Watch Switchfoot perform songs out of a mug. It’s a really fun video.
Country music’s rising star, Maren Morris, was on The Bobby Bones Show and announced (albeit informally) that new music would begin to be released in January 2019.
Bones asked Morris when they can expect new music and Morris answered “January’.
Morris would go on to say “No one is ready for new music than me. I’ve played ‘My Church’ 5 Bazillion times. I can’t wait to play something new”.
The former contestant on The Voice, Casi Joy released her cover of ‘Let it Be’ by the Beatles. Check it out.
With all of the pain, loss, and division this country has been challenged with recently, I have been listening to this song a lot. To me, it symbolizes peace, and that everything is gonna be alright. It’s been the most sacred song to me since I heard it when I was 14, and I hope it brings you a little peace and comfort tonight. Since this song is so special to me, Bryan and I decided to brave the 24 degree weather, and make the video a little more shnazzy #LetItBe The Beatles
In 2017, Carrie Underwood suffered from a serious fall that would sideline her for well over a year. The fall did some damage to her face that would require 3 dozen stitches.
Underwood doubted that she would ever be able to return and make music again. In an interview with Vulture Magazine, Underwood opened up about her concerns.
“I had wanted to be in the studio sooner than I was, actually recording these songs, but I had stitches inside my mouth, outside my mouth. It was physically impossible … Going into the studio for the first time, it was a mind game: ‘Do I sound the same? Is my diction the same? Does my mouth move the same as it did before?’”
“I would sing something and then look at David [her producer] and be like, ‘Did that all come out clearly?’ My m’s and b’s and p’s were kind of the issue. And he was like, ‘I thought it sounded great.'”
Underwood released Cry Pretty earlier this year. We are so glad that she is still making music.
I was just a kid when Freddie Mercury passed away, so I never got to see Freddie with Queen in concert and wasn’t too familiar with their music (besides the big radio hits) until I became an adult.
That being said, I saw the preview for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ recently while seeing another movie at the theater and thought it looked good. My husband was very interested in seeing it, so we decided to go.
I’d heard mixed reviews about ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, and of course with it’s release so close to ‘A Star Is Born’, there has been comparisons between the two films. I read the reviews and comparisons, and like I do with most things, I went into this movie with an open mind.
I was intrigued right from the start, the film caught my interest from the first scene and kept me glued until the credits. One of the first things I noticed and loved was that Mercury, played by actor Rami Malek, was unapologetically himself. He was so confident with who he was as a person as well as his musical abilities; and acted and dressed in ways we would refer to as “extra” these days, but that was who he was and he owned it! He was also portrayed in a very endearing light; I immediately liked him and became attached to his character.
I felt the story flowed very well, showing us a glimpse into his family life, then how he met the guys he would would eventually form Queen with, and segued nicely into how he met and formed a relationship with Mary. I have read that Freddie Mercury was very private about his personal life, and I felt that the movie revealed just enough to let the audience know who he was as a person and a performer, while still respecting his privacy and legacy.
One of the things I didn’t like about the aforementioned ‘A Star Is Born’ is that the plot moved too quickly, it made the movie seem far fetched, like a person wouldn’t rise to fame THAT quickly with zero setbacks. I didn’t feel that way about ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at all, it moved along at the perfect pace, telling all the important details of his story.
Going into this movie as a person who wasn’t terribly familiar with Mercury or Queen, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought the movie would be good, I didn’t think it would make me feel so much. Seeing Freddie own who he was as a person, made me think about how I…no, we, all of us, should own who we are! Show the world your talents, your quirks, your whole self and never apologize for being who you are! I loved learning about what an extraordinary talented man Freddie Mercury was! It made me wish I was more familiar with him and the music of Queen before seeing this film. I was anticipating a slightly different ending, but I’m not upset with how the movie was wrapped up. Also, as a cat lady myself, I was over the moon with how much Freddie loved his cats!! I squealed each time he talked to his cats and when he asked to speak to them on the phone while he was away on tour. It was a little quirk that others may have found strange, but I found relatable and endearing.
I’m not sure this is a typical tearjerker movie for most, but for me, I got very attached to Freddy’s character, and found myself crying multiple times throughout the movie. If you cry easily like I do, I suggest bringing some tissues with you!
