Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CMA Nominees!

Some of the CMA Nominees were announced this morning- here's the list:

New Artist of the Year
Luke Bryan
Easton Corbin
Jarrod Neimann
Chris Young
Zac Brown Band

Music Video of the Year
"Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
"The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert
"Water" - Brad Paisley
"White Liar" - Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year
"A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
"Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
"The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert
"White Liar" - Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year (songwriters award)
"A Little More Country Than That" - Rory Lee Feek, Bon Poythress, Wynn Varble (Easton Corbin)
"Need You Now" - Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Josh Kear (Lady Antebellum)
"The House That Built Me" - Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert)
"Toes" - Zac Brown (Zac Brown Band)
"White Liar" - Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby (Miranda Lambert)

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks and Dunn
Joey and Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia

Musician of the Year
Paul Franklin
Dan Huff
Brent Mason
Mac McAnally
Randy Scruggs

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will announce the balance of the nominations tomorrow on Good Morning America on ABC. The CMA Awards air live on ABC on November 10th.

Also...don't forget that tomorrow night ABC will air CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Josh Turner and Lady A videos

While guesting on this morning's Today show Josh Turner and wife Jennifer broke the news they are expecting their third boy! Congrats! Josh also shared a New York sweet tea with anchor Hoda Kotb, discussed his vocal range, kid's fashions and performed "Why Don't We Just Dance."

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On Good Morning America, Lady Antebellum discussed their rise to fame and performed their hits "Our Kind Of Love" and "Need You Now." Check out the video here

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Collaboratons galore! Sugarland and LBT, Martina and Kid, Dolly and Queen Latifah! Plus, Tonight's Tweets

Sugarland and Little Big Town are once again performing together during their concerts. After "Life in a Northern Town" became a runaway hit- it seems like a no-brainer. Word has it that they are teaming up in concert on Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis." Looking forward to seeing if they do that Sept. 24th at Eaglefest!

Speaking of collaborations...Martina McBride collaborated with Kid Rock and rapper T.I. on the song "Care" from Rock's upcoming album. The combination may sound unusual, but Martina is flattered to be a part of it. She tells Parade.com, "I think Kid Rock is kind of a groundbreaker in that way. He kind of transcends all boundaries and loves all kinds of music and certainly loves country music, so we'll see what happens with that."

And more team ups--Dolly Parton is excited to co-star with Queen Latifah in the movie Joyful Noise. The queen of country music says, "I really like her and have often thought we would be fun together." Dolly is writing a few songs for the movie, about a struggling small town's gospel choir. The movie is scheduled to premiere next year.

If you missed Tricia Yearwood cohosting the TOday Show you can watch clips now on The Today Show Website. Links at TrishaYearwood.com

Tonight's Tweets:

@Miranda_Lambert: Well I will say this: I love Merle Haggard.

@BradPaisley: Those crazy nutty CMAs have asked Carrie and I to host again. Here we go. The comedic stylings of Carebrad. Or Paisleywood. Or Underpaisley.

@joshturnermusic: Just a reminder! Don't miss Josh on the @TodayShow Friday morning! He'll be performing and co-hosting!

@martinamcbride: Driving in Nashville make me nervous. When I get older, I'm definitely going to need a driver. Like Driving Miss Daisy.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New stuff from Jason and Miranda, plus an inside look at Rascal Flatts new video in Tonight's Tweets

Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" is set to hit stores Nov. 2nd and here's a little tidbit to get you even more excited for it...Jason says "It's totally representative of what I like and what my fans have come to expect on my records and at the 'party' we throw at our shows. I think the key is knowing who you are as an artist and taking it to an extreme without ripping anybody else off...it's all about knowing what it is that sets you apart." Another cool fact about the new CD Jason teams up with American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson for a duet, "Don't You Wanna Stay."

Something I'm looking forward to- Miranda Lambert will release her first live concert DVD, on October 12th. The DVD, Revolution: Live by Candlelight, features acoustic performances of five songs from Revolution...“White Liar” and “The House That Built Me,” along with “Love Is Looking for You.” The DVD also includes the stories behind the music, and one bonus track. You can pre-order Revolution: Live by Candlelight on Amazon.com.

Brad Paisley played his first stadium show last weekend at Gillette Stadium in Boston in front of a sold-out crowd. Brad says he's shocked at how far he's come. "I'm so far past where I planned to be that I'm here without a road map of any kind. I didn't necessarily ask for directions on the way."

