Infectious New Single Is #1 Most Added Across Radio This Week
It’s a helluva week for Warner Bros. Records’ guitar slinger Frankie Ballard with the release of his brand new single “Helluva Life” to country radio. Impacting just in time for summer, the infectious song is the #1 most added at country radio nationwide with an impressive 57 first week stations already on board. “Helluva Life” is now available at iTunes.
Multiple GRAMMY nominated and platinum-selling country star Hunter Hayes will be making his first trip overseas to Japan this summer with full performances at Tower Records Shibuya and Tower Records Osaka. He will also be joining Jason Mraz for a special performance at Studio Coast in Tokyo, August 26. Hunter’s deluxe edition release Hunter Hayes (Encore) remains Top 5 on the sales charts while his current single “I Want Crazy” is nearing No. 1. He will be heading out on his headline tour, CMT on Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour starting October 10th in Knoxville, Tenn.
Highly anticipated new singer-songwriter, Cole Swindell, is set to release his debut single “Chillin’ It” on Warner Bros. Records, which is available for download at iTunes now, and will impact radio August 19. "Chillin' It" is infectious and groove-laden, with a laid-back summertime charm that perfectly captures Swindell himself and is currently the number one most played song at Sirius XM for 3 weeks running. Independent radio airplay and social media quickly turned it into a sensation that has sold 140,000 copies.
The "Ten Times Crazier" party started well before doors opened this weekend for Blake Shelton's sold-out shows. Tailgaters arrived first thing in the morning; lining up to block real estate in the parking lot and set up camp for what became an ode to their favorite reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton. Even Blake was blown away by the response of his fans saying, "I heard music playing and just figured it was beach goers but then I went outside and realized my fans had arrived earlier in the morning to tailgate.
Congratulations to Jimmy Fallon, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer and Blake Shelton on their nominations for a Teen Choice Award and also Blake’s Emmy Award nomination for The Voice. Please see the list below for all WMN artists nominated and click here for a full list of Teen Choice Award nominees and here for Emmy Award nominees.
CMA Awards’ reigning Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton, kicks off his “Ten Times Crazier” tour tomorrow, July 19, at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach featuring special guests Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, Jana Kramer. With over 50k tickets already sold for the first three nights alone, you can rest assured this tour will live up to its Ten Times Crazier moniker. The tour, with dates running through the fall, will feature songs from Blake’s No.
Nine-time GRAMMY award-winner Sheryl Crow’s current single “Easy” has made its way into the Top 20 on the country charts, marking Crow’s first Top 20 solo country single. With over 35 million records sold to date and a combined 40 Top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40, Triple A (with the most No.1 singles among women in the chart's 17-year history) and Hot Country Songs charts, Crow now has a Top 20 solo country single to add to her list of accolades.
We all know Blake Shelton for his huge country hits and his role as a mentor on NBC’s The Voice – but what does his life look like when he’s not in the spotlight? As part of Men Journal’s August 2013 cover story, Blake opens up about his love for Oklahoma and why he’s there whenever possible.
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