Last Update on July 30, 2015 07:09 GMT
LUKE BRYAN FEELS NO PRESSURE WITH "KILL THE LIGHTS"
NASHVILLE (AP) -- Luke Bryan is zen. Bryan is about to put out his fifth album, "Kill The Lights," and he says he spent so many years trying to outdo the previous album that he didn't enjoy what he had. While he believes "Kill The Lights" is better than "Crash My Party," Bryan says he isn't feeling any pressure with it. Bryan says he looks back on his career and realizes he was stressed out about a lot of it, but now he looks forward to enjoying the fun parts. "Kill The Lights" comes out August 7.
007-a-11-(Luke Bryan, country singer, in AP interview)-"where I'm at"-Luke Bryan says he feels confident he can stop and smell the roses every now and then with his career. (30 Jul 2015)
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006-a-17-(Luke Bryan, country singer, in AP interview)-"a recording artist"-Luke Bryan says he started as a live act but he's improving his studio skills. ((note length of cut)) (30 Jul 2015)
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005-a-16-(Luke Bryan, country singer, in AP interview)-"that capacity now"-Luke Bryan says he spent so many years trying to outdo every record, but he didn't feel that way with his upcoming "Kill The Lights" album. ((note length of cut)) (30 Jul 2015)
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004-a-11-(Luke Bryan, country singer, in AP interview)-"do your deal"-Luke Bryan says he feels he's in a place where he doesn't have to worry about how his music will be received. (30 Jul 2015)
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MACKLEMORE HAS SETBACK IN PURSUIT OF SOBRIETY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Macklemore admits he had a relapse in his sobriety at the height of his success. Macklemore tells Complex magazine he turned to pills and pot because he and Ryan Lewis were constantly performing and had no privacy, and Macklemore was not consistent in attending 12-step meetings. Lewis noticed a change because Macklemore didn't seem interested in producing music. The wake-up call was when Macklemore's fiancee', Tricia Davis, got pregnant. Macklemore says that inspired him not just to sobriety, but recovery. The songs started coming, too. Macklemore and Lewis say they're about three-quarters done with their next album.
SCOTT WEILAND'S EUROPEAN TOUR IS OFF
UNDATED (AP) -- Scott Weiland is calling off his tour of Europe for logistical reasons. Weiland's Facebook page reports the tour that was supposed to start next month has been canceled because of "too many administration and production issues to overcome." Weiland will still perform in London on September 3, which was a show that was rescheduled after the death of Weiland's guitarist, Jeremy Brown, in March.
JOHN LEGEND HEADS UP TV SHOW
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Legend will be one of the executive producers of a new TV series about plantation slaves struggling to gain their freedom. Legend will also oversee the music aspects of the show "Underground." It's currently being filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It will premiere on WGN America sometime next year.