Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What country star is freaked out by soap?! Plus, the Grand Ol Opry invites a new member and more!

While Reba's upcoming album is entitled 'All the Women I Am,' she's been tackling the opposite sex's perspective with a cover of Beyoncé's 'If I Were a Boy.' The countrified version of the hit song will appear on Reba's new CD, due in stores November 9. This, of course, isn't the first time that Reba's taken a pop hit and turned it into a country hit back in 2007 she teamed up with Kellie Clarkson on "Because of You."

While we're on the subject of taking a song from one genre and turning it into another-Little Big Town says they'd love Eminem to use one of their songs. The group's Kimberly Roads tells Usmagazine, "I think that would be kind of cool if someone like Eminem would take our song 'Boondocks' and create a nasty, dirty rap over it."

Alt-country crooner Lyle Lovett is going to guest star on an upcoming episode of “Castle.” ABC describes his character as “a larger than life yet shadowy government figure who plays his cards close to the chest.” He investigates a possible alien abduction. His episode will air sometime in November.

On a random note...Kenny Chesney says he is freaked out by using soap.

It was a homecoming of epic proportions as country stars like Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels and Josh Turner celebrated the return of the Grand Ole Opry to the newly restored Opry House last night in Nashville. Highlights of the evening included a taped greeting from President Obama, who congratulated the venue and city on its recovery and offered a "welcome home." Backstage, Lorrie Morgan commented on the energy of the evening saying, "It's like people are falling in love with the Opry all over again." The special evening may have been most memorable for Blake. Immediately following their performance of "Hillbilly Bone," Trace handed him a cell phone with a message from the Opry via Twitter inviting him to be their newest member. The star-studded evening was capped of with a performance of "Working Man Blues" by Brad, Keith, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs and Marty Stuart.

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