Tim McGraw is one of the most beloved country singers. On Thursday, he will be one of many to perform on NBC’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. In addition to this holiday performance, McGraw is currently on tour in the United States. He says the tour has been going great, and the crowds have been great, giving him and his band a lot of great energy. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tim McGraw)
Reba McEntire is one of the biggest superstars that country music has ever seen. McEntire’s career has spanned almost four decades, and while she has also found major success in television, films, and stage, many consider her first to be a country singer. Many singers including Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson have said that McEntire has been an inspiration to them.
New generations of aspiring singers from different walks of life look up to McEntire, hoping to have a successful career like she has had. We spoke to McEntire, who gave her advice to those who want to break into the music business.
Catch Reba McEntire on her hit comedy series, Malibu Country, which airs Friday nights 8:30/7:30 central on ABC.
For over three decades country music/television star Reba McEntire has reinvented herself, helping her to remain one of the biggest stars in the world. Not only is she one of the most successful singers in country music history, she also has a very successful acting career having starred in movies and two successful television sitcoms, Reba, and her current TV hit Malibu Country. She has also starred on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun.
McEntire told us that one of the keys to her success is that she always is reinventing herself, and always sticks to her vision whether it is music or acting.
Catch Reba McEntire in Malibu Country Friday nights on ABC.
For the second year in a row, Broadway/television star Kristin Chenoweth and country superstar Trace Adkins will host the American Country Awards airing tonight 8/7 central on FOX.
Chenoweth and Adkins had such great chemistry hosting the show together last year, which is one of the reasons they were brought back this year. Chenoweth and Adkins told us they have loved working together. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kristin Chenoweth & Trace Adkins)
Singer Taylor Swift’s success can partly be credited to her direct and personal approach to her songwriting, and she currently has the top song in the country with the single We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Swift has garnered her share of loyal fans over the years and she understands that some of her devotees see her as a role model. Swift believes having heroes is a great thing if someone has dreams, but carving one’s own path is also an important part of growing. (Click on the media bar below to hear Taylor Swift)
The innate chemistry among Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton is one of the many strengths of NBC’s new singing competition show The Voice. The coaches are so close that three of them actually shared a few drinks together while shooting The Voice, much to the chagrin of the series’ producers. “I remember one day it was Adam’s birthday, we were taping the show and the producers were pulling their hair out and they were mad at us because Adam and Cee Lo and myself were in Adam’s dressing room drinking tequila because it was his birthday and we had my iPod out and Cee Lo was dancing in front of the iPod player by himself listening to INXS‘ ‘I Need You Tonight.’ Those are the things that you’re going ‘How did I get in with this group of people and why is it working like it is.’ I think somebody along the way found people that respect other artists, you know. It matters to us, and I love that part of this.” This week on The Voice, the singers go head to head in a Battles competition, and the coaches must choose four out of their eight singers to make it to the next stage. Part one of the Battles airs Tuesday night (NBC, 10 pm et/pt). The following video is from Dia Frampton, a member of Blake Shelton’s group. She does a rendition of the Ingrid Michaelson song, The Way I Am.