CMA Hosts’ Package Deal

Brad Paisley says that hosting the CMA Awards each year has become a package deal like he wouldn’t be up for it if it didn’t involve hosting partner and friend Carrie Underwood. As Brad shares, both of them have talked about it: “We’ve both talked about that a little bit just that it feels great with the two of us and I can’t see hosting that show with somebody else, you know, I… there’s things that you can see yourself doing in the future with others artists but as far as that goes that really… that really works with the two of us we work so well together and we’ve figured it out. We’ve figured out who each other are I think and it’s a really fun important thing I really take this show very seriously and we go into it both of us work very hard to make sure this is unique and try to make it fun and entertaining and you want one or two of those moments that people talk about a year later.”


New Alabama Project

Toby Keith is just one of the many country superstars paying tribute and singing along with Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama as they release their Alabama & Friends album today in stores and online. Toby goes way back with the guys and was even “discovered” by Alabama’s original producer Harold Shedd back when he was running Mercury Records.  As Toby shares,he thinks the guys still haven’t gotten their due: “They asked a bunch of artists to come do some of their biggest songs and I did the song ‘She and I’ and great, great act even as big as they were I still feel like that um, they don’t get their due today as big an influence as they had coming into the eighties and setting country music on its ear.”

Keith Urban Tour

Keith Urban just recently announced the third leg of his “Light The Fuse Tour” which will play through January 2014. Keith’s shows feature new music, including his latest Top 5 hit “Little Bit Of Everything” and Urban shares that he gets quite a workout each night during his high octane show: “I love playing live. It’s what I really love to do, and we have a very high energy show and we run around everywhere. And it’s a decent length show, so I think that keeps me in really good shape.”


Miley Cyrus Reaction

Miley Cyrus’ raunchy performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night has caused several people to react online. Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum took to Twitter yesterday morning and said, “Do you think Billy Ray Cyrus woke up with an achy breaky heart this morning after his little girl’s performance at the VMAs last night?” Kelly Clarkson also went to the social media site to respond to Sunday night’s VMA’s, and her thoughts on the performances can be summed up with her hashtag. Clarkson tweeted, “Just saw a couple performances from the VMA’s last night. 2 words…. #pitchystrippers.”


While several people were ridiculing his daughter’s vulgar performance at the VMA’s, Miley’s father, Billy Ray Cyrus, had a message of hope and peace. In the early morning hours on Monday, Billy tweeted, “Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love …less hate.” His tweet was not, however, in response to his daughter’s performance. He later confirmed on the site that his late night tweet was referring to the ongoing crisis in Syria, not Miley’s performance. He tweeted, “FYI’Love Not Hate’ Late last night I was watching devastating news out of Syria. Chemical weapons used on innocent children is unacceptable!”