Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Must See TV!!

Scotty At Disney World Memorial Day


and he's coming to Nashville for several days next week..CMA Music Fest..... presenting at CMT awards and playing in softball game..at least....and you know he will sing on stadium show..

"THE 45th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" TO BE BROADCAST LIVE NOVEMBER 9 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK


NASHVILLE - The Country Music Association and ABC Television Network have announced that "The 45th Annual CMA Awards" will airWednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on ABC live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
"The CMA Awards recognizes the best in the format - that's what makes this 'Country Music's Biggest Night'," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "The CMA Awards is one of the most highly anticipated events for our industry each year. It's a night to honor our finest performers, songwriters, record producers, musicians, and music video directors."
The 2010 CMA Awards was the No. 1 entertainment show for the week among the key advertising Adults 18-49 sales demographic. The special beat its nearest competition by 5.7 million viewers and by 74 percent in Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.
Held during November Sweeps (Nov. 10), "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" on ABC, dominated the night winning all six of its half-hours. With a primetime sweep, ABC finished No. 1 on Wednesday in Viewers across all key demos including Adult, Men, and Women (18-34/18-49/25-54), as well as finishing as the top broadcaster with Teens (12-17) and Kids (2-11). In Total Viewers (17.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.7/13) it was ABC's strongest Wednesday in 12 months with an estimated 33.8 million viewers watching at least some portion of the three-hour gala.


May 31, 2011                                                               


Brad Paisley Hits #1 on Billboard & Mediabase Country Airplay Charts with “Old Alabama”!

New Album, This Is Country Music, Available Now!

Nashville, TN – Fresh off the release of his ninth studio album, This Is Country MusicBrad Paisley hits the #1 spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase country airplay charts this week with the album’s second single, “Old Alabama.” This marks the second week at #1 for “Old Alabama” on Billboard’s country airplay chart and Paisley’s 19th career #1 single.

This Is Country Music is a 15-track collection, with 12 co-written by Paisley, and produced by Frank Rogers.  His first studio album since American Saturday Night (July of 2009) includes guest performances by Carrie Underwood (the duet, “Remind Me”), Don Henley (“Love Her Like She’s Leavin’”), Blake Shelton (“Don’t Drink the Water”), Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, and Carl Jackson (“Life’s Railway to Heaven”) and Clint Eastwood (the instrumental, “Eastwood”).

Fans can purchase This Is Country Music at Target (Target.com/ThisIsCountryMusic), iTunes (http://bit.ly/gC00iy) and all other music retailers.

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and Grand Ole Opry member Brad Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 14 Academy of Country Music Awards which includes five consecutive Male Vocalist awards.  He has 19 #1 singles and has released nine critically acclaimed studio albums.  Paisley’s innovative and entertaining H20 World Tour played to over 879,000 fans in 2010 and placed #1 country tour for attendance by Pollstar.  His 2011 tour, H2O II: Wetter & Wilder, will kick-off June 3 at the Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach in Virginia BeachVirginia.

Am I the last one to see this Video???? off the research!!

In case you havent seen...High Tech Parking Meters

The take VISA...jeez...all over LA now....

Monday, May 30, 2011

I get into more stuff!!!!!



Ran across this at breakfast....one officer with gun drawn on a car with 4 people...I crossed lanes and put my truck in between the cop and the on coming cars to block traffic... other officers arrived within a few minutes...shot on my iphone sorry for the shake but I was multi tasking
here what it turned out to be....

A home burglary ring was busted Monday morning thanks to the help of a south Nashville man.
Metro police arrested two men at the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Harding road around 9:30 a.m.
Investigators believe the men may be part of a home burglary ring that stretched across south Nashville.
Police were tipped off by a resident, Robert Dale Brown, who spotted the burglars trying to rob his neighbor's home on Cherrywood Drive.
“I was looking out this window, and I could see them clearly, and I watched them for a while. I went back into the house and I said (to my wife) something’s going on. I’m going to have to try and stop it,” said Brown.
Brown’s wife called police. The burglars drove away when Brown walked up to the house, but nearby police stopped them about a mile away and made the arrests.
“If we don’t take care of each other, who is? It helps police stop these situations and if we don’t do it. We're in trouble,” said Brown.
Police said the public’s tips are one of their best tools in fighting crime. If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call 862-8600.

