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

Best of me

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.

Country Music Superstars On Pinterest

Are you addicted to Pinterest? If you’re like us, once you start pinning, it’s very, very hard to stop. We did a little research last night to find out which country music superstars are also addicted to Pinterest. Surprisingly, the number is very small considering how many use Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis (although, as hectic as their lives are, it’s no surprise they don’t have time for another time-consuming social media addiction…).

With that being said, here’s a look at who we’ve found so far (if you know of other official accounts, please let us know):

Lady Antebellum: http://pinterest.com/ladyantebellum – Lady A. are pretty active…  That’s not surprising considering how much they use Social Media to keep their fans in the loop on a daily basis. As of today, they have over 12,800 followers and 553 pins including personal pics like this one of Hillary and her Goldendoodle Baker:

 

Martina McBride: http://pinterest.com/MartinaMcBride – Martina’s account is pretty active, and at the time of this post, she’s only three followers away from 10,000. If you’re on Pinterest and not following her, let’s help push her over the 10,000 mark today. What I like about Martina’s board is it’s not a Martina McBride shrine, but instead features pins of things Martina likes such as this one of a ‘fine’ bottle of Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill wine (brought back memories of lawn parties at Alabama…)

 

Sara Evans: http://pinterest.com/saraevansmusic/ – According to Sara’s activity, it’s been a few weeks since she last did anything, but she does have over 3,000 followers and is following 25. On Sara’s board, you’ll find unique pins like this one of Sara and Luke Bryan at CMT Crossroads.

 

Little Big Town: http://pinterest.com/littlebigtown/ – It’s been about a month since they were active on the site, but there are over 300 pins to check out like the one below of LBT backstage at Jimmy Fallon. Currently, they’re following over 100, and over 2,000 are following them.

 

Keith Urban: http://pinterest.com/keithurban – Keith’s account doesn’t appear to be that active, but there are over 300 pins to check out, and he’s got over 6,900 followers as of today. Plus, you’ll get to see pics like the one below of Keith using the ‘Old Booth’ app. Yikes!

Source: oldbooth.com via Keith on Pinterest

 

Sarah Darling: http://pinterest.com/darlingmusic/ – I can personally vouch for Sarah’s board as we’ve talked back and forth a number of times. Sarah’s very active on the site, and admirably, her board doesn’t just feature pictures and videos of herself. However, as a big fan of Sarah, I’m thankful she is pinning some personal photos of herself like the one below. Pretty cool photo, huh?

 

Edens Edge: http://pinterest.com/edensedge – They have a little over 300 followers and about 200 pins to check out. It’s been about four weeks since they were active, so I’m not sure how much they’re using the account, but they do have some pretty interesting pics as evidenced below…

Source: whosay.com via Edens on Pinterest

 

Trisha Yearwood: http://pinterest.com/trishayearwood – Trisha has over 6,000 followers and was fairly active about a month ago. Like Martina McBride, Trisha’s account appears to be about stuff she cares about, and not really about her musical career. Although, it is interesting to note that Linda Ronstandt is apparently her biggest musical inspiration:

 

Rascal Flatts: http://pinterest.com/therascalflatts/ – It’s been over nine weeks since the boys had any activity on the site, but there are some unique photos on their board like the one below of Joe Don’s dog Pippa sitting on Tucker’s little sleeping head…

Source: twitter.com via Rascal on Pinterest

 

Mary Sarah: http://pinterest.com/marysarahmusic/ – Mary Sarah is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter living in Nashville by way of Texas. If you’re not familiar with her, check out our interview with her last year. Mary’s pretty active on Pinterest, and she has some cool pics to browse like the one below with The Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall.

Source: bitrebels.com via Mary on Pinterest

 

Oh, and last, but not least…  The Country Site:  http://pinterest.com/todayscountry – We’re about as active as you can get.  With 130 boards and over 2,800 pins and counting, we’re definitely hooked, and we love it!  If you’re on Pinterest, please check out our board and follow us if you’d like.  Thanks and happy pinning!

Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift Win Country Music Awards At The 2012 American Music Awards

The 2012 edition of the American Music Awards will forever be known as the Bieber edition that garnered the lowest ratings in it’s history. In case you didn’t see it, Justin Bieber won the Artist of the Year award as well as a couple of other awards. Since this is country site, that’s all I’ll say about Mr. Bieber.

The big winners in the country music category though were:

Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Source: ew.com via The Country on Pinterest

 

Country Male Artist: Luke Bryan

 

Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

 

Country Album: Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away

 

2012 CMA Awards Red Carpet Photos – Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Connie Smith and Marty Stuart

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And The CMA Award Nominees Are….

