Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We got mixed reactions to our Christmas card this year...Either our friends loved it, didn't understand it ("Why is Danny DaVito in your card?") Or thought we completely lost our minds (quite possible!) Either way...Merry Christmas :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ronnie Dunn a Grandpa and more troubles for Mindy McCreedy

Ronnie Dunn is going to be a grandpa! According to, Ronnie's son Jessie and his wife are expecting a boy in February. Jessie is a school teacher in California.

Mindy McCreedy seems to be known more for her troubles these days than her singing career (Remember "10000 Angels" I loved that song!) Sad to see that not only is she not working on new music anymore- but she only seems to be in the news for getting in trouble. Earlier today reported that police were searching for Mindy and her 5-year-old son Zander, who both disappeared Tuesday night in Florida during an apparent dispute between the troubled country singer and the court system. She later denied the reports and announced that she is 5 months pregnant with twins. Here's hoping that she can get everything together for these babies! Read the full story here,,20549953,00.html

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Sugarland Wedding and Rodney Atkins on Fallon

Congrats to Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, she married entrepreneur Justin Miller Saturday! The wedding took place at sunset at a chapel in the foothills of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains. Jennifer wore an Alexander McQueen dress...can't wait to see pics! Remember Kate Middleton wore an Alexander McQueen gown for her famous wedding and it was beautiful!! Although the ceremony was small, and the guest list tight, Kristian Bush was of course among those friends and family on hand to for the ceremony. Jennifer and Justin have dated for more than two years, and you might recognize him too...he appeared in the video for "Want To."

Check out Rodney Atkins singing "Take A Back Road" on Jimmy Fallon

Friday, November 18, 2011

Miranda Lambert sits down with Chelsea Lately

Miranda Lambert was on Chelsea Lately talking about her dogs, love of fire and of course her hubby Blake!

Dierks Bentley was on Jimmy Fallon singing his new song "Home"

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Luke Bryan interviews Tim and Faith, Darius and Rascal Flatts

If you thought Brad and Carrie teasing Tim and Faith about their barbie dolls was funny last night on the CMA's...check out Luke Bryan interviewing them on the red carpet before the show. Poor Tim' anatomy...seemed to be the butt of all the jokes last night.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Brad Paisley talks to Jon Stewart

Brad Paisley was on Daily Show With Jon Stewart last night. Brad talked about his new book Diary Of A Player, how his grandfather piqued his interest in guitar and how his father encouraged him to master the instrument. Brad said, "My dad used to say, 'You don't have to be good right now, and that's great. But someday you're not going to be that cute, and you're going to have to be pretty good or you're just going to have to talk about the good ole days.'" Check out the whole interview
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Over on Letterman the Eli Young Band performed "Crazy Girl" Check out the video via this link

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Miranda Lambert singing "Baggage Claim" on Regis and Kelly

Miranda is making the talk show rounds to promote her new CD "Four the Record" hitting stores this week. She stopped by Regis and Kelly to do "Baggage Claim" yesterday

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CMAs news and Brad Paisley gets pulled over- hear him explain the funny story

The CMA Award show next Wednesday night is going to be chock full of duets! Blake Shelton and Kenny Loggins will perform "Footloose" as the 45th Annual CMA Awards' opening song. Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter will do "You And Tequila"; co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will of course team up on their hit "Remind Me"; Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield will do "Easy and there will be a Glen Campbell tribute featuring Vince Gill, Paisley and Keith Urban; and Lionel Richie with Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker. The CMA Awards are next Wednesday and we'll be airing them live on 97.3 The Eagle!

Wake up Thanksgiving morning to see Rodney Atkins and Scotty McCreery during the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Both guys will be performing while you're cooking up a storm!

Brad Paisley was on Nightline last night talking about how he got pulled over recently for a suspected DUI- Watch him explain what happened and talk about his new book, the upcoming CMA Awards and more!

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Dierks Bentley sings on the streets of New York

I guess New Yorkers are so used to the Naked Cowboy that seeing a true country star singing on the streets didn't impress them! Watch as Dierks Bentley takes to the streets of New York looking for country music fans.

Hunter Hayes was also in New York last week and he went to the store right at midnight to grab his debut cd when it hit shelves...check out the cashier's reaction! Gotta love the double take.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Toby Keith on the Colbert Report- the interview and Sing off!

If you missed Stephen Colbert's interview with Toby Keith...get ready to laugh!
Toby performed "Made in America"

and had a sing off with Stephen on the Star Spangled Banner!

