Christina Grimmie Won’t Be “Invisible” – Listen to the First Single, Following the Singer’s Death.

Born March 12, 1994, Christina Grimmie came into this world knowing she was destined to sing and share her gift of music. Grimmie started out on YouTube and was a natural sensation, instantly growing followers every day. She sang covers and originals on her channel and even acted like a goofball showing that she is as normal as everyone. Grimmie was one of the most humble people you would want to know. She spent countless hours playing Smash Brothers online with her frands (name for fans).

Grimmie would go on to release her first EP I in 2011. In 2013 she would release her first full length album called With Love. Eventually, this would propel the star to get noticed by the music industry and during auditions for season 6 of The Voice, the world was introduced to the amazing vocalist. Grimmie got a four chair-turn during her audition with her cover of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus. With the ultimate opportunity of picking her own coach, she chose Adam Levine and went all the way to the finals where she took 3rd place for the show. During the finale, Levine announced that win or lose, he will sign Grimmie to his label. Grimmie went on to sign with Island Records and in 2015, she was named the iHeart Radio/ Macy’s Rising Star and performed at the 2015 iHeart Radio Music Awards.

In early 2016 Grimmie released her second EP Side A saying that there might be a Side B down the line. In June of 2016 Grimmie was doing a concert in Orlando, FL with the group Before You Exit. During a Meet and Greet after the show, a man came up and opened fired on Grimmie, shooting her multiple times which led to the singer’s death. At the end of 2016 Grimmie won the Teen Choice Award for 2016 Choice Web Star: Music.

In early 2017 it was announced Grimmie was posthumously signed to a major record deal with label Republic Records. The first single would be released on February 17th titled “Invisible” with a full album in the works from previously recorded songs by the late singer. Along with the release of the single was a lyric video which can be seen below.

All net funds raised by the sale of the single would go to establish the Christina Grimmie Foundation. See the link below to purchase “Invisible”.

 

Invisible on Itunes

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/zeldaxlove64

Twitter: @TheRealGrimmie

 

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Brooke Eden Announces New Single “Act Like You Don’t” + ‘Welcome to the Weekend’ Tour!

Brooke Eden has had a very busy 2016, with Eden making her Grand Ole Opry debut and releasing her debut EP, Welcome to the Weekend. Eden is looking to have an even bigger 2017 and is kicking things off releasing her brand new single, “Act Like You Don’t.” Upon Eden’s EP release, “Act Like You Don’t” has become a fan favorite, with close to 5 million streams on Spotify . One listen through the song and you will instantly see what all the buzz about. Eden possess one of the most jaw-dropping voices in the country music world, paired with a bubbly personality, fans around are instantly drawn to her music.

 

 

“Act Like You Don’t” is a song that deserves to be played on country radio, simply because it’s not only a song that helped Eden heal, but a song that will resonate with so many others, males and females included. It’s a break up song that isn’t a ballad or a slow song that will make the listener sad. Instead, it will give the strength needed to push through that break up, words and a beat that the listener can shout out, dance to and write down to remember when they are having moments of weakness.

We can’t take all these ups and downs / This back and forth / Oh, space is what we need / So I boxed up your things / Put ’em on your porch / The nights, they hurt like hell / I know just how you feel / But when I hear from you / It’s like salt in the wounds / And I need to heal / So when you want to have a late night drive by/ Drunk dial my phone around midnight / Say you miss me waking up by your side / Act like you don’t, like you don’t / Let’s play a little game and pretend / Like you don’t know where I go on the weekends / When you want to show up with your friends / Act like you don’t, like you don’t

When Eden comes for that bridge she turns a break up song into something beautiful, something healing, empowering and powerful. It’s not just another single or just another break up song, it’s a song that needs to be heard because it has no bounds. It’s not restricted to genres or genders. It speaks to everyone and everyone needs a little more healing, empowerment and strength in their life.

 

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Directed by Ford Fairchild, the lyrics of “Act Like You Don’t” pour across the pages of Eden’s diary. The video gives fans an intimate look at Eden writing a heartfelt message to an ex-boyfriend in the wake of a painful breakup:

I know we both get lonely, but if you ever loved me, /
And you still do… I need you to /
Act like you don’t.

Be sure to request “Act Like You Don’t” at your local radio stations and watch the lyric video below!

