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  • Tim McGraw: Details on New Album

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Tim McGraw is releasing two versions of his upcoming album Two Lanes of Freedom. In addition to the 13-track standard version, a deluxe edition has four more songs, including a live performance of "Truck Yeah" and "Highway Don’t Care," which features Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. 

    Tim says he feels like he's grown since he last recorded. "On my last album, I was discovering some new sounds and new things that I wanted to do, scratching the surface of the direction I wanted to head. This album was a way to reach a little further back, to all that I'd done throughout my career, and bring both sides together — it's a combination of that discovery, along with some rediscovery."

    The albums will be released on February 5th.

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  • Keith Urban: 2013 Calender is available now!

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Keith Urban's 2013 calendar to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is now available. The calendar, which is chock-full of photos taken by fans, has raised more than $750,000 for the hospital over the last ten years. Fans can buy the 2013 calendar at KeithUrban.net.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1988 Christmas Special!

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Yes, this did in fact really happen. Back in 1988, Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a Christmas special and invited some dear friends whom, like Arnold himself, were actually positive role models back then. Friends like Mike Tyson and Randy Travis. But there are some other familiar faces as well in this terrifically bad video.

  • American Country Awards: Luke Bryan Wins Big!

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Luke Bryan walked away with nine guitar trophies at Monday night's American Country Awards.

    Luke Bryan walked away with nine guitar trophies at Monday night's American Country Awards. Coming in distant second was Miranda Lambert who picked up three awards. Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum won two awards apiece.

    Here's a list of winners:

    Artist of the Year
    Luke Bryan

    Male Artist of the Year
    Luke Bryan

    Female Artist of the Year
    Carrie Underwood

    Group of the Year
    Lady Antebellum

    New Artist of the Year
    Lauren Alaina

    Breakthrough Artist of the Year
    Jake Owen

    Touring Artist of the Year
    Jason Aldean

    Album of the Year
    Tailgates and Tanlines - Luke Bryan

    Single of the Year
    "I Don't Want This Night to End" - Luke Bryan

    Single of the Year: Male
    "I Don't Want This Night to End" - Luke Bryan

    Single of the Year: Female Artist
    "Over You"-Miranda Lambert

    Single of the Year: Group
    Lady Antebellum-"We Owned the Night"

    Single of the Year: New Artist
    "Wanted"-Hunter Hayes

    Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
    "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" - Brantley Gilbert

    Vocal Collaboration of the Year
    "Remind Me" - Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley

    Music Video of the Year
    "I Don't Want This Night to End" - Luke Bryan

    Music Video of the Year: Male
    "I Don't Want This Night to End" - Luke Bryan

    Music Video of the Year: Female
    "Over You"-Miranda Lambert

    Music Video of the Year-Group
    "Pontoon"-Little Big Town

    Music Video of the Year: New Artist
    "Wanted" - Hunter Hayes

    Song of the Year
    "Springsteen" - Eric Church

    Most Played Radio Track
    "I Don't Want This Night to End"-Luke Bryan

    Most Played Radio Track: Male
    "I Don't Want This Night to End" - Luke Bryan

    Most Played Radio Track: Female
    "Over You"-Miranda Lambert

    Most Played Radio Track: Group
    "Keep Me In Mind"-Zac Brown Band

    Here's a rundown of the performances:

    • Luke Bryan kicked off the show with "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye."
    • Dierks Bentley performed "Country and Cold Cans."
    • Rascal Flatts did a track from their Changed album, "Hot in Here."
    • Kip Moore did a medley of "Beer Money" and "Something About a Truck."
    • Host Trace Adkins sang "What's Your Name" with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
    • After winning Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Jake Owen performed his third number-one hit "The One That Got Away."
    • Touring Artist of the Year winner, Jason Aldean played "The Only Way I Know"
    • Kristin Chenoweth sang "What Would Dolly Do."
    • Keith Urban performed "Crossroads"with kids from Grammy Camp.
    • Little Big town did "Tornado," their follow-up to "Pontoon"
    • Lady Antebellum performed "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" from their album On This Winter's Night.
  • Hunter Hayes nominated for 3 Grammys!

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Music City took center stage Wednesday night as Taylor Swift and LL Cool J hosted the Grammy Nominations Live! concert special before a packed house at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

    Hunter Hayes was the night's lead country nominee, earning three nods including Best Country Solo Performance for "Wanted" and Best Country Album for his self-titled debut. He's also the only country act in the all-genre Best New Artist category.

    Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, the Eli Young Band, Ronnie Dunn and the Time Jumpers followed with two nominations each. Other country nominees were Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Little Bit Town, Alan Jackson, Don Williams (with Alison Krauss), Zac Brown Band and Jamey Johnson.

    Performance highlights included Dierks and the Band Perry covering "Jackson" in honor of the late Johnny Cash, while Luke Bryan performed "I Don't Want This Night To End." Hunter announced the nominees for Pop Vocal Album by performing a hit song by each artist in the category -- Kelly Clarkson (Stronger), Florence + the Machine (Ceremonials), fun. (Some Nights), Maroon 5 (Overexposed) and Pink (The Truth About Love).

    The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air live February 10th at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Check out a full nominees list at grammy.com/nominees.

  • FIREHOUSE BURLESQUE: Gets Station in Hot Water

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    A Los Angeles fire station is under fire after a hot Firehouse Burlesque video turned up on YouTube last week.

    The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating the production, but Delila Santos, the 21-year-old dancer featured in the video, said Tuesday that she did nothing wrong. The dancer who performs under the name "Dizzy Delila" works for Hoopnotica, a Venice, California-based company that promotes physical fitness with hula hoops.

    Santos said, "This was totally harmless. We were just having fun hooping." In the clip, she's featured wearing red high heels, jean shorts, a black leotard and a fire helmet, but there's nothing too racy.

    However, the fire station where the clip was shot, Station 63 in Venice, has been in trouble for bad behavior in the past. Last year, the LAFD investigated the fire station for allowing one of its engines to be used in porn shoots. This was after a 2008 video featured an actress mounting one of their engines at Venice Beach and taking it all off.

    Dizzy Delila, however, says her video is something totally different. "This video is something I've shown to my own mom."

    Source: Los Angeles Times

  • GOOD COP: The Story Behind Viral Photo

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    You've probably seen the photo. A New York Police officer was recently captured giving a brand new pair of boots and a pair of warm socks to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square in a picture that perfectly captures the holiday spirit.

    Now the officer who is truly New York's finest has come forward and is talking about the experience. He's 25-year-old Lawrence DePrimo of Long Island. He joined the police force two years ago and he still lives with his parents.

    DePrimo found out the man wore a size 12 and went into a nearby Skeechers store and bought him some all-weather boots for $75. Skeechers gave him an employee discount. He told The New York Times that he's keeping the receipt in his bulletproof vest pocket "to remind me that sometimes people have it worse."

    Since it was posted on Facebook on Tuesday, the photo has been "liked" more than 347,000 times and shared more than 94,000 times, and brought it's DePrimo worldwide notoriety.

    One person commented, "My eyes stung from the tears as I read this story -- so awesome knowing there is still goodness in the world! May only good things come to this angel of an officer!"

    Source: ABC News

    Hero police officer Lawrence DePrimo reveals what the homeless man said when he gave him a pair of new boots. OC:…million dollars. :08 [Courtesy of ABCNews.com]

     "He couldn't believe it. He's like, 'This is too much officer.' He's like, 'God bless you and be safe and everything.' Like I said, it was almost like you just gave him a million dollars."