Tuesday, November 30, 2010

keith urban tonight at the Mall in Edmonton,Alberta

The Stalk-A-Razzi in Nashville...staking keith and Nicole

They cant seem to catch Taylor Swift and her new boyfriend hitting all the coffee shops but they seem to follow Nicole and keith...this time in Green Hills at the Whole Foods grocery with keith's parents...
They claim the photo was taken TUESDAY but that's impossible...poured down rain all day..ground is dry...   the truth is not part of what these people do....maybe it was Monday before the rain.....Keith is in Edmonton,Alberta Canada this afternoon...but..he could have done this before lunch....I feel bad for them..Nashville has most always been paparazzi free,,,,This photog or photogs is using expensive gear and is no amateur...we shall see if they get revealed..

Monday, November 29, 2010

Willie Nelson Arrested in Sierra Blanca,Texas....POT...



NASHVILLETenn.  (Nov. 29, 2010) Brad Paisley’s H2O World Tour finished out 2010 in TulsaOK at the BOK Center last weekend.  Paisley invited 1973 CMA Entertainer of the Year Roy Clark, to join him on stage and they ripped through Clark’s instrumental hit “Ghost Riders in the Sky” for the sold-out crowd.  Paisley commented, “I learned how to play guitar with a Roy Clarksongbook, so I blame all this on him.” 

Over the past year Paisley has played to nearly a million fans in over 73 markets including over 51,000 at Boston’s Gillette Stadium, 70,000 at AquaPalooza, over 35,000 at Gulf Shores for “Concerts for the Gulf,” two sold-out shows in London, England and Notodden Norway’s Musikkfestival.

Darius Rucker and Justin Moore have been special guests on the tour and Steel Magnolia, Easton Corbin and Josh Thompson were performers on the Water World Stage.

The final leg of the H2O World tour – appropriately rename H2O Frozen Over tour kicks off January 20 in Green Bay with Jerrod Niemann and Darius Rucker as special guests.  Check bradpaisley.com for tour information.

Luke Bryan’s Debut Country Weekly Cover

            Nashville – (November 29, 2010) – The 2010 Academy of Country Music’s Top New Artist and Top New Solo Artist Luke Bryan will be the featured cover artist in the December 6th issue of Country Weekly, on stands today.  This is Luke’s solo cover debut for the magazine.

Country Weekly gives the readers and fans a glimpse of his personal life with exclusive family photos taken at his Nashville home. The magazine sat down with Luke, and his wife Caroline, as they discussed how they met, what makes their family life special and how thrilled Luke is to be raising two sons. “I just love the outdoors and sports and I’m already looking forward to teaching them hunting and fishing and taking them to football games. I know I’m going to have so many fun times with them,” shared Luke.

Bryan heads to Las Vegas this weekend as a four-time nominee at the American Country Awards airing on Fox.  Luke is nominated as Artist of the Year- Male, Album of the Year- Doin’ My Thing, Single of the Year- “Do I”, Single of the Year “Do I”- Male.


Nashville,Tennessee (Nov. 29, 2010) – The Band Perry has a new reason to be thankful as their powerful single “If I Die Young” hits #1 on the Country radio charts, according to both Billboard Magazine and Country Aircheck/USA Today powered by Mediabase. The #1 is a career-first for The Band Perry and a label-first for Republic Nashville (Big Machine Label Group), which launched in July 2009 and literally hit the ground running to introduce the trio of siblings to Country Radio.

The Band Perry always says, “it takes a village to break a band,” when referring to the love and support they’ve received from fans, radio and the artist community this year.

Thanking supporters, Kimberly Perry said today, “There is nothing more important to us than family and over the past year our family has grown to include everyone who has encouraged us along the way. We love to play Country music - to be given the chance to share it with others has been a dream come true that we are so grateful for.”

In December, The Band Perry will perform at the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS on FOX (12/6) where they are nominated for three awards and on ABC’s THE VIEW (12/15).

