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Jul052013

Robin Thicke Unleashes Snippets for Blurred Lines Album

GeffenBefore fans flock to buy Robin Thicke's upcoming album, Blurred Lines, the crooner is allowing everyone to sample the disc ahead of its release date.

On Wednesday, Interscope Records released a sequence of 30-second album snippets via the label's SoundCloud page intended to inspire his U.S. fans to purchase his sixth disc on July 30.

The singer's international following will be able to own their copies several days earlier since the record is due on July 15 in overseas markets.

The album boasts contributions form T.I., Pharrell Wiliams and Kendirck Lamar, who provides guest verses on Robin's next single "Give It 2 U."

Here's the official track list for Blurred Lines:

“Blurred Lines” feat. T.I. and Pharrell
“Take It Easy on Me”
“Ooo La La ”
“Ain’t No Hat 4 That”
“Get in My Way”
“Give It 2 U” feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Feel Good”
“Go Stupid 4 U”
“4 the Rest of My Life”
“Top of the World”
“The Good Life”

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Friday
Jul052013

Jack White Offers Live Recordings of Willie Nelson 80th Birthday Concert to Third Man Records Vault Series Subscribers

Third Man RecordsHere's a big reason to become a member of Jack White’s Third Man Records subscription series, The Vault.  The 17th installment of the series will include an album of live tracks recorded during country legend Willie Nelson’s star-studded 80th birthday concert, which took place on April 18 at Third Man Records in Nashville, TN.

Titled Willie Nelson & Friends Live at Third Man Records, the 12-song set includes performances of Nelson singing a number of his classic hits with White, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Leon Russell, Jamey Johnson, Ashley Monroe and Norah Jones.

Vault subscribers will also receive a six-inch vinyl record featuring Nelson and White performing “Red Headed Stranger” together in Third Man's Voice-O-Graph Recording Booth. A double-sided poster sporting pictures of Nelson and the Third Man Records logo will also be included in the package, along with a Third Man Records branded sticker, lapel pin and record topper.

Vault package #17 will be available to all subscribing members until July 31.  Here's the track list for Willie Nelson & Friends Live at Third Man Records:

“Roll Me Up”
“Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” (with Ashley Monroe)
“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” (with Ashley Monroe)
“Funny How Time Slips Away” (with Norah Jones)
“I Gotta Get Drunk” (with Norah Jones)
“Sail Away” (with Neil Young)
“Long May You Run” (with Neil Young)
“Far Away Places” (with Sheryl Crow)
“Whiskey River” (with Neil Young, Ashley Monroe, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jamey Johnson)
“A Song for You” (with Leon Russell)
“Heartbreak Hotel” (with Leon Russell)
“Red Headed Stranger” (with Jack White)

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Friday
Jul052013

fun. Have "Hints of a Game Plan" for Their Next Album

Facebook.com/OurNameIsFunfun. hits the road on their Most Nights tour starting this weekend, but guitarist Jack Antonoff says the Grammy-winning group is definitely thinking about their next album, and could be in the studio as soon as the beginning of next year.

"There's, like, hints of a game plan," Jack tells Billboard.  "The way we work is pretty spontaneous and pretty quick...[an album] should be a documentation of a band in a moment, not a giant, three-year process.  So the next album will be the same thing."

He adds that he "assumes" that "some time at the beginning of next year we'd like to be in the studio," but cautions that it all depends on "when the feeling hits and when we have a concept that's worthy."  Right now, he says, "We're not there yet."

But when they do finally get into the studio, Jack says the success of their album Some Nights -- which won them a slew of Grammys and spun off a string of hit singles -- will be in the backs of their minds. 

"We learned a lot of great lessons with Some Nights -- the most important is that we made the album we wanted to make and we weren't really thinking about anything else besides that, and it just happened to have singles and be really successful," he explains. "So the lesson we learned is we should do what we want, and if that has a chance of being successful, it's great."

fun. will be on the road until October, and they've also released a fourth single from Some Nights, "Why Am I the One," which Jack says will be the last.  It follows "We Are Young," "Carry On" and the title track.

