• TAYLOR SWIFT’S LATEST, “no body, no crime,” IS BASED ON HER FASCINATION OF TRUE CRIME DRAMAS.

    Taylor Swift has released her new single, “no body, no crime,” to country radio. She solely wrote the song, which appears on her new multi-week No. 1 album, evermore. The tune follows the story of “Este,” who confronts her cheating husband. She then goes missing and it is presumed by the narrator that she was murdered by her husband. Without a body, the husband cannot be tried for murder, however, Este’s friend (narrator) takes it upon herself to kill the husband, ultimately framing the mistress.

    Taylor says the song is based on her fascination of true crime dramas. “Writing ‘no body, no crime’ I think was directly based on my love of true crime podcasts and Dateline type programs,” says Taylor. “Also, I just kind of got this melody in my head and I thought about my friend, Este. I’ve always thought her name was so cool, and so it all kind of came together as this sort of murder mystery type revenge plot. I asked my friend if I could use her name as the lead character, and she agreed, and then it hit me that it would be so cool if HAIM would sing on the song – Este’s band that she’s in with her sisters, Danielle and Alana. And so, it just turned into this very fun mission to create a true crime revenge song.”

    Taylor’s evermore is enjoying its third nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Album Chart. A deluxe edition of the collection was released last week and features two bonus tracks, “right where you left me” and “it’s time to go.”

    Audio / TAYLOR SWIFT'S NEW COUNTRY SINGLE, "no body, no crime," IS BASED ON HER LOVE OF TRUE CRIME PROGRAMS.

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    Taylor Swift (no body, no crime) OC: …true crime revenge song. :46
    “Writing ‘no body, no crime’ I think was directly based on my love of true crime podcasts and Dateline type programs. Also, I just kind of got this melody in my head and I thought about my friend, Este. I’ve always thought her name was so cool, and so it all kind of came together as this sort of murder mystery type revenge plot. I asked my friend if I could use her name as the lead character, and she agreed, and then it hit me that it would be so cool if HAIM would sing on the song – Este’s band that she’s in with her sisters, Danielle and Alana. And so, it just turned into this very fun mission to create a true crime revenge song.”

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD EXPANDS HER GROWING HEALTH AND WELLNESS PORTFOLIO WITH A NEW EQUITY PARTNERSHIP WITH BODYARMOR LYTE SPORTS DRINK.

    BODYARMOR LYTE Sports Drink announced a new equity partnership with 7-time Grammy Award-winning superstar, Carrie Underwood. Best known for relationships with top athletes including Naomi Osaka, Megan Rapinoe and Dustin Johnson, the fastest-growing sports drink brand has now added a world-class musical artist to its roster by welcoming Underwood and her expanding fitness and lifestyle portfolio to the BODYARMOR team.

    The decision to team up with Underwood was strategic in nature, as the brand comes off an unprecedented milestone year. An extension of BODYARMOR Sports Drink, BODYARMOR LYTE offers a low calorie, no sugar added premium sports drink option with potassium-packed electrolytes, antioxidants and coconut water. The brand knows that consumers, beyond athletes, are looking for better-for-you options when it comes to sports drinks, as health and wellness trends continue to rise. And if you know anything about Carrie Underwood, you know that the better-for-you mindset matters to her, too.

    As an entrepreneur, Underwood will celebrate the 6th anniversary this year as founder and lead designer of her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which is the second-highest selling women’s brand within Dick’s Sporting Goods.  In 2020, she continued to turn her passion for health and wellness into a growing business empire with the launch of her fitness app, fit52, and publication of her New York Times bestselling book, FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, in which she shares her belief that fitness is a lifelong journey, providing a common-sense approach to staying active, eating well, and looking as beautiful as you feel, 52 weeks a year.  Her partnership with BODYARMOR LYTE, aligns perfectly with her personal mission to ensure that health and wellness is at the forefront of everything she does.

