Darius Rucker Joins Blake Shelton on “The Voice”

Darius Rucker Joins Blake Shelton on “The Voice”

Now THIS should be good!

Entertainment Tonight claims Darius Rucker is going to mentor Blake Shelton’s team on ”The Voice.” Darius says he loves Blake, “First of all, he’s so funny and the thing that really makes him a great coach is he’s so genuine. Blake is never BS, ever. He’s honest and like I’ve told him, me and my family watch the show religiously. We watch it all the time and, you know, Blake is always honest with them and he’s always got something cool to say.”

“The Voice” premieres Monday, September 23 at 8/7c. Gwen Stefani returns, joining Coaches Kelly, John and Blake for Season 17.

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Super Cute Boots Just in Time for Fall

Super Cute Boots Just in Time for Fall

Labor Day is over, which means it’s the unofficial start of Fall!  Chunky sweaters, football games, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!

Of course, you can’t forget about all the fall fashion “piece de resistance”-  BOOTS!

Check out this list of super cute (and cheap!) boots to keep your feet adorable all season long (via BuzzFeed):

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Nominees for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards

Nominees for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards

Nominees have been announced for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Entertainer Of The Year

  • GARTH BROOKS
  • ERIC CHURCH
  • CHRIS STAPLETON
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD
  • KEITH URBAN

Female Vocalist Of The Year

  • KELSEA BALLERINI
  • MIRANDA LAMBERT
  • MAREN MORRIS
  • KACEY MUSGRAVES
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Male Vocalist Of The Year

  • DIERKS BENTLEY
  • LUKE COMBS
  • THOMAS RHETT
  • CHRIS STAPLETON
  • KEITH URBAN

Vocal Duo Of The Year

  • BROOKS & DUNN
  • BROTHERS OSBORNE
  • DAN + SHAY
  • FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
  • MADDIE & TAE

Vocal Group Of The Year

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM
  • LITTLE BIG TOWN
  • MIDLAND
  • OLD DOMINION
  • ZAC BROWN BAND

New Artist Of The Year

  • CODY JOHNSON
  • ASHLEY MCBRYDE
  • MIDLAND
  • CARLY PEARCE
  • MORGAN WALLEN

Album Of The Year

  • ERIC CHURCH, “Desperate Man”
  • DAN + SHAY, “Dan + Shay”
  • MAREN MORRIS, “Girl”
  • THOMAS RHETT, “Center Point Road”
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD, “Cry Pretty”

Single Of The Year

  • “Burning Man” – DIERKS BENTLEY feat. BROTHERS OSBORNE
  • “GIRL” – MAREN MORRIS
  • “God’s Country” – BLAKE SHELTON
  • “Millionaire” – CHRIS STAPLETON
  • “Speechless” – DAN + SHAY

Song Of The Year (Award goes to songwriters)

  • “Beautiful Crazy” Songwriters: LUKE COMBS, WYATT B. DURRETTE III, ROBERT WILLIFORD
  • “GIRL” Songwriters: MAREN MORRIS, SARAH AARONS, GREG KURSTIN
  • “God’s Country” Songwriters: DEVIN DAWSON, JORDAN SCHMIDT, MICHAEL HARDY
  • “Rainbow” Songwriters: NATALIE HEMBY, SHANE MCANALLY, KACEY MUSGRAVES
  • “Tequila” Songwriters: DAN SMYERS, NICOLLE GALYON, JORDAN REYNOLDS

Musical Event Of The Year

  • BROOKS & DUNN with LUKE COMBS, ”Brand New Man”
  • GARTH BROOKS and BLAKE SHELTON, ”Dive Bar”
  • BRANTLEY GILBERT and LINDSAY ELL, ”What Happens In A Small Town”
  • LIL Nas X feat. BILLY RAY CYRUS, ”Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • MAREN MORRIS feat. BROTHERS OSBORNE, ”All My Favorite People”

Music Video Of The Year (Award goes to Artist(s) and Director)

  • “Burning Man” – DIERKS BENTLEY feat. BROTHERS OSBORNE, Director: WES EDWARDS
  • “GIRL” – MAREN MORRIS, Director: DAVE MEYERS
  • “God’s Country” – BLAKE SHELTON, Director: SOPHIE MULLER
  • “Rainbow” – KACEY MUSGRAVES, Director: HANNAH LUX DAVIS
  • “Some Of It” – ERIC CHURCH, Director: REID LONG

CLICK HERE FOR MORE AWARD INFO.

As previously reported (NET NEWS 8/19), CARRIE UNDERWOOD will host “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” with guest hosts DOLLY PARTON and REBA McENTIRE. The show will be broadcast live from NASHVILLE’s BRIDGESTONE ARENA on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th at 7p (CT) on ABC-TV.

All Things Pumpkin Spice That You Need to Know

All Things Pumpkin Spice That You Need to Know

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (cue the holiday music)!  Pumpkin spice lattes are officially BACK at Starbucks!

