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18th-Jan-2008 06:05 pm - My Pick For Best Song 2007
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Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus - "Ready, Set, Don't Go"

"I'm at the startin line of the rest of my life
As ready as I've ever been
Got the hunger and the stars in my eyes
The prize is mine to win"


The song has been on the Billboard Top Country songs for twenty five weeks. It is currently at #8.
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"Nashville Star," the country talent show that helped launch the careers of Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Buddy Jewel and Lance Miller, will move from USA Network, where it has aired for the last five seasons, to NBC this summer.

The show, which was hosted by Jewel and Cowboy Troy last year, has not yet announced who will host or judge when it debuts on NBC. Past judges have included Blake Shelton, Randy Owen among others. Previous hosts have included LeAnn Rimes and Nancy O'Dell.

The winner of the last installment, Angela Hacker, released an album on Warner Bros. Nashville. Past winners have been signed by Sony BMG and Universal Records South.

A 20-city casting search for this year's talent will kick off in early February. The show was created by Reveille, LLC and is produced by 495 Productions.
17th-Jan-2008 08:49 pm - Meet The New Member Of Lonestar
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(He is on the far right in the photo. How hot is he?!) Meet Cody Collins the newest member of the famous country music group Lonestar, (best known for their hit single "Amazed"). After twelve years with their label - when their contract ran out, the big wigs decided not to renew with them. In that time Lonestar lead singer Richie McDonald decided he would go solo.

Lonestar now has their own Indie label. Rock on.
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Singer-songwriter Jewel's new single, "Stronger Woman," was released to country radio on Thursday (Jan. 17). It's her first single for her new label, Valory Music Co., based in Nashville. She will perform the song on Good Morning America: Weekend Edition on Feb. 10. The label will begin aggressively seeking airplay for "Stronger Woman" on Feb. 11. Jewel's new album, Perfectly Clear, is scheduled to be released on June 3.

It will be very interesting to see how this single does. In the past pop cross overs trying to go country didn't always work out. But Country Music is always changing & Jewel has a true talent. I guess we will have to just wait and see how it does. I have the single on mp3. The first listen I didn't think to much of the song, but the more I listen to it the more I like it. It is a grower. It is a song about a woman's strength and learning to love yourself after many heartaches.

"..but for now on I'm gonna be the kind of woman I want my daughter be, For now I'm going to love myself more than anyone else!" - "Stronger Woman by Jewel

Check Out Jewel's Myspace 2 Hear The Single
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