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.
Hunter Hayes performed his No. 1 Platinum hit single “Wanted” to fans and supporters at this year's 2012 CMA Awards. Later in the night, Hayes took home the award for New Artist of the Year. Hunter responded to fans the next day saying, "I can't believe this is happening to me. I already feel so blessed to get to make music with the awesome team I have and to go out on the road and play to awesome fans every night. This is such an honor and it means the world to me. I am beyond grateful for this award and I will never forget everyone who has done so much to make this possible."
Blake Shelton took home top honors at this year's CMA Awards, winning Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Song of the Year. Shelton, along with wife Miranda Lambert, dedicated their award for Song of the Year to his father who passed away earlier this year. "My dad always told me son, you should write a song about your brother. Tonight, even after he's gone, he's still right," said Shelton.
Country music’s breakthrough artist, Hunter Hayes, brought home the 2012 CMA Award for New Artist of the Year at last night’s CMA Awards, marking his first ever CMA Awards win. Along with the exciting first win, Hunter also performed his No. 1 Platinum hit single “Wanted” to fans and supporters.
Randy will join fellow North Carolina natives The Avett Brothers for a special episode of CMT Crossroads, premiering Friday, November 23rd at 11/10c. CMT Crossroads pairs legendary country artists with renowned musicians from other genres, allowing the artists to perform and duet on one another's songs.
The first music video from Dwight’s latest album, “A Heart Like Mine” gives fans plenty of chances to catch Dwight’s legendary low cowboy hat shimmy. Filmed in a hillside Malibu mansion, the video features graphic black-and-white split screens that beckon to the influence that Dwight has referenced in recent interviews, John Lennon. “A Heart Like Mine” is one of two songs on 3 Pears co-produced by critically acclaimed indie artist Beck.
Watch the lyric video for “American Heart,” the brand-new single from Faith Hill! The heartfelt song is one that Faith hopes will help to inspire her fans. “We’ve been through a lot as a country throughout the years, and we’ve faced tremendous adversity,” says Faith, “The sentiment captures everything I think we all feel when we think about the American Spirit.”
Click here to watch the official lyric video for “American Heart”
Hunter Will Perform “Wanted” On The Talk July 24th On CBS
NASHVILLE, TN – (June 29, 2012) – Multiple nominated debut Artist, Hunter Hayes, earned Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for his current single “Wanted,” which marks a career first. “Wanted” is his second single off of his Atlantic Records self – titled debut album, Hunter Hayes. His first single, “Storm Warning” is nearing Gold certification as well. To date, Hunter has sold a combined total of over 1 million digital singles.
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