Friday, December 6, 2013

The Sound Of Music

                                                         The Hills Are Alive!
According to the Associated Press, more than fifty years has passed since a major network attempted a live musical on prime time. Multiple Emmy Award Winning musician Carrie Underwood starred as Maria in a three hour live performance of the “Sound of Music” on NBC last evening. As a former American Idol contestant, Underwood is familiar with the pressure of audiences and television but live television is still is not well-chartered territory. Only the substantial talent and perseverance of the star and cast could have made the endeavor such a success.

The Sound of Music Live! Soundtrack is now available on Freegal Music through your member library.



                         One Direction debuts at #1 for the third time

The third studio album by pop band One Direction, “Midnight Memories” debuted at #1 on Billboard this week. They are the only act to have their first three albums debut at #1 since the Monkees in 1967. They also broke all pre-order records on itunes for this release, and according to Nielson Soundscan (used by Billboard to track record sales) only two other pop groups in their tracking history have had larger sales: The Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync.  Music from all three of these tremendous acts are available on the Freegal Music site.

Go to your library website and download One Direction’s new music today!



Monday, December 2, 2013

Most Fascinating People of 2013

Most Fascinating People of 2013

Barbara Walter’s list of the “Most Fascinating People of 2013” was just released. As she is retiring next year, this will be her last list.
Miley Cyrus was named as one of her nine choices. Miley is in the company of Pope Francis, Prince George, and ABC Anchor Robin Roberts to name a few. You can watch the 90 minute special where Barbara will name her number one most fascinating pick on December 18th. Download Miley’s music on the Freegal Music site right now!

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013

Miley will also be one of the stars headling the “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013” concert series this December. Every year, the media giant Clear Channel hosts a Popfest that includes top musicians of the year. “You can’t do a pop culture show without Miley Cyrus on stage” states Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel. Other artists starring in the show that you can find on Freegal are:

Avril Lavigne
Fifth Harmony
Pitbull
Armin Van Buuren
Bonnie McKee




                                                                               And more to be announced!


Tour stops include: Washington DC, Boston, New York City, Atlanta, Dallas,  and Seattle. There will also be a two hour television special on the CW Network December 18th.  Ticket purchasing information varies depending upon the city your in, but you can google the name of the concert if you want to attend. $1 of every ticket sold goes to charity. Rock on!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Release From Bruce Springsteen


Coming Soon to Freegal…

The new single from Bruce Springsteen, “ High Hopes” will be released on  November 25th.  It will be available for downloading from the Freegal site on the same day. Sources on the Internet indicate that this is a possible first single off a new album to be released in January of 2014. Billboard.com calls the track “vibrant”. Per Billboard.com, Springsteen is tied with Elvis Presley for the third most number one albums in history.

The only plastic you need to own this single is your library card!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

American Music Awards


Pitbull to host The American Music Awards on November 24th

The talented rapper Pitbull will host the award show on ABC as well as perform his successful single “Timber” with Ke$ha. He was chosen in part for his Latino heritage as the AMA’s celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gloria Estefan’s appearance on the show and the 15th year of the “Favorite Artist Latin” category.  The music of both Pitbull and Estefan are available on Freegal !!



AMA Nominees

Before you choose your favorite nominees, take a peek at all of the music from award candidates that you can download with your library card!

Artist Of The Year: Justin Timberlake
Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist: P!NK
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: One Direction
Favorite Album Pop/Rock: Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience”, One Direction “Take Me Home”
Favorite Female Artist, Country: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert
Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary: P!NK
Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B: Miguel, Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B: Ciara, Alicia Keys

And More!!


The winners of these awards are determined by the fans via online voting. Go to www.AMAvote.com to choose your favorite

So get the popcorn popping, catch the live Coca-Cola Red carpet show before the program, and then settle in to see how your choice fared!!

Friday, October 25, 2013


The newly married Kelly Clarkson will be releasing her first Christmas Album,“Wrapped In Red”on October 29th. Half a million copies were sent to Amazon.com for pre-order and can be shipped on the release date. There is no charge for the music on the Freegal site with your library card and it is also available on the day of release. Clarkson also has a holiday special airing on NBC in early December, "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Tale". Curl up on the couch and enjoy !


 Speaking of artists with television specials coming up,  Country Music Superstar Carrie Underwood is going to be starring in a live telecast of "The Sound of Music" on NBC December 5th. Underwood plays Maria. It is sure to be an exciting television event! Before that, you can also catch her hosting the Country Music Awards on November 6th and she sings the opening song for Sunday Night Football this season. Although she is clearly busy, this artist does know how to give back! She is to receive the 2014 Country Music Broadcaster's "Artist Humanitarian Award" for her humanitarian efforts. Among other charities, Underwood's “Blown Away” album tour donated $1 million dollars to the American and Canadian Red Cross.