Tonight's Tweets:

@JayDeMarcus: Mr and Ron White! This video is gonna kill, I promise you.... http://tweetphoto.com/41185019

Rat pack.. Sorta. : ) http://tweetphoto.com/41179271

@JayDeMarcus: More pics from the shoot... http://tweetphoto.com/41179069 http://tweetphoto.com/40971308 http://tweetphoto.com/40971581 http://tweetphoto.com/40971892

@joshturnermusic: Josh will co-host AND perform his latest single "All Over Me" on the @TodayShow this Friday morning!! Be sure to tune in!!

@jrodfromoz (jerrod niemann): lets just put it this way, when I hit the dance flo...rugs is fittin to be cut! Gather round kids, gather round.

@leannrimes: It's my bday week!! It's my bday week! Doing the bday dance!! I love bday's, I get excited! The celebrating begins tonight!

@BradPaisley: Honored 2 be @ Opryhouse refurbed circle of wood reinstalling 2morrow.The circle is unbroken. Well unless yours truly trips carrying it...

@ladyantebellum: Lady A will perform LIVE on @GMA's Summer Concert Series in NYC this Friday!

@davidnail: Woke to the rain in West Virginia, just couldn't fall asleep again, thoughts of where I'm running from, who I'm tryin to leave come creeping

@ChrisYoungMusic: I'm in Little Jimmy's room at the Opry tonight. How cool is that?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blake is #1, Toby and Trace discuss Lindsey plus Tonight's Tweets

Congratulations to Blake Shelton -- he scored a number-one debut on the country album chart with his newest six-pack collection, All About Tonight. Having the number-one country album this week assures Blake Shelton that he got it right with All About Tonight. He says, "I've been telling people in interviews that if someone had never heard my music before and asked me what album they should buy of mine, I would recommend this one because it truly is the best work I have done. It's a validation for me to know that fans feel the same way about this album."

Toby Keith and Trace Adkins know what it's like to raise daughters. They have seven between them. They are on tour together right now and got to talking about Lindsey Lohan's trouble and how they would deal with it...I have a feeling both of them would put a boot in her ass if she was their daughter but they put it a little nicer. "I can't comment on her parenting that she's had," Toby tells The Boot. "But all that starts at home. I think most of the problems that kids have start at home..All you can do right now in a situation like that is give them hard love."

"Somebody a long time ago probably should have stopped trying to insulate her and protect her, and let her suffer the consequences and pay for her mistakes instead of trying to hire lawyers and whatever to keep her out of jail," adds Trace. "At some point you've just got to practice tough love and make them pay for it."

Kellie Pickler and her fiancĂ©, songwriter Kyle Jacobs, were golf partners at a fundraiser Monday in Nashville. According to reports, Kellie stepped up to the ball at the annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament. She concentrated. She pulled back her club. She swung mightily. And she missed. Several times. “Mother&$*%&!” Kellie exclaimed, then burst into laughter along with her teammates. A very patient Kyle would then assist on her next swing, and the couple had fun, held hands and generally looked adorable throughout the day.

Aww! Jimmy Wayne returned home to Nashville earlier this month after walking 1,700 miles across the country to raise awareness for teen homelessness with his Meet Me Halfway campaign. And he brought a friend home with him a 6-month-old Chihuahua he adopted while walking through White Deer, Texas. Little Ruby was rescued from an area kill shelter prior to Jimmy taking on the responsibility of adopting her. For Jimmy, crossing paths with Ruby was symbolic on many levels. "Ruby represents everything that project Meet Me Halfway is all about," says the singer. "She represents the foster kids out there who are just hoping to be taken into a good home one day."

Tonight's Tweets:
@davidnail: http://twitgoo.com/1j0p05 life

@eastoncorbin: Sitting at Fenway Park, not a bad way to spend an evening. http://fb.me/HfLW5e8J

@jamesotto: I can't believe Nashville is gonna flood again! Ughh!

@jakeofficial: Heading to grab a steak in Nebraska.. Finally came out of my daze from the pain killers. No wonder Johnny Cash liked those things.

Ok... I was just informed we are in South Dakota.. Guess I was in my "daze" when we made it here earlier. No clue how this happened.

@DierksBentley: hangin w big white in our chill out spot up on the ridge. #fb http://twitpic.com/2ga4aa

@jodeemessina: I would like to thank Carrie Underwood for joining me on my run today :) her music kept me going

@TerriClarkMusic: I've decided Nashville is good for my skin. Its like being in a steam room. My AC bill will be outrageous this summer.

