Reba, Dierks, Lady A Get Ready to ‘Rock Band’
The Rock Band Music Store continues to roll out tracks from hot country artists for gamers to sing and play along with on their favorite game system. Beginning next week, songs from Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Jamey Johnson and more will be added as downloadable content for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. The nine songs being released will be available as the 'Going Country Pack 04' and will also be available as individual tracks. Previous country collections have included tracks by Shania Twain, Brad Paisley and Willie Nelson.
One superstar who might be gearing up for the challenge is vocal powerhouse Martina McBride, if only to have a chance to redeem herself following her first attempt!
"I was not very good," Martina confessed to The Boot of her maiden Rock Band voyage last year. "There was this drum set and there were drumsticks there in the studio, so what do you do? I decided to try it. I turned it on and tried to figure it out."
Maybe Martina will put down the drumsticks and pick up the mic to tackle one of her pal Reba's signature hits, 'Fancy,' which is among the tunes now available. Also being unveiled are Dierks' 'What Was I Thinkin',' Lady A's 'Lookin' for a Good Time' and Jamey's 'Women.' They'll be joined by Keith Urban's 'Days Go By,' Josh Turner's 'Would You Go With Me,' Eric Church's 'Hell on the Heart,' Laura Bell Bundy's 'Rebound' and 'It Happens' by Sugarland. The tracks are all of the original master recordings. Selected tracks will also be available in the family-friendly LEGO Rock Band Music Store.
A total of 1,594 songs are currently available through the Rock Band platform. Prices begin at $1.99 per song via disc and download purchase, or $14.99 for the 'Going Country Pack 04.' More than 70 million paid downloads have been registered since Rock Band's Music Store was launched in 2007. For a complete list of tracks, visit the official Rock Band website.