Archive | December 4, 2014
Stars from across the music, sports and entertainment spectrums will present at the inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, airing LIVE from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, Dec.15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. This star-studded group will join hosts Florida Georgia Line as they honor country music’s biggest stars. Tickets to the event are on sale at TheACCAwards.com/tickets<http://www.TheACCAwards.com/tickets>.
The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominations will be revealed on Dec. 5, starting at 8:30 a.m. ET with four categories to be read live on “CBS This Morning.” From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET, various artists and celebrities will announce additional categories via videos posted to Twitter. At 2 p.m. ET, a list of nominations in 82 of 83 categories will be posted on GRAMMY.com, with a complete list of nominations and a final release posted at 10 p.m. ET following the announcement of Album Of The Year nominations on the new one-hour entertainment special, “A Very GRAMMY Christmas”.
Well, looks like Jake Owen, who is known for those long, dark locks, decided to change it up a bit! What do YOU think of his new look? Continue Reading →
DIRECTV Continues To Dominate Super Bowl Week With First Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ 1/27-1/30
DIRECTV, the perennial host of star-studded, must-attend events on Super Bowl weekend, is setting the stage for the biggest pre-game bash ever – an unprecedented, three-day music festival featuring some of the top names in the industry.
WHAT: Ray Scott hosts a special holiday concert benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of
Middle Tennesse to bid farewell to Nashville landmark Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar
WHEN: Wednesday, December 10
Doors at 6 p.m.
Country troubadour and storyteller Ray Scott is hosting a one-night concert event to bid farewell to legendary Printers Alley landmark Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar. The show, which will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee with donations at the door and a silent auction, is Ray’s personal way of expressing his gratitude to the establishment that has been so instrumental in his career. For the last several years, the Ray Scott Fan Club party during CMA Fest has called Fiddle & Steel home, banking countless memories between Ray and his fans throughout the years.
Friends David Adam Byrnes and The Beagles will also lend their voices to the night. The show is open to the public and tickets can be purchased in form of a donation to Second Harvest at the door.
For more information, please visit: www.rayscott.com
About Ray Scott:
A true pioneer of traditional country music, Ray Scott’s brand new self-titled album, which is produced by Dave Brainard (Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories, Jerrod Niemann’s Free the Music) recently released on October 7. The debut single and obvious crowd pleaser from the record, “Drinkin’ Beer,” released in July to iTunes to New + Noteworthy placement and is championed by Sirius XM’s The Highway in their regular rotation. Rolling Stone Country exclusively premiered the music video accompanying the single earlier this fall.
I can’t tell if it’s that last shot of Fireball or Jerrod Niemann’s latest release that has me buzzin’ right now! The country-rocker stuck to his favorite theme – drinking – with “Buzz Back Girl.” But this time he shifted gears from tipping them back to tipping his hat.
“Lookin’ like that, lookin’ like that/You don’t even know what you’re doin’ to me/You got my buzz back, girl, my buzz back, girl,” Niemann sings in the cheerful chorus.
The special someone in this song cured Niemann’s hangover and turned him into a happy-go-lucky guy. Who needs bloody marys when you have this girl around?! The secret’s out, guys. Niemann confirmed there’s no more reason for that hair-of-the-dog to turn into a 12-pack-deep Saturday afternoon. All you need is a morning with your lady, and you’ll be fine
Niemann nixed the Auto-Tune found in his last two singles – “Donkey” and “Drink to That All Night” – and stuck with a classic-country-meets-pop vibe for “Buzz Back Girl.” However, he did include simulated scratching sounds, which are primarily associated with rap. Is Niemann taking a step in the emerging country rap direction? It’s hard to say, but I doubt it since he’s pretty established in his own style.
“Buzz Back Girl” was written by fellow country star Lee Brice; Kellie Pickler’s songwriting husband, Kyle Jacobs; and founder of Nashville Songwriters in the Round, Phillip Lammonds. This track from his High Noon album, which also features his past two singles, peaked at 35 on the U.S. Country Airplay chart. Niemann is wrapping up his Get Your Buzz Back Tour on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. But that’s not the only thing he’s wrapping. I’d imagine a few gifts are in store for his new bride, Morgan Petek, with their first Christmas as a married couple quickly approaching.
There’s a chance “Buzz Back Girl” could get lost in the mix of cookie-cutter, mainstream music compared to his past, distinct hits like “Lover, Lover” and “What Do You Want.” But for now, I’m jammin’ to this fun song and loving the idea of being someone’s hangover remedy!
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Winners and partakers of No Shave November benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® celebrated their accomplishments on Monday (12/1) during the fourth annual Beard Bash at Nashville’s The Row Kitchen & Pub. This year, more than $145,000 was raised to help St. Jude continue to find cures and save children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In the past four years, No Shave November has raised over $500,000 to support St. Jude.
National YoungArts Foundation “Backyard Ball” Honors Jeff Koons and YoungArts Alumni Josh Groban and Chris Young
On Saturday, January 10, 2015 the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will host the organization’s annual Backyard Ball on the YoungArts Campus (2100 Biscayne Boulevard). The 2015 Arison Award Honoree is renowned visual artist Jeff Koons and this year’s Arison Alumni Honorees are Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, singer, songwriter, actor, YoungArts Master Teacher and 1999 YoungArts Winner in Theater, Josh Groban, and Grammy and Country Music Association Award-nominated singer-songwriter and 2003 YoungArts Winner and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Chris Young.
MULTI PLATINUM-SELLING ARTIST SARA EVANS TO PERFORM ON LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL DECEMBER 9TH DURING “LIVE’S HOLIDAY HITS WEEK”
Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in Country music, will perform the title track off of her recently released holiday album At Christmas on Live with Kelly and Michael Tuesday, December 9th during their “LIVE’s Holiday Hits Week.” Fans can tune-in to ABC at 9am EST (check local listings) to catch Evans’ performance and get in the holiday spirit. Evans, who recently released her second single “Put My Heart Down,” from her critically acclaimed seventh studio albumSlow Me Down, is currently out on the road performing shows across the country. Fans can purchase both albums by going to http://bit.ly/SEAtChristmas and http://smarturl.it/itunesslowmedown.
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