Everyone’s favourite Kid President is gifting you a special song for Valentine’s Day, featuring YouTube stars Lennon and Maisy, who are now on the ABC show Nashville. “If all your hair fell out and you were bald. If your right thumb got bit off by a large vicious dog. Oh I would still love you,” they sing. Wise words kid.
The Black Key’s new music video for “Little Black Submarines” captures their intimate performance at Nashville’s Springwater Supper Club, a former speakeasy. The Danny Clinch-directed video is a fairly simple concept but their passionate performance and the gritty cinematography is enough to keep me watching.
Singer Dan Auerbach described the building to Rolling Stone: ”It’s been there forever. It’s got a lot of history. It’s one of three or four different little small dive bars in town. It’s special because it’s so old.”
The track is the fourth single taken from their album El Camino.
Watch it here:
We basically had a slumber party convo with Princess Taylor Swift last night when she hosted a live web chat with the world on YouTube. She told us about a week ago that she had MAJOR news and she didn’t disappoint. Swift revealed that she has a new album coming out on Oct. 22 called Red and a new single called “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” She also unveiled her new album cover (above).
Although Swift is so young, she’s also like an oh-so-wise Yoda when it comes to relationships. She said about the songs on the album: “They’re all pretty much about the kind of tumultuous crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I’ve experienced in the last two years. And all those emotions, spanning from intense love, intense frustration, jealousy, confusion, all of that, in my mind all of those emotions are red. There’s nothing in between — there’s nothing beige about those feelings.
She hosted the live chat from Nashville in front of fans from across the world. The album will have 16 songs, including the title track. It also features collabs with several artists and songwriters, including Ed Sheeran. Apparently Swift and Sheeran wrote the song while sitting on a trampoline.
She played “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” during the chat and joked “it’s a really romantic song that’s to my lovely ex-boyfriend.”
Who do you think it’s about?
While you were busy watching Hunger Games AGAIN this weekend and thinking about all the chores you should be doing instead, Taylor Swift was recognized by the First Lady for her activism and chosen as Entertainer of the Year by her fans.
She effectively makes us all feel like beached seals.
Meeting Michelle Obama
Taylor was presented an award at Saturday’s Kids’ Choice Awards by Michelle Obama for her outstanding charity work (above). Taylor donated the proceeds from a Nashville benefit show to raise more than $750 million for tornado victims and also donated $500,000 to Nashville flood relief efforts. Standing up in front of thousands, being honoured for helping the world and meeting Obama for the first time was enough to inspire Taylor’s trademark look of complete shock.
Entertainer of the Year
Remember when Taylor asked her
cat fans to vote for her as Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards? Well, what Taylor commands, her fans to do. She beat out Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley with her army of fans. Win.
Taylor Swift and Andy Grammer surprised fans in Nashville on Saturday night with a duet. Andy joined Taylor on stage to sing his song, “Keep Your Head Up.”
“Thank you Nashville for an unforgettable night. Thank you Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, and Andy Grammer for joining me onstage! That was crazy,” Taylor tweeted afterwards.
Check out below for video from Saturday.
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan went on anti-gay tirade during a comedy show in Nashville, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Kevin Rogers, who attended the show, claims Morgan said he would “pull out a knife and stab” his son if he were gay. Here’s what he said of the incident:
“I have very thick skin when it comes to humor; I can dish and I can take,” Rogers wrote. “What I can’t take is when Mr. Morgan took it upon himself to mention about how he feels all this gay shit was crazy and that women are a gift from God and that ‘Born this Way’ is bulls-it, gay is a choice, and the reason he knows this is exactly because ‘God don’t make no mistakes’ (referring to God not making someone gay cause that would be a mistake).”
“He said that there is no way a woman could love and have sexual desire for another woman, that’s just a woman pretending because she hates a f–king man. He took time to visit the bullshit of this bullying stuff and informed us that the gays needed to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying.”
