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Lauren Ward ~ Asbury

Twelve-year-old Lauren Ward of Asbury, started singing at the tender age of 3. Lauren never gave up her passion and is now happy to announce that she has recently signed to a development deal to the Blue Mercury division of 1015 Entertainment.
Lauren’s amazing ability to sing has taken her to the stage of America’s Got Talent and is now in the process of scheduling a tour for the summer of 2015.
Lauren will head into the studio and begin working on her 1st album on Oct. 29th and plans to have a release party for her fans in November upon completion.
Lauren’s music can found on Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes and various other musical outlets.

Lauren and her family, appreciate the outpouring of support from the community. If you would like to help Lauren in her journey, sponsors and donations can be made by calling 256-293-2433.

LAUREN WARD FACEBOOK

http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=laurenward



Brooke Danielle Band~ Release Party ~ Gadsden

Hometown favorite, the Brooke Danielle Band, will be celebrating their release party this Sunday, Oct. 26th @ 4 p.m. at The Pitman Theatre in Gadsden.
Refreshment and entertainment during the free event. Everyone is invited to attend.
You can also catch the Brooke Danielle Band at Bridge Cafe’ in Guntersville for a Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 31st @ 7 p.m.

The Brooke Danielle Band started in February 2012 after the release of her first album.  They have played in huge venues such as Tooties in Nashville, CMA Fest, Florabama, and many music festivals in the Southeast. They are currently The Hottest Teen Country Band in America.Their sound consists of a blend of classic Country and Southern Rock tones mixed with new Country vibes.

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Brandon Stephens ~ Boaz

Hometown native, Brandon Stephens, was born and raised in Boaz, AL and went to Snead State Community College on a Music Scholarship. Knowing his love for music early, Brandon began writing at the tender age of 8 and continues to this day.
During 2013, Brandon spent time in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget performing in the Country Superstars Tribute Show.
Currently, he performs every weekend all over north Alabama and is also recording his first professional studio album with all original music.
Contact Brandon Stephens: 256-298-1793 or brandonstephensmusic@gmail.com



2nd Hand Grace ~ Altoona

2nd Hand Grace ~ Altoona, AL

Jonathan McCurley- guitar, Kaleb Arledge- lead guitar, Cam McCurley- drums &  Jagger Barnett- Bass

Early on, the band participated in the West End Talent Show and won. Band practices started soon after. At the time practice were starting, the group was called 2nd Hand Grenades, but trying to translate that, God stepped in, and it was perceived as 2nd Hand Grace.

The band plays secular music and writes the words with Christian Lyrics.

In the past year and a half the band had played many different venues such as churches, birthday parties, bike rallies and 1st Saturdays.

This Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2nd Hand Grace will be performing at Gracefest 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Etowah County Fairgrounds.

2nd Hand Grace Facebook 

Mangers: Chris McCurley 256-295-8468; Shannon Arledge 256-478-6434

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Two - Tone Willie & Wine

Enjoy a free evening of music with the classic rock & blues band Two-Tone Willie.

Saturday November 1st at The Vineyard at Jules J. Berta Winery in Albertville from 7p – 10ish.

Bring your lawn chairs & blankets.
Jules J. Berta Winery
1409 Darden Avenue
Albertville, Al 35950

For info: 256-293-0295



BDB Album Release Party

A CD release party will be held at the Pitman Theater in Gadsden October 26th at 4pm. It is a public event with free admission, and a concert with the band performing their latest songs from the album.

The album “The Brooke Danielle Band” was recorded at the Rukkus Room in Nashville. The Rukkus Room has recorded many artists such as Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, and the Voice’s Cassadee Pope.

“This album is the next big thing. We believe we are not too far from succeeding in our dreams. We have worked hard preparing for this, and practicing. We’ve found our sound and gained a lot of true fans along the way. We are very blessed to be able to start our career early and get to do something we love. Thank you to the BDBNATION for coming to our shows, and supporting us.” -Brooke Danielle.



Hidden Element @ Sabastien's

Friday night catch Hidden Element at Sabastiens On Main in Albertville.