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Friday
Jul052013

Chris Daughtry Talks Touring with 3 Doors Down, Avoiding Lasagna on the Road 

Facebook.com/DaughtryDaughtry kicked off the latest leg of their Break the Spell tour on Wednesday, and then immediately took the day off for the Fourth of July holiday. They're back onstage tonight in Maryland, continuing a tour that Chris says will be fun for Daughtry, their opening act, and the audience.

Once again, Daughtry is touring with 3 Doors Down, two acts that Chris says make a great double bill. "We certainly share similar fan bases, and I think we've gotten a lot of their fans, and vice versa, by touring together," he tells ABC News Radio. "It's like family, man -- we've toured so long together at this point and they're, like, our best friends...aside from musically being compatible, we're just [compatible] off stage as well."

One thing fans will get to see on this leg of the tour is the return of Daughtry bass player Josh Paul, who left the band last year, but is now back in the fold.  In addition, unlike many bands who tour together, Chris says there definitely will be onstage collaborations between him and 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold.

"I'll come out and sing a song or two with 3 Doors, and he'll come out with us, and it's just a lot of fun," Chris promises. "I think fans love seeing that sort of thing, because it's not what they can hear on the albums, and it's giving them something fresh for the show and the experience. So, I think it's great."

Unfortunately, one thing you won't see on the tour is Daughtry premiering any of the new material Chris has been working on for the last few months, which will appear on the band's forthcoming album.  "As tempting as it is, no, because we haven't exactly worked them up as a band yet," Chris explains, noting that when he's tried to do it in the past, he wasn't happy with the way things turned out. 

"A lot of times, I'd play an acoustic version of the songs, and it just doesn't represent what's going to be on the record," he says. "And then it's out there, and people know it, and by the time they hear the record version, I don't know...it's just that I don't want to put all our little surprises out there yet."

Speaking of surprises, some fans may have been surprised to see Chris featured in the July issue of Muscle & Fitness magazine, showing off his ripped bod and talking about his workout.  But if you follow Chris on Twitter, you know that working out is a huge part of his life, and has been since he was a kid. 

"When I was in high school, I started buying the magazine and hitting the weights really hard," he tells ABC News Radio. "And being such a fan of comics books, there's no superhero that's out of shape, so seeing those characters was always kind of an inspiration to me: it made me want to look like that as well."  He calls being in the magazine "a childhood dream," adding that it's "a big deal" to him.

Of course, being on a lengthy tour presents challenges for anybody who wants to keep in shape -- there's food everywhere, and there's always the temptation to scarf down pizzas and other fattening goodies when you get off stage.  But Chris says he's got enough discipline to resist, generally.  "There's always that healthy option, but then there's lasagna," he says. "And you go, 'OK, am I going to go there today?" 

He explains, "I kind of self-edit, like, I know what I'm taking in, and it's not like a calorie counting thing more than it is, you know, If I'm eating this, I gotta not eat this.'  It's just one of those moderation things." 

Hopefully Chris's willpower will last him 'til the end of the tour, which wraps mid-August in New Mexico.

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Friday
Jul052013

Country Star Trivia 

Comstock/ThinkstockWhich member of Lady Antebellum is the youngest at age 27? ANSWER: Hillary Scott.

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Friday
Jul052013

The Band Perry's Grandmother Takes Over Their Teen Choice Awards Voting Campaign

Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry's grandmother, Betty Lou, may be a little too old to vote for the Teen Choice Awards, but she's doing her part to help her grandkids take the Choice Country Group and Choice Break-Up Song categories at the show.

The Band Perry has launched a new series of YouTube clips showing Betty Lou landing in jail for spray painting "Vote 4 The Band Perry" on a wall before using an old school rotary phone to try and cast her Teen Choice Awards vote.  In another clip, Betty Lou finally gets the hang of voting online using multiple computers and tablets.

Fan voting is now underway at TeenChoiceAwards.com. The show airs live on FOX August 11 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Friday
Jul052013

Taylor Swift Takes a Musical Approach to Warn People Against Trespassing

Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift has put up a sign with a stern warning for trespassers outside her $17 million Rhode Island beachfront home, but she couldn’t resist having a little fun in the process, according to the Daily Mail.

