COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
BRAD PAISLEY: Coast Concert
Brad Paisley will play a free show to help promote tourism in Alabama's Gulf Shores area in the wake of the oil spill. The concert, which takes place on October 17th, is free, but you have to have tickets to attend. For more information, log onto ConcertsForTheCoast.com.
Taylor Swift has finally had a chance to experiment with her own "Mix Me In-Two" I-Phone application. She and band member Grant Mickelson make rock and hip-hop mixes of a few of her hit songs, prompting her to joke, "Why am I not an urban artist?"
The new application earned Taylor a Best Music Engagement App nomination for the October 5th Billboard Music App Awards.
Keith Urban won't release his album Get Closer until November 16th, but the lead single, "Put You in a Song," is coming this month. He says, "I've always loved songs about the guy in love with the unattainable girl. And the idea that the only chance that this poor guy is ever going to have to get close to the object of his affection is to put her in a song just struck me."
Brooks and Dunn's run as the most successful duo in country music history came to a close last Thursday in Nashville with a sold-out show that included a special appearance from pal Reba McEntire. But even though the tour bus is parked for good, the guys are still working. Both have other interests, but they also promise to stay involved in music. Ronnie Dunn even plans to hit the road again -- especially if his wife Janene has anything to say about it.
Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood are among the stars contributing songs to the new album Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn. Reba, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Allison Moorer, Lucinda Williams, Paramore and Loretta's pals, The White Stripes, are also featured on the collection of classics, which will be in stores November 9th.