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Do you remember hearing about a fire happening on the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood back in 2008? Here is a link to the New York Times article for those who need a refresher: http://tinyurl.com/y2jglcnc

“According to a new report from the New York Times, a fire that swept the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood, Calif., in 2008 resulted in massive damage that wasn’t publically reported, including losses of irreplaceable master tapes from some of country’s biggest names. Universal claimed after the fire in 2008 that the damage was “relatively minor.”  The company reported that a vault of video and television media was destroyed, along with a portion of the studio tour” (Taste of Country, “LORETTA LYNN, MERLE HAGGARD + MORE CLASSIC COUNTRY RECORDINGS DESTROYED IN UNIVERSAL FIRE” http://tinyurl.com/yxqkgj7y)

“According to the original report, Universal initially claimed the damage was “relatively minor,” but internal documents published by the Times dispute that account. “The West Coast Vault perished, in its entirety. Lost in the fire was, undoubtedly, a huge musical heritage,” a memo written in March of 2009 states” (Taste of Country, “REBA MCENTIRE, GEORGE STRAIT REPORTEDLY AMONG 800+ ARTISTS WHO LOST MASTERS IN UNIVERSAL FIRE” http://tinyurl.com/yxg5zepb)

We can only imagine how these artists must feel. We’re sure it was hard enough to hear about the fire in general. But finding out over 10 years later that your masters were part of the casualty must feel like a punch to the stomach!

“The cause of the fire is now believed to have been a blowtorch used by workmen to repair the chapel roof on New England Street around 3am. They reportedly followed policy of standing watch for an hour (to spot any fire after the work) then went for a break. The fire was reported at 4.43am by a security guard. The Universal City Fire crew were on scene four minutes later, by which time a whole block of facades was engulfed” (TheStudioTour.com, “2008 Fire” http://tinyurl.com/y5w2jl64)

What are your thoughts on this whole situation? What would you do if your masters got destroyed? Let us know in the comments below.

Women in country music are not being given the radio airplay they deserve or need to keep their presence in the media. So Luke Bryan is taking a stand and starting to speak up about it.  Bryan is even quoted in the article saying, “It’s definitely a conversation that we do always [have], and even going forward. We’re always making sure that we’re doing our, I guess, due diligence … and not missing out on a talented woman out there, a talented young lady that’s up and coming,” Read more here: https://bit.ly/2MFFqGK

And speaking of women in country music, the same article also lists songs from various women in Country music that require our attention. The list includes “Ladies in the 90s” by Lauren Alaina, “Buy My Own Drinks” by Runaway June, “Friends Don’t” by Maddie & Tae, “Butterflies” by Kacey Musgraves, and “Miss Me More” by Kelsea Ballerini.

Do you spot any favorite songs? Who are some of your favorite women in country music? We want to know! Let us know in the comment section below.

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Faith Hill

is an American country pop singer and occasional actress. She is one of the most successful country artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Hill is married to country singer Tim McGraw, with whom she has recorded several duets. Hill has won five Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, six American Music Awards and several other awards. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2001, she was named one of the “30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies Home Journal. In 2009, Billboard named her as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary artist of the 2000 decade and also as the 39th best artist. From 2007 to 2012, Hill was the voice of NBC Sunday Night Football’s intro song. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Miranda Lambert

is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies. Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards. Lambert’s debut album Kerosene (2005) was certified Platinum in the United States. All four singles were top 40 hits on Billboard Hot Country Songs. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in early 2007. Although the title track failed to make top 40, the next three singles were top 20 hits, with “Gunpowder & Lead” becoming her first top 10 country hit in July 2008. Her third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Five singles were released from the album, including two Number One hits: “The House That Built Me”, which spent four weeks at the top; and “Heart Like Mine”. 2011’s Four the Record, included the singles “Baggage Claim”, “Over You”, “Fastest Girl in Town”, “Mama’s Broken Heart”, and “All Kinds of Kinds”. Lambert released her fifth album, which hit top 5 on the Country charts, and won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Reba McEntire

is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and television producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall who brought her to Nashville, Tennessee. She signed a contract with Mercury Records a year later in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Kellie Pickler

is an American country music artist and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol, and finished in sixth place. In 2006, she signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Records as a recording artist, releasing her debut album, Small Town Girl, later that year. As of 2014, it has sold over 900,000 copies. She also parted ways with her former record label. In October 2012, she signed with Black River Entertainment. On May 21, 2013, Pickler and her partner Derek Hough were declared the winners of sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Trisha Yearwood

is an American singer, author, and actress. She is known for her ballads about vulnerable young women from a female perspective that have been described by some music critics as “strong” and “confident”. Yearwood is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Yearwood rose to fame in 1991 with her debut single “She’s in Love with the Boy”, which became her first No. 1 single and was featured on her self-titled debut album. In 1997, Yearwood recorded the song “How Do I Live” for the soundtrack of the movie Con Air. It became her signature song, achieving high positions and sales worldwide, and won her a Grammy Award. She has also recorded successful duets with her husband, country singer Garth Brooks, including “In Another’s Eyes”, which won the couple a Grammy Award. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Patsy Cline

