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    5 Things: I’m Watching on TV Right Now

    Listen, quarantine has been rough. Every day feels like Groundhog Day. I go to my socially distant gym, work from my converted home office, cook dinner, watch some TV with my husband and pups, go to sleep, and then repeat… every single day. And while Hollywood has spent most of 2020 in shutdown mode, TV has managed to deliver some saving graces to this pandemic nightmare we’re living in. The Undoing This thrill-seeking who-done-it is easily the best thing on TV right now. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant deliver major Emmy’s vibes in this HBO Max drama that has more twists and turns than a winding mountain freeway. Every few…

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    Top Songs of 2018

    Listen, you know I love music of all genres. But 2018 delivered some of the most delicious ear candy I’ve heard in a long time.  Dance floor inspired bops like “The Middle” and “Havana” were my go-to Friday night songs. While country’s spillover into the pop genre continued with hits from my friends Cassadee Pope and Dan + Shay, proving that they can redefine the genre.  Newcomers MØ, joan, and The Aces were my favorite ‘artists to watch,’ while veteran Ariana Grande bounced back from Sweetener with her biggest track to date.  All 15 of these jams are 2018’s Top Songs of the Year, so slip on your favorite headphones, and reminisce on…

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    Former Glee star Damian McGinty Talks New Single & Tour

    Listen, you may remember Damian McGinty from the hit Fox series Glee, where he impressed the cast with his version Michael Bublé‘s ‘Home’, but the singer was performing long before Ryan Murphy came calling. McGinty started performing when he was just 14 years young with the vocal group Celtic Thunder. It wasn’t until The Glee Project, a competition series for young vocalists and actors to get the chance to star in the breakout series, that McGinty catapulted into the homes of millions. Since the show, he has been touring and preparing for the release of his first full-length LP. Last month, he dropped the first single “Geronimo,” an inspiring track about taking…

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    Movies To Watch Right Now

    You should know that I don’t claim to be a movie buff nor do I have any credentials that rival the Siskels or the Eberts of the world. But I do know what I like. And though I would normally rather binge a Housewives marathon, preparing for the wedding–shedding weight and saving dollars–has inspired me to dive into my growing list of movies to watch. The backlog of movies I’ve missed while following the deep seeded love/hate relationships of the Kims, Nenes, Tamaras and Vickis is large. There are some serious classics that I’ve never had the pleasure of watching. But that mountain felt too large to tackle pre-wedding. So I started…

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    Take 5: CMT’s Cody Alan

    ‘Take 5‘ is a regular feature on Listen! It’s Vetrano that gives readers insight into some of the lighter things in our favorite celebrity’s lives. And next up in the ‘Take 5′ hot seat, CMT’s Cody Alan. If you haven’t read my full interview with Cody, you can do that here. But first, throw your feet on your desk and Take 5 with CMT’s Cody Alan. Take 5: CMT’s Cody Alan What is your go-to karaoke song? CMT’s Cody Alan: Ignition by R. Kelly Who would win in an epic battle of country music divas: Carrie, Faith or Reba? Cody: I’m going with Reba. Trust me, Carrie and Faith would both pick Reba…

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    Music Monday: Women of Country Edition

    THE WOMEN OF COUNTRY RELEASE TEASERS, VIDEOS, AND SINGLES TO KICK OFF COUNTRY MUSIC’S ACM WEEK. THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, HOSTED BY REBA McINTIRE, AIR SUNDAY, APRIL 15. Today the women of country music are making headlines with their jaw-dropping news, releases, and announcements. Early this morning, it was announced that Carrie Underwood will be debuting her new single at the 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM’s). The singer posted a cryptic Instagram post last night. The post seemed to tease potential artwork for a new single, which was confirmed this morning by the ACM announcement. This will be the singer’s first public appearance since an injury…

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    Cassadee Pope Talks New Single “Take You Home”

    CASSADEE POPE TALKS TO LISTEN! IT’S VETRANO ABOUT HER NEW SINGLE “TAKE YOU HOME,” OUT NOW, RETURNING TO NBC’S ‘THE VOICE’, AND GETTING THROUGH ONE OF THE HARDEST YEARS OF HER CAREER. Those that are long-time readers, know that Cassadee Pope is a regular on Listen! It’s Vetrano. The singer, who started her rise to the top in the pop-punk band Hey Monday and later won the third season of NBC’s The Voice as a solo vocalist, also happens to be my best friend and the maid-of-honor in my upcoming wedding.  Cassadee Pope Take You Home  So when she dropped her new [sexy] single “Take You Home,” last Friday, I knew her loyal fans…

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    Carrie Underwood Delivers Anthem For Super Bowl LII & Winter Games

    CARRIE UNDERWOOD PENS AND RECORDS ANTHEMIC “THE CHAMPION” FOR NBC’S SUPER BOWL LII SHOW OPEN Multi-platinum superstar Carrie Underwood will open NBC’s Super Bowl LII on February 4 with a video filmed last year for her anthemic song, “The Champion.” Underwood has been the face and voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football show open for the last five seasons. She co-wrote “The Champion” last year with fellow songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano, and Ludacris, who Underwood asked to collaborate on the song. NBC Sports will also incorporate “The Champion” into its coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. “When we met with Carrie last year to discuss the Super Bowl open,…

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    Is Real Housewives Coming to Music City?

    ANDY COHEN SHARES HIS CHOICE FOR THE NEXT CITY IN THE REAL HOUSEWIVES FRANCHISE EXCLUSIVELY WITH E! NEWS While walking the red carpet at the 2018 Critics Choice Awards, Andy Cohen told E! News exclusively that he’d had his eye on a certain musical city for the next city in the Real Housewives franchise. “Nashville,” the Watch What Happens Live host told E! News’ Zuri Hall. “It’s a great city, and it has it’s own identity. There’s a lot of super rich people, and country superstars and music. It’s a great town.” So could the Bravo crews be heading south to showcase the lifestyles of the Nashville elite? There’s no…

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    Dan + Shay Taste Tequila With New Single

    DAN + SHAY RELEASE “TEQUILA,” THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE DUO’S THIRD ALBUM, OUT LATER THIS YEAR. Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) released their brand new single on Wednesday. “Tequila,” the duo’s first offering in nearly a year, was co-written by Smyers alongside Jordan Reynolds and Nicolle Galyon. The track is not the typical late-night drinking anthem that the title might allude to, but instead is a heartbreaking tale of love lost and deep regret. Something often felt after a long night with a bottle of tequila. The breakout duo are amping up the momentum from an exceptional 2017, which saw them amass more than 230 million streams,…

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    Hunter Hayes Launches “The Rescue Collection”

    HUNTER HAYES LAUNCHES “THE RESCUE COLLECTION” LIMITED EDITION SHOES ON ZAPPOS.COM Always looking for ways to help others through the power of music, Hunter Hayes officially launched “The Rescue Collection” on Zappos.com. The five-time Grammy nominee’s inspiring track “Rescue,” released earlier this year, kickstarted the limited edition shoe collaboration. The designs (seen below) stem from the David Garibaldi paintings created in the song’s accompanying music video. “The Rescue Collection” features two shoe designs printed on Superga sneakers. Each purchase includes a signed copy of Hayes’ hand written lyric sheet in every shoe box. Hayes has partnered with Zappos for Good, the charitable arm of the shoe retailer. One hundred percent…