Friday, September 28, 2012
Shetold "Country Weekly", quote, "I've passed the torch to Blake. I'm a huge Blake Shelton fan." Blake hasn't said anything about this yet . . . but he seems to have a plan. At least that's what the ACMs are saying. They released this statement, quote, "Reba has hosted the ACM Awards a record 14 times since 1986, and we fully understand and support her decision to focus her energies on her new television project.
"We've known about this for a while and have something very special planned with Blake returning . . . he's got something big up his sleeve . . . that we’ll be announcing soon. Stay tuned!"
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and More Join Celebs Singing ‘Hey Jude’ to Help the Children of St. Jude
Some of country music’s most beloved stars have joined their fellow celebrities from the world of entertainment in recording a new version of the Beatles classic ‘Hey Jude’ to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A new clip released online shows Alabama front man Randy Owen, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Big and Rich and Darius Rucker all contributing lines to the new track, which is encouraging fans to donate money to help fight childhood disease. The verses culminate with comic actor Robin Williams delivering the song’s climactic scream before the children of St. Jude and members of the staff are joined for the chorus by a host of stars from TV and film, including Betty White, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres and Marlo Thomas, whose father Danny Thomas founded St. Jude.Thomas’s son Tony Thomas produced the ‘Hey St. Jude’ video, which was created to highlight September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. St. Jude is one of the most important children’s charities in the world, providing free treatment to children suffering from catastrophic disease and leading the scientific world in research into cures and prevention. For a donation of $35, you can not only support the needs of sick children, you will also receive a t-shirt like the one in the ‘Hey Jude’ clip. For more information, visit this link.
(Taste Of Country)
Okay...something's fishy here. I'll keep you posted...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Thomas says, quote, "We've know each other since we were in the first grade. We dated once when we were 15, and it didn't work out. We both dated other people for like five years. "When I heard that she had ended her other relationship I moved in for the kill. We kissed, and that was it."
On A side note...I Met Thomas at Eisenhower Hall. He's a great guy AND put on a great show! Best of luck to you both!
Monday, September 24, 2012
He says, "I love writing songs. I love being in a band and being on the road. I don't know where the time would come from. You'd have to create more time." Luke Bryan will perform at the ACM Honors with his pal Dallas Davidson, who is this year's ACM Songwriter of the Year. They've penned some of Luke's biggest hits together including "I Don't Want This Night to End," "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" and "Rain Is a Good Thing." Luke says, "The history between he and I is just so deep. It’s amazing, I mean, that I can have the opportunity to honor him on that night and do some of our songs." Luke and Dallas have written a few new songs that Luke is putting on his next studio album too. Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler, Jana Kramer, Randy Houser, Love and Theft, Big Kenny and Clint Black are among the other stars participating in ACM Honors as either performers or presenters. Catch itt tonight at 7 on ABC!
Brantley's been very happy for a while. They hooked up at the CMT Music awards back in June and they're planning to do the "couple thing" at the CMA Awards, which is November 1st. Brantley said, quote, "We're going to sit together, yeah. We're gonna walk the red carpet."
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
1.) "I Like Girls That Drink Beer", Toby Keith
2.) "Save Water, Drink Beer", Chris Young
3.) "Beer Money", Kip Moore
4.) "Beer With Jesus", Thomas Rhett
5.) "Beers Ago", Toby Keith
This happened a little over a week ago, but it's just getting around. It's a video of TOBY KEITH surprising a military wife who thought her husband was still on duty in Afghanistan. Toby pulled the woman out of the audience and asked her to hang around and help him sing "American Soldier". When the song ended her husband, Major Pete Cruz, came walking from the back of the stage and totally surprised her. It's beyond moving to see how much they missed each other. Have the box of tissues ready. Way to go Toby!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Blake Shelton's latest #1 hit, "Over," leans a bit more in the pop direction, and he might not have released the song to radio had it not been for his increased exposure on NBC's The Voice. Blake sees that song, which is included on his album Red River Blue, as a kind of bridge from country to the pop and rock fans he's picked up as a TV star. It's not that Blake is catering to the pop audience just because of The Voice. He says, "I made Red River Blue album before The Voice even happened. We were done with that record, and it just kind of happened that way." Now that Blake is back in the studio working on a new album, he finds himself reeling in the pop sound in favor of a return to more country-oriented styles. "I don't want to ever lose my core out there, you know what I mean," Blake explains. "I don't want them to feel like, 'Oh, you know, he's Hollywood now.'" Don't expect Blake to put out a hardcore country album though. He's determined to keep up his streak of seven consecutive #1 hits that started back in 2009 with "Hillbilly Bone." Says Blake, "The most important thing that I have going in my life right now is this momentum at radio. It's just so exciting. That's way more important to me than The Voice or any other things that I may have going on."
Taylor Swift is the Country Artist with the Most Twitter Followers. But You Probably Can't Guess Who's Number Two.
