Video: Behind-The-Scenes Of Miranda Lambert’s ‘Marie Claire’ Photo Shoot

Miranda Lambert graces the cover of the January 2015 edition of Marie Claire magazine. Go behind-the-scenes with Miranda on the photo shoot:



Sara Evans Reveals A Beautiful New Bob Haircut


Just another day in the life! Released a Christmas Album and cut my hair! Omg! #atchristmas @arealfineplace

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Miranda Lambert Showing Off Her Toned Body In A Bikini In Hawaii

Miranda Lambert rockin’ her bikini bod in Hawaii!



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Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Gets Big TV

“Today Show,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “CONAN,” “The Talk” Starting 9/23
PLUS “Entertainment Tonight” & “Access Hollywood” LIVE

kenny big revivalNew York/LA (September 18) — Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival is an album about finding the fire to embrace your life with passion. With a September 23 release date, the East Tennessean is going to be bringing the music to network television in a way that says he’s fired up and ready to take his new music to America with verve. Starting with “The Today Show” on street date, Chesney will also perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (9/24), “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (9/26), “CONAN” (9/29) and “The Talk” (10/2), as well as sit for interviews with both “Entertainment Tonight” and “Access Hollywood” live from Rockefeller Center (9/23).

“Normally I don’t get geared up for this much television,” Chesney says. “But this record makes me wanna get out and talk about it. Starting with ‘American Kids,’ all of the songs on here say so much about how the people who see their lives in my music commit to their lives – it’s a lot like showing their home videos on network TV! I’m gonna be sick of talking about me, but not this record; The Big Revival is a whole other kinda record for me.”

Already singled out by USA Today, Rolling Stone, PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and USA Weekend, Chesney’s 15th studio project marks the evolution of an artist who has kept his finger on the pulse of real people living in America since releasing “Young” in 2001. For Chesney, born and raised in a small East Tennessee town, life in smaller towns embraces its own way of being.

“Maybe the artists people are listening to, or the cars they’re driving have changed,” the man deemed “The People’s Superstar” by The Los Angeles Times explains. “But I promise you the little things that make your life what it is, they haven’t. Somewhere some girl has a boyfriend the Dad doesn’t like… and the boys are making out in church parking lots, then saying they got further than they did. But they’re also making life rich where they are… finding joy and having the time of their life without worrying about keeping up with the Kardashians!

“When I went in to make this record, that’s what I wanted: songs that captured the real of life in the flyover, that talked about the passion people live with and the fun they make, how hard they work and the way they set themselves free right where they are. So taking the music straight into their living rooms seems like taking it to the source.”

“American Kids,” The Big Revival’s lead single, has already spent two weeks at #1 on the Country airplay charts. Written by Shane McAnally, Russ Copperman and Luke Laird, the triple rhythm’ed, double hook celebration of the freewheeling spirit of anyone raised between New York and LA has hit a nerve with fans. “Flora-Bama,” pre-released on the heels of his stadium-show-on-the-beach at the state line, is also finding traction with the fans.

Come Tuesday, the wait and see is over. All anyone needs to do is look at the television to see what the fervor is all about. Or work on faith and get The Big Revival sight unseen.


Lady Antebellum’s New Song For ‘The Best Of Me’ Soundtrack

ALBUM RELEASE DATE FOR THE BEST OF ME SOUNDTRACK SET FOR OCTOBER 7

RELATIVITY STUDIOS’ THE BEST OF ME, BASED ON NICHOLAS SPARKS’ BEST SELLING NOVEL, OPENS NATIONWIDE OCTOBER 17

SOUNDTRACK FEATURES LADY ANTEBELLUM, HUNTER HAYES, DAVID NAIL, KACEY MUSGRAVES, COLBIE CAILLAT, KIP MOORE, ERIC PASLAY, ELI YOUNG BAND, THOMPSON SQUARE, THOMAS RHETT, PHOEBE HOFFMAN, COWBOY JUNKIES AND

NEWCOMERS SHEL & GARETH DUNLOP

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Nashville, TN – EMI Nashville, in conjunction with Relativity Music, is set to release the soundtrack for the upcoming Nicholas Sparks penned film,The Best of Me, on October 7. Artists contributing all brand new original music on the album Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Kacey Musgraves, Colbie Caillat, Kip Moore, Eli Young Band, Eric Paslay, Thompson Square, Thomas Rhett, Phoebe Hoffman and newcomers SHEL and Gareth Dunlop.

The Best of Me Soundtrack

Track Listing:

1. Lady Antebellum                           “I Did With You”

2. Hunter Hayes                                “Dream Girl”

3. SHEL and Gareth Dunlop             “Hold On”

4. Colbie Caillat                                  “In Love Again”

5. Thomas Rhett                                “The Way Things Go”

6. Thompson Square                        “Borrowed Time”

7. Kip Moore                                      “Lead Me”

8. Kacey Musgraves                          “Love Is A Liar”

9. Lady Antebellum                           “Falling For You”

10. Eric Paslay                                   “Rain From Heaven”

11. David Nail                                    “All The Way”

12. Eli Young Band                            “Unchanged”

13. Cowboy Junkies                          “Sweet Jane”

14. Phoebe Hoffman                         “Crossroads”

Seven-time GRAMMY-Award winners, Lady Antebellum, wrote (with Monty Powell) and recorded the original song “I Did With You,” based on the film’s premise. Fans can now purchase the song at all digital partners here.