It is Memorial Day....Everyday is Memorial Day in my family!!!








Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chesney Shows Up at Jimmy Buffett Show Saturday Night


A Memorial Day Break for YOU & YOUR DOG!!!!!!!











AdvoCare to Sponsor Labor Day Weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Night Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Multi-Year Contract Increases Strong Presence Within Motorsports Community

HAMPTON, Ga. (May 29, 2011) – AdvoCare International, LP, an award-winning, premier health and wellness company headquartered in Plano, TX., will be the title sponsor for Atlanta Motor Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on Sept. 4, 2011.

            The multi-year contract between AdvoCare and the Speedway calls for AdvoCare to sponsor the track’s Labor Day Weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race in addition to being the official performance elite products of the Speedway. The partnership also adds to the strong AdvoCare history and relationship to both sports and motorsports. NASCAR figures utilizing AdvoCare products include Mark Martin, Richard Petty and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran driver David Starr. The AdvoCare National Spokesperson is New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.

“We recognize this as an extraordinary way to move our relationship with the motorsports community to the next level. This will be a great time for NASCAR fans to learn more about and benefit from the AdvoCare products and business opportunity. We are excited by what it will mean for everyone involved,” said AdvoCare President and CEO Richard Wright.

            AdvoCare is also a platinum sponsor of Operation Homefront, an organization dedicated to providing emergency assistance to those serving in the military and their families.

Since 1993, AdvoCare has offered general nutrition, weight loss, energy and sports performance products of the highest quality developed through comprehensive research and backed by a Scientific & Medical Advisory Board. AdvoCare offers more than 70 exclusive products and a business opportunity that empowers individuals to explore their ultimate potential. For more information on AdvoCare and/or this sponsorship, visit www.advocare.com or call 800-542-4800.

The Biggest Labor Day Celebration in the USA will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend when NASCAR Night Racing returns to Atlanta Sept. 2-4 for three NASCAR night races in one weekend.

Tickets for the AdvoCare 500 are on sale and priced as low as $39 or $19 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call (877) 9-AMS-TIX.

-AMS-

Kenny Chesney Coming Sunday Night...Bayou Fest at LSU

Backstage at American Idol


Ever wanted to see inside in LA Nightclub?

The true club scene like Paris Hilton and friends go to is complex....a far cry for the disco's of the 70's....more like the plush Playboy theme clubs of the 50s and 60's...here is a new one in Hollywood...crank up GA GA!!


I am sure it is loud and crowded!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Taylor Swift in Omaha





 Wondering what songs Taylor Swift played on Friday night in Omaha .....this is the setlist.

She'll very likely play a similar set (or even the exact same one) on Saturday in Omaha and throughout the rest of her tour.

“Sparks Fly”
“Mine”
“The Story Of Us”
“Our Song”
“Mean”
“Back To December”
“Better Than Revenge”
“Speak Now”
“Fearless”
“Last Kiss”
“You Belong With Me”
“Dear John”
“Enchanted”
“Haunted”
“Long Live”
Encore:
“Fifteen”
“Love Story”


Lady Gaga Beats Paisley in Chart Face-Off

      

Hey this wild act sold more than a million cds this week..in case you have missed her media blitz this week...heres one..









                           

keith and Nicole spend weekend in NYC

From Feb 1966!! My first reporting from my Jr High Newspaper the Jolly Roger!


and yes that is me with football letter sweater and the bangs...sports reporter was my first job..I forget that technical fact...but TRUE..Montgomery Alabama 1966 I was 13 or 14...

Friday, May 27, 2011

for you keith urban fanssss


http://www.keithurbanstore.com

REBA AND BLAKE SHELTON RAISE $500,000 FOR OKLAHOMA TORNADO VICTIMS DURING TWO SOLD-OUT BENEFIT CONCERTS

Shows Hosted at the Choctaw Event Center In Durant, OK

All Proceeds Will Aid in the Atoka County Area’s Relief Efforts

Nashville, Tennessee (May 27, 2011) – Country superstars Reba and Blake Shelton raised $500,000 for victims of recent tornados in Atoka County, OK during two sold-out “Tornado Relief Concerts” at the Choctaw Events Center in Durant on May 25 and 26. Susie McEntire-Eaton and Kelly Clarkson made a surprise guest appearance at the May 26 relief show.
The proud Okies did not disappoint, entertaining for over two hours each night and giving their hometown friends support, songs and of course – some comedic banter. The pair co-headlined the event, opening with a duet of “Oklahoma Swing.” Armored with humor, they took turns belting out hits – occasionally harmonizing between songs and jokes – on Reba’s “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” “Why Haven’t I Heard From You,” “Turn on the Radio” and “Consider Me Gone,” as well as Shelton’s “All About Tonight,” “Goodbye Time,” “Hillbilly Bone” and “Some Beach.” The duo also showcased their current singles “When Love Gets a Hold of You” (Reba) and “Honey Bee” (Blake Shelton). Reba and Shelton sent their dedicated audience home with a sense of optimism and an encore. Performing alone for the first time all evening, Shelton performed “Ol’ Red” before Reba made her solo appearance for “Fancy.”
Initially, news of the disaster prompted the stars to reach out with one fundraising event, but when it sold out in less than two hours, they announced a second show. Reba was born just outside of Kiowa, which is approximately 30 miles away from the greatest devastation. Shelton was born in Ada and currently resides in Tishomingo, less than 50 miles from the Atoka County border. All proceeds from both shows, as well as generous donations from The Choctaw Nation and fans, will go towards Atoka County’s ongoing relief efforts through the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund.
In addition to the proceeds already raised, a special mobile fundraising campaign has been set up with The mGive Foundation. Fans can text “OKGIVE” to 27722 to make a one-time $10 donation, which will be added to their monthly cell phone bill. Checks can also be made out to the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund and mailed to: 101 SE 1st Street, Tushka, OK 74525.
For more information on Reba, please visit: www.Reba.com.
For more information on Blake Shelton, please visit: www.BlakeShelton.com.
For more information about The mGive Foundation, please visit: www.mGive.org.

Crosby,Nash and Fallon as Young...this is great!!!!!

      

Lauren of Idol....Operating on 1 hour of sleep...on TONIGHT SHOW

                        

RiverFest Schedule in Little Rock Memorial Weekend 2011

Bud Light Stage (located at the Clinton Presidential Center) Saturday, May 28 Papa Roach Sunday, May 29 Digital Underground Nelly Miller Lite Amphitheatre Stage (located in Riverfront Park at the Riverfest Amphitheatre) Saturday Pat Green David Nail Charlie Daniels Band
RODNEY ATKINS PRESENTS “MUSIC CITY GIVES BACK” CONCERT FEATURING ATKINS AND FRIENDS THOMPSON SQUARE,  JOSH THOMPSON AND OTHERS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 7th IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE AT 8:00p.m.
 
Free concert in the street kicks off a week of music, fun and giving
 
Presented by Wrangler and sponsored by Carl Black Chevrolet, Crown Royal, GAC,  Sennheiser, Tempus Jets and THE BIG 98 COUNTRY
 
NASHVILLE, TN (May 25, 2011) – Award-winning and top selling country star Rodney Atkins announces today that he will headline “Music City Gives Back” with a host of other artists on Tuesday, June 7th in downtown Nashville.  Josh Thompson, Thompson Square and others will join Atkins for a night of great music.  The concert will increase awareness, accept donations of needed items and raise funds for tornado victims for the American Red Cross Relief Fund through donation collection locations around the event.  Donations will be directed through the Nashville CVB foundation, Music City, Inc. The concert is open to the public and will be held between 2nd and 4th Avenue beginning at 7:00p.m.  The public can make donations at the event or by visiting www.redcross.org.
 