@ChrisYoungMusic: Nothing like Austin. :) I got hit with my first bra onstage in a little while

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Something for the Chris Young fans and Tonight's Tweets

Chris Young did his first live stream recently- if you missed it here's a performance from it of "Voices" and hear the story straight from Chris about putting his real family members in the video

Tonight's Tweets:

@Miranda_Lambert: Should I be scared that Blake's keyboard player just came to his bus and said "can I borrow a dog". They came back fine but still...

@cmorganmusic: Just seen a lady Brest feeding her child wouldn't be a big deal but he has to be at least 6 years old

@leannrimes: Dress rehearsal! Lots of tape to make sure I stay in my bikini. Doing a lot of flipping!! First tine ever performing in a bikini! Fun!

@KeithUrban: One of my snacks for the day while in the studio... this stuff is the best. http://twitpic.com/2fyu6m

@saraevansmusic: Why do so many tv commercials try to make men/husbands/fathers look like idiots? Drives me crazy! If it was turned around women would say that's it's abusive! Show more respect for our men!

@whitneyduncan: Apparently I text people in my sleep. Sleeptexting...dangerous;) the funny thing is, is the texts actually make sense. Weird...

@jamesotto: Gotta say The Expendables is just like the name implies....Expendable. What a colossal disappointment! Not even any good one liners.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Miranda talks about her curves, Don't mess with Justin Moore and hit hat! Plus, Jake Owen hurts himself and tweets the pic for all to see

Miranda Lambert says her new single, 'Only Prettier,' was written as a direct message to a specific group of people from her past. Miranda praises the writing of the song for the fact that it has the “guts to say what we all wanted to say to those mean skinny girls in high school." Miranda is proud of her curves, and hopes to inspire other girls to embrace their looks as well. "I'm OK with the way I look," she insists. "And thank God I didn't get in the modeling industry so I can actually eat food, which makes me happy. But I have a lot of girls who come up to me all the time and say, 'We're so glad you're just normal, you're normal sized and you're not emaciated.' I'm proud to stand for that."

Elvis famously said "Lay off my blue suede shoes" now Justin Moore is saying Lay off of my hat! At a concert recently, a fan took his hat right off the top of his head, and other people in the crowd began to tug and pull at it. Justin did finally get it back, but he wasn’t happy with the shape it was in. In an interview with The Maryville Daily Times he said, “It looked like an old fishing hat.” The woman who grabbed it got tossed by security, and her response made it clear to Justin that she really didn’t understand the issue. “What got me,” he said, “was the reason she gave when they threw her out — ‘Well, he can afford a new one.’ That’s not really the point! I wasn’t out but about 60 bucks, but once you find a good hat, that’s the one. I’ve got about 15 others, but that’s the one I really liked, so I was not happy about that. I kind of let her have it on stage. I just reiterated the Chris LeDoux song about not messing with a man’s hat.”

Tonight's Tweets:

@jakeofficial: Going to the ER ..... http://yfrog.com/61jrsqj

@blakeshelton: Can't decide if I'm more interested in Brett Favre coming back or that I can't tell if it's George Hamilton or Jim Rome reporting on it....

@JMCOfficial (Jason Michael Carroll): Now, sitting together on the couch spending some quality family time...by watching the misfortune of others on Wipeout! We love this show!

@ClayWalker: im gonna have a HUGE tweet announcement in about two weeks ...its some really good gossip so u wont want to miss...im takin it deep

@Miranda_Lambert: If your religion does not allow birth control and u have more than 4 kids....get a new religion!

@saraevansmusic: BTW? I'm obsessed with the Eminem and Rihanna song!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Luke's new arrival, Kellie's wedding plans, David Nail on TV tomorrow plus Tonight's Tweets

Congratulations to Luke Bryan and wife Caroline, who welcomed to the world their second child Tatum "Tate" Christopher yesterday (8/11) at a Nashville area hospital. "We are so blessed to have another healthy baby boy," Luke says. "All the fishing holes in Nashville better look out when I get out there in the next few years with Tate and big brother Bo!!!"

David Nail will be on Fox and Friends tomorrow at 8am singing 'Turning Home.' David will also tape an exclusive interview and performance of his hit 'Red Light' which will be posted to FoxNews.com

Kellie Pickler is gearing up to walk down the aisle with her songwriter fiancé, Kyle Jacobs. While no date has been announced for the wedding yet, the two are in full swing of planning out the specifics of their big day. "If it gets too stressful, I'm going to be like, 'Let's elope!'" Kellie tells People. "I'm not all about the frills."

