The dust hasn’t even settled from Kenny Chesney’s record-smashing Big Revival 2015 Tour – closing with 120,206 fans played to over two nights at Foxboro, Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium – and the man The Wall Street Journal has deemed “The King of the Road” is ready to kick-off 2016. As is always his way, he’s looking to make his stadium shows the best day of the summer.
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As soon as I stepped into the room, I noticed it was filled with a who’s who of the music industry, everyone from booking agents, publishers, media to many artists out to hear Ashley Monroe perform her new material. Everyone anxiously awaited Monroe to take the stage.
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Miranda Lambert wrote song “Two Of A Crime” for Warner Bros.’ Movie “Hot Pursuit” starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara
Miranda Lambert revealed live on Ryan Seacrest ON AIR today that she wrote a song, “Two of a Crime”, after being asked by Reese Witherspoon to contribute a track for the upcoming comedy, “Hot Pursuit.”
Check out this video of Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood in the studio recording “Somethin’ Bad”. A little behind-the-scenes glimpse!
When Miranda Lambert went into the studio to record her new album,Platinum, she says she “went in without a plan, in order to keep the creative process fresh.” That fresh creative process pays off asPlatinum finds Miranda atop the all-genre Billboard 200 with the #1 album in the nation. In addition, she becomes the only country artist in the 50-year history of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart to have each of her first five albums debut at #1. With 180,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan,Platinum marks a 35% increase in sales over her previous album release. All four of her prior albums have been certified platinum.
In response to the news, Miranda said, “THANK YOU to the music lovers who believe in albums and spent your hard-earned money on 16 songs! 16 songs that all say something important to me. I hope that they also speak to you, and I hope you enjoy listening to Platinum. Thank you to the incredible musicians, songwriters, producers and artists that put this record together. I’m the luckiest girl in the world, blessed with the best fans!”
Fans aren’t the only ones celebrating Miranda’s new album. Among Platinum’sshining reviews:
“With these songs, Lambert reinforces the principles underlying both Platinum and the rest of her career: feminine strength, force of personality, and command of the situation. Further commercial dominance is sure to follow.”
– Time Magazine
Lambert “earned her throne” by “singing top-shelf songs in the voice of a woman getting real. Listening to her records is like eavesdropping in a hair salon.”
– Rolling Stone (4-star review)
Platinum is “an old-school country wisecracker that’s one of her all-time best.”
– Entertainment Weekly (grade of “A”)
“Her characters in these songs — which feature some of the most incisive songwriting in any genre — are complex, self-confident and self-lacerating all at once, and most crucially, completely knowing and in on the joke.”
– The New York Times
“Yes, Lambert continues to grow. But at her core, she continues to celebrate the colorful drama of working-class lives…. The way she reflects modern women, complete with risqué word play and edgy humor, is what makes Lambert a fully three-dimensional country star.
Platinum’s debut single, “Automatic,” written by Miranda with Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby, hit # 1 this week and has been certified gold. The song marks Miranda’s 7th#1 single. “Thanks to Country Radio for being so good to me over the years and helping me get to #1 this past week with ‘Automatic,’” said Miranda. “This song is dear to my heart as it reminds me who I am and where I come from. It was written with two amazingly talented girlfriends who deserve all the great things that come their way,” she continued.
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Miranda Lambert will unveil her long anticipated new RCA Records Nashville album, Platinum, next week with a wave of television appearances. On Sunday, June 1, CBS’ Sunday Morning will air a comprehensive profile on Miranda from her hometown of Tishomingo, OK. Monday, June 2, she will perform her top 5 single “Automatic” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and she will rise early on Tuesday, June 3, for an appearance on Good Morning America.
On Wednesday, June 4, “Somethin’ Bad” is coming to the CMT Music Awards when Miranda and Carrie Underwood perform their new duet, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country Digital Songs chart this week. Miranda leads the pack with six nominations at this year’s CMT Awards. On Friday, June 6, Miranda returns to The View where she will be lead guest and perform “Automatic.” Miranda wraps up the week Friday night in Nashville at LP Field with a performance at the CMA Music Festival.
“I’m so excited to finally be releasingPlatinum, and I can’t wait for everyone to have the opportunity to hear it,” said Miranda of theJune 3 album which contains 16 tracks. “I feel I have a responsibility as a female artist, songwriter and musician to keep reinventing myself and stay fresh. I didn’t know exactly what that was going to be but I didn’t want a concrete plan that we were locked into. So I actually felt pretty vulnerable writing this album and picking songs, and I think you can hear that on the record.”
