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by Christal Blue posted Jul 11 2014 9:00AM
Garth Brooks' big announcement yesterday afternoon was what most people expected that he's going to announce the first date of his "World Tour" next week and that he has signed a new record deal with Sony Music for a new album to be out quite soon and a single Garth hinted at going out at the end of this month. Under the new worldwide deal with Sony, Brooks will put out a new solo album on or about Black Friday in November through his own Pearl imprint in conjunction with Sony Music's RCA Nashville. Also, for the first time ever, Garth's catalogue of music and as well as the new studio album will be available digitally, exclusively through his website at www.GarthBrooks.com, beginning with catalogue content in the next few weeks. (Photo Credit: www.savingcountrymusic.com )

Craig Morgan has been named the national celebrity spokesperson for The Spirit of Blue Foundation. Craig says, "Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each and every day to keep us safe. I'm honored to be joining Spirit of Blue to help bring attention to their sacrifices and how we can help protect our men and women in blue." In that capacity, Morgan will appear in a new public service announcement, perform and speak at select events across the country and will spread the word about Spirit of Blue's work as he tours.

Carrie Underwood's The Sound of Music Live! and Blake Shelton's show, NBC's The Voice, are both up for Emmy Awards. The Sound of Music Live! is up for Outstanding Special Class Program, while The Voice is a finalist for Outstanding Reality-Competition Show. The Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Monday, August 25. NBC will air the ceremony live from coast to coast.

Country music songwriter Dallas Davidson was arrested in Nashville early Thursday after police were called to the Tin Roof restaurant/bar about a person "trying to fight everyone," according to a Metro Police report. When officers arrived, they found Davidson in front of the Tin Roof yelling obscenities and uttering racial and homophobic slurs. Davidson faces charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He was released on his own recognizance. Davidson's credits include Luke Bryan's "That's My Kind Of Night," Lady Antebellum's "We Owned the Night" and Blake Shelton's "All About Tonight." He's also appeared on TNT's Private Lives of Nashville Wives.
by Christal Blue posted Jul 10 2014 9:23AM
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by Christal Blue posted Jul 10 2014 9:10AM
Well the story of Garth Brooks' five Ireland concerts being cancelled is back again and there's actually hope that Brooks will indeed travel to Dublin with show plans at the end of this month. Garth wrote in a letter to the promoter that was published yesterday in the Irish Independent. Brooks said, "Our guys are still en route and if there is any chance that the five planned concerts can be salvaged and nobody is being let down then we can proceed as planned until the refunds begin. If you think that for any reason that the 'powers that be' in Ireland can fix this, then I will faithfully go to the last second." Meanwhile, Ticketmaster has brought in extra staff to handle the unprecedentedly large refund process which will begin on Monday.

Carrie Underwood is set to headline the third annual Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park on September 27. The concert will actually air live on MSNBC and msnbc.com beginning at 4pm ET that day and will be seen as a one-hour special on NBC-TV at 9 that same night. Other big names on the bill include Jay Z, No Doubt, fun., The Roots and Tiësto.

Rascal Flatts has cancelled the concert tonight scheduled in Oklahoma City due to an undisclosed illness of lead singer Gary LeVox. The band posted the news on Twitter and on their website saying an illness is affecting LeVox's vocal chords. Sheryl Crow and Gloriana were the opening acts scheduled for the date at OKC Downtown Airpark. No makeup date was announced. As of now, concerts planned for Austin and Dallas, Texas are still on schedule. (Photo Credit: www.tasteofcountry.com )

Miranda Lambert's compassion for animals and rescuing then goes pretty deep. As Lambert shared recently with The Huffington Post, she went out for a cherry limeade and came back with a new family member, "I found one of 'em at Sonic. Her name's Delta Dawn. Went to get a cherry limeade and came back with a dog. One was literally on the side of the road, starving. They're precious." While she loves picking up strays Miranda admits she's at her limit with six dogs at home.
by Christal Blue posted Jul 8 2014 12:35PM

Garth Brooks' fans have been waiting for an announcement that would happen on 7/7, which was yesterday, but to their disappointment it looks like they will be waiting until Thursday, when Brooks says he will hold a streaming press conference to let it all out of the bag. Speculation is still that he's announcing dates for a World Tour sometime this year. The press conference will play out at 12 PM ET at www.garthbrooks.com.

Meanwhile, Garth released a statement over the weekend about the two canceled Dublin, Ireland concerts saying, "I have faith that [the] Dublin City Council will make the best decision for the people of Ireland. For us, it is five shows or none at all. To choose which shows to do and which shows not to do, would be like asking to choose one child over another." City chiefs held an emergency meeting and even attempted to rebook the two canceled shows at another location – a move promoters say is logistically impossible since staging and lights were designed for the dimensions at Croke Park.

