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  • Too much living life in the fast lane for The Eagles

    03/26/2010 12:31:31 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 57 replies · 1,592+ views
    Country Standard Time ^ | 3/23/10 | Jeffrey Remz
    When The Eagles were hot and ultra-happening in the 1970's, they were not considered country at all. They were really part of the California soft rock scene along with folks like Linda Ronstadt, Souther Hillman Furay and Jackson Browne. Somewhere along the line, that all changed. Maybe in hindsight it started with a country tribute disc to The Eagles, "Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles," way back in 1993. Of course, The Eagles were shall see inactive for a long time until they regrouped and started touring again, eventually leading to the 2007 release of "Hell Freezes Over." By...
  • Trace Adkins and West Point Glee Club

    02/28/2010 6:16:22 PM PST · by SZonian · 5 replies · 551+ views
    You Tube ^ | Unk | Unknown
    Pretty cool tribute. This happened at the "Country Music Awards".
  • Dixie Chick Natalie Maines' husband charged with DUI

    02/22/2010 9:32:26 PM PST · by truthandlife · 91 replies · 3,316+ views
    <p>Court records show actor Adrian Pasdar has been charged with drunken driving, and his arraignment is scheduled for later this week.</p> <p>The 44-year-old actor was arrested Jan. 27 after authorities say they spotted him speeding and veering over two lanes of traffic on a Los Angeles freeway.</p>
  • 2 killed in collision with Trace Adkins' tour bus

    02/14/2010 1:58:42 AM PST · by kcvl · 4 replies · 797+ views
    <p>Two men died Saturday morning when their pickup collided head-on with one of Trace Adkins' tour buses north of Shreveport, Louisiana.</p> <p>Adkins was not on the bus, but five members of his band and crew suffered minor injuries, the country music singer's Web site said.</p>
  • Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood

    02/13/2010 11:12:02 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 106 replies · 1,722+ views
    you tube ^ | video - today | Carrie Underwood
    Saw / heard this for the first time today. Brought tears. Carrie Underwood is a beautiful person inside and out. Bring the tissues and any comments.
  • Matt Kennon on Fox & Friends performs "The Call"

    02/12/2010 7:30:55 AM PST · by mlizzy · 8 replies · 903+ views
    Music Remedy ^ | 02-10 | Staff
    Riding the momentum of his poignant breakthrough single “The Call”, Matt Kennon will release his self-titled debut album on April 27, 2010 on BamaJam Records. Co-written by Kennon with Noah Gordon and Jeremy Campbell, “The Call” is lighting up request lines nationwide with its compelling reminder of the importance of reaching out to those we love. The moving video for the song, directed by Trey Fanjoy, made its debut on GAC and CMT Pure Country in December. [snip] New fans anxious to see more of Matt can catch him perform on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends – the...
  • New Country Music Star Born as Pro-Life Ballad Climbs the Charts

    02/09/2010 9:47:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 1,045+ views
    Life Site News ^ | NASHVILLE, Tennessee, February 8, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee, February 8, 2010 ( – A new country music star has been born - and with a pro-life ballad, no less, that is steadily climbing the country music charts. Matt Kennon’s debut hit single “the Call” has risen to No. 39 on the Billboard 200 list of top country music hits and packs a compelling pro-life, or what some may call a “whole life," message. Accompanied by his guitar, Kennon sings about the lives of two individuals that would have ended very differently without the timely intervention of a phone call. The music video for “The Call” –...
  • Country star Charlie Daniels recovering after stroke

    01/24/2010 8:10:53 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 24 replies · 1,334+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-24-10
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – American country music performer Charlie Daniel, whose hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" won him a Grammy in 1979, is recovering at home after suffering a mild stroke, his agent said. Daniels, 73, was snowmobiling in Colorado on Friday when he suffered the stroke and was released from hospital two days later. He has no plans to cancel any upcoming concert dates. "Charlie is doing well and looking forward to beginning The Charlie Daniels Band 2010 concert dates on February 27th in Ft. Pierce, Florida and February 28th in Brooksville, Florida," his agent said in...
  • Charlie Daniels has had a stroke

    01/20/2010 1:15:31 PM PST · by sleddogs · 25 replies · 2,052+ views
    (snip) The day was magnificent. The snow was smooth and deep and the trail had just been groomed. We were skimming across the snow at a good clip doing one of my favorite things in the whole world, snowmobiling in the beautiful Rocky Mountain backcountry with our snowmobile buddies Cy and Jeannie Scarborough and some other friends, hitting the high spots and just having a wonderful time. I noticed that my left hand was getting numb and thought that it was because I had been hanging on to the handle bars of my snowmobile for so long that it had...
  • The Devil went down to Durango - Charlie Daniels suffers stroke

