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Christal's Country News - Tuesday, April 1st

by Christal Blue posted Apr 1 2014 9:13AM
Blake Shelton and Shakira will take the stage to perform together during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. The two fellow coaches from The Voice will team up to perform their duet titled "Medicine," which appears on Shakira's recently released self-titled album. Blake and Luke Bryan will co-host the ceremony, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS. Additional acts and presenters will be announced this week.
Brad Paisley has been a guest star on a few episodes of ABC's Nashville, and now the singer is slated to make another appearance on a hit television series. Paisley will appear on an episode of the CBS' comedy series The Crazy Ones, which stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Paisley portrays himself in the upcoming episode, which is titled "Danny Chase Hates Brad Paisley." In the episode, the show's advertising team tries to get Paisley to record a jingle after one of the characters over promises on a pitch. The episode of The Crazy Ones featuring Brad will air on April 3 at 9:30 PM ET on CBS.

The lineup for next year's Country Music Cruise has been revealed, with some pretty big acts hitting the high seas for this 7 night excursion that takes place January 18-25 of 2015. The event will be headlined by Martina McBride, with additional performances by Charley PrideLarry Gatlin & The Gatlin BrothersLorrie MorganJohn Anderson, Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley, Restless Heart and more. The cruise departs from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and will travel to The Bahamas and U.S. Virgin Islands, making stops at Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and more. The cruise will take place aboard Holland America's Eurodam ship with around-the-clock music and activities available for all who set sail.

The stars of the ABC's TV series Nashville only portray the lives of country artists on the show, and now they'll actually be living that life out on the road. The first-ever "Nashville Concert Tour" has just been announced, with series stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Chris Carmack taking the stage this spring at tour stops in Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York City. The tour will kick off on April 25 at Joe's Bar in Chicago before making stops in D.C on May 4 and NYC on May 6. Will Chase is also slated to join his cast mates for the New York concert only. Big Machine Records, ABC Studios and Lionsgate have previously released three Music of Nashville soundtracks of all original music, with the fourth soundtrack slated to hit store shelves on May 6. Collectively, the previous albums have sold more than 3 million tracks. (Photo Credit:

04/01/2014 9:13AM
Christal's Country News - Tuesday, April 1st
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December 10, 2014...........Looking for a singer/songwriter/musician.....

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

2.  A few years ago, he wrote the soundtrack to a popular animated film.

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