Could it be that fellow Voice coach Adam Levine has finally come out of the closet and brought Blake with him, or maybe Christina wants a piece of that country pie?
But wait y’all!
Blake and Miranda might have something to say about that.
The country duo had a little fun after Life & Style’s magazine cover shouted out to the world that they were headed for some major song writing. The magazine reported that 39-year-old Shelton was seen flirting with 23-year-old singer Cady Groves.
Not to be outdone the couple took to Twitter to let everyone know this
was news to them and couldn’t wait to see what happens.
This isn’t the first time Life & Style magazine got it wrong. Last November the magazine reported that Lambert was pregnant. Lambert responded on Twitter, “Wow! I just read the headline! ‘We are having a baby’ yay! Blake Shelton, we’re getting a new puppy?”
Come on Life & Style – a little fact checking.
Pandora, PepsiCo Inc. and The Recording Academy announced an original content video series showcasing the 54th GRAMMY Best New Artist nominees.
The Best New Artist video series includes exclusive interviews with the Band Perry, Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, and Skrillex. During the interviews, the artists discuss the evolution of their careers, share their excitement surrounding their Best New Artist nomination and describe their anticipation for the awards show.
“To commemorate the excitement for Music’s Biggest Night with the launch of a dozen GRAMMY genre stations and the first-ever Best New Artist video series is exciting,” said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer, The Recording Academy. “We were pleased to extend this innovative program to Pandora users through our partnership with Pepsi.”
The partnership also offers music fans a GRAMMY mixtape, which can be found at www.pandora.com/pepsigrammymusicand includes songs from nominees and newcomers in various 54th GRAMMY Awards categories.
Pandora GRAMMY genre stations (see below) have been created in conjunction with the series, designed to help music fans celebrate and capture the excitement around the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
The GRAMMY genre stations are based on official GRAMMY categories, ranging from country to comedy, and spotlight current and past GRAMMY-nominated artists. The new GRAMMY genre stations include:
GRAMMY(®) Country: featuring artists such as Lady Antebellum, Toby
Keith, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood.
GRAMMY(®) Pop and Dance: featuring artists such as Adele, Black Eyed
Peas, Coldplay, and Maroon 5.
GRAMMY(®) Rock and Alternative: featuring artists such as the Black
Keys, Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
GRAMMY(®) Rap: featuring artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Kanye
West, and 50 Cent.
GRAMMY(®) R&B: featuring artists such as Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jennifer
Hudson, and John Legend.
GRAMMY(®) Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music: featuring artists
such as Kirk Franklin, Brandon Heath, Mary Mary, and Matthew West.
GRAMMY(®) Latin: featuring artists such as Calle 13, Intocable, Los
Tigres Del Norte, and Wisin Y Yandel.
GRAMMY(®) Jazz: featuring artists such as Karrin Allyson, Herbie
Hancock, Sonny Rollins, and Yellowjackets.
GRAMMY(®) World and Reggae: featuring artists such as Gilberto Gil,
Femi Kuti, Ziggy Marley, and Shaggy.
GRAMMY(®) American Roots Music: featuring artists such as the Civil
Wars, Emmylou Harris, Keb’ Mo’, and Ricky Skaggs.
GRAMMY(®) Classical: featuring artists such as those from the London
Philharmonic Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera, Paul Ruders, and Yo-Yo
GRAMMY(®) Comedy: featuring artists such as Lewis Black, Louis C.K.,
Flight Of The Conchords, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.
You may remember Dia Frampton as a contestant and runner-up on the first season of The Voice on NBC.
Frampton was selected to be on the team of Coach Blake Shelton. Shelton selected Frampton and said, “When I heard her voice, I started to smile.” She made her way to the semi-finals with renditions of “Heartless” and “Losing My Religion.” For the season finale Frampton sang “Inventing Shadows,” an original song written by Fraser T. Smith.
All the above singles were the highest charting digital songs on iTunes by any of the contestants in the show, with “Inventing Shadows” topping the charts at #1.
Shelton and Frampton formed a special relationship during the show, with Shelton professing that she had become part of the family through their journey together on The Voice. He committed to helping her beyond the show, which he has in some big ways.
Shelton set Frampton up with some songwriter friends, helped her produce her upcoming album “Red,” due to be released on December 6th, 2011, and now they will be touring together in Shelton’s upcoming tour “Well Lit and Amplified Tour 2012,” set to open in January.
Hmmm. I’ve got to wonder what wife Miranda Lambert thinks about this cozy little relationship. I thought on the show it was getting a little creepy, but now they are actually going on tour together. Only time will tell.
Ahead of her new album and upcoming tour with Shelton, Frampton has released a new single “The Broken Ones.” The video Features several of her sisters, including Meg Frampton, who Dia formed a band with back in 2004 and were known as Meg and Dia.
The song is about loving the faults of others. It’s a nice tune with just enough country thrown in to appease her newfound country audience.
Frampton has a great voice and a long career ahead of her. I’d like to see her break away from Shelton after the tour so she can spread her wings and have a little bit more of Dia shine through her music. I believe Miranda’s in complete agreement with me on that one.
Sugarland was preparing to take the stage at Indiana’s State Fair on Saturday night when a 60 to 70 mile per hour wind tore down the stage leaving 4 dead and 40 injured.
Nobody from Sugarland was injured thanks to the bands tour manager who moments before they were to go onstage, held them back for a few minutes in hopes that the weather would change. During this time the band was in their traditional pre-concert prayer circle.
Singer Sara Bareilles had just wrapped up her opening set and was off the stage just before the catastrophe. She later tweeted ““ “I’m speechless and feel so helpless. Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight. My heart aches for the lives lost.”
Other artists took to Twitter as well
blakeshelton Blake Shelton : My prayers to the people at the Sugarland concert in Indianapolis…. Absolutely shocking and hard to comprehend… Beyond belief…
martinamcbride Martina McBride: So sad to hear about the State Fair in Indianapolis. Our prayers are with Sugarland, their fans, and all the personnel working there.
kelly_clarkson Kelly Clarkson: Just saw video footage of the stage collapsing at Sugarland‘s show in Indiana. Oh my gosh that is maybe one of scariest things I’ve ever seen. I pray everbody on their crew and band or okay
This is the third such incident this concert season. Earlier this month, severe weather caused a stage to collapse in Oklahoma where Primus and Flaming Lips were set to perform.
And last month the stage collapsed at a Cheap Trick concert at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfes in Canada.