Gamma Blast Director/Editor Jeff Johnson directed the video for Billy Currington’s No. 1 “Let Me Down Easy,” capturing footage of the singer on and offstage as part of Kenny Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal tour to make the finished product. Johnson has also directed projects for Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Josh Groban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and more. As a Director of Photography and Editor, his work includes Carrie Underwood, Timbaland, CNN, and more.
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Good Housekeeping’s “Shine On” event to celebrate the contributions of women throughout history took place yesterday (4/12) in New York City. Featuring performers Trisha Yearwood, Eve, Lee Ann Womack, K’Naan, and Frangela, as well as guests Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Martha Stewart, Heather Graham and more along with host Rebecca Romijn, the event was a benefit for DC’s National Women’s History Museum. Womack performed “I Hope You Dance” and Yearwood took on the James Brown classic “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” with an all female band.
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RCA Nashville songstress Sara Evans (pictured at right) appeared on the April 12 edition of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where she performed her Gold-certified Top-10 hit, “A Little Bit Stronger,” from her just-released album Stronger.
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Trace Adkins will serve as a guest judge on this week’s episode of CMT’s Next Superstar, which airs Friday (4/15) at 8 pm CT. Contestants will be given their second challenge where they will have to perform, in trios, on Nashville’s Lower Broadway for tips. The trio with the least tips will have to sing to survive, and one more contestant will be eliminated. The premiere of CMT’s Next Superstar last week (4/8) featured actress Kristin Chenoweth guest judging, and contestant Brian Smith went home.