Checkin’ In with Billy Gilman with 10 Random Questions! We all remember Billy Gilman from back in 2000 when his song “One Voice” was a top 20 hit on the Billboard Country Music Charts. The Rhode Island native can be found in the Guinness Book Of World Records for the youngest singer to reach No.1 on the top country album chart. His latest song “The Choice” features 18 other country artists including Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and Leann Rimes. The song is about giving to those who are needy, and each song downloaded will buy 1 pair of shoes for children in need. Gilman has a big voice but an even bigger heart. We caught up with him for our 10 random questions, and this is what he had to say: 1. How have you changed or grown since we first heard you at 11 years old singing “One Voice?” I think between the ages of 12 and the age I am now, which is 24, everyone makes those natural leaps in maturity .I got to see a lot of the world at a very young age, and dealt with more adults in a business sense, so i think I matured at a pretty young age. But also, I really have become more chill. I was always a hyper and very animated kid. Kind of embarrassing when I look back lol. 2. What is your favorite song that you’ve written? I’m proud of them all but of course certain ones stand out. Like The Choice. I’m very proud of that song and the mission it supports. 3. What other artists do you currently listen to? Just downloaded The Lumineer’s new record. It’s great. 4. Where is your favorite place to perform? I think The Grand Ole Opry. There’s something spiritual about it. 5. Any new projects in the works? I have some songs that I am really proud of that will hopefully be heard in early 2013 keep your fingers crossed. At the end of the day I have to believe that the people and companies that release my new music are releasing it because they see the growth and they see the future. Not just a fast dollar. That’s hard to find. 6. Where is your favorite place to eat? I love mom and pop kind of places and home cooked food. I also like to cook so I stay home. In RI I love West Bakery and in Nashville I love Mafiosso’s — I love pizza that’s good. 7. If you could duet with any female artist who would it be? There’s a few I think would be cool to sing with. I have always liked Allison Krauss’ voice. 8. If you could have a superpower what would you pick? To find one good politician. 9. Do you consider yourself trendy? Do you follow clothing trends? Some people say I am, but I don’t feel I am nor try to be. I don’t follow anything — I just Continue reading 10 Random Questions with Billy Gilman
Watch LeAnn Rimes Video for Borrowed Second Single Off Upcoming Album. LeAnn Rimes‘ current single, “Borrowed“, the second from her highly anticipated upcoming album, Spitfire, is an emotional and raw song. Considering the very public history she has with her current husband, Eddie Cibrian, and the theme of the song (borrowing someone who isn’t yours…), it’s a little difficult not to assume that this single is coming from a very personal place. Regardless of the back story though, this really is a very powerful song, and Rimes pours every bit of her talented into it. Listen to it below, and let us know what you think! “Borrowed” and the first single from the album “What Have I Done” are both currently available on iTunes (click the songs to purchase!). Spitfire is expected to release this Spring. Need more? Check out the acoustic version of “Borrowed” on LeAnn’s official page. Watch LeAnn Rimes New Video for Single “Borrowed“.
LeAnn Rimes Sings Duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar on The X-Factor. Earlier this week, LeAnn Rimes stopped by The X-Factor to perform a duet with one of the remaining three finalists, Carly Sonenclar, and as seems to always be the case these days, drama has been stirred up. Since the performance, various folks have criticized Rimes for trying to out-sing the contestant, and some even got petty enough to suggest the country singer was drunk…or at least tipsy. Personally, I didn’t think it was her best ever performance, but seriously, people, she kind of set the bar pretty high for herself. As far as out-singing Carly, even if that was the case, she held her own, so no harm done. I really think that those folks that are stirring this pot are just mixing up trouble that isn’t really there. For her part, Rimes responded, like she does, via Twitter with the following statement: Wondering what all the fuss is about? Watch the video for yourself below, and don’t forget to tell us what you think. Watch: LeAnn Rimes Performs with X-Factor Contestant Carly Sonenclar.
of Country Playlist: Drink Recipes Inspired by Country Music Lyrics! The CMNB Team has been hard at work on an original video series we like to call “Shot of Country“! We take the country music lyrics we leave, and craft drink recipes that are inspired by those songs. We then share those recipes with you through our weekly posts! Sometimes, we even throw in a drinking game. We’ve already created quite a few recipes, and so, we decided to put them all in one place for y’all. Consider this your one stop shop for drink ideas for that next bonfire! Cheers! Watch: Shot of Country Playlist.