ABOUT THE BAND PERRY: The trio of siblings released a five-song EP on Republic Nashville in April 2010 as their first single, "Hip To My Heart" broke the Top Twenty at Country Radio. The band's second single, "If I Die Young" went to radio as they toured the country, opening for such artists as Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and Zac Brown Band. Written by the band, "If I Die Young" has now sold one million copies, racked up more than eleven million views on YouTube and topped the Country Radio chart with itsinspirational message of appreciating the time one is given. The Band Perry’s October 2010 album release, THE BAND PERRY, debuted at #2 (Country) and #4 (Billboard Top 200) and has since shipped 300,000 copies. As fans have embraced the family band, so too have their industry peers – TBP received a CMA nominated for Best Vocal Group and received three American Country Award nominations. They have toured most recently with the legendary Alan Jackson and are excited to announce new upcoming tour plans soon.

ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE: Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Records, LLC announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville – in May 2009.

Former Capitol Records Promotion executive Jimmy Harnen serves as President with Borchetta serving as CEO. The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine Records and Universal Republic Records. Big Machine and Universal Republic first joined forces in 2007 to propel country Superstar Taylor Swift to Top 40 radio and beyond, with Taylor becoming the best-selling all-genre artist in 2008. Republic Nashville's artist roster includes the Top 20-charting rising stars The Band Perry, the Eli Young Band, sister act SHEL and honky tonkin' singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney.

Singing Contest!!! Nashville

Riders In The Sky are Big Winners at WMA Awards Show
America’s Favorite Cowboys WIN Entertainer-Group of the Year!!!

Riders In The SkyNashville, TN  -- “America’s Favorite Cowboys” Riders In The Sky were the big winners at the 2010 Western Music Association Awards show held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last week.  Riders walked away with three trophies including the “big two” of “Outstanding Entertainer-Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year,” in addition to “Collaborative/Composite Album of the Year.”  The album awards were for the monumental project Riders recorded with the Nashville Symphony entitled “Lassoed Live at the Schermerhorn”.

“We are stunned and deeply honored to be so recognized by our peers” said “Idol of American Youth” Ranger Doug, vocalist and guitarist for the quartet.  Bunkhouse bass-player and funnyman Too Slim added "When we heard we'd won three WMA awards we threw our huge hats in the air, yodeled in perfect outdoor harmony, enjoyed a celebratory plate of biscuits and beans, and hit the trail for another show. The WMA folks are with us in the trenches of presenting, promoting, and preserving cowboy music, and we're so pleased they recognize what we do."

The Grammy Award-winning and WMA Hall of Fame members Riders In The Sky just celebrated their 33rd anniversary on Nov. 11th.  They were not able to attend as they were booked for their 6,024th career appearance in Cody, Wyoming, that night.

Too Slim explained "We found out we'd won Western Music's Entertainers of the Year when we were entertaining folks Saturday night in Cody, Wyoming. We packed up the bus in a driving snow and drove 750 miles through intermittent white-out weather to a matinee performance the next afternoon. Why? Because we love this music, we love taking people to a cowboy world they remember from childhood or some corner of their imagination, and we've stayed the best of friends. Thanks to the WMA for recognizing our work. It's truly a labor of love."

The Western Music Association is the trade organization for the genre, and is dedicated to preserving western music and the ways of the American cowboy.  It holds it conference and awards show annually.

Riders in the Sky can be resourced online at www.ridersinthesky.com


Congrats to Steve Hall, his little buddy Shotgun Red, and Miss Sheila.  This is going to be a great show and I urge all of you to mark your calendars for this super show.  Let’s make sure that we give Steve & Shotgun the great ratings that it deserves.  Tell all of your friends and neighbors to be sure and watch the show.  

 When:                                    January 6, 2011

Where:                                   R.F.D. TV

Times:                     Thursdays at 8pm (EST) 7pm (CST) with a repeats on Friday mornings at 10am (eastern), 9 central.

