This month, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild launched her new clothing line Fair Child in select Macy’s stores across the country and on macys.com.
Fair Child follows the same masterful mix of glamorous and effortless design that Karen lives by on and off of the stage. From a luxe overcoat, vest, and biker jacket, to the essential basics of a great t-shirt, vegan faux-leather skinnies, and feminine blouses, Fair Child is everything that is easy to wear, but full of personality. For Karen, fashion is the most fun when it has an element of surprise, and Fair Child reinvents and adapts that “of the moment” style of dressing.
“The real reason I’m making clothes is because I like clothes…I love clothes,” said Fairchild. “Outside of writing songs and performing, it’s definitely my passion. I view it a lot like telling a story in a song. I think an outfit tells a story, and I think when there’s something interesting or surprising or a little twist, that’s what makes a great song and it’s the same thing that makes a great outfit. I’m so grateful to Macy’s for giving me this opportunity.”
Fair Child, with pieces priced from $39 to $149, is currently available on macys.com, and at select Macy’s stores in Atlanta (Town Center at Cobb), Austin (The Domain), Chicago (Water Tower Place), Columbus (Tuttle Crossing), Dallas (Northpark Center), Denver (Park Meadows), Detroit (Somerset Collection), Kansas City (Town Center Plaza), Memphis (Wolfchase Galleria) and Nashville (Green Hills).
As Cosmic Hallelujah gets ready to drop this Friday, Oct. 28, Kenny Chesney and P!NK slide into the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and the Media Base Country Airplay charts – as well as already spending two weeks topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs, which combines streaming, sales and airplay with “Setting The World On Fire.” With all that momentum and his chemistry with his duet partner, it’s not surprising the song is now making its way up the Hot AC charts as well.
“I knew the moment I heard this song, it was exactly the moment of life and love exploding, and everything turning Technicolor,” Chesney says of the song. “Finding songs that are in the moment are harder, but in this kind of moment, it’s almost impossible. And the idea of bringing P!NK in adds to that sense of this song is happening as we sing it. It’s funny how people respond to stuff that feels real and right now.”
Recorded in Los Angeles, the Josh Osborne/Ross Copperman/Matt Jenkins song surges with the kind of jubilance that occurs in real life. Whether it’s the “I love you” written in lipstick on a mirror, screaming out the car windows from euphoria or having the band on your t-shirt coming out of the radio, “Setting The World On Fire” is a pure expression of a peak moment – and the two people in it.
“I was really happy we were going to be able to release this second,” says the man The Los Angeles Times called “The People’s Superstar” of his 29th No. 1 single. “To have Country radio respond to P!NK the way they have, to be so welcoming, that makes me proud. I think when you bring an artist into country, you need to play to their strengths, but you also want them to feel caught up in what we do.”
Moving “Fire” into the second single position not only put Chesney’s follow-up to the four No. 1 yielding The Big Revival, it also brought a sense of buoyance to his always life affirming approach to music. The extra time afforded the 8-time Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year to align some new songs with his latest No. 1’s effervescence – creating what is now known as Cosmic Hallelujah.
“Sometimes a record turns, and it takes a moment to catch up,” Chesney admits with a laugh. “When we moved into ‘Setting The World On Fire,’ I think the whole vision fell into a new place – and it was a really good place. With the songs we brought in, suddenly this album was about the thrill you can find in any given moment, peak things that happen that are so every day. Watching the response, it makes me feel like a lot of people feel like I do – so this record should hit’em right where they live.”
Clint Black is celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary to Lisa Hartman Black by teaming up with the Grand Ole Opry to present the “You Still Get To Me” Sweepstakes, named after the couple’s duet from his most recent album On Purpose, available at all digital retailers. Fans can enter for their chance to win a two-day trip to Nashville, TN to meet the happy couple at the iconic Grand Ole Opry where they will also enjoy a dinner backstage and a performance by Clint. The “You Still Get To Me” Sweepstakes, in partnership also with Southwest Airlines and Gaylord Opryland Resort, is open now until December 9th and fans can enter here: https://opry.com/clintblack.
Clint and Lisa recently spoke to Country Living about their relationship and working together on music, such as “You Still Get To Me,” the couple’s third duet and Black’s latest single from his album On Purpose. Clint said his wife is always front-and-center in his mind when he’s penning romantic lyrics, “When we got married, my capacity to feel deepened. Our marriage, who we are together, guides me. The big question [was], what would the two of us be saying in front of the rest of the world? It had to ring true for who we are.” The full interview can be read here: http://bit.ly/2ebt96N. Fans can also check out the official music video for “You Still Get To Me,” that includes personal photos of the couple through the years here.
Alan Jackson will release his Precious Memories Collection exclusively at Walmart on October 28th. The two disc collection features Precious Memories, Precious Memories Volume II, as well as, two previously unreleased songs – “It’s All About Him” inspired by Denise’s book of the same title and “That’s The Way” which Alan sang to Denise at their wedding. The Precious Memories Collection can be purchased here.
When asked about writing the song “It’s All About Him,” Alan explained, “Inspired by Denise’s strength and ability [in writing her book], I sat down and wrote a song of the same title hoping to add musically to an already uplifting story.”
Precious Memories was originally recorded as a Christmas gift for Jackson’s mother, and a handful of copies were shared with close friends. Prompted and urged by family and friends, Jackson agreed to make the music available to fans. Seven years later, Jackson and his wife Denise revisited the list of their favorite hymns they compiled for the first album and Jackson decided to release Precious Memories Volume II. Both albums went on to sell a combined 2.3 million copies.
1. Blessed Assurance
2. Softly And Tenderly
3. I Love To Tell The Story
4. When We All Get To Heaven
5. ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
6. In The Garden
7. Are You Washed In The Blood?
8. I’ll Fly Away
9. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
10. Standing On The Promises
11. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
12. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
13. The Old Rugged Cross
14. How Great Thou Art
15. I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You
1. Amazing Grace
2. He Lives
3. Just As I Am
4. Love Lifted Me
5. O How I Love Jesus
6. Only Trust Him
7. There Is Power In The Blood
8. Precious Memories
9. Sweet Hour Of Prayer
10. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
11. Wherever He Leads I’ll Go
12. It’s All About Him **
13. That’s The Way **