Lauren Alaina Will Celebrate 18th Birthday with 18-City Tour

Lauren Alaina will turn 18 on November 8 and to celebrate, she’s embarking on an 18-city tour in support of her current single, “Eighteen Inches.” Lauren is also giving back during the tour. She’s teamed up with local charities and the Special Olympics to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of her [...] Read More

Lauren Alaina’s New Single Co-Written by Carrie Underwood

Lauren Alaina will release her new single, “Eighteen Inches” to radio July 16. Lauren isn’t the only American Idol alumni involved on this track though. Carrie Underwood, along with Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley, penned the song. “It’s amazing to have an artist like Carrie Underwood, whom I look up to so much write my [...] Read More

Some of Country’s Biggest Stars Score a CMA Hat Trick!

It was three cheers for three No. 1s at the annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon with the presentation of the CMA Triple Play Awards, which honor songwriters who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12 month period. The Triple Play Awards were presented at the Second Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon, which was held at the Pinnacle [...] Read More

Carrie Underwood Hits Nashville On a High Note

One thing is very clear about Carrie Underwood: She’s not afraid of heights! Carrie brought her Play On Tour to Music City’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night, playing quite often with the altitude in the place. A series of hydraulic platforms lifted her at times 15 feet above the stage, which was already several feet above the venue’s floor. A swing lifted her 12 feet or so as she belted out “Just A Dream.” And the night’s biggest effect had her singing John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” from the back of a pickup truck that travelled over the audience, hung from a track cabled to the ceiling. But the real heights were the tone and volume of her performances. Carrie’s recordings are always big, but in person, she’s even more impressive, kicking out those challenging vocals for an hour and 45 minutes, letting up only long enough for the occasional costume change. She hit those notes with impressive precision, not only holding the tones but also delivering them with power. Read More