When Blake Shelton announced back in October that he was going to be heading out on a 14-date “Country Music Freaks Tour” alongside artists such as Brett Eldredge and Carly Pearce in early 2018, it was pretty cool. When it was announced that Trace Adkins would also be joining them, it got even cooler.
The only thing country music stars love more than getting to perform is an opportunity to see and interact with one another at some of the year’s biggest country music events. The Nov. 14 taping of the “CMA County Christmas” special gave many of them a chance to do both, and some of that interaction was hilarious. In her first turn hosting the annual special, Reba McEntire was loose and funny, even when the cameras weren’t rolling.
Ever since People magazine announced on Nov. 14 that Blake Shelton was its 2017 â€œSexiest Man Alive,â€? social media has been abuzz with commentary about the magazineâ€™s choice. Even some of Blakeâ€™s fellow country stars have weighed in, most notably Little Big Townâ€™s Jimi Westbrook. Jimi set fans in motion when he tweeted a hilarious beach photo of Blake, and captioned it, â€œI just wanted to share with everyone the moment when I knew @blakeshelton was the sexiest man alive.â€?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".