Christal's Country News - Friday, April 25th
by Christal Blue
posted Apr 25 2014 9:25AM
TIME magazine has named Carrie Underwood to the TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The TIME 100 recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world's most influential individuals who are using their ideas, visions and actions to transform the world. Carrie's longtime friend Brad Paisley serves as the guest writer for her profile in this year's issue. The full list and related tributes appear in the May 5 issue of TIME, which is available on newsstands and tablets today.
Kenny Rogers was one of last year's inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, so it's only fitting that the legendary singer will be featured in a new exhibit coming to the Hall's museum later this year. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will pay tribute to Rogers with the cameo exhibition "Kenny Rogers: Through the Years," which opens in the museum's East Gallery on August 15, and runs through June 14, 2015. The biographical exhibit will chronicle the life and career of Kenny, who has charted a single in each of the last seven decades—including 21 number one country hits on Billboard. Rogers has also sold more than 100 million records worldwide and has one diamond album, 19 platinum albums, and 31 gold albums.
On Tuesday, the members of Rascal Flatts visited the young patients and their families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Nashville to help brighten their day. The trio performed the songs "Fast Cars and Freedom," "My Wish," and "Rewind," and later posed for pictures with every family in attendance. Over the last decade, Rascal Flatts has donated more than $3 million to the hospital and they continue to support the program. Now, the trio has their sights set on raising money to fund research on premature babies.
VINCE GILL was asked what he's been listening to NOW. His answer may surprise you. Or not. He said, quote, "You're going to think I'm lying, but I listen to hip-hop. I listen to jazz. I listen to sports radio. I listen to comedy. I love the thought of hearing something I haven't heard before. That's still magical to me, to find something I haven't heard before and be inspired by it." Vince refuses to close himself off from any kind of music. Quote, "I occasionally turn on one of those pop stations and go, 'What are the kids listening to? Let me hear this KATY PERRY stuff and see why it’s so cool. Any kind of artistry can be great, and at the end of the day you realize historically that all the things that were sustained had longevity because of great songs." (Photo Credit: www.countryboss.com)