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Christal's Country News - Wednesday, April 2nd

by Christal Blue posted Apr 2 2014 9:01AM
Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney and his wife Tiffany Fallon are expecting their third child! The newest addition will join brother Jagger Donovan, 5, and sister Raquel Blue, 3, and will arrive sometime in late summer. Rooney's band mate, Jay DeMarcus, recently took to Twitter to congratulate his fellow Flatt on the big news. Jay tweeted, "Congrats to my brother @JoeDonRooney I'm proud to be an uncle again!!! Love you guys!!!"

Carrie Underwood will be among the special guests paying tribute to this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees at the annual ceremony. Underwood will be part of a musical tribute to this year's inductee Linda Ronstadt. Joining Carrie to pay tribute to Ronstadt will be Bonnie RaittStevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow. Linda will be formally inducted by Glenn Frey of the Eagles.  The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 10 and will premiere on HBO on May 31 at 9 PM ET.

Love And Theft's Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles are bringing the party to country radio with the release of their brand new single, "Night That You'll Never Forget." The song celebrates the surprisingly fun nights that memories are made of. Fans can join the party and be part of the "Night That You'll Never Forget" lyric video by posting their own party selfies to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #LnTselfies. The duo may have a night they'll never forget in Las Vegas on Sunday as they are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live Sunday night at 8 on CBS. In addition to the show, Stephen and Eric will also perform at the ACM Party For A Cause Festival on Saturday. (Photo Credit:

Songs are often recorded piecemeal.  Meaning, a musician or singer will go into the studio alone, or with a couple of other players . . . and then leave it to the tech people to put it all together later. A good example of that is "Highway Don't Care" with Tim McGrawTaylor Swift and Keith Urban.  Keith played guitar, but he didn't hear the final product until later.  He says, quote, "the first time I heard the whole thing completed was on the radio, and it sounded amazing."  The song is up for three ACMs:  Single Record of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year and Video of the Year.  Keith thinks it's funny he's being honored for such a short day's work, saying, "I've never been nominated so much for a guitar solo in my life."

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December 18, 2014.......Looking for a classic movie.....

1.  The original version of this movie came out in the mid-1940s.

2.  It was nominated for 4 Academy Awards and won 3 of them.

3.  The movie featured a child star who's career continued through her adulthood until she died in the early 80s under mysterious circumstances.

Answer:  Miracle On 34th Street

The film won Academy Awards for Best Actory in a Supporting Role (Edmund Gwenn), Best Writing Original Story and Best Writing, Screenplay.  It was also nominated for Best Picture, losing to "Gentlemam's Agreement".

Natalie Wood was the child star of the movie.  During the making of her last film, "Brainstorm", she drowned while on a weekend boat trip to Santa Catalina Island, California with her husband, Robert Wagner, actor Christopher Walken and the boat's captain, Dennis Davern.  Many facts surrounding her drowning are unknown because no one admitted seeing how she entered the water.
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