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by Christal & Jeremy posted Jun 30 2015 10:31AM
The Voice - Season 5

Blake Shelton has hit top of the chart with his current single “Sangria,” bringing Blake his 20th career # 1 song. "Sangria" is the third single from Blake's Bringing Back the Sunshine album, and his latest hit in a long succession of consecutive chart-toppers. To make the celebration even sweeter, the song was recently certified Gold for sales of 500,000 copies. But the summer smash isn't the only thing Blake will be celebrating this week, he's also getting ready to observe one of his favorite holidays, the Fourth of July. Shelton says the Fourth of July is one of his favorite things about summer because of all the memories it brings back for him. Shelton also has a show scheduled in Fairlea, West Virginia on Friday (7/3).
 

J.J. WATT'S ONSTAGE TACKLE – ZAC BROWN BAND

It might not be football season yet, but Houston Texans' star defensive end J.J. Watt is already making impressive tackles. Watt was at a Zac Brown Band concert in Milwaukee on Sunday night (6/28) when a fan jumped onstage and started disrupting the concert. Watt's defensive instincts then kicked in and he rushed the fan, tackling him to the stage. After the fan was brought down, the crowd erupted in applause while J.J. stood above him and smoothly put on a pair of shades. Watt took to Twitter after the concert and said, "Nobody messes with @zacbrownband." The whole incident was captured on video and can be seen here.
 

THOMAS GETS TANGLED UP – THOMAS RHETT

Thomas Rhett has revealed the name and release date for his forthcoming sophomore album. The album will be titled Tangled Up and is set for a release on September 25. Rhett has been working on the album for two years now and he says the album, musically, pulls from all the things he's been inspired by during that time. To help celebrate his fans and bring them into the album process, Thomas is asking fans to help choose the disc's cover art. Four designs have been posted on ThomasRhett.com and the winning cover will be revealed in the coming weeks.
 

LYNCH SURPRISED WITH A PLATINUM PLAQUE – DUSTIN LYNCH

Dustin Lynch was surprised by the RIAA on Friday afternoon (6/26) with a Platinum plaque certifying one million in sales and streams for his #1 single “Where It’s At”. Lynch served as a special guest panelist alongside RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman and Broken Bow VP of Promotion Lee Adams for the first "RIAA Live" event of summer 2015 at its Washington D.C. headquarters. The audience was also treated to an acoustic performance by Lynch, including hits “Where It’s At,” “Cowboys And Angels” and latest “Hell Of A Night.” After Dustin'’s performance, Sherman stepped onstage to present him with an official RIAA-certified plaqu. Dustin said, "Big thanks to everyone at country radio that believed in this song and chapter 2 of my music!"

by Christal & Jeremy posted Jun 26 2015 9:40PM

Country music fans of all ages came to Jam Ranch outside Grand Junction, Colorado, last weekend for the 24th Annual Country Jam music festival. This year’s four-day festival was attended by approximately 80,000 fans thanks in part to headliners Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and The Band Perry, as well as performances by Billy Currington, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, Thompson Square, Frankie Ballard, Parmalee, and many others. Announcing one of the next year’s headliners during the current festival has become one of Country Jam’s annual traditions, and this year was no different. The festival announced that Brad Paisley was the first headliner secured for Country Jam 2016. The festival also featured some unforgettable moments. During his set, McGraw invited the audience to help him wish his wife, Faith Hill, a “happy anniversary,” since it was at Country Jam, in 1996, that he proposed to her.


TIDBITS 6/26

JENNIFER NETTLES has her own line of jewelry called American West. Some of it's available right now onQVC.com "In three easy payments!" But if you want to see her hawk the full line live, then tune into QVC on July 5th at 6:00 P.M. Eastern.


SALUTE TO CHRISTMAS GETS A TELLY – OAK RIDGE BOYS

The Oak Ridge Boy's one-hour Christmas special, A Salute To Christmas, has received a 2015 Telly Award for outstanding television production. The TV special brought attention to the work of The American Legion and its efforts to aid veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The special went hand and hand with Oak Ridge Boys' 25th annual "Christmas Night Out" tour. The Telly Awards honor local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, video and film productions, and web commercials, videos, and films.


