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May 22nd


Lady A’s Hillary Scott says she still keeps the Kevlar she was given during a big group photo at the ACM’s Salute the Troops special.  The woman who gave it to her had lost her brother in Afghanistan.
 
Tim McGraw loves the work he does through Operation Homefront.  He gives away homes to deserving vets.  And now Darius Rucker is doing the same.  Tim says the relief on their faces is what means the most to him.
 
Kristian Bush will be in Hawaii on Memorial Day to kick off his 2-week long international tour of US military bases.
 
Trace Adkins says thanking the military for their services should go year round – not just on Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day.
 
Craig Morgan says he sometimes entertains former Army coworkers on military entertainment tours because he spent a third of his life in the Army. 
 
Brad Paisley says he’ll never forget his Memorial Day mission to Afghanistan with President Obama…

 
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Roseanne Cash turns 60 on Sunday. 

May 21st


Keith Urban is crossing on over… he is featured – along with Stevie Wonder – on pop star Jason Derulo’s new song “Broke.”
 
Gloriana will release their first new album in 3 years.  It’s also their 3rd studio album… and aptly called “Three.”
 
Imagine this… “A Guy Walks into a Bar” by Blake SheltonTyler Farr says that Blake wanted that song bad!!!  But he was able to snag it and make it a #1 hit.
 
Chris Young is one of the many musicians that Tweeted about blues legend BB King’s death last weekend… but for Chris, it was personal.  He met Mr. King back in high school when he was picked for a special Jazz Grammy Youth Choir and was in New York City to play on TV… 

May 20th


Luke Bryan’s new album Kill the Lights will be released on August 7th.  He says it’s been 2 years since the last and he’s pretty excited about getting it out to fans.  He performed the first single from it, “Kick the Dust Up” on last night’s season finale of The Voice.
 
The first round of CMT Music Awards performers has been announced and includes… Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady A, and Like Bryan.  The show airs live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 10th.
 
How about this for an interesting pairing… Brad Paisley will open up for… The Rolling Stones at their June 17th show at LP Field in Nashville!  And it’s not the first time they’ve teamed up… in June of 2013, Brad joined the Stones at their concert in Philadelphia to perform with them!
 
Tyler Farr now has THREE #1 songs in a row – his latest is “A Guy Walks Into A Bar.”  And he has a pretty simple goal this year…

 
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Jon Pardi is 30.

May 19th


Keith Urban and Blake Shelton will be part of Red Nose Day – a star-studded show to raise money and change the lives of children living in poverty in the US and in some of the poorest communities around the world.  Keith will join John Mellencamp for “Little Pink Houses,” and Blake appears in a clip visiting a mobile health clinic in Los Angeles that provides free, life-changing care to underprivileged children.  The show airs live Thursday night on NBC.
 
Thoughts and prayers are with Reba’s family.  Her older brother, Pake, suffered a stroke last week after back surgery.  He’s currently recovering in ICU.
 
Brantley Gilbert’s been keeping busy… he releases the platinum edition of his Just As I Am album today.  And this weekend he’ll lead a motorcycle ride with the Wounded Warrior Project from Houston to Baton Rouge.  Plus he’s been playing stadiums on Kenny Chesney’s “Big Reviv” tour.
 
It’s been a great run… and it’s still pluggin’ along… Kenny Chesney’s trusty old bus Moby passed the million mile mark somewhere outside of St. Louis.  Even though he no longer rides in the old Silver Eagle, crew and tech members on his tour do.  Kenny says that old bus sure has seen a lot - from when he opened for Alabama, to theatres, to amphitheatres, and now stadiums!

May 18th


Last night’s Billboard Music Awards brought two wins for Jason Aldean… one for Top Country Album with Old Boots, New Dirt.  The other for Top Country Song with “Burnin’ it Down.”  Carrie Underwood won Top Christian Song with “Something in the Water,” and Florida Georgia Line were named Top Country artist.
 
Brad Paisley once wrote and mixed part of song in the world’s most famous airplane… Air Force One!  He says it’s really wild to think he mixed a song over the Black Sea on that airplane last year when he joined the president to surprise service men and women serving in Iraq.
 
Miranda Lambert surprised her mom with a new Airstream completely tricked out with family heirlooms – like fabric from a shirt her dad wore on the Grand Ole Opry, a piece of tablecloth from Miranda and Blake’s wedding, and one of Miranda’s brother’s shirts.
 
Jon Pardi will celebrate his 30th birthday on a South African safari hunting trip on Wednesday.  Jon’s 2-week trip will be feautired on the Sportman Channel TV series Safari Hunter’s Jorunal…
 
 
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: David Nail is 36.  Craig Campbell is 37. George Strait is 63.  The Oak Ridge Boys Joe Bonsall is 67.