 

Along with the brand new single, Eden has also announced her Welcome to the Weekend Tour that will begin in the Spring. A few of the dates can be seen below, along with additional dates announced soon.

3/2 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall *
3/3 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Wolf Den *
3/4 – Buffalo, NY – The Venu *
4/7 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
4/8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Tortuga Music Festival
4/28 – San Diego, CA – Moonshine Beach *
4/29 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach Festival
5/6 – New London, CT – Connecticut College Amphitheater

* Denotes headlining show date

Additional Events & Superstar Announced For ACM Party For A Cause!

ADDITIONAL EVENTS & SUPERSTAR ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR

“THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®” 2017

INCLUDING 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® TAKING PLACE

MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017 SURROUNDING THE 52ND ACM AWARDS®

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Ticket Packages to be Available for Pre-Sale on Friday, February 17 and 

On-Sale Saturday, February 18 on www.ACMpartyforacause.com

 

Series of Fan Events To Take Over Las Vegas

 

ENCINO, CA (February 9, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates and hotel codes for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along with the52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

This year, ACM Party for a Cause will consist of industry and fan events located at different venues across Las Vegas including a new host hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and several others from Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

The Academy of Country Music has announced additional events which will add to the all-star lineup for The Week Vegas Goes Country. These newly added festivities will kick-off on Friday, March 31 with the ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase, continue Saturday, April 1 with an ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, and close out on Sunday, April 2 with ACM Pool Party for a Cause: Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Each of the festivities for The Week Vegas Goes Country will feature performances by some of the biggest names and hottest new talent in country music including Lauren Alaina, Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Bailey Bryan, Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Clare Dunn, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Seth Ennis, Ryan Follese, Kenny Foster, Ashley Gorley, Walker Hayes, HISH, Ryan Hurd, Chris Janson, Ryan Kinder, Lady Antebellum, Luke Laird, LANCO, Tracy Lawrence, Jackie Lee, LOCASH, Love & Theft, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery, Alyssa Micaela, Midland, William Michael Morgan, Kip Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, John Rich, Darius Rucker, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aubrie Sellers, Dee Jay Silver, Chris Stapleton, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Aaron Watson, Hailey Whitters, Brett Young and more to be announced!

TICKET ON-SALE INFORMATION:

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER AND ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Both can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Friday, February 17, 2017 by visiting www.partyforacause.com.The pre-sale code will be emailed prior to the on-sale.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Saturday February 18, 2017 at www.partyforacause.com.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017:

6:00 PM                95.5 The Bull’s 9th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull

Location: Red Rock Ballroom, Red Rock Casino Resort Spa

Performers: Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Performers: Alyssa Micaela, Midland, Michael Ray

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FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017:

7:00 PM                LOCASH with Ryan Follese and Michael Tyler at House of Blues

Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Performers: LOCASH, Ryan Follese, Michael Tyler

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8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach

                                Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

                                Performers: Jake Owen and more to be announced

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8:30 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase presented by AIMP

Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort

Performers: Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and more to be announced

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10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

Location: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Harrah’s Las Vegas

Performers: Lindsay Ell, Ryan Kinder

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10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Virgil’s Real BBQ

Location: Virgil’s Real BBQ, The LINQ Promenade

Performers: Bailey Bryan, Kenny Foster

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10:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase

                                Location: Mizuya Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

                                Performers: Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Aubrie Sellers, Hailey Whitters

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SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017:

12:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

                                Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Performers: Love & Theft, William Michael Morgan, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aaron Watson and more to be announced

1:00 PM                ACM Pool Party for a Cause at GO Pool

Location: GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas

Performers: Jackie Lee, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Dee Jay Silver

5:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause at The Joint

Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Performers: Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Ryan Hurd, Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, Eric Paslay, Dee Jay Silver, Brett Young

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7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause at House of Blues presented by CAA

Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Performers: Lauren Alaina, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Seth Ennis

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8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach

                                Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

                                Performers: To Be Announced

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Redneck Riviera

Location: The Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Las Vegas

Performers: John Rich, Clay Walker

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017:

12:00 PM             ACM Pool Party for a Cause: REHAB

                                Location: REHAB, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

                                Performers: HISH

8:00 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at The Joint

Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Performers: Kane Brown, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Dee Jay Silver, Walker Hayes, LANCO, Scotty McCreery and more to be announced

8:00 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at Park Theater

Location: Park Theater, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

Performers: Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, RaeLynn, Clay Walker, HISH

For more information on the ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMparty for more immediate updates!

