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Chris Janson Closes out CRS with Killer Performance

In what Morning Hangover is calling “the most electric performer at CRS,” Chris Janson brought the Country Radio Seminar crowd to their feet at the New Faces Show here in Nashville last night. His five-song set was bookended with his unique style of harmonica playing and included his #1 Platinum-certified smash, “Buy Me A Boat,” […]


10 Things You Might Not Know about Van Halen's Balance

’21 years ago this week, the album topped the charts. Do you know everything there is to know about the hit record?’

Wynonna Judd on Making Her New ‘Tantrum Record’

Wynonna Judd is currently in the middle of a tantrum that even a whirling dervish of a 2-year-old badly in need of a nap might find exhausting. But the source — and also the outlet —for her unhinged, yet wholly healthy abandon is the spotlight in which she finds herself during an unexpected third act of her career. Watch Wynonna’s Ethereal ‘Jesus and a Jukebox’ Video Wynonna’s room-filling voice and outsized personality were key factors in making the Grammy-winning mother-daughter duo the Judds one of the most celebrated acts of the Eighties. Thrust into a solo career after mom Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1991, critics and audiences were cautiously optimistic about her ability to step out of Naomi’s shadow (never mind that she was the act’s lead singer all along). Three Number One singles, a solo debut LP that sold more than five million copies, and two subsequent platinum albums went a long way to quell the naysayers, and the occasional Judds reunion left the door open just enough for her to fall back into the familiar. But like a rebellious, strong-willed kid, Judd would do the unexpected, appearing on Dancing With the Stars , reuniting with Naomi for a reality-TV series, and inadvertently landing in the tabloids


Colton Dixon partners with Hershey’s, Uber for Valentine’s Day surprise

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—To celebrate their first Valentines Day as a married couple, Colton Dixon surprised his new wife Annie with an Uber Serenade and Hershey’s Kisses , delivered to their favorite Nashville coffee shop, Revelator Coffee . Dixon was the first to order the Uber Serenade, which is a live, in-person performance of a love song from a Nashville artist delivered to any location in minutes. Each serenade experience comes with a heart-shaped box of Kisses Deluxe chocolates. Country trio Sister C showed up to serenade the couple. Colton and Annie wed in Nashville January 8, and People Magazine exclusively covered the big day as well as their honeymoon, which became one of the popular website’s most read stories of the week. Dixon is prepping to head out on the Hits Deep Tour alongside TobyMac , Britt Nicole and more. For more info, visit: .

Taylor Swift: Kanye West’s ‘Pablo’ Lyric About Me Is ‘Misogynistic’

One of the more explosive lyrics from Kanye West ‘s The Life of Pablo finds the rapper saying of Taylor Swift  on “Famous,” “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous.” Soon after the Yeezy Season Three livestream , TMZ reported  that Swift herself approved the lyrical jab, a reference to West’s acceptance speech-stealing moment at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. However, Swift’s rep released a statement Thursday night denying any complicity with the song and its “strong misogynistic message.” Kanye West’s Surreal Album Launch: Fashion and Music Collide “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message,” Swift’s rep said. “Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.'” Following The Life of Pablo livestream, it was clear that Swift’s friends and family didn’t know the “Famous” jab was coming. Swift’s brother Austin posted an Instagram video where he tossed a pair of Yeezy sneakers in the garbage. Model Gigi Hadid, a friend of Swift’s who attended the Yeezy Season 3 launch at Madison Square Garden, tweeted, “My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty.” In an October interview with GQ , Swift talked about the incident at the 2009 VMAs and how her relationship with West has changed since then. “When the crowd started booing, I thought they were booing because they also believed I didn’t deserve the award

Sixx AM confirm Rise single and spring tour

Sixx AM will release new single Rise in March and have asked fans to help them compile a US tour schedule.

Scorpions detail Return To Forever tour edition

Scorpions have announced they’ll release a tour edition of their 2015 album Return To Forever.

Metallica give further details on Back To The Front

Metallica have given more details of an upcoming book celebrating the 30th anniversary of Master Of Puppets.

Sidemen blues doc set for SXSW premiere

The documentary Sidemen: Long Road To Glory is to receive its world premiere at the South By Southwest festival next month.

Ashley Monroe Premieres Sun Studios Performance of “If The Devil Don’t Want Me”

Acclaimed Nashville performer Ashley Monroe recently visited the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, where she created live-in-studio recordings of select songs from her recent album The Blade. Today, Monroe premiered the performance for her song “If The Devil Don’t Want Me” from those sessions exclusively on her Facebook page. The song is a fan favorite from […]



Delta Deep, the critically acclaimed blues-based band featuring Phil Collen (lead guitarist of Def Leppard) and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots), in addition to Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Gregory Hines) and Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), are set to continue their 2016 Sugar Shack Tour with a run up the East Coast this Spring. Beginning on March 28th in Washington, DC the quartet will hit Philly, Asbury Park, Northampton, MA before heading into NYC, Boston and finishing up with a spot at Daryl’s House, the venue owned by Hall & Oates’ Darryl Hall. The east coast leg of the Sugar Shack tour ends on April 8th in Bay Shore, NY with more dates to be announced shortly. Delta Deep will be touring in support of their soon to be released live album, featuring songs recorded during the inaugural January Sugar Shack west coast run. The January run featured sold-out shows with fans and critics’ alike raving about the bands live show. Elmore Magazine declared, “Delta Deep is a rocking force due to bring down any house– historical or modern.” While San Francisco’s BAM Magazine said, “the live experience for Delta Deep is one not to be missed…Debbi Blackwell-Cook is mesmerizing!” Collen initially started Delta Deep in 2012 after jamming over the course of a year with friend and relative, Debbi Blackwell-Cook. What started as a casual pairing singing Motown and classic blues staples quickly became a quartet who share a love for soul, funk and the blues when they added STP’s DeLeo and drummer Forrest Robinson

Lauren Alaina Returns to American Idol Tonight

Lauren Alaina returns to FOX’s “American Idol” TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET. Lauren initially captured America’s hearts when she appeared on Season 10 of the singing competition, and now she is back as a mentor to two of this season’s contestants. Lauren reflects on her time on Idol and shares a few pointers she picked […]

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