The British newspaper reports Taylor used a line from her 2012 hit “I Knew You Were Trouble,” to get the point across. The sign reads, “I knew you were trouble when you walked in,” followed by “No Trespassing” in bold capital letters.

Taylor moved into the beachfront mansion in the affluent Rhode Island coastal village of Watch Hill in May. Shortly after she moved in, a man pleaded no contest to trespassing near the property.

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Friday
Jul052013

DNA Test Reportedly Shows Flo Rida Is Not the Father of Woman's Son

Facebook.com/FloRidaA couple of years ago, Flo Rida was accused of fathering a son with a Florida woman named Gloria Holloway. But it appears the allegation is false.

TMZ cites the results of a DNA test taken by Flo Rida that shows he is not the father of the now-two-year-old boy.

Flo Rida, whose birth name is Tramar Dillard, will file the results with the Florida Department of Revenue as part of Holloway's legal battle to receive child support from him.  

His lawyer tells TMZ, "Flo Rida is absolutely not the father of the child and does not expect to hear anything else on the subject."

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Friday
Jul052013

Justin Timberlake Releases Racy Video for "Tunnel Vision"

Facebook.com/JustinTimberlakeJustin Timberlake released a video for his latest single, "Tunnel Vision," on Wednesday, and it may remind you of the clip for Robin Thicke's hit "Blurred Lines."

That's because both feature topless women. In JT's video, women sway their bodies while wearing nothing aside from flesh-colored thongs.

Justin, whose face is projected on the women's bodies at times, keeps his clothes on.

Needless to say, the video for "Tunnel Vision" is not safe for work.

"Tunnel Vision" is the third single off Justin's album The 20/20 Experience. He previously released "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors."

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Friday
Jul052013

Kanye West Doesn’t Do Diapers

Mike Marsland/WireimageKanye West has reportedly adapted well to fatherhood since welcoming baby daughter North with Kim Kardashian on June 15, except when it comes to the dirty work.

A source close to the Kardashian family tells Us magazine that Kanye's “not changing diapers.”

The 36-year-old rapper is stepping up in other ways, according to one source who tells the magazine, “He doesn’t leave North for more than an hour.” Another source confirms, “Kanye holds the baby all the time.”

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Friday
Jul052013

Scotty McCreery Performs on "A Capitol Fourth"

Universal Music GroupScotty McCreery was one of the performers Thursday night at the Independence Day celebration in Washington, D.C.

At the event, which aired as a PBS special dubbed A Capitol Fourth, Scotty sang "Gotta See You Tonight."

The list of performers at A Capitol Fourth, attended by thousands at the National Mall, also included Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Glee star Darren Criss, Smash actress Megan Hilty, and the cast of Motown: The Musical.

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Friday
Jul052013

Neil Diamond Performs "Freedom Song" on "A Capitol Fourth"

Kris Connor/Getty Images for Capital ConcertsNeil Diamond and Barry Manilow were two of the performers Thursday night at the annual Independence Day celebration in Washington, D.C.

At the event, which aired as a PBS special dubbed A Capitol Fourth, Neil performed "Freedom Song (They'll Never Take Us Down)," the charity single he released this week to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Afterward, he encouraged those in attendance to purchase the song in order to help the cause.

Neil also sang "Freedom Song" earlier in the day at the Washington Nationals' baseball game.

For A Capitol Fourth, held in front of thousands at the National Mall, Neil delivered live renditions of "Freedom Song" and his hits "Sweet Caroline" and "America."

After singing "It's a Miracle" and "I Write the Songs" earlier in the show, Barry closed the concert with "Let Freedom Ring," leading into the fireworks display.

The list of performers also included Scotty McCreery, Glee star Darren Criss, Smash actress Megan Hilty, and the cast of Motown: The Musical.

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Friday
Jul052013

Mickey Thomas Discusses Starship's Long-in-the-Works New Album, "Loveless Fascination"

Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioIt's been nearly a quarter century since Starship, the Jefferson Starship spinoff group fronted by Mickey Thomas, released a new full-length studio album, but that's about to change in a couple of months.  Thomas reports that he's putting the final touches on the record, titled Loveless Fascination, which is scheduled to hit stores on September 17.

