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Traffic Mishap kills Toby Keith Bass Player/Band Leader

A man killed in a crash Wednesday night has been identified as Carl Reber “Chuck” Goff Jr., the bass player for Oklahoma country music star Toby Keith. Reber, 54, of Noble, was killed in a two-car collision that occurred about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at 96th Street and Cemetery Road. Cleveland County sheriff's spokeswoman Meghan McCormick said the crash remains under investigation. Only the two drivers were involved in the wreck. The other driver was not injured, she said. Along with playing bass for Keith, Goff shared songwriting credits with the superstar on his hits “Upstairs Downtown” and “You Ain't Much Fun.” Goff also had his own signature bass through Dean Guitars. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our band member, Chuck Goff,” Keith said in a statement released through his publicist. “He was a close friend for over 25 years, the band leader and bass player. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”

Tabloid CRAP...But it is out there!

This is the kind of crap you have to put up with! The negative part of being famous...so not true...she would kill him for one thing! They performed together tonight on the General Jackson for radio big shots.. I hate this for them but it goes with the territory!

WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE CELEBRATES WITH SHERYL CROW BACKSTAGE AT TUESDAY NIGHT’S “SHERYL CROW AND FRIENDS” PERFORMANCE

(L-R) Scooter Weintraub (W Management), Charlie Worsham, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Brad Paisley, Scott Hendricks (SVP A&R, WMN), John Oates, Brett Eldredge, Chris Stacey (SVP Promotion, WMN) NASHVILLE, TN – (February 28, 2013) – Nine-time GRAMMY award-winning artist and singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow shared an intimate evening with attendees at the exclusive Tuesday Night Country Club “Sheryl Crow and Friends” presented by Warner Music Nashville during this week’s Country Radio Seminar. Backstage, Warner Music Nashville and guests celebrated with Crow after a night of unforgettable performances for a sold-out crowd at aVenue Nashville. Since the release of her seven-times Platinum, GRAMMY award-winning debut Tuesday Night Music Club, Sheryl Crow has performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, released seven studio albums (each charting Top 10, four o…

BLAKE SHELTON RISES TO BILLBOARD’S NO. 1 POSITION IN ONLY 8 WEEKS MA

NASHVILLE, TN – (February 28, 2013) – Blake Shelton’s current hit single “Sure Be Cool If You Did” reached the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs today marking Blake’s fastest rise to date. “Sure Be Cool If You Did” is off his Warner Bros. Records release Based On A True Story…. due out March 26 and available for pre-order at Store.BlakeShelton.com. Blake was also presented with a surprise plaque on stage by Sheryl Crow during Tuesday Night Supper Club’s “Sheryl Crow and Friends” event in honor of his GRAMMY nominated album, Red River Blue, recently earning Platinum certification by the RIAA. Fans can catch Blake heading out on a major headlining tour of the U.S. beginning July 19th in Virginia Beach, VA. The “Ten Times Crazier Tour” which features special guest Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, Jana Kramer, will crisscross the country with dates through the summer. For “Ten Times Crazier” dates, visit: www.BlakeShelto…

Jamming at CRS 2013

WHERE TO FIND BRAD PAISLEY ON THE ROAD

BRAD PAISLEY TO LAUNCH SUMMER TOUR ON MAY 9 BEAT THIS SUMMER TOUR Presented By Cracker Barrel Special Guests Include Chris Young and Lee Brice NASHVILLE, Tenn. Brad Paisley announced the first leg of his highly anticipated 2013 tour, Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. The tour kicks off in St. Louis, Mo. on May 9 and will hit over 29 cities in the United States and Canada during the summer months. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is the title sponsor of the tour. Special guests will be Chris Young and Lee Brice. More information and details of the tour will be announced soon. Paisley is proud to partner with Live Beyond by donating $1 from each ticket sale. Live Beyond is a Nashville nonprofit with a mission to provide medical care, clean water, nutritional support and development activities to impoverished communities in Haiti. Go to www.livebeyond.org for more information or to donate. “Teaming up with Brad Paisley for this tour is …

TAYLOR ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR THE RED TOUR

TAYLOR SWIFT SIMULTANEOUSLY HITS #1 ON THE COUNTRY AND POP CHARTS -- TOPS COUNTRY CHART THIS WEEK WITH “BEGIN AGAIN” AND SPENDS 6TH WEEK AT #1 ON THE POP CHART WITH “I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE.” Nashville, TN – February 27, 2013 –Taylor Swift holds the #1 position at the top of both the Country and Pop radio airplay charts this week -- with two different singles from her 5X-Platinum plus album RED, released on Big Machine Records. “Begin Again,” the second song released to Country radio from RED, scores the #1 position this week atop the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country chart, reaching a U.S. airplay audience of more than 50 million radio listeners. At Pop radio, Taylor is currently in her 6th consecutive week at #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart and in her 5th consecutive week at #1 on the Mediabase Pop chart with “I Knew You Were Trouble.”, her second global Pop chart-topper from RED. “Begin Again” and “Trouble” have each reached #1 on both the all-genre and country iTun…

George Strait Accepts Radio Hall of Fame Honor

Kenny Chesney New CD Art

Brad Paisley Serious about WATER!

