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Rascal Flatts Hitting The Road With “Thaw Out 2012″ Tour

Rascal Flatts

Get ready Rascal Flatts fans!

The country supergroup will be hitting the road again this winter with their Thaw Out 2012 tour. Joining the trio for the ride, will be Sara Evans and Hunter Hayes. The tour is set to kick off in Charleston, WV on January 12 and wrap up in East Rutherford, NJ on February 18.

Meanwhile, the guys will be working on their next record which is due out April 2012 and will be dropping their first full-length live album on November 8.

You can go to www.rascalflatts.com  for more information, and check out the list of tour dates below!

Thaw Out 2012 Tour:

1/12 Charleston WV, Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
1/13 Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Civic Center
1/14 Hershey, PA, Giant Center
1/19 Columbia, MO, Mizzou Arena
1/20 Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center
1/21 Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
1/26 Albany, NY, Times Union Center
1/27 Providence, RI, Dunkin’ Donuts Center
1/28 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
2/9 Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Arena
2/10 Birmingham, AL, BJCC Arena
2/11 Little Rock, AR, Verizon Wireless Arena
2/17 Wilkes-Barre, PA, Mohegan Sun Arena
2/18 E Rutherford, NJ, Izod Center

Taylor Swift & Jason Aldean Lead Country’s 2011 American Music Award Nominations

Taylor Swift. photo credit: Big Machine Records

Taylor Swift will once again be representing country music at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20th. She leads all country artists with three nominations, including the Artist Of The Year category where she goes up against Adele, Lady GaGa, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry. Her other nominations include Country: Favorite Female Artist and Country Music: Favorite Album. Jason Aldean comes in at second with two nominations, for Country: Favorite Male Artist and Country: Favorite Album. The Band Perry tie Jason Aldean in nominations and will go up against him in Country: Favorite Album, and also earned one in Country: Favorite  Band, Duo or Group.

Other country stars earning nominations include Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, and the Zac Brown Band. For a full list of country nominations see below.

Voting is up right now and runs through to November 11th at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be revealed live on the American Music Awards’ broadcast on ABC on November 20th at 8 pm EST. To vote click HERE.

It’s Going To Be ‘A Very Country Christmas’

Kellie Pickler

According to CMT, several country music stars will be contributing songs to the new holiday album, A Very Country Christmas. The record will be released Tuesday, October 11 and will be available exclusively at Target. Artists that will appear on the album with new recordings include: Ronnie Dunn (Silent Night), Brad Paisley (What Child Is This), Kellie Pickler (Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree), Jake Owen (Mele Kalikimaka), Chris Young (O Holy Night), and the Lunabelles (The Christmas Song). Previously recorded songs from Sara Evans (O Come All Ye Faithful) and Carrie Underwood (Do You Hear What I Hear) will also be included.

 

Concert For The Cure in Austin Postponed

Sara Evans.

Austin City Limits and KASE-Austin have announced their decision to postpone the “Susan G. Komen Concert For The Cure” in Austin, Texas. The charity concert was to feature Sara Evans and Gloriana. Concert organizers are asking fans to support the Central Texas wildfire victims by attending the Fire Relief Concert to be held on October 17th, which was the original date for “Concert For The Cure”. The Fire Relief concert will be held at the Frank Erwin Center and will feature George Strait and the Randy Rogers Band.

A future date for the concert will be announced. All tickets will be honored at the future date, but refunds are being accepted at the original point of purchase.

Sara Evans Obtains Restraining Order Against Ex

Sara Evans. Photo Credit: Sony Music Nashville.

TMZ is reporting that Sara Evans has been granted a new restraining order against her ex-husband Craig Schelske after his appearance on Anderson Cooper’s new television show. She says he is damaging her children by attacking her in public on national television. He appeared on the program back on September 20th, and claimed he lost his kids because Sara lied about him being obsessed with porn.

The interview violated a temporary injunction Sara had against Craig which prevents him from badmouthing her in public. She first obtained this injunction in 2010. She put in the request for the restraining order the day after the episode aired.

