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Page Too Report for 02/17/2017


Brad Paisley Announces New Album 'Love And War'

Country music star Brad Paisley has announced that he has set a April 21st release date for his forthcoming studio album, which will be entitled "Love and War".

The new album was co-produced by Paisley and Luke Wooten and will featuring his current hit single "Today," which is currently in the Top 5 on the country airplay charts. Stream it here.

Paisley is wrapping up the final dates of his Life Amplified World Tour this week with the concluding shows in Hershey, Pa tonight (Feb 17) and Verona, NY tomorrow night.

He will launch a new set of live dates next month beginning with the Country 2 Country Festival in London, Dublin and Glasgow, followed by a new run of North American dates. See them here.

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Keith Urban Leads ACM Awards Nominations

(dcp) The 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards nominees have been announced with Keith Urban leading with seven nominations followed by Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris with six each. We were sent the following official announcement:

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. The ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Ten-time ACM Award winners and multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum announced the nominees in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, and Vocal Group of the Year live today on "CBS This Morning." "Entertainment Tonight" hosts Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier announced additional nominees on ETonline.com.

Keith Urban leads with seven nominations in five categories, including his seventh for Entertainer of the Year and 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Urban is nominated twice, as both artist and producer, in the Album of the Year category for Ripcord. He received an additional two nominations, for both artist and producer, in the Single Record of the Year category for "Blue Ain't Your Color," which is also nominated in the Song of the Year category.
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Selena Gomez And Kygo Stream New Track 'It Ain't Me'

(Radio.com) Selena Gomez and Kygo have joined forces for a new track titled "It Ain't Me." No word yet on if this new collaboration will be featured on a new album from either artist.

"I had a dream, we were sippin' whiskey neat, highest floor of the Bowery, and that was high enough," Gomez sings as the track opens. At first listen the track sounds like a happy tune, but then the gravity of the lyrics set in.

Kygo's last album Cloud 9 dropped back in May of 2016, and Gomez's most recent effort Revival was released in 2015. Check out a stream of the new track here.

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Prince's Music Reaches Almost 5 Million Streams In Two Days

(Radio.com) Upon the arrival of Prince's Warner Bros. Records music to streaming services on February 12, the number of music streams in the United States bounded from 74,000 to 4.77 million in two days, reports Billboard. That's an increase of 6,323%.

His top five most streamed songs on February 12 and 13 were: 'Purple Rain" (333,000 streams), 'Let's Go Crazy" (328,000), 'When Doves Cry" (320,000), 'Little Red Corvette" (237,000) and 'Kiss" (214,000).

Previously, Prince's catalog was only available to stream through Tidal. His Warner-era music is now available through streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, while his non-Warner work is still exclusive to Tidal. Read more here.

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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' First Album To Go 33 Times Platinum

(Radio.com) Michael Jackson's Thriller is one of the most important pop cultural documents of the 20th century for its artistic impact and sheer commercial clout. Few albums come close to touching its sales, and Thriller has been synonymous for "massive hit" since its release in 1982.

Even in death, Jackson's album sales continue to run up the score: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) just certified Thriller 33-times platinum, a first.

The new plaque was presented at the home of Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid, where executives from Sony and Columbia Records celebrated the milestone, reports Billboard. Read more here.

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John Mellencamp Announces Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour Dates

John Mellencamp has announced that he will hitting the road for this summer for a series of U.S. and Canadian live dates dubbed the Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour.

The trek will include 22 shows and is scheduled to kick off on June 5th in Denver at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre and wrap up on July 11th in Queens, NY at the Forest Hills Stadium.

Mellencamp will be supported by Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeleine with the exception of the two Oregon dates where Jewel will be filling in for Emmylou Harris. See the dates here.

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The Chainsmokers and Ed Sheeran Added To iHeartRadio Music Awards

(Scoop) Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean have all been added to the lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

They will be joining the previously announced Bruno Mars at the event which will be taking place at the Forum in Los Angeles on March 5th and will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.


