Last night was a pretty big night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Kelly Clarkson was in town to perform to a sold out crowd for her Stronger Tour, and as a surprise she brought along some of her celebrity pals to sing with her.
Blake Shelton happened to be in town last night to film last night’s live episode of The Voice, so making an appearance at Kelly’s show worked out perfectly. Kelly and Blake have been good friends for a while now, as they are both managed by Starstruck Entertainment in Nashville, TN.
Kelly brought Blake Shelton out on stage to perform with her for “Don’t You Wanna Stay”, the smash hit she sings with Jason Aldean. She introduced Blake with ”I LOVE him! He is so freakin’ awesome. I love his music, I love him as a person, I love how he messes with people all the time….He is a phenomenal country singer.” You can tell they have a real genuine friendship just by watching them perform together on stage.
At this point in the show, Kelly had brought out two special guests before Blake, Tamyra Gray (who was on American Idol Season One with Kelly) in which they sang the Whitney Houston song “When You Believe,” and pop singer Michelle Branch, who in addition to having her own pop solo career, was in the country duo “The Wreckers” with Jessica Harp. Back in February of 2008, The Wreckers announced they were splitting up the group to focus on their solo careers.
This isn’t the first time Kelly has sung with Michelle, as she made an appearance at The Wreckers’s show at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, TX back in 2007 to perform “Leave The Pieces” with them. This time her and Michelle performed “Leave The Pieces” again.
Last but certainly not least, as if the audience even thought the show could get any better, Kelly brings out Reba to sing “Because of You” with her, which was the fourth single off of Kelly’s “Breakaway” album in 2005. The song was later released in 2007 as a duet with Reba McEntire and featured on her CD “Reba: Duets.” Kelly wrote the song when she was 16 about her parent’s divorce, which happened when she was only 6.
Kelly just last weekend won two ACM awards with Jason Aldean for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” and in her acceptance speech, she thanked country music for accepting her in from the pop world. Country loves Kelly, and we’d certainly love to see her do a lot more in the country world in the future. What do you think?
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.
We’re now in the final days of fan voting for the Academy of Country Music Award for Entertainer of the Year. Blake Shelton is up for the award and is getting some superstar support in his bid to bring home the trophy.
Kelly Clarkson posted this video earlier today explaining how Blake entertains her. We can see Blake and the original American Idol winner getting together for singing and a little post-show partying. But hunting? Come on, Blake! Keep your word and take the girl out to shoot something!
The Academy of Country Music Awards, with Reba McEntire and Blake as co-hosts, are this Sunday, April 1 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The show will be broadcast live on CBS starting at 8pm ET (delayed on the West Coast).
Chris Young knew he would be performing on Thursday’s episode of CBS’ The Talk. What he didn’t know is that he’d be busting a move. Or better said, busting out his break dancing moves.
Fellow country superstar Miranda Lambert was serving as guest co-host for the show. During an interview segment with Young, she revealed a little secret about him: That he can break dance! Naturally, the rest of the co-hosts and the entire studio audience wanted to see a sample of his skills. As we see in the below video, Young was happy to oblige:
Lambert and Young appeared on the show to help promote the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards. Young is nominated in two categories: Male Vocalist of the Year and Single Record of the Year for his smash-hit “You.” Lambert is also nominated for two awards: Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for her chart-topping Four The Record.
The Academy of Country Music Awards, with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton as co-hosts, are this Sunday, April 1 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The show will be broadcast live on CBS starting at 8pm ET (delayed on the West Coast).
Happy birthday Reba McEntire! She’s turning 57 today and she’s looking just as beautiful as ever. This is one of my favorite underrated Reba songs, but make sure you let us know what your favorite Reba single is of all-time.
We’ll be seeing her live at Capital Hoedown in Ottawa, Canada in August!
Canada’s Capital Hoedown has now been recognized as the largest country music festival in the country, and Ottawa’s Biggest Summer Party. Now entering its third successful season, Capital Hoedown has hit an impressive milestone: 20,000 Facebook fans! It’s quickly outpaced all other country music festivals in Canada, and with headliners like Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley its easy to see why.
Sales for this year’s Hoedown have followed the fans.. all single day tickets are now officially sold out for the festival which runs August 10th through to the 12th in Kanata’s Walter Baker Park, just 0utside the capital region. Organizers are expecting to see 40,000 people a day at the festival.
Organizers have also launched a brand new contest for fans to design the official t-shirts for this year’s festival. Through their Facebook page, Capital Hoedown has invited fans to submit their entries to help get involved in the creation of concert merchandise. The winner will be given an early t-shirt to celebrate their design and four three-day admission passports to the festival. Oh, yeah, and bragging rights! While this contest is ending pretty soon, on March 30th, there will be an exciting The Band Perry contest launching soon!
3-day passports are still available at capitalhoedown.net, but hurry! Once they’re sold out, they’re sold out.
Get ready for a little “Gunpowder & Lead” coming from the set of CBS’ The Talk. That’s because country spitfire Miranda Lambert is set to co-host the show next Thursday, March 29. We’ve got a feeling that the feisty and fiery Texan just might have a thing or two to say!
Lambert will be appearing on The Talk (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT) as part of the show’s celebration (and promotion) of the upcoming Academy of County Music Awards. She’s up for Female Vocalist of the Year as well as Album of the Year for her Four The Record.
But Miranda isn’t alone in taking her country talent to The Talk. She’ll be joined on the same show by Chris Young, who also happens to currently be on tour with her. Young, who is nominated ACM Male Vocalist and Single Record of the Year, will perform his chart-topping “You.”
The Talk will continue its country kick on Friday, March 30 when ACM Awards host and country music icon Reba McEntire will visit for a preview the awards show.
The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place Sunday, April 1 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (Live 8pm ET on CBS/Delayed on the West Coast).
With fan-voting opening up today for the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year, we want to help get fans into the ACM spirit by giving our readers the chance to win one of two limited edition ACM Zinepaks. These super-cool collectables features hit songs by the Entertainer of the Year nominees, the New Artist of the Year nominees, and some of today’s top country artists. Not only that, but fans will also receive a guitar-shaped magnet to proudly display their country music pride and a special 120-page magazine featuring exclusive interviews and features on your favorite country music artists.
It’s easy to enter – just use the form below for your chance to win the 20-song CD and the 120-page magazine. The ‘Zinepak is available now at Walmart stores across the United States, and online at Walmart.com. Last year’s first edition was a huge hit – placing #19 on the Billboard Album Charts and selling over 30,000 copies. Don’t miss your chance to get this special edition before it’s too late!
The ‘Zinepak features songs from artists like Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Dustin Lynch, Jason Aldean and many more. Check out the full track listing below and get your entries in to the drawing! Make sure to visit everyday to get your bonus entries in! Good luck!
We have some great video from an interview with Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire on hosting the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards again this year. The co-hosts return to host the awards 0n April 1st on CBS at 8 pm EST live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Blake and Reba discuss why it’s important to Blake to have Reba co-host with him, why Reba feels she has chemistry with Blake, and how hard it is for Reba to come up with so many different looks each year. Watch the video here on our server and make sure to let us know what you think of the pair hosting again.