Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Today's country tidbits...

Bummed because you can't be in Nashville tonight for the All For the Hall concert, with Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift? Cozy up to your computer...it's being streamed live on Keith Urban's website, VCastLive and the Country Music Hall of Fame website, starting at 8:30 eastern, 7:30 central.

Keith Urban is the only country artist nominated for Music Act of the Year for the Australian 2009 GQ Men of the Year Awards, to be handed out on November 25th.

You're not seeing double...that IS Brad Paisley on the covers of two magazines this week. He's on the special edition of People Magazine, which features country artists and their families, as well as on the cover of Country Weekly, where he's telling the story of the death of his Aunt Rita, which inspired the song "When I Get Where I'm Going."

Expect the formal announcement Thursday, but Garth Brooks is about to host a long stint of shows at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, starting early next year. The official announcement will be streamed on Garth Brooks' website on Thursday.

As mentioned here yesterday, Blake Shelton's next single is "Hillbilly Bone," and yes, that IS Trace Adkins singing with him on it.

Love country stars? Love horses? Head to Cracker Barrel, where a new book called "Horse Country" details the life and times of country stars and their favorite horses. Included are Kix Brooks, Eddie Montgomery, Willie Nelson and way too many more to list here.

Sugarland’s Christmas cd is out today – Gold and Green includes a few original holiday tunes from Jennifer and Kristian. And A two-disc collection of Christmas classics, "NOW That’s What I Call A Country Christmas!," features George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler and more. Pick both of the new holiday collections up at your favorite music store now, or order them from the Country Store on this site.

Chris Young has his first career #1 with Gettin’ You Home – the black dress song.

In Justin Moore's song, "Small Town USA" he mentions David Allen Coe. Justin has always admired the singer/songwriter, and last week he got to be on stage with his hero at a show in Houston. They performed several songs together, and Justin is probably still beaming.

DVR Alert! Taylor Swift will be on the Oprah show tomorrow, and tomorrow night, Rascal Flatts will perform their new song, "Why" on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. (10/14)

Happy birthday to Rhett Akins, Marie Osmond and Lacey J. Dalton.

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