    “Partnering with BODYARMOR LYTE was a natural evolution for me, from a personal and professional standpoint,” said Underwood.  “I’m a firm believer that what you put into your body matters, so the fact BODYARMOR LYTE is made with no artificial flavors, sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources, is important to me.  BODYARMOR LYTE has everything that my body needs to recharge and keep me hydrated throughout my day and everything I do.  While music will always be my first love and priority, I’m so fortunate to have been able to build my passion for health and fitness into a business model and personal brand I can stand behind and be proud of. This partnership is an important next step for me and the community I am building, which goes far beyond endorsing a brand.”

    To kick off the partnership, Underwood stars in a national television campaign, another first for the BODYARMOR LYTE brand. Underwood will also appear in advertising for BODYARMOR SportWater, a premium water with a performance pH9+. In the BODYARMOR LYTE campaign, Underwood is positioned alongside basketball superstar and veteran brand partner, James Harden. The spot can be viewed in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqew7J4Euk&feature=youtu.be

    “BODYARMOR Sports Drink continues to resonate with consumers who are looking for healthier hydration,” said Mike Repole, Co-Founder and Chairman, BODYARMOR. “Carrie Underwood is an incredible artist and entrepreneur and hydration plays an important role in her daily lifestyle, which is why BODYARMOR LYTE works so well for her. We couldn’t be more excited to have Carrie as part of the team to help us continue to build BODYARMOR’s awareness and momentum.”

    BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink with potassium-packed electrolytes, vitamins and coconut water and is made with no artificial flavors, sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources. BODYARMOR LYTE is the low-calorie, low sugar and naturally sweetened offering from BODYARMOR Sports Drink, and is available in five flavors. Consumer demand for a better-for-you sports drink has made BODYARMOR the number three sports drink in the U.S. and it has been the hydration option of choice for many professional athletes and millions of high school and college athletes since its launch in 2011.

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  • PRISCILLA BLOCK FEELS EVERY EMOTION LISTENING TO COUNTRY MUSIC.

    Priscilla Block is as real as it gets, and that realness slices right through when listening to her songs of life, love, lost love, heartbreak, body parts (“Thick Thighs”) and her everyday experiences (“PMS”). The newcomer was discovered when she hit No. 1 on iTunes with her now country single, “Just About Over You,” which she originally posted on Tik Tok. The tune, which is based on a true story of running into her ex at a local Nashville watering hole, was really championed by her followers and fans on the social platform. You can also catch her on Tik Tok singing country songs from some of her favorite country artists.

    She says listening to country music makes her feel ALL the emotions. ““Listening to country music makes me feel every emotion in the world, whether I’m sad or happy. I remember the first time I heard ‘Stupid Boy,’ and there was just something about that song that moved me completely. This is why I write country music.”

    “Just About Over You” is currently climbing the country charts.

    Audio / Priscilla Block talks about what she feels when listening to country music.

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    Priscilla Block (how country music makes her feel) OC: …country music. :13
    “Listening to country music makes me feel every emotion in the world, whether I’m sad or happy. I remember the first time I heard ‘Stupid Boy,’ and there was just something about that song that moved me completely. This is why I write country music.”

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  • TAYLOR SWIFT WANTED TO CONTINUE MAKING MUSIC WITH NEW ALBUM, evermore.

    Taylor Swift has been in such a creative and prolific mode, dropping not one, but two albums (folklore, evermore) in 2020, surprising her legion of fans with new music.

    She says of the reason she released her second album, evermore (which she calls the sister to folklore) so close to the release of the first was because she didn’t want to stop writing and recording songs.

    “To put some context behind why this album has come out so quickly – we just never really stopped writing songs. I mean folklore came out, but Aaron (Dessner) and Jack (Attonoff) and William Bowrey and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and I just kept on writing. We never really paused. I think we did that because it was so much fun to create, and this time is such a wild, ridiculous year, and I think we needed to create things. We didn’t really know what for,” says Taylor. “Pretty soon it became evident that this was another album, and it came together in almost the same amount of time that folklore did. So, yeah, I’ve never put out an album this quickly in succession after a brand new album, but then again I’ve never had a concept like this come to me before where I wanted to continue exploring even after an album was released. I didn’t want to move on to something else, I just wanted to keep on digging. So, evermore is out, I think it’s four-and-a-half months after folklore came out, but this is a year where I threw out a lot of rules that I used to have in my head – ‘Oh, you only put out an album once every so often’ – whatever, like I think we need music. I think I want to connect to my fans. This is stuff that I’ve written, and I’m so, so proud of it. So, I figured I’d just put it out.”