was an American singer. Part of the early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully “crossed over” to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. She died at the age of 30 in a multiple-fatality crash in the private plane of her manager, Randy Hughes. Cline was best known for her rich tone, emotionally expressive and bold contralto voice and her role as a country music industry pioneer. Along with Kitty Wells, she helped pave the way for women as headline performers in the genre. Cline was cited as an inspiration by singers in several styles. Books, movies, documentaries, articles and stage plays document her life and career. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Sara Evans

is an American country music singer and songwriter. For her entire career, she has been signed to RCA Nashville. Evans has released seven studio albums with a double-platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of two million copies. She has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts; while none of the singles from her debut album made Top 40 there, plus four more that reached Top 10. Several of her singles have also crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100, where she has seven Top 40 entries. Evans has also won one award each from Billboard, the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), and a Dove Award. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Dolly Parton

is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Shania Twain

is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Twain has sold over 85 million records, making her the second world’s best-selling artist of all time. She is also the best selling female artist in the history of country music, which garnered her honorific titles including the “Queen of Country Pop”. Twain’s second studio album, 1995’s The Woman in Me, brought her widespread fame. It sold 20 million copies worldwide, spawning hits such as “Any Man of Mine” and earning her a Grammy Award. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Carrie Underwood

is an American country music singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, and has since become one of the most successful artists in any musical genre. Her achievements led her to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She has won numerous music awards, including 7 Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards and 9 American Music Awards. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


 

Naaah, he decided to promote his new tour by getting tats with the dates on his chest. Don’t worry these were literally inked with magic marker (not permanent tats) .  Keith and Nicole Kidman were spotted last evening at the Met in New York City where they danced the night away.

The New Zealand born/Australian country music singer, song writer, and judge is married to Nicole Kidman. They have two beautiful children and live together in Nashville Tennessee

Here is the Keith Urban Ripcord World Tour schedule.

June 2: Kansas City, MO at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
June 3: St. Louis, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 4: Indianapolis at Klipsch Music Center
June 10: Myrtle Beach, SC at Carolina Country Music Fest
June 11: Alpharetta, GA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
June 16: Orange Beach, AL at The Wharf Amphitheater
June 17: Tampa, FL at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 18: West Palm Beach, FL at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
June 23: Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 24: Canandaigua, NY at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
June 25: Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center

July 2: Gilford, NH at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 8: Toronto, ON, Canada at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 9: Toronto, ON, Canada at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 14: Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center
July 15: Cleveland, OH at Blossom Music Center
July 16: Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21: Salt Lake City, UT at USANA Amphitheatre
July 22: Greenwood Village, CO at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 23: Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Amphitheater
July 27: Lake Tahoe, NV at Lake Tahoe at Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 28: Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29: Lake Tahoe, NV at Lake Tahoe at Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 31: George, WA at Watershed Festival

Aug 4: Bozeman, MT at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Aug 5: Pocatello, ID at Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
Aug 7: George, WA at Watershed Festival
Aug 18: Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 19: Raleigh, NC at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Aug 20: Virginia Beach, VA at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Aug 25: Syracuse, NY at Lakeview Amphitheater
Aug 26: Philadelphia, PA at BB&T Pavilion
Aug 27: Washington, D.C. at Jiffy Lube Live

Sept 10: Vancouver, BC, Canada at Rogers Arena
Sept 11: Kelowna, BC, Canada at Porspera Place
Sept 13: Prince George, BC, Canada at CN Centre
Sept 15: Calgary, AB, Canada at Scotianbank Saddledome
Sept 16: Edmonton, AB, Canada at Rogers Place
Sept 17: Saskatoon, SK, Canada at SaskTel Centre

Oct 6: Bismarck, ND at Bismarck Civic Center
Oct 7: Sioux City, IA at Tyson Events Centre
Oct 8: Lincoln, NE at Pinnacle Bank Arena
Oct 13: San Antonio, TX at Alamodome
Oct 14: Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center
Oct 15: New Orleans, LA at Smoothie King Center
Oct 20: Los Angeles, CA at Staples Center
Oct 21: Las Vegas, NV at T-Mobile Arena
Oct 22: Phoenix, AZ at Talking Stick Resort Arena
Oct 27: Moline, IL at iWireless Center
Oct 28: Rosemont, IL at Allstate Arena
Oct 29: Toledo, OH at Huntington Center

Nov 4: Milwaukee, WI at BMO Harris Bradley Center
Nov 5: Minneapolis, MN at Target Center
Nov 11: Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
Nov 12: Bloomington, IL at U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Nov 13: Youngstown, OH at The Covelli Centre
Nov 17: Hershey, PA at Giant Center
Nov 18: Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 19: Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center

Dec 6: Adelaide, Australia at Entertainment Centre
Dec 8: Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena
Dec 10: Canberra, Australia at GIO Stadium
Dec 12: Sydney, Australia at Allphones Arena
Dec 16: Brisbane, Australia at Entertainment Centre
Dec 17: Brisbane, Australia at Entertainment Centre

More info and tickets: keithurban.net/events

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After the release of Carrie Underwood’s newest album “Storyteller” Underwood dropped some Major news. Carrie released the schedule for her upcoming tour that is set to kick off on January 30th. Carrie said the shows will feature a round stage, so that she will feel like everyone is a part of the show.

