Brad Paisley , Tim McGraw , Rascal Flatts and Brantley Gilbert are among the acts confirmed for the 2015 edition of the iHeartRadio Country Festival . More news: Hunter Hayes , Carrie Underwood , Lady Antebellum , Luke Bryan , Brantley Gilbert , Rascal Flatts , Tim McGraw , Brad Paisley , iHeartRadio Country Festival
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The E Street Band’s keyboardist Roy Bittan says he knows as much as fans do about future live dates with Bruce Springsteen.
Mariah Carey will perform her first-ever Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning in May, the singer announced during a momentarily misty-eyed appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show. 20 Best R&B Albums of 2014 “It’s a new chapter for me and I’m just excited about it,” the singer said, explaining that the show was inspired in part by her hits compilation, #1’s , which is set to be updated with all 18 of her chart-toppers this year. It will also include new music, according to the Caesars Palace website .
The 2015 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will feature sets by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett , Elton John and The Who , as well as Ed Sheeran , Pitbull , Keith Urban , No Doubt and T.I. , among others. More news: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival , Lady Gaga , Tony Bennett , Elton John , The Who , Ed Sheeran , Pitbull , Keith Urban , No Doubt , T.I.
Darius Rucker’s return visit to NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night was full of surprises. The country star not only teased his upcoming Southern Style Tour, he also took the opportunity to reveal that his fourth solo studio album, which shares its name with the tour, will be released March 31st. CMA New Artist Winners: Where Are They Now? The arena-headlining Southern Style Tour, which is set to launch May 14th in Holmdel, New Jersey, will include an initial 30 stops and features CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge, as well as hot new country duo Brothers Osborne and Southern rockers A Thousand Horses.
With his ninth studio album, Man Against Machine , earning platinum certification, Garth Brooks once again tops the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) list as the best-selling solo album artist of all-time, moving past the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. Brooks’ tally, certified units of 135 million sold, bests Presley’s current figure of 134.5 million units — figures that only take into consideration sales in the U.S. Why Garth Brooks Never Really Had to Make a ‘Comeback’ Brooks was previously noted as the best-selling solo artist in the U.S. by the RIAA in November 2007, based solely on his album sales, which, at the time, totaled 123 million to Presley’s 118.5 million
Craig Wayne Boyd, who shot to country stardom as the winner of NBC’s The Voice last month, is now headed to Las Vegas to be the opening act for Rascal Flatts’ “Vegas Riot!” residency at the Joint, a 4,500-seat venue inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Rascal Flatts Share Secrets Behind New Single ‘Riot’ The nine-show run for the country supergroup and the Team Blake champ begins February 25th and wraps up on March 14th — a run of dates that mark the first ever Las Vegas club residency by a country artist. (Former Vegas showroom residencies include Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and Shania Twain.) “I am so honored and excited to join Rascal Flatts in what will be an epic group of shows at Hard Rock Hotel,” Boyd says. “It is yet another check mark on my bucket list of things that I previously only dreamed of.” A native of Mesquite, Texas, Boyd helped Shelton claim his fourth victory as a coach on the TV singing competition. He went on to rewrite country music chart history less than two weeks after being crowned the Season Seven winner, when his first single, “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face,” became only the second single to ever debut at Number One
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is routinely one of the most diverse annual music fests, and the 2015 incarnation boasts one of its strongest lineups yet as the Who, Elton John, No Doubt, Widespread Panic, Keith Urban and Jimmy Buffett have all been enlisted as headliners across the fest’s seven days. Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Pitbull, Chicago, T.I. Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Winwood and Buddy Guy will also be on hand.
Following a year spent largely out of the spotlight to start a family, Kelly Clarkson has returned with a new single dubbed “Heartbeat Song.” The uptempo track is the singer’s first since becoming a mother this past June. Clarkson also revealed to the Elvis Duran Morning Show that her seventh album will be titled Piece by Piece , and that it will arrive the first week of March. 25 Best Country Songs of 2014 Clarkson told Duran that she recorded “Heartbeat Song” before, during and after her first pregnancy with daughter River Rose Blackstock. While the dance track itself is about meeting someone who restores your faith in love and defibrillates the heart, lyrics like, “Until tonight I only dreamed about you/I can’t believe I ever lived without you” could very well double as a tribute to Clarkson’s eight-month-old daughter. River Rose has also played a hand in promoting the new single: A video posted by Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:36pm PST “Heartbeat Song” was co-written by Clarkson’s longtime collaborator and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and produced by Greg Kurstin, who previously worked with Clarkson on her Grammy-nominated single “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” Earlier this year, Clarkson tweeted about what direction she took on her new album
John Carpenter has long been known for creating eerie, engaging soundtracks to match his unsettling and action-packed movies like Halloween and Escape From New York . Recently, he used that approach to making an ominous, stand-alone album, Lost Themes – due out February 3rd – which serves as home to “Night,” a chilly, slow-building synth-driven track that recalls his work on his action soundtracks like Assault on Precinct 13 and his Escape movies, which is now streaming. ‘Halloween’ Director John Carpenter on His Creepy Music “It’s ‘lost themes’ in the sense that we were scoring the movies that many people have in their imaginations,” Carpenter explained in a recent, career-spanning interview with Rolling Stone . “The perfect way to listen to this would be with a beautiful girl next to you — but if you can’t have that, turn the lights down, start the album up and let the music sink in with the imaginary movies in your mind.” Previously, Carpenter released the track “Vortex” from the album and used the song in a preview of sorts for the album on his label’s website by using clips from his filmography. When Lost Themes arrives, it will be available in a variety of formats, including colored vinyl, and the iTunes edition of the LP features remixes of Lost Themes tracks by Zola Jesus, Skinny Puppy’s ohGr, Foetus’ J.G.
Lenny Kravitz will join Katy Perry as one of the guest performers during the global broadcast of her Super Bowl 49 Halftime Show on February 1.
Lauryn Hill will hit the road in February for a string of small, intimate performances. Dubbed “Small Axe: Acoustic Performance Series,” the two-week trek will spend two nights at Washington D.C.’s Howard Theatre before heading north for five shows in New York. Inside ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Tickets for the gigs, each of which will only seat between 250 and 500 people, will go on sale January 10th at noon EST through Hill’s official site. In addition to regular tickets, fans can also upgrade to a VIP package that comprises of a meet-and-greet with Hill – photo with the singer and autograph included – plus a limited edition poster designed by Hill and a souvenir tour laminate.