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by Denny & Christal posted May 1 2015 10:15AM

The stars are starting to align for the 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game on June 13 in Nashville. The annual event will be held at Music City's brand-new baseball field at First Tennessee Park and will feature appearances by Little Big Town, Love and Theft, Chuck Wicks, Charles Esten of ABC's Nashville, and more. After a twenty-year run playing in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, country music icon Vince Gill will also be returning to the field for this special milestone event. The full lineup of celebrity players suiting up will be announced in the coming weeks. Each year, the Celebrity Softball Game takes place during the week of CMA Music Festival to support City of Hope's mission to find cures for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.


Krystal Keith is going to be a mom! Krystal and her husband Andrew announced yesterday (4/30) that they are expecting their first child in October. Keith, the daughter of Toby Keith, took to Twitter a couple of days ago to tease about the big news by saying she was about to announce a new project. Her tweet left many wondering what her new "project" could possibly be, but she posted a message on Instagram yesterday to clear everything up. Krystal tweeted, "So about that project I've been working on!! We are over the moon about expecting our first little bundle of joy!!" The message was accompanied by a photo of Krystal wearing a dress and rocking her baby bump. The new addition will bring Toby's total number of grandchildren to three.


The daily lineup for 24th Annual Country Jam music festival has been announced, with some of country's hottest stars coming together in Colorado for this year's event. Each night of the four-day festival will be headlined by The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith, respectively, with addition performances by Parmalee, Thompson Square, Frankie Ballard, Billy Currington, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, and more. The music and camping festival will bring the biggest stars to the Jam Ranch outside Grand Junction, Colorado and will take place on June 18-21.


Clay Walker has announced that he will be hosting the sixth annual Chords of Hope Benefit Concert at 3rd & Lindsley during Nashville's CMA Fest on Wednesday, June 10.The concert, presented by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners and produced by Clay's charity Band Against MS (BAMS), will help raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) research with proceeds going to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

by Denny & Christal posted Apr 30 2015 9:19AM

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Will Perform Old School Songs on Their Stadium Tour  

JASON ALDEAN and KENNY CHESNEY have some surprises planned for when they co-headline those 10 stadium dates this summer.  Jason explains, quote, "It's not just [Kenny's] normal show, not just my normal show, it's something that's really cool and different."  The plan is for each of them to perform on their own, and then take the stage together.   Jason says fans are going to hear songs that you wouldn't typically hear from the two of them.  Some Americana type stuff, plus BOB SEGER, JOHN MELLENCAMP and who knows what else. 


A Water Leak Destroyed Keifer and Shawna Thompson's House in Alabama 

A water pipe leak in an upstairs bathroom destroyed the Alabama home of KEIFER and SHAWNA THOMPSON.  It was terrible luck because it started when they were on a six-day road trip, and by the time it was discovered everything was ruined.  That kind of water damage is dangerous, so they had to remove almost everything.  Keifer said, quote, "It literally destroyed the house.  It's all down to studs."  If you're looking for a silver lining, they did salvage their ACM and CMA Top Vocal Duo trophies. 


Phillip Sweet of LBT Breaks his hand at the ACMs 

LITTLE BIG TOWN guitarist PHILLIP SWEET fractured his hand while packing for the ACMs earlier this month . . . but it hasn't stopped him from performing.  In fact, he didn't even know it was broken until a few days after it happened.  


Tim McGraw Used an Old Santana Song to Get Lucky with Faith Hill 

Tim McGraw was on "Rachael Ray", and he talked about dating Faith Hill in 1996 . . . as well as his uncle's unique dating advice.  His uncle told Tim if he ever got lucky listening to Santana's song "Samba Pa Ti", he had to marry that girl.  So Tim kept the song on a loop when he was driving his car, hoping to get lucky.  And it worked because he married Faith Hill.   

by Denny & Christal posted Apr 29 2015 6:54AM


TIM MCGRAW shared a few of his "healthy habits" with  They include doing cardio every day, playing hoops with his wife FAITH HILL . . . and treating himself to a cheeseburger once in a while.  Those are some of the "Healthy Habits" he shared with The basketball thing with Faith is interesting.  They play one-on-one, which can be pretty competitive, so he was asked who usually wins.  Every married man knows how he answered that.  Quote: "Of course she wins.  Of course.  Come on!  I'm not stupid." 



Even though BLAKE SHELTON's had tons of hits, he has to play "Austin" at every concert or his fans will say bad things about him on social media. He explains, quote, "If I don't play it, I'll get on Twitter and people are like, 'I'm never going back to see him again.  The only reason I came was to see 'Austin'.'"  That could be annoying, but Blake's learned to roll with it.  He adds, quote, "I love that.  I'm still so proud of that record." 


Rapper Nelly is recording a country album 

A record company suit has confirmed that rapper NELLY is recording a country EP titled "Heartland".  No word yet when it'll be out.  (Billboard)  Nelly's no stranger to country.  Tim McGraw performed on his song "Over and Over" . . . and Florida Georgia Line brought him in for their remix of "Cruise". 


