There is a new Showdown champion! The voting went down to the final minutes last night on Taste of Country Nights radio, with Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Blown Away’ topping ‘Over’ by Blake Shelton. Early online voting proved to be critical to Underwood’s success, as she was able to hold off rallying Shelton fans. The dark and stormy title-track from the normally sweet and innocent singer’s new album will now face a song by one of Nashville’s hottest foursomes.
It’s a country superstar Showdown today. Three-time champion Blake Shelton will face Carrie Underwood, after ‘Over’ made easy work of Rodney Atkins‘ ‘Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll’ on Wednesday. Shelton’s captivating ballad will need to get past the title track from Underwood’s new ‘Blown Away’ album to move one step away from Showdown Hall of Fame enshrinement. A winner will be decided after 10PM CT on Taste of Country Nights radio.
Blake Shelton has made it two in a row! Last night, his new hit ‘Over’ topped Jerrod Niemann‘s ‘Shinin’ on Me’ to win the Taste of Country Showdown a second time. The emotional ballad was helped by online voting, but also by listeners who caught both songs on the new Taste of Country Nights radio show. Tonight, Shelton’s potential seventh straight No. 1 hit will have to top one of the feel-good songs of the summer.
Anderson Cooper admitted that he is gay on Monday in an email to the Daily Beast, confirming what many already suspected about the ‘Anderson Cooper 360′ host’s sexuality. Soon after the news broke, country artists like Chely Wright and Natalie Maines took to Twitter to comment on the latest trending headline in pop culture.
It’s already been a great year for Jake Owen, but it just got a lot better. The country singer has announced that his wife Lacey Buchanan Owen is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The couple is expecting a little girl to arrive this November.
You now have a chance to decide the best new songs in country music every day! Starting July 2, the Taste of Country Showdown will run online and on the air daily. With the launch of Taste of Country Nights on 34 radio stations across America, you’ll get to hear even more of the hottest hits from the hottest artists in country music. Today’s challengers are Blake Shelton and his new song ‘Over’ against Zac Brown Band and their latest, ‘The Wind.’
Longtime duet partners Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are on the same ballot for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Both are nominated in the Songwriter/Artists category, but only one can be inducted. There’s no guarantee either will be picked, however.
Susanna Clark, wife of Guy Clark and longtime friend to Nashville singers and songwriters, died this week at age 73. As a songwriter, Clark is best know for the Emmylou Harris hit ‘Easy From Now On.’ She was also a talented painter, with the cover of Willlie Nelson‘s 1978 ‘Stardust’ album amongst her more famous works.
A footnote to November 2011 articles pertaining to Tim McGraw‘s supposed victory in a lawsuit against Curb Records indicated that while the singer was free to sign another recording contract, proceedings would continue in July 2012 to determine if the singer owed his former label damages. According to a press release on behalf of Curb, a Nashville court ruled on the matter today (June 28), deciding McGraw still owes his former label an album.
News that the Supreme Court upheld the national healthcare mandate — dubbed Obamacare — has angered some, delighted others and left a few country artists worried about the future of the United States. Charlie Daniels was quick to speak his mind on Twitter Thursday morning.
He’s 27-years-old — a Capricorn with hazel eyes and a propensity for adding “Sir” or “Ma’am” to the end of sentences. Brantley Gilbert loves his fans, his mama and a Pit bull named Alley, who he rescued from abusive owners before one of his shows in Macon, Ga. Don’t let the soft southern accent or big heart fool you, however. Gilbert isn’t a pushover. He’ll fight for his family, his friends and his music when he has to. For these reasons, Taste of Country readers named the ‘You Don’t Know Her Like I Do’ hitmaker country music’s most eligible bachelor.
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