WK 5: Outlaw Country Music Returns
Drea de Matteo's (The Soprano's Diva) Boyfriend
BOSTON, MA Friday Nov.4.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- The FML Insider 'puts the O back in Country': meet Miami's Diamond Princess, relive the outlaw-country movement of the 1970s, and who wants to win a date with Jesse McCartney.
Miami's hip-hop diva, better known as the "baddest bitch" Trina makes her debut appearance on this week's FML. Recently, the tough, ex-stripper, rap star dropped her third disc, 'Glamorest Life'. Trina became a rap sensation after her appearance on Trick Daddy's thug album in the late 90s. One of the attractions to Trina is her ability to stand toe to toe with any of the hard-core rap stars. Now with her latest album, Trina considers herself a 'Diamond Princess' and is attempting to soften up her image. In fact it was her single, 'Here We Go', with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, that finally pushed her onto our list. The single with Rowland is more melodic and lyrical than some of the other 'adult style' music she became famous singing. Although she says she is more sophisticated and sweeter than her initial hardcore image, the lyrics on the album will still make you blush.
Sure he may be Country legend Waylon Jennings son, a country-rock singer, guitarist, composer and part-time actor but to us Shooter Jennings will always be boyfriend to 'The Sopranos' actress Drea de Matteo. The title to his new disc is 'Put the O Back in Country', which speaks to the sounds of the outlaw-country movement in the 1970s. Jennings feels that the outlaw style is actually represented in the storytelling which he described as. '...honest, it tells stories, it's conversational. I came up with the title to stir things up a bit.' Considered country royalty by man, Shooter Jennings even has a part in the upcoming Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line.
Believe in New
We also welcome five additional debut artists. From the Alternative eTracks, 10 Years while D4L, Juelz Santana, and Ray J all hail from the Urban eTracks. And so you know, signing a debut artist before the trading deadline of Monday noon PT and then keeping them for two weeks will earn your label a Debut Artist Bonus of $250,000.
FML Quick Hits
Showing that the game is on, Deadeye Records plays leap frog from 3rd to 1st place in the Open League this week... While, in the Indie League, Angelgroundz who is quite new to the league remains in 2nd place...Thanks to the single 'Photograph,' Nickelback proves to be the serious label bread winner this week, with a boost of 328 percent in revenue generation...
As you may know there is a help request on the FML for users to ask a question. This week we got quite a dozy. A player wrote in, 'How can I win a date with Jesse McCartney for 1 whole day. We can solve many dilemmas here on the FML but this one is a little difficult. However there is a new DVD coming of his content and we believe that will keep you busy for hours.
Dean Tsouvalas is the current writer of the Lycos 50 - the most popular people, places and things users are searching for online and Lycos Director of Content. Tsouvalas is a former ABC News Television producer of Prime Time Live and 20/20. Write Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org