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Christal's Country News - Wednesday, June 11th

by Christal Blue posted Jun 11 2014 9:29AM

So much is coming out on Tim McGraw and his Oprah's Master Class interview, which aired on OWN over the weekend. McGraw opened up about his drinking, saying, "It got to the point where I knew I drank too much.”  Tim traces his problems with drinking back to his childhood when he found out his father was professional baseball player Tug McGraw.  Tim also shared when he decided to give up what he calls his "liquid courage." He said it was the night before the "Live Your Voice" tour started. After a night of ‘blow out drinking’ he flew to Florida and started the tour, and hasn’t had a drink since. (Photo Credit:

Country Weekly magazine kicked off the 2014 CMA Music Festival with the annual Country Weekly Kick-Off Party powered by NASH, which raised $17,000 for Musicians On Call (MOC). The party was held at the Mercy Lounge in downtown Nashville, and featured music from today’s hottest country stars - Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard and host, Chuck Wicks. All proceeds directly impact Musicians On Call’s ongoing efforts to bring the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.

The Tug McGraw Foundation held its 3rd Annual "Celebrity Sporting Clay Pro-Am" on June 3, 2014 at the Nashville Gun Club in Nashville, Tennessee. The event raised over $153,000 to improve the lives of military service members who have been affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A highlight of the event was attendance by 90-year old WWII veteran Henry Shaw who had just received his combat medals thanks from the help of Stand Down Nashville. Special dignitaries attending included members of the Tennessee National Guard. Other country music celebrities and song writers included Faith Hill, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Keith Anderson, Daryle Singletary, and the LoCash Cowboys, plus ESPN analyst John Kruk.

People Country features a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of Dustin Lynch’s new video for "Where It’s At," this week. Directed by 2014 ACM Award winner Shane Drake (who directed “Highway Don’t Care”), the music video gives fans a glimpse into the life of Dustin Lynch and his onscreen girlfriend. The official video for "Where It’s At" will world premiere today across Country Music Television on CMT, CMT Pure, CMT Artists App, and CMT Canada.

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

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