To see the real Laura Bell Bundy just check out her new video for ‘That’s What Angels Do’

 
Most people know Laura Bell Bundy as the singer who loves the kitschy, over-the-top songs such as Giddy On Up, Two Step, and Kentucky Dirty, but what a lot of people don't seem to realize about the former Broadway cutie is that she's also a great singer who has a whole lot of more in depth, legit songs that really should be on the radio. 
 
Her first album Achin' And Shakin' is still one of my favorites that I play all the time and I was actually personally sad when it didn't get more recognition than it did. 
 
Well here's the new video for another of her more serious, very lovely songs called That's What Angels Do that will unfortunately go unnoticed in this world of Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, and Luke Bryan. 

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ACM CEO admits to breaking the rules for Justin Moore

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Justin Moore has made it to the final round of ACM New Artist of the Year voting along with Kip Moore and Brett Eldredge. So what about all the hullabaloo regarding the fact that Justin's not technically eligible for the New Artist of the Year Award by the Academy's own rules? 

Yeah, about that. Turns out the ACM powers that be realized that Justin was ineligible but nominated him anyway. 

Why? Because they felt like it and it's within the "Board’s right to be flexible."

I guess rules really ARE meant to be broken. 

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Justin Moore is technically ineligible for ACM New Artist of the year

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Justin Moore, an artist on Borchetta's Big Machine Records, seems like a really great guy who for one reason or another, despite a catalog of awesome songs, has been largely ignored by awards show. He even complained last year about being left out of the shows and not knowing why

Well here's a thought, maybe if the awards shows stopped thinking of him as a new artist and started putting him in the correct categories, maybe he'd have a better experience. 

Case in point, Broadway recently spoke with fellow music blogger, Windmills Country, and she revealed that she had recently done a little digging and found that Justin isn't eligible for a New Artist of the Year ACM because, by their own criteria, he's sold too many albums. 

You know, because he's not a new damn artist. 

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Big Machine to release MÖTLEY CRÜE tribute album

 

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After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today their Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

In conjunction with the tour, Big Machine Records, home to country superstars such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts has teamed up in a joint venture with MÖTLEY RECORDS and ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC for the summer 2014 release of a Country Music Tribute To MÖTLEY CRÜE. Big Machine Label Group president and CEO, Scott Borchetta, is among the legion of Country Music fans who love MÖTLEY CRÜE. The country tribute album will show off the band’s quality songwriting with these fresh takes on their classic hit songs. Among the artists already confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album are LeAnn Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band and Cassadee Pope. More artists will be unveiled as the album nears a release date this summer. Borchetta says of the collaboration, "I have been a not-so-secret Crue fan from the beginning. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records it was an immediate 'yes' from me! Our album will highlight just how great the Motley Crue song catalog is. At the end of the day, that's what will stand the test of time." 

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Tim McGraw announces the Sundown Heaven Town 2014 Tour

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Tim McGraw is back with new music (that Jason pretty much hates) in the form of his new single Lookin' For That Girl, and the newly announced Sundown Heaven Town 2014 Tour.

Is it just me or is that like THE hardest tour name ever to try and remember? I can already imagine myself calling it the Sundowners Tour or the Sunny Heaven Tour or other variations of the name. 

Ugh. 

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Danielle Bradbery lands Skechers endorsement deal

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Well Big Machine Records is now officially taking over the shoe industry. 

Earlier this year, it was announced that Taylor Swift had struck a deal with the shoe company Keds. Now comes word that her label mate, "The Voice" winner Danielle Bradbery, has also struck a deal with a shoe company. 

Yesterday, it was announced that Danielle Bradbery has been named the new face of BOBS from Skechers and will be featured in print and television ads starting in the spring of 2014. 

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