Category Archives: Country Music

Hunter Hayes Releases “More” New Music

Hunter Hayes promised fans he would release more music this year, and although he hasn’t dropped a new album, he has been releasing tracks one at a time.  He recently dropped a song and video with The Shadowboxers, called “You Should Be Loved,” and he just released a brand new song called “More.”    We’re always thrilled to have new music from Hunter, any way he chooses to release it!  Listen to the track below and be prepared to fall in love on first listen.  Stay tuned for even more from Hunter coming soon!

Pick up a copy of “More” on iTunes now!

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Watch Hunter Hayes’ “Rescue” Music Video

It’s real, y’all!  Hunter Hayes just released a brand new song and music video!  “Rescue” is about the people who help get you through a hard time.  Hunter has been experimenting with new ways to release music in the last couple of years, rather than dropping full albums.  This is is first new release since he dropped 3 songs last Fall.  We caught him in concert last week and he told the crowd to expect even more new music from him this Summer!

The video features performance painter David Garibaldi, whom Hunter met at a CMA Foundation event.  David is working on 3 canvases in the background as Hunter performs.  He’s teaming up with Zappos For Good to release a line of shoes inspired by the paintings in the video, with proceeds going to charities including the CMA Foundation.

As usual, Hunter explains it best: “For me, “Rescue” is about people in my life who have shown up at a time I needed them the most but didn’t know. Times when I didn’t have strength and a conversation with a friend gave me strength. Every time I sing it, it’s a release and it’s a relief. I want the fans to hear whatever it is that rescues them whether that be a person, a place or even an experience. We can have so many different kinds of conversations with a song like this and I hope that this starts the dialogue. ”

Watch the video for “Rescue” below!

Pick up a copy of “Rescue” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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Listen to “Don’t Text” by Lexi Lauren

14-year-old country singer Lexi Lauren just released her debut single titled “Don’t Text.”  Lexi has been writing songs and playing guitar since she was 10-years-old and co-wrote the track, which has a perfect pop-country sound.   The song reminds you that you don’t always have to text – pick up the phone and call!

“Don’t Text” was mixed by Dave Clauss, who has worked with artists like Maren Morris, Keither Urban, Blake Shelton, and more.  Lexi has been gaining followers on Musical.ly, hitting over 100k in in just 60 days!  You can hear Lexi’s influences in the track: her musical inspirations include Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride.  We’re sure we’ll be hearing much more from Lexi!

Watch Lexi’s music video for “Don’t Text” now!  Lexi is currently working on a debut EP, due out later this year.

Be sure to follow Lexi Lauren & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

iHeartRadio + Macy’s Rising Star Competition Returns For 2017

iHeartRadio and Macy’s are partnering up once more to bring you the latest and greatest from music’s brightest rising stars!  This competition is all about showcasing new and emerging talent and the fans get to vote on who has the honor of opening the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival.  Make sure you vote for your favorite artist throughout the competition and make your voice heard in picking the next big star!

Past winners include Los 5, Christina Grimmie (RIP), and Before You Exit.   Check out all of this years Top 10 artists and be sure to tweet and hashtag for a chance to win a trip to the iHeartRadio Music Festival and see the winner open the show!

Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star 2017
James Maslow
Spencer Sutherland
Domino Saints
Caroline Jones
Alyssa Bernal
Computer Games
Drew Baldridge
Faulkner
Luna Blaise
Skylar Stecker

Be sure to follow iHeartRadio and Secret Fangirls for the latest on your favorite rising stars!

Good Morning America Announces 2017 Summer Concert Series

Good Morning America just announced their annual Summer concert series for 2017 and they’ve got all of your favorite artists hitting the Central Park SummerStage from May to September!  All of the GMA Summer Concerts take place at Rumsey PlayField in Central Park from 7-9am every Friday during the Summer.

If you want to get the best spot for your favorite artist, we recommend arriving at the 72nd St. entrance of Rumsey PlayField before 6am since there is usually a large crowd.  Most shows are free and open to the public however The Chainsmokers will require free tickets in advance for entry.  Bebe Rexha will be performing inside the GMA Times Square studio.

