New Music Friday:
• “Wanderlust“, Little Big Town. It’s a digital release. The album was produced by Pharrell. It includes Justin Timberlake on a song called “C’mon”.
• “Now That’s What I Call Country Volume 9“, with music from Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Cam, and Dierks Bentley.
•“El Rio“, country singer Frankie Ballard. It includes “It All Started With a Beer”.
•“Big Day In A Small Town“, Brandy Clark. She gets help from Kacey Musgraves on the track, “Daughter”. You can listen to the song “Homecoming Queen”, here.
•“Someone To Take Your Place“, the debut EP from country minx Tara Thompson. She’s Loretta Lynn’s third cousin, if that makes a difference.
Here’s How Justin Timberlake Ended Up Singing on Little Big Town’s New Album
Remember a few months ago when JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE said that he was writing music withLITTLE BIG TOWN? Turns out it’s for their album “Wanderlust”, which is being digitally released today.
He also ended up doing vocals on a song called “C’mon”. As you know, PHARRELL WILLIAMS produced the album, and he said the collaboration just kind of fell together. Quote, “We were in the same studio at the same time.
“Quite naturally, people are going to visit each other, and Justin ended up singing on one of the songs. So we had him in one room, and [them] in another.”
Speaking of Little Big Town. I don’t know if you noticed this at Wednesday’s CMTs . . . but something weird happened during their acceptance speech when “Girl Crush” won Group / Duo Video of the Year.
KAREN FAIRCHILD mentioned that she had just seen LUKE BRYAN and KEITH URBAN having their photo taken with a dog wearing a suit. She wasn’t joking. It was Doug the Pug . . . and BLAKE SHELTON also took a photo with him.
Craig Morgan Bought Beer for the Soldiers and Veterans at His Show
CRAIG MORGAN did a club show in Nashville the other night to celebrate the release of his album “A Whole Lot More To Me”, which came out last week. Craig’s a former U.S. Army Major and he takes care of his fellow soldiers.
During the show he bought beer for the servicemen and veterans in the crowd. He actually tossed a few bottles from the stage . . . and then followed it up by doing a cover of GAVIN DEGRAW’s song “Soldier”.
KEITH URBAN released a video of him performing his song “Wasted Time“. It’s from his concert special “Keith Urban on AT&T Live“ that airs tonight on the Audience Network.
Have you noticed that CARRIE UNDERWOOD’s hair keeps getting shorter? She was asked about it at the CMTs . . . and said she just needed to simplify her life because, quote, “It was taking too long to do things that shouldn’t take long.” (Full Story)