"The recording and mixing and the sequencing and mastering is all done," the singer tells ABC News Radio.  "Right now I'm just finishing up the artwork and the credits for all the cover art."

Thomas says he'd tried getting a new Starship album together "at least a half a dozen times" over the last 15 or 20 years but kept putting the project aside for various reasons.  He admits that he even recorded an earlier version of Loveless Fascination, but shelved it after a falling out with an earlier producer.  He credits longtime Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson, who wrote the bulk of the songs on the new album and ended up producing it, with being the catalyst that finally helped him complete the project.

"Once I hooked up with Jeff, then everything clicked in, everything came into place," notes Mickey.

Thomas says the material on the album "captures the Starship sound that has evolved over the last 25 or 30 years, but it also has a real fresh quality to it…It sounds very current."  He adds, "I think it has more depth than any album that I've ever done in my career."

The singer also says that while his band's biggest hits -- "We Built This City," "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" and "Sara" -- were in more of a pop-rock vein, some of the new tunes display the group's more rocking side.

"Sometimes people forget about the fact that Starship could really rock at times," he notes, "and that I really like to sing rock songs."

Speaking about singing rock songs, Thomas will making a series of guest appearances over the next several days in the Las Vegas production Raiding the Rock Vault,  at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.  The multimedia show features a house band that includes Asia singer John Payne, ex-Heart guitarist Howard Leese and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, and plays a set of memorable rock classics.

"It's just really a history of classic rock…It's a love letter to classic rock in [the] '60s, '70s,'80s," explains Mickey.  "And then they periodically feature a guest artist who comes in for a few days and [sings] some of his stuff."

Thomas reveals that he'll be performing the Jefferson Starship hit "Jane" along with "We Built This City" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now."  His Raiding the Rock Vault stint runs from Friday, July 5, through Tuesday, July 9.

Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas, meanwhile, has a number of summer concerts on their itinerary, running from a July 12 gig in Hamden, Connecticut, through an August 17 show in Rexburg, Idaho.  Thomas tells ABC News that he's also hoping to line up a series of special album-release performances in select cities around the time of Loveless Fascination's arrival.

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Friday
Jul052013

fun. Have "Hints of a Game Plan" for Their Next Album

Facebook.com/OurNameIsFunfun. hits the road on their Most Nights tour starting this weekend, but guitarist Jack Antonoff says the Grammy-winning group is definitely thinking about their next album, and could be in the studio as soon as the beginning of next year.

"There's, like, hints of a game plan," Jack tells Billboard.  "The way we work is pretty spontaneous and pretty quick...[an album] should be a documentation of a band in a moment, not a giant, three-year process.  So the next album will be the same thing."

He adds that he "assumes" that "some time at the beginning of next year we'd like to be in the studio," but cautions that it all depends on "when the feeling hits and when we have a concept that's worthy."  Right now, he says, "We're not there yet."

But when they do finally get into the studio, Jack says the success of their album Some Nights -- which won them a slew of Grammys and spun off a string of hit singles -- will be in the backs of their minds. 

"We learned a lot of great lessons with Some Nights -- the most important is that we made the album we wanted to make and we weren't really thinking about anything else besides that, and it just happened to have singles and be really successful," he explains. "So the lesson we learned is we should do what we want, and if that has a chance of being successful, it's great."

fun. will be on the road until October, and they've also released a fourth single from Some Nights, "Why Am I the One," which Jack says will be the last.  It follows "We Are Young," "Carry On" and the title track.

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Friday
Jul052013

Elton John Calls "Voice" Winners "Nonentities," Says Justin Bieber Partly Inspired Title Track of New CD

Capitol/Universal MusicElton John is a big supporter of young artists and new musical talent in general, but he says he isn't a big fan of those singers who become famous by appearing on  TV competition shows like The Voice.  In fact, he's dismissed all the winners of the hit NBC reality show -- and its British counterpart -- as "nonentities."

