Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day from the Zac Brown Band

In honor of Memorial Day the Zac Brown Band released this video for "Free" with footage from their USO tour. Don't forget you can get a free live CD from the guys by writing a letter to a soldier! Get the details here



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Willie Nelson says goodbye to his braids! Joe Nichols on the View, and get a free ZBB CD!

Holy Moly! Willie Nelson cut off his braids!



If you missed Joe Nichols on the View...here ya go


Something for the Keith Urban fans http://www.keithurban.net/kutube.html%3Fma_id%3D0%26mc_id%3D817%26p%3D1

Zac Brown Band is encouraging everyone to remember the troops this Memorial Day by writing a letter for their "Letters for Lyrics" campaign. So far they've collected more than 70,000 letters but their goal is 1 million. So write a note and you'll get something for your effort...they'll send you a copy of the Breaking Southern Ground compilation disc. http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/letters_for_lyrics/

Uncle Kracker is releasing an EP of country-flavored re-recordings of songs from his Happy Hour album. The South River Road Sessions, which will hit stores on June 22nd, features the country version of "Smile" you've been hearing on 97.3 The Eagle along with his buddy KidRock on "Good to Be Me."

Tonight's Tweets:

@Sugarlandmusic: Don't miss us on Good Morning America's "Summer Concert Series" tomorrow morning on ABC. Tune in from 7am-9am!

@ladyantebellum: Lady A has a special message to share about this year's fan club party June 10th in Nashville. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/duyDIr

@taylorswift13: Tay (the other one) and I are nominated for Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards! PARTY! Hey, so.. It's fan voted. Help? http://tiny.cc/z20nw

@buckycovington: Check out this video: Civil War Fun With Bucky Covington - http://iLike.com/t/sShi

@sarahbuxton: My throwdown buddies!!!! http://twitpic.com/1rljvw

@rascalflatts: Congrats to lee last night and crystal r Ohio girl. Ur lives r officially changed forever!

@jamesotto: The first official day of summer is June 21st! The Groovy little summer song video debuts June 18th. Can't wait!

Slickdeals May 27th- Free photo magnet, Free Dunkin Donuts, Free Smart Ones entree, free Arby's and more!

Get some ice cream this Memorial Day weekend from Cold Stone with this 20 % off coupon http://images.eonline.com/static/on/shows/20_years_of_e/docs/E!Anniversary_Coldstone_coupon.pdf

Grab a FREE Photo Magnet (a $3.99 value) courtesy of Kodak Gallery when you use coupon code FREEMAGNET. Just pay $1 for shipping. This offer ends 6/17. Perfect for getting Dad something small for Father's Day!

SeeHere (a division of FujiFilm) is running a two-day Memorial Day sale. All Photo Books are priced at 50% off. Plus, you’ll receive free standard shipping. Just use coupon code tvbook. This offer from SeeHere is only good today and tomorrow (5/27 & 5/28).

Stop by Target or Walmart this week to grab two Littlest Pet Shop Collectible Pets for just $2.50. Here’s what you do:
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Send a text message to 27297 with the word FREEFOOD to get a mobile coupon good for a FREE Jr. Chicken Sandwich from Arby's with any purchase

On June 4th, you’ll be able to get a Free Donut with any drink purchase at Dunkin Donuts! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116314318409365

Sign-up for "The Real Dish" by Weight Watchers and get a free Smart Ones Cheesy Scramble with Hashbrowns frozen entree with a coupon by mail (in 3 to 4 weeks). You fill out the short survey and at the end they will tell you which coupon they will mail you (read the text).

Get a free sample of Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo (2 different flavors). Just fill out the form and you should get your sample in 4 to 6 weeks.

Get a free sample of Ritz Cheddar Chees & Bacon flavored Crackerfuls on Facebook. Just "like" the Ritz Crackers page then go to the "Open for Fun" tab.

If you like Crystal Light then "like" them on their Facebook Page to grab these new coupons:
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Get a free Photo DVD and 25 free prints at RitzPix.com (a $4.99 value). Use the coupon code WINNER for your free DVD. You do need to pay shipping of $1.99.

Just in time for summer...$2 off Coppertone sunscreen.

Ladies- get a free thong for signing up for the American Apparel newsletter http://www.americanapparel.net/storefront/free-thong/

If you're heading to the mall this weekend for some Memorial Day sales- be sure to go here first to grab some store coupons http://printable-coupons.blogspot.com/

Upload your child's photo to print their own Radio Flyer's License. http://www.radioflyerlicense.com/index.asp

Here are a few Blockbuster Express codes if you have a kiosk near you to get a FREE 1 NIGHT RENTAL
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Rite Aid is offering a new Wellness Rewards program and after signing up, you’ll receive a $5.00 off $25 purchase coupon! Plus, get 10% off Rite Aid Brand products every day, Earn reward points when you shop at Rite Aid Pharmacy, Earn up to 20% off non-prescription purchases

A brand new coupon to Save $1.00 on any one package of Quaker Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned) or Instant Oatmeal (print two) advertised on Walmart's website. Click on the pink text "Click Here". http://see.walmart.com/quaker/

Spend $10 on ConAgra brands, such as Peter Pan, Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice and Hebrew National, and get a $25 coupon booklet by mail. Just submit the original receipt and this completed mail-in rebate form.

Amazon.com has marked down magazines again. Get Good Housekeeping for $10 for a 2 year subscription, Town & Country: 1-yr for $5.00, Redbook: 2-yrs for $10.00, Harper’s Bazaar: 2-yrs for $10.00, Parents Magazine: 2-yrs for $12.00.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Joe Nichols reveals personal detail, Reba on MTV covering Beyonce?! Plus, what Miranda is holding over Blake's head

If you missed Sugarland on Good Morning America today, they did a behind the scenes look at their upcoming tour! Check out the video here: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/video/road-sugarland-10736196 and another one for you here http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/exclusive-backstage-sugarland-10738805

It was reported yesterday that Mindy McCready overdosed on drugs but her rep says it isn't so...that instead she just had a bad reaction to a painkiller and her mom "overreacted."

Just last month, Miranda Lambert picked up three ACM Awards and she is holding it over her fiance, Blake Shelton's head. "I'm one of those people that will milk it to the last drop when I win something. I'm still talking about Album of the Year (for 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend') that I won two years ago," Miranda says. "If Blake's been bad, I say, 'You can't talk to me like that, I won Album of the Year.' That's two years ago. Now, I have a lot more leverage. It is awesome. It really is."

Reba McEntire on MTV singing a Beyonce song?! Yep, it's gonna happen. This week, Reba does MTV's UNPLUGGED. She will perform her recent hits “Strange,” “Consider Me Gone,” her current single “I Keep On Loving You”, and album tracks “Eight Crazy Hours (In The Story Of Love),” and “I Want A Cowboy.” She's also doing a cover of a Beyonce song, “If I Were A Boy”. Of course, Reba is no stranger to covering pop songs (“Because Of You”; “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia”; “On My Own”) When asked why she chose this one she said, “I love the idea of her saying if she was a boy, she’d treat the girlfriend a lot better. I think she’s trying to open his eyes to being more respectful and caring but then she realizes, ‘you’re just a boy...’ Cool song.”

Joe Nichols is thinking of becoming a father again and opening up about it. He already has a daughter, Ashelyn, from a previous relationship. "I have an 11-year-old, and while she doesn't live in my household, I've had some experience as a father, albeit not a great father at times, but I do have that experience to draw on," Joe says. "I think the Lord gives us everything we can handle, nothing more. And up until now, I wasn't ready to take on that challenge again. We've decided we could make a pretty good little family -- the two of us, Heather and I combined with a child. So we're definitely working towards that. It would be a huge blessing, because I've got a lot of wisdom. I don't think knowledge is a good word. I don't think experience is a good word, but I think wisdom -- from my own pain, from my own trials and from my own success -- that I can offer a child. I've got a lot of love to give, too. I can't wait to be a dad again."

Little Big Town released the video for "Little White Church" yesterday to Amazon.com. Check it out and see the dark turn it takes when the groom doesn't voluntarily take her down to the little white church.

Tonight's Tweets:

@ClayWalker: don't b afraid to ask me questions about MS...nothing is off limits about it...im n remission and WANT to talk about it

@jakeofficial: Dear Mom, I know Twitter is how you keep up with me. I miss you, and I'm doing fine. I love you ;) Your son, Jake

@eastoncorbin: At my apartment pool and my song is playin over the radio

@BradPaisley: Paisley, please report to detention. http://bit.ly/bdrIkV

@leannrimes: Just got an email saying John Anderson heard my version on "Swinging" and LOVES my version. So cool to get the blessing of the original!

