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Auction #2: Sony Music CDs

Pistol Annies.

We are asking country music fans to help us help the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund. All proceeds from our charity auctions will go directly to those in need in the areas hit the hardest, and without administrative fees. Over the next few days we will have several different auctions hosted right here on Keepin’ it Country and are asking country fans to participate and show that country music still cares.

This item up for auction is a cool prize package courtesy of Sony Music Canada. The winner will receive ONE (1) copy of the following albums: Pistol Annies – “ANNIE UP,” Tate Stevens – “TATE STEVENS,” Miranda Lambert – “FOUR THE RECORD,” Gretchen Wilson – “GREATEST HITS,” Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble – “TEXAS FOLD (DELUXE EDITION),” and, Natalie Maines – “MOTHER.” These items will be shipped by Sony Music Canada after the donation from the winning bidder has been received.

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Tate Stevens’ album hits number 4 on Billboard

Tate Stevens.

The self-titled debut album from FOX’s The X Factor Season 2 winner and Syco Music/RCA Nashville recording artist Tate Stevens has debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart this week. The album, produced by Blake Chancey, features his current single, “Power Of A Love Song.” Stevens co-wrote three songs on the album, which also features such acclaimed songwriters as Carson Chamberlain, Dallas Davidson, Drew Davis, Joe Diffie, Ashley Gorley, Ben Hayslip, Wade Kirby, Shane Minor, David Lee Murphy, and Rivers Rutherford, among others.

About the success of the album, Tate said:

“I am so proud of this album and so excited that music fans have chosen to spend their hard-earned money to buy it. It has been my life-long goal to record an album that people would enjoy, and to see it debut at No. 4 is truly a dream come true. I am a blessed man and so thankful for all my fans.”

Stevens is sure to celebrate his album’s debut tonight (May 1) when he performs at Renegades in West Palm Beach, Fla., and tomorrow (May 2) when he performs at Joyland in Bradenton, Fla. For additional tour dates, visit tatestevensofficial.com.

X Factor Winner Tate Stevens to be featured at GRAMMY awards

Tate Stevens.

Belton, Missouri native Tate Stevens captivated viewers worldwide on FOX’s The X Factor Season 2 with his emotive and powerful country vocal performances—never placing less than second throughout the entire competition. Now, from appearances on one star-studded stage to the next, Stevens will unveil a first look of his debut music video for the song “Holler If You’re With Me,” at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST. The new music video will debut during the GRAMMY broadcast complements of The X Factor sponsor Pepsi, as part of the grand prize awarded to Stevens in addition to his $5 million recording contract with Syco Music/RCA Nashville. Additionally, the song, “Holler If You’re With Me,” will be available for download on iTunes beginning Tuesday, February 5.

Starting out the competition as a 37-year-old blue collar construction worker with humble roots and a seemingly far-fetched dream of becoming a country music superstar, Stevens’ recent win on The X Factor proved to the world that in fact, dreams do come true.

Tate shares:

“Things are moving very fast since the finale of X Factor, and we’re already laying down tracks for my new album that will be out this spring. I truly feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity.”

Viewers of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards can expect the new video “Holler If You’re With Me” to be what Stevens calls “a feel good anthem song,” and the accompanying video to encompass the picturesque scenery of Simi Valley, Calif.

“Having chased this dream for nearly a decade, I was certainly familiar with the concept of a music video, but I had no idea what to expect. In spite of the 50 mph winds, everyone on the set had a great time. It’s a party song and so it was only fitting that we threw a party! I’m sure more than a few folks watching the GRAMMYs at home can relate.”

As spring approaches, Stevens is gearing up for the release of his debut country album, which he says will have an overall upbeat, feel-good tone. A true singer’s singer and songwriter, he plans to write many of the songs on the record, teaming up with Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Shane Minor and David Lee Murphy. Renowned Nashville producer, Blake Chancey, will produce the record.

Included in his co-writes for the album, Stevens recently collaborated with his long-time idol, country singer/songwriter Joe Diffie.

“The moment I sat down in that room with Joe it hit me – this is my life now, this is my chance to follow in the path of my heroes and make my own unique mark on the genre – and that’s exactly what I plan to do.”

Make sure to tune in February 10th to see Tate’s first-ever country music video! Are you excited for the latest reality show winner?

Tate Stevens signs deal with RCA Nashville

Tate Stevens.

Looks like country is about to welcome another reality competition star into its family. Season two X Factor winner Tate Stevens has officially signed a deal with RCA Nashville / Syco Music. He’s currently working and writing for his debut album, which will be out this Spring.

Never finishing lower than second in the voting, America chose country singer Tate Stevens as the winner of Season two of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, proving that country music fans are not to be messed with.  Last year was a big year for country music on reality singing competitions – country fans helped Blake Shelton win two seasons in a row of The Voice.

Congratulations Tate! We can’t wait to see what you’ll be bringing to country music this year.

Pictured (l-r): Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Gary Overton, Stevens, Ken Levitan (Vector Management), Sony Music Nashville VP A&R Jim Catino, Michelle Owens (Vector Management).

Pictured (l-r): Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Gary Overton, Stevens, Ken Levitan (Vector Management), Sony Music Nashville VP A&R Jim Catino, Michelle Owens (Vector Management)