Martina McBride on Chelsea Lately

Martina made another round on the talk show circuit sitting down on E! with Chelsea Handler. Chelsea quizzed Martina on her friendship with Blake Shelton, trust issues and fronting her first band

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Martina McBride rebels

Martina McBride sang about the joys of having "Teenage Daughters" and today when she was on "The Talk" she revealed some bad teenage behaviors of her sneaking out to her first Ozzy Osbourne concert and meeting the heavy metal icon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Band Perry on Dancing With the Stars

The Band Perry stopped by Dancing with the Stars results show last night...they left the dancing to the pros though and instead did what they do best...sang "If I Die Young"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I obviously need help

After you watch...if you have any baking tips for me feel free to comment and help me out :)

Rodney Atkins reunites with his birth mom, Hunter Hayes makes his TV Debut and Blake Shelton gets Footloose on DWTS

Rodney Atkins spoke out recently about reuniting with his birth mother! Read the touching story here

Hunter Hayes made his big TV debut last night on Letterman- he sang "Storm Warning" Check it out here

Blake Shelton got "Footloose" on Dancing with the Stars" last night

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Keith Urban's fake Cologne Commerical plus Julianne Hough talks about her feud with Christina Aquilera

Keith Urban was on Ellen today and the two starred in a mock commercial promoting his Phoenix fragrance. Hilarious!
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Dancing with the Stars pro, turned country singer, turned actress Julianne Hough was on Leno last night talking about her new movie "Footloose" and she alluded to some drama during the interview with Christina Aguilera! If you remember...back when the two were making "Burlesque" together there were rumors flying that the two had a good ol fashion cat fight! Refresh your memory here Of course, they both denied the drama but watch this interview...when Julianne brings up Cher it sure sounds like she is talking about Christina, right??

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Eric Church and Keith Anderson are new dads! Plus, more on the Hank Williams Jr controversy and Faith Hill is back!!

Congratulations to Eric Church and his wife Katherine! They had a little baby boy on Monday Boone McCoy Church. "Everybody always tells you what an awesome and unique experience being a parent is," Church says. "Words can never do the feeling justice. I am very thankful and blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy and baby mama."

Another congrats to Keith Anderson and wife Lauren on the birth of their first child Crozlë J Anderson, who was delivered yesterday!

Despite the apology Hank Williams, Jr issued yesterday, ESPN decided that "All My Rowdy Friends" will no longer open the Monday Night Football broadcasts. The theme song has been part of the telecast since 1991.

Faith Hill is back!! She has a new CD in the works and it was just announced that she's going to debut the first single from it on the CMA Awards! This will be first appearance on the show in five years! Definitely not one to will be on Nov. 9 on ABC-TV.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hank Williams Jr apologizes for his comments, Miranda sings about Blake's late brother

Hank Williams Junior has issued an apology after being yanked from Monday Night Football for making a comment on Fox and Friends that seemed to compare President Obama to Adolf Hitler. He says, "I have always been very passionate about politics and sports, and this time it got the best or worst of me. The thought of the leaders of both parties 'junkin' and 'high fivin'' on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by, made me boil over and make a dumb statement, and I am very sorry if it offended anyone. I would like to thank all my supporters. This was not written by some publicist."

I can't wait for Miranda Lambert's new CD, Four the Record, to come out so I'm scouring the net for any details I can find. I just read that the CD is going to features a special song...a tribute to Blake Shelton's brother Richie, who died in a car accident when Blake was 14. Miranda and Blake co-wrote "Over You," because according to Miranda, "I think maybe we had been talking about the wedding, saying, 'I wish Richie could be here.' It just kind of came to us." She tried to get Blake to record the song, but he was afraid he would be too emotional. Four the Record comes out on November 1st.

Another Baking Disaster!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kellie Pickler's Spa Day on Ellen and Scotty McCreery sings "The Trouble With Girls" on Regis

Kellie Pickler is always hilarious when she stops by Ellen and her Spa Day today was no exception :) Check it out!

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Scotty McCreery continues to make the talk show rounds- this time stopping by Regis and Kelly to sing "The Trouble With Girls"

Monday, October 3, 2011

Country Star enters rehab

Thoughts and prayers are with Steel Magnolia's Joshua Scott Jones- He has entered a rehabilitation facility to address alcohol and substance abuse issues according to the duo's website. In a note to fans he writes, "Hundreds of thousands of people in the world struggle with these battles daily, therefore I am sincerely grateful for all thoughts and prayers at this very poignant juncture in my life and career."

Scotty McCreery performing "I Love You This Big" and Lady Antebellum on SNL

Scotty McCreery stopped by the Today show to perform "I Love You This Big"

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Lady A went live on SNL this weekend singing "We Owned the Night" and "Just a Kiss"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rascal Flatts Surprise Opry Member Invitation by Vince Gill

I mentioned in yesterday's blog that Rascal Flatts were asked to become member of the Grand Ol Opry- here's the video of the surprise invitation!