Steve Hall / Shotgun Red / Miss Sheila

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Michael Douglas at Disney World after Cancer treatments


Vocal Group Becomes One of Only 4 Country Acts To Debut
6 Consecutive Studio Albums at #1

Nashville – (November 24, 2010) – The best selling country group of the decade, Rascal Flatts, continues their run as their first album on Big Machine Records, Nothing Like This, debuts at #1 today with nearly 165,000 units.  With this #1 album debut, Rascal Flatts has the distinction of being one of only 4 acts to have 6 consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Country Albums chart this decade.  Nothing Like This also debuts at #6 on the Top 200 chart and has earned nearly 280,000 digital tracks sold to date.

The guys launched the record with numerous television, radio and online appearances including The Late Show With David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres Show, Today Show, Sean Hannity Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, GAC’s Backstory and CMT’s Invitation Only.  Rascal Flatts also performed on Live on Letterman, a live online music program that broadcasts live from the famed Ed Sullivan Theater, and Clear Channel’s iHeart Radio Concert Series. Also during last week, the band was featured on AOL Sessions and Yahoo! RAM Country Performance Series

Nothing Like This was produced by Dann Huff and was recorded in Santa BarbaraCalifornia and NashvilleTennessee.  It contains the lead-off single, “Why Wait,” which is currently sitting at #4 on the country charts.  The album includes eleven tracks, four of which were co-written by members of Rascal Flatts.

1. Why Wait   (Tom Shapiro, Neil Thrasher, Jimmy Yeary)
2. Easy   (Katrina Elam, Mike Mobley)******Duet with Natasha Bedingfield
3. Sunday Afternoon   (Joe Don Rooney, busbee)
4. Play   (Bonnie Baker, Katrina Elam, Hunter Hayes)
5. Nothing Like This   (Michael Dulaney, Tom Shapiro, Neil Thrasher)
6. All Night To Get There   (Jay DeMarcus, Paul Jenkins, Jason Sellers)
7. Red Camaro   (Joe Collins, Chris Tompkins)
8. They Try   (Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro, Jimmy Yeary)
9. Summer Young   (Gary LeVox, Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher)
10. Tonight Tonight   (Gary LeVox, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Ryan Tedder)
11. I Won't Let Go   (Steve Robson, Jason Sellers)

About Rascal Flatts
Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney are the best selling country group this decade.  They have placed 11 #1 singles, 24 Top Ten singles, and have more titles in Billboard’s Top 100 Songs of the Decade than any other group in the format.  In the last ten years, the band has sold more than 20 million albums and 25 million digital downloads. The vocal group is also the most awarded country group of the new Millennium with nearly 40 trophies from theAcademy of Country MusicAmerican Music Awards, Country Music Association, People’s Choice Awards and more. In concert, Rascal Flatts continues to be one of the hottest touring acts of the decade with more venue attendance records than any other country act. They have played over 400 dates as a headline act, over 700 shows since 2000, with a ticket tally of nearly 6 million, including two sold-out stadium concerts at Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Columbus’ Crew Stadium.  In the last few years, the band has raised over $3 million dollars for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and last week the hospital named its pediatric Surgery Center after the group- the “Rascal Flatts Surgery Center.”

For additional information on Rascal Flatts go to www.rascalflatts.com and www.nothinglikethiscd.com.

Tracy Lawrence Celebrates Thanksgiving

The "group fry" from l to r: (back row) Keith Burns, Matt Kennon, Bo Bice, Lathan Moore, Jake Dillon, Michelle Poe, Matt Gary, Lee Roy, Becca Lawrence, Tracy Lawrence, Preston Brust, Glen Templeton, Chris Lucas, Brad Arnold, (middle row) Elaine Roy, Chelsea Field, (front row) Titans Cheerleaders

Tracy Lawrence poses with Turkey Fry mascot and 95.5's "The Wolf."

Burns & Poe (Keith and Michelle) prep the bird.