Appearing on BBC Radio 4, Elton was asked about TV talent shows, and he replied, "They propel people into stardom that aren't ready for it, and haven't got the talent for it, and can't sustain it, and they're only as good as the next song." 

He adds, "Nobody on The Voice in America has had a hit record.  Nobody on The Voice in England's had a hit record. They're nonentities. And I hate people being cast aside. It breaks my heart...they aren't prepared for stardom."

The topic came up in connection with Elton's new album The Diving Board.  The title track is about the dangers of fame, but specifically, its effect on young people. 

"For me, the song is about someone like Lindsay Lohan who had everything...and then it all went really tragically wrong because of drugs and the wrong people.  It's about the pitfalls of being a young star, like a Justin Bieber.  It's hard when you're young to go through that incredible fame, when you're that young, when you haven't had a childhood, and then you wanna grow up."

"I wouldn't want to be Justin Bieber or any of those young artists," he continued. "It's tough on them. They get pushed into things, they have too much too soon...they didn't do the driving around in a transit van, earning your corn.  Bands who drive around and do two or three years' hard work, that's the way to do it."

"Unless you've got real gravitas and you've earned your corn, it's gonna be hard for you to stay sane, to maintain your career," concludes Elton. "And you may end up being a bitter nonentity."

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Friday
Jul052013

Nashville Notes 

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLaura Bell Bundy has signed a new record deal with Big Machine Label Group, and her new single, "Two Step," goes on sale at iTunes July 9.

Lady Antebellum takes fans behind-the-scenes of their upcoming video for "Goodbye Town" in a new clip from Vevo.

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Friday
Jul052013

Chris Brown, Robin Thicke & Drake Head List of Artists with Releases Due in the Second Half of 2013

Sony Music EntertainmentMonday, July 1, marked the official halfway point of 2013. And while the year's half over, there’s a lot to look forward in the second half including some highly anticipated albums from elite hip-hop and R&B entertainers. 

Aside from Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail project -- officially coming July 9, after its limited release to Samsung users on July 4 -- major launches due during the remainder are expected from the likes of Robin Thicke, Chris Brown, Drake and John Legend

Chris Brown, who recently debuted his new Nicki Minaj collaboration “Love More” during last weekend’s BET Awards, has his new album X due July 16.  The project will include “Fine China” and “Don’t Think They Know” which contains previously unreleased vocals from the late Aaliyah.

Meanwhile Thicke, who has the number one single in the country and the most downloaded song of the 2013 so far, also has new material on the way.  The crooner’s album, Blurred Lines, is slated for a July 30 release and includes contributions from T.I., Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar. It will be Robin's first CD since 2011's Love After War.

Drake recently made headlines after he surprised fans with new material lifted from his upcoming album, Nothing Was the Same. The rapper announced via his official blog that the project is slated for a September 17 release. To whet everyone’s appetite, Drake treated fans to four songs online, two of which are previously unreleased tracks. On one of the rapper’s debut cuts, “Jodeci Freestyle,” Drake recruits J. Cole to swap verses with -- marking the second time the rappers have recorded together. Drake’s Nothing Was the Same is his first effort since 2010’s Take Care.

In addition, John Legend is eying a fall release as he continues work on his fourth studio album, Love in the Future. The disc, which includes production from Kanye West, Hit-Boy, 88 Keys, Dave Tozer and Da Internz, is slated for a September 3 release.  The much-anticipated follow-up to 2008’s Evolver will include first single “Who Do We Think We Are” featuring Rick Ross.  Legend previously told Billboard of working with Kanye, “We made something I think really presents where I am in my life right now. Lyrically, the title kind of embraces where I’m heading in life, I’m about to get married.  It’s the beginning of something new, I’m optimistic about it, and you can hear that in the tone of the tracks.”

