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Is country music about to lose one of it’s superstars? Tim McGraw isn’t as happy with his music career these days and he used to be. Tim is now admitting that the music business has “lost a little bit of its luster.” "There's less love of the business," he admits to CMT. Tim says the changing aspects of the music and recording industry has left him “clueless” saying he doesn’t know the rules anymore, "I can't tell you who runs what in Nashville.” Tim is currently suing his record company, Curb Records, because they are refusing to release his latest album, Emotional Traffic, over a breach of contract dispute.
It's Blake Shelton's world and we're all just living in it. Blake's 'Red River Blue' outsold every other album on the planet in it’s debut week, claiming the top spot on both Billboard's Country Albums chart and the all-genre Billboard 200. 'Red River Blue is the first full length album for Blake to hold the top spot. A previous six-pack, All About Tonight, did hit No. 1 in August 2010. Chris Young’s 'Neon' holds the No. 2 spot behind Blake on the country chart and is No. 4 on the Billboard 200. This is Chris’ highest charting album so far. The previous high on the chart for Chris Young was in 2009 when 'The Man I Want to Be' peaked at No. 6 on the country chart and No. 19 on the Billboard 200.
Chris Young @ChrisYoungMusic apparently was up real early this morning and tweeted: I don't know why I'm up. can't sleep. But the only thing on my mind is that I have the best job, friends, and fans in the world. Chris Young’s new album, NEON, is doing very well. In addition to co-writing seven of the 10 songs on NEON, Chris says that he worked to branch out on the new album, in both his writing and his singing. “I definitely pushed myself on a lot of these tracks to do some falsetto stuff. Do some stuff that uses my entire range and startin’ with ‘Tomorrow’ and movin’ on to some other stuff on the record like ‘Lost’ and ‘You.’ And I just made it a very, very vocally challenging record, and it was a lot of fun.”
Get ready to hear the name Brantley Gilbert a lot as a rising superstar in country music. He is fast becoming one of the most renowned songwriters in Nashville and now his own tour to support his debut CD, 'A Modern Day Prodigal Son' is selling out clubs around the country. Brantley says that it was a brush with death after a serious car accident when he was 19 that proved a pivotal moment in his life. "When I had my wreck, it really just put everything into perspective and really opened my eyes," he says. “I wanted to do what made me the happiest with the time I had." Brantley will play to a sold out crowd at The Cotillion next Friday, July 29th.
You ever wonder how those people get backstage passes to the big concerts? Keith Urban is one of the artists who offer his fan club members the chance to win a backstage experience. And, he has begun sign ups for his concert in Wichita in August. Want to enter for one? You must be a Monkeyville member to sign up for Backstage Experience opportunities. Winners are selected randomly, they are NOT chosen on a first come, first serve basis. Monkeyville is Keith's official fan club. It costs $25 to join for a year. The sign up is at keithurban.net
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