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Exclusive First Listen of Kendell Marvel's "Tryin' Not To Love You"

Songwriter Kendell Marvel is releasing his debut album, Lowdown & Lonesome, on Friday Oct. 13 and the singer/songwriter is giving One Country an exclusive advance listen to one of the album's tracks, "Tryin' Not To Love You."

Marvel, who hails from Southern Illinois, began playing gigs at the age of 10 and turned to songwriting after moving to Nashville in 1998, writing hits for Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Gary Allan, Jamey Johnson, and Jake Owen, to name a few.

"Trying Not To Love You," co-penned by Marvel, Casey Beathard and Chris Stapleton, has a sound reminiscent of Hank Williams Jr and Montgomery Gentry's southern rock edge.


"I wrote this song with Casey Beathard and Chris Stapleton awhile ago," Marvel tells One Country. "It laid around a few years and originally was a swampy feeling tune. My producer, Keith Gattis and I decided to change the feel of it and when we were done, it took on this sorta rockabilly vibe. It's been fun seeing a tune I've known and love take on a new identity."

The hard rocking tune tells the story of a man who is doing everything in his power to stop loving his ex, to no avail.

"Baby alright, baby alright / Come back, I give in, you win, I lose / All stubborn pride aside, this broken heart of mine is making me a fool / Trying not to love you," he sings in the chorus.

Lowdown & Lonesome contains 10 tracks, 9 of which were co-written by Marvel, that reveal the 43-year-old singer/songwriter's country and rock & roll roots.

Lowdown & Lonesome Track List

1. Lowdown & Lonesome - (Kendell Marvel, Keith Gattis, Randy Houser)
2. Gypsy Woman- (Kendell Marvel, Keith Gattis)
3. Heartache Off My Back - (Kendell Marvel, Keith Gattis)
4. Watch Your Heart - (Kendell Marvel, Keith Gattis)
5. Untangle My Mind - (Kendell Marvel, Chris Stapleton, Jaron Boyer)
6. Tryin' Not to Love You - (Kendell Marvel, Chris Stapleton, Casey Beathard)
7. Hurtin' Gets Hard - (Kendell Marvel, Keith Gattis, Audley Freed)
8. Closer To Hell - (Kendell Marvel, Keith Gattis, Chris Stapleton)
9. That Seat's Saved - (Kendell Marvel, Keith Gattis)
10. Drinkin' My Baby Goodbye featuring Jamey Johnson - (Charlie Daniels)








You can pre-order Lowdown & Lonesome here.

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Carrie Underwood Released Rare "What I Never Knew I Always Wanted" Family Video Montage and We Can't Even

With the release of "Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour-- Stories In The Round, Live from Madison Square Garden," Carrie has also included a special treat for fans-- the family video montage from the tune, "What I Never Knew I Always Wanted."

Carrie and husband Mike Fisher have famously kept from showing their son Isaiah's face on social media, so this is a pretty rare video. Isaiah, born in February of 2015, now has a full head of hair and can sing along with mom to songs.

What's most interesting about this video is the song. It's an intimate look at a life Carrie says she never knew she wanted.

Never was the kind to think about dressing in white
Wasn't waiting on a prince to come riding into my life
Thought I was happy on my own
'Til you came and proved me wrong

I finally found what I never knew I always wanted
I couldn't see; I was blind 'til my eyes were opened
I didn't know there was a hole
Something missing in my soul
'Til you filled it up with your love, yeah

Never pictured myself singing lullabies
Sitting in a rocking chair in the middle of the night
In the quiet, in the dark
You're stealing every bit of my heart with your daddy's eyes
What a sweet surprise

And now I'm holdin' what I never knew I always wanted
I couldn't see; I was blind 'til my eyes were opened
I didn't know there was a hole
Something missing in my soul
'Til you filled it up, oh, with your love

Life has a way of showing you just what you need
And who you were made to be, yeah

I finally found what I never knew I always wanted
I couldn't see; I was blind 'til my eyes were opened
I didn't know there was a hole
Something missing in my soul
'Til you filled it up with your love
Yeah, you filled it up with your love, yeah

I never was the kind to think about dressing in white
I never pictured myself singing lullabies



"Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour-- Stories In The Round, Live from Madison Square Garden" is available on iTunes, Qello and Amazon.


