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by Denny & Christal posted Mar 27 2015 10:41AM

Miranda Lambert made one young double amputee's dream come true recently thanks to a generous prosthetic company. 9-year-old Kalyn Squires had to have both of her legs amputated when she was only eight months old due to a congenital birth defect. Kalyn's a big fan of Lambert's, and she recently got her wish when she met the singer at her concert in Biloxi, Mississippi. Hanger Prosthetic & Orthotics in Hattiesburg, Mississippi covered the expenses for the girl and her family to travel to the concert and have a meet and greet with Miranda. According to Kalyn's mother, Lambert gave the girl several autographed gifts and even signed her prosthetic leg. Kalyn's mother says her daughter is always thinking of others with physical differences, and even plans on becoming a prosthetic limb doctor, or a cosmetologist when she grows up. 

Shania Twain makes it clear that she'd like to see more women in the in the country music landscape. Shania tell Canada's Maclean's Magazine, "Balance is important. Whenever it goes too far in one direction, it just gets boring. It's very dominated by men right now." Twain would love to see more female country stars, but she also understands that women often have a hard time breaking through in the genre. Shania says, "Women have a lot to say but it takes a lot of courage to say it. Women are the greater risk-takers. When they step out of what's expected in this genre, they are really stepping in the line of fire."  

 

You may have heard the controversy around LITTLE BIG TOWN'S song "Girl Crush".  Some people are upset because they think it's about a girl crushing on another girl.  It's not, so KAREN FAIRCHILD decided to clear things up.  She said, quote, "The lyric of 'Girl Crush' is written in a kind of sexy way, so some people might want to turn it off when they get to the 'I wanna taste your lips', and all that.  "But once they get to the hook then they go, 'Oh, it turns.'  It's about a girl saying 'Why do you love her and not me?'  And that's what makes it.  You gotta lean in a little bit."   One more thing:  The "Washington Post" asked Karen for her take on the controversy surrounding the song.  She's surprised, and disappointed.  She said, quote, "That's just shocking to me, the close-mindedness of that, when that's just not what the song was about . . . but what if it were?  

 

CHASE BRYANT doesn't think he's ambidextrous, but I do.  And after you hear him explain how he does stuff, you may agree.  He says, quote,"I play right-handed guitar, left-handed.  I'm a right-handed person, predominantly.  But I play guitar left-handed and upside down.  I write, throw a ball, bat, eat, and do most things right-handed, but when it comes to hunting, fishing and playing guitar I'm left-handed." 

 

by Denny & Christal posted Mar 25 2015 8:25AM

Brad Paisley's been known his humorous songs and hilarious pranks out on tour, and now he'll be lending his witty ways to a night of stand-up comedy in Nashville. Paisley will host one of the nights during the weeklong Wild West Comedy Festival when it rolls into several different venues in Music City April 14 through the 19. Paisley will host the show on Thursday, April 16.  As host, Paisley will introduce and interact with each of the scheduled comedians.  Some of the comedians slated to take the stage during the festival include Kevin Hart, Lewis Black, Frank Caliendo, Joel McHale, and many more.  

 

Carrie Underwood is one of the many celebrities and strangers who reached out to 13-year-old Canadian Odin Camus after no one RSVP'd to his birthday party invitation. According to CBC News, Odin's mother, Melissa, went online after no one responded to the invitation and asked if anyone wanted to a come to a local bowling alley in Peterborough, Ontario, for his party on Friday. Melissa says there were dozens of people who came out for Odin's party at the bowling alley and thousands of birthday wishes that came in from all over the world. Carrie was one of the many celebrities who sent birthday wishes to the teenager, who has Asperger's syndrome and "struggles with bullying." Underwood tweeted, "Heard about a sweet boy named Odin & his birthday. Really proud of Peterborough for making it special! Happy birthday, buddy! #odinbirthday" Odin also got messages from actor Elijah Wood, actress Molly Ringwald and all of Toronto's professional sports teams. 

 

Craig Campbell is again bringing attention to colorectal cancer during his annual cornhole challenge. The 3rd Annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge will kick off March 29 at Centennial Park in Nashville and will feature appearances by artists including Jerrod Niemann, Charlie Worsham and Lindsay Ell. During the event, the artists will be paired with fans who have bid online for the opportunity to play, with all proceeds going towards Fight CRC. The event will also include a parade, family-friendly activities and a concert featuring performances by Campbell and more.  Colorectal cancer is close to Campbell's heart, as his father was diagnosed with the disease when he was only 11-years-old, and passed away within a year. Last year's event raised more than $17,000 for the cause.  

Dierks Bentley will join Nashville TV stars Connie Britton, Lennon and Maisy Stella and Charles Esten, along with Amy Grant at the "Nashville for Africa" benefit concert on Sunday (March 29th). All funds raised from this 30th anniversary show of the African Children’s Choir, will go to the Choir and their education programs. 

 

by Denny & Christal posted Mar 23 2015 9:24AM

It's official! Jason Aldean and his fiancé Brittney Kerr are now married. The couple tied the knot on Saturday (3/21) in an evening ceremony in Mexico. Aldean said in an exclusive statement to US Weekly, "This is the best day ever – I’ve got my girl here, my friends, my family – it’s the best day ever!" Brittney added, "Today has been the best day of my life. I feel like the luckiest woman to have been able to marry my best friend." The couple was surrounded by family and friends including Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson and Aldean’s daughters, Keeley, 12, and Kendyl, 7, from his previous marriage. 