Live Beyond... is partnering with Brad and Kim Paisley to provide clean water in Haiti and challenge others to donate. The Live Beyond... Thirst campaign is targeting establishment of 100 clean water collection sites which will support the entire community of Thomazeau, Haiti. "Clean water leads to healthy people, which leads to less time trying to survive and more time trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives." Brad Paisley Recognizing that pure water is essential to health and wellness throughout the world, MMDR provides a number of methods for water purification and filtration depending upon the needs of the situation. MMDR typically either provides water on a household basis or for an entire community. In Haiti, where cholera has ravaged many of the rural villages MMDR has supplied Sawyer 0.1 water filters to individual families to help stem the spread of the deadly disease. In Ghana, where entire island villages depend upon the contaminated lo…

Wynonna booked for Dancing With The Stars

GARTH BROOKS, KID ROCK, SAM MOORE, SHELBY LYNNE AND THE OAK RIDGE BOYS JOIN GEORGE JONES FOR HIS FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA Nashville, TN (February 26, 2013) – The mega-stars continue to lineup for George Jones’ final concert, which is set for Friday, November 22, 2013 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys and Sam Moore are the latest acts announced for the historic event. The celebrity packed lineup also includes Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson. More stars are expected to be announced as performers gear up to pay tribute to one of the world’s most accomplished recording artists. “Being joined by so many incredible singers while doing what I love will be truly heartwarming,” says George Jones. “It’s shaping up to be more than I expected or could have ever imagined,” he adds. Tickets for the Nashville finale are available at all Ticketmaster locations. George Jones…

Brandi Glanville..Early Arrival at Oscars

Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace

SAMMY KERSHAW, AARON TIPPIN & JOE DIFFIE HIT THE ROAD FOR THE 2013 "ROOTS & BOOTS" TOUR

Nashville, Tenn. (February 25, 2013) - Country music veterans Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Joe Diffie have teamed up for a national tour they're calling "Roots & Boots." On stage together, the trio perform acoustic versions of their more than 40 Top Ten hit songs, as well as share stories about the roots of their music (view tour EPK here). "The 'Roots & Boots' tour is three friends who love country music having a good time, telling jokes about each other and telling jokes on each other," says Kershaw. "We tell stories behind all of our songs. It's a great show, so don't be square, be there!" Diffie adds, "Sam, Aaron and I have a great time doing these shows and the fans do too. It's always an adventure." Tippin says of the tour, "Being onstage with Sammy and Joe is a blast. I admire both of these guys so much. We have a great time together and the show is different every night and always a lot o…

Tim's 33rd #1

Nashville, TN— Feb. 25, 2013— Country superstar and consistent hitmaker Tim McGraw claimed his 33rd No. one single this week with "One Of Those Nights" landing at the top spot on the Billboard Country chart. The single, from his No. one selling album TWO LANES OF FREEDOM (Big Machine Records), follows a multitude of chart-topping hits ranging from "Don't Take The Girl" and "I Like It, I Love It" to "Where The Green Grass Grows," "The Cowboy In Me" and "Live Like You Were Dying." "It feels great to have the No. one song…it's always a really special feeling," said McGraw. "Country radio has never let me down, and I'm so thankful for those relationships. It's going to be a great song for the tour this summer…it sets the perfect tone for an awesome night!" Up next for McGraw is an all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW'S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT, taping April 8 at the MGM Gra…

The Zac Brown Band Sounded GREAT at Daytona!!

From 1984--Long Ago and Far Away :)

Parts Fly Off Car at Daytona -- 28 Fans Hurt

Fire at Loretta Lynn's

Fire at a building on Loretta Lynn's property tonight in West Tennessee... Waverly FD fought the blaze at one of the building at the ranch compound... No one hurt..the building was destroyed but not considered to be a critical structure.. The ranch was damaged by high winds several weeks ago...

Jason Starts TONIGHT

Nashville, TN – Feb. 21, 2013 – ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Jason Aldean is gearing up for his biggest tour to date, and one of the most anticipated of this year, as 19 buses and trucks and over 100 band and crewmembers roll into Bossier City, LA tonight for the first show of the 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR's sold out run. Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett are set to open the tour that has already sold over 350,000 tickets for the first dates. “We’ve been down in Tupelo, MS the last week or so getting ready,” said Aldean. “It's like Christmas with all the new toys we've got on stage…I don’t even understand how my crew makes all this happen night after night, but it’s awesome. I'm pumped about the new songs we've added to the set, and everything just feels fresh and exciting. I wasn't sure how we would top the My Kinda Party tour, but I feel pretty certain we've done it." The all-new production includes 1750 square feet of high-resolution video p…

New LA House for Eddie and Leann

Mindy McCready...What a Shame!!!

LADY ANTEBELLUM REVEALS PLANS TO RELEASE THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM GOLDEN ON MAY 7

Nashville, TN – Feb. 19, 2013 – From Good Morning America’s New York City studio this morning, seven-time GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum announced the release of their fourth Capitol Nashville studio album GOLDEN, available in stores on May 7. “This album feels to me like one of those that from start to finish could be a good road-trip record and that’s what we wanted,” said Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “It’s one of the reasons why the term ‘golden’ was kind of cool. I think about road trips and driving down the road with those little streaks of sunshine popping through the trees, especially at sunset. ‘Golden’…it just gives you this warm, easy feeling.” “Writing and recording this record really took us back to when we first met each other,” added Hillary Scott. “When I first met the boys, we spent a lot of time around the piano at the house they lived in at the time. We didn’t really know each other at all, but there was still some magic and then the harmonies – that’s how it…

Craig Morgan Sings for the Runners

Craig Morgan to Headline St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon Presented by Nissan Rising Star Sarah Darling Confirmed to Open Nashville, Tenn., (Feb. 19, 2013) – Country Music star Craig Morgan and special guest, Sarah Darling, will lend their talented voices to the 14th annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan. Continuing the tradition of combining great country music with Nashville’s premier running event, Morgan and Darling will cap the weekend of festivities with a post-race concert at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, April 27. The musically themed road race attracts more than 30,000 runners, walkers and 6,000 junior racers through ING KiDS ROCK Nashville, who will take on the 26.2 and 13.1-mile courses while passing many of Nashville’s best live bands along the route. Complimentary concert tickets are provided to all registered runners and volunteers. Runners may purchase additional ti…

Jason Aldean Tour Kicks Off Tonight

JASON ALDEAN FLASHES BACK TO “1994” FOR THE THIRD SINGLE OFF PLATINUM ALBUM NIGHT TRAIN Aldean Heads to NYC Next Week for Multiple Television Appearances, All For The Hall New York and a Sold-Out Madison Square Garden Show Nashville, TN – Feb. 19, 2013 – PLATINUM selling entertainer Jason Aldean will give country radio a dose of nostalgia unlike anything heard before when he releases his next single, “1994,” available on Play MPE today. “1994” embraces hip-hop elements and takes listeners on a fun journey through the year Aldean was a senior in high school, Justin Bieber was born, OJ Simpson’s white Bronco sped across the nation's TV screens and a gallon of gas only cost $1.09. When Aldean first heard the demo of the song, written by Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Thomas Rhett, he nearly fell out of his chair laughing and knew it was something totally different that he wanted to take a crack at recording for the record. “I love that this song gets such a reaction from people,…

Taylor Swift in London...Check this out!!

You Had to be There! Jimmy at Leo Laporte's studio North of SF

TWIT TV....seen around the world..the hats? tradition

Cats I shot at LA and Bham Zoos

Kelly Clarkson and Clive Davis War With Words

February 19, 2013Hey y'all,

So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone - even Clive Davis.

First, he says I burst into "hysterical sobbing" in his office when he demanded Since You Been Gone be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn't be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way.

But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called "Because Of You." I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a &q…

TIM MCGRAW CLOCKS 14TH NO. ONE BILLBOARD DEBUT WITH TWO LANES OF FREEDOM

Major Media Outlets Praise McGraw's Debut On Big Machine Records Nashville, TN--Feb. 13, 2013--Country superstar Tim McGraw landed his 14th No. one album debut on the Billboard Country Albums chart this week with the release of TWO LANES OF FREEDOM. The album also claims the top spot on the All-Genre Digital Albums chart amid a coast-to-coast release week that took the PLATINUM selling entertainer from The Super Bowl to the GRAMMY Awards. Music critics are praising the 11 song disc for its impressive balance of iconic McGraw material with broader new sounds influenced by everything from celtic to piano pop. "If this is an indication of McGraw's next phase, then let Freedom ring again and again." USA Today "…a major new start for McGraw…" Los Angeles Times "McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, earned 32 No. 1 singles, won three Grammys and collected over 30 other music awards. Two Lanes of Freedom is about to up the numbers in all o…

Brad Paisley Reveals Album Cover For Wheelhouse

Release Date – April 9 Nashville, TN – Brad Paisley revealed the album cover for his upcoming release, Wheelhouse, via his website yesterday. Fans can go to www.bradpaisley.com and participate in a layered reveal experience that includes a fan mosaic, hidden icons that unlock special items, and an exclusive making-of-the-album interview by Brad and information on how to enter a national sweepstakes. Brad Paisley Confirms Track Listing for Wheelhouse Which Streets April 9 “Southern Comfort Zone” Becomes Paisley’s 21st No.1 Interactive Wheelhouse Cover Reveal Begins Today Nashville, TN – Country superstar Brad Paisley garners his 21st No. 1 single with “Southern Comfort Zone,” and today confirms the track listing for his 8th regular studio album, Wheelhouse, set for release on Arista Nashville on Tuesday, April 9. Beginning today, fans will be able to participate in an interactive reveal of the Wheelhouse and Wheelhouse (Deluxe Version) album covers at www.bradpaisley.com. …

Did Taylor Dress Like Harry????

Why is Taylor not standing?????? HMMM

Shooting her new music video in Malibu....