 

Jan. 30: Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena)

Feb. 1: Duluth, Georgia (Infinite Energy Arena)
Feb. 3: Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Coliseum)
Feb. 5: Louisville, Kentucky (KFC Yum! Center)
Feb. 17: (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (CONSOL Energy Center)
Feb. 20: Hampton, Virginia (Hampton Coliseum)
Feb. 22: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Wells Fargo Center)
Feb. 23: Boston, Massachusetts (TD Garden)
Feb. 25: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)

March 11: Glasgow, Scotland (Country to Country Festival/Clyde Auditorium)
March 12: London, England (Country to Country Festival/O2 Arena)
March 13: Dublin, Ireland (Country to Country Festival/3 Arena)
March 17: Youngstown, Ohio (Covelli Centre)
March 19: Allentown, Pennsylvania (PPL Center)
March 22: Auburn Hills, Michigan (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
March 24: St. Louis, Missouri (Chaifetz Arena)
March 26: Lincoln, Nebraska (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
March 29: Colorado Springs, Colorado (Broadmoor World Arena)
March 30: Denver, Colorado (Pepsi Center)

April 1: Las Vegas, Nevada (ACM Party for a Cause Festival)
April 5: Fresno, California (Save Mart Center)
April 8: Reno, Nevada (Reno Events Center)
April 10: Oakland, California (Oracle Arena)
April 12: Stockton, California (Stockton Arena)
April 14: Phoenix, Arizona (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
April 16: Las Cruces, New Mexico (Pan American Center)
April 18: San Antonio, Texas (AT&T Center)
April 19: Houston, Texas (Toyota Center)
April 22: Bossier City, Louisiana (CenturyLink Center)
April 24: Lafayette, Louisiana (Cajundome)
April 27: Tulsa, Oklahoma (BOK Center)
April 28: N. Little Rock, Arkansas (Verizon Arena)
April 30: Indio, California (Stagecoach Festival)

May 3: Madison, Wisconsin (Kohl Center)
May 5: Green Bay, Wisconsin (Resch Center)
May 7: Grand Forks, North Dakota (Ralph Engelstad Arena)
May 10: Casper, Wyoming (Casper Events Center)
May 12: Billings, Montana (Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark)
May 15: Kansas City, Missouri (Sprint Center)
May 17: Rosemont, Illinois (Allstate Arena)
May 18: Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)
May 24: Buffalo, New York (First Niagara Center)
May 27: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Canadian Tire Centre)
May 28: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Air Canada Centre)
May 30: London, Ontario, Canada (Budweiser Gardens)

 


 

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With the CMA Awards rapidly approaching hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley give us a look at their blooper real. The CMA’s have been hosted by the duo for the last several years and are always prepared to give us a good entertaining night of laughter, entertainment, and most of all this year’s hottest country music stars! Tune in to ABC on November 4th to watch this all unfold.


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Carrie Underwood is officially a mom today. She welcomed baby boy Isaiah Michale Fisher on Friday February 27 and showed off her new pride and joy in a photo on social media.

“Tiny hands and tiny feet…God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher – born on February 27. Welcome to the world, sweet angel!” said Carrie on Instagram.

One thing is for sure, no mother would be able to sing more beautiful lullabies! Congratulations to Carrie and her husband. Do we see a future Country star in the making? Only time will tell.

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When it comes to the most awarded Grammy winning Country artist, just who could it be? Believe it or not, this Country singer has more Grammys than Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and U2, coming in 2nd place for the most Grammy wins ever!

So who could this artist be? Is it George Strait? Not even close. George only has 1 Grammy which he won back in 2009 for Best Country Album (Troubadour)

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What about Alan Jackson? Nope. Alan only has two awards.

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Carrie Underwood, perhaps? While she does have a hefty 7 Grammy’s under her belt, the record holder actually has nearly 4 times as many Grammys!

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Who can forget the Dixie Chicks? Whenever these girls put out a record, the Grammys come pouring in. Even after 13 Grammy wins, these girls haven’t raked in the most.

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Then there’s Vince Gill. With a whopping 20 wins, Vince has the most Grammys of any male Country singer, but not the most Grammys.

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The Country artist with the most Grammy wins is none other than Alison Krauss, with an astounding 27 wins. She won her first Grammy at age 19, and has gone on to be the most awarded female in Grammy history, along with the 2nd most awarded artists of all time.

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