Luckily for Kellie, she has some of her gal-pals to turn to for advice, including the newly-married Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, who will marry Blake Shelton next year. All three blonde beauties are big animal enthusiasts, with Carrie's dog Ace serving as her ring bearer. So will Kellie follow Carrie's lead by having her family of pets being involved in the nuptials? "I'm thinking of having the python be the ring bearer!" Kellie jokes. "We've been talking about incorporating the dogs. They're like our kids, but we wouldn't want an accident to happen down the aisle."

"Outdoor weddings are beautiful, but a risk," adds Kyle. "You never know about the weather." (I hear ya Kellie! My wedding last year was outdoors I think I worried about it every single day for 6 months) Another thing Kellie isn't sure about..the first dance, "I don't want to do the dance," Kellie says. "It's embarrassing! I don't want everyone staring at me. Kyle cannot dance, and I cannot dance. [Kyle] thinks he [can dance], but it's a disaster. He's a snapper ... he just sways back and forth and snaps his fingers."

Pick up a magazine this month and you just might see Blake Shelton in it He is in August issues of Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, Us Weekly and a four-page engagement spread in September’s People Magazine Country Special issue on stands now

Yeah Glee is coming back Sept 21st and as if I couldn't get any more excited..there's going to be a country connection this season! One of the show's new cast members will be Chord Overstreet, the son of CMA, ACM and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Paul Overstreet. He's written BIG huge hits like Kenny Chesney's 'She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy,' 'When You Say Nothing at All,' recorded by Keith Whitley and later by Alison Krauss, the Judds' 'Love Can Build a Bridge' and Randy Travis' No. 1 hits, 'On the Other Hand' and 'Forever and Ever Amen.' Here's hoping Chord will sing one of these great country songs on the show!

Tonight's Tweets:

@LukeBryanOnline: Bo is about is about to meet Tate

@LukeBryanOnline: Missed Luke on Jimmy Kimmel Live? Check out this performance of his latest single, "Someone Else Calling You Baby" http://fb.me/GGtMKTgk

@BradPaisley: When Darius finally wins at poker after one of our shows, he is going to actually do his first self-tweet ever. Could be tonight.

@JayDeMarcus: Auto spell on the iPhone can kiss my ASPECT!!!

@DierksBentley: yes the middle seat is available but not recommended. #fb http://twitpic.com/2e1lbl

and Blake Shelton was tweeting before his appearance on the Today Show this a.m. sent a message to his fiance @Miranda_Lambert: Hey baby... Kathy Lee just touched in a way that was inappropriate....

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kenny reveals more and Toby talks about his new CD. Plus, Tonight's Tweets

Kenny Chesney tells Parade magazine he lost his center last year, and that what promoted him to take a break from touring this summer. "I was standing onstage last year, and I felt like I wanted to be somewhere else. No matter how many people were out there, it all just felt like a blank sheet of paper,” he tells the magazine. “You'd think I'd have been happiest in my life playing music in front of 50,000 people at Gillette Stadium. But let me tell you, it's an odd feeling to feel alone in the spotlight." Kenny adds: "I needed to reconnect with my family. I needed to reconnect with me. I needed to pick up the guitar just because. I needed to get that kind of heart back in my life."

You may use your iPhone to play games while you're bored at work but Toby Keith uses his to do actual work! Like most good songwriters Toby says ideas for songs come to him all the time. And, many times he can't stop what he's doing to pull out a piece of paper and a pencil and write them down. That's all changed he tells us, thanks to his iPhone and iPad. "I used to leave myself voice mails when I had an idea...now I have this little voice recorder app on my iPhone and I can record an idea anywhere, any time because you always have your phone with you...and then play it back without having to remember what they were...and it's changed my songwriting output...it's brought it up 500 percent, because when I sit down to write I just play the ideas back and go," Toby explains. Toby says he has an app on is iPAD that allows him to take a song idea to a rough demo. "With right lines in hook up, you can put down a vocal, guitar track, drum line...and even do a little mix down demo.'" Toby says, he credits this new way of writing for having so many good new songs on his upcoming new album, BULLETS IN THE GUN, due out October 5th. Toby declares, "It's the strongest songwriting project I've had in the last 4 or 5 years."

Tonight's Tweets:

@zacbrownband: We've been rehearsing the new show for the past 2 days. You're going to love Casey Driessen & The Wood Brothers!

@jamesotto: I'm so sick of all these chick flicks where men are pansies. Men need to blow s$%& up sometimes!

@TraceAdkins: Get a wake up call from @TraceAdkins on August 17th when #cbit hits stores! http://bit.ly/tawup10 #countrymusic

@kelliepickler: Trying on wedding dresses. Wish my grandma was here.

@Miranda_Lambert: Happy album day to my Financy!!!

@ladyantebellum: My brother Josh Kelley's new country single "Georgia Clay" on iTunes 2day. We wrote it together w/ his prod Clint. Hope U like it. ~ charles

@taylorswift13: Puttering around my place, reading cookbooks and celebrating the fact that I'm no longer scared of the sound of my ice maker at night.

@blakeshelton: Proving that a "Mans" dream's can come true.... Wow ESPN offices really are like those commercials!!!!” http://yfrog.com/07epitj

Monday, August 9, 2010

Taylor, Kenny, Keith and Miranda, Blake and LeAnn threaten you in Tonight's Tweets

Taylor Swift is helping kick off the NFL season! Taylor and the Dave Matthews Band will perform as part of NFL Kickoff prior to the league's season-opening game between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings. The live Sept. 9 pre-game show will be staged in the Big Easy's Jackson Square, and the action begins at 6:30pm CT on the NFL Network and continues at 7pm CT on NBC-TV.

And speaking of Taylor, she took home a surfboard last night at the Teen Choice Awards. Taylor wasn't the only country star to win...Lady Antebellum won for Country Group and Keith Urban won Male Country Artist. The four awards for Taylor...Female Country Artist, Country Song for "Fifteen," Country Album for Fearless and Female Breakout star for her role in Valentine's Day. Hope she rode in a big van to the show to take all of the surfboards home!

And one more piece of Taylor news and I'm praying this is just a rumor that will never come to light! Gossip has it that she may take part in a sequel to the movie Valentine's Day. According to E! Online, Taylor has been mentioned to play a college student attending New York University in the project, which would be called New Year's Eve. After suffering through watching the first movie I hope for Taylor's sake she runs from the sequel!

Check out ABC.com they are going to post more than 20 behind-the-scenes videos featuring CMA Music Festival performers. Check out Dierks Bentley's late-night fan club party, Jason Aldean's pre-performance "huddle" with the band before their LP Field show and Blake Shelton asks Kellie Pickler to watch his dogs and mother before taking the stage. The three-hour CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock airs Sept. 1 at 8pm ET on ABC-TV.

Ever wonder what Kenny Chesney is hiding under those hats? If he's not in a big cowboy hat you usually see him sporting a baseball cap. He talked to Parade magazine recently and said he's not hiding the fact that he's bald under there...he could care less. "When I was 17 or 18, I'd take my helmet off on the field, and I'd see hair in it ... It did bother me in college a little bit, but it doesn't at all now. What's ironic about it is that friends of mine in their 30s and 40s are just starting to lose their hair and are freaking out." Kenny also spilled details on dating, marriage and babies...

On dating: "The world is a different place now. If I go out with a girl, there is a possibility that she's going to get up from the dinner table and go to the bathroom and use Twitter to tell everybody what she's doing. And the next thing you know, everybody's got a play-by-play of what you're having for dinner. That would make anybody uncomfortable."

On his marriage to Renee Zellweger ... five years later: "Now I look back on it as just another way of getting knocked down on the football field."

On walking down the aisle again: "I hope that's in the cards for me one day."

On having kids: "I hope I have kids one day. But I don't wake up every day and miss that in my life."

Ever wonder what Keith Urban eats every day? If it's kept you up at night, you can rest easy now that The Smoking Gun has published a copy of Keith's rider. According to the rider, he needs two breakfasts (before and after a workout). And he prefers that his grub--to be handled by his personal assistant--features the “highest quality, free range meat and organic vegetables and grains.” Butter, spices, and onions? Outlawed. Get the rest of these crazy details here

Tonight's Tweets:
@ladyantebellum: Charles, Hillary & Dave taped this special thank you message from the UK to thank you for their Teen Choice Award win! http://bit.ly/c37YyW

@jamesotto: Call me old fashioned but the fact that a porn star (Kim Kardashian) is a presenter on the teen choice awards is kinda messed up. Not sure our kids stand a chance in this era. Makes me glad to be a country artist where there's at least a little more family values.

