Friday, April 29, 2011
Event Name: Here Comes the Sun Poker Run Benefits: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Location: 273 Titusville Road Poughkeepsie NY 12603
Start Time: 9am End Time: 5pm
Details: Sign up is 9-11am. 80 mile Poker Run. Best hand wins $200.00 / Custom bike contest. Breakfast BBQ Horsehoes by PC's Paddock Restaurant.Live Music by MADD DOGG. Make a difference & Help someone you love! Questions? call 845-891-5808 Non riders welcome too! For more information please contact: Steve Dolce via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 845-891-5808
Contact Website: afsp.org
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
If you've been following country music for a while, your loyalty is about to be rewarded. Over the next few months, longtime listeners will be treated to new music by some very familiar faces (and voices). To see who, just click on the link below!
Full List at CMT.com!
Monday, April 25, 2011
There's a YouTube video from February that's just getting a bunch of plays now. It shows a little girl named Sariah doing the 'Jedi Training Academy' at Disneyland. That's where they give lightsabers to kids in the crowd, and have them fight Darth Vader...But the girl decides to join the Dark Side instead, and she bows down at Vader's feet! Too Funny!
LEANN RIMES and EDDIE CIBRIAN are now husband and wife. They got married at a private home in Malibu on Friday in front of around 40 guests, including Eddie's two sons. There were rumors this was going to happen, but nobody knew for sure. Even the guests thought they were being invited to an engagement party and weren't told until AFTER they arrived. (--Does that mean they didn't have to bring a gift?)
In case you care, LeAnn wore a gown designed by someone named Reem Acra and the couple exchanged personalized vows. This is the second marriage for both of them.
Good Luck to the Happy Couple!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Quick reminder: Tonight, CBS will be airing "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country – The Concert of the Year". It honors The Judds, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Reba and Carrie Underwood. And it features performances from Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, and many of the honorees. Sadly, Loretta Lynn couldn't attend because she was having surgery.
(San Francisco Chronicle)
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I remember laughing at LADY GAGA'S "country version" of "Born This Way"? I had to . . . it was terrible! Well, it appears to have inspired LITTLE BIG TOWN to give it a shot. They posted a bluegrass version of "Born This Way" which they recorded backstage while visiting East Tennessee University. Singer KAREN FAIRCHILD dubbed their version "Ga-grass."
Click Here To See The Video!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Well, it appears that AMC has yet another hit show on their hands with The Walking Dead. In a nutshell... Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after the apocalypse.
Now, if this happend right here, how would you do? Not sure? Then take the Zombie Survival Test by clicking the link below. It only takes a couple of minutes and is a fun test! Post your results to my Facebook page! If we're not friends on FB yet, just look for Hammer Jack...I know, why Hammer Jack? It's a long story!
Take The Survival Test Here!
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We've seen video of KEITH URBAN calling out security guards who the hassle fans at his concerts. But I've never really understood why he hates them so much . . . until now. Keith believes too much security makes the crowd afraid to let loose. And that means they end up sitting on their hands looking bored. Keith tells Australia's "The Telegraph", quote, "It's the prison warden security. "God forbid that everyone can have a good time. A concert is supposed to be two hours of unbridled freedom to be in the moment, to have the best night. You should be allowed to do that."
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Debt Collectors Have Been Going After People Who Owe Money By Harassing Their Facebook Friends. But a Court Ruled It's Illegal.
Apparently, debt collectors have been trying to "talk" people into paying up by tracking them down on Facebook then harassing their FACEBOOK FRIENDS! In Florida, one collection agent was trying to get car payments from a woman named Melanie Beacham, and when she kept ignoring his calls, texts, and emails . . . he went on Facebook and started sending messages to her friends and family. Melanie sued, saying he was violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which only allows a debt collector to get in touch with a person's friends and family if he doesn't know where the person is. The debt collectors have been using social media to dance around that policy because the FDCPA was established in 1978, so it only covers things like phone calls and home visits, not a brand-new technology like Facebook. Well, a judge at the Pinellas Circuit Court in Florida ruled that even though social media isn't specifically covered in the FDCPA, it's still illegal. It's being called a landmark case, because it set a precedent that debt collectors can't harass your Facebook friends.
Most guys figure out the best way to GET OUT of doing stuff around the house that you hate is to do it poorly. One load of stuffing blue jeans into the same wash as her lily-white "frillies" and you're off the laundry hook forever and ever, amen. Well, BLAKE SHELTON is using that very strategy to make sure MIRANDA LAMBERT is the one doing ALL of their wedding planning. Blake says, quote, "I don't want to brag, but I think the way that I've weaseled out of a lot of these duties is brilliant. It's brilliant! "(And) this is by design, I'm tellin' you. Like when she asks me for my opinion or to go to a website and says, 'You know, hey, will you pick out somethin' here?' I will purposely pick out the ugliest, crappiest lookin' dishes or napkins. "And she'll say, 'Ah, you know what, I'll do it,' and then I go back outside, you know, and burn stuff . . . which is something I like to do."
