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Page Too Report for 01/08/2018


Country Star Blake Shelton Hints At Retirement

(Radio.com) It sounds like Blake Shelton is ready to spend more time sitting on the porch than heading out on tour. The country superstar dropped a pretty big hint that he's ready for a major life change with a tweet teasing his imminent "retirement."

"Watching Bruce Arians' life story NFL channel," Shelton tweeted regarding the former coach of the Arizona Cardinals who recently retired after decades in the game to spend more time with his family. "Damn proud to call you my friend coach. Enjoy your retirement!!! I'll be joining you REAL soon brother!!" Shelton added the hashtag #hero.

Response to the tweet has been fast and furious, with fans practically begging Shelton to maintain his career. A separate contingent of responses encourages the star to follow his heart. Read more here.

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Mel Tillis Public Memorial Details Announced

(Radio.com) Mel Tillis is set to be remembered with a public memorial at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The event is scheduled for Jan. 31, and will begin at 10am. Fans are invited to attend, and admission is free.

Artists scheduled to perform at the memorial include Alison Krauss with Street Corner Symphony, Ricky Skaggs, Brenda Lee, Jamey Johnson, Collin Raye, Daryle Singletary, Lorrie Morgan, Ira Dean, Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.

The late singer's children, Pam Tillis, Sonny Tillis and Carrie April Tillis, are also slated to take the stage. Tillis' band, the Statesiders, will accompany some of the performances (via Tennessean). Read more here.

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Camila Cabello Previews Two New Tracks

(Radio.com) Camila Cabello's debut studio album is being released this Friday (Jan 12), and the former Fifth Harmony singer-turned-solo-star has kept her Instagram followers on their toes with a group of song teasers.

Fans have already heard "Never Be The Same," which earned a post. But she also debuted snippets of two never-before-heard tracks "All These Years" and "She Loses Control".

"All These Years" features percussive harmonies with the lyrics: "And it was just a quick hit/ and you had to go…and you probably will never know." And "She Loses Control" includes the lyrics "She loves control, she wants it her way."

The teasers are accompanied by animation on notebook paper and don't give too much away, so fans will have to wait eight days to enjoy the full Camila experience. Listen to previews from Camila's debut studio album here.

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Charlie Puth and Boyz II Men Release 'If You Leave Me Now'

(Radio.com) Charlie Puth has teamed with pop royalty Boyz II Men for a new throwback song, "If You Leave Me Now." The song is the latest advanced treat ahead of Puth's anticipated second album, Voicenotes, which is due to debut May 11.

'It's probably one of my favorite songs I've ever written," Puth said in a press release of the smooth, soulful song that makes the most of Boyz II Men's soaring melodies.

Riding on stacked vocals and a simple finger-snap, the track is drenched in the '90s aesthetic that Boyz II Men took to the top of the charts during that decade. Listen to "If You Leave Me Now" here.

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Bruno Mars 'Finesse' Megamix Features Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliot, More

(Radio.com) Out now is the epic remix of Bruno Mars' "Finesse" featuring female-MC-of-the-hour Cardi B and complete with accompanying video filled with lighthearted confection of 90's nostalgia.

DJ Amorphous released a megamix of the track featuring iconic verses from legendary female rappers: Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, Queen Latifah, TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Lauryn Hill and Foxy Brown. The mix gathers these ladies' best flows and layers them over Bruno's exuberant throwback beat.

The songs featured include Kim's "Crush On You," and Brown's guest spot on Case's "Touch Me, Tease Me." Listen up for Missy's "Get Ur Freak On," Lauryn Hill's "Doo-Wop (That Thing)" and Latifah's "Black Hand Side." Read more here.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Release 'Family Feud' Video on YouTube

(Radio.com) There is a lot going on in Jay-Z and Beyonce's new "Family Feud" music video. The video has now been shared on YouTube after being a Tidal exclusive.

The flashy short film was directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay, and features a star-studded cast including Jessica Chastain, Michael B. Jordan, Thandie Newton, America Ferrera, Brie Larson, Rashida Jones, Mindy Kaling and Rosario Dawson.

The clip weaves an elaborate tale that spans thousands of years, culminating in 2018 with an image of JAY-Z leading daughter Blue Ivy into a church. The rest of the clip finds JAY-Z rapping the track from a confessional booth, with Beyonce singing from the pulpit. The wild clip contains explicit lyrics, watch it here.

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Britney Spears, Lady Gaga Avoiding The Winter Chill

(Radio.com) Britney Spears and Lady Gaga are here to remind us that the deep freeze and snow many are facing today is only temporary. The pop stars posted snow-melting photos of themselves enjoying their time at the beach as part of their start of the new year.

