David Nail is prepping to release new music. Nail has presented the lead single from his upcoming album. “Whatever She’s Got” is a different sound for Nail, but it works. Its delivery this week to radio could prove good timing for a sing along to go with Summer love. No word on when the album will be released, but for now you can check out David performing “Whatever She’s Got”...
David Nail Performs Whatever She's Got
Brad Paisley is a man of his word. Last Summer Paisley was given a guitar by a terminally ill man during his meet and greet. The man’s only request, for Paisley to play the guitar, he didn’t want it just collecting dust. Paisley did that in a special way. He brought the guitar with him when he recorded “Wheelhouse” he explains “And I went, ‘I know the song for that and that’s what plays the guitar leads on ‘Officially Alive.’ As the album ends, it’s one of the last things you hear. He told me, he said, ‘I want this to live on,’ So we ended the record with it.”
Carrie Underwood is gracing the cover of the June 2013 Marie Claire. But the in the inside story, she gives a little insight into her offstage personality. Underwood admits, “We were never a huggy family. Or a ‘let’s talk it out’ family. Technically I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me — I was the accident — so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed.” She goes on to say she wishes she had more of a softer side saying, “I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean...I’m not a sociopath.” The interview also talks about her awkwardness, panic attacks, and being the black crystal sheep of her family.
The Academy of Country Music is the latest to present a tribute video for the great George Jones. The group posted a video compiling ACM performances, awards, and presentations from George. From his remarks about ex-wife Tammy Wynette and his new “husband-in-law” to his performance with Ray Charles, it’s an impressive compilation. Check it out...
First, you’ve probably already seen Luke Bryan perform “Crash My Party,” but you’ll want to watch his performance on The Late Show to get the scoop on his new album! Bryan will be releasing his fourth studio album August 13th. No word on the official album title, but who cares. Mark your calendars for August 13th.
Luke Bryan Performs Crash My Party
Second, Lady Antebellum switches gears from their previous release to “Goodbye Town.” This video fits the mood of the song...gloomy. The gray overcast, and Charles Kelley’s expression give this one a sad feel. Flashbacks to small town, high school love and then the dreaded break up don’t exactly cheer you up, but this one isn’t supposed to be chipper.
Lady Antebellum's Goodbye Town
And finally, Florida Georgia Line are sitting pretty with the number one song for the second week in a row with “Get Your Shine On.” But the duo is still milking the success of their debut song “Cruise.” They teamed up with Nelly for the remix, and now there’s a video. It’s a combination of big trucks and scantily clad girls dancing around Tyler, NN and Nelly.
Not only is Dierks Bentley opening his first bar, Whiskey Row, but he’s prepping to release a new album. “Riser” will make its debut this Fall and promises to be the most personal album to date for the star. The album title comes from the track “I’m A Riser.” Bentley describes that song, and the theme for the album, saying ““Life in general has a way of knocking you down. It’s different reasons for different folks – could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that’s lived. There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments…breakthrough moments.” Check out a short promo video narrated by Dierks at the Country Music Minute Blog.
Dierks Bentley Narrates Riser
As always, the CMT Music Awards are bringing out the big guns with the first round of performers announced. Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, the Pistol Annies and Taylor Swift are on the initial list of artists scheduled to perform. Host Jason Aldean will most likely make a vocal appearance, as will Carrie Underwood who tweeted she too would be performing at the June 5th awards show, which also happens to be her hubby’s birthday.
Pop tarts, party hats, drums and...underwear? Just a typical day at The Ellen Show for lady Antebellum. The trio discussed their rare summer off due to Hillary’s maternity leave and of course Ellen provided some baby gifts. Some adorable pink boots, a onesie and even a mini drum set for “Baby A.” Annnnd Charles might have shown his underwear. Check out the impromptu baby shower...
Ellen Throws "Baby A" a Baby Shower
George Jones planned a magnificent farewell show for November 22nd in Nashville, but after the legend’s passing, it was unclear if the show would go on. Jones widow, Nancy said, “Everyone has been asking if we will still do the show. I have asked Garth, Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, the Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson and others and they all said, ‘Yes, I am still going to do it,’ so with all the artists still planning on coming, we are going to honor George one final time.” The show sold out even before George’s death on April 26th, but more tickets may become available as the date moves closer. We can hope the special performances will be picked up by television.
Have you seen the video for “Highway Don’t Care?” Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift offer vocals, while Keith Urban kills it on guitar. McGraw is walking a lonely, deserted road in his signature black hat while Swift sings in a backlit studio. The video also features a crying girl who takes to the road. The storyline isn’t exactly what’s expected and fair warning, the video gets graphic, but stick with it for the twist at the end. Check it out at the Country Music Minute Blog.
Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban Highway Don't Care
And speaking of Keith Urban, he’s releasing a new single to radio Monday, but he gave fans a sneak peek with a short snippet. We only hear about :23 seconds of the song which gives a taste of the upbeat melody and the lyrics “I wish I could take a cab down to the creek and hang a disco ball from an old oak tree.” A big ole summer anthem maybe? Watch the secret video and