May 15th


Darius Rucker launched his Southern Style tour in New Jersey last night.  During the run, Darius will give away 11 homes to heroic military veterans as a thank you for serving our country.  Darius brings his tour to the Tampa Amp along with Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne, and A Thousand Horses next Friday.
 
Keith Urban says he and his family have not left Nashville – despite some rumors.  They’re still there, they just spend a lot of time in LA during American Idol season.
 
Little Big Town will cut the ribbon on the opening day of Fan Fair at the 2015 CMA Music Festival running June 11th through the 14th.
 
CBS airs the ACM Presents: Superstar Duets special featuring many of today’s country stars with country icons from yesterday.  Sam Hunt performed “Fast As You” with Dwight Yoakam and said it was an honor just to meet him…

May 14th


Brad Paisley has a hysterical new video for his latest single, “Crushin’ It!”  It features many of our favorite country artists as cartoon superheroes that Brad drew himself… like Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, and more.  Other cartoon appearances include Blake & Miranda shootin’ beer cans, Luke Bryan shakin’ what his mama gave him, and the boys from Florida Georgia Line as “Beavis & Butthead.”  Check it out on our Facebook Fan Page and our website.
 
Nominees have been announced for the 2015 CMT Music Awards.  Carrie Underwood leads the pack with 5 nominations – including 2 for the night’s top prize Video of the Year.  Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney follow closely behind Carrie, earning 4 nods each.  The CMT Awards will air on June 10th at 8PM – the day before this year’s CMA Music Festival officially kicks off.  Voting has already begun at CMT-dot-com.
 
Luke Bryan has a new song coming out called “Kick the Dust Up” and he’ll perform it live on the season finale of The Voice on Tuesday.  The song is from Luke’s new album that is due out this summer.
 
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary today.  Miranda tells us about her favorite anniversary gift…

 
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Dustin Lynch is 30!

May 13th


We know Michael Ray is all about kisses in the morning, but waking up to new tattoos in the morning -- that’s a different story. Michael’s left arm is covered in ink, and he has plans to get his right arm sleeved out, too.

Michael will perform at Street Eats on the Circle this Saturday!  Details are on our website!
 
Brett Eldredge’s packing list for Darius Rucker’s Southern Style tour includes a yoga mat.  Brett says he’s having fun trying yoga for the first time, but admits he has a lot to learn… he’s found out he’s not very flexible and can’t touch his toes at all.  He has perfected his favorite pose, though… the “corpse pose” where you just lay there like you’re dead.
 
Chris Young has a new song called "I'm Comin' Over," the first song to be released from his upcoming 5th studio album which is due out this Fall.  To celebrate his new music, Chris is launching the Summer of "I'm Comin' Over" where fans can win a trip to see him in concert in select cities. You find all the details on his website ChrisYoungCountry-dot-com.
 
Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will team up with Brantley Gilbert next month for “CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert.” It will premiere Saturday, June 27th at 10PM.
 
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Darius Rucker is 49
John Anderson, Keith Urban
John Anderson, left, and Keith Urban perform together at \"ACM Presents: Superstar Duets\" at Globe Life Park on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

May 12th


Keith Urban will team up with Apopka’s Very Own John Anderson for “Swinging” on the ACM Duets TV special this Friday on CBS.
 
Frankie Ballard is going Hollywood!  He’s got a song in the new Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara movie “Hot Pursuit” called “Drinky Drink.”
 
The nominees for the 2015 CMT Music Awards will be announced tomorrow.  Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, and Carrie Underwood will kick off the announcements.
 
Kip Moore spent his weekend off the grid satisfying his passion for surfing.  Not sure where he went, but Kip is adamant that everyone should be passionate about something

Kip helps Dierks Bentley kick off his summer tour June 5th in North Carolina.  They’ll be at the Tampa Amp July 2nd.
 
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Kix Brooks is 60.

May 11th


Brantley Gilbert joined Kenny Chesney over the weekend for a show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  Brantley says he’s grateful to have the opportunity to learn from someone like him.
 
Trace Adkins made a special visit to La Habra, California to thank the Girl Scouts from the community for their donation of over a quarter million dollars’ worth of cookies to food banks and military groups.
 
Tyler Farr us getting married!  He announced his engagement to his long-time girlfriend on Instagram.
 
Billy Currington spends a lot of time outdoors, and one of the things he really loves is fishing in Hawaii…

 
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Alabama drummer Mark Herndon is 60.

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