MUSIC NEWS: @DollyParton Releases HOME on iTunes, Reveals Track by Track Vids

Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and philanthropist Dolly Parton has officially released a new track entitled "Home," available today for purchase on iTunes. Dolly is gearing up for the release of her 42nd studio album entitled Blue Smoke, slated for May 13th via Sony Masterworks. In addition to releasing "Home," Dolly has unveiled a series of track-by-track videos discussing the new album and its inspiration, including some background on her latest duet with Kenny Rogers entitled "You Can't Make Old Friends." The first two installments (8 clips total) are available for streaming now, and fans can expect to catch the final installment next week exclusively at Yahoo Music.

Following the album release, the "Blue Smoke World Tour" will hit select dates in the US, England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Sweden. For more information on Dolly Parton and her forthcoming album Blue Smoke, visit www.dollypartonentertainment.com.

"Home" on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BlueSmoke

Clips Available Week of 4/14
1. Blue Smoke
2. Unlikely Angel
3. Don't Think Twice
4. You Can't Make Old Friends

Clips Available Week of 4/21
5. Home
6. Banks of the Ohio
7. Lay Your Hands on Me
8. Miss You - Miss Me

Clips Available Week of 4/28
9. If I Had Wings
10. Lover du Jour
11. From Here to the Moon and Back
12. Try

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MUSIC NEWS: MTV'S "ARTIST TO WATCH" ECHOSMITH WILL BE FEATURED ON NEW SEASON OF AWKWARD

L.A. alt-pop gem Echosmith will be featured in the new season of MTV's hit comedy series Awkward, which premiered its highly-anticipated 4th season on Tuesday, April 15. The band will have their music showcased throughout the season, culminating with Echosmith at the centerpiece of an upcoming storyline. Visit Seventeen.com for all the details about Echosmith's involvement with Awkward. You can tune in to Awkward on MTV Tuesdays at 10/9pm CST.

2014 is proving to be a huge year for the quartet. Their incredible performance at the MTV Woodie Awards at SXSW had Entertainment Weekly saying, "Of all the bands looking to make noise on the Woodies, though, Echosmith seemed most ready to break out." Now they're gearing up to be one of the most anticipated acts at this summer's Warped Tour. Echosmith was featured in the most recent season of Fuse's "Warped Roadies" and were also a Fuse Favorite artist in February.

Watch Echosmith's MTV Woodie Awards Performance: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/1010705/nothings-wrong-live.jhtml

Echosmith's single "Cool Kids" is gaining huge traction at radio, with continued early support in breakout market Nashville's WRLT, while Los Angeles' Alt 98.7 has named "Cool Kids" as this week's "Best  New Song of the Year...This Week."

The Sierota siblings - Jamie (vocals/guitar), Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums)- have been receiving widespread acclaim following the release of their debut album, Talking Dreams, on Oct. 1 of last year. Alternative Press said, "Talking Dreams would make great listening for an impressionable young person-but it's not for kids only," while Seventeen is lauding Sydney's "stunning voice," and Huffington Post has described them as "awesome and polished." According to PopCrush, "If they are not on your radar yet, they should be," and with the way 2014 is going, they will be soon.
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MUSIC NEWS: COLDPLAY: GIORGIO MORODER REMIX OF "MIDNIGHT."

Coldplay have today announced that "Midnight" - one of the songs from their upcoming new album Ghost Stories - has been remixed by Giorgio Moroder. The legendary Italian electronic music pioneer’s reworking is available to download now from iTunes.com/Coldplay.

 

Coldplay's sixth album, Ghost Stories, is released worldwide on Monday, May 19. Fans who pre-order the album from iTunes.com/Coldplay now will immediately get the album version of "Midnight," as well as the single "Magic."


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