Blake Shelton often tells his story in tweets when he's blasting the tabloids for all the fiction they tell about he and his wife Miranda Lambert and when things are good, Blake also shares via Twitter. Such was the case yesterday when Shelton tweeted out, "Finishing up my last album in the next couple weeks." Not sure what he means by "last" but I'm sure he's only getting started when it comes to rolling out new music to fans. No word on when the new project is set for release.

Jake Owen brought the ultimate beach party to a new level this week with his gold certified "Beachin'" landing at the number one spot on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts. The song marks Jake's fifth number one single at Country radio and fastest selling hit to date. "Beachin'" is from Owen's latest album Days Of Gold. Jake recently scored his first Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice Male Country Artist. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once a day via www.teenchoiceawards.com with results airing August 10 at 8P ET on FOX. (Photo Credit: www.tasteofcountry.com )

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by Christal Blue posted Jul 7 2014 11:33AM
Two of Garth Brooks' five concerts scheduled in Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland scheduled for July 25-29 have been cancelled after the city issued a license for no more than three. Meanwhile, Garth himself is expected to make a big announcement today as his website read: "The wait is over ... 7/7." Speculation is flying all over the internet that he will announce a U.S. tour after he said in December that in 2014 he hopes to announce plans for a three-year tour. (Photo Credit: www.garthbrooks.com )

Lady Antebellum are featured in a new fun ad campaign called "Put Your Spin on It" for Samsung's Milk Music streaming service. It launched over the Fourth of July weekend, and it features the trio along with John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Chromea, Cold War Kids and more, taking over a life-sized dial of different musical genres. As the dial lands on each genre, a section lights up and the featured artist is shown performing one of their songs.

Orange bird cutouts in the shape of Dierks Bentley's Riser logo were spotted on several Nashville lawns Sunday night. The "flockings" are part of Dierks' "Riser Bird Movement" to announce his ninth annual Miles & Music for Kids event September 28 in Nashville. Fans can "follow the flock" by following Dierks' social media accounts and searching #riser and #flockit. To get in on the act yourself, keep an eye on Dierks.com in the coming days. All proceeds from the Riser Bird Movement go to the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Taylor Swift has been pretty active on Twitter and Instagram after her fun July 4th weekend with friends. Swift often posts one-on-one pictures with her famous BFFs like Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss and Sarah Hyland, but it's rare to see all of Taylor's friends together. That is, until she tweeted what she called a "family portrait" of all of them together yesterday morning. The picture featured Lena Dunham, Emma Stone, Jaime King, Ingrid Michaelson and Jessica Szohr crowded around her in a giant group hug.

by Christal Blue posted Jul 1 2014 9:42AM
Blake Shelton has broken his own record and made history once again with his 12th consecutive number one single "My Eyes," featuring Gwen Sebastian. Marking the most consecutive number ones in monitored country airplay history, "My Eyes" is his 17th number one overall and fifth single off his Grammy-nominated album Based on a True Story.... Shelton made history earlier this year when "Doin' What She Likes," originally broke the record, as his 11th number one single in a row. "My Eyes," one of Shelton's fastest rising singles to date, raced to the top of the chart in only 11 weeks.

Dolly Parton realized a dream this week with her performance at England's Glastonbury Festival, one of the biggest events on the summer calendar. Parton's first performance there was a big success playing for a crowd estimated at 150,000 people. Dolly was honored prior to her performance with a plaque commemorating sales in excess of 100 million. She said, "I've been so busy making records for the past several decades, I didn't realize I had racked up so many sales."

Jon Pardi told a Pennsylvania radio station this week about a stabbing incident that happened to him when he was 18. He shared, "There's a seven inch scar across my stomach. I just got in a fight, and I ended up getting him, and he pulled out a knife … I got (stabbed) three times in the stomach, and two little slashes on my arms." Pardi says that his attacker got four months in jail after being convicted of a felony, but his emotional and physical healing took much longer. Jon later wrote a song inspired by the incident called "What I Can't Put Down," which will be his new single.

Miranda Lambert hosted a sock hop party in Nashville Monday night to celebrate her latest #1 hit, "Automatic." Miranda dressed in a '50s theme, wearing a pink, vintage dress and sporting a shorter, shoulder-length hairstyle. During the presentation, Miranda shared the stage with her "Automatic" co-writers, Natalie Hemby and Nicolle Galyon, and thanked all the people who helped her take the song to #1. Next up, Miranda hits the road on her Platinum tour next month. She posted an artist rendering of her elaborate new stage set on Instagram Monday. (Photo Credit: www.twitter.com/mirandalambert )
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July 11, 2014........Looking for something we eat.......

1.  It came from Europe in the 1800s.

2.  At that time, creating this food was expensive and labor-intensive and generally not available to the average person.

3.  Ironically, some dentists were instrumental in inventing machinery making this food more readily available to the average person.

Answer:  Cotton Candy

Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by the dentist William Morrison.  Joseph Lascaux, a dentist from New Orleans invented a similar cotton candy machine in 1921.
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