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Loretta Lynn on her Ranch in West Tennessee 8-31-13

Amen!!!

Chris Young New CD...Health Great!

CHRIS YOUNG CELEBRATES LATE NIGHT WITH A.M. Join Chris in the Countdown Nashville, TN – ‘Nothing good happens after midnight’ goes the old adage. But RCA Records singer songwriter Chris Young has a different opinion entirely. “There’s plenty of great stuff that happens after midnight,” says Chris. “People have a good time, fall in love, work through problems and relationships, lots of good things happen after midnight and that’s why we called the album A.M.” Chris recognizes all of those aspects with the September 17 release of his new album, A.M.. The title track, written by Chris with pals Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley, celebrates the party side of late night. “A.M. is a big fun ode to, we’re having fun, it’s past midnight and it’s on,” laughed Chris. “I love hanging out with friends, having fun, playing music, and that happens a lot in the wee hours.” “Goodbye,” another song on the album, acknowledges the relationship dynamic that happens in the late night. “In ‘Goodbye,’ t…

George Strait Tribute in Nashville

Nashville, TN (August 29, 2013) – Last night, nearly 700 guests were treated to a very special evening honoring George Strait at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Invited guests were music industry professionals, George’s family and friends, as well as songwriters from all of Strait’s No.1 singles, and all members of every past and present MCA Nashville promotion team. The event, hosted by Lon Helton, publisher of Country Aircheck and host of Country Countdown USA, highlighted George’s long list of tremendous accomplishments and acknowledged a career that is far from over. The celebration opened with recognition of all of Strait’s No.1 hits, including “Give It All We Got Tonight,” the most recent history-making 60th No.1 single, a feat no artist except Strait has come close to achieving. An “in the round” acoustic performance of some of George’s biggest hits followed, performed by Jim Lauderdale, Tim James, Phil O’Donnell and Dean Dillon – songwriters who have bee…

Alan Jackson at The Station Inn Tonight

ALAN JACKSON PLAYS TO PACKED STATION INN Announces Carnegie Hall Show for October 28 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2013) Country music singer-songwriter Alan Jackson played to a full house last night at the stalwart bluegrass venue The Station Inn. The show was broadcast live on 650 WSM AM with Eddie Stubbs as emcee and featured the players from Jackson’s upcoming The Bluegrass Album, set for release September 24. Fans started lining up at 11:00pm Sunday evening in anticipation of reserving a seat for the show that went on sale Monday at 1:00pm. On the heels of last night’s sold-out show it was announced today that Jackson will be bringing his bluegrass to the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York on October 28.

Alan Sells Another House

Just getting out that he finally sold this house in Jupiter Island,Fla..10.45 million...

Carrie & Sunday Night Football

13 NFL PLAYERS STAR IN CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S “WAITING ALL DAY FOR SUNDAY NIGHT” DEBUTING SEPT. 8, ON NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Opening SNF Theme Includes Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Andrew Luck, JJ Watt & Terrell Suggs Cast of NBC Stars “Auditioned” for the Role STAMFORD, Conn. – August 27, 2013 – Thirteen NFL players will join six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood for her performance of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC. Underwood makes her debut on NBC’s first SNF broadcast of the 2013 NFL season as the Dallas Cowboys host their NFC East rival New York Giants. Coverage begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET, and the opening theme will continue each week of the season to kick off Sunday Night Football. Thirteen NFL players, who have accounted for 55 Pro Bowl selections, six Super Bowl rings and…

Taylor Taylor and the Band

Brad Paisley in San Bernadino with Guitar Master John Jorgenson

Chesney's Fans Party in Foxboro,Mass

Kenny Chesney Closes Out No Shoes Nation 2013-- 109,207 Fans Rocked in Boston for 1.25 Million Fans Played To Foxboro, MA: With an a cappella “Whatever makes you feel like a rock star” and one crashing downbeat, Kenny Chesney’s second night at Gillette Stadium and final No Shoes Nation show took off like a bobsled, slamming through four songs including the gold certified “Pirate Flag” before he took a breath. Both nights, the crowd of 109,207 was on its feet, singing along with the 8-time Entertainer of the Year’s two hour-plus set. “There’s energy, and then there’s energy,” an exhausted Chesney said, coming offstage the second night. “The fans in Boston have always been very, very special to us. These were our 10th and 11th shows at Gillette; every year, it just gets more intense.” To celebrate the milestone, the Kraft family had a Super Bowl-style banner hung permanently near an end zone to commemorate the naming of the No …

John Fogerty Joins Brad Paisley at Mountainview near San Jose

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2013) Last night at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA Brad Paisley surprised the audience of over 16,000 by inviting John Fogerty to join him on stage for their recent collaboration “Hot Rod Heart,” which is on Fogerty’s Wrote a Song for Everyone album. During the encore Paisley invited Fogerty back on stage and they played Fogerty’s 1985 hit single “Centerfield,” “Alcohol” and a rousing rendition of “Proud Mary.”

Back on the Road

CHRIS YOUNG RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL READIES TO HIT THE ROAD THIS WEEK STARTING AUGUST 22 IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA NASHVILLE, TN – Singer-songwriter Chris Young returned home to Nashville this past weekend after being admitted last week to Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver for a dangerous bacterial infection as a result of a small cut on his leg. Chris was en route to a tour date in Montana on Tuesday, August 13th when he began to go into septic shock and was taken by ambulance to the Denver, Colorado hospital. The medical team, consisting of Dr. Anthony Canfield, Dr. Wendy Gill, and Dr. Janet Suarez, responded quickly and immediately started Young on medications to stop the infection from spreading. In addition, an emergency surgery was scheduled for shortly after midnight on August 14th where they removed the infection from Chris’s leg. Chris is now home under his physician's care and expected to make a full recovery. As expected, his mobility is currently impac…

BRAD PAISLEY CELEBRATES 22nd #1 SINGLE

(l-r): Luke Laird, Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois Photo By: Frederick Breedon Nashville, Tenn., August 21, 2013: ASCAP, BMI and the CMA celebrated Brad Paisley's 22nd #1 single, "Beat This Summer," at a lunchtime party at the CMA offices on Music Row on Tuesday, August 20th. The song, co-written by Chris DuBois and Luke Laird, marked Paisley's 19th chart-topper as a songwriter and the 14th for both DuBois and Laird. The CMA offices were packed with friends celebrating with the songwriters and also on-hand to congratulate the group were publishers Sea Gayle Music, Universal Music Publishing and Creative Nation Music, as well as label Arista Nashville. "Beat This Summer" became the first #1 song for independent publishing company Creative Nation, founded by Laird and his wife Beth Laird.

Taylor Swift Breaks the LA Staples Center Sell Out Record

Shania Looks Happy!

DIXIE CHICKS LONG TIME GONE TOUR 2013

Live Nation is thrilled to announce the triumphant return of the multi-platinum selling Dixie Chicks with their Long Time Gone Tour 2013 through select markets in Canada. This follows the incredibly warm reception from Canadian fans at this summer’s Craven Country Jamboree, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, and marks the first full tour for the Dixie Chicks through Canada in 7 years. “We had such a great time playing for our Canadian fans this summer that we've been inspired to come back for more," say the band. The Dixie Chicks are Martie Maguire (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Emily Robison (banjo, dobro, guitar, vocals), and Natalie Maines (lead vocals, guitar). Originally formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas as a bluegrass band that included founding members and sisters Maguire and Robison, the band went on to find massive worldwide success following the addition of powerhouse lead singer Natalie Maines. Together as the Dixie Chicks, they have s…

My Pretty Backyard Visitor

The Red Headed Woodpecker These birds fly to catch insects in the air or on the ground, forage on trees or gather and store nuts. They are omnivorous, eating insects, seeds, fruits, berries, nuts, and occasionally even the eggs of other birds.[4] About two thirds of their diet is made up of plants.[4] They nest in a cavity in a dead tree, utility pole, or a dead part of a tree that is between 8 and 80 feet (2.5 to 25 m) above the ground.[4] They lay four to seven eggs in early May which are incubated for two weeks.[4] Two broods can be raised in a single nesting season.[4] Northern birds migrate to the southern parts of the range, with most having arrived on the breeding range by late April, and having left for winter quarters by late October;[9][10] southern birds are often permanent residents. The Red-headed Woodpecker is a once common but declining bird species found in southern Canada and east-central United States. Consistent long-term population declines have resulted in Red-…

Kenny Chesney Sat. Aug 17 in Detroit

Proud as a Peacock

I've seen it on the NBC logo..seen a lot of peacocks...never seen one do this..spray those feathers out...oh yeah: peacocks fan out their feathers as part of a courtship ritual to attact a mate.I took all these recent animal pictures at the Olympic Animal Farm near Sequim,Washington not far from Seattle The male (peacock) Indian Peafowl has iridescent blue-green or green colored plumage. The peacock tail ("train") is not the tail quill feathers but the highly elongated upper tail covert feathers. The "eyes" are best seen when the peacock fans its tail. Like a cupped hand behind the ear, the erect tail-fan of the male helps direct sound to the ears.[citation needed] Both species have a crest atop the head. The female (peahen) Indian Peafowl has a mixture of dull green, brown, and grey in her plumage. Although she lacks the long upper tail coverts of the male, she has a crest. The female also displays her plumage to ward off female competition or signal…

Waterfalls inside Yellowstone...

Kepler Cascades is located about two miles south of Old Faithful Village. The cascades are viewable from a roadside pullout. This three-tiered cascade drops over 50 feet as the Firehole River flows North. The Kepler Cascades were actually named in 1881 for the 12 year old son of Wyoming’s territorial governor, Kepler Hoyt, who toured the park with his father, Governor John Hoyt. now on to Lewis Falls... Located roughly 11 miles inside Yellowstone’s south entrance, and two miles south of Lewis Lake, Lewis falls is easily accessible from parking lots on each side of the Lewis River bridge. The falls are about 30 feet in height. Lewis Falls Trail Rehabilitation Located 10 miles north of Yellowstone’s South Entrance, the Lewis Falls Trail is an easily accessible path which leads to a dramatic overlook of the Lewis River Falls. Last year, more than 700,000 visitors passed through the South Entrance gates and many of these visitors stopped to walk the Lewis Falls Trail, picnic n…