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Page Too Report for 06/15/2017


Shania Twain Announces Her Comeback Album 'Now'

(Radio.com) Shania Twain has officially announced her long awaited new studio album which will be entitled "Now". It will be Shania's first new album in fifteen years.

Twain took to social media on Wednesday afternoon (June 14) to share the album's title, artwork and to let fans know the highly anticipated release will be available on September 29, 2017.

Shania gave some fans a sneak peak when she debuted the album first single "Life's About to Get Good" earlier this year at the Stagecoach Festival. Check out Twain's tweet here.

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Selena Gomez Includes Tease In New 'Bad Liar' Video

(Radio.com) Pop star Selena Gomez has released the official music video for her brand new single "Bad Liar" and included a tantalizing tease at the end of the clip

The visual, which was directed by Jesse Peretz, features Gomez playing multiple roles including a high school student, her blonde alter-ego, and her own parents (both the man and woman).

The video ends with a title card that reads "Coming Soon," followed by the word "Fetish." Is this the title of Selena's new album or next single? Only time will tell. Watch the video here.

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Aaron Lewis Releases New Single 'Folded Flag'

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis celebrated Flag Day 2017 on Wednesday (June 14) with the digital release of his new patriotic solo single entitled "Folded Flag".

Lewis has been steadfast in his support for members of the United States Armed Forces and he continues that tradition with the new single, which was written by Marty Morgan, Luc Nyhus and Yasmine Van Wilt.

Aaron had this to say, "The first time I heard this song, I watched three battle-hardened special forces soldiers cry after hearing it. I knew it hit home and I knew it deserved to be heard." Stream the song via Spotify here.

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Katy Perry Attempts To End Taylor Swift Feud

(Radio.com) After weeks of discussing her feud with Taylor Swift and undergoing a cathartic 72-hour Livestream event, Katy Perry appears to be prepared to put the beef behind her.

At the close of her L.A. Witness concert, fans noticed that some lyrics to "Swish Swish" were altered. A line that once threatened, 'Don't you come for me" became the more wholesome, 'God bless you on your journey."

Viewers who saw Perry's Today Show appearance recognized the line, reports Vanity Fair. Asked about the "Bad Blood," Perry told Today Show's Natalie Morales that "Swish Swish" is not exclusively about Taylor Swift and Katy wishes her the best.

'That [feud interpretation] might be your story, but my story that I know is true for me is that I've had not just one person bully me, or one person hold me down, or met one troll," she said. "All I need to say to her is, I love her, and God bless her on her journey, and that's it." Watch the performance here.

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Miranda Lee Richards Unplugs For Online Special

Miranda Lee Richards unplugged for a special online performance and interview with Yahoo ahead of the release of her brand new studio album later this week.

Richards' fourth record, entitled "Existential Beast," will be hitting stores on Friday (June 16th) and she stopped by Yahoo's studios in Playa Vista, CA to perform three tracks from the effort.

The acoustic performance of the song "Ashes And Seeds," "Lucid I Would Dream," and "On The Outside of Heaven" and the accompanying interview can be streamed here.

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Carrie Underwood Feels Blessed For 'Incredible' Predators Season

(Radio.com) Country music star Carrie Underwood is easily the Nashville Predators' biggest fan. Being married to team captain Mike Fisher probably has something to do with that.

The Predators ended up losing their finals series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Underwood took to social media on Wednesday afternoon (June 14) with a positive spin on the whole situation.

Underwood posted a photo with her husband, writing, "Had a lovely night last night celebrating with the players, wives and staff of the @predsnhl …oh, as well as with this hunk! We are so thankful for such an incredible season and the amazing group of people we got to spend it with! #blessed" Check out her post here.

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RaeLynn TV Concert Special Airs This Week

Country music star RaeLynn will be the focus of a television concert and interview special that will be broadcast this Friday (June 16th) on the AUDIENCE Network.

RaeLynn shared her excitement about the special with the following comments, "My performance on AT&T AUDIENCE Network was so much fun to shoot!"

"I love the way it has allowed me to connect with my fans. I am so excited for them to see live versions of a few of my favorite tracks from WildHorse!"

The special will air at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and the network has released a trailer that can be streamed here.

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Kaskade Announces Sun Soaked Beach Party

Kaskade is following up last year's sold out Los Angeles Convention Center event by launching a beach party this year. The event will be called Sun Soaked and will be taking place in Long Beach, Ca on June 23rd.

"Playing at the Los Angeles Convention Center last year to nearly 25 thousand fans was one of those nights that I just can't get past. The connection with them that night was truly once-in-a-lifetime," said Kaskade.

