Turner On Letterman; Lambert Meets Foxx; Steel Magnolia In LA

Josh Turner is set for his first performance on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight (2/8), as he preps for tomorrow’s release of both deluxe and standard versions of his fourth studio album, Haywire, via MCA Nashville. “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” the hit lead single is at No. 7 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart. Up next, Turner is going on a two-week run out west, starting in Salt Lake City on Feb. 13 and ending in Los Angeles on February 28.

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Turns out that actor/singer Jamie Foxx is big fan of Miranda Lambert. The two celebs met for the first time in LA recently at Foxx’s post-Grammy party at the Conga Room. She was celebrating her first Number One single, “White Liar,” and a presenting slot on the Grammys where she was nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Jamie Foxx and Miranda Lambert

When Lambert walked in the room, Foxx grabbed a microphone and rapped a few lines of, “White Liar” and said, “Everybody, Miranda Lambert’s in the house!” A fan of country music, Foxx has performed on the CMA Awards and last year, sang on the George Strait Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert.

Lambert will return to the City of Angeles this month on tour with Brad Paisley and she will also perform “White Liar” on Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.

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Steel Magnolia soared to No. 19 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart last week with their hit, “Keep On Lovin’ You,” from the Valentine’s Day Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, out via Big Machine. Now the duo is headed to L.A. to make their late-night debut on TBS’s Lopez Tonight! hosted by actor and comedian George Lopez, airing at 10 pm/CT on Thurs., Feb. 11. 

The late-night appearance caps off a whirlwind week for Steel Magnolia who will attend the Valentine’s Day movie premiere in LA on Monday, alongside the film’s stars.

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