Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Today's country tidbits...

Tim McGraw will perform two nights on CBS-TV's Late Show with David Letterman, Oct. 12 and Oct. 16, with a "Live On Letterman" exclusive concert for CBS.com. Stream the show from the Letterman page on cbs.com on October 12th.

No surprises on the performer list so far...the 43rd Annual CMA Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are among the show's. Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban round out the preliminary list. The CMAs will broadcast live on ABC-TV from Nashville's Sommet Center Nov. 11.

Martina McBride and Trace Adkins hit the road on Sunny D's Shine All Night Tour, along with Blake Shelton and the Lost Trailers. The show stops in 40 cities across the U.S. beginning Nov. 20 in Moline, IL. Other cities on the schedule include Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Atlanta and Dallas. Complete list of dates here.

Kenny Chesney will do a full-hour on PBS's Austin City Limits next Saturday night (10/17). Kenny says, “There are some things that just define country, no, really American music. All of the greatest artists, singer/songwriters have done Austin City Limits over the years, regardless of genre - and to be a part of such a heritage, well, it's something I'd think every musician would want to do at some point in their career. I'm just blown away that I get to have an entire hour to give my fans this music in a whole different way than I think they're used to.”

Toby Keith will perform at the Nobel Peace Prize concert Dec. 11 in Oslo.Actor/rapper Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, are co-hosts of the event, which will also feature performances by Wyclef Jean and Donna Summer. Dierks Bentley performed at last year’s concert.

Taylor Swift and Kid Rock are nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards. Swift is up for Best New Act and Kid Rock is up for Best World Stage Performance. The show airs Nov. 5 from Berlin’s O2 World Arena on MTV.

Sugarland rerecorded the Beatles’ “Come Together” for a BBCTV special commemorating the 40th anniversary of Abbey Road. Details on airdates and more soon.

Shopping alert today...great country cd's are available for purchase at your favorite store, or on the Country Store on this site. Enjoy!
Luke Bryan - Doin' My Thing
Toby Keith – American Ride
Colt Ford – Country is as Country Does
Roseanne Cash - The List
Rascal Flatts – Greatest Hits Vol. 1, Special Edition, which includes a poster, 4 live cuts, and an audio interview.

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