Friday, 31 January 2014

VIDEO: Dixie Chicks - live in Hamilton

After their seven-year hiatus, the Dixie Chicks hit the road to bring the Long Time Gone Tour to thousands of excited Canadian fans at the end of 2013. Though it had been a long time, the Chicks didn't seem like they had stepped out of the spotlight for even a minute and the frenzied audiences never left the girls' side, anxiously anticipating their return to the stage.

She's Gone Country had the opportunity to catch the Chicks when they played Hamilton, Ontario's Copps Coliseum with Charlie Mars in November.

Check out our video of some highlights including singer Natalie Maines' jokes about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's issues (for lack of a better term) and performances of Sin Wagon, You Were Mine, a goosebump worthy rendition of Not Ready To Make Nice and a cover of Bob Dylan's Mississippi with opener Charlie Mars!



And some photos from the show!



Click Read More below for more photos and highlights!!!

Country Music’s Stars Shine Bright at the 2014 Grammy Awards!




Fans saw country music well represented at the 2014 Grammy Awards with performances by Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban and Hunter Hayes. Miranda Lambert, showing off her newly slim figure, paired up with Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong to honor the Everly Brothers late Phil Everly singing “When Will I Be Loved”. Blake Shelton joined Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard to perform pieces of the Highwaymen’s “Okie from Muskogee” and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”.

The big winner of the night was newcomer Kacey Musgraves – winning Best Country Album for Same Trailer, Different Park and Best Country Song for Merry Go ‘Round. Darius Rucker was awarded Best Country Solo Performance for “Wagon Wheel” during a pre show ceremony with The Civil Wars winning for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

What a great night for country music!

Check out some of the hottest looks of the night:

Kacey Musgraves celebrates her big win!

Taylor Swift Gorgeous in Gucci

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert




Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Interview with JORDAN MCINTOSH

We had the opportunity to meet up with new Canadian country music sensation Jordan McIntosh!!

At only 18 years old, the Ottawa-based musician has had a whirlwind year, playing from Bluesfest to Boots & Hearts, where we had the chance to chat about his career highlights, his inspirations and his vision of being the male version of Taylor Swift!!

Check it out!!!



For more on what Jordan's up to check out: www.jordanmcintosh.ca
You can also follow him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jordanmcintosh
and Instagram: www.instagram.com/jordanmcintosh

Monday, 27 January 2014

Carrie Underwood is the new brand ambassador for Almay!

Looks like Carrie Underwood's flawless complection and incredible skin are getting her noticed! The bubbly blonde is the new brand ambassador for Almay Smart Shade makeup!

Check out her new commercial!




Faster Horses Festival Lineup Announced!!

We had the pleasure of covering the inaugural Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan last year (you can check out our review & pix of the amazing event HERE) and are super excited to see what they come up with for 2014!!

The lineup has been announced and so far it looks amazing!! Who are you most excited to see?!


 


Tickets for Faster Horses are on sale now! http://fasterhorsesfestival.com/festival-passes/

Florida Georgia Line looking forward to another whirlwind year!!

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE “CRUISE” TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH THE #1 BEST-SELLING DIGITAL COUNTRY SINGLE OF ALL TIME; Award-Winning Duo “Stay” On Top With Fourth Consecutive, Multi-Week #1 In US & Canada; FGL Joins Jason Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN Tour 2014


Following an epic 2013, it is no surprise that Florida Georgia Line is ringing in the New Year on top. The award-winning duo's breakout MULTI-PLATINUM debut “Cruise” has been named the best-selling digital Country single in history for sales of over 6.6 million downloads by Soundscan




To top it off, their passion-fueled single “Stay” dominated all four Country Radio charts in the US and Canada this week, marking their fourth consecutive, multi-week #1. FGL exploded with their smash “Cruise” and followed with the PLATINUM “Get Your Shine On” and GOLD “Round Here.” To date, more than 10 million tracks worldwide have been sold from FGL’s Republic Nashville debut album, HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, which has been certified PLATINUM in the US and GOLD in Canada.



The breakout duo closed out 2013 topping 11 of Billboard’s year-end charts, including:
#1 Top Country Artist
#1 Top Country Duo/Group
#1 Hot Country Songs Artist
#1 Hot Country Songs “Cruise”
#1 Country Airplay Songs Artist
#1 Country Digital Songs Artist
#1 Country Digital Songs Title “Cruise”
#1 Country Streaming Songs Artist
#1 Country Streaming Songs Title “Cruise”
#1 Ringtones Artist
#1 Ringtones Title “Cruise”

Poised to follow in the record-breaking success, FGL's next single will be “This Is How We Roll” featuring country superstar Luke Bryan. The collaboration is from the deluxe version of their chart-topping album, HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES…THIS IS HOW WE ROLL, available now.


 
To continue to toast and celebrate with their fans nationwide, the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year will join Jason Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN Tour later this month.

For tour dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.