If You Got Paid To Do This, Would You?

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Lifetime announced they are giving you what you’ve always wanted! A Britney Spears biopic…the chick who plays Britney looks more like Natasha Lyonne if you ask me. I’m more impressed with the guys who are playing the onscreen NSync….sure it might be cringeworthy but not many can say they starred in a Lifetime movie. I have nothing but respect and envy for someone willing to star on the Nickelback of tv networks.

GOD I WANT TO BE AN EXTRA SO BAD.

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Tis The Season To Decorate Yourself With Holiday Merch From Your Favorite Artists.

BEYONCE.

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NAS

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RUN THE YULES

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BON JOVI

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PAUL MCCARTNEY

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RYAN ADAMS

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CARLY RAE JEPSON

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

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BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Click here to buy one for every music lover in the family…from Jason Mraz to Megadeath!

And let’s get ugly.

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Lady Gaga’s Interview With CBS Sunday Morning: Grab The Kleenex And Feel The Feels.

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Lady Gaga opens up about her new album Joanne, her family, ex-fiance Taylor Kinney and what she misses about being a regular person.

…and just when you think you couldn’t love her more, she stops by The Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBTQ youth, to share a song and a smile.

Now if you’ll excuse me.

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Strait Up Awesome

George Strait singing right to me

George Strait singing right to me

VIP Swag and Strait Out Of The Box 2

VIP Swag and Strait Out Of The Box 2

Last night I had the honor of being at an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime show, and it’s one I will never forget.

George Strait is releasing Strait Out Of The Box: Part 2 tomorrow (11/18). It’s three discs with 56 tracks — most of which you know and will sing along with, but there are also two new songs he co-wrote, “Kicked Outta Country” and “You Gotta Go Through Hell.”

Last night, to celebrate this monumental new release, George took it back to where it all began. Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in the state of Texas, and the place where George Strait and the Ace In The Hole Band got their start a few decades ago. In front of the 200 or so invited guests, he told the story of how the owner said, “We’ll let you play a Sunday night, we’ll charge $0.25 at the door and we’ll see how you do.” George said, “we made $7 that night.” But they kept coming back and became regulars at the dance hall. The last time they played there was in 1982.

So if you were watching the live stream last night when he sang, “The Fireman,” “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” “The Chair” and “Check Yes Or No,” you know he’s still got it, and every single person in that room was singing along at the top of their lungs. He sang for two hours and we all sang along to the songs we knew, and listened intently to the new ones. I can’t WAIT for you to hear “Kicked Outta Country,” which he wrote with Jamey Johnson.

By the way, right before he took the stage, it was announced that George has added eight dates to his Strait To Vegas residency, including something that’s never been done: over two nights he will sing ALL 60 of his number one songs. Details here.

I hope you were watching the live stream last night, but if you missed it, you can see part of it here.

–Jess

You can be at George Strait’s album release show! Well, kind of.

image002The King of Country Music returns to Texas for an exclusive Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 album release show this Wednesday, Nov. 16. The impressive three-disc, 56-track collection is available this Friday, Nov. 18 exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com. Featuring 36 of Strait’s hit singles including 26 No. 1s, Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 also offers fans two new songs with “Kicked Outta Country” and “You Gotta Go Through Hell.” Strait is a co-writer on both tracks.

In celebration of the box set, Strait and his Ace in the Hole Band will take it back to the dusty floors and intimate setting of a historic Texas dancehall for a memorable night of music. While tickets are not available for purchase, fans can live-stream the event Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT on Strait.WranglerNetwork.com.

Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 spans 20 years of Strait’s career from 1996 to 2016 and follows the highly successful, 8x Platinum-selling 1995 release, Strait Out of the Box. The two new songs offered in the set, “Kicked Outta Country” (George Strait/Jamey Johnson) and “You Gotta Go Through Hell” (George Strait/Bubba Strait/Dean Dillon) are the first new recordings released from Strait since last year’s surprise Cold Beer Conversation album.

Strait fans have the opportunity to pre-order Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 along with select merchandise, including a silver-plated belt buckle identical to the one featured on the collection’s cover. The limited-edition buckle arrives in an autographed craft wooden box suitable for display. All fan packages and pre-order information available HERE.

Strait is one of the most celebrated country music stars in history and Billboard recently named him No. 1 on the Greatest of All Time: Country Artists list. With 60 No. 1 singles and more than 70 million records sold, Strait has more No. 1 songs than any other artist, and is third only to Elvis Presley and The Beatles with the most Gold and Platinum albums in history. He is the most nominated artist in CMA Awards history and was the first country music artist honored with Billboard’s Legend of Live Award.

Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 is now available for pre-order HERE.

DJ Flume Goes To A Surf God’s Wave Pool, Doesn’t See ONE Floating BandAid Or Dirty Diaper. No Really.

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Harley Streten aka DJ Flume somehow pulled some strings and went to Kelly Slater’s man made “Surf Ranch”! A wave pool that is sliiightly different than the wave pools you’re used to…sadly no throngs of people, couples making out, hairy guys blowing snot rockets, etc.

However, every wave is perfect thx to SCIENCE.

Now the question is, how to become friends with Kelly…. *Finger-tenting in progress*

 

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A Tribe Called Quest Kills It On SNL, Leaving Fans To Savor Brilliant Bittersweet Final Album.

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“We spoke at length about the importance of maintaining the essence but not getting trapped in that and just trying to see it beyond,” – Q-Tip

After losing ATCQ founder, Phife Dog to diabetes earlier this year, Q-Tip and Jarobi White, managed to fill a tremendous void (emphasis on “fill” because there’s no way in hell you could replace Phife) with the help of Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Anderson Paak, Busta Rhymes, Elton John and Jack White.

Check out their performance on SNL, We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service, and listen to how these rap legends not only preserved their sound/identity but expanded it…all the while in complete reverence for their late brother. read more about the creative process here.

Ps – and then watch this because Chappelle is hilarious.

The EPIC 50th CMA Awards!

50th CMA Awards

50th CMA Awards

If you watched the 50th CMA Awards on ABC, you got an idea how incredible the anniversary celebration was. Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Charlie Daniels and so many more were there, some performed and Randy Travis SANG. That’s huge — he hasn’t been able to speak for the last three years. It was an emotional night and a reminder of how incredible the music and people are that shaped our format. Also, Beyonce performed. What?! Yeah, I don’t know. But she was good.

Congratulations to the winners:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks

Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne

New Artist of the Year
Maren Morris

Album of the Year
Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood

Song of the Year (goes to the songwriter)
“Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna (performed by Tim McGraw)

Single of the Year (goes to the artist)
“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

Music Video of the Year
Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away” (director Tim Mattia)

Musical Event of the Year
“Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley with Elle King

Musician of the Year
Dan Huff (guitar)

 

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