’ It Country on The Voice!

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With auditions, battle, and knockout rounds complete, The Voice will be moving on to live competition next week.

This week, Blake, Adam, Shakira, & Usher each chose a final four to represent their teams. The competition is fierce this season and is sure to be great entertainment.

Our very own country rep, Mr. Shelton, is a 2-time Voice champ and reigning winner. He’s kept it pretty diverse in the past, but he is country strong with Team Blake moving forward.

The remaining team members are Danielle Bradbery, Holly Tucker, Justin Rivers, and The Swon Brothers. While there was a great deal of talented artists, I definitely think Blake got it right this week.

There really is only one artist on the original Team Blake that I hoped would have made it to the playoffs, and that is Caroline Glaser. I wish Blake had decided not to pair her and Danielle against each other in the battle rounds. I would have liked to have seen both of them representing Team Blake in the live shows. However, Caroline is with Team Adam now, and that really is the beauty of the steal. It allows the coaches to keep talent that maybe would have been let go too soon.

Will Blake and his country crew make it a 3-peat this season? There are some powerhouses this year, especially on Team Adam. While we know that Blake’s buddy, Mr. Levine, is always gunning to take the title from him, Shakira and Usher are definitely equally determined to win it all. The next few weeks should be a good battle!

The live rounds kick off on Monday night on NBC at 8/7c. Don’t miss it!

Team Blake!

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“The Voice” Is Back

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Let’s talk The Voice!

The hit singing competition is back for season 4, and it’s better than ever.

With Usher and Shakira filling Cee Lo and Christina’s spots, we have some new personalities in the mix. And that mix works amazingly well. The four coaches seem to have a great chemistry and a friendly competitive rivalry. We know we love Blake and Adam, but Usher and Shakira might be the perfect additions. The banter is funny and witty, and there just seems to be a genuine respect among the group. I like it… a lot.

First, let’s look at our country boy’s team. So far, Blake has picked up 3 team members: Cara & Rhian Morgan (The Morgan Twins), Danielle Bradbery, and Christian Porter.

The Morgan girls are the first set of twins to ever appear on The Voice. With their harmonized runs on Alicia Keys’ “Fallin’,” they got all four coaches to turn around.

@morgan_twins: Still in Awe that 4 chairs turned around! We feel so blessed! Thank you for the love! #thevoice

Danielle is a 16-year-old country singer, who impressed us with her version of Taylor Swift’s “Mean.” Danielle is one of my favorites so far, and I see her doing very well on Blake’s team.

@dbradbery: I’d like to say Thank you so much to everyone, y’all have no idea how much this all means to me, I feel so blessed!! Y’all are amazing <3

Christian is a singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania who caught everyone’s attention with his cover of  LMFAO’s “Sexy And I know It.”

@porterchristian: Thank you guys so much! I can’t even handle the support and all the tweets!

Congratulations to Team Blake! We’re excited to watch.

However, there was one country girl that I felt Blake missed out on. You know I’m talking about Tawnya Reynolds. I was surprised that Blake did not turn his chair for her, but he only has so many spots and needs a diverse team so I get that he has to let some country talent go in the process. Anyway, Tawnya will be just fine and is with Team Shakira!

All of the auditioners did a really great job, but two people stood out for me so far… Sarah Simmons and Judith Hill. Both girls chose Adam… I must say that Team Adam has some powerhouses already.

Audition episodes will continue for the next couple of weeks before they head into the Battle Rounds. Tune in Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC!

The Voice’s Cassadee Pope Joining Rascal Flatts & The Band Perry on Summer Tour

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Winner of the third season of NBC’s The Voice and Team Blake member, Cassadee Pope, will be joining Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry on tour this summer!

Cassadee shared on Twitter:

@cassadeepope: Incredibly excited to announce I will be supporting the Rascal Flatts tour this summer. I’ll be playing right before The Band Perry. Yay!

More details will follow soon!

For tour dates, check out Rascal Flatts’ website: http://www.rascalflatts.com/events.

