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by admin // Wednesday, August 31, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert took to YouTube to excite all of their fans with the announcement that they are FINALLY working on an album together.....Neal McCoy's album, that is!

by admin // Wednesday, August 31, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Trace Adkins has a Top Ten hit with the latest single, "Just Fishin'" from his new album, Proud To Be Here, but last weekend he made an even bigger splash with an invitation he extended to the Middle Tennessee chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

On Sunday, August 28th, a group of ten Big Brothers and Sisters and ten Little Brothers and Sisters enjoyed a day on the lake at Adkins' farm - the same farm featured in the "Just Fishin'" video shoot.

The song, which has become a new Country classic about spending quality time to make memories with your children, served as an appropriate theme song for the day. The Littles and Bigs enjoyed a day of swimming, paddle boats, zip lines and, of course, fishing. Everyone caught at least one fish, and all who attended left with a brand new fishing pole of their own, courtesy of Adkins.

Although he was away performing in Pennsylvania, Trace called the farm to welcome everyone and express his wish that he could've been out on the lake with them.

"The impact that can result from a quiet conversation between a Big Brother or Sister and their Little Brother or Sister while fishing is priceless," commented Lowell Perry, Jr. - CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. "I had the opportunity to meet Trace Adkins and part of his management team in Las Vegas when my daughter Tucker was representing Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant in 2010. He indicated then a willingness to get involved, and his generosity in making his lake available to our Bigs and Littles speaks volumes about his commitment to children."

For more information on ways you can get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit www.mentorakid.org.

by admin // Tuesday, August 30, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Country rocker Jason Aldean's No. 1 hit "My Kinda Party" will open ACC Network's telecasts of the 2011 ACC football season.

The smash hit will be featured in the opening video montage to lead into each week's syndicated game.

Aldean joins a star-studded list of artists featured in Raycom Sports' (rightsholder of syndicated ACC men's basketball and football telecasts) football and basketball telecasts over the years, which also includes Chris Brown, Brooks & Dunn and Daughtry.

Aldean's My Kinda Party Tour continues to crisscross the country, selling out the nation's biggest amphitheaters with openers Chris Young and Thompson Square.

For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit Jason Aldean's official website!

by admin // Friday, August 26, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Fresh off a leg of Taylor Swift's Speak Now World Tour, Randy Montana takes some time to chat with Yallwire host Stephanie Langston about songwriting, his new album and making music videos.

Randy co-wrote nine of the 11 tracks on his recently released self-titled debut album, and although it's hard to choose which track is his favorite, it's no wonder that "Last Horse" is at the top of the list thanks to legendary lady Emmylou Harris lending her vocals to the tune.

"It's just really cool to have someone [sing on your record], you know, with the list of people she's sang with. And then now that I'm on that list, you know, it's really cool, especially on a song I wrote and I'm singing. It doesn't get much cooler than that."

The son of successful songwriter Billy Montana, Randy claims that music has always been a huge part of his life. However, the singer-songwriter shares that he was really into sports in high school and even wanted to go on to play college football. Fortunately for us music fans, Randy says that "by the time I was graduating and going to college, the music bug had already bit, you know, and I was kind of headstrong about that."

Randy admits he might be "spoiled to have a dad who's a hip songwriter," and shares that although his father offered unconditional advice and support, he let Randy figure out the music industry on his own. The father-son duo even co-wrote a few songs on Randy's new album! Whether working with his dad or solo, the "Ain't Much Left Of Loving You" singer claims he doesn't have a formula for writing, claiming, "sometimes you come up with an idea, or maybe you come up with a groove or just a melody or something like that. That's the cool thing about songwriting - it's that you never know how it's going to happen. It's different every day."

To hear more from Randy Montana about his tour with Taylor Swift, writing and recording his new album, and how much fun it was to set his band up in the middle of the streets in downtown Nashville for the filming of his video for "1,000 Faces," check out this interview!