Category Archives: New Music

Take A Listen To Keith Urban’s New Song

Most of us haven’t heard Keith Urban sing since before Christmas when he had vocal chord surgery…but we all got a taste of how he is recuperating with his performance at the ACM Awards a week or so ago. His new song is off the Act of Valor soundtrack. The song, “For You,” was written especially for the movie which chronicles and pays tribute to the Navy SEALS. Not only is the song very beautifully written and part of a very special film, but all proceeds from the song will go to the Navy SEAL Foundation, which serves to support SEAL families and their parent commands by easing financial burdens, establishing support networks, and funding command sponsored activities.

Check out the music video for “For You.” I also recommend watching Keith’s ACM performance as well.

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The Band Perry Is Keeping Busy

The Band Perry stopped by Dancing With The Stars last night to perform “If I Die Young.”  As always they sounded flawless.  The song has really put the trio on the map and I am really looking forward to see how they do at the CMA Awards.  They are nominated for five awards and are scheduled to perform.  I would love to hear them live.

And to even top the DTWS performance, the band has recorded a song with Justin Bieber for his upcoming Christmas album.  The track is called “Home This Christmas” and the album is called Under the Mistletoe.  The album goes on sale November 1 with profits going to several charities.

BIG Faith Hill news

So if you like Faith Hill, like me, you will definitely appreciate this bit of news.  The Country Music Association announced today that Faith will be performing at this year’s CMA Awards next month and that she will be releasing a brand new album early next year.  That’s right, and she’ll be singing a NEW song!

Faith hasn’t performed at the awards show since 2006 and hasn’t released a studio album since 2005’s Fireflies…so to hear that she’s finally put together a new album is great to hear.  And this all was announced on Faith and Tim McGraw’s 15th wedding anniversary…turns out to be a super special day.

Other announced performers are all five Entertainer of the Year nominees: Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban plus Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and the Band Perry.

Brad, the reigning Entertainer of the Year, will host the awards with Carrie Underwood on November 9 on ABC.

Lady A On SNL Saturday

This fall is great, especially if you’re a Lady Antebellum fan.  Why you might ask…because they are literally everywhere promoting Own The Night

This Saturday they are performing on Saturday Night Live.  I am super excited…it will be the first time I’ll see them performing songs from the new album.  I just bought my tickets today for the show in December in Scranton, so I’m ready to hear anything Lady A.

Also, Melissa McCarthy will be hosting SNL.  If you haven’t seen Bridesmaids you are missing out.  It’s a pretty hilarious movie and Melissa will not let you down in the laughing department.  Plus, catch her television show Mike & Molly on CBS, also really funny.

Ok, click on the link to see the SNL promo for the episode Saturday!

Taylor Swift to release live CD/DVD of ‘Speak Now Tour’

Just in time for Christmas, Taylor Swift fans can take home a new CD/DVD or CD/Blu-ray combo-pack Speak Now World Tour – Live.  The magnificent tour on live music and video footage will be available in stores and online on November 21, which is the day before Taylor’s U.S. tour wraps the second of two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden.

I know I’ll be asking Santa for this…I’m pretty excited since I didn’t get to see her out on tour this year!

Check out Taylor’s announcement below!

Faith Hill Set To Perform ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme…Again

NBC Sports will again feature five-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Faith Hill performing the opening theme for NBC “Sunday Night Football,” “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.”

Faith’s “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” debuts this season on Sunday, September 11 for the broadcast of Packers vs. Saints game.

There’s also news floating around that Faith is currently in the studio recording what will be her first release of new music in six years.  I think that’s even more exciting news!!

Love and Theft Inks New Record Deal

If you’ve been wondering what happened to Love and Theft, wonder no more because the band just signed a new record deal with Sony Music Nashville’s RCA Records.  The only difference is the trio is now a duo.  Members Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson have inked the deal minus Brian Bandas. 

This is the first album for the band since losing their record deal at Lyric Street Records when the label dissolved.  “Sony sees our vision…they really do,” says Liles. “This is the most excited I’ve been in a long time.  We’ve been through a lot of stuff, that’s why me and Eric aren’t scared anymore.  With labels closing on us, Brian quitting, and all these other things that we’ve been through, it’s been pretty nuts.  The fact that we’re over it all now and things are moving forward is a really good feeling.  At times, it’s been an emotional roller-coaster.  We’ve really kept each other encouraged.  Our fans have kept us really encouraged, too.  We love making music, and we love the music we’re making.”

Love and Theft have been in the studio for the past several months working on new music and working with their new producer, Josh Leo, on a sound that will be a new and fresh sound for their loyal fans.  Love and Theft are anxious to get the new music out for their fans, but in the meantime, Barker’s self-penned tune, “Try to Make It Anyway,” which he wrote about Taylor Swift, is available for purchase on i-Tunes.  Love and Theft anticipate having a new single out on radio by the end of November.

Luke Bryan’s New Album Is Here

The last couple of days Luke Bryan has been on a media blitz promoting his new album Tailgates and Tanlines.  The album dropped on Tuesday and fans could catch him performing on Live! With Regis & Kelly.  Check it out below.

This morning he stopped by the Today Show and last night fans could catch portions of Luke’s AT&T Samsung Summer Krush concert, from the Ryman Auditorium, air on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

I might have to pick this album up…I’ve been hearing nothing but good things.  Here’s a little tid-bit I read about the album:

Luke’s three-year-old son Bo helped pick the lead single “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and his wife Caroline has a say in choosing some of the tracks on the album.  “Anytime you have people who know you helping you through the process, it helps the album become better,” Luke explains.  “With ‘Too Damn Young’ and ‘You Don’t Know Jack,’ the first time I heard them Caroline was sitting right there and she was like, ‘Oh, wow.’  The more we listened to them, the more we loved them.”

New George Strait Album In September

George Strait is releasing his 39th album Here For A Good Time on September 6.  George co-wroteseven of the album’s 11 tracks with his son Bubba and songwriter Dean Dillon.  He also co-produced the album with his long-time friend and legendary producer Tony Brown. It was recorded at Shrimpboat Sound Studio in Key West, FL – the same studio where his last three award-winning albums were recorded.

Fans can pre-order an exclusive package including a full length Here For A Good Time album, a limited edition t-shirt, poster and instand download of the current radio hit “Here For A Good Time” at  GeorgeStrait.com.  Plus you can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to see George Strait on tour in 2012.

The title track “Here For A Good Time” is George’s 89th career single and his second highest debut on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.  Currently the tune is at number 16 on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts after only eight weeks.  This is his highest debut since “I Saw God Today” debuted Top 20 in 2008.

Here For A Good Time includes the following tracks:

1. “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright”
2. “Drinkin’ Man”
3. “Shame On Me”
4. “Poison”
5. “Here For A Good Time”
6. “House Across The Bay”
7. “Lone Star Blues”
8. “A Showman’s Life”
9. “Three Nails And A Cross”
10. “Blue Marlin Blues”
11. “I’ll Always Remember You”

Lady A’s Idol performance

Lady Antebellum is at it again.  Their newly released song “Just A Kiss” is beginning to sweep the nation.  The trio performed the new single on American Idol last night.  The performance was flawless.  They sure know how to write a hit song.  I can’t wait for this new album.

Check out the performance on Idol.