Add Some Country Music To This Year’s Stocking

People like to take a break from everything they do on their regular days during holidays; this is because people love different things that would not only bring them refreshment but also memories and a serene environment away from the hustle and bustle of the home environment. Every year around some people would leave their usual music for a while and get together with their old friends for some early music discoveries. There is a myriad of programs that are designed to give people their favorite songs for the seasons. The holiday songs offer not only a refreshing moment but also a spectacular environment that would give you company and would make the holiday short with its beautiful tunes; they remind people of the old memories. There is a myriad of platforms that one would get their music; some of the radio programs give people highlights on which kind of music hey would like to for their holidays.

Nothing would be more thrilling than gathering with friends and family around a podcast and take the journey towards your favorite music from your preferred device. There is a myriad of country music that one can listen to and would give them company during the entire Christmas holiday. Unlike all the other kinds of music, country music does not bore as such; this is because most veterans like this sort of music such that their holiday would be meaningless if they are denied a chance to listen to them. When you want to get the most out of country music, it would be important to choose a one song per artist list

Since holidays come about with thrilling fun and utter nostalgia, country music is just your perfect companion as it evokes emotions and reminds you of the good times gone by and just how much you need to replenish that by having the fun of your life this holiday. It is psychologically true that music is one thing that helps makes your life relaxed. It is because listening to music closes the world of you and you have the peace of mind to concentrate on what involves you for once. Humanity has an innate attachment to music, and that is why a two-year-old toddler would be seen dancing to the beat of whatever music they would come across. It means that music has a role in giving one the peace they deserve within themselves and the same is true with all of us. This holiday, therefore, gives you a treat with the best 2016 country music and for once feel the pleasure it comes about with. Wondering just what kind of album collection you should buy? Well, don’t worry one bit.

The following are some of the compilations that hit this year round.
• Kenny Chesney – Setting the World On Fire
• Brett Young – Sleep Without You
• Luke Bryan-Move
• William Michael Morgan-I met a girl
• Florida Georgia Line & Tim McGraw – May We All it, however, is not the full hit country music this year.

The list is continuous, and you just won’t run out of something you will keep yourself busy. Christmas holiday is here, and the spirit is just getting right for some indulge in fun. Don’t forget to carry your stereo with you this time round. Country music is waiting to fathom and indulge you in happy moments.

Best Performances of 2016 Latin Grammy Awards

The T-Mobile Arena was the choice of venues at Las Vegas’ 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on November 18th. The level of entertainment expected was probably exponentially heightened because of the diversity of performances, including well-known artists and new additions to the genre. In fact, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song awards were given to new group artists, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. Best New Artists and Best Singer/Songwriter Album awards were given to singer/Musician Manual Medrano.

Thursday night’s show brought Spanish and Portuguese music performers to awe-struck fans numbering over 17,000; Latin music lovers did not disappoint audience-number projections, and are growing in number as musical Latin artists rise in popularity, and also in diversity of style and personality.

The show was all glitz sparkle, and was action-packed, highlighted with an appearance by J-Lo in a surprise musical reunion with ex-husband Marc Anthony. They together performed, Pimpinela’s “Olvidame y Pega La Vuela” (Forget About Me and Turn Around). Jennifer’s sparkling outfit resembled a diamond-beaded shawl, gracefully draped around her, lighting her on fire. Anthony was garbed in black-tie form, wearing Vuarnet sunglasses, looking high-end swag. He was voted 2016 Person of the Year from the Latin Recording Academy earlier this year, for which J-Lo awarded him with a kiss.

The awards for Song of the Year and Recording of the Year were awarded for the song, “La Bicicleta”, collaborated by Shakira, Carlos Vives and Andres Castro, native Colombian artists who edged out Enrique Iglesias and Jesse & Joy. Vives performed the song for an enraptured audience solo, as Shakira was unable to attend the event.

With his recording of “Encantadora”, Yandel won his awards for Best Urban Song and Best Urban Fusion/Performance.

