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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.

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!
 

Country Music Blog Rodeo: The Year of the Country Crossover

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Over the last few years, country music has certainly expanded beyond the old stereotype of boots, big hair and ten-gallon hats. Artists like Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum have huge pop hits, the Zac Brown Band & Jason Aldean sell out Madison Square Garden and the Scotty McCreerys and Tate Stevens of the world rise to fame via televised talent shows. On the flip side, Mumford & Sons get played on country radio, UK-lite-rocker Ed Sheeran tours with Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson performs on the CMA’s. Over the last few years, it has become commonplace for country musicians to dabble outside of their genre, and if January of 2013 is any indication, this trend is only going to continue into 2013.

Interestingly enough, I grew up claiming that I loved all music “except country.” (Seriously – I think I wrote that on my Myspace…don’t judge me, I’m from NY.) However, after being taken to see Rascal Flatts at Madison Square Garden, my perspective on the genre completely changed and I was hooked. Now I’ll listen to anything from Garth to Reba to Taylor to Jason. However, if you were to ask a purist of country music, they’d probably argue that Rascal Flatts is just a boy (err, man) band in cowboy boots, Taylor is a dubstep-loving pop act and Jason’s renegade hick-hop style bastardizes country music. Yet, on the heels of Aldean selling out a show at New York’s Madison Square Garden in mere minutes, I’d argue that the biggest development of country music in 2013 will be the pure magnitude of its reach and ability to cross over, while also openly welcoming those who dabble and stretch the ideas of what typical “country” is.

Rascal Flatts Reschedule Tulsa & Wichita Shows Due to Illness

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Rascal Flatts took to their website today to announce that unfortunately due to illness, they will be rescheduling their shows in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 18th and Wichita, Kansas on January 19th. The Tulsa show has been rescheduled for August 10, 2013 and Wichita for August 9th, 2013.

The Band Perry will still be opening at both rescheduled shows. All original tickets purchased for these two dates will be honored for the new dates and refunds are available for those unable to attend the rescheduled concerts.

Feel better, boys!

The Band Perry to Release Sophomore Album

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The Band Perry‘s sophomore album (the title of which is to be determined), featuring the trio’s hit song “Better Dig Two,” will be hitting shelves on April 2, 2013. The lead single off the new album has become the group’s fastest-rising single and has sold over 650,000 downloads. Additionally, the Perry siblings will be heading out on the road this weekend with Rascal Flatts to debut their new show, treating fans to a sneak peek of their upcoming music.

The Band Perry Launches Fan Club, The Fans Perry!

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One of 2012′s biggest breakout acts was  undoubtedly the hottest siblings in country music, the Band Perry. On the heels of their success, the Perry kids are ringing in 2013 with the unveiling of their official fan club, The Fans Perry!

The trio officially announced their new fan site on Twitter, inviting fans to the new Fans Perry website. While it’s free to sign-up and join the community, there’s also a paid membership with some pretty sweet perks. For $49.99, you can secure your one year fan club membership, as well as an Official Fans Perry Fan Club T-shirt, The Band Perry stainless steel antique bracelet with bag, fan club membership card & access to meet and greets, pre-sale tickets and more!

The trio will hit the road in a few days, supporting Rascal Flatts on their “Changed” Tour. For more info, tour dates and to join the fan club, visit the new Fans Perry website.

Rascal Flatts Brings Us A Home For The Holidays

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The holidays are a time for friends and family. Rascal Flatts (and friends) recognize the importance of loved ones during the holiday season, which is why they are ringing in the holidays by taking us to “A Home For the Holidays.”

The 14th Annual “A Home For the Holidays,” an entertainment special, airing on Wednesday, December 19 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS, will be hosted by best-selling country vocal group Rascal Flatts.  It will include moving performances by  Rascal Flatts, Rachel Crow (whose performance accompanies her personal story about foster care adoption), Melissa Etheridge, Matchbox Twenty and Phillip Phillips. Wayne Brady, Kevin Frazier and Jillian Michaels are set to present.

Following the success of the past 13 annual shows, the special continues to tell touching stories about adoption from foster care to raise awareness for this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced with performances by some of today’s most popular artists. Some of the musical performances accompany story segments which are introduced by celebrities who have their own adoption experiences or are involved with children’s issues.  The stories highlight exceptional American children and families involved in this rewarding process.

Make sure to tune in to catch this very special holiday show!

Performers announced for CMT Artists of the Year Special

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While the honorees themselves are still being kept top secret, CMT has announced a big list of performers for their 2012 Artists of the Year special. Performing this year will be country superstars Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Kenny Rogers, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Thompson Square, Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band and Sammy Hagar. While the station won’t announce the honorees, or even hint about who it could be, fans are encouraged to keep up-to-date in all the announcements at cmt.com.

The 90-minute special will be hosted by Rascal Flatts and “Nashville” show star Hayden Panettiere on December 8th, 2012 airing on CMT. Who do you think deserves to be honored at the third annual event?

Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts & Dean Brody Added to Boots & Hearts

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Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, and Canadian crooner Dean Brody have all been announced as additions to the second ever Boots & Hearts Music Festival in Ontario, Canada. Canada’s biggest country music festival will take place August 2nd to the 4th, 2013 at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Tickets are already on-sale for the festival, with three-day passes currently going for $199 at bootsandhearts.com. Early bird tickets had already sold-out after the announcement of Jason Aldean as a headlining act at next year’s festival.

The choices of Miranda, The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts were among the top ten most requested acts by fans of the festival. Festival organizers listened to the fans and added the superstars to an already huge line-up. It’s currently the only announced date so far for Miranda Lambert, who will be hitting the road in January with Dierks Bentley on their co-headlining Locked & Reloaded tour across the United States.

Boots & Hearts will be making an announcement of more than 25 acts as we get closer to the event. Who else do you want to see added to the line-up?

Ever Wonder What Kind of Swag The CMA Award Stars Get?

What could be better than being an artist and getting to attend the CMA Awards? Receiving free gifts from the gift lounge, of course! We here at Keepin’ It Country had a chance to take a stroll through this year’s CMA Awards gift lounge to see what kind of items the artists and presenters would be taking home and we’re going to share what we saw with you!

This year’s gift lounge, put together by Distinctive Assets, ranged from all kinds of handmade gifts to cosmetic and skincare products, clothing, candles, and cookies and ice cream treats! We stopped at each of the booths on hand and want to inform you about all of these great products so you can enjoy them too!

Eufora International Beautifying Hair Elixirs – Eufora’s Beautifying Hair Elixirs are the latest collection of prestige products added to more than 45 of the current Eufora professional salon products. They provide the best solution for damaged, brittle, dull, dry, and frizzy hair. Your hair color will be protected from fading and will last longer than ever with the use of these products! Check out their full line at beautifyingelixirs.com