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by Kristi Lee // Friday, August 31, 2007 // News, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Dolly Parton debuted a brand new single called "Better Get To Livin" on iTunes this week. Dolly says, "My tune's on iTunes, come give me a play. Digital Dolly.yep, that's me." The song, which she wrote, will officially be sent to radio in late September, with a brand new all-country album, dubbed Backwoods Barbie, set for release next year on Dolly's own Dolly Records.

As for having new music on her own record label, Dolly says it like it is, noting, "I put it on my own label because many of the majors really didn't want me because of my age, thinking I was over. But I feel different about that. I figured the major labels are pretty much a thing of the past anyway, kind of like they thought I was! The way music is being played today why not make all the money, if there's any money to be made. I'd rather have all of something than some of nothing."

In connection with her new music, Dolly is planning tours in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia.

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by Kristi Lee // Friday, August 31, 2007 // News, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Trisha Yearwood says it was hotter than Hades the day they filmed the video for "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love." She tells netmusiccountdown.com that the performers didn't have to do much acting to look like they were sweltering in the old church, because the video shoot was done during Nashville's record setting 100 degrees plus heat-wave, the worst one Music City's experienced since 1870.

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by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, August 28, 2007 // News, Promo Music // 0 Comments

Kenny Chesney knows it's a special kind of accomplishment to capture a fifth week at #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart with "Never Wanted Nothin' More," but now on the heels of that feat, his new tune, "Don't Blink," is among the most added songs at country radio.


Kenny responds, "I just try to find songs that say something about what feels right about life to me... I find that if a song hits me, well, chances are it's gonna strike other people out there, too. I know with 'Never Wanted Nothin' More' this summer, the people were reacting to it like it was already a hit the second week we put it in the show!"

Chesney adds, "It makes you feel pretty good to know people want to hear this music," noting, "We work pretty hard on these albums. I look everywhere and then a few more places to try and find songs that'll give the people who love this music as much as I do something more. I think we've got some surprises on this record - some of the most personal stuff I've ever cut and some things that'll make people look at their lives may be a little bit closer."

Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates lands in stores September 11.

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by Kristi Lee // Thursday, August 23, 2007 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments

Luke Bryan

Newcomer Luke Bryan couldn't swipe Taylor Swift's top spot on this week's Country Albums chart, but he did manage to debut at #2 with his I'll Stay Me CD. Luke says he believes the project is a winner because he has yet to get tired of hearing the music on it.

Luke recalls riding through the wine country in Portland, Oregon with a record executive who was playing the CD on the car's stereo. According to Luke, it had been six or seven months since the last time he heard the record, but he "just sat there and cruised those roads listening to it," loving every minute. Bryan says he was glad because he never wants to be the artist that goes, "Oh Lord, I cut an album and I don't even like it now."

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