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Brad Carrie’s “Remind Me” Goes Platinum


Brad Paisley’s duet, “Remind Me,” with fellow country superstar Carrie Underwood has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 1,000,000 downloads.

Written by Paisley, Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace, “Remind Me” topped the country airplay charts earlier this summer as the third single from Paisley’s Gold certified album, This Is Country Music. The video for “Remind Me” is currently in its’ 4th week as the No. 1 video on CMT.

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VIDEO- Scotty McCreery on ‘Ellen’

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On Friday, Scotty McCreery stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform his new single, “Trouble with Girls.” Take a look.

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Top Tweets of the Week – Week of October 9th



10. I swear @BrettEldredge gets inspiration for his one liners anywhere! This one came on the water. I think Darius lost some of his old band members. “I don’t know where Hootie is, but I found his Blowfish!”

9. @KelliePickler has been kicking butt and taking her names with her last single “Tough”. This is able to tell us how she gets through the criticism. “People either love ya or love to hate ya…either way I look at it, you’re loved. ;) ”

8. If only people would speak up, @DannyGokey wouldn’t be so embarrassed. “U ever fake laugh when someones talking to u because u didn’t understand what they said? Its even worse if they’re asking a serious question”

7. This week, Steve Jobs’ death was looked at as a tragedy. Newcomer @HelloJTHodges had the best way of describing his legacy. “Although Steve Jobs time has passed, he will never die”

6. There is nothing like a good welt to bring you into manhood. I guess @ColtFord has something to be proud of. “My Son got shot in the Chest playing Paint Ball. It looks like he got a Titty Twister from King Kong! Me and Him goona do some Deer Hunting!”



5. Before welcoming Rascal Flatts to the Opry family, @CMorganMusic took a side trip that wasn’t as eventful as planned. “Hunting is slow in IL”

4. @MartinaMcBride has had 10 CD releases already – I think we all know she looks amazing without dieting. “Tryin 2 look good 4 album launch.Things I’m denying myself? Had them all 2night.. steak,bread,butter,wine,champagne,cheese,crackers.#oboy”

3. An artists profile picture is important for fans to have facial recognition. @BlakeShelton has made a big move incorporating another artist on his picture. “For those asking who’s in my twitter picture it’s me and Trace Adkins…. Or as I say “The High and The Mighty””

2. After a few months out of the social media world, @SugarlandMusic has made a triumphant return with many tweets this week! Here is just one of those tweets. “It’s time to put on makeup, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to bring the Sugar out to Wichita tonight! – Jennifer #muppets”



1. @BradPaisley was able to approach Steve Jobs’ death in another way. This picture is a great way of representing the legacy Steve has left on the world. “This was taken at PIXAR yesterday.Thanks for your gifts to the world,Steve Jobs. You left it a better place.”

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Miranda Lambert Covers ‘Ladies Home Journal’


Miranda Lambert is Ladies Home Journal‘s latest cover girl. Inside, Miranda talks about just being a normal girl when she’s at home on her farm with hubby Blake Shelton.

“No makeup for me, and I wear Dickies overalls,” Lambert says. “They’re dangerous, though, because if you don’t work out for a while and you’re wearing overalls, you tend to forget that your jeans might not fit when you put them back on. Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.”

      “I get a lot of girls saying, ‘Thank you for being normal,’” she shares. “Besides my job, I’m a normal girl. I’m from a tiny town in East Texas. I’m a normal size, and my weight fluctuates just like everyone else’s. Every time I do a meet-and-greet a fan will say, ‘You make us feel like it’s cool not to be skinny.’”

Pick-up the latest issue of Ladies Home Journal to read more from Miranda.

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Brantley Gilbert Is Already “Halfway To Heaven”!


Another great CD just dropped September 13th – Brantley Gilbert’s “Halfway to Heaven Deluxe”. Brantley is not only an excellent country-rock artist but a songwriter as well having songs recorded by Jasen Aldean and Colt Ford. He released two albums under Average Joe’s Entertainment Group before joining Valory Music Group (a division of Big Machine Records) and charting in the top 20’s with “Country Must Be Country Wide”. Brantley’s a southern boy with firm roots in Jefferson, GA where he was born and raised and has no plans to leave any time soon. He is mannerly and charming and firmly rooted close to his Mama and his doggie, having purchased land in a small town close by – Maysville GA where he plans to settle down.

