NBC boss says “Peter Pan Live” failed because it didn’t have Carrie Underwood

Despite being panned by many fans and critics, the 2013 Carrie Underwood led 'Sound of Music' was a monster ratings hit. The recently aired 'Peter Pan Live?' Yeah, not so much. So what was the big difference between the two shows? Two words ... Carrie Underwood.

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Guest post: Keith Urban “Fuse” album review

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My radio friend Cricket Moss (Twitter:@cricketmoss) wrote a great review for Keith Urban's new album "Fuse," which hit stores today (iTunes/Amazon)
. She gave me permission to share so here you go. You can read more from Cricket on her own blog at Cricket's Frog Blog.

Guest review: 

“Fuse” is Keith Urban’s first studio album in three years, and expectations were running high. So was curiosity, as it was revealed that Keith not only enlisted the assistance of producers he’d worked with before, like Dann Huff, but also some surprising choices, like Mike Elizondo (best known for working with Eminem) and Butch Walker (Pink, Avril Lavigne). He brought in EIGHT producers in all for this record! Coulda been a “cluster,” but, for the most part, it all “fuses” together quite nicely.

Somewhere in My Car Keith certainly has a lot of songs with references to cars and driving (Put You in a Song, Days Go By, etc.). The latest is a deceptively uptempo, bright-sounding song that’s actually about a breakup. He  is bummed out about coming home to an empty apartment, wishing he could bring himself to take the pictures off the walls that only remind him of this girl that is gone. “I know you’re never coming back, But in my mind, we’re somewhere in my car…” A good song, but I’m not convinced that Keith is really the type of guy who’d live in the past and mope over some a broken relationship. Nor do I believe that any gal would be crazy enough to leave Keith Urban! 


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