Wednesday morning, the nominations for the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards were announced on Good Morning America by Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, who took over for Lady Antebellum who weren’t able to fly out of Nashville due to bad weather. The winners will be announced on November 1, 2012, and the show will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley for the 5th consecutive year.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the 46th annual CMA Awards Nominations:

The nominations are:

Entertainer Of The Year:
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist:
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

New Artist:
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Love & Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group:
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo:
Big & Rich
Love & Theft
Sugarland
Thompson Square
The Civil Wars

Single:
Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
Home – Dierks Bentley
Pontoon – Little Big Town
Springsteen – Eric Church

Album:
Chief – Eric Church
Four The Record – Miranda Lambert
Home – Dierks Bentley
Own The Night – Lady Antebellum
Tailgates & Tanlines – Luke Bryan

Song:
Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Written by Will Howe & Eric Paslay
God Gave Me You – Written by Dave Barnes
Home – Written by Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers & Dierks Bentley
Over You – Written by Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton
Springsteen – Written by Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell & Jeff Hyde

Musical Event:
Dixie Highway – Alan Jackson & Zac Brown Band
Feel Like A Rockstar – Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw
Roll Me Up And Smoke Me Before I Die – Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson & Jamie Johnson
Safe & Sound – Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars
Stuck on You – Lionel Ritchie & Darius Rucker

Music Video:
Come Over – Kenny Chesney
Over You – Miranda Lambert
Pontoon – Little Big Town
Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
Springsteen – Eric Church

Musician:
Sam Bush – Mandolin
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

The Best Of Nashville And LA Songwriters/Recording Artists Will Celebrate Their Craft In The Wild West Of Historic Deadwood

(Deadwood, South Dakota) – Over 20 Hot-Shot songwriters and recording artists will travel to Deadwood, South Dakota to take part in the inaugural Wild West Songwriters Festival which will take place October 11-14, 2012.

These Songwriters have penned hits for the biggest names in Country and Rock music such as Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Tonic, Fuel, LeAnn Rimes, Restless Heart, Tyler Hilton and Jack’s Mannequin,  just to name a few, and will gather to entertain and delight crowds during the exciting weekend.

The Festival will celebrate the tradition of story telling through song in a way that is unique to the culture and history of Deadwood’s Wild Western ways. Performances will be held day and night at some of Historic Deadwood’s finest establishments, including The Deadwood Mountain Grand, Saloon #10, The Bullock Hotel, and The Deadwood Loading Dock.

Performances will be “In the Round,” featuring three to five songwriters guiding the intimate, conversational show. The Songwriters themselves will perform their biggest hits as they were written, as well as share their true-life stories of how these songs began with pen and paper and ended being recorded and performed by some of the biggest Rock and Country artists. The weekend-long Festival won’t stop with powerhouse performances – the Wild West Songwriters Festival will host Nightcap Socials, Happy Hours, and other events for Weekend Pass-Holders.

Wild West Songwriters Festival Performers:

Emerson Hart (of Tonic) – “If You Could Only See” and “Open Up Your Eyes” – Tonic 

Wayne Kirkpatrick – “Change The World” – Eric Clapton, “Boondocks” and “Bring It On Home” – Little Big Town

Jaren Johnston – “Sing ‘Em My Good Friend” – Kenny Chesney, “You Gonna Fly” – Keith Urban, “If It Rains” – Meatloaf 

Carl Bell (of Fuel) – “Shimmer,” “Hemorrhage,” and “Bad Day” – Fuel  

Billy Burnette – “What’s a Little Love Between Friends,” “Soldier of Love,” and “Ain’t It Just Like Love” – Billy Burnette 

Tyler Hilton (Songwriter, Artist, and Actor) – “This World Will Turn Your Way,” “You’ll Ask for Me” and “How Love Should Be” – Tyler Hilton

Cary Barlowe – “American Honey” – Lady Antebellum, “Untouchable” – Taylor Swift, “No Yesterday” – Bucky Covington

Andrew McMahon – “Dear Jack”, “The Resuloution” and “Swim” – Jack’s Mannequin, “Space,” “Punk Rock Princess” – Something Corporate  

Steven Dale Jones – “One More Day” – Diamond Rio, “He Gets That From Me” – Reba McEntire, “Ten Thousand Angels” – Mindy McCready

Bonnie Baker – “Love Makes Me” and “Rainy Season” – Hunter Hays, “Play” – Rascal Flatts    

Catilyn Smith – “It Ain’t Easy” – Jason Aldean, “Let It Hurt” – Rascal Flatts    

Shane McAnally – “Last Call” – Le Ann Womack, “Neon” – Chris Young, “Alone With You” – Jake Owen

Josh Osborne – “Neon” – Chris Young, “Come Over” – Kenny Chesney    

Marc Beeson – “When She Cries” – Restless Heart, “Long After I’m Gone” – Big Kenny, “This Love” – LeAnn Rimes 

Brandy Clark – “Crazy Woman” – LeAnn Rimes, “Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert, “The Day She Got Divorced” – Reba McEntire

Danny Myrick – “She’s Country” – Jason Aldean, “International Harvester” – Craig Morgan, “Loud” – Big & Rich  

Weekend passes are available for $75 and will include access to all performances, Night Caps, Happy Hour Socials, and more. Single-Day tickets are available for $25-35. To order tickets, please visit www.DeadwoodMountainGrand.com.