@KeithUrban: Thanx to YOU guys Keith was named Fav Country Male Artist @ the Teen Choice Awards.Here's what HE thinks about his win: http://bit.ly/9V8tZx

@JackIngram: In the studio 2day doing a few demos. U gonna like em. That's not a question. http://tweetphoto.com/37937853

@LukeBryanOnline: Check out this video: LBTV 2010! TV Taping - http://iLike.com/t/17JjM

@jakeofficial: What are u looking at? http://yfrog.com/mjq0gj

and finally there seems to be a Twitter theme tonight- you will be harmed in some way if you don't buy Blake Shelton's CD tomorrow. I'm hitting Best Buy first thing!

@Miranda_Lambert: How bout this. If u don't buy @blakeshelton's new cd tomorrow, u will meet the wrong end of my 38 special. And...you will be the doosh bag that got shot by a gun with a pink handle. Sooo do yourself a favor and get "All About Tonight", tomorrow!

@blakeshelton: Umm... Im still checking but I'm pretty sure its written in the bible that you have to buy my new album to get into heaven....

@leannrimes: Hey everybody, buy @blakeshelton's new record tmrw! I'm almost as bad ass and scary as @mirandalambert  you'll have to deal w/ me too!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Slickdeals- No tax weekend, Sam's Club Open House, Free Bowling, Free Park Admission, Free back to school supplies and more!

I'm not going back to school (thank goodness!) but I will be shopping for back to school clothes this weekend just for the fun of it- and the fact that it's Tax Free weekend for clothes and shoes! Happy early Birthday to me! On Aug. 6-8, clothing and footwear with a selling price of $100 or less per item; and school supplies with a selling price of $20 or less per item are tax exempt.

Another shopping event this weekend- Sam's Club! They are having an open house so non-members can go stock up on school supplies, groceries, etc. http://www3.samsclub.com/NewsRoom/Press/751

Celebrate National Bowling Week with a FREE Game of Bowling! Visit GoBowling.com and enter your email address to receive a coupon for a free game on Saturday (8/7) only. Find a participating bowling center here. http://www.gobowling.com/FindACenter.aspx

Don't forget- next weekend you can get free admission into a National park. http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

Right now Ben and Jerry stores are offering buy one get one free sundaes on Mondays. No coupon, just mention the offer.

Visit A&W Restaurants on Facebook to grab a printable coupon good for a FREE Root Beer Float with any purchase. Just take a quick survey to share how you’ll enjoy your favorite treat (with a straw or a spoon) and the coupon is all yours. This offer expires 8/21.

Grab this printable coupon and head to your local Boston Market to get a FREE Dessert when you buy any Slider Meal Deal. This offer is good through 8/29.

Stop by Office Depot this week if you need a new backpack. Just spend $10 and receive a FREE Backpack! Limit two per person, while supplies last.

A different office store-Office Max- has your chance to get a FREE Jonas Bros locker calender https://officemax.promo.eprize.com/jonas/

Through Aug. 31st Kids Eat Free at IHop every night 4-10pm. Get a free kids entree with the purchase of an adult entree. Always a good idea to check with your local IHop to make sure they are participating before heading out.

Free Triaminic by rebate. Purchase a 4 oz bottle of Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever in Bubble Gum or Grape flavor (up to $6.99) between 8/2 and 8/8. Then complete this mail-in rebate form and send it in along with your original dated sales receipt by 8/31. There is also a $1/1 printable coupon available to turn this full-price rebate into a money-maker! http://www.triaminic.com/special-offers/index.shtml here's the link to the coupon http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=zhbfcry94082339&bt=vg&o=64664&c=TR&p=8yD5gnot

Amazon.com has Redbook on sale. Sign up for two years of Redbook for only $8, which is a whopping 90% off the cover price.

Get a free ice cream bar from RaceTrac http://www.racetrac.com/forms/rt_InsiderCoupon_201008.jpg

Get a free Picaboo photo book. These are the best quality books I've ever made! http://www.picaboo.com/promo/free-book.html?siteID=96nyqW322pM-xbFQip2PTrfM6XOlhjlPgQ The code is valid through Tuesday, August 31.

Get 3 free photo cards from Shutterfly. Through 9/1, you can order your 3 Free 5×7 Folded Photo Cards from Shutterfly! At checkout, enter code: SUMMERCARDS

Another picture deal- take your favorite pic and turn into a magnet at Kodak Gallery. (I've ordered magnets from different sites and theirs are the best) This week you can buy one get one free with the code MAGNETBOGO

I got a text message today for a free Redbox rental- I get one the first Monday of every month. Grab yours by signing up for a Redbox account on their website https://www.redbox.com/Account/YourAccount.aspx

