Randy Travis To Be Honoured With All-Star Tribute Concert

Rady Travis tribute concert - King Says 2016Country music legend Randy Travis will be honoured with an all-star tribute concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena early next year.

Some of country’s biggest and best – including Kenny Rogers, Chris Janson, Ricky Skaggs, Josh Turner, Alabama, and many more – will come together to perform the star’s most notable hits.

Travis suffered a major stroke a few years ago, which almost left him speechless, so a portion of the ticket sales will go to the Randy Travis Foundation for further stroke research and rehabilitation.

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis‘ will take place on the eighth day of February. Tickets are on sale now!

Queen Miranda Lambert Stuns On ‘Ellen’

Queen Miranda Lambert looked and sounded absolutely stunning during her performance of her double Grammy-nominated hit ‘Vice’ on Ellen yesterday.

If you haven’t sat down and listened to her new album, ‘The Weight of These Wings,’ I highly recommend that you do. There are so many great songs on there. I mean, all of them are great, but some are just magical.

I really can’t wait to see her in London next year.

King Blake Shelton Performs ‘A Guy With A Girl’ On The Voice

King Blake Shelton performs A Guy With A Girl on The Voice - King Says 2016To celebrate his final Team Blake act, Sundance Head, making it through to the final, King Blake Shelton took to the stage to perform his new single ‘A Guy With A Girl’ on The Voice last night. Check it out below.

He basically showed the contestants exactly how it’s done. He said,

“This has been an amazing year, and what a thrill to be closing it out with our first TV performance of ‘A Guy With A Girl’ on The Voice. There’s no better job in the world than being a country music singer and I can’t thank my fans enough for all of their love and support!”

You’re welcome!

You keep performing, and we’ll keep loving.

2017 Country Grammy Nominations

The 2017 Country Grammy Nominations - King Says 2016The full 2017 Grammy Award nominations were announced this morning, but of course, we only care about the country categories.

Queen Miranda Lambert, Queen Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young, and Dolly Parton were amongst those nominated, but Maren Morris was the most recognised artist, receiving four nods including the all-genre Best New Artist category.

Let’s take a look at the ones that matter…

Best Country Album
Brandy Clark
– Big Day in a Small Town

Loretta Lynn – Full Circle
Maren Morris – Hero
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Keith Urban – Ripcord

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
Keith Urban – ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen)

Thomas Rhett – ‘Die a Happy Man’ (Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur)
Tim McGraw – ‘Humble and Kind’ (Lori McKenna)
Maren Morris – ‘My Church’ (Busbee, Maren Morris)
Queen Miranda Lambert – ‘Vice’ (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne)

Best Country Solo Performance
Brandy Clark – ‘Love Can Go to Hell’

Miranda Lambert – ‘Vice’
Marin Morris – ‘My Church’
Queen Carrie Underwood – ‘Church Bells’
Keith Urban – ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’

Best Country Duo / Group Performance
Dierks Bentley With Elle King – ‘Different for Girls

Brothers Osborne – ’21 Summer’
Kenny Chesney With Pink – ‘Setting the World on Fire’
Pentatonix With Dolly Parton – ‘Jolene’
Chris Young With Cassadee Pope  – ‘Think of You’

Fellow Brit James Corden will host the 59th Grammy Awards live from Los Angeles on the twelfth day of February at eight o’clock post meridiem.

Lauren Alaina Announces ‘Road Less Traveled’ Album Release Details

Lauren Alaina announces Road Less Traveled album release details - King Says 2016My latest blonde country crush Lauren Alaina has just announced the details of her upcoming sophomore album ‘Road Less Traveled.’

I’m seriously in love with her voice.
The album, which will be released on the twenty-seventh day of January by 19/Mercury Nashville/ Interscope Records, will feature 12 songs, all of which she co-wrote. She said,

“These songs are a true representation of who I am, where I’ve been and where I’m going. This album has pushed me to accept who I am and be 100-percent honest about it. I can’t wait to share my stories, my music and myself with the world.”

I can’t wait to hear it!

In the meantime, check out this soulful cover she did of Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Believe.’

What Is Taylor Swift NOW?

What is Queen Taylor Swift Now - King Says 2016So, I’ve been seeing a lot of press and promotion for this whole Taylor Swift NOW thing, but what exactly is it, and why isn’t it called Queen Taylor Swift NOW?

I heard it was a 24/7 TV channel dedicated to all things Queen T, but after a bit of Googling, I have learned that it is a “specially curated video catalogue,” which will be updated regularly and include never-before-seen and behind-the-scenes footage, available exclusively to customers of the AT&T DIRECTV NOW streaming service.

I’m still not 100% sure what it is, but I think this means more Queen Swift, and that’s exactly what this world needs!

Now I need to figure out how I can access it from the UK.

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