Rodney Atkins says, “It is important for us to give to all of those in need.  As an artist, I have performed in just about every town that has been hit by the many storms and I feel that this concert is a great way to reach out and help as many people as we can. I know that a lot of people from all over the world will be hitting the streets during this week and we wanted to kick off a week of music with a direction that will call people to action to continue to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in any way that they can.”
 
The concert is presented by Wrangler, with Carl Black Chevrolet, Crown Royal, GAC, Sennheiser, Tempus Jets, and Big 98 Country as its sponsors.
 
More exciting announcements about the benefit concert will be announced soon.
 
About Music City, Inc.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau Foundation, known as Music City, Inc., was established to further the education, research and training for Nashville's hospitality industry and to produce events and projects in association with the City of Nashville.
 
About Wrangler®
Wrangler® apparel is available nationwide in specialty stores, including work apparel chains, farm & fleet, and western stores, as well as through on-line and catalog retailers. To find a retailer or for more information on the Wrangler family of products visit www.wrangler.com or call 888.784.8571. 
  
About VF
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler, The North FaceLee, Vans, Nautica7 For All MankindEagle CreekEastpak, Ella Moss, JanSport, lucy, John Varvatos, Kipling, Majestic, Napapijri, Red Kap, Reef, Riders and Splendid.

VF Corporation's press releases, annual report and other information can be accessed through the Company's home page, www.vfc.com.
 
CONCERT INFORMATION:
“Music City Gives Back with Rodney Atkins and Friends”
 
On BROADWAY between 2nd and 4th Avenues, downtown Nashville (street will be closed for concert)
 
7:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.
 
Beneficiary:  American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund through Music City, Inc.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Brad Paisley on Letterman



NEW YORKNY (May 26, 2011) This week Brad Paisley was in New York City celebrating the May 23 release of his album, This Is Country Music.  He, along with special guest Alabama, performed the current #1 hit single, “Old Alabama,” for ABC’s Good Morning America (photo previously provided) and The View and The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

To view the performance on Letterman:

To view Paisley’s interview and performance on The View:

Tom Jones..in the day:) doing It's Not Unusual....




and if thats not enough....from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air....this kills me!!!!!!!!


the Idols with Tom from May 25th finals

Great Moment for Idol and Country Music...Yes i said that!!

Kelly Clarkson's photo: I just arrived in Oklahoma because I'm here to sing with Reba and Blake tonight for a benefit show and in the lobby of the hotel we're hanging at I found this gem! I'm here for my audition!
Kelly Clarkson on WhoSay

BILLY DEAN RECRUITED AS CELEBRITY
SPOKESPERSON FOR NATURIPE® FARMS

 

Nashville, Tenn (May 26, 2011) - Grammy Award-winning country artist Billy Dean has been chosen as celebrity spokesperson forNaturipe® Farms.  Dean is currently working with the fresh berry grower, writing and recording songs for its promotional videos and activities and appearing on behalf of the company at retail events and media tours throughout the year.  Dean’s “Earning our Place on Earth” and “A Seed” are featured on a five-song EP, sponsored by Naturipe® (REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST).

"I am so honored for this opportunity to help spread Naturipe's message of 'great people producing great foods that are good for us,' through my music," says Dean.  "I truly believe in what they are doing and I believe it is very important for people to learn more about it.  And if I can help do that through writing songs, then I will." 

Naturipe® Farms is a farmer-owned producer of wholesome, good-for-you fresh berries grown by local family farms. Whether they oversee a small family homestead or a large farm, the company's farmers pride themselves on growing a fresh, healthy product that tastes great.  With a family history dating back to 1917, they also understand the importance of good land stewardship and commitments to local communities and the people who help work the land.  Together, under the Naturipe® label, this group of passionate farmers was born out of the desire to unite their efforts.  To ensure year-round availability with a commitment to “locally grown” seasonal produce, the company's fresh berries are farmed in the most optimal growing regions throughout North and South America.

Billy Dean is an American country music artist who, to date, has snagged thirteen Top 10 hits and holds four RIAA-certified Gold studio albums.  Dean’s biggest hits include “Only Here For A Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” “Billy The Kid” and “Let Them Be Little.”

