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April 2017

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News: Shania Twain Announces New Single “Life’s About to Get Good” and First Album in 15 Years

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Not only do fans have the excitement of seeing Shania Twain make a historic appearance as a fifth judge and key advisor to the remaining twelve contestants on NBC’s The Voice, they can also be excited about news that the wait for new music is almost over!

Shania’s brand new single “Life’s About to Get Good” is scheduled to hit Country airwaves this June and after a fifteen year break between albums, the love awaited new full length release if due to be released in September.

When talking about “Life’s About to Get Good” Shania says “I was at home looking out at the ocean and I said to myself, ‘Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it’s so beautiful out. I’m not in the mood to write a ‘feeling-sorry-for-myself’ song.” The songwriter recognized that with all of the negative in life also comes the positive. “You can’t have the good without the bad. And that’s what the song ended up being about.”

While June still feels a way off, Shania plans to debut her new single for lucky festival goers during her headlining set at Stagecoach Festival in California this Saturday.

It comes as no surprise that fans and critics are excited to hear new Shania music, after all there aren’t many artists who have achieved the level of success that she has throughout her career. Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, Shania remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Shania’s albums include her Platinum-selling 1993 debut, Shania Twain; the GRAMMY Award-winning, Double Diamond-selling 1995 release, The Woman in Me; Come On Over, the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and UP!, Shania’s third consecutive Diamond-selling album release.

Recognizing her indelible impact and achievements in music, Shania is the first and only female to receive CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime Award. Shania also recently received the Icon Award at Billboard’s Women in Music ceremony. Shania’s hits include “Any Man of Mine,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “You’re Still the One” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”

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Review: Adam Wakefield, “Blame It On Me”

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You may know him as a finalist on Season 10 of the US version of “The Voice” where he finished in second place as a member of Blake Shelton’s team. Despite not winning, Adam Wakefield’s raspy voice will be one that we have not heard the last of.

Competing on a national singing show can be the make or break of an artist, some capitalize on the exposure and some seem to disappear into the abyss but luckily for us Wakefield is working on his first EP and in the meantime has released his new single “Blame It on Me” to give fans a taste of what they can expect.

Upon first listen it is difficult to not make the comparison between Wakefield and Chris Stapleton, but that’s not a bad thing. Both artists have very distinctive voices and have bluegrass roots but Wakefield has more of a rockier edge to his sound which will set him apart.

“Blame It on Me” is a song that can be interpreted in different ways and the view point in which the story is told will change with each listen, going from a guy who is willing to accept responsibility for wrongdoings that he maybe didn’t do at all to appease his ex who he wants back or him accepting blame for what he did do that he wants to make right.

Everything comes together to create a great track to introduce himself as an artist, from the lyrics, the production to his soulful vocals which really shine and pack a punch during the chorus’. As a first single, Wakefield has done a brilliant job and I’m already waiting as patiently as I can to hear more.

You can hear the single yourself on Spotify, where it is featured on our “Completely Country Loves” Playlist or by downloading from iTunes.

To keep up to date with Adam Wakefield, you can follow him on social media;

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Lauren Alaina Lands First No.1 Radio Hit with “Road Less Traveled”

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When Completely Country spoke to Lauren Alaina back in March, her single “Road Less Traveled” was sitting pretty at #5 on the charts and after years of hard work, she couldn’t quite believe couldn’t she finally had a top 5 hit under her belt.

Fast forward a few weeks later and with what seemed like every fan, fellow artists and music industry folks rooting for her Lauren officially landed her first #1 radio hit with “Road Less Traveled” on both the Billboard and MediaBase country airplay charts.

“I cannot believe I have the number one song in the country,” shares an ecstatic Lauren. “I have dreamed of this day my entire life. The five singles, the ups and downs, the tears, the smiles, and the six years of hard work have made this moment so much sweeter. I am so thankful to everyone who helped me get to this point. Regardless of my future, I get to live the rest of my life saying I have written a number one song. Life made.

Written with Jesse Frasure and Meghan Trainor, Lauren delivers an important and empowering message of self-acceptance in the triumphant anthem. Lauren has been an inspiration to countless men and women of all ages with her relatability, vulnerability and openness of her lyrics.

“Road Less Traveled” is the title track of her sophomore studio album and after recently finishing the CMT Next Women of Country Tour with Martina McBride, Lauren is gearing up to hit the road this Summer with Luke Bryan for select dates on his Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day tour.

If you haven’t already, make sure you buy or download Lauren’s brilliant album “Road Less Traveled” which you can read our review of here. You can also check out our interview here.

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