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Kenny Chesney...there's an app for that! Yep, Kenny has introduced his own app for your I-phone. It's now available for you to download free. Kenny says he put a bunch of songs he likes from his own IPOD on the app, plus photos he has taken throughout the past year. And, he says he scoured YouTube and found a bunch of videos of people doing covers of his songs....some good and some bad, he says. But, he put a bunch of them on this app too. Oh, and finally, Kenny has added a whole section about his concerts too. You can download Kenny Chesney, the App at iTunes. And, as a bonus, we have posted a video of Kenny explaining the features of the App:
Jason Aldean has done it. He has wrestled the top spot on the country album chart away from Taylor Swift. Jason’s PLATINUM certified My Kinda Party held on at No.2 for 14 weeks behind Taylor's Speak Now. That is,until this week. Jason says in the past two weeks, he has been jolted out of bed early in the morning a couple of times by phone calls he was glad to get, "First the ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year, and then this morning to wake up hearing that we’re at No.1 on the Billboard chart…it’s just incredible. Yeah, those are definitely the kinda early morning phone calls I don’t mind getting!” Jason has also made it to the top of another chart. His duet with Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” takes the top spot on the Country Digital Download chart with 57,000 downloads over the past week.
This Friday the TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" returns for a second season and they are kicking it off with the family historyof Tim McGraw. Tim grew up thinking he was Tim Smith, until he uncovered his birth certificate and discovered his last name at birth was McGraw. Tim will relive finding out his real father was legendary baseball player Tug McGraw. But that's not all. Tim's journey also takes him back before America was a country and uncovers his connection to George Washington. "Who Do You Think You Are?" with Tim McGraw debuts this Friday night at 7pm Central Time on NBC, hosted by former Friends star Lisa Kudrow.
The man behind American Idol is looking for the next big country superstar with a show called CMT’s Next Superstar. Nygel Lythgoe is producing the show. The series will follow contestants as they live together and compete in both singing competitions and business related challenges each week. Sound like a mixture of American Idol, Big Brother and The Apprentice. Lythgoe says this show will judge contestants not only on their singing ability, but also their ability to write songs, do radio interviews and make music videos. One finalist will be eliminated each week and America will have the final vote to determine who wins. CMT’s Next Superstar which will premiere in April. The winner will be announced during the 2011 CMT Music Awards.
Add another country performer to the list making it on the Grammy stage this Sunday night. Martina McBride will join the tribute honoring Aretha Franklin on the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards show. ArethaFranklin will be honored with the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award and GRAMMY Legend Award. Martina will be featured singing one of the Queen Of Soul's classics. We don't know which one yet. As we previously reported, Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert will also perform. Plus Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton will be presenters during the awards show on CBS starting at 7pm Sunday night.
Lee Brice is getting his music to fans in a couple of innovative ways. The ACM nominated country singer is now serenading customers from televisions placed in McDonald's restaurants around the country. Lee's music videos, acoustic performances and some interview segments are being featured now. And, get this...Lee has been selected as the featured artist for the in-flight audio entertainment for all Continental Airlines flights starting March 1st. Passengers aboard any Continental Airlines flight between March 1 and April 30 can tune in to hear songs from Lee's debut album, including his record-breaking, ACM nominated hit “Love Like Crazy.”
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