Tease! Brad Paisley released the cover art to his new CD today and then announced we're going to have to wait even longer to get it Brad pushed back the release date of his new album by more than a month. Originally set for release on April 19, we're now going to have to wait until May 24 to buy This Is Country Music. I'm sure it'll be well worth the wait!
Jason Aldean is heading to Ellen along with a special guest! He will perform “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next Tues., Feb. 22. He will also perform “My Kinda Party” on Conan that same night. Jason says, “Other than when we debuted ‘Stay’ on the CMA Awards, we haven’t really had a chance to perform the song together on tv. Something happened while we were off for the holidays and that song has just taken off…you can really feel the impact out on the road the minute we play the first note.”
Miranda Lambert has seen a ton of success this past year but she's not letting it go to her head. She says her secret to staying grounded...“I would recommend to any star whose life is driving them crazy, move to the boonies,” she said (via The Tennessean). “When we get (home) and I see my dogs and my farm animals and just hang out, it just so reminds me of why I exist in the world, and that if the music goes away I will still have people that I love in my life.” She admits it’s tough at times. “I think I do get numb or jaded at times,” Lambert said. “I might be short with somebody, and my mom will be like, ‘Oh, you need to be nice.’ And I’ll be like, ‘Oh, crap, you’re right.’ It’s a lot of pressure. Girls have times of the month when they’re just in a mad mood. I’m also learning to protect my own personal time because I think keeping a balance will keep me sane forever.”
Tim McGraw isn't the only one teaming up with Gwyneth Paltrow- Toby Keith has offered to sing back up for the Oscar Winner! After her role as a country singer in "Country Strong" Gwyneth decided she wants to be the real deal. She is planning to record her own country album and Toby Keith has offered to be a back-up singer & writer for it! He isn't the only one willing to chip in, Gwyneth is also planning to involve Jay-Z, Beyonce, & Faith Hill.
Gretchen Wilson was on Leno last night:
Just a reminder- the ACM top new artist categories are FAN VOTED and there's only one week left to cast your vote. The Top New Solo Vocalist nominees are Eric Church, Easton Corbin and Randy Houser and the Top New Duo or Group nominees are Jane Dear Girls, Steel Magnolia and The Band Perry. Voting is through next Thursday (the 24th) at noon ET at ACMCountry.com.
Who are the hottest women in country? Maxim has answered that question with their annual list and here's who made the cut...Country Strong actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Swift, Jessie James, Julie Roberts, Shania Twain, Julianne Hough, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gloriana's Cheyenne Kimball, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott and Sunny Sweeney.