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  • All-Star Nashville Rising Flood Benefit Concert

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    Tim and Faith Lead All-Star Nashville Rising Flood Benefit Concert; Sandra Bullock Makes Surprise Appearance


    Faith, Tim, Sandy

    The Nashville Rising Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery rocked Music City Tuesday night at the Bridgestone Arena. After an opening montage of footage from the flood, TIM McGRAW and FAITH HILL got the night started, greeting the crowd along with Nashville Mayor KARL DEAN, Tennessee Governor PHIL BREDESEN, Titans coach JEFF FISHER and Titans player VINCE YOUNG. They gave an update on the damage from the flood, which is so far estimated to be two billion dollars in the Nashville area alone. Faith then told everyone, "We are all the same...We are just neighbors who care."

    SANDRA BULLOCK made a surprise appearance towards the end of the night, introducing performances by Faith and her The Blind Side co-star Tim after a playful attempt at playing guitar herself. Faith was up first at the end of the night singing "Stronger" and a rocking take on "Piece of My Heart." Tim chose to sing "Southern Voice" and "Live Like You Were Dying" as the final numbers of the night.

    CARRIE UNDERWOOD kicked the night off with her sassy single "Undo It" before going into a medley of "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and the gospel classic "How Great Thou Art." BLAKE SHELTON ran through "Some Beach" before introducing surprise guest TRACE ADKINS for "Hillbilly Bone."

    TAYLOR SWIFT showed up in a very sparkly silver dress to sing "You Belong with Me" and "Love Story." She told the crowd, "It is so good to be back home in Nashville, Tennessee. I am so honored that Tim and Faith would invite me out to be a part of this night. You out there are my friends and my neighbors. This is the place that I love the most in the world."

    MARTINA McBRIDE played harmonica on a medley of "Love's the Only House" and "Blessed" before launching into her inspirational hit "Anyway." MIRANDA LAMBERT filled her two-song set with a somber take on her four-week number-one hit "The House That Built Me" and "White Liar." JASON ALDEAN provided an up-tempo vibe to the night, performing "Big Green Tractor" and "She's Country," and TOBY KEITH followed suit with his rowdy hits "I Love This Bar" and "As Good as I Once Was."

    LYNYRD SKYNYRD was on hand for performances of their classics "What's Your Name" and "Sweet Home Alabama," while MONTGOMERY GENTRY sang "Something to Be Proud Of" and "My Town" -- the latter of which took on new meaning given the purpose of Nashville Rising. ZZ TOP rocked the house with "Sharp Dressed Man" and a medley of "La Grange" and "Tush."

    LUKE BRYAN led the crowd in a sing-a-long of "Country Man" before slowing things down with this chart-topper "Do I." LeANN RIMES flew in from Los Angeles and encouraged the audience to just enjoy themselves as she delivered "Swingin'" and "What I Cannot Change."

    Nashville flood victim JULIE ROBERTS sang the inspirational song "Somebody Does," and a heavily tattooed BILLY RAY CYRUS revisited his early '90s hit "It Could've Been Me."

    Nashville native REESE WITHERSPOON sent a video message from the set of her new movie, Water for Elephants, saying, "I so wish I could be there with you tonight...I am there with y'all in spirit." DOLLY PARTON also submitted a video message, saying, "Nashville Rising is just another way to say 'Love your neighbor.'" She also spoke to the amazing way Nashville has started rebuilding after the flood: "That water never did get high enough to dampen our spirits." MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, JAMES OTTO and CRAIG FERGUSON also participated via video.

    Over the course of the evening, hefty checks for flood relief were presented from the Nashville Predators Foundation, Jackson Financial, ACM Lifting Lives, Krupa-Forbes and BMI. Sharpie also pledged to donate supplies to a local Nashville school affected by the flood.