With this brand new 16-track album entitled ‘Platinum’, Miranda Lambert’s 5th album seems both contemplative and playful rather than singing the revenge anthems like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Kerosene” that she’s been known for. This is a Miranda who is having fun with a little self-effacing humor about aging (“Gravity’s a Bitch”), talks about life from the female perspective (“Girls”), the demands of beauty (“Bathroom Sink”), some really traditional and throwback country that I could imagine being played in the honky tonks on Broadway in the 60s (“All That’s Left” featuring the Time Jumpers), rip-roaring, rocking songs (“Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood), and tender ballads (“Holding On To You”). Overall, Miranda seems to be in a very contemplative place in her life for this album and wanting to share a less serious side of herself taking chances throughout the entire album. Continue Reading →
Summer 2014 will shine brighter starting July 10 when Miranda Lambert unveils her Crystal Light Presents Platinum Tour in Ft. Loramie, OH. “Platinum represents a lifestyle for me,” said Miranda. “It’s the color of my hair, my wedding ring, my airstream trailer, so it’s just a natural fit for the name of my new album and it’s why we decided to name the tour Platinum too,” said Miranda. Her upcoming album Platinum, will be released June 3.
The new show will glitter with a platinum theme that includes a new signature stage design. Platinum will include several songs from the new album including the Top 10 hit “Automatic,” the title track and others. It will also feature songs from all four of her previous platinum certified albums. In addition, Miranda has added two new members to her band family including singer songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson.
More heavy metal will be on display with opening acts Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett join the tour on August 8. ACM New Artist of the Year winner Justin Moore has a mine full of hits songs including 3 #1 singles, “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Weren’t So Far Away,” and “Til My Last Day,” and several Top 10’s from his Gold certified albums. Thomas Rhett brings more precious metal with his certified platinum hit “It Goes Like This,” and his new #1 single, “Give Me Some of That.”
The 30 city coast-to-coast tour includes two Canadian shows and wraps September 20 in Honolulu, HI. See complete list of dates below:
7/10/14 Fort Loramie, OH
7/11/14 Tuscaloosa, AL
7/12/14 Rogers, AR
7/17/14 Monticello, IA
7/18/14 Cleveland, OH
7/19/14 Cincinnati, OH
7/20/14 Brooklyn, MI
7/25/14 Twin Lakes, WI
7/26/14 Pittsburgh, PA
8/1/14 Sweet Home, OR
8/3/14 Camrose, Alberta
8/8/14 Sacramento, CA**
8/9/14 Mountain View, CA**
8/10/14 Irvine, CA**
8/15/14 Chicago, IL**
8/16/14 Indianapolis, IN**
8/17/14 Bonner Springs, KS**
8/21/14 Raleigh, NC**
8/22/14 Virginia Beach, VA**
8/23/14 Washington, DC**
8/29/14 Darien Lake, NY**
8/30/14 Hartford, CT**
8/31/14 Bethel, NY**
9/4/14 Toronto, ONT**
9/5/14 Philadelphia, PA**
9/6/14 Boston, MA**
9/11/14 Pensacola, FL**
9/12/14 Lafayette, LA**
9/13/14 Corpus Christi, TX**
9/20/14 Honolulu, HI
**Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett to perform as support on these dates.
The Grand Ole Opry celebrated 40 years of country music at the Grand Ole Opry House this evening as the newest members of the Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show, led the cast in a show-opening performance of Opry patriarch Roy Acuff’s “Wabash Cannonball.” The 40th Opry House Anniversary Show began as the very first Opry performance at the Opry House did, with video footage of Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys from 1940 performing the band’s signature song. That performance transitioned to footage of Acuff and the Opry cast singing the song on March 16, 1974 before finally seamlessly transitioning to the curtain going up on Old Crow and a stage full of tonight’s other performers finishing the number for the live audience. Continue Reading →
ACM AWARD NOMINEES JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, MIRANDA LAMBERT,BLAKE SHELTON, GEORGE STRAIT, KEITH URBAN AND THE BAND PERRYTO PERFORM ON THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDSBROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGASSUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced ACM Award nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry are scheduled to perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Continue Reading →
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