Surrounding the excitement of this release, Walmart will make available for purchase a special 48-page ZinePak exclusive at all Walmart stores nationwide. The ZinePak will include photos and quotes from some of the actors as well as the film makers responsible for the creation of the filmThe Best of Me. In addition the special ZinePak will have flower seeds from the flower that is featured in the story, an unabridged audio book and of course the soundtrack.

Furthermore, Relativity Studios is adding a $7.50 “Movie Cash Ticket” to all physically released versions of The Best of Me Soundtrack for fans to use towards one movie’s admission to see the film, The Best of Me. Available while supplies last and while the film is in theaters.

Relativity Studios will release the film, starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden, in theaters nationwide on October 17.

About The Best Of Me

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of the beloved friend.  Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

LUKE BRYAN’S CRASH MY PLAYA LINE-UP REVEALED FOR JANUARY 23-27, 2015

Four-day Musical Event Packages Available Today

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RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (August 22, 2014) – Ticket packages for Luke Bryan’s highly anticipated Crash My Playa, presented by CID Presents, are now available. The exclusive four-day country concert event – including performances from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Cole Swindell – will take place in Riviera Maya on January 23 – 27, 2015. This intimate country concert experience has limited availability, and full package details and reservations can be found at www.crashmyplaya.com.

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All packages for Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa include four nights / five days all-inclusive accommodations at one of the unique participating resorts, airport transfer to and from the hotel, admission to each night’s exclusive beach performances, a limited edition Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa event poster, beach bag, and beach towel. Food featuring local flavors, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available inside the venue and are included with all Crash My Playa packages. Optional themed adventures and activities that explore the riches of the Riviera Maya will also be offered – from ATV rides to zip lines through the jungle, snorkeling and SCUBA diving, tours through the ancient Mayan ruins and more!

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cole swindellGuests from each resort will receive complimentary ground transportation to and from the Crash My Playa performance area each evening, including two full Luke Bryan shows on January 24 & 26, Florida Georgia Line performing on January 25, and Cole Swindell’s concert on January 23.

Other special guests, including Kelleigh Bannen, Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, DJ Rock and Chris Stapleton will also be in attendance for the musical destination event and all-inclusive Caribbean vacation experience.

LINE-UP BREAKDOWN:

January 23: Cole Swindell featuring Dustin Lynch

January 24: Luke Bryan featuring Kelleigh Bannen

January 25: Florida Georgia Line featuring Eric Paslay

January 26: Luke Bryan featuring Chris Stapleton

Dierks Bentley Joins Blake Shelton for Second Annual Tree Town Music Festival Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Four-Day, General Admission Passes Available for $120 Until Dec. 2

Even More Exciting Artist Announcements Coming Soon!

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TreeTownLogo_layer_lrgForest City, Iowa (August 25, 2014) – Coming off of a successful first year, Tree Town Music Festival organizers are turning up the heat on year two of the now four-day event! In addition to previously-announced country megastar and judge on NBC’s The Voice, Blake Shelton, the man behind the smash hit of the summer “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley, will be hitting the Tree Town Music Festival stage in Forest City, Iowa, next Memorial Day Weekend (May 21-24, 2015). One of country music’s most-respected singer/songwriters, Dierks’ long list of chart-topping hits includes, “5-1-5-0,” “I Hold On,” “Sideways,” “Come a Little Closer,” “What Was I Thinkin,” and more. Fans can expect even more exciting announcements in the coming months.

blakeEarly-bird, four-day passes are currently on sale for $120 and VIP tickets for $500 until Dec. 2. For ticket-holders looking for the true festival experience, camping is available starting at $100. Whether you have a two-person tent or jumbo home on wheels, Tree Town Music Festival has campsite options to meet your needs. For more info on tickets, camping or for any of your Tree Town Music Festival needs, please visit: treetownfestival.com or call 877-569-7767. 

Tree Town Music Festival started off with a bang in 2014. Thousands of fans descended on Forest City, Iowa, for the first-year event this past Memorial Day weekend to catch performances by some of country music’s biggest stars, including Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Scotty McCreery and more. The festival also featured “Little Nashville,” a stage that brought the excitement of Nashville’s world-famous Broadway to Iowa. In addition to non-stop music from multiple stages, the grounds boasted beer tents, a variety of food vendors, rock climbing, zip lines and much more.


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COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM GEARS UP FOR ALAN JACKSON EXHIBIT OPENING

Jackson’s prized car and special museum programs mark the occasion

Alan Jackson’s 1955 Ford Thunderbird – on display August 29- September 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 19, 2014 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is gearing up for the forthcoming exhibit Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, with an opening-weekend-only artifact on display and special, exhibit-related programs.