Dierks Bentley’s Summer Concert will be broadcast live from one lucky GMA viewer’s rocking block party! Click HERE for more information and see how you can have Dierks perform on your block for free!  

Check out all of the GMA Summer Concert Series performers below!

May 19 – Green Day (#GreenDayOnGMA)
May 26 – Florida Georgia Line & Nelly (#FGLonGMA and #NellyOnGMA)
June 2 – Fifth Harmony (#FifthHarmonyOnGMA)
June 9 – The Chainsmokers* (#ChainsmokersOnGMA)
June 16 – The Lumineers (#LumineersOnGMA)
June 23 – Little Big Town (#LittleBigTownOnGMA)
June 30 – Bebe Rexha*(#BebeOnGMA)
July 7 – Big Sean (#BigSeanOnGMA)
July 14 – Lady Antebellum (#LadyAOnGMA)
July 21 – Zedd featuring Alessia Cara (#ZeddOnGMA and #AlessiaOnGMA)
July 28 – Imagine Dragons (#ImagineDragonsOnGMA)
August 4 – Linkin Park (#LinkinParkOnGMA)
August 11 – Bleachers (#BleachersOnGMA)
August 18 – Eric Church (#EricChurchOnGMA)
August 25 – Paramore (#ParamoreOnGMA)
September 1 – Jason Derulo (#DeruloOnGMA)
Date TBD – Dierks Bentley

Be sure to follow Good Morning America and Secret Fangirls for the latest news on all of your favorite artists!

TODAY Show Announces 2017 Summer Concert Series

The TODAY Show just announced their annual Summer concert series performers and this year they’ve got some HUGE names coming to the plaza to perform all Summer long!  They’re no strangers to getting the biggest names in music to perform and this year is no different.  Past artists include 5SOS, Dierks Bentley, Shawn Mendes, Celine Dion, Charlie Puth, Fifth Harmony, Fall Out Boy, Nicki Minaj, Hunter Hayes, Jason Aldean, Puff Daddy, and Meghan Trainor.

All concerts take place live from Rockefeller Plaza outside of the TODAY show studios in NYC.  If you plan on attending, we suggest showing up no later than 5am  as there is usually a crowd and entry is not guaranteed even with a Fan Pass. All concerts take place between 7am and 9am and most of the time, you’ll get to see the artists soundcheck as well!

TODAY Show fan passes are available by signing up for the TodayShow newsletter and are the best way to experience these early morning sing alongs.  These passes get you closer to your favorite artists and let’s face it, you’ll always remember that morning when Niall/Harry/Thomas Rhett/Joe Jonas/Halsey serenaded you – not that Wednesday or Friday that you were so well rested for work/school.

Sign up for fan passes HERE and we’ll see you out on the plaza!!  Check out the full line up below.

TODAY Show + Citi 2017 Summer Concert Series
May 9th – Harry Styles
May 15th – New Kids On The Block
May 16th – Zac Brown Band
May 19th – Mary J. Blige
May 26th – Miley Cyrus
May 29th – Niall Horan
June 2nd – Thomas Rhett 
June 9th – Halsey
June 16th – Shania Twain
June 30th – Charlie Puth
July 6th – Ed Sheeran
July 7th – Flo Rida
July 18th – Chris Stapleton
July 21st – DNCE
July 28th – Fitz and The Tantrums
Aug 4th – Brad Paisley
Aug 18th – Hailee Steinfeld 
TBD – Bruno Mars
TBD – Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
TBD – Camila Cabello

Be sure to follow the TODAY Show and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest news on your favorite artists!

Watch Thomas Rhett’s Music Video for “Craving You” Featuring Maren Morris

Thomas Rhett just dropped the music video for his new single, “Craving You,” featuring Maren Morris.  The video, directed by TK McKamy, plays out like a long trailer for an action movie staring Thomas and Maren with a cameo from Thomas’ wife Lauren.  TR always has fun and creative music videos, and his latest fits right in.  “Craving You” is the first song off of Thomas’ upcoming third album, due out later this year.  Watch the video below!

Pick up a copy of “Craving You” on iTunes now!

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