@kelliepickler: Bought a pink flamingo at Walgreens for $5.99.

@BradPaisley: Dear Mom n Dad .Having a great time at fantasy camp. Love Brad

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New ZBB CD, get "in" with Keith Urban and Tim admits there's one country star he doesn't like listening to! Find out who...

The Zac Brown Band have almost finished their next CD! Yippee! After 5 huge hits from "The Foundation", I can't wait to hear what they come up with next. It's tentatively titled 'Get What You Give' and just needs a few more finishing touches, Guitarist/keyboardist Coy Bowles for the band talked to Billboard and told them, "I would say 85 percent of the album is already cut. Zac's done his vocals. I think he's got to go back and do some guitar and things of that nature. I don't want to put any dates out there, but I think it's set to come out in the fall."

Tim McGraw is in the June issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and he says he doesn't like his own music! Whaaa??? Tim admits that he's "not cool enough" in his daughters' eyes. "My girls don't like my music. They like Beyoncé, the Jonas Brothers and Ne-Yo. I have to say, my girls have pretty good taste in music. Heck, I don't like listening to me either. I'm a '70s rock guy." I seriously hope they have misquoted him there. Nothing wrong with liking other genres of music, I just hope he meant that he doesn't like listening to himself sing...like how some actors don't like to watch themselves on screen. Cause if he doesn't think his own music is good...than why is he singing it?!

Chris Young iTunes exclusive! Chris will release an acoustic three-song Voices EP exclusively to iTunes TODAY (Tuesday 5/25). He covers John Anderson's "Swingin'," Keith Whitley's "I'm Over You" and Vern Gosdin's "Chiseled In Stone" as a tribute to his musical influences.

Keith Urban's new song "I'm In" is one of my absolute favs! And to make it even better...he's giving you the chance to win with it. Go to Keith Urban’s website: http://www.keithurban.net/ to enter this contest. Your “I’m In” stories will be featured on the “I’m In” Community Page, with different ones being highlighted every week. Just for submitting you have a chance to win song downloads, signed CDs and concert tickets.

Tonight's Tweets:

@DierksBentley: New dierks.com is up! Still tweaking & adding new videos, photos, etc...but check it out. 2 weeks til Up On The Ridge is out!

@LBTmusic: Check out our brand new video for Little White Church just launched on Amazon.com. Hope you like it! http://tinyurl.com/2b7nuo7

@JoeNichols: Ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille. http://yfrog.com/3m6rtj

@EliYoungBand
: Day number 2 of EYB rehearsals, number 14 of being out with #countrythrowdown, and day number..?? since we saw our homes last. Craziness!

@BradPaisley: On theOpry 2morrow with Vince,Steve,&Ricky.It's like B-ball,& I'm the lil'brother whose mom made the older,better kids invite him 2 play too

Monday, May 24, 2010

Win from Joe Nichols tomorrow, Plus why isn't Tim singing? and Lady A discuss the Lost finale in Tonight's Tweets

Joe Nichols is going to be on the View tomorrow morning and he just tweeted this:
Be sure to pay close attention to @theviewtv tomorrow morning... there may be prizes involved!

Tim McGraw is coming to the VB Amphitheater Sunday, July 25th and he talked about the plan for his new tour recently. If you saw the Soul2Soul tour, the stage is scaled down but still impressive. Tim says, “I like bells and whistles as much as anybody. Sometimes I’ll feel like that’s what we need. But it’s not about trying to outdo — or underdo — my last stage. It’s about what I feel at the moment. I just want people to get back to our music. I mean, it’s tough to say that with a straight face because this is no wallflower stage; it’s very modern and even spectacular. But it has the ability to take it way down and being intimate with the audience is the key to this tour."

Speaking of Tim, he's working on a new movie that he will co-star with Gwyneth Paltrow in. And Gwyneth and some of his co-workers will be singing in it...but not Tim. Huh?! The movie is about a faded Country performer in the midst of a comeback. Tim isn't playing the singer though...Gwyneth is. Tim plays James Canter, Kelly’s husband and manager, whose challenges include guiding his wife’s career at a pivotal time while coping with overtures made toward her. I still think he could've broken into song at some point! How can you cast a country singer in a movie about a country singer and NOT have him sing? I don't get it.

Carrie Underwood has launched the Temporary Home Fund to support Tennessee flood relief efforts. The charity grants Underwood receives from the ACM as reigning Entertainer Of The Year will be earmarked for the Fund and will be distributed to those in need through MusiCares and The Community Foundation Of Middle Tennessee (CFMT). You can make a $10 donation by texting "ACM" to 501501. Online donations can also be made at ACMliftinglives.org and CBS.com/give.

Tonight's Tweets:

@leannrimes: I love west coast swing! It's such s challenge cause I've never done it before, but I picked it up quickly and it's a blast!

@KeithUrban: Didn't see the Brooks & Dunn "The Last Rodeo" special on CBS last night? Then check out these fun photos & video clips! http://bit.ly/bbSd68

@DierksBentley: came home to find my truck now requires 2 people to start it. one to hold the positive batt cable juuuuuuuust so and one to turn the key

@ladyantebellum: Shot from on set the "Our Kind of Love" music video! http://twitpic.com/1qpmpo

@JoeNichols: Playing/interview at MLB.com. Gonna play a couple tunes and talk a little baseball. I love my life! Thank you Lord!

@BradPaisley: You know you're a redneck when there's more mud on you than your truck. Awesome. http://bit.ly/9MzPFW

@rascalflatts: Thanks yall for all the kind words on r performance. It was a blast and when heroes r sitting there u gotta step it up. B&D rule

@kelliepickler: talking w/ grandpa Pickler about my grandma. They started dating when they were 17 and were together for 54 years before she passed.

@ladyantebellum: Dear series finale of Lost, why did you leave so many questions unanswered?! AH! -Dave

@billycurrington: recently finished tracking my 4th album. on an island doing vocals now. will send u airline tickets to come hang if u can guess which one ?

@reba: I'm on the 2nd time watching the B&D special. Jennifer Hudson singing "I Believe". Wow! Praise the Lord! She just took us to church!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Brad tweets from on stage in VB, plus a Martina Moment and David Nail video for you

Brad Paisley is here! And he's on twitter talking about VB. "Waterworld is up and running. Here's me driving the corvette simulator game. If you can beat me you can meet me. http://twitpic.com/1prv15"

He also tweeted "How bout I tweet from stage tonight?" I'll be on twitter and posting his updates from stage for you.

8:55pm: These are the people that made this happen tonight. I broke down trying to thank them today. They are the best. http://twitpic.com/1ptw8c

9:17pm: About to go on. Unbelievably. Here we come.

10:45pm: Virginia beach photo #1 http://twitpic.com/1puwzg

10:45pm: Virginia beach photo #2 http://twitpic.com/1puy8i

10:46pm: The band http://twitpic.com/1puz1w

10:47pm: All of you here in Virginia Beach http://twitpic.com/1puzbk

10:48pm: The guitar tech http://twitpic.com/1puzt0

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner are up for Best Kiss at the upcoming 2010 MTV Movie Awards for their kiss in Valentine's Day. The MTVMAs air live June 6 at 9pm ET.

Carrie Underwood will perform on the American Idol Finale Wednesday night.

Speaking of performances tonight...Brooks & Dunn and Reba will perform a special duet on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, tonight on CBS. And don't forget, Brooks and Dunn The Last Rodeo is on CBS this Sunday night at 8 with all the stars stopping by to perform with the guys. Here's a sneak peak of the show for you




Martina McBride's latest "Martina Moment"

In the second installment of the Making The Team CMT.com series, David Nail forgets an important piece of his uniform...a glove! Here's the latest installment:


Tonight's Tweets:

@jakeofficial: Check out my new video for "Tell Me" Go to jakeowen.net.

@martinamcbride: Just had a great meeting with my new management team. EXCITING!

@JackIngram: Just played Cinci Throwdown! That place ROCKED! Barbie Doll was smokin! Buxton, Heidi, Jedd, et al got up and we had THERAPY!

@LBTmusic: There's always a reason to go to Target right? I go in for band aids and come out with a cart load...