Gloriana To Perform On Jimmy Fallon

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Country music trio, Gloriana, will be visiting Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday, February 15th to perform their current single “Can’t Shake You” with The Roots! The song is a Top 30 single and is currently climbing the charts. Fans can tune in to Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 11:35 CST/ 12:35 EST. to catch the performance.

Meanwhile, the trio is busy on the road in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind. The group will also be opening two nights for Alan Jackson this weekend.

For more information and tour dates, please visit: www.gloriana.com.

Join Us For Our Twitter Chat with Adley Stump Tomorrow February 4th

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On Tuesday, February 5th, Adley Stump from NBC’s The Voice & Team Blake will be appearing on our Keepin’ It Country Presents Stageit stage. However, in preparation for her big Stageit show, she’ll be joining us tomorrow February 4th at 10PM EST/ 9PM CST for an exclusive Twitter chat!

To participate in this exclusive event:

- Make sure you follow both @keepinitblog and @adleystump on Twitter;

- When you tweet questions, or send a message to Adley, tweet both @keepinitblog and @adleystump and include the hashtag #getstumped;

- We will streamline the questions and send them to Adley and she’ll answer them for all of Twitter to see!

Even if you don’t have any specific questions for Adley, we would still love for you to join and chat. We are looking forward to another fun Keepin’ It Country Twitter event and cannot wait to hear what Adley will share with our readers!

Then, come back on Tuesday night for our exclusive Stageit show with Adley at 10PM EST/ 9PM CST. She’ll be performing some of her faves and giving away prizes. You can grab your tickets for that event here.

Interview: Trey Graham, Everybody!

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A few of us have followed Trey Graham since about 2005 — back when he hit the road as background vocalist on Kelly Clarkson’s tour. Trey won the hearts of Kelly’s fans with his stellar vocals and endearing personality. After taking a slight detour for a bit, Trey is back on the road toward a music career, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where this journey takes him! We caught up with Trey and learned about his past, his present (he is currently auditioning for NBC’s The Voice!), and predict great things for his future. Without further ado, Trey Graham everybody!
 

Cherie Oakley Releases New Single

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You remember Cherie Oakley. Superstar songwriter, The Voice contestant, background vocalist for several hit artists, and recent interviewee on Keepin’ It Country. Well, since Cherie’s run on NBC’s The Voice, she has barely had a moment to sit still while her career has been off and running. And now, her new single, appropriately titled “Off I Go”, is getting ready to hit iTunes any minute! We hear this single is upbeat and exudes attitude, and if this sneak peek of the cover is any indication, Cherie’s single will be incredibly sassy and sophisticated!

Keep your eyes on iTunes over the next few days for the official release of “Off I Go” and make sure to download this surefire spectacular single. You may want to learn the words so you can sing along … you know, in case Cherie happens to be one of our upcoming performers on “Keepin’ It Country Presents” or something!

See Your Favorite Country Acts From “The Voice”

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Several alumni from NBC’s “The Voice” will be sharing the stage in Franklin, Tennessee this weekend at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant! Scheduled to perform are the following acts:

Cherie Oakley – Season 1 (Team Christina)
Patrick Thomas – Season 1 (Team Blake)
Adley Stump – Season 2 (Team Blake)
Jordan Rager – Season 2 (Team Blake)
Nicole Johnson – Season 3 (Team Blake)
Rudy Parris  – Season 3 (Team Blake)
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Cecelia Westbrook – Season 3 (Team Christina)
Jessica Cayne – Season 3

While all the tables for the event are sold out, there is still a waiting list. If you are in the Franklin, Tennessee area, contact Puckett’s to have your name placed on the list. If you are unable to obtain entry, have no fear — the show will be streamed live online on Puckett’s website, as well as singer, Nicole Johnson’s Ustream. Make sure you tune in on Saturday night, January 12 at 8:00 p.m. CST to watch alumni from “The Voice” and friend of the site, Cherie Oakley, as they come together to bring their talents to Tennessee!