The subject of President-elect Donald Trump’s bringing in a new administration was not lost as a conversation topic. Writer Mexico native Javier Tovar, for his collaboration with Agence France Presse, broached members of Banda El Recodo de Don Cruz Lizárraga, who won for Best Banda Album for “Raíces” with this question: “What are your feelings about a Trump presidency?” Lizárraga replied, “We think because God put Mr. Trump in this place, it’s for a reason, and we hope Mr. Trump can also make positive change.”

Jesse & Joy perform “Me Soltaste” was winner of the Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album.

The Cuban Flame Thrower, Cub’s pitcher Aroldis Chapman joined second baseman Javier Báez to give artists Gente De Zona, with an award for their Best Tropical Fusion Album, “Visualízate.”

Another notable performance was of “Safari”, by J Balvin, alongside Pharrell Williams, BIA and Sky. BIA shined as her version of trapetón came to millions of those watching in their homes, enriching their experience of how ultra-important these awards truly mean, to Latinos, Latinas, and the world of avid musical followers.

Juan Gabriel, singer/songwriter who passed away August at 66 years of age, posthumously received awards for Top Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Los Dúo 2.”

The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences first broadcast outstanding achievement in Latin music in the millennial year of 2000. It was held in Los Angeles, California at the Staples Center. The award recipients are decided by peers within the current Latin music industry.

2016 American Music Awards Performances

The American Music Awards is scheduled to air on Sunday night, November 20, 2016. There is a long list of performers expected to be performing and receiving awards.

Those performers include major names like Lady Gaga, Green Day and one of the all time favorites is Sting, who is recipient of the American Music Award of Merit award.
Those watching the show won’t be disappointed with the lineup, which includes a list of the following.

• John Legend will be performing his hit single “Love Me Now”.
• Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj will be singing their song, “Side to Side”.
• Shaw Mendes will do one of his hit songs.
• Niall Horan will be debuting his solo act by performing his song, “This Town”, since recently moving away from the group, One Direction.
• Twenty One Pilots will be performing “Heathens” and there is a good chance they may walk away with an award or two.
• The Weeknd will make an appearance with a song called Starboy.
• Justin Bieber is expected to be presented as a performer, even though he’s on the road with his world tour. He has also been nominated for several awards.
• Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar will be on stage with their new song “Don’t Wanna Know”.
• Lady Gaga will be one to watch as she performs her song, “Joanne”.

That is just a short list of some of the performers, others like Fifth Harmony and Shakira are expected to entertain the crowd also.

All these performers are no stranger to the music scene, and know how to put on a show that is pleasing to all that love to watch the award show.

The American Music Awards show is all fan voted and thanks to Dick Clark starting the award show in 1793, the lineup gets bigger and better every year. The show is a place where all musicians have a chance to be honored for their music, no matter what genre their music is in. Musicians from all over the world consider it an honor to not only attend the show, but also perform when they get the chance.

This year model Gigi Hadid and SNL’s Jay Pharoah will cohost the show. Lots of awards are expected to be given out for artists such as Adele, Carrie Underwood, Beyonce and Rihanna, and many others that have shown to have put out exceptional work in the past year. There is even an award for favorite video of the year.

With this kind of lineup and the music that will be coming out of the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, fans will not go away disappointed.

The American Music Awards show will air on ABC at 8/7c and Bruno Mars will open the show up. It is expected to be a night filled with plenty of good music and maybe even a few surprise performers. No matter if you are lucky enough to be in attendance or watching from the comforts of your own home, it will be an eventful night that will be talked about for many days to follow.

Must-See Movies For The Holiday Season

Whether it’s the holidays or you’re just looking to do something with all that time away from school, tons of movies are hitting the theatres that you might be interested in seeing. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas isn’t all that far behind, what better way to spend that time than with loved ones and catching one of the new releases hitting theatres near you. For anyone who may be interested in catching a new flick this coming holiday, here are some of the movies you might want to check out.

If you’re as big fan of Sherlock Holmes as we are, you’ll be glad to know that a new movie is on its way and you’ll not want to miss it! Filled with many of the same actors as before, Sherlock Holmes will be bringing another addition to the series for a can’t miss movie. Fifty Shades of Black will also be making its debut. While this isn’t necessarily something you might want to see with a family member, for all those fans who have read and loved the books as well as the current movies released, you’ll not want to miss the second installment of this series.