Monday, April 18, 2011
I actually witnessed this exchange myself!
It's time to play, 'Whose Tweet is This?' We'll give you the Tweet, you tell us who wrote it on their Twitter page. "Wow . . . I'd like to thank all the followers who've supported me over the years, haters, PETA and of course Twitter . . . She finally answered!!!!" The Tweet belongs to . . . BLAKE SHELTON. He posted it on Saturday. But the "she" he is referring to is NOT his fiancée MIRANDA LAMBERT.
No, Blake was all dognuts because ZOOEY DESCHANEL, from the movie "Your Highness", responded to one of his Tweets. It all started when Blake re-Tweeted one of Zooey's posts. And then she Tweeted that it was indeed her. That's when Blake got all excited. By the way, Miranda Lambert did NOT sit by quietly and let this borderline flirting go unanswered. She took to Twitter to "thank" Zooey. Miranda wrote, "Thank you @therealzooeyd for answering my financy, @blakeshelton's tweet. Maybe now he'll obsess over something else:) luv @Miranda_lambert."
I saw this happen and thought..."I hope that there's a BIG Dog House at Blakes house"
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
I know that I've mentioned that I'm on Twitter now! Sometimes it's hard to remember names and tags while you're driving. So, for those of you who want to catch up with me on Twitter, here's my handle...
You can also find me on Facebook at Hammer Jack. Yeah, I know. Facebook thought Jack Hammer wasn't a real enough name. Yeah, whatever. Well, there ya have it!
Now, start Tweeting and messaging me already! LOL!
Have a great day!!
The "2011 Billboard Music Awards" nominees have been announced. TAYLOR SWIFT and LADY ANTEBELLUM are both up for SEVEN awards. The other country nominees are: Keith Urban, Sugarland, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry. Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum will also be performing. The show airs May 22nd on ABC.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
As a side note: I thought Blake did an AWESOME job sharing the co-hosting duties with Reba!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
An Air France Airbus A380 was taxiing on the runway at JFK Airport on Monday night when it clipped a much smaller Comair jet. Thank God, no one was injured!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Last week on the "Today" show, BILL COSBY ripped DONALD TRUMP over his political aspirations. And now, it's officially ON between Bill and Donald. Trump issued a statement yesterday, saying, quote, "While I have never been a fan of Cosby's, I had always assumed he liked or respected me because every time I met him, he was always so nice. "I was surprised to hear him blabber, somewhat incoherently 'you run or shut up.' The hatred was pouring out of his eyes when he said this. As I am sure he must know I cannot run until this season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' ends. "I wish he would be more honest, and if he doesn't want me to run because he's obviously an Obama fan, he should state the reasons and not come into my 'green room' in front of numerous witnesses and treat me like his best friend, only to denigrate me when I'm not around. "Sadly, he got more attention talking about me than he did on the merits of his own appearance. Maybe he is not as dumb as I thought."
There are two distinct sides to CARRIE UNDERWOOD. There's the celebrity side that you and I see and then there's the normal, boring chick who never does anything interesting. Hey, that's how she describes herself. Carrie says, quote, "I live the most boring life away from what you see me on camera doing. I never go out to eat. I never do anything. I think that's why I consider myself not a celebrity. I'm a normal person who sings on stage. "I'm a maid . . . I clean the house. Me as Carrie the person wanders around in sweatpants." Of course, when it's time to be on, Carrie's ready. She continues, quote, "When I'm on stage, I feel like a performer, and I know people are looking at me and taking pictures and all that stuff, and they're singing along. That part is wonderful. When I have to look like Carrie Underwood, I (do)."
Monday, April 11, 2011
This seems like a Disney movie in the making, but there's a video on YouTube of a dolphin bobbing up and down next to a boat, playing with a cat. The dolphin keeps using its chin to rub the cat's head, and the cat bats it in the face with its paw a few times, but the dolphin doesn't seem to mind.
Social networks can be a great marketing tool. But according to BRAD PAISLEY, that doesn't mean people are always going to buy what you're trying to sell. Brad tells "Billboard", quote, "(Twitter) is not as effective as people thought at selling product. That's not why I do it. They found in studies that it depends on the person. "People following CHARLIE SHEEN may not buy things because he tells you to, but people following OPRAH would be more likely to run out and do it if she tells you to do it. I don't know where I fall in that. Probably somewhere between Charlie and Oprah. I don't use it for monetary or career gain. People see through that. I use it for observation and I use it in a way that my fans can see a little bit of my personality."
