Thursday, December 29, 2011

Today's Country Tidbits

Blake Shelton is working on season two of The Voice with Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilara, and on at least one episode, they’re all going to copy Cee Lo’s fashion sense. According to Blake, “Christina, Adam and I have talked about how for one episode, we’re going to all three come out wearing Adidas sweat suits like Cee Lo wears on the show. But I’ll have boots on with it.” Of course he will! As for picking talent, he’s going to go with the plan he used on season one - “I am picking polarizing voices,” explained Blake, who selected Xenia Martinez and his tour opener Dia Frampton on the first season of the show. “That really worked out well for me last time around. There were a lot of great singers on that show, but there was only one Dia and one Xenia. They are so different from any other voices you ever hear. That’s what the show means to me. That’s the cool thing about having artists be the coaches — we all have a different vision for what The Voice is.”

Taylor Swift has decided on a resolution for the New Year. According to Taylor, ““I think my goal for the next couple of years would be to make departures in little ways and do things a little differently, and try to maintain a balance between always providing your fans with what they’ve always liked from you and continuing to write all my own songs.” Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood says the group hopes to better balance work and personal life in 2012, as Hillary Scott prepares to marry musician Chris Tyrell, and Dave plans a wedding to girlfriend Kelli Cashiola. Miranda Lambert tells the AP she’d like to “write a song that [gets] nominated for Song of the Year.” Her husband, Blake Shelton, says he hopes to see the two singers he coached on the last season of The Voice “take off and do well” in 2012.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve broadcast will kick off with a retrospective of 40 years of broadcasts from Times Square. Musical events will be featured, with Carrie Underwood’s 2008 performance of “Before He Cheats” and Taylor Swift’s 2009 performance of “Picture to Burn” as part of the fun. The Band Perry will perform this year in Times Square before the ball drops on 2012.

The tweet of the day is from Chris Young: “@blakeshelton is #nowplaying with himself... Or at least I assume, because he hasn't tweeted that in a while.”