Another good Olay rebate is available http://www.olay.com/publishingimages/offers/rebate/july232010/crossbrand/20_clubolay.pdf One deal to use this on...Buy 8 Olay Regenerist Daily Cleansers at $6.49 each. Use 4 buy-one-get-one-free coupons from 7/11 Smart Source insert. Submit for $20 Olay Rebate
Final Price = $.75 each

Another rebate...to get a free Toy Story book. When you submit proofs of purchase from any three participating Band-Aid, Neosporin, or Purell products get a free Toy Story book “A Roaring Field Trip” when you mail in your UPC’s. There was a coupon in the Sunday “SmartSource” coupon insert to “Save $3.00 on 3 products”. THere is also a printable Target coupon to “Save $0.50 on Dora the Explorer Band-Aids” that could be stacked with a manufacturer’s coupon http://www.bandaid.com/offers

Sign up to receive a FREE Sample of Cheetos Mighty Zingers. Look for the offer on the bottom right and click “Sign In to Sample.” You’ll need to log in or create an account to request this sample http://www.besnackready.com/SnackReadyAlert.aspx

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jerrod Niemann, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan news and more!

Can't get Jerrod Niemann's song "Lover Lover" out of your head? That was his plan! He says, "It was a remake of a song that Sonia Dada put out in '93 and that song, literally, has been stuck in my head since I was a kid. So I was hoping that I could attempt to torture everybody else the way that that song has tortured me."

Brad Paisley will release his first official greatest hits collection on November 2nd. The double album, Hits Alive, will feature his one disc studio versions of his hits, while the second disc will feature previously unreleased songs and songs that were recorded live while on tour.

Don't be surprised if you see Carrie Underwood in the grocery store- she says she doesn't eat anything unless she knows what's in it so she likes to do her own shopping...“It’s a very human thing to do, and that’s why I love it so much. When you’re out on the road, people see you as a performer – not necessarily as a human being, first and foremost. So it’s really nice to go and do things that… people do! I always hear, ‘You shop yourself?’ I would hate to see the day when someone else had to buy my groceries for me!”

Set your DVR’s for Monday, August 9th because, Luke Bryan, will be performing "Rain is a Good Thing" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Jaron of Jaron and the Long Road to Love is currently in the midst of opening a string of dates for Trace Adkins and Toby Keith on the American Ride tour and he decided to pull a prank on Toby's guys but it didn't go quite as planned. "I wanted to go mess with the production guys," Jaron explains with a smile. "Their room was next to mine. So I pulled down my pants from my room, and I was walking with my pants around my ankles. I walked [into their room], and I was going to ask them, 'Hey does Toby sell hot pants because it's so hot ... I just wanted to get some shorts.'" Too bad when he waddled into the room with his pants around his ankles, he looks up to see fellow tourmate Trace Adkins. "The production manager goes, 'Hey Jaron, have you met Trace?' I hadn't at that point. So I turn around, and Trace was standing there. He gives me that smirk, like, 'You're an idiot.' I was [thinking], 'Uhh ... yeah, I kind of am.' That prank went back on me real fast. I pulled up my pants, and I was like, 'Nice to meet you, sir ...'" Gotta say, walking around with your pants around your ankles is a terrible prank in the first place...no somehow pulling Trace's pants down while he's on stage. Now THAT's a prank!

Craig Morgan is good friends with Blake Shelton so he knows what Miranda Lambert is in for once they get married. "Man, I just wish Miranda luck," Craig says with a laugh. "It ain't about Blake. I don't know what she's thinking. She could do so much better. I really question that. I mean, it's Miranda Lambert. What would make her choose Blake Shelton?...You don't wish them luck, you wish her luck. Good luck, honey." Another couple Craig is familiar with- Carrie Underwood and her new husband Mike Fisher after he spent the first half of this year out on the road with the recent newlywed. Carrie says about Craig…"We're a lot alike," He's a great guy. He's so normal. If you ran into him in a grocery store, and started having a conversation over the last bottle of ketchup, you'd never know that he was a country music star. You would never know it, because he's just the most normal guy. He loves his family. He loves his wife and his kids, and we've talked marriage and stuff like that ... He's being really encouraging and saying it's the best thing. I know he told Mike to 'listen to the woman,' ... 'do what she says.' Everything is so positive.

"She is such a sweet girl," Craig says, She and I both are obsessive-compulsive, attention-deficit, so we had a lot in common, we really do. [laughs] I'm grateful that she said that”

Tonight's Tweets:

@JayDeMarcus: Headed to Bengals camp tmrw!! Then on to Cincy for a big how by the river!!!!