Blue Steel Records' Lathan Moore pairs up with 17 Music Entertainment's Matt Gary.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 24, 2010)—Twenty-year veteran of country music Tracy Lawrence, some famous Music City friends, MTSU students, local media and volunteers from the Nashville Rescue Mission joined together yesterday (Tuesday, November 23, 2010) to donate their time at the 5th Annual Tracy Lawrence Mission Possible.  Held for the benefit of theNashville Rescue Mission, the philanthropic group—comprised of over 100 volunteers—fried-up turkeys for the meal kitchen’s Thanksgiving dinner and Wilson County’s homeless. 

Some of Music City’s biggest and brightest names gathered to cook and visit with volunteers and fans.  Joining the Master of Ceremonies, Tracy Lawrence, in the “group fry” were his friends in music and entertainment: Brad Arnold (Three Doors Down,) GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, Bo Bice, Burns & Poe, Chelsea Field, Matt Gary, LoCash Cowboys, Lathan Moore, Lorrie Morgan, Danielle Peck, Matt Kennon, The Roys, radio personalities Big D & Bubba and the Titans Cheerleaders.  
“I continue to be amazed at how this event has not only grown in size, but grown to become personal to me and the individuals involved,” Tracy Lawrence shares. “I’ve actually become acquainted with some of the folks who have graduated from the program at the Mission; it’s overwhelming to experience their growth. I am moved by how much this little gesture once a year means to them. I wish to extend my genuine ‘thanks’ to all of my friends, the sponsors, media and our community for your help—from the bottom of my heart.”

Although the Mission parking lot was drenched by morning rains, the weather did not dampen the spirit of the event. Generous donations of turkeys, clothing and cash were collected throughout the day; the final fowl figure tallied at just under 800 birds collected and 411 turkeys cooked at 4:30 PM yesterday afternoon.  In addition to feeding those individuals in need at the Nashville Rescue Mission over the next few days, Lawrence and his family will also hand-deliver 125 cooked turkeys to a tent city of homeless located not far from his home in Wilson County.  The mission’s overall goal is to collect 1000 gobblers before the Thanksgiving week comes to a close; contributions continue to be welcomed and are appreciated.
This year’s Mission Possible was viable with the help of organizations that donated turkeys, oil, fryers, propane, t-shirts for the volunteers and more, including: Abba Java, Blue Rhino, Four Seasons Coach Leasing, Ink On Paper, J.M. Holm & Co., Lighthouse Charity and Richards & Southern, Inc. Monell’s Dining and Catering graciously provided lunch for hungry Turkey Fry participants.

For more information on Tracy Lawrence, please visit:www.tracylawrence.com.
For more information on the Nashville Rescue Mission and how you can make a donation, please visit:http://nashvillerescuemission.org/.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Danny Gokey Is Getting in the Holiday Spirit with the Release of “Tennessee Christmas”

Digital Single Available Now!

Nashville, TN – 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville recording artist Danny Gokey hails from Wisconsin, but living in Tennessee now may have given him a little extra incentive to record “Tennessee Christmas,” the holiday favorite first made famous by its co-writer, Amy Grant.  Serviced to country radio last week and available to fans now as a digital single, the song is one that Danny was delighted to sing as the first holiday music he’s ever released.

“I love Amy Grant’s version of ‘Tennessee Christmas,’” Gokey says.  By recording the song, Danny offers, “I wanted to add my own soulful country touch to this wonderful classic.”

The song is available for download at your favorite online music retailer, as well as on Danny’s site at www.dannygokey.com.

After co-hosting this past weekend’s online red carpet broadcast for the American Music Awards, Gokey is also a nominee for another award show – the American Country Awards – where he’s nominated in the category of Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist.  TheAmerican Country Awards will air December 6 on FOX.

About Danny:  Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a finalist on Season Eight of American Idol.  This past March, the Milwaukee native and 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville recording artist made chart history with the release of his debut album, My Best Days, which set a digital sales record and delivered the best first-week sales of any debut country male in 18 years.  Following the success of his feel-good anthem, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me,” Danny’s most recent single was the beautiful ballad, “I Will Not Say Goodbye.”  Danny credits his late wife, Sophia, with the inspiration to pursue his musical dreams on Idol, and he continues to honor her with the charitable work of the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, founded in her memory.  For more information and all things Danny, visit him online at www.dannygokey.com.     