 

After selling out two nights at Fenway Park in Boston for the second year in a row, Zac Brown Band has made history by adding a third night at the baseball stadium in August. With this added show, the band will be the first artist ever to perform a three-show run at the iconic ball park. The shows are part of ZBB's North American stadium tour, which kicks off at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on May 1. The tour will run through September and will feature the band headlining shows at Chicago's Wrigley Field and New York City's Citi Field and Coors Field in Denver. When the tour reaches Denver in July, Zac Brown Band will become the first band to ever play the city's Coors Field. Zac Brown Band will be appearing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!  tonight (3/23) to perform music from their upcoming album Jekyll + Hyde.  

 

 

What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than by planting a signature Miranda Lambert rose in your garden. Certified Roses, a leading rose producer and wholesaler, has announced that they will be selling the special Miranda Lambert Rose. The flower is described as a hot pink Hybrid Tea rose with huge blossoms and a "phenomenal" fragrance. But don't expect to get these hot pink perennials poppin' anytime soon; the Miranda Lambert Rose won't be available until early 2016. To make this announcement even sweeter, Certified Roses will be donating a percentage of sales to Lambert's MuttNation Foundation.  


Reba
 has teamed up with her makeup artist Brett Freedman to launch the Reba Beauty cosmetics line on April 7. Freedman took to Instagram recently to announce the makeup line and revealed that its first product will be a lipstick color called "Reba Deluxstick." After the lipstick is released, Brett says to expect more products to roll out over the next year. Reba Beauty will be available on Reba.com and Amazon. Reba already has a line of clothing and home-goods that's available at Dillard's stores nationwide and her website. 

by Denny & Christal posted Mar 20 2015 9:08AM
Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on March 15 by renewing their vows at a special ceremony. Kimberly said that she wore a wedding dress for the occasion, but it had some unintended flash to it. She said, "You could see my pink panties underneath it,” before adding, “One of my best friend’s went and bought it for me. It was a surprise, I didn’t know we were doing it." But aside from her showy undergarment, the evening stayed pretty tame. Williams-Paisley said, “Well, we’re parents now. So the night ended with a nice bedtime story.”
Randy Houser has launched a new web series this week called House Band TV. The series’ will include behind-the-scenes footage of Randy and his crew as they tour the country, hit the studio and more. In the first episode, Houser pays tribute to the cowboys and cowgirls who inspired his hit “Like A Cowboy.” A cowboy’s life is always on the move, much like Randy’s life when he’s out on the road. A new episode of House Band TV will debut every other Thursday at noon ET, and can be seen at Houser's YouTube channel or by following him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
 
After becoming his 14th consecutive number one single, Blake Shelton’s “Lonely Tonight” has now officially been certified Gold. The song becomes Blake’s 18th gold-certified single to date, which includes all of his 14 consecutive #1’s. “Lonely Tonight” is the second chart-topping single from his latest album Bringing Back The Sunshine, which was released in September. The song, which is a duet with Ashley Monroe, is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year at the upcoming 50th Academy of Country Music Awards next month. Shelton will return to co-host the annual ceremony with Luke Bryan at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on April 19.
Aaron Tippin appeared on Wednesday morning's edition of Fox & Friends on FOX News to demonstrate his road workout routine and show how he stays fit while on tour. While on the show, the 56-year-old singer proved that it’s possible stay in shape at any age. Tippin is currently celebrating his 25th year in the business and recently released his commemorative album, Aaron Tippin 25.
 
by Denny & Christal posted Mar 18 2015 11:02AM

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler may have a country album on the way! Billboard reports that Tyler has already moved to Nashville and has started working with local songwriters. Sources tell the publication that the Steven is expected to sign with Big Machine Label Group within the next few weeks, and that he's already working on a country album. Billboard says Steven's country album could be released as early as November, but it's more likely that it would hit shelves in 2016. Tyler has worked with country artists before, teaming up with Carrie Underwood in 2012 for episode of CMT Crossroads 

 

ACM Lifting Lives has announced that The Band Perry will be taking part in the ACM Lifting Lives "One Night, Two Cities, All Music" Gala on April 17 at the Omni Dallas and Fort Worth Zoo. The Omni Dallas Hotel gala will be headlined by Lady Antebellum and will include a special performance by Hunter Hayes. Keith Urban will be the headliner at the Fort Worth Zoo, with Little Big Town also on hand to perform at the show.  The funds raised from the gala will be donated to several Texas-based organizations. The gala will take place just days before the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on April 19 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS. 

Garth Brooks is headed to Omaha, Nebraska with his massive world tour. Garth has just announced his first shows in the Cornhusker State in 17 years. The two concerts will take place on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at CenturyLink Center Omaha. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday, March 27 at 11:00 AM ET. The Nebraska shows are just the latest dates added to The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood that's been setting ticket sales records across the country.  

Some of Sony Music Nashville's top acts will be in Jamaica this Memorial Day weekend to perform at the Boots on the Beach Vacation from May 22-26. The beach vacation will take place at Sandals Resorts in Ocho Rios and will feature headlining performances by Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann and Tyler Farr. Vacationers will be treated to a performance-filled welcome reception, pool parties, and live acoustic jam sessions. Sandals Resorts International and Boots on the Beach will also be recognizing Memorial Day's true significance by supporting a great cause known as The Boot Campaign, which raises awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service. Proceeds from Boots on the Beach Vacation at Sandals Resorts will help provide assistance to military personnel, and their families.  

 

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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.

3.  He recently came under some fire after making controversial remarks about the Ferguson, Missouri incident.

Answer:  Pharrell Williams

In July, 2010, William's composed the soundtrack to the movie "Despicable Me".

Regarding the Ferguson,Missouri incident, Williams told Ebony Magazine that Michael Brown's actions inside a convenience store, and caught on video, show a teenager without respect for authority.

 
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