For more information on Billy Dean, visit www.billydean.com.  

For more information on Naturipe Farms, visit www.naturipefarms.com.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chesney in Tuscaloosa






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KELLIE PICKLER LAUNCHES “TOUGH”


NASHVILLETN – Growing up the way Kellie Pickler did, being tough was a necessity. That strength is the essence of her new single “Tough,” the debut single from her forthcoming album. The song was written by hit songwriter Leslie Satcher specifically for Pickler, and is now at country radio. 

Nearly three years removed from her sophomore album, Pickler has been writing with a diverse array of songwriters from Dean Dillon to Leslie Satcher, and recording with accomplished producer Frank Liddell and engineer Luke Wooten. During a writing session, Satcher was quickly taken by Pickler’s personality and story and decided to write a song about her. “Kellie speaks lyrically,” enthused Satcher. “Many of the lines in ‘Tough’ were inspired by conversations I had with her. I’ve only written two other songs specifically for artists. One was‘Troubadour’ for George Strait and the other was ‘You Remain’ for Willie Nelson which he recorded with Bonnie Raitt.”

Of the song Pickler said, “When somebody tells you they’ve written a song for and about you, the first thing I think is ‘how do they see me?’ When I heard that Leslie had written a song called ‘Tough’ for me, I just wanted to love it so much and I do! She knows me, she knows my heart and she captured who I am. When we recorded the song I said, ‘I want spoons on the record and one of the musicians got up, went to the kitchen, grabbed some spoons and bam, we got spoons on the track!”

On Saturday, Kellie will join CNN’s Anderson Cooper at the Indianapolis 500 Parade. She will kick off the parade with a performance of “Tough.” Fans can listen to and share the new song exclusively at kelliepickler.com.

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The GRAMMY Museum® To Host
An Evening With Randy Travis
Presented by American Express
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8 p.m.


LOS ANGELES (May 25, 2011) –As part of the celebration honoring his 25-year career, The GRAMMY Museum will welcome legendary country icon Randy Travis for a special discussion and performance on June 15, 2011.  Warner Bros. Records will release Travis’ Anniversary Celebration duets CD on June  7, 2011.  Zac Brown Band, Kristin Chenoweth, Kenny Chesney, Don Henley, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are among the acclaimed artists that join Travis on Anniversary Celebration. The album includes new songs in addition to re-makes of many of Travis’ megahits. In support of his new CD, Travis will be performing on The Today Show (6/6,) Fox & Friends (6/7,) The Tonight Show (6/14,) and The Talk (6/15.)

As one of the most recognizable voices in music, Travis has achieved sales in excess of 20 million records. His impressive career successes include 18 No. 1 singles, seven GRAMMY® Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, eight Dove Awards, five Country Music Association Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. 

The GRAMMY winner will sit down with GRAMMY Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman to discuss his celebrated career and new record before participating in an audience Q&A and performing a few songs. 

The GRAMMY Museum launched its flagship public program, “An Evening With…,” in January 2009 with music legend Brian Wilson and continued its success with critically-acclaimed recording artists Ringo Starr, Annie Lennox, Bob Newhart, Tom Morello, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dionne Warwick, Herbie Hancock, Smokey Robinson, John Mellencamp, Terence Blanchard, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, George Benson, Paul Shaffer, Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Harry Connick, Jr. and Clive Davis.  The program regularly features award-winning and cutting-edge musicians live and onstage.  Taking place in the Museum’s state-of-the-art Clive Davis Theater, which screens exhibit-related films during regular Museum hours, the program provides guests unprecedented access to their favorite musicians. 

“American Express Presents An Evening With Randy Travis” will take place at 8 p.m. in the Clive Davis Theater, on the second floor of The GRAMMY Museum.  Doors open at 7:30pm. American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.comby American Express Cardmembers starting Wednesday, May 25, at noon. Public onsale is Wednesday, June 8, at noon. American Express ticket purchase also includes a special gift. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call 213.765.6800 or visit www.grammymuseum.org

The GRAMMY Museum is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015. With an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE campus, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

About The GRAMMY Museum
Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum   features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.