Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New music hits stores today plus Trace talks about his upcoming CD and Martina talks crossover

Some new music hit stores today! Alan Jackson released his new album "Freight Train" and Gretchen Wilson offers up "I Got Your Country Right Here", her first album for her label, Redneck Records.

Trace Adkins says a big reason he signed with Toby Keith's Show Dog Records was that he just wanted to have more fun and that's just what he's working on doing with his new CD. He says, "It's a real 'up' record. There's only a couple of slow songs included." No word yet on a title for the album, but it should be out in July.

Martina McBride doesn't care if country music crosses over to contemporary charts, or if pop, rock or urban stars record country albums. She tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "I have no problem with how people get here as long as they make good music. Country music has always had music that crossed over."

Wonder how much a lunch with Reba would cost you? Well more than just the price of a couple of sandwiches. A private lunch with Reba McEntire sold for 900-thousand dollars *gasp* at last weekend's 2010 Celebrity Fight Night. Three men combined their cash to win the opportunity to dine with Reba for good cause. Money raised at the event benefits Muhammad Ali's Parkinson's Center.

Tonight's Tweets:

@jakeofficial: Good day at the Jack Daniels distillery... I'm proud to be a part of the family!! P.S. Tasting was... Ummm tasty. Vern even made it! http://yfrog.us/0fv2rz

@OfficialJackson: What better way to end the day than catching Alan's appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight!! 11:30 EST on CBS

@LBTmusic: Back in the studio again today, Jimi is playing an acoustic part right now and sounding great.

@RandyHouser: Playing the Grand Ole Opry tonight. Always an incredible experience!

@JustinColeMoore: Thank yall all for the bday wishes!

@gw27: Hey everybody! The day is finally here! My new CD is in stores today! "I GOT YOUR COUNTRY RIGHT HERE" Yee-haw!

@whitneyduncan: USA!!!!! Guess who I saw in the airport?! Molly & Jason(bachelor)...maybe they just came back from their honeymoon?

@taylorswift13: Trying to find a @needtobreathe concert close to one of our tour dates-- dying to see their show!

: I can't sleep, my wife doesn't want to wake up and entertain me, and Charlie just lays on bathroom floor!

: I'm here! It's my first of many tweets. Thanks for waiting patiently. I've had a great day of writing w/ @lorimckennama & @darrellbrown. So much fun creating music with two incredible people. Going to dinner with my man and darrell in a few. Great day! Hope everyone is happy

@paisleyofficial: You know, I think silly putty looks more like actual skin than some people's actual skin.

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