Brooke Eden is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, and a whole lot of talent jam-packed into a pint-sized package of girl power. A South Florida native, Brooke was welcomed home from her current residency in Nashville, Tennessee, as she took over the main stage at the South Florida Fair and performed a lengthy set, never once losing an ounce of her energy. Brooke’s setlist was cleverly crafted with original songs laced between a selection of cover songs that could have been written for Brooke herself. The interplay between covers and originals ensured that the audience’s excitement never waned and that the crowd was glued to every song, anticipating what would come next.
Brooke opened the show with Gretchen Wilson‘s “Here For the Party” and immediately shared her energy with the audience, proving that the choice to stop in on a cold South Florida night was a wise one, indeed. Brooke showed her versatility throughout her entire show, covering soloists, duos, and groups without fail. From The Band Perry to Florida Georgia Line to Adele to Big and Rich, Brooke captivated her audience, bringing the heat to a winter night as she danced around the stage with a presence comparable to the incredible Miranda Lambert.
CMA New Artist of the Year, Kacey Musgraves, was censored during her performance of her single, “Follow Your Arrow.” at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night. The word targeted was “joint” and it was bleeped out of the ABC television broadcast. Twitter was abuzz with whether the censorship was necessary. It seemed a bit surprising since content much more inappropriate is and was permitted to be aired. All I have to say is that if drug references were always censored from broadcast TV, some hip-hop artists may have no lyrics left to sing.
Anyway, we want to know your opinion. Do you think Musgraves’ “joint” lyric should have been censored?
One of country’s hottest trios, The Band Perry, is taking the stage as part of the Fontainebleau, Miami Beach’s, BleauLive performance series, on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The weekend at this upscale hotel will include a private concert, poolside party, and select lounge areas.
If you are a South Florida country music fan, this is surely a weekend and performance you do not want to miss! The performance will take place in Sparkle Ballroom at 8:00pm on Sunday, October 13th. To guarantee your entry to the show, visit the Fontainebleau’s website to book your weekend package or dinner/show package. Stay packages begin at $299 a night, while the dinner and show package is $100 per person.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see one of country’s biggest acts at one of Miami Beach’s most extravagant and well-known hotels!
Keith Urban was pulling double duty on American Idol tonight. Our country judge took the stage during the finale to perform his new single, “Little Bit Of Everything” and he sounded great! Check out the video below to watch the performance.
Urban joined the Idol panel this season, and while there have been rumors that the show is cleaning house, there is no official word yet on Urban’s status.
People.com reported that at a press conference on Wednesday, the country superstar stated that he wanted to return as a judge next year:
“I would. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day, and that’s a rarity.”
We would love to see KU back at the judges’ table for Season 13! We hope Idol leaves the decision up to him. While Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj will not be returning to the panel, there is no official word yet on Mariah Carey.
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.
THE FARM‘s first single “Home Sweet Home” is currently climbing the country charts, and the Warner Music Nashville band will be streaming a special performance and Q&A session for their fans tomorrow, June 26th at 5:00PM CST. THE FARM is made up of Nick Hoffman (vocals, fiddle), Damien Horne (vocals, keyboard, guitar) and Krista Marie (vocals, guitar). Their self-titled album will be hitting stores on July 17, 2012, but make sure to check out www.thefarmmusic.com and don’t miss this exciting live stream!
Shelton co-hosted the show with Reba McEntire, and the pair once again nailed their roles as hosts. You can always count on it being a fantastic show with McEntire and Shelton leading the way.
The country superstar also performed his single “Drink On It” from his hugely successful and number one album, Red River Blue. He then took the stage again to close the show. This time, though, with Lionel Richie for their duet version of “You Are.” The track will be on Richie’s Tuskegee album, which features duets with various country stars.
To top it all off, Shelton snagged the ACM Award last night for ‘Male Vocalist of the Year!’ He was surprised by the honor, but it is very well deserved and we are so happy for him. Congratulations to Blake!!!!
Watch video of Shelton accepting his ACM Award:
Shelton also stopped by the press room for an interview. He discussed his career, The Voice, Taylor Swift, and his wife, Miranda Lambert.
One of country’s favorites, Jake Owen, stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform his number one smash hit, “Alone With You.”
The song is the second chart-topping single from his latest album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night. The lead off single, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” also hit the number one spot on the Billboard Country Chart last year.
Owen shared his excitement via Twitter along with a picture of him and Jay Leno:
Good times…. Thanks @jayleno. Btw… Notice Jays shirt one less button. That’s rock star.
You can catch Owen on tour this summer with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. For more info, visit: http://www.jakeowen.net.
Owen brought his “A” game last night! Check out the video from his performance:
On Sunday, the pair performed their duet on one of music’s biggest nights, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. There may have been some mic issues, yet with these two, the performance was still fantastic and one of the best of the night. Jason’s mic went completely out at the end, but Kelly being the consummate performer, finished the song out beautifully.
Jason and Kelly were also nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Country Duo/Group/Collab,” but The Civil Wars took home the trophy.
Continue reading to watch their Grammy performance…