Aerosmith ‘Can’t Stop Lovin’ You’ Brings Country Carrie to Rock Radio; Taylor Swift Channels Rapunzel + More: Country Music News Roundup
The Boot rounds up today's (Jan. 24) country music news headlines from around the web.
Aerosmith has chosen "Can't Stop Lovin' You," the legendary rockers' duet with Carrie Underwood, as their latest radio single. "It's an honor to have my voice included on an Aerosmith record. I've had a blast working with Steven [Tyler] a number of times in the past, and this was another amazing thing we got to do together," says the country star. "Can't Stop Lovin' You" is the fourth single from Aerosmith's 15th studio album, Music From Another Dimension.
Tickets are still available for Sunny Sweeney's first StageIt show, which broadcasts live tonight (Jan. 24) at 8:00 PM ET on StageIt.com. The one-hour show will include a live performance and an online chat with the ACM New Female Vocalist nominee. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. [StageIt]
Taylor Swift's fairytale life takes new shape in the latest Disney Parks' Disney Dream Portrait series ad. In the whimsical photo, the 23-year-old sits on the windowsill of her tower, donning a purple gown and pink petticoat, channeling Rapunzel with her wildly long locks. See the pic taken by famed-photographer Annie Leibovitz here. [US Weekly]
Lulu Roman, who is perhaps best-known as a longtime cast member of "Hee Haw," has just released her first-ever album of musical standards. Titled At Last, after the iconic Etta James song, the 12-track project encompasses pop, jazz and country standards, including "Summertime," "Fever" and "Killing Me Softly (With His Song)." Guest artists include Dolly Parton, T. Graham Brown, Linda Davis and Georgette Jones.
Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Patty Loveless, Jo Dee Messina, Ronnie Milsap and Restless Heart are among the dozens of artists who will sail the Caribbean on the inaugural Country Music Cruise. Fans onboard will be treated to daily concerts and a host of activities. The ship sales Jan. 19 - 26, 2014. [www.CountryMusicCruise.com]
"Nashville" actress Clare Bowen is talking about her character Scarlett's "sexy, smokey" duet with co-star Sam Palladio, who plays Gunner. The Australian actress, who cites Dolly Parton among her idols, reveals that their first tune, "If I Didn't Know Better," is her personal favorite. "She discovered something she couldn't control standing up there next to Gunner and singing to each other," she tells People. Clare also admits that while she does have a dialect coach, Scarlett's accent is an "amalgamation" of her three favorite movies from childhood: "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Steel Magnolias" and "Song of the South." [People]
Aaron Tippin will headline the Valentine's for Veterans concert series. Kicking off in Ann Arbor, MI on Feb. 10, the trek will also take him to Muskogee, OK on Valentine's Day and Poplar Bluff, MO Feb. 15. American Veterans get in free. Get more info here.
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