In her share from the beach, Spears poses with her two sons and dons a yellow bikini, a wide-brimmed hat and mirrored shades. "Me and my boys enjoying the warm weather!!! ," She captioned the post.

Lady Gaga's post shows her checking in from a tropical location as well, wearing a gorgeous white bikini and reflecting on her wishes for the new year. "Happy New Year. To happiness. Health. Love. And to the simplicity of beautiful unforgettable nature, life," she wrote. Check out their here.

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Demi Lovato Celebrates Loving Yourself In New Photo

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato loves herself, and she wants you to love yourself, too. The pop star shared a new Instagram post espousing the virtues of being able to love yourself for who you are, no matter how difficult that may be sometimes.

"So, I'm insecure about my legs in this picture but I'm posting it because I look so happy and this year I've decided I'm letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self criticism," she wrote, sharing a photo of herself in a bathing suit.

"Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing," Lovato added. "Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes. Today I'm feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life."

The singer has been candid about her battles with eating disorders, recently sharing before and after photos contrasting how she looked at different points of her recovery. See the full post here.

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Pete Wentz and The Rock Share Life Goals Via Social Media

(Radio.com) Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson traded love notes online last Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2. After seeing one of the actor's latest introspective Instagram posts, Wentz tweeted:

"Watching the Rock wait to get on his private jet to China on ig has me feeling the same way I did when I was a little kid watching the junior high kids wait to get on their bus… thanks for the inspiration @TheRock I'm gonna be like you one day."

The former champion WWF wrestler saw the complimentary tweet and responded, "Haha thanks, but I wanna be like you you rockstar," as well as a congratulatory message about the singer's personal life, 'Congrats on the baby news brother."

Wentz was so touched that The Rock responded, tweeting, "So now we know what tweet to put on my tombstone." See their exchange here.

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Keith Urban 'Disturbed' by Nicole Kidman's Role in 'Big Little Lies'

(Radio.com) For many who watched HBO series Big Little Lies, scenes of Nicole Kidman's character being abused by her husband (played by actor Alexander Skarsgard) were hard to watch.

Among those who had a tough time taking in those scenes was Kidman's husband, Keith Urban.Kidman opened up about her country star hubby's reaction to some of her more intense dramatic roles of 2017, including Big Little Lies and feature film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer during a recent interview with W.

"[Keith Urban] is an artist. Um, he did have a hard time when he watched The Killing of a Sacred Deer," Kidman revealed. "He saw it at the Cannes Film Festival and he was sort of hypnotized and shattered by it. [Laughs.] And when he watched Big Little Lies he was disturbed; he says that when he hears me scream or cry from a certain place in my soul it's almost like it goes straight into him and he has a visceral reaction immediately. Because his brain and his heart doesn't discern between acting and real life. They're the same sounds for him. It throws him."

Kidman praised her husband in the interview, calling him a good man who supports her and their children 100 percent. Read more here.

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Kip Moore Hits The Beach For The New Year

(Radio.com) Country music's Kip Moore got in a few more waves before getting back to work. The surf-loving singer shared vacation photos on Instagram before departing for the mainland, saying, 'One last early morning session. cheers costa…till next time."

Moore was on a well-deserved break after a year of achievements. The Tifton, Georgia native released his album Slowheart in 2017, and toured in support of the project on his Plead the Fifth tour. He also wrapped a movie project on the making of his album, The Journey to Slowheart.

Moore will tour worldwide, kicking off on Feb. 10 in San Antonio, Texas, making some stops across America before hitting the United Kingdom, Australia and ending up in Calgary, Canada. Read more here.

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Justin Bieber's 'Steps to Stardom' Focus Of New Museum Exhibit

(Radio.com) Canadian tourism is about to get a Justin Bieber boost. The Stratford Perth Museum in Ontario has revealed new exhibit, "Steps to Stardom," that will chronicle Bieber's path from local boy playing covers on YouTube to global pop superstar.

Bieber himself signed off on the exhibit over coffee at a local Tim Horton's donut shop, revealed museum general manager, John Kastner. "We . . . had a very brief conversation with him here, and he was very appreciative - couldn't have been nicer," Kastner told the Stratford Beacon Herald, "and just expressed how much he appreciated the fact that the museum was doing an exhibit."

The exhibit's title was inspired by Bieber's early years busking on the steps of the local Avon Theatre as a kid. "The steps of the Avon Theatre was probably the turning point (in his life), but for many people around here, they knew he was talented years before that," Kastner explained. Read more here.

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Kanye West And Solange Knowles in New Helmut Lang Photo Project

(Radio.com) Kanye West is ready for his close-up. The rapper was selected by fashion designer Helmut Lang to star in a new photo project in collaboration with Exactitudes.

