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…