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Christal's Country News - Thursday, February 27th

by Christal Blue posted Feb 27 2014 9:22AM

Move over Angry Birds; there's a new bird on the block. Dierks Bentley has created an interactive game in support of his brand new album Riser. The game is called Riser Bird and is based around the thunderbird image that represents the album project. Fans playing the game can preview the new music throughout the bird's journey as they try to conquer each level. Gamers can share their high scores and enter to win the grand prize trip to attend an upcoming "Riser Tour" rehearsal. Five additional fans will also win autographed copies of the new album. Riser Bird can be played by logging on to (Photo Credit:

Even after several acts backed out of their planned performances at SeaWorld following concerns about the mistreatment of animals there, Scotty McCreery still plans on performing at the marine park. The acts cancelled their scheduled performances at SeaWorld after the release of a documentary titled Blackfish, which alleges that Orcas have been mistreated and abused in captivity. Scotty is scheduled to perform at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida on March 1, and he recently said there’s two sides to every story, he’s done his research and decided not to cancel. Some of the acts that have cancelled their scheduled performances at SeaWorld in recent months include Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, and Martina McBride. Scotty's performance at SeaWorld will be part of the park's "Bands, Brews & BBQ" concert series.

Dierks Bentley will join forces pop rock band OneRepublic for the latest installment of CMT Crossroads. During the one-hour special, the two acts will perform unique mashups of OneRepublic hits like "Counting Stars" and "Good Life" and Bentley favorites such as "I Hold On" and "Up On The Ridge." This CMT Crossroads performance will mark the first meeting and collaboration between the two. CMT Crossroads: OneRepublic and Dierks Bentley will air on March 21 at 10:00 PM.

Martina McBride has delighted fans' ears with her music for years, and now she'll satisfy their taste buds as well. She has announced that she'll release her first cook book titled Around The Table on October 7 of this year. In the fully illustrated book, Martina will share her mouthwatering recipes and give tips and tricks on how to make a great meal. The book will also come complete with practical menu planning advice and décor inspiration. Between being a mother of three and a recording artist, Martina understands how busy things can get when mealtime comes around. That's why she's made sure that every recipe in this book is fuss free and simple to follow.

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1.  This Virginia boy is not country and has won numerous Grammy Awards.

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