Thursday, 31 July 2014

Taylor Swift Gives Love Advice To A Fan

There's no denying Taylor Swift cares about her fans. Earlier this year she attended a fan's bridal shower (she was on tour at the time of her wedding and couldn't make it) and did not come empty handed - showing up with some awesome shower gifts including some original, handmade treasures.

Last week, she surprised a young fan with some sweet advice on unrequited love.

A young fan, Hanna, wrote to Swift:

"There’s a guy Taylor, a guy who’s sweet and charming and makes me laugh. A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast. A guy who grew up across the street from me. A guy who plays guitar like me. A guy who was my first best friend. A guy who I met when I was seven and he was nine. A guy who this one time, when we were younger, said that I was ‘like’ his girlfriend because I was a girl and his friend. I wish. A guy who I have the biggest crush in the whole wide world on, and he’ll never like me back. (And he has a girlfriend who he adores and she’s pretty and has an amazing figure and is actually nice to me). A guy who will never like me back. @taylorswift can you give me some advice maybe. I love you. Hannah."

Swifts response? See below:

"Hannah. Eyes, eyes, eyes. Woah. You have the prettiest, widest, most child like eyes. (Composes herself) Okay. About this guy. I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized. When you have a broken heart, the first thing a stranger will ask is ‘how long were you two together?’ As if your pain can be determined by how long you were with someone. Or if you were with them at all. I don’t think that’s how it works. I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It’s just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you’ll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you’ll find someone who loves you in that exact same way."

Taylor Swift proves once again why she is the Superstar that she is. Smart, talented, beautiful and insightful beyond her years!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Maddie & Tae taking on girls in country songs

Check out this catchy and clever song from Maddie & Tae who switch up the gender roles for sexy video vixens!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Garth Brooks announces first tour date & new music!!

There have been announcements about announcements and announcements about press conferences and press conferences about announcements, but finally Garth Brooks announced that his World Tour will open up in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Allstate Arena. Trisha Yearwood will be joining Garth as a special guest on the tour.

“As an entertainer, you get asked a lot ‘what are the best cities to play?’  Without hesitation, I rattle five or six of the best places to play and that list ALWAYS includes Chicago.  It is the PERFECT city to launch the World Tour!” said Garth Brooks.

The tickets for the event will all cost $65.50 and go on sale Friday, July 25th at 10 Am CST. There will be a six ticket limit per purchase. They can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849.

Garth will issue his first single through RCA Nashville, next week and is planning to record a new album to be released digitally this year. Keep an eye out for other tour dates which should be announced in the coming weeks!!

Monday, 14 July 2014

KEITH URBAN brings dancers on stage at Calgary Stampede

Keith Urban has always been known to bring fans on stage during shows over the years, but this past weekend at the Calgary Stampede wasn't your typical off-key crowd singalong. He brought up a pair of dancers from the crowd that were super impressive to join him during "Better Life". The couple was so good that Keith himself had a hard time not turning around to watch.

We can't wait to catch him this weekend when we cover Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan!!! Word of warning, if he brings us up on stage, it's more likely to turn out like this:

Friday, 11 July 2014

Big news Boots & Hearts fans!!!

We are so excited to hear that the now-duo,  High Valley will be hosting the 2014 Boots & Hearts festival!!! Check out their video announcement (complete with some eye candy) as the handsome pair take the mickey out of themselves while sharing the big news!!

We are also excited to announce to you guys that, She's Gone Country will be covering the festival weekend again this year, so stay tuned for coverage of this years' big acts!!!

In the meantime check out this interview from when we caught up with High Valley at Boots & Hearts last year!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE releases new video for DIRT!!

Fans of Florida Georgia Line who have come to know the band for their hooky, upbeat hip-hop infused songs, wallet chains and bedazzled style will be shocked to hear the duo's latest single “Dirt”. So far removed from anything on their debut album, 'Dirt' is more mature and almost melancholic - an homage to the pair's love and respect for their country roots.

'Dirt' has us so excited to hear what FGL's upcoming sophomore album has in store!! And it was nice to see Brian Kelley taking a turn singing lead on the second verse. Check out the video below!

We would also like to congratulate Melissa S. From Winnipeg, Manitoba, the winner of our Florida Georgia Line contest!!!

Stay tuned for our Luke Bryan and Chris Young contests coming soon!!!

Monday, 7 July 2014

The Wait For Garth Brooks News Is Over.....Almost.

Garth Brooks posted a crypic message on his website last week saying only, "The wait is over 7/7". Leaving fans to believe there would be an announcement of his long awaited comeback.

The day is finally here, July 7th, and the singers website was updated with an announcement of a press conference set for Thursday, July 10th at 12pm EDT. A live stream of the conference will be available to watch a Although there are no details yet as to what the press conference will reveal, many are confident this will be the big news we have all been waiting for: a full fledged tour.

Stay tuned to She's Gone Country for more updates on the Garth Brooks comeback!