Friday, October 23, 2009

Gotta see Garth in Vegas before anyone else does? Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 11am Eastern time. $125 per ticket, plus $13 tax and a $5 service charge means they're $143 each. The first show will be on December 11 at 8pm. with three more shows to follow that weekend. Call 702-770-7469 or visit the Wynn Theatre box office to buy tickets.

A major tour kicks off in February of next year - Tim McGraw is finalizing tour plans now. Lady Antebellum, the Lost Trailers and Love and Theft will be the opening acts, with Lady A on the entire tour, the Lost Trailers doing early dates and Love and Theft doing the late spring and summer dates..

Bucky Covington was born in a town with a NASCAR track, so it's no surprise that his two great passions are music and cars. Tomorrow, he's the headliner for the post-race concert at the Memphis Motorsports Park. The show will include new stuff from his sophomore album, "I'm Alright" which is due out next spring.

Alan Jackson and Cracker Barrel have partnered up to offer the Alan Jackson Collection. The 40-item collection includes coffee mugs, rocking chairs and a 12-track cd of previously unreleased AJ songs.

Tomorrow night, Brad Paisley wraps up this year's leg of the American Saturday Night tour in Connecticut. The tour resumes in January of next year, with Miranda Lambert and Justin Moore also on the bill. It'll be a bit of stress for Justin, who's wife Kate is expecting their first child in February.

Country Crossing just south of Dothon, AL, has it's first concert scheduled: Kellie Pickler will perform on December 12th, and the show is a benefit for the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank. Wanna go to the show? Starting November 2nd, donate at least 10 cans of food to the food bank and get 2 tickets to the show.

Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser are touring together, but they're doing something special at each tour stop: they're encouraging concert goers to send thank-you postcards to the troops overseas. Marine Corps veteran Jamey Johnson says that the project will bring a little bit of home to them, which is important for morale.

Carrie Underwood's hockey-playing boyfriend, Mike Fisher, is featured in an article on He's pretty open about the fact that he must not be a great singer, saying that every time he tries to sing for her, she laughs. He also thinks the best song on her upcoming cd, "Play On," is "Temporary Home."

It's almost official...the All for the Hall benefit concert that Keith Urban arranged has raised half a million dollars so far. There's still the corporate donations to consider, and Taylor Swift's autographed guitar from that night to auction off before the final tally will be known. Proceeds will be used by the Country Music Hall of Fame for their collections, school and family programs.

Happy birthday to Jimmy Wayne today.

Remember to set your DVRs for the Oprah show on Monday - it's the day Martina McBride and Oprah hit the Texas State Fair. Watch Big Kenny of Big and Rich Monday morning on the Today show, and catch Taylor Swift on the Dancing With the Stars results show Tuesday, performing at least two songs.

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