Nashville News: Friday, 8/21
Carrie Underwood made her big announcement yesterday.
She told fans that she'll release a new album called Story Teller on October 23rd. The first single from the album
is "Smoke Break." Carrie says she and her cowriters stumbled onto the song when they were struggling with coming
up with ideas. They decided to step outside to take a "smoke break," and thought that would be a great title for a song.
Do blondes really have more fun? Miranda Lambert is testing out the theory with a trip to the salon.
She posted a photo on Facebook with the caption, "What doesn't kill you only makes you blonder."
Miranda will show off her new 'do will see travels with her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour that
features all girls: Ashley Monroe, RaeLynn, and Claire Dunn.
Love corn mazes? Love Garth Brooks? Then you might want to plan a visit to Govin's Farm in Menomonie,
Wisconsin, where they've carved a Garth maze out of 11 acres of corn.
Garth approved by tweeting, "A-MAZE-ing! Thanks Govin's Farm!" Maybe a bit corny?!
Luke Bryan Contest
Listen at 9:20am, 1:20pm & 5:20pm to win tickets to see Luke Bryan with Florida Georgia Line,
Randy Houser & Dustin Lynch on Saturday, September 5th at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland!
All daily winners qualify for the VIP Grand Prize Pack: Meet Randy Houser AND Dustin Lynch before the
show plus get a guitar autographed by each artists & their CD libraries!
Listen at 7:40 for your chance to win:
A pair of tickets to see:
Friday, October 10th at 7pm
@ Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland!
Tickets go on sale for both the Friday, October 9th and
Saturday, October 10th shows this Friday, August 21st at 10am
An 8 inch ice cream cake from
A $20.00 Gift Card to
Nashville News: Friday, 8/14
Sara Evans is teaming up with REO Speedwagon for an installment of CMT Crossroads.
Sara is a veteran of the show -- she's done episodes with Joe Walsh and Maroon 5 in the past. She says, “As an artist, it’s so exciting to be
able to explore another artist’s music and to hear how they interpret mine.”
The episode will film next week and is set to premiere on September 19th.
Rolling Stone has come out with its list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time --and country is well represented.
Hank Williams is the highest-ranking country songwriter, checking in at number-13. Dolly Parton takes the 30th spot on the list,Merle Haggard is 33, Johnny Cash is the 43rd best,
and Willie Nelson holds the number-60 position. Also making the list are Loretta Lynn, and Taylor Swift. Topping the list is Bob Dylan.
Tune in at 7:40 am with the Nearly Impossible Question for your chance to win:
A pair of PAVILION tickets to see:
with special guests Brett Eldredge,
A Thousand Horses & Brothers Osborne
Thursday, August 20th at 7pm
@ Blossom Music Center!
Nashville News: Monday, 8/3
The last time Alabama put original music out, the country genre looked a little different, and the band
itself did too. Now 14 years later, Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook are slated to release a brand
new album, Southern Drawl. Since country music has changed a bit since their last go round, their sound will too.
Southern Drawl will drop on Sept. 18. There is no track listing or pre-order information available yet, but it is expected to be announced as the release date draws nearer.
The Dixie Chicks thrilled European fans recently by announcing they’d be reuniting and going on
tour across the pond, but is it possible the band will take a tour stateside? According to Natalie Maine’s
Twitter page, it might be in the cards.
Shes responded to a fan who asked if they were “ready to play nice” (a reference to their song “Not Ready to Make Nice”) yet and perform in the States, giving American fans hope for a U.S. Tour.
She said, “I'll never make nice, but I will tour the states again.”
I will keep you posted on all things chicks that are dixie!
CLEVELAND, Ohio – In response to the tremendous interest by Ohio families and residents about the State of Ohio's first back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday from Aug. 7-9, the Ohio Department of Taxation offers the following tips for consumers: (read complete article from Cleveland.com)
You know those people who quit facebook every week just to come back that day or the next day? Or those who weed out their friends and announce, "Congrats, you have made the cut!"
Here's why they do it:
They want you to think they have better things to do: It's their own inadequacies that make them feel this way. Your internet life looks a lot more exciting than the real one.
They usually loudly announce their exit: This is done in effort to ease their insecurity by hearing
how many people want them to stay.
It only takes a month or two to come back: There's the fear of missing out and the realization that they aren't getting enough attention offline.
They want to make themselves feel special: Everyone wants to feel special, and the thing is, we all are.
But asking for attention isn't how you get it.
The Weather is heating up- perfect for the pool and the beach! Here are a few people you may not want to run in to!!
Problem Beach People
The modern day pirate. He's the guy searching for gold ... using a metal detector on the beach.
The family with the mobile living room. Tent, chairs, flotation devices, toys, enough food for a month, a grill …
these people are prepared to stay for a while.
The DJ. Tunes at the beach are nice. Blasting your music so that it can be heard across the ocean.
The sports junkie. If you want to toss around a football or Frisbee for a little while, that's fine ...
but the whole day?
The PDA couple. Partaking in some borderline soft-core porn on a beach surrounded by thousands of other people, and kids, is not cool.
Kite people. Kites are fine. Trying all day to get one to fly when it isn’t windy. Not so much.
Things Guys Over 30 Need to Stop Doing - ASAP
Going to the club
Dressing like a slob on the Golf Course
Watching Pro Wrestling
Flat Brimmed Hats
Posters to decorate your house
Nashville News: Friday, 7/31
Kelsea Ballerini, who moved to Nashville at 15 to pursue her dream, says her mother gave her the
best advice about about life. "Every day before I left the house, she would say 'Remember who you are.'
Every day. So when I started getting into music, every day she sends me a text saying, 'Remember who
you are and remember why you’re doing this.' That’s always in the back of my head and what I go back to."
Kelsea also got to fulfill another dream -- she got a puppy to take with her on the road. She named him
Dibs after her new single.
Tune in at 7:40 with the Nearly Impossible Question for your chance to win:
A pair of LAWN tickets to see
with Eli Young Band & Chris Janson
Sunday, August 9th at 7pm
@ Blossom Music Center!
VIP Grand Prize Pack:
A pair of PAVILION tickets,
A pair of VIP wristbands, a pair of
Meet & Greet passes to meet Toby AND
$100 shopping spree at Toby’s Merch Tent!
Also listen to win:
A pair of tickets to see
Rising Star OLIVIA LANE
on Friday, August 7th at 7pm, as part of the
World Series of Golf Bridgestone Invitational
'Music After Play Series'!
Prize pack includes:
Admission for 2 to the concert & Friday only
day passes for the Bridgestone Invitational
at Firestone Country Club in Akron AND
Golf for 4 with cart at FIRESTONE 9!
10 Very Bad Habits That Are Secretly Causing You to Gain Weight:
1. Stressing yourself out
2. Lack of sleep
3. Being a couch potato
4. Going out to eat
6. Adding unhealthy toppings to healthy foods
7. Eating fruit
8. Being dehydrated
9. Eating/drinking mislabeled diet food/drinks
10. Eating the wrong breakfast
Nashville News: Friday, 7/24
The current issue of Billboard has a piece on the many successful acts from the state of Georgia.
This list includesJason Aldean, Kip Moore, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Zac Brown, Jennifer Nettles,
Sam Hunt, Billy Currington, Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Lauren Alaina
and two members of Lady Antebellum.
The proud Georgians are quick to point out that country isn't the only music to emerge from the state,
which has also produced The Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, Little Richard and the Black Crows. Trisha says,
“It was a big melting pot and we’ve all got a little piece of it.”