@JustinColeMoore: What's up virgina beach?! First night of the h2o tour tonight! Hope yall make it out! T-minus 6 1/2 hours!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Craig Morgan, Randy Houser and Jack Ingram updates

Craig Morgan has been named spokesperson for Not Alone -- an organization which helps military men and woman and their families cope with the stress of combat and its aftermath. Craig says, "We can't sit quietly aside while our country's bravest are struggling. They put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and they deserve to be honored and know that if they need help, they are not alone."

Randy Houser ("Boots On" and "Anything Goes") will put out his 2nd CD, “They Call Me Cadillac”, on September 14th and he says e is very excited to continue to add “grit to the genre”. Randy says, “I put my heart into this record. We went into the studio with a direction in mind, conceptually, for the album, and the result is something I’m really proud of. I think people are ready to hear real country music again, and I’m one of them.”

Chely Wright was on Oprah yesterday talking about her recent announcement that she is gay. She is the first country artist in history to "come out" openly as a lesbian. Chely told Oprah that she struggled to keep her secret hidden during her relationship with Brad Paisley and that she had no business being in a relationship with him. She also said she had a 12 year relationship with a woman that she felt she needed to keep hidden for her career, and how at one time, she felt so low that she almost committed suicide. Chely has a new book out, "Like Me," that talks more about her story.

Who actually sticks to their New Years Resolutions? Well almost 1/2 through the year and Jack Ingram is still going strong with his. He resolved to write one song per week and now he will share a few selections from his "Song Project" exclusively with American Songwriter magazine. The first track is "America," which was inspired by a walk along the Mississippi River during a tour stop in Moline, IL. He writes in the magazine's column, "Most songs with references to America always seem to have such grand messages and huge themes. I was trying to paint a more subtle picture of what it looked like during a normal day in one of the 'fly over' states." American Songwriter will profile new Ingram songs over the next few weeks, and he'll be featured in the upcoming July/Aug. issue.

Tonight's Tweets:

@JustinColeMoore: For those comin out to h2o tour this weeknd, @BradPaisley and crew deserve so much credit for makin it happen in spite of the flood.

@LuckymanEddie: O yes gettin ready for the stage!!

@JayDeMarcus: Headed to Columbus for a Make a Wish event at the Shoe!! Lotta Buckeyes and Coach T will be there!!

@ladyantebellum: Lady A's "Simlish" take on "Need You Now" will be available June 1 for the new Sims 3 game! Learn more and watch here: http://bit.ly/cRo2Oc

@martinamcbride: Spent the day with Dr. Maya Angelou at her birthday celebration at her home in NC. She inspires me to be a better person. Priceless day.

Slickdeals!

Harris Teeter is doing Super Doubles this week! Grab all your $1-$1.98 coupons for some great savings Wednesday- Tuesday. Check out this forum to see what deals others are finding http://forums.savvydollar.org/viewtopic.php?t=13990

Get a free Limeade Sparkler from Taco Bell http://www.tacobell.com/promo/limeade-coupon

Print two coupons to Save $3.00 on any size Green Works laundry detergent (expires in one month). Visit Green Works on Facebook and "like" them. Look under the "Coupon" tab for the green button "print the coupon". Target shoppers can also print a coupon to Save $3.00 on 90-oz. Green Works (Target Web Coupon, click on "Household") laundry detergent and stack these two coupons to Save $6.00

Free sunglasses cleaning cloth http://www.marinelayer.com/cop-a-feel

Go here to print a new Barnes and Noble Frappuccino Coupon ~ valid for Buy 1, Get 1 Free! Coupon expires 5/24

Old Navy is back with another $1.00 deal!! This Saturday {5/22} many styles of the Women’s, Men’s, and Kid’s flip flops will be on sale for just $1.00! There will be a limit of 5 pairs per person. {no coupon required!} Many stores will be opening up early at 7:00am… so go early, and get in line for the best selection!

The 50 Days of Free Disney Music continue! You’ll need to be following Disney Music on Facebook, Twitter, or you can also text for your Free Music

BOGO from Sonic. Buy 1 Get 1 Free Real Ice Cream Shakes sale ($2.49 value for Large 20 oz) (no coupon necessary). Don't have a friend with you? Just ask to get a coupon for a FREE Ice Cream Shake to use on your next visit (coupon expires July 15). This "Buy 1 Get 1 Free" offer ends June 27.

Print two coupons to "Buy 1 Get 1 Free" Athenos Hummus (up to $5.49 value) when you "like" them on Facebook.

You can get a free Toy Story 3 movie Ticket with the purchase of specially marked Energizer batteries. You can redeem up to 12 offers per household. Use 3 codes to be redeemed and receive a free print at home Hollywood Movie Money admission certificate to see Toy Story 3 or any Disney/Touchstone movie up to $14. Energizer® MAX® AA-10, AA/AAA-12: contains 1 offer code. Energizer® MAX® AA-20 batteries: contains 2 offer codes.

It seems that everybody who plays in Hardee’s free Instant Win game on Facebook wins a prize.

Stop by Victoria’s Secret on Facebook, click “Like,” then click the “Secrets” tab to download a coupon for a FREE Limited-Edition Panty with any purchase.

TGIFriday's coupon- BOGO for their Jack Daniels entrees.

Stop by Einstein Bros on Facebook to get a printable coupon that will net you one FREE Bagel Thin Sandwich when you purchase any Bagel Thin Sandwich. Just click the “Like” button, then check out the “Offers” tab for the coupon. This coupon is good through 5/30.

Get a free sample of Crest 3D Whitestrips from Walmart. Wait for the page to load, then click "Skip" at the bottom right, then look for the blue tab that says "Sample Whitestrips" at the top right. You can expect to receive your sample within 4 weeks

Free salsa! I've already won 2x with this Pace sweepstakes http://www.pacefoods.com/hand-pick-win.aspx

I haven't been lucky with this one- but I'll keep trying. Play the Dove Hair Glee For All sweepstakes. You have 3 spins every day to play for a chance to win FREE Dove® Hair products, Glee Season 1, Vol. 1 DVDs, Glee: The Music Vol. 1 and 2, and iTunes® Season Passes. Plus, enter the sweepstakes—you could win a Glee VIP Treatment Package. https://secure.dove.us/hairglee/game.aspx
Win a years supply of Honey Nut Cheerios http://honeynutcheerios.promo.eprize.com/nonchallenge/ I haven't had any luck with this one either, but it's kinda fun to play anyway.

Win a bag of Ghiradelli Chocolate http://www.ghirardellimoments.com/

Where to take your coupons:


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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Joe Nichol's Tonight Show performance, Taylor pimps her ride and more

Couple of videos for you tonight:

Lady A's latest webisode Wednesday



And if you missed Joe Nichols on the Tonight Show last night check out the episode here

Taylor Swift has pimped her ride. She wanted to make sure she's comfortable while traveling for her “Fearless” Tour so she installed a fireplace and a treadmill on her tour bus. Now she can stay in shape, and put her feet up in front of the fire while on the road.

Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band join the line-up for the CMT Music Awards. They join Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban who were all previously announced. The awards will be handed out on June 9th at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

Could Billy Ray Cyrus be going the reality show route? His son Trace posted on Twitter, "Got a meeting with some folks about a reality show this morning! ... This reality show with my dad and I is going to blow people's minds."

Upcoming Album Releases:
Wynonna Love Heals (5/24)
Dierks Bentley Up On The Ridge (6/8)
Lee Brice Love Like Crazy (6/8)
Jewel Sweet And Wild (6/8)
Clay Walker She Won't Be Lonely Long (6/8)

Tonight's Tweets:

@Jason_Aldean: Tune in Sunday to see Jason Aldean perform on the Brooks & Dunn Tribute Show - The Last Rodeo. Airs @8PM ET/PT on CBS

@billycurrington: pretty sure my label shipped my new single "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer" to radio this week. hope u get to hear it soon !

@billycurrington: pretty sure my label shipped my new single "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer" to radio this week. hope u get to hear it soon !

@davidnail: We got some great news today regarding our home, and it looks like we might actually be able to stay there tonight!

@JustinColeMoore: Just landed in Seattle. Ive slept at my house 2 night this month. Im beat all to hell. But lookin forward to kickn off the h2o tour friday!

