Last week, Rascal Flatts stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform their new single “I Like the Sound of That.” Check it out!
Kelly Clarkson has left long-time label, RCA for Atlantic Records. The singer made the announcement via Facebook Live on Friday. It’s a big change for the singer who’s been with RCA, the label she was signed to after “American Idol.”
“They love every part of my personality as far as, like, all my colors,” she explains. “I love the country side of me, and I love the Broadway side of me, and I love the pop side of me and the soulful side of me, and they are down to make really whatever record I’m into, which is real rare, so I’m super-excited about it.”
“Everybody’s been asking me to make a soulful record for years,” she says, “and while we’ve always had soulful influences on my records, we’ve never actually made a soulful record, so that is what Atlantic Records and I are about to do.”
They have a great country department,” Clarkson says of her new label. “I know a lot of fans have been asking when I’m going to make a country record, and I promise you, I’m gonna make one. I love country music.”
Kelly also announced that she’s launching KellyClarksonLive.com to allow fans to download songs and watch videos for FREE
Drake White is giving fans a chance an early chance to get his debut album SPARK with a digital pre-order at select online retailers. The foot-stomping, hand-raising, soul-shining album is due out on Dot Records Aug. 19 and features the Top 30-and-climbing “Livin’ the Dream.” Get it here.
White is igniting the SPARK while on the road with Zac Brown Band’s BLACK OUT THE SUN TOUR as he previews new tracks at each stop. Said Taste of Country of the established showman’s live performance, White “…accomplished more during his 30-minute set than some acts do in an hour.”
“It is such a blessing for me to be out on the road and doing what I love,” said White. “SPARK is such a personal album for me, so to be able to share it with fans along the way is very special.”
The Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover produced project was recorded in Nashville and contains 12 tracks, 11 of which White co-wrote. Four instant grat tracks will be available with digital pre-order through the Aug. 19 release.
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Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood has recorded a new opening theme song for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 program for five consecutive years. Entitled “Oh, Sunday Night,” the new SNF opening song is a mix of country, rock, and pop.
“I love being part of the Sunday Night Football family and can’t wait for the fans to hear the new theme song,” said Underwood, who is in her fourth season performing the SNF open for NBC.
“We’re excited to kick off our second decade of Sunday Night Football on NBC with a new opening theme,” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. “Earlier this offseason, Carrie said she had a special idea for a new SNF open song. When we got into the recording studio in Nashville, the song instantly came to life, and will be a dynamic addition to our show.”
Gaudelli, the lead producer for all 10 seasons of Sunday Night Football, was recently named Executive Producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football and will oversee production for both primetime packages.
“Oh, Sunday Night” is set to the music of “Somethin’ Bad,” a chart-topping duet from Underwood and Miranda Lambert which was released in 2014 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Underwood worked with the songwriters of “Somethin’ Bad”– Chris DeStefano, Brett James, and Priscilla Renea – to rewrite the lyrics for Sunday Night Football. The result, “Oh, Sunday Night,” was produced by Mark Bright and Chris DeStefano.
“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the SNF theme song from 2006-15, was set to Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”