Nashville News - Monday, January 27th
by Christal Blue
posted Jan 27 2014 9:27AM
Country music had a great presence at last night's 56TH Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles where Kacey Musgraves took home two Grammy trophies for Best Country Song of the Year and Best Country Album of the Year for her project Same Park, Different Trailer. Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Musgraves and Kris Kristofferson where among the country stars performing at the live show.
Miranda Lambert has now spread her love of animals to all 50 states. Lambert's MuttNation Foundation has announced their "Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters" initiative, which finds the most deserving animal shelters in each of the 50 states and donates money to them. The initiative raised more than $250,000 for the shelters across the country, with the minimum donation to an individual shelter being $3000. Each shelter that received a donation as part of the initiative was chosen by a certain set of criteria. (Photo Courtesy: www.facebook.com/muttnation)
Randy Houser has released the new music video for his current Top 20 single "Goodnight Kiss." The video was filmed at the historic Fontanel Mansion in Nashville and is the grand finale to a trilogy following the development of young love in couples from Houser's last two videos for "How Country Feels" and "Runnin' Outta Moonlight." The same actor and actress that depict the couple in the "Goodnight Kiss" video also starred in Randy's two previous videos. All three songs appear on Houser's latest album, How Country Feels, which was released in January of 2013. The video for "Goodnight Kiss" was released yesterday.
If you asked Dolly Parton which songs were playing on country radio right now, she might not be able to give you an answer. But that's not because she doesn't like the artists who are on the radio right now; she's just way too busy to keep up with what's being played. Dolly say she doesn’t listen to music for fun, she’s too busy writing her own song. And when she does have a chance to put some tunes on, she sticks with the classics like George Jones, Otis Redding, Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris. Dolly’s music has been absent from the charts in recent years, and she'd like to make it back there. She says, "When I was younger, country music treated me like a sweet girlfriend. They wined me, they dined me, then they dumped (me) for younger women."
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Alison Krauss, Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Randy Houser, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson