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Page Too Report for 09/16/2017


Hank Williams Jr. Returns To 'Monday Night Football'

(Radio.com) Controversial country singer Hank Williams Jr. made his return to Monday Night Football last week (Sept. 11) with a new version of the show's theme song with Jason Derulo and Florida Georgia Line.

The three acts performed an updated version of "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night" before a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

It was Williams' first appearance opening the show in six years, after the singer was pulled from the intro in 2011 for making incendiary comments. "We all grew up watching Monday Night Football, and it's surreal to join Jason Derulo and Hank Williams Jr. on this new version that gives a nod back but also a step forward," said Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelly.

"It's truly momentous to be featured in the Monday Night Football anthem for the upcoming season," chimed Derulo. "I feel the opening song sets the tone and energizes the fans before kickoff, and this year I'm putting my swag on it." Check out a fan capture of the opening sequence here.

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Swae Lee Denies Fan's Bottle-Throwing Claim, Plans Countersuit

(Radio.com) TMZ's camera's caught up with Rae Sremmurd star Swae Lee at LAX, where he declared plans to countersue a fan who claims he threw a bottle which struck him and caused permanent damage to his nose.

"I'm about to countersue," Lee said. "Cause he lying and he finna cause me stress. I'm finna countersue. Because I do like 3,000 shows, but I never threw a bottle off stage, and Jxmmi never threw a bottle off stage, so these are false accusations, so I'm about to countersue."

The alleged incident occurred last October, and the fan (whose name has not been disclosed) is suing for medical expenses and other damages. Check out the footage here.

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Lorde Taps Khalid, SZA, Post Malone For 'Homemade Dynamite' Remix

(Radio.com) Pop star Lorde has released a brand new remix for her single "Homemade Dynamite," which features Khalid, SZA and Post Malone.

Lorde was last seen sharing a spirited interpretive dance to the track during this year's MTV VMA's, despite suffering from the flu.

The singer kicks off her world tour later this month in the UK, with North American dates beginning in March. Check out the star-studded remix, which contains explicit language, here.

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Meek Mill Featuring 'Contagious' Featuring Migos

(Radio.com) An unreleased Meek Mill track featuring Migos has now seen the light of day. While snippets of the collaboration have been shared over the years since it was recorded somewhere around 2013-14, this is the first time the full track has been officially revealed.

"Migo and Meek Milly got stacks in the ceiling," spits Quavo. "I got money ties all the way up through Philly." Check out the collaborative track, which contains explicit language, here.

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The Stars Came Out For Rihanna's Third Annual Diamond Ball

(Radio.com) A cavalcade of A-list stars attended Rihanna's third annual Diamond Ball last night at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris performed, while Dave Chappelle served as master of ceremonies.

Other big names in attendance included Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Trevor Noah and JAY-Z and Beyonce, who made a date night out of the event (via USA Today).

At one point in the evening, Rihanna and Beyonce posed for a photo together, and onlookers caught the striking moment on Twitter. Rihanna's Diamond Ball, which raises money for the Clara Lionel Foundation, was created in 2012 to support education, health and emergency initiatives around the globe. See the tweets here.

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Tim McGraw Explains How Working Out Changed His Life

(Radio.com) Tim McGraw is in better shape than all of us. Well, most of us, anyway. The country superstar and husband to fellow country superstar Faith Hill takes fitness very seriously, so much so that the outrageously ripped singer has teamed up with Snap Fitness to develop a line of specialty health clubs, TRU MAV.

While McGraw spends at least a couple of hours every day working out, he explains that staying in shape is about a lot more than being hot. "It's not necessarily about how you look, it's about accomplishing something," he explains in a new interview with Entrepreneur.

"Ten years ago when I really started trying to get myself in good shape, I noticed it raised the bar on everything that I did it: my career, my family life, my alertness. It changed my whole attitude about everything that I do. Finding good habits turned into better habits and finding better habits turned into really, really, really great habits. I think it's made my career stronger and certainly has given me more longevity."

McGraw has even roped his band into staying fit with group workouts on the road. Read about that here.

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Midland Explain Their Unlikely Bruno Mars Connection

(Radio.com) Midland is bringing a traditional sound to country radio thanks to their debut single, "Drinkin' Problem," so it comes across as a bit of surprise to learn that bassist Cameron Duddy is also an award-winning music director, most notably having just received several MTV Video Music Awards for co-directing Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" video. How did this collaboration come about?

"I met Bruno when I was in my early 20s," Cameron recalls in a statement from the trio's label. "My wife took his first publicity photos, and I met him then."

"He's a very loyal person, so he kept me on his team and was kind of the first person to ever take a chance on me for directing - which is something that I've wanted to do my whole life, just like playing music," he shares. Read more here.

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Sam Smith Talks Weight Loss And Upcoming Tour

(Radio.com) Sam Smith is ready to get back out on tour. "I just want to go out on stage every night and crush it," he admitted in an exclusive interview with Radio.com, plus he thinks he's already nailed down a rough set list while making his new album.