 

Lady Antebellum To Annouce The 52nd ACM Nominations!! 

MULTI-PLATINUM TRIO LADY ANTEBELLUM TO ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” LIVE ON “CBS THIS MORNING” THURSDAY, FEB. 16 DURING THE 8:00AM, ET HOUR “ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’S” NANCY O’DELL AND KEVIN FRAZIER TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL NOMINEES AT 8:50 AM ET/5:50 AM PT ON ETONLINE.COM

 “52nd Academy of Country Music Awards” to Air Live From T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 on CBS TWEET: .@ACMawards noms to be announced by @ladyantebellum on @CBSThisMorning and by @nancyodell & @KevinFrazier on @ETNow 2/16

 Encino, CA (February 8, 2017) – Ten-time ACM Award winners Lady Antebellum will appear LIVE on “CBS This Morning” to announce the nominees for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, on Thursday, February 16 in the 8:00 AM hour (delayed PT). “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier will announce additional nominees on ETonline.com at 8:50 AM ET/5:50 AM PT. The full list of nominations will be released immediately following the ETonline.com announcement on ACMcountry.com.

 The 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

For more information on the Academy of Country Music Awards and all ACM events, visit ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About Lady Antebellum

Honing in on the melodious foundation that first brought Lady Antebellum together, the group returns to radio airwaves with “You Look Good,” while concurrently announcing it as the debut single off their sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville), to be released June 9. Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood simultaneously share plans to return to the road, with more than 65 shows planned in six countries on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR, presented by NABISCO. With more than 18 million units sold, seven-time GRAMMY award winning group Lady Antebellum has earned nine No. one hits and countless awards including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards, while also taking home ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row. For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

 About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

Tom Hiddleston Opens Up About Lost Love and Taylor Swift

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift took the world by storm last Summer as their romance traveled all around the world. Their adventures took them from America, England, Italy and even to Australia. They looked so happy together, so happy that no one could believe their love could truly be real, that it must be some magical PR ploy to help Swift out of her recent heartbreak and to help Hiddleston further his career in America.

 

In the months after, we haven’t heard much about the relationship. Swift hasn’t released any music about him (if she does, we imagine it will be a magical love story), and Hiddleston hasn’t talked about the relationship much in the press. Can you blame him? The entirety of his relationship, his motives and sincerity was being questioned. He couldn’t go out for a run without cameras following him. He was not use to this much attention or distraction from his career roles. Instead of being asked about the movie he was working on (Thor: Ragnarok,) he was asked about his relationship with Swift. Was the relationship real? What was she like.

 

I wrote a piece on a similar subject before: Here’s Why Some Celebs Can’t Handle Being Friends With Taylor Swift. In it, I address how hard it is for other celebrities to be friends with Swift, because every interview, every interaction becomes about her instead of about them. The media knows Swift is the biggest Pop star, that her very name will immediately attract attention. So what better way to ensure that their articles do well? Ask a question about Taylor Swift. After they do this, instead of promoting say a model doing a fashion show and leaving the headline to be about what it’s truly about, they turn it into “So and So Says XYZ About Taylor Swift…” Imagine, nothing is about you anymore. You love this person, but you also lose sight of you and the importance of what you’re doing and what you want to say. Only the strongest people can put all of that aside and it’s not for everyone.

This kind of attention takes its toll not just on friendships, but especially on relationships. When the very nature of you is questioned. When every look on your face somehow has an alternative meaning and everything about you from your hair to your shoes is analyzed, simply because of who you are dating. No one else gets this kind of criticism. Why has the world put so much attention and focus on who is in Taylor Swift’s life?

People joke about Swift and how she hasn’t had much luck with dating. Mind you, she spent 15 months in a relationship from 2015-2016. Could anyone find luck with dating when everything that couple does seems to be on some sort of sick public trial? It’s a lot of pressure and relationships, especially new ones, are hard enough. There are enough doubts and insecurities in a new relationship, adding cameras, fake headlines, falsities and rumors can quickly detangle that.

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Hiddleston has finally opened up about his relationship with Swift and not with some quick, over-rehearsed answer. No, he was passionate about his answers, he went on and on even when the reporter told him he didn’t have to talk about it anymore. He wanted to set the record straight, that things done in private, that get broadcasted to the media without permission and taken out of context are the kinds of things that bring sadness and pain. He also wanted people to know how real the relationship was and how they both decided they didn’t want to hide and were going to truly live their lives and do things they wanted to do, despite the cameras.

