Photo Credit: Justin MrusekFloridaGeorgia Line released a video for "Cruise" on its first go-round as a big country hit, but that first version didn't feature Nelly and a ton of beautiful girls riding in a fleet of fast cars through southern California desert. The country duo's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have remedied all that with the "Cruise (Remix)" video with Nelly, coming to Vevo Monday.
The guys have already released a behind-the-scenes video, giving fans a taste of what to expect with the high-budget clip. The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld, who has been behind the camera for videos from Katy Perry, Jay-Z and Destiny's Child, among many others.
Photo Credit: Sarah BarlowTwo country beauties are found at both ends of Maxim's annual Hot 100 Sexiest Women list this year. Thanks in large part to her current Dancing with the Stars gig, Kellie Pickler comes in at #96 on the list, just after New Girl star Zooey Deschanel at #95.
At the other end of the list, Taylor Swift takes the #13 spot, and we're thinking she's just fine with that ranking, since 13 is her favorite number. Miley Cyrus tops the list at #1.
Go to Maxim.com for the full list of this year's Hot 100.
Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum is on track to score their third straight #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week with Golden. Industry sources project the project will move about 150,000 copies in its first week.
Lady A first topped that chart with Need You Now, which sold 480,000 copies in its debut week back in 2010. The follow-up, 2011's Own the Night, moved 347,000 copies. Those numbers are tracked by Nielsen SoundScan.
Golden features Lady Antebellum's latest hit, "Downtown," as well as their new single, "Goodbye Town."
Ray Mickshaw/FOXNew Girl creator Liz Meriwether recently told Entertainment Weekly that when Taylor Swift filmed her guest appearance for the show's May 14 finale, she "did a little bit of a riff on one of her songs.” Well, now we know what song it is: the title track of her 2010 album Speak Now.
As previously reported, Taylor plays a woman named Elaine who's a guest at CeCe and Shivrang's wedding. The name of the episode is called "Elaine's Big Day," and now Fox has released a photo of Taylor as Elaine, disrupting the nuptials by standing up in the middle of the assembled guests and either saying something or reacting to something. It's a scene reminiscent of her song "Speak Now," in which a girl crashes her ex's wedding and tries to win him back.
Meriwether told E! Online that Taylor "fits in great," adding, "She's really, really great in the finale. It's really funny." You'll be able to watch it next Tuesday night on Fox.
Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw has collaborated with everyone from crooner Tony Bennett to his current duet partner on "Highway Don't Care," Taylor Swift, but there are a few more artists Tim would like to sing with at some point in his career.
He tells E! Online, "I think Pink is fantastic. I love her voice. A duet with Bruce Springsteen would be a big home run for me."
Since Tim is father to three teenage girls, he has his finger on the pulse of today's pop music scene as well. That's why he would consider working with One Direction, and he goes so far as to call them "pretty awesome."
Tim's daughters are also fans of Justin Bieber, but fans shouldn't hold their breath for that duet anytime soon.
Tim says of possibly working with Bieber, "I don't know if I have the moves. I think I might embarrass my daughters if I try to dance."
Tim does share the stage with pop star Pitbull on ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night airing Sunday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.
Randee St. NicholasChris Young is a self-professed "comic book nerd," so it's no surprise he recently made a special trip to the movie theater to catch Iron Man 3.
He says, "I was like, 'I have to see it, 'cause if I don't see it before we start Brad there's no way I'm going to make time to go see it while we're out there.'"
Of course, Chris is talking about his spot on Brad Paisley's Beat This Summer tour kicking off Thursday night in Missouri. Though he'll be busy entertaining concert crowds across the country, Chris plans to sneak out and see a few other movies this summer including the new Superman film Man of Steel and the horror film The Conjuring.
Says Chris, "If I can go see a movie, I'll go see it in a heartbeat."
MCA NashvilleKipMoore fans won't have to wait long for brand-new music once his latest hit, "Hey Pretty Girl," runs its course on the country chart. He's been in the studio quite a bit lately working on the follow up to his debut project, Up All Night.
Kip tells The Island Packet the new album "really feels like the essence of what I do." He says, "We hope to have a single out by the end of the summer and have the record out sometime in 2014."
Kip isn't giving up any details on exactly what fans can expect from his sophomore album though. "I guess you'll have to find out," Kip says with a laugh. "I do think it's going to turn some heads, though."
Kip is likely to slip in a few of those new songs into his show Thursday night in Huntsville, AL.
MCA NashvilleNo one on the country chart today has had more hits than George Strait, so it's hard to imagine he'd ever doubt his ability to deliver a song in the studio. It turns out George needed an outside vote of confidence when he went in to cut his latest single, "Give It All We Got Tonight."
George admits he was intrigued with the song from the start. He says, "First time I heard it I thought, 'Hmm, that’s a great song. A little different for me, you know, a little risqué kinda.' I’m thinking, 'I don’t know if I can pull this off or not.'"
George talked it over with Brian Wright from his record label, who told him to just go for it in the studio. Strait was pleased with the results.
"I just love it," George says. "I mean, it's a little different, the melody’s a little different, and great lyrics."
He adds with a big laugh, "It’s kinda about parking, you know, which I’ve done a few times back in the early days."
"Give It All We Got Tonight" is the lead single from George Strait's new album, Love Is Everything, due out Tuesday, May 14.