Brantley co-wrote Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” and the now popular “Dirt Road Anthem” for Jason’s album so he is already a successful song writer. Listening to this CD he is going to be a very successful vocalist as well.

There’s some great guitar in this album and in the opening song “Hell On Wheels” sung in a husky, southern whiskey-bent voice. This is a song about how the big boys run from John Law with duct tape on the license plate – booze and running down the road sideways with lightnin’ in a jar and a 6-gun in the dash. Move over Bo Duke and make room for a real outlaw! Love this song – run that moonshine boys!

“My Kinda Crazy” spotlights Brantley in a different tone and voice – softer and sexier – singing about his love for his lady. She’s too cute to get on his last nerve as she dances in front of the TV like a rock star, tries to drive the stick shift and keeps him up all night stealing covers from his side. I like this side of Brantley as well as the outlaw side – he pulls off both personas perfectly.

The title song “Halfway to Heaven” is also a ballad that is softer and has very thought-provoking words to this song. It’s about crashing the truck into a tree when drinking too much and thinking it was the end. Hanging on by a thread – in other words “Halfway to Heaven”. It’s about living one’s life a different way once you’ve been there – hugging Mama and Daddy, going to church every Sunday now and hanging out with his younger brother more. Brantley was a co-writer on this song and proves he has deep roots in faith and life.

The CD is a mixture of devil and lace, love and sin, moonshine and wine. He mixes it up with suggestions of outlaws, booze and wild days beside love ballads and the softer side of life and living. Brantley has a unique talent here – he walks on both sides of life in this album as well as right down the middle. I enjoy the mix-up of tunes and talent and I firmly believe you will as well. Great songwriting, vocals and instrumentals make this album one to own.

The CD rounds out with “Bendin’ The Rules and Breakin’ The Law”, “Back In The Day”, “Kick It In The Sticks”, “Savin’ Amy”, “Country Must Be Country Wide”, “Take It Outside”, “Them Boys”, “Fall Into Me”, “More Than Miles”, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Hell On An Angel” and “Dirt Road Anthem” sung by Brantley and Colt Ford, so you will hear a different version of this song! You get plenty of bang for your buck on this 15-song CD – well worth the money. Find Brantley at http://brantleygilbert.com/ as well as Facebook.

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Rascal Flatts Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry


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Rascal Flatts was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family this evening by Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens. Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney also helped celebrate the Opry’s 86th birthday during the Opry’s Birthday Bash celebration which aired live on GAC: Great American Country.

Prior to taking the stage, LeVox said, “it is so humbling to carry the Opry flag. There’s no higher pinnacle.”

       DeMarcus added, “one of the titles we’re most proud of is member of the Grand Ole Opry.”

       Rooney, meanwhile, said he began to reflect on Opry membership after a conversation with his dad earlier in the day. “I remember when I was growing up, I would watch the Grand Ole Opry on TV. He remembers when he was growing up listening to it on the radio. Now here we are in the year 2011 watching and listening online. … We are humbled by this and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us and the Grand Ole Opry. … Tonight is a great platform from which to set sail.”


The group was surprised by a congratulatory video message from President George W. Bush. “We are big fans of Gary, Jay, and Joe Don,” he said, speaking on behalf of himself and former first lady Laura Bush. “We love their music, and we also love their compassion and generosity. Throughout their success, Rascal Flatts have given back to their community and to our country by supporting the Make A Wish Foundation, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and the American Red Cross. I am especially proud of their efforts to honor the men and women of our armed forces, and the heroes who are wounded on the front lines. So thanks for your example of excellence and patriotism. And congratulations as well as a hardy welcome to the Opry.”

“You have witnessed the greatest night of our lives,” LeVox said to the crowd after Dickens had presented the group members with their Opry member awards.

The Opry’s 86th celebration is set to continue through October with performances by Alabama, The Charlie Daniels Band, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Ray Price, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and more. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year and on Tuesdays through Dec. 13. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com.

