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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Britney Spears releases new single “3” or you and me and one is three.

“Three is a charm, Two is not the same, I don’t see the harm, So are you game?” A line from Britney Spear’s new single “3” Which was released this week. It is the only new song on her new “The Singles Collection” CD out on Nov.24


“3” Is produced and co-written by Swedish hit maker Max Martin.

Britney Spears 3 

All good things comes in Three’s.

This is more a less marketing buzz for the greatest hits collection.


Which of course everyone will now be talking about, and will keep Britney Spears on the radar map.


Although it is not really a great way for publicity, especially if her following is young teenage girls.



Is Britney Spears a good role model?



Let’s see… She lost custody to her 2 young boys, been in and out of hospitals for nervous breakdowns. Been publicly partying at all hours of the night, (As a young mother of course…) the list goes on and on… so won’t continue to mention it.


Britney just finished a the US leg of her “Circus” tour, with a nice good old fashioned lap dance for Lance Bass.


You and Me and One is 3


By George Luker © Copyright 2009 Krule Music Group

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Music Releases September 22 “Breaking the Silence” The Letter Black

New Music Tuesday, what is being released today.

“Breaking The Silence EP” from “The Letter Back”, is causing some stir among certain circles, could be a release worth buying and listening too.



The Letter Black, formerly known as Breaking the Silence, is fronted by female vocalist Sarah Anthony, followed by her husband Mark Anthony (guitar / background vocals), Matt Beal (bass), Mat Slagle (drummer) and Perry Johnson (guitar).


Legendary producer Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn, 3 Doors Down) has worked with the band in Seattle on their label debut “Breaking the Silence,”


Check out their new promo video on the right.


Band / Artist                               Title

Jaymes Reunion
Hawk Nelson
Anthony Burger
Jared Anderson
Matt Maher
Kierra KiKi Sheard
Lara Landon
The Letter Black
Lincoln Brewster
CeCe Winans
Brenton Brown
Diamond Rio
Big Daddy Weave
David Crowder Band
Jaymes Reunion
Live Life Loud
New Born Feeling
Live From My Church
Alive Again
KiKi's Mixtape
Five Two Television
Beloved (2009)
Breaking The Silence EP
Today Is the Day Deluxe CD/DVD
Greatest Hits
Introducing Brenton Brown EP
The Reason
Christ Is Come
Church Music
Now Is Not Forever

Lara Landon with her release “Beloved (2009)” is also worth checking out.

Enjoy the new releases.


By George Luker © Copyright 2009 Krule Music Group

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Country Music Association Awards, nominations released

The CMA Awards (Country Music Association) released it’s nominations list.

The CMA Awards will be held on November 11 2009.


Brad Paisley tops the list with the most nominations, getting six nods.

Taylor Swift, George Strait, Keith Urban, Jamey Johnson and Zac Brown Band each received four nods.


Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

George Strait

Taylor Swift

Keith Urban      


Female Vocalist

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride

Reba McEntire

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood      


Male Vocalist

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Darius Rucker

George Strait

Keith Urban



New Artist

Randy Houser

Jamey Johnson

Jake Owen

Darius Rucker

Zac Brown Band



Vocal Group


Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band



Vocal Duo

Big & Rich

Brooks & Dunn

Joey & Rory


Montgomery Gentry      


Single of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer.)

Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band
Producer: Keith Stegal
Atlantic Records

"I Run to You"
Lady Antebellum
Producers: Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley
Capitol Records Nashville

"In Color"
Jamey Johnson
Producers: The Kent Hardly Playboys
Mercury Nashville

"People Are Crazy"
Billy Currington
Producers: Carson Chamberlain and Billy Currington
Mercury Nashville

Brad Paisley
Producers: Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois
Arista Nashville



Album of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer.)

American Saturday Night
Brad Paisley
Producers: Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois
Arista Nashville

Defying Gravity
Keith Urban
Producers: Dann Huff and Keith Urban
Capitol Records Nashville

Taylor Swift
Producers: Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records

That Lonesome Song
Jamey Johnson
Producers: The Kent Hardly Playboys
Mercury Nashville

Love on the Inside
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles
Mercury Nashville



Song of the Year (Award goes to Songwriters.)

