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CD Release Dates

8/19 - Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue

8/19 – Chase Rice – Ignite The Night

8/26 - Brad Paisley – Moonshine In The Trunk

9/09 - Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance

9/09 - Dustin Lynch – Where It’s At

9/16 - Tim McGraw – Sundown Heaven Town

9/23 - Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival

9/30 – Lady Antebellum – 747

10/21 – Little Big Town – Pain Killer



Hot After 50?

Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, Oprah, George Clooney and Ellen DeGeneres are just a few of the celebrities mention on Fox News’ “50 Hottest Stars Over 50″ list.

Who knew George Clooney was over 50!!

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Teen Choice Awards 2014

Sooo many big names are up for nominations for the Teen Choice Awards this year but Luke Bryan is the most-nominated country act with 5 nods!

Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift, Blake Shleton, Jake Owen and many more are nominees as well.

 

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Shania.....Can Dance?

Well, we might just get to see if she can!

Rumors are swirling that country princess Shania Twain is headed to the new season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.

Season 19 starts Sept. 15th!

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James Garner Dies At 86

James Garner, the actor whose easy charm and winking style helped re-define both the TV Western and detective genres, passed away Saturday (7-19) at his California home. He was 86. Garner first gained fame in the late 1950s on the TV comedy series Maverick. In 2005, Garner received the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

JG

 



Dexter Roberts in Birmingham

“American Idol” finalist Dexter Roberts had dropped out of the tour. A tour publicist has said Roberts and “Idol” have agreed to let him out of his contractual obligations to finish the tour. No reason given but fellow contestant CJ Harris and Jessica Meuse say Roberts has come down with an unknown illness.

But never to fear, he’s still planning to appear at the World Deer Expo this weekend in Birmingham.

~Mary Kate  mary@wqsb.com

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BayFest 2014

Organizers of BayFest in Mobile says the group Alabama will be joined by Kid Rock, CeeLo Green, Ludacris, Brantley Gilbert and Earth Wind & Fire to the Oct. 3rd-5th lineup. One more headliner is expected to be added soon!

Barry Galloway  barry@wqsb.com

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Tyler Farr Certified Gold

Tyler Farr’s top 5 hit, “Whiskey in My Water,” has been certified gold for sales of more than half a million copies…

Way to go Tyler!

Barry Galloway     barry@wqsb.com

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Carrie + Football= Happy

Carrie Underwood will once again be the voice of Sunday Night Football.
NBC shared the news on their twitter saying, “Waiting all day…all week…all off season for Sunday Night w/@carrieunderwood!”

Carrie will voice the Sunday Night Foorball theme, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.”

~Barry Galloway    barry@wqsb.com

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New for Kenny

Sept. 23rd is the release date for Kenny Chesney’s new album, which he named The Big Revival. The CD’s first single, “American Kids,” landed at #20 on the Billboard chart after just two days of airplay.

~Mary Kate    mary@wqsb.com

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Lee Brice & A New Album

Lee Brice releases his new album, I Don’t Dance, on September 9th, but he’s going to start work on a new project next month. This one is a gospel album which Rolling Stone reports will feature his mother and sisters on background vocals.

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Idol Is Back!

Yes, American Idol is coming back for Season 14 and all judges will return! Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr and host Ryan Seacrest will be gracing our televisions once again.
Here’s a few of the audition dates: Uniondale, New York, July 23rd; Nashville, Tenn. July 30th; and San Francisco Sept. 29th.

AI

 



I Love This Bar & Grill

Whoops!

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill franchise in Syracuse, New York has reported unpaid tax bill of more than $107,000 and that’s just for the fourth quarter of 2013!

Toby has no financial responsibility though. He has a licensing agreement with Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill for the use of his name and image only.

Good move Toby.

~Mary Kate

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Loretta's Gospel Music Fest

Loretta Lynn is preparing  her ranch to welcome gospel music fans from all across the country!

The 2nd Annual, “Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Music Festival” will he held at her  Hurricane Maills ranch this year on Sept. 13th & 14th.

~Mary Kate

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Taylor Introduces Olivia

Taylor Swift has added another 4 legged friend to her household!

Meet Olivia Benson, a white ragdoll kitten whom Swift named after one of the characters on Law & Order: SVU.

Sweet kitty :)

~Mary Kate

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Surprise...it's Miranda!

Miranda Lambert surprised a small crowd at The Block in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida when she and her band stopped in to play on Saturday, June 14th!

She told the crowd, “We’ve been working our butts off to release our last record and traveling all over the world. We haven’t played in a good old-fashioned club in a while. that’s where we feel at home.”

When the crowd caught wind of Miranda and her band, the line quickly wrapped around the club.

~Mary Kate

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Pickler Limited Edition

Kellie Pickler is releasing a limited edition vinyl version of her current album, The Woman I Am. This is the 1st vinyl album for Kellie, and it features exclusive cover art, different form the CD version.

You can order an autographed limited edition vinyl copy of  The Woman I Am from her webpage, kellypickler.com

~Mary Kate

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It's a Baby Girl for Kelly!

Kelly Clarkson gave birth to a  healthy baby girl on Thursday, June 12th. Her name…..River Rose Blackstock!

Congrats Kelly & Brandon!

~Mary Kate

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ACM Awards Around the Corner!

Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum are the latest country artists confirmed to perform on the ACM Awards.

In addition, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac will sing with Lady Antebellum during the ceremony, which will air live from Las Vegas on CBS Sunday, April 6th!

Can’t wait for this!

~Mary Kate