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    Music Monday: Should’ve Been Hits – Divas Edition

    It’s Monday afternoon and you’re trying to get through the rest of your work day. I know the feeling… trust me! You’re probably sitting at your computer, pretending to put the final touches on that report to your boss that was due yesterday, but really surfing Facebook and daydreaming about what you’re having for dinner and what’s saved on your DVR. (Oooh! Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion starts tonight!) Then you remember, “Hey, it’s Music Monday on Listen! It’s Vetrano,!” and all is right in the world again. This week I’ve compiled some of my favorite songs from music’s biggest divas that I think should have been  (or still should…

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    Women To Rule CMA Awards

    The following information appeared in a press release distributed to ‘Listen! It’s Vetrano’ from the Country Music Association and includes official information. For more information, visit cmaworld.com. Some of the top females in Country Music will take to the stage for Country Music’s Biggest Night™ with performances at “The 49th Annual CMA Awards,” airing live Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network. All eyes will be focused on Country Music on Nov. 4 to see the leading ladies of the format, including Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maddie & Tae, and Kacey Musgraves, along with previously announced host Carrie Underwood, each perform during the three-hour gala. With a combined 14 nominations for…

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    Phases Q&A

    Phases are one of music’s most exciting new acts. Having just released their debut album For Life and preparing to hit the road across the US this fall, fans are going to start lining up to see these newcomers. Their infectious first single “I’m In Love With My Life” is creating viral buzz with its unique accompanying video. I got to chat with the band’s Michael Runion about the band’s new music, their previous project JJAMZ and what their next “phase” will be. Phases are preparing to hit the road, making their way across the US in November. Listen! It’s Vetrano is giving one lucky reader the chance to see the foursome when they stop at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom on November 13th for…

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    Feys The Music: Summer Don’t End Y’all

    Joe Feys is Nashville designer and Listen! It’s Vetrano contributor, regularly writing his column ‘Feys Lift.’ This week, Feys steps into the driver seat of ‘LIV’ regular series Music Monday to share some of his favorite songs of the moment.  The summer may have officially ended, but it doesn’t mean the music has to. This month, I’ve compiled the songs that will take you from summer in the sun all the way to 2016. From Justin Bieber‘s new smash “What Do You Mean?” to a Missy Elliott throwback, these songs will keep you warm through the chilly months ahead. Stream my “Summer Don’t End Y’all” playlist now below. Feys The Music: Summer Don’t…

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    Cassadee Pope Is An Alien?!?

    Cassadee Pope returns for another installment of Cassadee Q&A on Listen! It’s Vetrano’s YouTube channel. Watch as the singer talks about her new single “I Am Invincible,” plans for touring and takes YOUR questions.  You submitted the questions you’ve been dying to ask the “invincible” singer on Twitter using the hashtag #ListenItsVetrano.  Then, our team –which consists of me and Bugsy, the long-haired Chihuahua– compiled them to get to the bottom of the things that you were dying to know. Watch the video above and don’t forget to subscribe to Listen! It’s Vetrano here and please give the video a BIG thumbs up so she will come back to do more soon. Subscribe for more videos: http://bit.ly/LIVsubscribe Last Cassadee…

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    Artist To Watch: Fairground Saints

    If you haven’t yet heard the name Fairground Saints, you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with the music from their recently released self-titled debut album. The Los Angeles trio, made up of Mason Van Valin, Elijah Edwards and Megan McAllister, are equally talented songwriters as they are performers and musicians. I recently got a chance to chat with FS about their music, how they became a band and working with notable producer Matthew Wilder on their LP. Fairground Saints are bringing their alternative folk pop on the road, as they make their way across the US on a fall tour. With an upcoming stop at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley on October…

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    Music Monday: Amanda Valentine’s Soft Fall

    Amanda Valentine is celebrity fashion designer and Listen! It’s Vetrano contributor, regularly writing her advice column ‘#AskAmanda.’ This week Valentine steps into the driver seat of ‘LIV’ regular series Music Monday to share some of her favorite fall music.  As a rabid, obsessive lover of music –I’d be in a metal band right now if I wasn’t a fashion designer– I give you some of my go-to fall jams.  Some of the songs are old favorites, some are new finds. This is a “drive with the windows down for a little while longer” or “turn on and do some work” or… whatever, this playlist rules! It starts out with RJD2, a favorite of mine for decades now —…

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    Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Recap

    The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival took over The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin, TN last weekend. While the weather could have been, the inaugural festival’s lineup couldn’t have been any better.  Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, Wilco, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Cage the Elephant, and Band of Horses were just a few of the names to grace one of three stages at the two-day festival. A daylight-hours festival — sets began before noon and ended by 8pm both nights — transformed The Park At Harlinsdale Farm into a musical oasis complimented by food and culture offerings. The mood was not that of a night time festival, allowing the music to trump any other typical late-night antics. The threat of rain remained…

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    “RHONJ Teresa Checks In” Premieres October 11

    The following is from a press release issued by Bravo Media and NBCUniversal Media about the three-part special “RHONJ Teresa [Giudice] Checks In” starting October 11. “Bravo presents a three-part special following Joe Giudice and his family as “The Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Checks In” beginning Sunday, October 11 8p.m. ET/PT. It has been a challenging year for the Giudice family. With Teresa serving out her prison term and Joe Giudice facing a longer sentence after Teresa’s release, the family must learn to cope without their beloved matriarch through some very important family milestones. Extended family, including Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga, sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Rosie Pierri, rally to support Joe Giudice as he…

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    Music Monday: Pilgrimage Music Festival

    Each week ‘Listen! It’s Vetrano’ brings you a curated playlist to stream the best new and classic music as picked by V for Vetrano and a variety of guest bloggers and celebrities. Check back every week for new music to keep you jamming all week long.  This week, in anticipation of the upcoming Pilgrimage Music Festival in Franklin, Tennessee, I’ve curated a list of some of the most beloved songs from the festival’s lineup of musical talent. From Steven Tyler‘s soulful new single to a Sheryl Crow classic that begs you to sing along, this playlist is the perfect soundtrack to prepare you for the “pilgrimage.” Newcomers John & Jacob round out a list full of…

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    VOTW: Wildest Dreams, Ghosts & Female Feuds

    When your week gets busy and time flies by, the internet doesn’t stop. That’s why V for Vetrano has you covered with all the must see videos of the week. Every Friday, visit Listen! It’s Vetrano for the week’s most talked about music premieres, television moments and viral videos that will keep you current and in-the-know at Sunday brunch with your friends. Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean? The newest single from Justin Bieber dropped late last week, followed by his return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage, and this week the R&B crooner debuted the video for “What Do You Mean?”. The video features the singer getting steamy with his female co-star and showing…