He added: "For a full year, I've been bouncing around ideas about how to elevate this experience. There's not a bigger room in LA. So it's not about going bigger, it's about going better. In my experience, nothing beats a day at the beach... so dreaming up Sun Soaked was a natural progression. I'm moving this party to the beach and I expect it to be life changing. Or at the very least - you'll get a tan that day." Find more details
here.

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Charley Pride Leads Lineup For Nashville NAMM Show

The NAMM Show is going Nashville this summer and country music legend Charley Pride leads the lineup of special performances that will be part of the event.

The 2017 Summer NAMM Show will be taking place at Nashville's Music City Center on July 13th through 15th and Pride will be making a special performance on Saturday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. on the NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace as part of the show's Music Industry Day.

Music Industry Day is open to the public and welcomes music professionals, students, academics and others involved in the creation and production of music to The Summer NAMM Show. Read more here.

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Army Widow Reacts To Shane Owens' Tribute Song '19'

Shane Owens has shared an excerpt of a letter that he received from Gold Star widow about his song, "19", which tells the story of a local football star signing up for the military straight out of high school following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. In the end he pays the ultimate sacrifice as the song alludes to a life cut short.

Here is a recent excerpt from the letter, "It's the song, '19' that helps the listeners to remember there are those who are willing to give up high prospects and opportunities in life to serve for our nation and her freedoms!

"As a person living overseas in a US Army community and the widow of a fallen Soldier, I have daily reminders of the fine folks who serve and the families who sacrifice every day in the service of our nation and her people. Shane, your song reminds the high percentage of other Americans, who sometimes don't have the daily reminder, to remember and be thankful!

"Thank you Shane Owens for singing and helping keep the memory alive of the fallen while being a positive reminder of the sacrifices of our freedoms as Americans," said Nickayla Myers-Garner, Army widow living in Hohenfels, Germany.

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Carole King's 'Tapestry Live' Coming To Movie Theaters

Carole King's concert film 'Tapestry Live at Hyde Park' will be receiving a special cinematic screening at movie theaters across the U.S. on July 11th at 7:00 p.m.

The film features footage that was captured during the historic 2016 concert in London and the theatrical screening comes ahead of the CD and DVD release of the special show. We were sent the following details from Fathom Events:

65,000 fans attended 2016 British Summer Time Hyde Park - her first UK concert in 27 years - where she performed her iconic album Tapestry in its entirety for the first time. This special cinema event also includes star-studded appearances including Tom Hanks, Elton John, Graham Nash, Lou Adler, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, James Taylor, David Crosby, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and includes several timeless Goffin/King compositions. Additionally, cinema audiences will enjoy an interview with King herself and special introduction by the iconic WCBS-FM radio host Scott Shannon.

Highlights of the performance include King's daughter, Louise Goffin, joining her on "Where You Lead," King being accompanied by a recording of her younger self on "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman," as well as a rocking performance of "I Feel the Earth Move" with Cassidy Janson and the London cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In addition to Tapestry, King performed several hits from her 60's partnership with Gerry Goffin and her solo career including "The Loco-Motion" and "Take Good Care of My Baby." Find more details here.

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Singled Out: Alice Mary's Loving Game

Alice Mary has released a new single called "Loving Game" from her forthcoming "I Am Here" EP (out July 7th) and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the new track. Here is the story:

When I started on the production I originally intended it to be an instrumental. I had bought a broken old autoharp off ebay and I'd set myself a project of tuning all the strings to the notes of one chord, recording lots of samples then re-tuning to another chord, recording, etc until I had all 24 major and minor chords. It ended up taking hours longer than I expected...

So with this song I was experimenting with these big blocks of chords, adding filters to get the "wwwooom" sounds. Then I cut up little bits of twangy string noises and added them in, added a beat, a wobbly bassline and a little synth part all in Logic 9, and that was it.

The lyrics started as fragments that came to me over time, I'd write them down in my phone then file them away, I remember the chorus lyric I wrote months before and just kept on coming back to it and not knowing what to do with it. Anyway eventually I got my heart broken and the day after I desperately needed something to distract me. So I sat down and started writing about how I was feeling and singing it over the top of this instrumental, and that formed the verses of the song.

Looking through the lyrics I had in my phone I found I had quite a lot that were actually about the same things, struggling between extremes, caring too much, not enough, staying closed off or taking on too many problems from other people. Even though the song is about being dumped I kept the chorus lyrics as "I'm gonna kiss you and run away" because it's more fun to sing about running away than being left. So the lyrics came together in one afternoon.

After I got my band together my drummer Alex suggested we go in to the studio to add more live parts to the songs so now there's extra drums, live bass and synths (a lovely Juno-6) on there. I re-recorded all the vocals in a studio with Marc Pell (of Micachu And The Shapes) but the 'la's in the intro are actually the original demo vocal I made in my bedroom as they had a certain quality we couldn't replicate.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the EP right here!

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