The Official Music Video For Lady Antebellum’s “Goodbye Town.” Below is the official music video for Lady Antebellum’s new single, “Goodbye Town.” The song comes from their new album, Golden. I like the song, but the video…well, I’m not crazy about it. It isn’t that the video is bad, it just doesn’t seem to be appropriate timing. Everyone is wearing dark colors, coats and scarfs. It’s just kind of gloomy. It seems to me that it would be a better fit if it was released in the Fall or Winter. Now I’m not saying that every video that is released in the Spring/Summer should be on the beach or lake, but this on is kind of a drag… You tell us what you think. Do you like the video? Or do you think they should have pushed it to October?
The Official Music Video For Lady Antebellum’s New Single, “Downtown.” Below is the official music video for Lady Antebellum’s new single, “Downtown.” The song is fun and can get stuck in your head in seconds! “Downtown” is the first single from Lady A’s upcoming album, Golden, out May 7. The video is kind of cheesy, but that’s alright. It also features Beth Behrs from CBS’ Two Broke Girls. Y’all check “Downtown” out and tell us what you think!
Review: Lady Antebellum Offer Up Sassy New Single Downtown! Anyone who knows me knows I am not the biggest fan of Lady Antebellum, it’s just not my kind of music. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to newly released single “Downtown.” The new tune will be featured on the trio’s brand new album set to release later this year. Modern Country and Sass! I can’t say that this song is terribly country but then that’s not what I expect from Lady A anyway. It does, however, have a modern country beat and a lot of tone-y electric guitar work, particularly in the solo, that gives it a swaying bluesy feel. In this respect, it is a great song for the bars and clubs to get people up dancing, and I can see it being hugely popular there. Hillary Scott takes the lead vocals on this one with Charles Kelley backing up, and I think this was the correct decision, as his husky vocals can seem a little too laid back for this kind of track. Instead, Hillary brings out some so far unnoticed sass that a lot of people have been complimenting her on. I mean, we need more sassy females right? This adds a certain sexiness to the song which I’m sure isn’t going to hurt its sales and airplay at all. Smooth Vibe and Punchy Beat. Musically, we have a bassy guitar riff, simple yet effective, and it’s underlying the verses really enhances it, and let’s it fester as an earworm. The pre-choruses strip down to begin anticipation for the release of the chorus, which delivers, with a punchy drum beat, incorporating a variety of bluesy ornaments and flairs. From here, we run into the more interesting second verse, which in true modern country style builds on the drum part, with more decoration and a fuller mix. We also get some counterpart going on with the spoken vocals of the boys showing their appreciation in between Hillary’s vocals and beats of the second pre-chorus. The song appears to be trying to combine a smoother vibe and a more punchy one, if you listen to the way in which the instruments are used; I would say they pull it off. One thing I think country fans will have an issues with, however, is the vocal effects used on Hillary at the end of each chorus. I’m not technically- minded enough to explain what they used, but it does bother me a little and pushes the song more towards the pop domain. Appealing Lyrics! Lyrically the song reminisces of a love where they would always go out Downtown, and party, and hang out, and now their life together is boring and the song’s narrator is itching to get out again, be shown off, and generally have a good time. The line “you might be tired, but I’m not” pretty much sums up the song, and as previously mentioned Hillary’s sass really works here. Maybe this is for the Continue reading
First Round of Performers Confirmed for 2013 CMA Music Festival Line Up! The tickets have been all sale for over six months now, but the CMA Music Festival has just now started to trickle out the line up for 2013! So far confirmed for the 2013 CMA Fest line up we have Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town. This concert event is one of THE most exciting for country music fans all year long, and with this four confirmed so far, we’re confident that the 2013 CMA Fest is on the track to be just as amazing if not better than the previous years! This year’s fest will take place June 6-9! Check back with us as the list of performers grow, and be sure to find us on Twitter and Faceook! Tell Us: Who else do you want to see on that list? Comment below! Carrie Underwood Talks CMA Fest.
