Thursday, October 15, 2009

Today's country tidbits...

Want to see bits of the All For the Hall concert? Here are a few YouTube videos you might enjoy. Keith Urban sings Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors." Brad Paisley and Keith have dueling guitars on "Start A Band." And Lady Antebellum perform their new song, "Need You Now."

The big Garth Brooks concert announcement is this afternoon between 4 and 5 eastern time. Catch it as it happens on his website.

Congrats to Toby Keith...his "American Ride" cd is the top seller on the country charts and sits at #3 on the Billboard 200. You can see Toby on tv today if you watch the Bonnie Hunt show.

And more congrats are in order - Little Big Town is growing by leaps and bounds. First, Kimberly and hubby Stephen had Daisy Pearl, then Phillip and his wife Rebecca brought Penelopi Jane into the world, and now Jimi and Karen are expecting, with the new baby due in March of 2010. Something tells me a bigger tour bus is in order.

Joe Nichols latest song, “An Old Friend of Mine,” is about his struggle with alcohol, and he’s not just talking the talk, he’s walking it. He’s partnered with TheHopeLine in creating to offer online support for people struggling with addiction. The site offers resources, and provides a weekly moderated chat room every Thursday from 7-9pm eastern, starting tonight.

The Zac Brown Band have added Little Big Town, Joey + Rory and others to their Georgia Theatre benefit show at Atlanta's Fox Theatre Oct. 30. The Georgia Theatre was destroyed by fire this past summer, and was a launching pad, not just for the Zac Brown Band, but for many country and pop greats. All of the money raised by this benefit will go to rebuild the Athens, GA landmark.

Chris Young and Craig Morgan head out on October 25th for a Stars for Stripes tour, entertaining troops stationed in Iraq and Germany.

Roseanne Cash, daughter of the late Johnny, just had her highest-charting album ever with "The List." The songs on the cd are songs her Dad gave her as a list of 100 essential songs to understand if she wanted to truly understand country music. The project includes a duet with Bruce Springsteen, "Sea of Heartbreak." Hear the project here and you can buy it by clicking the "Buy The Music" tab on this site..

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