• Cassadee Pope Take You Home
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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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    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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    Throwback Thursday: Summer Playlist

    As the storms that rocked our nation in the final stretch of summer begin to clear and the healing begins, cooler temps arrive to remind us that the season is officially coming to an end. If you’re like me, you’re eagerly anticipating the colder, sweater weather. But more than just the PSLs and crisper fall air, the season delivers fresh new albums from many anchoring artists in music. The ladies are set to rule the fall season this year with releases from Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Camila Cabello, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, P!nk, Shania Twain and more set to drop before the holiday season arrives. But before we usher in…

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    Taylor Swift’s Reputation: Here’s What We Know

    If the internet is a source of truth, we know two things: that cough you feel coming on is definitely a life-threatening illness and Taylor Swift is making her return to music tonight. For weeks, the inter-webs have been a buzz with news that Taylor Swift was preparing the follow up to her mega successful album 1989, released in 2014. Per usual for the country-turned-pop starlet, Swift has been tight lipped about the return. Many claimed the singer was preparing a massive overhaul to her image and sound, which the singer fueled when she stripped all her social accounts and website last Friday. This week, the singer began sharing videos to her social accounts…

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    Sunday Funday Playlist: Catching “Feels”

    When Sunday morning rolls around, there’s usually only one thing that gets me out of bed. Brunch! And if you’re anything like me, you need the perfect brunch atmosphere to kick off your last day of the weekend. Typically a patio (weather dependent), a refreshing morning cocktail and the right music to fit the mood. Luckily, I have you covered on that last one. I have compiled a Sunday Funday playlist that will be the perfect companion as you sip mimosas, chat about the weekend’s gossip and pretend Monday isn’t right around the corner. No Sunday Funday would be complete without cameos from your favorite pop divas and pounding dance floor…

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    Top 10 Songs of 2017 (…So Far)

    Hey all! I am back and I apologize that you haven’t heard much from me this year. Why? Because I am busy as hell: planning a wedding (more to come on that), working for one of the fastest-growing brands, and getting settled into my new home — with my new puppy. Yep, I’m pretty much a domesticated diva these days, spending my downtime watching one bitchy Housewives franchise after another. And honestly, I needed a break to refresh my mind and reset my priorities. But, break over. To kickstart my return, because music is where I started, I’m sharing my picks for the Top 10 songs of the year… so far.…

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    Best & Worst of 2016

    2016 was a weird year. “Fake news” became a hot topic of debate. Technology took center stage. We said goodbye to some of the most influential characters of our time. And the Presidential race set new standards for America’s political process. I watched a moronic blowhard convince a portion of the country that he could lead them. No matter what side you voted for, this year’s race was hard to watch. Violence, racism, sexism and hatred played a part in the election more than in years past. We lost living legends who lit up our screens and stereos. Prince, David Bowie, Gene Wilder, America’s “father figures” Alan Thicke and George Michael. And in a tragic series of events,…

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    Q&A: Jocelyn Alice

    A few weeks ago, LIV Artist To Watch Jocelyn Alice shared her go-to music picks in a special Music Monday playlist. The singer, who’s debut single “Jackpot,” is already certified Gold in Canada, and has more than 1.3 million Spotify streams, stopped by to talk about her upcoming music, her inspiration and what she’d be doing if music wasn’t in her life. Read my full interview with her below and then listen to “Jackpot,” out now! Q&A: Jocelyn Alice Chris Vetrano: Tell us about you. Your music, the inspiration you pull from when performing. Who is Jocelyn Alice? Jocelyn Alice: Such a good question!! I hope that Jocelyn Alice is always here to help people. I…

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    Ariana Grande Is A Dangerous Woman

    Ariana Grande dropped her new single, “Dangerous Woman,” last night. The sultry new single is the title track from the singer’s third album and the follow up to the poorly received debut song “Focus,” which came out late last year. Fans and critics slammed the highly anticipated single, comparing its sound to the likes of a thrown out track from Christina Aguilera‘s Back To Basics era. Grande quickly took to social media to let fans know that the track is a departure from the rest of the upcoming album and that a new one would surface soon. Early this year, the singer announced that she was back in the studio and changed…

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    March Music: Spring Has Sprung

    The weather has started to take its highly anticipated turn towards the sun. Patios are filling up with anxious people, ready to throw on their shorts and flip-flops and enjoy an icy cold beer in the sun. And though my allergies are worse than ever, the warmer air makes me want to drop the windows and pop the top with a fresh playlist of March music to kick off the Spring. With new tunes emerging from some of my favorite divas like Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and Adele, and fresh new talents like Maren Morris delivering ideal music for road trips, this Spring is filling up with plenty of tunes to wet your musical…