Miranda Lambert graces the cover of the January 2015 edition of Marie Claire magazine. Go behind-the-scenes with Miranda on the photo shoot:
Miranda Lambert rockin’ her bikini bod in Hawaii!
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“Today Show,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “CONAN,” “The Talk” Starting 9/23
PLUS “Entertainment Tonight” & “Access Hollywood” LIVE
New 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.
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
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
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.
Four-day Musical Event Packages Available Today
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.
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!
Guests 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.
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!
Forest 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.
Early-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.
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.
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!