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Taylor Swift is the 2013 Fragrance Celebrity of the Year

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Country superstar Taylor Swift has won a pretty unique award. She’s been named the 2013 Fragrance Celebrity of the Year with her three perfumes: Wonderstruck, Taylor, and Wonderstruck Enchanted. All perfumes are with Elizabeth Arden. She took home “Best Market Launch: Woman’s Mass,” and “Fragrance Celebrity of the Year.” She was the biggest winner of the night.

The annual award show celebrates excellence in fragrances and perfumes. Other winners included Justin Bieber’s “Girlfriend” perfume, and he had also won Consumer’s Choice for his “Girlfriend” perfume.

You can win yourself a copy of Taylor Swift’s “RED” and “RED” posters while helping Oklahoma recover from May Tornadoes in our online charity auction benefiting the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Click here to get your bid in before its too late – it ends today!

Auction #4: Taylor Swift RED package

Taylor Swift.

Our latest item up for bidding is a pretty cool Taylor Swift package courtesy of Universal Music Canada. The winning bidder will receive FOUR (4) RED posters and ONE (1)  Taylor Swift 2-disc “RED” CD. All proceeds from this charity auction will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund.

All proceeds from our online auctions will go directly to those in most need following the disaster. The United Way will use all our donations for helping victims and NOT for administrative fees.

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Tim McGraw’s Highway Don’t Care is #1!

Tim McGraw.

Congratulations to Tim McGraw and the team at Big Machine! His brand new single “Highway Don’t Care” is a number one for the country superstar. The single, which features guest vocals from Taylor Swift and guitar from Keith Urban, has taken over the top spot on both Billboard and Mediabase’s country singles charts. It’s also sold more than one million downloads since its release – giving Tim his first platinum-certified single with Big Machine. Tim’s other two singles from “Two Lanes of Freedom” were both gold-certified singles with the RIAA for selling more than 500,000 copies (“Truck Yeah,” “One Of Those Nights”).

Tim knew the song was special when he heard the demo that was sent to him. He explains:

“I thought this song had the potential to be really special the very first time I heard the demo.  And then standing on the stage with Taylor and Keith performing it live for the first time on the ACMs, I knew that it was really the kind of magical collaboration that only comes along every few years.  The energy that night was undeniable…I know the three of us could feel it.  Radio continues to be supportive and excited about the music we’re giving them, and I’m so thankful for my friends there and for all the fans who have really taken this thing to the next level.  It just keeps getting bigger and bigger in our show every night.”

Tim’s number one news comes on the heels of another sold-out weekend of his TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 Tour, powered by Pennzoil, with capacity shows in Indianapolis, IN; Cleveland, OH  and Washington, D.C.

Check out the official music video below for Tim’s new number one and let us know if you’re loving it:

Teen Choice Awards country nominees announced

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The 2013 Teen Choice Awards nominees were announced yesterday, and there’s gotta be a few smiling faces in country music. Nominees for the fan-voted award show include Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jana Kramer and MORE! See the full list of country nominees below and let us know what you think – do teen voters have good taste?

The Teen Choice Awards will air live on FOX on Sunday, August 11th. Fans aged 13 to 19 are encouraged to vote at teenchoiceawards.com twice a day for their favorites in music and entertainment. Announcements with more nominees, presenters, and show host(s) will be made shortly.

Choice Male Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Choice Female Country Artist:
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Choice Country Group:
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Thompson Square

10 songs for Mother’s Day

Carrie Underwood and her mom.

Us here at Keepin’ it Country want to wish all the moms out there a happy Mother’s Day! Just in case you’re looking for a playlist of songs to help celebrate the weekend with your Mom, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite country songs about moms. Take a listen to our list below and let us know what YOUR picks are for mother’s day.


A personal song written by Carrie herself to her mom is our first pick for our Mother’s Day playlist. The music video features Carrie and her real life mom, as pictured to the side of this post, on her wedding day as she tells her mom that she doesn’t need to worry about her daughter, because she learned from her. “Mama’s Song” was the fourth single from Carrie’s “Play On” album, which was co-written by Carrie with Luke Laird, Kara DioGuardi, and Marti Frederikson. BONUS: The video also features Carrie’s real-life husband, Mike Fisher.


