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  • Video: Luke Byran TV. Luke & Blake will host the ACM Awards this Sunday!

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Luke Bryan has landed on the cover of the latest Billboard. The music industry magazine's article chronicles Luke’s rise, which is already marked by his selling out every show on the Dirt Road Diaries tour and attracting more than 75,000 fans to theHouston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- the second largest crowd in the event’s history.

    Luke says, “It’s all a dream. All I ever wanted to be is a big ole country star, and I cannot believe it’s happened. It’s the time of my life, and I’m loving every day.” The cherry on top of Luke's cake this week will be hosting the 48th annual ACM Awards with Blake Sheltonnext Sunday.

  • BLAKE SHELTON: Lands the Cover of People's Country Issue

    Posted by Scott Hanson



    Blake Shelton has scored the cover of People’s new country issue.

    Inside, Blake dishes about his transition into the Hollywood spotlight, recalling a dinner with wife Miranda Lambert, his mother DorothyChristina Aguilera and her boyfriend in L.A. He says, “I wish I could have videoed that night -- my mom, who never leaves Tishomingo, and Christina Aguilera!” Blake says paparazzi swarmed in as they exited the restaurant. “We stepped out and couldn’t even see. My mom loved it. She’s waving, saying, ‘I’m the mom!’ It’s like how the hell did any of us get here? Me, much less my mom!”

    Blake’s issue is out now, as is his new album, Based on a True Story.

  • Amazing Two Year Old recites Famous Presidential Quotes

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Jace is a two-year-old boy with an amazing ability to remember and recite famous presidential quotes. There's something odd about hearing "I did not have relations with that woman" coming from a toddler.

  • Get Your Kenny Chesney Shades!

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Kenny Chesney has designed a new line of sunglasses to coincide with his No Shoes Nation tour.

    Kenny says, “For something to have my name on it, I take a lot of pride making sure the end product lives up to my high expectations in

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    terms of quality and performance." $5 from each pair of the limited-edition shades goes to the Coastal Conservation Association. 

  • Willie Nelson: He's Toast

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    A unique portrait of Willie Nelson went on display Wednesday at this week's South by Southwest music festival -- it was made using 352 slices of toast and a blowtorch.


    The 22-by-16-slice piece of toast-art -- created by Whole Foods production director Honey Thompson to promote the chain's new online magazine, Dark Rye -- can be seen at a gallery called Haus of Hipstamatic. A Whole Foods spokesperson tells the Hollywood Reporter that the work "perfectly captures what ‘keeps Austin weird’ during this festival -- music-inspired food art."

    Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Connick Junior, Connie Britton and a number Austin musicians are featured in a new Christmas movie that screened at the South by Southwest film festival last weekend. The producers of When Angels Sing, which was shot entirely in Austin, are still looking for a distributor.

  • MIRANDA LAMBERT: New Pup in Town

    Posted by Scott Hanson


    Miranda Lambert has found another dog -- but she says she's not keeping him.

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    Miranda Lambert has found another dog -- but she says she's not keeping him.

    She found the pooch in the middle of the highway near her home with his dog bed and a bowl of food. She writes on Twitter, "If it wasn't an accident, someone is really sick."

    'Ran says she'll keep the dog until she finds him a home. In the meantime she's named him Andy -- as in Pistol Andy.