Country Stars To Perform in 2013 Rodeo Houston Concert Line-Up. The annual long running Rodeo Houston kicks off very soon running from February 25th – March 17th. Besides being the largest livestock show and rodeo, Rodeo Houston also features a massive line-up of country concerts with the best of the best in country music right now! From George Strait to The Band Perry, there is a whole range of talent lined up! Check out the complete list below, and get ready because tickets go on sale Saturday, January 12th! Also, be sure to check out their Twitter because they’ve been giving away tickets like hot cakes! 2013 Rodeo Houston Concert Line-Up. Feb. 25 Toby Keith Feb. 26 Gary Allan Feb. 27 Alan Jackson Feb. 28 Zac Brown Band March 1 Mary J. Blige March 2 Brantley Gilbert March 3 Demi Lovato March 3 Austin Mahone March 4 Styx March 5 Lady Antebellum March 6 Dierks Bentley March 7 Bruno Mars March 8 Tim McGraw March 9 The Band Perry March 10 Julion Alvarez March 10 Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon March 11 Jason Aldean March 12 Kenny Chesney March 13 Jake Owen March 14 Pitbull March 15 Blake Shelton March 16 Luke Bryan March 17 George Strait March 17 Martina McBride March 17 Randy Rogers Band
Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and More Country Stars In List of Top 25 Tours of 2012 via Billboard. No real big surprise here, but some of country’s favorite stars, including Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, are taking up about a fourth of the list for the Top 25 Tours of 2012, across all genres! This proves yet again, that the country genre has some pretty dedicated fans, but you already you knew that! Get the run down below, and check out how the competition from other genres did! Top Country Tours of 2012. #7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Total Gross: $96,458,890 Number of Shows: 23 Total Attendance: 1,085,382 Number of Sell-Outs: 9 #13 Jason Aldean Total Gross: $39,956,703 Number of Shows: 59 Total Attendance: 984,229 Number of Sell-Outs: 59 #14 Lady Antebellum Total Gross: $38,358,801 Number of Shows: 88 Total Attendance: 860,065 Number of Sell-Outs: 72 #16 Brad Paisley Total Gross: $33,794,719 Number of Shows: 51 Total Attendance: 485,852 Number of Sell-Outs: 31 #24 Taylor Swift Total Gross: $26,310,160 Number of Shows: 21 Total Attendance: 285,715 Number of Sell-Outs: 21 #25 Rascal Flatts Total Gross: $26,155,360 Number of Shows: 45 Total Attendance: 612,243 Number of Sell-Outs: 21 Top 25 Tours of 2012, Complete List. 1. Madonna 2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3. Roger Waters 4. Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour by Cirque Du Soleil 5. Cold Play 6. Lady Gaga 7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw 8. Van Halen 9. Jay-Z & Kanye West 10. Andre Rieu 11. Dave Matthews Band 12. Barbara Streisand 13. Jason Aldean 14. Lady Antebellum 15. Red Hot Chili Peppers 16. Brad Paisley 17. Nickelback 18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra 19. Elton John 20. Justin Bieber 21. Rod Stewart 22. Neil Diamond 23. Pearl Jam 24. Taylor Swift 25. Rascal Flatts
Miranda Lambert Added As Additional Headliner to Country Fest 2013 in Cabbot, WI! Miranda Lambert is giving fans attending the 2013 Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin one more thing to be excited about! The CMA Female Vocalist of the year has been added as a headliner to the festival’s line-up! Lambert will be taking the place of Lady Antebellum who has pulled out of several tour dates upon learning the happy news that Hillary Scott and her husband are expecting their first child. Miranda will be filling the spot on Thursday, June 27th of the four day event which runs through Sunday, June 30th! Lambert is joining a fantastic line-up which includes Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square, JT Hodges and more! Check out the complete line-up below. 