Thursday, October 22, 2009

Today's country tidbits...

Kenny Chesney said he wouldn't tour in 2010, but he didn't say he'd stay off the stage completely. He'll be part of Bama-Jam on June 3-5, along with Jake Owen, and he'll also play the Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge on Memorial Day weekend, along with Brooks and Dunn, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift.

The first round of nominees for the 2010 Peoples Choice Awards have been announced, and Taylor Swift leads the country pack with three nominations. Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum have two nominations each. Zac Brown Band is nominated as Breakout Artist, and Tim McGraw is nominated as Best Male Artist. In the Country Artist nominations, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Reba, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are all nominated. Now, you can help winnow each category down to only 5 nominees for the January 6th awards show.

Trisha Yearwood and hubby Garth Brooks are headed to southeast Asia next month for a week-long Habitat for Humanity build. 3,000 volunteers, including former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, will be part of a project to either build or re-build 166 homes in China, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Thailand and Laos.

More details on another country couple...John and Joan Rich will be having a baby boy, due January 7th and his name reportedly will be Cash.

Miranda Lambert's Mom has opened a concert venue and store in their hometown of Lindale, Texas. The store carries Miranda merchandise, as well as the growing collection of wines named for Miranda's songs. The newest addition is "White Liar," named for her current single. Miranda quips that as the expert in quality control, the hardest part is having to taste all the wines before they're put out: "It's a tough gig, man! After the first three samples, I'm like, 'They're all great! This is awesome!'"

Carrie Underwood
thinks that Miranda Lambert is the most under-rated singer in country music. She also loves scary movies, so this time of year, when all of the Halloween, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre-type movies are everywhere, she's in heaven.

You'll soon be able to buy the music you Google more easily. Google has partnered with several major music labels to provide a new streaming service. Now, Google a song and play it right from the search results page. If you want to buy it, you'll be taken directly to or iTunes to make your purchase.

Precious Metal Certifications in August and September:
Darius Rucker/Learn To Live - Platinum
Zac Brown Band/Foundation - Platinum
Lady Antebellum/Lady Antebellum - Platinum
Taylor Swift/debut album and Fearless - Quadruple Platinum
Rascal Flatts/Unstoppable - Platinum
Jason Aldean's/Amarillo Sky - Gold

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