TIDBITS 6/26

Warner Music Nashville hosted the second Pickin' On The Patio party on Wednesday (6/24), with Michael Ray making a special appearance to perform. With his new single "Kiss You In The Morning" nearing Top 10, Ray performed on the patio and also pulled double duty making his fourth appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage later that night.

by Christal & Jeremy posted Jun 25 2015 1:08PM

Carrie Underwood will return to sing the opening song for NBC's Sunday Night Football (SNF) during the NFL's 2015 season. Sunday Night Football announced the news on Twitter. This will be Carrie's third season singing the theme song "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," which kicks off NBC's weekly broadcast of Sunday Night Football throughout the NFL season. Fans can get their first glimpse of Carrie's return when the NFL season kicks off September 10 with a matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots.
 

BENTLEY'S TAKING OVER THE BIG APPLE – DIERKS BENTLEY

Dierks Bentley will be in New York City on Friday (6/26) to headline the first night of the inaugural FarmBorough Festival. But before Bentley hits the stage at The Big Apple's first-ever country music festival, he'll help kick off the weekend with a Central Park performance on Friday morning as part of Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Bentley will take the stage in Central Park at 7:00 AM ET for a four song set that will air on ABC. Additionally, Bentley will return to The City That Never Sleeps to be part of the star-studded lineup for NBC’s annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The two-hour special will air on July 4 at 8:00 PM ET on NBC.
 

ALL ACCESS OUTDOORS IS RETURNING – CRAIG MORGAN


Craig Morgan's lifelong love of the outdoors will be on display when he returns for the sixth season of his hit television show, Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors. The show's sixth season will premiere on Sunday, July 5 at 11 PM ET on the Outdoor Channel. The series has taken viewers along for the ride as Morgan embarked on his epic outdoor adventures, and this season is no different. The sixth season features Craig hitting the river to go king salmon fishing and rafting while on tour in Alaska, taking part in the annual Opry hunt with fellow country music stars and even an African safari. Aside from working on the TV series, Morgan has spent the last six months recording a new album. The first single is expected to release this summer with an album due in 2016.


TIDBITS 6/25

The episode of CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert will air this Saturday, June 27 at 10 PM ET on CMT. Filmed in Franklin, Tennessee, the episode will feature the two acts teaming up to perform hits such a Brantley's #1 single “Bottoms Up” and Skynyrd’s iconic hit “Simple Man.”

by Christal & Jeremy posted Jun 24 2015 1:36PM

Kacey Musgraves has announced dates for her new international tour, “The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue.” The tour kicks off in Atlanta on August 27 and will make several stops in the U.S. through the end of October. The tour will then jump across the pond for a series of shows in Europe, including several stops in the U.K. as well as concerts in Dublin, Ireland, Hamburg, Germany, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The tour wraps in Amsterdam on November 22 and is scheduled to hit a series of iconic venues along the way, including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, The Apollo Theatre in New York City, and London’s Royal Albert Hall. The tour announcement comes as Kacey’s sophomore album, Pageant Material, hits store shelves this week.
 

THERE WAS NEVER A RIFT – BROOKS AND DUNN

When Brooks and Dunn’s Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn split up and subsequently pursued their own solo careers, there was a lot of speculation that there was bad blood between them. But the duo – who reunited to kick of their Las Vegas residency with Reba last week – says those rumors are false, explaining the real reason why they went their separate ways. Ronnie told People, "There was never a rift. We (broke up) because we'd been doing it for over 20 years and felt like we'd accomplished everything that we could." Kix added, "We ran out of gas. We needed a break, you know."
 

