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Brandon Chase Prepares to Release First Single “One”

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It’s no secret that we here at Keepin’ It Country are huge fans of Brandon Chase. We interviewed him long before he was on The Voice and are thrilled to bring you some exciting news! Brandon will release his debut single “One” to country radio on March 4th, but he’ll be world-premiering it on air tomorrow with 99.5 KPLX The Wolf in Dallas. Be sure to listen here at 7:30 am central.

Brandon debuted the single last week at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville to radio stations from across the country with positive response.  Additionally, he’ll promote the single at Day Break with Ron Corning on February 28 and Good Morning Texas on March 4th.

 “I’m so excited to release the first radio single from my debut album,” says Brandon. “After years of hard work, I’ve finally found my sound.  I can’t wait for people to hear it!”

“One” will be available at all digital outlets on March 4th including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Exclusive Interview: Catching Up with Brandon Chase

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We first had the opportunity to chat with Brandon Chase last April, long before he caught Blake Shelton‘s eye on The Voice or had legions of loyal “Chasers” eagerly anticipating his every musical move. Since our very first interview, we’ve kept our tabs on Brandon, chatting with him periodically throughout the show, and now, we can’t watch to catch you up on what the future has in store for this Texan talent.

Since leaving The Voice, the ever-humble Brandon admits that his life hasn’t changed all too much. “As soon as The Voice ended, I just kept doing exactly what I was doing beforehand – working on my craft, doing everything I can to create new music and get it out to the fans.” He says, “Through all that, I’m trying to start up a tour to travel around and meet fans in different states and whatnot that haven’t had the chance to see me live. It’s been kind of usual, just working hard and doing what I do, which is music. There’s definitely been some doors that have been opened that might not have been without The Voice being there.”

One of those doors include the opportunity to bring new music to his constantly growing and loyal fan base. He’s currently working on an album, which he describes as “higher quality and just more me,” as well as “ten times better than anything I’ve ever put out.” Brandon admits that he can’t wait for fans to hear the new tunes. “I’m extremely excited. I feel like it meets the standard of where music’s out today and it just gives me hope to be a success on radio and I just hope that people will accept it and receive it.”

The Voice: Blake Shelton Enlists The Band Perry As Team Advisors

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Blake Shelton plus The Band Perry – that sounds like a powerhouse country mix!

Blake Shelton has selected upcoming tour mates The Band Perry to be advisors for his team this season on The Voice.

“Blake didn’t have to ask us twice if we wanted to mentor his team this season on The Voice,” shared The Band Perry. “It was so much fun to work with Team Blake, and after 15 years of receiving plenty of ‘constructive criticism,’ it was our turn to pay it forward. We just hope we were as helpful to Blake’s team as our own mentors have been to us through the years.”

E! News will give you an exclusive look inside rehearsals with Shelton, TBP and Team Blake tonight at 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. Make sure you tune in!

Meanwhile, Shakira and Usher are back to mix things up with Blake and Adam this season. Blake’s better half, Miranda Lambert, will be back as well but as an advisor for Team Shakira. That should make for some fun and interesting competition in the Shelton-Lambert house!

Season 6 of The Voice will kick off Monday, February 24th on NBC!

REVIEW: The Swon Brothers in South Florida

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S wonderful! ‘S marvelous! That’s what rang through my head as I watched The Swon Brothers tear up the South Florida Fair stage during their “Swoncert” (try saying that … it rolls right off the tongue) in front of a rowdy crowd. After seeing The Swon Brothers live, this much is clear – these boys were born to be on stage.

The Voice Season 4 Finalists, Zach and Colton Swon, spent their show covering songs ranging from country to classic rock to classic country rock. The boys barreled through the starting line with a cover of Randy Houser‘s “How Country Feels” and quickly transitioned into the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band‘s “Fishin’ In the Dark” (much to our amazing photographer friend, Sara Kauss‘, excitement). The guys manifested their uncanny abilities to harmonize with one another without ever making evident that one brother’s vocal prowess is any more superior than the other.

