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by Unknown // Wednesday, July 29, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments




Julianne Hough has a lot on her plate: dancer, singer and now actress. In preparation for her role in the remake of the movie Footloose, Julianne tells Indiana's FOX411, "We're just working out the nitty gritty details, especially with Dancing with the Stars. But the plan is...I'm doing Footloose! I'm ecstatic about it, but I'm holding my breath until I'm actually eating popcorn in the movie theater watching it. You never know until it is filmed and on screen." Hough was originally set to star in the remake opposite High School Musical actor Zac Efron, but he was replaced with Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford when Zac backed out of the film in the spring. Julianne reveals, "I didn't get to see Chace dance during his audition, but I'm told he's talented. When we did the screen test together, he was great. He's a very cool guy." She admits, "We definitely laughed, but I was so nervous during my audition with him." While Hough won't be dancing with Efron for Footloose, she is hopeful that the two of them can still work together in the future. Julianne says, "It would be fun to dance with somebody who has rhythm like Zac. He is young and I'm sure he can move."

by Unknown // Friday, July 24, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments





Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles has received doctor's orders to rest her voice for the next week due to complications of vocal strain and over-use related to the health issues the singer has been battling since January. Sugarland has had to cancel a tour date in Sandy, Utah last night, as well as shows in Primm, Nevada tonight and Phoenix, Arizona tomorrow. The Primm show will be postponed until August 6. It has not yet been determined whether the Sandy and Phoenix shows will be rescheduled. Look for Sugarland's "Love On The Inside" tour to kick back in gear on July 30 in Bend, Oregon. To see a video message from the duo, you can visit sugarlandmusic.com.

by Kristi Lee // Friday, July 24, 2009 // News, Upfront, Contests // 0 Comments


Rock band



The first Rock Band game focused solely on country music is now available at retail stores nationwide for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii. According to gamefocus.ca, it is called Rock Band Country Track Pack, which features 21 tracks from country music's hottest artists, including Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean[/rt] and [art]Shania Twain.

Register to be a member of Yallwire for your chance to win a Rock Band system and the new Country Track Pack!  After registering, just leave a comment that describes why you should win, and you could soon be rocking out to your favorite country artists.  The grand prize winner will receive Rock Band for the video console of their choice and, along with 5 five runners-up, the just released Country Track Pack.

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Also, be sure to check out Yallwire’s exclusive Rock Band Country Track Pack playlist, featuring 14 videos from the game that will have you  crooning to Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Dixie Chicks, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Shania Twain and Trace Adkins.


by Unknown // Thursday, July 23, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments




Gloriana's debut single "Wild At Heart" may be on the more pop side of country, but don't pigeon-hole them to that alone. Gloriana's Cheyenne Kimball tells countrystandardtime.com, "We kind of stepped out of the box and put some jazz harmonies in that you won't hear in country today. We also have some classic country on the record." She adds, "Honestly, the fact that we're on the road playing music right now and traveling on a tour bus and being able to do what we love - we're happy doing this." Considering the group is comprised of two females and two males who happen to spend a lot of time together on the road, a love connection is probably not out of the question, right? Cheyenne nips that one in the bud quickly, saying, "Absolutely not. We're all just like brothers and sisters. Honestly, we spent so much time together - there's just no romantic things going on. It's all like the smells and stuff, you know, living with guys. It's kind of gross."