@juliannehough: Hey everyone go check out this new video I posted on www.juliannehough.com it's about my tour... :)

@zacbrownband: Just in case you haven't heard... they're finally letting us play on the CMT Awards.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Brad talks Va Beach, Miranda's new jewelery and Tonight's Tweets

Brad Paisley is coming on Friday to the Va Beach Amphitheater and his crew had to work hard to repair the set from his tour after the flood damage. Brad talked to Billboard magazine about the damage saying, "...my crew stood in knee-deep water lifting every last piece of equipment they could save. Then they lined up for tetanus shots...and now we're all scrambling to pull of the miracle of making it still work. We've always been a close group, but now we're WWII close." He went on to talk about coming to Va Beach saying "When I finally walk out onstage in Virginia Beach, Va., on the first date of the H2O tour- no need to point out the irony, thank you-it will mean so much more to all of than any other tour we've ever done. Or probably ever will. I will stand up there more thankful than I've ever been for the people in the audience, the band at my back, the crew that makes it happen and the ton I've never been prouder to represent."

Brad posted this tweet earlier: Been filming for the H2O tour video content. This guy has been rockin Nashville. We call him Mega Me. http://twitpic.com/1ox70p

Brad wasn't the only artist to loose equipment in the floods, Little Big Town still don't know exactly how much of their touring equipment they lost in the floods since water continues to block access to the building. But their pal Steve Wariner came to their rescue and offered them his guitars to use on the Country Throwdown tour.

Miranda Lambert got a new piece of jewelery recently...her engagement ring to Blake Shelton. And now you can pick up a Miranda Lambert-designed piece of jewelery. It's a silver necklace and proceeds go to help her charity Mutt Nation. She says, "They created a beautiful piece of jewelry to help raise funds for my passion of finding loving homes for abandoned and abused animals across the country." The pendant, which has the charity's logo on the front, is on sale till June 21st exclusively at PennyRoyalSilver.com.

Wynonna will pose as a tire store employee to prank customers on the celebrity look-alike show I Get That A Lot tomorrow (5/19) at 8pm on CBS.

Tonight's Tweets:

@martinamcbride: I usually love rainy weather, but today has me feeling tired. Must be the barometric pressure? Need a pick me up fast!

@LBTmusic: Who wants to bring a friend to the "Little White Church Reception" and hang out with LBT? http://www.capitolnashville.com/littlewhitechurch

@JoeNichols: Tonight on the Tonight Show I'll do an ear tug at the end of the song(GTG) for my fans and friends on here and the fan club.

@Sugarlandmusic: Don't miss Sugarland performing on ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn - The Last Rodeo! The CBS special airs Sunday, May 23rd at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

@kennychesney: The "Summer In 3D" DVD/Blu-Ray pre-order is up and running at http://kmart.com/kennychesney. Great sweepstakes prizes too.

@Randy Houser: my momma always said "son if u ain't in bed by midnight, just come on home." Just giggled thinking about that one.

@ladyantebellum: Hillary's in the latest issue of @InStyleMagazine!! Pick up your copy and read more here: http://bit.ly/cyT5ta

Monday, May 17, 2010

Miranda talks engagement and a video from last night's Music City Keep on Playin' benefit

Did you see any of the Music City Keep on Playin' benefit that aired on GAC last night? I missed it since I don't have GAC :( But was happy to find at least one performance on youtube tonight from it. Here ya go:



Miranda Lambert is still beaming over her engagement to Blake Shelton. She talked to GACTV and said she didn't see it coming. “I was very surprised — very surprised,” she says. “You know, bein’ a girl, you’re always like, ‘When are we gonna get married? When are we gonna get married? When am I gonna get a ring? I don’t care if we get married…just give me the ring,’ you know? And I was shocked. I just — I didn’t know when or where or how, and I’m glad, ’cause I love surprises. Usually I can figure those things out, but I had no clue.”

She went on to talk about her love for her future husband...“I know he’s the one, without a shadow of a doubt,” she says. “And so does my mom, and she’s always like, ‘I’ll know if it’s the one.’ My parents love him, and family is a huge thing to me. So if our families didn’t get along, it would be tragic. But our families get along great, and I love his parents, and so it’s perfect. It’s literally the fairytale that every girl dreams of. And you know, I think I’ve earned it!” Awww!


Tonight's Tweets:

@davidnail: Bonefish Grill with the wife, we had our first date here!

@DierksBentley: better than any award! this is amazing! don't miss the face on the right leg either! http://twitpic.com/1opw22

@JoeNichols: On my way to the airport to do Tonight Show tomorrow! Aww Yeeuuhh

@JackIngram: I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane! One of the best Waylon lines out there.

@KeithUrban: Thank you for all of your support at last night's benefit to aid flood victim's in Nashville. http://twitpic.com/1oow4u

@BradPaisley: I wrote an article about my experience in Nashville the last few weeks for Billboard. Here's the link http://bit.ly/ckqYUW

@RandyHouser: just found out the new album release date is September 14th. excited!

@jakeofficial
: Been home for less than an hr in Nashville... Instantly can't breathe. WTF??

@jackingram: http://tweetphoto.com/22788140 Ok, I didn't tweet much this wkend. It is directly related 2 how much fun I was havin w/Country Throwdown! GoodTimes.

@TerriClarkMusic: My Grandmother actually got me to watch " Dancing with the Stars"...never in a million years did I think ...

Friday, May 14, 2010

David Nail is Making the Team and Trace Adkins is heading to Miss USA

Tube Check: Trace Adkins will debut his new single, "This Ain't No Love Song," during the evening gown competition on Sunday night's Miss USA Pageant. The pageant airs live at 7 p.m. on NBC.

David Nail is doing a six-part Making The Team CMT.com series about his spring training tryout with the St. Louis Cardinals. "It's been awhile since I've caught an 88-mile-per-hour fastball, but never have I caught a 95-mile-per-hour fastball," Check out part 1 of the series:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Slickdeals- Groupon, Supercuts, Starbucks, Quiznos deals and more!

If you haven't signed up for Groupon yet- it's my new favorite way to save! This week I've already bought one groupon to save big on dry cleaning. Sign up here and you'll get the deal of the day emailed to you http://www.groupon.com/r/uu1696193

Enter the Espn-Supercuts sweepstakes to win a trip to the ESPYs- and automatically get a $5 off coupon for Supercuts. http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/supercuts/2010/

Don't forget! Through May 16, Starbucks locations are offering half-priced frappuccinos between 3 and 5 p.m.

Free movie night. Get a Free Movie Rental Code for a Blockbuster Express Kiosk. Use the code GT13A to get a free one night rental through 05/31/10

Sign up for mobile coupons for JC Penny here http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/mobile1.aspx

Mark your calendar to get a free 4x4 Hardcover 20-page Photo Book at RitzPix.com ($9.99 value) on Tuesday, May 18. Shipping is $1.99 per book, you can order up to 3. The coupon code to use is PROMO4X4. It's great knowing so far in advance, that way we can design it now, save it and it will be ready to order on Tuesday. Click on the blue "Create Photo Books" to get started. You can use between 30 and 68 photos for this 20-page photo book.

Get a free small cup of frozen yogurt from TCBY for your birthday week. Just sign-up for their TCBY eClub. http://www.tcby.com/

I think magazines are just getting cheaper and cheaper. You can get a whole year subscription for the price of one issue in stores! Discountmags is offering these deals right now:
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Tanga has several discounted magazines subscriptions listed below.

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Print this coupon and take it to a Sephora counter inside JCPenney for a free deluxe sample of Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara. There is no expiration date on the coupon, they just say while supplies last - and if they run out they'll give you a sample of another product! http://f.chtah.com/i/2/95827765/030910_SiJCP_Email_store_coupon.jpg

Did you hear that Kids Eat Free at Quiznos? It's for a limited time and no coupon is necessary. When you buy any adult entree you get a kids meal for free (if you have any kids age 12 and under with you). Call your local Quiznos to confirm that they are participating in this offer before you head there to get it.

Speaking of Quiznos...Take this printable coupon to Quiznos to get a FREE Sub when you purchase a Sub and a Regular Fountain Drink. This coupon is good through 5/17. http://www.quiznos.com/qmail/20100423/banner4/

The free Lane Bryant Cacique panties offer is back and valid through May 19. You don’t even need a coupon this time – just stop into any Lane Bryant, Lane Bryant Outlet, or Cacique store and ask for a pair.

There are some freebies available from Walmart.com right now: They are sample sizes, but these are great to stock up on-you won't need to buy any travel sizes for summer vacation this year!

Dove Ultimate Beauty Care Deodorant
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Keith Urban and Luke Bryan's performances from last night

Wow- Keith Urban rocked on Jimmy Fallon last night. He did a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Tumbling Dice" as part of the show's Exile On Main St. week. He had some great back up singers too- Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, and Sarah Buxton. Keith adjusted the lyrics a bit at the end too for a nice shout out to Nashville. Here it is if you missed it...or want to watch again:



Keith wasn't the only one making the late night rounds- Luke Bryan was on the Tonight Show. Check it out here: http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/tuesday-may-11-2010/1227113/

Taylor Swift is not dating Glee's Cory Monteith. She's already denied it and Cory set the record straight during an appearance on Ellen. When Ellen asked if he's dating Taylor, Cory said that she's "lovely" but that they are just friends. Hopefully that friendship leads to Taylor being on Glee- now that'd be a good pairing between the two!

