Christal's Country News - Monday, March 10th
by Christal Blue
posted Mar 10 2014 9:07AM
Taylor Swift has known that she was Nashville bound ever since she was 10-years-old. After watching biography TV shows about Faith Hill and Shania Twain moving to Music City to start their careers in country music, Swift began pleading with her parents to take her on a trip there. Taylor's parents eventually conceded and took her and her brother on a trip to Nashville when she was 11-years-old. Taylor's management company and record label are based in Nashville, and she would never think of moving the base of her operations to another city. Swift tells Time magazine, "When people ask me 'Where's home?', I don't even think before I say 'Nashville.'"
Eric Paslay is set to make his national television debut this week with appearances in support of his self-titled album. Paslay will perform on ABC's Good Morning America today (March 10) followed by performances on Fox & Friends tomorrow (March 11) and The Queen Latifah Show on March 20. Eric's self-titled debut album was released last month and debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album's lead single "Friday Night" became his first number one as an artist and fourth number one as a songwriter. Eric will hit the road this spring with Brantley Gilbert on his "Let It Ride Tour." The tour will also feature special guest Thomas Rhett.
Frankie Ballard has revealed the exclusive behind the scenes footage from the video set for hit single "Helluva Life." The special footage is featured on Frankie's official website and gives a glimpse inside what went in to capturing the song's simple life moments on film. Ballard rides a motorcycle through the countryside in the video, but the behind the scenes footage reveals that some of the close-up shots of him riding the bike were actually shot on a trailer. The clip ends with Frankie and his love interest sitting on top of a Tennessee hill overlooking the scenic countryside as the sun sets. And Ballard reveals that the crew actually had to take three helicopters to get to the picturesque overlook to shoot the scene. (Photo Credit: www.countrymusicislove.com)
The Swon Brothers recently made a trip to Sochi, Russia for a performance during the Winter Olympics, and they shared the experience with their fans by posting photos and video of their adventure on the website AroundTheSworld.com. Now, the brothers' international journey is taking them south of the border to Mexico, where once again fans will be able to log on to their Swon-styled website to share in adventure. The duo has traveled to Mexico as special guests on Jerrod Niemann's High Noon Adventure at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, which kicked off over the weekend and will wrap up tomorrow.