Honky Tonk Headliners: Love and Theft, The Lunabelles, and Joey+Rory


This week’s headliners aren’t single, they’re all part of at least a duo. Our first featured group is Love and Theft. Love and Theft has a huge following in the Honky Tonk world. This is the first year they’re being recognized by Nashville as legitimate rising stars. Love and Theft were nominated by the Academy of Country Music for ‘Duo of the Year’ . They also just released a new video to CMT and GAC this month. You can check out Love and Theft on vevo or youtube.

Lunabelles

The Lunbabelles are a group of sisters, Olivia, Dominique, and Gabriela Acerio. They’re very new to Country music and only have one single (BNA Records) called ‘A Place To Shine’. Despite being raised in New York they have a very traditional Country sound.
You can also listen to their music on vevo or youtube.

courtesy of US 101

Joey and Rory are a husband wife duo from Potsville, Tennessee. You may recognize them from the show “Can You Duet”. The duo won third place and a record deal in 2007. Rory is also an award winning songwriter, he wrote ‘A Little More Country Than That”, ” Some Beach” and many others. Check out their unique online store where they sell Vinyls of their 2nd album. http://www.joeyandrory.com

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Nashville Fashion: Layering It Up For This Crazy Weather!


The weather in Tennessee has been a bit crazy this winter. It’s February and the temperatures ranging 40-80 degrees. Make sure you’re ready for any type of weather by laying on the layers. Here are a few outfits we put together for pre-Spring.

Layers

 


Thakoon Addition silk tank
$290 – joanshepp.com

Bustier shirt
allyfashion.com

All Saints leather jacket
$495 – allsaints.com

TEXTILE Elizabeth and James embroidery jacket
£280 – net-a-porter.com

Dsquared distressed skinny jeans
£319 – farfetch.com

Current/Elliott cropped skinny jeans
£165 – the-dressingroom.com

Le Silla tan sandals
$1,070 – stylebop.com

Koolaburra black boots
$224 – shopthetrendboutique.com

Mango high heel boots
£80 – mango.com

Stud earrings
$839 – macys.com

Dannijo jewelry
$320 – stylebop.com

Supertrash leather jewelry
€25 – welikefashion.com

€6 – monki.com

Canaan Smith to debut ‘Grand Ole Opry’ February 18th

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Canaan Smith is a new artist in Nashville with a very unique sound. His music doesn’t give the traditional vibe but there’s no question it’s country. Cannan’s music is all about love and life and it tells a story, and … Continue reading

#NYFW Nashville Style: Faith Hill

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Faith Hill is a legend in country music, and she’s an inspiration for many new singers in Nashville. Fans appreciate Faith for her modern style as much as her talent. Instead of wearing the classic country music uniform of (cowboy … Continue reading

Allison DeMarcus, Nashville Fashionista #NYFW


Allison DeMarcus

Image via Wikipedia

Allison DeMarcus is a talented host for CMT (Country Music Television). She’s the official red carpet correspondent for all televised Country Music award shows as well as a regular host. Allison stands out for her friendly on-air image and her mesmerizing beauty.

Not only did she snag a great job and a celebrity husband (Jay DeMarcus, Rascal Flatts), but she rose to fame with her stunning looks and personality as a Pageant Queen. She holds titles for Miss Tennessee Teen (94), Miss Tennessee (99), and competed in Miss America (2000), Miss USA (2002)Pageant info from Wikipedia.com

We chose Allison because of her Glamorous Movie Star style.  Allison has a ton of fashion experience from working the red carpet (literally and figuratively) and is a self-professed designer junkie. She’s developed and mastered a glamorous classic yet trendy Hollywood style.

Below we’ve composed a few wardrobe ideas inspired by Allison DeMarcus, if you love Allison’s style, check out the product info at the end of the article.

inspired by alison demarcus


Gucci sleeveless dress
£250 – flannelsfashion.com

Diane von Fürstenberg long dress
£511 – matchesfashion.com

Christian Louboutin slip on shoes
$1,395 – net-a-porter.com

Christian Louboutin red sole pumps
$845 – shopsavannahs.com

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

Chanel black handbag
£3,535 – matchesfashion.com

Diane von Fürstenberg clutch hand bag
€261 – lindestore.com

Elliott Lucca shoulder handbag
$98 – elliottlucca.thesak.com

Diane von Fürstenberg crystal jewelry
£5,650 – matchesfashion.com

Miss Selfridge yellow gold jewelry
$16 – missselfridge.com

14k earrings
$755 – macys.com

Chanel logos jewelry
€1.289 – lindestore.com

LK Designs yellow gold earrings
€120 – pret-a-beaute.com

Oversized jewelry
$30 – witchery.com.au

This Week’s Honky-Tonk Headliners: Gibson, Nash, Prevost


Honky-Tonk Headliners is a weekly review of 3 up-and-coming Country Music Singers.  These artist may or may not actually hit the Honky-Tonks but they’re talented singers who haven’t quite made it big in Nashville. Today we’re going to look at Andy Gibson, Melody Nash and Codie Prevost.

