There is a new Showdown champion! The voting went down to the final minutes last night on Taste of Country Nights radio, with Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Blown Away’ topping ‘Over’ by Blake Shelton. Early online voting proved to be critical to Underwood’s success, as she was able to hold off rallying Shelton fans. The dark and stormy title-track from the normally sweet and innocent singer’s new album will now face a song by one of Nashville’s hottest foursomes.
It’s a country superstar Showdown today. Three-time champion Blake Shelton will face Carrie Underwood, after ‘Over’ made easy work of Rodney Atkins‘ ‘Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll’ on Wednesday. Shelton’s captivating ballad will need to get past the title track from Underwood’s new ‘Blown Away’ album to move one step away from Showdown Hall of Fame enshrinement. A winner will be decided after 10PM CT on Taste of Country Nights radio.
Blake Shelton has made it two in a row! Last night, his new hit ‘Over’ topped Jerrod Niemann‘s ‘Shinin’ on Me’ to win the Taste of Country Showdown a second time. The emotional ballad was helped by online voting, but also by listeners who caught both songs on the new Taste of Country Nights radio show. Tonight, Shelton’s potential seventh straight No. 1 hit will have to top one of the feel-good songs of the summer.
America didn’t learn about the Band Perry until late 2009, but the sibling trio will be celebrating their 14th year together this October. Neil and Reid Perry started off backing up their older sister Kimberly before she let them join the band officially. Jump forward to 2012, where you’ll find that the 2011 CMA New Artist of the Year is the hottest thing in Nashville, having just notched a fourth straight Top 10 hit from their self-titled debut album.
A new name in radio begins with a familiar voice on Monday night, July 2. Taste of Country Nights will air nightly from 7PM to midnight on 34 country stations nationwide Monday through Friday. Host Jeremy Robinson promises a house party atmosphere on his new show, with people dropping by at any moment with (or without) an invite.
You now have a chance to decide the best new songs in country music every day! Starting July 2, the Taste of Country Showdown will run online and on the air daily. With the launch of Taste of Country Nights on 34 radio stations across America, you’ll get to hear even more of the hottest hits from the hottest artists in country music. Today’s challengers are Blake Shelton and his new song ‘Over’ against Zac Brown Band and their latest, ‘The Wind.’
Taylor Swift has just one show on her calendar for 2012, and you have a chance to win tickets and airfare — plus hotel, meet and greets etc … — in the latest Taste of Country contest. Read all about it in the Daily Roundup below. Also, to celebrate Ronnie Dunn‘s birthday we’ve asked readers to decide the best Brooks & Dunn song of all time. Plus take a look at the first songs revealed on the Top 100 Country Song list.
Country music has a long tradition of supporting the troops, with stars like Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and Darryl Worley taking frequent trips overseas to play for the men and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, before the Gulf Wars, country musicians were quick to join the USO to play for troops stationed just about anywhere. While only a minority of Nashville’s best served in the military, more than a few on this list may surprise you.
With the exception of their submission to the ‘Footloose’ soundtrack, Big and Rich have just released their first new single since 2007. Both members of the duo have found some success as solo artists, but ‘That’s Why I Pray’ serves as a reminder of how much Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich need each other.
Happy first anniversary to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert! The country couple celebrate one year of matrimonial bliss today (May 14). Professionally, they have soared with multiple awards and perhaps the best albums of their careers in the past year. But their strong bond has been tested with periods of personal sadness and controversy, too.
Miranda Lambert settled an old score at the Kentucky Derby last weekend. She makes the week’s best tweets list twice actually, also including her celebration of Team Blake Shelton‘s win on ‘The Voice’ on Tuesday night. Other stars like Brad Paisley and the Eli Young Band shared their thoughts on the passing of a music legend, and a few more talked about the insanity from the road with followers on Twitter.
It’s been a busy few days for Jake Owen. The singer committed his love to fiancee Lacey Buchanan on Monday morning during a sunrise ceremony in his hometown. Read all the details and find out whose idea the early wedding was in the Daily Roundup below. Also, learn which coach from ‘The Voice’ may soon be joining Blake Shelton for a duet.
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