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Keaton Jones and His Mother Kimberly Speak Out After Racist Allegations Rise

It doesn't take long for the Internet to get to work when something goes viral. Recently, a video of Keaton Jones, a young boy in Tennessee, was seen all over the Internet after his mother posted the heartbreaking video. Celebrities, athletes and politicians tweeted their support for the boy, but something was amiss. His mother's Facebook account had suddenly gone private.

Kimberly Jones made her Facebook page private after troubling photos of the family draped in Confederate flags were shared across the web. Keaton and Kimberly were on "Good Morning America" to share their side of the story.

"I feel like anybody who wants to take the time to ask anybody who I am or even troll through some other pictures, I mean I feel like we're not racist,. I mean, people that know us, know that."

KImberly did say the photos were real, "It was meant to be ironic and funny and extreme. I am genuinely, truly sorry. If I could take it back, I would. If they want to hate me and whatever that's fine, but still talk to your kids. Because [bullying] is an epidemic."

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Keith Urban Shares Sweet Message For Nicole Kidman on Golden Globe Nominations—"Incredibly Proud of You"

Keith Urban is making his feelings known about Nicole Kidman's recent Golden Globes nomination.

The actress and Keith's wife of 11 years, was nominated for best performance by an actress in a limited series or motion picture for her role as Celeste Wright in the HBO's series, "Big Little Lies," for which she already took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

Nicole also received the nod for the Sundance TV movie in which she starred, Top of the Lake: China Girl, nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Keith took to Twitter to share his excitement for his wife saying, "Hey baby- CONGRATULATIONS on all the GLOBES love this morn!!!!!! Incredibly proud of you, the work, and all the BLL and TOTL team. THE STARS ALIGNED!!! xxxxxx - KU #GoldenGlobes."

Now that's love. You can find out if Nicole wins on Jan. 7 when the Golden Globes air on NBC. We know who Keith will be rooting for.

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Sturgill Simpson Doesn't Hate Luke Bryan, "When You Say Things In Print It's So Easy For Context To Get Twisted"

Sturgill Simpson has landed in hot water recently for making comments that were blatantly insulting to fellow country singer Luke Bryan in an article in the New York Times. It solidified Simpson as an outsider after the GRAMMY award winning artist was neither nominated nor invited to the ACM or CMA award shows. But the comments, framed to look like Simpson truly dislikes Bryan, were taken out of context. Who knows, they may get coffee after all.

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The Hottest Christmas Toy Of 2017 Is As Weird As It Gets

I've never understood how the Gift of the Season is chosen. Tickle-Me Elmo was not a great toy but people were literally punching strangers to get them. Does someone anoint the best tory or is it decided by the public? I don't know, but I am very curious because this year's "hottest toy" looks like a Teletubby-themed Furby and has a terrible name.

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Brett Eldredge is Single and Ready To Mingle—Are You?

Brett Eldredge is really getting into the holiday spirit...or maybe he's dipped into the spirits. The 31-year-old has been posting some interesting and hilarious videos on Instagram, but his newest post takes the cake.

Brett and a few friends decided to find that special someone for the holidays in an episode of Christmas Bachelors. Brett plays himself and a few other characters and has his friends join in to find their perfect lady

"Hi I'm Brett Eldredge and I am looking for that special, special lady to bring home for the holidays," he says kicking off the video. Seems normal, right? However, it gets better.

Brett takes on the role of the long haired rocker:

And the sentimental nerdy guy.

"What am I looking for in a gal? I'm looking for a deep soul, deep heart," Brett says. So, does anyone out there fit the bill?

However, the best line of the video comes from the spirit whisperer of Shakespearean times. "I don't prefer women who are able to breathe," he says. Fair enough, that somewhat limits the pool a little bit, but to each his own.

