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GRAMMY® NOMINEE ADELE TO MAKE MUCH ANTICIPATED RETURN TO THE STAGE ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® Singer Will Perform Live for the First Time Since Undergoing Vocal Cord Surgery Last Fall Music's Biggest Night® — Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2012) — Current GRAMMY® nominee Adele will make her much anticipated return to the live stage on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards ( This will be her first time performing live in nearly five months since being forced to cancel a sold-out U.S. tour to undergo surgery on her vocal cords. Music's Biggest Night® — hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J — takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be

Always Keeping an Eye on YOU!!!

Visting the Pawn Stars Store in Vegas

BELLAMY BROTHERS FALL VICTIM TO GRAND LARCENY, VANDALISM WHILE SHOOTING MUSIC VIDEO IN FLORIDA EVERGLADES Thieves Break Into Bellamy Vehicles, Production Truck; Nab Personal iPad, Digital Camera, Thousands of Dollars Worth of Video Production Equipment Nashville, Tenn. (January 26, 2012) – On a recent video shoot in the Florida Everglades, legendary country music duo The Bellamy Brothers fell victim to vandalism and grand larceny after their rental cars and production truck were broken into. Thieves vandalized the Bellamy vehicles by prying open the door locks and stealing a personal iPad, digital camera and thousands of dollars worth of production equipment that was being used to shoot the music video. “The police told us that most of the electronics were offered to a local pawn shop right after the theft but the owner turned the equipment down after suspecting it had been stolen,” says David Bellamy. “Fortunately, the video cameras and guitars were not taken, probably d

ACM Nominations 2012

Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Blake Shelton Taylor Swift Male Vocalist of the year Jason Aldean Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Blake Shelton Chris Young Female Vocalist of the year Sara Evans Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Vocal Duo of the year Love and Theft Montgomery Gentry Steel Magnolia Sugarland Thompson Square Vocal Group of the year The Band Perry Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Rascal Flatts Zac Brown Band New Artist of the Year (Nominees in Feb.) Album of the year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company) Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville) Produced by: Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Jay Joyce Four The Record – Miranda Lambert (RCA) Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf Hemingway's Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA) Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records) Produced by: Michael Knox Own The Night – Lady A

A few of the All PRO NFL Cheerleaders

Taylor Never in London

The Oscar Nominations 2012

Supporting Actress Berenice Bejo Jessica Chastain Melissa McCarthy Janet McTeer Octavia Spencer Supporting Actor Kenneth Branagh Jonah Hill Nick Nolte Christopher Plummer Best Actress Glenn Close Rooney Mara Viola Davis Meryl Streep Michelle Williams Best Actor Demian Bichir George Clooney Jean Dujardin Gary Oldman Brad Pitt Best Director Michel Hazanivicus Alexander Payne Martin Scorsese Woody Allen Terrence Malick Best Original Screenplay The Artist Bridesmaids Midnight in Paris Margin Call A Separation Best Adapted Screenplay The Descendants Hugo The Ides of March The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Best Foreign Feature Bullhead Footnote In Darkness Monsier Lazhar In Separation Best Animated Feature A Cat in Paris Chico & Rita Kung Fu Panda 2 Puss in Boots Rango Best Picture War Horse The Artist Moneyball The Descendants The Tree of Life Midnight in Paris The Help Hugo Extremely Loud &am

Trace Adkins 2012 Tour

3/8 – Des Moines, Iowa | Hoyt Sherman 3/9 – Kansas City, Mo. | Midland Theater 3/10 – Peoria, Ill. | Civic Theater 3/15 – Milwaukee, Wis. | Riverside Theater 3/16 – Rochester, Minn. | Mayo Civic Theater (Fan presale 1/30, public on-sale 2/3) 3/17 – Grand Forks, N.D. | Chester Fritz Auditorium 3/22 – Birmingham, Ala. | Alabama Theatre 4/12 – Ashland, Ky. | Paramount Arts Center 4/14 – Toledo, Ohio | Stranahan Theater 4/19 – Spartanburg, S.C. | Memorial Hall 4/20 – Charlotte, N.C. | Ovens Auditorium 4/21 – Louisville, Ky. | The Palace Theatre 4/25 – Denver, Colo. | Paramount Theater 4/27 – Salinas, Ks. | Stiefel Theater 4/28 – Tulsa, Okla. | Brady Theater 5/3 – N. Charleston, S.C. | North Charleston Performing Arts Center 5/4 – Savannah, Ga. | Mercer Theater (fan presale 1/30, public on 2/10) 5/10 – Davenport, Iowa | Adler Theatre 5/11 – South Bend, Ind. | Morris PAC 5/12 – Memphis, Tenn. | Orpheum Theatre 5/17 – Atlanta, Ga. | Cobb Theater

Grammys Coming Up!

Brad's Wild Weekend

BRAD PAISLEY’S VIRTUAL REALITY WORLD TOUR CONTINUES WITH SOLD-OUT SHOWS Tim Tebow Joins Paisley on Stage in Denver Performs During Halftime at NFC Championship Game NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2012) Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality World Tour 2012 presented by Chevrolet had another exciting weekend with three sold-out shows in Kansas City, Wichita, KS and Denver, CO. Special guests on the tour are CMA New Artist of the Year The Band Perry and 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. During the show at the Pepsi Center in Denver Paisley invited Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos quarterback, to help him out with “Still A Guy.” The crowd went wild when their local hero stepped on stage and joined in with a few words of the song. Later that evening Paisley tweeted: “me and @TimTebow, probably not gonna be nominated for musical Duo of the year, but you never know” Paisley, band and crew then headed to San Francisco to perform during the halftime of the NFC Championship game be
CASEY JAMES TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM MARCH 20 NASHVILLE, TN – 19 Recordings / BNA Records’ Casey James will release his self-titled debut album March 20. “I’m excited to be releasing my debut album,” shares Casey. “I’m thankful that I had the freedom to make the record that represents me as a musician and singer-songwriter.” Casey continues, “I played eleven years of hard gigs in every bar and restaurant in North Texas and not many people even knew my name. That being said, I'm very thankful to American Idol for the opportunities the show gave me. I could've released a record right when the season was over, but I wanted to make an album deserving of all the fans that put me in this position. I feel like I've done that. And it feels good.” To say that Casey had a hand in creating his debut album would be an understatement. The Cool, TX native co-wrote nine of the eleven songs on the album, played both the electric and acoustic guitar throughout, and co-
EXILE RELEASES PEOPLE GET READY, BAND’S FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 15 YEARS Will Be Among Supergroups Playing “All For The Hall” Benefit April 10 NASHVILLE, TN – January 23, 2012 – Responding to the excitement generated by its remake of “Kiss You All Over” with country giant Trace Adkins, the band Exile is set to release People Get Ready, its first new studio album in 15 years. The official release date is January 31, 2012. The 5-cut EP features four new songs written by the band and a hush-inspiring a cappella rendition of the Curtis Mayfield title cut. (See track listing below.) People Get Ready is on Exile’s own Big Horse Records label (a nod to the band’s Kentucky origin). In September of 2011, Exile struck a distribution partnership with GMV Nashville ( to act as its digital distributor for all major online retail. Through GMV Nashville the EP is available for single song downloads at most digital retail outlets including iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotif

Aldean back out in 2012..weekend #1

Fox showed only a song on VERY few stations...SF not so much a Country Town

Jake Owen Resting after Collarbone repair surgery

Taylor Swift hits red carpet for Ethel Kennedy doc

HBO red carpet at Sundance Film Festival in Utah

Long-Time Penn State Coach, Joe Paterno, Dies at 85

Joe Paterno, whose teams won more games than any other major-college football coach, who became the face of Penn State University and a symbol of integrity in collegiate athletics only to be fired during the 2011 season amid a child sexual-abuse scandal that reverberated throughout the nation, died Sunday. He was 85.

Severe Weather Potential for South next 24 hours

Tim Tebow at the Brad Paisley show in Denver 1/21/12

Grammy winning Nashville Producer Larry Butler is Dead

A man with over a 100 gold and Platinum albums has died...Larry Butler Nashville Producer/songwriter and veteran musician. He was 69. Friend BJ Thomas among those speaking out... TheBJThomas My dear friend and music great Larry Butler died in his sleep last night. He was known for all the Kenny Rogers... 1/20/12 1:27 PM TheBJThomas 25 million sold on The Gambler. A true legend. A sad day for all who loved him, as he was a wonderful guy. 1/20/12 12:40 PM TheBJThomas He was known for all the Kenny Rogers hits. He also co wrote Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song(Hey Won't You Play). 1/20/12 12:38 PM Larry Butler is the first and only Nashville Producer to win the coveted Grammy Award for Producer of the year. In addition to this most prestigious award Larry has added to his credits a Grammy for Song of the Year, CMA for Album of the Year, CMA for Song of the Year, Billboard Magazine Producer of the Year, ASCAP Producer of the Year, Record W

Friday Night Tornado Watch for Middle Tenn

COUNTRY SUPERSTAR BRAD PAISLEY TAKES HIS VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR TO HISTORIC WRIGLEY FIELD SATURDAY - JUNE 9 With Special Guest MIRANDA LAMBERT And Chris Young, The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann NASHVILLE, Tenn (Jan. 20, 2012) It was announced today that country music superstar Brad Paisley will take his Virtual Reality Tour to historic Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on Saturday, June 9. Special guest Miranda Lambert along with Chris Young, The Band Perry and Jerrod Niemann will also be performing. Wrigley Field, affectionately known as the “Friendly Confines,” is starting its 99th season of hosting baseball, 97 of those the Chicago Cubs. This is only the 2nd time that Wrigley Field has been the site for a live country concert. Paisley is the consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year for 2010. He has placed 20 singles
Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood are teaming up for a special “CMT Crossroads” the night before the Super Bowl. “CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood Live From the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam” will air Saturday, Feb. 4.

Garth in Oklahoma

GRAMMY® NOMINEES COLDPLAY AND RIHANNA TO PERFORM LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME NOMINEE AND 2012 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR PAUL MCCARTNEY ALSO SET TO PERFORM ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® Music's Biggest Night® — Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2012) — Current GRAMMY® nominees Coldplay and Rihanna will perform live together for the first time, and nominee and 2012 MusiCares® Person of the Year Paul McCartney is set to perform as part of the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards ( Music's Biggest Night® — hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J — takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldw

Rascal Flatts....CHANGED

NASHVILLE – (January 19, 2012) – Country music supergroup Rascal Flatts announced today that they will release CHANGED, their highly-anticipated seventh studio album, on April 3. Award-winning musician and producer Dann Huff co-produced the new project with Flatts. CHANGED comes after Flatt's first Big Machine Records album release, NOTHING LIKE THIS, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country albums sales chart. Rascal Flatts is one of only four country acts to debut six consecutive studio albums at #1. NOTHING LIKE THIS went on to become a platinum-selling album, featuring two #1 hits including the certified platinum “I Won’t Let Go” and the gold-certified “Easy” (with pop sensation Natasha Bedingfield). Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 13 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs,
CLIVE DAVIS AND THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRESENT THE 2012 PRE-GRAMMY® GALA STAR-STUDDED EVENT TO FEATURE 2012 GRAMMY SALUTE TO INDUSTRY ICONS® HONORING VIRGIN GROUP FOUNDER SIR RICHARD BRANSON Sponsored by Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, and MasterCard Worldwide, Gala to Take Place on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., The Night Before The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2012) — For the fourth consecutive year, Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® ( Sponsored by Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, and MasterCard Worldwide, this exclusive, star-studded celebration will feature special musical performances and will be attended by the world's most renowned artists and top industry VIPs in music, film,

Merle Haggard's Bus Outside Macon Ga Hospital...The Hag has Pneumonia

RANDY TRAVIS: SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MARKED BY NEW DIRECTION AND NEW MOMENTUM 2012 Unveils New Management Team, New Career Vision for Legendary Superstar Nashville, Tennessee – (January 18, 2012) — Country Music Superstar Randy Travis is emphasizing the ‘new’ in the New Year unfolding. Under a just announced new management team, the career reins of the multi-platinum awarded Randy Travis, who ranks as one of country music’s top-selling artists of all time, are being guided by Ken Levitan, of Vector Management, and Jeff Davis, of SUM Management. Levitan is the high-profile management force behind some of the top names in the industry, as diverse as Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Fray, Trace Adkins, Emmylou Harris, and Kings of Leon, to mention just a few. Levitan is creatively aligning with Davis, whose working association with Travis spans over 24 years, to form a major affiliate for development of Travis’ ongoing successful career interests. Levitan’s and D
MIRANDA LAMBERT RESCHEDULES WEEKEND SHOWS DUE TO DEATH OF HER FATHER-IN-LAW NASHVILLE, TN -- Singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert has rescheduled this weekend’s shows of her “On Fire” Tour, due to the death of her father-in-law, Dick Shelton who passed away Tuesday in Oklahoma. Miranda, wife of singer and star of “The Voice,” Blake Shelton, has rescheduled Charlotte, NC (1/19), Lexington, KY (1/20) and Greensboro, NC (1/21). Mr. Shelton, who had been in declining health for the past year, was surrounded by loved ones upon his passing. Miranda said, “Thank you to the fans for all the support and prayers. This is a really difficult time for our family and the most important thing is being together. Tell your loved ones you love them. See you next week.” Reschedule Dates are: Charlotte, NC – January 25th – 7:30 pm Greensboro, NC – February 19th – 7:30 pm Lexington, KY - February 26th – 7:30 pm Tickets for the above-mentioned January dates will be honored at the rescheduled d

Remembering Balke Shelton's Dad Dick

BLAKE SHELTON ANNOUNCEMENT It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Blake Shelton's father, Dick Shelton. Mr. Shelton, who was in declining health this past year, was surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma upon his passing this evening. Due to this unfortunate event, the following dates of his "Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012" have been rescheduled: Rapid City, SD (1/19), Bismarck, ND (1/20), Billings, MT (1/21) and Bozeman, MT (1/22). The rescheduled dates are listed below. "I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys," Blake. Rescheduled Dates: Bismarck, ND - March 20th Rapid City, SD - March 21st Bozeman, MT - March 22nd Billings, MT - March 23rd Tickets for the above-mentioned January dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates in March. Refund requests will be honored at the original point of purchase. For up-to-date tour inf
LADY ANTEBELLUM REACHES DOUBLE PLATINUM AND GOLD STATUS OF THEIR NO. ONE HITS “JUST A KISS” AND “WE OWNED THE NIGHT” OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR Picks Up Next Week in Tulsa, OK Nashville, TN – Jan. 17, 2012 - Reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum earned DOUBLE PLATINUM certification by the RIAA for their No. one single “Just A Kiss,” selling more than two million downloads of the song while simultaneously earning GOLD certification for “We Owned The Night” after tallying over 500,000 digital downloads. "We're planning a big party to celebrate both of these songs going No. one at radio, and now we'll be able to toast this at the same time…and then we can do it again with our fans on the tour," said Charles Kelley. "A little downtime over the holidays has been great, but we're about to go crazy to get this tour back up and running next week….can't wait to see everyone in Tulsa!" The trio’s GRAMMY nominated curr

Rimes Foot Tattoo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2012) Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality World Tour 2012 presented by Chevrolet just completed its first weekend by playing three sold-out shows before a total of over 39,000 fans in the blustery mid-west, with stops in Grand Rapids, Milwaukee and St. Paul. Special guests on the tour are CMA New Artist of the Year The Band Perry and 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. “Paisley thrills with high-tech traditional country.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “A laser-lit profile of Paisley towered over the crowd before the man himself took the stage, backed by the sort of boundary-pushing high-tech gadgetry usually employed by U2. That was just the start of Paisley's wizardry, as he transformed the St. Paul hockey arena into a futuristic thrill ride with a sing-along soundtrack.” St. Paul Pioneer Press On Saturday afternoon Paisley performed before an intimate crowd at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul on Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

Miranda Lambert Visits 13 Yr Old in Hospital...Rockford Teen All Smiles

Jake Owen Breaks Collarbone in Colorado

JAKE OWEN TO UNDERGO SURGERY TODAY FOR BROKEN COLLARBONE JANUARY CONCERT DATES RESCHEDULED Nashville, TN - RCA recording artist Jake Owen definitely experienced some bad luck on Friday, January 13. Jake was snowboarding in Crested Butte, CO during the BMI Songwriter's Festival when he hit a 17 inch ice block, took a spill and broke his collarbone. After being rushed to the ER in Crested Butte, Jake tweeted, "Just broke my collarbone. Guess I charged this mountain a little too hard." In addition, Jake told Storme Warren, host of GAC’s Headline Country who was covering the event, "Man, it wasn't like I was doing anything crazy. That's why this is such a freak accident but the reality is if you’re not falling, you’re not learning." Jake flew back to Nashville as soon as possible. On Monday, January 16, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Dovan confirmed that Jake's collarbone suffered multiple fractures and he recommended scheduling surgery immediat
GRAMMY® NOMINEES JASON ALDEAN AND KELLY CLARKSON, FOO FIGHTERS, BRUNO MARS, NICKI MINAJ, AND TAYLOR SWIFT TO PERFORM ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® Music's Biggest Night® Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, 8 P.M. ET/PT SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2012) — Current GRAMMY® nominees Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast ( Aldean and Minaj will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Mars, and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 12, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldw

Hillary Scott Married..Vera Wang the Dress Designer

Red Solo Cup in the Music Row Roundabout

The Possum and a Dierks

Blake Meets the Press Promoting The Voice