Blake Shelton Hosts “Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert”. Blake Shelton has organized and will headline and host a major telethon, “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert,” this Wednesday (May 29). The concert/telethon/benefit proceeds will be going towards The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornado Relief Fund. The benefit will be held at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City at 7:30 pm tomorrow. Tickets for the benefit went on sale Saturday, but will also be televised live on NBC. Other cable networks including Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT will air the show on either a live or delayed basis. “Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy,” Shelton said. “This is why I want to do this special and especially hod it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero.” Shelton will be performing along with Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and more.
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
Congratulations to all the amazing winners from the 2010 ACM Awards The 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards are over and all the winners awarded. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and more gave some of their best performances to date. Meanwhile Taylor Swift, Laura Bell Bundy, and Rascal Flatts all seemed to struggle with the live audio. Top it all off with Carrie Underwood winning Entertainer of the Year! 2010 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD WINNERS ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Carrie Underwood TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Brad Paisley TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Miranda Lambert TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Lady Antebellum TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn TOP NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR *Luke Bryan ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)] *’Revolution’ – Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville) Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)] *’Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville) Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)] *’Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum Composers: Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott Publishers: EMI Foray Music (BMI), Darth Buddha (ASCAP), Dwhaywood Music (BMI), Hillary Dawn Publishing (SESAC), Radiobullets Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Year Of The Dog Music (ASCAP) VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] ‘*White Liar’ – Miranda Lambert Producer: Tameron Hedge Director: Chris Hicky VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *’Hillbilly Bone’ – Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins (Reprise Records / Warner Music Nashville) Producer: Scott Hendricks HUMANITARIAN AWARD – Montgomery GentryCountry Music Photo Gallery