Drake leads nominees with 12 nominations, including Male Artist of the Year, while The Chainsmokers received 11 nominations, including the inaugural Best New Pop Artist category. Read more
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Chris Stapleton Announces Massive Tour And New Music Release

Chris Stapleton had to major pieces of news for fans this week. He has set a May 5th release date for new music, assumed to be his as-yet-titled new album and revealed a slew of new tour dates.

Stapton's All-American Roadshow will hit the road this spring and summer and will feature Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb and Margo Price as special guests.

It will get underway on March 9th in Houston, TX at Rodeo Houston and he has announced dates that run until August 25th with the final show in Gilford, NH at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. See all of the dates here.

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Dolly Parton Wins Most Inspiring TV Program Award

(Webster) Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love won the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program for at the 25th Annual Movieguide Awards, hosted by Actor Terry Crews.

Last year, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors NBC movie of the week took home the same award. Dolly Parton attended last year's ceremony, but was not able to attend this year's Movieguide Awards.

Co-executive producer Sam Haskell accepted the award along with stars Alyvia Alyn Lind, Cameron Jones and Mary Lane Haskell, as well as Director Stephen Herek, Writer Pamela K. Long and Editor Maysie Hoy. here.

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The Roots To Play Live Musical For NBA All-Star Game

(Radio.com) The Roots have planned more than just a live set for the NBA All-Star Game: They've composed a brand new musical and assembled an A-list roster of talent from music, stage and film.

The Evolution of Greatness will tell the story of NBA stars through song, featuring Hamilton's Daveed Diggs, Creed's Michael B. Jordan, DJ Jazzy Jeff and hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels.

The performance will take place before the game starts. The Evolution of Greatness follows the NBA from its earliest beginnings to the mammoth cultural institution it is today. Read more here.

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Lorde New Album Details Leaked?

(Radio.com) The possible release date for Lorde's new album has been revealed. On Thursday (Feb. 16), Republic Records' website listed 'Lorde (Confidential Title) 3/7" as an agenda item for a meeting to be held next Tuesday, February 21. This could indicate that the follow-up to 2013's Pure Heroine will drop on March 7.

Last November, Lorde posted a photo on Twitter of a pair of earbuds, explaining that she likes to 'listen to the record on these every day." She added, 'wanna hear it exactly how you will."

The artist also shared an emotional message on Facebook in November 2016 saying, 'I'm not a kid anymore, and more and more I'm realizing that the weirdness of those Mylar balloons is going to be okay. Writing Pure Heroine was my way of enshrining our teenage glory, putting it up in lights forever so that part of me never dies, and this record - well, this one is about what comes next."

She went on, 'I want nothing more than to spill my guts RIGHT NOW about the whole thing - I want you to see the album cover, pore over the lyrics (the best I've written in my life), touch the merch, experience the live show. I can hardly stop myself from typing out the name. I just need to keep working a while longer to make it as good as it can be. You'll have to hold on. The big day is not tomorrow, or even next month realistically, but soon. I know you understand." Read more here.

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Ed Sheeran Films 'Carpool Karaoke' Segment

(Radio.com) Carpool Karaoke has a major key-change planned with an exclusive, star-studded Apple Music spinoff series. But Late Late Show host James Corden continues to produce editions of the segment for his CBS program:

He was seen driving around Los Angeles with Ed Sheeran riding shotgun, a clear indication that the "Thinking Out Loud" singer will soon appear on the show.

The moment was captured by unidentified Snapchatters, who spotted the telltale video camera setup on Corden's dashboard. If you've ever wondered about the mechanics of filming Carpool Karaoke, it's an educational video. Check out the clip here.

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Sara Bareilles Going Broadway With Lead 'Waitress' Role

(Radio.com) Sara Bareilles is getting ready to put on her apron and make some pie. The singer-songwriter will make her Broadway acting debut when she joins the cast of Waitress as the lead role Jenna.

