Well, we had my summary of 2012 in country music, and after
querying it on Twitter, apparently people would like my take on what’s in store
for the bright new year. I’m going to predict things at random. Mostly they’re
educated guesses, but we all need a few totally off-the-wall predictions,
- Hillary Scott’s baby will be a boy. I have no
idea what is telling me this, but something is.
- Another country star will get pregnant. I think
Carrie and Miranda (who have often been asked about kids) are more set for
2014/15, but a country star somewhere is bound to get pregnant.
- As for Taylor Swift relationship drama, I think
after a couple of months the relationship with Harry will be over (although
judging by her most recent tweet, “…’til you put me down.” It may already
be), and she will have another two more relationships before the year is out,
with a couple of other people she’s romantically linked with in the media but
it doesn’t come to anything. Taylor has learned that relationships = publicity
so I think her record label will be onto her to keep in the public eye in this
- Kellie Pickler’s 2012 album ‘100 Proof’ wasn’t
very well promoted by her label, who she then split from last year, but now she
has signed with Black River Entertainment I think she will release a brand new
single, totally out of left field and blow everyone away.
- Kristian Bush will release an EP of acoustic
sessions and a few songs he’s been working on, whilst Jennifer is off on
maternity leave with her baby. It just makes sense and I really want it to
although their country audience will be higher this season with the addition of
Keith as a judge, the ratings will generally flop and they will either axe it
or call for one final season.
straight to country and I don’t think she will do anything more on country
music this year. She made inroads in 2012 and I think that’s enough for her for
season. It better.
the ACM Awards, that everyone is currently tweeting about? Miranda. Gotta be,
reforming. They are playing one show together in place of Lady Antebellum this
summer, but I think that’ll be it. Natalie Maines has her own solo release to
think about and I still think things are too fresh to go there again just yet.
will break sales records. Of course it will.
release country records, or announce plans to. There’s at least six cast
members who could easily have a career in country music and after their
performances on the Grand Ole Opry I think it’s only a matter of time.
Brantley Gilbert will move in together, only to find it was announced that they
are on 27th December last year. Well that’s already a checked box
for me, right?
Tweet!Gates from Blake Shelton. That’s more a given than a prediction.
Taylor Swift fade from favor in country music. I’ve been getting a vibe lately
and I think it’s going to come into focus this year. That’s not to say she won’t
rise higher and higher in the pop music world of course, which I completely
believe she will.
their Vegas show, and will re-release a new recording of one of their biggest
hits from the show. It’s obvious, right?
Brantley? Do I? I hope so. They’re pretty cute.
will care about, but I do because I’m British, I think the upcoming Country to
Country festival in March (featuring Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town,
Brantley Gilbert, Kristian Bush, Vince Gill, Tim McGraw, etc) will be a
sell-out, and they’ll make it an annual thing. Well, I hope.
So, what do you think of my predictions?
Accurate or not? Do you have any to add? Let me know in the comments!