Miranda Lambert Featured without Makeup in People’s World’s Most Beautiful Women Issue

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert has been chosen as one of People’s World’s Most Beautiful Women of 2015.  For her photo in the magazine, Miranda chose to go make-up free, which she told the magazine is how you’ll usually find her when she’s at home.  She says, “I don’t wear a lot of makeup at home.  When I’m just off and hanging out I just put on some tinted moisturizer and sunscreen and mascara. And lip gloss! It’s kind of an addiction.”


Miranda has a hair and makeup team she works with for special events like awards shows, but otherwise she enjoys doing her own makeup when she’s on tour.  She says, “That’s my time to focus and calm down, listen to music and warm up a little bit. I have a product bag the size of Texas – just makeup and hair stuff and curling irons.”
Miranda says, truth be told, her husband Blake Shelton thinks she is prettier without makeup.  She says, “He sees me the same, whether I have a whole glam squad or I’m just hanging out at home.” You can see Miranda’s profile here and in the People’s World’s Most Beautiful Women issue, with Sandra Bullock on the cover, on newsstands Friday.

Billy Currington Celebrating Summer Forever with New Album Due in June

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Billy Currington’s next album will be called Summer Forever, and it will be released on June 2nd, featuring his top ten song “Don’t It,” plus 11 other tracks.  In addition to Billy, Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line, The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston and The Henningsens are among the co-writers on the project.


“Making this album was such a blast for me. I put a lot of love into this project and couldn’t be more excited for fans to hear the new music,” says Billy. “Summer Forever, for me, represents a positive, happy, good time lifestyle and that’s what I hope the fans feel when they hear this record.”


Summer Forever is available for pre-order now at SummerForever.BillyCurrington.com, and fans will be able to hear some of the new album when Billy hits the road with Tim McGraw on his Shotgun Rider Tour beginning June 5th in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Summer Forever track listing:

  1. Don’t It

Written by Jaren Johnston, Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman


  1. Drinkin’ Town With A Football Problem

Written by Aaron Henningsen, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Elizabeth McDavid Elkins and Vanessa Ann Olivarez


  1. Wake Me Up

Written by Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins and Ashley Gorley


  1. Good Night (Featuring Jessie James)

Written by Daniel Tashian, Claire Guerreso and Rosi Golan


  1. Jonesin’

Written by Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins and Hillary Lindsey


  1. Give It To Me Straight

Written by Abe Stoklasa and Mark Trussell


  1. It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To

Written by Billy Currington, Cary Barlowe and Shy Carter


  1. Nowhere Town Written by Aimee Mayo-Lindsey, Chris Lindsey and Josh Osborne


  1. Do I Make You Wanna

Written by Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins and Jerry Flowers


  1. Sweet Love

Written by Donovan Woods, Madeleine Slate and Dan Swinimer


  1. Soundtrack

Written by Bobby Huff and Ben Burgess


  1. Summer Forever*

Written by Cole Swindell, Jaren Johnston, Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard and Jesse Frasure


Produced by Dann Huff

*Produced by Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure

Justin Moore Joins Cabela’s to Promote Disconnect Day

Justin Moore

Justin Moore

Justin Moore has recorded the theme song for Cabela’s new initiative, Disconnect Day, which encourages people to put down their mobile devices for a day and get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Justin has recorded a version of “What A Wonderful World,” for the campaign, which will be available to download for free on May 1st.


Cabela’s CMO Scott Williams says,  “When our children grow up, they aren’t going to remember how many likes they got on a status update, but they will remember their family camping trips and the first fish they caught,” which is why they want to encourage everyone to choose a day to disconnect.  You can learn more about the campaign at MyDisconnectDay.com.


CMA Music Festival Free Concerts to Include Dan + Shay, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery and Gary Allan

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The Country Music Association has announced the performers who will play the FREE daily concerts on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.  Gary Allan will launch the daytime shows on Thursday, June 11th at 10am Nashville time, with free shows happening everyday from 10am – 5:30pm through Sunday, June 14th.


Among the dozens of performers who will be performing as part of the free shows are Rodney Atkins, Craig Wayne Boyd, Dan + Shay, Diamond Rio, Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, Montgomery Gentry, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, RaeLynn, Restless Heart, The Cadillac three, Thompson Square, Tanya Tucker and Clay Walker.


You can get the complete line-up for all the Riverfront shows at CMAfest.com.  You can stay up-to-date on the CMA Music Festival by subscribing to CMA Exclusive, CMA’s email newsletter.


Reba Scores 12th #1 Album, Hopes Young Female Artists Don’t Get Discouraged

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Reba’s brand new album, Love Somebody has debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, with first week sales of over 62,000 copies.  This marks Reba’s 12th #1 album, after nearly five years without releasing new music.


Reba has sold over 56 million albums worldwide in her career, and she released her first solo album in 1977, so she has seen many changes and fluctuations in the music business over the last almost 40 years.  She knows the radio and the charts have been dominated by men over the last few years, but she sees some of the younger females like Maddie & Tae, Kelsea Ballerini and RaeLynn starting to make some noise and she says, “I hope they don’t get so discouraged that they quit because it is so important to realize that everything is cyclical.  Sometimes it’s very traditional, sometimes it’s very contemporary, sometimes it’s all the girls are on the radio, sometimes it’s all the boys.”


Reba believes the good ‘ol boy mentality in country music is about to change and she says, “What it’s going to change to, I don’t know.  But I hope it’s more romantic music with a lot more females on the charts.  That’s what I’m hoping for, so I hope they don’t get discouraged and I hope they hang in there.”


Up next for Reba, she will be launching her co-residency, REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas on June 17th at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.  For more information, visit Reba.com.