At “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton made history as the first married couple to win top honors as CMA’s Female and Male Vocalists of the Year four years in a row; with George Strait securing victory in the coveted Entertainer of the Year category, which he last won in 1990. Continue Reading →
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Blake Shelton Wins 2 CMA Awards; Country Icon George Strait Reclaims Entertainer Of The Year Award During “The 47th Annual CMA Awards”
Another one of our favorites, Gwen Sebastian, stops by our booth at CRS to discuss touring with Blake Shelton, her new album, and her engagement. Check out the interview below!
Luke Bryan is now taking a break from sold-out crowds on his Dirt Road Diaries Tour to take time out to get ready for his co-hosting duties for this year’s ACM Awards. When he was first asked to host the show with buddy Blake Shelton, he was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the responsibility.
“Somebody [asked] me…‘What do you think about hosting the show?’ Immediately, I was just kind of overwhelmed by it, and I said, ‘I just don’t know if I’m ready for something like that.’ I just felt like it was so, it was a little early in my career,” says Luke. “I think I had said, ‘I kinda just want to enjoy being at the show for a few years,’ because it’s still new to me being at the show and performing, and so I just wasn’t ready to leapfrog. About a month later they got back with me, and they said, ‘You may have misunderstood us, but it’s gonna be you and Blake together.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m in.’ That’s a no-brainer.”
Blake Shelton released his new album Based On A True Story… yesterday! USA Today and US Weekly give the new album 3 1/2 out of 4 stars! (FOCUS gave it 4 out of 4) Be sure to go pick up Based On A True Story…!
Download the album on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/basedonatruestory
Based On A True Story… Track Listing
1. Boys ‘Round Here
2. Sure Be Cool If You Did
3. Do You Remember
4. Small Town Big Time
5. Country On The Radio
6. My Eyes
7. Doin’ What She Likes
8. I Still Got A Finger
9. Mine Would Be You
10. Lay Low
11. Ten Times Crazier
12. Grandaddy’s Gun
Country Radio Seminar wrapped up last week to record attendance, bright new stars, and performances by the biggest names in country music. The three-day event overtook the Nashville Convention Center as thousands poured in for the annual meeting.
As a media outlet, we have the opportunity to cover the event, and interview some of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the format. We’ll be posting those interviews in the upcoming days; and we’ve also got photo and video coverage of the events, so stay tuned!
So here’s a recap of what our week looked like:
Monroe’s Debut Album Like A Rose To Be Released March 5th; Available For Pre-Order Now
Ashley Monroe, of the critically acclaimed trio Pistol Annies, will perform the title track, “Like A Rose,” from her forthcoming March 5th Warner Bros. Records release on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 11.
Like A Rose is available for pre-order now at: http://smarturl.it/ashleymonroe
Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will receive the duet from Monroe and Blake Shelton, entitled “You Ain’t Dolly (And You Ain’t Porter),” as an instant download. Ashley’s duet with the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year is also USA Today’s “Song of the Week,” which states that “the new track from Ashley Monroe and Blake Shelton follows the tradition of classic country duets like Johnny Cash and June Carter’s ‘Jackson’ or Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s ‘You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly.’” View the full story HERE.
On Monday, Kix Brooks, Blake Shelton, Randy Houser, Lonestar and Dustin Lynch performed for approximately 3,000 fans. On Tuesday evening, the lineup included Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Gary Allan, Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert. Brooks, Sara Evans, Lee Brice, The Henningsens and Darius Rucker filled Wednesday evening’s performance roster.
The concerts weren’t exactly open to the public, either. Fans had to enter a radio contest via Nash-FM 94.7 to win admission to the show. Here, photos from the three nights as some of country music’s brightest stars lit up New York City.
Blake Shelton will release his new album, Based On A True Story…, on March 26 on Warner Bros. Records. That same day, Shelton will perform on the Today Show to promote the project’s release. The album features his hit “Sure Be Cool If You Did.”
Shelton will launch his Ten Times Crazier Tour on July 19 in Virginia Beach, Va. with guests Easton Corbin (Mercury) and Jana Kramer (Warner Bros. Records).
Based On A True Story… Full Track Listing
- Boys ‘Round Here
- Sure Be Cool If You Did
- Do You Remember
- Small Town Big Time
- Country On The Radio
- My Eyes
- Doing What She Likes
- Still Got A Finger
- Mine Would Be You
- Lay Low
- Ten Times Crazier
- Granddaddy’s Gun
For Ten Times Crazier Tour dates, visit: www.BlakeShelton.com/shows.
Blake Shelton will debut his new video for “Sure Be Cool If You Did” on NBC’s Today Show on Monday (Feb. 11). Shelton will also announce details on his upcoming album release. The episode will air from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. ET.
Shelton will kick off his Ten Times Crazier Tour on July 19 in Virginia Beach, Va. The tour will feature Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer. For more information, visit www.BlakeShelton.com/shows.
Looks like country artist, Blake Shelton, is in a bit of hot water with classic country fans over some comments he made on a recent GAC interview after the website, Saving Country Music, jumped all over this quote from him:
If I am “Male Vocalist of the Year” that must mean that I’m one of those people now that gets to decide if it moves forward and if it moves on. Country music has to evolve in order to survive. Nobody wants to listen to their grandpa’s music. And I don’t care how many of these old farts around Nashville going, “My God, that ain’t country!” Well that’s because you don’t buy records anymore, jackass. The kids do, and they don’t want to buy the music you were buying.
You know what I like most about Blake Shelton? It’s how he is real and just says things “off the cuff”. I think his remarks have been taken out of context, coming across harsher than he meant since these are taken from a tv interview (you can’t actually tell how actually stated), and he’s not disrespecting the genre in any way. He’s simply stating his opinion. In my opinion, he is absolutely right. No genre of music is ever going to stay the same. If it did, it would soon become obsolete; just like anything else in life. All must evolve or cease to exist. Who wants to hear the same music done over and over again? Seems country is the only genre where you get the remarks that it’s “not country enough” and hear complaints that it’s changed so much from the classic days of country. Well, guess what? It’s going to change with the times and I’m thankful for it. Because, honestly, if country was the same as when my dad was so into it back in the 70s and 80s, I wouldn’t be writing about it now and that’s the truth. Also, I can tell you if pop music was the exact same as back then, I wouldn’t be listening to it now, either. It would be stale and tiresome.
Just my thoughts on the whole subject that has been blown way out of proportion.
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