    01/20/2010 2:23:28 PM PST · by RGirard · 26 replies · 1,025+ views ^ | Jan. 20, 2009 | Réne Girard
    Fiddle player extraordiare Charlie Daniels, most famous for his song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", suffered a stroke Friday Jan 15th while snowmobiling in Durango Colorado. The news was announced yesterday via his blog Mr. Daniels was treated in Durango, then airlifted approx. 230 miles to Denver for further treatment. Although the stroke was caused by a blood clot to the brain, it was considered a "minor" stroke ... Charlie has started physical therapy and is reportedly doing fine. Daniels, 73, was snowmobiling with friends when he noticed numbness in his left hand ... According to Charlie Daniels:...
  • Hockey Star Mike Fisher and American Idol and Country Music Star Carrie Underwood Engaged

    12/21/2009 9:45:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,413+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 12/21/2009
    OTTAWA — Ottawa Senators centre Mike Fisher confirmed Monday morning that he is engaged to country music star Carrie Underwood. He spoke about the impending nuptials at the morning skate, ahead of his team's game against the Boston Bruins. "It's true," Fisher said. "We're both obviously excited and very happy and so, exciting times for sure." A wedding date hasn't been set. Fisher said he popped the question Sunday, but he wouldn't go into any more details. He has been reluctant to speak about the relationship in the past. But according to a family friend, Fisher, 29, popped the question...
  • Taylor Swift Gives Big as She Turns 20 ($250,000 to schools--a lib?)

    12/16/2009 10:34:15 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 27 replies · 1,455+ views
    The biggest gift came from Swift herself. The singer has donated $250,000 to schools around the country that she's either attended or worked with. The money will pay teachers' salaries as well as buy books and fund various educational programs. "Something I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe in, which is education," says Swift. "The schools that I went to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who I am, and I wanted to give back."
  • Asian Groups Slam Toby Keith's 'Racist' Gesture

    12/16/2009 2:21:28 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 39 replies · 1,752+ views
    TMZ ^ | December 16th, 2009 | TMZ staff
    Toby Keith may think his Nobel Peace Prize party eye gesture wasn't a big deal -- but TWO Asian organizations are furious about it, claiming the "racist" maneuver wasn't just offensive, it was an embarrassment to his country. As TMZ first reported, Keith pulled back his eyes when Will Smith rapped the word "yellow" during an impromptu performance in Norway a few days ago -- Toby's rep blew it off, telling us, "nobody at the party thought Toby was out of line." But outside the party -- people are pissed. A rep for the Asian American Justice Center tells TMZ,...
  • Caption Carrie Underwood with Michelle's Fashion Belt Trend

    11/26/2009 6:00:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 56 replies · 5,105+ views
    yahoo ^ | 11/26/2009 | none
  • Vince Gill-I Still Believe In You

    Vince Gill live in concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. By the release of 'I Still Believe In You' in 1992, Vince Gill was already established as a CMA favorite by winning a multitude of awards including the first of five in a row for CMA Male Vocalist Of The Year. Winning the Album of the Year for 1993, “Entertainer of the Year,” and “Single of the Year” for "I Still Believe In You."
  • Country At the White House (vanity/barf)

    11/14/2009 7:33:48 PM PST · by Global2010 · 19 replies · 1,186+ views
    Nov 14, 09 | vanity
    OK Yall. We turned on the Country Music channel and are watching Country at the White House. Brad Paisley is performing and we are enjoying the intamate lil concert and I blab out to KV that this must be an event for GW/Laura and friends. UHG! There the camera goes (60 inch tv) on Obama Close up and the Michelle too. They then cut to an interview with Brad done in the WH driveway and he oozed with Obama Love. How painful! Music so good but the butt kissing Country Love to obama is horrid. The Grand Ole opry just...
  • Taylor Swift makes CMA history

    11/11/2009 10:13:08 PM PST · by Justaham · 60 replies · 1,586+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-11-09 | CHRIS TALBOTT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It's been Taylor Swift's year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Swift won all four awards for which she was nominated, making history on a historic night that included Darius Rucker's win as new artist. "I'll never forget this moment because in this moment everything that I have ever wanted has just happened to me," Swift said through tears as she accepted the association's highest honor during ceremonies at Sommet Center.
  • What Happened To LeeAnn Rimes?????

    What the heck happened to LeeAnn Rimes? She's channeling Helen Thomas. Ugh!!!!!
  • Carrie Underwood - "Before He Cheats"(VIDEO)

    "Before he cheats" is a revenge fantasy of the wronged woman taking it out on her man's car. Tires get slashed, windows get smashed. Cathartic aggression. Anyone who's been betrayed can understand the anger. "Before he cheats" is American Idol-friendly country music. It's good campy fun.
  • Dierks Bentley Fan Was Hero Who Ended Fort Hood Shooting Spree

    11/06/2009 2:21:04 PM PST · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 11/6/2009 | Staff
    In the aftermath of shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 people and injured another 30, Dierks Bentley learned that he had a connection to the civilian police officer who stopped the rampage. The singer was featured in a photo with the officer, Kimberly Munley, that made its way to television news shows and the Internet. Bentley met Munley earlier this year during a Fourth of July music festival at the U.S. Army post near Killeen, Texas. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire Thursday (Nov. 5) at Fort Hood. Munley was at the scene and...