Here's a list of some of the major, confirmed second-half hip-hop/R&B release dates:

July 4
Cam'ron -- Ghetto Heaven Vol.1
Jay-Z -- Magna Carta Holy Grail

July 9
Ciara -- Ciara
Freddie Gibbs - ESGN

July 11
Gunplay -- Acquitted

July 16
Chris Brown -- X
Ace Hood -- Trials & Tribulations
Pusha T -- My Name Is My Name

July 23
Fabolous -- Loso's Way II: Rise To Power
Cash Money & YMCMB -- Rich Gang
Chamillionaire -- Reignfall
Ghostface Killah-- Twelve Reasons to Die the Brown Tape
Pastor Troy -- Streets Need You

July 30
Ashanti -- Braveheart
Robin Thicke -- Blurred Lines

August 6
Maybach Music Group -- Self Made Vol. 3

August 27
Goodie Mob -- Age Against The Machine

September 17
John Legend -- Love in the Future

September 24
DJ Khaled -- Suffering From Success

September 30
Justin Timberlake -- The 20/20 Experience (Part 2)

October 5
Waka Flocka -- Flockaveli 2 

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Friday
Jul052013

Toby Keith's Star-Studded Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert Set for Saturday

Show Dog/UniversalThe tornado that devastated Toby Keith's childhood hometown of Moore, OK struck nearly two months ago, but many of the residents in the area will be working to put their lives back together for years to come. That's why Toby is putting on his Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert this Saturday in Norman, OK.  Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn and Willie Nelson are on the bill, and Carrie Underwood is set to make a special appearance from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville too.

Toby says, "It's great of these people to donate their time free of charge to make sure that we can do some long term financial help for these people."

Toby's concert is the second major country music event designed to raise money for the Oklahoma tornado victims. Blake Shelton hosted an NBC TV special from Oklahoma City just days after the disaster featuring performances from Reba, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan and many more. That event pumped some much-needed cash into the affected areas quickly, but Toby was too busy helping people like his sister at the time. She was one of the many people who lost their homes in the tornado.

"I just couldn’t do it five or six days after because it was just too soon for me to be downtown playing music," he says.  "I had, you know, stuff to deal with here."

Now that some time has passed, Toby is glad to continue raising money for those trying to put their lives together.

Toby explains, "You just want to keep it aware long enough that we get enough financial support in here for the long term that will help the people that don't have the resources to rebuild properly and get their life back underway."

Even if you can't make it to the sold out concert, there are other ways to help. Proceeds from the concert will go to the United way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund, and anyone can donate $10 by texting REBUILD to 52000.

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Friday
Jul052013

Greg Bates Performing at Fans' Wedding on Hallmark Channel's Home and Family

Big Machine Label GroupGreg Bates may have a second career as a wedding singer.  The country newcomer will perform at the wedding of his fans Charlie Bontempo and Gabi Kisson Friday morning on the Hallmark Channel's Home and Family.  He'll sing his top five hit "Did It for the Girl" as well as his unreleased song, "My Vow."

Greg says, "To have the privilege to play 'My Vow' as their first dance song is very special to me as both an artist and a songwriter."

The special episode of Home & Family airs Friday at 10 a.m. ET.

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Friday
Jul052013

Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace to Premiere New Material at Upcoming Solo Acoustic Tour

Ryan RussellIf you want to hear tracks from Against Me!’s next album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, you’re going to need a ticket to frontwoman Laura Jane Grace’s upcoming solo tour.

The singer has just revealed that she’ll preview a number of new cuts from Against Me!'s forthcoming release during her acoustic tour, which will hit six major cities on the East Coast starting August 10 at MilkBoy in Philadelphia, PA.

Tickets for Grace’s solo acoustic tour will go on sale on July 12 at Against Me!’s official website. Everyone who buys a ticket to the shows will receive a download link to a pair of stripped-down, acoustic versions of songs from Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Concert-goers will also be able to purchase the acoustic tracks on a limited-edition 7” vinyl record, titled True Trans, at the upcoming gigs.

A release date for Transgender Dysphoria Blues has yet to be announced. Here are the tour dates:

8/10 -- Philadelphia, PA, MilkBoy
8/11 -- Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall
8/13 -- Providence, RI, Fete Lounge
8/14 -- Washington, D.C., Rock and Roll Hotel
8/15 -- Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory
8/16 -- New York, NY, The Bowery Ballroom

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