Chris Young is the first to participate in the new web series Grammy’s “ReImagined,” where modern artists do their version of classic Grammy award-winning hits. Other tracks include R&B singer Eric Benet doing Willie's Nelson’s ”Always on My Mind” and soul singer Lyfe Jennings doing Michael Jackson’s hit “Human Nature.” In a recent interview Chris talks about why he picked “Change the World.” “It’s beautiful. It’s a beautiful song,” “It really is one that just spoke to me.” Chris also mentions that he knew it was a beloved all around the world, so there was a little bit of fear there. His first thought: “Man, I hope I don’t mess this up.”
Take a look as Scotty McCreery brings you behind the scenes and on the set of his new
music video 'See You Tonight'.
Scotty McCreery’s sophomore album 'See You Tonight' will be available October 15th.
Alright, so Luke Bryan was a co-host on ‘The View’ last week, but it was YouTube sensation Tommy Woolridge who stole the show. Tommy Woolridge famously used Bryan and other artists’ lyrics to try to pick up women and failed, but had much better success with a little help from Luke to score his first kiss with former Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy. Woolridge awkwardly tried to use lyrics from Bryan’s No. 1 hit ‘Crash My Party’ on McCarthy. It didn’t work … until the ACM Entertainer of the Year gave him some pointers. With a little more emphasis, Tommy found himself sharing his FIRST KISS (EVER!) with the blond beauty. She pulled him in to lay one on him like she never wanted anyone more!
The rest of the ladies and Luke went crazy with excitement, as did the live audience. Woolridge tweeted about it afterwards. “I think they call this the morning after,” he said, linking to a picture of his hair tussled and clothes a mess.
Rolling Stone Magazine has put together a list of the 50 greatest live acts right now and some are music greatest artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Prince, the Rolling Stones, and making the list is two of country music’s very own Eric Church and Taylor Swift.
To create this extensive list, the magazine asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists to vote on their favorite live performers right now. The magazine raved about Church, saying, “At his summer stadium shows, country star Eric Church emerges amid smoke and sirens…beginning a gig that recalls arena rock’s golden age.” Church appeals to an enormous audience, as demonstrated by his Lollapalooza invitation, he was the only country star invited to the alternative rock festival, and he also received Album of the Year at the 2013 ACMs, as for Swift, she just made the list at No. 49.
What makes a great live band?
Is it how long they play? Or maybe the set list distinction between “the hits” and “the new stuff”? How about the energy the lead singer expresses on stage telling the audience to clap their hands and so on? Maybe it has to do with the number of original members who aren’t dead, or the already-peaked level of fame they’re still coasting off from 30 years later? If you’re Rolling Stone, it’s all of that, though it also helps if you’re the Rolling Stones or you have been in a band for more than 20 years and around 50 years old.
50. Fiona Apple
CMA's Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town are set to host this summer's hottest television music event the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on Monday, August 12th at 8:00-11:00 PM/ET on ABC.
The three-hour special has an incredible lineup and will feature performances and appearances by: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, the cast of "Duck Dynasty," "Nashville" star Charles Esten, Hunter Hayes, "Dancing with the Stars" champion Derek Hough, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGRaw, Kip Moore, Jason Mraz, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Lennon and Maisy Stella of "Nashville," Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band.
The Festival was Filmed on June 6th– 9th, and features special behind-the-scene access, interviews, day-in-the life segments, late-night jams, and surprise collaborations. This marks the 10th anniversary of this one-of-a-kind special, which showcases America's biggest Country Music bash. Little Big Town will host the special for the first time, and they will perform as well! The band had been nominated for 12 CMA Awards and took home trophies in 2012 for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year.
What originally started as Fan Fair in 1972, the legendary event now features performances by every major star in Country Music. The festival started with 5,000 fans and has now grown to a daily attendance of more than 80,000, representing every state and 27 foreign countries.The televised special of the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," debuted in 2004 as a two-hour special highlighting the Festival and Music City. The ABC Television Network has aired the special since 2005, and expanded the program to three hours in 2009. The special will air annually on ABC through 2021. Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more! The CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience a four-day celebration of America's music.
The CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association's LIVE Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010).
The 2013 CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association.The "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" was shot in high definition and will air on
Monday, Aug. 12th at 8:00-11:00 PM/ET on ABC!!
Well it’s about time!! The real Joe Diffie has stood up, grabbed his guitar and wrote his own country song in reaction to Jason Aldean’s hit single ‘1994.’ Diffie released a video to his new song he wrote with country rap group Jawga Boyz called ‘Girl Ridin’ Shotgun,’ and Diffie is calling the song “A response” to Jason Aldean‘s ‘1994.’ Introduced to Diffie by his management team, the Jawga Boyz Derek Thrasher (D-Thrash) together with Diffie wrote ‘Girl Ridin’ Shotgun’. “Derek penned all the ‘hick hop’ parts of the song and writer Phil O’Donnell and I concentrated on writing the chorus, so it was a true collaboration,” Diffie says.
The song starts off with Aldean’s hits '1994.' Diffie says he’s a fan of Aldean, and thankful for the attention he’s received after the track from Aldean’s ‘Night Train’ CD was released. Keep your eyes open and try to spot cameos from about 10 different country superstars early in the video, and for a full album from Diffie later this year.