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The CMA Awards Red Carpet Looks That Stole the Show!

CMA Awards are no doubt one of the most esteemed country music awards show in the industry. It’s 53rd annual show had some pretty rocking red carpet looks, along with some of our favorite people! It’s always fun to see who shows up to present awards and to get some non country artists there! Here’s a look at some of our favs in no particular order (except for Jennifer Nettles because obviously she won).

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If the front of her gown which says “Play our (women in country) f@#!n records please & thank you” wasn’t good enough, wait til you see the back statement of “equal pay”

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First can we say how proud we are that Kelleigh Bannen is out there slaying the game! It was just announced she is hosting her own weekly radio show on Beats1 “Today’s Country.”

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The Queens of Country Music, Carrie Underwood, Reba and Dolly Parton!

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Who doesn’t love Reese Witherspoon??

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Our girl Lindsay Ell, who just scored her first #1 song!

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Because the Rhetts are just too cute.

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Halsey because why not?

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P!nk and Sheryl Crow? Yes please!

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The woman, the myth, the legend that is Kristin Chenoweth

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Gigi Hadid, obviously, she’s a model.

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban because when are they not adorable?

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Hannah Brown, our favorite Bachelorette!

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Kelsea Ballerini… in love!

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Our girls Runaway June!

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The Highway Women because girl power

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Pam Tillis…. legend!

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Martina McBride for her rainbow dress of happiness!

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Christina Murphy and Frankie Ballard because preggo happiness!

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AJ McLean, who doesn’t love a Backstreet Boy?

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Tenille Townes… polka dots… come on!!

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Amy Brown, we love a good pant suit, especially when it’s vibrant!

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Tanya Tucker cuz legends always shine

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Tyler Rich looking like a handsome cowboy!

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Newlyweds Carly Pearce and Michael Ray

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Nicolle Galyon… Pant suit, hello!

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Russell Dickerson sporting his wife’s earring because goals

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Lauren Bushnell because she’s wearing my fav color!

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Kelsea Ballerini and Hunter Hayes Performing at the LA Fair This Weekend!

This Saturday, September 7 come on out to the LA County Fair and see country artists Kelsea Ballerini and Hunter Hayes. Teaming up together will prove to be the best night at the fair!

Ballerini is gearing up to release new music this weekend and revealed her new song is called “Homecoming Queen.”

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Hayes just released a new album Wild Blue and has recently been interviewed by fellow country artist, Kelleigh Bannen for Beats1. Check out their interview below!

Fair admission is included in the price of concert tickets. Each paid concert admission ticket is valid for one entry into the LA County Fair, Aug. 30-Sept. 22, 2019, closed Mondays and Tuesdays except Labor Day. Reserved seating is also available. Acts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are subject to change without notice.

Kelsea Ballerini scores a new song from an undiscovered songwriter on Songland

Songland returned with another brand-new episode last night. Country superstar, Kelsea Ballerini joined producers, Ryan Tedder, Shane McAnally, and Ester Dean in search of her next great song.

Kelsea was introduced to four talented undiscovered songwriters: Jack NewsomeJess JocoyDaniel Feels; and Darius Coleman.

First up is Jack with a breakup song called “Lying (Next To You).” Kelsea and the producers like the song but suggest changing the melody at the end to better highlight the double entendre and create a significant break at the hook.

Next is Jess Jocoy with “Easy,” a personal song derived from her experience dating a guy her friends warned her about. Kelsea and the producers praise the song’s “gorgeous melody” and Kelsea is excited to “marry pop and country influences.” They suggest tweaking one verse and removing the name of the guy Jess dated in order to make the song that much more relatable.

Third, Daniel Feels (whose real name is Daniel Goldberger) sings his song, “Crush.” Kelsea and the producers note that the song is “happy” and “feels good” but has “a lot going on melodically.” They advise Daniel to “strip the production” and keep things “organic.”

Finally, Darius Coleman pitches his song, “Better Luck Next Time.” Darius says he wrote the song about a girl he knows whose boyfriend cheated on her. Kelsea and the producers really gravitate toward the song. Kelsea says she “doesn’t want [it] to end” and thinks it would “fit on country radio.” The only piece of feedback she and the producers give Darius is to lift the song’s melody.

Now it’s time for Kelsea to decide who’ll advance to the studio round. After a brief deliberation, she chooses Daniel, Darius, and Jack, telling Jess to hold on to “Easy” and keep it for herself since the song tells such a personal story.

During the studio round, Jack is paired with Shane. Their main task is to re-write the song’s lyrics and play around with double meanings. They also chop up the acoustics so that the song’s production will mirror its story.

Daniel and Ester focus on stripping the production on “Crush” and creating memorable moments within the song. They also plan to bring in a female to sing the newer version of the song so Kelsea can get a feel for how it will sound from her perspective.

Ryan helps Darius toy with the key of his song. Ryan has worked with Kelsea before so he has the advantage of knowing which key will be perfect for her to sing in her head voice. Ryan and Darius drop the key down and add in a high octave on “Better Luck Next Time.”

With the studio round complete, it’s time for Jack, Daniel, and Darius to perform their songs for Kelsea.

Jack goes first. Kelsea likes that the song has “changed a lot.” Jack and Shane played with the lyrics and added a slow outro that emphasizes the double entendre. Kelsea says they “nailed it.”

Next up is Darius. Kelsea loves his vocal runs and says that the song sounds “magical.”

Last is Daniel with “Crush.” He’s stripped the production down to just an acoustic guitar to give the song more “earthiness.” Kelsea says that the song is “so good” and also agrees that it was “helpful” to bring in a female to accompany Daniel during the performance round in order for her to understand the changes he made.

Kelsea is now tasked with the tough decision of having to choose which song to record. She eventually selects Darius’ “Better Luck Next Time.”

Listen to Kelsea sing “Better Luck Next Time” on YouTube.

On next week’s episode of Songland, the Jonas Brothers stop by in search of their next hit.

 

 

Kelsea Ballerini Hits #1 at Country Radio with “Miss Me More!”

Kelsea Ballerini has claimed the #1 spot at country radio with her latest single, “Miss Me More,” the fiercely confident and empowering stand-out track from her sophomore album, Unapologetically.

The news originally broke Sunday, with one superfan even managing to record her reaction while waiting in a meet-and-greet line during CMA Fest.

According to the official press release from Sweet Talk Publicity, the firm that represents Ballerini, “Miss Me More” marks her “fifth career #1.” Ballerini is also the “first female artist with a chart-topping single in 15 months” when she previously reached number one with the lead Unapologetically track, “Legends.” That means the last female to get a #1 song in the last 15 months was only Ballerini.

Fellow country artist Luke Bryan predicted that Ballerini would hit #1 with “Miss Me More” and urged fans to call in to their local radio stations and request the song when he crashed her interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’ Dell backstage at last week’s CMT Awards.

Following the news that her song charted to #1, Ballerini took to various social media platforms, including Instagram to thank her fans for their support.

Ballerini’s latest career achievement comes fresh after her recent induction into the Grand Ole Opry as its youngest ever member.

Congratulations Kelsea!