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Tim McGraw: When a concert video is acceptable

Tim McGraw premiered his new video, “Felt Good On My Lips,” on CMT.com today. First thing you need to know: He’s talking about a woman’s name, a song, a drink, and a cherry lipgloss-coated kiss. Secondly, it’s a concert video. Normally I find those a bit boring. This one, however, kept my attention. Because McGraw performs in large venues, in order to keep us experiencing the massive crowd, the camera has to repeatedly shoot McGraw from behind.

Accuse me of objectifying him. You’re right. But if he didn’t want to be admired in those skin-tight jeans, he would’ve a) worn darker denim and b) asked for the footage at the following timecodes to be trimmed: :8, :17, :34, :53, 1:04, 1:34, 2:25, 3:19, 3:35, 3:40, and 3:49.

To the director’s credit, McGraw was actually shot from the waist up a lot, too.

Watch the video below (the song is good, did we mention that?): READ FULL STORY

CMA Awards: You really should watch this year

cma-awards-walk-upImage Credit: Scott Garfield; Simon Webber; Mike RuizThis year’s CMA Awards are shaping up to be a must-watch. The Country Music Association has just confirmed the rumor that Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson will perform their duet “Don’t You Want to Stay” off of his new album, My Kinda Party, in stores tomorrow, during the live broadcast Nov. 10 on ABC. (Listen to the track below.) One thing this awards show does right is pack the three-hour ceremony with performances. Aldean and Clarkson are the latest additions to the all-star line-up that includes: both returning cohosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Reba McEntire, as well as Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow (with Lambert, in a tribute to Loretta Lynn’s 50 years in the business), and Gwyneth Paltrow, who’ll make her “live country music singing debut” performing the title song from her upcoming movie Country Song with Vince Gill.

You get all this, plus the usual thrills: Finding out which stars on the network are country music fans (Better With You‘s JoAnna Garcia and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Ty Pennington have been added to the list of presenters), hearing what comes out of presenter Kellie Pickler’s mouth, and (fingers crossed!), seeing a shot of presenter Tim McGraw’s butt.  READ FULL STORY

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill announce star-studded 'Nashville Rising' flood benefit show

faith-hill-tim-mcgrawImage Credit: Kevin Winter/ACMA2010/Getty ImagesTim McGraw and Faith Hill are joining the efforts to help those struck by Nashville’s flooding in a big way. The married megastars announced this morning via press release that they’re organizing an all-star benefit concert to take place on June 22 in Nashville.

The “Nashville Rising” show will feature performances from McGraw and Hill, along with a who’s who of country talent — Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Miley Cyrus, and many more. Proceeds will go toward the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee‘s flood relief work. Tickets ($25-$75) go on sale this Friday, May 14.

Check out the full list of “Nashville Rising” performers so far after the jump. What do you think of the line-up? Will you be buying a ticket? READ FULL STORY

Saturday ACM Rehearsal Not-Quite-Live Blog: Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Tim & Faith & Brooks & Dunn

Darius-Rucker-ACMImage Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesWelcome back to the final day of rehearsals for the Academy of Country Music Awards! The one and only Randy Travis has been added as a presenter, and we’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so let’s not dally! In today’s post: Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, a press conference with Sugarland, and a quick chat with Darius Rucker. Onward!

9:40 a.m. Bright and early (for Vegas) Saturday morning here in the MGM Green Giant Arena, and they’re doing a “look-see” with the women who will be handing out the ACM statuettes on Sunday night. The two ladies stand on the stage in their evening gowns, and we look at them, and we see.

9:45 a.m. He’s been off the road all year and he “Ain’t Back Yet”: Kenny Chesney is on the scene to rehearse the single from his 3D movie — which I get to see tonight, so check back here for details on the star-studded premiere tomorrow (UPDATE: Click here to see Whitney Pastorek’s Kenny Chesney in 3-D premiere On the Scene report) — and the uptempo, horn-driven number is almost better than the cup of coffee I’ve not yet had time to go and get. (I am dying inside.) As the riffy song rolls along, Kenny takes a wide stance at the microphone and really gets into it. His voice sounds great. I wonder if he misses performing yet. You know, in between siestas on his yacht in the islands. “That song, ‘Ain’t Back Yet,’ which is from the movie [it plays over the closing credits], I think it really reflects our live show a lot,” Chesney told me. “Been looking for one of those for a couple years, just to add to it.” READ FULL STORY

Sunday CMA rehearsal Not-Quite-Liveblog: Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and more!

From deep inside the ice-cold environs of Nashville’s Sommet Center, it’s the 2009 CMA Awards… and the Music Mix has your ticket to all the hot action!!

Did you like how I did that? “Ice-cold” environs and “hot” action? Yes, that is the kind of quality writing you will come to expect from me as I sit here inside this hockey arena and pirate wi-fi while watching country music’s best and brightest prepare for Wednesday’s show. Things are rolling right along on this first day of rehearsals: When I got here this morning, the white and red boards of the hockey rink were still visible, but they’ve been masked over the course of the afternoon; now the only way you’d know this is the home of the Nashville Predators is the giant saber-toothed tiger head hanging from the ceiling. Out of which, I am told, the Predators skate at the top of every game. Stay classy, Nashvegas!

This is the first of a series of Not Quite Liveblogs (patent pending) that I will be filing over the course of the next three days, bringing you a preview of what to expect from the telecast, and featuring some short interviews with your favorite musicians as they wander by. Today on the program: Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, and your charming hosts, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Plus, scoop on the performances, and an answer to the most anticipated question of the night: How many different dresses will Carrie wear this year? Read on… READ FULL STORY

'New Moon' soundtrack outsells Tim McGraw on the albums chart

Take that, Bublé! The really-quite-good New Moon soundtrack just took the Canadian crooner’s place atop the Billboard 200 after selling 153,000 copies in its first full week in stores, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Along with last weekend’s receipts, that brings the vampire-flick soundtrack up to a nice ten-day total of 268,000.

The New Moon soundtrack beat this week’s biggest new release, Tim McGraw‘s Southern Voice. The country star will have to settle for No. 2 after moving a respectable (if lower than usual) 137,000 units in week 1. Down at No. 10, Joss Stone‘s Colour Me Free sold 27,000—not awful, but a shadow of the 118,000 her previous effort bowed with two years ago. Teutonic metal dudes Rammstein came in at No. 13 with Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, which I believe translates roughly to “this album sold 22,000 copies.” And Flight of the Conchords snuck into the Top 20 at No. 19 with a middling 20,000 copies sold of I Told You I Was Freaky. (The Kiwi comedy duo’s first album, by contrast, bowed at No. 3 with 52,000 last year.)

What do you think of those sales numbers? Are you surprised McGraw couldn’t hold off hordes of Twihards at the cash register? Make yourselves heard in the comments section below.

More from EW’s Music Mix:
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