Check out the new music video 'Two Wheels' from Felicity Urquhart. This is the new single from her latest album Landing Lights.
This summer, Keith Urban will bring his "Escape Together World Tour" home to Australia. This two-hour, high-energy concert event, packed with hits, guitar slinging and what has become an Urban concert trademark; the unexpected, will reach the East Coast of Australia on Saturday 12 December and will be the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.
Check out Shea Fisher's online video filmed at this week's CMA Music Festival in Nashville - the biggest country festival on the planet!
Adam Brand will be appearing on Channel 7’s series 9 of Dancing With The Stars which commences on Sunday July 5.
Considering Jewel lives on a ranch in Texas and is married to a champion bull rider, it's no surprise she's finally recoreded a country album.
"I've been writing country songs my whole career; some of the songs on this record date back to when I was 18 years old. I've been hanging on to them until now. They were meant for a record like this one."
Perfectly Clear is produced by Jewel and leading US artist/songwriter John Rich from Big & Rich.
"Jewel is probably one of the greatest American singer-songwriters we have. It is such an honor to work with anyone of that caliber of talent," Rich says.
Jewel has spent a lot of time in Nashville over the last few years, and has naturally been drawn to and accepted by the Nashville music community.
Comparisons have been made to her debut album Pieces Of You, a pop album that was enormously successful. In fact it's one of the best selling albums of all time.
"If I were discovered today, there is no doubt that I would be signed as a country artist. Songs like "You Were Meant For Me" would have been a country hit today, and not a pop hit as it was in the 90s. The genres have changed more than I feel I have," says Jewel.
The album's first single 'Stronger Woman' appeared on the Hit Country 2009 compilation (released last November) and two further singles 'I Do' and 'Till It Feels Like Cheating' have been released in the US.
Perfectly Clear is most definately a country album, as opposed to a pop album re-mixed for a country audience. It touches on the quintessential country themes like heartbreak and betrayal alongside female empowerment.
Jewel's new album Perfectly Clear is instores & online now through Universal Music Australia.
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ABC Music artist Steve Forde has been signed to new US record label Stroudavarious Records.
Stroudavarious Records is headed by award winning US producer and former Universal Music Group Nashville co-CEO James Stroud. Stroud has produced albums that have collectively sold over 52 million copies worldwide.
Forde's first single in the US will be released later this year.
After releasing three albums independently and becoming a channel host for the Country Music Channel, Forde signed a record deal locally with ABC Music in early 2007.
The announcement of this US deal follows the releases of his self-titled album in September 2007 and his latest album Guns & Guitars last October. The later album topped the ARIA Australian Artist Country Albums Charts.
“Steve Forde champions the ideals of rural Australia's youth with his songs and live show. In creating this niche for himself he's continued to build a career both locally and now in the US as well. This announcement is very exciting and a great reward for the years of dedication Steve has committed to his music career,” said Robert Patterson, Head of ABC Music.
This news follows the signing of fellow ABC Music artist Shea Fisher to the same US label earlier this year.
Check out this performance from Taylor Swift at the George Strait ACM "Artist Of The Decade" event held in the US recently...
The CMA Global Artist Party unofficially marks the beginning of the 2009 CMA Music Festival with its annual showcase on Monday, June 8. The event, hosted by US Country artist Jace Everett, will feature a total of eight artists from Australia, Ireland, U.K., Canada and New Zealand, including Australia's Peter McWhirter. The showcase begins at 6:15 p.m. at The Stage on Broadway.
CMA Global Artist Party Performers: Kirsty Lee Akers (featured feft, Australia), Colm Kirwan (Ireland), Lucie Silvas (U.K.), Alex J. Robinson (Canada), Peter McWhirter (Australia), Ashley Cooper (New Zealand), The McClymonts (Australia) and George Canyon (Canada).
The annual AristoMedia Global Showcase will be held Tuesday, June 9 at 3 p.m. at The Second Fiddle. International artists from France, U.K., Norway, Switzerland, Australia and Canada will perform, including Corey Colum. Former Mavericks bassist and Digital Rodeo Director of Industry Relations Robert Reynolds will host the event.
"Both of these events are certainly a highlight for the global Country Music community each year," says AristoMedia President Jeff Walker.
Previous Australian performers at the annual Global Events include: Troy Cassar-Daley, Jasmine Rae, Shea Fisher, Travis Collins, Morgan Evans and Mark Carr.
2009 CMA Music Festival is held Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14, in Downtown Nashville USA. Visit www.cmafest.com
US Country superstar Dierks Bentley last week performed for the very first time in Australia, as part of the second Brooks & Dunn Australian Tour.
Before his final performance at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Dierks took some time out to chat with Hitcounty.TV about his new album Feel That Fire and his Australian adventures. Check it out...