Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleBrad Paisley is having some fun with his record label leaking the title track of his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, via Twitter and YouTube. The label removed the clip shortly after he posted it Wednesday afternoon.
This leak comes after Brad tweeted emails from his record label president asking him not to share the song just yet. Brad has also “gone rogue” and posted a remix of his latest hit, “River Bank,” featuring Colt Ford.
Over the weekend, Brad also shared snippets of all the songs on his new album. The new project is due out August 26.
Here’s the Moonshine in the Trunk track list:
“Crushin’ It” “River Bank” “Perfect Storm” “High Life “Moonshine in the Trunk” “Shattered Glass” “Limes” “You Shouldn’t Have To” “4WP” (feat. Brad Paisley) “Cover Girl” “Gone Green” “JFK 1962″ “American Flag on the Moon” “Country Nation”
Image Courtesy Ash Newell/13 ManagementTaylor Swift isn’t a nominee for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, but she’s reportedly been tapped to perform at the show.
E! Online is reporting that Taylor is planning something “explosive” for the VMAs, though it’s unclear what that entails. However, its source states that Taylor will not be collaborating with another artist.
Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer and Usher were named to the performance lineup earlier this month.
The ceremony will be held August 24 in Los Angeles. Beyonce has the most nominations of any artist, with eight.
Image Courtesy David McClister/Sony Music NashvilleIt looks like Miranda Lambert is headed to the silver screen. According to Deadline, Miranda is collaborating with video director Trey Fanjoy and screenwriter Cindy McCreery to make a movie called Something in the Water, about five women challenging their men in a bass fishing competition. Miranda would play one of the five women in the movie, said to be somewhere between Bridesmaids and Steel Magnolias in tone.
Miranda and Trey Fanjoy have collaborated on a lot of the country stars’ videos, including her latest clip, ‘Somethin’ Bad.” They’ve also teamed up on the videos for “The House That Built Me,” “Kerosene,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and “Fastest Girl in Town.”
Image Courtesy Streamsound RecordsAfter a decade with his multi-platinum selling duo, Sugarland, Kristian Bush is stepping out with his debut solo single, “Trailer Hitch.” The lyrics speak to the joys of living simply and not getting bogged down with possessions, a philosophy that’s more than just some lofty idea for Kristian. As he flies across the country from show to show, traveling light has become a necessity.
Kristian tells ABC News Radio, “I don’t know how recently you’ve been on an airplane, but they can get pretty aggressive about this, ‘Two bags! You get two bags! Put your largest bag in the overhead,’ or whatever it is. You seem to be rewarded if, for some reason, you have less.”
Avoiding attachment to inanimate objects isn’t hard for Kristian, since he’s prone to leave things behind on planes all the time. “I have left my hat underneath the chair in front of me on an airplane three times in the last month,” Kristian says with a laugh. “I have to buy more hats. But I do believe that it feels good when things are just a little simpler. Things are just complicated!”
“Trailer Hitch” is the lead single from Kristian’s upcoming solo project, Southern Gravity. In the last two years, Kristian has written more than 300 songs, including the ones that will end up on his album. In an effort not to forget the songs, Kristian began recording himself singing the songs as he wrote them. He says, “I noticed after about six or seven months that I was singing four or five hours a day, five days a week, right? And I didn’t realize I was doing it!”
All of that vocal exercise paid off when Kristian hit the road on his current Put Your Soul In It tour and found his voice is now stronger than ever. In fact, he’s hitting notes he’s never been able to hit before.
“There are songs that I can sing where I’m getting closer to the Aretha Franklin voice that’s in my brain when I write some of these songs,” Kristian says. “There’s just a lot more control involved.”
He adds, “It’s exciting! It’s exciting to feel that change.”
“Trailer Hitch” is now available at iTunes. Check out the lyric video on YouTube as well.
Image Courtesy Pearl RecordsGarth Brooks is taking his World Tour to Atlanta Friday, September 19. This is the first time he’s played the Georgia capitol in 18 years. Trisha Yearwood will once again open the show.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 8 through Ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-30001-800-745-3000. Since the Friday night show time is 6:30 p.m. ET, we’re thinking Garth may add more Atlanta shows, as he did last week for his 10 upcoming Chicago shows.
Image Courtesy EB MediaEric Church released his latest album, The Outsiders, back in February, but he’s not launching the world tour behind the album until September. That’s given him plenty of time to rehearse and really get excited about playing these new songs live.
Says Eric, “I can look forward to it, you know? I’ve never had the anticipation that I have for this one. So, I wish it was September right now.”
To round out the bill, Eric has invited one of his heroes, as well as a brand-new duo, to open his shows. “I’m bringing Dwight Yoakam, you know, back with me,” he says. “I’m a huge Dwight Yoakam fan. I grew up listening to Dwight’s music. And Brothers Osborne, who’s a new band that’s out right now that I like a lot.”
Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark will also open a few shows on Eric’s tour, which kicks off September 11 in Bossier City, LA.
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockFlorida Georgia Line‘s cover of Motley Crue‘s “If I Die Tomorrow” is available now at iTunes. The song will be included on the new album, Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue, due out August 19.
Scotty McCreery visited patients and performed at Nashville’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Tuesday.
Lucy Hale‘s new video for “Lie a Little Better” premiered on CMT this week.
Image Courtesy Big Machine Label GroupDanielle Bradbery gained experience singing a wide range of songs on The Voice, and now she’s taking fan requests for a new video series on Vevo.
Danielle’s Request Line will feature the singer performing a new song each Tuesday for the next few weeks. Fans can request the song they want Danielle to sing by calling (615) 450-0410(615) 450-0410 or posting their requests to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #DBREQUESTLINE. Fans can also vote on the PAUWOW [pr: Pow Wow] app.
For her first fan requested performance, Danielle sings a country version of A Great Big World‘s pop hit “Say Something.”