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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/13
Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts is getting into the movie business. He'll be one of the producers on the movie 'All Shook Up'.  It's based on a true story that took place in 1958 during the Cold War.  An American Air Force jet fighter collided...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/12
Today is CCMA Nomination Day!  Here's a look at the list of nominees so far:   Male Artist of the Year: Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks, Brett Kissel, Aaron Pritchett and Dallas Smith Female Artist of the Year: Alee, Lindsay Ell,...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/12
Fender Musical Instruments Co. announced that it has teamed with Brad Paisley to create a signature Telecaster guitar named the Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster.  "I set out to create a guitar that was accessible for the vast majority of ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/11
Miranda Lambert is celebrating the platinum certification of her lastest album, The Weight of These Wings.  The 24-song double-disc album was released in 2016 and debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.  Every album that ...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/11
Big & Rich will be releasing their sixth studio album, Did It for the Party, on September 15th.  "It's been a blast working on this album and we can't wait for everyone to hear our new songs," said Big Kenny.  The first single off the album is...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/11
It happens to everyone at some point in their career.  Yes artists fall while on stage.  It happened to Chris Lane recently at a concert at Fenway Park in Boston.  Not a bad spot to have your first fall.  He was opening for Florida Georgia...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/11
Everyone loves Jimmy Buffet. He's sung duets with Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson to name a couple. Recently at his show near St. Louis Miranda Lambert showed up.  It was the first time she'd seen Jimmy in concert. While there Miranda hit the...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/11
A couuple was driving in Knoxville Tennessee recently when they passed an apartment complex advertising that there were apartments available.  There was a photo of a family on the billboard and they thought it looked an awful lot like Darius...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/10
It could have been much worse. Toby Keith's daughter, Krystal, was driving to watch some fireworks on the 4th of July.  Her vehicle was hit by a drunk driver. Thankfully everyone is OK. Krystal says her family could have been killed. As it is,...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/10
The last seven days were pretty good for Maren Morris.  First, her duet with Thomas Rhett, 'Craving You', became a number one song.  Second, and most importantly, Maren became engaged to Ryan Hurd.  Ryan is best known as a songwriter and has...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/07
The Canadian Country Music Association announced yesterday that Jess Moskaluke, Dean Brody and Brett Kissel will be performing at the upcoming awards show.  More acts will be announced at a later date.  The CCMA Awards Show will be broadcast...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/07
Lee Brice made a $1,335 donation to the family of a fan who died in a car accident on June 17th.  Courtney Trent, 20, was killed when an oncoming motorist fell asleep at the wheel and hit her car head-on.  The family set up an online...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/07
Miranda Lambert is featured on the cover of the upcoming August issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.  It's being called the "First-Ever Country Issue Starring Miranda Lambert".  In the article, Miranda takes the Cosmo quiz, talks about how she...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/06
Maren Morris almost missed a phone call from one of her most famous fans - Sir Elton John.  Maren had noticed two missed calls from South London on her phone and thought it was weird, but then, her manager let her know that Elton John was...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/06
Tyler Hubbard's dog Harley stole the show during a recent Florida Georgia Line tour stop.  The guys were singing "Sun Daze", which does mention Harley in the lyrics, when he decided to come out for a walk on the stage.  Concertgoers were...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/06
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be home to the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 on July 23rd. Brantley will be at the race and will perform during a pre-race concert.  "Racing has always been part of Big Machine's DNA, and we're...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/05
Garth Brooks was playing a show on Saturday (July 1) when he noticed an 89-year-old fan holding up a sign that read, "Elvis was my last concert".  He walked off the stage and approached the woman and told her he would be happy to play any...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/05
Blake Shelton's "Every Time I Hear That Song" has just become his latest number one single.  It is the third number one off his album, If I'm Honest, and is the 24th of his career.  "Holy crap, this is awesome!" Blake said when he heard the...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/05
Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon announced yesterday on social media that they are expecting their first child together.  The baby is due in December.  Rodney has a son, Elijah, from a previous marriage.  The couple has been married since...

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Posted by Carrie Feir on 2017/07/04
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood visited Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday. They performed "The River" for astronaut Jack Fischer, who is on board the International Space Station.  It is one of his favourite...

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