  • Chesney's Documentary Debut

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    Chesney's Documentary Debut
    Negotiations are being finalized for Kenny Chesney's first documentary, The Boys of Fall, which he has been shooting over the past year. The film's premise is that football is a sport that has the power to really change lives. Kenny reveals, "I have the ability to have some pretty amazing conversations with some pretty big coaches…some pretty amazing players…I knew Peyton Manning when he was a UT Vol…I've watched him apply a lot of the same philosophies to his life…and when you realize how universal what you live is and how much it means no matter who you are or where you live, you start looking a little deeper." Chesney explains, "The documentary came out of that: those conversations, the lessons, the discipline, the fun…And everyone I approached, when they understood we were looking for the soul of the game as its played in high school, not only were they willing to talk to us, they'd pick up the phone - and send us to people they thought we needed to talk to, people like Ohio State's Jim Tressel, Duke University's David Cutcliffe, JA Moore, Jr., the winningest high school football coach in Texas."
    Kenny, who hails from Luttrell, Tennessee, played football for Gibbs High. He shares, "I was the starting wide receiver, which tells you how great we were. And I quit growing my freshman year. But I now know why we practiced longer, why our coach put us through double practices in the summer heat…all those things he put us through. It was to teach us things me and everybody on our team has used to become the people we are." Chesney adds, "Anyone who knows me knows how much I look to football, the lessons learned, the experiences, the feelings as a map for living life, having a music career, being the kind of man I want to be."
  • Goodman loses lots of weight

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    Former Roseanne star John Goodman showed off a slimmer frame at Thursday's AFI Life Achievement Award gala for director Mike Nichols in Los Angeles. Goodman, who currently stars on the HBO drama Treme, was rumored to have weighed close to 400 pounds less than two years ago, but looked much healthier as he posed for pictures on the red carpet. There's no word on how he lost the weight.

    John Goodman beforeGoodman after

  • Super Sexy

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    We talked about this on the radio this morning.    Here is a link to "Super Sexy"   (Sort of Safe for Work -- In the same way a Victoria's Secret catalog might be safe for work)

  • Want to dress like Kenny Chesney?

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    Kenny Chesney
    Chesney-Inspired Clothes A Smash
    The Kenny Chesney-inspired clothing line, Blue Chair Bay, has been selling out in various locations throughout the country. That includes Fast Buck Freddy's in Key West, both of the Mix and Ditsy Daisies in New Orleans, Ocean Eddies in Orange Beach, Alabama and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Chesney shares, "I figure if people are looking to kick back, these are great clothes to do it in. They're like something you've had for 10 years, but they're brand new - and if you wanted to grab a bag for the weekend, you'd have everything you need." He adds, "But we didn't start this to be some huge available everywhere deal. I cared about the quality, the fit, the feel - and I wanted it to be something you can wear in 10 years as easy as you could today. It's not really the recipe for the hottest clothes of the moment, so I always find myself going, 'Really?' when they tell me a lot of the stores - many stores I shop in - are on their third re-order. And what's really funny is that I didn't want people to see themselves coming and going... so we've made a limited number of pieces, so once they're gone, they're gone."

    People seem to really be responding to not only the quality material, but also the vintage looks and European fit of Blue Chair Bay. Kenny shares, "To me, being comfortable in what you wear is everything. I knew I wanted clothes that feel like something you've loved forever the second you put them on... and I wanted them to feel classic, but kicked back... like what I'd wear, because I'm a pretty basic guy." The clothing line is currently available in 258 specialty retailers across the U.S.
  • Big Mouth

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    Has anyone ever told you "You have a big mouth"?   Check out this guy!

  • Zac Brown Band-For Those Who Serve

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    Zac Brown Band

    Check out the USO tour. This is what the Zac Brown Band is all about. Can't wait till June 19th at Moondance Jamin' Countryfest!

  • Lambert Lands Second #1!

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    Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" is #1 on both Mediabase and the Billboard Country Singles chart, ending Chris Young's multiple-week run at the top with "The Man I Want To Be." This marks Miranda's second #1 tune, following the success of "White Liar" earlier this year.

    While Miranda may not have written the tune, it touched her and her family personally. She shares, "When I was about 5-years-old, my parents had their own business. And, you know, when the phone stops ringing and you're self-employed...the phone stops ringing. So we had to move and live with my uncle for a while. Then we got to rent this huge farmhouse that was dilapidated, I mean, it was in terrible shape. But it had so much potential and my mom could see that. We didn't have a lot, but we had everything we needed and I don't feel like I ever missed out on one thing." Lambert adds, "I really learned valuable lessons at a young age and it means a lot to my parents because that made me who I am. 'The House That Built Me' describes that perfectly. I feel like the fact that I recorded this song lets my parents know that they did a good job with me."

    Lambert reveals what her current hit means to her:

  • Forwards and Backwards

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    A  palindrome reads  the same  backwards as forward. This  video reads  the exact opposite  backwards as forward.   Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact  opposite..

    This  is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it  is brilliant.   Make sure you read as well  as listen...forward and  backward.

    This  is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year  old.   The contest was titled "u @ 50" by  AARP.  This video won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the  room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.  So  simple and yet so  brilliant.