Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Luke Bryan celebrated his birthday yesterday and his career is at an all-time high. He has #1 songs, platinum selling hits and at 36, he’s thinking about how to make this time of his life last a lot longer: “My main thing is just enjoy all of this and just do the best I can to sing better and perform better and be a better artist for all of the fans that have supported me thus far.”

How hot is Jason Aldean’s career right now? Schmokin’ hot! He sold out two arenas in just four minutes – that’s a total of 44,000 tickets in 240 seconds. The fans in Indianapolis and St. Louis follow the trend he’s set at every stop on this tour – every single show has sold out. Jason has a new single out on iTunes. It’s the first single from his next studio album, due out sometime this fall. “Take A Little Ride” is a song that Jason says describes a “pretty good Friday night.” Walmart will have physical copies of the song starting August 7th.

Dierks Bentley dishes about “5-1-5-0” & how Brett Beavers, his co-writer, got him to take the idea seriously: “I saw him at the gym and he was singing, ‘5-1-5-0 somebody call the po-po.’ So, he came up with that line, and I thought it was the stupidest thing I’d ever heard in my life and every time I’d see him, he’d sing that. He’d be like, ‘Man, the kids keep...can’t get that out of their head. It’s stuck! We gotta write it.’ So, one day we were writing and we were stuck and I was like, ‘Alright, let’s pull out 5-1-5-0,’ and we wrote it and it just kinda caught on and it’s kinda blown up!”

Lady Antebellum is overseas, touring Great Britain, and discovered the perfect libation for horseplay on stage in Dublin, Ireland – Guinness!

Keith Urban is on the cover of Australia’s GQ magazine, and inside he talks about the Aussie version of The Voice and how wife Nicole helped him decide to do the show. He thought he should be in the States, touring, but she thought it would be good for his overall career exposure to do the show. Guess who won? When you go to read the article, be sure to check out the photo gallery – Keith is a pretty, pretty man!

Taylor Swift is about to rack up another award – December 3rd in New York City, she’ll be honored for her commitment to social change at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights’ 2012 Ripple of Hope Awards Dinner.

The nominations are out for the VH1 Do Something Awards, honoring artists who are committed to community service. Taylor Swift is up for Music Artist and Facebook categories, and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are nominated together in the Couples category. Those awards will be handed out August 19th in an event that will be taped for playback on August 21st.

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