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Carrie Underwood is once again wearing her faith on her musical sleeve. Carrie Underwood’s NFL Video Co-Stars Revealed It’s been nine years since the country superstar released “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” the Grammy-winning, double-platinum-selling song that spent six weeks at Number One. Back then, she was fresh off her American Idol win and the new toast of Nashville. Fast forward to today, and she’s the top-earning Idol alum of all time, according to Forbes, and is kicking off her first greatest hits compilation with another spiritual heartstring-tugger.
Dozens of famous musicians gathered this weekend to honor the legacy of George Harrison at an event aptly named George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison. The event, which featured performances by the likes of Brian Wilson, Norah Jones and more, was one of many tributes to the Beatle, whose first six solo albums were recently compiled in a new box set, The Apple Years 1968-75 . The highlight was former Beach Boys Wilson and Al Jardine taking on “My Sweet Lord” with help from Heart’s Ann Wilson and Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne. The Many Solo Moods of George Harrison George Fest, which also featured performances by “Weird Al” Yankovic, Harrison’s son Dhani, and members of the Killers, Spoon, Velvet Revolver and more, took place on September 28th at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre.
It takes a lot of confidence to rock a miniskirt — male or female, really — but Ray Scott has no problem showing off his lovely gams in the new video for “Drinkin’ Beer,” premiering exclusively on Rolling Stone Country . Johnny Cash’s 11 Coolest Covers “That wasn’t my idea,” Scott tells us about about a particular scene where he sports a nice denim number, “but someone brought it up and I said, ‘Hell yeah, I’ll take one for the team.’ You probably wont see a pair of legs anywhere that look any better than that.” “Drinkin’ Beer,” the first single from the North Carolina-bred artist with a mahogany voice, signature black hat and traditional tendencies, is an anthem to, you guessed it, the casual art of sipping PBR. Filmed on a lake near Lynchburg, Tennessee, the video’s all about the good times — and the selective vision (a.k.a.
Earlier this month in New York, Blake Shelton treated a small crowd of about 100 people to an hour-long concert that showcased songs from his forthcoming album Bringing Back the Sunshine , which will be released on September 30th. That same day, the show, which was filmed and recorded in Tribeca’s intimate iHeartRadio theater, will be broadcast on Clear Channel radio stations all across the country. Blake Shelton Promises More Songs ‘About Getting Drunk’ In between most songs during his performance, Shelton took questions from radio host Bobby Bones, discussing everything from his whirlwind career to favorite underwear brand (whatever they sell at Walmart). Backed by a seven-piece band, the country superstar performed a nine-song set of new tunes and old favorites, opening with 2011’s chart-topping “Honey Bee” and closing with his latest ode to drinking away the blues, “Neon Lights.” When asked about the significance of the album’s uplifting title, Shelton was uncharacteristically soft spoken. “Who wants to bring back the clouds?” he asked, before explaining that the sound of his new record harkens back to the type of country music he made at the very beginning of his career
Following the global success of their most recent album 13 , which debuted at Number One in the United States and several other countries, Black Sabbath have decided to record another album. Ozzy Osbourne told Metal Hammer that he hoped to begin the writing sessions with guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler in early 2015. “We’re going to do one more album, and a final tour,” he said. Black Sabbath Offer a Peek Into the Studio Osbourne reported that the experience of making and touring around 13 was positive all around and that the band left things off on friendly terms after their tour earlier this year
With their scorching cover of “Baby, Please Don’t Go,” Sons of Anarchy house band the Forest Rangers add to the storied lineage of a ubiquitous blues standard. Their no-frills version is set to appear in the seventh season’s fourth episode, “Poor Little Lambs,” which airs on Tuesday, September 30th. Rob Sheffield: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Is Hamlet in Black Leather SoA music supervisor Bob Thiele says this straightforward, guitar-heavy approach is exactly what the Forest Rangers had in mind. “This one ain’t rocket science,” he tells Rolling Stone , calling the track “a straight-up, balls-out version of the blues classic made famous by Muddy Waters.” The song is dominated by the one-two punch of Franky Perez’s gritty vocal and the searing electric guitar texture of new member Benji Lysaght; this atmosphere frames the darkness of the episode, which finds evil touching down in series locale Charming, California. “Hell descends on Charming,” Thiele says, “and this underscores the mayhem and its aftermath.” “Here we have a new Forest Ranger, handsome Michael Urbano, playing drums,” Thiele continues
Ariana Grande opened Saturday Night Live ‘s 40th season as its first musical guest last night, riding on the wave of summer energy from her chart-topping second album, My Everything to make her debut on the show. How Ariana Grande Made ‘Problem’ the Song of the Summer For the first act, Grande donned her kitty ears for a performance of her latest My Everything single “Break Free.” She opened the song with a twist, starting off in a stripped-down mode, perched on a stool with only piano accompaniment to highlight her breathy vocals before the party beat kicked in and a team of backup dancers joined in with some festive choreography. For the second number, Grande gave “Love Me Harder” its live premiere, bringing out the Weeknd as a semi-surprise guest on the duet. (She’d announced his appearance over Twitter a few hours before the broadcast, putting to rest speculation that her “Bang Bang” collaborators Nicki Minaj and Jessie J.
The treatments causing the bald heads or surgery scars were far from the thoughts of the 80 children at the University of Florida athletic facilities Saturday morning.
When Ricky Skaggs and his wife Sharon White bested nominees like Dan Seals and Marie Osmond and Gary Morris and Crystal Gayle to claim the 1987 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year award for their song “Love Can’t Ever Get Better Than This,” both fans and industry gatekeepers were expecting the pair to follow up with an entire album of tasty duets. Surprisingly, that didn’t happen. . .until now
U2 have unveiled the intimate cover image for their new LP, Songs of Innocence , which will be released in physical form on October 13th. The black-and-white photo, shot by Glen Luchford, shows drummer Larry Mullen Jr. shielding his 18-year-old son in a protective embrace.
Carrie Underwood revealed plans for her first greatest hits compilation during an appearance on NBC’s Today this morning. She also announced the release of a new single from the collection, “Something in the Water,” which will be available on Monday. Carrie Underwood Producing TV Series Based on Murderous Song The superstar singer, whose album will be titled Greatest Hits: Decade #1 , announced that the retrospective would be released on December 9th, and revealed the sultry black-and-white cover art via Twitter. Underwood, who also spoke briefly about her recent baby news, described new single “Something in the Water” — which she co-wrote with Chris DeStefano and Brett James — as a “joyous, uplifting song basically about changing your life for the better and waking up and having that a-ha moment and your life being different from that moment forward.” While the track list has yet to be finalized, Greatest Hits: Decade #1 will showcase some of Underwood’s 18 Number One singles from her four studio albums