COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS(Posted 3:00 AM, 7/28/2010)
TOP OF THE CHARTS: Lady A Is Back At One
Lady Antebellum's Need You Now is back at number one after being briefly displaced by Jerrod Niemann on the country album chart. Zac Brown Band's The Foundation also resumes its post at number two, leaving Jerrod's Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury to sit at number three. Miranda Lambert stays steady at four with Revolution, and Carrie Underwood remains at number five with Play On.
Sweltering temperatures, a tornado warning and thunder and lightning didn't stop Reba from making her video for her new single, "Turn on Your Radio." The weather in Nashville got so bad that Reba and the crew took cover in the basement of the old warehouse where they were shooting. This is the second time weather threatened one of Reba's video shoots. The first time was when she was making the clip for, "Does He Love You." Reba says, "I hope that's a good omen because 'Does He Love You' ended up being a Grammy winning-song and a great music video!"
GWYNETH PALTROW: Gotta Have Faith
Gwyneth Paltrow had a top-notch consultant for her role as "Kelly Canter" in Country Strong -- co-star Tim McGraw's wife, Faith Hill. Because of their similar builds, Gwyneth studied Faith's performances to adapt stage movement in the movie
CHUCK WICKS: Rita Rocks
Chuck Wicks brought a 77-year-old fan, Rita, on stage in Sacramento, California, last week to serenade her with her favorite song -- "Hold That Thought." He writes on his MySpace page, "She knew and sang every word with every emotion she had. Here is the other kicker -- she had just lost her husband and was out with her daughter to just enjoy life. They would have been married 60 years."