Nominees for the 2010 CMT Awards were yesterday, and Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood lead the pack with three nominations each.
Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band follow with two each
You can vote at CMT.com through June 8th. Winners will be announced during the live broadcast on June 9th.

Tonight's Tweets:

@DierksBentley: check out @keithurban on fallon singing tumbling dice...with sarah buxton and little big town girls. soooooooo good.

@whitneyduncan: I just played the Veteran's Hospital at Vanderbilt...musician's on call. Pretty cool...go room to room & sang 'em a song. Awesome!!

@eastoncorbin: Better get a confortable seat on the bus cause its a long ride from Nashville to Texas!

@MattKennon: Y'all are amazing!!! My records are flying off the shelf everywhere. Y'all like the album?? Have u seen the new shirts at the online store

@Sugarlandmusic: New Incredible Machine Tour photos posted! Check them out at http://www.sugarlandmusic.com/photos.aspx?fid=1250

@ladyantebellum: New Webisode Wednesday is up! Highlights Lady A's show in NYC on Monday and their great fans!! Enjoy: http://bit.ly/agojwZ

@BradPaisley: Just toured the Opry House. Good Lord. Hard to take. I'll be on NBC nightly news tonight showing the damage.

@BradPaisley: So here's all we had left of our set as of last week. Basically just hanging lights... http://twitpic.com/1n6t1c Wait til you see what my crew has pulled off and what it looks like now!

@jamesotto: Gettin close to kickin off the Toby/Trace tour or like I like to call it the "Our tour can kick your tours ass tour"!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Miranda and Blake engagement details! Plus, backstage with Keith Urban at Jimmy Fallon in Tonight's Tweets

Blake and Miranda are getting hitched! After 5 years of dating, Blake Shelton proposed to Miranda Lambert on Mother's Day. He popped the question in the woods near her Oklahoma home. And the celebration was laid back just like the couple. Miranda told people.com, "We had a couple of Bacardi and Diet Sprites – in a Solo cup!" Read the rest of the details, including what the ring looks like, on people.com. Miranda tweeted this earlier today: "Well....Ol' Blake finally got a brain!! And.... I didn't say no!!!:) http://yfrog.com/07sqeej

Zac Brown has launched a Letters for Lyrics campaign in hopes to have one million letters delivered to U.S. soldiers across the world. Those who write letters will get a Breaking Southern Ground CD, which includes three new songs by the Zac Brown Band. Letters will be collected at the band's concerts and all Ram Truck dealerships. Get all the details here.

Are you a fan of both Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5? Well you are in luck! Lady A will perform on "Out of Goodbyes"-- a song on the upcoming Maroon 5 CD, Hands All Over which comes out on September 21st.

Tonight's Tweets:

@DierksBentley: shrinkwrapped and all...i can't believe im holding it...not ready to open it yet http://yfrog.com/2dafkmj

@davidnail: Long day, sat in traffic for an hour coming home and missed my wife's plans, luckily she's pretty understanding! I'm sore, P90x is legit...

@jakeofficial: Just saw video for "Tell Me"..... Gotta say it's pretty bad ass. Thanks Mason Dixon!

@ClayWalker: Jess cried all night til er eyes burned this morn...we r gonna name next philly born "Nickel" and call er Nikki for short to honor Penny.

@sarahbuxton: We R READY to sing bgvs for keith!! Just met jimmy falon & he is sweeeeet. This is what I LIVE FOR!!! :) :) :) :) http://twitpic.com/1n0a7w

@LBTmusic: backstage at Jimmy Fallon...show's about to start. http://yfrog.com/0vwzgj

@KeithUrban: Just finished rehearsals for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It's going to be awesome- tune into the show tonight to http://twitpic.com/1mzwgf

@sarahbuxton: Just heard miranda & blake got engaged! I'm SO happy for them! Love those 2 sweet people...

@martinamcbride: Congratulations to Blake and Miranda!!!

@BradPaisley: 2morrow we're ready 2 fire up the new set&start rehearsals.My guys are MIRACLE WORKERS.This tour is gonna mean so much more 2 us than ever

Monday, May 10, 2010

What song did Miranda Lambert steal from Blake? Clay Walker loss from the Nashville floods. Plus, Tube Check and Tonight's Tweets

Miranda Lambert almost did record her latest song, "The House That Built Me," because her boyfriend Blake Shelton was going to instead. Once Miranda heard it though, she knew she had to have it. She tells the Associated Press, "It was beautiful. I mean, I just started bawling from the second I heard it. He was like, 'If you have a reaction to this song like that, then you need to cut it.'"

If you missed Miranda on Extreme Makeover Home Edition last night- check out the episode here. This one touched me even more than normally since my nephew has the same genetic condition, Prader-Willi Syndrome, as the little boy in the episode.

Tube Check: Tomorrow Luke Bryan will be on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Keith Urban will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon during his "Rolling Stones week"

Tim and Faith will host an all-star benefit concert for Tennessee flood relief June 22 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Proceeds from Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert For Flood Recovery go to The Community Foundation Of Middle Tennessee. Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Amy Grant, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Michael W. Smith will perform. Tickets and VIP packages go on sale Friday (5/14) at ticketmaster.com.

Toby Keith is currently on a USO Tour and while visiting the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, he posted an unusual experience he had on Twitter. Toby said, "Soldiers on both sides stand few feet apart -- stare motionless for hrs -- daring the other 2 challenge. I walked right between. Creepy!" Toby tweeted. "W/o question -- after 145 USO shows -- most bizarre behavior by 2 enemies I've ever witnessed."

Taylor Swift and Julianne Hough made it onto Maxim's Hot 100 list for 2010. Taylor checked in at number 31, while Julianne took the number 45 spot on the list. Katy Perry topped the list.

Good news from Nashville. With the recent floods hitting the Grand Ol Opry many worried about the legendary six-foot circle of wood that was cut from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium -- the original home of the Opry -- and built into the stage of the current Opry House...Well, word has it that it has been spared from damage. It's on that circle that country music's royalty has performed throughout the course of the radio show's history.

But bad news for Clay Walker whose horse, Penny, went missing during the floods. Clay tweeted tonight "wanted to let our concerned fans no we finally found Penny in a pile of debris..she didn't make it but she fought hard..thanks 4 the prayers"

Tonight's Tweets:

@JoeNichols: Be sure to mark your calendars for May 25th. "The View" on ABC is having a special guest on that day.

@DierksBentley
: Watch the premiere of Dierk's video for "Up On The Ridge" at AOL's The Boot http://tinyurl.com/2b8c573

@JustinColeMoore: Had a pot of white beans on the stove all day. Cornbreads nxt. Gonna have to take em on the bus since I'll be on it for 2 weeks straight!

@davidnail: Nothing done today accept a sump pump, would love to get some sort of AC/Heat work done! And guess what, it's raining again!

@jakeofficial: Congrats to my labelmate and buddy Chris Young(@ChrisYoungMusic) on his second straight number one!! Great song dude

Friday, May 7, 2010

Miranda Lambert on Extreme Makeover, Brad talks Water, Tim and Faith on CNN and Tonight's Tweets

Miranda Lambert will be on this Sunday's episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. She says she's not a crier, but this show will get her going. This Sunday's episode is set to help a family whose son has Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. I'll be crying right along with Miranda since my nephew, Isaac, has PWS. I'm very excited though to see this episode spread more awareness for this disorder.

Brad Paisley's H2O Tour is underwater, another victim of the Nashville flood. With just two weeks before the start of the tour right here in Va Beach all of his staging, props, amps and most of his guitars were destroyed in the flooding. Brad tells the Associated Press, "I sent a Tweet the other day that basically told people that when they come to the show just know that what you're seeing has been fully tested under water. You're talking about total cred. This is the H2O Tour. This isn't posers acting like we know about it. We've done it, buddy." He tweeted a pic tonight along with this message: @BradPaisley: Back of my effects-rack. Not what I mean when I say "dirty guitar tone" usually. http://twitpic.com/1lv22z

Brad is one of about 1,000 musicians who had gear at Soundcheck Nashville. Vince Gill is reportedly one of the musicians who suffered the greatest losses with most of his guitar collection, including one-of-a-kind vintage instruments, believed to have been destroyed in the flood.