Morgan also added that “gay was something kids learn from the media and programming,” says Rogers.
Rogers says about 10-15 people walked out of the show, but he forced himself to stay because “I knew if I got up … he won. He wanted to piss people off and get a rise. … I’m not angry … just very very, very disappointed.”
A rep for Ryman Auditorim, where the show took place, said in a statement: “The Ryman Auditorium regrets that people were offended by statements made by Tracy Morgan during his June 3 appearance. The Ryman does not control the content presented by people appearing on its stage, nor does it endorse any of the views of, or statements made by, such persons.”
Morgan has also released a statement today, reading:
“I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville,” he said. “I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.”
I think he’s dug himself a nice hole, and it will take a long time to get out of it. This kind of humour is simply unacceptable, joking or not.
The CMT Music Awards took place last night in Nashville, and among the many winners were newcomers Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.
Swift won ‘Video of the year’ for her single ‘Mine,’ beating out heavyweights like Kenny Chesney and the Rascal Flatts.
Teen superstar Bieber also took home a hefty prize, taking home ‘Collaborative video of the year’ for his partnership with Rascal Flatts in ‘That Should Be Me.’
Blake Shelton also took home two awards last night, one for ‘Male video of the year’ and another for ‘Best web video of the year.’
Check out a full list of winners below!
2011 CMT Music Awards Winners
Video of the year: Taylor Swift, ”Mine.”
Male video of the year: Blake Shelton, “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”
Female video of the year: Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me.”
Group video of the year: Lady Antebellum, “Hello World.”
Duo video of the year: Sugarland, “Stuck Like Glue.”
Breakthrough video of the year: The Band Perry, “If I Die Young.”
Collaborative video of the year: Justin Bieber and Rascal Flatts, “That Should Be Me.”
CMT performance video of the year: Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown Band, “Margaritaville.”
Best web video of the year: Blake Shelton, “Kiss My Country Ass.”
Video director of the year: Trey Fanjoy, “The House That Built Me” and “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”
CNN reports that on Tuesday night, two of the artists little monsters, Crystal Thornton and best friend Christina Tugman, headed off excitedly to Gaga’s Monster Ball in Nashville, Tennessee. They had only experienced part of the opening act before Thornton, 33, suffered a seizure that resulted in her heart literally stopping.
“She stopped breathing, her eyes rolled back in her head, and her body started twitching,” Tugman said. “I was asking if she was OK, and she wasn’t responding.”
Us Magazine reports that Tugman ran out to the venue’s lobby to find help, and within a minute, an EMT had reached Thornton, who was “unconscious with no heartbeat.”
Equipped with a portable automated external defibrillator, paramedics on the scene tried resuscitating Thornton for more than five minutes, before her heart began beating again.
After being immediately rushed to the hospital, by Friday, Thornton was in stable condition, though the cause of her frightening seizure was cited as an undetectable genetic condition.
Though I would probably be a little more worried about this ‘undetectable genetic condition’ causing me to have heart-stopping seizures, Thornton was more concerned about missing the much-anticipated Monster Ball.
“I am so mad I missed the concert,” she said.
Lady Gaga has always made it a point to show her fans love, so who knows? Maybe she’ll help this little monster out with tickets to another show.
During Flood Relief With Vince Gill and Friends, a telethon held Thursday night to raise money for flood relief organizations, Taylor Swift made an appearance to show her support, repots E! Online.
On Wednesday she expressed how sad she was to see the state that Nashville is in. Swift tweeted, “Please keep Nashville in your heart. Seeing a picture of the Grande Ole Opry halfway underwater was a kind of heartbreak I can’t describe.”
E! Online has confirmed that the country music star’s contribution stretches beyond words of concern, Swift has reportedly donated $500,000 to flood relief organizations.
However, Swift’s donation is just a margin of what recovery efforts will cost. Reports say that estimated clean-up costs for the areas affected by the flooding could reach upward of $1 billion.