Download her outstanding music on Freegal Today !!


 Although many artists are preparing for Christmas, we do have a couple of other holidays before that. Halloween is next week ! You have heard of Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas Album, but did you know they also have a HalloweenAlbum? Turn the lights down low, light up the jack-o-lantern..…and download away !!! Have fun and be safe !!





Friday, October 11, 2013


TYLER FARR’S “REDNECK CRAZY” DEBUT’S AT #2 ON COUNTRY CHARTS

Tyler is only the third new country artist this year to have an album debut at #2 or higher. He also holds the highest debut for a male country artist in two years.

Use your library card to login to Freegal Music and find out what all the fuss is about !




 DON’T FORGET TO TUNE IN TO THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ON NOVEMBER 6, 2013 !!

“Country Music’s Biggest Night” will air at 8pm that evening on the ABC Television Network.
Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley are the hosts again this year !(both artists can be found on Freegal Music)

Take a peek at all of the phenomenal CMA nominees who have music that is available on the Freegal site right now!!

Entertainer of The Year: 
Jason Aldean
Single Of The Year: 
Mama’s Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert
Album of The Year: 
Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
Female Vocalist of the Year: 
Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, & Carrie Underwood       
Male Vocalist Of The Year: 
Jason Aldean
Music Video Of The Year
Blown Away by Carrie Underwood & Mama’s Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert


                                    
                                                                    


        MORE  BILLBOARD CHART TOPPERS, AVAILABLE ON FREEGAL:

·    Kings Of Leon Album “Mechanical Bull” debuted at #1 for Alternative Albums

·    Chvrches “The Bones of What you Believe” debuted at #1 for Independent Albums

·   A current Adult Contemporary hit is “Just Give Me A Reason” by P!NK and featuring Nate Ruess



Tuesday, September 24, 2013


P!NK named Billboard’s Woman of the Year!
This award is dedicated to the achievements of an innovative female recording artist over the past year. It also acknowledges her overall success and leadership in the changing music industry. P!NK will accept this important distinction at the
2013 Billboard Women in Music Event on December 10th in New York City.
Check out this Grammy winning artists’ music on the Freegal Music site well as her award-winning music video!!


“Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus is the #1 single in the country
According the Billboard Magazine top 100 songs in the United States chart, Miley Cyrus is #1. Check out this blockbuster hit and the music video on Freegal Music !!



 Kings of Leon are featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine this week
The band releases their new album “Mechanical Bull” today. The first song released from the record: “Supersoaker” has already been a chart topping success.
“The production..has a modern sheen, yet the songs quake with Soul, Country, and Gospel history”-Rolling Stone
Available on Freegal Music today !!

                                                                            
 Tamar Braxton’s brand new album “Love and War” is making a big splash:
“Love and War” holds the highest debut for a female R&B artist in 2013. The album entered at #1 on Billboard R&B Album chart and #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart! The star also announced the upcoming release of her first Christmas Album which will be available October 22nd.  Check them both out on Freegal on the day of release!


 More best selling music on the Freegal site includes:

John Legend-“Love In The Future”
Juicy J- “Stay Trippy”
Sara Bareilles-“ The Blessed Unrest”
One Direction-“Take Me Home”
The Civil Wars-“The Civil Wars”
Daft Punk-“Random Access Memories”
Kenny Chesney- “Life On A Rock”






Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Songs from The Civil Wars, Nine Inch Nails, John Mayer and Britney Spears

Download these hot new songs for FREE!
Use your public library's Freegal Music site:

MILEY CYRUS
We Can't Stop
THE CIVIL WARS
The One That Got Away
JOHN MAYER
Paper Doll
J. COLE feat. TLC
Crooked Smile
VICTORIA JUSTICE
Victoria Justice
1 GIRL NATION
While We're Young
GAVIN DEGRAW
Best I Ever Had
BRITNEY SPEARS
Ooh La La
JOHN LEGEND
Made To Love
WALK OFF THE EARTH 
Material Girl
WALLPAPER.
Drunken Hearts



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Henningsens, released their self-titled EP today! Now available from your library's Freegal Music database

Country trio, "The Henningsens" released their self-titled EP today.
Download your favorite Henningsens song for free from your library's Freegal Music database.
Featuring their hit song, "American Beautiful".


Friday, May 17, 2013

Bestselling Music Available From Freegal Music


DO YOU LOVE FREE MUSIC?
 Check out your library’s Freegal Music database.  
All songs are available all the time!  
Free music downloads you can keep!