CNN's Anderson Cooper was in Nashville last night talking to Brad along with Tim and Faith- here's the video:



If you've got GAC they are going to air a national telethon for Middle Tennessee flood relief commercial-free on May 16 at 8pm ET. Music City Keep On Playin' – A Benefit for Flood Relief will feature Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins and additional artist performances live from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Tonight's Tweets:

@BradPaisley: I am so inspired by my crew, they are on a mission right now.rallying to get this thing working by Va Beach.I am surrounded by true class.

@BradPaisley: Somebody had a great idea to make artwork out of these ruined guitars and auction em for charity. I like that.

@davidnail: If "Turning Home" goes #1, I'm having a party somewhere, and we're gonna all take turns beating my hot water heater and central/heat unit!

@JustinColeMoore: Drinkin beer in a bar dwntwn oxford ms. Bout to go to the baseball game..drunk, and stay that way til the show. Whos ready to party tonight?

@LuckymanEddie: Man my heart still hurtin for all flood victims,,, and may I say WE WILL MAKE IT THREW THIS!!!!!

@DierksBentley: Go behind the scenes with AOL's The Boot for the making of the "Up On The Ridge" music video http://fb.me/sDncUlx9

@JayDeMarcus: Happy Friday!! What a loooooooong week here in Nash... Love and thanks to all for the support and prayers....

@KeithUrban: In honor of my drummer Chris's birthday this week, I got him a balloon or two. Or a hundred. http://twitpic.com/1lt01q Thankfully it looks like he enjoyed it! http://twitpic.com/1lt0fy

@LBTmusic (Little Big Town): Our production manager just headed to soundcheck to see if there were any guitars that survived the flood...unfortunately no go.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tim and Faith, Reba and Danny Gokey step up to help Nashville. Plus, Tonight's Tweets.

More artists stepping up to help flood victims in Nashville.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will be on CNN tonight with Anderson Cooper as he takes his show to Nashville. Watch tonight at 10pm ET

Reba McEntire, who is a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, has donated $100,000 to the Nashville Area Red Cross. You can help by texting 90999 to make a $10 donation to Red Cross flood relief efforts.

Danny Gokey is using his foundation, Sophia's Heart, to help flood victims in Nashville. To make a $10 donation from your cell phone, text ONEHEART to 85944 and confirm by replying "yes." The charge will appear on your cell phone bill. Sophia's Heart is named for his wife who passed away a couple of years ago.

Melissa Peterman, who played "Barbara Jean" on Reba McEntire's sitcom, Reba, auctioned off her bedazzled George Strait T-shirt to benefit Nashville's flood victims. With matching donations from Reba, Melissa and a fan, the shirt raised $12,000 for the cause

And this is cool...if you planned on going to the CMA Festival this year not only will you be having a blast (and I will be jealous) but you will also be helping Nashville. The CMA is donating 50% of net proceeds from the 2010 CMA Music Festival to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's flood relief efforts.

Tonight's Tweets:

@davidnail: Well, just got done hearing our house is way worse than thought, if only getting the water out was the bad news! Bad day!!!

@tobykeithmusic: Check out the new photos from Toby's USO Tour! http://tinyurl.com/3xmal8g

@Miranda_Lambert: Oops....forgot to tell my crew that moving an antique bar I bought across the street from the venue was part of thier job description.:) The things u do for love! http://yfrog.com/ed12769875j

@TerriClarkMusic: Frustrating that people are stereotyped or generalized as" bigots" or "homophobic" due to the type of music they like.

@BradPaisley: Will be on @andersoncooper 360 tonight to help raise awareness about the flood disaster.

@BradPaisley: Taking stock of what all we've lost on the flood. By the way, would anyone who's ever caught a guitar pick at a show please return it. Just kidding by the way.

@ladyantebellum: I'm up EARLY and super excited for the next 3 shows in Florida with Tim McGraw!! Can't wait to see all of you! ~Hills

If you missed Kenny Chesney on CNN last night- here's the video



and SheDaisy talk about the damage to their home and how you can help.

This week's Slickdeals: Free Coffee, Ice Cream, DVDs and more!

On Tuesday, May 11th, participating Dunkin’ Donuts shops will be offering Free Iced Coffee! Not all locations are participating, so you’ll definitely want to first call your local store to make sure they’re participating.

Between Friday, May 7 and Sunday, May 16 enjoy a Frappuccino at Starbucks for Half-Price from 3 to 5 pm.

Celebrate Haagen-Daz's 50th Birthday and let them give you the gifts. They are giving away a free scoop of their original flavors; chocolate, coffee or vanilla on May 18 from 4-8 PM.

Send your mom a Mother’s Day e-card courtesy of Tropicana and you’ll both receive a $1-off printable coupon good toward Tropicana or Trop50 Orange Juice. http://www.tropicana.com/#/trop_holidaysqueeze/holidaysqueeze.swf

If you have a Blockbuster Express nearby, then enjoy this free movie code GT13A (expires 5/31)

Stop by the Bob Evans page on Facebook and click “Like” to get a printable coupon good for a FREE Wrap when you buy a Wrap, Side and Beverage. Just click the “Free Wrap Offer” tab. Choose from the new Turkey Club Wrap, Chicken Caesar Wrap and Chicken Salad Wrap.

Freebie for Nurses! From May 6-12 you can get a Classic Cinnamon Roll at Cinnabon if you are a Nurse- see their site for details.

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Chipotle Deal: When You Buy a $25 Giftcard between May 1st and June 12th, 2010 and you get a free Burrito, Bowl, Salad or Order of Tacos at Chipotle to redeem before June 30th, 2010.

Discountmags.com has Shape Magazine for $3 per year with code 1750. http://www.discountmags.com/product/5243/shape?a=slickdeals I always subscribe to these fitness magazines and yet never actually do anything they suggest but for 3 bucks, I'll guess I'll give it one more try. And for the guys...Discountmags has Muscle & Fitness Magazine for $3 per year when you enter code 6030 at checkout. You may purchase up to 3 years for this per-year price. Alternatively, Tanga has it for $3 per year with code MUSCLE. You may purchase up to 3 years at this per-year price.

Birthday Reward programs available- get some free birthday presents for yourself :)

When you are a member of Disney Movie Rewards you will get offered a free Blue-Ray DVD for your birthday (you pay $2.95 shipping) plus 25 bonus points. Choose from Enchanted, High School Musical 2, Meet the Robinsons, National Treasure, or The Game Plan. http://www.disneymovierewards.go.com/index.htm

Get a coupon to Save $3 on anything at CVS for your birthday when you have an ExtraCare card (and you attach your card to an online account).

Sign-up for Dunkin' Perks and get a free medium beverage of your choice at Dunkin' Donuts (iced or hot coffee, tea or latte, hot chocolate or Coolatta). Then you get another free medium beverage for your birthday! https://www.dunkindonuts.com/perks/enroll.aspx

Join My Starbucks Rewards and you'll get a postcard coupon for a free drink for your Birthday. Any drink, any size! You'll have until the end of the next month to use your coupon. To sign-up you need to register a Starbucks gift card (doesn't have to have a balance on it). https://www.starbucks.com/card/rewards

Sign-up for Hallmark Crown Rewards and you might get a free Birthday Gift from your local Hallmark. You need to tie your Crown Rewards membership to your local Hallmark store by signing-up in the store. https://portal.goldcrowncard.com/browse/hmkbrowse.html?Name=Carlson&storeId=10001&Value=Post&s_token=null&catalogId=10051

Get a free single scoop of ice cream at Ben & Jerry's to celebrate your birthday. Just sign-up to be Chunk Spelunker and you'll receive a printable coupon that will expire 7 days after your birthday. https://secure.benjerry.com/contact-us/chunk-spelunker/index.cfm

Get a free ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery. It's ice cream plus one mix-in served in a cup. http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/birthday/birthday_club.aspx

Amazon is celebrating Mother’s Day by marking down several popular magazines to just $5 for a one-year subscription. Take a look at what you can get for $5. These deals are good through Sunday (5/9). http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&ref_=amb_link_353000322_3&docId=1000507061

Print coupon for a $1 discount on the Wendy’s New Spicy Chipotle Chicken

Visit Kraft Foods on Facebook and "Like" them to sign-up for a free Summer Sample Pack. After you "Like" then you need to click on "Sign Up Now" under the "Savings" tab. You can choose your sample pack - each pack contains samples and coupons plus a Delicious Summer Rebate Form to get $10 back after spending $30 on Kraft products (valid May 23 thru June 13).

