Blake Shelton will release his 11th studio album Texoma Shore on Nov. 3, the country star announced Thursday (Sept. 21) — with much excitement.
“YEEEHAWW who’s ready for some more new music??!!” Shelton wrote on Twitter, presumably referencing his release of “I’ll Name The Dogs” earlier this month.
The big reveal follows a string of cryptic tweets the singer and The Voice coach posted this week, seeming to offer directions to a “Red River.” Spoiler alert: those geographical coordinates in Shelton’s final Twitter hint lead directly to Lake Texoma, a reservoir on the border of Texas and Oklahoma, where Shelton was born. [Source]
Shelton just announced Blake Shelton (Live), a six-song EP with cuts spanning the entirety of his blockbuster career. The EP, which he announced to fans on social media, was recorded during his performance at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville earlier this summer and will be available for streaming August 25th. Featured songs include 2002 single “Ol’ Red” – from his self-titled debut album – as well as more recent chart-toppers like “A Guy with a Girl” and “Boys ‘Round Here.”
Shelton’s “Every Time I Hear That Song” recently became his 24th Number One song and is the third single from his most recent album If I’m Honest to top country airplay charts. If I’m Honest has also been certified gold by the RIAA.
Shelton has a handful of late summer tour dates remaining, with his next stop taking place at Calgary’s Country Thunder Music Festival on August 20th. He’ll resume his role as a coach on NBC’s The Voice September 25th, tapping Rascal Flatts as his mentors for the show’s 13th season.
Here’s the full Blake Shelton (Live) track list:
1. “All About Tonight” (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip)
2. “Honey Bee” (Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip)
3. “Ol’ Red” (James Bohan, Don Goodman, Mark Sherrill)
4. “Home” (Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gillies)
5. “Boys ‘Round Here” (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Craig Wiseman)
6. “A Guy With a Girl” (Ashley Gorley, Bryan Simpson)
Maroon 5 is definitely aiming for the Urban demo this era. Their first single ‘I Don’t Wanna Know‘ had a guest appearance from Kendrick Lamar and it surely did the trick on the charts.
The band is now prepping the release of the follow up titled ‘Cold’, this time taking help from none other than Future. The two acts shot the video for the song in December which kicked off the rumors of a potential collaboration. The picture above is taken from the sets of the video. A fan account had also posted a video from the shoot, which gave away a sneak peek of the song.
‘Cold’ is set to go for radio adds on February 21st but don’t be surprised to see the online release before that. M5 is expected to release a new album via Interscope Records in the coming months. [Source]
The film marks the directorial debut of Australian helmer Alethea Jones. Other cast members include Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), Rob Huebel (“Transparent”), Adam Levine and Paul Rust.
Jones is directing from a script by Julie Yaeger Rudd, centering on four moms whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, who decide to get together for a harmless “fun mom dinner.” When the night suddenly takes an unexpected turn and things gets real, these unlikely new friends soon realize they have more in common than just marriage and motherhood.
June Pictures and Gettin’ Rad Productions are the production companies. Producers are June Pictures’ partners Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks with Gettin’ Rad’s Naomi Scott. Paul Rudd and Adam Scott will executive produce. [Source]
Adam Levine has made a touching offer in the wake of Christina Grimmie’s tragic death.
The Maroon 5 frontman, who coached the late 22-year-old singer during season six of The Voice, will pay for Grimmie’s funeral, Levine’s management confirmed to ET.
“I found out this morning, that Adam Levine personally called my mother and said he will pay for the funeral and her plane flight, and I was blown away,”Grimmie’s brother, Marcus Grimmie, wrote in a Facebook post late Sunday.
Grimmie was shot and killed on Friday at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, while signing autographs for fans after performing with the pop-rock band, Before You Exit. [Source]
The Maroon 5 frontman will moonlight from his duties as judge on top-rated series to appear in comedy featureThe Clapper. He will join other Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, Leah Remini, Russell Peters, P.J. Byrne and Mickey Gooch Jr. Brenda Vaccaro also just joined the cast.
The story is adapted by writer-director’s Dito Montiel from his own book about Eddie Krumble (Helms), a professional clapper for infomercials who gets plucked by a late-night TV host to be on his talk show. The notoriety that his 15 minutes of fame brings ends up costing Krumble his job as well as a budding relationship with a girl who works at a gas station.
Levine will play Ralph Ranter, the suave film producer who runs the late-night show hosted by Jayme Stillerman (Peters) that inadvertently is responsible for tearing apart Krumble’s life. Remini plays Krumble’s boss Louise, and Byrne plays Caldwell, showrunner for the Stillerman show. Vaccaro plays Krumble’s mother and superfan who has a Norma Desmond complex. [Source]
International recording superstars Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will be joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches for season 11 of NBC’s two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” The 11th season will begin in September.
Both Cyrus and Keys are passionate fans of “The Voice”: Cyrus is a key adviser on the current season and Keys served as a mentor for season seven.
The current cycle of “The Voice” has averaged a 4.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.4 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research. In its debut week, the Monday and Tuesday editions of “The Voice” ranked #1 and #2 among the week’s primetime telecasts on the broadcast networks in adults 18-49 (“live plus same day”), in Week 2 they finished #2 and #3 and in Week 3 they ranked #1 and #3. For the 2015-16 season to date, the Monday edition of “The Voice” is television’s #1 alternative series in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
Music City heavyweight and The Voice mainstay Blake Shelton will release his first new music in 18 months next week. “Came Here To Forget,” the first single off his anticipated 12th full-length is scheduled to release Tuesday, March 8.
The singer promises the tune, written by Craig Wiseman and Deric Ruttan, is one of his most intimate yet, according to a release. “[The song is] an intimate snapshot of a couple’s encounter at a bar,” he says. “I’ve had a lot of music over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever had a song that’s such a direct look into my life. That’s why I’m so excited about this particular song.” [source]
Congrats to Adam & Blake who were both nominated for GRAMMYs in their respectable categories:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
1. SHIP TO WRECK Florence + The Machine Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful [Republic]
2. SUGAR Maroon 5 Track from: V [222 Records/Interscope]
3. UPTOWN FUNK Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars Track from: Uptown Special [RCA Records]
4. BAD BLOOD Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar [Big Machine Records]
5. SEE YOU AGAIN Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth Track from: Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Atlantic]
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
1. STAY A LITTLE LONGER Brothers Osborne [EMI Records Nashville]
2. IF I NEEDED YOU Joey+Rory Track from: Country Classics [Gaither Music Group]
3. THE DRIVER Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay [Capitol Records Nashville]
4. GIRL CRUSH Little Big Town Track from: Pain Killer [Capitol Records Nashville]
5. LONELY TONIGHT Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe [Warner Bros]
“I’ve been on countless stages throughout my life, but none have promised the madness, excitement and endless slime as Nick’s Kids’ Choice Awards, which is undoubtedly the ultimate party for kids,” Shelton said in a statement. “There is only one team here, and it’s Team Kids’ Choice so bring it on Nickelodeon!”