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VIDEO: Tim McGraw – Highway Don’t Care

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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+

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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.

Curb Records taking Tim McGraw back to court

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Just when everyone thought the Curb Records vs. Tim McGraw court battle was finally done, Tim’s former record label threw a curve ball. The label won its battle to take the case to a Federal Court, and have sent us their response to the news. Check out why Curb Records says they’re so happy to be going back to court against Tim McGraw and his new record label Big Machine Records.

The following is a statement sent out by Curb Records:

Curb Records, Inc. was pleased to learn that Nashville’s Federal Court took jurisdiction of Curb Records’ continuing lawsuit with Tim McGraw and Big Machine Records. The lawsuit raises issues of tremendous significance which are important not only to Curb Records, but also to the recording industry and many other industries – the enforceability of contracts in Tennessee. Curb Records contends in the lawsuit that:

  • McGraw ignored his obligation to deliver his required Fifth Option Period album to Curb Records; and
  • The album he did provide, Emotional Traffic, consisted of old material recorded before the time during which he was permitted to record the Fifth Option Period album; and
  • McGraw ignored his delivery obligations and Curb Records’ approval rights; and
  • McGraw destroyed or erased many recordings owned by Curb Records; and
  • McGraw refused to accept his recording advance check and sent the check back to Curb Records so that McGraw could claim non-payment; and
  • McGraw attempted to deliver the required Fifth Option Period album before he was allowed to do so, attempting to end his recording obligations prematurely, among other things.

ACM Poll: Vocal Event of the Year

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Next up… “Vocal Event of the Year”! Who doesn’t love a good country collab?

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson took this award home last year for their cross-over mega-hit, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” Both are back in the category again this year, except with brand new and separate collaborations!

Who will win? Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill; Easy – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield; Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw); Let It Rain – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton; or The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church?

 

ACM: Vocal Event of the Year

  • Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson ft. Vince Gill (46%, 121 Votes)
  • The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean w/ Luke Bryan & Eric Church (31%, 83 Votes)
  • Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet w/ Tim McGraw) (15%, 40 Votes)
  • Easy – Rascal Flatts ft Natasha Bedingfield (6%, 15 Votes)
  • Let It Rain – David Nail Ft. Sarah Buxton (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 265

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Couples and Collaborations: A Look at ACM Fashion History

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The 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place this Sunday, April 7th, in Las Vegas. As we all know, the red carpet and stage fashion choices are some of the most talked about items when it comes to award shows. Back, due to popular demand, is our very own pre-award show fashion reminiscent feature! This time, we take a look at the couples and collaborations of ACMs past … and, boy, have there been some questionably horrific and unquestionably sensational choices in ACM history!

A Recap of our ACM Performance Announcements

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Yesterday we were part of a teleconference with CBS and Academy of Country Music producers for the upcoming ACM awards this weekend. We got to know quite a few exciting secrets for the award show this weekend, and of course we couldn’t wait to tell our fans and readers on Twitter! If you’re following us on Twitter (@keepinitblog) you will have already heard these really cool performances, but we are recapping them now so everyone can keep track of what might be the most-fun Academy of Country Music Award show ever.

Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to the ACMs this year because of budgetary reasons, so we’ll be live-tweeting them from home along with you! Make sure you join us Sunday afternoon for our exclusive KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY PRESENTS… Jason Charles Miller stageit show at 3 pm EST, before the ACMs kick off live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at 8 pm EST. Use hashtag #KIC to join in our fun!

The ACMs will kick off with a big opening performance of “Boys ‘Round Here” with Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Pistol Annies, Sheryl Crow, and Brad Paisley.

Jewel will perform a special Lifting Lives segment with a mash-up of her hit single “Hands Clean” and “Fill A Heart,” an original song by singer-songwriter Tori Kelly.

Hunter Hayes will get two pretty cool performances – he’ll be debuting his new single “I Want Crazy” with Stevie Wonder, and will mix in one of Stevie’s big hits. Hunter will return later in the show with Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley live from the ACM Fan Jam. How did Stevie and Hunter get together? Turns out Hunter covers Stevie’s songs on tour, and Stevie discovered them and became a fan of Hunter.

Taylor Swift will have country superstars Keith Urban and Tim McGraw joining her for “Highway Don’t Care.”

Luke Bryan will be debuting a brand new single “Crash My Party” during the award show..

Kelly Clarkson will be performing her country single “Don’t Rush” with a special, announced guest. Is it Vince Gill? We don’t know, but we know he was approached along with someone else.

Reba will introduce a very special duet performance from Garth Brooks and George Strait who will be paying tribute to the late Dick Clark. It’s going to be a pretty emotional performance, so make sure you tune in for this one.

Do you have any questions about the ACMs? We’ll answer what we can on Facebook and Twitter!

Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & More Added to ACM Awards Performers

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The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards announced today that superstars Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town will perform on the April 7th show.

Airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS, the show will be hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, who have become affectionately referred to as “Bluke” on Twitter.

The above artists join an already star-studded show that features performances by Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and the Band Perry.

Tim McGraw Grabs 33rd Number One Single

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Last week, Tim McGraw claimed his 33rd number one single with “One of Those Nights!” The song, which is included on his number one selling album Two Lanes of Freedom, topped the Billboard Country Chart.

McGraw shared:

“It feels great to have the No. one song…it’s always a really special feeling. Country radio has never let me down, and I’m so thankful for those relationships.  It’s going to be a great song for the tour this summer…it sets the perfect tone for an awesome night!”

McGraw also posted this video on his official website thanking his fans for his new number one single!

Congratulations, Tim, on such a huge accomplishment!

“We’re All For The Hall” Announcement

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Keith Urban‘s “We’re All For The Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will return for the fourth consecutive year.

The show, which will feature an all-star lineup, will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 16th, 2013. Some of the invited artists include Keith, Vince Gill, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley GilbertKid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams, Jr.

This year’s theme will be “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN”. The past three benefit concerts have raised a collective $1.5 million, which is directed toward the Museum’s operating expenses, caring for the collection, exhibitions, programs, and more.

Museum board president Vince Gill created All for the Hall, an artist-led fundraising initiative for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Funds raised from the concert also go toward preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs about the culture and value of country music.

“The purity in making music on your own terms – to create art in your own way – for me, is at the heart of the outlaw spirit,” said Urban.  “It’s those outlaws that we celebrate this year, who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of Country music’s diversity.”

Tickets will go on sale on March1st at 10AM CST. For ticket and VIP package information, visit Ticketmaster.com.

Tim McGraw’s New Album Release

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Country megastar, Tim McGraw‘s, highly anticipated Big Machine Records’ debut, Two Lanes of Freedom, is set to drop on February 5th. The multi-Grammy Award winner will be busy promoting his big release with coast to coast performances. McGraw will be kicking off this promo run by performing on location at the Super Bowl in New Orleans, which will air on Good Morning America on February 1st.

Schedule of Appearances:

Feb. 2nd – Austin City Limits
Feb. 3rd – CBS Sunday Morning
Feb. 5th – The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Feb. 5th – Ram Country on Yahooo! (Special live stream aboard the USS Midway in San Diego)
Feb. 6th – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Feb. 7th – Jimmy Kimmel Live
Feb. 8th – MusiCares Person of the Year – Bruce Springsteen tribute
Feb. 11th – Chelsea Lately

McGraw will also be hitting the road for his Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 Tour on May 2nd and will play 30 cities on the trek. The tour will also feature Brantley Gilbert and Love & Theft.

For more information and tour dates, check out: www.timmcgraw.com.