Dwight Yoakam’s critically acclaimed new album, 3 Pears, is the No. 1 Americana Album for an impressive fifth week in a row this week. Released September 18th on Warner Bros. Records, 3 Pears was the artists’ highest charting debut on Billboard 200 and Billboard Country Albums Chart upon release. Just returning from his Australian tour, Yoakam has toured select US cities in support of 3 Pears since this summer, with a handful of new dates scheduled through December. For a complete list of upcoming tour dates, click here.
GAC will be airing a special on Blake Shelton on its critically-acclaimed Backstory series that dives into the history and making of country icons’ rise to stardom. The documentary will retell his life as the 17-year-old, small-town boy that has become Nashville’s Entertainer of the Year today.
Tune-in to GAC’s Backstory: Blake Shelton this Thursday at 5 PM ET or on:
December 20, 2012 at 10 PM ET
December 21, 2012 at 2 AM ET
December 21, 2012 at 6 PM ET
December 23, 2012 at 4 PM ET
December 28, 2012 at 5 PM ET
Blake Shelton launched "The 25 Days of BS" yesterday on www.BlakeShelton.com. The interactive advent calendar features a daily gift to fans, including exclusive content, discounts and giveaways. Fans are encouraged to share the calendar to active the daily "gift."
Jana Kramer appeared on CBS Sunday night for the special event "Kaleidoscope on Ice" hosted by professional skater and cancer survivor, Scott Hamilton, to celebrate the strong men and women who have survived cancer. Jana performed her hit single "Why Ya Wanna" as accompaniment to Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan performing a routine on the ice. The event raised awareness for the Kaleidoscope mission which aids 12 million+ cancer survivors by providing important inspiration and resources to help the recovering men and women along their difficult journey.
Blake Shelton has invited fans to listen his latest album, Cheers, it's Christmas, in an exclusive stream on www.BlakeShelton.com. The stream, which started early this morning, will last until Sunday, November 25th and features the classic yule log with a modern twist. The interactive video allows fans to flip between songs including Blake's duet with wife Miranda Lambert, "Jingle Bell Rock," and his new country classic "Oklahoma Christmas," featuring Reba McEntire.
Gloriana premiered their brand-new music video for "Can't Shake You" in a fan-first exclusive on Gloriana.com. The video features each band member trying to "Shake" a lost love, follow the band as they go through the heart-wrenching pain of letting go.
Country music trio Gloriana will premiere the music video for their latest single, “Can’t Shake You,” on their website www.Gloriana.com on Monday, November 19th at 11:19am EST. Fans should check in this week to Gloriana’s social sites (http://www.facebook.com/gloriana and https://twitter.com/glorianatheband) for exciting teasers, photos, updates, and a special Q&A with the band from the “Can’t Shake You” video shoot.
Dwight Yoakam just began his Australian tour in support of his critically acclaimed new album, 3 Pears, which was released September 21 on Warner Bros. Records in Australia. 3 Pears is currently Top 20 on the Country Airplay Chart and the music video for his first single, “A Heart Like Mine,” is sitting in the Top 10 on CMC’s Top 20. Already reaching No. 1 on the Americana chart in the US, 3 Pears was also Yoakam’s highest charting debut on Billboard 200 and Billboard Country Albums Chart upon release.
Faith Hill premiered her first music video in nearly five years, “American Heart”, in a fan-first web simulcast that took place at FaithHill.com and Facebook.com/FaithHill via uStream video service. Faith spoke to Billboard.com about the video say, "This video was the perfect combination of hard work, creative energy and fun. When I first heard this song I was brought to tears," Hill said. "I not only knew I had to record it, but I almost immediately saw it visually.
CMT premiered an exclusive first look at the upcoming Crossroads with Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers, during their Big New Music Weekend. Fans can watch the two musical greats duet on Randy's classic, "Three Wooden Crosses."
Crossroads with Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers premieres on CMT, November 23rd at 11/10c.
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of WMG and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Nashville and Word Entertainment.