About The Deadwood Mountain Grand: Prior to the opening of this Hotel, Event Center, and Casino, the property was home to the mining structure known as the Deadwood Slime Plant. The City’s Historic Preservation Commission funded the facade restoration, to ensure the historic mining heritage is honored and preserved. Currently, the Event Center plays host to performances by some of Music’s biggest acts. Artists who have set the stage include: Don Williams, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Pat Benatar, Clay Walker, Tracy Lawrence, Ronnie Milsap, The Bellamy Brothers, Randy Travis, Chris Young, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many more. For more information please visit www.DeadwoodMountainGrand.com.

About Saloon #10: Saloon #10 is the famed location where Wild Bill Hickok played his last game of poker after being killed by the assassin Jack McCall. When Wild Bill was killed he was holding a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights, forever known as the “Dead Man’s Hand”. Billed as the only museum in the world with a bar, the Saloon #10 is known throughout the world for not only its history but for its range of live music and parties. For more information please visit saloon10.com.

About The Bullock Hotel: This historic property on Deadwood’s Main Street was built by Deadwood’s first sheriff, Seth Bullock. You can step back in time and through the very same corridors that Bullock still proudly “haunts”. According to dozens of reports, Bullock continues to play host at his beloved hotel. Participants will enjoy live music and sessions in “Seth’s Cellar” in the basement of the Hotel. For more information please visit historicbullock.com.

About Deadwood Loading Dock: The Deadwood Loading Dock sits in the location where W.E. Adams made his fortune and right next to Deadwood’s train depot which brought thousands of people to Deadwood seeking their fortune either from gold or from other “not- so-reputable” ways. Fore more information please visit deadwoodloadingdock.com.

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CMA Music Festival Photo Wall: Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and more

THE ULTIMATE COUNTRY MUSIC FAN EXPERIENCE!

Our very own Marloes Lucy Duizer recently traveled to Nashville for the 41st edition of the CMA music festival. She was able to take amazing pictures of the following artists: Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Brantley Gilbert, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks, Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, Clint Black, David Nail, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Jana Kramer, Lauren Alaina, Thomas Rhett, Colt Ford, the Southern Nights Cast, Lee Brice, Josh Turner, LoCash Cowboys, Big Kenny and Jo Dee Messina. Have a look below.

About CMA music festival:

Created for the fans in 1972 and committed to the fan experience ever since the CMA music festival brings it all together – artists, music, autographs, pictures, activities, and more – all for you, the most devoted fans in the world!

Hundreds of artists from up and comers, to legends and superstars performing on multiple stages throughout downtown Nashville

Thousands of fans from around the world coming together in the epicenter of the Country Music community to party

Countless opportunities to get close to the stars for a treasured autograph or priceless picture

Once-in-a-lifetime occasion to discover new artists before they hit it big, hear new music, and meet other fans who share your passion for Country Music in Music City USA

It really is a special occasion and the event of the year for many country music fans.

Tickets for 2013 CMA Music Festival, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, are available now. Fans can order tickets by calling the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) or Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. To purchase tickets online, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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Photo: Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood Marries Kelli Cashiola Over The Weekend

Congratulations to Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and his new bride Kelli Cashiola. The couple were married on Saturday night on a farm outside of Nashville. The photo of the couple below comes via LadyAntebellum.com. For more about the wedding, visit LadyAntebellum.com and People.com.

Lady Antebellum Are Having A Live Chat On Their Website Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lady Antebellum Georgia Travel Guide Cover

During a ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol this morning, the cover of the 2012 Georgia Travel Guide was revealed featuring Lady Antebellum. Congrats to the State of Georgia for an excellent choice for the cover. Charles and Dave from Lady Antebellum were both born in Augusta, Georgia.

If you’d like to chat live with Lady A, this is your lucky week. They’re having a LIVE CHAT via Twitter and Livestream on their website this Thursday, January 26, 2012. They kickoff their 2012 Own The Night World Tour in Tulsa, OK on the following night, Friday, January 27th. Head over to LadyAntebellum.com for more details about the chat. Enjoy!

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New Artists Announced For CMA Music Festival 2012 – Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley And Zac Brown Band Among Those Added

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We have some good news for everyone planning to go to the 2012 CMA Music Festival this summer in Nashville. Our friends at TheBoot.com just announced a list of artists who have been added to the CMA Music Festival line up.

Added to the previously announced Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and The Band Perry are Faith Hill, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Zac Brown Band.

It looks like the 2012 festival is going to be just as exciting and star-studded as last year.

Read the entire article on TheBoot.com.

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