Check out the rest of our picks below: 

VIDEO: Tim McGraw – Highway Don’t Care

Tim McGraw.

In case you missed the world premiere yesterday on his Google+ Hangout, Tim McGraw‘s brand new music video for “Highway Don’t Care” is available now!

Check out the video, which features a shirtless Tim, and appearances by Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

Tim McGraw to debut Highway Don’t Care video on Google+

Tim McGraw.

Country music superstar Tim McGraw will premiere the video for his single, “Highway Don’t Care,” on Monday, May 6th, at 5 pm EST with Google+ Hangout. The single and video feature fellow country mega- stars Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. The music video was directed by Shane Drake.

About the video release, Tim said:

“This video is really more of a short film, and I think it will surprise everyone and hopefully leave a strong impression. Shane brought a lot of passion to the concept we worked on together, and it’s cool that we’ll be able to get an immediate live response from the fans when we introduce it.”

The hangout will be live streamed at YouTube.com/TimMcgraw.

Taylor Swift launches her own shoe line

Taylor Swift. photo credit: Big Machine Records.

Looks like the cool new thing to do in country music is to start your own shoe line. Less than three weeks after Miranda Lambert announced her own shoe line will hit stores in 2014, country’s superstar Taylor Swift announced today that she will be releasing her own next month. It’s an expansion with her project with Keds last fall, which she released a limited edition red shoe in honor of her album “Red” on Big Machine. Now Taylor will have an entire line with Keds Champion Sneakers with all sorts of fun designs – stars, animal paw prints, stripes, guitars, sunglasses, and other cute girly prints.

Fans can take a sneak peek at a few designs on the Keds site, with more to come in select Keds retailers, and online, in May. For more information, check out the official Bravegirl website here – and enter to win a cool Taylor Swift contest to meet the superstar.

Which shoe line are you more interested in? Miranda Lambert’s or Taylor Swift’s?

Taylor Swift Keeps Her Promise

48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Backstage And Audience

Last year, we shared with you Kevin McGuire’s story (here) of courage and strength. At the time, he was a high school senior and football player fighting his second battle with Leukemia.

Kevin wanted one thing… for Taylor Swift to be his prom date. To make sure this became a reality, Kevin’s sister set up a Facebook page to get the word out. Through the magic of social media, Taylor became aware of Kevin’s prom invitation and sent him a response.

Unfortunately, Taylor was unable to attend Kevin’s prom, but she one-upped the offer. She asked him to be her date to the 2012 ACM Awards. Of course, Kevin gladly accepted.

Sadly, Kevin ended up back in the hospital and could not attend the ACM’s with Taylor last year. When Taylor accepted her award for Entertainer of the Year, she made sure to give a shout-out to Kevin and promised to make it up to him.

Well, Taylor made good on her promise. Kevin was her date for the ACM awards last night! Taylor flew him and his whole family to Las Vegas, and spent time with them during the weekend. And the best news of all, Kevin is now a cancer survivor!

To quote Oprah, it’s a full circle moment. We are so happy to hear that Kevin is doing so well, and we are very glad that he was able to get his date with Taylor. Kudos to Taylor for keeping a very special promise!

Pictures courtesy of Kevin’s Facebook page:




ACM Poll: Entertainer of the Year



Our last ACM poll is the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” Award.

Taylor Swift is the reigning EOTY. Will she and her fans take it again, or will Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, or Luke Byran be the big winner?

We love you, fellow fans & friends! Let us know your vote.



ACM Poll: Entertainer of the Year

  • Blake Shelton (41%, 731 Votes)
  • Miranda Lambert (25%, 451 Votes)
  • Luke Bryan (20%, 348 Votes)
  • Jason Aldean (11%, 200 Votes)
  • Taylor Swift (3%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,778

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