Kelly Clarkson has always had a special bond with her fans, and has involved them in her career since the beginning. After all, Clarkson and her fans have literally been together since she first stepped on the American Idol stage back in 2002. The multi-Grammy award winner is currently on the road, and takes the time to acknowledge the fan support at each tour stop by thanking them for voting for her and being with her the last 10 years.
Throughout the Stronger Tour, the powerhouse singer has been taking fan requests via Twitter. Every show, she picks a different request to perform. Alternating between her own songs and covers, she paid homage to Shania Twain by performing “You’re Still The One” at her tour stop in Windsor, Ontario last week. Of course, Clarkson and her band did a beautiful job with the song.
We love the fan request idea, and it has given us some amazing covers from KC.
The VoiceSeason 2 blind auditions wrapped up Monday night with Blake Shelton adding two more members to his team: Lex Land and Adley Stump.
Let’s meet them…
Lex is a singer songwriter who has had her songs featured on One Tree Hill, Private Practice, and Castle, among others. She auditioned with Bonnie Raitt’s ”I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Blake, Adam Levine, and Cee Lo Green all turned their chairs around, but Lex chose Team Blake!
Lex shared via Twitter:
I am so pumped to finally be able to say that I’m a member of #TEAMBLAKE !!!!
Carrie Underwood has finally joined the Twitter world! It’s about time, right? That’s what we were thinking. Carrie made her Twitter debut about 4 hours ago, with the tweet “Hello Twitter World!” She then tweeted again a few hours ago:
@CarrieUnderwood: “Excited to have another way to connect with my fans from my team and me…can’t wait to hear from you!”
Watch out, Carrie! It’s addicting!
Carrie Underwood’s new single, “Good Girl” premiered late last night. Check out our review of the song HERE!
You can follow Carrie on twitter here and don’t forget to send her a nice welcome tweet!
Miranda Lambert’s war of words with Chris Brown has now gone from Twitter to YouTube.
Lambert performed last night at the Mullins Center in Amherst, MA. As her band started playing her anti-domestic violence anthem “Gunpowder & Lead,” a fan held up a sign that read: “Take Notes Chris Brown.” Lambert walked over, took the sign and showed it to the crowd, which roared its approval. “Nothing else needs to be said tonight, ladies and gentlemen,” said the fiery singer.
But she did say more. After posing with the sign and encouraging folks to take pictures and post them on Twitter, Lambert added, “I’ve been in a world of hurt with Chris Brown fans lately. But I had to speak my mind because where I come from, beating up on a woman is never okay. So that’s why my daddy taught me early on how to use a shotgun.”
See the video below:
Lambert has taken issue with Brown performing not once, but twice at the Grammy Awards. The R&B singer pleaded guilty to an assault charge after beating up then-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009. Brown was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labor.
Country star Dierks Bentley released his highly anticipated album, Home, yesterday. Home marks the seventh studio album for Bentley and includes his number one smash, “Am I The Only One,” and the hit title track, “Home.” The album has already hit number one on iTunes’ Country Albums Chart and is currently sitting comfortably in the top spot.
Bentley is never one to forget his fans. He requested via twitter that fans send him their phone number so he could call some of them and chat about the album. True to his word, he started making calls yesterday. Bentley also had a special album release day message to his fans live from the streets of New York. Check out the video below.
Meanwhile, the country crooner is busy promoting the new record and is on the road with his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour. For more information and tour dates, visit his official website: www.dierksbentley.com.
Home is available everywhere now! Don’t forget to grab your copy.
Always wanted to get a reply from your favorite country star on Twitter, but have yet to succeed? On Sunday night, you might get your wish!
This Sunday night, August 14th, the CMA Association will host its 3rd Annual “CMA Music Festival Tweet & Greet” during the broadcast of the 2011 “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock” on ABC. How do you join in on the fun? Its simple. Just use the hashtag #CMAFEST along with your tweet.
All the fun starts at 8PM EST/7PM CST so set those DVRs! Who are you excited to see on this year’s CMA Fest special? Comment and tell us!