It looks as though Kenny Chesney‘s upcoming release, ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl,’ will not be his last on Sony Music Nashville — rather, it’s a first. The country superstar and his longtime label home have reached an exclusive worldwide recording agreement for all of Chesney’s future projects to be released under the Blue Chair/Columbia label, an imprint which gives the ‘Come Over’ singer more creative control.
After a promising start with her two hopefuls, J Rome and John Glosson, expectations were high for Jennifer Nettles going into the second week of competition for ‘Duets.’ Did country music’s sole celebrity mentor tackle some of America’s greatest duets with the same energy and charisma? Considering her tied first place finish with J Rome and a fourth place finish with Glosson, Sugarland‘s leading lady is still the mentor to beat.
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina are two of the performers set to take the Nationwide Insurance stage during the 2012 CMT Music Awards, which air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 6. The ‘American Idol’ alums, along with fellow country newcomers Casey James, Jana Kramer, the Farm and Kip Moore, will provide performances on a special stage that will be spotlighted throughout the star-studded awards ceremony.
After 14 years of developing his craft on the road, Wade Bowen makes his major label debut with ‘The Given,’ which hit shelves on May 29 at all digital music retailers and select music stores. When it came to giving the long-awaited project a title, the Texas native says the given name is an accurate representation of the collection.
Note to the paparazzi: If you are on the lookout for celebrity public display of affections, Carrie Underwood and her hockey player hubby Mike Fisher are not the couple to pursue. According to the country superstar, her conservative husband steers clear from any form of PDA outside the comfort of their own home.
With just weeks until the launch of his Brothers of the Sun Tour with pal Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney has wrapped rehearsals for the all-arena outing. The country entertainer feels confident and prepared to take the stage show on the road, and admits the tour has been anything but a rushed project.
“Patsy Cline is an American music icon and perhaps the most accessible artist in country music history,” says Country Music Hall of Fame and museum director Kyle Young (quote via GAC). “Though she recorded for only eight years and made her last record nearly 50 years ago, her body of work — those classic torch songs and ballads of heartache — have continued to resonate with music fans of all genres.”
“He’s got the soul, he’s got the voice and he’s got the emotion,” said Jennifer Nettles of J Rome, her first of two contestants chosen to take the stage with Sugarland‘s leading lady during tonight’s premiere of ‘Duets.’
Are you as excited about tonight’s ‘Duets‘ premiere as we are? If you absolutely can’t wait another minute for a sneak peak of the new reality competition series, you’re in luck! Jennifer Nettles, along with celebrity judges Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and John Legend, have released an early clip of the opening number for tonight’s premiere (watch video below).
Tim McGraw is giving back to wounded warriors and service members by launching the nationwide HomeFront initiative, a goodwill effort that will award 25 deserving families with a mortgage-free home at each of his summer concert stops.
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