Friday, April 8, 2011
There's a feature in the current issue of "Elle" magazine about female singers. HILLARY SCOTT is one of them. (--Others include Stevie Nicks, Gwen Stefani, Adele, Aretha Franklin, Feist and Jennifer Hudson.) They asked Hillary to describe the massive appeal of LADY ANTEBELLUM'S songs. Here's what she said, quote, "There aren't a ton of people in this country who will understand songs about riding a tractor through a pasture. "But when it comes to falling in love and out of love and getting your heart broken, there's no way you can't understand what the song's about."
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Someone Pieced Together All the Lyrics From the Rick Astley Song "Never Gonna Give You Up" Using Audio of Politicians!
This is too funny! A whole new concept in being "Rick Rolled" LOL!
Taylor Swift Went on a Date With Actor Garrett Hedlund from "Friday Night Lights" and "Country Strong"
TAYLOR SWIFT sure likes her actor (slash) musician types. So far she's dated Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Cory Monteith, Chord Overstreet, John Mayer and now GARRETT HEDLUND. You may recognize Garrett for his role as Sam Flynn in "Tron: Legacy" or as Don Billingsley in "Friday Night Lights". Taylor may have hooked up with him because of his work in the movie "Country Strong". Anyway, according to "US Weekly", Taylor and Garrett were spotted on a dinner date recently in Nashville. A source said, quote, "It was their first time going out. They've been emailing for a while, and she hinted they should get together." According to the source, the couple met around 8:00 P.M. but Garrett went back to his hotel room ALONE at around 12:30 AM. Sounds like Taylor doesn't want to get her heart broken, because the source also said, quote, "(Taylor) has actually spent time getting to know Garrett. He's cute and he's into country music. (She) likes that he's a normal guy." Garrett did some singing on the "Country Strong" soundtrack and is currently recording a country album in Nashville. Anybody care to speculate that Garrett is only using Taylor to pick her brain about the music business?
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A Guy Was Arrested For Trying To Abduct a College Student . . . And He Looks Just Like Christopher Walken!
I believe CARRIE UNDERWOOD is one of the best vocalists of her generation. So does BRAD PAISLEY. Carrie is one of the guest performers on Brad's upcoming album "This Is Country Music", which drops May 24th. And even though he knew what to expect, she still blew him away. Brad says, quote, "(Carrie) is the best singer in any format of music, I'm convinced. "Every take, when you hear the song with her, every take that she did sounded exactly as good as what we choose as far as every time she sang it. I am floored by her."
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Here's why you're supposed to stay at least three seconds behind the car in front of you when you're driving: A woman was making a video WHILE she was on the highway, when the car in front of her ran over a two-by-four kicked it up off the road and into the air where it smashed through her windshield like a spear! According to the YouTube video, the driver is fine, and she was filming the road because the truck next to her was driving aggressively.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Who says album sales are dead? TAYLOR SWIFT just passed the 20 million mark in album sales. And she did it in less than five years. In fact, Taylor has sold 10 million albums in the last 18 months alone. Here's the breakdown: Her debut album, "Taylor Swift", came out in October of 2006. In 2008 she released "Fearless" and "Speak Now" dropped last fall. There were two other albums that contributed to the total: "The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection" and "Beautiful Eyes", which was a Walmart exclusive.
Also...A BIG Congratulations to Taylor Swift on her Entertainer Of The Year award from the Academy Of Country Music! Well done Taylor!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Shania Twain's Stalker Was Arrested Outside the Canadian Music Hall of Fame . . . While She was Being Inducted Inside!
How's this for good news and bad news at the same time? While SHANIA TWAIN was being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, her stalker was outside the venue getting arrested. Shania's stalker, a 50-year-old physician named Dr. John Palumbo, had been under a court order prohibiting him from getting within 500 yards of her. (--I know, Shania has some high-class stalkers.) Apparently, this dude's been obsessed with Shania for a long time, which explains the court order to stay the heck away! He's due back in court tomorrow and let's hope he finally gets the message.
The ACMs are going down Sunday, so "People" is "celebrating" by giving away six free country music downloads through iTunes. It's good stuff too. Each artist is an ACM nominee. The six songs are, Eric Church's "Love Your Love The Most"... "You Lie" from The Band Perry . . . Easton Corbin's "This Far From Memphis" . . . Steel Magnolia's song "Last Night Again" . . . Randy Houser's "Here With Me" . . . and "Shotgun Girl" from the JaneDear Girls.
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