    Taylor has released “no body, no crime” from her multi-week No. 1 album, evermore, to country radio.

    Audio / Taylor Swift explains why she released her new album, evermore, just four-and-a-half months after releasing folklore.

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    Taylor Swift (concept behind context) OC: … put it out, you know? 1:13
    “So, to put some context behind why this album has come out so quickly – we just never really stopped writing songs. I mean folklore came out, but Aaron (Dessner) and Jack (Attonoff) and William Bowrey and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and I just kept on writing. We never really paused. I think we did that because it was so much fun to create, and this time is such a wild, ridiculous year, and I think we needed to create things. We didn’t really know what for. Pretty soon it became evident that this was another album, and it came together in almost the same amount of time that folklore did. So, yeah, I’ve never put out an album this quickly in succession after a brand new album, but then again I’ve never had a concept like this come to me before where I wanted to continue exploring even after an album was released. I didn’t want to move on to something else, I just wanted to keep on digging. So, evermore is out, I think it’s four-and-a-half months after folklore came out, but this is a year where I threw out a lot of rules that I used to have in my head – ‘Oh, you only put out an album once every so often’ – whatever, like I think we need music. I think I want to connect to my fans. This is stuff that I’ve written, and I’m so, so proud of it. So, I figured I’d just put it out, you know?”

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  • KEITH URBAN AND LITTLE BIG TOWN JOIN BARRY GIBB ON HIS NEW ALBUM, GREENFIELDS, OUT FRIDAY.

    Barry Gibb will release his anticipated new album, GREENFIELDS: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1 on Friday (January 8th) on Capitol Records. The 12-song collection, produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton), features collaborations with Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Newton-John, Tommy Emmanuel and many more.

    “From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own,” says Barry of GREENFIELDS. “I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express. I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it…but I think we were.”

    Keith joined Sir Barry Gibb on the Bee Gees’ 1968 hit “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You,” while the members of Little Big Town lend their voices to “Lonely Days,” as well as to the iconic “How Deep Is Your Love,” along with guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.

    In addition to the new album, Gibb is the subject of an acclaimed new documentary, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, directed by Frank Marshall and out now on HBO Max.

    GREENFIELDS: THE GIBB BROTHERS SONGBOOK, VOL. 1 TRACK LIST

    1. “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You” with Keith Urban
      2. “Words of a Fool” with Jason Isbell
      3. “Run to Me” with Brandi Carlile
      4. “Too Much Heaven” with Alison Krauss
      5. “Lonely Days” with Little Big Town
      6. “Words” with Dolly Parton
      7. “Jive Talkin’” with Miranda Lambert, Jay Buchanan
      8. “How Deep Is Your Love” with Tommy Emanuel, Little Big Town
      9. “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” with Sheryl Crow
      10. “To Love Somebody” with Jay Buchanan
      11. “Rest Your Love On Me” with Olivia Newton-John
      12. “Butterfly” with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings

     

    Audio / Barry Gibb intros Greenfields, his new album featuring several country collaborators.

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Chris Stapleton, Chrissy Metz, Parker McCollum, Priscilla Block, Luke Bryan, Caylee Hammack

    Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey is featured in George Clooney’s new film, “The Midnight Sky,” which is on Netflix now. The movie stars Clooney as a scientist who must venture through the Arctic Circle with a young girl to warn off a returning spaceship following a global catastrophe.

    Chrissy Metz will appear on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune on Thursday, January 14th Other stars include Karamo Brown, Yvette Nicole Brown, Nicole Byer, Drew Carey, Rachael Leigh Cook, Jennie Garth, Chris Harrison, Teri Hatcher, Tony Hawk, Robert Herjavec, Leslie Jones, Jeannie Mai, Joel McHale, Maria Menounos, Kevin Nealon, Patton Oswalt, Paul Reubens, Alfonso Ribeiro, Rob Riggle, Sherri Shepherd, Joe Tessitore, Chandra Wilson and Constance Zimmer. Celebrity Wheel of Fortune premieres this Thursday (January 7th) at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Parker McCollum will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, February 6th.