Ok ladies, first come first serve, good luck.

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14 Funniest Country Music Tweets of 2017

As we near the end of 2017, it's only fitting that One Country shares a few of those classic, end of the year lists. Like you, we are kind of bored with the typical end of the year lists, so we're putting our own spin on a few!

This year, Twitter returned to the forefront of social media conversations thanks in part to President Donald Trump. But, don't worry these funny tweets didn't have anything to do with him. Months later, some of these tweets still make us LOL.


14 Funniest Country Music Tweets of 2017:

1.

It's. Too. Funny.

2.

You know you were one of them.

3.

What if Charles Kelley shows up?

4.

If it turns out that Carrie suffered life-threatening injuries, Keith has some explaining to do. ​

5.

That tuck-in is key, Charlie.

6.

At least you'll always be No. 1 in our hearts.

7.

Does this mean Jimi Westbrook is the "mean one" in Little Big Town?

8.

More true, than funny. But, still funny.

9.

Wait a second. She's right.

10.

There's Reba.

11. (NSFW)

The joke here is that Chase didn't put an apostrophe in his tweet and well, Shane's gay.

12.

Kacey is boldly living out all of our travel dreams.

13.

Any Katy Perry fans stream those albums?

14.

There's Carrie!


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Kacey Musgraves (Finally) Announces New Album-- 'The Golden Hour'

It's been a long couple of years since Kacey Musgraves released the GRAMMY and CMA nominated, Pageant Material, but finally-- she's ready to release her fourth studio album, The Golden Hour.

Musgraves stormed onto the scene in 2013 with her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, but don't expect the same ol' country music witty goodness on this new project.

Musgraves told Entertainment Weekly, "I was thinking about how there are different masks that we wear that represent different sides of us. None of the masks are solely us, but they're all us. On this record, there's the lonely girl, the blissful girl, the new wife, the girl that's missing her mom, the angry girl, the sarcastic girl, the '60s-sequined Cruella de Vil with the beehive, the shy girl, the life of the party, the winner, the loser — they're all characters on this record. None of them alone are me, but the golden hour is when they all come together and you see me as a whole."

While she did link back up with collaborators Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, she also brought in Ian Fitchuk and the Silver Seas' Daniel Tashian. The Golden Hour is a little Bee Gees, Sade and Neil Young influenced.

And yes, there will be love songs, "I have a lot more love songs this time around, and I've never been one to write a love song and really feel it. That probably sounds like the most depressing thing ever. [But] I'm coming off getting married and being in this golden hour of my personal life, where all these things are finally coming to fruition. I found myself inspired to write about this person and all these things he brought out in me that weren't there before."

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Jessie James Decker Bares Baby Bump In Instagram Selfie

It seems like a woman posting photos of her baby bump on Instagram is the thing to do nowadays. Joining the ever growing list of celebrities taking pictures of their unborn babies, Jessie James Decker is sharing her bump in anticipation of her newest arrival.

The singer, who's looking beautiful with her little bump at 23 weeks, took to Instagram to show off her pregnant belly saying, "#Preggovibes #23weeks #whosayspreggocantbesexy #babyboy #babynumber3."

More than 5 months pregnant and due in 2018, Jessie announced her impending arrival via social media with husband Eric Decker, wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans.

"Eric and I are so excited to share with y'all that we are expecting baby Decker number 3!," she posted to Instagram. "As you can see Viv is so happy and Bub doesn't quite know what's going on 😂 but we are over the moon and feel so blessed and can't wait to meet this little one end of march ❤️"

She also shared a sonogram picture of the little guy, who's gender was revealed in an adorable balloon filled video.

Baby No. 3 will join big sister, 3-year-old Vivianne Rose and big brother, 2-year-old Eric Decker II and according to the 29-year-old, this will be her last.

"This will be our last, so I want to enjoy it," Jessie said in an interview with Mini Magazine. "I always knew I was going to be a mommy and because I came from a family of three kids, I always assumed I would have three!"