The Buzz has Kimberly Perry possibly joining the judges panel on American Idol. After the recent turnover in judges, there’s a lot of speculation on where it’ll be leading….. Talk has Pharrell Williams, Will-i-am, Grace Potter, and Kimberly all being talked about as possible replacements for season 13!
That would put two country stars on the panel, provided Keith Urban returns. No doubt the producers are looking at the soaring ratings of The Voice, who’s contestants really brought the country music this season!
What a great time we had at The Rebel on Beale this year! Our friends at West Rogers shared some Beale Street Video that captured our Rebel on Beale concert series also! Enjoy it!
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On Tuesday, he will present an award at the American Country Awards, where he is nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. The show, which will be held in Las Vegas, airs live on Fox at 8 p.m. ET.
In addition to preparing for finals, the North Carolina State sophomore will perform on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Izod Center in the New York City area as part of a once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular, P&G & Wal-Mart Tribute to American Legends of the Ice” presented by Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card. It will air on NBC on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2:30 p.m. ET, just two days before the start of the 2014 Winter Games.
He traveled throughout North Carolina last week,performing for radio charity events, including a WRNS holiday food drive in Kinston, the WKML St. Jude benefit in Lumberton and the WQDR Christmas Wish show for his home station in Raleigh. He helped raised thousands of dollars while playing for fans across the state.
McCreery continues with a wide variety of holiday appearances this month, including more country radio holiday events in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and York, Pa.
"Holiday events are a perfect fit for me," McCreery says. "I can use holiday tunes from my Christmas album to help lift spirits and encourage others to give back. These events remind why I sing: to give back and do good. It's an awesome way to end the year."
Fans can enjoy McCreery's popular holiday collection,Christmas With Scotty, which was certified gold in just five weeks after being released last year.
Just out: a new release to radio from Brooks, "The Call" featuring Trisha Yearwood on their own label, Pearl Records, Inc.
It's been a memorable couple of weeks for Garth after his recent TV special and eight-disc box set have done extremely well in the ratings and retail-wise.
One of the things she looks forward to the most is exchanging gifts with her family.
“We draw each other’s names and we would have to give gifts to them. So, we’d all get together at my Grandma’s house, and there’s food and just lights everywhere and we’d give each other gifts, and that’s one of the traditions that happened every year. It’s really fun.”
LeAnn Rimes, Justin Moore, Randy Houser and Thomas Rhett are the final acts set to perform at the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS (ACA) airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick, the two-hour live event will also feature appearances by Luke Bryan, Jewel and Dwight Yoakam. Previously announced performers include Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler and Sheryl Crow will sing with Darius Rucker. Previously announced presenters include Trevor Brazile, Shada Brazile, Sara Evans, Billy Gibbons, Cowboy Troy, Big Smo, Dan King, Scotty McCreery, Matthew Morrison, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Carrie Keagan, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Clay Walker and Parmalee.
The two-hour live music spectacular offers country music fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists, not only in traditional categories, but also in a previously unrecognized area - touring - encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.
Voting for Artist of the Year ends today (Dec. 7_ at www.theacas.com.
“I’ve been itching for the chance to bring my band to Vegas to play this room,” said Brooks. “I can’t wait. Steve Wynn told me I could use the theater anytime. I asked him when I could start and his response was, ‘How about New Year’s Eve?’”
Garth’s relationship with Wynn Las Vegas began in 2009 when he announced that he was out of retirement to enter a multi-year engagement inside the Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas. The show has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “genius,” by EW.com as an “absolute revelation” and Oprah Winfrey deemed it as the “hottest ticket.”
Most recently, Garth starred in a CBS concert special on Black Friday that was viewed by 8.7 million people nationwide and concurrently released a new box set including new music from the singer exclusively sold at Walmart.
“I don’t know if this will happen again,” said Brooks. “So, I am taking Mr. Wynn up on his offer. Will there be something else down the road? Who knows! I’m just going to enjoy getting to turn it up in Las Vegas and play with the band again.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. PST for $200 per ticket (not inclusive of taxes and fees) at www.wynnlasvegas.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 702-770-1000 or 800-745-3000.
Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the number one selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks has sold in excess of 128 million albums and has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist.
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Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014.
ACM award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line will host the 4TH ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 6, 2014. This live remote location gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be a part of the 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS! Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM FAN JAM performances, via remote from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, by Florida Georgia Line and other top-tier music acts. The ACM FAN JAM continues after the Awards telecast ends, with performances by Florida Georgia Line.
The after-show party, ACM’s annual ALL-STAR JAM, held in the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, is the place to be immediately following the ACM Awards.
Stay over Monday, April 7, 2014, after the ACM Awards for another star-studded night! For the past five years, the Academy has taped ACM PRESENTS, a special televised concert featuring and honoring artists such as George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Lionel Richie, Tim McGraw, and many others. The Academy helps to fund ACM Lifting Lives through our televised specials. Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs and helps endorse and contribute to country music artists’ favorite causes. Proceeds from this special event benefit ACM Lifting Lives. Stay tuned for more information on details about this special.
The Academy will announce its full schedule of The Week Vegas Goes Country® events in the coming weeks, which will include the ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL, a ticketed outdoor music festival featuring country’s top hit makers, to be held April 4-6, 2014 in Las Vegas. This country music festival will once again feature LIVE country music performances from some of the biggest stars in the business, along with interactive games and a shopper’s paradise and country marketplace -- much, much more to be announced.
Talent line-up and ticket on-sale will be announced in January 2014.
Randy Houser and Josh Thompson are opening for Justin and he says, “Me and Randy have played golf I think every day, poorly, but we’ve played golf about every day. We got Josh out there the other day, finally, and he’s not a golfer but he did a pretty good job of drinking beer and driving the golf cart.”
While there’s a lot of responsibility that comes along with being a headliner, Justin says, “The coolest thing about doing your headline tour is I’ve got ‘bout 30 people on the road with me everyday worrying about the logistics and I kind of feel lazy, to be honest with you. I’m just kind of waitin’ around all day to go play that night, so ya, we get out and do stuff like that. A lot of bad golf in our future.”
Justin’s latest single, “Lettin’ the Night Roll,” is currently climbing the charts. He’ll take the next couple of months off the road for the holidays and then the Off the Beaten Path Tour will pick back up on January 23, 2014.
The singer's Live From Las Vegas averaged a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49, easily locking up broadcast TV's best showing of the night.
Reruns didn't do as well. Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas (0.4 adults) and The Elf on the Shelf (0.6 adults) were both down significantly from last year's showings.
CBS took a 1.4 adults rating and 6.7 million viewers for the night.