"Chicken Fried"
Songwriters: Zac Brown and Wyatt Durette

"I Told You So"
Songwriter: Randy Travis

"In Color"
Songwriters: Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto

"People Are Crazy"
Songwriters: Bobby Braddock and Troy Jones

Songwriters: Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley



Musical Event (Award goes to each artist.)

"Cowgirls Don't Cry"
Brooks & Dunn featuring Reba McEntire
Arista Nashville

"Down the Road"
Kenny Chesney

(with Mac McAnally)
Blue Chair Records,

BNA Records

"Everything But Quits"
Lee Ann Womack (duet with George Strait)
MCA Records

"I Told You So"
Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis
19 Recordings/Arista

"Old Enough"
The Raconteurs featuring Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe
Third Man Records, Warner Bros. Records



Music Video (Award goes to artist and director.)

"Boots On"
Randy Houser
Director: Eric Welch

"Love Story"
Taylor Swift
Director: Trey Fanjoy

"People Are Crazy"
Billy Currington
Directors: The Brads

"Start a Band"
Brad Paisley (duet with Keith Urban)
Directors: Jim Shea

George Strait
Director: Trey Fanjoy



Musician of the Year

Eddie Bayers - Drums

Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar

Dan Huff - Guitar


Brent Mason – Guitar

Mac McAnally – Guitar



This year Taylor Swift is up against heavy veterans of country music. For the male vocalist of the year, it is going to be a battle between Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, and Keith Urban.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Beatles, The second coming of Lennon - McCartney

The Beatles are coming, or should I say “The second coming of Lennon – McCartney. Tomorrow Sept.09 2009 or 09-09-09 will be a historic day for Beatlemania. As the complete Beatles catalog is released, digitally re-mastered.


Also being released is “The Beatles” Rockband game, which for the first time ever, will allow you to purchase and upload Beatles songs, one at a time.



There is a box set containing all the Beatles albums. Along with the digitally re-mastered albums on CD, you will have a choice to buy the CD’s in mono as well, but only through the boxed set.


Rumors have it the sound is extremely great on the digitally re-mastered albums, as the rhythm section of Paul and Ringo are finally brung forward in the mix.  This should give the songs more depth and sound.


look out, revolution 9 is upon us. The second coming of Lennon – McCartney is here to stay.



By George Luker © Copyright 2009 Krule Music Group

Friday, September 4, 2009

Porcupine Tree: The Incident, that influenced The Incident

Porcupine Tree, a Grammy nominated artist will be releasing their tenth studio album titled “The Incident” on September 22. 2009 The album is being released as a double CD by Roadrunner Records.


Steven Wilson (vocalist/guitarist/songwriter) says The Incident is a statement.

The idea for The Incident came to Wilson as he was tied up in a traffic jam.

While driving past an accident, he noticed the “Police-Incident” tape around the parameter of the accident.



It then hit Wilson, that “Incident” really does mean some traumatic, and destructive. Wilson also says that he felt the person in the accident had died, and the person’s spirit had entered his car.


Steven then began to reflect and think about Incidents in all aspects of life. Incident does mean something traumatic, and is an event in itself.


The Incident album (Double CD) The first CD “The Incident” reflected in all the songs, are all about Incidents in life.


The second CD which is a group effort by Porcupine Tree is created in 4 main compositions.


“Flicker,”  “Bonnie the Cat,” “Black Dahlia” and Remember Me Lover


By George Luker © Copyright 2009 Krule Music Group

Leona Lewis to release new single “Happy”

Leona Lewis will release her new single “Happy” on Sept. 15th on iTunes. The New Album “Echo” will be released on Sept. 17th.


Leona Lewis is expected to perform the song live on VH1 Divas Live on Sept. 17th. Her last album “Spirit” sold over 6 million copies world wide.

Spirit her debut album, was the fastest selling debut and best selling release of 2007


Her debut single “A Moment Like this” was the fastest selling single that was downloaded over 50,000 times within thirty minutes after its official release.

Leona set another record in 2008 for the fastest selling download with Snow Patrol’s song “Run” which was downloaded 69,250 times in a two day period.


The British public had already known about Leona Lewis, from the TV series “The X Factor” as the winner in 2006.


So while she was recording her debut album, and promoting it before the release; she already had a huge following who knew her.


This explains why her album sold very well and extremely fast in the UK, especially for an unknown artist with a debut album.


By George Luker © Copyright 2009 Krule Music Group