Friday, May 27, 2011

I love Dolly!

I was watching the beginning of Ellen today until my out of town guests arrived for the holiday I missed Dolly's performance...thank goodness for online videos!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sara on Dancing With The Stars, Tim fights back and more!

If you missed Dancing with the Stars this week because of the power outages...Sara Evans performed "A little Bit Stronger" Here ya go!

It's ON! First Tim McGraw's label sued him now the country star is fighting back! Tim has filed a countersuit against Curb Records who accusing him of breach of contract. According to Billboard magazine, Tim recorded his Emotional Traffic album in 2009 and 2010 and now the label is holding the album hostage from fans as a way to make him obligated to remain under contract with them. Tim also says that their repeated release of greatest hits type packages -- six from 2006 to 2010 -- was a ploy to keep him. The original breach of contract suit filed on May 13th said that the music for the Emotional Traffic album had been recorded too early to be "topical and new."

DVR alert! Miranda Lambert has joined the lineup for VH1's Behind the Music series. Her episode premieres on July 13th.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Blake and Keith

Good news if you're a fan of Blake Shelton on "The Voice." It looks likely that he'll reunite with Cee Lo Green, Adam Levin and Christina Aguilera for a second season of The Voice. According to Billboard, Cee Lo was asked if all four judges would return and he said, "That would be the safe assumption." Sounds like Blake, who asked to buy his spinning chair from the show's producer, has a reserved seat. Word has it though that Miranda was feeling neglected while he was off filming so Blake will have to find a way to make his new wife happy!

Yeah-Keith Urban has been busy in Nashville rehearsing for the upcoming North American leg of his Get Closer 2011 World Tour. The tour kicks off June 16th and he'll be heading this way Tuesday, July 26th!

Sugarland celebrates the Rapture that didn't happen

Sugarland and tourmates Little Big Town and Matt Nathanson had some fun with the rapture prediction during their show in New Jersey Saturday night. The party of seven collaborated on a live cover of R.E.M's "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" (watch here). "Thanks for sharing the rapture with us tonight," Jennifer Nettles told the crowd after closing the show with the tune. "Be safe going home."

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Backstage with Lady A and Shania Talks

Lady Antebellum put out another Webisode Wednesday today- go backstage with them at Idol!

Shania Twain has been making the rounds talking about her new book and show on OWN- here she is from "The Talk" today

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Laughter is the Best Medicine....

A Saturday night out with my husband watching one of our favorite artists (Amos Lee- check him out if you haven't already) Should've been a great date night but I've been experiencing headaches for the past week and it was just getting worse. By the time we made the drive from Richmond to VB the pain was unbearable and we headed straight to the E.R. Now I've gone to the E.R. only a few times in my life and every time it ended up not being as bad as I thought...there's a distinct possibility I may be a wuss when it comes to pain. So we sat outside debating on whether to go in or just go home and try to sleep it off. We decided to go in...better to be safe than sorry. And of course the moment we signed it and sat down *poof* my headache was better. I was really kicking my wussy butt for dragging us there at one in the morning and was about to leave when my name was called back. We were stuck for the long haul now.

We met with the doc and she thought it was just a migraine (so THAT's what that feels like OUCH!) but to be on the safe side she sent me for a CT. Again, lying there kicking myself for wasting time and money on this...when around 2 they came back and said they found something "funny." Well considering it's my brain we're talking about guess I shouldn't be too surprised, It doesn't always seem to work at full capacity :)

Next MRI. About 3am I went in to the machine to listen to the lovely sounds of a jack hammer in my ears...perfect for someone with a migraine, right?? When it was all done Brian and I tried to rest through the noise (and my on and off again pain) We curled up together on a tiny hospital bed sharing a pillow and a warm blanket (props to Sentara for the fresh out of the oven blankie!) Finally about 5 this morning the doc comes in and says that the MRI looks "funny" too and that I have a "ding" on my brain. Next step...body shop to hammer it out? Hey, that's what I do every time I get in a fender bender :) Guess a paint job won't cut it though so I have to go a neurologist just to make sure it's nothing (on the upside a day with McDreamy won't be too bad...cuz every neurologist has that hair, right?!)

