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by Christal & Jeremy posted Jul 7 2015 11:37AM

ABC's Good Morning America announced the airdate for The 49th Annual CMA Awards on Friday (7/3), and additionally revealed that Steven Tyler will appear September 9 to announce the final nominees from multiple categories live on that morning's broadcast. The 49th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 4 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. The balloting for the show has also begun, with the first ballot and instructions being emailed to CMA members yesterday (7/6). The 2015 CMA Awards nominees are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, with the winners being selected in a final round of voting by eligible voting members. The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced in early September. The eligibility period for this year's awards show is July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

KILL THE LIGHTS TRACK LISTING REVEALED – LUKE BRYAN

Luke Bryan has revealed the track listing to his much-anticipated fifth studio album, Kill The Lights. Bryan shared the album details with USA Today, revealing the titles for the album's 13 tracks as well as the three bonus tracks on the exclusive deluxe edition. The exclusive deluxe edition will be available to fans who pre-order the album at Target.com. The album also features collaboration with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild. The songwriters on the upcoming album were also shared, revealing that Luke co-wrote six of the 13 songs including the title track as well as all three of the bonus tracks. Luke will be celebrating his August 7 release of the new album with a performance on ABC's Good Morning America as part of their 2015 Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

HUNTER MAKES A LOCAL MUSICIAN'S DAY – HUNTER HAYES

Hunter Hayes made a fellow musician's day over the weekend when noticed him performing his hit song "Wanted" at a local restaurant in Washington D.C. Local Maryland musician Sheen Righter was performing the tune at Bidwell Restaurant in the nation's capital on Saturday (7/4), and Hunter just happened to be eating lunch at that very establishment. When Hayes heard Righter's rendition, he immediately started filming the performance and even joined the young musician to sing the song's chorus. Hayes soon uploaded a video of the whole thing on his Facebook page and added the caption, "This dude is killing it!!" Following Hunter's impromptu performance, he headed to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to perform on PBS' 35th annual "A Capital Fourth" celebration. The video of Hayes' spontaneous restaurant performance has gone viral with nearly 800,000 views so far.

OD GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE – OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion will premiere the new video for their latest single "Break Up With Him" via CMT on Wednesday (7/8). The clip is Old Dominion's first-ever major label music video, and they've given fans a preview of what's to come in a trailer for the upcoming video. The teaser clip is set up like a movie trailer and reveals that the video is actually a parody of the popular 1980's film Back to the Future. The group's Matthew Ramsey tells Country Weekly that they came up with the idea for the Back to the Future video concept when they were on a recent cross country trip from West Virginia to San Francisco. "Break Up With Him" appears on Old Dominion's forthcoming debut studio album set to release in late 2015.

by Christal & Jeremy posted Jul 6 2015 10:34AM

Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard is a married man! Hubbard got hitched last week to Hayley Stommel in the resort city of Sun Valley, Idaho. According to People, the couple got married on Wednesday evening (7/1) at the scenic Trail Creek Cabin on the two-year anniversary of their first kiss. The bride walked down the aisle to her friend Sarah Buxton singing John Legend's "All of Me," and the couple's golden retriever, Harley, served as ring bearer. Harley even wore a bow tie for the occasion! The groom was dressed head-to-toe in white, while the bride wore a beautiful lace Monique Lhuillier gown with a low back. After the ceremony, the 150 wedding guests dined on steak and salmon before heading into a tent for some dancing. The newlyweds will honeymoon in Turks and Caicos before FGL returns to the road for shows this week. Tyler proposed to Hayley in September of 2014 during a helicopter ride around his property.

CHASE SURPRISES A SPECIAL FAN – CHASE BRYANT

Chase Bryant has a pretty busy schedule, but he recently made some time to surprise one of his biggest – and youngest – fans. While at his June 26 show at Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, Bryant met with Braylon, a 3-year-old fan who knows every word to his songs. Chase wanted to meet Braylon after he watched the 3-year-old's adorable cover of his Top 10 hit "Take It On Back" on YouTube. Bryant invited Braylon and his mom, dad and grandmother out to his show at Country Fest, where he got to hang out with the family backstage. The festival promoters captured some of the moments from that surprise on film. The video shows Chase surprising Braylon in a field where some of the tour buses are parked, with Bryant even strumming his hit Take It On Back" on a pint-sized acoustic guitar.

NETTLES' NEW JEWELRY LINE – JENNIFER NETTLES

Jennifer Nettles has unveiled a new line of jewelry that embodies the landscape, legend and lifestyle of the American West. The American West Jewelry line includes several boho-chic style pieces that feature combinations of sterling silver, brass, leather and suede and gemstones. The American West Jewelry line debuted with QVC over the weekend, with items such as bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings going on sale. She says the jewelry has a cool, vintage vibe to it, adding, "It's all about fun and how you feel whenever you wear it." The American West Jewelry line is available here. Jennifer said of the line on Facebook, "Diamonds (and turquoise) are a girl's best friend!"

