The "Break Free" singer's partners and representatives have released statements condemning the tragedy and expressing support for those who were affected. In the wake of the tragic event, Grande tweeted: "Broken. From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."
The singer's management released a longer statement this morning, writing: "Words can not express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack.
"We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers." Read more
"Katy Perry, she's been my friend for a long time. We were actually just realizing that next year we'll have been friends for 10 years. I think that's my friend that I've known the longest.
"When she came out with 'I Kissed a Girl,' I was doing the Hannah Montana movie, and I heard her on the radio. They said, 'Who'd you write that about?' And she said me!" Read morehere.
Beatles legend Paul McCartney, who scored a big hit with them Bond theme song "Live and Let Die", took to his Twitter account to pay tribute to the iconic actor.
McCartney wrote, "Roger was a great man and of course a great James Bond who I was lucky to work with during the time of 'Live and Let Die.' He had a great of gold, a great sense of humor and will be missed by the many people who love him."
The official debut of "Cherry" follows a snippet of the song Del Rey shared on Instagram during rehearsals for the 25th edition of the annual radio station festival, held this year at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.
The singer leaned on her most recent singles released in the last few weeks including "Love" and "Lust for Life," the title track from the upcoming full-length album which still is without a release date. While "Lust for Life" features the Weeknd, he did not appear to reprise his part of the song, other than on the big screens flanking the stage that showed clips from the track's music video. Read morehere.
Charlie Daniels sits down with Rather for an intimate and in-depth interview at Daniels' recording studio in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, airing May 29 at 9:30am ET. In the candid discussion, Daniels opens up about his youth in the Civil Rights Era south, breaking into the competitive Nashville scene, his signature hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," life on the road and more.
Beloved country stars John Rich and Big Kenny-better known as the smash hit duo Big & Rich-rock "The Big Interview," airing May 29 at 10:30am ET. During the candid hour-long sit-down, the award-winning twosome opens up about the trials and tribulations of creating their own label, their musical influences, the creation of the MuzikMafia and how to determine what qualifies as real country music.
The first special, "Animal Island," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus as Lazard, a greedy lizard-truck, premieres Monday, May 29, at 12pm (ET/PT), followed by "Toucan Do It!" featuring Kelsea Ballerini as Tooks, an athletic toucan-truck, on Wednesday, May 31, at 12pm (ET/PT).
The "Wild Wheels" specials follow Blaze and friends as they transform into animal-trucks and meet new friends on Animal Island, an incredible place where everyone is a talking monster truck animal. Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ, and it's the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every episode. Read morehere.
The Marrying Kind is an album steeped in the sounds of Americana and country-folk with rich harmonies and character voices that are a modern echo of the singer-songwriters of the '60s and '70s. Organic, honest, and real, their music springs from a connected, closely shared life. "The creative process is very vulnerable and we trust each other completely," says Swearingen.
Drawing from influences and inspiration unique and shared, they trade off lead vocals, showcasing the strengths of both members. Says Swearingen: "We really dialed in our Americana country sound on this album. I used lap-steel on many of the songs. I was very inspired by the sounds of David Lindley (Jackson Browne) and Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss). I even used a 1936 Rickenbacker to replicate some of those early sounds from the '70s." Kelli gave up a pull towards perfection for the sake of genuine, emotional performances. Read morehere.
"Dirty hands make clean money" This was something my grandfather used to say to me all the time. It's funny as we get older that the things from our past seem to take on new meaning and relevance. I'm continually amazed at the change in the state of our sociological an anthropological existence.
There are so many essential basic things that we have forgotten how to do and take for granted.. The idea of the consumer species and the fact that lifestyle has become a convenience has created a weakness in our ability to sustain ourselves when necessary.
It seemed to me as a child I had so many questions and the answers I were given were more like parables that self sustain themselves inside of my conscience. The answers to those questions are continually being remolded in order to bring about a more fruitful way of thinking and lifestyle. There are so many things that we now think are redundant or irrelevant but yet we still find ourselves in the state of necessity when it comes to food agriculture water the right to free speech and so many other things.
The song is designed to be more of a catalyst as it were, very similar to those kinds of answers I was given. They hopefully have more depth than the superficial aspect of what they directly mean. There are so many things in our lives that are beyond our control. Sometimes it's better not to lose yourself in the confluence but rather flow with the stream as required. It seems like it takes half of the generation for those kinds of words and information to sink in. The song "The Way She Goes" from the award winning album RED OMEN is a picturesque look into the sociological an anthropological change of today. As we move through history, history moves with us provided we look back at it. In these moments we learn so much from what we have achieved and what we have failed at. There are always hurdles that we must face in our lives and the important thing is to remember to keep moving forward. "That's the way she goes" as my grandfather would say when I would have questions for him about why things are the way they are. He left Europe in the 1920s and was disowned by his family as a result. He didn't know the language and came here and work hard to bring my family to a new world of safety and peace. There were so many obstacles that my grandparents overcame but they did it with a smile on their face and they kept on going no matter what.
The song "The Way She Goes" exemplifies all of those kinds of questions a youngster may have and what the proverbial response may be. It paints a beautiful picture of what is going on in our modern and postmodern day communities all over our wonderful world.!
Thank you for letting me tell the tale.. Everything UP!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the albumright here!
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