I will end on this note, whether you are a fan of Queen or somewhat unfamiliar with them, I think you will enjoy this film. At the very least, I hope it inspires you to be confident in who you are as a person and show the world YOU without ever apologizing or holding back! ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was very well done, and I will go see it again in the theater. I am not a “go see it again in the theater” type of person, I never do that, but for this one I have to, I loved it.
Myles Kennedy, lead singer of the band Alter Bridge, did an interview recently where he discussed the plans for the band moving forward. Kennedy is doing press ahead of the final leg of his Year of the Tiger tour with a full band.
In the interview, Kennedy was asked about the plans for Alter Bridge. Kennedy said that he is currently writing his portion of songs for the band’s 6th studio album and Mark Tremonti is also working on music for the release.
The plan is for the band to come together in April 2019 to work on the album as a full band. This means that we could very much see an Alter Bridge album in 2019!
The guys in Alter Bridge have been very busy. Myles Kennedy released The Year of the Tiger, his solo debut in March and Tremonti released A Dying Machine over the summer. Kennedy also released Living The Dream, the third studio album from his collaboration with Slash. On top of that, the band released Alter Bridge: Live At Royal Albert Hall.
This would would mean that the band or acts affiliated with the band have released 4 projects in 12 months. It’s a great time to be a fan of Alter Bridge.
The former Enzo Amore of WWE Fame is set to perform at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles on November 19. Now going by the name “Real1”, this marks the rappers first performance since leaving the WWE in January.
Amore left WWE after a rape allegation was made against him. Amore has also done a podcast with Steve Austin discussing his departure.
KROQ’s website is reporting that there is some new music with Chester Bennington singing that might be coming out in the near future.
According to the report, Mark Morton of Lamb of God recorded music with Chester in April of 2017. The music was a join project between the two and unfortunately, Chester took his own life before the music could be released.
Morton was asked on Twitter about the music and he responded that fans will be able to hear it but didn’t give a time table of information.
Slash has also gone on the record and state that he has tracks of the original recording of his song “Doctor Alibi” that features Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. The song was originally recorded with Chester Bennington.
Slash told Variety
We did a song and Linkin Park at the time didn’t allow it to happen, so I did it with Lemmy. The guy who engineered my demos sent it to me and I sent it to Chester’s family. But it was a trip cause the song really speaks to his state of mind.”
Slash noted that since the song is now in the possession of Chester’s family, it would be their decision to release it. “It would be fine with me if they wanted to. Musically it’s basically the same as the Lemmy song, but the lyrics are really poignant.”Variety
We hope to hear this music soon!
After a few months away, Switchfoot has returned with a new music video and song. Check out the new song above and head over to Switchfoot.com to pre-order the new album, Native Tongue, out in January 2018.
CMA Awards nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been announced as the first group of performers for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
Ballerini is a six-time career CMA Awards nominee, returning this year with her fourth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year nomination.
Bryan is a two-time Entertainer of the Year winner (2014, 2015) and 16-time CMA Awards nominee. He will return this year to vie for his third win in the category.
With two nominations this year, Chesney is an eight-time CMA Awards winner including four trophies for Entertainer of the Year. In 2016 he was honored with the Pinnacle Award, which recognizes an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence. With 46 total career nominations, he returns with his 11th Entertainer of the Year and 12th Musical Event of the Year nomination.
Adding to their four career nominations, Dan + Shay receive three nominations this year, with two first-time nominations in the Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories. Dan + Shay also land a nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year, their fifth consecutive nomination in the category. Dan Smyers earns an individual nomination for Song of the Year for co-writing “Tequila.”
Five-time CMA Awards nominees, Old Dominion, return this year with their third consecutive Vocal Group of the Year nomination.
Underwood, a four-time CMA Awards Female Vocalist of the Year winner, receives her 13th nomination in the category this year. She has garnered 30 CMA Awards nominations since 2006.
This year marks Urban’s 14th nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, 11th nomination in the Entertainer of the Year category, and his sixth nomination in the Album of the Year category, bringing his career nominations to 45 with 11 total wins.
Winners of “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible CMA members. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Tuesday, Oct. 23 (7:00 p.m. EST). All balloting is tabulated by the professional services firm Deloitte.
“The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Gary Halvorson is the Director, and David Wild is the Head Writer.
For more information on “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com and follow CMA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Fans can listen to music featuring the CMA Awards nominees and performers, on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, and Vevo. To celebrate “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” the official merchandise line featuring tees, sweatshirts and other gifts is now available online.