Craig Wayne Boyd Wins Season 7 of The Voice, Giving Coach Blake Shelton His Fourth Win on the Show

Craig Wayne Boyd and Blake Shelton (photo courtesy of NBC.com)

Craig Wayne Boyd and Blake Shelton (photo courtesy of NBC.com)

Against the odds, Blake Shelton and his final contestant, Craig Wayne Boyd, managed to pull off a win against Team Adam Levine’s three finalists, Damien, Matt McAndrew and Chris Jamison last night on the season finale of The Voice.  At the start of Monday night’s performance show, Adam bragged, “I’ve got three times the firepower,” but Blake shot back that Adam was “in for a rude awakening,” and it seems he was right.

 

This marks Blake’s fourth win as a coach in The Voice’s seven seasons – he won with Jermaine Paul in season 2, Cassadee Pope in season 3 and Danielle Bradbery in season 4.  Craig Wayne Boyd closed out the season 7 finale singing his brand new, original single, “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face,” which will be released to country radio.

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley to Play “The Night Before” the Super Bowl Concert

Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line

Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley will be part of the pre-Super Bowl festivities in Phoenix, Arizona, when they all play “The Night Before” concert at US Airways Center on January 31, 2015.  As the name suggests, the concert will take place the night before the two best teams in the NFL face off in the Super Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.

 

“I’m excited to be part of a huge night in country music the night before the biggest event in sports… in my hometown!” says Dierks. “We’re about to take tailgating in Phoenix to a whole new level.”

 

Tickets for “The Night Before” will go on sale to the general public on December 19th at noon MT through Ticketmaster.  For more information, visit radio.com/TheNightBefore.

 

WWE’s Tribute to the Troops Featuring Florida Georgia Line will Debut Tonight on USA Network

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line

Earlier this month Florida Georgia Lined joined several WWE Superstars and Divas just outside of United States Army Post Fort Benning to tape the 12th annual holiday special, Tribute to the Troops.  The event is meant to celebrate the dedication and commitment of our servicemen and women to our country with a holiday program featuring some of the biggest stars in wrestling and music, combined with special messages from a wide variety of celebrities, including Blake Shelton and his fellow coaches and host from The Voice, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani and Carson Daly, plus Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Debra Messing, Katherine Heigel, Seth Meyers, The Kardashians, Andy Cohen and many others.

 

Tribute to the Troops will premiere tonight on USA Network, as part of “WWE Week,” from 8pm – 10pm ET.  It will also re-air as a one hour special on NBC on Saturday, December 27th, from 8pm – 9pm ET.

Kenny Chesney Invites Indie Band, Old Dominion, on The Big Revival Tour Stadium Dates

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Old Dominion, the band comprised of veteran songwriters, recently got the call to open for Kenny Chesney’s 17 stadium shows on The Big Revival Tour.  Band leader Matt Ramsey said, “We couldn’t believe it when we got the call.  As an independent band, you fight for any chance to get your music in front of as many people as possible – and you can fit a lot of people in a stadium! We are beyond excited and honored that an iconic artist like Kenny is sharing his stage and his fans with Old Dominion. It truly is the opportunity of a lifetime for us and we are gonna bring it to the No Shoes Nation!”

 

Old Dominion’s current single is “Break Up With Him.”  Among the band are writers on The Band Perry’s #1 song, “Better Dig Two” and “Chainsaw,” plus they’ve written songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Kenny Chesney.  They’ve also got two songs currently climbing the charts, Dierks Bentley’s “Say You Do” and Tyler Farr’s “A Guy Walks into a Bar.”

 

Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour will kick off on his birthday, March 26th, in Nashville.  You can get more details about the tour here.

 

The Band Perry’s Collaboration Wish List Includes Eminem, Jay-Z and Keith Richards

The Band Perry

The Band Perry

When it comes to dream collaborations, The Band Perry has an interesting list of artists they would love to work with.  Kimberly says, “I think Eminem is somebody the three of us would like to collaborate with.  I’m also a big Jay-Z fan.”  Neil and Reid say Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones is also on their dream list.  “We’re huge Rolling Stones fans,” says Neil.  “Our dad had them playing when we were growing up, so Keith Richards would be pretty cool.”  “So would Ringo Starr,” adds Kimberly.  “I would be a big fan of that.”

 

The Band Perry is currently working on their third album, but it’s probably too early in the process to know if they’ll have any collaborations on the new project.