Are you a super PS fan?  Turns out, the drink may not be as popular as pop culture would have you believe.

A new survey by Queerty reveals that 84% of people do not drink pumpkin spice lattes.  Who knew?!  Other findings:

– 16% of people do drink pumpkin spice lattes.

– 48% of people have made love 0 – 2 times in the last month. 95% of these people consumed 0- 2 pumpkin spice lattes in the last 30 days (not sure how they came to these conclusions…)

– 56% of people are likely to sleep with someone, who dislikes pumpkin spice lattes

Random stats, but we’ll take it.  Happy drinking, friends!

Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line Are BFFs Forever

Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line Are BFFs Forever

Who knew these country bros were such good friends!

Jason Aldean tells The News & Observer that he is best friends with the guys in Florida Georgia Line. “The first time I remember meeting those guys was at one of my shows. We shared the same booking agent, and he brought them backstage and left them. So my first question to them ever was, “Who are you, and why are you in my dressing room?” Fast forward, and I got to know them and a few of their songs, and then we went on tour together and just really hit it off … now we do everything from tour to go on family vacations together; it’s just turned into this really cool friendship.”

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“American Idol” Open Auditions Coming to Springfield Saturday, September 7th

“American Idol” Open Auditions Coming to Springfield Saturday, September 7th

THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT SUPERSTAR IS ON!

 

“AMERICAN IDOL” OPEN AUDITIONS VISIT SPRINGFIELD, IL!

SPRINGFIELD, IL – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

 

WHAT: 

Open call auditions for AMERICAN IDOL in SPRINGFIELD, IL

 

WHERE:       

BOS Center

1 Convention Center Plaza

Springfield, IL 62701

 

WHEN:        

REGISTRATION / AUDITIONS – Saturday, September 7

  • Media check-in for auditions will begin at 6:30 AM on Saturday. Please note that this time is subject to change. If you are interested in being onsite earlier than 6:30 AM, please note your request in your RSVP.
  • Available press coverage includes: B-roll opportunities, photos, interviews with “American Idol” hopefuls and guests, interviews/photos with an available “American Idol” producer, interviews with additional onsite talent (pending availability). *Please note, judges/host will not be on-site as this is a producer round.
  • Please note: crews must be self-contained and hard-wired, no additional power will be provided.

 

RSVP:       

You must RSVP to request credentials by emailing: awinters@superjuiceco.com,  kalter@superjuiceco.com no later than 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, September 5.

 

Crews MUST check-in with onsite publicity contacts upon arrival in order to receive their credentials. Advance interviews are available with an “American Idol” producer upon request. Please visit www.americanidol.com for more information and specific audition details, locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.

Kelsea Ballerini Writing More Heartbreak Songs

Kelsea Ballerini Writing More Heartbreak Songs

Heartbreak City, here we come!

Kelsea Ballerini tells the Tennessean that she has been writing heartbreaking songs. ”I think now that I’m married, it gives me such a perspective on the other relationships that failed me. I’m writing the most heartbreaking songs I’ve ever written because I understand what went wrong before now. I think the older I get … the more confident I feel about writing that kind of stuff. I write my songs, and I play guitar, and I write about what I’m going through. I’m just really excited to clean the slate again.”

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Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Welcomes Baby Boy

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Welcomes Baby Boy

Oh, baby!

People magazine says Florida Georgia Line star Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, are the proud parents of a new baby boy named Luca Reed. He weighed 11 pounds, 8 oz and measured 20.5 inches long.

Tyler tells the magazine, “Hayley was absolutely amazing throughout the whole labor. She was so patient, positive, and strong. She honestly made it look easy. I feel so blessed to get to raise a family with such an incredible woman and amazing mother. She was meant for this and it’s so special to see.”

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Blake Shelton Excited to Have Gwen Stefani Back on “The Voice”

Blake Shelton Excited to Have Gwen Stefani Back on “The Voice”

He’s so excited, and he just can’t hide it!

Hollywoodlife.com says Blake Shelton’s love for The Voice has been reinvigorated since Gwen Stefani joined again. A source tells the website, ”This season Gwen has saved the show in Blake’s eyes. He and the rest of the coaches were geared to work with Adam again but once that fell through the show had to scramble and Gwen stepped up. It has actually reinvigorated Blake’s love for the show and it has blown a brand new fresh amount of air to the show for him that he has been doing for years.”

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Luke Combs Breaks Randy Travis’s Billboard Chart Record

Luke Combs Breaks Randy Travis’s Billboard Chart Record

His star keeps rising!

CMT says Luke Combs has broken Randy Travis’s Billboard Chart record. His album, ”This One’s for You”, has been number #1 on the Top Country Albums chart for 44 weeks. Travis’ ”Always and Forever” topped the charts for 43 weeks beginning in 1987.

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