Bareilles will only be taking over the lead for a limited run. Beginning on March 31st, she'll perform for ten weeks. She shared the news on Facebook, writing, "Sugar, Butter, BROADWAY! I am thrilled to be joining the cast of Waitress the Musical."

She also shared a video backstage at the theater while wearing Jenna's blue Waitress uniform for the announcement. "I have my Jenna name tag on, I'm learning my lines, and I am getting ready to share this beautiful story with you, as a different kind of storyteller this time," she told fans. Read more here.

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Fifth Harmony's Members Won't Speak To Camila Cabello

(Radio.com) Camila Cabello's departure from Fifth Harmony in December 2016 has left her on rocky terms with the remaining four members. Camila said she's tried to get in touch, but they aren't speaking to her.

"I did [try to reach out], yeah," she told Billboard in a new interview. "I don't want to get into the details of that because it was really intense and it's hard for me to talk about. It makes me sad."

But no matter how sad she may feel about the fallout, Cabello was ready to tell her own story. "I was always super open [that] I couldn't just sing other people's words and be totally happy with that," she said. "I always encouraged the girls to do the same. We didn't write our records. We were interpreting somebody else's story. Fifth Harmony is an entity or identity outside all of us, and I don't think anybody felt individually represented by the sound -- we didn't make it." Read more here.

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Rae Sremmurd Release 'Swang' Music Video

(Radio.com) Rae Sremmurd threw the ultimate pool party in their video "Shake It Fast," and now they've set their sights on the golf course. The brothers and their friends all turn out to have one raucous afternoon on the links in their newest video, "Swang."

Rae Sremmurd spent the afternoon at a golf club where they turn the gentlemen's sport into a chill party that lasts far into the night. Dressed in their golfing best, the brothers and their friends pass blunts, do keg stands and cut loose with older members of the club. The video even cuts between modern-looking camera shots and moments captured on a 1980s video camera to lend "Swang" a throwback feel.

In addition to cutting loose on the links, Rae Sremmurd and their friends drive around in golf carts remade to look like mini Range Rovers. It's the ultimate way to "swang" the club. Watch the explicit video here.

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Bon Jovi Name LA Opening Act Contest Winner

(Scoop) Stellar Revival have been chosen as the winners of Bon Jovi's opening act contest for the Los Angeles stop of their This House Is Not For Sale Tour on March 8th.

Drummer Andrew Koussevitzky shared his excitement about the gig, "For us, this is the top of the mountain. No other band on earth has inspired us more than Bon Jovi.

"My first concert was Bon Jovi's 'Keep The Faith Tour.' I was 9 years old and it changed my life. To be asked to share the stage with Jon and the boys at the Forum is absolutely surreal." here.

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Mariah Carey and YG Perform 'I Don't' On Jimmy Kimmel

(Radio.com) Mariah Carey gave a solid live performance of 'I Don't," feat. YG, much to the relief of fans who last saw her on TV during her New Years Eve debacle. The pop diva and her collaborator delivered the break-up anthem on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night (Feb. 15).

The superstar looked stunning in a red gown and sang the vocal without any trouble, although perhaps she was a little more reserved than usual. Carey has been promoting the song (she's not usually a regular on live TV) and so far it has been well received by fans and critics.

The song goes for rhythmic adds at radio next week, so her diamond covered fingers are surely crossed for programmers to give it a spin. Watch the performance here.

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Beyonce Collaborator Boots Working With Kesha

(Radio.com) Beyonce collaborator Boots (who was involved in the making of Lemonade) tweeted on Wednesday (Feb 15th) that he has also worked with Kesha.

"I have worked with @KeshaRose and she is a wonderful, talented, funny and beautiful human being with a golden heart," he wrote on Twitter. 'I support and love her."

Boots' resume isn't just impressive for who he's worked with, but for who he's turned down. In a Facebook post last year, the producer said he said "no" to Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Frank Ocean, Kid Ink and Demi Lovato. Read more here.

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