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After losing his  parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so  depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to  any medical treatments.  The veterinarians  thought he would surely die from sadness..   The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on  the grounds in the park at the zoo where the  orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal  treatment center.  The dog arrived at the  same time the orangutan was there being treated.   The 2 lost souls met and have been  inseparable ever since.
The orangutan  found a new reason to live and each always tries  his best to be a good companion to his new found  friend.  They are together 24 hours a da y  in all their activities. hey live in  Northern California where swimming is their  favorite past time, although Roscoe (the  orangutan) is a little afraid of the water and   needs his friend's help to swim.  Together they have  discovered the joy and laughter in life and the  value of friendship. They have found more  than a friendly shoulde…

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NASHVILLE, TN – Mercury Nashville artist Easton Corbin and his #1 debut single “I’m A Little More Country Than That” from his self-titled debut album, picked up three Country Music Association award nominations today in the categories of “New Artist”, “Single of the Year” and “Song of the Year”. The single is penned by Rory Feek, Don Pothyress and Wynn Varble.
Reacting to his first-ever and multiple CMA nominations, Corbin said “It’s such a privilege to be acknowledged alongside all of these talented artists in the ‘New Artist’ category and an honor that ‘A Little More Country Than That’ was my first single and #1 song and is being given this kind of recognition. Rory, Don and Wynn are great writers and did an excellent job putting this one together.”

When asked where he was when he received the news and how he…
Jerrod Niemann Is Red-Hot as “Lover, Lover” Hitmaker Tallies First CMA Award Nod as New Artist of the Year!
Nashville, TN – Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville recording artist Jerrod Niemann earned his first Country Music Association award nomination this morning, with Niemann among the final CMA nominees for New Artist of the Year.
Niemann’s career has exploded in 2010 with his chart-topping co-produced album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in its first week of release, as well as the recent #1 single success of “Lover, Lover,” now an RIAA-certified Gold Digital Single.
But amid the success and critical acclaim surrounding his music, Niemann admits that the CMA nomination caught him completely off-guard.Jerrod says it’s “just an unbelievable feeling.I got started as a songwriter, so I’ve been in the trenches a long time, and so for everybody to recognize that and give you a pat on the back and say thank you for hangin’ in there – althoug…
America's Got Talent WINNER Kevin Skinner set to release debut album "Long Ride" 
Nashville TN– Reigning NBC hit show America’s Got Talent winner Kevin Skinner is gearing up to release his debut album, “Long Ride.”

Skinner saddled up for the ride of his life when the NBC reality series held auditions at Harrah’s in Metropolis, Illinois, just across the river from Kevin’s old Kentucky home. He answered the call to audition and the rest, as they say, is music business history.

In 2009, Kevin Skinner went from unemployed farmer to overnight sensation.  After he sang his first song on America's Got Talent (a cover of Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes"), Piers Morgan said, “That was one of the most emotional, powerful performances I’ve seen in a long time.”  Suddenly Kevin Skinner was everyone's favorite "Chicken Catcher" and he brought audiences to their feet.

Kevin went on to win the competition and $1-million.

America’s latest reality-ser…
Chris Young Earns His First CMA Award Nomination!
Young Co-Hosted the Announcement of Seven of the 12 CMA Award Categories, Including His Nominated Category, New Artist of the Year 
Nashville, TN – RCA Nashville chart-topper Chris Young co-hosted this morning’s announcement at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium of the final nominees in seven of the 12 categories for The 44th Annual CMA Awards, and Young also walked away a nominee, earning his first CMA nomination: New Artist of the Year.
Reacting to the news, Young said, “It’s just a great feeling.To be recognized like this as an artist, it means a lot to you, especially me, being my first CMA nomination.”Young remarked that as excited as he is about the recognition, he feels a real source of pride in the people around him who’ve brought him to this point.“Probably the thing that I’m most proud of is just really how everybody else has treated my career.I’ve always been really excited and just proud to be on RCA and proud to be able to have my m…
2010 CMA DUO OF THE YEAR NOMINEE JOEY+RORY TEAM UP WITH SOUTHWEST AIRLINES Country Music’s Only Husband and Wife Duo Are Soaring This Week With New Album, New Tour and  CMA Award Nominations Nashville, TN – (August 31, 2010) – Husband/wife duo Joey+Rory are flying high and it’s not only a national sweepstakes with Southwest Airlines that has them on top of the clouds. The couple learned of their CMA Duo of the Year nomination today while busily preparing for the release of Album Number Two, due out September 14th.  Rory also received word that the hit song he penned “A Little More Country Than That” received Song of the Year and Single of the Year nominations. "We're both very proud to be nominated for CMA Duo of the Year again, it's a thrill just to have our name on the same list as the other great duos in the category,” Joey says.  “Personally, I'm especially excited my husband Rory's song is nominated in two categories...for single and song of the year.  This nomina…
Special Guests include Darius Rucker and Justin Moore

NASHVILLE, Tenn.(August 31, 2010)  Brad Paisley has announced the second leg of his highly successful 2010 tour, H2O World Tour presented by Chevy.  Thirteen dates have been added to the previously announced 45 stops – extending the tour through November 20.
The tour has played to over 600,000 fans in just 3 months with 38 sell outs, including 51,000+ in Boston’s Gillette Stadium.  Go to to view a time lapse video from set-up to take-down at Gillette Stadium.
Chevy is title sponsor for the tour with Skinny Water continuing as support sponsor. Darius Rucker and Justin Moore will continue with the tour as special guests. 
Live Nation is the national tour promoter and tickets are on sale at

H2O World Tour dates: September 9                 Spokane, WASpokane Arena September 10               Portland, OR                            Clar…
NASHVILLE - CMA announced today that tickets will go on sale for "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" on Saturday, Sept. 18 (10:00 AM/CT), and can be purchased by logging on to;  calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena box office, 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Nashville). Ticket prices begin at $110 for Upper Level. All ticket prices include sales tax but exclude applicable service/handling fees.
"The 44th Annual CMA Awards," hosted for the third consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 6,000 plus industry professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. Th…

The Official CMA Press Release on nominations...

CMA Announces First Round of Nominees for 'The 44th Annual CMA Awards' Remaining Categories Announced Tomorrow on ABC's "Good Morning America" With Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- 

The first round of nominees in seven categories for "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" was announced today at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville by Justin Moore and Chris Young. Nominees for the remaining five categories will be revealed tomorrow on ABC News' "Good Morning America" with Dierks Bentley andMiranda Lambert. "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. "Country Music's Biggest Night™" will be hosted for the third time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. "We are continuing a promising trend we saw last year with several artists receiving their first CMA Awards nom…