RaeLynn Wants to Be a "Polarizing" Artist 

 RAELYNN says the best career guidance she ever got was from her mentors, BLAKE SHELTON and MIRANDA LAMBERT.  She explains,quote, "The best advice [they] gave me was to never be a lukewarm artist.  Always be polarizing, and always be myself."  She took that to heart and is making sure she never blends in with the crowd. She adds, quote, "I want to be that artist that [people] are like, 'That's RaeLynn.'  They either love me or they hate me.  I think that's a really good trait to have as an artist."  


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by Denny & Christal posted Apr 29 2015 6:43AM

Eric Paslay is a married man! The singer got hitched on Sunday to music publisher Natalie Harker at Front Porch Farms in Charlotte, Tennessee. The couple got engaged last December after dating each other for two years. They have been really good friends for seven years. Natalie wore a champagne Vera Wang wedding dress, complete with bow details and a long train. Eric kept it classy in a custom-made black suit. The bride walked down the aisle to music played by a string quartet, and décor for the day included floral arrangements handmade by the bride herself. The couple's first dance was set to Frank Sinatra's version of "Moonlight Serenade" in honor of Paslay's grandfather, who played in a band by that name with his brothers. The newlyweds will head to Italy for their honeymoon. 


Garth Brooks has broken his ticket sales record in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood has sold over has sold 48,683 tickets for his upcoming shows in K-Town, breaking Garth's previous record of 48,359 tickets sold in November of 1996. Garth's Knoxville shows will kick off on Thursday, May 28 at Thompson Boling Arena and will also include performances on May 29, 30 and 31. Tickets for the shows will go on sale this Friday (5/1) at 10:00 AM ET. Garth's upcoming shows in Knoxville mark the first Tennessee stop on his world tour and the first time playing the city in more 18 years.  


A star-studded list of country legends will come together this June to raise funds for The Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The stars will align for the "A Night With Legends" Concert at The Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville on June 10, the day before this year's CMA Music Festival officially kicks off. The night will include performances by The Oak Ridge Boys, Mickey Gilley, Larry Gatlin, The Bellamy Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, and more. Long Island songstress Lisa Matassa, who recently recorded a duets album with each of these performers, will collaborate with various artists throughout the evening. Tickets for the show go on sale through Ticket Master tomorrow (4/29). 


Martina McBride is in the beginning stages of putting together a new record and she tells Taste of Country that she's already starting to gather new songs for her follow to 2014's EverlastingEverlasting featured covers of classic R&B and soul songs, so this new record will be McBride's first all-new material since she released Eleven in 2011.  This will also be Martina's first record as an artist signed to the newly-created Nash Icon label. 


by Denny & Christal posted Apr 27 2015 9:57AM

Some of country music's biggest stars were in downtown Nashville on Thursday (4/23) to commemorate the grand opening of the George Jones Museum. More than 800 people turned out for the gala event that celebrated the life and work of The Possum. Among those seen walking the red carpet were Dierks Bentley, Naomi Judd, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, and Lorrie Morgan. The museum is the result of years' worth of effort by Jones's wife, Nancy, who announced its creation last fall. The grand opening corresponds to the second anniversary of Jones's passing on April 26. The new museum is a world-class exhibition that documents Jones's life and cements his position in the history of country music. The George Jones Museum spans more than 44,000 square feet and features extensive displays of memorabilia and photos, video displays and interactive experiences. 

Garth Brooks has set a special new opening night for his return to Knoxville, Tennessee on his world tour with Trisha Yearwood. The new opening night for the Knoxville shows will be Thursday May 28 at Thompson Boling Arena. Garth will then play three more shows in K-Town, including performances on May 29, 30 and 31. Tickets for the shows will go on sale this Friday (5/1) at 10:00 AM ET. Garth's upcoming shows in Knoxville mark the first Tennessee stop on his world tour and the first time playing the city in more 18 years.  

Justin Moore is asking his fans to help make his current album, Off the Beaten Path, a gold-certified record. His album needs to sell less than 150,000 copies to reach the 500,000 copy gold milestone, and he's offering his fans some special prizes to sweeten the deal. Some of the prizes include autographed album copies, meet and greets, personalized gold record plaques, a signed guitar and even a personal phone call from Justin himself. There will also be one special grand prize winner that will get to have a concert experience of a lifetime. Moore explains, "We're gonna pick one of y'all, and we're gonna come play a concert at your house for free. So, tell your neighbors to be ready, because we're coming!" You better hurry because the contest ends this Thursday (4/30).  

Miranda Lambert always looks stunning when she's out in public, so it's hard to believe that there's ever a time when she not cover shoot ready. But, she isn't glammed up all the time. Miranda appears in People's annual World's Most Beautiful issue, where she poses for the camera sans makeup and looks just as beautiful as ever. But, what does Blake Shelton think about the Lambert's no makeup thing? Miranda shares, "He's one of those dudes who's like, 'You look prettier without it.' he doesn't care. He sees me the same, whether I have a whole glam squad or I'm just hanging out at home." 

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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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