@davidnail: Lil down today, everyday is a new day, gotta keep learning, never be satisfied, I may be 31, but I ain't perfect!

@kelliepickler: Go watch @Miranda_Lambert's new video "Only Prettier!" FYI-I haven't smoked a cig since I was 12 and stole my granny's Dorals. Cig=gross. ;)

@JackIngram: Found a box of "Live @ Adair's"cassettes n my garage! Couldn't just throw em out! Sellin em on ebay! Go bid!Not tryin 2 cash n- just tryin!

@ladyantebellum: Go behind the scenes with Lady A on @abcnews 's "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" special. Get details: http://bit.ly/cM9P5K

@ladyantebellum: Curious to know what happens backstage before a Lady A show? Find out in this week's Webisode Wednesday, Episode 117: http://bit.ly/ceLwPv

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tube Check, Carrie makes the record books, and Tonight's Tweets

Tube Check Tomorrow (8/4): Craig Morgan will be on Hannity (FOX News).

Speaking of Fox News, they've decided to launch their own country music awards- The American Country Awards. They will premiere December 6 from Las Vegas. Fans will vote for the winners.

Carrie Underwood has made the record books again! When “Undo It” reached #2, she became the only female artist in country music history to have eleven consecutive top two singles. Until then, she was tied with Tammy Wynette, who scored ten consecutive top two singles from 1967-1970. (and for Tammy fans, did you know all but one of her singles were #1 hits? Talk about a cool record!) Back to our current country queen, with “Undo It” moving to #1 last week, that means only two singles in her streak that didn’t top the charts: “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” and “I Told You So.” To add to all this...“Undo It” marks her tenth #1 single. How rare is it for a female to reach that milestone? The last woman to reach it was Rosanne Cash, her tenth #1 being “Runaway Train” in the fall of 1988. Whew!

Jeff Bridges took on a country singer in "Crazy Heart" and now he's started a trend- guess an Oscar win can do that. As I've mentioned before, Gwyneth Paltrow is up next as a country singer in a movie that will co-star Tim McGraw (who crazy enough won't be singing in it- still trying to figure that out) Now, Russell Crowe is throwing his cowboy hat into the rink. Director Phillip Noyce The Boot that his next project will be a film adaptation of the novel 'Dirt Music,' with Crowe in the lead for the story of a grieving country singer who has lost the ability to write or play music.

Tonight's Tweets:

@BradPaisley: Feel so stupid. Just found out shark week is just a weeklong theme on Discovery TV. Sharks actually don't even know about it. Yet...

@martinamcbride: Home Sweet Home....making gumbo for supper. Whole house smells delicious.....

@davidnail: Got my Lebron/Heat tshirt in today, pretty excited...

@RandyHouser: @ladyantebellum Very funny! Only that Waffle House doesn't have biscuit's and gravy. All true late night drunks and stoners know this.

Monday, August 2, 2010

All About Blake Shelton Tonight

Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert doing a duet? On a steamy love song? What would Blake think? Dierks joked that he's going to get a bad twitter from Blake after he sees this. Considering Dierks is happily married with baby #2 on the way, I don't think Blake has anything to worry about, except for loosing his fiance as a duet partner.

Speaking of Blake and Miranda- Blake is offering fans a chance to hear the music from his second six-pack collection, All About Tonight, on People.com. Besides the title track, you can hear his duet with fiancee Miranda Lambert, "Draggin' the River." He describes it as "the exact type of duet our fans expect us to do. We sing about being crazy in love and running away."

And in sad news for the happy couple- they lost one of their dogs to an accident over the weekend. Read the story here

Tonight's Tweets:

@jamesotto: Please sir I know they wear man-kinis in France but please leave them at home when vacationing in Vegas. Here the banana hammock IS NOT COOL

@TobyKeithMusic: Huge series starts tonight. Dodgers need to get bats goin - t

@ladyantebellum: Congrats to Jerrod Niemann, aka @Jrodfromoz on his # 1 song "Lover, Lover"....what a great tune! ~ Lady A

@BradPaisley: Actual photo from Saturday in WV in the rain. H2O tour at it's wettest. This is not photoshopped. http://tweetphoto.com/36442173 And don't worry about electrical shock. I'm wireless. I'm also told I'm very grounded. http://tweetphoto.com/36443151

@leannrimes: Chelsea Clinton was a beautiful bride! Stunning Vera Wang dress!

@ladyantebellum: New month = new free download if you bought Lady A's "Need You Now" album! Check out the live version of "Do I." http://bit.ly/bLaX3O