COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
TAYLOR SWIFT: Will There Be Another Kanye Moment?
Taylor Swift, who is up for a MTV Video Music Award again this year, will have to face the man who ruined her moment in the spotlight last year. Kanye West tells E Online that he has been invited to perform at the show, which will air on September 12th. Taylor is up for Female Video of the Year for "Fifteen." --Rosemary Young
TAYLOR SWIFT: The Best Invention
Taylor Swift says that contact lenses have changed her life. She tells People magazine, "I'm sort of blind...I got contacts when I was in my first year of high school, and it was pretty wonderful." The issue of People with Taylor is on newsstands today. --Rosemary Young
LADY ANTEBELLUM: Lady in London
Lady Antebellum made a quick trip to London this week, following their tour with Tim McGraw, to promote Need You Now and for a performance Wednesday night. The whirlwind trip allowed the trio to shoot photos of a few English landmarks from the window of a cab and to whet their appetite for a return visit. They're already back and performing in Springfield, Illinois tonight. --Tammy Ragusa
CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Bridal Beauty
The up-do Carrie Underwood's stylist created for her wedding was inspired by the weather. Because of high humidity and rain in the forecast on her wedding day, her hair was curled, then simply pinned up. And now fans can get some of Carrie's look at home -- the custom-designed false eyelashes she wore for her wedding will soon be available on SmokeAndMirrors.com. --Rosemary Young
After a few too many mai tai's, a speedo-wearing drunk guys struggles to get his pants on over his shoulders. The best part is listening to the crowd of people laughing really hard at his efforts. In the land of the drunk guys, the man with the pants shirt is king.
COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
KENNY CHESNEY: Joins Farm Aid Line-up
Kenny Chesney has signed on to perform at Farm Aid. Kenny is joined on the bill by Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and, of course, Willie Nelson. Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will take place October 2nd at Miller Park in Milwaukee. -- Rosemary Young
TAYLOR SWIFT: Hall of Fame Bound
Taylor Swift has another accolade to add to her growing list. She'll be enshrined in the International Bowler Museum and Hall of Fame. Taylor barely edged out teen heartthrob Justin Bieber for the fan-voted honor. This was the first year fans were let in on the celebrity voting process. Taylor's photo will hang alongside of a plaque at the museum in Arlington, Texas. -- Rosemary Young
LADY ANTEBELLUM: Rewind and Repeat
This week's country album chart is a repeat of last week's. Lady Antebellum's Need You Now remains at number one, Zac Brown Band's The Foundation stays at two, and Jerrod Niemann's Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury hangs at three. Miranda Lambert's Revolution and Carrie Underwood's Play On also carry on at four and five, respectively. -- Tammy Ragusa
MIRANDA, BLAKE: Shotgun Engagement
We've learned some details about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's recent engagement party at Front Porch Farms outside of Nashville. The guest list included Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride and Trace Adkins.
One of the couple's favorite gifts was matching flasks and shotguns, which they promptly tried out. Trace tells People Country, "When they started shooting their new shotguns, that's when it became a Blake and Miranda party." -- Rosemary Young
Check out "As She's Walking Away" featuring Alan Jackson and let me know what you think. I love it!
It doesn't take any real skill to open up a beer bottle. Anyone can do it. But few can open 200 beer bottles in only one-minute and 20-seconds. Watch this guy do it. Now that is talent!
COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
TAYLOR SWIFT: Things That Go Clunk in the Night
Taylor Swift is getting used to living on her own in her penthouse apartment in Nashville. She writes on Twitter, "Puttering around my place, reading cookbooks and celebrating the fact that I'm no longer scared of the sound of my ice maker at night." -- Rosemary Young
LADY ANTEBELLUM: Can't Be Beat
Looks like Lady Antebellum's Need You Now will sit at the top of the country album charts once again this week. Zac Brown also holds steady with The Foundation remaining in the second spot. Miranda Lambert and Revolution holds at number three, followed by Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury in the fourth position with Carrie Underwood's Play On at number five. --Rosemary Young
MIRANDA LAMBERT: All About the Presents
Miranda Lambert wants her fans to go out and buy All About Tonight, the new album by her "financy," as she calls him, Blake Shelton. She jokes on Twitter, "Please buy it so he can buy me more presents." All About Tonight hit stores yesterday.-- Rosemary Young
LADY ANTEBELLUM: Pranked By Tim
Tim McGraw showed off his six-pack abs as he and his topless crew pranked Lady Antebellum the last night of Tim's Southern Voice Tour. They guys ran out on stage and appeared to be exercising during Lady A's "Love Don't Live Here." --Rosemary Young
Kenny Chesney's latest single, "The Boys of Fall," is already a hit, and he's following it up with the release of the track listing for Hemingway's Whiskey. George Jones joins Kenny on the track "Small Y'All," and rocker Grace Potter also makes an appearance on "You and Tequila." Kenny says, "I just fell in love with her voice." There's also a hint of Kenny's favorite spot, the beach, on "Coastal," while "Somewhere with You" addresses lost love. The title cut was written about the idea of sitting down with the late writer Ernest Hemingway for a drink. "I'd like to sit down with him and talk about life," Kenny says, "because he got through a lot in his life with some regret, but with a lot of grace, too." Hemingway's Whiskey comes out on September 28th.
Here's the Hemingway's Whiskey track listing:
1) "The Boys of Fall"
2) "Live a Little"
4) "You and Tequila" (featuring Grace Potter)
5) "Seven Days"
6) "Small Y'all" (Duet with George Jones)
7) "Where I Grew Up"
9) "Round and Round"
10) "Somewhere with You"
11) "Hemingway's Whiskey"
Char (the cat) was on the radio this morning with Scott & Justin.
Char is a male cat that was rescued. Char will be available for adoption at the Hibbing Animal Shelter. He is looking for a good home.
For more information about pet adoption please visit http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MN25.html
Behind the scenes with Luke Bryan...Check out his son on the Drums!
There's a popular reality show in Alabama called County Law, which is like a local version of the long-running Fox show Cops. On a recent episode, cops arrived at a house to arrest a woman and found out just how popular their show is. While the arrested woman was being led out in cuffs, another woman living in the house got so thrilled to be on the show that she couldn't control her excitement.
COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
TAYLOR SWIFT: Super Concert
Taylor Swift and the Dave Matthews Band will perform in the NFL's kickoff concert on September 9th. The show will take place in New Orleans' Jackson Square before the Super Bowl champion Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings at the Superdome. It will air on NBC and the NFL Network.
TAYLOR SWIFT: Four Teen Choice Awards
Taylor Swift was wrapping up a concert trip in Japan when it was announced that she won four Teen Choice Awards. She appeared in a pre-taped segment to accept her surfboard trophies. Here's a list of the country winners:
- Choice Music: Country Group
- Choice Music: Male Country Artist
- Choice Music: Female Country Artist
- Choice Music: Country Song
"Fifteen," Taylor Swift
- Choice Music: Album, Country
Fearless, Taylor Swift
- Choice Movie: Female Breakout
Taylor Swift, Valentine's Day
RASCAL FLATTS: Waiting on a Hit
Rascal Flatts knew they had something special when they heard the demo for the song, "Why Wait." Jay DeMarcus says, "I kept going back to that one because it's such a unique melody and such a unique feel for us." The song is the first single from their upcoming album, Nothing Like This, and their first for Big Machine Records.
JEWEL: Born To Be Wild
Jewel and cowboy hubby Ty Murray are spending the summer traveling across America on motorcycles. This would pose a real packing challenge for most women, but she's got it covered. She says, "I've lived out of a suitcase my entire life, and for a girl, I really don't pack a lot ... All I brought are a couple pairs of pants, a couple little sundresses and motorcycle gear, and that's it!"
- Blake Shelton's new six-pack, All About Tonight, is in stores today.
- Choice Music: Country Group
Star Wars fans...This is for you!
Somebody, who we could only assume is unemployed and hasn't left the house in a while, took the time to watch every Star Wars movie and made a compilation of every lightsaber ignition and retraction. Enjoy.