likes to give her fans clues about her upcoming music and has done just that before the release and announcement of her last few albums. Well, it appears to be that time again as on Monday, Swift uploaded a very short video to Instagram along with the message, "So, here's your first clue..." The video shows Taylor pushing an elevator button reading '18' six times. So 18 is the magic number for details to come on Swift's very own timeline.
is preparing for his first headlining run on his very own "Light "Em Up Tour" as part of the exclusive Live Nation Ones To Watch with Skype tour that taps today’s hottest emerging artists. The tour kicks off October 19 in Minneapolis, and makes 19 stops through cities across the country. Ballard has opened for Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift
and longtime idol Bob Seger
has been chosen as NRA Country’s Featured Artist for August. The announcement comes during a busy time, as he preps to launch his highly-anticipated new studio album, Ignite The Night
, set to release August 19. Rice is also poised to make his late-night national TV debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers
on Wednesday. As part of the NRA Country promotion, fans can check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes video clip of Rice in a off-road adventure at NRACountry.com. While there, fans can register to win the ultimate "Americaning Prize Package" including: an autographed Ignite The Night
CD, T-Shirt, beach towel, sunglasses, trucker hat, water bottle, and koozies. (Photo Credit: www.countryweekly.com
welcomed his fellow American Idol
judges Jennifer Lopez
and Harry Connick, Jr.
, to his hometown of Nashville Sunday and Monday to tape the show's Music City audition round. Though they had little free time, Keith was full of suggestions about which Nashville hotspots Jennifer and Harry might want to check out. His recommendations included Robert's Western World on Lower Broadway and Pinewood Social, a restaurant with a bowling alley and private karaoke rooms. Keith also wanted them to check out the Country Music Hall of Fame, but he was mostly thankful the weather was pretty while his pals were in town. Highlights from the Nashville auditions will be shown on the next season of American Idol
, premiering next year.