Today’s Headlines – 3/31/11

 Posted by at 7:30 pm on March 31, 2011
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Brad Paisley’s Next Album to Include Duets With Blake Shelton & Carrie Underwood – As we noted in yesterday’s news, Brad’s next album “This is Country Music” will feature not only the title track as well as the current single “Old Alabama” (a duet w/ Alabama), but will also include duets with both Blake Shelton & Carrie Underwood.  The album even includes Clint Eastwood and Sheryl Crow as well!

Jason Aldean Talks About “Dirt Road Anthem” – The “My Kinda Party” album already has two smash hits, but the third single is going to rock the boat for sure.  Jason calls it “a different kind of song…The song starts with the chorus and then I start with rapid fire lyrics.”  What he means by rapid fire lyrics is more in the style of “Hick Hop”, especially since Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert wrote the song.  Starting with the chorus was a technique that was often used by Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers in such hits as “All the Gold (In California)” and “Houston.”

New Music at The 2011 ACM’s – As if watching the ACM’s wasn’t already a MUST See event with Reba & Blake hosting, it now has been announced that the ACM’s will be filled with New Music.  So far we know that Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, and Jason Aldean will all be debuting new songs during the 2011 ACM Awards.

Songwriter Harley Allen Passes Away- Nashville songwriter Harley Allen lost his battle with lung cancer yesterday, March 30th. Allen is most known for his Number 1 song “The Baby” recorded by Blake Shelton, Darryl Worley’s “Awful, Beautiful Life”, and “Tough Little Boys” by Gary Allan.

Shania Twain is Starring in a TV Show & Promises New Music Soon – Shania announced that she is currently working on new music, but can not promise a new album yet.  Shania also has a TV show starting to air soon ‘Why Not?  With Shania Twain’ on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network.

Taylor Swift Passes the 20 Million Album Sales Mark – Congratulations to Taylor Swift who has passed the 20 million albums sold mark for her career. It’s only been 5 years since Taylor’s first album was released.



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