CONTEST: Win An Autographed Copy of Sara Evans’ Stronger – WINNER ANNOUNCED

Sara Evans.

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Congratulations to Ted E.! He’s the winner of an autographed copy of Sara Evans’ “Stronger.”

 

Sara Evans has one of the best stories of the year. The CMA female vocalist of the year nominee made a huge comeback with the Hillary Scott co-write “A Little Bit Stronger” earlier in the year. The song launched her back to the top of the charts and put her on the track for a big comeback to the country music charts after staying out of the spotlight for a few years.

She’s back with her second single off of “Stronger,” and this one is just as good. “My Heart Can’t Tell You No” was released back in June to country radio, and debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Charts. The second single off of her new studio album features alternate endings depending on where you were watching the music video.

You can win yourself an autographed copy of Sara Evans’ “Stronger” thanks to Sony Music Nashville. To enter, fill out your information in the form under the “Read more” tag, and tell us who the original artist was of “My Heart Can’t Tell You No.” The contest is open starting immediately until Friday at noon EST. We will announce the winner later that night. The contest is open everywhere except where prohibited. Only one entry per person, please. Good luck! The winner will be chosen randomly from correct entries received.

 

A Look At CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year

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This year’s nominees for female vocalist of the year is hard to call. With the Country Music Association (CMA) awards a little more than a month away, it’s time to take a look at this year’s artists nominated for the category and let you try to make a prediction for who you think will win. With veteran Sara Evans making a big comeback, Miranda Lambert having another huge year, Carrie Underwood with one of the best voices of any genre, Taylor Swift being one of the strongest selling artists of any genre, and Martina McBride’s heartbreaking new single; it’s a hard year to predict. Let’s take a look at the nominees and their latest releases.  Leave us your predictions for who you think will win this year in the comments below.

How Sony Music’s Restructuring Effects Country Music

Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley.

Country music fans have been a little worried and confused this week over the announcement of Sony Music’s restructuring of its labels. While no major acts have been dropped, a lot of shuffling has gone on. We have the new artist lists by label here for you to help ease that confusion while the official websites get caught up and switch over. With the removal of Columbia Nashville, Miranda Lambert and the Pistol Annies were one of the acts switched to a different branch of Sony Music Nashville.

For a full list of how it effected country, click the “read more” button.

CMT Festival Was The Place To Party This Weekend

Rascal Flatts.

Oro Station, Ontario, Canada was the place to be this weekend for any country music fan. The first annual CMT Music Festival went off without a hitch, with thousands upon thousands of hardcore rednecks and country fans jam-packed into the fields to hear the best of what country music had to offer. The three-day festival featured superstar acts like Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Sara Evans, Colt Ford, and even Ronnie Dunn. With early estimates of nearly 10,000 fans a night at Burl’s Creek Family Park; there’s no way this festival doesn’t return again next year.

The music festival kicked off with a performance by Hank, who unfortunately were forced to play before gates were open to the public. The die hard hillbillies packed at the entrances to try to race for their spots did hear them, and the second the gates were open there was a rush of people running to get their spots by the main stage.

Sara Evans’ Brand New Music Video – See it Here!

Sara Evans. Photo Credit: Sony Music Nashville.

Sara Evans’ new music video “My Heart Can’t Tell You No” debuted this morning on CMT, iTunes and VeVo on YouTube. Each premiere will feature an alternate ending to the music video, so to see each of them you’ll have to get it on all three sites! The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil, who has worked with Sara on three previous videos: “Suds in the Bucket,” “Born to Fly,” and, “A Real Fine Place To Start.”

“I am so excited about releasing this video,” said EVANS. “It’s a different kind of video than anything I’ve ever done before. We had SO many wardrobe changes and the plot is so full of drama! I can’t wait for my fans to see it!”

Fans can also visit Sara’s official website today for a chance to win an autographed iPad that includes each version of the dramatic music video. Watch the YouTube version under the “read more” tag and let us know what version you like best!

We will be seeing Sara live this weekend in Barrie, Ontario at the CMT Music Festival as she opens for Rascal Flatts. We saw her at the Capital Hoedown earlier this month already. The single is great live!