Hiddleston opened up to GQ about the relationship saying:

“If you’re under attack, if your values are under attack, if you’re being shamed, if you’re being humiliated, the animal response is to hide in the bush. It’s to be less, to make yourself smaller, to diminish in size and volume. And the lesson of 2016 is we have to love more, we have to risk more, we have to be braver, we have to be more outspoken.”

The reporter went on to say: “It wasn’t until much later that night, after we’d parted, that I realized we had started talking about Taylor Swift long before we started talking about Taylor Swift.”

Hiddleston continues with her: “Taylor is an amazing woman, She’s generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time. Of course it was real.

When the reporter asks if he wants to say anything about Australia, about the Fourth of July party and the infamous ‘I ♥ T.S’ tank top he says:

 

“The truth is, it was the Fourth of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back. And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, ’Does anyone have a T-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, ’I’ve got this.’ ” The friend pulled out the “I ♥ T.S.” And we all laughed about it. It was a joke.”

He went on to shared how he doesn’t want other people’s opinions to affect his life and the way he lives. He definitely found that to be a lot harder than he could have previously imagined.

“I have to be so psychologically strong about not letting other people’s interpretations about my life affect my life. A relationship exists between two people. We will always know what it was. The narratives that are out there altogether have been extrapolated from pictures that were taken without consent or permission, with no context. Nobody had the context for that story. And I’m still trying to work out a way of having a personal life and protecting it, but also without hiding. So the hardest thing is that was a joke among friends on the Fourth of July. I don’t know, I just, I was surprised. I was just surprised that it got so much attention. The tank top became an emblem of this thing. I only know the woman I met. She’s incredible. A relationship in the limelight… A relationship always takes work. A relationship in the limelight takes work. And it’s not just the limelight. It’s everything else. (They both wanted a regular relationship) So we decided to go out for dinner, we decided to travel.”

 

After going to Australia to film Thor: Ragnarok, he would get up in the morning to run and the cameras would be there. He says: “I’m getting up so I can do this job well. I’m getting up to go for my run so I can play Loki as well as I can.”

The reporter shares one of the most important parts about the difficulty of a relationship in the limelight:

“Everywhere he went, whether it was checking e-mail on a park bench or looking at a menu, if he furrowed his brow it meant he was miserable and that would incite a new tabloid story about how hard he was taking all of this. It was a tough time, a public tough time. Chris Hemsworth gave him some good guidance; Hugh Laurie checked in. His family worried. So you can think whatever you want about Tom Hiddleston, you can swift-boat Hiddleswift all you want. But he is as bewildered by the whole thing as you and I are.

He looks at me finally and he says;

I’m not going to live my life in hiding. Because you have to fight for love. You can’t live in fear of what people might say. You know, you have to be true to yourself.

 

The end of the article is the most vulnerable, it’s not recorded, it’s not documented for the world to read, but the reporter gives us true insight into how broken the world can make a person. How despite the fact there is “freedom of press and speech” that what people fail to realize is while they’re trying to make a buck, they’re destroying lives by writing about things that 1. aren’t even true and 2. don’t even matter. People all need to spend a little more time analyzing their own lives and relationships and why those are going wrong instead of trying to ruin and pick a part perfectly happy ones.

“I turn my tape recorder off and I stand up, but he doesn’t. He shakes his head again, his hands clasped together, and he hangs his head. I sit back down and we talk some more because I finally understand that he isn’t here as someone who needs to explain his side in a PR battle; he’s here as someone who is still crushed by the end of a relationship.

So we sit and talk for a while. We talk about how relationships go sideways, how the ripples of a breakup can still pin you to a wall even months later. We talk about heartache. We talk about sadness and healing. We talk about what it’s like to love and what happens when the object of that love withdraws but all your love is still there. We talk about how those things can really change a person. The world will chip away at your optimism, and you just have to fight back. You have to be someone who is still full of joy and full of love, who can still use a word like “obsessed” about porridge. You have to be bold and open. You have to be honest. You have to be like Tom Hanks. We all have to be more like Tom Hanks.”

Let’s promote love and cheer people on who find happiness instead of trying to destroy it. After all, love is what creates us in the first place and hate is what is destroying the world around us.

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