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Day in Pop Report for 02/14/2016



Joey + Rory's Daughters Representing Them at Grammys

(Radio.com) Joey and Rory Feek won't be attending the 2016 GRAMMY Awards, but they will be sending their daughters to represent them since they're nominated in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category.

The couple's manager and their two daughters Hopie and Heidi will represent Joey + Rory in case they win. Rory shared that they left Nashville for L.A. on Thursday (February 11th).

Joey encouraged her husband to attend the ceremony in Los Angeles. According to his newest blog post on his website This Life I Live, she even went so far as to buy him a plane ticket. He cancelled that ticket, however, sharing, "I can't leave her. I won't."

Instead, Rory has chosen to remain by his wife's bedside and watch the GRAMMYs from home. Rory stated, "[W]e will again gather around Joey's bed and turn the tv-in-the-corner on and watch the Grammy Awards - Joey's mama and daddy and her three sisters and their kids - all of us having a big-time together." Read more here.

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Josh Turner Appears On New Episode Of Gridiron Outdoors

(UMGN) Country music star Josh Turner took some time during his recent tour last December to join former pro football player Mike Pawlawski on a wild hog hunt for Outdoor Channel's "Gridiron Outdoors."

The episode features Turner and Pawlawski in the hills of California's San Joaquin Valley as they seek out a mammoth 300+ lb. wild boar. The episode will premiere tonight, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. EST and re-air Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. EST.

Turner had the following to say about the experience, "What an exciting day. Mike and the guys were great to hunt with and this hog is incredible. They say he's in the top 1% of what they see as far as size goes. It took four grown men to hoist him onto the tailgate!" See a preview clip of the episode here.

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Justin Moore Releases Western Themed 'Need A Drink' Video

(Webster) Justin Moore goes back in time for a wild Western showdown in the new music video for his latest release "You Look Like I Need a Drink." The clip premiered exclusively on Moore's CMT.com channel this weekend. The video will be available to all partners on Monday, February 15.

Directed by Shane Drake and shot in Los Angeles, Moore is able to live out all of his Western fantasies. Between riding a horse, tumbleweeds, bandits and bar fights, there is no shortage of classic Wild West flavor on screen.

Moore had the following to say about the new music video"This may be my favorite video I've ever shot. I am a huge Western fan, and we shot one with a dose of comedy."

"He keeps repeating the day only in different ways and different forms and shapes," continued Drake of the plot. "We had to keep redressing the same set and have Justin do a lot of the same actions" Watch the video here.

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Kip Moore Releases 'Running For You' Video

Kip Moore has released a new music video for that track "Running For You". Moore is cast as the male lead in the video that follows him and his leading lady as they face the individual challenges of their respective career paths, culminating in a dramatic Hollywood-style ending, according to the announcement.

Moore tapped his longtime friend PJ Brown to direct the video, though he had never been in the director's chair before. "I've been friends with PJ for years, he was the main one pushing me to chase my passion and move to Nashville," said Moore. "He's been able to document some of my concerts here and there, but we haven't worked together on this level before.

"This song is unlike other songs I've released before and so I wanted the video to be really different from any of my other videos. PJ was able to bring our vision to life and I'm glad that the label let me take a chance on him." Watch the video here.

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K. Michelle Announces New Album 'More Issues Than Vogue'

K. Michelle is keeping with her annual album release tradition with the announcement that she will be releasing her new album "More Issues Than Vogue" on March 25th via Atlantic Records.

"More Issues Than Vogue" finds K. Michelle presenting a song selection that will contain a blend from a magnitude of genres including R&B, Pop, Country and Hip Hop, according to the label announcement.

"Not A Little Bit," the first official single from "More Issues Than Vogue," debuted last month and is streaming now at K. Michelle's official YouTube channel here.

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The Voice's Jordan Smith Announces Debut Album

(Republic) The Voice Season 9 champ Jordan Smith have announced that he will be releasing his full-length debut album, Something Beautiful, on March 18, 2016 on CD and digitally.

According to the announcement, the 22-year-old from Harlan, KY is the highest-selling artist from The Voice franchise. In less than six months, he sold over 1 million singles and made Voice history by landing 8 songs in the iTunes Top 10. Listen Smith's brand new original song, produced by Stephan Moccio, "Stand In The Light" here

"When you hear Jordan Smith's beautiful debut album Something Beautiful you will be transported." said executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. "These amazing song choices combined with his beautiful voice will take you on a heartfelt and hope filled emotional journey. It is our hope that you allow this special album from this extraordinary young man to wash over you and renew your spirit." See the tracklisting here.

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Wynonna & The Big Noise Release Debut Album, Rock Seth Meyers

(MSO) Wynonna & The Big Noise released their self-titled debut album on Friday (2/12) on Curb Records. the album is available now in digital, CD and vinyl formats at Amazon and iTunes.

Special guests on Wynonna & The Big Noise include Susan Tedeschi, Jason Isbell (ex-Drive-By Truckers, The Eagles' Timothy B Schmit and Derek Trucks.

The band made their national TV debut this past week on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Watch Wynonna & The Big Noise's performance of "Ain't No Thing" here.

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The Cave Singers Streaming New Album 'Banshee' In Full Online

(BH) The Cave Singers are giving fans an early listen to their forthcoming album "Banshee" ahead of it's official released on February 19th with an full album stream via Pandora Premieres. We were sent the following details:

Banshee brings The Cave Singers back to their original 3 piece of vocalist / songwriter Pete Quirk, guitarist Derek Fudesco and drummer Marty Lund. The album was recorded live in July of 2015 over 6 days with producer Randall Dunn who also produced 2011's No Witch. Check out the stream here.

The Cave Singers will also be hitting the road this spring in support of the new studio album, kicking things off with a record release party in Seattle at Neumos on February 20. See the tour date here.

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