  • Media Buzzing as Mel Tillis Nears Top of Nation's
  •  Billboard Comedy Chart
Album, You Ain't Gonna Believe This..., Barrels in at #3;
 Proves Grammy Potential 

Nashville, Tenn (November 23, 2010) – During the 1960s and 70s, landing a Top 10 hit was nothing out of the ordinary for Country Music Hall of FamerMel Tillis.  Throughout his solid career, the stuttering legend banked 34 Top 10 hits, 9 of which went to #1.  In 1984, Tillis saw his last major hit, when his “New Patches” landed at #10 on the U.S. Country Billboard chart. 

Fast-forward to November 2010, 26 years after his last chart-topper.  Tillis is back in the national spotlight and sits high atop Billboard at #3, but not for country music… for comedy.

Since releasing his debut comedy album, You Ain’t Gonna Believe This… (Show Dog – Universal Music), last September, Tillis has continued his trek up the chart, giving some of America’s funniest comics a run for their money.

Though Tillis is no stranger to humor, (he won Nashville’s Comedian of the Year on 6 occasions) the album does mark his maiden voyage into comedic territory. However, Tillis sails strong as the treasure trove of laughs has the media buzzing from coast-to-coast:

  • You Ain’t Gonna Believe This… is a masterpiece of comedy!  
  • Mel Tillis proves once again why he is one of the greatest men in showbiz!”  – Herbert Eaford, E! News

  • “Mel is one of the funniest people in the industry and
  • this new album lets everyone know that he’s still writing, still singing and still funnier than ever!” – John Alexander, Senior Music Editor, Reader’s Digest
  • “Mel Tillis is the consummate entertainer, but his new comedy album reveals his delightful wit.  If laughter is the best medicine, then Mel’s album is a strong dose of the good stuff!” – Governor Mike Huckabee, Fox News Channel

  • “Mel Tillis is a legendary singer, songwriter
  •  and storyteller.  You Ain’t Gonna
  • Believe This… brings his great gift for telling stories through his unique sense of humor, front and center… right where it belongs!"  -John Marks, Sr. Director of Country Programming, Sirius-XM Radio
  • “Mel Tillis’ comedy album is a barrel of laughs.” – Frank Roberts,  The Virginian-Pilot
  • "If Mel Tillis was as good at singing and
  • songwriting as he is at telling funny stories
  • like the ones on the album, he'd be... 
  • Mel Tillis." -Rick Allen, Editor, 
  • Vintage Guitar Magazine
  • "For the self-effacing singer, cracking jokes 
  • at his own pronounced stutter has been part of his comedic onstage patter for years... and  his audiences love it."  
  • - Jessica Phillips, Country Weekly 
Tillis, a former CMA Entertainer of the Year, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry and a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Decade has just about done it all throughout his 54-year career.  There is one award, however, that has managed to evade his grasp, but now, he just might be within reach.  Tillis recently received the news that his hit comedy album appears on the nominating ballot for aGrammy Award.

“I’ve been in the business 54 years and have won just about everything you can win in country music, with the exception of a Grammy,” laughs Tillis.  “Maybe this will be the year!”

Catch Tillis on GAC Master Series next Sunday night, November 28, at 9 PM & 1 AM EST.

For additional information on Mel Tillis, visit www.meltillis.com

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Billboard Comedy Chart / 11-27-2010 Issue Date:

1.  Words Words Words – Bo Burnham
2.  Get Him To The Greek (Soundtrack) - Flight of the Conchords 
3.  You Ain't Gonna Believe This... - Mel Tillis
4.  The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Weird Al" Yankovic
5.  Deflated - James Fritz
6.  Stark Raving Black - Lewis Black
7.  ISolated INcident - Dane Cook
8.  Bigger And Blackerer - David Cross
9.  I Told You I Was Freaky (Soundtrack) - Steel Panther
10.  Feel The Steel - Steel Panther

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