Photo Credit:97.3 The Dawg

Andy Gibson is well on his way to success with his new hit single “Wanna Make You Love Me” and a recent debut on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. He also co-wrote “Don’t You Want To Stay“, the country ballet that Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson performed live at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards show this past Sunday.

Andy first got noticed in an unassuming place- a Mexican restaurant.  “I knew a lot of Spanish songs and got three different gigs in Mexican restaurants around town”. “ John Rich heard me at this place called Las Cazuelas. He liked my songs and signed me to write for his publishing company…”,Luckily he had learned Spanish back home in Las Vegas.

Keep up with Andy’s tour and new album on twitter at @andygibson or checkout his website at http://www.andygibson.com, and don’t forget to download his new single and leave a review on itunes.

From MelodyNash.com

Melody Nash is a Las Vegas Native but was born a country girl at heart. She used the entertainment Mecca to find and polish up her vocal skills. She currently lives in Nashville and is ‘doin her time’ creating a musical foundation and following her dream. Melody currently has 6 songs on itunes including: “What Could Be” and “Broken”.

Check out Melody’s music at her website http://www.mandynash.com, you can purchase it on itunes or at http://www.amazon.com

Our third Headliner isn’t necessarily a household name but he has an occult like following and a pile of Country Music awards-in Canada. Codie Prevost is an extremely talented and handsome country star with 3 SCMA Entertainer of the Year Awards. He was also nominated as the CCMA “Rising Star” for 2011.

Codie just released his latest album called “Get Loud”. If you think he’s not worthy of being a Country Music star because he’s Canadian, we have two words for you…Keith Urban. Nashville should take notice, Codie Prevost has talent and success. Head over to www.codieprevost.com to listen to one of his Canadian hits like “Honky Tonk Groupie”. Listeners find it hard to believe Codie’s not  from the South because of  his authentic and mature Country sound.

Day 5 of #NYFW Nashville Style-Featuring Sara Evans


Sara Evans.com

Sara Evans is a well rooted and successful Country music star. She’s equally known for her beauty and vocal talent. Sara’s fashion style is comfy casual chic for the day and glam girl by night. She’s known for wearing well-worn comfy (but sexy) jeans and off the shoulder Tees… But when it’s time for an awards show, she’s always showing off her trendiest evening gown or cocktail dress.

Sara Evans is working on several projects. She’s touring with Rascal Flatt’s to support The  American Red Cross and all listed dates are completely SOLD OUT. She recently published a book called “Love Lifted Me”( you can pick up a copy at http://www.amazon.com). She also released her latest single called “My Heart Can’t Tell You No“, available at itunes or your favorite store. http://saraevans.com/

Inspired by Sarah Evans


Monsoon batwing sleeve dress
£135 – monsoon.co.uk

Halston Heritage silk crepe dress
£125 – flannelsfashion.com

Long denim shirt
€35 – placedestendances.com

Top
€24 – nelly.com

Heaven Sent tapered leg jeans
£30 – bankfashion.co.uk

H&M slim leg jeans
£30 – hm.com

Rag & bone bootie high heels
$495 – shoplesnouvelles.com

Alexander McQueen high heel sandals
£460 – theoutnet.com

Forever 21 shoes
$7.50 – forever21.com

Giuseppe Zanotti heel pumps
$1,295 – giuseppezanottidesign.com

Gold beaded jewelry
stelladot.com

Dannijo oxidized jewelry
£328 – oxygenboutique.com

Miss Selfridge yellow gold jewelry
$22 – missselfridge.com

Rosary cross necklace
$1,210 – beejewels.com

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

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

47th ANNUAL ACM Noms


PRESS RELEASE: Academy of Country Music Image

ENCINO, CA (January 26, 2012) – Nominations were announced today for the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Awards co-host Reba participated with a video message to kick things off and entertainment superstars Lionel Richie, who will be honored during a special taping ofACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends In Concert in April (to air at a later date on CBS), Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls), Nancy O’Dell (Entertainment Tonight), Michael Ausiello (TVLine.com) announced batches of nominations in video postings during the approximately 20 minute online event which culminated in music fans announcing the nominees for the Academy’s biggest prize, Entertainer of the Year, a privilege fans embraced for the first time ever by submitting videos naming their favorite artist. Fans from around the country announced Entertainer of the Year nominees Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.

