Thursday, 20 June 2013

CONCERT REVIEW: Taylor Swift's RED tour takes over Toronto!!!

Taylor Swift's RED Tour took over the Rogers Centre in Toronto this past weekend to play two back-to-back shows for sold out crowds of over 45,000 each night. The crowd was a sea of crimson as T.Swift fans in DIY shirts, heart-shaped sunglasses, Taylor tees and copycats of the singer's most recognizable outfits. Some draped themselves in homemade signs, glitter and christmas lights, vying to grab the pop-country songstress' attention in hopes of getting an invite to her Club Red after party. From 4 year old girls in pink cowboy boots dancing around at the back of the floor to grown men trying to pretend that they didn't know the words to EVERY song, the glowstick waving former-Skydome was taken over by the T.Swift tornado.

The show was opened up by Austin Mahone and Ed Sheeran, who had the crowd on their feet in anticipation of the country queen's arrival. Appearing as a silhouette on a red curtain to the driving riffs of American Woman, Taylor kicked off the show with State of Grace. Running through a high energy 2-hour set with several glitzy RED-infused costume changes, decked out dancers, a badass babe fiddle player and elaborate set designs, Taylor went through poppy versions of her hit songs Mean, You Belong With Me, Sparks Fly, Love Story, I Knew You Were Trouble, Begin Again and 22 which was queud by a video montage of Taylor from every year up to 22. 

During a quiet acoustic set on a secondary stage toward the back of the floor, Taylor put on some of her best performances of the night. Stripped down to vocal and acoustic guitar, Taylor actually gave a more impressive performance than during some of her more over-the-top, overproduced numbers. She covered her Tim McGraw duet which has been tearing up country radio, Highway Don't Care and welcomed opener Ed Sheeran to join her for their duet of her latest album, Everything Has Changed. The most impressive moment in the show showcased Taylor's skills at the piano with an emotional performance of All Too Well.

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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Funny Eric Church look-a-like visits fans at CMA Fest

Who doesn't love a good prank?! This one is pretty awesome!

There was a Detroit radio station who brought a Ryan Gosling look a like around town to hoards of excited fans and now this video of video producer Trevor George made us giggle...

Trevor, who is the self-proclaimed #2 Eric Church fan, also bears a striking resemblance to the Creepin' & Springsteen singer.. Add a hat and some aviators and have him drive down a busy Broadway in Nashville during CMA Fest and he definitely got some attention...

Check out the video he posted of his CMA adventures... needless to say, he had the fans lining up to show their Eric Church appreciation...

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

CONTEST: Happy 28th Birthday to Chris Young!!

In honour of Chris' birthday today - She's Gone Country has a special Chris Young Prize Pack to give away! One lucky winner will receive a Chris Young autographed photo, a Chris Young lanyard and an authentic Chris Young Guitar Pick - used at his Toronto show!!!

Here's one half of She's Gone Country hanging out with Chris backstage before his show with Brad Paisley at Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheatre!

To enter: follow us on Twitter @SGCountry at tweet: Hey ! I wanna win a  prizepack!     Follow & RT to win!!

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Check out She's Gone Country's Chris Young review and photos from the show in an earlier post HERE!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Taylor Swift Red Tour Toronto Tickets

Congratulations to Melanie Craig, the winner of our Taylor Swift Toronto ticket contest!!

She and a friend will get to experience Taylor's RED Tour in Toronto this weekend!!

Thank you to everyone who tweeted and entered the contest!! Some lucky fans even won some exclusive guitar picks from Taylor's Speak Now tour!!

Check back soon for She's Gone Country's review, photos and video from the shows this weekend and look out for more exciting giveaways!!!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Craig Morgan helps Tennessee car crash victims

Well, they always insist that celebrities are just like the rest of us, but this week, a couple heroic heavyweights made us ask, “what would you do?!”

Last week the internet was all a buzz about how cool John Malkovich was for helping to save a man's life, when he cut his throat on a scaffolding on a Toronto street and was in dire condition. And on Sunday, country star Craig Morgan put his lifesaving skills to use by rushing to help car crash victims on I-40 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.

A trained EMT, Craig Morgan was returning from a show in in Texas when he came upon the crash that involved three tractor trailers. Just missing the scene of the accident by a quarter of a mile in his bus, Morgan and two of his crew members, Joey Greer and Jerry Hines jumped into action. The trio aided emergency responders, cared for injured drivers and even put out a small fire.

Surprisingly everyone involved only suffered minor injuries and Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis, praised the singer for his quick action and help. And what is even more impressive is that this isn't Morgan's first act of heroism – he rescued two children from a burning home in 2011.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Nashville saw a slew of country's biggest and brightest stars last night for the CMT AwardsHosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell, the show had great performances and big winners! Performances by Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood (who won the evening's top honours with Video of the Year), Jason Aldean (with special guest Lenny Kravitz), Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hays, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town and more had fans lining the streets of Nashville to try and catch a glimpse of their favourite star! ShesGoneCountry's performance pick of the night was Carrie Underwood with her moving tribute to the victims of Moore, Oklahoma with the Christ Church Choir.

Take a look at some of the highlights:

CMT Performance of the Year
Miranda Lambert, 'Over You' (From 2012 CMT 'Artists of the Year')

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Florida Georgia Line -- "Cruise"

Collaborative Video of the Year
Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church -- "The Only Way I Know," from 2012 CMA Awards

Female Video of the Year
Miranda Lambert -- "Mama's Broken Heart"

Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood -- "Blown Away"

Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton -- "Sure Be Cool If You Did"
Group Video of the YearLady Antebellum -- "Downtown"

Do you agree? Who was your favourite performer from last nights show?

Monday, 3 June 2013

CONCERT REVIEW: Brad Paisley, Chris Young & Lee Brice

Country superstar Brad Paisley's Beat This Summer Tour made a stop in Toronto at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre this past week. Taking over the Amp on Friday, May 30th supported by The Henningsens, Lee Brice and Chris Young, the energetic crowd of 16,000 fans didn't let the torrential downpour stop them.

The Henningsens opened the show as the crowd rushed in to escape the rain and warmed everyone up with their single American Beautiful.


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