• GEORGE STRAIT IS A BELIEVER! (AUDIO)

    George Strait is getting ready to hit the airwaves with his latest single, “I Believe,” which is a song he co-wrote with his son, Bubba, and hit wordsmith Dean Dillon. The superstar was moved to write something after watching news coverage of the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in which 20 children and six adults lost their lives to a lone gunman last December. “I was actually by myself at the ranch, and I’m watching and thinking how terrible it is, the parents losing their children and the other people that lost their lives there. Man, it’s such a sad thing,” says George. “Having been through something like that before myself, I just knew I kinda wanted to say a little something.”

    “I Believe” is from George’s new album, Love is Everything.

    George Strait talks about “I Believe,” which he wrote with his son, Bubba, and songwriter Dean Dillon.

    George Strait (I Believe) OC: …stronger song. 1:05
    “It is a special song. Like everybody else, I was captivated by what went on in Newtown, watching the news. I was actually by myself at the ranch, and I’m watching and thinking how terrible it is, the parents losing their children and the other people that lost their lives there. Man, it’s such a sad thing. Having been through something like that before myself, I just knew I kinda wanted to say a little something. And so I called Bubba – I wrote a few things down, and I called Bubba, and I started talking to him. He said, ‘Dad, I was actually thinking the same thing.’ Bubba actually came up with the title. I wrote a bunch of stuff down that night and he did too, and I said, ‘Look, I’m gonna send this to Dean, ‘cause this song really needs one of those good ole Dean Dillon melodies and some finishing touches that I knew Dean could make it what it came out to be. I sent it out to Dean, and when Bubba went to write with him, they started tinkering with it and Dean came up with that melody and they changed a few things too and made it a stronger song.”

  • KACEY MUSGRAVES IS A BIG PICTURE PERSON. (AUDIO)

    Kacey Musgraves “sees” things – not in a Sixth Sense “I see dead people” kind of way – but more of a creative, visual way, most likely when she’s in the midst of writing songs. For her latest single, “Blowin’ Smoke,” Kacey envisioned what kind of video she’d like, while she was in the process of writing the song with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally. “I’m kind of a big picture person, as in like I see the video. I see like, I’m just visual. I love all those aesthetic parts of music,” says Kacey. “So, after we wrote this, I kind of pictured this like hazy-like diner noise kind of in the background. It’s like you’re there. You can just hear like plates clinking and people coughing and orders being called out.”

    “Blowin’ Smoke” is from her album, Same Trailer, Different Park.

    Kacey is locked in as one of the performers at this year’s Farm Aid concert September 21st in Saratoga Springs, New York.

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves (Blowin' Smoke visuals)

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    AUDIO: Kacey Musgraves says she envisioned what kind of visuals she wanted for the video for her single, “Blowin’ Smoke,” while she was writing the song.

    Kacey Musgraves (Blowin’ Smoke visuals) OC: …we left it. :47
    “When I’m writing a song, I’m kind of a big picture person, as in like I see the video. I see like, I’m just visual. I love all those aesthetic parts of music. So, after we wrote this, I kind of pictured this like hazy like diner noise kind of in the background. It’s like you’re there. You can just hear like plates clinking and people coughing and orders being called out. So I told Luke and Shane that I think it’d be cool to have some sort of something back there, and one day Luke went to, I believe it was Waffle House, and just put his iPhone on the counter and just recorded his whole time there, and that’s what made it on the record. It’s funny because you can hear a Waffle House lady in the background calling out an order, and she’s like, ‘Bacon and scattered!’ and we left it.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Blowin' Smoke intro)

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  • LUKE BRYAN HEADS NORTH OF THE BORDER IN LATEST EPISODE OF LBTV. (VIDEO)

    Luke Bryan and the guys head to Canada for Dauphin’s Countryfest 2013! GAC-TV’s Storme Warren makes a guest appearance and some of Luke’s crew guys explore the campgrounds and see how the fans in Canada party at a country concert.

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  • KEITH URBAN LOOKS FORWARD TO KICKING OFF THE LIGHT THE FUSE TOUR. (VIDEO)

    In the latest Urban Chat, Keith Urban wishes everyone a Happy Fourth of July and looks forward to rehearsals for his Light the Fuse Tour.

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  • LADY ANTEBELLUM TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF ‘GOODBYE TOWN’ VIDEO. (VIDEO)

    Go behind-the-scenes of Lady Antebellum‘s latest video, “Goodbye Town.”

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  • KIP MOORE SHOWS HIS PATRIOTIC SIDE. (AUDIO)

    Kip Moore is a very patriotic person and is proud to live in the United States. He doesn’t take his freedom to follow his dreams lightly either. He even wrote a song about what he feels military goes through when they’re on the battefield. “When I start to think I’m halfway tough, I realize I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out and realize the things that they go through. It actually made me go write this song called ‘Battle Cry,’ which is probably one of my favorite lyrics that I’ve ever written,” says Kip. “I believe when you’ve got family and you’ve got wives and you’ve got kids, there has to be so much fear, and they do it, which is what makes them brave. I wrote the song from the sense of what I really feel like is pounding in their heart when they’re in the middle of battle and how they’re praying that now is not the time that they’re gonna go. And I can’t imagine facing what those guys are facing every single day.”