Solange Knowles was also selected to participate in the project, which aligns a dozen aesthetically-similar people into a grid of photographs. For his project, all of Lang's subjects wear a mix of new and vintage pieces from his collections over the years. West, a longtime Lang fan, wore his own archival pieces for the image (via Vogue).

"Established in 1994, Exactitudes is an ongoing photographic project by Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek focused on documenting underground subcultures and global communities," reads Lang's Instagram post for the project. "To celebrate Helmut Lang Re-Edition, Isabella Burley invited Exactitudes to capture cross-generational Helmut Lang collectors and fans wearing Volumes 1 and 2, marking their first collaboration with a brand."

See the post here.

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Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley Meets Tyler Hubbard's New Baby

(Radio.com) Half of the Nashville country duo Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Hubbard, received the greatest holiday gift of all — a brand new baby girl. Olivia Rose Hubbard was born in Nashville on Dec. 23, 2017 and Hubbard's hit-making partner, Brian Kelley, just met the infant.

"Hard not to get emotional while meeting this precious angel today oh my Lord what a blessing! @thubbmusic @hayley_hubbard so so proud of y'all!" Kelley posted on social media along with a photo of the encounter.

"What a beautiful story God is writing. Y'all got parents of the year on lock already." Check out the sweet post here.

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Maren Morris Shares Career Advice For Budding Country Artists

(Radio.com) What does it take for a budding country artist to make in Nashville? Maren Morris has some advice. The breakout country star shared a few pearls of wisdom on social media after being queried by a fan.

"Any tips for writers & singers planning a move there ready to work for a career like yours?," the fan asked in response to a throwback photo Maren posted of the day she and her mother drove from Dallas to Nashville to launch her career.

"Be patient, lose your ego, be friendly but not aggressive, find your tribe, LISTEN, and learn from the best," Morris shared. "Go to rounds, go to meetings, hole up and figure out why your favorite songs are your favorite. And wait." See the tweets here.

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Chris Janson Performed 'Drunk Girl' On 'TODAY'

(Radio.com) Chris Janson performed his latest single, "Drunk Girl," January 5 on Megyn Kelly TODAY. The track is featured on his sophomore album, Everybody, which dropped in September of 2017.

Megyn Kelly introduced Janson's "Drunk Girl" to her audience as a "message of personal integrity." The 31-year-old revealed he penned the track with songwriters Tom Douglas and Scooter Carusoe.

Although "Drunk Girl" is probably not what you expected judging by the title, the lyrics are as a real as it gets. Janson wrote the song with his good friends from a fatherly perspective. Watch Chris Janson's live performance of "Drunk Girl" here.

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U2's Bono Pens Magazine Essay For Women's Rights

(Radio.com) Bono thinks it's long overdue for men to do their part in the fight for women's rights. The U2 frontman has penned a thoughtful and passionate new essay for TIME magazine centered on countering rampant misogyny around the world.

"I say it seemed obvious to me, but if I'm honest, it didn't always," Bono reveals in the piece. "I have been home-schooled on this issue in a very powerful way by my wife Ali and our two daughters (Jordan and Eve)."

The singer talks about the conversation in his household back in 2016 when he was recognized as Glamour magazine's first Man of the Year along with their annual selection of Women of the Year.

"Jordan reminds me, there is nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunity as men. Nowhere," he writes. "Which has something to do with the fact that around the world, there are 130 million girls who are not in school. That's so many girls that, if they made up their own country, it would be bigger in population than Germany or Japan." Read more here.

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Kelly Clarkson Talks Handling a Toddler Meltdown

(Radio.com) Kelly Clarkson is one of the most honest and real celebrities that you could ever meet. Yes, we've known that for years, but we are reminded about how honest and real she is whenever we get to hear from her.

We recently caught up with Kelly Clarkson for an exclusive interview where she opened up about everything from her new music to her style of parenting. In fact, it's safe to say that Kelly knows a thing or two about parenting. The American Idol (and upcoming coach on The Voice) has a 3-year-old daughter, River Rose, and a 1-year-old son, Remy. Plus, she is a stepmother to 16-year-old, Savannah, and 9-year-old, Seth.

Kelly is a major celebrity, so how does she handle moments when her toddler daughter has a meltdown in public? "She's (River Rose) been crying in public and I've totally carried her out (of a public place) going 'enjoy your day,' Clarkson told us. "People obviously recognize me."

Kelly also went on to say that she's not "above a spanking." Though as she clarifies in the interview, she just means "a tap" on her daughter's "bottom." Read more here.

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