Also on his 'to do' list for touring – a healthier and more relaxed lifestyle this time while out on the road. The slimmed down and fit singer opened up as to why he feels it's important to maintain his trim physique and admitted that he of course has his weaknesses too.

"I love cheese, it's impossible. I'm always going to struggle with it," Smith says. "It's mainly about being healthy and being ready for touring. Last time when I was making my first record, it was tougher when I was heavier. It's healthy, I'm happy."

And just how will he spending his time when he's not out on stage? He spoke of these plans while promoting his new single "Too Good At Goodbyes."

"I've drank all the drinks now, there's no more drinks to drink at the moment," he joked. "I'm trying to clear my body and my mind and I'm going to be a granny on tour. That's my aim this time. Candles and hot water and Sex and the City." Read more here.

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Jake Owen Pays Tribute to Troy Gentry and Don Williams

(Radio.com) Country singer Jake Owen has paid tribute to Troy Gentry and Don Williams with a cover of Williams' 1979 hit, "Good Ole Boys Like Me."

"I felt the need to pay tribute to two good ole boys like us all," Owen says before launching into a heartfelt version of Williams' song on acoustic guitar.

Both Gentry and Williams died this past Friday (Sept. 8). See Owen's performance here.

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Kid Rock Adds Political Rant To Michigan Show

(Radio.com) "If 'Kid Rock for Senate' has got folks in disarray, wait 'til they hear 'Kid Rock for President of the U.S.A.'!" is how Kid Rock wrapped up a politically charged rhyming rant during a Wednesday night show in Detroit.

The performance was preceded by 'Hail to the Chief." Rock was positive about single moms but negative about those who 'can't even take care of themselves but keep having kid after … kid."

He called out anyone that 'call me a racist 'cause I'm not (politically correct)'," adding that they "think you have to remind me that black lives matter." And then he added the sentiments that Nazi bigots and the KKK should stay away. Read more and watch the clip here.

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Drake Has a Giant Poster of Beyonce In His Studio

(Radio.com) In yet another case of celebrities being just like us, Drake has revealed that he stands for Beyonce as hard as any self-respecting member of the BeyHive with a giant poster of the pop icon hanging in his studio.

The big reveal came on the rapper's Instagram page, where he shared an image while hard at work on bodyguard-turned-artist Baka's long-awaited mixtape, 4 Milli.

Next to a big picture window is a massive portrait of a smiling Beyonce. From the moment the image hit Instagram, Bey fans have lined up to applaud Drake for his unbridled fandom for their fave. See the post here.

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Blake Shelton's New Song 'I'll Name the Dogs' Sounds Like a Proposal

(Radio.com) Blake Shelton has released his new track "I'll Name the Dogs." The lyrics of the song could easily be read as a proposal to girlfriend Gwen Stefani. "I'm talkin' you and me with the same street name. Same last name, same everything," Shelton sings.

As if that doesn't get the point across, Shelton continues the sweet talking, even telling the subject of the song, "You name the babies." "You find the spot and I'll find the money/ You be the pretty and I'll be the funny/ You plant the flowers, I'll plant the kisses/ Baby let's get right down to business/ I'll hang the pictures/ you hang the stars. You pick the paint, I'll pick a guitar/ Sing you a song out there with the crickets and frogs/ You name the babies and I'll name the dogs, yeah."

Apparently, Stefani doesn't mind because she made the single artwork her profile photo and posted about the song with handclap emojis. The song's wedding themed music video will certainly do nothing to quell the rumors of an impending engagement. Check out Blake's latest here.

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Brett Eldredge Crashes Thomas Rhett's Album Release Party

(Radio.com) Thomas Rhett had a surprise guest join him on stage earlier this week at The Fillmore in Philadelphia during the release party for his new album, Life Changes.

Brett Eldredge made his way on stage to share a celebratory drink with Rhett and the two performed, "The Long Way," the latest single off of Eldredge's new self-titled album.

Watch as the crowd goes wild for the duo here.

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Jason Aldean's Unborn Son Already Looks Like a Country Rebel

(Radio.com) Country music star Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany are expecting a baby boy. And a 3D sonogram revealed that they might be getting a kid with some attitude.

In what could be mistaken for a smoky bar room, the infant poses for the camera with his middle finger outstretched. The proud dad posted, "This is how you know ur kid is gonna be a bada–!!! #johnnycashspirit #liloutlaw."

The hashtag references the iconic shot of country legend Johnny Cash flipping the bird to a photographer. Check out sonogram here.

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How Fergie's Son Axl Ended Up Singing on New Album 'Double Dutchess'

(Radio.com) When Fergie's long-awaited second solo album, Double Dutchess, finally drops, it will arrive with one very unexpected feature: her four-year-old son, Axl.

