From Nicki Minaj to Jimi Hendrix to George Michael, freedom means different things to different artists. Find your freedom song.
It’s easy to forget that most of those songs that make you dance and cry and laugh and love are written by filthy rich, savvy business people.
A solid year for country music on the charts continues this week, as Lady Antebellum takes the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. The three-piece vocal group sold 167,000 copies of its fourth studio album, Golden, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
We’re all suckers for a good cover song. Whether it’s a country version of Adele’s “Someone Like You” or the leader of the free world taking on Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit “Call Me Maybe” – it’s always interesting to see how artists tackle the work of their peers. Last year, country star Kenny Chesney personally asked Gavin DeGraw to perform a cover of his song “Somewhere With You” at the 2011 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony. In a recent interview with Jim & Kim, DeGraw said he took on the challenge without realizing what he was getting himself into.