REVIEW: Cassadee Pope’s Hometown Show

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For children who want to be performers when they are older, it is common to sit and dream the day away, hoping that one day they will play for large crowds. It is typical to sit in an audience and envision themselves on that stage, showcasing their talents for everybody to see. However, the painstaking rule is that the dream often never becomes a reality. West Palm Beach native, Cassadee Pope, is the exception to that rule. As a child, Cassadee attended the South Florida Fair and watched her predecessors perform, hopeful, but never expectant, that she, too, would grace that stage one day. Last night, one of Cassadee’s childhood dreams came to fruition as she stood on that very stage, looking out, rather than looking in.

Cassadee, an artist who should not be pigeonholed into one specific genre of music, is a crossover hit in the flesh who needn’t be defined. What sets Cassadee apart from the rest is that her ability to float seamlessly throughout genres doesn’t impinge upon her audience’s ability to know exactly who she is … and that is a kind-hearted, gracious, talented singer/songwriter with a strong head on her shoulders and the world at her fingertips.

Blake Shelton Shares a Gift From Adam Levine

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Blake Shelton has been rather quiet since Season 5 of The Voice came to an end. Fear not! Blake is alive, well, and hasn’t changed a bit since you last heard from him. Well, strike that. He is a bit more blessed than he was before, as the Shelton/Lambert household gained another member.

In a video, Blake explained to fans that he missed being outdoors and has kept a low profile lately to enjoy some time in nature. He also promised everyone that his excessive drinker status is accurate and not just made for TV. Most importantly, Blake discussed his bromance with fellow The Voice judge, Adam Levine.

DVR Alert: Dierks and Danielle to Perform at Tomorrow Night’s Orange Bowl

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Adding to the tradition of one of college football’s premier bowl games, multi-platinum selling country superstar Dierks Bentley will headline the Discover Orange Bowl Halftime Show, while Danielle Bradbery will perform the National Anthem prior to kickoff tomorrow night, January 3, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

Kelly Clarkson Apologizes to International Fans

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As you likely have heard, newlyweds Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first child together, which was announced weeks after their recent marriage. Kelly has revealed in recent interviews, as well as through social media, that the pregnancy has not been easy on her body thus far, and that she has been experiencing her fair share of related sickness.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Kelly apologized to her fans for being “incredibly ill” and hoped that she would be feeling back to normal soon. Kelly tweeted “I’m so sorry 2 all my fans overseas 4 not doing promo 4 my Xmas album. I have been incredibly ill w/pregnancy. Hopefully it gets better soon.”

REVIEW: Danielle Bradbery’s Self-Titled Debut Album

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Exactly eight months ago today, a sweet, Texas-born and raised sixteen-year-old named Danielle Bradbery performed Taylor Swift‘s “Mean” on NBC’s The Voice. Fast forward three months and Danielle Bradbery was a household name as Season Four’s champion from Team Blake, coached by country megastar, Blake Shelton. Danielle’s self-titled debut album with record label Big Machine Records hit stores and iTunes today, and fans will not be disappointed in the project they have been anticipating since Danielle was declared “The Voice.”

Danielle’s album — a fifteen-track disc with four popular covers, two previously recorded songs, and nine originals — offers fans a little bit of everything from the youngest winner of The Voice and Team Blake protege. Fans are already familiar with tracks 12-15, all songs performed by Danielle on live television during the competition. “Jesus Take the Wheel,” “Born To Fly,” “Maybe It Was Memphis,” and “Who I Am” are some of Danielle’s fans’ favorite covers from The Voice, and are a throwback to Danielle’s music industry roots and a way to pay homage to where she came from.

Miranda Lambert Returns To Mentor On ‘The Voice’

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Miranda Lambert is back to mentor on The Voice next season, but not for the team you may think.

That’s right… Lambert will not be with her hubby, Blake Shelton, but with Team Shakira as reported by US Weekly.

Shakira and Usher will return to join Blake and Adam for the next run. We expect it to be a great competition as always, and probably a lot of fun trash-talking for the Lambert-Shelton household.

The current season is down to the Top 8 contestants, and airs on Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.

Season 6 will begin Spring 2014!