CHASING RAINBOWS AWARD - DOLLY PARTON

Dolly Parton recently presented a Kansas teacher with the Chasing Rainbows Award. Dyane Smokorowski of Andover, Kansas was named the 14th recipient of the prestigious award, which honors someone who “has overcome great obstacles in his or her life, has captured the rainbow and is helping children.” The winner, an Instructional Technology Coach for Andover Public Schools, enjoyed a weekend trip to Dollywood where Dolly herself presented her with the award. Each year, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) honors one outstanding educator with this prestigious award. In 2002, Dolly became the first to receive this award from the NNSTOY for her commitment to nurturing children’s love of reading through her Imagination Library. Since then, Dolly has presented the award each year. Dyane’s name will be added to the award displayed in the Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood.
 

TIDBITS 6/24

The George, an open air restaurant and bar atop the George Jones Museum, will host a special, reserve-seat event, which will provide patrons the perfect view of both the Nashville’s July 4th fireworks display and the pre-show concert on the Riverfront Stage below. In addition to providing a great view, individuals who purchase a ticket will be treated to premium seating for the fireworks and a buffet dinner. Tickets are being sold on a first-come, first served basis, and quantities are limited. Purchase price is $200 per ticket.

by Christal & Jeremy posted Jun 23 2015 10:27AM

More than 53,000 fans packed historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday night (6/20) to see Kenny Chesney’s stadium show. Kenny played more than 24 songs for the record crowd and even had a few surprises up his sleeves. At one point during the show Grace Potter made a surprise appearance and Kenny told the crowd why her visit was so special that night. He said, “a couple days ago, I got to call Grace Potter and tell her not only are we playing Lambeau Field, we have a #1 record.” The two then launched into the week’s chart-topper “Wild Child” followed by their 2011 hit single “You And Tequila.” As the song was fading, a 5 -tiered cake was rolled out accompanied by a giant margarita. Kenny then led the audience in singing “Happy Birthday” to his duet partner.


ANOTHER STADIUM SELLOUT – LUKE BRYAN

Luke Bryan played three sold-out shows over the weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bonner Springs, Kansas, and the stop at Minneapolis’ TCF Stadium. Luke’s sold-out show in Minneapolis marks his sixth consecutive stadium sell out on “Kick The Dust Up Tour,” which continues this weekend with double night performances at Jiffy Lube Live. Then on Sunday (6/28), Bryan will finish off the weekend with a headlining performance at the FarmBorough Festival. FarmBorough will be The Big Apple’s first country music festival and will also feature headlining performances by Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley.
 

RICH PLANS TO OPEN RESTAURANT AND BAR IN NASHVILLE – JOHN RICH

John Rich has plans to expand on his Redneck Riviera lifestyle brand and open a similarly themed restaurant and bar in downtown Nashville. According to The Tennessean, Rich hopes to open the Redneck Riviera restaurant/bar in the Lower Broadway area of town in spring of 2016. The new restaurant and bar is part of Rich’s larger plan to open similar establishments in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Pensacola, Florida. Rich tells the publication that Redneck Riviera is really America's brand, saying, “It's for people that work hard and play harder and in that little phrase, you encapsulate Redneck Riviera.” As for the restaurant and bar, John describes it as a “more rural, rowdy version of Margaritaville.”
 

BUY ME A BUS – CHRIS JANSON

Chris Janson celebrated Father’s Day with a capacity crowd on Sunday (6/21) at Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colorado. But it wasn’t just the crowd that was at capacity on the special day; his bus was also getting pretty full. Janson’s kids were all there to spend the day with dad, lavishing him hand drawn pictures, as well as bacon and all the Mountain Dew he could drink. Chris said he couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Father’s Day. He shared, “Babies and bacon, plus getting to play music and tour the country make for the best Father’s Day ever.” Referencing his Top 25 single “Buy Me A Boat,” Janson also joked that he might need to change the song’s lyrics. He said, “It gets a little crowded with the band and kids all on one bus, but we’re blessed. Honestly nobody ever complains! But maybe instead of a boat we need to buy a bigger bus.”

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October 30, 2014..........Looking for a political figure........

1.  Aside from his political career, he also has his own radio show.

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