The First Ever Taylor Swift Video Premier On Mtv


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Taylor Swift, along with The Civil Wars recorded a song called “Safe and Sound” for the new movie Hunger Games. Hunger Games is part of a non-stop best-selling book series that just became a major motion picture. Taylor has practically conquered the music industry, but she just accomplished a new major cross-over event. Her Hunger Games single, “Safe and Sound” premiered on Mtv at 7:54 tonight.

Taylor also took home 2 Grammy’s last night (and so did The Civil Wars), it’s really big week for Country Music!

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Grammy Night’s Big Winners


Taylor Swift took home two trophies last night and an amazing “in your face” performance of her single “Mean”. Her song was unquestionably a crowd pleaser that ended with a full standing ovation.  While most of us knew Taylor would rack in the trophies (just as the rock world new Adele would) Taylor looked genuinely shocked at both the standing ovation by her peers and the titles “Solo Performance” and “Best Song”.

Before the show, Taylor was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest who asked questions like ” How do you prepare for the future and stay on pace when your fame is so big” , “Are you afraid of things falling apart because you rose to fame so quickly?” Taylor responded by saying shes neurotic about her work and planning for the future and she hopes she can evolve with her fans and continue doing what she love best.

Catch Taylor Swift tonight on Mtv at 7:54 for the world premier of her new song from The Hunger Games movie. If you miss it, it re-airs on CMT.

The Civil Wars will also appear on the soundtrack from The Hunger Games  performing with Taylor Swift. Haven’t heard of The Civil Wars? Their fame is rising just as quickly as The Band Perry. Last night the Civil wars won 2 Grammys, one for “Best Folk Album” and one for “Best Duo/Group”, locking out Country music ‘Greats’ like Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and the new duo Thompson Square. The Civil Wars are currently touring the UK, but check out future tour dates @ http://www.thecivilwars.com. Click here to hear the Grammy Award winning song “Barton Hollow” .

Other big winners last night include Alison Krauss and Union Station (for Bluegrass Categories) and Lady Antebellum. Lady Antebellum was awarded for “Best Album of the Year” and attributed much of their success to their cross-over type image.

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The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow cover

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Carrie Underwood’s Red Carpet Style: Fashion Week


Carrie Underwood is known for her gorgeous style of classic lines and sparkles. This evening Carrie is up for nomination for “Best Country Solo Performance” for her song “Mama’s Song“. Be sure to tune in to the 54th Annual Grammy Awards show tonight (February 12th) to see what Carrie is wearing and represent Country Music. Take a look at our picks for Carrie Underwood Red Carpet outfits.

Carrie Underwoods Red Carpet Style

Halston Heritage silk evening dress
£590 – harveynichols.com

Cocktail party dress
$120 – pacificplex.com

Short sequin cocktail dress
$72 – romwe.com

Evening party dress
globalfashionreport.com

Lace dress
rarefashion.co.uk

Christian Louboutin high heel shoes
$1,075 – footcandyshoes.com

HARRIET WILDE floral heels
£450 – harrods.com

Colucci Diamonds 18k white gold jewelry
$28,000 – forzieri.com

Danielle stevens jewelry
$80 – daniellestevens.com

H M metal jewelry
£3.99 – hm.com

Noir jewelry
noirjewelry.com

Blake Shelton’s Twitter Fame Skyrockets Past 1Million Followers


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Blake Shelton is now behind only Dolly Parton in the number of followers a Country Star has on Twitter. Dolly tops the Country Music list with 1,537,076 followers while Blake follows her closely with 1,003,001. It seems Blake Shelton’s fame multiplied exponentially almost over night, with much thanks to the hit new show “The Voice”. “The Voice” debuted after the 2012 Superbowl with record ratings. Blake shares a position as judge for the blind talent show with Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and CeeLo Green.

Twitter users constantly blow up the hashtag #thevoice with comments like “I’m addicted” and “Best show ever”.  Tweets also comment on the personality and humor of Blake Shelton. Blake’s comedic responses to the other judges have started to create their own hashtag. Blake Shelton’s twitter fame has surpassed American legends like Hugh Hefner, Dr.Phil, and NFL star Drew Brees. He also has more followers than co-judge Christina Aguilera, a long time pop star.  “Twitter Counter” predicts that Blake will reach 1,204,630 followers in the next 15 days and reach 2million followers in just 74 days.

Check Blake Shelton out tonight on the 54th Annual Grammy Awards show. Blake is up for every eligible title- Best Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album.

You can also see him on The Voice  Monday nights on NBC at 8/7 Central.

This Week’s Reviews: Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, and Kip Moore 15 STARS


Each week I review 3 artist from Country Music via itunes. I share my own opinion and some opinions of the public who post comments on their music. This week I chose 3 very different artist from 3 different stages of fame.

Our first artist/ group is The Zac Brown Band. I have to admit, in my unbiased opinion, I’m a little biased. I am a huge ZBB fan, but I promise I listened intently and still gave the band 5 stars for their new song “No Hurry”.