Call for info: 256-660-1222



Country Case @ Harvest Festival

Catch Trent Slaton & Country Case  this Friday Night at The 50th annual Boaz Harvest Festival at 5pm and at Crawmama’s in Guntersville October 10th at 7pm. 

Buy their album “Fool Like Me” at www.cdbady.com.

More dates & info at  www.facebook.com/countrycase



A Hootie Christmas

Well, not quite but Darius Rucker will release his 1st Christmas album, Home for The Holidays, on Oct. 27th.

The album will have 12 tracks, with 2 of those originals co-written by Darius. Sheryl Crow will also be a special guest on the album.

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Lambert on Idol?

Yes…rumors are right…Adam Lambert will be a guest judge for the “American Idol” auditions in New York. Lambert is filling in for Keith Urban, who is taking time off because of the death of Nicole Kidman’s father.

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BlackHawk~Greatest Hits & More

If your a BlackHawk fan, then listen up!
BlackHawk will release “Greatest Hits & more” on Oct 28th. The 13-song collection of new studio recordings from yesterday and today includes their #1 hit,”Every Once In A While.”

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New Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton’s latest single, “Neon Lights,” has been released!

Take a look………



Leftover Bachelor Gets Picked

Well, picked for another show of course.

Announced earlier today on Good Morning America, the next star of ABC’s The Bachelor is recent Bachelorette contestant Chris Soules.

Soules, a 32-year-old farmer from Arlington, Iowa, was cut by Bachelorette’s Andi Dorfman right before she chose her final two.

Good choice or do you even watch anymore?

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Love & Theft, Ties the Knot

Well, at least half of them.

Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft, married his longtime girlfriend Jenna Michelle Kennedy on Sunday evening. (Aug. 24th) They wed at Ruby Nashville, just a few blocks from Nashville’s famed Music Row.

Congrats to the new couple!

Mary Kate  mary@wqsb.com



ACM Honors Has A Full House

Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack, Hunter Hayes, Dwight Yoakam, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Will Hoge, the Oak Ridge Boys will be at the ACM Honors on Sept. 9th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Shew, that was a mouth-full but it’s going to be a great show!

Mary Kate mary@wqsb.com



"Where It's At" Coming Sept. 9th

Dustin Lynch’s latest single, ” Where It’s At,” has been officially certified gold for sales of more than 500,000 copies.

His new album, Where It’s At, will be in stores everywhere on Sept. 9th.

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Trisha's On Top!

Trisha Yearwood announced earlier this week that she has signed with Sony and that her 12th studio album will be titled, “Prize Fighter on RCA Nashville.

She is also celebrating the start of her 5th season of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, on Food Network.

Anyone else watch it but me? Love that show! :)

Mary Kate   mary@wqsb.com



Carrie + 11=Sunday Night Football

11 NFL players will join Carrie Underwood for her performance of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for Sunday Night Football on NBC.

The players include: New York Giants QB Eli Manning, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews and many more!

The 2014 NFL season starts on Sept. 7th at 7 p.m. when the Denver Broncos host the Indianapolis Colts.

Barry Galloway  bary@wqsb.com



"Frozen" on TV?

 ABC is planning to air a one-hour special titled, The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic, on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The one-hour special will feature interviews with Frozen stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as well directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

Fans will also be treated to a sneak peek at the next chapter of Frozen as well as preview footage of Frozen characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of the ABC series, Once Upon A Time.

The Frozen special will also provide a sneak peek at Disney’s next animated film, Big Hero 6.  It opens nationwide Nov. 7.

Disney is the parent company of ABC.

(source abcnews.com)



Williams Tribute at Emmy`s

The producers of this year’s Emmy Awards broadcast are planning a tribute to the late Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide on Monday.

In a statement obtained by ABC News, Don Mischer, the executive producer of the Emmys broadcast, said, “Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion. While we are all still coming to terms with this week’s tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves.”

NBC will air the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards live on Monday, Aug. 25.

(source abcnews.com)

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