Trace Adkins in a new movie...Luke Bryan performs "Country Girl"

I still haven't gotten around to seeing Trace Adkins in the movie "The Lincoln Lawyer" and now it was announced that he's going to be in another movie- I need to get on the ball! Trace has joined the cast of the supernatural thriller The Healer. He plays "The Truck Driver," who transports souls to hell. The film follows twin teenagers and their father on a perilous camp-out in an inescapable forest. On second thought...I'm a wuss when it comes to scary movies so maybe I'll just stick to seeing Trace sing. Production is underway in North Carolina.

Luke Bryan stopped by"Ellen" yesterday to perform "Country Girl"
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and Leann Rimes was on the show today
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Scotty McCreery is going on tour with Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts are invited into the Opry and Glen Campbell performs on Jimmy Kimmel

Scotty McCreery will teamed up with Tim McGraw on Idol and now he's teaming up with another country star...Brad Paisley. Brad surprised Scotty during their show in Raleigh Sunday and asked him to join him on tour next year.

Congratulations to the guys of Rascal Flatts- they are going to be the newest members of the Grand Ol Opry! Last Night Vince Gill surprised Rascal Flatts with an invitation to join the Opry family. "When we first signed our record deal in 1999, our main goal was to play the Grand Ole Opry and someday be members," Gary LeVox said. The induction will take place Oct. 8 during the institution's 86th anniversary weekend.

Glen Campbell recently opened up about his battle with Alzheimer's Disease- he's currently during a farewell tour and stopped by Jimmy Kimmel to play

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rodney Atkins takes his ballcap off in "Take a Backroad"

Woa! Have you ever seen Rodney Atkins without his ball cap on? Me either but if you watch the video for "Take a Back Road" you'll see 3 glimpses of the country star hatless!
So as you could see...he has a full head of hair....wonder why he's been hiding it so long?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lady Antebellum on Ellen

If you watch the Ellen show you know she's a fan of having celebrities do today Lady A pulled one on two fans when they went undercover as restaurant servers

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Reba and Zac Brown coming to your TV? Plus, go on the road with Billy Currington

Reba McEntire already had a hit show with "Reba" and now she has a new pilot for a sitcom coming to ABC. The show, Malibu Country, is about a singer who divorces her rock star husband after he cheats on her and leaves her almost broke. She moves with her three kids from Nashville to the only asset she has left -- a beach house in Malibu. No word on when the pilot will air.

Speaking of country stars on TV...could Zac Brown be the next reality TV star? In a recent interview he hinted that a show about his family might be in the works. He says, "I think our lives in general are just pretty entertaining, or would be for most people," he said. "Getting that good content together and presenting it in a way ...and putting it out there, there's a lot of that to come." Guess we'll have to wait and see what the meantime we know we'll see him Sunday October 16th at Farm Bureau Live!

Congrats to new mom Ashton Shepherd! She gave birth to a little girl, Raden Delilah Cunningham, Friday. She joins 5-year old big brother James. Raden was born in Demopolis, AL and weighed 7lbs 7 oz and is 19 ½ inches long. In true Ashton fashion, the proud Mom says, “she’s perty!” Ashton also tweeted the happy news, saying “Hey fans friends and family BABY RADEN IS HERE!!!! :-) im hurting pretty bad but im so happy. She is beautiful! God is truly great!”

Ever wonder what it's like for Trace Adkins and Toby Keith to work together now that Toby is Trace's boss? It's great according to Trace! He just released his second album on Toby Keith's record label Show Dog/Universal, and Trace says, "We're both the kind of guys, we don't beat around the bush. When we have conversations about business stuff, they usually last about 45 seconds. It's a good fit for me."

Go on the road with Billy Currington! In this video Billy takes you behind the scenes

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Music Alert and Randy Houser's Wedding Picture!

Toby Keith has a new CD coming out next month on the 24th and I just learned that the deluxe edition of "Clancy's Tavern" is going to feature something pretty cool...four live covers! Toby will be doing Waylon Jennings' "High Time (You Quit Your Lowdown Ways), Buck Owens' "Truck Drivin' Man," Three Dog Night's "Shambala" and Chuck Berry's "Memphis." The tracks were recorded live during the 2010 "Incognito Bandito" concert at New York City's Fillmore.