To see more pictures of the Rascal Flatts Grand Ole Opry Induction last night click the Read More link:

Photos: WireImage/RDiamond



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Rascal Flatts Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry


photo by Chris Hollo

Rascal Flatts was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family this evening by Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens. Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney also helped celebrate the Opry’s 86th birthday during the Opry’s Birthday Bash celebration which aired live on GAC: Great American Country.

Prior to taking the stage, LeVox said, “it is so humbling to carry the Opry flag. There’s no higher pinnacle.”

        DeMarcus added, “one of the titles we’re most proud of is member of the Grand Ole Opry.”

        Rooney, meanwhile, said he began to reflect on Opry membership after a conversation with his dad earlier in the day. “I remember when I was growing up, I would watch the Grand Ole Opry on TV. He remembers when he was growing up listening to it on the radio. Now here we are in the year 2011 watching and listening online. … We are humbled by this and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us and the Grand Ole Opry. … Tonight is a great platform from which to set sail.”


The group was surprised by a congratulatory video message from President George W. Bush. “We are big fans of Gary, Jay, and Joe Don,” he said, speaking on behalf of himself and former first lady Laura Bush. “We love their music, and we also love their compassion and generosity. Throughout their success, Rascal Flatts have given back to their community and to our country by supporting the Make A Wish Foundation, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and the American Red Cross. I am especially proud of their efforts to honor the men and women of our armed forces, and the heroes who are wounded on the front lines. So thanks for your example of excellence and patriotism. And congratulations as well as a hardy welcome to the Opry.”

“You have witnessed the greatest night of our lives,” LeVox said to the crowd after Dickens had presented the group members with their Opry member awards.

The Opry’s 86th celebration is set to continue through October with performances by Alabama, The Charlie Daniels Band, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Ray Price, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and more. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year and on Tuesdays through Dec. 13. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com.

To see more pictures of the Rascal Flatts Grand Ole Opry Induction last night click the Read More link:



Photos: WireImage/RDiamond

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Mell Tillis: Good Woman Blues – Flashback Weekend

Mel Tillis went to No.1 for two weeks in 1976 with Good Woman Blues.

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Toby Keith Scores Top Song While Lady Antebellum Keep No. 1 Album Perch

Toby Keith’s “Made in America” moves to the top of the Billboard country songs chart this week, while Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night continues its uninterrupted reign as the No. 1 album.
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International Festival of Country Music Returns After 20 Years


After a 20-year break, the pioneering and much loved International Festival of Country Music returns to Wembley Arena on Sunday, February 26th, 2012. The stellar line-up features the very best in country, roots and bluegrass music.

In a rare UK appearance, international country superstar Reba McEntire will headline the all day festival. Having last performed in the UK 12 years ago, the Wembley appearance will give British fans a rare opportunity to enjoy a true legend, live on the London stage.

Reba will be joined by Ricky Skaggs, who will bring his own inimitable take on bluegrass and roots music to the festival. Feted country music band Lonestar are also featured on the bill along with Little Big Town.

The International Festival of Country Music ran for 23 years from 1969 to 1991 at Wembley Arena. The shows, promoted by the legendary Mervyn Conn, were the first to introduce country music to the British public and featured a host of (now) legendary artists including; Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Jerry Lee Lewis, Crystal Gayle and many more.

“My band, crew and I are really looking forward to going back to Europe to play our music. The last time we performed there was in 1999! We have been very busy for the last 10 years doing the REBA TV show and concerts in North America. Now, we are so excited to be able to travel abroad and do both our new and old songs for our European audience, who has always been so good to us,” says Reba.

After the Wembley date, the festival will travel to Belfast, Zurich and Germany.

Wembley Tickets will go on sale from Monday October 10th, 2011

Tickets can be purchased via;
General Box Office: 0844 815 0815
Accessible seating: 020 8782 5629
Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Additional dates and venues;
Belfast: Odyssey Arena – 29/02/12
Zurich: Hallenstadion – 02/03/12
Mannheim: SAP Arena – 04/03/12

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