Fergie explained how Axl's first big feature came to be during an interview on 97.1 AMP Radio in Los Angeles. "I would be playing songs and he just picked up on 'Enchante (Carine),'" Fergie revealed. "He would just be singing and I was like, 'Ahhhh!' When you hear your baby singing in French, it was like, oh gosh, I gotta get this.

"So I'm following him around with a recorder like, 'Let's sing again! Let's make it the jumping into the pillows song! So every time I jump I'll sing it, and every time you jump you'll sing it.' So I finally got one that was decent and usable. It was just so cute." Read more here.

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Kristen Bell Sings 'Frozen' Songs at Hurricane Irma Shelter

(Radio.com) There's nothing like a little uplifting music to make a bad situation just a little bit better. While Hurricane Irma evacuees hunkered down inside an Orlando shelter during the storm, actress Kristen Bell brought some joy to the scene by singing songs from the blockbuster movie, Frozen.

Bell, who starred as "Anna" in the film, hopped onstage at the Meadow Woods Middle School to sing "For the First Time in Forever." "Thank you so much @IMKristenBell for stopping by and encouraging us with your beautiful voice and positive message!" the school wrote on Twitter. "Continue spreading joy!"

"When #HurrcaneIrma is at your heels, there's only one thing to do: get to a shelter, grab a mic and SING," Bell tweeted about the heartwarming moment. "When youre #singinginahurricane, your volunteer back up dancers can & will steal the show. Richard and Rebecca everyone!"

Bell's good deeds during the hurricane extended beyond her shelter serenade. She also helped Frozen co-star Josh Gad's family find shelter before the storm slammed into Florida.

"So @kristenanniebell literally saved my parents and my entire family tonight from #hurricaneirma," Gad shared on Instagram. "When they were stranded in Florida, she got them a hotel room at her hotel in Orlando and saved them, my brothers, my sister-in-law and niece and nephew. They don't make them like this girl. Thank you Kristin. You are truly an angel sent from above."Read more here.

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Maren Morris Shows Off Bold New Blonde Highlights

(Radio.com) Breakout country star Maren Morris is going through changes. Namely with her hair. The singer debuted her new do on social media, posting a picture of her "lob" (AKA long bob) look, augmented with big chunks of blonde at the ends.

Fans seemed to love Maren's new look, loading her tweet with lots of compliments and approving GIFs. One fan even inquired about the lipstick she wears in the photo, with the singer responding that it's from the Too Faced Cosmetics line.

Check out Morris' new style here.

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Katy Perry Shares Throwback Photo From 'Wannabe' Days

(Radio.com) Katy Perry has been on top of the pop world since her breakthrough album One of the Boys in 2008--but she started at the bottom. The always good-humored "Roar" singer shared a throwback photo from her teenage years in the studio, toiling and tinkering on an album.

"13 year old me. Wannabe popstar," Katy wrote. Her timeline places the photo somewhere around 1997--and the fashion speaks for itself. Perry rocked some low-rise jeans with a Dalmatian patterned belt, and her blonde hair was coiffed in a 'do reminiscent of "The Rachel" from Friends. She accessorized the look with record studio earphones and a simple black timepiece--the effect is adorably gawky.

Katy was primed for a major fashion evolution in the coming decades: It's hard to believe the photo was taken 20 years ago. See the throwback snap for yourself here.

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Future and Cher Sing 'Everyday People' Together

(Radio.com) Like politics, advertising makes strange bedfellows, as evidenced by a new Gap commercial that features rapper Future and entertainment legend Cher singing together.

In the clip, the unlikely pair sit on a stark white staircase to perform an updated version of Sly and the Family Stone's 1969 classic, "Everyday People."

Cher sings in her distinctive diva voice and Future stays true to his style, with hints of Auto-Tune processing. Earlier this year, Future and Ciara's 3-year-old son, Zahir, was featured in a Gap Kids campaign. Watch it here.

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Ringo Starr Calls Brexit 'A Great Move'

(Radio.com) While there are passionate positions on both sides of England leaving the European Union, AKA Brexit, Ringo Starr has let it be known where he stands on the controversial topic.

The Beatles drummer told the BBC that although he didn't vote, he would've supported Brexit if he did. "The people voted and, you know, they have to get on with it," Starr explained in the BBC interview (via SPIN). "Suddenly it's like, 'Oh well, we don't like that vote.' What do you mean you don't like that vote? You had the vote, this is what won, let's get on with it.

When pressed on if he would have supported Brexit with his own vote, Starr made it clear that the move has his full support. "I would've voted for Brexit. Yeah, I would've voted to get out," he insisted. "But don't tell Bob Geldof," he joked in reference to the Irish singer and activist who has been very vocal in his opposition towards Brexit.

"I think it's a great move," Starr added. "I think, you know, to be in control of your own country is a good move." Watch a clip from Ringo Starr's interview with the BBC here.

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