Like Libby's Table on Facebook and get a free can of Libby's Vegetables. Visit the "Libby's Table" tab and look for the yellow text that says "click here" to fill out the coupon request form. They will either email a printable coupon or mail a coupon within 4 to 6 weeks. This offer ends on May 15.

“Like” the Aveeno Facebook page. On the ‘Free Samples’ tab, click on “Sign up to get a Free Sample Now”

Visit NeilMed Neti Pot on Facebook and "Like" them to get a free Neil Med Sinus Rinse with two mixture packets.

Like Pilot on Facebook and you will have access to a printable coupon for a free 16oz Oatmeal valid until May 23.

The 50 Days of Free Disney Music is here! Starting May 3rd, you’ll be able to download a new song every day… for 50 days! You’ll need to be following Disney Music on Facebook, Twitter, or you can also text for your Free Music!

Get a free sample of The First Years Nursing Care Instant Relief System. This sample for nursing moms includes a re-usable cooling gel pad with four disposable milk protein treated sleeve. http://www.learningcurve.com/wps/portal/nursingcare?icid=ddmenu&locale=en_US

BOGO Off coupons- just in time for summer and pesky bugs! Take this coupon to walgreens for a good deal...Buy 2 OFF! Clip-On Mosquito Repellent Starter Kits at $9.99 each
Use buy-one-get-one-free printable coupon
Use $2/1 Walgreens coupon from May Coupon Book (will take off $2 for each one)
Final Price = $3 each

May is National Pet Month and Purina wants to give you FREE Purina Kitten Chow (16-18 oz). You’ll find this free product coupon in today’s Smart Source insert (5/2). Purina will also donate 10 cents for every Purina coupon redeemed in today’s coupon insert. Even if you don’t have a cat, it’s a great idea to redeem the coupon, then donate the kitten food to one of our local animal shelters

Where to take your coupons this week:

Target:

Gillette Body Wash: Buy 2 at $1.52 each (clearance)
Use $4/2 coupon from 5/2 P&G insert
Final Price = Get 2 for FREE

Betty Crocker Muffin Mix
: $2
Use $.50/1 coupon from 3/28 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $1.50 each

Glade Sense & Spray Starter Kit
: $5.99
Use $3/1 coupon from 3/28 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $2.99

Motrin PM (20 ct)
: $3.99
Use $3/1 coupon from 4/18 Red Plum insert
Use $1/1 Target web coupon
Final Price = FREE

Nivea for Women Body Wash
: $3.49
Use $4/1 coupon from 5/2 Red Plum insert
Final Price = FREE

Satin Care Shave Gel (Trial Size)
: $.99
Use $1/1 coupon from 5/2 P&G insert
Final Price = FREE

SoBe Lifewater (20 oz)
: Buy 2 for $2
Use buy-one-get-one-free printable coupon
Final Price = $.50 each

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion
: $4.79 (price cut)
Use $3.75/1 coupon from 4/11 Red Plum insert
Use $1/1 Target web coupon
Final Price = $.04

Kodak Photo DVDs: Buy one, get one free
Use buy-one-get-one-free printable coupon
Final Price = Get 2 for FREE

CVS:

Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste: $2.99
Use $1/1 coupon from 4/25 Smart Source insert
Receive $2 ECBs
Final Price = FREE

Dawn Dish Liquid: $.97
Use $.25/1 coupon from 5/2 P&G insert
Final Price = $.72

Pampers Diapers Box (48-96 ct): $19.99
Use $1.50/1 coupon from 5/2 P&G insert
Receive $5 ECBs
Final Price = $13.49

Reach Toothbrush: Buy 2 at $3.99 each
Use buy-one-get-one-free coupon from 1/3 Red Plum insert
Receive $4 ECBs
Final Price = Get 2 for FREE

Venus Embrace or Spa Breeze Razor: $8.49
Use $2/1 coupon from 5/2 P&G insert
Receive $6 ECBs
Final Price = $.49

Walgreens:

Bic Hybrid, Comfort 3 or Flex 4 Disposable Razors: $3.99
Use $3/1 coupon from 5/2 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $.99

Bic Soleil Disposable Razors: $3.99
Use $3/1 coupon from 5/2 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $.99

Coffee-Mate Liquid: Buy 2 for $3
Use $1/2 coupon from 5/2 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $1 each

Dawn Dish Liquid: $.99 (use in-ad coupon)
Use $.25/1 coupon from 5/2 P&G insert
Final Price = $.74

Irish Spring Body Wash: $2.99
Use $.50/1 coupon from 4/25 Smart Source insert
Receive $2 Register Rewards
Final Price = $.49

Kellogg’s Cereals: Buy 2 for $5
Use $1/2 printable coupon
Receive $2 Register Rewards
Final Price = $1 each

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More on the Nashville floods and how it's effecting the country music world

The damage is still being assessed from the floods in Nashville. Many families have lost all of their belongings. Kenny Chesney was on Anderson Cooper's CNN show tonight talking about the damage to his home.

To help, donate $10 just text REDCROSS to 90999.

Toby Keith is facing a near-total loss of all of his touring gear and stage equipment. Everything he has with him right now on his USO tour was spared. Right now seven production trucks filled with his stage set, production cases, backdrops and soft goods are partially underwaterp. "We're going to be OK," says manager TK Kimbrell. "The focus needs to be on those that lost a lot more than we did."

Someone else hit hard was Julie Roberts...you might remember her from "Break Down Here" and "Wake Up Older" She and her family had to be rescued from their Nashville home. Julie along with her mother, sister, and the family's four dogs were all trapped by rapidly rising flood waters. Rescuers had to evacuate Julie, her family and their pets from the second floor of their Nashville home. "It was crazy and horrifying," Julie tells FOX News of the events of Monday, May 3. "Rescue boats were coming by for hours."Julie says she last saw the family's three cars floating down the street."We need your prayers," Julie says of Nashville and the surrounding area. "It looks pretty disastrous for myself, my neighbors and everyone in that area of Nashville."

Clay Walker has lost one of his horses in the floods and his tweets are heartbreaking! As an animal lover, these made me tear up tonight:

-- spent last few days at the ranch trying to piece it back together...drove all morning to all surround neighbors and nobody has seen Penny
--thank u guys for the thoughts and prayers...i just feel sick for her...she is a nervous horse already and i just hope someone is loving her
--i keep thinking i saw her and pull over to look in the pasture but it's not her...maybe tomorrow
--if she doesn't turn up pls pray that whoever has her will give a great home...i don't want to believe she is dead...thank you guys

One part of Nashville not damaged, thank goodness, is the Country Music Hall of Fame. Although the basement is flooded, none of the collections housed there have been damaged.

One place not faring so well though, The Grand Ol Opry, which is under water and Opry Mills next door. Opry Mills is the shopping center that replaced Opryland and word is that at least one pair of flesh-eating piranha escaped from the Aquarium Restaurant at the Opry Mills mall and are swimming in the waist-deep corridors. Wow!

Some artists are pulling together to do a telethon for all of those effected. Vince Gill will headline a local Nashville station, WSMV-TV's, telethon Working 4 You: Flood Relief With Vince Gill & Friends tomorrow from 7-10pm. Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Naomi Judd, Darius Rucker, Phil Vassar, Steve Wariner, Buddy Jewell, Lonestar, Lee Roy Parnell and Bo Bice are also scheduled to appear. All the proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army, Red Cross and the Second Harvest Food Bank. The telethon will broadcast online on wsmv.com if you want to check it out.

In other news, Keith Urban’s song “I’m In” from his latest CD “Defying Gravity” is one of my all time favorites…I fell in love with the songwriter Radney Foster’s version years ago. Keith says, “Radney recorded an album called See What You Want to See that I heard and loved when I was recording Golden Road,” said Urban. “It’s full of great songs. “I’m In” is on that album, as is “Raining On Sunday”, which I cut, “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)” that the Dixie Chicks cut, and “The Lucky Ones” that Pat Green did. I said to Radney that my goal is to eventually cover every song on that album.”

So with all that said...the good news for you about the song’s release is starting on Sunday, May 10th, Urban will be asking people to submit their favorite “I’m In” story to www.keithurban.net. The stories will be randomly posted at keithurban.net weekly and those chosen will have the chance to win free Keith Urban music, concert tickets and/or a signed guitar.