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    AUDIO: Kip Moore says he’s so proud of what our military forces do each and every day to keep us free, so much so that he wrote a song titled “Battle Cry.”

    Kip Moore (battle cry) OC: …every single day. 1:06
    “I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country I live in, and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day and I don’t take it for granted one bit. Both my grandparents were in the military, fought in wars, and I’ve seen the battle they’ve gone through just the horror of remembering things, and I just can’t imagine. When I start to thinking I’m halfway tough, I realize I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out and realize the things that they go through. It actually made me go write this song called ‘Battle Cry,’ which is probably one of my favorite lyrics that I’ve ever written. I hope to release it at some point. I feel like there’s so many patriotic songs that are rah-rah and we can’t wait to fight the battle for you and all this kind of stuff. I just don’t believe that’s really how it is. I believe when you’ve got family and you’ve got wives and you’ve got kids, there has to be so much fear, and they do it, which is what makes them brave. I wrote the song from the sense of what I really feel like is pounding in their heart when they’re in the middle of battle and how they’re praying that now is not the time that they’re gonna go. And I can’t imagine facing what those guys are facing every single day.”

  • BILLY CURRINGTON TAKES YOU BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF HIS NEW VIDEO, ‘HEY GIRL.’ (PRESS RELEASE & VIDEO)

    Nashville, TN (July 2, 2013) – Mercury Records recording artist Billy Currington has released the video for his hit single “Hey Girl.” Shot in Nashville, Tennessee, the video, directed by Kristin Barlowe, portrays the flirty and carefree feel of the song. “Hey Girl” is the first single from Currington’s new album, We Are Tonight (September 17th) and is one of the Top 10 best-selling debut tracks this year. 

    A behind-the-scenes look here at the making of the video shows an in-depth look at the 12- hour shoot and includes interviews with Barlowe, Currington and his band, who both act and perform in the video.

    “Hey Girl” was written by Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano and produced by Dann Huff. Currington explains why he was drawn to the song and shares studio footage from the recording of this album here.

    Currington is a Grammy nominated and Platinum selling artist whose No. 1 singles include “Don’t,” “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Something Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll.”

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  • SCOTTY McCREERY GETS REDNECK WITH THE ROBERTSONS. (VIDEO)

    Check out the latest ScotTV episode where Scotty McCreery takes his fans down to West Monroe, Louisiana to the Duck Commander headquarters. Not only did he go mudding with John Luke Robertson, eat Miss Kay’s cooking and perform for Sadie Robertson’s Sweet 16 birthday, but he picked up a few dance moves along the way, as well.

    In other news, Scotty is going to set sail with the Robertson Clan — including Willie, Phil, Jase, Jep and Si — July 17th – 21st of next year for Premier Vacations’ Duck Commander Cruise.

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  • KEITH URBAN HELPS FOX SPORTS HONOR THE U.S. MILITARY. (VIDEO)

    Keith Urban‘s hit “For You” is featured in this video announcing FOX Sports Midwest’s annual “This One’s For You” St. Louis Cardinals telecast to troops overseas. The night is July 25th, and it will be dedicated to all of the troops and military branches

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  • LUKE BRYAN’S ‘CRASH MY PARTY’ HITS THE TOP OF THE CHART. (AUDIO)

    Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” has crashed the top of the Billboard country chart this week! The song, which he debuted on this year’s ACM Awards, took only 12 weeks to reach the top of the chart. The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year says it’s been a blast to watch the song grow. “You never can anticipate a song climbing this fast, and it’s certainly fun to look at the charts every week and be like, ‘Omigosh!’ It’s hard to believe that a song can go up the charts that fast,” says Luke. “You just say your blessings and be thankful that radio responded to it and fans love it that much. We knew the song was really, really special and good, and it was certainly the right thing to lead with off the new album.”

    “Crash My Party” is the first release – and title track – of Luke’s forthcoming album, due in stores August 13th.

    Audio / Luke Bryan (Crash My Party success)

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    AUDIO: Luke Bryan says the ride to the top of the charts with “Crash My Party” has been a lot of fun.

    Luke Bryan (Crash My Party success) OC: …new album. :39
    “You never can anticipate a song climbing this fast, and it’s certainly fun to look at the charts every week and be like, ‘Omigosh!’ It’s hard to believe that a song can go up the charts that fast. We love it. What’s fun is on the road, it’s just started really, really poppin’ live, and…the crowd’s singing it and going crazy. It’s been amazing. You just say your blessings and be thankful that radio responded to it and fans love it that much. We knew the song was really, really special and good, and it was certainly the right thing to lead with off the new album.”

    Video / Luke Bryan - Crash My Party

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