Ashley has the answer, and an interesting hypothesis that involves Kacey Musgraves. Find out who the subject of Taylor's song "Bad Blood" is in the clip below!
So, according to Deadline, Miranda is set to make a silver screen debut by collaborating with video director Trey Vanjoy and Cindy McCreery for a movie called Something in the Water.…
Someone please explain to me why Brandy Clark isn't a mainstream star yet. Anyway, check out Brandy performing His Hands live with the always amazing Jennifer Nettles. His Hands is…
Need a job? You might talk to Luke Bryan's people because I have a feeling they're going to have an opening for a merchandise person really, really soon.
In disappointing, I'm-definitely-making-a-mountain-out-of-a-mole-hill news, it's been revealed that Brandy Clark's music video for Get High will debut exclusively on PerezHilton.com today.
Yes, Perez Hilton, the often-pink-haired celebrity gossip blogger, is exclusively debuting a country music video.
What the what?
Ever since the day Chely Wright came out as a lesbian and then made such a big deal about country music as a whole not accepting her because of her announcement, I've been on the lookout for someone I thought might just be able to prove that country fans care about good music and not about a person's orientation.
Yes, it's been my private mission to prove Chely Wright wrong.
It's not as if I actually care if someone is gay, because I really don't, but rather I've been hoping that someone would come along who could show the world that the country music fan base isn't just a collection of bigoted rednecks who would hate a person simply because they're gay. Unfortunately, Chely, despite being brave in her coming out and I'm sure being a lovely person in real life, didn't help matters at all by documenting on a regular basis how she felt the country community had turned its back on her.
Since then, NashvilleGab has featured several different stories regarding gay country singers. It's not like we have a gay agenda around here or anything like that, it just isn't a subject that I or any of my other writers shy away from.
That said, I've still been looking and keeping my ears and eyes open for the time when someone would break through and be popular and talked about and have great music and would just happen to also be gay.
Turns out that person is already here.
Miranda Lambert is never one to follow trends. She goes against the grain, setting her own pace and carving out her own path. Such is the way with her brand new single "Automatic," the lead-in to her forthcoming fifth studio album. Autobiographical in nature, the midtempo entry is a fond glance "back before everything become automatic" and samples sounds from her previous work.
In the midst of ever-advancing techonology and social media, this track might find many millennials (like myself) reminscing about the good old days before computers, email and texting. Her approach could come off a little stilted, but if you examine the lyrics a bit, she's simply comenting on the state of our world and bringing that into a new generation.
This is definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but I love me a funky remix and this is definitely funky (or hip hoppy or rappy or whatever your poison). Kacey…
Jason outreached looking for someone to join his wiffle ball team and the 'Gunpowder and Lead' singer offered up her skills even though she may be a bit rusty. That…
For those of you who get excited for award shows, here's the ACM nominations that were announced this morning.
Who got snubbed? Who was nominated that shouldn't have been? Feel free to discuss in the comments section. Be on the lookout, I will be running a poll soon to see who you think should win each category.
The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton and will air Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET on the CBS.
Nominations (via Music Row) are:
Entertainer of the Year
The ACM Awards nominations are only a few days away (Wednesday, January 29), and I thought it would be a great time to break out my crystal ball and take a stab at predicting the future. Considering Kacey Musgraves has become the industry's new "it" girl, I predict she'll get the most nods.
Coming off the Best New Artist win at the 2013 CMA Awards and two accolades at last night's (Jan. 26) Grammys — she took home Best Country Song (for "Merry Go 'Round") and Best Country Album (for "Same Trailer Different Park") — she is seen as the new shiny female, and rightfully so. Her music is thoughtful, commericially viable without compromising artistic integrity.
Also, I'm sure Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw will get plenty of love.