Miranda Lambert will be on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition this Sunday. Add to all that, Miranda and her mom, Bev, are featured in Country Weekly’s Mother’s Day issue — which hit stands today. Miranda and her mom talk about how they are able to work together as a team and the importance of keeping family close

Taylor Swift has launched Taylor TV via her website at www.taylortv.net. You'll be able to find exclusive Taylor video content, including a new video blog recapping recent events including her brother’s birthday and an Easter egg hunt.

Tonight's Tweets:

@kennychesney: Sending Anderson Cooper footage of my house under water for tonight. TN is a mess. You need to see it. 10p ET CNN. http://twitpic.com/1lcoze

@chuckwicksmusic: I'll be doing a telethon via ABC and NBC tomorrow evening. Help if u can! Toll free877-740-5077.or donate $10 just text REDCROSS to 90999.

@taylorswift13: Sitting in my hotel room in NYC. Just saw a commercial on tv for Letters to Juliet and was like THATS MY SONG IN THE BACKGROUND. To myself.

@JackIngram: "Phases and stages. Circles and cycles. And things that we've all seen b4... Let me tell u some more." maybe my favorite Willie Nelson song

@MattKennon: Thanks to all my myspace fans as I promised we've added new music 2 more songs off my debut album...in stores May 11th..hope U love em

@jakeofficial: Passing out hamburgers and hotdogs to Bellevue residents... I've never seen anything like this.. Please keep these folks in your thoughts

@taylorswift13: Please keep Nashville in your heart. Seeing a picture of the Grande Ole Opry halfway underwater was a kind of heartbreak I can't describe.

@davidnail: My entire basement flooded with sewage/water, hot water heater thrown against the wall like a fly, need all new everything! Thanks rain!

@davidnail: And there are so many worse off than us, my neighborhood/Franklin smells like burnt dung. An entire car-lot and sonic ruined! Just awful!

@sarahbuxton: "wanna dance w somebody" whitneyhouston is on! Bob Brown singlehandedly messed up pop music in my not so humble opinion.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Keith Urban on CNN discussing Nashville's flood damage, Win a trip to see Kenny Chesney. Plus, Tonight's Tweets

The flood damage in Nashville is on the hearts and minds of many of our favorite country stars. Keith Urban was on CNN this afternoon talking about how it has effected him and others in the area.


You can help Middle Tennessee Families in need by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or call 888-540-5200

Kenny Chesney has teamed up with Hooters to offer a text-to-win trip sweepstakes. Your chance to win a trip for two to see his July 2 show at the Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Text "KENNY" to 36832 by June 13 to enter.

Tomorrow night you can catch Willie Nelson on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Taylor Swift. Taylor is the latest Covergirl. She has signed with CoverGirl Cosmetics to promote a new line of luxury products and will be featured in an ad campaign premiering in Jan. 2011. "I am so excited to become the next CoverGirl," Swift says. "I have admired many of them since I was a little girl ... great artists and actresses who are confident and still themselves."

Tonight's Tweets:

@tobykeithmusic: TK: Germany was awesome. Visited wounded soldiers. Some just arrived-never gets easier 2 see. Spirit of these humans remain ever vigilant.

@tobykeithmusic: TK: Wounded solders - true heroes of our society. I wish all could see just once in your lifetime.

@chuckwicksmusic: 2 of my bandmates cars are in this parking lot..or river..whichever. U can see the tops of their trucks. Sucks.. http://yfrog.com/0fbeyioj

@BradPaisley: Just know, that as you watch us perform on the H20 tour,our entire stage& set has literally been under water. Now that's cred right there.

@BradPaisley: But we're drying it out, and ourselves, and here we come Virginia Beach.

@darrylworley: Headed out to our next destination in Iraq. My voice is gone but I'm really trying to hold out.

davidnail: Well my body feels about 90%, but unfortunately my throat (which is how you sing) is still not good, so we have to cancel this week's shows!

@LukeBryanOnline: My heart goes out to all the flood victims. This much rain is certainly not a good thing. Pray for middle Tennessee. Just drove over the Cumberland river. Crazy stuff

@LBTmusic: Rehearsing in our basement because soundcheck is under water. http://yfrog.com/cbw0oj

@JayDeMarcus: Nashville is slowly recovering but waters are still receding. Keep them in your prayers as a lot of people have lost everything....

@JustinColeMoore: Me and Ella are watchin Dora the explorer. Tryin to talk her into changin over to cops http://twitpic.com/1kzerb

@LBTmusic: You can help Middle Tennessee Families in need by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or call 888-540-5200. Please help in any way you can.

@TrailerChoir: The sun is back out. Thank goodness, lets dry up nashville!

@reba: My prayers are going up for all the folks affected by all the water we're having here in TN.

@cmorganmusic: Praying for all in Nashville who lost and for a speedy recovery and clean up if I can get back I'm going to go help clean up my Opry

@LuckymanEddie: I've got to say something FARM BEREAU iNSURANce SUUUCcCCKKKKSSSS!!!!!! I live on a hill something went wrong got water in my basement!! FARM BERAU won't cover it!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A country star comes out of the closet and the stars Tweet about the Nashville floods

Well two big news items coming out of Nashville today...one of course being the storms and floods that have hit the area and the devestation that goes with it. Lives lost, homes and possessions destroyed and hitting home for the country music community...The Grand Ol Opry is now under water.

A lot of country stars took to Twitter this weekend to update their fans on how they are faring. Here are some of this weekend's Tweets:

@DierksBentley: my basement....sweet http://twitpic.com/1kc5nr

@BradPaisley: Just saw two girrafes, two elephants, and two rhinos walking down the road toward a HUGE wooden boat. Thinking about followiing them.

@BradPaisley
: On the positive side everyone is safe. On the negative... I think all my road guitar gear, amps, effects, are under 3 ft of river.

@BradPaisley: Not complaining though. Very very thankful to have weathered this. Prayers go out to anyone in these dire situations.

@BradPaisley: By the way my main old fender 68 paisley tele was in my home, dry, and resting comfortably. Thanks for asking. Oh and I'm fine too.

@jodeemessina: Water coming out of house http://twitpic.com/1kocb1 Pool guy says there s MORE water in the house then in the pool. Trying to get to it, cutting through wall, to try and pump out.

@jodeemessina: Heard all our gear was under water. Cant get in to check if its true. Still pumping out house. Tired and waterlogged. Cant wait to sleep

@TerriClarkMusic: I am fighting the urge to get in a boat and go rescue people, its so sad. My basement is flooded- no more home theater.

@TerriClarkMusic: Oh My God- Now the Opry is flooded. This has got to stop. This my friends, is truly all so devastating.

@LBTmusic: We're doing great...thanks for the prayers...we're very lucky...just a lot of damaged gear and guitars.

@TrailerChoir: Here's a link with info on how to help Nashville's Flood Victims http://nashvillest.com/2010/05/03/so-nashville-is-flooded-how-can-i-help/

@TraceAdkins: If you would like to help the people affected by the flood in Middle Tennessse, please contact the Red Cross. http://ow.ly/1GvRT

@martinamcbride: Home safe. Watching all the footage of the flood on tv. Surreal. If u need a chuckle today click on this link. http://bit.ly/98qv1d

@chuckwicksmusic: Just found out my Bus/Trailor is Under Water...

@chuckwicksmusic: Naomi Judd just called Ch.2 to tell her neighbors via the news that their fence has fallen and their Buffalo have escaped! I've Heard it all

@sarahbuxton: U could have gone rafting in my backyard earlier today. Too bad I haven't learned how to post videos on twitter...

@JayDeMarcus: Nashville is a disaster area! I've never seen anything like this!!

@DierksBentley: hate to cancel shows...might be a first. but nashville is a disaster. all of our houses are messed up.

@reba: Lots of prayers r going up for everyone affected by the weather. I've never seen this much rain and water!!! Wow!

@taylorswift13
: Flying to Nashville-- hoping it's not a water landing.

@RandyHouser: laying here. no power. this flood really sucks.

And the other piece of big news...a country singer has come out of the closet...Chely Wright. She says, "I don't have a memory in my life that doesn't include the dream of making music. I hid everything for my music. Chely has a new book coming out this week, "Like Me." And she has a CD coming out too -- called "Lifted Off the Ground." She is best remembered for her big hit "Single White Female." She was also named Academy of Country Music new artist of the year in 1999. She is the first major country artist ever to come out. She has been romantically linked to a number of celebs, including Brad Paisley. Word has it that she will tell the real story of this romance in her new book. You can hear more from Chely when she appears on the Today show this Wednesday and read more on www.people.com