COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
ALAN JACKSON: Cowboy in Space
Alan Jackson's "Where I Come From" or Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" could wake up the crew on the next space mission. Head to SongContest.NASA.gov to vote for the song you think should be included in the STS-133 mission, which is scheduled for lift-off on February 26th. Tracks from The Beatles, Audrey Hepburn and Train are also on the list.
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Tammy Wynette all appear on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 15 most surprising duets. The KLF and Tammy are at number-seven with "Justified and Ancient." Checking in at number-nine are Taylorand T-Pain with "Thug Story," followed by Loretta Lynn and Jack White with "PortlandOregon." Roy Orbison and k.d. lang took the 11th spot with "Crying." And rounding out the list are Tim McGraw and Nelly with "Over and Over."
When Reba McEntire sings about texting and Tweeting in "Turn on the Radio" it's coming from experience. She tells Cowboys and Indians magazine, "I've got the MacBook Pro, I've got the I-Pad, I've got the I-Phone. Somebody last night was asking me, 'Why do you need all three?' And I said, 'Because I like gadgets.'" Reba says she uses each piece of technology for something different, including re-touching photos.
BRAD, CARRIE: In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes will be featured in the TV special In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville. Robin will sit down with Brad, Carrie and LeAnn for exclusive interviews as well as tour some of the homes of country music's biggest stars. The show airs on ABC on November 9th at 10 p.m. [ET].