Many gamers out there will be waiting with baited breath as the long waited for movie Assassin’s Creed will be making its arrival on the big screen coming this December. For fans who’ve played the video game series, this movie is one that promises to not disappoint as you follow our main character through a story that is both familiar and new to gamers all over. While it may not scream of holiday cheer, it’s something you can go to see with friends or family.

Speaking of holiday cheer, or maybe not quite so much, Mr. Billy Bob Thornton will be returning to the big screen this coming holiday with his sequel to Bad Santa, with Bad Santa 2. Once again you’ll find his character playing the role of a greedy, alcoholic looking to get in on the next scheme to make money fast. His side kick that he parted ways with in the first Bad Santa will also be returning for hijinks and more cons this holiday season. This movie will be a great watch to put even the biggest holiday Grinch with some laughter and smiles.

Looking for something for the kids? Look no further as movies such as Nocturnal Animals, A Street Cat Named Bob, and more also make an appearance. Many of the movies will be seeing making their way to theatres with promises of providing entertainment for different age ranges. While some of the movies will come baring the Christmas spirit and holiday themes, much of them are good to watch no matter what time of year it is. Movies such as Evolution will inspire viewers with a mystery surrounding a young boy, a dead body, a starfish and family secrets. Other movies such as The Take will take you on a different kind of adventure this holiday season with a thief from Paris that gets more than he bargains for when he steals a bag with contents that will leave him hunted by the CIA to get back what he has taken from them. If you think you’ll be wanting to watch a new movie this holiday season then we suggest you look into one of these great movies while spending time with your loved ones and friends as you take a break from class, exams and work.

Upcoming SciFi Movies To Look Forward To

The science fiction genre rarely disappoints. Depending on the emotion of the film sci-fi films can range from light-hearted and clever to full on scientific methods and new world creations. With all the technology available and developing it seems the next sci-fi movie is greater than the one before it. Although, 2016 has debuted some very highly anticipated sci-fi films including sequels and remakes there is still more from this genre to look forward too. I have combed the internet for upcoming sci-fi movies to look forward to. True sci-fi fans know the difference between a good action thriller and a real sci-fi film.

Release Date: September 7, 2016
Starring: Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves stars in this science fiction movie as a neuroscientist who loses his family in a horrifying traffic accident. His character becomes fixated to the point of obsession trying to recover his family. The scientist is frantically ambitious with the goal of bringing back his family members he lost in the fatal traffic accident.

Release Date: November 11, 2016
Starring: Amy Adams

This 2016 American Sci-Fi Film is based on the short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang. After mysterious alien spacecraft’s are spotted across the world an expert Linguist portrayed by Amy Adams is conscripted by the military to form an elite team created to determine the alien’s motives. While humanity struggles to delay war this highly regarded team faces a decision that could affect all mankind.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: December 16, 2016
Starring: Felicity Jones

Within the Star Wars Universe and following the Revenge of the Sith is when this epic event happens. This Sci-Fi film focuses on Rebel spies who are set on stealing the plans for the Death Star. When the Galactic Empire is established Jyn Erso portrayed by Felicity Jones is recruited by the Rebel Alliance to become part of a team formed to steal the Death Star plans.

Release Date: December 21, 2016
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

This upcoming Sci-Fi movie is starring two of Hollywood’s most entertaining and promising young stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. In space the Starship Avalon malfunctions with thousands of people in hibernating pods. The Avalon was destined to complete a 120 year voyage to a plant named “Homestead II.” The malfunction causes two hibernating pods to open releasing two people 90 years prematurely.

To summarize, there are still more sci-fi films to debut, and there is something for everyone to look forward to. Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves, an emotional sci-fi journey as a scientist obsess with bringing back his family he lost in a deadly car crash. Arrival, starring Amy Adams, focuses on a military team dedicated to saving mankind from aliens. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring Felicity Jones, follows Rebels spies on their journey to steal the Death Star. Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, as two prematurely awakened people who were meant to remain in their hibernating pod for the full 120 year voyage.