Country fans and car enthusiasts take note. From August 29 through September 1, Jackson’s 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible will be on display in the museum’s Curb Conservatory.  Having saved his money since he was 12 years old, Jackson bought the car when he was 15. He restored it with his dad, Gene, and drove it throughout high school before selling it to put a down payment on his first home with wife Denise. Several years later Denise tracked down the car and gave it to Alan as a Christmas gift. The T-Bird served as inspiration for his 2002 song “First Love,” and, in 2008, the car (and Denise) appeared in Jackson’s music video “Good Time.”

In addition to the car display, the museum is offering a trio of exhibit-related programs for the opening weekend. On Saturday, August 30, Jim McBride, a frequent collaborator with Jackson, will participate in a Songwriter Session at 11:30 a.m. Later that day, at 1:00 p.m. families are invited to participate in a guided tour, When Daddy Let Me Drive: The Museum’s Cool Cars, highlighting the classic vehicles on display in the museum’s galleries. Finally, on Sunday, August 31, the museum will screen Alan Jackson: The Greatest Hits Collection (1995).

Further down the road, Alan Jackson will take the stage in the museum’s new 800-seat CMA Theater as its 2014 Artist-in-Residence on October 8 and 22. Both Wednesday night concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public at NOON (CDT) on Monday, September 8, and can be purchased at countrymusichalloffame.org/artist-in-residence.

There is no charge to view Jackson’s T-Bird in the Curb Conservatory. All programs are included with museum admission and free to museum members.

Among the artifacts featured are:

  • Monumental Mementos—items from some of Jackson’s milestone music videos, album covers and award show appearances—including the motorcycle from the cover of the album A Lot About Livin’ (and a Little ’Bout Love); water ski from the “Chattahoochee” music video; Hollywood Walk of Fame plaque; Grand Ole Opry member induction trophy and more.
    • Industry Accolades—ACM Top New Male Vocalist (Jackson’s first award); 1995, 2002, and 2003 CMA Entertainer of the Year; ACM Milestone Award; Grammy for “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”; CMA plaque celebrating 20 years in country music; 10- and 50-million sales plaques and more.
    • Country Couture—Jackson’s first Stetson cowboy hat; the jacket Jackson wore when he signed his record deal; jacket from the cover of the album Here in the Real World; overalls worn in “Summertime Blues” music video.
    • Poet’s Pen—lyrics for “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” “Remember When,” “First Love,” “Drive,” and “A Woman’s Love.”
    • Man Cave—personal items from Jackson’s home, including a repurposed Ford truck desk and Schwinn bicycle chairs, taxidermied fish, Houston Rodeo belt buckle display, toy and model car collection, first tricycle, childhood bike and scooter, Mayberry memorabilia from The Andy Griffith Show and more.
    • Famous Friends—letters, notes and photos from country artists Roy Acuff, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Minnie Pearl.
    For more information about the exhibit Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, visit http://countrymusichalloffame.org/exhibits/exhibitdetail/alan-jackson-25-years-of-keepin-it-country.

    Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country
    Opening Weekend Programs

    Saturday, August 30                                   11:30 a.m.
    Songwriter Session: Jim McBride
    Jim McBride’s long-time songwriting collaboration with Alan Jackson produced the hits “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Chattahoochee,” “Someday,” “Who Says You Can’t Have It All” and many other songs. McBride also wrote “Bet Your Heart on Me” (Johnny Lee); “Rose in Paradise” (Waylon Jennings); “I’m a Survivor” (George Jones); and songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Tammy Cochran, Diamond Rio, Toby Keith and Keith Whitley. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required.

    Saturday, August 30                                   1:00 p.m.
    Family Program: When Daddy Let Me Drive: The Museum’s Cool Cars
    Start your engines! This guided tour for youth ages 5 to 15 and accompanying adults will highlight the classic vehicles on exhibit in the museum, including Elvis Presley’s Sold Gold Cadillac, Keith Whitley’s motorcycle, the Bandit Pontiac Trans Am and—on display this weekend only—Alan Jackson’s first car, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird. Learn what makes these cars special, and get ideas to create a design for your own dream car. Meet in the Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Children and up to two accompanying adults may attend the program and tour the museum at a discounted rate.

    Sunday, August 31                                    2:00 p.m.
    Film Screening: Alan Jackson: The Greatest Hits Collection (1995)
    The faded color and tatter of his denim jeans may change over time, but Alan Jackson’s music has been consistently country for twenty-five years. In 1995, only six years into his career, Jackson had sold over 20 million albums and been named CMA Entertainer of the Year. Watch the videos of his biggest early hits, from “Blue Blooded Woman” (his first single, in 1989) to “Tall, Tall Trees.” Other videos in this collection include “Chattahoochee,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” and “Livin’ on Love.” 75 minutes. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.

    These programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and by an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.

    Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture.  With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.

    More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org  or by calling (615) 416 2001.


    What A Cool Week For Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert!

    How cool is this? Blake Shelton’s Based On A True Story album just skyrocketed back up from number 12 last week to number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart!  Even though he knocked the love of his life Miranda out of the top spot, it’s gotta be pretty darn cool to have the number one and number two albums in the country right now!

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