COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
TAYLOR SWIFT: Video Premieres Tonight
Taylor Swift's video for "Mine" has its world premiere tonight on CMT.com, VH-1.com and MTV.com. The clip, which was shot in Maine, takes Taylor from getting engaged to having kids. T fell in love with the Pine Tree state during the shoot and says it's "the most beautiful place I've ever been." Look for the video at 8:30 p.m. [ET].
Taylor Swift has donated $100,000 to her adopted hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee, to help refurbish the city's Kids Kingdom playground and volleyball courts. It's not first time Taylor's generosity benefited the Nashville suburb -- on her 21st birthday, she donated $250,000 to schools she'd attended.
Kenny Chesney made a surprise visit to his alma mater -- Gibbs High School in Corryton, Tennessee -- this week to give the football team a sneak peek at his documentary, Boys of Fall. Kenny, who played varsity football, told the students, "You obviously play on the same football field we played on. Walk through the same halls, and so it's real special for me to be able to come here and play you guys this [documentary] about a game that we all love." The documentary airs on ESPN on Sunday at 2 p.m. [ET].
Lee Brice's songwriting career took off in 2007 when Garth Brooks hit number-one with a song he'd co-written, "More Than a Memory," but his recording career has taken a little longer. Lee's single "Love Like Crazy" has been plugging its way up the charts for a year -- but he tells Nashville's Tennessean he has no regrets. "There's no way possible you can [top] the Garth Brooks record, because it debuted at number-one ... So it makes me feel like I've done something that no one can take from me. I was lucky to have that happen to me."
Zac Brown and his wife, Shelley, are expecting their fourth child, a girl, early next year. They have three daughters -- three-and-a-half-year old Justice, two-year-old Lucy and 11-month-old Georgia Sloan. But don't count on this being their last kid. Zac has said in the past that his daughters are awesome, but he'd like to have a son someday.