He leaves us with this info and as it's sinking in and we're thinking..."should we be worried?" I turn to my husband and say "Well the good news is, at least they found something up there. I can stop asking where my brain is sometimes, we know it's there" And he replies, "yeah but the bad news is they found the chip I implanted in you, now my Stephanie Robot will never be complete!" It may not be a Hollywood movie punch line but it was all we needed to shake off the night and just smile.

Laughter really is the best medicine!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lady A's tribute to Moms and Taylor on Ellen

Lady A is back at it- this time taking on Jerrod Nieman's "Lover Lover" in a Lady A style remake

Taylor Swift was on Ellen today talking about fame- if you missed it here's the video

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Two big country stars go back to school

Carrie Underwood surprised her friends at ChecotahHigh School by showing up their 10th class reunion on Saturday night. A former classmate Tweeted, "At Checotah High Class of 2001 high school reunion, and Carrie Underwood is here. More beautiful in person and friendly."

Speaking of going back to school...Garth Brooks walked across the stage at OklahomaStateUniversity's graduation ceremony Friday night to accept his master's degree. He'd apparently kept his pursuit of the advanced degree under the radar. But that didn't stop a fellow graduate from Tweeting, "Yeah, that's right -- I got my MS with Garth Brooks!" Garth got his undergraduate degree in advertising from OSU in 1984.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lady A gets scary!

Normally I don't mind looking at Charles Kelly of Lady Antebellum's pic but is it just me or does he look like he's about jump through this pic and kick someone's butt lol

Your chance to win from James Otto: he's giving away handwritten and autographed “Soldiers And Jesus” lyrics to a randomly selected winner through a Facebook contest running through May 30

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shania opens up to Oprah

Shania Twain is opening up about her failed marriage...both in her new book and with Oprah- check out her appearance today and how she says she threatened her husband's mistress (who just happened to be her best friend-OUCH!)

And here's another Shania video as she visits her childhood home

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lady A, Blake and Miranda, Reba and Charley Pride news!

Did you know Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum auditioned for American Idol twice?! And the crazy people at Idol never even let her sing in front of the judges. She gets that chance on Thursday night when she, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley perform a new song on the results show.

Now that one big wedding is over...we can focus on the upcoming I Do's of Country's big couple Miranda and Blake...but don't expect their nuptials to mean they'll live together right away. Right now Miranda has a farm a few miles down the road from Blake's home in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. And though they'll probably combine households at some point after they're married, they like having the two homes. Miranda tells USA Today Weekend, "I have a pool, so we're at my house more in the summer and his house in the winter, because it's closer to the deer lease. Eventually, we'll have our clothes in one closet." Miranda and Blake take the walk down the aisle on May 14th and if you're wondering what Blake's thoughts on the wedding are he just said, in typical Blake style "I mean, I'm getting married in a month and about to have my manhood cut, but I'm happy about it for a change. I'm ready for that part of my life."

Move over Idol- I'm loving The Voice! Mainly because Blake is a much funnier judge than any of the Idol crew and now the Queen of Country- Reba will be joining in on the fun! Reba McEntire will join The Voice as an advisor to help Blake Shelton coach his team during the NBC show's upcoming battle rounds. Also joining as advisors are Australian pop artist Sia, R&B singer Monica and music producer Adam Blackstone. The Voice will hold a second round of blind auditions on Tuesday at 9 p.m. [ET].

After the royal wedding, Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town recalled a special memory on the band's Facebook page. She writes, "I was very young when Princess Diana married Prince Charles. My mother and I camped out in sleeping bags in our living room that night so we could wake up at 4 a.m. to watch the wedding live on TV. That is a memory I will cherish forever. Thanks, Mama." Aww sweet!

Action star Dwayne Johnson is going a movie that is! The Rock will play singing legend Charley Pride in an upcoming bio-pic. Charley admits that he was initially surprised by the casting. But, he says, Johnson "flew down to Dallas and spent a day with me just sitting, talking recently. And when he left it was like parting with an old friend. We had such similar views on so many things."

Mark your calendars for August 23rd- Martina McBride's new CD hits stores then!