Republic NashvilleThe Eli Young Band is on a roll with their biggest hit, "Crazy Girl," picking up a double platinum sales certification right as their new single, "Drunk Last Night," hits the airwaves and iTunes. The new track is the lead release from Eli Young Band's upcoming album.
The group's bass player Jon Jones says, "'Drunk Last Night’ starts the next chapter for EYB. We loved our last record and we are lucky enough to have a song from that reach double platinum. We set the bar high on these next set of songs, no pun intended, and we are thrilled to release our first single from those sessions."
Eli Young Band is getting a great response to "Drunk Last Night" during their opening spot on Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation tour. Check out their tour dates at EliYoungBand.com.
RCA NashvilleHow would you like to perform Jake Owen's latest hit, "Anywhere with You," for Jake in Nashville? He's asking fans to submit their best video performance of the song to Jammit.com/Contest/Jake-Owen to form a virtual band. Positions are open on bass, drums, guitar and lead vocals.
The best performances will be featured on Nashville TV station WSMV's More at Mid-Day show. Judges from Jammit and Jake's record label, Sony Music, will choose the grand prize winners, who will go on to perform for Jake at a Nashville recording studio.
Videos should be submitted by July 15. Applicants must be over 18 years old and live within 200 miles of Nashville.
Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood has joined Garth Brooks and Ronnie Dunn in the lineup for Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert on July 6 in Norman, OK. Due to her previously scheduled Grand Ole Opry performance that night, Carrie, who is an Oklahoma native, will perform via satellite from the Opry House in Nashville.
Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson are among the previously announced performers lined up for the benefit concert. Tickets are sold out, but anyone can donate $10 to the relief effort by texting REBUILD to 52000. Proceeds will go to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
Warner Music NashvilleA 36-year-old man accused of stalking John Rich has been arrested in Nashville. The singer says 36-year-old Mark Sevier has been stalking him for about a year. The suspect apparently sent Rich an email recently showing Sevier wearing little if any clothing, covered in what appeared to be blood and draped in an American flag.
Rich obtained two restraining orders against Sevier last year, and the man was ordered to cease contact with him. Rich contacted police again this past April saying Sevier continued emailing him and referencing Rich's two young sons in the communications. As a result, Rich feared for his family's safety, since he's on the road a lot.
StarstruckReba may be going extremely vintage when it comes to picking a dress for her stepson Brandon Blackstock's upcoming wedding to superstar Kelly Clarkson. While she hasn't picked a dress just yet, Reba tells Country Weekly, "Kelly is a huge fan of Jane Austen, so I may surprise her and come with a period piece."
Reba adds that Kelly and Brandon are "still madly in love and just silly giddy."
"Kelly's doing her Christmas album right now, so she's in L.A. and working hard on that," Reba says, "so we've been going out to dinner with them and hanging out."
Reba is playing a few select concert dates this summer, while Kelly has a new single at country radio about getting married, titled "Tie It Up."
Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood's new video for "See You Again" includes a montage of moving images of loved ones both reuniting and saying goodbye. There are also tributes in the clip to those lost in the Sandy Hook school shootings and the recent Oklahoma tornadoes. What there isn't, is a single storyline running through the video. Carrie says that was intentional.
"We didn’t want it to be one specific story," Carrie explains. "Those are always the best songs, the best movies, the best things when people kind of fill in the gaps themselves, and it can mean something different to each person that hears it."
Since the song and video are so open-ended, Carrie's fans are applying "See You Again" to whatever situation they're facing at the moment. She says, "I’ve been hearing the most amazing stories on what it means to different people, and it means different things."
"See You Again" is the latest single from Carrie's platinum-selling album, Blown Away.
Show Dog/UniversalTrace Adkins has been in Birmingham, AL this past month shooting the new movie, Mom's Night Out. He plays the tough guy Bones in the movie, but Trace insists he's not that much of an actor.
He tells The Birmingham News, "The best acting job I do is when I get to the set and the first couple days I’m on the set, convincing the director I know what I’m doing. That’s the best acting job that I do. Once I pull that one off, the rest of it’s easy.”
Trace helps a woman find her missing baby in Mom's Night Out. Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Sarah Drew of Grey's Anatomy fame also appear in the film.
Capitol NashvilleKeithUrban's wife Nicole Kidman was spotted singing along to his performance of "Little Bit of Everything" at the CMT Music Awards, but she's not the only fan of Keith's music in the family. It turns out his young daughters Faith and Sunday are big fans of daddy's tunes too.
He tells In Style, "They always react to it, particularly Faith. She’ll just get up and move around."
Older daughter Sunday is a little more of a pop music fan. Says Keith, "Sunday loves ‘I Love It,’ by Icona Pop. She’ll start singing it in the car, and that’s hysterical.”
Keith takes his music on the road with the Light the Fuse tour launching July 18 in Cincinnati.