NBC should just rename themselves Lady A TV for the next week. Lady Antebellum will be all over the peacock network. They're doing the National Anthem before Sunday's (9/11) New York Jets-Dallas Cowboys game. This follows their performance tonight (9/9) at NFL Kickoff 2011 in Green Bay, also televised on NBC. And they're set to make their Saturday Night Live debut Oct. 1 on, yep, NBC. Not done yet...they'll be promoting the release of their new CD Own The Night, hitting stores next Tuesday (9/13), with an appearance on (yes, NBC's) Today Show.

Congratulations to Randy Houser! He got married over the long weekend in a Caribbean ceremony. Randy married Jessa Lee Yantz in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The couple had 20 close friends and family members surrounding them at sunset when they exchanged vows that they wrote themselves.

Virginia Beach SPCA

I spent the day volunteering at the Virginia Beach SPCA- a day spent loving on cats...always a good day for me :) Had to share some of the furry friends I met today and let you know about the adoption special going on this weekend at the SPCA!

Caring is Sharing Weekend Adoption Promotion and Bake Sale!
Adopt an animal this Saturday or Sunday and get $10, $25 or $50 off any dog or cat 6 months or older. Adopters will draw the discount amount. Then the next adopter can “share” the amount discount from the previous adopter or draw a new amount for themselves! Come add a new furry friend to your family this weekend!

Also, The VBSPCA Junior Volunteer Program will host a Bake Sale on in honor of the National Day of Caring to benefit our CARE Fund.Come get some sweets and help our most vulnerable animals!

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Furry Friends

Domino being a little ham for the camera :)

Gizmo- she LOVES the laser pointer. Just needs someone to play with her to help her get rid of her muffin top :)

Skipper was SO sweet- loved being brushed and petted

Juni the lap cat

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cats vs Dogs!

Here's the boss's video...with Bailey and Louie noticeably absent!

Lady A on Letterman

Check out Lady Antebellum playing "Just a Kiss" on the Late Show last night with David Letterman- if you wanna skip to their performance it's around the 39 minute marker

Monday, August 29, 2011

Biggest Loser Country Star and Miranda and Blake's Music Announcement

Big Vinny from Trailer Choir is going to be on the new season of "The Biggest Loser!" The new season kicks off Sept. 20th on NBC. I haven't watched the show in a few years but I'm going to have to set my DVR now!

Miranda and Blake have a big music announcement!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Country Singer on Survivor...Plus, Chely Wright's Wedding Picture

Nashville Star alum Whitney Duncan is heading to another reality show...Survivor! She's going to be a cast member of the next season set in the South Pacific. She says she had a pretty good chance of winning too, “People may think I’m Barbie but I’m actually closer to kick-ass Barbie. I grew up in the country. I'm from freakin’ backwoods of Tennessee. This is what it’s like in the woods. I grew up in the woods. Let's just say I didn't play with dolls a lot. I’m more of a tomboy.” Survivor: South Pacific starts Sept. 14 on CBS.

Kim Kardashian wasn't the only one who got married this weekend...Chely Wright, country music's first openly gay singer, tied the knot with gay-rights activist Lauren Blitzer on Saturday in Connecticut, a state that allows same-sex marriages. Chely, 40, and Lauren, 30, met just a couple of weeks after Chely came out as a lesbian last year.

The two wore matching sleeveless white wedding gowns and no veil because Chely said they both love their hair too much. Here are the beautiful brides

Chely tweeted afterward: “We had a great time!!”

Proof that I'm a crazy cat lady...

2 pieces of evidence...My cat Louie was PeoplePets cutepic of the day on Twitter today!

And two...and probably the biggest piece of evidence against me...I submitted a lol cat picture of Bailey to I Can Has Cheeseburger! I WILL HAS...OR ELSE!

So it's official...I'm a crazy cat lady :) Vote for my pic on cheeseburger so Bailey can make it to the homepage!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Martina McBride's powerful new video!

Wow- get ready for chill bumps! Martina McBride's new song, "I'm Going to Love You Through It," tells the story of a woman who survives cancer, so she's enlisted some true cancer survivors and their supporters to star in her new video. Sheryl Crow, ABC's Katie Couric, Good Morning America's Robin Roberts and the Today Show's Hoda Kotb also appear in the video talking about their own connections to the disease.

Video Blog- Kayaking with Dolphins here at the VB Oceanfront!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tube Check

A few dates to set the DVR for...

Lady A will be on SNL Oct 1st!

Kellie Pickler will be appearing on "90210" this season as a country singer "Sally." She'll perform her song "Tough" too!

A last minute prayer circle saved Sugarland!

