Scotty McCreery turns 22nd today. Instead of sending him gifts, the singer/songwriter encourages his fans to honor his fan club president Sharon Eaves, who passed away suddenly on Sept. 25th, and support a cause that was near and dear to her heart — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via this link: http://walkrun.stjude.org/southernbelle
“I have many blessings in my life and I don’t need ‘things’ to celebrate my birthday,” said McCreery. “But I miss my friend Sharon, who would have had a birthday just yesterday if she was still with us. I’d love to see my fans honor her and continue her great work with St. Jude.”
Eaves, a music industry veteran and longtime member of St. Jude’s Music Industry Advisory Council, had created the Southern Belles team to participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in Nashville on Sept. 26 in McCreery’s honor. The team raised $4,000 by the time of the event, and the donor link remains open through November.
McCreery will host a live Twitter Party this Sunday, Oct. 11 at 10:09 PM/ET (for his birthdate 10-09) for 22 minutes (in recognition of being 22) where he will chat with fans. The ACM and CMT Award winner will also share stories from his birthday celebration, a two-day trip with his best friends to play golf and support North Carolina State in their football game against Virginia Tech.
“Southern Belle,” which has received more than one million streams on Spotify, continues to move up the country singles charts and can be purchased online at http://umgn.us/southernbelle. It is the first single from his eagerly awaited new album due out in 2016.
Blake Shelton will be back for season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Blake will join fellow coaches Adam Levine, Pharell Williams, and Christina Aguilera.
“The coaches on The Voice continue to bring incredible energy, unrivaled musical expertise, and a want-to-win attitude that makes for the perfect ingredients of a two-time Emmy-winning show,” E!Online quoted NBC Entertainment president of late night and alternative programming, Paul Telegdy, as saying.
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Kip Moore revealed today that “Running For You” will be the second single taken from his critically-acclaimed sophomore album Wild Ones. Co-written by Moore alongside Blair Daly and Troy Verges, the personal and emphatic track that Billboard heralded as “a career song from the album” is available at country radio on Monday (10/12.)
Moore’s new single comes hot on the heels of his headlining 2015 Wild Ones Tour kicking off tonight (10/8) in Bethlehem, PA. Known for making a lasting impression at his live shows with Washington Post stating Moore “is a natural when he’s on stage,” the list of advance sell-outs is stacking up including dates in Boston, MA, London, ON, Toronto, ON and a two night run in Chicago, IL. Moore is also partnering with Evan Williams Bourbon on the tour, the brand will be the “Official Bourbon” at each of the 25 stops.
“Just because a relationship doesn’t work out the way you hoped it would, it doesn’t mean you can’t wish that person all the best and that’s what I was drawing on in this song,” said Moore. “Whenever we’ve played ‘Running For You’ in our set it always feels like a real ‘moment.’ We’ve had a couple weeks of downtime since our summer run and honestly we’re already just itching to get back out there and I’m looking forward to doing what we do on stage.”