The Zac Brown Band has a magical way of taking their listeners beyond reality. Stress melts and emotions arise as we’re dropped to a place where life is simple and love is all that matters.

ZBB did not let me down with their new single. I was instantly in my happy place and amazed that ZBB can   stay true to their style while their lyrics never get old or replayed. And, as always, Zac’s strong smooth voice made “No Hurry” a hit in the making.

This week their album, You Get What You Give  is number 15 on the Billboard Country Charts. Check out ZBB’s new song “No Hurry” from their album at http://www.itunes.com or visit their website at http://www.zacbrownband.com

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Miranda Lambert, the new Queen of Country Music, just released her single “Over You” from her album Four the Record. Four the Record is number 13 on itunes this week and number 11 on Billboard’s Country charts.

I really like “Over You”, in my opinion it should have debuted much higher than baggage claim. It has a classic country style, but Miranda turns it to gold with her unique and sweet twangy voice. I also gave Miranda a 5 star review on itunes.

Check out Miranda’s new single on http://www.itunes.com, her website at http://www.mirandalambert.com. Also keep an eye out for Miranda at the 54th Grammy Awards show this Sunday (February 12) where she will be presenting an award.

Finally, we move on to one of Country’s newest singers, Kip Moore, and his single “Somethin’ About a Truck”. Personally, I think this is a great song. It reminds me of an older Tim McGraw song and it should really pull in young listeners.

Although there were some nasty little comments about Kips new song on itunes, the average rating is a 4 1/2. And as a rebuttal to a few of those comments, I think Kip Moore sounds like a real Country star. I don’t really agree with people when they argue that Country music is turning pop or rock. I think Country music has many styles. I would classify Kip as a moderate Country Artist who can appeal to both traditional and evolving Country music. As for the rating? 5 Stars again (of course, how else can you get 15 STARS!)

Fashion Week-Nashville Style, Featuring Taylor Swift


This week, New York is celebrating high fashion, Fresh Cut Country decided to celebrate  fashion too. We’re celebrating fashion- Nashville style. Each day this week we’ll spotlight one of the queen bees of country by sharing her style and how you can get it. Take a peek at one of our favorite fashionistas, Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift is an American Icon and her impeccable style helped get her there. She oozes romance and wears what she sings. On stage Taylor’s wardrobe consist of dramatic fairy tale gowns, sequins, and an array of other fascinating costumes.

Around town Taylor shows she’s mastered the classics. Her wardrobe (probably mountains high) includes mostly dresses with soft lines, ruffles and lace. She’s rarely photographed in bright colors or trending styles, after all, an American Icon must be timeless.

Taylor doesn’t just meet our approval. This month she took the cover of Vogue magazine proving to the entire world that country girls are stylish too. Make sure you pick up February’s issue of Vogue to support the ladies of Nashville and learn more about Taylor Swift’s classic, romantic style.

Get Taylor’s Day Look:

Inspired by Taylor Swift


Floral tank
$20 – delias.com

J.Crew short pants
$45 – jcrew.com

J.Crew flat shoes
$128 – jcrew.com

J Crew canvas beach tote bag
$60 – jcrew.com

Sparkle sunglasses
ocshades.com

Melissa Odabash sun hat
£16 – debenhams.com

Grammy Night 2012- The Nominees


It’s another year and another Grammy Awards show. Make sure you tune into CBS at 8/7 Central to represent and cheer on your favorite country music artists. Take a look at the country music nominees below to see if they match your picks.

There are four categories in Country Music:

Best Country Solo Performance

Dirt Road Anthem, by Jason Aldean and Broken Bow Records

I’m Gonna Love You Through It, by Martina McBride and Republic Nashville

HoneyBee, by Blake Shelton and Warner Brothers Records

Mean, by Taylor Swift and Big Machine Records

Mamas Song, by Carrie Underwood and Arista Nashville

Best Country Duo/Group

Don’t You Wanna Stay, by Kelly Clarkson/Jason Aldean and Broken Bow Records

You and Tequila, by Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter and BNA Records

Barton Hollow, by The Civil Wars and Sensibility LLC

Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, Thompson Square and Stoney Creek Records

Best Country Song

Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, Thompson Square

God Gave Me You, Blake Shelton and Warner Brothers Records

Just Fishin, Trace Adkins and Show Dog Universal

Mean, Taylor Swift

Threaten Me With Heaven, Vince Gill MCA Nashville

You and Tequila, Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter

Best Country Album

My Kinda Party (Jason Aldean and Broken Bow Records)

Chief (Eric Church and EMI Records)

Own the Night (Lady Antebellum and Capital Records Nashville)

Red River Blue (Blake Shelton and Warner Bros.)

Here for a Good Time (George Straight and MCA Nashville)

Speak Now (Taylor Swift and Big Machine)