Nashville News: Friday, 6/5
Little Big Town’s ‘Girl Crush’ is crushin’ it as the song continues to move digital singles in record
numbers for the the group! With this week’s total sales, it helps LBT crack the one million mark for
digital single sales since its release. And in other Little Big Town news, Drake White has just been
added to their Pain Killer tour!
Willie Nelson will make a cameo in the upcoming comedy flick Zoolander 2.
Willie was invited to be in the movie by Owen Wilson, who plays model Hansel McDonald in this
movie and the original. He tells Access Hollywood, "Well, Owen and I are good buddies and we stay pretty
close in touch. Woody[Harrelson] and all these folks -- we hang out a lot in Maui. [Owen] is the one who asked me if I wanted to do it. I said, 'Let's do it.'"
The movie premieres February 2016.
Nashville News: Friday, 5/29
Jake Owen is enjoying every minute he has on Kenny Chesney's Big Revival tour.
And though he's been on the road with Kenny in the past, he's still in awe of him.
Jake says he's still has a lot to learn as he dreams of headlining larger venues himself.
We can see Jake and Kenny at the Q in Cleveland on July 9th!
Nashville News: Friday, 5/22
Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary --one of the Country Music Hall of Fame's largest temporary
exhibits-- is officially open.
The exhibit features lots of memorabilia, including his first piano, his school backpack, stage outfits,
the script to his high school musical --Annie Get Your Gun-- and more.
The Dirt Road Diary exhibit runs through November 8th.
Nashville News: Friday, 5/15
Trisha Yearwood is the latest star to get an exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When will trace her journey from growing up in small-town Georgia to becoming one of the most influential women in country music.
The exhibit opens July 3rd and runs until the end of the year.
Top 5 Reasons You Should See a Movie By Yourself:
5. You will almost never have trouble finding a seat
4. You can claim both armrests
3. You don't have to share your popcorn with anyone
2. There will always be other SOLO movie goers
1. You can see whatever YOU want!!!!
Nashville News: Friday, 5/8
Miranda Lambert is the guest editor of the June issue of Country Living magazine. She's also on the cover.
Inside, Miranda says her favorite place to write songs is at the home she shares in Oklahoma with
Blake Shelton. She says, "I write best when I'm home on my porch with my guitar. There's something
calming about looking out at wide-open spaces and trees as far as you can see. The country is perfect for letting your mind
drift to a creative place."
Join WQMX’s Sue Wilson and WONE’s Tim Daugherty for Hope Walk to benefit Stewart’s Caring Place Cancer Wellness Center, this Saturday May 10th at the Fairlawn Community Center on Smith Rd in Fairlawn. Hope Walk: is a 2.3 mile walk and family event that raises money to make it possible for Stewart's Caring Place to offer services free-of-charge to those who have been touched by cancer. Registration details or make a donation to support Sue and Tim’s fund raising effort HERE
Nashville News: Wednesday, 4/29
Rapper Nelly is definitely making a country album.
Nelly has a pretty tight relationship with the Nashville music community, having collaborated
with Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line. His manager tells Billboard, "He may be one of the first hip-hop artists to jump into that space in an authentic way...so we think he has an opportunity to
grow that base even more."
The EP will be titled Heartland, but there's no word yet on a release date.
Nashville News: Friday, 4/24
Trisha Yearwood is an award-winning country singer and now she’s also
the author of a bestselling cookbook.
She recently released her third cookbook, Trisha’s Table:
My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life, and it debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times
bestsellers list! The cookbook revolves around her desire to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Most of the recipes focus on the lighter aspect of food, but there are a few “splurge” recipes, as well.
According to guys, these beauty blunders are major first-date turn-offs.
Sure, it seems shallow – but at least these guys are honest.
Wearing too much makeup: Guys want you to wear makeup so it looks
like you are barely wearing makeup. Makes sense. Studies have shown that
guys prefer a more natural.
Don't overdo the perfume either: Guys want to smell you when they lean in
close, not from across the room.
Really long fake nails: Apparently, guys love a nice, clean manicure, but really
hate fake nails. Sweet! Save your money.
Bad breath: This goes both ways! No one wants to lean in and
get a face full of dragon breath.
Nashville News: Friday, 4/17
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum escaped injury when a tire on her bus caught fire
en route to the ACM Awards in Texas.
Also on the bus were Hillary's husband Chris, their tour manager and the bus driver.
Hillary wrote on Facebook, "Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who
helped put this fire out and keep us safe."
Lady Antebellum, who are up for Vocal Group of the Year, are slated to play on
Sunday's show, which airs live on CBS.
Nashville News: Friday, 4/10
Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves
and Martina McBride appear on the DVD A MusiCares Tribute to Carole King.
The show was filmed at the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year gala in Los Angeles.
Proceeds from sales of the DVD helps music professionals in times of financial,
medical and personal need.
The DVD comes out on June 23rd.
It's Easter, and I would like to share this with you. I always think of this day this time of year. I posted this a few years ago, but thought it may be worth sharing again. It's a small Easter miracle, but it's mine.
When I glance back to Easters in my rear view mirror, I see my most memorable one, Easter 1992, which I spent living and working in Jefferson City, Missouri at a great radio station, KLIK. I was doing the morning show there and having great success. - At work. But all was not good. – In life.
In those days I had a worthy adversary. - Me. I was tired of living there and was sad thinking others had a much better life than me. I was spending way too much time in my condo alone weary, feeling I didn't have anyone to talk about it with. Truth is, some of my problems were of my own doing and I knew it of course, which didn’t help. Funny, it's all a blur now. And even though it was clearly out of focus for me at the time the loneliness hurt. And much my problem was self-inflicted, which to me is the worst kind.
Then two things happened that helped turned the tide. I met Dr. John. A great counselor that gave me time, a comfy chair, and a suggestion there was a different way of looking at things. And secondly, there was Easter morning 1992 when I decided to take just myself, complete with battered pride out to enjoy the holiday at the good Dr.’s suggestion. I drove to a great place called Tan- Tara Resort at the Lake Of The Ozarks to splurge on a fancy brunch. Behind the wheel during the hour drive, there was no way to know it was an important journey that would build a bridge over the wide crevasse, and start to connect the hurting parts of me that were out of focus at the time.
I asked for the best table overlooking the lake and marina. I bought a paper, a Bloody Mary (or two), and ordered the brunch. I sat there for a few hours, watching people and families come and go, feeling the power of a communal activity on such a special day. The sun reflected off the blue lake, with boats coming and going. I spoke with some casually but moreover, the day spoke to me directly.
I drove home at days end with much of the weight of many proceeding days off my shoulders. It was not a cure, but a turning point like Easter itself. I thought enough of myself to venture out on a trek of solitude on the perfect holiday to do so. All the while the irony played out right in front of me. Learning that the watershed moment of beating being lonely, was - being alone - on that day, in that place, at that moment. It was Easter and though it was a small miracle, it was mine.
Shortly after that, positive things started to happen. I moved to Florida, and waves of new people started pouring into my life. That continues today, as I moved back home to Northeast Ohio in 2001 after being 20 years on the road. I knew many great people in Jefferson City then, but it was just a time in life when many things were changing for others, and seemingly not for me. I was wrong.
There is a certain level of spirituality within me, and in most I suspect. Spirituality to me feels like "a search,” for answers to an endless array of questions of life’s proposes. Dr. John taught me something about myself I didn't know at that time. That I am a curious person, and to strike out fearlessly and find answers to things I was wondering. He was right. I am forever thankful for the good doctor, and for that Easter morning.
And for you, allowing me to share a small Easter miracle with you. Happy Easter.