    Newcome Priscilla Block was selected by Pandora as one of their Country Artists To Watch for 2021.

    American Idol is set to premiere February 14th (Valentine’s Day). The show features returning judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, host Ryan Seacrest and mentor Bobby Bones.

    Caylee Hammack turns in a gorgeous acoustic version of Patsy Cline‘s “Crazy.” She said Patsy has been on her mind lately.

     

     

     

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  • MADDIE & TAE TAKE FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THEIR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DRIVE-THRU.

    Right before the holidays began, Maddie & Tae took a drive through some amazing Christmas lights display in Middle Tennessee. Here they take you behind-the-scenes and show you their “pimped-out” ride.

     

     

     

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  • JON PARDI WANTS “TEQUILA LITTLE TIME” WITH YOU!

    Jon Pardi released his new single, “Tequila Little Time,” today (Monday, January 4th). The tune, which he co-wrote with Rhett Akins and Luke Laird, is from his ACM and CMA-nominated album, Heartache Medication. Jon says the tune is really fun and goes well with a good time.

    “I feel like this goes great on a boat, a lake or pool and just any kind of atmosphere of having a good time,” says Jon. “It’s about picking up a girl that’s down and maybe, maybe we want to do a shot of tequila? There’s no answer, but maybe. She starts feeling better, and it’s fun. It’s just a fun song.”

    For more information on Jon, go to jonpardi.com.

    Audio / Jon Pardi says his new single, “Tequila Little Time,” is a really fun song.

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    Jon Pardi (Tequila Little Time) OC: …a fun song. :16
    “I feel like this goes great on a boat, a lake or pool and just any kind of atmosphere of having a good time. It’s about picking up a girl that’s down and maybe, maybe we want to do a shot of tequila? There’s no answer, but maybe. She starts feeling better, and it’s fun. It’s just a fun song.”

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  • ONE OF JORDAN DAVIS’ FAVORITE MEMORIES OF THE LAST YEAR WAS THE RELEASE OF HIS SELF-TITLED EP.

    While not on the road performing shows this past year, Jordan Davis did have several good memories over the past year, including spending a lot of time with his wife and daughter, working with OCEARCH tagging sharks, hitting No. 1 with “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” and releasing his self-titled EP, featuring his latest single “Almost Maybes.”

     

     

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS SAYS HIS NEW SELF-TITLED EP SHOWCASES WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HIS LIFE RIGHT NOW.

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    “Coming off of Home State, I think one of my favorite things following artists growing up was kind of seeing the growth of ‘em, and with me, I’m at a totally different spot than I was when I was writing for Home State. I’ve been married for a couple of years, I have a daughter now, and I’m writing about those events that are happening in my life, and that’s what these songs are. I’m very grateful for where I’m at right now, and I think that shows in the songwriting of this EP. I think it also kind of digs my heels in more into the direction this new music and this next chapter is gonna go.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW SINGLE, "ALMOST MAYBES."

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    “’Almost Maybes’ is a song that I’m getting a lot of feedback on. I think that song resonates with a lot of people,

  • DIERKS BENTLEY AND HIS SON RECREATE EPIC SCENE FROM THE HOCKEY MOVIE, “MIRACLE.”

    While living out in Telluride, Dierks Bentley and his son Knox are taking part in one of the father-son duo’s favorite sport, hockey. In a video Dierks recently posted to his socials, he and Knox “re-create” a scene from the 2004 film, “Miracle,” which was based on the United States men’s ice hockey team, led by head coach Herb Brooks (played by Kurt Russell), that won the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. The U.S. victory over the favored Soviets was dubbed “Miracle on Ice.”

     

     

    Check out the scene from the movie below.

    Dierks is currently climbing the country charts with his latest single, “Gone.”

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