Image Courtesy ABCMonday night is the beginning of the Battle Rounds on NBC’s The Voice, and that means it’s time for each coach to bring on their mentors, who’ll help advise their team members during this next phase of competition. Blake Shelton brought in Little Big Town to mentor his team, and the vocal group ended up learning a lot just watching Blake work with the contestants.
LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman tells ABC News Radio, “He finds out what’s unique about them and helps them exploit that. I noticed that about him, too. He seemed to have something unique to everybody, and that’s hard after you hear that many singers.”
Band mate Karen Fairchild agrees, adding, “He has a way of nurturing, and it’s super-endearing, I think, when you’re up there, and you’re so vulnerable as a singer, and he makes you feel comfortable.”
Of course, Blake’s personality wins him a lot of points on The Voice, too.
Says Karen, “We all know he’s very funny and witty and charming and, of course, sexy. No, I’m just kidding.”
She adds with a laugh, “You are sexy, Blake.”
Catch Little Big Town helping out Team Blake on NBC’s The Voice Monday night at 8 ET.
Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line is in New York City to launch their new album, Anything Goes, with a Monday night appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. The guys won’t be getting any sleep after that appearance either.
The album will go live on iTunes at midnight, and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard says, “Yeah, it’s just a tradition just to stay up all night and watch it come on iTunes and then watch to see what people say about it.”
On Tuesday morning, Florida Georgia Line will appear throughout NBC’s Today starting at 7 a.m. in all time zones. They’ve got multiple appearances in New York City lined up through the rest of the week as well.
“I think it’s a perfect place to kick off this album,” says duo member Brian Kelley. “Anything Goes, and I think New York City, what better place to represent that, you know?”
FGL will cap off the week with a performance on CMT Instant Jam Friday night at 10 ET.
Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascalFlatts and Little Big Town are hitting the high seas for Carnival Cruise Line’s 2015 concert series. LBT will make three appearances at “Fun Ships” in the Bahamas March 30, 31 and April 1. Rascal Flatts will deliver three performances in Cozumel, Mexico May 5, 6 and 7.
Smokey Robinson, Journey and Styx are also on the bill for 2015 Carnival LIVE. More acts will be announced soon at Carnival.com/CarnivalLive.
Image Courtesy Southern GroundZacBrown Band‘s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is coming to AXS TV this weekend. The two-day festival takes place in Charleston, South Carolina, featuring headlining performances from Zac Brown Band starting Saturday night. They’ll deliver another performance on Sunday night, too.
This broadcast marks the second straight year Zac Brown Band’s festival has aired live on AXS TV.
Image Courtesy Slate PRBrett Eldredge was recognized as one of People magazine’s “Ones to Watch” at a party in Los Angeles Thursday night. The event took place at the The Line on Wilshire Boulevard in connection with People‘s 40th Birthday issue, out now.
The “Ones to Watch” list recognizes the entertainment industry’s hottest rising stars. “All About That Bass” singer Meghan Trainor and stars from the new ABC show How to Get Away with Murder were among the other celebrities recognized at the party.
Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleTheSwon Brothers performed their song “Pretty Beautiful” with the PS22 Chorus in New York City last week. The track is included on the duo’s self-titled debut album, due out October 14. The students spent two hours outside of regular school hours to rehearse and perform with The Swon Brothers. They also got to ask the guys questions about their journey to country stardom.
The Swon Brothers’ Zach Swon says, “We’ve been on the run so much lately that it was great to have the chance to slow down for a few hours and share that pure, simple love of music through the eyes of these incredible kids. It was just an amazing experience.”
The Swon Brothers are now climbing the country chart with their debut hit, “Later On.”