#1.) Taylor Swift . . . 18,703,353
#2.) Dolly Parton . . . 2,155,012
#3.) Blake Shelton . . . 1,947,246
#4.) Jennette McCurdy . . . 1,498,817
#5.) Miranda Lambert . . . 1,361,744
#6.) Kenny Chesney . . . 1,006,647
#7.) Billy Ray Cyrus . . . 998,333
#8.) Brad Paisley . . . 929,711
#9.) Lady Antebellum . . . 863,201
#10.) Carrie Underwood . . . 769,764
A couple of this year's biggest stars just missed the Top 10. LUKE BRYAN was 11th with over 748,000 followers and JASON ALDEAN was right behind at #12, with close to 695,000.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
lawsuit from a songwriter claiming he co-wrote Justin's hit "Backwoods". He's also pretty confident the whole thing is frivolous. He says, quote, "I know and the good Lord knows that we wrote that song and didn't steal it from anybody."
(Taste of Country)
(Taste of Country)
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Facebook. She said doctors removed his ventilation and took him out of sedation, and he was RESPONSIVE . . . which is obviously a good thing. But she added that it took a while for paramedics to revive him Monday night, so there's concern about possible BRAIN DAMAGE. She said, quote, "He had some tests done which will show how much if any damage there is due to the lack of oxygen to his brain. Unfortunately, the results won't be in until in the morning (9/12/12)." If Lawler does survive this, it's probably because he had his heart attack at work. WWE events are stocked with medical personnel, who were able to start treating Lawler immediately. Lawler is 62 years old, and still wrestles occasionally, both for WWE and on smaller, independent shows. He'd just had a match on "Raw" about 45 minutes before he collapsed.
Personal Note: I have been fortunate enough to have met Jerry Lawler a few times over the past few years. Jerry is a genuinely nice man and I wish him a speedy recovery.
Since it's dangerous to send people into collapsed buildings . . . and it would take too long to clear the debris away to look for survivors . . . researchers have found a way to send in remote-controlled cockroaches to find victims. These aren't drones or tiny robots that look like bugs . . . they're ACTUAL COCKROACHES! The scientists attach a tiny circuit board to the roach, which allows them to control it with wireless signals. And the cockroach receives the signals through its antennae. One of the scientists said controlling the roach was, quote, "similar to riding a horse."
E! has posted a photo of Taylor appearing to fly in an upcoming Target commercial for the album too.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Carrie Underwood is the Sexiest Female In Country Music And Chris Young is the Sexiest Male . . . According to the Readers of Taste of Country.
TasteofCountry.com asked their readers to vote for the sexiest country stars. There were 10 female choices and 10 males. CARRIE UNDERWOOD smoked her competition . . . while CHRIS YOUNG nudged out his.
Here is the percentage of the total votes each FEMALE received . . .
1.) Carrie Underwood . . . 41.81%
2.) Miranda Lambert . . . 15.89%
3.) Kellie Pickler . . . 9.59%
4.) Hillary Scott . . . 8.85%
5.) Jessie James . . . 7.5%
6.) Sara Evans . . . 5.79%
7.) Jana Kramer . . . 4.85%
8.) Julianne Hough . . . 3.58%
9.) LeAnn Rimes . . . 1.74%
10.) Ashley Monroe . . . 0.4%
The race was a little closer on the male side. Here is the percentage of the total votes each MALE received:
1.) Chris Young . . . 25.92%
2.) Trace Adkins . . . 22.02%
3.) Luke Bryan . . . 20.36%
4.) Tim McGraw . . . 10.18%
5.) Keith Urban . . . 6.43%
6.) Blake Shelton . . . 5.45%
7.) George Strait . . . 3.97%
8.) Jake Owen . . . 3.85%
9.) Kip Moore . . . 1.21%
10.) Charles Kelley . . . 0.62%
Jason Aldean opens the doors of his 5,000-square foot, 18-acre Tennessee retreat for the latest issue of People Country. "I had a good time doing the shoot and having everybody come out to the house," he says. "It gives the fans an inside look at my place and my life offstage, which I thought was great." A day with the Aldeans might include riding four-wheelers with daughters 9-year-old Keeley and 5-year-old Kendyl, or teaching the girls to fish. Jason says he and his wife Jessica often sneak away for daytime dates to grab a burger or a sandwich while the kids are at school. Evenings focus on family dinners, with favorites like Jessica’s mac and cheese, and bedtime tickle fights with his girls. “It’s one of my favorite parts of the day,” he says of tucking in his daughters. The October issue of People Country is available now.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Taylor Swift premiered a new song Friday night during the Stand Up to Cancer telethon, which aired on several networks.The ballad "Ronan" was inspired by a boy named Ronan Thompson, a 3-year-old who died last year from neuroblastoma, which is cancer of the nerve tissue. Taylor wrote the song after reading his mother's blog, and even gives her a co-writing credit on the song. Following the telethon, the song was released on iTunes, with proceeds benefiting cancer charities.
Just an FYI, make sure you have the tissues handy.