BESTSELLING ALBUMS
PISTOL ANNIES: Annie Up
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: The 20/20 Experience
KENNY CHESNEY: Life On A Rock
P!NK: The Truth About Love
NATALIE MAINES: Mother
FANTASIA: Side Effects Of You
MUMFORD & SONS: Babel
ADELE: 21
BRAD PAISLEY: Wheelhouse
THE PIANO GUYS: The Piano Guys 2




 TOP SONG DOWNLOADS
P!NK: Just Give Me a Reason
SARA BAREILLES: Brave & Love Song
AVRIL LAVIGNE: Here's To Never Growing Up


PITBULL: Feel This Moment
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: Mirrors and Suit & Tie featuring JAY Z
DAFT PUNK: Get Lucky
OLLY MURS: Troublemaker, Dance With Me Tonight & Heart Skips a Beat
MIRANDA LAMBERT: Mama’s Broken Heart
KELLY CLARKSON: Catch My Breath
ADELE: Skyfall
KENNY CHESNEY: Pirate Flag
PISTOL ANNIES: I Feel a Sin Coming On & Hush Hush
JASON ALDEAN: 1994
CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Blown Away
JOURNEY: Don't Stop Believin'


Thursday, May 9, 2013

NEW MUSIC FROM KENNY CHESNEY, PISTOL ANNIES, THE PIANO GUYS AVAILABLE FROM FREEGAL MUSIC

Great new music available from Freegal Music


Kenny Chesney: Life On A Rock
Pistol Annies: Annie Up
The Piano Guys: The Piano Guys 2
Cheap Trick: The Epic Albums
Natalie Maines: Mother
Fantasia: Side Effects Of You
Glee Cast: We Will Rock You
Matt Maher: All The People Said Amen


These great new albums and thousands more are available for FREE from your library's Freegal Music site!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rapper Chris Kelly, Half Of Duo Kris Kross, Dies (5/1/2013)


Chris Kelly, half of the 90s rap duo KRIS KROSS, (remembered most for their song, "Jump") died in an Atlanta hospital last night.  He was 34 years old.


Kelly, together with Chris Smith shot to fame in 1992 with their catchy song "Jump",
 which spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

Download "Jump" and other Kris Kross songs for free from your library's Freegal Music database.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Country Music Legend George Jones Dies, April 26, 2013

Country Music Legend George "The Possum" Jones passed away today, April 26, 2013.  He was born September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, TX.  He holds the record for the most entries on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart - a total of 166 songs!



Some of my favorite George Jones songs:

A Picture of Me Without You
He Stopped Loving Her Today
She Thinks I Still Care
Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
White Lightnin'


The song, "Country Boy" by Aaron Lewis features George Jones & Charlie Daniels. 
 It appears on the album Townline.

Freegal has over 40 George Jones albums.  
Download your favorite George Jones songs today for free
 from your library's Freegal Music database.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Neil Diamond's “Sweet Caroline” available from Freegal Music


Neil Diamond made an impromptu visit to Boston's Fenway Park on April 20th to sing his hit song,
"Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)" during the Red Sox' first home game following the bombings. Normally, the original version is played during each home game; on that day, Diamond sang along to the recording. 
The rousing appearance spurs the song's No. 33 debut on Pop Digital Songs with 19,000 sold during the week ending April 21, a 597% increase, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 
(The song has sold 1.75 million tracks to date.)



"Sweet Caroline" and many other Neil Diamond songs are available for free from your library's Freegal Music database. 


Download your copy today!







Wednesday, April 24, 2013

DAFT PUNK new single, "Get Lucky" now available from Freegal Music


DAFT PUNK is an electronic music duo that has become one of the hottest sensations in the music industry.  They recently set a record for the most streams on a music service in one day! 

Their new single, “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams is available for download from Freegal Music right now!


Their new album RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES will be released on May 21st.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Top Selling Albums Available from Freegal Music

TOP SELLING ALBUMS APRIL 7-14, 2013

#1: The 20/20 Experience:  Justin Timberlake
#3: Stories Don’t End: Dawes
#7: Duets: Paul Anka
#9: Wheelhouse: Brad Paisley
#10: Next Day: David Bowie
#11: People, Hell & Angels: Jimi Hendrix
#14: Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver (coming soon!)
#15: Babel: Mumford & Sons
#17: 21: Adele
#18: Delta Machine: Depeche Mode
#19: Wolf: Tyler, The Creator



Friday, April 12, 2013

BEST SELLING ALBUMS AVAILABLE FROM FREEGAL MUSIC


BEST SELLING ALBUMS AVAILABLE FROM FREEGAL MUSIC
Download Tracks from these bestselling albums for 
FREE from your public library!

The 20/20 Experience
Justin Timberlake
  *Third Straight Week at #1
WOLF 
Tyler, The Creator
  *Debuted at #3
Sempiternal
Bring Me The Horizon
  *Debuted at #11


BREAKING & ENTERING
These new albums made their debuts on Bilboard's Hot 200 this week:
Prevailer
 For Today
Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
 Cold War Kids
Migrant
 The Dear Hunter
Right On Time
 Gretchen Wilson
Blindly Lonely Lovely
 Josh Krajcik