“Blown Away,” the title track of Carrie Underwood’s latest album has been selected as her next single! The tune has already been downloaded 200,000 times and will impact radio soon. Radio listeners can win a Private World Premiere of Carrie’s “Blown Away” music video. The prize package for this nationwide contest includes a “red carpet” event for a group of listeners in the winning station’s market which will be attended by Underwood. The “Blown Away” music video was directed by Randee St. Nicholas. The song was written by Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins (“Before He Cheats”) – Read the press release at CarrieUnderwoodOfficial
X Factor finalist, Chris Rene’s new single, “Trouble” will be released on iTunes on June 26, it will also impact Pop on the same day and HAC on July 9.
Casey James Releases New Single, “Crying On A Suitcase” – Season 9 finalist Casey James is releasing his new single “Crying On A Suitcase” to radio. “I’m excited that ‘Crying On A Suitcase’ is my new single,” shares Casey. “This song is so intense and emotional. The idea of someone right on the verge of losing their loved one, and doing everything to keep it from happening. Who hasn’t been there?” – Read more at American Idol
According to a tweet, Blake Shelton is in the studio working on his first ever Christmas CD. There is more info to come…
American Idol 12 San Antonio audition registration began today and will run through tomorrow, with the auditions being held at the Alamodome on Thursday, June 14. More information at AmericanIdol.com
Kellie Pickler Joins Forces with Tone Body Wash – Kellie Pickler has partnered with Tone Body Wash to introduce Tone Fruit Peel Body Wash this summer. The Tone Turn it Up! series will provide exclusive access to Kellie as she tours in the coming weeks to support her latest album 100 Proof. Fans will have the chance to win prizes, including an all-expenses paid trip to meet Pickler in Nashville. More info here. – Via Music Row
‘Glee Project’ Winner Samuel Larsen Talks Mentoring, Temptation and Romancing Quinn – Samuel Larsen returns to the Glee Project as mentor tonight on Oxygen at 10 pm. Here’s an interview he did last week at the Glee Project TV Academy Event – “In a weird way it was like being a senior in high school: You’re still part of high school, but you’re on your way out and everyone looks up to you,” Larsen tells The Hollywood Reporter of his return trip to Glee Project. “More than anyone, I know exactly how each and every one of [the contestants] feels.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter