Saturday, November 23, 2013

Martina and George sing for Jones

Garth on CBS Friday Night November 29

Willie Nelson Band Bus Crashes in Texas

wreck location: I 30 80 miles E of Dallas....weather was poor 3 hurt...from the Willie Web site: No one suffered serious injuries. Paul English injured his ankle, Billy English suffered a bruised hip and crew member Tom Hawkins has a cracked rib. The other family members on the bus are sore but everyone is expected to recover fully"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

George Jones Monument in Berry Hill/Nashville

Fla-Ga Line on RAWWWWWW

Courtesy of WWE Nashville, TN (November 19, 2013) – As their GOLD-certified, multi-week #1 smash “Round Here” suggests, Florida Georgia Line had the “country boy charm turned all the way up” last night (11/18) during WWE’s Monday Night RAW at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. With pyro blazing and customized graphics flashing lyrics, the breakthrough duo knocked out a high-energy performance of the hit, which was used as the show’s official theme song for the special edition of “Raw Country.” Watch here. FGL’s Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) also got in on the action backstage with segments featuring WWE Superstars John Cena, 3MB and Zack Ryder. While the WWE Divas used FGL’s 6X PLATINUM debut hit “Cruise” for a round of “musical chairs.” Monday Night Raw is the longest-running, weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history and is the most-watched, regularly scheduled, year-round program on cable, airing live every Monday night on the USA Network at 8/7C. ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE: Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed since releasing consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the GOLD-certified “Round Here,” PLATINUM-certified “Get Your Shine On” and 6X PLATINUM “Cruise.” Breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold over 6.1 million downloads in the US alone and is the second best-selling Country single ever, according to SoundScan. FGL is the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in having their first three singles hit #1 for multiple weeks each. Poised to follow in the success, FGL’s new emotionally-fueled Top 15-and-rising single, “Stay,” showcases another side of their unique sound and tight harmonies. Amassing international appeal, the duo recently crossed a new career threshold -- tallying more than 10 million tracks sold worldwide from their debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES (Republic Nashville), which has been certified PLATINUM in the US and GOLD in Canada. On 11/25, FGL will release HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES…THIS IS HOW WE ROLL, a deluxe version of their chart-topping debut, that will feature five new songs – including a collaboration with Luke Bryan – the “Cruise” (Remix) featuring Nelly; the making of the album and all official music videos with behind-the-scenes footage, as well as the unreleased video for “It’z Just What We Do.” Comprised of Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) and Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida), FGL is currently on their first headline run, HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR 2013, breaking venue sales records nationwide with sold-out shows on all stops to date. FGL has performed on Conan, TODAY, The Voice, The Tonight with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, LIVE with Kelly & Michael, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and FOX & Friends, in addition to a presenter spot on the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. In addition to radio, sales and touring success, the talented twosome has been racking up several awards’ show nominations, including nods in the New Artist of the Year category. FGL is currently nominated for seven fan-voted American Country Awards and four fan-voted American Music Awards in the coming months. The hot newcomers have previously taken home CMA, ACM and CMT Music Awards and garnered multiple TEEN CHOICE nominations.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dolly Hits Big Screen Again

DOLLY PARTON SET TO STAR IN LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE, A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS STORY, NOVEMBER 9 LOS ANGELES, CA (November 4, 2013) – Grammy® Award winner Dolly Parton (Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias), to star along with Megyn Price (Rules of Engagement), Brian McKnight (American Dreams), newcomer Desiree Ross (Crossing the River) in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie A Country Christmas Story, Saturday, November 9, at 8:00 pm ET/PT. A Country Christmas Story follows a young bi-racial Appalachian Mountain girl (Ross) as she defies her mother (Price) and goes against stereotype when she takes up guitar in pursuit of her dream of becoming a country star. Her journey to the stage at Dollywood and a singing competition hosted by Dolly Parton reunites her itinerant musician father (McKnight) with her family, as well as uncovering the musical legacy of African Americans in the world of country music. Mary Kay Place (Big Love, Being John Malkovich) will portray her grandmother. Dolly Parton’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television. Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Rhinestone. Parton received two Oscar® nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for Travelin’ Thru from the film Transamerica. Throughout her career, she has penned such classic songs as Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, her mega-hit I Will Always Love You and Here You Come Again and garnered seven Grammy Awards. In 1986, Parton opened up her own them park called Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee,

Brad Paisley Shoots CMA Chevy Commercial

Garth Loses His Sister Betsy

TULSA, Okla. – Betsy Smittle, Tulsa musician and sister of country superstar Garth Brooks, has passed away. Ninde Funeral Home confirms that Smittle, 60, died Saturday, November 2, 2013. Smittle was a bass guitar player who toured with Brooks for several years. She also released a solo album entitled “Rough Around The Edges.” She was a gay rights advocate who performed in gay pride events around the state.