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Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line, LeAnn Rimes & MORE Sign-on to MÖTLEY CRÜE Tribute Album

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BIG MACHINE RECORDS, home to Country Superstars such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts has teamed up in a joint venture with MÖTLEY RECORDS for the summer 2014 release of a Country Music Tribute To MÖTLEY CRÜE. Big Machine Label Group president and CEO, Scott Borchetta, is among the legion of Country Music fans who love MÖTLEY CRÜE. The country tribute album will show off the band’s quality songwriting with these fresh takes on their classic hit songs. Among the artists already confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album are LeAnn Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band and Cassadee Pope. More artists will be unveiled as the album nears a release date this summer.

“I have been a not-so-secret Crue fan from the beginning. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records it was an immediate ‘yes’ from me! Our album will highlight just how great the Motley Crue song catalog is. At the end of the day, that’s what will stand the test of time,”  Borchetta says of the collaboration.

Borchetta further noted that “The initial response from the announcement of this album has been overwhelming. The are a lot of artists asking to be included and we look forward to finalizing plans for the project over the next few weeks.”

Who do you think would make a great addition to the MÖTLEY CRÜE album??

 

Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, & LeAnn Rimes to Set Sale to the High Seas

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Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins and Jewel are all hitting the high seas, performing as part of this year’s Carnival Live Concert Series from Carnival Cruise Lines. Booked passengers can purchase tickets for $20-$40. VIP tickets are available for $100-$150.

Country music and a vacation?!?! Sign me Up!!!!! Get all the info here.

Country Music Helps Honor MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King

Photo:  GRAMMY.com Larry Busacca/WireImage.com

Photo: GRAMMY.com Larry Busacca/WireImage.com

Friday (Jan.24) was a very special evening in Los Angeles.  Many super stars that cross all genres of music came out to celebrate the life works of Carole King.

Carole was named MusiCares Person of the Year for her extraordinary creative accomplishments and her charitable work.   She has been making music since the 1960′s and has recorded 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry, which held the record for most weeks at #1 by a female artist for more than 20 years until broken by Whitney Houston (for the soundtrack album The Bodyguard). She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. Carole was also the first woman to be honored as a recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2013.

The Red Carpet was full of country music friends of Carol including LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Zac Brown Band were all in attendance.

A silent auction before the concert helped raised $5.5 million and the attendees of the gala helped that number grow with a live auction that included $120,000 for a copy of Carole’s landmark “Tapestry” album on vinyl with a set of lyrics handwritten by Carol. Zac Brown bought an Acura specially equipped in honor of the event for $70,000, and the car maker kicked in an extra $30,000 to the charity.

Zac Brown, Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz  joined together on a stripped-down performance of “Beautiful,” while Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Nettles, Amy Grant and Martina McBride performed a medley of Carole’s songs.  Kacey Musgraves and Miguel performed “I’ll Do My Crying in the Rain” and LeAnn Rimes and Steven Tyler sang “Hi-De-Ho.”

The best part of the evening was when everyone joined Carole on stage to perform “I Feel the Earth Move.”

Proceeds from the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year event provide support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

Check out highlights from the MusiCares Person of the Year event on GRAMMY.com.

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are tonight, Jan. 26th at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert & MORE Added to Carole King Tribute!

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Kacey Musgraves, Zac Brown, LeAnn Rimes and Miranda Lambert will join fellow country artists Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles to honor Carole King at MusiCares Person of the Year.

Jakob Dylan, Amy Grant, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz, Pink, James Taylor, Steven Tyler, Gloria Estefan, Jesse & Joy, Miguel, Train, Sara Bareilles and will.i.am are amoung other performers who have been announces. Multi-GRAMMY-winner and honoree Carole King will also perform. Jimmy Kimmel will be the evening’s host.

Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 24th year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.

MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The
celebration culminates with the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 26th at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Top 5 Most Iconic GRAMMY Moments in Country Music

#5  The 55th GRAMMY Awards were a big night for Carrie Underwood as she took home her sixth GRAMMY for Best Country Solo Performance for “Blown Away”, but it wasn’t her win that made her the #5 Most Iconic GRAMMY Moment.

The country superstar donned a beautiful white strapless gown and surprised the audience when patterns began to be projected onto it.   Butterflies, roses, fireworks and different patterns bounced off her Don O’Neill designed platinum ball gown that took 80 hours to make and featured 10 yards of satin and 100 yards of tulle and crinoline.

Carrie told reporters backstage the GRAMMY’s provided a cool environment to pull off the performance.

“There are so many big performances at the Grammys and sometimes I like to just stand still and perform. So (the dress) was the best way to do it, to create a cool environment.”

Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com from GRAMMY.com

Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com from GRAMMY.com

#4 The GRAMMY Awards were not telecast live until 1971 so we can only imagine what the mood was like in 1969 at the 11th GRAMMY Awards.  It was a year that proved big for country music when the iconic Glen Campbell took home the award for Album of the Year for By the Time I Get to Phoenix beating out the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, José Feliciano and Richard Harris.   Glen Campbell is a five time GRAMMY winner.

#3   The 52nd GRAMMY Awards proved to be a career changer for Taylor Swift.  She took home her very first GRAMMY award that evening but it didn’t stop there.  She won an additional three that evening!  Taylor’s two big wins of the evening were for Album of the Year (all-genre) and Best Country Album Fearless.    Taylor is a seven time GRAMMY winner.    Taylor is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Country Album at this year’s awards.

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.com from GRAMMY.com

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.com from GRAMMY.com

#2 It was 1997 and the GRAMMY’s helped make a dream come true for the then fourteen-year-old country music sensation LeAnn Rimes.   LeAnn became the youngest GRAMMY winner ever (a record that still holds today) when she was presented with the Best New Artist Award.   That same evening LeAnn faced off against the most-awarded female GRAMMY winner of all time, Alison Krauss, as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, Deana Carter and Trisha Yearwood to take home the Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Blue”.

#1 The 49th GRAMMY Awards in 2005 gave the Dixie Chicks the chance to show country music their sound was still relevant even if they were deemed outcasts, were receiving death threats and had fans boycotting their music.   The Dixie Chicks had their sweet revenge capturing honors in all five of the categories in which they were nominated. The Dixie Chicks took home GRAMMY’s for the top three all-genre awards in two of the General Field categories: Record and Album Of The Year. Their album Taking the Long Way won best country album and “Not Ready to Make Nice” also captured Best Country Performance by a duo or group with vocal.  The album was completely ignored by the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music that year. “Not Ready to Make Nice” was an unapologetic response to the uproar set off in 2003 when the band’s lead singer, Natalie Maines, made an antiwar comment to fans at a London concert: “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” During an acceptance speech, Natalie joked, “For the first time in my life, I’m speechless.” But in true fashion she found her voice in a later speech, “I’m very humbled and I think people were using their voice the same way this loudmouth did.”

Make sure to tune in to watch Music’s Biggest Night® live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com.

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