More details are coming out about the tragedy in Indianapolis after a stage collapsed killing 5 people and injuring more this weekend...backstage moments before it happened Sugarland's Jennifer and Kristian, along with their band members and the stage crew, were getting ready to walk out on the stage when the stage manager stage manager, Hellen Rollens, stopped them to do a quick prayer...and that may have saved their lives! Sugarland's manager Gail Gellman said, "Everybody was standing in a prayer circle getting ready to go onstage, and [as Helle] was walking down the ramp, the stage fell. So her decision to hold them for literally a minute saved every band member and crew's life." She added that while others backstage felt it was fine for the band to begin their set, it was Rollens' instincts that made the difference between life and possible death. As their rig came crashing down, Sugarland and crew ducked for cover near a wall to avoid the crushing metal. Luckily, they walked away unscathed and regrouped a little later by their tour bus. "There was no running out anywhere. No one knew what happened. It was just the moment when your eyes get big," the manager added.

Jennifer and Kristian have spoken out about the tragedy saying, "Our fans just came to see a show, and it ended in something terrible. My heart is totally broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives. It's broken for all the people who got hurt, for the people who were scared," wrote Kristian Bush on his blog. "I thank God for every person who lifted a truss, who pushed against that metal to get it off someone; for every person who used a chair as a stretcher. I thank God for every fan and emergency responder, for everyone who ran to the trouble instead of away from it. The courage of those men and women will forever be with me."

In another statement released today, Sugarland revealed that it's in the process of "planning a private memorial in Indiana to honor those fans who died," one that will take place, however, after the families have had "time to go through their own services and memorial."

Friday, August 12, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Smell like Keith Urban and get Footloose with Blake Shelton!

He mentioned it a few weeks ago during his "Back Stage Appearance" but it's official can now smell like Keith Urban. Keith's signature fragrance, Phoenix, is now available on his website. It's described as "a profoundly rich, masculine scent ... infused with blackberries, cognac and plum, and can be described as having a woody oriental fragrance."

I opened up my paper Sunday to see Blake Shelton on the cover of Parade and he was spilling dirt on Miranda inside...and for once, being nice! Blake says he was a little gun-shy about popping the question to Miranda Lambert -- mostly because of his painful divorce from his first wife. In the article he says, "It was the worst experience of my life. Nothing was worth risking that again. I wanted to be really sure this time, and I wanted Miranda to be really sure." But he says hearing the song "God Gave Me You" on a Christian radio station erased any doubts "For me, that's like our song. I don't just love Miranda -- I'm in love with her." Read more about the article here,,20515976,00.html

Speaking of Blake- it was just announced today that he's singing the big theme song on the soundtrack of the new "Footloose" movie! I wasn't that excited for yet another remake...but the soundtrack is worth going for! Here's what the CD will look like:

. Footloose – Blake Shelton
2. Where The River Goes – Zac Brown
3. Little Lovin’ – Lissie
4. Holding Out For A Hero – Ella Mae Bowen
5. Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Jana Kramer
6. So Sorry Mama – Whitney Duncan
7. Fake I.D. – Big & Rich feat. Gretchen Wilson
8. Almost Paradise – Victoria Justice & Hunter Hayes
9. Walkin’ Blues – Cee Lo Green feat. Kenny Wayne Shepherd
10. Window Paine – The Smashing Pumpkins
11. Suicide Eyes – A Thousand Horses
12. Dance The Night Away – David Banner

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Toby at Eaglefest singing "American Warrior!"

In case you missed it...Toby's performance of "American Soldier" at Eaglefest was amazing!

Chris Young on Jimmy Kimmel

Chris Young was on Jimmy Kimmel last night...and you would think that being the night girl I could stay up to watch it. Nope, turned the TV to channel 13 and the next thing I knew I had slept through it and woke up to find infomercials on instead of Chris. That's what we have internet for though, right?!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 a 5 year old???

So today I was sitting in my car in the YMCA parking lot (putting off having to actually go inside and workout!) I was on my phone talking to my husband when all of a sudden I heard this bang on my car...I looked in my rear view mirror to see a little boy banging on the car trunk. The next thing I knew he had walked up to my driver's side...was banging on my window and trying to open my car door!

My husband, meanwhile, is still on the phone asking "What is going on?" The only thing I could think to say was, "I think I'm getting carjacked by a 5 year old!"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Blake!

Ok I think Blake Shelton has to have hit every single talk show by now for the release of his new CD "Red River Blue" Last night he stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and was always!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blake makes the rounds

Blake Shelton has been making the rounds on the talk shows to promote his new CD that hit stores this week "Red River Blue" Here's his performance on Live with Regis and Kelly

Video Blog time!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chris Young

Chris stopped by GMA this morning to do a few songs off his new CD "Neon" Here's his performance of "Tomorrow"

And here's his performance of "You"