There was a bit of confusion recently when Kelsea Ballerini posted a video on Snapchat of a new song playing in the studio. Kelsea’s fans had never heard the song before, and many of them speculated that it was either a new Taylor Swift song – which Ballerini had leaked — or some kind of collaboration between the two friends. Well, it turns out it was neither. Ballerini took to Twitter yesterday afternoon (9/21) to clear things up, revealing that the new tune was actually just a demo of hers called “Roses.” Kelsea tweeted, “Y’all! I’m just as excited for some new T Swift Jams, but I’m not involved in it!! Roses was a demo of mine. Crazy confusion!”
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June 29th: On This Day
On this day in 2012, Blake Shelton received a Double-Platinum Certification for his single “Honey Bee”. The song was Blake’s fist single from his sixth studio album Red River Blue. “Honey Bee” sold 138,000 digital downloads it’s first week, setting a new record for first week downloads by a male country singer. Because of these download numbers, “Honey Bee” debuted at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the highest-debuting male country artist on that chart since Garth Brooks.
The song received a Grammy Nomination for Best Country Solo Performance, but lost to Taylor Swift’s “Mean”.
It has since been Certified Triple-Platinum.
Keith Urban Helps Reese Witherspoon Turn 40
Keith Urban performed at a private 40th birthday celebration in L.A. last week for Oscar-Winning actress Reese Witherspoon. He teamed up with Taylor Swift on her hit “Shake It Off,” and later accompanied Reese and the rest of the party-goers on a rendition of Lynard Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.” Other guests included Jennifer Aniston and her husband, Kate Hudson, Courtney Cox, Robert Downey Jr. and Keith’s wife, Nicole Kidman.
January 6th: On This Day
On this day in 2010, Carrie Underwood won Favorite Country Artist during CBS-TV’s People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. To win the award, Carrie beat out Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Taylor Swift.
Eric Church & Kenny Chesney Named Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards
Eric Church and Kenny Chesney were recently named finalists for the “2015 Billboard Touring Awards.” Church was nominated for the Breakthrough Category, competing with 5 Seconds Of Summer and Ed Sheeran. Chesney was nominated for the Top Draws Category, which also includes Taylor Swift and One Direction.
Brett Eldredge Celebrates With Taylor Swift
Brett Eldredge celebrated his third chart topper “Mean To Me” at a party in Nashville last week, but it was another party after the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas with the night’s top winner Taylor Swift that he talked about.
Brett said, “Taylor’s always been well known to throw a great party. Everything she’s a part of she does big, and I love that about her.
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