As previously announced, Blake Shelton will join forces with country music star Reba to host the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards for the second consecutive year. For the fifth year, fans will select the winner of the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and for the fourth year, the New Artist of the Year category will also be opened up to fan voting. Nominees for New Artist of the Year were not announced in the press conference today because fan voting for those semi-finalists will close on January 30 (see page 2 below). The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. He is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, a category he has been nominated in nine times previously. He is twice nominated for Album of the Year for Hemingway’s Whiskey, as both artist and producer, and also earned double nominations for Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year as both artist and producer for “You And Tequila” with Grace Potter. Chesney is also nominated for Song of the Year for “You And Tequila” with Grace Potter.

Jason Aldean is nominated for six awards, including his second consecutive nods for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He is nominated for Album of the Year for My Kinda Party, and has nominations for Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” featuring Kelly Clarkson. He is nominated for Video of the Year for “Tattoos On This Town.”

Lady Antebellum leads group nominations with five nods, including Vocal Group of the Year, which they have won for two consecutive years. They are also nominated for Album of the Year as artists and producers for Own The Night, and for Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Just A Kiss.”

Reigning Male Vocalist of the Year, Brad Paisley, is nominated for four awards, including his fifth consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, which he has won five times consecutively between 2006-2010. He received two nominations in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Old Alabama” with Alabama and “Remind Me” with Carrie Underwood.

Toby Keith received three nominations for “Red Solo Cup,” including Video of the Year, which he last won in 2003 for “Beer For My Horses.” He also received a double nomination as artist and producer for Single Record of the Year for “Red Solo Cup.” Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill is also nominated for Nightclub of the Year (a nod that is not among Keith’s total nominations count, because it is awarded to the venue itself not it’s owners).

Reigning Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift, leads solo female nominees with three nominations, including her third consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year. If Swift wins Entertainer of the Year, this will be her second consecutive win in that category. Swift is nominated for the fifth time for Female Vocalist of the Year, and for the third time for Video of the Year for “Mean.”

First-time ACM nominee, Grace Potter, received three nominations for “You And Tequila” with Kenny Chesney, in the Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year categories.

Eli Young Band has three nominations including Vocal Group of the Year, as well as Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Crazy Girl.”

Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert, Aaron Lewis, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Chris Young all received two nominations each.

The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership select the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, and select the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category and the eight semi-finalists in the New Artist of the Year category. Presenters and performers who will appear at the ceremony will be announced at a later date.

Fan voting for New Artist of the Year began at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM on January 16, 2012 and will close on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 12noon ET/9:00AM PT, after which nominees in that category will be announced separately. Fan voting for New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year begins on March 19, 2012 at 9:00AM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com. Fan voting for New Artist of the Year will close at 5 p.m. PT on April 1, 2012 (before the LIVE show starts) and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast.

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the following categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton
  • Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton
  • Chris Young

Female Vocalist of the year

  • Sara Evans
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the year

  • Love and Theft
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Steel Magnolia
  • Sugarland
  • Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the year


    • The Band Perry
    • Eli Young Band
    • Lady Antebellum
    • Rascal Flatts
    • Zac Brown Band

    New Artist of the Year (Nominees in Feb.)

    Album of the year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

    • Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
      Produced by: Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Jay Joyce
    • Four The Record – Miranda Lambert (RCA)
      Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
    • Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
      Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
    • My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records)
      Produced by: Michael Knox
    • Own The Night – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
      Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

    Single Record of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

    • Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
      Produced by: Mike Wrucke
    • Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
      Produced by: Michael Knox
    • Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith (Show Dog-Universal Music)
      Produced by: Toby Keith
    • Tomorrow – Chris Young (RCA)
      Produced by: James Stroud
    • You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
      Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

    Song of the Year (Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s))

    • Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band
      Composers: Lee Brice, Liz Rose
      Publishers: Cake Taker Music (BMI), Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Sweet Hysteria Music (BMI)
    • Home – Dierks Bentley
      Composers: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson
      Publishers: Big White Tracks (ASCAP), Chestnut Barn Music (BMI), Chrysalis Music/BMG Rights (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Songs (BMI)
    • Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum
      Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
      Publishers: Dwhaywood Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Hillary Dawn Songs (SESAC), Radiobulletspublishing (BMI), String Stretcher Music (BMI) Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
    • Threaten Me With Heaven – Vince Gill
      Composers: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dillon O’Brian, Will Owsley
      Publishers: Grant Girls Music (ASCAP), Vinny Mae Music (BMI), Willie-O Music (ASCAP)
    • You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
      Composers: Matraca Berg, Deana Carter
      Publishers: Deanaling Music (ASCAP), Hannaberg Music (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc., (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)