Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kenny reveals more and Toby talks about his new CD. Plus, Tonight's Tweets

Kenny Chesney tells Parade magazine he lost his center last year, and that what promoted him to take a break from touring this summer. "I was standing onstage last year, and I felt like I wanted to be somewhere else. No matter how many people were out there, it all just felt like a blank sheet of paper,” he tells the magazine. “You'd think I'd have been happiest in my life playing music in front of 50,000 people at Gillette Stadium. But let me tell you, it's an odd feeling to feel alone in the spotlight." Kenny adds: "I needed to reconnect with my family. I needed to reconnect with me. I needed to pick up the guitar just because. I needed to get that kind of heart back in my life."

You may use your iPhone to play games while you're bored at work but Toby Keith uses his to do actual work! Like most good songwriters Toby says ideas for songs come to him all the time. And, many times he can't stop what he's doing to pull out a piece of paper and a pencil and write them down. That's all changed he tells us, thanks to his iPhone and iPad. "I used to leave myself voice mails when I had an idea...now I have this little voice recorder app on my iPhone and I can record an idea anywhere, any time because you always have your phone with you...and then play it back without having to remember what they were...and it's changed my songwriting output...it's brought it up 500 percent, because when I sit down to write I just play the ideas back and go," Toby explains. Toby says he has an app on is iPAD that allows him to take a song idea to a rough demo. "With right lines in hook up, you can put down a vocal, guitar track, drum line...and even do a little mix down demo.'" Toby says, he credits this new way of writing for having so many good new songs on his upcoming new album, BULLETS IN THE GUN, due out October 5th. Toby declares, "It's the strongest songwriting project I've had in the last 4 or 5 years."

Tonight's Tweets:

@zacbrownband: We've been rehearsing the new show for the past 2 days. You're going to love Casey Driessen & The Wood Brothers!

@jamesotto: I'm so sick of all these chick flicks where men are pansies. Men need to blow s$%& up sometimes!

@TraceAdkins: Get a wake up call from @TraceAdkins on August 17th when #cbit hits stores! http://bit.ly/tawup10 #countrymusic

@kelliepickler: Trying on wedding dresses. Wish my grandma was here.

@Miranda_Lambert: Happy album day to my Financy!!!

@ladyantebellum: My brother Josh Kelley's new country single "Georgia Clay" on iTunes 2day. We wrote it together w/ his prod Clint. Hope U like it. ~ charles

@taylorswift13: Puttering around my place, reading cookbooks and celebrating the fact that I'm no longer scared of the sound of my ice maker at night.

@blakeshelton: Proving that a "Mans" dream's can come true.... Wow ESPN offices really are like those commercials!!!!” http://yfrog.com/07epitj

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