2013 Country Fest Line-Up. Thursday, June 27th. 11:00 PM: Miranda Lambert 9:00 PM: Brantley Gilbert 7:00 PM: Thompson Square 5:00 PM: Dustin Lynch 3:00 PM: Tim Sigler Friday, June 28th. 11:00 PM: Montgomery Gentry 9:00 PM: Hunter Hayes 7:00 PM: Gloriana 5:00 PM: Josh Thompson 3:00 PM: Edens Edge 1:00 PM: Slamabama 11:00 AM: Geoff Landon & The Wolf Pack Saturday, June 29th. 11:00 PM: Toby Keith 9:00 PM: Little Big Town 7:00 PM: Neal McCoy 5:00 PM: Love And Theft 3:00 PM: JT Hodges 1:00 PM: Lost Highway 11:00 AM: Back Home Boys Sunday, June 30th. 10:30 PM: Jason Aldean 8:30 PM: Jake Owen 6:30 PM: Colt Ford 4:30 PM: Thomas Rhett 2:30 PM: Parmalee 12:30 PM: Greene And Hurst Current Miranda Lambert Tour Date and Tickets
Check Out The Complete List of The Top 20 Country Artists of 2012 via Billboard! The past year has definitely been an exciting one for country music with new music, lots of great tours and festivals, and old and new faces rising in the ranks! Newbies like AI alumn Scotty McCreery and Hunter Hayes had great years, and artists we’ve known and loved for some time like Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney and so many more also did really well in 2012! We’re especially proud to see CMNB favorites like Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, and Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert in the Top 20! See the complete list below, and tell us who you’re happy to see and who you think is missing! Top 20 Country Artists for 2012! 1. Taylor Swift 2. Jason Aldean 3. Luke Bryan 4. Lady Antebellum 5. Carried Underwood 6. Eric Church 7. Zac Brown Band 8. Blake Shelton 9. Toby Keith 10. Kenny Chesney 11. The Band Perry 12. Tim McGraw 13. Miranda Lambert 14. Rascal Flatts 15. Lionel Richie 16. Lee Brice 17. Hunter Hayes 18. Scotty McCreery 19. Brantley Gilbert 20. Little Big Town Check out the remaining Top 50 Country Artists on Billboard.
The Annual CMA Country Christmas Airs On ABC TONIGHT, Don’t Forget to Watch! In case you forgot, we’re here to remind you that the 2012 edition of the annual CMA Country Christmas special airs on ABC TONIGHT (Dec, 20th) from 8:00-11:00pm, ET! Hosted by Jennifer Nettles including awesome performances from some of our favorites like Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Martina McBride and more! Find the complete list of performers below, and be sure to tune in! CMA Country Christmas Preview: CMA Country Christmas Performers. Jennifer Nettles Keith Urban Martina McBride Little Big Town Dierks Bentley Lady Antebellum Scotty McCreery The Band Perry Colbie Caillet John Legend Katherine Jenkins
Enter For A Chance to Win Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night Tour DVD! Earlier this month, Lady Antebellum released a special documentary style concert DVD filmed during the recent 2012 Own The Night World Tour! The footage is primarily from their Little Rock, AR concert which they performed the final weekend of the the North American leg of the tour. The DVD features 90 minutes of interviews, behind the scenes shots and performances by the trio including “I Run To You“, “We Owned The Night“, “American Honey“, “Just A Kiss“, “Our Kind Of Love” “Need You Now” and more! Sounds pretty great, right?? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve a copy and we want to give it away to Lady A’s biggest fan! Follow the instructions below! Win a Copy of Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night Tour DVD! Step 1: (If you aren’t already!) Follow us on Twitter: @CountryMusicNB Step 2: Tweet a link to this post and be sure to tag us so we it! Step 3: When we receive you’re tweet, you will automatically be entered to win! Important Details: Winners will be randomly selected and notified individually via Twitter. Prizes were provided by Kayos Productions. Tweets must be received by Friday, December 21st. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one. Watch: Lady A’s “We Own The Night”.