CARRIE RAPS "SEE YOU AGAIN" MASH-UP – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Carrie Underwoodrecently put a new spin on her song "See You Again." During her recent headlining appearance at the Big Barrel Country Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, Carrie sang a new version of her hit single by adding some verses from a Wiz Khalifa song -- also titled "See You Again." Carrie performed the mash-up halfway through her set, before launching into Khalifa's rapped verse. A fan in the audience caught the unique performance on video and posted it on YouTube. This isn't the first time Carrie has shown off her rapping skills. Last month, Underwood appeared backstage at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville and gave a spot-on performance of the theme song from '90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air for Mashable.

by Christal & Jeremy posted Jul 2 2015 10:50AM

Reba and her husband Narvel Blackstock have sold their Beverly Hills estate for $22.5 million, according to Variety. The property sits on 1.8 acres of land and is located in the star-studded Beverly Park enclave neighborhood. The six bedrooms, seven bathrooms home boasts 9,000 square foot of space and features a den/billiards room, an eat-in kitchen and a family room with wet-bar built inside. Outside the lavish abode sits a lighted tennis court and even a guitar-shaped swimming pool. There is also a secondary structure that adds additional 2,000-square-feet of finished space, including a lounge and dining area, a bar and another kitchen complete with an indoor barbecue. According to the report, Reba bought the home in 2003 for the low, low price of $9 million. Reba and her husband currently live in an 11,671 square foot home just outside of Nashville in Gallatin, Tennessee

WORLD KISS DAY – MICHAEL RAY

What better way to celebrate World Kiss Day on July 6 than with Michael Ray's hit debut single "Kiss You In The Morning," which climbs into the chart's Top 10 this week. World Kiss Day was created to remind people about the simple pleasure of a kiss, and Michael is glad to provide such a fitting song to pucker up to. Ray jokes, "I am so glad that they made a holiday called World Kiss Day named after my song 'Kiss You in the Morning!" Michael also realized a lifelong dream of playing the Grand Ole Opry when he made his debut there this past May. He has been invited back three more times since, totaling four appearances in only five weeks.

KACEY MUSGRAVES HAS NO BEEF WITH TAYLOR SWIFT

KACEY MUSGRAVES shot down the rumor that she has some kind of a beef with TAYLOR SWIFT. It started from a lyric in her song "Good Ol' Boys Club", which is on her "Pageant Material" album. Here's the lyric: "Another gear in a big machine don't sound like fun to me." Taylor is, arguably, the biggest client of Big Machine Label Group. Her dad even bought into it. So if you add that up you can create controversy. TheBoot.com tried to get mileage out of it with this Tweet: "What's up with all this stuff about @KaceyMusgraves making a @TaylorSwift13 dis track?" They included a link to an article stating their case. Kacey saw the Tweet and posted this one word response: "Stop." It was followed with a raised hand EMOJI and a link to the same article.

LUKE BRYAN WOULD LOVE TO DO A SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW


LUKE BRYAN has been selling records, filling stadiums, and collecting awards for quite awhile, but that doesn't mean he's checked off every single item on his career wish list. He tells "Rolling Stone", quote, "I would say that if I had the opportunity to do a Super Bowl halftime show, that would be crazy. Other than that I think what is at the top of my bucket list is just enjoyment of this career." They also talked about him being named "People's" Sexiest Man in Country Music last year. He admitted that was interesting because he's not exactly ripped . . . or trying to be. Quote, "I've never been a gym rat. I just get up there and do what I do, [but] it's flattering to have that happen."


by Christal & Jeremy posted Jul 1 2015 10:35AM
Jake Owen has been going out of his way to prove he's a regular guy. Yes, like the Waffle House-loving dude back in his song "Real Life." But there's one bit of reality that he's been holding back… until now. He told "Country Weekly" that he and his wife Lacey have been going through a rough patch. Quote, "My wife and I, for the last few month, have been having a hard time and struggling with communication, and literally talking about divorce." Jake and Lacey have been married a little over three years.


KENNY CHESNEY DOES HIS PART TO HELP FLORIDA REEF LIFE

Kenny Chesney has been donating proceeds from his line of Costa Del Mar Sunglasses to the Coastal Conservation Association. Some of the funds that helped build a couple of man-made reefs in Jacksonville, Florida that are now "thriving with life."


BRANTLEY GILBERT GOT MARRIED OVER THE WEEKEND

Brantley Gilbert got married over the weekend to his fiancée Amber Cochran. She's the one he was singing about in his hit "More Than Miles" … and he says she's been the subject in, quote, "most of my songs." And unless something went terribly wrong, he gorged on delicious macaroni and cheese at the reception, which was held at his house in Georgia.


LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCED THE DATES OF HIS 7TH ANNUAL FARM TOUR

Luke Bryan's Seventh Annual Farm Tour kicks off September 30th in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It'll hit a total of eight cities when it wraps October 10th in Valdosta, Georgia. Proceeds go to college scholarships for teens in farming families. You can find out more at LukeBryan.com.


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!"

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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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