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Leading Up To The Video Premiere Fans Can Get Exciting Content From The Shoot On Gloriana’s Socials And An Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look at The Making Of The Video On People.com
Country music trio Gloriana will premiere the music video for their latest single, “Can’t Shake You,” on their website www.Gloriana.com on Monday, November 19th at 11:19am EST. Fans should check in this week to Gloriana’s social sites (http://www.facebook.com/gloriana and https://twitter.com/glorianatheband) for exciting teasers, photos, updates, and a special Q&A with the band from the “Can’t Shake You” video shoot. People.com will also debut an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the video on Friday, November 16th.
The “Can’t Shake You” video, which was shot last month in Nashville, was directed by TK McKamy who also directed the band’s last two videos. Gloriana invited their fans to be a part of this video through a special contest that allowed fans to submit pictures of personal items or places that remind them of someone they can’t shake. Two items were chosen by the band and were included in the “Can’t Shake You” video. You can see which entries were chosen when the video premieres on www.Gloriana.com Monday, November 19th.
The highly anticipated full-length solo album, The Road, from Blaster Records’ multi-platinum selling artist Aaron Lewis hit stores November 13. Co-produced by Lewis and Nashville hit-maker James Stroud, The Road, follows Lewis’ debut solo EP, Town Line, which bowed at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart last year.
The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another on The Road. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. Nevertheless, they’re all equally powerful, vibrant, and unforgettable. For Lewis, The Road continues to wind and surprise like it always has.
Award Winning Singer/Songwriter To Perform On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tomorrow
In the spirit of Veterans Day, award-winning singer/songwriter Lee Brice will release his new single “I Drive Your Truck” this week. The powerful track is available this Friday and officially goes for adds on Dec. 3, and the very personal music video will simultaneously debut on CMT.
“The first time I heard this song, I knew I had to record it,” said Brice. “It immediately reminded me of my granddaddy and it hit really close to home. When we went to make the video, I wanted to be sure that I made it personal. So, I asked my brother Lewis to play the lead and I am really proud of what he added.”
Written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary, “I Drive Your Truck” was handpicked by USA Today as their track to download on Brice’s current HARD 2 LOVE album, and The New York Times described it as “an electric, overpowering song…Mr. Brice sang it vigorously.”
Lady Antebellum Spreads The Holiday Spirit With Debut Of “A Holly Jolly Christmas” Music Video Tomorrow Across VEVO
Get a Sneak Peek of the Video Here!
Lady Antebellum is preparing for the upcoming holiday season with the premiere of their playful holiday music video for their new single “A Holly Jolly Christmas” tomorrow across VEVO. Directed by TK McKamy and shot in Nashville, the video follows a little boy at a holiday party on a mission to get his Christmas wish.
“‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’ just has something kind of flirty about it,” said Hillary Scott. “So, when it came time to make the video, we really wanted it to feel light-hearted and fun with a sense of humor…something that just makes you smile.”
Fans can get a sneak peek of “A Holly Jolly Christmas” below!
CMA Performance Of New Single Garners Rave Reviews. Tops iTunes Charts With Over 82,000 Copies Sold & Most Added At Country Radio In The First Week
GRAMMY-nominated Republic Nashville trio The Band Perry has already laid a strong foundation for their new single, “Better Dig Two,” among fans and critics alike. Immediately following their knockout performance at last Thursday’s (11/1) CMA Awards, the edgy tune began trending nationwide on Twitter’s Top 10. “Better Dig Two” quickly catapulted into the iTunes Country Singles Chart Top 10 before nailing the #1 spot and locking in the #3 position on the Overall Top Singles Chart with sales soaring to over 82,000 copies sold in the first week. “Better Dig Two” was the most added at Country radio according to both Country Aircheck/Mediabase and Billboard with a total of 93 monitored stations on by add date. The sibling trio’s latest offering will be featured on their forthcoming sophomore album on Republic Nashville, slated for release in April 2013.
We sit down to discuss her record-breaking single, what she really thinks of her One Tree Hill departure, and what superstar she may be joining on the road!
