More details surrounding Blake Shelton’s upcoming ‘six pak’ album have been released. The six-song collection will be named after the Oklahoma native’s fastest rising single to date, ‘All About Tonight,’ with the other five tunes including a special collaboration with Blake’s fiancé, Miranda Lambert. The ‘All About Tonight’ six pak, which was produced by Scott Hendricks (Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn), arrives in stores August 10.
Blake released the first six pak album, ‘Hillbilly Bone,’ in March, and it debuted at No. 2 on the country album chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. He felt the project did everything he and his record label wanted it to do, but he still has one regret, which will be rectified this time around. “If I could go back to that first six pak, the only thing I would’ve done differently is I would’ve released a second single off of it,” he says. “So, when I say ‘All About Tonight’ is the first single off the second six pak, there’s going to be a second single this time. We’ve cut a bunch [of songs]. And that’s what I love about doing six paks is how often you get in there and record and how you’re constantly being sent brand new music from the best writers in Nashville.”
The other songs on the album are ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,’ ‘That Thing We Do,’ ‘Got a Little Country,’ ‘Draggin’ the River’ (a duet with Miranda) and ‘Suffocating,’ which was co-written by his soon-to-be-wife and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott.
Miranda performed at the Lilith Fair last night (June 5). So far I’ve only added 6 photos to the gallery. Click the thumbnails below to view images!
Country music superstar duo Brooks & Dunn have added 3 dates to their critically acclaimed The Last Rodeo Tour. New tour stops include Oklahoma City, OK on August 20th, Little Rock, AR on August 21st and Holmdel, NJ on August 28th (complete list of ticket on-sale dates and tour stops listed below). In addition, country music legend Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert and Sara Evans have been announced to appear on selected tour dates.
The Last Rodeo Tour was postponed on the recommendation of doctors for Ronnie Dunn to go on immediate vocal rest. Of the restart and new dates Dunn emailed “Getting better every day. Kix and I will be raring to start where we left off ….and go for 3 additional dates to say thanks to all the fans for 20 years of showing us the love!”
A member of The Country Music Hall of Fame, Merle Haggard is one of the great living legends and a hero of Brooks & Dunn. Haggard will take the stage singing his classics, as well as songs from his latest release “I Am What I Am”.
2010 Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert will join on select dates. Lambert’s hit song “The House That Built Me” spent 4 weeks at #1 on the country music charts this Summer.
CMA and ACM winner Sara Evans is one of the preeminent voices in country music today. Her new single “Stronger” hits the airwaves later this year.
# August 20 Oklahoma City, OK *ON SALE JULY 17TH – Featuring Miranda Lambert
# August 21 Little Rock, AR *ON SALE JULY JULY 17TH – Featuring Miranda Lambert
# August 22 Atlanta, GA – Featuring Miranda Lambert
I’ve added 22 photos of Miranda performing at the 2010 Country Stampede yesterday (June 24). Click on the thumbnails below to check out the photos!
Miranda Lambert has released “Only Prettier” as the next single from her album, Revolution. The single was sent to country radio on Monday (June 21). She recently filmed the video in Joelton, Tenn., with guests Kellie Pickler, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and Laura Bell Bundy. The video features the artists dressed up as rival “socials” and “greasers” at a high school sock hop. “To me, ‘Only Prettier’ is an anthem,” Lambert said. “It’s my own anthem, and I want girls to have their fists in the air singing ‘Only Prettier.’ It’s antagonistic, in a fun way, and I loved the attitude behind it. It kind of fools you, because it’s got this really country, laid-back intro, but then it’s balls to the wall the rest of the way.”
‘Only Prettier’ is the fourth single from country singer Miranda Lambert’s 2009 album ‘Revolution,’ and a very witty response to people who look down on her southern upbringing.
Miranda takes their barbs with a smile, refusing to fight but unable to make peace without getting a little dig of her own: “You’ve got your friends just like I got mine / We might think differently but we got a lot on common you will see / We’re just like you / Only prettier.”
‘Only Prettier’ follows previous singles ‘Dead Flowers,’ ‘White Liar,’ and ‘The House That Built Me’ from ‘Revolution,’ which is the former ‘Nashville Star’ contestant’s third album.
Miranda’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour started in March and will criss-cross the country, South and North, throughout the summer. You can check out ‘Only Prettier’ on AOL Radio’s New Country First station.
Miranda Lambert’s latest hit, ‘The House That Built Me,’ continues to hold strong at No. 1 on the country singles chart for the fourth consecutive week. By holding down the top position, Miranda breaks this year’s record by having the longest running No. 1 song of the year on the Media Base/Aircheck Chart.
“It’s the lyrics that deserve the credit,” Miranda says of the song, which was written by Allen Shamblin and Tom Douglas. “It’s an amazing song, and I am so honored to have recorded it.”
‘House’ ties the record with Reba McEntire’s ‘Consider Me Gone’ for the longest run at No. 1 on another chart — the BDS/Billboard hot country songs tally. Miranda’s chart-topper is featured on the ACM Album of the Year winner, ‘Revolution,’ which also produced the Texas songbird’s very first No. 1 single, ‘White Liar.’
Miranda recently wrapped up her first headlining tour, which sold out 17 of its 25 shows and set attendance records in three different cities. Miranda is now gearing up to join the Lilith Fair tour this summer.