• Cody Alan CMT
    Entertainment,  People

    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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    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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    Carrie Underwood’s Heartbeat

    It’s December (already!) and, while the panic that I’ve yet to do any Christmas shopping has officially set in, things got a lot less stressful when I got a peak at the new Carrie Underwood video for Storyteller‘s second single “Heartbeat.” This former American Idol, who has always had a special place in my heart, always stuns with her perfect vocal and show-stopping looks in her catalog of gorgeous videos. “Heartbeat” is no exception. Although, it could be considered the most “exception-al” of the bunch. Underwood, who dances around under the “harvest moon” in her bare feet, has never looked better in this drool-worthy video. Featuring only her and set to the scene she paints in…

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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…

  • Entertainment

    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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    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…

  • Entertainment

    CMT Music Awards 2015 Recap

    Carrie Underwood Puts the “C” in the CMT Music Awards 2015 Show Last night, Nashville’s biggest week —CMA Fest / Fan Fair — kicked off with CMT hosting their annual awards show (CMT Music Awards 2015) to honor the top music videos of the year. The country crowd arrived at Downtown Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, while oddly selected –and paired– hosts Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow prepared for the big show. The men dressed down this year, while the women sexed it up. Perhaps fueling more conversation for the tomato vs. lettuce debate, the ladies dressed up more than a salad in Nashville Wednesday. And of all days, Hump Day. The…

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    Carrie Underwood Delivers “Little Toy Guns”

    Carrie Underwood debuted a special delivery to her fans this morning. No, it wasn’t her first son (with husband and Nashville Predator’s Mike Fisher), which is due this Spring. Instead Underwood posted the emotional new video for her new single “Little Toy Guns” on her Facebook page with a special message for fans, seen below. In the clip, the mom-to-be is featured in a forest while a child’s fantasizes herself as a mystical hero set out to save her parents from the fighting that she overhears in the beginning of the video. Directed by PR Brown and written by Underwood, Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey, the new single joins a compilation of the…

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    Entertainment,  Food & Drink

    Best & Worst of 2014

    Another great year has come and gone. I don’t know about you, but 2014 was a great year for V for Vetrano. I spent most of it working in the music industry, managing artist’s unrealistic expectations, enjoying Nashville’s growing city and fighting to find the balance between professional and personal. Both done quite successfully, in my opinion. I learned a lot about myself this year, which led to the rebranding of my music blog Tragic Kingdom to Listen! It’s Vetrano, officially launching in the new year. But before I take you too far forward, I have to look back at the year of 2014. I’ve compiled my picks for the best & worst…