It’s going to be a busy year for our friend Jana Kramer! With the end of an era on One Tree Hill segueing into a blossoming music career, her star is on the rise, and Focus on the 615 is going to be there to cover it the entire way. We were thrilled to catch up with Jana for an exclusive interview. Although we were both fighting off illness, we had a great conversation discussing her music, her new album and what to expect from here on out.
Matt: Yesterday, your single Why You Wanna became the most added debut single in the history of Country Aircheck. Try to describe what that’s been like for you.
Jana: “It hasn’t really sunk in yet. Everyone was going “yeah, you broke the record, you broke the record!” but it hasn’t had time to hit me yet! We kind of celebrated breaking it, but the fact that the radio stations actually came through and picked up the song, and the fact that we actually did break the record is insane. I’m excited!
Matt: That’s fantastic, and now the single has been downloaded over 200,000 times!
Jana: I swear One Tree Hill has the coolest and most devoted fans ever. And on top of it, the neat thing is, people will come up to me and say “I love your song, and I didn’t know you were on a TV show!” and that to me is the biggest compliment ever; that people are actually hearing me through my music.
Matt: That’s got to boost your confidence going into a debut album, right?
Jana: Yeah, what’s giving me confidence is just the fact that people like it, and going into the studio this next week [to finish the new album] is going to be exciting.
Matt: Let’s talk about the new album: What can we expect? Is it a simple introduction to Jana Kramer? An all-encompassing repertoire of your musical influence? How would you qualify it?
Jana: It’s me to the core. Scott Hendricks, my producer, and I wanted each song to represent some part of me, and I feel that each song does exactly that. I have my sassy side, and so I have a song that’s very sassy; and then there’s the honest, heartfelt song; then there’s the song that we’ve all been through where our heart was broken… literally each song I’ve lived, I’ve felt, and that’s what I want… for people to get to know me through my music if they haven’t already met me before.
Matt: You’re obviously a country singer, what kind of stylings and country influences are embedded in your music?
Jana: It’s country. It’s not too poppy, it’s more organic sounding. To me it’s refreshing.
Matt: Now, the common saying is “you have your entire life to write your debut album.” Did that prove true for you as well? How long has this been in the making?
Jana: I’ve been into music my entire life, but I never thought I’d be here talking about a “debut album.” I started writing when I was a little girl, but I really seriously started writing when I was 18 or 19. To know that 10 years later an album would actually be a work in progress… it means a lot. It’s going to be amazing, I’m just so excited!
Matt: So, we have to talk about One Tree Hill. Your last episode aired last night. What’d you think of the show, and how’s it feel to be done?
“I was really kind of bummed out with how the exit of my character happened.”
Jana: I was really kind of bummed out with how the exit of my character [Alex Dupre] happened. We didn’t know that we were going to get picked back up, so when we did, the shooting schedule was already in the process. And I didn’t want to wait for 2012 to start my radio tour, so I kind of had to pick one or the other… So they pretty much wrote out my character, which I understand, because they couldn’t shoot around my schedule. But it would have been nice to give my character a little more of an exit. But it all worked out, and I’m happy right now.
Matt: So it’s on to the singing career.
Matt: Can we expect any more acting in the future? Or are you in Nashville to stay?
Jana: I’m definitely in Nashville to stay. I’m totally focusing on this, but if a project comes along that doesn’t interfere with music, I’d definitely do a project here or there. It’s definitely a part of me that I don’t want to lose.
Matt: After this album drops, what’s on the radar next?
Jana: I’m going to hopefully get on a tour. It’s nothing official; we haven’t locked anything down yet, but we’re definitely trying to lock something down very very soon.
Matt: Any idea who you might be touring with?
Jana: Possibly Brad Paisley. But I’ll be doing a bunch of fair dates and shows. I’ll be on the road pretty much the full year.
Matt: Nice! And I hear your debut video comes out next month…
Jana: I know, I’m so excited!
Matt: And sometime late spring, early summer on the album?
Jana: Yes sir!
Matt: Thank you so much for talking with us today!
Jana: Cool, thank you so much!
We’d like to congratulate Jana on everything so far. We are definately looking forward to the video, the album and Jana’s continued success in country music! And stay tuned, because sometime very soon, we will have the opportunity to sit down with her on camera to capture a little more Closer Look @ Jana Kramer.
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