Taylor Swift And Jake Owen Sit Atop The Country Charts And Cassadee Pope Makes A Big Splash

When will Taylor Swift’s run end? Who knows… For the week of December 8, 2012, Taylor’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ is number one again on the Billboard Hot Country charts for the 8th week in a row, which ties the all-time record for most weeks at number one for a solo female artist.

And, on the Country Airplay charts, Jake Owen’s ‘The One That Got Away’ took over the number one spot from Luke Bryan’s ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye’.

The biggest debut of the week was current The Voice contestant and Hey Monday lead singer Cassadee Pope’s version of Miranda Lambert’s ‘Over You’, a song written by Miranda and Blake Shelton. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot Country charts at number three. Pope’s version of ‘Over You’ also debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Digital Songs charts. Congratulations Cassadee!

Enjoy a look at Taylor and Jake’s videos for their number one hits as well as Cassadee performing ‘Over You’ live on The Voice:

Guess Who? Do You Know Who This Tattoo Belongs To?

Click here or on the picture above to find out who is sporting this tattoo on their arm? Here’s a hint… He loves kickin’ it in the sticks…

Dustin Lynch Photos From His Performance At Toby Keith’s Bar And Grill – Foxborough, MA 10/11/12

Our friend Danielle E. Bowers, who happens to be an incredible photographer, took the amazing pictures below of Dustin Lynch in concert last night at Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill in Foxborough, MA. She also shot a great video of Dustin performing Cowboys and Angels. Check it out on TodaysCountryMusicVideos.com. Enjoy the pictures and be sure to share this with all your friends. Thanks!

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Kellie Pickler Has A New Home – Signs On With Black River Entertainment


Kellie Pickler Signs With Black River Entertainment

Nashville, TN…(October 8, 2012)…Black River Entertainment continues to expand its artist roster by signing fan favorite, Kellie Pickler. “What’s not to love about Kellie?” asks Gordon Kerr, CEO of Black River Entertainment. “She’s real, she adores her fans, she’s rooted in and committed to country music and she’s genuine. How can you ask for more than that?”

“In looking for a label partner, I was really drawn to the Black River family because they hold similar values that I do,” shares Pickler. “From our initial meeting, it was clear to me how much the entire team respects the artists’ musical vision, and I’m really looking forward to getting back into the studio to record and release new music to country radio.”

Doug Johnson, VP of A&R at Black River, sees Kellie as the total package. “Kellie Pickler –great singer, captivating performer, the heart and soul of what makes our format incredible and authentic. Deep roots plus relevance equals a true artist. Anyone who loves country music deserves to turn on their radio and hear Kellie Pickler. I am honored to have the opportunity to help share her music with the world.”

Hailing from Albemarle, North Carolina, Pickler signed with 19/BNA Records in 2006 and released her debut album, Small Town Girl. The album sold over 800,000 copies worldwide and produced three singles, “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.”

In 2008, Pickler released her self-titled sophomore record featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (Pickler’s first Top 10 and Taylor Swift co-write) and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.”

After establishing herself as a powerful vocalist and also a songwriter, Pickler co-wrote six of the 11 tracks on the 2012 critically acclaimed release, 100 Proof, produced by Frank Liddell (known for his work with Miranda Lambert) and Luke Wooten.

Pickler joins Black River alongside four labelmates including country superstar Craig Morgan, rising star Sarah Darling, vocal trio Due West and country newcomer Glen Templeton. Please visit www.kelliepickler.com for more information and follow Pickler on Twitter (@kelliepickler) and Facebook (fb.com/KelliePickler).

Black River Entertainment is based in Nashville, TN and is the home to country music entertainers Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Sarah Darling, Due West and Glen Templeton. The company also operates the newly renovated Ronnie’s Place and Sound Stage recording studios, Black River Records, Black River Publishing and Black River Management. For more information about Black River Entertainment, please visit www.blackriverent.com.

Legendary Oak Ridge Boys Launching 40th Anniversary Tour & Commemorative CD

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Four Decades of Musical Success
Being Spotlighted with Network TV Special

Nashville, Tenn. (October 8, 2012) – The Oak Ridge Boys are making ready to mark 40 years of their phenomenal musical journey and international success. They’ll be kicking off The Oak Ridge Boys 40th Anniversary Tour on January 19 & 20, 2013 at the historic Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Texas. There’ll be a commemorative CD that features 4 decades of hits and collaborations, plus a network television special. Fans can be on the lookout for a commemorative poster and keepsake memorabilia.

Venues across the U.S. and Canada are teaming up as hosts for the Grammy-winning group’s milestone celebration and what’s sure to be a packed performance schedule. Show stops for the 40th Anniversary Tour will include John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Jamboree in the Hills, and the Kentucky State Fair.

Special events will take place for all concerts at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre in Branson, including America by Rail’s special excursions and train stops at the venue during the tour.

Other highlights will include The Oak Ridge Boys Rally at Sea. The luxury cruise will set sail from February 28-March 4, 2013 with two performances by the group along with a meet & greet session, reception and much more.

For more information, please visit: www.oakridgeboys.com.

Yep – This Photo Says It All

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Sunny Sweeney Marries Longtime Boyfriend Jeff Hellmer In Vegas

On November 11, 2011 – a day where millions of people made wishes – country singer Sunny Sweeney made hers come true when she married her longtime beau, Jeff Hellmer, at a small reception in Las Vegas.

Sunny has had a standout year professionally with the release of her critically-acclaimed Republic Nashville album, CONCRETE, which she supported with a summer tour with Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum. A polar opposite from the words she sings in her current single, “Drink Myself Single,” Sunny happily took the plunge into wedded bliss.

Sunny and her new husband Jeff, a Sergeant with the Austin Police Department and former Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force, got married at the iconic A Little White Chapel in Las Vegas surrounded by a small group of friends and family. The couple wrote their own vows, with Jeff’s vows being composed from lyrics to country songs.

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Hot Headlines With Cody Alan – August 10, 2011 Edition

So, who does American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina want to work with? Here’s a hint. She was an American Idol winner a few years back…

P.S. In case you missed it, click here to watch Lauren’s debut video for ‘Like My Mother Does’.

Friday News Break – Garth Is Honored, Martina Gives Back And Lauren Alaina Wants To Write With Taylor

Martina McBride YWCA Celebrity Auction

Here are a few stories that caught our eye today:

From CMT.com: Garth Brooks Joins Songwriters Hall of Fame – Garth Brooks was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday night (June 16) in New York City. The induction class also included John Bettis, Leon Russell, Allen Toussaint and the team of Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly (cont.)

From GACTV.com: Martina McBride’s YWCA Celebrity Auction Raises Over $153,000 – Martina McBride helped the YWCA Celebrity Auction bring in over $153,000 on Sunday, June 12, a 50% increase over last year’s total. Martina has hosted the event since 1995 and it was the dress she wore at the Grand Ole Opry re-opening following the Nashville floods that brought in the highest bid of the night, when a fan from Texas paid $27,000 for it (cont.)

From TasteofCountry.com: Lauren Alaina: ‘I Want to Write With Taylor Swift’ – Lauren Alaina is doing so much post-’American Idol‘ media coverage that you might think she actually won, instead of placing second to Scotty McCreery on Season 10. The Boot chatted with the pretty blonde singer, unearthing the story behind the first song that the 16-year-old ever wrote and her dream collaborator. It’s not Scotty — it’s Taylor Swift (cont.)

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