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"The Weight Of These Wings" - Miranda Lambert Album Review

Miranda Lambert’s newest album, “The Weight of These Wings”, was released on November 18th, and immediately soared on the charts. The double album currently sits at number one on Billboard Country Albums chart, making it her sixth album to hit the top. This album is very unique to say the least. Lambert’s album is filled with simple, stripped down, mellow instrumentation and deep heartfelt lyrics. Lambert touches on every possible emotion, every possible state of mind, and every possible stage of grief. This album overall shows she has matured in her writing style. Less sassy, more sophisticated. After her recent divorce, all were waiting in anticipation to hear what Miranda would whip up fo

Are You Ready For CMA Country Christmas?

This year’s edition of CMA Country Christmas is one you will definitely not want to miss. Filled with grand, sparkling performances and large range of genres, this year’s special caters to any music lover, no matter what the genre. This special, hosted by Jennifer Nettles, airs on November 28th on ABC at 8:00 EST. The show was filmed in the first week of November at the Grand Ole Opry, which was transformed into a winter wonderland for the night. This year’s edition features a large array of some of the most well-known country artists of then and now. Kelsea Ballerini morphs into a jazz singer to perform “The Christmas Song” and “My Favorite Things.” Brett Eldrege performs swoon-worthy cover

"Better Man" - Little Big Town - Single Review

Little Big Town’s newest single, “Better Man”, was written by none other than legendary Taylor Swift. The song was released on October 20th, and instantly started climbing its way up on the charts. However, after Taylor was announced as the songwriter, the single truly took a skyrocket to the top, hitting number one on iTunes in just one day. “Better Man” encompasses the internal dialogue one goes through after a necessary breakup. The song vulnerably expresses the process of courageously breaking free from a destructive relationship, and the internal conflicts one goes through when this occurs. Swift did an incredible job of approaching the story from a unique angle. Unlike most other break

Country Music Stars Read “Mean Tweets” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch This! Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” sketch comes back – country style. After the CMA awards on Wednesday, some of the biggest stars in country music willingly participated in getting dissed by some of the meanest people on the internet. All of them were good sports about it and had a great laugh over it. The video kicks off with Trace Adkins reading the tweet – “Just because you have a beard, a ponytail and a cowboy hat, doesn’t mean you can sing. You know how I know? Trace Adkins.” Florida Georgia Line got dissed by a tweeter who said the duo was created in a “d**che factory.” They responded by jokingly stating it was “right down the road.” One fan criti

CMA AWARDS 2016 - The Great and Not-So-Great Highlights

Last night, the Country Music Association celebrated their 50th anniversary. Packed with performances from almost all of our favorite artists, laughter, nostalgia, tears, (and sometimes awkward silence), it was truly a night to remember. It was a very monumental night in the heart of country music, Nashville Tennessee. There were countless memorable and unforgettable moments - some of which were great, others of which were not-so-great. Check it out! GREAT MOMENTS 1. The heartwarming collaborations. The CMA awards truly brought on the feels this year. It all started with the show’s opening act. The large mashup included legends Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Roy Clark, Charley Pride Alabama, R

Miranda Lambert Teams Up With Sony Music to Create Her Own Label

Miranda Lambert has been part of the Sony Music family since her debut release, kerosene, in 2005. Since then, she has successfully released 5 studio albums, all of which contained chart-toppers. In her 15 years of major album debuts, she has signed under several divisions of Sony – Epic Nashville, SMN’s Columbia Nashville, and RCA Nashville. Recently, Sony teamed up with Miranda to take the next step in her career- launching a record label imprint under her name. The label is named “Vanner Records”. CEO and Chairman, Randy Goodman, stated, “Re-signing Miranda to Sony Music Nashville and helping her create Vanner Records has been absolutely one of the highlights of my 15 months at Sony Music

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