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Taylor Swift Fans Are Seeing “Red”

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Today marks the release of Taylor Swift‘s fourth album, “Red.” To celebrate this event, Clear Channel Radio will be airing an album release party, hosted by Ryan Seacrest (check your local listings for what time this event will air). The radio special will include songs and clips from Taylor’s new album, as well as an exclusive interview. Taylor will also share personal stories and her influences behind the tracks which make up the highly-anticipated “Red.”

Clear Channel is also instituting an “Artist Integration Program,” which will allow Taylor’s fans to access exclusive extended versions of interviews online, complete with video content and instant access to download a copy of “Red.” As if Clear Channel isn’t already bringing enough Taylor excitement to her fans, now through November 9th, fans can enter for their chance to win a “24-Hour Dream Life” contest. One lucky fan will be selected to bring three of his or her friends on a private jet for a behind the scenes tour of Taylor’s new show, front row seats at two tour stops, and backstage meet and greet passes with Taylor. The winner will also receive a signed guitar. Tune into any Clear Channel radio station every hour, every day for the keyword to text so you can be entered into the contest.

Clearly there is no better time than now to be a Taylor Swift fan, and Clear Channel has kicked it into overdrive to make sure the fans never forget this album release. Enjoy your day, Taylor fans, and congratulations to Taylor on what is sure to be another record-breaking hit album!

American Idol: Top 24 Country Girls

Skylar Laine

There are three country girls that are a part of the Top 24 on American Idol this year.

Chelsea Sorrell is 23-years-old and hails from North Carolina. Chelsea had the stressful task of kicking off the show last night. She sang American Idol winner and country superstar, Carrie Underwood’s, “Cowboy Casanova.” She received mediocre comments from the judges who thought that nerves may have gotten the best of her.

Chelsea’s performance:

After a few more contestants performed, Skylar Laine took the stage. The 18-year-old from Mississippi rocked the house with an energetic performance of the Faces’ hit, “Stay With Me.” Her style and vibe remind me of Miranda Lambert. She received a great deal of praise from Randy, Jennifer, & Steven last night. I think she might be in!

Skylar’s performance:

Ryan Seacrest Teaming Up With CMT For Show

Ryan Seacrest.

Well here’s a little something I didn’t see coming. CMT announced plans today that they will join forces with Ryan Seacrest Productions for a brand-new reality television series. The working title for the new 8-episode series, which will air in April, is “Melissa And Tye: A New Reality.” Starring in the show will be actress Melissa Rycroft who will be moving to Los Angeles from Texas to pursue her Hollywood dreams.

EVP of Development and Programming Jayson Dismore says:

“America has fallen in love with Melissa Rycroft, but she has been in the homes of CMT viewers since her time on ‘Dallas Cowboys Making the Team.’ We are excited to have her back on CMT as she gives us access to her new role as wife, mother and someone who is now in the glare of the Hollywood spotlight.”

Ryan Seacrest, who will be serving as executive producer on the series, is pretty excited about his new adventure with CMT.

“Melissa has had an interesting life journey – from having her heartbroken to marriage and motherhood – that we believe many people will relate to. I’ve had a chance to work with her, and I think everyone will appreciate her tenacity and spirit as she pursues her Hollywood dream. She’s bound to have some ups and downs, and we’re hoping audiences will want to tag along for the ride.”

The series will follow Melissa and her new husband Tye Strickland as they struggle to make a long-distance relationship work for themselves and their children.